BARTable This Weekend: October 9-11
Join over 50 of the best artists and designer craftspeople from the Bay at the West Coast Craft Market on Saturday. Photo courtesy of West Coast Craft.
With rain no longer in the forecast for this weekend, it's looking like a good time to get outside and enjoy some of the in-person events that we're starting to see more of. We show you the latest spot to reopen for swimming, a celebration and festival in the City, and outdoor markets on both sides of the Bay. Grab your mask and hop on BART for some socially-distanced fun.
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.
Life is Living Festival | Virtual
Life is Living is an eco-equity, interdisciplinary festival that centers historically underserved neighborhoods and communities with programming in public spaces that have been otherwise neglected. For the last 13 years, the Life is Living Festival has taken place at Little Bobby Hutton Park in West Oakland but due to the impacts of COVID and wildfires the festival must be hosted virtually this year. Join 100+ artists and organizations who power the festival as an intergenerational kaleidoscope of Oakland life. It's happening all weekend and is free.
Fleet Week: The Virtual Experience | Virtual
Fleet Week returns to San Francisco, albeit a bit differently this year. The signature Fleet Week event, the Blue Angels airshow, has been postponed until 2021, but from Oct. 9-11 there will be virtual ship tours and a concert by country star Tim McGraw.
Mission Pool Reopening | 16th St Mission
San Francisco's only city-owned outdoor pool reopened this week. Mission Pool is welcoming back lap swimmers while making big changes in operations to comply with the current health order. Among the changes: temperature checks required, no more than four people in the water at any time, swimmers 14+ only, and all one-hour sessions must be reserved and purchased ($7) online. Take BART to 16th St Mission and walk 12 minutes to 101 Linda St.
Italian Heritage Parade and Festival | Montgomery St or Virtual
The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade and Festival is excited to announce a new series of socially distanced and virtual events celebrating Italian Heritage Month. This year’s celebration will be different, but there will still be many opportunities for the Italian-American community and those who celebrate Italian culture to do so in new ways. There are events taking place all weekend, including a Washington Square Lighting and Weekend Kickoff on Friday from 6-8pm, North Beach outdoor dining and family entertainment on Saturday, and a virtual celebration on Sunday at 11am. Grab your mask and ride BART to Montgomery St and walk about 20 minutes to North Beach.
"Celebrating Ruth Bader Ginsburg" | 16th St Mission or Virtual
Sisters from all over the world are coming together to celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg; they will Saint Justice Ginsburg on October 9 at 7pm at Market and Castro Streets in San Francisco. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be granting her the title of “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Mensch of Magistrates, Angel of Justice, and Tzadik Notorious RBG of the Divine Striking Dissent." If you’re in San Francisco, you can join the celebration (wearing a mask and following social distancing protocol) at the corner of Market and Castro Streets. Walk 20 minutes from 16th St Mission to get there. Or join in online, via a live feed on the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Facebook page.
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