Event

Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday, March 2, 2018, 5–9 pm
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

Rain or shine, Friday Nights @ OMCA is on! Due to the weather forecast, the listening party with DJ Platurn is moved inside to the James Moore Theater, and DJ Enki will still be playing through the night!

Get cozy at OMCA with our Winter Season of Friday Nights @ OMCA, bringing you expanded DJ sets from the Bay Area’s finest and a new monthly Acoustic Space Series featuring performing arts experiences inside the OMCA galleries on March 16, followed by live music outdoors every Friday starting on March 23 with the launch of our Summer Season.

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!

What can I do at Friday Nights @ 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
Admission is half-off for adults. Ages 18 and under are always free on Friday Nights @ OMCA. 

What's on view? 
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 Ticketing Desk on 2nd level to discover meeting location A fifteen-minute mini-tour led by a talented OMCA Docent with a surprise theme each time. Included with Museum admission.

 

Music, Dance, and Performances

56, 8–9 pmResident DJ
Bay Area's own DJ Enki.

6–8 pm: Listening Party and Demo
James Moore Theater, Level 1
Join DJ Platurn for a listening party of his yet-to-be-released mix “Breaking the Ice” followed by an audience Q&A. A lifetime in the making, "Breaking The Ice" is a peek into the groovy side of Iceland's music scene from the mid-'60s through the mid-'80s, including funk, rock, disco, jazz, and more. Learn more about DJing, the history behind this mix, and Iceland’s musical legacy. Read more about DJ Platurn on WaxPoetics.

 

Family Activities

5–8 pm: Family-Friendly Drop-In Activity
California Room
Make a plantable seed bomb inspired by the exhibition Take Root: Oakland Grows Food.

 

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: 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, and Oak Street Plaza. To protect the Museum collections, food and drink are not allowed inside the galleries unless otherwise designated. Please note the OMCA Gardens are closed during Friday Nights @ OMCA through March 2018.

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: Marketplace @ OMCA
Redwood Burl Area
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 10 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 the Koret Foundation, Bank of America, the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.