Local Happenings

Courtesy Photo     “Ready to Rumble” by Alamedan Beth Bourland is among works on display as part of The Art of Urban Sketching, a new exhibition opening at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts. The show also features work by David Savellano of Alameda, Barbara Tapp and Yvonne Lee. An opening reception will be held this Friday, July 13.

Friday, July 13

  • 5 to 9 p.m. The West End Night Market. Live music, craft vendors, live entertainment, beer garden, food trucks, kids activities. Performers include: Lorenzo Wood Band, Matt Jaffe Band and the Zack Bateman Band. Presented by West End Arts and Entertainment District. Corner of Taylor Avenue and Webster Street. (Info: 523-5955, www.westalamedabusiness.com)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Love Our Island Art Walk at South Shore. Three windows, three artists, three bands, three hours. Free admission. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org, #LoveOurIsland)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. The Art of Urban Sketching reception for exhibition featuring work by four artists: Beth Bourland and David Savellano (both of Alameda), Barbara Tapp and Yvonne Lee. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: 523,6957, www.frankbettecenter.org)
  • 7 p.m. Les Misérables produced by Tomorrow Youth Repertory. Michaan’s Theater, 2700 Saratoga St. (Info: www.tyrlesmis.brownpapertickets.com
  • 7:30 p.m. Concerts at the Cove featuring Wall of Blues. Free admission. Food booths, drinks, dancing and more. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 522-6778)
  • 8:30 p.m. Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble perform. Dance lesson at 8. $20. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626, zydecod@msn.com)

Saturday, July 14

  • 9 a.m. South Shore vs. Gold Coast. One-hour, 15-minute fitness walk with Alameda Walks led by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos. Explore and hear the story of how Alameda’s south shore was reclaimed much to the chagrin of waterfront mansion owners along the Gold Coast. No pets, please. Meet at Rittler Park, 1400 Otis Drive. (Info: 747-7529, prussi@alamedaca.gov.)
  • 1 p.m. Grown Up Gaming. Featuring “Dixit,” a game that has players tell stories based on cards’ images. Adults only. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: hfields@alamedaca.gov)
  • 7 p.m. Les Misérables produced by Tomorrow Youth Repertory. Michaan’s Theater, 2700 Saratoga St. (Info: www.tyrlesmis.brownpapertickets.com

Sunday, July 15

  • 2 p.m. Les Misérables produced by Tomorrow Youth Repertory. Michaan’s Theater, 2700 Saratoga St. (Info: www.tyrlesmis.brown papertickets.com)

Monday, July 16

  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. “Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters.” Art docent program on the Pre-Raphaelites, a secret society founded in 1848 by seven young Englishmen who rebelled against the Victorian art world. Alameda Main Library Stafford Room, 1550 Oak St. (Info: kumar.fanse@gmail.com)

Tuesday, July 17

  • 3 p.m. Comic Book Club. New club for teens meets for first time. Discuss comic book series, graphic novels and manga. Alameda Main Library 1550 Oak St. (Info: hfields@alamedaca.gov)
  • 6:30 p.m. “Alameda Arch-itecture: Modern is Now Vintage” Presentation by Pierluigi Serraino, architect, lecturer at UC Berkeley and author on the modernist movement. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: hfields@alamedaca.gov)

Wednesday, July 18

  • 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “Summer Faire” 90th annual noontime buffet luncheon to benefit nonprofits that serve Alamedans via Alameda Welfare Council. $65 includes catered lunch from Asena Restaurant. Home and garden boutique, country kitchen and jewelry booths, silent auction, raffle. Albert W. Dewitt “O” Club, 641 West Red Line Ave. (Info, reservations, tickets: Anita Rees, 521-8544)
  • 6 p.m. “KnitFlix” Adults only. Mingle, watch a film and knit. Bring knitting, crocheting or any portable handcraft and watch Fargo. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, register: 747-7713, alamedaca.evanced.info/signup/Calendar)
  • 7 to 8 p.m. Urquhart Memorial Concert Band performs. Big band sounds, popular tunes in medley, marches and Dixieland Jazz. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. Info, register: 747-7506)

Thursday, July 19

  • 2:30 p.m. Summer Arcade for Teens. Try the Oculus Rift. Play board games like Exploding Kittens, Fluxx, Tsuro, Codenames and more while waiting. (Info: hfields@alamedaca.gov)