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Friday Nights at OMCA: Valentine’s Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

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Friday, February 14, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Most outdoor activities and entertainment is free and open to the public from 5-9pm. Ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.

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


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

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music.

This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain weeks in the summer that turn into a big block party. Check Facebook and their website for updates as most activities are seasonal.

Friday Nights at OMCA
Most Fridays
– 5-9 pm during Winter (typically Nov-Mar)
– 5-10 pm during Spring/Summer/Fall (typically Apr-Oct)
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland
FREE (for food truck access and seasonal outdoor activities) – Optional Museum admission for purchase

– Always check the schedule first for updates/cancellations

  • Please note, fees for special exhibitions still apply. Ages 8 & under are free
  • Marketplace @ OMCA: Local makers selling handcrafted works and art
  • Music, DJs, acoustic sets, and dance lessons (Seasonal)
  • A rotating list of Off The Grid food trucks and featured artists
  • Family fun at Friday Nights: Every Friday night, from 5 to 8 pm, features free hands-on art workshops for all ages, and select Fridays feature storytime with the Oakland Public Library from 6 to 6:30 pm

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

Parking: Free street parking of often available. Event parking is available at the Museum Garage, with a $7 flat fee starting at 5 pm. The Museum garage closes at 10:30 pm. Directions.

Garden Access: OMCA’s garden and terraces are open and free to visitors during Friday Nights @ OMCA from March through November, with the exception of dates when the garden is rented for private events.

Updated 1/20/2020 – Event info last checked via website

Get your Valentine’s Day groove on at Friday Nights at OMCA. Enjoy live music, DJs, Off the Grid food trucks, family activities, late-night gallery access, and more. Bring friends and family for a taste of local music, food, and culture at the Oakland Museum of California every week.

Ready for bigger and better Friday nights fun? OMCA is making some improvements to its campus to create an even more vibrant Friday Nights at OMCA experience. Learn all about OMCA’s renovations and stay tuned for updates to your Friday Nights at OMCA experience. Some areas may be temporarily impacted during construction.

What can I do at Friday Nights at OMCA tonight?

Late Night Gallery Hours
Music, Dance, and Performance
Family Activities
Local Food and Drink
Shop the OMCA Store
Directions

Late Night Gallery Hours

5–9 pm: Galleries Open Late
Explore the Museum’s 110,000 square feet of gallery space until 9 pm, including exhibitions and activities for the whole family.

What’s on view? 

Level 1
New! You Are Here: California Stories on the Map
Gallery of California Natural Sciences

Level 2
Final weekend! No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Great Hall

Black Power
U.S. Immigration: Who Is Let In, Who Is Kept Out?
Gallery of California History 

Level 3
Final weekend!
 ¡El Movimiento Vivo! Chicano Roots of El Día de los Muertos
Dorothea Lange: Photography as Activism
Question Bridge: Black Males
Gallery of California Art

Music, Dance, and Performances

5–6:30 pm: Resident DJ
10th Street Amphitheater
Soulful, wordly sounds with Orfeu Negro AKA Be Brown

6:30–7 pm: Dance Instruction
10th Street Amphitheater
Kizomba Dance Class, popular Angolan dance style, with Christina Lesego of KizomBay United

7–9 pm: Resident DJ
10th Street Amphitheater
Soulful, wordly sounds with Orfeu Negro AKA Be Brown

Family Activities and More

5–8 pm: Create a Valentine’s Day Card
California Room
Create your own special Valentine’s Day Card!

6–8 pm: Voter Registration
Level 1 Lobby
Register to vote at the voter registration table with the League of Women Voters. The last day to register for primaries is February 18!

Local Food and Drink

5–9 pm: Off the Grid Food Trucks
Enjoy a rotating lineup of local gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid.
Check out the weekly list on the Off the Grid website.

5–9 pm: Blue Oak Beer Garden
Oak Street Plaza
Enjoy beer and wine specials from local makers.

Kick back and relax with seating available in Oak Street Plaza.

Shop OMCA

5–9 pmOMCA Store
Level 2
Discover great California-themed gifts by local artisans, our broad book selection, find exhibition-themed favorites, and more.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


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Cost: FREE*
*Most outdoor activities and entertainment is free and open to the public from 5-9pm. Ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
Categories: *Top Pick*, 3 Day Weekend, Art & Museums, Club / DJ, Eating & Drinking, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Valentine's Day
Address: 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607

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