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Friday Nights at OMCA

Every Friday night, from 5 to 9 pm, OMCA stays open late, teaming up with Off the Grid to offer up a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Friday Nights at OMCA offers a range of foodie experiences, from a rotating list of the best Bay Area food trucks provided by Off the Grid, to California beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond, to the weekly Makers & Tasters Series, with local beer brewers, coffee roasters, organic farmers, and food authors hosting talks, demos, and tastings. Families get in on the fun, with weekly drop-in art activities by the Koi Pond for the young ones, and, once a month on final Fridays, story time with the Oakland Public Library. Monthly music themes infuse the entertainment lineup, with DJs and live bands every night, and a range of performers including dance instructors, magicians, stand-up comedians, flash mobs, and even musical chairs! With artist talks, film programs, special tours of the exhibitions, and in-Gallery activities, there's something new to explore every week. Come see what the East Bay Express has called the 'Most Authentically Oakland Weekly Event.' Check out what's happening weekly at, and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute event updates!

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