BARTable This Weekend: June 4-6

Javier Navarette and his Socially Recovering Friends are performing at the Out Front Street Bar at The UC Theatre in Berkeley on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Javier Navarette and his Socially Recovering Friends.

This weekend, there's a great mix of live music, outdoor comedy, and even a free day at a popular museum. Where might that be? Read on to find out.

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.


Melissa Aldana performs virtually at SFJAZZ. Photo courtesy of SFJAZZ.

Melissa Aldana - Fridays at Five | Virtual

Winner of the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition, Melissa Aldana has become one of jazz’s leading lights. Her bold sound and vision have been nurtured by some of jazz’s most perspicacious talent scouts including Danilo Pérez, George Coleman, Joe Lovano, Greg Osby and her father, the accomplished saxophonist Marcos Aldana, but the young leader is a singularly talented artist who has built a career by turning convention on its ear. Streaming begins at 5pm.

“Out Front” Street Dining & Music at The UC Theatre | Downtown Berkeley

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 The Black Star Pirates on Friday night and Javier Navarette and his Socially Recovering Friends 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.

SF Ballet’s "Swan Lake" | Virtual

Ballet’s greatest love story returns. Deeply moving and visually stunning, "Swan Lake" is the quintessential classical ballet. Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer, Helgi Tomasson’s strikingly modern production updates this tale of love and betrayal for the 21st century, featuring sets and costumes by Tony Award–winning designer Jonathan Fensom. Digital streaming runs through June 9 with single stream 72-hour access available for $29. Upload, sit back, relax, and enjoy this breathtaking ballet from wherever you may be.


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.

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market | Embarcadero

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.

SFMOMA | Montgomery St

After a long hiatus, the museum is open and welcoming back visitors to long-awaited in-person exhibitions. You don't want to miss Nam June Paik's, "The father of video art", a mesmerizing riot of sights and sounds, with more than 200 works by the visionary artist. Experience artworks that evoke natural spectacles in "Contemporary Optics", and find poignant new works by Bay Area artists in "Close to Home" and "Bay Area Walls" & more. Timed tickets start at $19 - it is highly encouraged to purchase tickets online before visiting. Children and teens under 18 are FREE. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk six minutes to 151 3rd St.


The Asian Art Museum is free on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Asian Art Museum.

Asian Art Museum - free day | Civic Center/UN Plaza

It's the first Sunday of June and that means the Asian Art Museum has free admission! After looking at "Chanel Miller: I was, I am, I will be" from outside on Hyde Street, head inside the now-open Asian Art Museum to wander the galleries. New exhibits include "After Hope: Videos of Resistance," a collection of more than 50 short videos exploring hope in art and activism; "Memento: Jayashree Chakravarty and Lam Tung Pang," which transports viewers to Kolkata and Hong Kong through contemporary works; and "Zheng Chongbin: I Look for the Sky," a collection of the Bay Area artist's site-specific installations. Timed tickets are required and are quick and easy to reserve. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk five minutes to 200 Larkin St.

Macy Gray “The Hits" with a Full Band | Virtual

Macy Gray, R&B and soul singer-songwriter, digs deep into her song catalogue for her Freight & Salvage livestream series where she will play her favorite “Covers” with a full band on June 6, and her new record “The Reset” with The California Jet Club on June 13. Watch the second in the series on Sunday at 5pm. Tickets start at $20.

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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