Skip to content

Friday Nights at OMCA with BULULÚ

Friday Nights at OMCA | Live Music with BULULÚ, Drag Storytime with Per Sia, Button Making, DJ set with Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist, and Gallery Chats

August 2 from 5:00 pm 9:00 pm

Free

Let the summer heat and Friday Nights at OMCA ignite you this August! BULULÚ sets our Garden stage alight with an electrifying blend of Latin dance music and Caribbean rhythms that’s guaranteed to get you and your crew dancing. BULULÚ is sure to make this Friday Nights at OMCA full of savory beats, engaging performances, and even a few exciting surprises along the way. 

Drag Storytime with Per Sia and their captivating reading of Paletero Man by Lucky Diaz will stoke your fire and keep you in the right mood for a scorching hot DJ set with the legendary Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist spinning a mix of Hip Hop, funk, soul, and reggae. 

In addition to an outstanding event experience, every Friday Nights at OMCA also offers guests a well-rounded gallery experience with Gallery Chats. Unlike the traditional museum tour, Gallery Chats invites visitors to chat, ask questions, and connect with our OMCA facilitators who combine content knowledge with lived experience to encourage meaningful dialogue and fresh interpretations of our galleries. 

To top it all off, be sure to design your own custom button inspired by the summer season and our newest exhibition Calli: The Art of Xicanx Peoples, a perfect way to remember another great Friday Nights at OMCA. 

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

5:15—5:40 pm Drag Storytime with Per Sia  | OMCA Garden

5:30—7:30 pm Button Making | OMCA Garden

5:30—7:30 pm Gallery Chats | Gallery of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences

6:30—7:45 pm Feel the Beat: Latin Dance with BULULÚ | OMCA Garden stage

6:45—8:50 pm DJ Set w/ Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist  |  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. Learn more about getting to the museum.

Accessibility 

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.

Off the Grid Food Truck Lineup

Sponsors

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

Bank of America logo