There’s an energy around here—an undeniable, intrinsic and fiery passion for life. We’re urban explorers, looking for the next thing to tell Siri to add to our calendar. This January, entertain local with some vintage roller skating or genre dancing. Whatever your artistic desire, be fearless. You’re sure to be inspired.

 

Senior Yoga with Armando Luna

Every Wednesday at 8:30 am

Bayview Opera House

4705 3rd Street, San Francisco

Free

As the first yoga instructor in the Bayview area, Armando Luna is quoted in a publication saying “Yoga is appreciated here in Bayview. Not just with the students that consistently come to class, but the people that stand around on the streets. They show me respect. I’ve invited them in to take the class. A lot of them come in, some participate, some just stand there. Some of them cry … They carry a lot of emotions that they haven’t been able to release. Emotions they didn’t realize they have. When you do the [poses] that yoga requires, you are going deep into your soul.” Start the new year with a fresh perspective, from within. Join Luna at one of his transformative classes on Wednesdays at the Bayview Opera House.

Soul Line Dancing with Ramona Pam

Every Monday from 6 – 7p.m.

Bayview Opera House

4705 3rd Street, San Francisco

Grab your friends, but leave your cowboy hat at home. Mondays are for urban soul line dancing, to the music of soul, hip-hop and R&B. Join Ramona Pam, also known locally as “Liquid Motion Diva,” as she grooves to her choreographed beats.

 

Bayview First Fridays: Entertainment, Karaoke & Food Truck

Friday, January 4

Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery

1439 Egbert Ave, San Francisco

Free, food and beverage for purchase

Join Seven Stills every first Friday of the month for a free concert or comedy show featuring a different, local act. Their neighbors at Laughing Monk will have your karaoke fix, and a food truck will be running outside.

 

The Bayview Skate Groove

Saturday, January 12

Hunters Point Shoreline Park

160 Jennings Street, San Francisco

Free

Presented by the Church of 8 Wheels— a funky roller rink set in an old church—this event takes the unexpected fun outside. The Hunter’s Point Shoreline park is a perfect outdoor setting to get moving. They bring the skates; they bring the music; they bring the party. And, it’s all free. Hone in your eclectic, retro skating talent.

 

Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale

Saturday, January 22

Bay Natives Nursery

10 Cargo Way, San Francisco

Free admission, items for purchase

Filled with a self-proclaimed “take back the city vibe,” the Garden Party features live music, locally sourced food and drink and plants for purchase. Learn how to counter the drought, live sustainably, feed goats and start a garden.

 

3rd on Third Arts & Music

Friday, January 18 from 5-8 p.m.

Bayview Opera House, Mendell Plaza (3rd and Oakdale)

4705 3rd Street, San Francisco

This community-wide arts celebration brings the whole family to Bayview. Come for a true celebration of art and beauty, with pop-up galleries, attractions and a children’s zone with free art-making activities. Foodies will enjoy the local vendors, as well as a beer and wine garden. The stage will be filled with musical talents from the local community and beyond.