Spring is a time for new beginnings, so why not try something new this month? Whether you introduce yourself to a new wine or indulge your competitive streak in a board game, Bayview-Hunters Point offers plenty of opportunities to expand your horizons.
Open Mic Night at Gratta Wines
2022 Lane St. @ VanDyke
April 6 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Gratta Wines hold the distinction of being the only commercial garage winery in San Francisco, as owner Barbara Gratta has a license to make wine there. Her nearby tasting room has become a community gathering place, and on April 6 it will host an open mic night. Whether you watch the show with a glass of Barbara’s grappa or Garage Blend wine or plan to entertain the crowd from the stage, Open Mic night is a great way to enjoy an evening with your neighbors.
Dance classes at Zaccho Theater
1777 Yosemite Ave.
If you’ve dreamed of soaring through the air, Zaccho Theater offers specialized dance classes that will get you off the ground. Students learn to dance with aerial silks and other apparatuses where they can flip, spin, and twist in the air. The current session for youth and teenagers has already started, but it runs through the end of May and has openings in beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes—all of which are held in the late afternoons and evenings. You can pay for the session or by the class. Check the theater’s website for updates on adult drop-in classes.
1605 Jerrold Ave.
April 28, noon-5 p.m.
If you’re looking for something unique, handmade, and local, you won’t want to miss this event. The SF Etsy Spring Bayview Mercantile Pop-Up will feature more than 50 local artisans, food and beverage producers, and makers at All Good Pizza in Bayview. You’ll find everything from local pottery to handmade jewelry to San Francisco t-shirts along with snacks, beer, and wine. Make an afternoon of it, and you’ll likely go home with something new.
Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd St.
Every Monday, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
This East Coast trend has made its way to the West Coast, and Bayview is fortunate to have its own soul line dancing instructor. Every Monday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. all are welcome to try this the blend of country line dancing and jazz and R&B music. Chicago-born Ramona Pam, also known as “Liquid Motion Diva,” leads the classes.
Friday, April 26 from 8 to 11 pm
Bayview Opera House – Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre
4705 3rd Street
Opening Night for the 2019 season of PUSHfest is sure to inspire and entertain with the art of dance and movement. Hosted by PUSH Dance Company, Codelining 2.0 is a performance that uses projection-based technology as a uniting, connective tissue. The evening will feature performances by seven local groups, including a special showcase of Raissa Simpson’s Moplicity Project.
The Candlestick community is filled with opportunities this month to meet your neighbors and get a taste of local art, food, and wine. Enrich your April by penciling in one of these events on your calendar!