It's a treat to visit the Oakland Museum on a First Friday, not only is it 1/2 off, but they host live music in an area accessible in- and out-side the museum, and with an entire block of food trucks, it makes for a lively event!
I visited the special show: Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture. The collaborations between fashion designers, sports and music figures and the industry, plus independent artist manipulations of shoes made it a very interesting collection. Many of these shoes came from the Bata Sneaker Museum (who knew such a thing existed?!), which has shoes dating back to the 1800's.