Set out for a night of adventure as the Oceanside Museum of Art hoists its sails at the next Arrrt After Dark: PIRATES ASHORE!
Inspired by the striking nautical sculptures by John Taylor in the exhibit Ghost Fleet, OMA will create a pirate town filled with visual treasures. Tony Swatton, renowned movie prop designer from Sword and Stone, will present a small display of props from movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean and HOOK. Pirate Captain Sam Diego, broadcasting from 107.9 FM Radio, will be in his best “Jack Sparrow” regalia, while Murrugun the Mystic of Ripley’s Believe It or Not captivates crowds with his sword swallowing savvy. Rogues and wenches are invited to watch live artist Irina Negulescu as she paints a siren and join in on the mayhem as BViolin and The Gypsy Knights weave a unique mix of world fusion music and buccaneer ballads that will get your swashbuckler boots strapping across the floor!
Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be on deck to help kick up your merry feet and MC Sacita Duffy will take bids at the Booty Auction for the beautiful dancers. Winners will have a dance partner for the entire event and a free lesson at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio.
Guests will enjoy complimentary grog from Magners Cider, craft beer from Latitude 33 with help from Tap That, a wine lounge hosted by BevMo and Starbucks coffee along with light appetizers by Harney Sushi & BCDC Restaurant. Bitchin Burgers Food Truck & Goody Van will provide delicious food for purchase.
Dress in your favorite pirate gear and take a photo in Mister Mac and the Mermaids’ photo cove and create your very own custom eye patch at the interactive art station led by New Village Arts Foundry.
Tickets are $30 or $20 for OMA members. Visit oma-online.org or call (760) 435-3721 for reservations or get your tickets at the door the night of the event. OMA invites guests 21+ to attend Art After Dark. Reservations are recommended.