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Friday Nights at OMCA in Celebration of Por el Pueblo with Let’s Lab and AstraLogik!

Please note: The final Friday Nights at OMCA with OTG of 2023 will be October 27. Details below.

October 6 from 5:00 pm 9:00 pm


Friday Nights at OMCA in Celebration of Por el Pueblo with Let’s Lab and AstraLogik 

Make October fun and memorable with hands-on artmaking including DIY printmaking in celebration of our new exhibition, Por el Pueblo: The Legacy and Influence of Malaquías Montoya (opening October 6) or try your hand at figure drawing with a live model! Let’s Lab introduces AstraLogik, a Bay Area Queer Pinay musical duo that redefines “success” and “happiness” through a healing lens. Complete the evening with A-100 photo booth, insightful conversation as part of Gallery Activation Hours and dance the night away to the high-energy sounds of DJ Benet. All this and two streets of tempting and innovative Off the Grid food trucks.

Program Schedule

5—7 pm – Hands-On Screenprinting, Garden
5—8 pm – A-100 Photo Booth, Redwood Burl
6—8 pm – Sketchboard Community Figure Drawing, California Room
6—8 pmInto the Brightness Gallery Activation Hours, Great Hall
6:30—7:30 pm – Let’s Lab with AstraLogik!, Oak Street Plaza
6:45—8:45 pm – DJ Benet, 10th Street Amphitheater

More on the Programming

Let’s Lab is an innovative art platform based in the Bay Area that provides a space for musicians and singers of all kinds to showcase their talent. This week Let’s Lab introduces AstraLogik, a Queer Pinay musical duo from the Bay Area. Their chill-folk-electronic-soul music is shaped by their story of redefining what “success” and “happiness” means, especially through their lens as Filipino-Americans, a Queer couple, healers, survivors of violence and homelessness.

Create your own art from a life model with Sketchboard in the California room! Sketchboard is a collective that has run multiple weekly figurative drawing events in SF and Oakland for 10 years, with the mission of bringing artists and bodies from underrepresented minorities to the arts. The workshop is for all ages and  includes two hours of clothed, life drawing with a professional art model. Art supplies will be provided. Space is limited to 40 seats, first come, first served. We ask participants to refrain from taking pictures, as we will have a publicity photographer onsite.

In celebration of the opening of Por el Pueblo: The Legacy and Influence of Malaquías Montoya, join OMCA educators in a hands-on printmaking station where you’ll create your own poster centered around inspiration, justice, and empathy. Explore the living impact of Chicano artist Malaquías Montoya, and learn more about other California activists and artists through a selection of social justice posters on view in the Radical Acts section of the Art Gallery.

Gallery Activation Hours puts a twist on the traditional museum tour. Using an informal approach, OMCA facilitators combine content knowledge with lived experience. Centering community voices and encouraging dialogue in our galleries provides meaningful and fresh interpretations of our Special Exhibitions. Come join the conversation!


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.

About Friday Nights with Off the Grid

Reconnect with family, friends, and community during Friday Nights at OMCA. These free events provide a gathering place each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid (OTG) food trucks, and late-night access to our galleries and special exhibitions with a Museum ticket.

Limited flat-rate parking for Friday Nights is available in the OMCA Garage for $10.

As we enter the holiday season, Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid (OTG) will begin its seasonal break. The final Friday Nights at OMCA with OTG of 2023 will be October 27. Oakland’s favorite weekly block party will resume in April 2024. During the Friday Nights break, OMCA will remain open to the public during the Museum’s regular business hours, including admission to special exhibitions, Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD and Por el Pueblo: The Legacy and Influence of Malaquías Montoya.

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