Friday Nights @ OMCA: Season 5 Launch

Friday, January 20, 2017, 5–9 pm
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Rain or shine! Oakland’s popular weekly night market is back for a fifth season of fun and festivities! Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday starting January 20 for a taste of local music, food, art, and culture! 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 the whole family to OMCA for a sampling of the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine!

What to expect on January 20:

5–9 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under
5–9 pm: Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
5–9 pm: All Museum galleries open late
5–9 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine: get the weekly list here
5–9 pm: OMCA Store open with great artisan California-themed gifts, apparel, books, toys, and more
5–9 pm: Marketplace @ OMCA, featuring local vendors selling their wares in Redwood Burl area
5–9 pm: January resident DJ Stay Aware spinning hits in the Koi Pond area
5–9 pm: RELIEF/RESIST, a social practice printmaking project for all ages, supporting artistic expression on Inauguration Day
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: make a red envelope for the Lunar New Year to give some lucky money to your family
7–9 pm: Live band MJ's Brass Boppers playing New Orleans funk, jazz, swing, and brass band music in the Lecture Hall

Garden Access: Please note, OMCA's garden and terraces are now closed during Friday Nights @ OMCA until Daylight Savings time, 2017. More information on garden access.

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 $7 flat fee after 5 pm.

Save your spot!  Reserve a picnic table 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. 

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