Event

Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday, June 10, 2016, 5–10 pm
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 5:00pm

Enjoy the best—and biggest—street market in the Bay this summer with OMCA and Off the Grid! Starting this spring, Friday Nights @ OMCA stays 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 on 10th Street every Friday Night!

What to expect on June 10:

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, Gardens, and Oak Street Plaza 
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: June reisdent DJ Leydis spinning hits in the Koi Pond Area
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: hemp friendship bracelet-making in connection with Altered State: Marijuana in California
5–8 pm: Lawn games and family fun in the garden
6–8 pm: Ask an Expert in the special exhibition Altered State, this month with Dale Gierenger of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law
6:30–7 pm: Salsa dance instruction by Nick & Serena in the 10th Street Amphitheater
6:30–8:30 pm: Acoustic group The Bob and Lenny Show setting the mood in Oak Street Plaza
7–9 pm: Live band Rumbache playing Latin and Salsa music in the 10th Street Amphitheater

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