Event

Friday Nights @ OMCA Block Party

Friday, May 4, 2018, 5–10 pm
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Summer Season of Friday Nights @ OMCA means the gardens are open for picnics, live music outside is back, gallery hours are open until 10 pm, and the Off the Grid food truck market expands onto Oak Street. Come celebrate the summer with our Friday Nights @ OMCA Block Party, taking place every first and third Fridays of the month now through July and on August 10. Get down to new themes each month featuring performances and activities in celebration of our special exhibition RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom, on view through August 12. Tonight's theme is a focus on Hip-Hop Culture with PE 2.0. 

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

5–10 pm: Galleries Open Late
General admission is half-off for adults and free for ages 18 and under during Friday Nights @ OMCA. There is an additional $4 charge for special exhibition RESPECT. Advance online tickets are available; choose your date and desired hour of entry.
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What's on view?
J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life on Level 3.
RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom on Level 2.  
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

5–6:30 pm: Resident DJ
10th Street Amphitheater
DJ Nina Sol playing Hip-Hop, House, Soul, and World music. 

5:30–6:45 pm: Flow: Hip-Hop Yoga
Great Hall, Level 2
Relax and build your skills every first Friday with “Your Local Yoga Dealer” Shakira inside RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom. All levels welcome, bring your own mat. Included with special exhibition Museum admission.

6–8 pm: Music
Oak Street Plaza
Live music by Jesse Alejandro.

6–8 pm: Plug ‘n’ Play 
Great Hall, Level 2
Every Friday during Friday Nights @ OMCA, a rotating list of guest DJs take over the Hip-Hop Dojo inside RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom to demonstrate live sets. Included with special exhibition Museum admission. 

7–9 pm: Music
10th Street Amphitheater
Opening MC Golden Age Society followed by live Hip-Hop music from Jahi of PE 2.0. Oakland-based MC Jahi Oakland-based leads PE 2.0, a continuation of the legendary Hip-Hop outfit Public Enemy. 

 

Family Activities

5–9 pm: Dominoes Tables
10th Street
Join open community games or learn how to play dominoes hosted by the Global Domino Program

5–8 pm: Family-Friendly Drop-In Activity
Garden 
Experience hands-on gold panning in the Museum gardens, where you’ll learn how to tell the difference between real gold & fool’s gold, and keep all you find! Suggested donation $5 per participant; does not include Museum admission.  

 

Local Food and Drink

5–10 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

5–9:30 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, Oak Street Plaza, and the OMCA Gardens. To protect the Museum collections, food and drink are not allowed inside the galleries unless otherwise designated. 

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

11 am–10 pm: OMCA Store Member Sale
Level 2
Take advantage of a great OMCA Membership benefit on the first day of this three-day sale. OMCA Members receive an additional 10 percent in the OMCA Store, for a total of 20 percent off regularly priced items. Shop early for the best selection! 

 


 

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 11 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.