Event

Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday, July 14, 2017, 5–10 pm
Friday, July 14, 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 July 14:

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: July resident DJ Pam the Funkstress spinning hits in the 10th Street Amphitheater
5–8 pm: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love with flower child face painting in the Oak Street Plaza
5–8 pm: Get groovy with political poster making in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love in the Museum Gardens
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: Create a dream critter, inspired by special exhibition Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest
5–8 pm: Face painting with Studio One inspired by the 50th anniversary of the the Summer of Love in Oak Street Plaza
5–8 pm: Political poster making inspired by 50th anniversary of the the Summer of Love in the OMCA Gardens
6:30–7 pm: Salsa dance instruction in the 10th Street Ampitheater with Afro-Cuban instructor Royland Lobato
6:30–8:30 pm: Yoel and Friends playing Cuban rhythms in the Oak Street Plaza
7–9 pm: Live salsa music with Edgardo Cambon and LaTiDo in the 10th Street Amphitheater

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. 

Off the Grid   Bank of America