Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday, May 12, 2017, 5–10 pm
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

Enjoy spring with Friday Nights @ OMCA, an evening of local music, food, art, and culture! Friday Nights @ OMCA is open an extra hour later this spring and expands onto Oak Street, adding five 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. Get a taste of the hottest in Bay Area culture and food at Friday Nights @ OMCA!

What to expect on May 12:

11 am–10 pm: Great Hall open to Members only for Member Hours in Dorothea Lange and Roy De Forest exhibitions
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: May resident La Pelanga DJs spinning hits in the 10th Street Amphitheater
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: Gold Panning in the Museum gardens, where you’ll learn how to tell the difference between real gold & fool’s gold, and keep all you find!
6–9 pm: Make decor for your bike with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland inspired by scraper bikes, and learn about upcoming bike tours with WOBO and OMCA, and WOBO's maps and membership program
5–8 pm: Face painting with Studio One inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in Oak Street Plaza 
5–8 pm: Political poster making inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in the OMCA Gardens
6:30–7 pm: Salsa dance instruction with Nick and Serena of Salsa Vale Todos in the amphitheater
6:30–7 pm: Square dance instruction with Evie Ladin and Friends in the Museum gardens
6:30–8:30 pm: Acoustic performers Baba Duru and Joaquin Ramos playing traditional rhythms of the African diaspora in Oak Street Plaza
7–9 pm: Live band Fito Reinoso y su Ritmo y Harmonia playing music 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.

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