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Upcoming Events

Shrimp and Grits Taste-Off

Each chef will prepare their version of the famed low-country dish. Guests will have the opportunity to sample each dish and vote to crown the winning Shrimp and Grits.


Town Fare at Oakland Restaurant Week

Town Fare cafe 1000 Oak, Oakland, California

During Oakland Restaurant Week, Town Fare Cafe is offering a special $25 menu. Visit Town Fare Cafe between March 16 and 26* from 11 am to 5 pm to try the special menu items.


Ongoing & Annual events

Friday Nights Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid

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, Off the Grid food trucks, and the newly-launched Town Fare Sundeck, featuring an outdoor bar and select bar bites from the cafe menu. 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.

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Community Celebration Lunar New Year

OMCA celebrates the Lunar New Year and explores the shared connections between the diverse Asian cultures of the Bay Area. These family-friendly programs will include both virtual and in-person offerings that celebrate and honor Lunar New Year traditions through storytelling, performances, activities, cooking demonstrations, and more. OMCA holds space for our AAPI communities to come together and uplift each other with both in-person and virtual healing circles.

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First Sundays First Sundays

Spend your Sunday with us and find out why East Bay Express calls OMCA “the best museum for the people, by the people.” Every first Sunday of the month, enjoy admission to OMCA with a suggested donation of $5 for general admission. There is a $6 charge for special exhibitions in the Great Hall.

Experience all that our Galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences have to offer. In between exploring the galleries, pick up some locally-made goods from our store, or relax outside in our updated garden spaces.

Visitors are encouraged to reserve tickets online in advance to secure your preferred entry time and reduce your wait. Tickets are available at the admissions desk on a first-come, first-served basis. The suggested donation for general admission is $5 per person. Your contribution helps us provide access to other visitors in the community. Learn more about First Sundays at OMCA.

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Community Celebration Día de los Muertos

In collaboration with OMCA’s Día de Muertos Volunteer Community Committee, we honor Day of the Dead every October and November.

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