Event

Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday, October 7, 2016, 5–10 pm
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 5:00pm

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA with Off the Grid food trucks, music, and more! Join OMCA every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Enjoy the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine from gourmet food trucks, local beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages at the Blue Oak beer garden, live music, and dance lessons. Get creative at family-friendly drop-in workshops, learn from local foodies in the Makers & Tasters Series, and enjoy special guest performers and events. Gallery admission is half-price for adults and free for ages 18 and under!

What to expect on October 7:

11 am–10 pm: OMCA Member preview for new exhibition All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50
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 family 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 Rickey Vincent spinning hits in the 10th Street Amphitheater
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: Make a paper marigold for Días de los Muertos
6–8 pm: Makers & Tasters series on food activism featuring Rubicon BakeryPlanting Justice, Imperfect Produce, and Acta Non Verba, organizations making a difference in the community through food inspired by the revolutionary free breakfast programs of the Black Panther Party and by upcoming exhibition All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50, opening Saturday, October 8
6:30–7 pm: Zydeco Dance with Lance Henry instruction in the 10th Street Amphitheater
6:30–8:30 pm: Acoustic performer Urban Folk with Haji Basim setting the mood in Oak Street Plaza
7–9 pm: Live band Andre Thierry playing Zydeco and alternative Creole music in the 10th Street Amphitheater
7:30–7:45 pm: A fifteen-minute Snack Size Docent Tour in one of OMCA’s Galleries—you won’t know which one until 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.

Make it yours! 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