BARTable This Weekend: Oct 5-7

Hardly Strictly returns this weekend Oct. 5-7. Photo courtesy of Hardly Strictly.
 
It's another busy weekend in the Bay Area, and we're here to inform you of the best happenings while making your travel plans less stressful. BART is aware of the large events taking place and will be adding service in affected areas.
 
Friday BARTable This Weekend by BART
Award-winning local news outlet, Berkeleyside hosts Uncharted on Friday and Saturday.
 
Uncharted at Downtown Berkeley
Experience a two-day festival of ideas featuring one-on-one conversations, live performances, elective workshops and food and drinks. Tickets range from $175-$295, and can be bought online. The program runs Friday and Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and walk 3 minutes to either Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse or Berkeley Repertory Theatre, depending on which activity you attend.
 
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival at Civic Center/UN Plaza
The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park is one of the Bay Area's early autumn treasures. Get there on transit and enjoy some of the finest music from bluegrass and beyond, and it's all free. Ride BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and transfer to the Muni 5 Fulton.
 
Experience a pleasantly noisy display of aerial action with the Blue Angels Air Show. Biplanes, stunt pilots, parachutists and jets all convene over the Bay against a spectacular backdrop. Don’t be stuck in traffic watching the show from the Bay Bridge! Ride BART to Embarcadero and walk along the waterfront to find the best viewing spot or head southwest from the Pier and climb up your favorite hill to get a vantage point above the rest.
 
Saturday BARTable This Weekend by BART
Cowboys and cowgirls alike will be present this Saturday at the 44th annual Oakland Black Cowboy Parade & Festival. Photo courtesy of Andrea Robbins and Max Becher.
 
Dust off those cowboy boots and celebrate the 44th annual Oakland Black Cowboy Parade, the only parade and celebration of its kind in the United States. Saddle up on BART to West Oakland and walk 17 minutes to DeFremery Park. The event is free.
 
The annual Arab Cultural Festival brings the sights, smells, and sounds of the Arab world to San Francisco. The festival runs from 11am to 6pm and is free. Take BART to Powell St and walk five minutes to Union Square.
 
Sunday BARTable This Weekend by BART
The Sausage & Suds Music Festival returns this Saturday in downtown San Leandro. Photo courtesy of the San Leandro Downtown Association's Facebook.
 
Join thousands of people at the annual Sausage & Suds Festival in Downtown San Leandro. The event provides fun free musical entertainment with a beer and wine garden, with a nice variety of wines and an extensive variety of microbrews. Plus, there’s food that pairs nicely, including sausages among other choices. The event is free. Take BART to San Leandro and walk nine minutes to Parrott St & Washington Ave.
 
black odyssey at Orinda
Come see Gulf War veteran Ulysses Lincoln's journey on stage at Cal Shakes. Oakland-native Marcus Gardley's "black odyssey" combines Greek mythology and African-American folklore, and is a new take on Homer's classic. It's back by popular demand for a special limited engagement at the Bruns. Tickets range from $27-$60 and can be bought online. Take BART to Orinda and catch the free shuttle to the Cal Shakes Bruns Amphitheater.
 
First Sundays at Civic Center/UN Plaza
Enjoy food, recreational activities, an open-air bazaar and more on this first Sunday of the month. There will be free roller-skating with Church of 8 Wheels, mini pumpkin decorating for the first 300 guests, DIY crochet and knitting, and more. Admission is free. The event is from 11am to 3pm and is located on Fulton Street between the Asian Art Museum and San Francisco Main Public Library. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk five minutes to Fulton Street.

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