Every Saturday from January–March, we invite you to gather on campus for our new free program series “Lunchtime Sessions: Music, Dance, and Storytelling.” Grab your favorite picnic blanket, bring your lunch, and join us as we come together to delight in the joy of live performance outside on our 10th Street Amphitheater (near the Koi Pond on the Lower Level).
Every Saturday at noon
10th Street Amphitheater*, Oakland Museum of California
* Please note: For the duration of the rainy, winter season, Lunchtime Sessions will be held at the 10th Street Amphitheater, not in the Garden. We plan to resume hosting Lunchtime Sessions in the Garden sometime in spring 2022. In the event of rain, this event will be canceled.
Bring your lunch to OMCA’s recently-launched program, Lunchtime Sessions. Held for free every Saturday starting at noon, visitors are invited to come together and enjoy a range of live performances at OMCA’s 10th Street Amphitheater. Lunchtime Sessions are free and open to the public; tickets and reservations are not required. In the event of rain, this event will be canceled.
Lunchtime Sessions are free and open to the public; tickets and reservations are not required. Food and beverages are not included. In order to maintain safety for all guests and staff, capacity may be limited. Please review our COVID-19 Health and Safety Information in advance of your visit. We encourage you to bring your own lunch and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy.
January 2022 Performances
Saturday, January 15
The Oakland Eastside All-Star Ensemble
The Oakland Eastside All-Star Ensemble (OEASE) is a big band co-founded in East Oakland during the summer of 2012 by Ms. Helena Moss- Jack. Hailing from OUSD and charter middle schools and high schools, OEASE is comprised of Oakland’s new wave of community leaders young musician-scholars.
The Ensemble is a ten-month, pre-college and pre-professional instrumental music and leadership fellowship program, an advanced training that offers a high performing group of responsible students the time and individual attention necessary to gain an unparalleled standard of scholarship, musical ability, discipline and respect for their craft.
Saturday, January 22
Information on the performer coming soon.
Saturday, January 29
Landa Lakes Two-Spirit Storytime
Landa Lakes is a Chickasaw writer, musician, activist and artist. As drag persona Landa Lakes, in 2005, she founded drag performance groups in San Francisco including the Two-Spirit Native American drag troupe, the Brush Arbor Gurlz, and the creative and campy House of Glitter. She is also the Westcoast Mother of the Vogue House of Lauren, International, and is the recipient of the national pageant title Jewel of the Galaxy.
Performances are subject to change.