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Friday Nights at OMCA featuring Live Beatmaking with SETI X

Please note: The final Friday Nights at OMCA with OTG of 2023 will be October 27. Details below.

October 20 from 5:00 pm 9:00 pm


Friday Nights at OMCA featuring Live Beatmaking with SETI X

Join groundbreaking Hip Hop innovator SETI X for a hands-on beatmaking workshop in the Garden. On Oak Street Plaza, smoldering style and pop/rock sensibility are the hallmarks of musician/model Christopher Kenji’s performances, introduced to Friday Nights by our partners at Let’s Lab. Dance to DJ Bitesize! in the 10th Street Amphitheater or join other museumgoers in the Great Hall for spirited and insightful conversation as part of Gallery Activation Hours. Remember to come with an appetite and visit Off the Grid food trucks on both 10th and Oak Streets!

5—8 pm – Live Beatmaking with SETI  X, Garden
6:30—7:30 pm – Let’s Lab with Christopher Kenji!, Oak Street Plaza
6—8 pmInto the Brightness Gallery Activation Hours, Great Hall
6:45—8:45 pm – DJ Bitesize!, 10th Street Amphitheater

More on the Programming

Let’s Lab is an innovative art platform based in the Bay Area  that provides a space for musicians and singers of all kinds to showcase their talent. The perfect place to discover new talent and connect with like-minded individuals in the artistic community. This evening, Let’s Lab introduces Christopher Kenji, a Pop/Rock Artist and Model!

J Dilla Academy Music Tech Beatmaking Workshop with SETI X
J Dilla Academy music tech grantee Seti X invites participants of the OMCA community for a night of creative expression through a beatmaking workshop. In this guided workshop, participants will create their own beat using an iPad, a midi controller, and additional production equipment. Participants will have the opportunity to share their beats with the community at the end of the workshop.

Ancestral Divinity Manifested in Real Time. SETI X provides a rare glimpse into the time and space continuum, sharing sounds and vibrations that resonate and heal our original DNA. SETI X has toured internationally, sharing the stage with the likes of Yasiin Bey [Mos Def], Talib Kweli, RZA, Ziggy Marley, Punjabi MC and most recently Prophets of Rage. SETI X’s accomplishments include appearing on CNN’s Emmy Award Winning Show “United Shades of America” with W. Kamau Bell. On the episode, W. Kamau and SETI discuss what it means to be a South Asian American Sikh Hip Hop artist from California.


Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is committed to providing programs that are accessible, welcoming, and inclusive of our community. Wheelchairs, sensory inclusive devices, and additional amenities are available for checkout on a first come, first served basis at the Ticketing Desk. To request other accommodations, like American Sign Language (ASL), Cantonese, Spanish or another language interpreter, please email [email protected] at least three weeks before the event. Learn more about our accessibility options.

About Friday Nights with Off the Grid

Reconnect with family, friends, and community during Friday Nights at OMCA. These free events provide a gathering place each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid (OTG) food trucks, and late-night access to our galleries and special exhibitions with a Museum ticket.

Limited flat-rate parking for Friday Nights is available in the OMCA Garage for $10.

As we enter the holiday season, Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid (OTG) will begin its seasonal break. The final Friday Nights at OMCA with OTG of 2023 will be October 27. Oakland’s favorite weekly block party will resume in April 2024. During the Friday Nights break, OMCA will remain open to the public during the Museum’s regular business hours, including admission to special exhibitions, Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD and Por el Pueblo: The Legacy and Influence of Malaquías Montoya.

Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid is proudly supported by Bank of America.


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