Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday, September 29, 2017, 5–10 pm
Friday, September 29, 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!

What to expect on September 29:

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: DJ Drow Flow spinning hits in the 10th Street Amphitheater
5–7:30 pm: Oakland Public Library’s bike-powered book-mobile sharing library resources in the California Room
5–9 pm: Book signing with journalist Jessie Fetterling, author of 100 Things to Do in Oakland Before You Die, at the OMCA Store
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: Make a bee pin inspired by Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact
6–6:30 pm: Enjoy OMCA Family Storytime with the Oakland Public Library
6:30–7 pm: Spoken word performances by Tongo Eisen Martin, James Cagney, and Porsche Kelly in the 10th Street Amphitheater
6:30–8:30 pm: 6 Roses setting the mood in the Oak Street Plaza
7–9 pm: Soul, hip-hop, and jazz music from SOL DeVeLoPMeNT and Mino Yanci in the 10th Street Amphitheater. SOL DeVeLoPMeNt is a California-native hip-hop/jazz/soul collective of teachers and freedom fighters that blends imaginative musicians with virtuoso vocalists and a master MC. Through their music, SOL DeVeLoPMeNt illuminates broader socio-cultural political contexts with a sound that allows listeners to feel the social injustices and inspire their own activism and healing.

What's on view? Check out the opening night of the innovative video installation, Question Bridge: Black Males! 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. 

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