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‘Friday Nights at Oakland Museum’ extended to 2014 by popular demand

/ 08:15 AM November 28, 2013

Screengrab from http://museumca.org/gallery/friday-nights-omca

OAKLAND, California—The final “Friday Nights @ OMCA” in 2013 will be on Dec. 20, and following a two-week hiatus, the popular weekly event will resume Jan. 10, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Oakland Museum of California’s (OMCA) “Friday Nights at OMCA” is presented in partnership with Off the Grid: Lake Merritt @ OMCA, featuring extended museum hours and half-price museum admission for adults, free admission for ages 18 and under.

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“Friday Nights…” also features special in-gallery programming, a cash bar from Blue Oak café, live music, dancing, the Makers & Tasters Series featuring food demonstrations and hands-on workshops, free drop-in family friendly activities, and more.

In 2014, OMCA adds to its lineup a new partnership with Whole Foods Market, featuring selected demonstrations from Whole Foods Market’s vast roster of artisan purveyors in the Makers and Tasters Series on the final Friday of January, February and March. Favorite food trucks will return in 2014, along with an influx of new flavors and cuisines from Off the Grid’s vendors.

“By the end of 2013, we will have welcomed nearly 100,000 visitors to Friday Nights @ OMCA in the program’s inaugural year,” said assistant director of public programs Cynthia Taylor. “We’re proud to have been named ‘Most Authentically Oakland Weekly Event’ by East Bay Express, and one of “12 Hot Outdoor Places to Dine and Drink in the East Bay Right Now” by Zagat. With 2013’s success, we’re thrilled to welcome back Off the Grid and other partners to OMCA for another great year of fun, food, and Museum-quality Fridays!”

Fridays Nights @ OMCA

WHEN: Every Friday night, 5-9 p.m., starting Jan. 10, 2014

WHERE: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street in Oakland, CA, one block from Lake Merritt BART Station

WHAT: Off the Grid food trucks, live music, family-friendly activities, food demonstrations, cash bar, extended Museum hours

COST: Half-price admission to Museum galleries; free admission ages 18 and under; cash bar; prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks

GET HERE:  OMCA is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART station. Parking is available at the Museum Garage, with a $5 flat fee starting at 5 p.m.

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Friday Nights @ OMCA is presented in partnership with Off the Grid, and is made possible in part by generous support from the Walter & Elise Hass Fund.

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