Since the headline pretty much spells it out, we’ll just give you the important stuff on OMCA’s hella big birthday bash:
It’s Friday at OMCA. Free admission. Music. Food trucks. Drinks, games, birthday card making, custom fortune cookies, dance party, Destiny Arts Youth Performance, Kev Choice Ensemble and DJ D-Sharp.
Galleries and exhibitions are open past the usual bedtime (a.k.a. 10pm) and to get you warmed up for it, OMCA has curated together a special Spotify playlist featuring Bay Area classics, like Tower of Power’s “You’re Still a Young Man”, The Pointer Sisters’s “He’s So Shy” and other tunes from Luniz, Raphael Sadiq, En Vogue, Fantastic Negrito, Mac Dre, Sheila E. and Zendaya.
After the Friday festivities commence, OMCA, otherwise known as the “Museum of the People”, will set in motion extensive programming tackling radical topics, including Burning Man and California’s roots in the Black Power movement. Read more about the exhibitions expected for the coming year and while you’re at it, press play below.
OMCA’s Hella Big 50th Birthday party
Oakland Museum of California