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What to Do in Your Downtime Now That the World Series Is Over

what to do with your post-world series free time!

After you’ve brushed the ticker tape from your shoulders and realized there isn’t a game to watch come 5 p.m., you may want to consider a new hobby. Here, four activities for your post-World Series free time.

In the Shadows
Your eyeliner makes you look like Charlie Sheen after the Plaza. Freshen up with a class from Colorcraft makeup pros Andrew Martin and Kevin Eichler (whose resumés include fashion shows and celebs). You’ll learn everything from a quick Monday morning routine to red carpet glamour.

Green Thumb
Who has time for a garden? Or holiday shopping? Kill two birds with one proverbial stone with a two-hour terrarium workshop at Paxton Gate. Incidentally, a succulent-filled bowl makes a great gift.

Light a Fire
Mesmerized by the Mission bonfires when the Giants won? Put flames to good use with a poi dance class at Temple of Poi. After an initial series on basic moves (pinwheels, the butterfly), you can proceed to fire dancing.

The Write Stuff
You fancy yourself the next Ruth Reichl. Get inspired by culinary heavyweights Amanda Hesser, Celia Sack, and Daniel Patterson in a convo on food writing while indulging in tastings (prepared by Patterson) from Hesser’s new Essential New York Times Cookbook.

Who knows? You could go all the way.

Photo: randychiu / Flickr

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