Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday, September 1, 2017, 5–10 pm
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

Kick off Labor Day weekend with Friday Nights @ OMCA! Enjoy the best—and biggest—street market in the Bay this summer with OMCA and Off the Grid. Friday Nights @ OMCA is open an extra hour later during summer and 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!

What to expect on September 1:

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: Marketplace @ OMCA, featuring local vendors selling their wares in Redwood Burl area
5–6:30 pm: Oakland's own DJ Sauvecito Souldies spinning vinyl in the 10th Street Amphitheater
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: Make a bee pin inspired by Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact in the Blue Oak café
6:30–7 pm: Samba dance instruction with Samba Funk! in the 10th Street Amphitheater
6:30–8:30 pm: Live music by Bistro Mustache setting the mood in the Oak Street Plaza
7–9 pm: Samba Funk! playing live music in the 10th Street Amphitheater
7–7:15 pm: LGBT Snack-Sized Docent Tour, a fifteen-minute mini-tour led by a talented OMCA Docent to highlight LGBT history in honor of Oakland Pride Month. Discover the meeting location of the night at the ticketing desk.
7:30–7:45 pm: A Snack-Sized Docent Tour, a fifteen-minute mini-tour led by a talented OMCA Docent to introduce you to one of the Galleries. Discover the surprise theme and meeting location of the night at the ticketing desk. 

Please note that the Gardens will be closed on Friday, September 1. Seating is available at Oak Street Plaza, 10th Street, the 10th Street Amphitheater, and the café patio.

What's on view? Explore Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact and experience all that our Galleries of California Art, History, and Sciences have to offer with after-hours museum 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. 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