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 Friday Nights at OMCA La Mezcla presents Convivencia

September 22 from 5:00 pm 9:00 pm


Friday Nights at OMCA is the place to be for celebratory and meaningful things to see and be part of, with plenty of signature  features including two streets packed with Off the Grid food trucks and the OMCA campus alive with music, dancing, late-night access to OMCA’s award-winning galleries of art, history, and science, special exhibitions with a Museum ticket, and more. Reconnect with friends and family and make Friday Nights at OMCA a regular habit!

Many of our September programs celebrate Latinx Heritage Month.

 Friday Nights at OMCA La Mezcla presents Convivencia

Activism in Music and Movement

Let’s Lab makes a welcome return to Friday Nights at OMCA with Filipino American musical artist Ian Santillano. High-energy Bay Area dance company La Mezcla combines tap, Son Jarocho, Afro-Caribbean rhythms and movement and jazz for a dance performance rooted in Pachuca history and activism. Tenth Street Amphitheater will be hopping all evening to the sounds of DJ Karlita.

6—6:50 pm – La Mezcla presents Convivencia, James Moore Theater
6:30—7:30 pm – Let’s Lab with Ian Santillano!, OMCA Garden
6—8 pmInto the Brightness Gallery Activation Hours, Great Hall
6:30—8:30 pm – DJ Karlita, 10th Street Amphitheater

About Let’s Lab

Let’s Lab is an innovative art platform based in the Bay Area California that provides a space for musicians and singers of all kinds to showcase their talent. This week, Let’s Lab presents Ian Santillano, a Bay Area Filipino American Musician with influences like Thundercat, John Mayer, Yebba, and Faye Webster..

About La Mezcla

La Mezcla is a polyrhythmic, San Francisco-based dance and music ensemble rooted in Chicana, Latina, and Indigenous traditions and social justice. Founded in 2015 by Dance/USA fellow Vanessa Sanchez, their work brings together Tap dance, Son Jarocho and Afro-Caribbean rhythms to bring the often-unseen histories and experiences of communities of color to stages, streets, and fields. Their production “Pachuquísmo,”  an all-womxn Tap dance and Son Jarocho performance about Pachucas and the Zoot Suit Riots, received the Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Production. Their new work “Ghostly Labor,” explores the legacy of labor in the US-Mexico borderlands and the joy of collective resistance and the associated film was named Best Short Documentary at the Los Angeles Dance Camera West Festival. The full-length premiere of “Ghostly Labor” will take place at Brava! For Women in the Arts in November 2023.


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 visito[email protected] at least three weeks before the event. Learn more about our accessibility options.

About Friday Nights at OMCA with Off The Grid

Reconnect with family, friends, and community at OMCA every Friday night. These free events provide a gathering place to come together each week, including live music, hands-on activities, and Off the Grid food trucks. Take advantage of 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.

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