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Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid Featuring A Diwali Celebration

November 4 from 5:00 pm 9:00 pm

Free

Join us in celebration of Diwali, a festival of lights, with a hands-on rangoli activity.

Schedule of events

5–7 pm – Rangoli making activity, California Room

5–8 pm – Off The Grid food trucks, 10th Street

5–9 pm – Town Fare Sundeck

6–8 pm – DJ Siyah, Amphitheater

Diwali is celebrated by many in parts of South Asia and around the world by the South Asian diaspora. People of different religions, including Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, as well as those who don’t identify as part of a religion, celebrate Diwali in their own way, with their own stories. The festival marks new beginnings, new light to guide us through the year.

To celebrate promising occasions like Diwali, people draw rangolis. Rangoli is an ancient art form native to parts of South Asia including India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, and is made using materials like rice powder, brick powder, chalk powder, flower petals, and colored sand. Visitors can participate in making large rangoli together with various items, and young visitors can have fun with rangoli coloring sheets.

DJ Siyah will be playing in the Amphitheater from 6 to 8 pm. 

*Performances are subject to change.

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, Off the Grid food trucks, and the newly-launched Town Fare Sundeck, featuring an outdoor bar and select bar bites from the cafe menu. Take advantage of late-night access to our galleries and special exhibitions with a Museum ticket, or bring a blanket and lounge in our garden, now open with direct access to Lake Merritt.

Please note, alcoholic beverages must be consumed inside the OMCA campus and outside alcohol is not permitted.

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.

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

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