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$5 Day at Oakland Museum of California: 50th Birthday | Sept 21-22

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - All Day | Cost: $5
Oakland Museum of California | 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607


$5 Day at Oakland Museum of California: 50th Birthday | 2019

Celebrate OMCA’s 50th birthday with us all weekend long! Visit on Saturday and Sunday for $5 admission to OMCA’s galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences.

Please note, $5 admission likely applies only to the general admission galleries and does not include admission into any special exhibitions.

Show off your OMCA pride with a limited edition 50th anniversary tote bag, available to guests who sign up for OMCA e-news onsite. Purchase an OMCA Membership to receive a free 50th anniversary aluminum water bottle, while supplies last.


Event Details


Cost: $5
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Fairs & Festivals
Address: 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607

Saturday, September 21, 2019

8:30 am   Plogging Cleanup: Free Run & Trash Pickup | Emeryville  FREE
9:00 am   2019 California Coastal Cleanup Day | How to Sign Up  FREE
9:00 am   Oakland “Creek to Bay” Volunteer Day | 2019  FREE
9:00 am   2019 Coastal Cleanup Day | Albany  FREE*
*For groups of 7 or more, an RSVP is encouraged.
9:00 am   California Coastal Cleanup Day & Free BBQ at Marin County | Sausalito  FREE
All Day   The Cactus & Succulent Society 14th Annual Fall Show & Sale | Sunnyvale  FREE
9:00 am   “Kids Fly Free” Youth Plane Rides | Concord  FREE*
*Space is limited so please come early.
9:00 am   Battle for the Bay Volunteer Challenge: San Francisco vs. Oakland  FREE
9:00 am   2019 Burlingame Bayfront Cleanup Day  FREE*
*An RSVP is required for 150 Anza Boulevard. The Bayfront Park location is at capacity. 
9:00 am   Volunteer at Alameda Coastal Cleanup Day | East Bay  FREE
All Day   Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday  FREE*
*Free general admission to San Francisco residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
All Day   Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday  FREE*
*Free general admission to San Francisco residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
9:30 am   2019 Point Bonita Coastal Cleanup & Free BBQ | Sausalito  FREE*
*Free, but registration is required. Registration starts at 9 am.
All Day   Smithsonian’s 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019  FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
All Day   2019 Pacific Fine Arts Festival: Saturday | Oakland  FREE
All Day   Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio  FREE
All Day   24th Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | East Bay  FREE*
*Free admission. Bring extra for drink purchase.
All Day   2019 Fiesta de Artes: Art & Wine Festival + Live Music | Los Gatos  FREE*
*Free festival, but food and wine tasting, as well as some kids' activities will be for purchase. Plus, there will have tote giveaway for the first 50 who mention Funcheap.
All Day   2019 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival | San Jose  FREE
All Day   2019 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday  FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday , Sept. 22nd, everything is $1
10:00 am   SF 4th Garden Resource Day | Golden Gate Park  FREE
10:00 am   Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF  FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
10:00 am   2019 “Pier to Pier” History Walk & Festival | SF  FREE*
*Registration Required
All Day   Transportation/Transformations Community Day | SF  FREE*
*Pay what you wish on Community Days.
All Day   Exploratorium Free Day: Fall Community Day | SF  FREE*
*Pay what you can; you may choose to enter for free or can choose to pay any amount should you have the means or desire to do so.
10:00 am   Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet: Free Hip Hop Dance Workshop | SF  FREE*
*Registration Required
10:00 am   Sea Scout Open House: Free Lunch and Boat Rides | Redwood City  FREE
10:00 am   Win Tix: “Abominable” Sneak Preview Movie | San Francisco Centre 9  WIN
10:00 am   $5 Off: SF’s Fall Ball + Black & Gold Party: Daybreaker | 2019  $15*
*$15 Party / $35 Yoga + Dance
10:00 am   2019 “City Kids” Family Fair: Elmo, Freebies & Fire Trucks | SF  FREE*
*RSVP and you could win great raffle prizes.
All Day   2019 “Bark in the Park”: Largest Dog Fest in USA | San Jose  FREE*
*FREE with $6 donation per adult. Children and dogs get in free.
All Day   17th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch: 3,500 Glass Art Pumpkins | Los Gatos  FREE*
*Admission is free but please bring cash for purchase. Glass pumpkin prices start at $25 and go to $500+. Visa/MC accepted.
All Day   The Bay’s Epic “Trash Party” Turn Trash Into Art | Albany  FREE*
*Registration is required / Entry is bring at least one piece of trash that can be converted into art .
10:00 am   Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov
10:30 am   Free Mimosa “Boozy Brunch” w/ Vegan Options | SF  $12*
*Get one complimentary drink with your brunch - and don't forget to tip like a rockstar. Upgrade to bottomless for $12.
All Day   25th Annual Sunset District Community Festival | SF  FREE
11:00 am   Farmers Market String Band Contest | Berkeley  FREE
11:00 am   “Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley  FREE
All Day   2019 Oakland’s “Eat Real” Street Food Festival | September 21-22  FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
All Day   2019 National “Drive Electric” Car Festival | SF  FREE*
*Free with RSVP
All Day   $20 Saturday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2019 | SF  $5 Off*
*Tickets for Saturday are $20. Use code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise it's $25. Food and drink available for purchase.
11:00 am   2019 Chinese National Day | SF  FREE
11:00 am   Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View  FREE
11:00 am   International Day of Peace Gathering at Palace of Fine Arts | SF  FREE
11:00 am   SF’s Oldest Mural: The Mission Dolores Mural | SF  FREE
All Day   $5 Day at Oakland Museum of California: 50th Birthday | Sept 21-22  $5
All Day   San Jose Tet & Moon Festival | 2019  FREE
All Day   2019 Vallejo Greek Festival  FREE
All Day   Heart of Oakley Festival | 2019  FREE
11:15 am   Free SF Sunset Photo Walk | Inner Sunset  FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
All Day   2019 Poetry Festival, Book Fair & Open Mic | Berkeley  FREE
All Day   2019 Southeast Asian Harvest Festival: Street Soccer & Chinese Martial Arts | SF  FREE
All Day   Sausalito’s 41st Annual Chili Cook-Off | Marinship Park  FREE*
*Free to enter, $12 for unlimited chili.
All Day   2019 Salsa Festival: Tastings & Salsa Dancing & Competition | Redwood City  FREE*
*Free, but there will be fees for tasting.
All Day   Summer’s End Music Festival | Half Moon Bay  FREE
All Day   2019 Art Explosion Fall Open Studios | Mission Dist.  FREE
All Day   2019 Greek Food Festival: Saturday | SF  FREE
12:00 pm   2019 Rancho Day Fiesta: 1840s Music, Food & Crafts | Pacifica  FREE*
*Free admission but donations are highly suggested. Additional charge for food and crafts.
12:00 pm   Free Saturdays at de Young Museum: Tattoo Talk w/ Tex Buss | SF  FREE
12:00 pm   “We The People” March in San Francisco | Embarcadero  FREE*
*Registration Required
All Day   Trumer Oktoberfest Party: Beer Stein & Traditional Polka Music | Berkeley  $15*
*Early Bird Tickets: $15 tasting only / $25 Brewer Special
All Day   Oktoberfest at Anchor Public Taps: Exclusive Fall Brews | SF  FREE
12:00 pm   Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Face Painting & Scavenger Hunt | Berkeley  FREE
All Day   3rd Annual Romanian Festival SF Bay Area | Hayward  FREE
12:00 pm   World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment 2019 | Oakland  FREE
1:00 pm   Facebook’s “Bands on the Bayfront” Music Festival | Facebook HQ  FREE*
*RSVP is requested.
1:00 pm   Playing in the Plaza: Danielle Wertz | Emeryville  FREE
1:00 pm   2019 Spirit & Soul Festival: Outdoor Bazaar & Live Music | East Bay  FREE
1:00 pm   Free Music Concert in the Park: Hip Hop Showcase | Berkeley  FREE
1:00 pm   Amoeba Revolutions DJ Set: DJ Joel Conway | SF  FREE
1:00 pm   Play Day at West Portal Playground: Food, Fun & Games | SF  FREE
1:00 pm   2nd Annual Oktoberfest at The Triton Museum | Santa Clara  FREE
All Day   Tiny Garage Annual Block Party | Emeryville  FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
2:00 pm   Fall Equinox Pagan Ritual | SF  $10*
*Last 2018, there is a $10-25 sliding scale suggested donation (with children under 12 free and no one turned away for lack of funds.)
2:00 pm   Free Shakespeare in the Park: “As You Like It” | SF  FREE
2:00 pm   3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland  FREE
2:00 pm   40% Off: 2019 “Craft Spirits Carnival”: Unlimited Tastings | SF  $50*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for up to 50% off
3:00 pm   Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin  FREE
3:00 pm   Free Author Talk: Stories of Life & Wine in 100 Bottles | Omnivore Books  FREE
3:00 pm   NorCal Night Market: Food, Shopping & Entertainment Festival | Pleasanton  $5*
*Tickets are sold at the door. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is $10. Both admission and parking are cash only.
4:00 pm   SF’s Filipino Night Market “Undiscovered” | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP requested to get a free pin. Donations are appreciated.
6:07 pm   Free Kids Tickets: Oakland A’s Fireworks Night | vs. Texas Rangers  FREE*
*For each regularly-priced individual game ticket purchased, adults can add up to two additional free tickets valid for use only by children age 12 and younger (subject to availability).
7:00 pm   Movies in Creek Park: Willow | San Anselmo  FREE
7:00 pm   “Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland  $10
7:00 pm   Free Tix: “Let Her Sing 2019” A Celebration of Female Voices | YBCA  FREE*
*RSVP Required on RushTix. Comp tickets are limited
7:00 pm   Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF  FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
7:30 pm   Free Opera at the Ballpark 2019 | Oracle Park  FREE*
*Free tickets, but advanced registration is required
7:30 pm   Win Tix: Pop-Up Magazine: The Escape Issue | Oakland  WIN
7:30 pm   Free Summer Pop-Up Comedy Weekend | SF  FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
8:00 pm   “Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF  FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
8:00 pm   Renegade Drive-In Movie Night: “The Fifth Element” | North Bay  FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Donations are accepted.
8:30 pm   Downtown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday  FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
9:00 pm   Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight  FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
9:00 pm   “Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar  FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
9:00 pm   Win Tix: American Neo Psychedelic Band: Plan 9 | Bottom of the Hill  WIN
9:05 pm   Final of 2019: Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland  FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
9:45 pm   Win Tix: Comedy Night: Mark Curry (ABC/HBO) | Cobb’s  WIN
10:00 pm   No Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus  FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm. $5 After
11:59 pm   San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF  FREE
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