It’s the shortest month of the year, and there’s still so much to do! Here are some ways to fit the most into a short month – from food and drinks to culture and art, all in the neighborhood.
Friday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (San Francisco Beer Week)
ThirstyBear Organic Brewery
661 Howard St.
The beginning of February marks San Francisco Beer Week, and ThirstyBear Organic Brewery is pairing locally crafted beers with artisan cheeses and fresh baked bread. Tickets are $40 for all the beer, bread, and cheese you can handle—as well as a glass with the ThirstyBear logo to take home. And while it hasn’t been posted, we hear that Bayview’s Seven Stills beer will be on tap!
National Pizza Day
Saturday, Feb. 9
1605 Jerrold Ave.
While you may observe pizza day every day (of every week?), don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate America’s favorite Italian food in Bayview on National Pizza Day. All Good Pizza offers pizzas made with locally grown, healthy, organic ingredients. What’s not to love? Drop by All Good Pizza on Saturday, and if you’re feeling adventurous, order a slice of Louisiana Hot Link pie.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Bayview Hunter’s Point YMCA
1601 Lane St.
Immerse yourself in culture Saturday morning at the Bayview YMCA, which will celebrate Black History Month and the Lunar New Year at an event co-hosted by the Community Youth Center of San Francisco and the Chinatown Community Development Center. Come early for a free food giveaway for the first 100 participants, and the day will continue with a toy giveaway, raffles and local cultural performances that begin at 11 a.m. All attendees will be served lunch.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Bayview Opera House
4705 3rd St.
Free; admission is first come, first served
This bold documentary directed by Jamal Sims examines “bucking,” a dance form that rose to popularity in the back LGBTQ+ community in the South. The fast-moving film balances an intimate look at the performers’ motivations to pursue this artform with scenes from intense dance competitions, providing a rare look into this underground-gone-mainstream subculture. Sims, a choreographer who has worked on So You Think You Can Dance and RuPaul’s Drag Race, will be on hand after the showing for a Q&A session.