Local Happenings

Saturday, Sept. 28

  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Where Craft Meets Innovation: A Market & Showcase.” More than 40 Bay Area makers showcase their lifestyle, home-and-garden goods, fashion, food and more inside former machine shop on estuary. Free admission. Concreteworks, 2033 Everett St. (534-7141, www.concreteworks.com)
  • 7 p.m. “Stop, Drop, Drink.” Site-specific dance-theater performance. Performers delve into the human desire to gather, to connect and more often than not, to drink. Directed by Alameda resident Tara Pilbrow, with music by Heather Love. 21 and older only. Tickets: $25 (includes one drink). The Fireside Lounge, 1453 Webster St. (Info: 415-309-8565, www.animatealameda.com)

Thursday, Oct. 3

  • 9 a.m. “Hockey 101: Blue Lines to Zambonis.” Learn why this sport has some of the most passionate fans. Examine equipment, watch videos and learn fundamental rules and game strategy. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. “Relieving the Housing Crisis in Alameda and the Region: What Can We Do?” Community forum with industry experts and community leaders discussing what is at stake and how Alamedans can participate in planning to relieve the regional housing crisis. Free admission, sponsored by League of Women Voters of Alameda. Independence Plaza Multi-Purpose Room, 703 Atlantic Ave. (Info: 913-0591, www.LWVAlameda.org)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult Buddhist education class and discussion on the first four Thursday evenings in October. Learn about Jodo Shinshu Buddhism and explore the Shin Buddhist classic, Tannisho, with Rev. Dennis Fujimoto. Free admission. All levels of knowledge encouraged to attend. Buddhist Temple of Alameda, 2325 Pacific Ave. (Info: (916) 416-0919, www.btoa.org)

Saturday, Oct. 5

  • 9 a.m. “Classic Buildings on Park Street.” Alameda Walks explores downtown’s classic architecture, including: City Hall, Carnegie and Main libraries, police memorial and more. Walk lasts 1 hour, 15 minutes. Meet at City Hall flag pole, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7550, prussi@alamedaca.gov)
  • 4 to 8 p.m. “Oktoberfest!” 29th annual fundraiser featuring: traditional German dinner, no-host beer and wine, music and dancing, silent auction, fun for the kids. Adults $25, kids 12 and younger $10. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1910 Santa Clara Ave.  (Info, tickets: 523-0659, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4291204)
  • noon to 3 p.m. “‘Round the World Music, Dance & Art Festival.” Family-friendly performances and hands-on art activities for all ages. Aki Kumar, Sekhou Senegal, Ballet Folklorico Flor de Cafe, Barbie’s Island Keiki, Capoeira Mandinga Alameda and Satsuma Dojo Alameda perform. Free admission. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)          
  • 7 p.m. “Stop, Drop, Drink.” A site-specific dance-theater performance. See Sept. 26 listing. The Fireside Lounge, 1453 Webster St. (Info: 415-309-8565, www.animatealameda.com)
  • 7 p.m. PEERS presents “A Prohibition Speakeasy Ball.” Vintage dance lesson, Sara & Swingtime play swing and vintage ballroom dance music, including romantic waltzes. No partners needed. 1920s or ’30s costume, vintage or modern evening dress admired, but not required. No host bar and a light potluck snack buffet. Tickets: $20 by Saturday, Sept. 28; $25 at the door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 522-1731, www.peersdance.org/speakeasy.htm)