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Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid

Friday, June 17, 2022, 5–9 pm
Friday, June 17, 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 17, 5–9 pm

5–7 pm - DJ Ron Reezer (Amphitheater)

6:00 and 6:30 pm Black History Gallery Talks with Dania Jordan (History Gallery)
Start off the evening in the galleries with Associate Curator Dania Jordan to learn more about how Black Californians have shaped our state's history. Then, join special guests in the garden for a performance and take in the views of Oakland buildings related to Black Panther history.

7:00-8:30 pm - The BD Express (Garden)
The BD Express brings some of the Bay Area's top musicians together to give you the best of New Orleans, Blues, R&B, and Soul music. Whether you're relaxing with your favorite drink or ready to get up and get down, The BD Express is THE band to fit any occasion.