A fun Friday night at OMCA

Have you guys been to the Pixar exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) yet? If you haven’t, you need to go immediately. It is super cool.

And if you’ve been meaning to check it out, but waiting around for just the right time to go? Well, why not make a night of it, and head over there this Friday, when the OMCA has a whole evening full of fun activities to entertain you.

Check it out:

Celebrate California’s obsession with food at OMCA.

Whet your appetite with a screening of Pixar’s Ratatouille (seating is limited), preceded by a talk and Q&A with Pixar’s Harley Jessup, production designer for the film. Satisfy your appetite at Blue Oak cafe, serving all evening. Sample a musical buffet of dance tunes with Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers.

See the Pixar shorts Mater and The Ghostlight in the History Gallery screening room. Go online for timed tickets to PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation. Meet VIVO! curator Jaime Cortez and learn more about the altars and installations in the exhibition.

Join artists Brian Barneclo, and Claire Pasquier for OMCA Art-on-Art Happenings. Get your groove on at a Make Your Move workshop with Muriel Maffre. Meet authors Gordon Edgar (Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge), Lonely Planet’s John A. Vlahides, and Margaret Dubin (Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast). Join OMCA in supporting the Alameda Food Bank — bring a donation to add to the barrels tonight. All ages welcome. Included with Museum admission.

The movie starts at 7, the pre-show artist talk is at 6, the band plays from 5-7, and the museum is open until 9. Here’s the flyer (PDF).