Friday Nights @ OMCA
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.