Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday, October 20, 2017, 5–10 pm
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Enjoy the best—and biggest—street market in the Bay this fall with OMCA and Off the Grid. Friday Nights @ OMCA is open an extra hour later during early fall, 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!

This fall, experience Friday Nights @ OMCA like you’ve never seen it before inside our special exhibition, Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown. Immerse yourself in the dazzling, colorful world created by artists FriendsWithYou, and enhance your experience with a cash bar, lounge, and pop-up store inside the gallery.

What to expect on October 20:

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
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: Make a glow-in-the-dark calavera mask inspired by Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead and Nature's Gift
5–9 pm: New! Cash bar and lounge inside Nature’s Gift. Access included with special exhibition admission.
5–9 pm: New! Pop-up Store inside Nature’s Gift featuring exhibition-themed gifts and games to enhance your in-gallery experience. Access included with special exhibition admission.
5–9:30 pm: Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
5–9 pm: Marketplace @ OMCA featuring local artists and vendors selling their wares in Redwood Burl area
5–6:30 pm: October resident DJ JuanLove spinning hits in the 10th Street Amphitheater
5–8 pm: Book signing with San Francisco photographer Dick Evans, author of The Mission, at the OMCA Store
6:30–7 pm: Dance instruction by Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro in the 10th Street Amphitheater
6:30–8:30 pm: Joey Mintz and Tim Kim setting the mood in the Oak Street Plaza
7–9 pm: Live music by Miguel Martinez in the 10th Street Amphitheater

What's on view? Experience the world premiere of the dazzling immersive installation, Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends, & the Unknown. Check out the newly opened innovative video installation, Question Bridge: Black Males, and don’t miss the final month for Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact. Experience all that our Galleries of California Art, History, and Sciences have to offer.  

Cost: Half-price gallery admission for adults, ages 18 and under are free. There is an additional $4 charge for special exhibitions. 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         



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Oakland, CA 95607