BARTable This Weekend: October 23-25

OMCA celebrates Dia de los Muertos this weekend. Photo courtesy of OMCA. 
 
Fall is in the air which usually means celebrations and events are taking place around the Bay. Depending on your comfort level, we've rounded up both virtual and live events and celebrations for you to choose from this weekend. It's beautiful out there, it's actually cooling down a bit - wherever you are and whatever you do, we hope you enjoy it!
 
Editor's Note: For even more #virtuallyBARTable content, see our full list of events that can be accessed anytime from anywhere. Please wear a mask and keep a physical distance of at least six feet while riding the trains or at an in-person event. 
 
Friday BARTable This Weekend
The Bay Area Science Fair has gone virtual this year with fun science offerings for everyone. Photo courtesy of Bay Area Science Fair. 
The Bay Area Science Fair has gone virtual this year with fun science offerings for everyone. Photo courtesy of Bay Area Science Fair. 
 
 
Can you burn with desire and remain silent? When a bride’s former lover pays her a visit, she disappears before the ceremony. The vengeful groom follows them into the woods, unfazed by Death, Spirits, or the Moon. As passion and blood feuds converge, the fate of the three lovers hurtle toward the inevitable. By turns witty and gruesome, featuring texts in both Spanish and English, this new adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s “Blood Wedding” examines the bonds of tradition, the legacy of family, and the price of conformity. Live streams of “Blood Wedding” take place on multiple nights with tickets available online beginning at $20. “Blood Wedding” will be on demand beginning November 6.
 
 
Celebrating the silver anniversary of Kurt Elling’s Blue Note debut amid a pandemic, Freight & Salvage will air the virtual Cocktail Hour – K-Pop (Evening) celebration from his longtime home base, Chicago’s iconic Green Mill. Recognized as one of the world’s foremost jazz vocalists, with numerous Grammy nominations and awards snagging him the honor, this concert will feature interpretations of pop songs, with John McLean on guitar. Elling has reached deep into pop music history and will delve from classics to soulful favorites like “You Send Me” and harmonically and lyrically rich songs by the likes of Stevie Wonder and U2. The performance begins at 6pm with tickets starting at $15. Purchase tickets here.
 
 
Get ready for a “HellaSecret” comedy show in Oakland. A brand new series of pop-up (and socially distanced) live outdoor comedy shows at unique spots across the bay. A venue will be taken over and you’ll receive an email with the secret location the morning of the show. Required tickets run $15-20 and are available for shows on Friday at 6:30pm and Saturday at 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Tickets can be purchased here.
 
 
This year the Bay Area Science Festival (“BASF”) is coming to you virtually featuring 125+ incredible events and experiences. Bringing together STEM role models, families, youth and adults to enjoy the wonder of science and discover together. Events and activities run virtually through Oct. 25 and are FREE to all. Click here to register and plan your days at the festival.
 
Saturday BARTable This Weekend
""Billie Eilish takes her world tour on a virtual 3D experience. Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone magazine.
Billie Eilish takes her world tour on a virtual 3D experience. Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone magazine.
 
 
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 4-minutes to the Grant Avenue Chinatown entrance.
 
 
The best from the SF Opera stage is streaming once again on a screen near you. Get ready, they’ve opened their vault of classic productions and this weekend they’re offering up the 2015 production of Mozart’s laugh-out-loud comedy “The Marriage of Figaro”. The broadcast is free for streaming beginning today at 10am and is available to watch until Sunday at 11:59pm. So, kick back and relax as you watch great Opera in the comfort of your own home.
 
 
Following the cancellation of her world tour when the pandemic hit in March, Billie Eilish will host a “virtual multi-dimensional, interactive, and immersive” livestream Saturday at 3pm. Using multiple cameras and state-of-the-art technology, the event will be a virtual concert in a 3D-rendered environment. Performing with her brother, Finneas, and drummer Andrew Marshall, the concert will retool elements from her halted tour. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased here.
 
Sunday BARTable This Weekend
Contemporary Jewish Museum hosts "Sunday Stories: The Legend of Harry Houdini". Photo courtesy of CJM.
Contemporary Jewish Museum hosts "Sunday Stories: The Legend of Harry Houdini". Photo courtesy of CJM.
 
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 dusk until the dawn, 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 $2 and the entrance is located near Garden at the Flea and the East Lot. 
 
 
Straitjackets, shackles, milk cans, packing trunks—nothing could hold Harry Houdini, renowned magician, escape artist, and legendary twentieth-century performer. In this Sunday Story, join the Contemporary Jewish Museum (“CJM”) to discover Houdini’s unforgettable story, from his beginnings as the son of a poor Hungarian rabbi to his meteoric rise to international fame through his gripping theatrical presentations and heart-stopping outdoor spectacles. Don’t miss this exploration of Houdini’s life, legend, and enduring cultural influence. This event is FREE and will be available to watch at 10am on Facebook.
 
 
For over 25 years, the Oakland Museum of California (“OMCA”) has honored Dia de los Muertos with an annual community festival. This year, the museum continues its beloved annual tradition with a FREE virtual community celebration. This one-hour celebration begins at 2pm and will feature Mesoamerican traditions of ritual, music, dance, and ofrendas (altars). Immerse yourself in the traditions that can heal and comfort while also learning how to build an altar for a loved one.

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