Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    Cross Currents, the annual juried art exhibition from the Island Alliance for the Arts will have a Second Friday reception Jan. 12, 7 to 9 p.m. and an artist’s panel talk on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Find out more at frankbettecenter.org.

Friday, Jan. 19

  • 6 to 10 p.m. TILT. Stand-up comedy and storytelling. Admission $15, includes museum access. Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St. (Info: 769-1349)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Artists’ reception for painter Jim Gleeson and photographer Chris Adamson. A satellite exhibition from the Frank Bette Center for the Arts. Refreshments served. Eyewise Optometry 2651 Blanding, Ste. B, Bridgeside Center. (Info: 523-6957, frankbettecenter.org)
  • 7:30 p.m. Two Rimsky Korsakov Operas from Island City Opera. Pre-opera lecture at 6:30 p.m. General admission $40. Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. Tickets: www.islandcityopera.org. (Info: 337-1354)

Saturday, Jan. 20

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Annual Rose Pruning. Demonstration by rose experts for volunteers. Free admission. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: 747-7506)
  • 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)
  • 2:30 to 4 p.m. East Bay Bariatric Support Group. Question-and-answer session for new and prospective members at 2 p.m., general session afterward. All community members welcome. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital. (Info: 522-3700)
  • 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. ’80s Dance Party featuring DJ Tanoa “Samoa Boy” Stewart. Dancing, prize for best dressed. Drink specials and specialty cocktails. 21 and older only. $5 cover. Fireside Lounge, 1453 Webster St. (Info: 864-1244, www.thefiresidelounge.com)

Sunday, Jan. 21

  • 5:45 p.m. Zydeco Dance, featuring Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic. Potluck at 5 p.m. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855) 
  • 2 p.m. Two Rimsky Korsakov Operas from Island City Opera. Pre-opera lecture at 1 p.m. General admission $40. Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Tickets: www.islandcityopera.org, Info: 337-1354) 

Tuesday, Jan. 23

  • 1 p.m. World War II talk with Holocaust survivor and World War II veteran Arthur Weil. Registration required.Mastick Senior Center Room D, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)

Wednesday, Jan. 24

  • Recurs each Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. A Course in Miracles. 10-week class on mindful thinking. First class free, then $5 per session. 2500 Santa Clara Ave, rear door. (Info, Mary Manning: 865-2695)
  • 4 to 5:15 p.m. Grief Support Group. Women’s Health Center, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: Rev. Mark Estes 925-737-0203)
  • 7 p.m. Author’s Night. Presentation by Heather Young, author of The Lost Girls. Hosted by Zeta Phi Society. Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. $10 admission. Proceeds benefit society’s student award program. (Info: lndalaps@aol.com)

Thursday, Jan. 25

  • 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Online Housing Workshop. Get assistance with online housing searches. Registration required. Mastick Senior Center Room C (Info: 747-7506)
  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Program. Try out “arithma-tickle.” Lunch served noon. Free admission, $5 donation if eating lunch. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info: 522-5220) 
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m. “Medieval Monsters and Dark Age Dragons.” Explore myths and metaphors from ominous creatures. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. State Assm. Rob Bonta Office Hours. By appointment only. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, appointments: 286-1670)

Friday, Jan. 26

  • 5 to 8 p.m. Student Art Exhibition Fundraiser. Purchase student art with proceeds benefiting Alameda Christian School. $10 entrance fee includes appetizers, wine and refreshments. ($25 for families of up to six people) Frank Bette Center for the Arts; 1601 Paru St. (Info: 523-1000)
  • 7:30 p.m. Two Rimsky Korsakov Operas from Island City Opera. Pre-opera lecture at 6:30 p.m. General admission $40. Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. Tickets: www.islandcityopera.org. (Info: 337-1354) 

 

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