FISA is offering links to various resources and forms of in-home entertainment to help our students during this time of the Covid-19 outbreak.  These links are not endorsed by Fromm or FISA but are provided as a service to our members.


Coronavirus Information and Resources 

COVID Information Resources:

  • USF Coronavirus Updates and Resources: MYUSF 


  • The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls

  • The city of San Francisco has a lot of information about COVID-19, including where to get help, city rules, testing, receiving text alerts, where to get help, donating blood and ways to give back.

  • CA Department of Aging provides information and resources oriented to older adults and people with disabilities and physical limitations. 

  • Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

Fun Activities and Events:



  • Dance classes  Keep dancing with these virtual options from SF Bay Area dance instructors.

  • Free exercise classes provided by UCSF that include low impact, yoga and exercises that target specific parts of the body.

  • The dance magazine Pointe lists numerous companies around the world offering online ballet performances.



  • City Arts & Lectures has an extensive library of their lectures

  • The Fromm Institute’s robust program of previously recorded classes, lectures, and insights is available to you through our online lifelong learning educational platform: FROMMCAST

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SF State: OLLI

  • Mechanics Institute offers an extensive cultural program

  • Jewish Community Library - check out their calendar of virtual learning events, lectures and discussions.

  • The JCCSF offers free videos of interviews conducted at their SF location.  

  • TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design) has a huge library of video lectures on a wide variety of topics. The talks range in length from a few minutes to an hour.  

  • SF Symphony has a series of podcasts, including a 12 part one by Scott Foglesong, at SFSYMPHONY



  • National Theatre Live available to stream - check for new listings.

  • The Marsh streams live, mostly solo shows.  On October 7-11 they will show the International Solo Fest.  They also have a YouTube library where recent shows can be watched on demand.

  • Best of San Francisco Stand-up Comedy Zoom Edition has moved online with shows every Saturday night.   The shows are free but require prior registration. 



  • New York's Metropolitan Opera is streaming free daily operas from their library of shows that were originally streamed to movie theaters.  Each opera is available for 23 hours from 4:30 pm PDT until 3:30 pm PDT. 

  • OperaVision is streaming free operas from opera houses throughout Europe: OPERAS

  • SF Opera streams a different free opera each week from 10 AM Saturday until midnight Sunday.


  • Free classical concerts you can listen to and watch online: Classical MPR

  • Free concerts from the Peabody Institute.

  • California Symphony hosts "Second Saturdays," a monthly series of 4 live-streamed concerts at 7:00 PM.  The dates are Sept 9, Oct 10, Nov 14 and Dec 12 (the second Saturday of each month).  




  • NASA Is Offering Some Seriously Cool Virtual Space Tours: travelandleisure 

  • HBO free programming: Part of a new #StayHomeBoxOffice campaign, the premiere TV channel will offer nearly 500 hours of its marquee programming to stream for free with no subscription required.

  • This website allows you to watch numerous webcams of animals both in the wild and otherwise.  It is the perfect way to escape from the news of the day: EXPLORE