Friday Nights @ OMCA

Friday Nights @ OMCA

Every Friday night, 5–9 pm
Half-price gallery admission for adults. Ages 18 and under are free!
Cash bar. Prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks.

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA with Off the Grid food trucks, music, and more! Join OMCA every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market, with the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine from gourmet food trucks, local beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages at the Blue Oak beer garden, live music, and dance lessons. Get creative at family-friendly drop-in workshops, learn from local foodies in the Makers & Tasters Series, and enjoy special guest performers and events. Enjoy unique programs, including:

  • Makers & Tasters Series with local beer brewers, coffee roasters, organic farmers, and authors hosting talks, demos, and tastings on the first and last Friday of the month, from 6 to 8 pm. The Makers & Tasters Series will feature local vendors from Whole Foods Market the last Friday of each month!
  • Live music, DJs, and family-friendly dance lessons where you can shake it up with dances based on the weekly music themes.
  • Family fun at Friday Nights: every Friday night, from 5 to 8 pm, features a free hands-on art workshop for all ages, and select Fridays feature storytime with the Oakland Public Library from 6 to 8 pm.
  • A rotating list of food trucks, music themes, and featured artists. Check the weekly event listings on the right to find out more; like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute event updates!

How to get here: OMCA is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station.

Parking: Event parking is available at the Museum Garage, with a $5 flat fee starting at 5 pm. The Museum garage closes at 10 pm. More information is available on our Directions page.

Garden Access: OMCA's garden and terraces are open and free to visitors during Friday Nights @ OMCA in 2014 from March 2 through November 2, with the exception of dates when the garden is rented for private events. Closure dates are listed below. More information on garden access.

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

Makers and Tasters Series sponsored by Whole Foods Market on May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, October 31, and November 28, 2014.

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

 

Slideshow credits: "Eat" photo by Marc Fiorito, courtesy of Off the Grid. "Dance" and "Hang" photos by Shaun Roberts.