Island Arts
Art Triple Play Opens at Main Library this Month

Laura Beth Nelson, a docent from the Asian Art Museum, will present Jade: Stones of Heaven from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Regina K. Stafford meeting rooms on the first floor of the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. The presentation explores the historical and contemporary qualities of jade and its importance and significance in Asian cultures.

What's Happening on the West End?

The annual WABA elections were held at the October mixer last Wednesday at the Hawthorn Suites.

Franklin Considered Turkey as National Bird

Wild Turkey hens had a special place in Native American culture. Eastern tribes enjoyed the bird as one of their favorite meals. Turkey feathers found their way into rituals and adorned often adorned tribal headgear of many tribes; for example Catawba chiefs in the Carolinas traditionally wore turkeyfeather headdresses.

Celebrities to Dance ACB Nutcracker

A great strength of Alameda Civic Ballet's (ACB) Nutcracker production is that it combines both the heartwarming charm of a local community production with the soaring inspiration of world-class talent, a boon for the audience as well as the dance students who participate.

Durst to Return for New Year's

Last year's wildly popular Big Fat Year-end Kiss-Off Comedy Show XIX featuring comedian Will Durst and his troupe of jokesters will return again this year for New Year's Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31 at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. Two showings are scheduled for 7 and 10 p.m.

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