Island Arts

Courtesy photo. Temple Israel’s celebration last year brought light to South Shore Center. This year’s event also features a table for the public to light their own menorahs Monday, 23.

Menorah Lightings Coming Up for Local Families

Dec 20,2019

 Sunday, Dec. 22, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Chabad of Alameda will host a free Hanukkah Community Celebration. The third annual menorah lighting will feature a fire and LED light show as well as snacks, crafts, a raffle and more.

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Courtesy photos &nbsp&nbsp Anto Aghapekian worked for more than two years to complete a handmade stained-glass window celebrating Mastick Senior Center. The window appears below.

New Glass Art Adorns Mastick Center

Nov 07,2019

A new stained glass window depicting the Santa Clara Avenue entrance of Mastick Senior Center has hung in the center’s office as of Oct. 2. The window faces into the Mastick courtyard. 

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Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp Top row, left to right, Zoey Ericson as Marmee and Bonita Pinales as Aunt March; bottom row, left to right, Addie Wade as Meg March, Emily Price as Jo March and Catie Price as Beth March perform this weekend in the Encinal High School production of Little Women.

Little Women to Grace Encinal Stage

Nov 07,2019

This Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9, and next Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m. Encinal Junior-Senior High School students will present Louisa Mae Alcott’s classic Little Women.

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Poets to Mark Native American Month

Oct 31,2019

The Alameda Island Poets November reading will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with featured poets: Alison Hart, Dr. Jennifer Lisa Vest and Nanette Bradley Deetz. The reading takes place Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. 

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Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp Meet Larry Wilson and the other Art in City Hall artists tomorrow night from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Art in City Hall Event Set

Oct 10,2019

The public is invited to view the latest art installations in the first and third floor galleries in Alameda City Hall at an open house set for tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 11, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp Receptions for new October exhibitions at Frank Bette Center for the Arts take place Oct. 11. Above, “Heartburst” by Amy Patick will be on display as part of Transformation in the Main Gallery.

Gallery ‘Transforms’ this Month

Oct 10,2019

On display now through Dec. 21 in the Frank Bette Center for the Arts’ (FBCA) Main Gallery, the exhibition Transformation features local artists expressing themselves on the theme of change. An opening reception for the artists will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. 

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Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp Alisha Rodrigues will read from her new book with the Island Poets Oct. 2.

Poets to Help Launch Book

Sep 26,2019

Former East Bay resident and California native, Alisha Rodrigues, now living in Tetonia, Idaho, will launch her new book as the keynote speaker at the next meeting of the Alameda Island Poets. The monthly reading takes place Wednesday, Oct.

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Discover Gamelan

Sep 12,2019

Gamelan Sekar Jaya, a 65-member orchestra,  called “the finest Balinese gamelan ensemble outside of Indonesia” by Indonesia’s Tempo Magazine, will perform at Rhythmix Cultural Works Saturday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m.

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