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Friday Nights at OMCA | Awesöme Orchestra with Kishi Bashi & K-Pop Dance Lesson with Robin Lee of Groobeu

Friday Nights at OMCA | Awesöme Orchestra with Special Guest Kishi Bashi, K-Pop Dance Lesson with Groobeu & Robin Lee, Gallery Chats, and set with DJ Peter Lo

May 17 from 5:00 pm 9:00 pm


Join OMCA this Friday night as we host Awesöme Orchestra with special guest Kishi Bashi and 100+ musicians for an evening filled with internationally acclaimed guest artists and local composers! Bringing music out of the concert hall and into the wider Bay Area community parks, streets and rock venues, Awesöme Orchestra takes film and video game scores and brings them to life. Both a performance and an invitation, the Awesöme Orchestra invites you to their website for info about how to participate. This Friday Nights at OMCA further invites you into the performance with K-Pop Dance Lessons with Groobeu & Robin Lee as they teach one of NewJeans’ choreography to one of their most popular songs, “Hype Boy!” This will be a supportive space as they walk through each movement, try the choreo many times, and split into smaller groups to give everyone a chance to showcase their new moves!

Gallery Chats held in our Special Exhibition, Por el Pueblo: The Legacy and Influence of Malaquías Montoya  will give you even further opportunity to participate as this twist on the traditional museum tour centers community voice and knowledge to bring fresh perspectives on the gallery content. This night of creativity will be held down with a fun and energetic K-Pop set by DJ Peter Lo.

Program Schedule: 

5—9 pm Core Galleries and Special Exhibitions evening hours with Museum ticket

5:30—6:30 pm K-Pop dance lesson with Groobeu & Robin Lee | Amphitheater 

6—8 pm Awesöme Orchestra | The Garden Stage

6—8 pm Gallery Chats | The Great Hall 6:45—8:45 pm DJ Peter Lo  | Amphitheater

About Friday Nights:

Gather with family, friends, and community every Friday at 5 pm for free live music and hands-on activities, Off the Grid food trucks, and late night access to our galleries and special exhibitions, with a Museum ticket.

Bring your own or grab dinner from any one of the 8 Off the Grid food trucks on 10th Street between Oak and Fallon Streets. Beer, wine, mixed and non-alcoholic drinks are available for sale. After grabbing a meal from a wide and weekly changing menu of culinary creations, head to the OMCA Garden where you’ll find picnic tables and blankets to enjoy your local eats. Play lawn and table games, enjoy weekly rotating Museum programming, and create new memories at one of the Town’s most treasured spaces right in the heart of Oakland.

No outside alcohol permitted. Performances are subject to change. Limited $10 flat rate parking for Friday Nights is available in the OMCA Garage until 10 pm.


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.


DJ Peter Lo is a DJ / VJ specializing in K-pop for the San Francisco Bay Area where he regularly performs at local K-pop Club Nights. He is also the host of The Kpopcast – a weekly podcast which interviews K-pop idols, provides song recommendations, and critical discourse on K-pop news.

Off the Grid Food Truck Lineup


Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid is sponsored by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board and Bank of America.

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