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Friday Nights at OMCA with Reyna Tropical

Friday Nights at OMCA | Live Music Performances  by Reyna Tropical and Lets Lab w/ CIN!, DJ set with Chulita Vinyl Club, and Gallery Chats 

June 14 from 5:00 pm 9:00 pm


Mark your calendars for another blockbuster evening at Friday Nights at OMCA! The Garden stage will host the distinct and spellbinding, Reyna Tropical. Uplifting the sounds of the tropical diaspora, Reyna Topical is not only a musical exploration and celebration of the pulse of the tropical diaspora, but the band also represents a commitment to creating abundant spaces for Black, Indigenous, and Queer joy. Opening up even more space, Let’s Lab w/ CIN! will excavate topics of heartbreak, triumph and self-reflection with alternative R&B and rap stylings. This paired with a mixed set of Cumbia, R&B, and disco jams skillfully spun by mare.e.fresh from the Chulita Vinyl Club provides an apt atmosphere and energy for the opening of OMCA’s latest special exhibition, Calli: The Art of Xicanx Peoples. Interweaving the threads of intergenerational, feminist, queer, and Xicanx-Indigenous stories together through photography, sculpture, painting, installation, poetry, and more, our evening hours make Calli available to add new visions of a collective future to a powerfully fun evening.

Gallery Chats focusing on our closing exhibition, Por el Pueblo: The Legacy and Influence of Malaquias Montoya make the night rife with opportunities to make lasting memories this Pride Month.

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 Let’s Lab w/ CIN! | Gallery of California History

6—8 pm Gallery Chats | The Great Hall 

6 —7:15 pm Reyna Tropical  | The Garden Stage

6:45—8:45 pm mare.e.fresh of Chulita Vinyl Club   | 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.


Reyna Tropical is led by guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer Fabiola Reyna (founder of She Shreds Media). Investigating landscapes of the tropical diaspora, Reyna Tropical is a musical exploration of intuition, transition, connection and continuation—a celebration of spiritual survival pulsing with the beat of all things tropical. Reyna stands in solidarity with the band’s founding vision to be a voice and a platform for the joy and injustices living within the spectrum of Queer Love & Afro-Mexico. Fabiola Reyna is accompanied by what she calls “The Tropical Collective / La Colectiva Tropical” – A relationship between herself, fans, friends, musicians, DJs, and producers committed to uplifting the culture of the tropical diaspora, and creating spaces where Black, Indigenous and Queer joy can thrive.

mare.e.fresh is a dj and producer based out of the Bay Area. She is a part of the art collective Velvet Cloud Radio and an active member of Chulita Vinyl Club’s Bay Area chapter. She spends her time hanging out with her sassy dog Sol, digging for records, organizing art and music shows with her friends, and creating art as a means to document what she finds special.

CIN is an Afro-Mexicana, queer, poet, vocalist, and youth advocate. Her music has a spiritual basis of healing, inner discovery and raw truths. Her writing has always been a safe space whether it be poetry or song writing. Her goal with her craft is to build community over shared experiences, making people feel less alone. This is what music has done for her, it has been her medicine and she hopes to give that to others in her musical process.

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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