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Thursday After Hours

Every Thursday, 5– 8pm

January 1 1–March 28

Your weekly night out at the Museum rich with cocktails, culture, and community–just for adults!

Mingle at Town Fare Cafe by Chef Michele McQueen and explore the galleries which come alive at night with a mix of pop-up performances, chats, live drawings, and more.

Visitors are invited to bring a friend for free by taking advantage of our limited time 2 for 1 Museum ticket deal every Thursday, 5—8 pm throughout the inaugural season of Thursday After Hours.

For online ticket purchases, click the button below and use the discount code Thursdate on the payment page to receive the 2 for 1 deal. Same day tickets will also be available for sale at the door with the 2 for 1 offer while supplies last.

The OMCA garage will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays Jan 11 — Mar 28.

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Thursday After Hours at OMCA | Reclamation Through Musical  Expression: Banjo Tradition & Afro-Futures from West Africa to Oakland with Hannah Mayree March 7 from 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Liven up your Thursday night with a rooted and participatory performance by Hanna Mayree (they/them). A member of the Black Banjo Reclamation Project, Hannah shares original and traditional banjo compositions as well as harmonies through acoustic live vocal looping. Their art is a reminder of the power found in our relationship to the earth, music, and community and is an invitation to listen, learn, and sing together through various musical landscapes.

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Thursday After Hours at OMCA | Sketchboard Live Drawing and Gallery Chats with Margaret Yee March 14 from 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Bring your sketch pads and appetites to another Thursday After Hours at OMCA. Mix and mingle over delightful cocktails prepared in OMCA’s Town Fare Café. After bites and beverages, head over to the Gallery of California History for live drawing sessions hosted by Sketchboard. 

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Thursday After Hours at OMCA | Opera at OMCA with Claire Gendler March 21 from 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Don’t miss a pop-up performance in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences, Cordell Bank Deep Sea Theater, by soprano Claire Gendler as she performs selected classical pieces by composers such as Mozart, Schubert, Finzi, Fauré, and Britten.

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Thursday After Hours at OMCA | Sketchboard Live Drawing and Gallery Chats with Nancy Taylor March 28 from 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Bring your sketch pads and appetites to another Thursday After Hours at OMCA. Mix and mingle over delightful cocktails prepared in OMCA’s Town Fare Café. After bites and beverages, head over to the Gallery of California History for live drawing sessions hosted by Sketchboard. 

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