Event

Friday Nights at OMCA

Friday, March 29, 2019, 5–9 pm
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 5:00pm

Jumpstart your weekend with Friday Nights at OMCA, bringing you after-hours gallery access, DJ sets from the Bay Area’s finest, Off the Grid food trucks, dance performances, and much more. 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? 

Level 1
Take Root: Oakland Grows Food
Gallery of California Natural Sciences

Level 2
Black Power
Gallery of California History 

Level 3
Mildred Howard’s TAP: Investigation of Memory
Gallery of California Art

 

Music, Dance, and Performances

5–6:30 pm: Resident DJ
10th Street Amphitheater
NuTropic DJ: Seano

6:30–7 pm: Dance Instruction
10th Street Amphitheater
Alicia Langlais

7–9 pm: Resident DJ 
10th Street Amphitheater
NuTropic DJ: Seano

 

Family Activities

5–8 pm: DIY Clay Fossils
Learning Center
Let your inner paleontologist loose and create your own fossils! Inspired by Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline.

5–7:30 pm: Family Reading Time with the Oakland Public Library
California Room
Explore a selection of favorite books—provided by the OPL’s bike-powered book-mobile—then curl up and read together.

 

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.