Friday at 5 PM – 9 PM
Friday Nights at OMCA
1000 Oak St, Oakland, California 94607.
La Moderna Tradición is thrilled to be performing at Oakland Museum, Friday, September 13th from 7:00 till 9:00 pm.
We’ll be playing swinging Cuban charanga all night with Eduardo Herrera, Tregar Otton, Mike Spiro, Miguelito Martinez, John Calloway, Ernesto Mazar Kindelán, Javier Navarrette and Maru Pérez-Viana.
Bring your dancing shoes and be ready for a rocking night of Cuban salsa!!!
Late Night Gallery Hours
5–10 pm: Galleries Open Late
Explore the Museum’s 110,000 square feet of gallery space until 9 pm, including exhibitions and activities for the whole family.
What’s on view?
Take Root: Oakland Grows Food
Gallery of California Natural Sciences
U.S. Immigration: Who Is Let In, Who Is Kept Out?
Gallery of California History
Question Bridge: Black Males
Gallery of California Art
Music, Dance, and Performances
5–6:30 pm: Resident DJ
10th Street Amphitheater
DJ Walt Digz | facebook.com/waltdigz
6–8 pm: Music
Oak Street Plaza
Reggae with Jethro Jeremiah
6:30–7 pm: Dance Instruction
10th Street Amphitheater
Cuban dance class with Roberto Borrell | robertoborrell.com
5–8 pm: Birthday Card Making
Celebrate OMCA’s 50th birthday by making your own colorful birthday cards. Share your card with us as we get ready for our birthday celebration on September 20, or create a personalized greeting card for that special someone.
Local Food and Drink
5–10 pm: Off the Grid Food Trucks
Enjoy a rotating lineup of local gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid.
Check out the weekly list at offthegridsf.com
5–9:30 pm: Blue Oak Beer Garden
Enjoy beer and wine specials from local makers.
Kick back and relax with seating available on 10th Street, the 10th Street Amphitheater, Oak Street Plaza, the OMCA Gardens or café patio.
Save your spot!
Reserve a picnic table for your group during Friday Nights at OMCA or book a Friday Night lounge.
Shop Bay Area Artists and More
5–9 pm: Marketplace at OMCA
Level 1 Lobby
Explore our weekly rotating market featuring local Bay Area artists, jewelers, and craftspeople.
5–9:45 pm: OMCA Store
Discover great California-themed gifts by local artisans, our broad book selection, find exhibition-themed favorites, and more.
OMCA is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station. Event parking is available at the Museum for a $7 flat fee after 5 pm. Museum garage closes at 11 pm.
Food and drink are not allowed inside the galleries unless otherwise designated. No outside alcoholic drinks permitted. Enjoy drinks at the Blue Oak bars.
Ticketing Desk: Level 2
Oak Street Plaza: Level 3
10th Street Amphitheater: Level 1 on 10th Street at Fallon
Blue Oak beer garden: Level 1
California Room: Level 1
OMCA Gardens: Level 1 lawn, and outdoor terraces on 2 and 3
Need help? Stop by the Ticketing Desk on the Level 2.
Presented in partnership with Off the Grid: Lake Merritt at OMCA. Friday Nights at OMCA is made possible in part by generous support from the Koret Foundation, Bank of America, the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.