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Friday Nights at OMCA with Mak Nova and The Homies

Friday Nights at OMCA | Live Music by Mak Nova and The Homies, House Dance w/ Amber Julian, Gallery Chats, and set with DJ Mai Girl

June 21 from 5:00 pm 9:00 pm


Join OMCA this Friday as we host Mak Nova and The Homies to our Garden Stage! A totally sensational mashup of spiritual celebration, authentic hip-hop, lyrical genius, and powerful stage presence Mak Nova and The Homies are sure to leave you smiling, sweating, and spiritually revived! The groove is only set to intensify with House Dance w/ Amber Julian, who invites you to step into your personality as you learn foundational steps so you can show out in the concluding community cypher set to soulful House music. Further show off your newfound dancing skills with excellent DJ stylings of DJ Mai Girl spinning Hip Hop, Afrobeats, Ampapiano, Latin, Future Beats and more!

Need a dance break? Cool down with thoughtful Gallery Chats taking place in the Special Exhibition, Por el Pueblo: The Legacy and Influence of Malaquías Montoya  and use this collaborative twist on a museum tour to find something new about the exhibition as it enters its final weeks! 

Limited $10 flat rate parking for Friday Nights is available in the OMCA Garage until 10 pm. Learn more about getting to the museum.

Program Schedule:

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

5:30—6:30 pm House Dance w/ Amber Julian  | Amphitheater 

6—7:30 pm Mak Nova and The Homies | The Garden Stage

6—8 pm Gallery Chats | The Great Hall 

6:45—8:45 pm DJ Mai Girl  | 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.


Mak Nova aka Mak Daddie The Prince, is not your average rapper. She is a true poet, a mystic. She is a sensual, alluring, queer icon. Her live act (with a backing band) is described as a “Groovy Hip-Hop, Afro-Funk Dance Party.” 

DJ Mai Girl plays festivals, clubs, shows, and private events all over the West Coast and beyond. Her unique blend of genres and hand-picked selections–whether it be hip hop, soul, house, jazzy vibes, old school jams, Afro, Caribbean or Latin rhythms–keep people moving all night. 

Amber Julian is a Bay Area based performance & teaching artist, educator and community organizer of over 20 years. Her intention and mission is always to connect to and uplift her Afro-Indigenous roots through movement and storytelling. Her experience as a professional dancer and passion for authentic and ancestral expression fully aligns with and fuels her work in the world. 

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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