BARTable This Weekend: September 27-29

Giants manager, Bruce Bochy tips his cap into retirement this weekend. Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Examiner.

Say hello to BART and goodbye to retiring Giants manager Bruce Bochy this weekend as the G-men take on the Dodgers in what's sure to be an emotional series... #ThankYouBoch. Not a baseball fan? We show you where the biggest names in hip-hop will be, where to see world-class dragon boat racing, and plenty of other events that should be on your radar.

Editor's note: Before you go, visit bart.gov to get the latest updates on ongoing weekend closures/track maintenance on the Antioch/Yellow Line, service alerts and more. You can also plan your trip with our Trip Planner to get estimated travel times. 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. 

Friday BARTable This Weekend by BART

The San Francisco Map Fair runs from Friday-Sunday. Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey.

San Francisco Map Fair by Powell St

Calling all map aficionados - this is your event. The San Francisco Map Fair will be held at The Lodge in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. It will consist of three 40 minute lectures followed by a 10 minute Q & A period. The mission of the California Map Society to preserve and disseminate historical and contemporary cartography, primarily of California, for members as well as the general public. Tickets vary in price and can be found here. Take BART to Powell St and walk five minutes to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. 

Giants vs Dodgers by Embarcadero

The Giants are looking to knock down the Dodgers' postseason confidence with the final series of the regular season beginning Friday at 7:15pm at Oracle Park. Read our guide on how to take BART to the game.
 

Rooftop Swing Dance Party by Montgomery St

Dust off your dancing shoes and add some swing to your step with Swing in the Sky at Salesforce Park. The free dance party will happen from 5-7pm. Don't want to dance? Check out the park's 13 different botanical features, walk along the trail, or hang out on the grassy lawns that are 70 feet above Grand Hall. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk seven minutes to Salesforce Park.

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The Dragon Boat Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday. Photo courtesy of David Yu.

Rolling Loud Festival by Coliseum

Some of the biggest names in hip-hop and rap are coming to the Bay for Rolling Loud, a Miami music festival that has made its way to the West Coast. Saturday’s headliners are Travis Scott, Meek Mill and the Wu-Tang Clan, and Sunday’s headliners are Lil Uzi Vert and A$AP Rocky. Take BART to Coliseum and walk about four minutes to the Oakland Coliseum.

Northern California Dragon Boat Festival by Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday and Sunday. Experience world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural performances, delicious food and a variety of vendors. Admission is free. The fun happens from 10am to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday. Take BART to Lake Merritt and walk eight minutes to the lake.

Freight Fest by Downtown Berkeley

Head out to Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse for an all-day FREE music festival – a party on the street and inside our venue with multiple stages, food trucks, and family-friendly activities – on Saturday from 10:45am to 6pm. Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and walk three minutes to 2020 Addison St.

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? by 12th St/Oakland City Center

The Barbara Lee & Elihu Harris Lecture Series presents Ari Berman, an expert in voter rights and voter suppression, speaking at the Oakland Marriott City Center on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7pm. Berman is the author of the book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. Call (510) 434-3988 to RSVP. Take BART to 12th St/Oakland City Center and walk three minutes to 1001 Broadway.

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“Celebrando Comunidad en la Placita” happens this Sunday in Downtown Berkeley. Photo courtesy of Cesar Chavez Dolores Huerta Commemoration Committee.

 
Bring your family and friends to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center. People will be gathering to celebrate longevity of the Center, but to also look forwards to the future we want to build together. There will be delicious food, a community resource fair, art displays, live music, as well as cultural dance performances, a student poetry slam, as well as guest speakers. The event is free and runs from 1-5pm. Take BART to Walnut Creek and walk 15 minutes to Civic Park.
 
 
Live entertainment, dancing, salsa tasting competition, children’s games and activities, crafts vendors and food booths — everything that you might find in a town square in a Mexico or Latin American country will be present this Sunday from 12-5pm in MLK Jr. civic Center Park in Berkeley. The event is free. Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and walk three minutes to the park.

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