Event

Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday, February 21, 2014, 5–9 pm

Oakland’s popular weekly night market is back for a new year of fun and festivities! Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street every for a taste of local music, food, art, and culture! Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak beer garden. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, hands-on activities for kids, and extended OMCA Store hours. Bring the whole family to OMCA for a sampling of the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine!

What to expect on February 21:

  • Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
  • Resident OMCA DJ Dotmatic spinning the hits in the 10th Street Amphitheater from 5 to 6:30 pm
  • Family-friendly drop-in art activity: make your own mini hero figure, inspired Black History Month and the exhibition The Smallest of Worlds, from 5 to 8 pm
  • All-ages Zimbabwean dance lesson led by Julia Chigamba of Destiny Arts Center in the 10th Street Amphitheater from 6:30 to 7 pm
  • Live Afrobeat music by Fely Band in the 10th Street Amphitheater from 7 to 9 pm
  • Final installment of OMCA-in-the-Headlines, a special discussion series in Above and Below: Stories From Our Changing Bay, on the environmental and cultural impact of demolishing the original San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, with biologist Lauren Bingham of Garcia and Associates, Bill Howe, Lead Engineer in taking down the old span of the Bay Bridge, and Stefan Galvaz, District Branch Chief of the California Department of Transportation, from 7 to 8 pm
  • A Snack Size Docent Tour, a fifteen-minute mini-tour led by a talented OMCA Docent to introduce you one of the Galleries—you won't know which until the tour begins!—meeting at the ticketing desk on Level 2 at 7:30 pm
  • Extended hours in the galleries and special exhibitions
  • Twelve gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine
  • #BayMotion Contest video screening and discussion by a distiguished panel of judges from 7 to 9 pm

Cost: Half-price gallery admission for adults, ages 18 and under are free. Admission for Members is always free. Cash bar. Prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks.

Transportation: OMCA is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station. Event parking is available at the Museum for a $5 flat fee after 5 pm.

Presented in partnership with Off the Grid: Lake Merritt @ OMCA.

Black History Month programs at OMCA made possible in part by generous support from Bank of America.

Makers and Tasters Series is made possible by generous support from Whole Foods Market.

Friday Nights @ OMCA is made possible by generous support from the Walter and Elise Haas Fund.