BARTable This Weekend: July 30-August 1

The Downtown Berkeley & North Shattuck Pet Parade is this weekend. Photo courtesy of East Bay Times.
 
As we segue into August this weekend, we have plenty of treats for your ears and even some treats for your pets. See live music in San Francisco and Berkeley, experience a popular pet parade, or stock up on fresh produce at several BARTable farmers markets. Have a great weekend!
 
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Friday
Mariachi Estelar performs on Friday at the Ferry Building. Photo courtesy of Mariachi Estelar.
 
 
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 30, enjoy music from Mariachi Estelar. Take BART to Embarcadero and walk five minutes to the Ferry Building.
 
 
Lina González-Granados makes her SF Symphony debut with the spirited Spanish dance rhythms of music from Manuel de Falla’s ballet "The Three-Cornered Hat." Then, the haunting melodies of Robert Schumann’s "Cello Concerto" with Joshua Roman, and the enthralling Hungarian folk inflections of Zoltán Kodály’s "Dances of Galánta." Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk seven minutes to Davies Symphony Hall at 201 Van Ness Ave.
 
JULYbations (last weekend) | Downtown Berkeley
 
It's the last weekend to celebrate Visit Berkeley's "JULYbations." On Friday, head to the Berkeley Boathouse for a free whiskey tasting. On Saturday, join Wine So Cru for an all-day happy hour. 
 
 
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 Oakadelic on Friday night and a special guest 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
ChoreoFest is this Saturday at Yerba Buena Gardens. Photo courtesy of Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.
 
ChoreoFest at Yerba Buena Gardens | Montgomery St or Powell St
 
ChoreoFest 2021 highlights the spectacular strength, diversity, and vibrancy of the Bay Area contemporary dance scene. Nine local companies will activate and enliven the beloved downtown park with special site-specific performances. The performance is free and starts at 1pm. 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.
 
Music on the Square | Montgomery St
 
If you plan to hit the City on Saturday, stop by Union Square to see Mitch Polzak & The Royal Deuces. The three-piece band, fronted by Polzak on guitar, vocals, and five string banjo play a wide representation of American Roots Music from Rockabilly to Honky Tonk. The enthusiastic entertainment begins at 1pm and will rock its way to 4pm. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk three minutes to Union Square at 333 Post St.
 
 
Come out and join the good food and fun every Saturday! For over 20 years, the farmers market in Hayward has been the place for the local community to get their fill of fresh, healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables. The Hayward Market features over 35 farmers, food purveyors, and artisans selling their produce and goods. Market runs from 9am-1pm. Take BART to Hayward and walk three minutes to the market on Watkins between B and C 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
Z Line Lavender Farm, which makes hand-stitched bespoke lavender sachets, is one of the vendors at Fog City Flea. Photo courtesy of Fog City Flea.
 
 
Fog City Flea is excited to be part of your visit to SF's historic Ferry Building. Every Sunday from 10am-5pm, this curated market of makers and merchants from San Francisco, the Bay Area and beyond offer their very best in handcrafted jewelry, apparel, accessories, apothecary, housewares, furnishings, and well-edited vintage. The event is in Suite 37 (the old Sur La Table space) and is free. Take BART to Embarcadero and walk five minutes to the Ferry Building.
 
 
Get your pets ready for the 3rd annual Downtown Berkeley & North Shattuck Pet Parade. On Sunday, August 1st from 10am-3pm dress up with your family, friends, and your pet pals for a chance to win prizes in the Pet Parade Contest for Best Dressed Pet, Best Dressed Pet and Owner. All pets are welcome! The event is free. Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and walk 13 minutes to Cedar St and Shattuck Ave.
 
 
With the market’s mission to support the development of local and sustainable farming, this is the place where the community goes to show their love to the farmers, family-owned food producers and artisans that live and work where we live and work. Open every Sunday from 9am-1pm year-round, you will find fresh flowers, local honey, farm fresh produce, coffee, baked goods, and more. Grab what you need for the week, snag a snack and a coffee and enjoy some local entertainment. Take BART to Walnut Creek and walk three minutes to the market on Locust St.
 
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.

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