BARTable This Weekend: October 18-20
Get a little book smart, summon the Sanderson sisters, celebrate one of Germany's beloved fall traditions or head to a festival that's taking over one of the streets. Take a breath of the fresh fall air and head to one of these BARTable events.
Editor's note: Please note there will be single tracking between Orinda and Walnut Creek on the Antioch/Yellow Line. You can also plan your trip with our Trip Planner to get estimated travel times. Before you go, visit bart.gov to get the latest updates on ongoing weekend track maintenance, service alerts and more.
Death and The Artist makes its debut at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts this weekend. Photo courtesy of BATCO.
Death and The Artist by 24th St Mission
Imagine a telenovela mixed with some dark comedy, a shot of political activism, and some gut-wrenching farcical moments. Join Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts for a medley of music and the macabre at Bay Area Theatre Company’s new Latino folktale, Death and the Artist. Tickets are available online for $40 and showings are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm. Take BART to 24th St Mission and walk one block south to the center.
Sundown Cinema | Film Night in the Park: Hocus Pocus by 16th St Mission
Disney’s ultimate Halloween movie Hocus Pocus is the feature film for Sundown Cinema’s Film Night in the Park on Friday at Dolores Park beginning at sunset. This free event is sure to raise some spirits in the park… Beware, the Sanderson Sisters may just appear. Take BART to 16th St Mission and walk 15 minutes to Dolores Park.
Enjoy a free screening of Booksmart in the center of Hayes Valley at the Proxy Walk-in Movie Theater. The film will begin at sundown with the theater opening at dusk. Go early to claim a good spot, have a brew from Fort Point Beer Company and delicious fare from Del Popolo food truck. The event is free with RSVP. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk 11 minutes to 432 Octavia St.
Downtown Walnut Creek celebrates Germany's beloved fall celebration. Photo courtesy of Downtown Walnut Creek.
Oktoberfest by Walnut Creek
Get your dirndl dress or lederhosen ready, it's time for Oktoberfest in Walnut Creek! This admission free day-long, family event is recreating Germany's beloved fall celebration complete with a biergarten. Take BART to Walnut Creek and catch the FREE Downtown Trolley to the celebration. Prost!
Yarn Bombing a Pumpkin Patch Forest by Montgomery St
San Francisco resident Kristen McDonnell of YouTube channel “Studio Knit” will present her hand-knit public art installation commissioned by Salesforce Park, the public park atop Salesforce Transit Center. On display from October 19-31, the whimsically yarn-bombed trees will surround the Art Cart in the park’s Main Plaza. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk seven minutes to Salesforce Park.
25th Annual El Día de los Muertos Community Celebration by Lake Merritt
The 25th Annual El Día de los Muertos Community Celebration at Oakland Museum of California coincides with its latest educational exhibit, The Living Movement! Chicano Roots of The Day of the Dead. The interactive exhibit, which explores the history of how Day of the Dead made its way to the United States, runs until February 16. Meanwhile, on Saturday from 12-4:30pm, OMCA hosts a bounty of folkloric live music, dance groups, and arts ‘n’ crafts projects for this modern installation of Day of the Dead. Presale tickets for the event are available online and range from $4-$18. Take BART to Lake Merritt and the museum is a two minute walk away.
The final Cornerfest of the year is happening near Downtown Berkeley. Photo courtesy of Cornerstone.
Sunday Streets Excelsior by Balboa Park or Glen Park
Sunday Streets closes out a season of open streets with a return to the Excelsior’s main corridor. From Silver to Geneva Avenue, enjoy a car-free Mission Street, filled with exhibits, live music activities and open space from 11am-4pm. With a route over a mile long, a car-dominated roadway transforms into a temporary park, providing plenty of space for residents to roll, walk, bike, exercise or simply hang out. Open streets increase community engagement and foot traffic, showcasing the area for visitors and giving locals a chance to see it in a whole new, walkable light. Take BART to Balboa Park and walk 10 minutes to southern end of the route or to Glen Park and walk 10 minutes to the northern end of the route.
Cornerfest by Downtown Berkeley
Cornerstone will be hosting the final Cornerfest of 2019 on Sunday from 11am-7pm. Cornerfest is built around local music-driven organization doing good work in the Berkeley community. The focus for the final event is Women in ROCK, which features a full line-up of female led bands, vendors and organizations. Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and walk 10 minutes down to Shattuck St.
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