Local Happenings


Saturday, May 27

  • 2 p.m. Family Film: Pete’s Dragon. Free to the public. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 
  • 3 p.m. “Mushrooms in Traditional Chinese Medicine.” Presentation by Tyler Florence. Free admission, registration required. Alameda Natural Grocery, 1650 Park St. (Info, registration: 865-1500)
  • 3 to 10 p.m. First-Annual 
  • “Ship Show” Music Festival, Day 1. Headliner: Wiz Khalifa. Tickets: single-day $79, two-day pass $149. Proceeds to benefit museum. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info, tickets: ship-show.com)

Sunday, May 28 

  • 10 a.m. to noon. Sunday Stroll. Guided walk along Bay Trail to USS Hornet. Led by Crab Cove staff. Families and dogs welcome. Free to the public. Starting point: Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)
  • Noon. Flat Tire Clinic. Free workshop on bike maintenance. Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info 522-0070)  
  • 2 p.m. “Gospel Brunch.” Performance by Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, waffle sandwiches sold at 1 p.m. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at door, $12 children 12 and under. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Tina Blaine, 865-5060)
  • 3 to 10 p.m. First-Annual “Ship Show” Music Festival, Day 2. Headliners: Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Lupe Fiasco. Tickets: $79. Proceeds to benefit museum. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info, tickets: ship-show.com)
  • 5:30 p.m. Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic. Potluck dinner 5 p.m. Tickets $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855)  

Monday, May 29 

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Memorial Day Open House. Aquarium open for visitors, low-tide shore walk 10 a.m., fish-feeding 3 p.m. Free admission. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)
  • 11 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony. Hosted by Alameda-based veteran groups. All community members welcome. Veterans Memorial Park, Doolittle Drive at Island Drive (Info: 865-6372)
  • 11 a.m. to noon. Memorial Day Ceremony. Tribute led by Chaplain Whatley, followed by wreath toss off fantail. Cost: general admission applies, free for veterans and museum members. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info: 521-8448) 

Tuesday, May 30 

  • 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. “Hikes for Tykes.” All kids welcome, with caregiver present. Hike approximately one mile, bring snack. Free to the public. Starting point: Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)

Wednesday, May 31

  • 3 to 6 p.m. Mastick Annual Open House and Resource Fair. Representatives from various organizations will be present to offer free resources and health screenings to senior citizens. All seniors welcome. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. “Know Your Rights.” Workshop on what to do if faced with deportation or ICE raids. Representatives from City of Alameda, Alameda Unified School District, and Alameda Police Department scheduled. All community members welcome, workshop presented in English and Spanish. Ruby Bridges Elementary School, 351 Jack London Ave. (Info: Jim Franz, 747-6883)

Thursday, June 1

  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Program: Start-of-Summer Celebration, Featuring special guest “Elvis Presley.” June birthday celebration after. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info 522-5220)
  • Noon to 4:30 p.m. Alameda Oakland Home Learners (AOHL): Monthly meet-up for home-schooled children and their caregivers. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: www.aohl.net)
  • 5 to 8 p.m. “Hot Rods at Harbor Bay.” All cars older than 1975 welcome for display. Free to the public. Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center, 800 Island Dr. (Info: Dave, 207-9395).   
  • 6 to 8 p.m. “Evening with the Museum’s Exhibition Staff.” Special after-hours chat with the USS Hornet’s curator, exhibition designer, registrar, and research technician. Refreshments and wine served. Cost $10 general public, free for members, reservations requested. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info: 521-8448)