BARTable This Weekend: November 20-22

Get your laugh on this weekend virtually at Black Laughs Matter with (l-r) Terry Dorsey, Jay Whittaker and Alan Massenberg. Photos courtesy of Facebook and IMDB.

As the holidays approach and we begin to spend more time indoors, we're bringing you more virtual things to do - including holiday shopping! There is a local makers fair that goes virtual this weekend along with an art show both supporting Bay Area artisans and offering up unique and one-of-a-kind gifts. As happens this time of year, there is ballet to take in and enjoy along with musical performances and comedy to provide welcomed joy and laughter. Please take it all in and have a good pre-Thanksgiving weekend!

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. Please note that BART closes at 9pm, plan your trip before you go and see BART's 15-step plan to safely welcoming riders here.

BARTable This Weekend Friday

38 Makers

SFMade has partnered with Pinterest for the 38 Makers Virtual Holiday Gift Fair. Photos courtesy 38 Makers Facebook page.

38 Makers: Virtual Holiday Gift Fair of Local SF Makers | Virtual

SFMade and Pinterest have partnered to offer local San Francisco handcrafted items all in one place, virtually. Knock out your holiday shopping for those you love by buying local with beautiful exclusive products (and discounts!) offered throughout this event. The event kicks off at 1:15pm with an online intro followed by virtual workshops and allotted times for shopping. The event runs until 5:15pm and registration is required with FREE admission that can be made here.

Faultline Artspace hosts 10xTEN Art Show | Virtual

Faultline Artspace is an East Oakland organization that provides workspace for local artisans and around this time of year, typically opens up their space for an art show and a kick-off to holiday shopping. Since this year looks a little different, they've partnered with 10xTEN to host a virtual art show featuring 100 talented and creative women artists from the Bay Area beginning Friday, Nov. 20 at 6pm. The event will run on Faultline Artspace's Instagram account that can be accessed here and will run through the holidays.

German Holiday Market | Virtual

This holiday market usually doesn't take place until December but this year they've gone virtual with the event beginning Friday, Nov. 20. The site will simulate the look and feel as if you are visiting an actual German Holiday Market with shopping, information and videos that share the Weihnachtsmarkt traditions and the Gemütlichkeit of the season. The event will run through Dec. 20 and can be accessed here

“I Need Space” Live Stream Queer Music Festival | Virtual

Six queer artists will stream their music live from their Bay Area homes for you to enjoy from wherever you are. Throw on some comfies, kick off your shoes, grab a drink and snack and let the music lift your spirits. Performances take place both Friday and Saturday at 6pm and 9pm and are FREE with donations welcomed.

“HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night | Secret SF location

Get ready for San Francisco's very first fully dedicated outdoor comedy club that will take place at a secret and unique location around the City. This "HellaSecret" Comedy Show and Cocktail Night will take place at a new double-parklet with built-in socially-distanced seating. Enjoy a 70+ minute comedy show with comics with credits like Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, NBC, and Outside Lands. Tickets are available online for the 7pm or 9pm shows and start at $20. The location will be emailed out the morning of the show. 21+ only. 

Ensemble for These Times: “Old Becomes New” | Virtual

Old First Concerts, San Francisco’s home for great concerts, is livestreaming new music by living composers inspired by older forms. Contemporary music group, Ensemble For These Times, brings this chamber music performance direct to your living room. The performance is FREE with donations welcomed. The event can be streamed here at 8pm. 

BARTable This Weekend Saturday

Queer Music Fest

Musicians (top l-r) Tret Fure, Willa Mamet, Cadence Myles and (bottom l-r) Hannah Cooper, Jade Way and, Genesis Fermin perform Friday and Saturday at "I Need Space". Photos courtesy Facebook and Twitter.

Black Laughs Matter Comedy Show | Virtual

Laughter is truly the best medicine so immerse yourself and support Black comics as they come together for "Black Laughs Matter," an online comedy show live from San Francisco. Hosted by comedian and actor Terry Dorsey, the show this week features Alan Massenburg (Sirius XM, Buzzfeed) and Jay Whittaker (voted “Best Utah Comedian 2014”). The show begins at 8pm and is free but donations are welcome. Tune in for some feel-good chuckles.

Play Streets: Tenderloin | Civic Center/UN Plaza

Enjoy a safe and open space to play, stretch the legs, people watch, and have some fun at Play Streets this Saturday. Event runs from 10am-4pm with arts & crafts, music, wellness classes and Covid-19 resources. Event takes place on Turk Street between Jones and Leavenworth. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk five minutes to event.

San Francisco Chinatown Walkway Weekends | Montgomery St.

SF’s Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant walkway every weekend (11am-5pm) through Dec. 27. 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.

BARTable This Weekend Sunday

Smuin Virtual Fall Dance Series

Smuin's Virtual Fall Dance Series continues this Sunday with "Program C". Image courtesy of Smuin Contemporary Ballet.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet | Virtual Fall Dance Series "Program C" | Virtual

Smuin Contemporary Ballet is thrilled to present the Virtual Fall Dance Series, filmed and recorded live in October. This Fall Dance Series delves into Michael Smuin’s vast archive to provide solos and duets that showcase Company Artists as well as Michael’s flair for entertaining. “Program C” features select works from the repertory archive and includes the music of the Beetles and Elvis Presley with new co-choreographed works. The program includes a virtual Q&A with Artistic Director Celia Fushille and the Artists immediately following the presentation. The series runs through Nov. 29 with “Program C” streaming on Sunday at 4pm. Tickets can be purchased for each show for $25 or the full series. Visit here to purchase tickets and for the livestream link.

UNDSCVRD Sunday Market | Civic Center/UN Plaza 

Celebrate Filipino-American History Month by shopping, strolling, and dining down Folsom St. on Sunday from 11am-4pm. Enjoy two blocks of artisan markets and street art in a safe and physical-distanced manner. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk three minutes to Folsom 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. Open from 5am to dusk, the Flea Market is a not to be missed San Jose tradition where "one man's junk is another man's treasure." With over 120 acres of shopping, activities, and food vendors, there's bound to be fun around every corner. Walk-in admission is $3, and the entrance is located near Garden at the Flea and the East Lot.

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