Oakland Museum of CA’s Free Outdoor Lunchtime Concerts (Every Saturday)
Every Saturday from January–March, we invite you to gather on campus for our new free program series “Lunchtime Sessions: Music, Dance, and Storytelling.” Grab your favorite picnic blanket, bring your lunch, and join us as we come together to delight in the joy of live performance outside on our 10th Street Amphitheater (near the Koi Pond on the Lower Level).
Every Saturday at noon
10th Street Amphitheater*, Oakland Museum of California
* Please note: For the duration of the rainy, winter season, Lunchtime Sessions will be held at the 10th Street Amphitheater, not in the Garden. We plan to resume hosting Lunchtime Sessions in the Garden sometime in spring 2022. In the event of rain, this event will be canceled.
Bring your lunch to OMCA’s recently-launched program, Lunchtime Sessions. Held for free every Saturday starting at noon, visitors are invited to come together and enjoy a range of live performances at OMCA’s 10th Street Amphitheater. Lunchtime Sessions are free and open to the public; tickets and reservations are not required. In the event of rain, this event will be canceled.
Lunchtime Sessions are free and open to the public; tickets and reservations are not required. Food and beverages are not included. In order to maintain safety for all guests and staff, capacity may be limited. Please review our COVID-19 Health and Safety Information in advance of your visit. We encourage you to bring your own lunch and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy.
March 2022 Performances
Saturday, March 5
Children’s Authors and Illustrators Roundtable with Angela Dalton, Nidhi Chanani and Robert Liu–Trujillo
Great stories can inspire lifetimes of learning. Adults and children will get a behind-the-pages look at children’s literature with internationally known Bay Area writers and illustrators of color Angela Dalton, Nidhi Chanani and Robert Liu–Trujillo. They will read from their works and discuss where their stories come from, what inspires them, and why children’s books are on the rise.
Saturday, March 12
Weaving Spirits: Two-Spirit Dance & Performing Artists
Weaving Spirits brings together local and national Native American artists whose powerful performance offerings range from traditional song to modern dance and drag. “Two-Spirit” is a pan-tribal term rooted in the Anishinaabe term describing such individuals: “niizh manidoowag”, embodying the complex feminine and the masculine in all of us. Experience their performance right here in the heart of Huichin (Oakland).
Saturday, March 19
Destiny Arts Center
Inspiring and igniting social change through the performing arts for more than 30 years, Destiny Arts electrifies the stage with culturally responsive performances that promote wellness, resiliency and belonging. The Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company, Destiny Junior Company and Martial Arts Demonstration Team show how “dance is an effective way to demonstrate for racial justice.” (New York Times)
Saturday, March 26
Urban Jazz Dance Company (UJDC)
The syncopation of urban jazz rhythms, the importance of play, and performance connect cultures of all races, ages, abilities, and backgrounds whenever this high-energy company performs. Founded by Deaf dancer/choreographer Antoine Hunter, the award-winning UJDC uplifts Deaf, Hard of hearing (Hoh) and Disabled artists from marginalized backgrounds. Its performers have won acclaim from audiences worldwide. The performance will be ASL interpreted.
Performances are subject to change.