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Valentine’s Night at OMCA: Dance Lessons, Music & Off The Grid | Oakland

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 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. Cash bar. Prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks.

OMCA (Oakland Museum of California) | 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607

Event Details

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)

Reconnect with family, friends, and community at OMCA every Friday night – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music.

These free events provide a gathering place to come together each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid food trucks, and the newly-launched Town Fare Sundeck, featuring an outdoor bar and select bar bites from the cafe menu or bring a blanket and lounge in our garden, now open with direct access to Lake Merritt.

This is a great community gathering with access to the gardens and terraces that help turn this event into big block party. Check their website for updates and special events.

Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid

Every Friday, 5-9 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland
FREE (for food truck access and outdoor activities)

Holiday Break – Friday Nights at OMCA will be on break between Friday, December 23, 2022 and Friday, January 13, 2023. Oakland’s favorite weekly block party resumes on Friday, January 20, 2023. 

Optional late-night museum admission for purchase

How To Get There

  • BART: OMCA is at the corner of Oak and 10th Street and is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station.
  • AC Transit: OMCA is accessible by a number of AC Transit bus lines. OMCA is at the corner of Oak and 10th Street. An accessibility ramp is located at the main entrance on Oak Street between 10th and 11th. For more information, visit actransit.org.
  • Free Bike Parking: Free, on-street bike parking is available outside the Oak Street entrance to the Museum. Limited free covered bike parking is available in the OMCA Garage during garage hours, and on Oak Street Plaza, which is on the third level of the Museum, during Museum hours
  • Street Parking: Free street parking of often available.
  • Garage Parking: Event parking is available at the Museum Garage, with a $10 flat fee starting at 5 pm. The Museum garage closes at 9:30 pm (Thu-Sun)
  • Get Driving Directions

Off The Grid Mobile Food Creator Lineup

Curveball Sliders, Cool!naria, Caribbean Spices, Southern Comfort Kitchen, Curry Up Now, Golden Gate Gyro, Momolicious, 3-3-3 Truck, WoKitchen, Kabob Trolley, Senor Sisig, Humphry Slocombe, and more. For all of the details, visit Off the Grid

Special Events

Friday, January 20, 2023 – Sage & Cedar and DJ Siyah

Join us in the OMCA Amphitheater for a healing musical evening of Afro-Indigenous hip hop beats by Sage & Cedar.

Program Schedule: 

5–8 pm – Off the Grid Service (10th Street)

5–7 pm – Music by DJ Siyah (Amphitheater)

7–8:30 pm – Live musical performance by Sage & Cedar (Amphitheater)

Join us in the OMCA Amphitheater for a healing musical evening of Afro-Indigenous beats by hip hop duo, Sage & Cedar, starting at 7 pm.

Friday, January 27, 2023 – See Night + DJ Karlita

Rock out to hard-driving and dreamy rock riffs by San Francisco indie-rock band, see night.

Program Schedule: 

5–8 pm Off the Grid Service (10th Street)

5–6  pm Live performance by see night  (Amphitheater)

7–9 pm Music by DJ Karlita (Amphitheater)

Rock out in the OMCA Amphitheater to alternating hard-driving and dreamy rock riffs by San Francisco indie-rock band, see night, starting at 5 pm. Don’t miss a dynamic live show reminiscent of shoegaze and alternative rock of the ‘90s, filled with a mixture of ethereal vocals, swelling drums, and atmospheric guitars.

 

>Updated 1/3/2023 – Event info last checked via museumca.org

What to expect on February 14, 2014:

  • Valentine’s Day cocktails, local beer, and wine specials, coffee, tea and hot cocoa in the Blue Oak beer garden all night
  • Dance instruction, costume contests, comedy, and more
  • He(art) Attack in the Gallery of California Art. Show your love by placing a paper heart by your favorite work of art, all weekend long
  • Family-friendly drop-in art activity: make your own mini hero figure, inspired Black History Month and the exhibition The Smallest of Worlds, from 5 to 8 pm
  • DJ Dotmatic on the 1s and 2s in the 10th Street Amphitheater from 5 to 6:30 pm
  • All-ages hip hop dance lesson led by Samara Atkins of Destiny Arts Center in the 10th Street Amphitheater from 6:30 to 7 pm
  • Love Pub Trivia Game, where family and friends of all generations come together to compete for the team prize, with categories like The Birds & the Bees, Pop Culture Couples, and more, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Live band Pan Extasy bringing the sounds of Carribbean music to the 10th Street Amphitheater from 7 to 9 pm
  • OMCA-in-the-Headlines, a special discussion series in Above and Below: Stories From Our Changing Bay, this week with Cris Benton presenting his book, Saltscapes, followed by a special book-signing, from 7 to 8 pm
  • A Snack Size Docent Tour, a fifteen-minute mini-tour led by a talented OMCA Docent to introduce you one of the Galleries—you won’t know which until the tour begins!—meeting at the ticketing desk on Level 2 at 7:30 pm
  • Extended hours in the galleries and special exhibitions
  • Twelve gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine

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.


Cost: $7.50*
*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.
Categories: Art & Museums, Club / DJ, Eating & Drinking, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Valentine's Day
Address: 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607