Get cozy at OMCA with our Winter Season of Friday Nights @ OMCA, bringing you expanded DJ sets from the Bay Area’s finest and a new monthly Acoustic Space Concert Series inside the OMCA galleries on February 16 and March 16, followed by live music outdoors every Friday starting on March 23 with the launch of our Summer Season.
Friday Nights @ OMCA is one of Oakland's favorite things to do and the only after-hours museum night paired with Off the Grid food trucks, bringing you the best of local cuisine along with music, dance, and the whole Museum open late. Enjoy half-price admission, hands-on activities for kids, and a lineup of live music and dance from local performers that changes weekly. Bring friends and family for a taste of local music, food, and culture at the Oakland Museum of California every Friday Night!
Late Night Gallery Hours
5–9 pm: Galleries Open Late
Admission is half-off for adults. Ages 18 and under are always free on Friday Nights @ OMCA.
What's on view?
Take Root: Oakland Grows Food on Level 1.
Final weeks! Question Bridge: Black Males on Level 3.
Gallery of California Natural Sciences on Level 1.
Gallery of California History on Level 2.
Gallery of California Art on Level 3.
Music, Dance, and Performances
5–6:30, 7–9 pm: Resident DJ
10th Street Amphitheater
Get down to the Bay Area's own DJ Walt Digz playing Salsa hits.
6:30–7 pm: Dance Instruction
10th Street Amphitheater
Salsa dance showcase with Nick and Serena of Salsa Vale Todo.
5–8 pm: Family-Friendly Drop-In Activity
Design your own emoji! Create your own unique design and personalize it, inspired by the self-representation in Question Bridge: Black Males and in honor of Black History Month.
Local Food and Drink
5–9 pm: Off the Grid Food Trucks
Enjoy a rotating lineup of local gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid.
Check out the weekly list.
5–9 pm: Blue Oak Beer Garden
Blue Oak Beer Garden (near Koi Pond)
Enjoy beer and wine specials from local makers.
Kick back and relax with seating available on 10th Street (no alcoholic beverages allowed), the 10th Street Amphitheater, and Oak Street Plaza. To protect the Museum collections, food and drink are not allowed inside the galleries unless otherwise designated. Please note the OMCA Gardens are closed during Friday Nights @ OMCA through March 2018.
Save your spot!
Reserve a picnic table for your group during Friday Nights @ OMCA or book a Friday Night lounge through Event Services.
Shop Bay Area Artists and More
5–9 pm: Marketplace @ OMCA
Redwood Burl Area
Explore our weekly rotating market featuring local Bay Area artists, jewelers, and craftspeople
5–9 pm: OMCA Store
Discover great California-themed gifts by local artisans, our broad book selection, find exhibition-themed favorites, and more.