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5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Saturday, August 1 & Sunday, August 2

The Bay Area's shelter-in-place order has brought countless events usually held as in-person gatherings online. We're aiming to support local businesses in San Francisco and Oakland by highlighting five of these events each day.

Got a suggestion for an online event based in SF or Oakland? Email our events reporter, Teresa Hammerl. 


Here's your San Francisco online event calendar for Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2. Learn how to start common garden vegetables from seed, join an online yoga and meditation retreat or tune in to a virtual sound bath with Bay Area musicians.

Growing Vegetables from Seed: Tips for Success

Photo: Garden for the Environment/Facebook

In this workshop hosted by Inner Sunset-based Garden for the Environment, learn how to start common garden vegetables from seed and successfully nurture them as they grow. Watch hands-on video demonstrations and learn how to avoid common growing mistakes when starting seed.

You'll gain insight about when to grow select vegetables from seed in San Francisco's unique microclimate, and take a quick picture tour of a backyard farm as inspiration. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

When: Saturday, August 1, 10 a.m.

How to join: Via Eventbrite

Price: $30 – $40 (sliding scale)

Grace Cathedral Sound Bath Online

Image: Grace Cathedral/Facebook

Tune in to a virtual Sound Bath, presented by Grace Cathedral. The live stream aims to offer the audio and visual experience of attending a meditative Sound Bath experience inside Grace Cathedral’s sacred space, while staying safe during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Musical director Gabriel Gold and Bay Area musicians Sam Jackson, Loriel Starr and Timothy Surya Das will take you on a meditative journey.

When: Saturday, August 1, 5 p.m. or 8 p.m.

How to join: Via Grace Cathedral's website

Price: $10

A Night at the Oasis: Part Deux

Photo: SF Oasis/Facebook

Then, join night club SF Oasis for a night at the club, at home. Expect visual projection and a mix of disco and soul music.

Guests will include Jill Reiter, "resident visual projection maven" for Saturday nights when the club is open for regular business, and DJ Omar, who has previously opened for Pet Shop Boys, Grace Jones and John Waters.

When: Saturday, August 1, 9 p.m.

How to join: Via YouTube

Price: Free, donations are welcome

Online Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Photo: Yoga Retreats with Christie Pitko/Facebook

Join yoga teacher Christie Pitko for a yoga and meditation retreat, which will be held online to keep students safe. Expect an all-levels flow-and-restore class, with a mix of alignment-based vinyasa and restorative yoga, as well as a guided meditation. Then, explore how to take your yoga off the mat. There will also be time for journaling.

When: Sunday, August 2, 10 a.m.

How to join: Find instructions on how to join on the Facebook event. Sign up by today, Friday.

Price: $40; Half of the proceeds will be donated to Black Voters Matter.

Best of the Fest, Episode 8: World Music Day

Sergio Mendes. | Photo: Stern Grove Festival/Facebook

As the Stern Grove Festival won't be held in-person this year, join for Best of the Fest, a series of video playlists featuring epic performances and footage from the archives.

This Sunday, watch episode 8, featuring performances by Sergio Mendes, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80.

When: Sunday, August 2, 5 p.m.

How to join: Via YouTube

Price: Free

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