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For the month of August, all four Friday Nights at OMCA honor, celebrate, and explore the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop culture and are curated by Bay Area artist and DJ Jahi, who has lived in Oakland for the last 23 years. This marks the first time OMCA will have a practitioner of Hip Hop culture curating its Friday Nights lineup. Each program takes a deep dive into the many facets, history, relevance, and joy of Hip Hop culture, right at home in Oakland! In addition to this special, celebratory programming, there will be plenty of signature Friday Nights features, including two streets packed with Off-the-Grid Food Trucks and the OMCA campus alive with music, dancing, OMCA’s award-winning galleries of art, history, and science and more!

About Friday Nights

On Friday nights throughout the year, OMCA hosts Oakland’s best and free community event, Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid from 5 to 9 pm. These free events provide a gathering place to come together each week, including live music, hands-on activities, and Off the Grid food trucks. 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.

Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid is proudly supported by: