BARTable This Weekend: July 2-4

Diego Rivera’s "Pan American Unity" has recently debuted at SFMOMA. Photo courtesy of SFMOMA.

It's looking like a beautiful weekend to be outside and we have plenty of weekend events to help you make the most of it. We're excited to welcome back several large fireworks shows this year for the Fourth, including SF's show along the waterfront.

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Celebrate Visit Berkeley's JULYbations this weekend. Photo courtesy of Visit Berkeley.
 
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.
 
 
In this week's "Fridays at Five" from SFJAZZ, the Austin-based trio of violinist Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin will create a delightful sound that has built a global fan base and earned them a place on stage with Bob Dylan, Roxy Music, Willie Nelson, the Avett Brothers, and more. Streaming begins at 5pm.
 
 
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.
 
 
After more than a year of temporary closure due to the impacts of COVID, the OMCA is reopened to the public. In this initial phase, the museum will be 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, 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

See outdoor comedy in SoMa. Photo courtesy of DoTheBay.
 
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

Fireworks over the Bay. Photo courtesy of Curbed SF.
 
 
Fourth of July fireworks are back for many Bay Area communities in 2021. Funcheap has the full list of 15+ fireworks shows around the Bay, so you can find where the sky will be lighted up closest to you. BART will be providing additional trains serving Embarcadero station after regular BART service ends for San Francisco’s Fourth of July fireworks.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
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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