BARTable This Weekend: September 10-12

The Autumn Moon Festival is this weekend in San Francisco's Chinatown. Photo courtesy of SF Funcheap.
 
There's lots to get excited about this weekend, including a return of live opera, plenty of live music, and the return of a couple of long-running San Francisco festivals. Plus, it's even easier to get to weekend events this month with BART's special promotion of 50% off all fares on Clipper!
 
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
Enjoy a free simulcast from San Francisco Opera at Oracle Park on Friday. Photo courtesy of San Francisco Opera.
 
 
The City is open, live opera is back and it’s time to celebrate! San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Giants invite you to join them for Opera at the Ballpark. Eun Sun Kim takes the podium as music director for the free simulcast of "Live and In Concert: The Homecoming," a one-night-only concert event with the livestream coming directly from War Memorial Opera House. Experience an unforgettable evening of show-stopping arias under the stars with garlic fries in hand. The show begins at 7pm. Take BART to Embarcadero and walk 20 minutes to the ballpark.
 
 
Join Freight & Salvage and Laurie Lewis as they celebrate the birthday of the "Father of Bluegrass," Bill Monroe. Grammy Award-winning musician Laurie Lewis is internationally renowned as a singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and educator. Laurie has twice been voted “Female Vocalist of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association and has won the respect and admiration of her peers. The show begins at 8pm and tickets start at $8. Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and walk three minutes to 2020 Addison St.
 
 
Join the Ferry Building in San Francisco for free weekly live music from 3-6pm on the Ferry Building’s Back Plaza. There will be local Bay Area bands and DJs all summer long. Grab your favorite refreshments from inside the building and enjoy the outdoor dining area with picture perfect bay views. On Sept. 10, enjoy music from Soul Mechanic with Tony Lindsey. Take BART to Embarcadero and walk five minutes to the Ferry Building.
 
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
Head to College Ave in Rockridge for Rock-N-Stroll on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Visit Oakland.
 
Autumn Moon Festival | Montgomery St
 
Celebrate the San Francisco Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival with incredible food, arts and crafts, live performances and illuminating red lanterns in the heart of Chinatown on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm. The event is free and provides fun for the whole family. The Autumn Moon Festival is located along historic Grant Ave between California and Broadway Streets. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk ten minutes to Grant Ave and California St.
 
 
The Rockridge District in Oakland welcomes you and your family to Rock-N-Stroll, a community celebration on Sept. 11. 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-7pm. Take BART to Rockridge and walk down College Ave right outside the station.
 
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
After going virtual in 2020, the How Weird Street Faire is back to an in-person event this Sunday. Photo courtesy of How Weird Street Faire.
 
How Weird Street Faire | Montgomery St
 
The 22nd annual How Weird Street Faire will take place on Sunday from noon to 8pm. This unique event happens in the heart of the downtown of San Francisco, centered at Howard and 2nd Streets. The streets will be filled with colorful costumes and dancing, eight stages of world-class electronic music, an expanded art alley, a marketplace featuring unique vendors and delicious food and drinks and more. This year’s theme is “Eternal Return.” People are encouraged to come dressed in their weirdest costume yet. Proof of vaccination and a mask is required to attend. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk five minutes to Howard and 2nd Streets.
 
 
Tammy Hall began playing the piano at age four in Dallas, Texas, where she was raised. From 1979-1981, Tammy attended Mills College in Oakland where she formed her core sound: a fusion of jazz, gospel, and classical. In 2017, Tammy received the award for Best Musical Direction from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, for her work in Pamela Rose's "Blues Is A Woman." See Tammy and her quintet at Freight & Salvage on Sunday at 7pm. Tickets start at $8. The event will be livestreamed in addition to an in-person performance. Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and walk three minutes to 2020 Addison 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.
 
 
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.
 
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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