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Make Japanese mochi with an instructor
In this fun class, you will learn how to make three different mochi dishes. First we will make fresh mochi with a choice of fillings: sweet red bean and fresh strawberries, peanut butter and chocolate mini cups, nutella, and others. Second, we will make the popular ice cream mochi with mini-scooped ice cream balls. Your choice of ice cream. I like green tea ice cream. Third, we will bake mochi donuts and then glaze them beautifully with vanilla, clear, or chocolate glaze. You and other guests will enjoy making and shaping the mochi dough, filling it with delicious fillings, and eating them with others. You will get to enjoy fresh and tasty mochi, and best of all you will know how to make delicious mochi dishes far into the future. Other things to note: Please feel free to bring any additional ingredients you would like to fill your mochi with (peanut butter, mango, etc...)
Ultimate SF Electric Bike Adventure- food, icons, local gems
The best way to see San Francisco in a day is on an electric bike tour. You'll get the rich history of the best walking tour, local eats of the finest food tour, and an immersive culture & nature experience all in one unforgettable adventure. This is the most fun, authentic, and extensive way you can explore San Francisco, just see the reviews :) Highlights of this e-bike tour: • SF’s best electric bikes - super easy to climb hills and so fun! • Ride the Golden Gate Bridge! • Explore Golden Gate Park • Discover the Presidio, SF’s other grand nature area  • See SF’s famous Painted Lady Victorian houses • Enjoy a pastry (included!)  from once of SF’s best local bakeries  • Experience 12 must-visit local neighborhoods • Wireless Headsets so you get turn-by-turn commentary and the safest ride possible! • Uncover hidden gems & get tons of ideas for things to explore - an extensive local guide to the city is included at the end of the tour! • Begin & end in the must-visit Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, 1 block from GG Park >>For more info just look up Dandyhorse SF Bike Tours<< Each tour led by Nick, SF’s most experienced bike tour guide. For the most awesome experience I all offer PRIVATE TOURS & TEAM BUILDING TOURS - Just send me a note. LANDMARKS WE’LL EXPERIENCE Golden Gate Bridge Alcatraz Painted Ladies Twin peaks Land’s End Crissy Field Japanese Tea Garden So much more!!
Eat the Mission!
All food is included! First, we'll meet in front of the Delfina Restaurant (est. 1998); their award-winning pizzeria is where our journey will begin. Our culinary experience will cover a total of FIVE local eateries, featuring eclectic dishes that'll certainly satisfy your appetite. Of course, it wouldn't be a Mission food tour without a traditional taqueria (est. 1987) experience! While we may not physically dine in each location (crowds & lines), a collection of their most famous dishes will be ordered & prepped in advance by yours truly. Skip the line and get straight to eating! We will close the tour on a sweet note, permitting you to sample some of the best ice cream in the country. Choose your favorite flavor for an indulgent dessert! A massive meal awaits - just bring your eating pants, comfy shoes, an open mind, and a ravenous appetite for adventure! Other things to note All tastings are included! Please bring comfortable walking shoes and layers for SF weather. Happy to provide special accommodations for vegetarians / people with food allergies, just let me know!
Pottery in the Mission
We will start with some of the interesting history of the studio space. Then I will get you situated on the wheel and show you how to properly secure your lump of clay. After the clay is secured we start the wheel spinning nice and fast. I will show you how to center the clay which is a very important (and frustrating) stage of making pottery on the wheel. After we successfully center the clay, you will explore how the clay moves and reacts to your touch. We will work to form a simple shape such as a bowl or cup. To finish off we will do some clean up of the form and remove the piece from the wheel in order to start experimenting with the next piece. You can expect to get to practice with around 6 lumps of clay (more if you are ambitious) and most people will create 2-3 pieces by the end of the session. Pieces will be professionally finished, fired, and glazed after the experience. This process takes at least 3 weeks. After the pieces are finished you can pickup in the studio or they can be shipped. Shipping costs are paid by the guest. Other things to note Come wearing clothes that you don't mind getting messy. We will provide aprons. If you have long hair plan to have a hair tie or a way to secure your hair back. Trim long nails if you are able.
Beginner Surf Lesson - San Francisco
This 2.5-hour group clinic was designed with the beginner in mind – we welcome complete newbies as well as people who have tried surfing on their own for a while and still need help. We will walk you through all the basics to get you started and catching waves! The class starts with a short land lesson covering safety, paddling mechanics, and how to catch waves and get up on the board. After that we'll head out in the water and instructors will rotate around helping each person 1-on-1. You can expect approximately 1:30-2 hours of "water time" in the 2.5-hour total lesson. Maximum ratio of 4 students per instructor. Other things to note Arrive 20+ mins early! Parking costs $8 (subject to change). This is a group class, we cannot hold up others for late parties. Arriving late is same as a no-show and will forfeit your registration.

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⭐️Rug Tufting Workshop
Dive into tufting and craft your own rug or wall art! No experience needed—beginners welcome! You’ll use a top-quality tufting gun, a 20"x20" frame, and endless vibrant yarns to create your masterpiece. You will finish your session by taking home your creation immediately. Book Your Spot! Turn an ordinary day into a festival of creativity and fun. --- Workshop Flow: ➼ WELCOMING ➼ INTRODUCTION (2 mins) ---Free snacks, tea & Turkish coffee :) ---Don't forget to: stretch, hydrate, eat ➼ EXPLORE STUDIO (5 mins) ---How to use the canvas? ---What patterns are good for beginners? ---Safety rules! ➼ LET’S DIVE IN! (10 mins) ---How to feed the yarn? ---How to use tufting gun? ---Practice with everybody (individually) ➼ TUFTING (2 hr) ---You will start tufting your art ---Last Checks ➼ COMPLIMENT SERVICES (5 mins) ---Backing ---Gluing ---Shaving ➼ GOLDEN TOUCH (surprise) :) Location: 209 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108 Features: 40 seats available / session, +40 Different Color of yarn, 2-3 Hours FAQs: **Private Events? Yes, for 8+ people. **Team Building? Ideal for teams; we've hosted from top firms. **Adjust Time? 2-3 hours flexibility. **Group Discount? See private event page. **Max Size? 40/session; multiple sessions available. **Children? Yes, 14+ with waiver. **Patterns? Simple, adjustable on-site. **Beginner-Friendly? Yes, mainly first-timers.
Learn what it takes to be a Pizzaiolo
We're back! It was a long two years. All that's needed now are your hands, your passion, and a little guidance from us and you'll be making and eating exceptional pizza. First I’ll show you how to make dough … and eat a little pizza. I'll teach you about the importance of time and temperature, about different yeasts and how to make poolish. Oh... it's recess... gotta eat some pizza. Next we'll practice what is probably the hardest yet funnest part of all.... opening up a Neapolitan pizza ball. You'll learn to massage the dough, so the air moves outward toward the edge - otherwise known as the cornicione. Now, take a moment , have some pizza. You deserve it. Then you'll learn to dress the pizza and then then launch it into the wood-fired oven. There's no turning back now. In 90 seconds your pizza will be finished. We'll practice this over and over using the same techniques I learned from a world champion. This will be the best class ever because you get to eat your homework!
Learn how to cook & throw the Ultimate Dumpling Dinner Party
Dumplings are a San Francisco staple, you'll learn how to make them from scratch in this hands-on cooking class & 3-course dinner party! Discover the secrets of creating fresh dumpling wrappers, building flavorful sauces, and mastering the art of folding beautiful dumpling pleats. Now booking through Labor Day & September! It's perfect for a unique date night, as a family cooking activity, as a team building offsite, or just on your own -- a class suitable for all levels, from new to seasoned chefs. Start with a blind tasting of my favorite soy sauces to deeply understand and appreciate umami. Then, learn traditional dumpling making skills: dough kneading, skin rolling, and pleating. We'll use a family recipe for a mouthwatering pork stuffing. (For non-pork eaters, a delicious tofu-based stuffing is offered) Once you've created your batch of dumplings, you'll create your very own secret dipping sauce. We'll also enjoy a pork belly braise: a classic Shanghaineese dish that highlights the umami of soy sauce using local, organic pork, and finish with a red bean dessert -- you'll be in a food coma at the end of the experience! You'll also take home a recipe guide. Private bookings available for team builds and custom classes! Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or expanding your cooking skills, the Dumpling Dinner Party is a must-try experience.
Seasonal California Cuisine CookingClass
7/20 Summer Meals for Sharing
 - Summer Bruschettas: Prosciutto-Plum and 
Nectarine, Tomato, Burrata
 - Shaved Fennel & Cabbage Slaw
 - Calabrian Chile Roasted Chicken Thighs
 - Chocolate Cocoa Nib & Sea Salt Cookies 7/31 Going Greek (V,GF)
 - Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad
 - Spinach Feta Phyllo Pie
 - Grilled Swordfish w. Fennel & Charred Lemon
 - Yogurt Mousse w. Red Fruits 8/1 Modern Mexican (V)
 - Passionfruit Mezcal Punch
+ $12 - Muddled Guac
 - Charred Poblano, Roast Sweet Potato & 
Cotija Cheese
 - Grilled Fish Tacos w. Shaved Cabbage & Lime- Pepper Vinaigrette
 - Churros Please inquire for more menus! Classes are hands-on, participatory and a whole lot of fun! As a class we prepare a multi-course menu, taking advantage of passive and active cooking tasks to teach kitchen efficiency At First Class Cooking, we aim to make everyone a better home chef. We teach • Proper Culinary Technique • explain Kitchen Science in relatable & memorable terms • discuss principles of Flavor Composition so that one can successfully cook, without a recipe. Recipes are developed to deliver sophisticated flavors in elevated preparations yet still be approachable Instruction is hands-on and ?'s are welcomed throughout. Many menus can accommodate dietary concerns; Please inquire when booking Private Bookings available- great for groups! with the chance to make custom menu and timing
Yoga Recharge in an Exotic Orchid Garden
We'll begin with a meditative walk wandering through the Orchid garden, giving you a chance to take in the natural beauty all around. Once you've had the opportunity to appreciate the lush greenery and colorful flowers, we'll regroup and drop into a mellow vinyasa inspired flow. This sequence surrounded by nature will cater to all ability levels (beginners are encouraged to join). We'll conclude the grounding practice with an optional aromatherapy infused savasana, allowing you to heighten your awareness as you drop into a state of deep relaxation. Afterward, you can spend additional time perusing the variety of plants in the garden as you sip on complimentary herbal tea. If it's clear you can also enjoy coastal views from behind the greenhouse. Other things to note Given that we are all navigating life with Covid - please remember to wear a mask for your safety and to help protect the community. It's recommended you bring your own yoga mat to help combat the spread of the virus. Thank you for cooperating, I look forward to flowing with you!

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Lakehouse Jazz
Enjoy the most and most and best-reviewed music experience on Airbnb WORLDWIDE! Lakehouse Jazz is a unique and intimate concert experience in the iconic Golden Gate Park at a hidden and iconic boathouse. As Karl the Fog moves over the lake and covers a slew of colorful boats, we’ll sit inside our intimate and improvised concert venue where the music of the best musicians in the Bay Area and a glass of beer or wine will be the perfect way to unwind your week. By attending this event not only you’ll listen and learn all things jazz from some of the best musicians but also, you'll be actively supporting the local art scene and its community. Kudos! Other things to note: Every week (Fridays & Saturdays) we feature new bands and it's a secret, so you won't know who is performing in advance. This makes each concert unique and fresh. All things Jazz, from 1920's Swing to Latin Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Hip Hop and original compositions. This concert series is produced by Mellow Sessions.
Silent Disco Beach Yoga at Baker Beach
Gather with us at iconic Baker Beach where city dwellers and tourists alike take refuge in nature. Enjoy an all-levels yoga practice while wearing headphones and listening to a remix of zen and fun beats. We use silent disco style headphones to play music deliver clear yoga instruction. You can still hear the sound of the waves, and control your own volume. It's more than a class- its a yoga experience. Watching the ocean, moving mindfully in nature, and practicing with locals and guests from around the world. We host classes all year long, as our winters here are mild and being on the beach is always beautiful. We so look forward to hosting you for this magical experience. Bring water, a sweatshirt and anyone you want to share this experience with. We supply yoga towels and headphones. Exact meeting location is sent to you upon registration. Please note if a class is full, you can also find us and sign up by searching Outdoor Yoga SF. Also note, there are always people at this class, even if it doesn't currently show any sign ups, as we have another platform where our recurring community signs up. So you will always be in good company! :)
Hands on Cheese-making Class
The Epicurean Connection is offering private hands on cheesemaking class with award winning Cheesemaker/Chef Sheana Davis & Wine Educator/Cheesemaker Ben Sessions. Class includes a hands on cheesemaking class and Buttermonger demonstration. A cheese cloth, cheese ladle, cheese recipe card and cheese trail map and complimentary beverages. At each station, the guests will make a 2-3# Creme de Ricotta wheel of cheese and or flavor the Creme de Ricotta from our Spice Bar. Please bring a cooler to take-home your cheeses. Class is hosted by award winning cheesemaker Sheana Davis & Ben Sessions, The Epicurean Connection. Class is 90 minutes. . Thank you, Sheana Davis & Ben Sessions
The SURReAL San Francisco Tour--FANTaSTiC Stories Told
Please note: This is NOT A REGULAR walking tour. Have a few LAUGHS with storyteller-extraordinaire CLYDE ALWAYS, accompanied by his lovely (though undeniably out-of-tune) assistant Kaylee the Ukulele. Enjoy an assortment of Clyde's own TALL TALES: myths, legends, fables, folklore, riotous RHYMES, and fascinating bits of HISTORY. Bring your imagination. Beware: FACT may masquerade as FICTION (and vice versa). It'll be up to you to tell them apart. Keep an eye on Clyde's bag of tricks. Props, PRIZES, surprises and hand-drawn ILLUSTRATIONS will be presented. The 2-mile (3.2 km) route features 3 beautiful neighborhoods: the MISSION, the CASTRO and the DUBOCE TRIANGLE. You'll pass various eateries, murals, landmarks, shops and stunning Victorians—plenty of 'GRAMMABLE PHOTO-OPS, here. Scared of heights? It's your lucky day—NO HILL CLIMBING. WARNING! Profanity and NUDIST SIGHTINGS are entirely possible. Think twice before you bring the kids. Looking for other FUN and UNIQUE San Francisco-based activities? Clyde's got more than a few tips. This tour was created to ENTERTAIN, AMUSE, INSPIRE and UPLIFT both locals and visitors, alike. ***PLEASE, for PRIVATE GROUPS, DM to check availability before booking.***
Hidden Stairways of San Francisco
Please note: this walk is not at all strenuous. Obviously there's some stairs but this is done at a leisurely pace and suitable for almost everyone. This breathtaking 2 mile walking tour of San Francisco's hidden stairways is the #1 rated Airbnb Experience in the Bay Area, loved by both locals and tourists alike. Great for families, friends and ideal for groups, company off-sites and team-building. See gorgeous mosaic tiled steps and hear the stories behind them, then take in stunning 360° views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and downtown San Francisco. You'll also discover beautiful neighborhoods and gardens that many locals are not aware of and that tourists rarely see. Oh, and you might even go home with a succulent! I'll provide commentary, context and some history along the way. By booking this tour you are helping preserve and maintain these gorgeous stairs as I make annual donations to both projects. Generally SF is dry May-October. There can be fog in the summertime, mostly in the morning. Temps rarely above 70F (21C) or below 50F (10C). Rain may cancel. It will be necessary to carry small children as strollers are not suitable. More info hiddenstairs . com social: @hiddenstairssf

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Make Japanese mochi with an instructor
In this fun class, you will learn how to make three different mochi dishes. First we will make fresh mochi with a choice of fillings: sweet red bean and fresh strawberries, peanut butter and chocolate mini cups, nutella, and others. Second, we will make the popular ice cream mochi with mini-scooped ice cream balls. Your choice of ice cream. I like green tea ice cream. Third, we will bake mochi donuts and then glaze them beautifully with vanilla, clear, or chocolate glaze. You and other guests will enjoy making and shaping the mochi dough, filling it with delicious fillings, and eating them with others. You will get to enjoy fresh and tasty mochi, and best of all you will know how to make delicious mochi dishes far into the future. Other things to note: Please feel free to bring any additional ingredients you would like to fill your mochi with (peanut butter, mango, etc...)
Lakehouse Jazz
Enjoy the most and most and best-reviewed music experience on Airbnb WORLDWIDE! Lakehouse Jazz is a unique and intimate concert experience in the iconic Golden Gate Park at a hidden and iconic boathouse. As Karl the Fog moves over the lake and covers a slew of colorful boats, we’ll sit inside our intimate and improvised concert venue where the music of the best musicians in the Bay Area and a glass of beer or wine will be the perfect way to unwind your week. By attending this event not only you’ll listen and learn all things jazz from some of the best musicians but also, you'll be actively supporting the local art scene and its community. Kudos! Other things to note: Every week (Fridays & Saturdays) we feature new bands and it's a secret, so you won't know who is performing in advance. This makes each concert unique and fresh. All things Jazz, from 1920's Swing to Latin Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Hip Hop and original compositions. This concert series is produced by Mellow Sessions.
Ultimate SF Electric Bike Adventure- food, icons, local gems
The best way to see San Francisco in a day is on an electric bike tour. You'll get the rich history of the best walking tour, local eats of the finest food tour, and an immersive culture & nature experience all in one unforgettable adventure. This is the most fun, authentic, and extensive way you can explore San Francisco, just see the reviews :) Highlights of this e-bike tour: • SF’s best electric bikes - super easy to climb hills and so fun! • Ride the Golden Gate Bridge! • Explore Golden Gate Park • Discover the Presidio, SF’s other grand nature area  • See SF’s famous Painted Lady Victorian houses • Enjoy a pastry (included!)  from once of SF’s best local bakeries  • Experience 12 must-visit local neighborhoods • Wireless Headsets so you get turn-by-turn commentary and the safest ride possible! • Uncover hidden gems & get tons of ideas for things to explore - an extensive local guide to the city is included at the end of the tour! • Begin & end in the must-visit Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, 1 block from GG Park >>For more info just look up Dandyhorse SF Bike Tours<< Each tour led by Nick, SF’s most experienced bike tour guide. For the most awesome experience I all offer PRIVATE TOURS & TEAM BUILDING TOURS - Just send me a note. LANDMARKS WE’LL EXPERIENCE Golden Gate Bridge Alcatraz Painted Ladies Twin peaks Land’s End Crissy Field Japanese Tea Garden So much more!!
⭐️Rug Tufting Workshop
Dive into tufting and craft your own rug or wall art! No experience needed—beginners welcome! You’ll use a top-quality tufting gun, a 20"x20" frame, and endless vibrant yarns to create your masterpiece. You will finish your session by taking home your creation immediately. Book Your Spot! Turn an ordinary day into a festival of creativity and fun. --- Workshop Flow: ➼ WELCOMING ➼ INTRODUCTION (2 mins) ---Free snacks, tea & Turkish coffee :) ---Don't forget to: stretch, hydrate, eat ➼ EXPLORE STUDIO (5 mins) ---How to use the canvas? ---What patterns are good for beginners? ---Safety rules! ➼ LET’S DIVE IN! (10 mins) ---How to feed the yarn? ---How to use tufting gun? ---Practice with everybody (individually) ➼ TUFTING (2 hr) ---You will start tufting your art ---Last Checks ➼ COMPLIMENT SERVICES (5 mins) ---Backing ---Gluing ---Shaving ➼ GOLDEN TOUCH (surprise) :) Location: 209 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108 Features: 40 seats available / session, +40 Different Color of yarn, 2-3 Hours FAQs: **Private Events? Yes, for 8+ people. **Team Building? Ideal for teams; we've hosted from top firms. **Adjust Time? 2-3 hours flexibility. **Group Discount? See private event page. **Max Size? 40/session; multiple sessions available. **Children? Yes, 14+ with waiver. **Patterns? Simple, adjustable on-site. **Beginner-Friendly? Yes, mainly first-timers.
San Francisco Personal Photographer Tour
Whether you are traveling solo, with your significant other, or with friends/family, it is always hard to get a spontaneous photo to truly capture the moment. Don't leave it up to a stranger on the street, let me show you some of my favorite spots around San Francisco while snapping some great shots along the way. Don't worry if you feel a little awkward in front of the camera - I am happy to give you directions! This 1.5- 2 hrs tour will show you some well-known spots plus some hidden gems around San Francisco Get ready for some fresh, Insta-ready images to make you the envy of your friends back home. You will get at least 25 high-resolution edited photos per person (usually more!). We will be taking you to the most beautiful architecture of the Palace of Fine Arts, Painted Ladies, and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Please note this is a small group tour with a maximum of 4 guests. If you wish to have a private tour or are traveling in a larger group, please contact me to arrange a custom booking. Other things to note. - Bring happiness and Smiles, you are the star of the day - Additional charger for extra hour (discount) - Reschedule is possible when the weather is not on our side. - I also offer Private Proposals contact me for details!
Eat the Mission!
All food is included! First, we'll meet in front of the Delfina Restaurant (est. 1998); their award-winning pizzeria is where our journey will begin. Our culinary experience will cover a total of FIVE local eateries, featuring eclectic dishes that'll certainly satisfy your appetite. Of course, it wouldn't be a Mission food tour without a traditional taqueria (est. 1987) experience! While we may not physically dine in each location (crowds & lines), a collection of their most famous dishes will be ordered & prepped in advance by yours truly. Skip the line and get straight to eating! We will close the tour on a sweet note, permitting you to sample some of the best ice cream in the country. Choose your favorite flavor for an indulgent dessert! A massive meal awaits - just bring your eating pants, comfy shoes, an open mind, and a ravenous appetite for adventure! Other things to note All tastings are included! Please bring comfortable walking shoes and layers for SF weather. Happy to provide special accommodations for vegetarians / people with food allergies, just let me know!
The SURReAL San Francisco Tour--FANTaSTiC Stories Told
Please note: This is NOT A REGULAR walking tour. Have a few LAUGHS with storyteller-extraordinaire CLYDE ALWAYS, accompanied by his lovely (though undeniably out-of-tune) assistant Kaylee the Ukulele. Enjoy an assortment of Clyde's own TALL TALES: myths, legends, fables, folklore, riotous RHYMES, and fascinating bits of HISTORY. Bring your imagination. Beware: FACT may masquerade as FICTION (and vice versa). It'll be up to you to tell them apart. Keep an eye on Clyde's bag of tricks. Props, PRIZES, surprises and hand-drawn ILLUSTRATIONS will be presented. The 2-mile (3.2 km) route features 3 beautiful neighborhoods: the MISSION, the CASTRO and the DUBOCE TRIANGLE. You'll pass various eateries, murals, landmarks, shops and stunning Victorians—plenty of 'GRAMMABLE PHOTO-OPS, here. Scared of heights? It's your lucky day—NO HILL CLIMBING. WARNING! Profanity and NUDIST SIGHTINGS are entirely possible. Think twice before you bring the kids. Looking for other FUN and UNIQUE San Francisco-based activities? Clyde's got more than a few tips. This tour was created to ENTERTAIN, AMUSE, INSPIRE and UPLIFT both locals and visitors, alike. ***PLEASE, for PRIVATE GROUPS, DM to check availability before booking.***
Silent Disco Beach Yoga at Baker Beach
Gather with us at iconic Baker Beach where city dwellers and tourists alike take refuge in nature. Enjoy an all-levels yoga practice while wearing headphones and listening to a remix of zen and fun beats. We use silent disco style headphones to play music deliver clear yoga instruction. You can still hear the sound of the waves, and control your own volume. It's more than a class- its a yoga experience. Watching the ocean, moving mindfully in nature, and practicing with locals and guests from around the world. We host classes all year long, as our winters here are mild and being on the beach is always beautiful. We so look forward to hosting you for this magical experience. Bring water, a sweatshirt and anyone you want to share this experience with. We supply yoga towels and headphones. Exact meeting location is sent to you upon registration. Please note if a class is full, you can also find us and sign up by searching Outdoor Yoga SF. Also note, there are always people at this class, even if it doesn't currently show any sign ups, as we have another platform where our recurring community signs up. So you will always be in good company! :)
Pottery in the Mission
We will start with some of the interesting history of the studio space. Then I will get you situated on the wheel and show you how to properly secure your lump of clay. After the clay is secured we start the wheel spinning nice and fast. I will show you how to center the clay which is a very important (and frustrating) stage of making pottery on the wheel. After we successfully center the clay, you will explore how the clay moves and reacts to your touch. We will work to form a simple shape such as a bowl or cup. To finish off we will do some clean up of the form and remove the piece from the wheel in order to start experimenting with the next piece. You can expect to get to practice with around 6 lumps of clay (more if you are ambitious) and most people will create 2-3 pieces by the end of the session. Pieces will be professionally finished, fired, and glazed after the experience. This process takes at least 3 weeks. After the pieces are finished you can pickup in the studio or they can be shipped. Shipping costs are paid by the guest. Other things to note Come wearing clothes that you don't mind getting messy. We will provide aprons. If you have long hair plan to have a hair tie or a way to secure your hair back. Trim long nails if you are able.
Beginner Surf Lesson - San Francisco
This 2.5-hour group clinic was designed with the beginner in mind – we welcome complete newbies as well as people who have tried surfing on their own for a while and still need help. We will walk you through all the basics to get you started and catching waves! The class starts with a short land lesson covering safety, paddling mechanics, and how to catch waves and get up on the board. After that we'll head out in the water and instructors will rotate around helping each person 1-on-1. You can expect approximately 1:30-2 hours of "water time" in the 2.5-hour total lesson. Maximum ratio of 4 students per instructor. Other things to note Arrive 20+ mins early! Parking costs $8 (subject to change). This is a group class, we cannot hold up others for late parties. Arriving late is same as a no-show and will forfeit your registration.
Hidden Stairways of San Francisco
Please note: this walk is not at all strenuous. Obviously there's some stairs but this is done at a leisurely pace and suitable for almost everyone. This breathtaking 2 mile walking tour of San Francisco's hidden stairways is the #1 rated Airbnb Experience in the Bay Area, loved by both locals and tourists alike. Great for families, friends and ideal for groups, company off-sites and team-building. See gorgeous mosaic tiled steps and hear the stories behind them, then take in stunning 360° views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and downtown San Francisco. You'll also discover beautiful neighborhoods and gardens that many locals are not aware of and that tourists rarely see. Oh, and you might even go home with a succulent! I'll provide commentary, context and some history along the way. By booking this tour you are helping preserve and maintain these gorgeous stairs as I make annual donations to both projects. Generally SF is dry May-October. There can be fog in the summertime, mostly in the morning. Temps rarely above 70F (21C) or below 50F (10C). Rain may cancel. It will be necessary to carry small children as strollers are not suitable. More info hiddenstairs . com social: @hiddenstairssf
Learn what it takes to be a Pizzaiolo
We're back! It was a long two years. All that's needed now are your hands, your passion, and a little guidance from us and you'll be making and eating exceptional pizza. First I’ll show you how to make dough … and eat a little pizza. I'll teach you about the importance of time and temperature, about different yeasts and how to make poolish. Oh... it's recess... gotta eat some pizza. Next we'll practice what is probably the hardest yet funnest part of all.... opening up a Neapolitan pizza ball. You'll learn to massage the dough, so the air moves outward toward the edge - otherwise known as the cornicione. Now, take a moment , have some pizza. You deserve it. Then you'll learn to dress the pizza and then then launch it into the wood-fired oven. There's no turning back now. In 90 seconds your pizza will be finished. We'll practice this over and over using the same techniques I learned from a world champion. This will be the best class ever because you get to eat your homework!
San Francisco Personal Photoshoot
Capture some of the best moments while you're in San Francisco with your own personal photoshoot. With my experience in fashion photography and understanding of the face angles and body poses, I'd love to show you how uniquely beautiful you are through my camera's lens. Understanding that taking professional photos can be nerve-wrecking sometimes, I will help guide you through the photoshoot, and allow you to step out of your comfort zone. Don't be camera shy, be camera brave! You will get 25 Instagram worthy shots that will leave all your friends jealous! We will meet in front of the Louis Vuitton store at Union Square, the city's central shopping, hotel, and theater district. Then we will walk around the neighborhood, where I will be guiding you through a cool street-style photoshoot. We can also explore hidden gems around the city or visit the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. If you have a desired location, please feel free to contact me, and I will be your personal photographer for the day. If you wish to have a shoot with your significant other or friends, please contact me as well to arrange a custom photoshoot.
Tour SF with a Personal Photographer
Get those shots that make your friends drool. San Francisco has the most incredible photo locations in the world and I will show you some of my favorites: murals in the mission, gorgeous greenery in Golden Gate Park, or colorful Chinatown. In each scenario, you are the star. I will direct and shoot your portraits and sightseeing experience so you look great and collect great memories. Minimum 2 hours. I will email you a file of photos by the end of the day. I can work with you to set up a time frame and location. We will use public transportation and Uber to get around. Sample itineraries: Chinatown and North Beach Golden Gate Bridge and Baker Beach Mission District and Dolores Park Golden Gate Park Gardens and Buildings Botanical Gardens and Stowe Lake Castro District and Downtown Cable Car Ride and Ferry Building
Occult Library Tour & Enlightened Divination at the Whybrary
Mystical seekers, occult connoisseurs & curious dabblers will delight in this interactive tour of an esoteric library-museum & fortune-telling salon. The Whybrary houses thousands of books on topics such as shamanism, mythology, religion, cults, mysticism, secret societies, astrology, tarot, consciousness, psychedelics, conspiracies, cryptozoology, the paranormal, weird science & much more. It is a magical space, brimming with original art & shrines to living & forgotten gods. Matthew Souzis, curator of the Whybrary, has studied esoteric subjects & the divinatory arts for four decades. Each experience includes an individualized reading: choose a traditional divination system, such as Tarot, Astrology or I Ching, or a more exotic fortune-telling practice such as stichomancy or cleromancy. In addition, Matthew will serenade experiencers with his unique musicianship — uplifting keyboard and guitar played simultaneously. A create-your-own-adventure for the arcane book lover coupled with an insightful fortune-telling experience. All levels of interest are welcome; a mystical journey though time & space is guaranteed!