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Friday Nights at OMCA

Friday, February 1, 2019, 5–9 pm
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Get cozy at OMCA with our Winter Season of Friday Nights at OMCA, bringing you after-hours gallery access, DJ sets from the Bay Area’s finest, family-friendly drop-in activities, and more!

Friday Nights at OMCA is one of Oakland's favorite things to do, bringing you the best of local cuisine along with music, dance, and the whole Museum open late. Enjoy 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!

What can I do at Friday Nights at OMCA tonight?

Late Night Gallery Hours
Music, Dance, and Performance
Family Activities
Local Food and Drink
Shop the OMCA Store
Directions

Late Night Gallery Hours

5–9 pm: Galleries Open Late
Explore the Museum’s 110,000 square feet of gallery space until 9 pm, including hands-on exhibitions with interactive activities for the whole family to enjoy. 

What's on view? 
The World of Charles and Ray Eames on Level 2.
Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline on Level 3.
Take Root: Oakland Grows Food on Level 1.
Gallery of California Natural Sciences on Level 1. 
Gallery of California History on Level 2.
Gallery of California Art on Level 3. 

7:30–7:45 pm: Snack-Sized Docent Tour
Visit the Ticketing Desk on Level 2 to discover the meeting location.
Join a lively fifteen-minute mini-tour led by a talented OMCA Docent with a surprise theme each time. Included with Museum admission.

 

Music, Dance, and Performances

5–6:30 pm: Resident DJ
10th Street Amphitheater
DJ Orfeu Negro AKA Be Brown

6:30–7 pm: Dance Instruction
10th Street Amphitheater
Latanya D. Tigner of Dimensions Dance Theater

7–9 pm: Music 
10th Street Amphitheater
Details coming soon.

 

Family Activities

5–8 pm: Family-Friendly Drop-In Activity
California Room
Zodiac Mask Making
Celebrate Lunar New Year by making your own Chinese Zodiac animal masks.

 

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 on the Off the Grid website.

5–9 pm: Blue Oak Beer Garden
Level 1
Enjoy beer and wine specials from local makers.

Kick back and relax with seating available on 10th Street, the 10th Street Amphitheater, Oak Street Plaza, or café patio.

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

 

Shop Bay Area Artists and More

5–9 pm: Marketplace at OMCA
Level 1 Lobby
Explore our weekly rotating market featuring 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 9:30 pm.

Food and drink are not allowed inside the galleries unless otherwise designated. Please note the OMCA Gardens are closed during Friday Nights at OMCA during the winter season.

Ticketing Desk: Level 2
10th Street Amphitheater: Level 1 on 10th Street at Fallon
Blue Oak beer garden: Level 1
California Room: Level 1
OMCA Gardens: Closed for the winter season

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

Presented in partnership with Off the Grid: Lake Merritt at OMCA. Friday Nights at OMCA is made possible in part by generous support from the Koret Foundation, Bank of America, the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.