BARTable This Weekend: May 31-June 2
National Rowing Day is Saturday. Photo courtesy of Lake Merritt Rowing Club.
Editor's Note: Please plan ahead as we will have delays on the Antioch/SFO-Millbrae (Yellow) line in San Francisco due to single-tracking Sunday, June 2. Work is being done to upgrade the electrical cable that powers the system.
Get ready Bay Area. For the first time in what feels like weeks, rain is out of the forecast and the sun will be shining. Time to change those indoor weekend plans and check out all the great events happening around the Bay. And did we mention, they are all just a BART ride away.
A.C.T.'s "Rhinoceros" opens this weekend at the Geary Theater. Photo courtesy of A.C.T.
A.C.T.'s Rhinoceros (ends June 23) by Powell Street
In the opening moments of Eugène Ionesco’s masterpiece of absurdist satire, a rhinoceros rampages through a village square. At the local café, people argue over what they saw. Was it really a rhino, or just fake news? From Tony Away-winning director, Frank Galati, this entertaining adaption of Rhinoceros is about power, conformism, and mass culture. Tickets are available online and range from $15-$125. Take BART to Powell Street and walk 8 minutes to the Geary Theater.
Kings (ends June 16) by Ashby
Join the City of San Leandro at the 110th Annual Cherry Festival. Photo courtesy of the City of San Leandro.
San Leandro Cherry Festival by San Leandro
The 110th annual San Leandro Cherry Festival and Parade is this Saturday beginning at 10am. This long standing San Leandro tradition celebrates the city's past, present and future. And don't forget, the cherries! Take BART to San Leandro and the event is steps away.
Free Learn to Row Day by Lake Merritt
Join the Lake Merritt Rowing Club in celebrating National Rowing Day by learning how to row on both ergometers (rowing machines) with experienced members on Lake Merritt. This introductory course is free from 8am-12pm and on site reservations/signs ups begin at 7:45am. Participants must be at least 15 years old (minors must be accompanied by parent/guardian). take BART to Lake Merritt and walk 10 minutes to the Rowing Club.
The Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival returns this Saturday and Sunday.
Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival by Walnut Creek
Celebrating it's 38th year, the Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival at Heather Farm Park June 1 & June 2 is the place to be with fun for the whole family. With it's spacious park setting and family-friendly activities, the Art & Wine Festival was recognized by the Contra Cost Times as the East Bay's Best Outdoor Festival and voted by Best Community Event by Walnut Creek Magazine. Wine and beer lovers will enjoy the incredible line up of specialty brew and familiar wine classics from Napa and Sonoma counties. Admission to the festival is free. Take BART to Walnut Creek and grab the free shuttle that will run continuously to the festival at Heather Farm Park.
Official Warriors Watch Parties return to Oracle Arena for the NBA Finals.
Official Warriors Watch Party by Coliseum
The Warriors are back in the NBA Finals and you can watch the game on Warriors Ground, even when the team is on the road. Official watch parties have been announced for the NBA Finals. Doors will open at 5pm for Game 1 on May 30 and 4pm for Game 2 on June 2. Tickets are available for $25 online. Take BART to Coliseum/Oakland Airport and walk across the ramp to Oracle Arena.
Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction (ends July 21) by Downtown Berkeley
Hans Hofmann was one of the most significant figures of postwar American art, and played a pivotal role in the development of Abstract Expressionism. This exhibition presents a fresh, eye-opening look at Hofmann’s prolific and innovative artistic practice. Admission tickets range from $11 to $13. Admission is free for BAMPFA members; UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff; 18 and under; one adult per child 13 and under; and artists in the BAMPFA collection/MATRIX. Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and walk 2 minutes to the museum.
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