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This weekend, we give you the hottest BARTable Super Bowl watch parties across the Bay, plus tons of restaurant specials for frugal foodies and plenty of (bad) art.
Editor's note: Before you go, plan your trip with our Trip Planner to get estimated travel times due to weekend track work throughout the system.
Booker T. Jones by Downtown Berkeley
Booker T. Jones, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, winner of four GRAMMY Awards and recipient of a GRAMMY Award for Lifetime Achievement, will treat fans prior to the musical performance to an intimate reading from his forthcoming autobiography Time is Tight, followed by a short Q&A opportunity. In an emotional musical journey, Booker T. will then perform the songs that make up the fabric of his musical identity and material from his new album Note By Note. Booker T. Jones will be at Freight & Salvage January 31-February 1, minutes away from Downtown Berkeley. Tickets are available online and begin at $18.
SF Restaurant Week (final day) by various San Francisco stations
You have one last day to experience SF Restaurant Week, a celebration of our world-class dining community when frugal foodies get to eat their way through nearly 130 restaurants around San Francisco. Participating restaurants will offer special prix-fixe menus to showcase their passion for sharing great food with diners. Find a participating restaurant close to a BART station in this extensive list.
Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar at UN Plaza by Civic Center/UN Plaza
A new market has launched in UN Plaza every Friday, from 7am-4pm and features the best of San Francisco! Grab fresh fruits and veggies, buy gifts from local vendors, and grab lunch at delicious food stalls representing cuisine from diverse communities throughout the City. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk two minutes to the Plaza.
Berkeley Restaurant Week (final day) by various Berkeley stations
It's the last day that restaurants across Berkeley will offer special-value prix fixe menus for $25, $30 or $40. With over 35 restaurants participating, you can discover new places, or revisit favorites that share Berkeley's Cali-cuisine legacy. Many restaurants are a short walking distance from the Berkeley stations, making Restaurant Week BARTable!
Friday Nights at OMCA by Lake Merritt
The Winter Season of Friday Nights at OMCA is in full effect, bringing after-hours gallery access, DJ sets from the Bay's finest, family friendly drop-in activities, and more. Bring your family and friends for a taste of local music, food, and culture at the Oakland Museum of California. The fun begins at 5pm and runs till 10pm. Take BART to Lake Merritt and walk two minutes to the museum.
The finest dumpster art will be on display at the Bad Art Gallery this Saturday. Photo courtesy of Mission B.A.G.
SF (Science Fiction) by the Bay by Civic Center/UN Plaza
SF by the Bay, the Main Library’s grand celebration of Bay Area science fiction and fantasy opens this Saturday, February 1 and continues through April 30. Experience over two dozen programs, including film screenings, author talks, live dramas, lectures, panel discussions, a "filk" music concert, book displays, a costume contest, and an exhibit of rare books, magazines and art drawn from the Main Library’s J. Francis McComas Fantasy and Science Fiction Collection, a reference collection of more than 3000 books and magazines. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk three minutes to the library.
California Symphony's "Brahms Fest" by Walnut Creek
Experience not one, but two virtuosos in an all-Brahms celebration at Lesher Center for the Arts on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8pm. This all-Brahms celebration kicks off with Hungarian Dance No. 5, a fast-paced sprint inspired by traditional folk music of the region. Take BART to Walnut Creek and walk eight minutes to 1601 Civic Drive.
Plein Air Painters by Glen Park
Join fellow artists as they paint and draw in beautiful outdoor locations across the Bay. This week the session will be in Glen Canyon Park- a 10-15 minute walk from the Glen Park BART station. People of all levels of experience are welcome to bring watercolors, oils, charcoal, or any medium of choice to translate the Bay Area's diverse terrestrial world into artwork. The fun begins at 1pm.
Bad Art Gallery: Hilarious Dumpster Art by 16th St Mission
The Mission Bad Art Gallery, an art show curated from the finest dumpsters and flea markets, is back for 2020. Only the finest bad art from esteemed Bay Area collections (thrift stores, yard sales, flea markets) presented in a ritzy Inner Mansion Gallery with enlightening (and hilarious) catalog notes. The show runs from 8-11pm. Take BART to 16th St Mission and walk three minutes to 518 Valencia.
SF Ballet Cinderella (final weekend) by Civic Center
It's the last weekend to see the timeless tale of Cinderella with stunning style, charming twists, and mesmerizing visual effects. SF Ballet leaves behind the fairy godmother and talking mice in favor of a delightfully human story with a hopeful heroine, a noble prince, tiny feet, and ill-fitting shoes. Set to a gorgeous score with colorful sets and costumes, magical projections, and breathtaking puppetry, this Cinderella is a fairy tale for our time. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk eight minutes to the War Memorial Opera House. Tickets range $35-$400 and can be purchased online.
2020 Lunar New Year Festival by 12th St/Oakland City Center
Before the Super Bowl, head on over to Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) to celebrate the Year of the Rat with live performances and fun activities for the whole family in the heart of Oakland Chinatown. The celebration also features a special appearance by Emmy Award-winning Vietnamese artist, Vanessa Van-Anh Vo. The event runs from 11am to 3pm. Take BART to 12th St/Oakland City Center and walk six minutes to 388 9th St.
Tacolicious Super Bowl Party by 16th St Mission
Tacolicious is throwing a no-holds-barred, all-you-eat taco Super Bowl Party. In addition to unlimited eats, there will be three flat-screen TVs and a private bar all for the Super Bowl. Every $49 ticket includes a Chupito shot, all-you-can-eat-tacos, bean dip and chile con queso, bottomless chips, housemade roasted tomato-mint salsa, and one margarita de la casa or Tecate. Take BART to 16th St Mission and walk eight minutes to Tacolicious.
Super Bowl 2020 at The New Parkway Theater by 19th St/Oakland
Come on out to enjoy the Super Bowl on the big, big screen in Oakland’s second living room. $15 reserves you a seat. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the kitchen. Have all the blood, sweat, and cheers on the giant silver screen with no shortage of great food and drink. Take BART to 19th St/Oakland and walk eight minutes to The New Parkway Theater.
Big Screen Super Bowl Game Watch and Drink Specials by 24th St Mission
Head to The Knockout in Bernal Heights to watch the Super Bowl LIV where they promise a big HD screen along with drink specials, Grid Iron snacks and Burritos next door. Take BART to 24th St Mission and walk ten minutes to the bar.
Super Bowl Party: Games, raffle prizes, and drink specials by Castro Valley
Come celebrate Spanky’s 3rd Annual Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 2nd. Enjoy the game with drink specials, food all day, and exciting raffle prizes with plenty of seating and TVs. Take BART to Castro Valley and walk 15 minutes to Spanky's.
Super Bowl LIV Watch Party by Montgomery St
Cheer on the Niners from the 111 Minna Gallery and event space where the game will be projected on four screens with surround sound. Catch some drink specials and basic snacks, or BYO game day eats. Doors open a 2pm. RSVP for free. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk four minutes to 111 Minna St.
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