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Friday, June 12, 2015 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: $7.50*
*Half-price gallery admission for adults; ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.

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


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

At this time, Friday Nights at OMCA will be on hold. We miss gathering with you at our weekly block party and can’t wait for Friday Nights to resume soon! Sign up for our eNews for the latest information and updates,

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
ON HIATUS – 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

What to expect on June 12:

5–9 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under
5–9 pm: Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
5–9 pm: All Museum galleries open late
5–9 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine: get the weekly list here
5–9 pm: OMCA Store pop-up in the Redwood Burl area, selling fresh Oakland and OMCA gear
5–9 pm: Featured artists Christy Sawyer (prints, buttons, jewelry), Olivia Shih (jewelry & photography), and Gregory Smith (illuminated sculptures) selling their wares in Redwood Burl area
5–9 pm: Participatory art activity with the Eyes on Oakland van, discussing surveillance and gathering community responses to add to the installation in the Who is Oakland? exhibition
5–9 pm: Participating food trucks marked with a (RED) decal donating $.40 to (RED) when customers use Bank of America credit or debit cards, as part of their EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign to fight AIDS
5–6:30 pm: June resident DJ Penitani Moa spinning hits in the 10th Street Amphitheater
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in art activity: Hawaiian kapa stamping on mini tote bag inspired by new exhibition Pacific Worlds
6–8 pm: A workshop on siapo and tattoo design by Reggie Meredith and Uilisone Fitiao
6:30–7 pm: salsa dance instruction by Nick and Serena in the 10th Street Amphitheater
7–9 pm: Live band Fito Reinoso playing salsa music in the 10th Street Amphitheater
7:30 pm: A LGBT History Tour led by a talented OMCA Docent in honor of Pride Month

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.


Event Details


Cost: $7.50*
*Half-price gallery admission for adults; ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
Categories: Art & Museums, Club / DJ, Eating & Drinking, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607