BARTable This Weekend: March 6-8

First Fridays, tulips, White Elephant Sales, oh my! This weekend is going to be jammed packed with some amazing events on both sides of the Bay so don't let a little wet weather keep you away. Here's what's BARTable this weekend. 
Editor's note: Before you go, plan your trip with our Trip Planner to get estimated travel times due to ongoing track maintenance throughout the system. 
 Friday BARTable This Weekend by BART
Oakland First Fridays Street Festival begins at 5pm near 19th St/Oakland. Photo courtesy of Visit Oakland
The St. Patrick's Day season is upon us! Be there for the official kick-off of Irish festivities in San Francisco at the annual raising of the Irish flag over City Hall at 11:30am. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk two minutes to City Hall. 
Every First Friday from 5–9pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) takes over five blocks of Telegraph avenue with artisanal food and craft vendors, and performance and activities for the entire family (including a Kid Zone on 23rd and the KONO Lounge, Oakland's favorite pop-up art bar, on Sycamore). Thousands of people come from across the Bay Area and beyond to see and experience art, be inspired, eat great food, enjoy live music, and stroll through the amazing, eclectic city of Oakland. Take BART to 19th St/Oakland, stroll a few blocks up to West Grand and turn left, the main entrance is two blocks down at Telegraph Avenue.
Hit up the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9pm for the perfectly strange, First Friday, after-party, The First Friday Follies. Featuring the very best in burlesque and cabaret performances, this event is free (but donations are always appreciated) and 21+. Take BART to 19th St/Oakland and walk 10-minutes to the club.

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The Midnight Rollers is a group of skaters, both inline and rollers, that gather every Friday night to skate the city streets from the Ferry Building to Pier 39 and beyond. Skaters come from all over the Bay, other parts of the country and around the world to be a part of this positive energy mass. Meet at the Ferry Building, just five minutes from Embarcadero, at 8:45pm and the skate starts at 9pm. Be sure to check out the website before you go to make sure you have all the appropriate gear needed for the skate. Please note this event is weather permitting. 
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. 
Friday Nights at OMCA by Lake Merritt
Get your groove on at Friday Nights at OMCA. Enjoy 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 9pm. Take BART to Lake Merritt and walk two minutes to the museum. 
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The Oakland Museum Women's Board White Elephant Sale is Saturday & Sunday near Fruitvale. Photo courtesy of The Oakland Museum Women's Board
Get your comfortable shoes ready! A San Francisco Bay Area tradition, the annual Oakland Museum Women's Board White Elephant Sale is Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. This not-to-be-missed free event is legendary and has become a destination for both collectors and bargain hunters alike. Take BART to Fruitvale and catch the free shuttle to the White Elephant Sale warehouse at 333 Lancaster Street, Oakland. The shuttle runs from 8:30am-5pm each. 
13th Street Block Party by 12th St/Oakland City Center 
Editor's Note: This event has been rescheduled due to weather. The new date for the block party is April 4. Celebrate the creation of a new public space called the 13th Street Commons with a block party! The Commons, a one-block stretch between 13th Street and Broadway and Franklin Street was envisioned to be a creative and cultural hub for Downtown Oakland. Come out and support local businesses, restaurants, and bars, while enjoying live music and the community vibes. This free event takes place from 12-5pm. Take BART to 12th St/Oakland City Center and walk three minutes to 13th Street at Broadway.
Flower Bulb Day by Powell St 
A colorful display of more than 100,000 tulips will cover Union Square in San Francisco as part of Flower Bulb Day. The "tulip garden" at Union Square will be open to the public from 1-4:30pm to give people a chance to experience the wonderful feeling of early spring. The event is free but we recommend getting there early to get your bunch of tulips. Take BART to Powell St and walk eight minutes to Union Square. 
Spontaneous Storytelling- Oakland by 12th St/Oakland City Center 
A unique combination of open-mic storytelling and meeting people, Spontaneous Storytelling is for both storytellers and listeners. Called "Spontaneous" because the themes of the storytelling come from the audience and aren't known until the event starts. You can have a chance to win a free drink by telling your five minutes or less personal story relating to the theme or you can sit back and enjoy the fun. The event is free (although it's recommended to buy a drink), for those 21+, and is from 6:30-8:30pm. Take BART to 12th St/Oakland City Center and walk to Franklin and 15th Street to The Layover. 
Bring your own low-back lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets (maybe pick up a burrito from La Taqueria) as the first outdoor movie night of 2020 makes its way to Noe Valley. Sit back and relax with friends and family as you watch Disney's Mary Poppins Returns starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more. The event is free, and the show begins at 6:30pm. Take BART to 24th St Mission and walk 13-minutes to Noe Valley Town Square. 

Check out these events the occur every Saturday

Take a wonderous trip through the centerpiece of the Bay's shoreline on a free walking tour of San Francisco's Ferry Building. Spend time exploring the Embarcadero, nave, and shops of the Ferry Building. You'll also get sweeping views of the Bay. The tour begins promptly at 10am and will meet at the main entrance of the building. Take BART to Embarcadero and walk four minutes to the Ferry Building. 
Yoga by Ashby 
Enjoy a free yoga class every Saturday at the Sports Basement. This class is a sequence of flowing postures, coordinating breath and movement and develops core strength, stamina and flexibility. This class is BYOM (bring your own mat) and is a mixed level yogis. Beginners are welcome! Take BART to Ashby and take in a 12-minute warm-up walk to Sports Basement. 
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See the RBG documentary at The New Parkway Theater. Photo courtesy of IMDB.
Spring Forward by All Stations
Spring is right around the corner which means it's time to "Spring Forward." Before you go to bed Saturday, set those clocks ahead one hour. And yes, you do lose an hour of sleep so make sure your coffee pot is set too! 
Diversity Film Series RBG by 19th St/Oakland 
The Appreciating Diversity Film Series will present the hit documentary RBG, which focuses on the personal and professional journey of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, at The New Parkway Theater at 12:30pm. Following the film will be a discussion led by Equal Rights Advocates' Deputy Director, Delia Coleman. This event is free, and brunch will be available for purchase. Take BART to 19th St/Oakland and walk 10-minutes to The New Parkway Theater. 
Join grassroots women's organizations and allies from throughout the Bay Area for a Rally, March & Celebration to commemorate the 112th International Working Women's Day anniversary in honor of the first women strikers in 1908. The event begins at 1pm at Fruitvale Village, just steps from Fruitvale station. This march is family-friendly and accessible for all. 

Check out these events the occur every Sunday

Jack London Square Farmer's Market by Lake Merritt or 12th St/Oakland City Center
With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch option. Also check out the CUESA Food Shed as they have a free seasonal tasting and you can pick up easy market recipes to take home. There's also a Kids' Corner for crafts and other fun activities for the whole family. Take BART to Lake Merritt or 12th St/Oakland City Center and walk 12-minutes to Jack London Square. 
Heart of the City Farmer's 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.

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