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Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid | Destiny Arts Center dance performance; Gallery Pop-Up Talks; DJ Black and MC Aïma the Dreamer

February 24 from 5:00 pm 9:00 pm

Free

Join us for a dance performance by Destiny Arts Center and Gallery Pop-Up Talks at OMCA.

Program Schedule: 

5 – 8 pm – Off the Grid Service

6 pm – Gallery Pop-Up Talk with OMCA Curator of History, Dania Jordan

6 – 6:45 pm – Dance performance by Destiny Arts Center (Amphitheater)

7 pm – Gallery Pop-Up Talk with OMCA Curator of History, Dania Jordan

7 – 9 pm – Music by DJ Black and MC Aïma the Dreamer (Amphitheater)

Join us on the dance floor and for a dance performance by Destiny Arts Center starting at 6 pm. Dancers will offer a short performance followed by a community dance class for visitors to join. 

In celebration of Black History Month, join OMCA’s Associate Curator of History, Dania Jordan, for a pop-up talk and walkthrough of the Gallery of California History. Learn about how Black Americans have shaped California’s culture, and how they have created and claimed space in California, despite continued threats of displacement and erasure.

Following their performance, enjoy music by DJ Black and MC Aïma the Dreamer from 7 to 9 pm. 

About Destiny Arts Center

Destiny Arts Center (Destiny) is a pioneering creative youth development organization whose mission is to inspire and ignite social change through the arts. With over 33 years of experience, Destiny brings high-quality arts programming– dance, theater, and martial arts – to foster safe, peaceful, and healthy environments for youth. Our culturally responsive movement arts classes promote wellness, resiliency, and belonging, rooted in violence prevention and our Warrior’s Code values of love, care, respect, honor, responsibility, and peace. 

Destiny reaches nearly 2,500 youth annually in Oakland and the greater East Bay through our school and community programs and classes offered at our North Oakland center. Our center provides pay-what-you-can classes grounded in hip hop dance, traditional African dance forms, and martial arts to ages 3-18. We host 30 school and community movement arts residencies, primarily in East and West Oakland. Our award-winning Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (ages 13-18) and Destiny Junior Company (ages 9-12) reach 20,000 audience members per year.

Accessibility 

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is committed to providing programs that are accessible, welcoming, and inclusive of our community. Assistive listening devices and wheelchairs 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.

About Friday Nights:

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.

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

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