Event

Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday, November 10, 2017, 5–9 pm
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 5:00pm

Friday Nights @ OMCA is one of Oakland's favorite things to do and the only after-hours museum night paired with Off the Grid food trucks, bringing you the best of local cuisine along with music, dance, and the whole Museum open late. Enjoy half-price admission, hands-on activities for kids, and a lineup of live music and dance from local performers that changes weekly. Bring friends and family for a taste of local music, food, and culture at the Oakland Museum of California every Friday Night!

Please note the OMCA Garden (Level 1) will be closed on Friday, November 10. 

What can I do at Friday Nights @ OMCA tonight?

Late Night Gallery Hours
Music, Dance, and Performance
Family Activities
Local Food and Drink
Shop Bay Area Artists
Directions

Late Night Gallery Hours

5–9 pm: Galleries Open Late
Admission is half-off for adults with an additional $4 charge for special exhibitions. Ages 18 and under are always free on Friday Nights @ OMCA. 

What's on view? 
Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown on Level 2.
Question Bridge: Black Males on Level 3.
Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead on Level 3. 
Gallery of California Natural Sciences on Level 1. 
Gallery of California History on Level 2.
Gallery of California Art on Level 3. 

 

Music, Dance, and Performances

56:30 pmResident DJ
10th Street Amphitheater
Bay Area's own DJ Luis Medina spinning salsa and world music hits.  

6:307 pm: Dance Instruction
10th Street Amphiteater
Salsa dance with Nick and Serena of Salsa Vale Todo.

7–9 pm: Music — Tito y su Son de Cuba 
10th Street Amphitheater
Cuban salsa from Tito y su Son de Cuba.

 

Family Activities

5–8 pm: Family-Friendly Drop-In Activity
California Room
Create your own balloon art inspired by special exhibition Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown

 

Local Food and Drink

5–9 pm: Off the Grid Food Trucks
10th Street
Enjoy a rotating lineup of local gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid. 
Check out the weekly list

5–9 pm: Cash Bar and Lounge inside Nature’s Gift
Great Hall, Level 2
A new way to do Friday Nights @ OMCA! Enjoy libations in the comfy lounge area inside the immersive exhibition Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown. Access included with special exhibition admission.

5–9 pm: Blue Oak Beer Garden
Blue Oak Beer Garden (near Koi Pond)
Enjoy beer and wine specials from local makers.

Kick back and relax with seating available on 10th Street (no alcoholic beverages allowed), the 10th Street Amphitheater, Oak Street Plaza, or café patio. To protect the Museum collections, food and drink are not allowed inside the galleries unless otherwise designated.

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

 

Shop Bay Area Artists and More

5–9 pm: Pop-Up Store inside Nature’s Gift
Great Hall, Level 2
Enhance your in-gallery experience with exhibition-themed gifts, games, and light-up swag. Access included with special exhibition admission.  

5–9 pm: Marketplace @ OMCA
Redwood Burl Area
Explore our weekly rotating market of local Bay Area artists, jewelers, and craftspeople. 

5–9 pmOMCA Store
Level 2
Discover great California-themed gifts by local artisans, our broad book selection, find exhibition-themed favorites, and more. 

 


 

Directions

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.

Ticketing Desk: Level 2
Oak Street Plaza: Level 3
10th Street Amphitheater: Level 1 on 10th Street at Fallon
Blue Oak beer garden: Level 1 by the Koi Pond
California Room: Level 1
Redwood Burl Area: Level 1
OMCA Gardens: Level 1 lawn, and outdoor terraces on 2 and 3.

Need help? Stop by the Ticketing Desk on the Level 2.

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