Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday, July 22, 2016, 5–10 pm
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 5:00pm

Enjoy the best—and biggest—street market in the East Bay this summer with OMCA and Off the Grid! Friday Nights @ OMCA is now open an extra hour later, and expands onto Oak Street, adding five more food trucks to help quench your thirst for delicious local cuisine. Savor California beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak beer garden. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, hands-on activities for kids, a pop-up art market in the Redwood Burl area, and extended OMCA Store hours. Bring friends and family for a taste of local music, food, and culture at the Oakland Museum of California every Friday Night!

What to expect on July 22:

5–10 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under
5–10 pm: All Museum galleries open late
5–10 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine: get the weekly list here
5–9:45 pm: OMCA Store open with great artisan California-themed gifts, apparel, books, toys, and more
5–9:30 pm: Local beer and wine specials at the Blue Oak bars in the Koi Pond area, the Great Hall, and Oak Street Plaza 
5–9 pm: Gardens open for summertime fun
5–9 pm: OMCA Store pop-up in the Redwood Burl area
5–9 pm: Marketplace @ OMCA, featuring local vendors selling their wares in Redwood Burl area
5–6:30 pm: DJ Sean G spinning hits in the 10th Street Amphitheater
5–8 pm: Lawn games and family fun in the garden 
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: make a book about your community. You can even have your book included in the upcoming exhibition Oakland, I want you to know…
6:30–7 pm: Dance instruction in the 10th Street Amphitheater
6–6:30 pm: Story time with the Oakland Public Library in the Museum gardens
6:30–8:30 pm: Acoustic performers Nacirema setting the mood in Oak Street Plaza
7–9 pm: Live band Sonando Sur Son Jarocho playing music, inspired by their hometown of Veracruz, Mexico with a Fandango for the second set in the 10th Street Amphitheater
7:30–7:45 pm: A Snack Size Docent Tour, a fifteen-minute mini-tour in one of OMCA’s Galleries—you won’t know which one till the tour begins!

Cost: Half-price gallery admission for adults, ages 18 and under are free. Admission for Members is always free. Cash bar. Prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks.

Transportation: OMCA is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station. Event parking is available at the Museum for a $5 flat fee after 5 pm. Museum garage closes at 10:30 pm.

New! Reserve a picnic table or the Blue Oak café terrace for your group during Friday Nights @ OMCA!

Presented in partnership with Off the Grid: Lake Merritt @ OMCA. Friday Nights @ OMCA is made possible in part by generous support from Bank of America, the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Koret Foundation.

 Off the Grid   Bank of America