As we prepare to re-open this June, we're taking the necessary precautions to ensure safety is top of mind and are limiting capacity onsite. At this time, Friday Nights at OMCA will be on hold. We miss gathering with you at our weekly block party and can't wait for Friday Nights to resume soon! Sign up for our eNews for the latest information and updates, and be sure to get your tickets to enjoy our galleries and newly renovated garden, opening June 18. 

Friday Nights at OMCA

Every Friday night, 5–9 pm
Bars accept cash and credit. Prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks.

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights at OMCA with after-hours Museum access, Off the Grid food trucks, beer, wine, music, and more! 

Ready for bigger and better Friday nights fun? OMCA is making some improvements to its campus to create an even more vibrant Friday Nights at OMCA experience, including a brand-new Garden stage for even more outdoor performances! In the interim, OMCA’s Gardens and 10th Street Amphitheater are currently closed. Enjoy your favorite Friday Nights activities in Oak Street Plaza and throughout campus.

Learn all about OMCA's renovations and stay tuned for updates to your Friday Nights at OMCA experience.

  • After-hours gallery access.
  • Marketplace at OMCA: local makers selling handcrafted works and art.
  • Music, DJs, acoustic sets, and dance lessons.
  • A rotating list of Off The Grid food trucks and featured artists.
  • Family fun at Friday Nights: every Friday night, from 5 to 8 pm, features free hands-on art workshops for all ages, and select Fridays feature storytime with the Oakland Public Library from 6 to 6:30 pm.

Check the weekly event listings on the right to find out more; like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates!


How to get here: OMCA is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station.

Parking: Event parking is available at the Museum Garage, with a $7 flat fee starting at 5 pm. The Museum garage closes at 10 pm. More information is available on our Directions page.

Garden Access: OMCA's Gardens are currently closed for renovations. Click here for more information on the upcoming changes to OMCA's campus.

Outside Drinks: No outside alcoholic drinks permitted. Enjoy drinks at the Blue Oak bars.

Marketplace at OMCA: The Marketplace at OMCA is on hold during renovations. 

Friday Nights at OMCA is made possible by generous support from Bank of America, the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, the Koret Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.