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5 options for weekend fun and activities in SF — without leaving the house

In-person events in San Francisco are currently canceled or postponed — but many event organizers have switched to hosting gatherings online.

In this stay-at-home edition of our weekly events column, you can practice yoga, join a meditation group, attend a lecture, read with other book enthusiasts or intentionally unplug — all without leaving your house.

Here are five activities to shake up your shelter-in-place routine this weekend.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

With the help of Zoom, Love Story Yoga's Chelseah Healey is bringing a vinyasa flow class to your living room. Everyone's welcome at this class – from the adventurous beginner looking for a workout to the advanced student seeking a lighter practice. Healey will offer variations that enable you to practice at your own level while keeping up with the flow.

When: Thursday, March 26, 9:30 a.m.

How to sign up: Via Love Story Yoga.

Price: $15

Virtual Meditation & Dharma Group

Photo: King Morgan

Feeling a little bit stressed? That's certainly understandable. To help locals navigate the COVID-19 crisis, San Francisco-based yoga and meditation teacher Karen Macklin has launched a new weekly online group for folks to come together. It will begin with a half-hour meditation, followed by time to talk and support each other.

When: Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m.

How to sign up: Via Zoom.

Price: Suggested Venmo donation of $10 - 20

Earth Hour 2020

Photo: Derek Gavey/Flickr

Been a little too addicted to the news or Netflix lately? This Saturday night, take a moment to switch off your lights, power down your TV and laptop, and settle into the moment while showing support for the environment.

The coronavirus crisis hasn't stopped climate change, and Earth Hour organizers say it's an "amazing opportunity for you to join millions around the world and raise your voice for nature."

When: Saturday, March 28; 8:30 p.m. local time.

How to sign up: No need to sign up.

Price: Free

How the Virus is Affecting the Tenderloin with Del Seymour

Photo: Manny's/Facebook

Join Code Tenderloin founder Del Seymour for one of Manny's Super Civic Cyber Conversations, on how the virus is affecting the Tenderloin and its residents. He'll discuss the impact on immigrants, the elderly, people living in SROs, and other vulnerable groups, as well as local businesses dealing with a drop in revenue and a spike in break-ins.

When: Saturday, March 28, 1 p.m.

How to sign up: Via Zoom.

Price: Donations requested

Silent Book Club

Photo: Ashley K./Yelp

The Bindery's Silent Book Club events, in which participants join forces to read quietly together, are going online for the time being. And with everyone stuck at home already enjoying plenty of silent time, organizers say they'd "love to see your faces, hear your voices, and learn about what you're reading."

When: Sunday, March 29, 4 p.m.

How to sign up: Via Zoom.

Price: Free


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