BARTable This Weekend: October 25-27

Get your costumes out, hootenannies are taking over the Bay this weekend. Photo courtesy of Thinkery.

We're on the cusp of yet another wondrous weekend and we've got hootenannies all up and down the Bay for you. Read on for the deets on an outrageously funny comedy show, the best Halloween happenings and even a genomics festival.

Editor's note: Free buses will be replacing trains between Orinda and Walnut Creek stations on Saturday & Sunday as we are making extensive repairs and upgrades to the tracks. Please expect delays of 40 minutes or more. Before you go, visit bart.gov to get the latest updates on ongoing weekend closures/track maintenance, service alerts and more. You can also plan your trip with our Trip Planner to get estimated travel times.

Friday BARTable This Weekend by BART

The Halloween Hootenanny happens this Friday in Berkeley. Photo courtesy of Downtown Berkeley Association.

John Leguizamo at the Paramount Theatre by 19th St/Oakland

Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from his son’s American History books, Leguizamo performs his latest one-man show: an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history project. We have special discounted tickets to the show. The funny begins at 8pm. Take BART to 19th St/Oakland and walk three minutes to 2025 Broadway.

Halloween Hootenanny by Downtown Berkeley

The Halloween spirit is alive and well in Downtown Berkeley. For this year's Halloween Hootenanny, there will be live bluegrass by the Grateful Bluegrass Boys, face painting, a fun costume photo booth, beer garden, pizza, gelato and more. It's all going down from 5-7pm on the Downtown Berkeley plaza directly outside the BART station.

Free Outdoor Movie Night: Woman at War by Civic Center/UN Plaza

Enjoy a free screening of Woman at War 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.

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid by Lake Merritt

What's better than enjoying tasty food with live music? How about having BART drop you off right at the event? It's happening with the "front porch of Oakland" this Friday. Get ready for Halloween, OMCA-style. Don your favorite costume and practice your best moves for a festive dance party. Additionally, there will be food trucks, beer, wine and half price admission to the Oakland Museum of California. The fun begins at 5pm and runs until 10pm. Take BART to Lake Merritt and walk two minutes to the Oakland Museum of California.

Saturday BARTable This Weekend by BART

Crawloween is back and bigger than ever. Photo courtesy of CrawlSF.

DogFest Bay Area: Halloween Doggy Festival by 12th St/Oakland

Grab your friends, family and dogs and head to Jack London Square for DogFest Bay Area. It'll be a day of fun, festivities, graduate speakers, dog demonstrations, music, food and more. Bring your furry friends in costume and get ready for a spooky evening. Take BART to 12th St/Oakland City Center and walk 13 minutes to Broadway and Embarcadero.

Halloween Bash at Small World Park by Pittsburgh Center

The annual family fun Halloween Bash at Small World Park is on Saturday from 12-5pm. From magic shows, pony rides, live music and a costume parade, this is bound to be fun for the whole family. Kids 10 and under are $2 (or free with canned goods) and adults are $4. Take BART to Pittsburgh Center and the park is a 15-minute walk away.

Richmond Art Center's Fall Family Day by Richmond

The Richmond Art Center's Fall Family Day is a free, family-friendly, community event for all ages on Saturday from 12:30-3pm. Join the Art Center in the courtyard for an afternoon of art activities and ice cream. At 2pm, artist Nicole Mueller will discuss her site-specific installation and paintings currently on view in the exhibition Thresholds. Take BART to Richmond and walk 13 minutes to the Richmond Art Center.

Crawloween | San Francisco Halloween Pub Crawl by Civic Center/UN Plaza

The biggest Halloween pub crawl in San Francisco is back, bigger than ever and taking over Polk St on Saturday between 12-10pm. With 20 bars on the Crawl, there are a lot of spots to hit in a short period of time. The best part of this crawl? There’s a free shuttle that you can hop on and off as you please that runs from 3-8pm. Think you have the best costume? Enter the costume contest for your chance at over $2,000 in cash and prizes. Tickets are $19-40. This event is 21+. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk 20 minutes to Polk St.

Sunday BARTable This Weekend by BART

Explore DNA and CRISPR at Community Science Day. Photo courtesy of Innovative Genomics Institute.

Community Science Day by Downtown Berkeley

Step into the (closed-toe) shoes of a scientist and explore biology at this community-wide science event. Come to the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) on the Berkeley campus to build a DNA model with candy and even play a CRISPR video game. The science happens between 11am-2pm at 2151 Berkeley Way. Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and walk eight minutes to the event.

Halloween Hoopla at Yerba Buena Gardens by Powell St

Yerba Buena Gardens’ 19th annual Halloween Hoopla is on Sunday from 12-2pm in the Children’s Garden near the LeRoy King Carousel. This event features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and the Pumpkin Patch display. There’s also a Halloween Costume Parade where everyone is welcome to show off their finest Halloween attire. This is a free event and great for families. Take BART to Powell St and walk seven minutes to the gardens.

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