BARTable This Weekend: October 30-November 1

Last year, Nga Ly and her family dressed up as a BART train, map, turnstile and Clipper card for Halloween. Photo courtesy of SF Chronicle.

This Halloween is special — it falls on a Saturday and a full moon will occur. We're here to help you celebrate safely and responsibly. Looking to stay home away from ghosts and goblins? We have all the virtual events you're going to want to tune in to. Looking to venture out? We show you where to be. Happy Halloween from BARTable!

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
Celebrate El Día de los Muertos with the Oakland Museum of CA. Photo courtesy of Oakland Museum of CA.
Celebrate El Día de los Muertos with the Oakland Museum of CA. Photo courtesy of Oakland Museum of CA.

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 at 6:30pm and 8:30pm both Friday and Saturday. Tickets can be purchased here.

OMCA's Día de los Muertos Virtual Field Trip | Virtual

Celebrate California’s cultural roots as you explore the diverse traditions, stories, and indigenous heritage of Día de los Muertos. Discover how this holiday is a source for cultural strength, healing, and social change. This virtual performance includes a 30-minute live performance with Cascada de Flores (or access to a video of the performance), videos of interviews with Latinx community members and OMCA curators, accompanying hands-on papel picado art activity, and a teacher guide. The celebration begins at 10am and is free.

A.C.T.’s “Blood Wedding” | Virtual

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.

Kurt Elling 25th Anniversary Concert Tour via Freight & Salvage | Virtual

Celebrating the silver anniversary of Kurt Elling’s Blue Note debut amid a pandemic, Freight & Salvage will air the virtual Cocktail Hour – "Here's Romance" in 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.

Saturday BARTable This Weekend
Enjoy a fun open space this weekend in the Tenderloin. Photo courtesy of Tenderloin Community Benefit District.
Enjoy a fun open space this weekend in the Tenderloin. Photo courtesy of Tenderloin Community Benefit District.

Wicked cheap Halloween events

It's the time of year where haunts reign supreme and we are all looking for the thrill of Halloween but without paying an arm and a leg. We've found some wicked cheap Halloween events that are either in-person or virtual. From family friendly to adult only, there are events for everyone. Get your costumes ready and cue the haunted music.

“Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle | Civic Center/UN Plaza

Enjoy a safe and open space to play, stretch the legs, and have some fun at Play Streets this Saturday. There will be art, music, activities, wellness classes and a drum circle. Masks and social distancing requirements will be in place. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk five minutes to Turk St between Leavenworth and Jones Streets.

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.

SF Opera’s "Lucia di Lammermoor" | Virtual

SF Opera has opened their vault of classic productions and this Halloween, don't miss Natalie Dessay in her Company debut as the blood-soaked bride Lucia, a performance hailed by San Francisco Chronicle as “probing and musically resplendent." 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.

de Young Museum Free Saturdays | Powell St

Free Saturdays for all Bay Area residents are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or a limited number of tickets may be available at the membership desk at the museum. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, including art-making, gallery guides, and tours with discussion and sketching in the permanent galleries. Reserve your spot in advance online. Take BART to Powell St and transfer to SF Muni 5 or 44 to reach the museum.

Sunday BARTable This Weekend
The Fillmore Marketplace is a new market supporting the heart and soul of the Fillmore District. Photo courtesy of Fillmore Marketplace.
The Fillmore Marketplace is a new market supporting the heart and soul of the Fillmore District. Photo courtesy of Fillmore Marketplace.

Holiday Gift Collective | Lafayette

Holiday Gift Collective is a union in support of community and equality, and offers home goods, jewelry, gourmet foods, and more. In addition to continuing to pave the path for aspiring female entrepreneurs, Holiday Gift Collective hopes to encourage the community to work together in the fight against climate change. Brands such as Planet Renu, SIP, and Hofssi Chocolates will be presenting a variety of eco-friendly and ethically sourced products. Take BART to Lafayette and walk nine minutes to 3539 Plaza Way. The pop-up will run from 10am-5pm, every Sunday through the holiday season. 

Fillmore Marketplace | Montgomery St

Fillmore's small businesses are struggling due to COVID-19's ever-changing restrictions. The Fillmore Marketplace was created by the Fillmore & Japantown for Justice Coalition to support these integral small businesses. Local vendors are working to develop a safe socially-distanced outdoor marketplace on O’Farrell and Fillmore for the community to support the Fillmore's heart and soul. Come out in-person this Sunday from 12-5pm to purchase jewelry, bath and body products, art, clothing, and more. Take BART to Montgomery St and transfer to SF MUNI 38/38R and ride for 15 minutes to Fillmore St & Geary Blvd, then walk two minutes to the marketplace.

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 $3 and the entrance is located near Garden at the Flea and the East Lot.

Let's get social. 

What are you doing this weekend? Let us know via social media, @SFBARTable #SFBARTable! Keep up with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter to see all of the best BARTable (virtual) events, places to eat (grab take out from) and have fun (outside) around the Bay. 

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