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Friday Nights at OMCA: California Natural Sciences Gallery Reopening | Oakland

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Friday, May 31, 2013 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: $6*
*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.

Oakland Museum of California | 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607



Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Friday Nights at OMCA: California Natural Sciences Gallery Reopening | OaklandJoin the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly activities, and extended hours in the galleries.

Friday Nights at OMCA: California Natural Sciences Gallery Reopening | OaklandWhat to expect on May 31, 2013:

11 am to Midnight:

  • Galleries of California Art, Gallery of California History, and special exhibitions open all day, including we/customize’s final weekend (Level 2 and Level 3)
  • The OMCA Store, open all day with unique, local, and artisan gifts (Level 2)
  • The swanky East Bay Express lounge where you can kick back (Level 1)
  • Japanese Sogetsu Ikebana flower arrangements with native plants (All Levels)

Noon to 7 pm:

  • Members Only Preview of the Gallery of California Natural Sciences (Level 1)
  • Members Only Lounge (Café, Level 2)

5-7 pm:

  • Solo acoustic musician strolling throughout the Museum (Garden)

5-8 pm:

  • Family-friendly Gold Panning—keep all you find (Garden)
  • Cat and animal face-painting for the young and young-at-heart (Garden)
  • Makers & Tasters Series featuring designer Sasha Duerr of Permacouture, demonstrating slow fabric dyeing with natural dyes (Garden)

5-9 pm

  • Twelve gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring local cuisine (10th Street)
  • A rockin’ DJ spinning surf music to get the party started (Amphitheater)

5-11:30 pm:

  • Blue Oak café beer gardens, featuring California beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks (Koi Pond and Garden)

6-6:30 pm:

  • Oakland Public Library Storytime for families (Garden)

7-7:30 pm:

  • Grand reopening ceremony for the Gallery of California Natural Sciences (Garden)

7 pm to Midnight: 

  • Gallery of California Natural Sciences open to the public (Level 1)

7:45-8 pm:

  • California Creature Costume Contest: come dressed as your favorite California species to win a prize (Garden)

8-10 pm:

  • Live band playing surf music and retro tunes (Garden)

10:30 pm:

 


Links: Event details

Cost: $6*

*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.

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