Event

Friday Nights at OMCA

Friday, February 7, 2020, 5–9 pm
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 5:00pm

Get cozy with our Winter Season of Friday Nights at OMCA, bringing you after-hours gallery access, DJ sets from the Bay Area’s finest, family-friendly drop-in activities, and more!

Friday Nights at OMCA is one of Oakland's favorite things to do, bringing you the best of local cuisine along with music, dance, and the whole Museum open late. 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!

Have you heard that OMCA is undergoing a renovation in its 50th year? Learn all about it and stay tuned for updates to your Friday Nights at OMCA experience. Some areas may be temporarily impacted during construction.

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 exhibitions and activities for the whole family. Marvel at spectacular artwork from one of the most widely celebrated cultural events in the world at No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.

What's on view? 

Level 1
Gallery of California Natural Sciences

Level 2
Closing Soon! No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Great Hall

Black Power
U.S. Immigration: Who Is Let In, Who Is Kept Out?
Gallery of California History 

Level 3
Closing Soon! ¡El Movimiento Vivo! Chicano Roots of El Día de los Muertos
Question Bridge: Black Males
Gallery of California Art

 

Music, Dance, and Performances

5–6:30 pm: Resident DJ
10th Street Amphitheater
DJ Lamont of Fingersnaps Media Arts

6:30–7 pm: Dance Instruction
10th Street Amphitheater
Celebrate diversity and gender expression in the radically inclusive performance "The MultiGenderverse" presented by Gender Blender and The Box Factory Burners.

7–9 pm: Resident DJ
10th Street Amphitheater
DJ Lamont of Fingersnaps Media Arts

 

Family Activities

5–8 pm: Create a Lucky Red Envelope
California Room
Make you own red envelopes to bring prosperity and good luck for our upcoming Lunar New Year Celebration on February 8 and 9.

  

 

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, the OMCA Gardens or café patio.

Save your spot!
Reserve a picnic table for your group during Friday Nights at OMCA.

 

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. The Museum's garage closes at 10 pm.

Food and drink are not allowed inside the galleries unless otherwise designated. No outside alcoholic drinks permitted. Enjoy drinks at the Blue Oak bars.

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
California Room: Level 1
OMCA Gardens: Level 1 lawn, and outdoor terraces on 2 and 3

Need help? Stop by the Ticketing Desk on 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.