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Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
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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 massive block party. Check Facebook and their website for updates as most activities are seasonal.
Friday Nights at OMCA
Every Friday from 5-9 pm (Museum open until 10 pm)
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland
FREE (for food truck access and seasonal outdoor activities)
- Please note, fees for the the special exhibitions still apply). Ages 18 & 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 5/31/19 – Event info last checked via website
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
5–9 pm: Select featured artists selling their wares in Redwood Burl area
5–6:30 pm: DJ Fausto Sousa playing tropi-funky Brazilian beats in the 10th Street Amphitheater
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: winter ornament making— celebrate the diverse winter traditions of Bay Area families when you a beautiful tin ornament to hang on a tree, decorate your home or a package
6–8 pm: Makers & Tasters series, featuring specialists from Five Flavors Herbs, Alembique Apothecary, Homestead Apothecary, and Ohlone Herbal Center on how to improve your health with holistic remedies, and a hot tea tasting
6:30–7 pm: dance instruction by Teatro Brasileiro de Dança in the 10th Street Amphitheater
7–9 pm: Live band Os Importados playing Forró or Brazilian folk music with Reggae and Tropicália influences in the 10th Street Amphitheater
7:30–7:45 pm: A Snack Size Docent Tour, a fun, fifteen-minute un-tour in an OMCA gallery—you won’t know which until the tour begins
*Half-price gallery admission for adults; ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
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Address: 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607