BARTable This Weekend: July 16-18

Stay hydrated in Berkeley all throughout July during Visit Berkeley's "JULYbations." Photo courtesy of Donkey & Goat Winery.
 
It's the weekend, and as usual, we're bringing you the best events happening near our stations. This weekend, enjoy free live music, good eats and drinks, and lots of cultural offerings.
 
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
Enjoy live music on the Ferry Building Back Plaza on Fridays through Sept. 24. Photo courtesy of the Ferry Building.
 
 

Join the Ferry Building in San Francisco for free weekly live music from 3-6pm on the Ferry Building’s Back Plaza. There will be local Bay Area bands and DJs all summer long. Grab your favorite refreshments from inside the building and enjoy the outdoor dining area with picture perfect bay views. On July 16, experience Bay Area Jazz Mobile's BAJM Quartet featuring Omar Aran. Take BART to Embarcadero and walk five minutes to the Ferry Building.

SPACES: Oakland | 12th St/Oakland City Center
 
"SPACES: Oakland" is a site-specific participatory work, created and performed with local community that gives the performance locations life and identity. Performed at the beautiful Oakland City Hall and Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, local residents and artists work together to create and offer a series of immersive performances that ultimately give a glimpse into Oakland, one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the US. Tickets start at $10 with 6pm performances from July 16-18. Take BART to 12th St/Oakland City Center and walk one minute to 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.
 
SF Symphony: Haydn & Mendelssohn | Civic Center/UN Plaza
 
Join the SF Symphony for a summer of music! Music Director, Esa-Pekka Salonen, leads the SF Symphony on Friday and Saturday through the poignant soundscape of Anna Clyne’s "Within Her Arms." Then, Franz Joseph Haydn’s delightful "Trumpet Concerto," performed by Principal Trumpet Mark Inouye, and the galloping exuberance of Felix Mendelssohn’s "Symphony No. 4, Italian." Tickets start at $25 with the performance at 7pm on Friday and 7:30pm on Saturday. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk seven minutes to Davies Symphony Hall at 201 Van Ness Ave.
 
JULYbations | Downtown Berkeley
 
Kick-off your weekend with Visit Berkeley's "JULYbations." From craft cocktails to Berkeley-brewed beer, Visit Berkeley is bringing you an array of "drink pairings" to keep you hydrated. Specials will run all month long.
 
 
SFMOMA presents Diego Rivera’s "Pan American Unity" in the museum’s free-to-the-public Roberts Family Gallery on Floor 1. The mural depicts in colorful detail a past, present, and future that the artist believed were shared across North America, calling for cultural solidarity and exchange during a time of global conflict. For other exhibits at SFMOMA, reserved timed tickets can be ordered online. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk three minutes to the museum entrance at 151 Third St.
 
 
The museum is currently open Friday through Sunday from 11am-5pm to manage capacity and prioritize safety. Once there, you will find the newly-redesigned outdoor gardens, which are accessible for free, and the museum’s Galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences all open for visitors to enjoy with a reserved ticket. Get your timed ticket here. Take BART to Lake Merritt and walk two minutes to 1000 Oak St.
 
 
Jessie Street West, an L-shaped alleyway adjacent to the Westfield Centre at Mission and Fifth Street, will be transformed into an expansive outdoor dining area with music, art, and lots of vibes, Friday-Saturday from 4-10pm through September 2021. On Friday, enjoy a performance from pop artist Michelle Lambert and DJs, mural painting by Jaz Miyahgi, food and fare by Executive Order Bar & Lounge and the Cavalier Restaurant, giveaways, and more. Take BART to Powell St and walk four minutes to 5th and Jessie Streets.
 
 
On Friday and Saturday night, enjoy an evening of socially-distant drinks and dining at Out Front at The UC Theatre, featuring live music from House Call Soul on Friday night and Kevin Goldberg on Saturday night. It's free to attend from 6:30-10:30pm. Capacity will be limited to ensure the safety and comfort of guests and neighbors, so go early to snag a table! Enjoy cocktails, beer, and wine with friends and family at the street bar, and a selection of food items from Cali Alley and other neighborhood restaurants. Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and walk four minutes to 2036 University Ave.
 
Saturday
La Doña performs at Yerba Buena Gardens on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.
 
La Doña at Yerba Buena Gardens | Montgomery St or Powell St
 

La Doña is a name that denotes authority and mastery, traits that Cecilia Peña-Govea embodies after years of providing celebratory soundtracks for countless community celebrations. Growing up playing trumpet and singing alongside her sister in the San Francisco band run by their parents, La Familia Peña–Govea, she learned a vast, crowd-pleasing repertoire of tunes from an array of Mexican and Caribbean styles and traditions. Coming into her own as La Doña, she’s created her own sound blending reggaetón and hip hop beats with the Latin American roots music that nurtured her. The performance is free and starts at 1pm. There is a pre-show DJ set by Chulita Vinyl Club at 12:30pm. Take BART to Montgomery St or Powell St and walk seven minutes to the Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade on Mission St between 3rd & 4th Streets.

 
SF’s Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue is closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant walkway every weekend (11am-5pm). 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.
 
SoMa Outdoor Comedy | Montgomery St
 
The Setup and Don't Tell Comedy are combining forces to give you the best live outdoor comedy experience in San Francisco! Two shows every Saturday, 7pm and 8:45pm Experience the top performers in San Francisco as well as traveling headliners from Los Angeles showcasing their funniest material. With two of the largest comedy forces in San Francisco collaborating, this will be an epic series that is not to be missed. Comedians from CONAN, America's Got Talent, and HBO are sure to leave you with a night to remember. Tickets start at $30. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk five minutes to the Gasser Garden at 176 2nd St.
 
 
The Ferry Plaza Farmers 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
The San Jose Berryessa Flea Market happens every Sunday. Photo courtesy of San Jose Berryessa Flea Market.
 
San Jose Berryessa Flea Market | Berryessa/North San José
 
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.
 
Heart of the City Farmers' Market | Civic Center/UN Plaza
 
This farmers' 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.
 
 
The CJM is open and visitors are now able to see exhibits that have only been available to view online until now. Visit to see Levi Strauss: A History of American StyleThreads of Jewish Life: Ritual and Other Textiles from the San Francisco Bay Area; and, Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years. They can’t wait to welcome you back… and welcome you back safely! Timed tickets are available by reservation and begin at $14.

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