Friday Nights at OMCA

Every Friday night, 5–9 pm
Cash bar. Prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks.

Note: the last Friday Nights at OMCA of 2018 will be on December 14. See you next year!

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights at OMCA with after-hours Museum access, Off the Grid food trucks, beer, wine, music, and more! 

  • After-hours gallery access.
  • Marketplace at OMCA: local makers selling handcrafted works and art.
  • Music, DJs, acoustic sets, and dance lessons.
  • A rotating list of Off The Grid food trucks and featured artists.
  • Family fun at Friday Nights: every Friday night, from 5 to 8 pm, features free hands-on art workshops for all ages, and select Fridays feature storytime with the Oakland Public Library from 6 to 6:30 pm.

Check the weekly event listings on the right to find out more; like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute event updates!

Reservations: Need a place to sit with your full party during Friday Nights at OMCA? Reserve a picnic table where your group can gather to join all the fun! If you're planning an even bigger bash, you can now book the Blue Oak café through OMCA's Event Services department as a private party lounge—it's perfect for personal and professional gatherings alike.

» reserve a picnic table

» book a lounge

How to get here: OMCA is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station.

Parking: Event parking is available at the Museum Garage, with a $7 flat fee starting at 5 pm. The Museum garage closes at 9:30 pm. More information is available on our Directions page.

Garden Access: OMCA's garden and terraces are open and free to visitors during Friday Nights at OMCA from March through November, with the exception of dates when the garden is rented for private events. More information on garden access.

Marketplace at OMCA: Local makers interested in selling artwork, handmade, and handcrafted works at Friday Nights at OMCA should fill out our Interest Form.

Friday Nights at OMCA is made possible by generous support from Bank of America, the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, the Koret Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.