Ziggurat: Party With a Personality and a Purpose




On June 10, the Oakland Museum of California will be throwing a bash like no other: the second annual Ziggurat, an unconventional night of fundraising to support and celebrate the Museum—and its beloved hometown. With irresistible food and drinks, art, performance, and a live auction, Ziggurat brings together members of the community for an extra-special evening of festivities. 

This year’s event will begin at 6 pm in OMCA’s terraced gardens with craft cocktails courtesy of St. George Spirits. Dinner will feature food stations with Oakland-themed bites crafted by Barbara Llewellyn Catering. Retro JukeBox Band, whose wide-ranging repertoire extends from swing and soul to blues to Motown, will provide the evening’s entertainment, while a brand-new digital artwork by local artist Chris Johnson will offer thought-provoking reflections on a changing Oakland. The Ziggurat After Party kicks off at 9 pm, with an open bar, Prince tribute by GIRL6, and a roof-raising performance by the soul/funk band Soul Mechanix as part of the “Best of Friday Nights @ OMCA,” bringing back some of the top musical acts from the Friday Nights @ OMCA stage.  

“Guests at Ziggurat provide important philanthropic support to the Museum while enjoying an event that is uniquely Oakland and uniquely OMCA,” says Rehana Abbas, OMCA’s director of philanthropy. “The event raises more than $300,000 to support the Museum’s innovative programs and exhibitions, which have impacts on more than 320,000 children, families, and adults each year.”

For information and tickets, visit our Ziggurat page or call (510) 318-8517.


Photography: Greg Petersen.

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