Local Happenings

Local happenings

Courtesy photo    A free screening of the film Making a Killing: Guns, Greed & the NRA will be presented by Alameda Progressives at Alameda City Hall at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, April 14. A discussion will follow.

Friday, April 13

  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. “Democracy Matters!” League of Women Voters of Alameda and College of Alameda present the third annual High School Speech Contest. Topic: “What changes should be included in immigration reform?” College of Alameda, Building F, 555 Ralph Appezato Memorial Parkway. (Info: www.lwvalameda.org/calendar.html)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Love Our Island Art Walk on Webster Street. Three windows, three artists, three bands, three hours: Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Maze Daiko and Epiphany Dance Company. Free admission. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org, #LoveOurIsland)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Opening Reception. New artists display each month. Free admission. K Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060) 
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Alchemy/Transformation. Second Friday opening reception. A Feathered Outlaw Art Soiree. Collaborative show of wearable sculptures by Unsane Art and prints by Elizabeth Patrician. Free admission. Feathered Outlaw, 1506 Webster St. (Info: 239-4593, www.featheredoutlaw.com
  • 6 to 10 p.m. Second Friday Art Walk. Coordinated event featuring discounts at participating businesses and free art openings at galleries across town. (Info, full listing: www.fridayartwalk.com)
  • n 7:30 p.m. A Chorus Line presented by Encinal High School Drama. Runs through Sunday, April 22. Student directors and performers. Tickets: adults $14, students and seniors $10. All tickets sold at the door, general admission. Encinal Gym Stage, 210 Central Ave. (Info: Gene Kahane 748-4023, Ext. 2701, gkahane@alamedaunified.org
  • n 8 to 10 p.m. Just Moves, A Community Dance Gathering. Open to dancers 21 and older. Phoenix 2315 Lincoln Ave. Tickets: $13.50. Advance tickets at Eventbrite.com (Info: www.justmoves.club)

Saturday, April 14

  • Noon. Human Billboard Vigil. Weekly demonstration to express solidarity with all members of community. Bring signs or hold up pre-made signs. Intersection of Park Street and Santa Clara Avenue. (Info: Ruth Smiler, 846-2001)
  • Noon. American Association of University Women (AAUW) Alameda luncheon. Field trip to the Naval Air Museum, 2151 Ferry Point No. 77, Alameda Point. Tour of museum and lunch in the Crow’s Nest. (Info: http://www.alameda-ca.aauw.net, AlamedaNavalAirMuseum.org)
  • Noon to 5 p.m. Rosemary McNally’s Memorial Fundraiser. Mariner’s Lagoon picnic area, Crown Memorial Beach, Eighth Street and Otis Drive. (Info: RSVP at http://evite.me/MRqFTJQ9ke)
  • 12:30 p.m. Writers’ Group. Open to all interested adult writers. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Film screening of Making a Killing: Guns, Greed & the NRA presented by Alameda Progressives. Discussion follows. Not suitable for young children. Free admission. Alameda City Hall, Council Chambers, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: mannersforlife@gmail.com, www.bravenewfilms.org/makingakilling)
  • 1:30 p.m. “History of Fencing in the Bay Area.” Presentation by Doug Nichols, executive director of West Coast Fencing Archive. Pacific Fencing Club, 2329 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 814-1800)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Gun Violence Awareness Teach-in. Part of a series of discussions on root causes of gun violence. Doors open at 5:45. Additional event set for April 21. Free admission. College of Alameda, Building F, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy. (Info: edensharma27@gmail.com)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. “Poetry and Prose.” Monthly literary discussion group at Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA), followed by open mic. Features poetry, short stories, singer-songwriters, comedians, etc. FBCA, 1601 Paru St. (Info: 523-6957, www.frankbettecenter.org)
  • 7:30 p.m. A Chorus Line presented by Encinal High School Drama. Runs through Sunday, April 22. Student directors and performers. Tickets: adults $14, students and seniors $10. All tickets sold at the door, general admission. Encinal Gym Stage, 210 Central Ave. (Info: Gene Kahane 748-4023, Ext. 2701, gkahane@alamedaunified.org

Sunday, April 15

  • 10 a.m. 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Fitness Ride. Ride with other cyclists to someplace new each week. Beginner friendly. Bring a street hybrid or road bike, helmet, water and a spare tube. Meet at Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info: 522-0070 or info@alamedabicycle.com)
  • 5 p.m. “Lenny & Friends.” A centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein with the Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus. Tickets online at oebgmc.org/tickets. First Congregational Church of Alameda. 1912 Central Ave. (Info: 522-0621, contactoebgmc@oebgmc.org)
  • 7 p.m. “Choosing Color Schemes & Decorative Finishes.” A presentation by Architectural Colorist Bob Buckter. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St. Free for AAPS members, $5 for non-members (Info: www.alameda-preservation.org)

Monday, April 16

  • 6 p.m. Lawyers in the Library. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: Karin Lundstrom, klundstr@alamedaca.gov, 747-7767)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Author Series II. Janet Dawson on her April 2018 release The Ghost in Roomette Four presented by the American Association of University Women Alameda Branch and Oakmont of Cardinal Point. Free admission. 2431 Mariner Square Drive. (Info, RSVP: 463-4966, www.alameda-ca@aauw.net)

Tuesday, April 17

  • n 6:30 p.m. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 400, Monthly Meeting. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info: 814-0522) 
  • n 7:30 p.m. Alameda Stamp Club. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1910 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: John Kofranek, jakmjos@comcast.net

Wednesday, April 18

  • 9:30 a.m. Mastick Senior Center Advisory Board. Open to all Mastick members. Room D, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.  (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 10:30 a.m. La Leche League Monthly Discussion. “Best for Baby, Best for Mother. Advantages of Breastfeeding.” Free admission. La Leche League of Alameda, 2803 Clay St. (Info: Virginia Thompson, 521-4867, www.LLLi.org)  
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. “Financial Literacy Workshop for Students (and parents of high school or college students)” Discussion on student debt, money management, misconceptions and more. Free admission. Sponsored by the College of Alameda Financial Aid Office and American Association of University Women Alameda Branch. College of Alameda, Building F, Student Center, 555 Ralph Appezzato Parkway. (Info: www.aauw-financial-literacy-2018.eventbrite.com, alameda-ca@aauw.net)
  • 6 p.m. Dinner and conversation with Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger. $30 includes full vegetarian buffet dinner. The Food Shift Kitchen, 677 West Ranger Ave. (Info: http://www.foodshift.net)
  • 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening Fitness Ride. Ride with other cyclists to someplace new each week. Beginner friendly. Bring a street hybrid or road bike, helmet, water and a spare tube. Meet at Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info: 522-0070, info@alamedabicycle.com)

Thursday, April 19

  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Program. Explore underwater with Carl Arnoult. Lunch served at noon. Free admission, $5 donation if eating lunch. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info: 522-5220) 
  • Noon to 4:30 p.m. Alameda-Oakland Home Learners monthly meet-up. For home-schooled children and their caregivers. (Address, info: www.aohl.net)

 

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