BARTable This Weekend: January 17-20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is this Monday, January 20.

It's a long weekend for some and we're here to help you make the most of it. Friday Nights at OMCA is back for 2020 so you can get your dance and culture on, there are Women's Marches in Oakland, San Francisco, and Walnut Creek, and the Niners take on the Packers for the NFC Championship. We show you where the Faithful will be turning up to watch near BART. On Monday, there are MLK celebrations across the Bay. Read on for more details.

Editor's note: BART will run a modified Saturday schedule on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Monday. The system will open at 6am and trains will run 20 minutes apart. We will run longer trains than usual for a Saturday schedule. Additionally, there will be weekend track work throughout the system. Before you go, plan your trip with our Trip Planner to get estimated travel times.

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Friday Nights at OMCA returns for 2020. Photo courtesy of OMCA.

Fandango Jarocho by Ashby

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Take BART to Ashby and walk five minutes to La Peña Cultural Center.

Concord Comfort Food Week by Concord

Foodies rejoice! Concord celebrates its third annual Comfort Food Week, January 17-26 and once again, local restaurants will roll out their tastiest and most unique comfort-food fare along with tempting specials and discounts. This much-anticipated event draws critics, bloggers and foodies from all over the Bay Area and showcases Concord as a true destination for world-class dining. Join the Concord community as more than 35 restaurants come together to celebrate the local food scene at its best.

Friday Nights at OMCA (new season!) by Lake Merritt

Welcome the new year with the return of Friday Nights at OMCA, one of Oakland's favorite things to do. Get cozy inside with after-hours access to the Museum’s exhibitions and galleries, including fan-favorite No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Enjoy hands-on activities for kids, live music and dance from local performers, Off the Grid food trucks, and more. The fun begins at 5pm and runs until 10pm. Take BART to Lake Merritt and walk two minutes to the Oakland Museum of California.

Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square (final weekend) by Powell St

The Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square is wrapping up in San Francisco's iconic plaza. From families to friends to coworkers, everyone can enjoy this outdoor ice-skating experience. This San Francisco holiday tradition is at Union Square until January 20 and is only a three-minute walk from Powell St station. Tickets start at $13 and are available online.

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Join thousands in Oakland, San Francisco, and Walnut Creek for the Women's March. Photo courtesy of Women's March Oakland.

Summit to Suds: San Bruno Mountain to Broken Record by Daly City

Looking for something active to do this weekend? Ride BART to Daly City station to meet fellow hikers at 1pm. You'll walk through Crocker-Amazon into San Bruno Mountain State Park. Climb the Summit Loop Trail, admire the beautiful view and descend back into Crocker-Amazon to sip on some tasty suds at Broken Record. Then, head home via Balboa Park station, a 15-minute walk from Broken Record.

Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival by Civic Center/UN Plaza

The Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) is a free, three-day festival that celebrates the creativity of people of color in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture in which we participate. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk three minutes to the San Francisco Public Library at 100 Larkin St.

Chinese New Year Flower Fair by Montgomery St

Each year, the Chinese New Year Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the Lunar New Year holiday, so that families can enjoy the festive atmosphere and purchase their traditional holiday plants, flowers and fruits, while enjoying traditional Chinese dance, music, art and cultural displays. The Fair happens on Saturday and Sunday. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk 15 minutes to Washington St and Grant Ave.

Women's March Oakland, San Francisco and Walnut Creek at Lake Merritt, Civic Center/UN Plaza and Walnut Creek

Join thousands from across the Bay Area to support women's rights, human rights and social and environmental justice in the annual Women's March on Saturday. The East Bay march will start at 14th and Broadway at 10am and end at Frank Ogawa Plaza. The San Francisco rally and march will begin at Civic Center Plaza at 11:30am and end at the Embarcadero. The Walnut Creek/Contra Costa rally and march runs from 10am-1pm and starts in Civic Park.

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The Niners take on the Packers this weekend at Levi's Stadium. Photo courtesy of ABC7.

49ers Watch Party at SPIN by Montgomery St

Can't make it to Levi's Stadium for the Packers vs 49ers game? Have no fear! Fans will be treated to Levi's Stadium likeness with official team chants, scoring songs and more at SPIN's 49ers Watch Party. Join other Faithful and watch the NFC Championship Game at this free party that includes raffles and prizes. All ages are welcome and entry is first come, first served beginning at 12:30pm. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk 10 minutes to SPIN.

SoMa StrEat Food Park 49ers Watch Party by Civic Center/UN Plaza

Throw on your lucky jersey, smear some paint under your eyes, grab a pitcher of craft beer, and cheer on the Niners with crave-worthy game day eats and six big-screen TVs blasting every, hit, fumble, run, and touchdown! Get ready to get loud at the SoMa StrEat Food Park 49ers Watch Party, a 15-minute walk from Civic Center/UN Plaza. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Party begins at 3:30pm.

Heart of the City Farmers' Market by Civic Center/UN Plaza

Check out nearly 30 local farmers and artisan food vendors at the Heart of the City Farmers' Market in San Francisco's United Nations Plaza from 7am-5pm, rain or shine. With a wide selection of fresh local produce, farm products, bakery items, pastas, hummus and kettle corn, there's something for everyone. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk two minutes to the Plaza.

Take BART to the celebrations at Yerba Buena Gardens.

MLK Jr. Day Festival, March & Celebrations

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with marches, free museums, festivals, faith lectures and volunteering. Our friends at SF Funcheap have the full list of celebrations.

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