BARTable This Weekend: Feb. 8-10

The annual SF Giants FanFest takes place on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Flickr
What do indie films, a music summit, a book fair and the Chinese New Year all have in common? They're all part of BARTable events this weekend! Additionally, you can join fellow baseball fanatics for the SF Giants' FanFest or for something more low-key, there's plenty of theatre.
Friday BARTable This Weekend by BART
The SF Independent Film Festival continues this weekend.
SF IndieFest (ends Feb. 14) at 16th St Mission
The 21st San Francisco Independent Film Festival will showcase works in independent, alternative and subversive cinema from around the world. Events will be occurring at Roxie Theater, Victoria Theater and 518 Gallery in the Mission. “While the Bay Area is flush with festivals, this one remains an under-the-radar standout,” said Randy Myers of the San Jose Mercury News. Tickets range from $13-250 and can be bought online.
Antiquarian Book Fair (Feb. 8-10) at 12th St/Oakland City Center
200 booksellers from 30 countries will be selling their collections and rare treasures at the 52nd California Antiquarian Book Fair. This event is recognized as one of the world’s largest and most prestigious exhibitions of antiquarian books. Visitors can expect to find rare books, treasures and curiosities that have fascinating stories to tell. Tickets range from $15-25 and can be bought online or at the door. Free admission for students with current valid student ID. Take BART to 12th St/Oakland City Center and walk two minutes to the Oakland Marriott City Center.
Chelsea Clinton shows us inspirational women who are overcoming barriers and making history in this musical. “We hope this production will not only celebrate the achievements of the courageous women who have carved new paths for others but will also inspire our audiences to persevere in whatever paths they choose to take,” said BACT Executive Artistic Director Nina Meehan. Recommended for ages 5 to 12. Ticket range from $17-24 and can be bought online. Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and walk two minutes to the BACT Berkeley Center, The Osher Studio.
Saturday BARTable This Weekend by BART
The 2nd annual Balanced Breakfast Music Summit takes place on Saturday in SF.
Meet music industry professionals from the Bay Area as well as Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Austin, Charlotte, Reno and more at Balanced Breakfast's Music Summit from 10am until 8pm. Additionally, learn from panels discussing everything from social media to licensing. Take BART to Powell St and walk five minutes to PianoFight on Taylor St. Get your tickets here.
SF Giants FanFest at Montgomery St
Giants fans will unite on Saturday at the 26th annual Giants FanFest at Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park). Fans will get a chance to roam the field, get player autographs, or enjoy the variety of food offerings. The free event runs from 10am until 3pm. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk 20 minutes to Oracle Park or take the N Judah to 2nd/King.
Bring the whole family out for a special new event, "Choy Sun Doe Day". Choy Sun is the God of Wealth who blesses all with much prosperity and an abundance of wealth. From 10am to 4pm, there will be performances, food, a petting zoo and one hundred choy suns milling about passing out red envelopes (for kids only) filled with a sweet treat and possibly a voucher for a toy or money of course. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk 14 minutes to Grant Avenue and Washington Street.
Winter on the Waterfront (ends Mar. 3) at Embarcadero
Winter on the Waterfront is a way for visitors to experience Bay Area adventures and for locals to have a staycation right in their backyard. The list of discounted opportunities includes Alcatraz cruises, waterfront dining, Ghirardelli chocolate, fresh crab, hotel rooms and a neighborhood fly over. The list of specials can be found here. Take BART to Embarcadero.
It’s 1863 and in a 20-block area of Manhattan known as the Five Points, Black and Irish Americans live side by side, work together, marry, and for a brief period realize racial harmony. However, the intensifying Civil War soon results in the first-ever Federal draft, leading to riots. Will the hard-won bonds of friendship, community, and family in the Five Points prevail or be severed forever? Find out in this musical at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and walk three minutes to the show.
Sunday BARTable This Weekend by BART
This year's Lunar New Year Festival in Downtown Oakland happens on Sunday.
Lunar New Year Festival at 12th St/Oakland City Center
Celebrate the Year of the Boar at the annual Lunar New Year Festival in Downtown Oakland. Workshops in qi gong and Tui Na, an ancient Chinese therapeutic massage, arts and crafts and games will take place from 11am to 3pm at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Take BART to 12th St/Oakland City Center and walk six minutes to 388 9th Street.
Creditors (ends Feb. 24) at Downtown Berkeley
Adolf is a painter who befriends a man named Gustav, who both inspires him and feeds his mind with doubts about Adolf’s novelist wife, Tekla. As the tragi-comic story unfolds, the audience can see the threeway web of deceit and shifting power grow ever more deadly. “Creditors” is a powerful psychodrama about a sexual triangle taken to destructive extremes, and has been called “both coldly objective and scathingly passionate” by the New York Times. Tickets are $40 and can be bought online. Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and walk two minutes to Aurora Theatre.

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