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Alphabet Rockers LIVE @OMCA Block Party (Family-friendly hip-hop & food trucks!)

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Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St · Oakland, CA

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Join us this Friday for fan favorites Alphabet Rockers at the kickoff to OMCA's Summer Block Party Series. Hip hop for kids, food trucks, and a festive atmosphere!

5–5:30 pm: Resident DJ
10th Street Amphitheater
Bay Area's own DJ Wonway Posibul of Alphabet Rockers spinning hits.

5:30–6:30: Music
10th Street Amphitheater
Live music by Alphabet Rockers.

The Summer Season of Friday Nights @ OMCA means the gardens are open for picnics, live music outside is back, gallery hours are open until 10 pm, and the Off the Grid food truck market expands onto Oak Street. Come celebrate the summer with our Friday Nights @ OMCA Block Party, taking place every first and third Fridays of the month now through July and on August 10. Get down to new themes each month featuring performances and activities in celebration of our special exhibition RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom, on view through August 12. Tonight's theme is education and civic engagement.

Late Night Gallery Hours
5–10 pm: Galleries Open Late
General admission is half-off for adults and free for ages 18 and under during Friday Nights @ OMCA. There is an additional $4 charge for special exhibition RESPECT. Advance online tickets are available; choose your date and desired hour of entry.
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What's on view?
New! RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom on Level 2.
Take Root: Oakland Grows Food on Level 1.
Gallery of California Natural Sciences on Level 1.
Gallery of California History on Level 2.
Gallery of California Art on Level 3.

4–9 pm: Community Resource Fair
Level 1
Learn about and meet community organizations, including Beats Rhymes and Life, Youth UpRising, Restoring Our Communities – Laney, Acta Non Verba, Oakland Public Library, Hack the Hood, and Youth Speaks.

6–8 pm: Music
Oak Street Plaza
Live beat-making and MCs with Lofiction Records.

6–8 pm: Plug ‘n’ Play
Great Hall, Level 2
Every Friday during Friday Nights @ OMCA, a rotating list of guest DJs take over the Hip-Hop Dojo inside RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom to demonstrate live sets. Included with special exhibition Museum admission.

6:30–7:30: Hip-Hop Trivia
Great Hall, Level 2
Think you know Hip-Hop? Test and expand your knowledge of the culture every third Friday in the Hip-Hop Dojo inside special exhibition RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom during Friday Nights @ OMCA. Included with special exhibition Museum admission.

Family Activities
5–9 pm: Dominoes Tables
10th Street
Join open community games or learn how to play dominoes hosted by the Global Domino Program (UPLFTRS.)

5–8 pm: Family-Friendly Drop-In Activity
California Room
Make a paper boombox inspired by RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom.

Presented in partnership with Off the Grid: Lake Merritt @ OMCA. Friday Nights @ OMCA is made possible in part by generous support from the Koret Foundation, Bank of America, the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.