GSJ performs in Friday Nights at OMCA — Winter Fest

Friday, December 15 at 5 PM - 9 PM
GSJ Performances at 7pm and 8pm GSJ's at 10th Street Amphitheater
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St, Oakland, California 94607
 
Tonight at Friday Nights @ OMCA, celebrate diverse traditions reflected in the Bay Area, including Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Balinese performance, and Latin American winter festivities. Enjoy half-price admission, expanded offerings of winter-themed activities for kids, and a special lineup of live music and dance from local performers. 
 
Watch a special Balinese dance & music performance by Gamelan Sekar Jaya's Balinese Gong Kebyar, Bamboo Jegog, and Dancers, and a special musical event created by Thingamajigs. Join Hanukkah-themed activities with the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Storytime with the Oakland Public Library, and more as we explore the richness of end-of-the-year winter traditions while we wrap up the final Friday Nights @ OMCA for 2017. 
 
Presented in partnership with the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, the Oakland Public Library, and the 20th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival.
 
Music, Dance, and Performances
5–6:30 pm: Resident DJ
10th Street Amphitheater
Bay Area's own DJ Juan Data spinning world music hits. 
 
6:30–7 pm: Dance Instruction
10th Street Amphitheater
Dance showcase with Gamelan Sekar Jaya.
 
7–9 pm: Music — Gamelan Sekar Jaya
10th Street Amphitheater
 
Family Activities
5–8 pm: Family-Friendly Drop-In Activity
Create a candle for your family’s holiday inspired by Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa traditions. 
 
5–8 pm: Traditions & Demonstrations
Blue Oak café, Redwood Burl Area, California Room 
Participate in Hanukkah-themed activities with the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, view a Kwanzaa table set with symbolic items for the home by artist Candi Farlice, and explore an alter dedicated to La Virgin de Guadalupe created by artists Bea Hocker and Alicia Diaz. 
 
5–8 pm: Gallery of Thingamajigs 
OMCA’s galleries. 
 
5–7:30 pm: Family Reading Time with the Oakland Public Library 
California Room
 
6–6:30 pm: OMCA Family Storytime with the Oakland Public Library
Learning Center (1st level) 
Join a family-friendly story with our friends from the Oakland Public Library. 
 
Local Food and Drink
5–9 pm: Off the Grid Food Trucks
10th Street
Enjoy a rotating lineup of local gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid. 
 
5–9 pm: Cash Bar and Lounge inside Nature’s Gift
Great Hall, 2nd level
A new way to do Friday Nights @ OMCA! Enjoy libations in the comfy lounge area inside the immersive exhibition Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown. Access included with special exhibition admission. 
 
5–9 pm: Blue Oak Beer Garden
Blue Oak Beer Garden (near Koi Pond)
Enjoy beer and wine specials from local makers.
 
Kick back and relax with seating available on 10th Street (no alcoholic beverages allowed), the 10th Street Amphitheater, Oak Street Plaza, café patio, or the OMCA Gardens. To protect the Museum collections, food and drink are not allowed inside the galleries unless otherwise designated.
 
Save your spot!
Reserve a picnic table for your group during Friday Nights @ OMCA or book a Friday Night lounge through Event Services.
 
Shop Bay Area Artists and More
5–9 pm: Holiday Artisan Marketplace @ OMCA 
Redwood Burl Area 
Explore an expanded Marketplace @ OMCA featuring local Bay Area artists, jewelers, and craftspeople, and henna tattoo for all ages. Perfect for your holiday shopping list!
 
5–9 pm: Pop-Up Store inside Nature’s Gift
Great Hall, 2nd level
Enhance your in-gallery experience with exhibition-themed gifts, games, and light-up swag. Access included with special exhibition admission. 
 
5–9 pm: OMCA Store
2nd level
Discover great California-themed gifts by local artisans, shop our broad book selection, find exhibition-themed favorites, and more. 
 
Presented in partnership with Off the Grid: Lake Merritt @ OMCA. Friday Nights @ OMCA is made possible in part by generous support from Bank of America, the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Koret Foundation.
Date: 
December 15, 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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