Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday, August 25, 2017, 5–10 pm
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

Enjoy the best—and biggest—street market in the Bay this summer with OMCA and Off the Grid! Friday Nights @ OMCA is now open an extra hour later, and expands onto Oak Street, adding even more food trucks to help quench your thirst for delicious local cuisine. 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 friends and family for a taste of local music, food, and culture at the Oakland Museum of California every Friday Night!

What to expect on August 25:

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: Marketplace @ OMCA, featuring local vendors selling their wares in Redwood Burl area
5–6:30 pm: Djay Slim spinning beats in the 10th Street Amphitheater
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: Make a Summer Zine in the Blue Oak café
6:30–7 pm: Afro-Urban dance instruction with Nkeiruka Oruche in the 10th Street Amphitheater
6:30–8:30 pm: Acoustic performers setting the mood in the Oak Street Plaza
6:30–7:30: Ofori-Ata Agyapong playing Ghanaian games and rhythms in the Oak Street Plaza
6–6:30 pm: Enjoy OMCA Family Storytime with the Oakland Public Library
7:30–8:30: AfroDance jam hosted by Afro Urban Society and Djay Slim in the Oak Street Plaza
7–9 pm: Live music from Bayou Africa: Harold Wilson & Friends 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. 

Please note that the Gardens will be closed on Friday, August 25. Seating is available at Oak Street Plaza, 10th Street, the 10th Street Amphitheater, and the café patio.

What's on view? Don't miss the weekend of Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing, on view through August 27! Explore Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact and experience all that our Galleries of California Art, History, and Sciences have to offer with after-hours museum 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. Museum garage closes at 10:30 pm. 

Save your spot! Reserve a picnic table for your group during Friday Nights @ OMCA or book a Friday Night lounge through Event Services.

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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