BARTable This Weekend: May 21-23

Chef Tu David Phu, pictured joins Chef Reem Assil for a free live conversation on Sunday at 1pm as part of CAAMFEST. Photo courtesy of East Bay Dish.

It's an action-packed weekend with lots of reasons to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Take a bike ride for Bike to Wherever Day, browse the wares of local vendors at various community markets, or get something fresh off the farm to eat — it's all right here and it's all BARTable!

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
Bike to Wherever Day is Friday, May 21. Photo courtesy of Bike East Bay.
 

Bike to Wherever Day | In-person

Bike to Wherever Day 2021 is Friday, May 21. It’s the Bay Area’s biggest day for bicycling, and this year Bike East Bay is bringing you safe, socially distanced fun. Pledge to ride to get all the details, find your nearest energizer station, and get ready for the big day!

Roxie Theater reopening | In-person

This Friday, the historic Roxie Theater in SF reopens with limited showings and seating capacity. Built in 1909, it’s the oldest movie theater in continuous operation in San Francisco. Originally called the C.H. Brown Theater, it changed to The Roxie in 1933 and added its neon-lit marquee (but, strangely, with no space for displaying current showings). Check out what's playing. Take BART to 16th St Mission and walk three minutes to 3117 16th St.

Chano Domínguez: Flamenco Sketches - Fridays at Five | Virtual

As SFJAZZ continues Miles Davis Celebration Month, tune in this week for a beautifully crafted collection blending a diverse group of master takes and outtakes from across the incomparable Miles Davis Columbia catalog. Streaming this week, Spanish pianist Chano Domínguez has found a singular niche as a pianist in the language of flamenco, viewed through the lens of the post-bop tradition. He has released over 20 albums and collaborated with Paquito D’Rivera Wynton Marsalis, and Paco de Lucía, among others. Streaming begins at 5pm.

CAAMFEST 2021 | In-person and Virtual

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest of audiences possible. This year’s Festival brings an array of hybrid experiences, with drive-ins, live virtual screenings, and events with over 80+ films on-demand. The mission is to bring you the best in Asian and Asian American storytelling whether in-person or from the comforts of your own home. Celebrate CAAMFEST through May 23 – visit the CAAMFEST website for full schedule and Festival Guide.

Tinkering at Home: The Exploratorium | Virtual

Get those creative juices flowing and visit the Exploratorium’s “Tinkering at Home” page where you will find experiments in science, art, technology, and lots of delightful ideas. Tinkering is an active, hands-on approach to discovering the richness and depth of the world around you. There are how-to videos and cool new finds in Digital Designs with TurtleArtTinkering with LEGOAnimate Your WorldCranky ContraptionsExploring Spinning, Light and Shadow PlayChain Reaction and more. For added fun, share your creations with other tinkering explorers on social media at #TinkeringAtHome.

Comedy Oakland | Virtual

Laughter continues to be the best medicine! Tune in to this free show at 7pm both Friday and Saturday with more chances to laugh at comedians from the likes of “Comedy Central,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “World Series of Comedy,” and more. Shows are free to watch on Zoom. Experience live online comedy at its finest and giggle yourself into some good weekend feels!

Saturday
Market Street Makers is on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Westfield San Francisco Centre.
 

Market Street Makers | Powell St

Market Street Makers is a community marketplace for local emerging and established artisan brands. Hosted at Westfield San Francisco Centre, this new event series will be held every second and fourth Saturday and will bring together Bay Area vendors including: health and wellness, jewelry, apothecary, pets, crafters, artists, and apparel. Vendors will be positioned on the concourse level along with the first and second floors from 11am-7pm. Take BART to Powell St and walk one minute to 865 Market St.

Open-Air Marketplace of Local Makers at Walnut Creek | Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza is back! The outdoor marketplace of the best local makers and great vibes in Walnut Creek has returned. Soak up the sun in the beautiful Broadway Plaza and shop small from your local community. From 11am-5pm on Saturday, there will be offerings from the best local makers of jewelry, wine barrel products, organic body products, home goods, apparel, glass, and floral arrangements. Before heading out, don't forget your mask and make sure to practice social distancing while at the marketplace. Take BART to Walnut Creek and walk 20 minutes to the plaza.

OMCA White Elephant Sale | Virtual

With something for everyone, the White Elephant Sale is the oldest and largest rummage sale in Northern California and features thousands of wonderful items at prices many have come to know and love. The annual sale is an Oakland institution that typically happens in March and in an Oakland warehouse – this year the sale has been reimagined and has gone virtual. The online store is open for business and will run 24/7 through May 23. Enter the shopping extravaganza from the comforts of your own home and let the shopping commence!

Contemporary Jewish Museum | Powell St

The Contemporary Jewish Museum reopened recently and we want to take you there! Visitors will finally be able to see exhibits that have only been available to view online. See Levi Strauss: A History of American Style; Threads 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. Take BART to Powell St and walk six minutes to 736 Mission St.

San Francisco Chinatown Walkway Weekends | Montgomery St

Walkway weekends are back! SF’s Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant walkway every weekend (11am-5pm) through June. 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.

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.

Living Room Dance Party | Virtual

Notoriously recognized as “Obama’s DJ," DJ Mel is hosting a nationwide virtual dance party – because you have the right to fight to dance (safely inside, of course). Join the free dance party from 4-8pm direct from your living room and let the good vibes take over!

Sunday
Cherries have arrived at the Heart of the City Farmer's Market. Photo courtesy of Daniel Quat Photography.
 

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.

Live Comedy on Zoom | Virtual

Tune into SF Comedy Showcase on Zoom with co-presenters, Ronn Vigh and Drew Harmon. New comedians hit the virtual stage every Sunday, as seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and more! Free RSVPs are required with donations accepted for the performing comedians.

Let's be social. 

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