Event

Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday, April 28, 2017, 5–10 pm
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 5:00pm

Enjoy the best block party in the Bay with OMCA and Off the Grid, open for one hour longer starting in April! 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. OMCA Gardens are open for picnics and the free Books & Blankets program. Bring friends and family for a taste of local music, food, and culture on 10th Street every Friday Night!

What to expect on April 28:

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 in the Blue Oak beer garden
5–9 pm: Gardens open for family fun
5–9 pm: Marketplace @ OMCA, featuring local vendors selling their wares in Redwood Burl area
5–6:30 pm: April resident DJ NewLife spinning hits in the 10th Street Amphitheater
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: Make a Save the Bees button, inspired by special exhibition, Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact
6:30–7 pm: Dance instruction with Afrobeats Dance Party w/ Nkei Oruche in the 10th Street Amphitheater
6:30–8:30 pm: Acoustic performers Joey Mintz and Tim Kim setting the mood in Oak Street Plaza
7–9 pm: Live band Jazz Mafia with Crossroads playing music in the 10th Street Amphitheater
7:30–7:45 pm: A Snack Size Docent Tour, a fifteen-minute mini-tour led by a talented OMCA Docent to introduce you to one of the Galleries. Discover the surprise theme and meeting location of the night at the ticketing desk. 

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.

 Off the Grid   Bank of America