Island Arts

A scene from Raven Tales: The Movie by Alameda animator Chris Kientz. The film’s premiere showing on Saturday, Feb. 7, will feature a talk by the film’s creators and will benefit the Alameda Animal Shelter.

The players in Lucia di Lammermoor look on as the hapless bridegroom, Arturo, in the person of Ray Chavez, makes his appearance at Ravenswood Castle during Island City Opera’s dress rehearsal of Gaetano Donizetti’s tragic opera in three parts. The opera will unfold this weekend at the Elks Club, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., with performances at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 23 and a matinee at 2 p.m., this Sunday, Jan. 25. Call 263-8060 for ticket information.

Gracing the plaza at the corner of Fifth Street and Willie Stargell Avenue is a giant baseball featuring Stargell’s signature. Below, alongside the new Safeway store are a series of panels celebrating Alameda History, in this case, the Alaska Packers fishing fleet that once wintered on Alameda’s north shore.

State Tournament to be held at Pacific Pinball Museum

The body that ranks the world’s best pinball players, the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), coordinates the State Championship Series finale, simultaneously held across 33 different states on Saturday, Feb. 7.

This year’s competition in California will be held at Alameda’s Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) at 1510 Webster St.

The Shakespeare Club of Encinal High School is hosting the second annual Citywide Shakespeare Monologue Competition at Encinal High School, 201 Central Ave., from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7. The club invites all high-school and middle-school students who live or attend school in Alameda to take part.

The club has modeled the contest after the Shakespeare monologue competitions in England. Students read, analyze and then perform the one- to two-minute monologues for a panel of judges, an audience of their peers and the general public.

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