BARTable This Weekend: Nov. 12-14

Watch adults sharing embarrassing childhood stories this weekend in "Mortified." Photo courtesy of Mortified.
 
This weekend, see the world premiere of a new play as an intimate theatre returns to live performances, take a trip back to the 80s, or witness adults telling mortifying childhood stories in front of strangers. It's all sure to entertain you and it's all BARTable!
 
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Friday
The new play, "Father/Daughter" has its world premiere this Friday. Photo courtesy of Aurora Theatre.
 

New events

 
In its world premiere, "Father/Daughter," by playwright Kait Kerrigan, is a beautifully written contemporary romance. This show marks Aurora Theatre's return to live, in-person theatre, and they're very excited to be making live art again. Two actors play both pairs of lovers in this structurally inventive play that asks how our relationships with our parents and children impact our romantic lives. The show begins this Friday and tickets start at $40. Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and walk three minutes to 2081 Addison St.
 
 
After a year on hiatus, ice skating is back in the heart of San Francisco! This Friday, put on your best ’80s gear and head to Union Square to skate to your favorite jams from [email protected] "Flashback Friday" will take place at the 7pm and 8:30pm sessions. Skating is available through January 17 and is only a six-minute walk from either Montgomery St or Powell St station. Don't know how to skate? No problem! Every Saturday and Sunday (except Christmas and New Year's Day), from 8-9am, join the fun with free lessons courtesy of Kaiser Permanente. For all other times, tickets start at $13 and are available online.
 
"Mortified" storytelling night | Civic Center/UN Plaza and 19th St/Oakland
 
On Friday night in San Francisco and on Saturday night in Oakland, witness a night of adults telling stories about their lives by sharing their most mortifying childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, home movies)… in front of total strangers. As heard on "The Mortified Podcast," and seen on Netflix’s "Mortified Nation," check out the national comedy/storytelling sensation live! Tickets start at $20. For the San Francisco show on Friday night, take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk 13 minutes to the DNA Lounge at 375 11th St. For the Oakland show on Saturday night, take BART to 19th St/Oakland and walk seven minutes to The New Parish at 1743 San Pablo Ave. 
 

Events happening every Friday

Nocturne X Immersive Exhibition (now until Jan. 7, 2022) | 24th St Mission
 
Opening October 15, adventurers of all ages are invited on a journey to a massive otherworldly forest that responds to touch, sound, and movement. This expansive exhibition is home to hundreds of bioluminescent sculptures and unique interactive installations created by the newly formed Bay Area-based collective Numina Studio. Tickets start at $20. Take BART to 24th St Mission and walk two minutes to 2665 Mission St.
 
 
SFMOMA presents a series of commissions by local artists that actively engage with pressing issues of our time. Many of 2020’s inaugural projects delved into the consequences of a year of social isolation and unrest, polarizing news, racial injustice, and economic crisis, all against a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now ongoing, the program is designed to support local artists who are keenly attuned to our current moment. Reserved timed tickets start at $19 and can be ordered online. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk three minutes to the museum entrance at 151 Third St.
 
Saturday
Spend a day in San Francisco's Chinatown on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Sunday Streets SF.
 

New events

 
Spend a day along the Embarcadero and stop by Pier 15 to see the world premiere of "Here. Now.", an hour-length outdoor dance production put on by Alyssa Mitchel, her company of ten dancers and the Exploratorium. This outdoor collaboration is a fusion of artistic styles by artists of diverse backgrounds. Ten dancers will guide the audience through a dynamic meditative journey at The Exploratorium’s Buckyball and outdoor plaza. This free event happens on Saturday at noon and Sunday at 1pm and 3:30pm. Take BART to Embarcadero and walk 13 minutes to Pier 15.
 

Events happening every Saturday

San Francisco Chinatown Walkway Weekends (through Dec. 2021) | Montgomery St
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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
Stop by the Walnut Creek Farmers' Market pick up a colorful variety of vegetables. Photo courtesy of Walnut Creek Farmers' Market.
 

Events happening every Sunday

 
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.
 
 
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.
 
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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