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Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid Featuring a film screening of Groundworks

November 18 from 5:00 pm 9:00 pm


DJ Teao Sense; Film Screening of Groundworks; Oakland Public Library’s Bike Library

Schedule of events

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

5:30 pm – Oakland Public Bike Library, Koret Plaza

6–7 pm – Groundworks film screening, James Moore Theater

6–8 pm – DJ Teao Sense, Amphitheater

7–7:30 pm – Artist panel and musical offering by L.Frank, Ras K’dee, Esmé Olivia, and Bernadette Smith, James Moore Theater

At 6 pm, join us in the James Moore Theater for a screening of Groundworks, a documentary that brings viewers into the lives of four California Native contemporary artists, musicians, dancers, and cultural activists. While weaving together these artists’ stories and their contemporary ways of sharing traditional knowledge, the documentary considers issues of land management, water rights, and food security—concerns for all Americans, especially in an age of climate change.

Following the film screening will be a short musical offering and panel discussion about the film. 

DJ Teao Sense will be playing in the Amphitheater from 6 to 8 pm. Make sure to stop by Oakland Public Library’s Bike Library to grab a free book, sign up for a library card, and find out about upcoming library events.

*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, and Off the Grid food trucks. 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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