BARTable This Weekend: Aug. 26-27

The end of the week is once again nigh, so we've compiled a list of the best happenings that are all easily accessible by BART.
 
In Oakland, experience one of the largest Asian American festivals in the United States with the Chinatown StreetFest. Consisting of more than 200 booths, the festival will span nine to ten blocks of Chinatown. Lake Merritt will play host to great BBQ and beer on Saturday with the 2nd annual Pints at the Park. Come out to see who is crowned with the honor of best beer and best bbq in the Bay. 
 
In San Francisco, if serenity is what you're after, head to Balboa Park for a stroll through meadows and grasslands. Looking to brush up on your Italian cooking knowledge? Meet Chef Evan Allumbaugh of Flour + Water at the Ferry building for a free cooking demo. 
 
And in Berkeley, if you love chocolate as much as we do, you won't miss the Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival this Sunday in North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto. There will be chocolate in all shapes and sizes, including picante habanero chocolate gelato and chocolate chicken tikka kabobs. Artists will also be taking to the sidewalks to create elaborate chalk drawings.
 
Explore all this and more in this week’s edition of BARTable This Weekend.
 
Let us know what you're up to this weekend by using #sfbartable on FBTwitter, and Instagram.
 
Oakland Chinatown StreetFest

In its 30th year, the Chinatown StreetFest celebrates the Year of the Rooster, attracting thousands of people from all over the Bay Area to come savor the taste of Asia.

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Oakland Chinatown StreetFest

12th St. Oakland City Center
Chocolate and Chalk

The sidewalks along Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the 19th Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival. 

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Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival

Downtown Berkeley
Cayuga Art

Is there a better way to end a hike than with a cold beer? Take a hike through scenic meadows, grassland and wetland habitat capped off with a tall cold one from BareBottle Brewery.

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Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Flour + Water | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 100 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop.

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Pints in the Park

Come out to Lake Merritt on Saturday for some of the best food trucks and pitmasters around. Pair that with some great local brews and you have a recipe for fun.

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