In the Oakland Museum of California’s Great Hall, the OMCA comes alive with movement and sound in the Hip-Hop Dojo, a practice, performance, and event space connected to the exhibition. On Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 1 pm, catch the new Hip-Hop 101 Tours, including Hip-Hop 101 For Families.
Oakland Museum of California, in partnership with Noise Pop and Oakhella, will host its first all- ages Park Jam on Saturday, July 21 from 12-5 pm, including a headlining performance by experimental Hip-Hop group clipping. featuring Oakland’s own Daveed Diggs, mural workshops, and Oakhella DJs.
Here’s the list of upcoming Oakland Museum of California Events
FAMILY EVENTS; MUSIC EVENTS; COMMUNITY EVENTS; ART EVENTS; FOOD EVENTS
Friday Nights @ OMCA Summer Season
Every Friday, 5-10 pm
The Summer Season of Friday Nights @ OMCA means the galleries are open until 10 pm, gardens are open for picnics, live music outside, and the Off the Grid food truck market expands onto Oak Street. Enjoy half-price admission, hands-on activities for kids, and a lineup of live music and dance from local performers that changes weekly-all alongside your favorite food trucks from Off the Grid. Bring friends and family for a taste of local music, food, and culture at the Oakland Museum of California every Friday Night!
First and Third Saturdays through September 9
First Sundays @ OMCA
10 am-6 pm
Suggested donation: $5 per person. There is an additional $4 charge for special exhibition RESPECT. No advance online tickets are available for First Sundays. Your contribution helps us provide access to other visitors in the community.
Friday Nights @ OMCA Block Party
Friday, July 6
Flow: Hip-Hop Yoga in the Hip-Hop Dojo
Live music from MoonCandy
Family-friendly activities, including drum-making and dominoes
Bike Tours | Brooklyn Neighborhoods and Downtown
Sunday, July 15
10 am-1 pm
Explore Oakland’s diverse and rich patchwork of neighborhoods by cycling through them with an experienced guide from OMCA. On select Sundays from June through October, OMCA Docents lead bike tours of this eclectic city. The two tours offered this Sunday are Oakland’s historic Brooklyn neighborhood and Downtown.
This tour leaves the Museum and proceeds through the area just to the south of Lake Merritt. Brooklyn was formed from parts of the Clinton, Lynn, and San Antonio neighborhoods, and is named after the ship that brought the first Mormons to California to escape persecution in the United States, only to find themselves back in the United States. This area features some of the finest examples of 19th century architecture in Oakland. Discover these historic homes, churches, and other structures-as well as Oakland’s oldest building!-built in styles such as Dutch Stepped Gable, Queen Anne, Mission Revival, Colonial Revival, and Gothic Revival.
Visit downtown locations that recall important figures from Oakland’s history. Explore colorful characters and infamous murders. We’ll hear the story of Horace Carpentier and how he committed the most lucrative crime in Oakland’s history! Discover architectural gems along the way. This fun adventure will cover about six flat miles over approximately two hours.
Free. Meet in front of the Museum’s Oak Street entrance at 10 am. Bring your own bikes, helmets, repair kits, and water. For more information and to make a reservation, call 510-318-8470 or [email protected]
Friday Nights @ OMCA Block Party
Friday, July 20
This week’s theme is Youth Showcase. Talented local teens and young adults take over the Go Local stage, showcasing the developing voices of Bay Area Hip-Hop’s next generation.
Collaboration with TATU Vision, led by OMCA’s RESPECT Youth Advisory Council member Jada Imani. Other highlights will include:
Plug ‘n’ Play in the Hip-Hop Dojo
Dance performance and workshop with Rising Rhythm SF
OMCA Park Jam
Saturday, July 21
Get ready for OMCA’s first-ever Park Jam, an outdoors special event in partnership with Noise Pop and Oakhella. Hosted by Oakland’s own Ryan Nicole, enjoy live performances by headlining act clipping. with rapper Daveed Diggs, FR333 feat. Madlines, turntable demonstrations, Oakhella DJ’s, a graffiti-style mural workshop by Refa-1, and more! Celebrate the spirit of Oakland in our backyard. All ages welcome! Museum hours on Saturday, July 21 are 10 am-6 pm.
Sunday, August 5
11 am-3 pm
Suggested donation for general admission: $5 per person. There is an additional $4 charge for special exhibition RESPECT. No advance online tickets are available for First Sundays. Your contribution helps us provide access to other visitors in the community.
Friday Nights @ OMCA: Closing Happy Birthday Hip-Hop Block Party
Friday, August 10
DJ Apollo, DJ Fuze, and Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist DJ sets
Flow: Hip-Hop Yoga in the Hip-Hop Dojo
Dance instruction and performance by B-Boy Connection
Bike Tours | Bay Bridge and Downtown
Sunday, August 19
10 am-1 pm
Explore Oakland’s diverse and rich patchwork of neighborhoods by cycling through them with an experienced guide from OMCA. On select Sundays from May through October, OMCA Docents lead bike tours of this eclectic city. The two tours offered on this date include the Bay Bridge Tour (meets off-site) and Downtown tour.
Bay Bridge Tour
The starting location of the Bay Bridge tour will be the Bay Trail entrance on Shellmound Street in Emeryville across from the IKEA entrance at 10 am. The tour will delve into the history of the old and new Bay Bridges with interesting stories and colorful historical personalities. The ride will be a little more challenging than usual at about nine miles with a 150-foot climb onto the bridge.
Visit downtown locations that recall important figures from Oakland’s history. Explore colorful characters and infamous murders. We’ll hear the story of Horace Carpentier and how he committed the most lucrative crime in Oakland’s history! Discover architectural gems along the way. This fun adventure will cover about six flat miles over approximately two hours. Meet in front of the Museum’s Oak Street entrance at 10 am.
Free. Bring your own bikes, helmets, repair kits, and water. For more information and to make a reservation, call 510-318-8470 or [email protected]
Hip-Hop 101 For Families
Saturdays and Sundays through August 12
Saturdays and Sundays through August 12
Hip-Hop Dojo Programs
First and third Sundays of the month, April-August
Participants take turns offering thoughts off the top of their heads in the form of rhyme while a guest DJ spins, and guest hosts will facilitate the experience based on a specific topic each time. Come share your lyrics, ideas, and sounds every first and third Sunday through August 12.
Sign-up onsite to join the cypher. All ages, all skill-levels encouraged. Spectators are welcome (no sign-up needed). Included with Museum special exhibition admission, aside from First Sundays @ OMCA. There is a $4 charge in addition to general admission pricing for special exhibitions.
Plug ‘n’ Play
Every Friday from April 6-August 10
Flow: Hip-Hop Yoga
Every First Friday of the month from April-August
Wednesday, July 11
Friday, July 20
Chop It Up
Saturday, July 28
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