Sneakerhead Social with SoleSpace
Join Friday Nights @ OMCA and SoleSpace for a sneakerhead social featuring a panel talk with famed DJ and legendary sneaker collaborator Bobbito Garcia, a.k.a. Kool Bob Love, Melody Ehsani, and Dee-Nyce of FBCC. Plus, enjoy beats by Pam the Funkstress, a popup sneaker showcase with local sneakerheads, and a private bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Tour your fantasy closet of over 140 rare and iconic kicks in exhibition Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture before it closes on April 2.
Here's what to expect in the Blue Oak cafe:
5–9 pm: Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture open late, plus food trucks from Off the Grid on 10th Street
6:30–9 pm: Local beer and wine specials available for purchase
6:30–7:30 pm: Pam the Funkstress spinning, local sneakerheads showcase their personal collections
7:30–8 pm: Panel talk featuring Bobbito Garcia, a.k.a. Kool Bob Love, Melody Ehsani, and Dee-Nyce of FBCC
8–9 pm: Pam the Funkstress spinning, local sneakerheads showcase their personal collections
UPDATE: All advance tickets have been sold out. Please visit the Level 2 Ticket Desk upon arrival for day-of tickets.
Event ticket includes admission to Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture.
$10 advance tickets are available until 12:30 pm on March 31. All advance and will call tickets will be available at the event entry point in Blue Oak cafe.
$15 day-of tickets will be available for purchase at the Level 2 Ticket Desk.
Presented in partnership with
Bobbito Garcia, a.k.a. Kool Bob Love, is the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960–1987. As an award-winning filmmaker, Garcia has directed DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC and STRETCH AND BOBBITO: RADIO THAT CHANGED LIVES. Currently, "Kool Bob Love" is directing an autobiographical documentary film titled ROCK RUBBER 45s, while producing his b-ball tournament Full Court 21™ in four continents.
Pam the Funkstress is one of the nation's most recognized female DJs—and a true pioneer. This Bay Area DJ most recently hit the road on Prince's Piano and a Microphone Tour, DJing his after-parties with her well-honed blend of classic funk and golden-era hip-hop. Part of The Coup, Pam has spent three decades behind the decks.