BARTable This Weekend: November 1-3
Dance like age doesn't matter in front of San Francisco City Hall on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Reimagine.
This weekend, age is just a number. Brave a Disney cult classic, learn something new when science takes over a scenic ballpark, and join in on dance party for all ages. One thing we can all celebrate, we get an extra hour of sleep. Read on for more events for all ages and what's BARTable this weekend.
Oakland First Fridays Street Festival by 19th St/Oakland
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). Voted Best Cultural Event by the East Bay Express for three years running, Oakland First Fridays is a celebration of the city's diverse, vibrant and talented community. 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 Ave.
Friday Nights at OMCA by Lake Merritt
Sit back and unwind at Friday Nights at OMCA, bringing you the best of local cuisine along with music, dance, and late-night access to the entire museum. Enjoy hands-on activities for kids and a lineup of live music and dance from different local performers each week. Bring friends and family for a taste of local music, food, and culture at the Oakland Museum of California from 5-10pm. The event is free, but some exhibits may require an entry fee. Take BART to Lake Merritt and walk three minutes to the museum.
Salesforce Park Movie Nights: The Brave Little Toaster by Montgomery St
Enjoy a free movie in Salesforce Park under the stars on Friday at the park's amphitheater. The first movie is a 90's kid favorite, Disney's The Brave Little Toaster (Rated: G) at 6:30pm. Pre-registration via Eventbrite is required for priority seating and anyone who has not pre-registered will be allowed in on a first-come, first-served basis five minutes before the movie starts. Bring your popcorn and a blanket for a night of fun. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk seven minutes to the park.
Fruitvale Dia de los Muertos Festival by Fruitvale
Celebrating its 24th year, the expansive Fruitvale Día de los Muertos Festival presented by The Unity Council is fittingly celebrating a theme called “Los Ausentes”—to pay homage to all those who have become “the absent” due to death, as well as “members of this very community who have been displaced due to deportation, gentrification, or incarceration.” Explore ornate altars, a vast collection of goods from local artisans, and a full day of family activities (with a live soundtrack) at this massive free outdoor celebration located steps away from Fruitvale from 10am-5pm.
San Francisco Veterans Film Festival by Civic Center/UN Plaza
In its eighth year, the San Francisco Veterans Film Festival provides a unique forum for veterans to find expression, healing, and community while increasing awareness of the challenges facing our nation's military veterans. These independent films explore complex topics including the over-prescription of medications, alternative paths to healing, female veterans coping with trauma and PTSD, Native American and Chinese American experiences in the service and back home, investigations into profiteering and corruption, and the complicated situation for Iraqi and Afghan citizens who serve as US military interpreters. This event is free on both Saturday and Sunday at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch on the lower level. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk five minutes to the library.
Bay Area Science Festival: Discovery Day at Oracle Park by Embarcadero
Oracle Park becomes the center of discovery from 11-4:30pm for the Bay Area Science Festival. This FREE event is unlike any other – with dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, geeky games and astounding activities for all ages! This super-charged, super-fun celebration will include hundreds of hands-on activities, untold opportunities to meet local scientists and engineers, and even the chance to run around the bases! The entire ballpark is packed to the rafters with science content: on the field, at every entry/exit, and every level of the ballpark. Take BART to Embarcadero and transfer to Muni T or N line heading to the ballpark or enjoy the views of the Bay with a 20-minute walk down Embarcadero.
Patchwork Show | Oakland Makers Festival by 12th St/Oakland City Center
Shop handmade and independent goods from over 150 local makers the Patchwork Show at Jack London Square from 11am-5pm. This show features special activities, DIY crafting, and unique experiences. DIY experiences include succulent-topped pumpkins, scratch-off holiday postcards and making your own crystal bracelet. Take BART to 12th St/Oakland City Center and walk 12 minutes down to Jack London Square.
Day of the Dead 2019 Celebration by 24th St Mission
The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts hosts the 2019 Day of the Dead exhibit, Cultivando Tiempo/Cultivating Time. Day of the Dead is a tradition where artists, artisans, educators, and overall community members integrate a truly special exhibit that allows everyone to contemplate their place on this earth in this lifetime. Join this sacred tradition in honoring the dead with a powerful blessing ceremony, live music and performances at 6pm at the 24th St Mission station plaza. The plaza event is free but the Mission's Day of the Dead Exhibit & Festival has a $5-$10 sliding scale donation.
Daylight Savings Time | Fall Back One Hour by All Stations
It's that time of year where we get an additional hour of sleep. This is your friendly reminder to set your clocks back one hour beginning at 2am (which will then be 1am). Enjoy that extra hour of snoozing!
Reimagine Finale: One for the Ages - Intergenerational Dance Party & Street Fair by Civic Center/UN Plaza
From millennials, seniors, kids, and everyone in between, join an intergenerational dance party and street fair outside the steps of San Francisco City Hall. The goal is to get down with neighbors, honor people we love, and create a powerful and positive symbol that breaks downs ageist taboos. Defy the generation gap... and just dance. There's also the farmer's market, a giant conversation dome, food trucks and more. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk five minutes to City Hall.
Asian Art Museum | Free Admission Day by Civic Center/UN Plaza
The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history and it's open to public for free on Sunday (please note that it's based on capacity and is first-come, first-served). Some exhibits may require an additional fee and the museum is open from 10am-5pm. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk five minutes to the museum.
Fog City Flea by Embarcadero
A curated market of makers and merchants from the Bay Area and beyond, Fog City Flea at the historic Ferry Building highlights the Bay's very best in handcrafted jewelry, apparel, accessories, and more. In conjunction with the market, families can now experience the Family Flea Circus, a kids' activity area that includes face painting, arts and crafts stations, a coloring zone, a Lego zone, games and more, with a weekly rotating theme. The market itself is free but the Circus area is $10 per guest and will cover all activities. Tale BART to Embarcadero and walk four minutes to the Ferry Building.
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