BARTable This Weekend: April 2-4

SF Ballet presents Program 04 "Jewels" now through April 21 as part of its 2021 digital season. Photo courtesy of SF Ballet.

The weekend is upon us and it's going to be a good one. The weather is predicted to be better than spring-like and the tiers are loosening up in and around the Bay Area. Whether you take in one of our suggestions below or hit a newly opened venue, we hope you have the chance to get yourself out there and enjoy it to the fullest!

Editor's Note: Please wear a mask and keep a physical distance of at least six feet while riding the trains or at an in-person event. Before you travel on BART, use our Trip Planner to get estimated arrival and departure times. See BART's 15-step plan to safely welcome back riders here.

Friday
BaseballBaseball season is back and the Oakland A's play at home this weekend against the Houston Astros. Photo courtesy of stock photos.
 
 
A gifted DJ and lifelong music afficionado whose multifaceted sonic palette is matched with a keen sense of curation, San Francisco’s Michael Bricker has amassed a loyal and growing fanbase throughout the Bay Area and beyond having performed mesmerizing sets around the City’s top nightclubs and festivals (pre-COVID, of course). Over the past year, he has taken his talent to the virtual world and has challenged himself and his talents to a marathon run of DJing. Join him for that journey through music as he streams nonstop for 40 hours FREE beginning Friday at 10am.
 
 
Marcus Miller is an American film composer, jazz composer, record producer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist, who has become a bass icon. Having played with the likes of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie and Paul Simon, Miller is this week’s Fridays at Five headliner. A multi-GRAMMY-award winner, Miller performed on the SFJAZZ Miner stage in June 2018 with his remarkable young quintet bringing a seamless blend of jazz, funk, and modern R&B. Watch this week to relive the magic! Streaming begins at 5pm.
 
Tinkering at Home: The Exploratorium | Virtual
 
Get those creative juices flowing and visit the Exploratorium’s “Tinkering at Home” page where you will find experiments in science, art, technology, and lots of delightful ideas. Tinkering is an active, hands-on approach to discovering the richness and depth of the world around you. There are how-to videos and cool new finds in Digital Designs with TurtleArtTinkering with LEGOAnimate Your WorldCranky ContraptionsExploring SpinningSTEAM StartersLight and Shadow PlayChain Reaction and more. For added fun, share your creations with other tinkering explorers on social media at #TinkeringAtHome.
 
Comedy Oakland | Virtual
 
Laughter continues to be the best medicine! Tune in to this free show at 7pm both Friday and Saturday with more chances to laugh at comedians from the likes of “Comedy Central,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “World Series of Comedy,” and more. Shows are free to watch on Zoom. Experience live online comedy at its finest and giggle yourself into some good weekend feels!
 
 
Baseball is back! With Alameda County moving into the orange tier, more tickets to watch a live game are now available. If an in-person game isn’t in the cards for you this weekend, tune-in online or on TV. There is no better sound of spring than the return of baseball. The game on Friday begins at 6:40pm with Saturday and Sunday games beginning at 1:07pm. Go A’s! Take BART to Coliseum station and walk 3 minutes to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum stadium or watch from the comforts of your home.
 
 
Join The Bistro as it returns with an evening of music in Downtown Hayward. A lane of Main St. will be blocked off and a stage setup on the corner of B St. Rybak will be joined by Perry Spinali on fiddle & John Hosking on upright bass for some downright foot-tapping good fun! Take BART to Hayward and walk 4 minutes to The Bistro.
Saturday
Misner & SmithMisner & Smith will leave you wanting to hear more. Photo courtesy of The Bluegrass Situation.
 
 
With a combination of soaring vocal harmonies, tight instrumental arrangements, and story-filled, poetic songwriting, it all adds up to some of the most electrifying music on the scene today. A local Northern California duo, Misner & Smith can shake the walls like a freight train and then quiet the room to a whisper in a single song. After 16 years of music making and producing five albums together, this virtual performance brought to you by Freight & Salvage will linger with you for a long time to come. Tickets are available by any donation amount starting at $10.
 
 
A ballet in three parts, this is George Balanchine’s full-length masterpiece, inspired by displays at New York City jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels – Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds. Emeralds is a forest green meditation in long, romantic-style skirts, influenced by the French style of ballet. Rubies is like Times Square at midnight with bright lights, rushing crowds, and a touch of jazz. Diamonds is a glittering homage to Imperial Russia and the grand style of the father of classical ballet, Marius Petipa. Single stream 72-hour access available for $29 with digital packages available for the remaining season. Upload, sit back, relax and enjoy this breathtaking ballet from wherever you may be.
 
 
Notoriously recognized as “Obama’s DJ," DJ Mel is hosting a nationwide virtual dance party – because you have the right to fight to dance (safely inside, of course). Join the free dance party from 4-8pm direct from your living room and let the good vibes take over!
 
 
Laughter is truly the best medicine so immerse yourself and support Black comics as they come together for "Black Laughs Matter," an online comedy show live from San Francisco hosted by comedian and actor Terry Dorsey. The show begins at 8pm and is free with donations welcomed. Tune in for some feel-good chuckles.
 
“HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail or Tiki Bar Night | Secret SF and Oakland locations
 
Get ready for some comic relief at this brought-back series of pop-up (and socially distanced) live outdoor comedy shows at unique spots in each city. Tickets are required and on the morning of each show, an email with the secret location will arrive in your inbox. Enjoy 70+ minutes of comedy from comics with credits that include Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, NBC, Outside Lands and more. Tickets run $15-20 and are available for shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (act fast as some shows are selling out!). Tickets for San Francisco can be purchased here and for Oakland here. 21+ only. 
 
 
Walkway weekends are back! Beginning this Saturday, SF’s Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant walkway every weekend (11am-5pm) through June. Enjoy a historic street stroll, outdoor dining, and a cultural shopping experience. Take BART to Montgomery St. and walk four minutes to the Grant Avenue Chinatown entrance.
 
 
The Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market is widely acclaimed for both the quality and diversity of its fresh farm products, and artisan and prepared foods. Some of San Francisco’s best chefs, and most famous farmers, can be seen at the market that is known as one of the top markets in the country. While you’re there, pop inside the Ferry Building to grab a coffee at Blue Bottle and a tidbit to go with it at one of the resident vendors – you won’t be sorry you did! Take BART to Embarcadero and walk five minutes to the Ferry Building.

Sunday

AAM Free SundaysMuseum admission is free the first Sunday of each month at the Asian Art Museum. Photo courtesy of the Asian Art Museum.
 
 
A magical creature mystery feat. the Easter Bunny! Every year in the secret realm of Bunnyville, magical creatures from around the world gather for their annual summit. This year, someone (or some creature!) has stolen the Easter Bunny’s magical golden egg. Kids and adults alike can enjoy this enchanted game that comes to you virtually by connecting with your guests via Zoom. All that you need to play the game is included with the game package and there’s only one way to find out whodunnit - brought to you by Broadway Murder Mysteries. Tickets run $19 to $45.
 
 
Tune into SF Comedy Showcase on Zoom with co-presenters, Ronn Vigh and Drew Harmon. New comedians hit the virtual stage every Sunday, as seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and more! Free RSVPs are required with donations accepted for the performing comedians.
 
 
Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life. Located in the heart of the City, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 awe-inspiring artworks ranging from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations. On the first Sunday of each month, admission is FREE. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk 5-minutes to the museum.
 
Heart of the City Farmer’s Market | Every Sunday (& Wednesday)
 
This Farmer’s Market is a uniquely independent, farmer operated, non-profit farmers market located year-round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza. An iconic and beloved community resource, the market supports and sustains small farmers and makes fresh food accessible for all. The market is open every Sunday from 7am to 5pm and on Wednesdays from 7:30am to 5:30pm – rain or shine. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk three minutes to UN Plaza/Civic Center.
 
San Jose Berryessa Flea Market | Multiple weekend dates
 
The San Jose Berryessa Flea Market is steps from our Berryessa/North San José station. The Flea Market is a not-to-be-missed San Jose tradition where "one person's junk is another person's treasure." With over 120 acres of shopping, activities, and food vendors, there's bound to be fun around every corner. The market is currently open from Wednesday, Friday-Sunday, 8am-5pm. Walk-in admission is $2-3 depending on which day you go, and the entrance is located near Garden at the Flea and the East Lot.

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