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Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday, February 24, 2017, 5–9 pm
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
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Warm up this winter with Friday Nights @ OMCA, a hot evening 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. Get a taste of the hottest in Bay Area curbside cuisine!

What to expect on February 24:

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
5–6:30 pm: February resident DJ Davey D spinning hits in the 10th Street Amphitheater
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: paint a peace rock with powerful words to share with your friends and family, inspired by special exhibition All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50
6–6:30 pm: Story Time with Oakland Public Library
6:30–7 pm: Dimensions Dance Theater performing excerpts of Project Panther in the 10th Street Amphitheater
7–9 pm: Live band Chelle and Friends playing New Orleans R&B, jazz, and blues 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. 

Garden Access: Please note, OMCA's garden and terraces are now closed during Friday Nights @ OMCA until April 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.

 Off the Grid   Bank of America