Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Saturday, April 6

  • n Noon to 1 p.m. “How to Grow Plants from Cuttings and Seeds.” Propagation from seed and cuttings will be demonstrated and discussed. Free admission. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102, jbridge@apcollaborative.org)
  • 7 p.m. “The Gotham by Gaslight Ball.” Presented by PEERS. Bangers & Mash plays an evening of Victorian-era ballroom dance music. No partners needed with dance lesson to start. Victorian-era, Steampunk costumes or modern evening dress admired, but not required. No host bar, light potluck snack buffet. Tickets: $25 at the door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 522-1731, www.peersdance.org/gaslight.html)

Sunday, April 7

  • Noon to 2:30 p.m. Model Matzah Bakery and a Pre-Pesach Family Fun Day. Includes a kid-friendly lunch, chocolate Matzah, bounce house, design-your-own Seder plate and crafts for kids. Suggested donation: $10. Italian American Hall, 2712 Encinal Ave. (Info, RSVP: www.jewishalameda.com/kids)
  • 2 p.m. Celebrate Jazz with the Dave Rocha Trio. Trumpet player Rocha and his band perform eclectic jazz. Free admission, all ages. No registration required. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov)
  • 5 p.m. Annie Staninec All-star Cajun Band performs featuring: Stanniec on fiddle, Billy Wilson and Andre Thierry. Potluck and dance. $18. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626, zydecod@msn.com)

Monday, April 8

  • 1:30 to 3 p.m., Music Appreciation. Felix Mendelssohn: Life with Music. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 5:30 p.m. BlacKkKlansman. Film screening and discussion. Free admission, adults 18 and older only. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, dboyer@alamedaca.gov)
  • 6 p.m American Association of University Women Alameda Authors Series features Natalie Devora speaking about her memoir, Black Girl White Skin: A Life in Stories. Free admission. Alameda Free Library, Stafford Room, 1550 Oak St. (Register, info: https://nataliedevora-aauw2019.eventbrite.com)

Friday, April 12

  • noon to 6 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive. Elegible donors encouraged to give platelets and blood. Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: 800-733-2767, www.redcross.org)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. “Love Our Island Artwalk: Radical Beauty Part 7.” Art, dance and music with an Earth Day theme. Stroll the center, hear three bands, view three unique art installations. Produced by Rhythmix Cultural Works. Harbor Bay Landing, 883 Island Drive. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)
  • 8 p.m. Wake the Dead performs Celtic and Grateful Dead music. $25 general admission, $10 students and youth. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)