So you’ve matched with a Vina on the Hey! VINA app and fast forward through the introductions, it’s time to plan your first hang out! Here is an extensive list of free and inexpensive music inclined activities to get to know your new Vina(s).
CYCLE TO THE BEAT
You could work out alone but why not make the first hang out a date with a group class exercise? Find a sport that’s not overly demanding or challenging on the body so you can enjoy the new lifestyle changes you’re making together. Plus by challenging each other to reach lifestyle goals, you can meet new people together and discover new music.
It’s a 50-minute stationary bike workout that’s perfect for biking enthusiasts and Vinas who love artist-themed classes featuring hits from Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry. (Whose side are you on?) $32~
CHANNEL YOUR INNER YOGI
For a revitalizing environment, step away from the typical yoga room and take a class with Outdoor Yoga SF. Set in the beautiful location of Baker Beach, this group class is different from the norm. Listen to tropical house music with headphones during this silent activity while you focus on your breathing. What a peaceful way to say goodbye to Friday and hello to the weekend! $14.50-$29
On the same spectrum of yoga, try a class at a music venue like Public Works for a tantalizing experience with Deep House Yoga SF. $25
CONNECT OVER A JAM SESH
Sometimes San Francisco weather can surprise the city with a rainy day which doesn’t leave many activities to do; however, a perfect day doesn’t have to consist of going out! Have you learned a new song that you want to teach? Or heard a new song you want to cover but need vocals? Get together and jam to your hearts’ content then practice your singing skills at the karaoke bar! It’s a definite fun way to get the creative juices flowin’. Priceless.
MUSIC IN THE PARK
Want to go to an admission-free concert outdoors on Sunday’s? Celebrating its 80th year, Stern Grove Festival is happening on June 25 to August 27, 2017. Artists performing include Kool and the Gang, Moon Hooch, San Francisco Ballet, and GRAMMY-nominated singer Ximena Sarinana. It’s a lovely and relaxing event to host a picnic with your Vinas and enjoy some live music especially in the summer! Priceless.
A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
It’s Thirsty Thursday and you and your Vina are feeling spontaneous and social. Every Thursday night, California Academy of Sciences Nightlife opens the museum for adults who enjoy live music and creature exhibits. With various themed weeks, enjoy the butterflies, penguins, and an albino alligator named Clyde. Don’t forget #SHARKWEEK and the Osher Rainforest. In addition, cocktails are available (cash only) to give your night a 360 degree fun turn for a night at the museum. $12 member, $15 non-member
ATTEND A LIVE SHOW/DJ SET
Do you and your Vina share a similar taste in music? Maybe your favorite musician or DJ/producer is coming to town. How about attending a concert together! And for a cheaper fix, make your way to Dance Yourself Clean (An Indie Pop Dance Party); they play tunes by LCD Soundsystem, Phantogram, Miike Snow, and more. $20+~
In a city where female musicians often visit, Vinas will find any of the music-based activities to be perfect for a first Vina date. Check listings on Songkick, Bandsintown, Resident Advisor, and 19hz.info for a fun mix of indie, rock, and electronic shows. Worthy venues to check out in San Francisco include The Independent, The Fillmore, Mezzanine, and 1015 Folsom.
Which one of these first date options are you planning to attend? Tell us in the comment section or Instagram your memories at @ilikevina.
(Feature Image Via THE HEUREKA)