Friday Nights @ OMCA
Oakland’s popular weekly night market is back for a fifth season of fun and festivities! Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a taste 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. Bring the whole family to OMCA for a sampling of the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine!
What to expect on January 27:
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: January resident DJ Stay Aware spinning hits in the 10th Street Amphitheater
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: make a red envelope for the Lunar New Year to give some lucky money to your family
6–6:30 pm: Story Time with Oakland Public Library
6:30–7 pm: Dance instruction with Elizabeth Strong in the 10th Street Amphitheater
7–9 pm: Live band Incognito Express playing Eastern European 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—you won't know which until you arrive!
Garden Access: Please note, OMCA's garden and terraces are now closed during Friday Nights @ OMCA until Daylight Savings time, 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.