Looking for something creative and fun to do on a Friday night? Go check out Friday Nights @ OMCA (Oakland Museum of California)! Being visually driven, we are always looking for new ways to invoke imaginative ideas and get the creative juices flowing. One of the best ways for us is visiting local galleries and museums for inspiration.
Recently we went to OCMA on a Friday night with a few friends to check out the last weekend of the SuperAwesome: Art & Giant Robot exhibit. We started out by grabbing a few bites from the food trucks of Off The Grid which was set up adjacent to the museum. We sat on the steps in OMCA's mini amphitheater while visitors were dancing to the live music on stage. After, we headed into the exhibits for some awesome art with a lot of local artists featured. One of my favorite pieces was David Choe's Bird Flu which took up an entire wall in the exhibit. A lot of the displays were interactive which made it a lot more enjoyable than your regular museum. We spent a few hours wandering the exhibits and also exploring the spaces inside and outside of the museum. The architecture of the building with the rooftop garden and views of Oakland were an added plus to the great art.
It's a great time for creatives of all ages. Activities are planned for adults and kids ranging from family-friendly dance lessons, food demos from local eateries and art workshops. There are also cash bars through out the museum for the adults. It's every Friday night and this Friday's event will feature river rock painting, live Cuban music and a snack size docent tour.
Friday Nights @ OMCA: 5-9pm. Half priced gallery admission for adults. Ages 18 and younger are FREE.