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

Every Friday
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 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 12 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.

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

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“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)

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, Sept. 9, 2022

  • 6–8 pm – DJ Zita (Amphitheater)
  • 7–8:30 pm – BlackGold Movement & Miss Behave Records Present: Coco Peila’s Confessions Of A Black Feminist Rapper – EP Release Party (Garden)

Friday, Sept. 16, 2022

  • 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm: OMCA Garden Tour – Native Plants, Indigenous uses and fire with naturalist Edward Redbird Willie and OMCA’s Manager of Living Collections Maeve Johnston
  • 6 and 6:30 pm: “Good Fire” Gallery of California Natural Sciences Pop-Up Talks with OMCA Natural Sciences Curator Ryder Diaz and Indigenous Fire Keeper & Greenville Assistant Fire Chief Danny Manning
  • 6–8 pm: DJ Monk Earl (Amphitheater)
  • 7–8 pm: Singer/Songwriter – John Paul Hodge (Garden Stage)

Friday, Sept. 23, 2022

  • 6–6:30 pm – Dance Class: Merengue, Salsa, Bachata (Garden)
  • 6–8 pm – DJ Ron Reeser (Amphitheater)
  • 7–7:05 pm – Collective Scream to empty our minds and body of what we want to release
  • 7:05–7:15 pm – Mamá Agua Ritual to connect with water and body
  • 7:15–8 pm – Music with dance performance (Garden)

Friday, Sept. 30, 2022

  • 6–8:30 pm – Salsa DJ (Garden)
  • 6–8 pm – DJ Father Taj (Amphitheater)
  • 6:30 pm – Salsa dance class begins
  • 7–8:30 pm – Salsa Dance Party (Garden)

– Always check the schedule first for updates/cancellations>Updated 9/5/2022 – Event info last checked via museumca.org

Fall 2022 Tips

Warm your heart and soul this fall by attending Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid, Oakland’s beloved (and FREE) community event.

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: FREE*
*Most outdoor activities and entertainment is free and open to the public from 5-9pm. Ages 12 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Club / DJ, Eating & Drinking, In Person, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Outdoors, Sponsored
Address: 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607

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