BARTable This Weekend: September 17-19

Toro y Moi is one of the musicians on the line-up at Second Sky Festival on Saturday. Photo courtesy of The Line of Best Fit.
 
This weekend, lots of live outdoor music is on tap all over the Bay. With a chance of rain in the forecast, we have you covered with indoor events too. You can save money this weekend and ride BART -- all fares are 50% off with 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 live music on the back plaza of the Ferry Building this Friday. Photo courtesy of the Ferry Building.
 
 
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. 17, enjoy music from BFF.fm with Vix Vapo Rub. Take BART to Embarcadero and walk five minutes to the Ferry Building.
 
 
As part of Transit Month this September, BART and AC Transit are welcoming back riders with deals of their own: BART is offering 50% off fares on Clipper, and AC Transit is providing Fare-Free Fridays. When combined, East Bay riders can save a lot of money when taking public transit on Fridays this month!
 
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 California Symphony's "Emperor" on Saturday or Sunday in Walnut Creek. Photo courtesy of California Symphony.
 
 
After more than a year of offering virtual performances, California Symphony welcomes audiences back to the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek for the 2021-22 season, which opens with "Emperor," Beethoven’s best known and most performed piano concerto. "Emperor" features virtuosic trills, scales, and lots of drama, played here by acclaimed Beethoven specialist Adam Golka. Also on the program is music by trailblazing Mozart contemporary Marianna Martines and Vaughan Williams’ soul-soothing "Symphony No. 5."  Tickets start at $44. There are two shows this weekend -- the first on Saturday at 7:30pm and the second on Sunday at 4pm. Take BART to Walnut Creek and walk 10 minutes to 1601 Civic Dr.
 
 
Skrillex disciple and Grammy nominee Porter Robinson brings a two-day festival of electronic music to Oakland, with performances by local legends Toro y Moi, ambient keyboardist Jon Hopkins and more. The line-up is the same both days, tickets start at $149.50. Take BART to Coliseum and walk 10 minutes to the Oakland Arena. BART will provide extra trains for this event. Read more here.
 
 
Head to Richmond on Saturday for a night of dancing, cocktails and amazing food at the first annual Rocky Island Summer Fest! There will be a free food festival from 12-7pm followed by a live concert on the waterfront from 6-10pm. Music comes from the incomparable Oakland-based DJ James Wavey, legendary El Sobrante-based producer DJ LakeCube, and headliner The Seshen. Music tickets are $25. Take BART to Richmond, transfer to AC Transit Line 74 and ride for 15 minutes to Harbor Way S and Ford Point.
 
 
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
Safe-to-eat cookie dough is found just minutes from North Concord/Martinez Station. Photo courtesy of Out The Dough.
 
Take an adventure to North Concord | North Concord/Martinez
 
On Sunday, it looks like the rain chance is lesser the farther east you go, so it should be the perfect day to stay dry and relatively cool in North Concord. Check out our latest 36 minutes feature written by one of our staff members who is a Concord expert. The journey starts or ends with cookie dough!
 
 
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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