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Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid

Friday, June 3, 2022, 5–9 pm
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 5:00pm
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Reconnect with family, friends, and community at OMCA over delicious local eats by Off the Grid creators and exciting Museum offerings. As California moves toward a new post-pandemic normal, OMCA and OTG are excited to provide a gathering place for the public to foster community and deepen connections with each other.

Inspired by the community’s stories of resilience and reconnection over the past two years, Friday Nights at OMCA has been reimagined as a more intimate experience where visitors can break bread and enjoy weekly programming that dives deeper into themes that drive OMCA’s mission like community, belonging, and connection.

Every Friday beginning at 5 pm, grab dinner from 10 Off the Grid food trucks parked on 10th St between Oak and Fallon Streets. Beer and wine will be available for sale. After grabbing a meal from a wide and weekly changing menu of culinary creations, head to the OMCA Gardens where you’ll find picnic tables and blankets to enjoy your local eats. Play lawn games such as Giant Jenga and Giant Connect-Four, or enjoy weekly rotating Museum programming that will inspire you to move, make, mingle, and more!

Please review our Safe Community Agreements in advance of your visit. No outside alcohol permitted.
*Performances are subject to change.

June OTG mobile food creator lineup

Curveball Sliders, S&K Wings, Cool!naria, Caribbean Spices, Johnny Doughnuts, Southern Comfort Kitchen, and more.

Friday, June 3, 5–9 pm

5–7 pm - Clay and nature inspired prints
Join our museum educators for a hands-on MAKE session in the garden! Sculpt your own mini dinnerware at the 'EARTH-enware Table', inspired by Edith Heath: A Life in Clay. Or make your mark at the 'NATURE Prints Table' with natural shapes and textures, inspired by OMCA Kids: Nature Playspace. OMCA supplies the materials, you supply the creativity! While supplies last.

5–8:30 pm - DJ Emancipation with Aïma the Dreamer of Soulovely
Take a musical journey through Africa and beyond, led by DJ Emancipation and MC Aïma the Dreamer of Soulovely, a collective of powerful queer women of African descent who showcase women djs and queer djs from the Bay Area and have been throwing Oakland’s favorite daytime dance party since 2011.