Event

Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday, February 7, 2014, 5–9 pm

Rain or shine, Oakland’s popular weekly night market is here for 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 7:

  • Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
  • Created Equal Film & Scholar Series: a screening and discussion on civil rights documentary "The Loving Story," from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Family-friendly drop-in art activity: make a Lunar New Year lantern in honor of the Year of the Horse from 5 to 8 pm
  • DJ Dotmatic on the 1s and 2s by the 10th Street Amphitheater all evening
  • All-ages Dancehall dance lesson led by Rashidi Omari of Destiny Arts Center in the Koi Pond area from 6:30 to 7 pm
  • Makers & Tasters Series featuring Kanchan Dawn Hunter of the Spiral Gardens Community Food Security Project, exploring ideas of self-sufficiency and seed propagation, from 6:30 to 8:30 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

Note: live band The Funk Revival Orchesta, will be rescheduled for a later date; stay tuned to listings for Friday Nights @ OMCA for when they'll return!

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.