Press Release

Monday, November 25, 2013
Friday Nights @ OMCA Announces Dates for 2014, with Off the Grid Food Trucks and Half-off Admission
New in 2014: food demonstrations by Whole Foods Market; Live music, family activities & extended gallery hours continue

(OAKLAND, CA)—The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) announces the renewal of Friday Nights at OMCA beginning Friday, January 10, from 5 to 9 pm. The popular weekly Friday night series is presented in partnership with Off the Grid: Lake Merritt @ OMCA. Featuring extended Museum hours and half-price Museum admission for adults, free admission for ages 18 and under, Friday Nights @ OMCA also features special in-gallery programming, a cash bar from Blue Oak café, live music, dancing, the Makers & Tasters Series featuring food demonstrations and hands-on workshops, free drop-in family friendly activities, and more. The final Friday Nights @ OMCA in 2013 will be December 20, and following a two-week hiatus, the first event for the New Year will be January 10. In 2014, OMCA adds to its lineup a new partnership with Whole Foods Market, featuring selected demonstrations from Whole Foods Market’s vast roster of artisan purveyors in the Makers and Tasters Series on the final Friday of January, February, and March. Favorite food trucks will return in 2014, along with an influx of new flavors and cuisines from Off the Grid’s vendors. “By the end of 2013, we will have welcomed nearly 100,000 visitors to Friday Nights @ OMCA in the program’s inaugural year,” said Assistant Director of Public Programs Cynthia Taylor. “We’re proud to have been named ‘Most Authentically Oakland Weekly Event’ by East Bay Express, and one of ‘12 Hot Outdoor Places to Dine and Drink in the East Bay Right Now’ by Zagat. With 2013’s success, we’re thrilled to welcome back Off the Grid and other partners to OMCA for another great year of fun, food, and Museum-quality Fridays!”