Programs and Events




Every First Friday through August 2017, 5–10 PM

Summer of Love Programming

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the Friday Nights @ OMCA summer season will include programs that celebrate this iconic time, when the Bay Area was the epicenter for likeminded musicians, artists, and social rebels. Family-friendly activities includes face painting with Studio One Art Center in the Oak Street Plaza, political poster-making with Candi Farlice, and acoustic sing-alongs with local musicians.
April 7 and June 2: The Finnegan/Crocker Experience
May 5 and Aug 4: Ken Hayes and his Imaginary Friends 
July 7: Steve Meckfessel and Friends 
Aug 18: Moonalice 

For more Friday Nights @ OMCA Summer of Love festivities, visit Friday Nights @ OMCA.

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Sunday, June 4, 11, 18, and 25, 12 PM

LGBT History Tours

Celebrate Pride month with a Docent Tour of the Galleries focused on LGBT history in California. Explore the legacy of early LGBT leaders in San Francisco such as José Sarria and recent Californian issues such as Proposition 8. LGBT History Tours are offered every Sunday at noon during the month of June. Free as a part of First Sundays @ OMCA. For a complete list of public tours at OMCA, visit our tours page.

For more information, visit LGBT History Tours.

Ziggurat after party

Saturday, June 10, 9 PM

Ziggurat After Party

OMCA’s Ziggurat After Party includes the “Best of Friday Nights @ OMCA,” celebrating the Oakland vibe with a musical playlist of favorites from the Friday Nights @ OMCA stage. With an open bar, late night bites, and performances by GIRL6 (a Prince cover band) and Soul Mechanix (a soul and funk cover band), the After Party fetes all things Oakland, and should be one of the hottest parties in The Town this summer. As Director of Philanthrophy Rehana Abbas says, “The After Party is a fun way for the community to come together in support of the Museum. This party can't be missed and celebrates the best of OMCA.” All proceeds benefit the Oakland Museum of California.

For information and tickets, visit Ziggurat After Party or call (510) 318-8502.


Photography:  Odell Hussey Photography (Summer of Love), Oakland Museum of California (LGBT History Tour), Greg Petersen (Ziggurat After Party).

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