Local Happenings

Saturday, Feb. 23

  • n 10 a.m. Black Alameda Legacy Walking Tour: West End. Learn about the legacy of World War II in Alameda, Black migration and successive immigrant migrations to the West End. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Adults $10, college students $5, free for Alameda  students. None turned away for lack of funds. Meet at Bayport Park, 301 Jack London Ave. (Info: rasheed@berkeley.edu, http://bit.ly/black-alameda-walk-3)
  • 8 p.m. CHELLE! And Friends’ “My Darling New Orleans Mardi Gras Show.” A musical tour of the music and history of African Americans in New Orleans. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the show. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)
  • 1:30 p.m. “Middle Eastern Treasures.” Concert and feast presented by Mary Ellen Donald, internationally acclaimed author, instructor and producer. Music: 2 to 5:15 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at door, $10 children younger than 12. Alameda Elks Lodge, third floor, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 654-3786, www.alamedaelks1015.org

Sunday, Feb. 24

  • 2 to 4 p.m. “Black Women Leaders, Our Stories.” Three prominent Alameda Black women leaders discuss their lives and careers in a panel discussion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Main Library as part of Black History Month. Free admission. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: mail@janwrites.com)

Monday, Feb. 25

  • 4:30 p.m. Open house to unveil new Center of Innovation. Demonstrations and activities, explore “Classroom of the Future.”  Club members serve refreshments. Alameda Boys & Girls Club STEM Center of Innovation, 1900 Third St., Rear Building. (Info: 522-4900 Ext. 102, kbarnes@alamedabgc.org)
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Dine and Connect, a free community dinner serving homeless in Alameda. Sponsored by City of Alameda, Alameda All Faiths Coalition, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Alameda Food Bank, Building Futures, Operation Dignity and Alameda Police Department. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St. (Info: 523-0659, mrtoth@yahoo.com)
  • 6 p.m. American Association of University Women Alameda author series: Rebecca Gomez Farrell. Reading and discussion of fantasy novel Wings Unseen. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St., Stafford Room. (Info, register: https://rebeccagomezfarrell-aauw2019.eventbrite.com, demcgaffey@gmail.com)

Tuesday, Feb. 26

  • 1 p.m. “Transportation 101.” Learn how to use a Senior Clipper Card and other useful transportation tips. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)  

Wednesday, Feb. 27

  • 1 p.m. Rent Stabilization Program Overview. Learn about resources available to landlords and tenants. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Media Room. (Info: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)  

Thursday, Feb. 28

  • 1:30 p.m. Music Appreciation. The Classical Romantic: music of Felix Mendelssohn. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. (Info: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 7:15 p.m. “Sometimes My Heart Aches.” Part two of the Mini Chakra Series – Heart Chakra. Learn about the science of coherence as presented by the HeartMath Institute. Includes meditative group chakra healing. Free admission. Optimized Wellness Center, 2381 Mariner Sq. Dr. Ste. 170. (Info: 497-4424, https://2019healfromheartache.eventbrite.com)

Friday, March 1

  • 6 to 9 p.m. Second annual Whiskey Stroll. Stroll historic Downtown Alameda and taste handcrafted, small-batch whiskeys paired with tasty bites at unique locations. Tickets on sale now. Downtown Alameda. (Info: 523-1392, www.downtownalameda.com/whiskey
  • 7:30 to 11 p.m. “Transference.” Studio 23 hosts official after-party to Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll. 1980s hip-hop playlist plus special guest DJ Ball-D 8 to 10 p.m. Artworks and special performance 9 to 9:30 p.m. by Victor Mavedzenge. Light refreshments. Admission by donation. Studio 23 Gallery, 2309 Encinal Ave. (Info: art@studio23gallery.com