BARTable This Weekend: October 8-10

The US Navy Blue Angels over Oracle Park. Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Giants.
 
It's an action-packed weekend with plenty of can't-miss events. If you're heading into the City, don't get stuck in traffic on the Bay Bridge! We're ready for extra riders and have increased our service. Additionally, riders can take advantage of plenty of available parking at many BART stations. Parking is free after 3pm on weekdays and throughout weekends.
 
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. Before you travel on BART, use our Trip Planner to get estimated arrival and departure times. Learn what to expect when you return to BART here.
 
Friday
"Gunda" plays this Friday at the PROXY Walk-In Movie Theater. Photo courtesy of PROXY.
 

New events

 
GUNDA is a black and white documentary centering the lived experiences of a series of farm animals - a one-legged chicken, a family of cows, and the eponymous pig Gunda and her brood of piglets. The film calls the viewer in to experience the lives of these animals on their own terms, demanding empathy for their inner lives. The free show is playing at the PROXY Walk-In Theater in Hayes Valley, San Francisco. It starts at 6pm. RSVP and make sure to get there early to claim a good spot, enjoy a frosty brew from Fort Point Beer Company and tasty offerings from Viva Vegan and Al Carajo. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk 10 minutes to 432 Octavia St.
 
SF Fleet Week | Embarcadero
 
Head to San Francisco this weekend for Fleet Week, a pleasantly noisy display of aerial action. Biplanes, stunt pilots, parachutists and the Blue Angels all convene over the Bay against a spectacular backdrop. Avoid watching the show sitting in traffic on the Bay Bridge! See our guide with the full schedule and how to take BART to watch.
 
Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants | Oracle Park
 
The Giants will face the Dodgers for the first time ever in the National League Division Series. It's sure to be a matchup you won't want to miss. Friday's game starts at 6:37pm and tickets start at $272. BART is the easiest and most convenient way to get to the game. See our guide here.
 

Events happening every Friday

 
From October 1-31, take the Bay Day Trail Challenge and connect, discover, and explore San Francisco Bay. There’s an experience for everyone with two ways to participate in the challenge: explore 25 miles of trails or complete 5 activities of your choice that connect you to the Bay. New this year, you can form a team with friends, family, or colleagues to compete and challenge one another.
 
Bay Area Walls at SFMOMA | Montgomery 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
See live music at the final Rockridge Rock-N-Stroll on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Rockridge District Association.
 

New events

 
The Rockridge District in Oakland welcomes you and your family to the final Rock-N-Stroll of the season. Retailers, restaurants and service providers will be offering big sales, live music, art and entertainment as you shop, eat, and enjoy the beautiful neighborhood. Check it out this Saturday from 10am-6pm. Take BART to Rockridge and walk down College Ave right outside the station.
 
 
The North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament is coming to Oakland for its 76th year! Taking place at Lincoln Square Park near Chinatown, this high-energy event is not just about volleyball, it's also about celebrating Chinese cultural heritage, supporting local businesses in Downtown Oakland and Chinatown, and sharing these experiences with spectators. The opening ceremony begins at 8am with the challenge rounds beginning at 9am. Take BART to Lake Merritt and walk six minutes to 261 11th St.
 
 
Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, dinner, and any other comforts of home. The movie begins at 7:15pm. Reserve your tickets today and bring your friends and family! Take BART to Walnut Creek and walk 10 minutes to 1625 Locust St.
 
 
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching story and a truly fresh and vibrant score, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents (all portrayed by adult actors) vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show takes place at the Children's Creativity Theater until November 7. Take BART to Powell St and walk seven minutes to 221 4th St.
 
 
"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged" is a sharp, agile and hilariously comic take on the works of the Bard, all of which find their way onto the stage at one moment or another. So, yes, 75 characters from 37 plays, performed by three actors in approximately 97 minutes. This free outdoor performance will take place in Jack London Square. The event begins at noon. Take BART to 12th St/Oakland City Center and walk 14 minutes to 2 Broadway St.
 

Events happening every Saturday

 
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.
 
Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism at OMCA | Lake Merritt

This multidisciplinary exhibition brings together art, music, literature, film, and more that express a present and future where Black voices are centered. Mothership will continue OMCA’s commitment to elevating stories and ideas that inspire a more expansive future by exploring the ways Afrofuturism re-envisions the past and imagines new possibilities. The exhibition is now open 11am-5pm at the Oakland Museum of CA. Reserved general admission tickets start at $12. Take BART to Lake Merritt and walk two minutes to 1000 Oak St.
 
 
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.
 
SoMa Outdoor Comedy | Montgomery St
 
The Setup and Don't Tell Comedy are combining forces to give you the best live outdoor comedy experience in San Francisco! Two shows every Saturday, 7pm and 8:45pm. Experience the top performers in San Francisco as well as traveling headliners from Los Angeles showcasing their funniest material. With two of the largest comedy forces in San Francisco collaborating, this will be an epic series that is not to be missed. Comedians from CONAN, America's Got Talent, and HBO are sure to leave you with a night to remember. Tickets start at $30. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk five minutes to the Gasser Garden at 176 2nd St.
 
 
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
Check out the Exploratorium's new giant hopscotch artwork (seen here in Chicago, Illinois) starting Sunday. Photo courtesy of Lawrence Weiner.
 

New events

 
The Exploratorium has a new installation from celebrated American artist Lawrence Weiner. "OUT OF SIGHT" is a participatory, interactive, social artwork in the public plaza along the Embarcadero. It's free to access and open to the public until January 9, 2022. “Lawrence Weiner’s 'OUT OF SIGHT' is an ideal artwork for inviting our visitors and public to play on our entry plaza on Pier 15,” said Kirstin Bach, interim director of arts, Exploratorium. “It sets the stage for the discovery and inspiration visitors can find while exploring our exhibits within the walls of the Exploratorium.” Take BART to Embarcadero and walk 13 minutes to Pier 15.
 

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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