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5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Saturday & Sunday & Monday, September 5–7

Photo: Dark Garden/Yelp
By Teresa Hammerl - Published on September 04, 2020.

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 the long Labor Day weekend, from Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7. Enjoy a watercolor workshop, get creative with a corset lacing class or end Labor Day with a gentle yoga class.

Watercolor workshop with Lucia Gonnella

Photo: Hayes Valley Art Works/Facebook

Community space Hayes Valley Art Works once again hosts a watercolor workshop with painter Lucia Gonnella. This time, brush up your skills and create a watercolor painting of a cityscape with people. Paint from the photo above using different techniques. Visit the Facebook event for a list of supplies needed.

When: Saturday, September 5, 11 a.m.

How to join: Via Zoom, instructions on how to join can be found in the Facebook event.

Price: Free, donations are welcome

Fall Saturday Cartooning for Kids

Image: Cartoon Art Museum

Then, join the Cartoon Art Museum for a Saturday cartooning for kids program. Students will learn a variety of introductory skills during this workshop series, held once a month through December, with subjects ranging from creating characters to writing stories to creating a comic strip.

The workshop is recommended for students from seven to 13 years old.

When: Saturday, September 5, 1 p.m.

How to join: RSVP online

Price: $20

Corset Lacing Workshop

Photo: Dark Garden/Yelp

Join Hayes Valley's Dark Garden Unique Corsetry for this class. Learn the basics of corset lacing, as well as tips and tricks for getting into and out of a corset. Dark Garden's proprietress Autumn Adamme will lead the way.

When: Saturday, September 5, 5 p.m.

How to join: Via Instagram Live

Price: Free

Gamescape Hobby Hour

Image: Via Gamescape

On Sunday, join Divisadero-based game store Gamescape for an online session. Get some paint on your Warhammer (or other) collectible models and join gaming enthusiasts on Zoom for some modeling, painting, a general discussion of the hobby and more. Any models from any game are welcome.

When: Sunday, September 6, 2 p.m.

How to join: RSVP online

Price: Free

Livestream Prana Flow & Restore

Photo: Yoga Garden/Yelp

On Labor Day, tune in as Divisadero-based yoga studio Yoga Garden presents a yoga flow focused on fluidity, lubricating the joints, and unwinding tension in body, mind and soul.

Prana Flow is a gentle, rejuvenating class, with inspiration from mindfulness and circular therapeutic movement. At the end of the session, expect 15 minutes of restorative yoga.

When: Monday, September 7, 7:30 p.m.

How to join: Via Mindbody

Price: $15

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