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Thursday After Hours at OMCA | Opera at OMCA with Claire Gendler

March 21 from 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Admission ticket required

Adults 18+

Don’t miss a pop-up performance in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences, Cordell Bank Deep Sea Theater, by soprano Claire Gendler as she performs selected classical pieces by composers such as Mozart, Schubert, Finzi, Fauré, and Britten.

The Gallery of California Natural Sciences will come alive with a can’t-miss pop-up performance. In between performance sessions stroll through OMCA’s award-winning galleries or stop by Town Fare for refreshing food and drinks.

Gallery programming is included with the price of general Museum admission for guests, and totally free for Museum Members. Town Fare Café will be open to visitors until 8 pm.  

Visitors are invited to bring a friend for free by taking advantage of our limited time 2 for 1 Museum ticket deal every Thursday, 5—8 pm throughout the inaugural season of Thursday After Hours.

For online ticket purchases, click the button below and use the discount code Thursdate on the payment page to receive the 2 for 1 deal. Same day tickets will also be available for sale at the door with the 2 for 1 offer while supplies last.

The OMCA garage will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays Jan 11—Mar 28.

Program Schedule: 

58 pm Bites and Beverages with Guest Chef  | Town Fare Café

58 pm Core Galleries and Special Exhibitions

5:45—6:15 pm Pop-up Performance | Gallery of California Natural Sciences, Lower Level

6:45—7:15 pm Pop-up Performance | Gallery of California Natural Sciences, Lower Level

About Claire Gendler

Vocalist. Performer. Instructor. Musician. Originally from San Jose, California, Claire’s first instrument was the trombone, which she played from fifth grade through her undergraduate education at University of California, Santa Cruz.  It was there that she discovered her love of singing and went on to earn her Bachelor of Music in Operatic Vocal Performance in 2008. Claire was later awarded a scholarship to California Institute of the Arts and completed her Master of Fine Arts also in Operatic Vocal Performance. 

About Thursday After Hours

Experience Thursday After Hours at OMCA – your weekly night out at the Museum, rich with cocktails, culture, and community. Mingle at Town Fare Cafe by Chef Michele McQueen, where you can enjoy drinks and light bites against a backdrop of music, or explore the galleries which come alive at night with a mix of pop-up performances, chats, live drawings, and more– just for adults!


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.


Major support for Thursday After Hours at OMCA is provided by The Oakland Museum Women’s Board.