Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble at the 2018 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Music is coming

Musical forms of entertainment are the highlight of the weekend at the Mission, for all ages and tastes. Juvenile performance will be the theme of Sunday, with the Community Music Center’s music-making classes for children ages 6 months to 5 years old (3 to 5 p.m.), and the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble’s 18th Annual Reunion Concert. The concert will feature musicians from ages 10 to 18, as well as several graduates who are returning just for the occasion.

For the tropically-minded

Saturday night has options for those raised on both sides of the Atlantic. Bissap Baobab (3372 19th St.) kicks off its 2019 weekends with yet another Paris-Dakar International Dance Party. Local DJs play African rhythms like coupé decallé, zouk, soukous, plus Middle-Eastern and music from the Balkans.

A few blocks away, the Make-Out Room (3225 22nd St.) is hosting El SuperRitmo!, featuring cumbia, salsa, hip-hop and reggaeton. Both events go from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Stretch and chill

Featured in Mission Local this week for its 30 years in the neighborhood, EHS Pilates (1452 Valencia Street) is holding a beginners’ double-header on Sunday at 1 p.m. The package includes a 90-minute fundamentals class, and a 50-minute private session, all for $80. Bring your own towel.

In the name of pop

Creativity Explored (3245 16th Street) presents Marilyn Wong’s new exhibition, Catching Spirit, and kicks it off with an opening reception Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. Wong, who joined the CE studio in 1985, has a range that goes from cultural homages to layered compositions and complex linework full of color. The exhibition will be on display until March 7.

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  1. Thank you, Liliana. There’s nothing like live music in the Mission. May I modestly recommend the Live Latin Music series every Tuesday night at Cha Cha Cha at 2327 Mission Street from 8pm to 10pm. Admission Free and Family-Friendly. This Tuesday, Jan. 8, it’s Fito Reinoso, then Son Chevere on Jan. 15, Quinteto Moderna on Jan. 22, and The Cuband on Jan. 29. For your listening and dancing pleasure. Gracias.

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