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Friday, April 12, 2013 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: $6*
*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 during Friday Nights at OMCA. These free events provide a gathering place each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid (OTG) food trucks, and late-night access to our galleries and special exhibitions with a Museum ticket. Limited flat rate parking for Friday Nights is available in the OMCA Garage for $10.

As we enter the holiday season, Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid (OTG) will begin its seasonal break. The final Friday Nights at OMCA with OTG of 2023 will be October 27, 2023. Oakland’s favorite weekly block party will resume in April 2024.

The galleries will remain open to the public during the Museum’s regular business hours, including admission to Special Exhibitions Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD and Por el Pueblo: The Legacy and Influence of Malaquías Montoya. Please visit our website museumca.org for details.

Thanks for spending another fabulous year with us on our beautiful campus!

Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid

Every Friday, 5-9 pm – Final night: October 27, 2023
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland
FREE (for food truck access and outdoor activities)

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, October 6, 5—9 pm
Let’s Lab with AstraLogik!
Hands-On Screenprinting
Sketchboard Community Figure Drawing
DJ Benet
Into the Brightness Gallery Activation Hours
A-100 Photo Booth

Friday, October 13, 5—9 pm
Havana Nights SF, Presented by Rumbaché and The CaliDance
Oak Leaf Community Art Project
Into the Brightness Gallery Activation Hours
DJ True Justice
Fall Teacher Night

Friday, October 20, 5—9 pm
Live Beatmaking with SETI X
Let’s Lab with Christopher Kenji!
Into the Brightness Gallery Activation Hours, Great Hall
DJ Bitesize!

Friday, October 27, 5—9 pm
SambaFunk! With King Theo Ogum
Introduction to Brasilian Samba Community Dance Class with Queen Joy Brussard
Oak Leaf Community Art Project
DJ Siyah

What to expect on Friday, April 12, 2013:

  • Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
  • Reggae-themed DJ and live band in the 10th Street ampitheater with a dance lesson from 6:30 to 7 pm
  • Customizer-in-Residence open studio with Mutant Makers, Annabel Blue Dudash and Elsa Rudolph in the we/customize exhibition from 5 to 8 pm
  • Makers and Tasters Series featuring Make Beer, Make Friends! Homebrewing 101 with OMCA’s own Joni and Dan Hess, back by popular demand from 6 to 8 pm
  • Family-friendly drop-in workshop: customize-your-own headdress inspired by the we/customize and Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu exhibitions from 5 to 7 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: $6*
*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
Address: 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607