Free salsa festival tops weekend events in San Francisco

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From a free salsa festival to local artists putting on a themed Arrested Development art show, there's a lot going on in San Francisco this weekend. (KGO)

We've partnered with the team at Hoodline - the hyperlocal neighborhood website - to bring you what's new and happening this weekend in San Francisco.

How about dancing and perhaps some art?
Salsa Festival on Fillmore

If you're a fan of Dancing with The Stars or just love to dance, there's a huge free salsa festival happening in San Francisco. There'll be live salsa music under the stars, and everyone's invited-- from beginners to the most advanced salsa dancers. If you're a novice, not to worry. A professional dancer will teach you the basic steps at the beginning of each day of the festival.

ABC7 news anchor Natasha Zouves met up with Tomaj Trenda, who is teaching the Saturday class. Trenda has been dancing for more than 20 years, and although he says he started in contemporary dance, his heart now belongs to salsa.

"It's so passionate, it's so fun, it's so playful. When you're dancing salsa with a really good dance partner to really good music, it feels like a party," said Trenda. "It's very accessible for beginners to start to learn, but it can also get to be very advanced. You can go your entire life and learn more salsa!"

The festival is on Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The lesson starts both days right at 6 p.m and on Saturday night there's a big afterparty.

You can find more information on the festival here.

If you want to learn to dance from Tomaj Trenda, he has an East Bay Salsa class on the second Saturday of the month. The next one is Saturday, August 13th from 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. You can find more information here:

Arrested Development fans Unite

Some local artists are hoping that fans of "Arrested Development" will come out to a themed art show.

The Beehive Society is putting on the pop-up show, and around 30 artists are involved in creating original pieces all centered around honoring the Bluth family. You're invited to grab your blue paint and stop by 7 Heron Street on Friday night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Click here for more information.

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