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Thursday After Hours at OMCA | Exploration of Amapiano: Modern Dance Music from Southern Africa by Afrobeats Oakland

February 1 from 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Museum ticket required for programming

Adults 18+

Don’t miss an electric pop-up performance by Afrobeats Oakland as they explore the unique modern South African genre of Amapiano featuring DJ Juan G and emcee and host Christina Alexandria. The set will focus on instrumental genres bringing a jazzy vibe to the galleries. As the music plays enjoy bites and beverages in Town Fare. 

Program Schedule: 

58 pm Bites and Beverages | Town Fare Café

58 pm Core Galleries and Special Exhibitions

5:45—6:45 pm Pop-up Performance | Gallery of California History, Mid Level

The Gallery of California History will come alive with a can’t-miss pop-up performance. Stroll through OMCA’s award-winning galleries or stop by Town Fare for delicious bites. 

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.

About Afrobeats Oakland

Afrobeats Oakland was co-founded by music specialist/ creative director, Juan G, and production director, Asaba Kugonza, in 2019. They are longtime Oakland residents with unique first-generation immigrant backgrounds and have a strong vision rooted in both the recognition of Oakland’s rich diverse cultural history as well as a desire to move the conversation around arts and music.

Afrobeats Oakland is actively reimagining the African + African-American identity within the US. They are consciously reshaping mainstream thought around African Pop music, fashion, and culture and strive to create intercultural dialogue surrounding the culture and how they see themselves in it.

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.