Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Friday, Feb. 23

  • 6 to 10 p.m. TILT. Stand-up comedy and storytelling. Admission $15, includes museum access. Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St. (Info: 769-1349)
  • 6 p.m. Shimmy & Shake Shabbat Service. For Families with young children. Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road. (Info: 522-9355)

Saturday, Feb. 24

  • 9 to 11 a.m. Amateur Radio Club of Alameda Monthly Meeting. Officers for 2018 will be elected. Jim Wright will present on his portable repeater for emergencies. No radio experience required. Members and prospective members welcome. Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: Rose, mairikennedy@aol.com
  • 10 a.m. to noon. Black Alameda Walking Tour: West End. Learn about the legacy of World War II housing and struggles by Black residents for fair housing on the Island’s West End. Meet at Woodstock Park, 351 Cypress St., Alameda. $10. (Info: Rasheed Shabazz, rasheed@berkeley.edu)
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon, Financial Workshop No. 2. Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Lodhi.moneydoctor.wfg@gmail.com, 619-889-6304)
  • Noon to 5 p.m. Otis Elementary School annual music festival “Owlpalooza” featuring The Up and Down, the Saloons, the Jilters, the Ukemamas and student musicians. Free admission. Food and drink sales benefit Otis PTA. 3010 Fillmore St. (Info: CarloBalboni@att.net or 384-9021)
  • Noon. Human Billboard Vigil. Weekly demonstration to express solidarity with all members of community. Bring signs or hold up pre-made signs. Intersection of Park Street and Santa Clara Avenue. (Info: Ruth Smiler, 846-2001) 
  • 2:30 to 4 p.m. East Bay Bariatric Support Group. Question-and-answer session for new and prospective members at 2 p.m., general session afterward. All community members welcome. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital. (Info: 522-3700)
  • n 5:30 to 9 p.m. 16th Annual Fundraiser Crab Feed Dinner & Auction for the Alameda High School Boosters Baseball Program. $60 per ticket includes dinner and dessert. Eagles Lodge, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Tickets, info: 523-2193)

Sunday, Feb. 25

  • 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Fitness Ride. Ride with other cyclists to someplace new each week. Beginner friendly. Bring a street hybrid or road bike, helmet, water and a spare tube. Meet at Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info: 522-0070 or info@alamedabicycle.com
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purim Carnival. Members free; Non-Members $6 per person $18 for the whole family. Features Shrek Astro Jumper, Boswick the Clown and games. Shushan Deli noon to 1:15 p.m. Carnival booths from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road. (Info: 522-9355)
  • 2 p.m. Jen Wang author visit. Not Your Mother’s Book Club presents New York Times-bestselling illustrator and author in celebration of her graphic novel, The Prince and the Dressmaker. Books Inc. will host book sale. Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Hallie Fields, hfields@alamedaca.gov)
  • 7 p.m. “Vintage Home Renovation & Restoration for Today’s Lifestyle.” Presentation by Alameda Architectural Preservation Society. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St. (Info: www.alameda-preservation.org)

Monday, Feb. 26

  • 6 p.m. Lawyers in the Library. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: klundstr@alamedaca.gov, 747-7767)
  • 8 to 10 p.m. Dave Alt Swingtime Band. Community members welcome to dance or listen. Temple Israel of Alameda, 3183 Mecartney Road (Info: Dave Altschuler, davehenryalt@yahoo.com)

Tuesday, Feb. 27

  • 12:17 to 12:57 p.m. Encinal High School Black Student Union hosts Black History Month concert. Free admission. Encinal High School, 210 Central Ave. (Info: Rasheed Shabazz, rasheed@berkeley.edu)
  • 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Mitali Perkins author event. Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Sarah Burkey, alamedafree4schools@gmail.com)

Wednesday, Feb. 28

  • 3 to 5 p.m. Chocolate Study Hall. For teens 13 to 18. Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Hallie Fields, hfields@alamedaca.gov)
  • 4 to 5:15 p.m. Grief Support Group. Women’s Health Center, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: Rev. Mark Estes 925-737-0203)
  • 6 p.m. Town Hall Meeting: Undergrounding Utility Lines hosted by Alameda Municipal Power. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 814-6430, www.alamedamp.com)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. Encinal High Black Student Union poetry reading and performances. Free admission. Books, Inc, 1344 Park St. (Info: Rasheed Shabazz, rasheed@berkeley.edu)
  • 7 p.m. Megillah & Mojitos for Adults. Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road. (Info, RSVP: 522-9355)

Thursday, March 1

  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Program. Food safety presentation. Lunch served noon. Free admission, $5 donation if eating lunch. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info: 522-5220) 
  • 3 to 5 p.m. U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee Satellite Office Hours. No appointment necessary. Room 224, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777)
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Councilmember Frank Matarrese office hours. Peet’s in Nob Hill Foods, 2531 Blanding Ave. (Info: 759-9290 voice or text)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. “Mahler Rocks! 11 Symphonies that Changed the World.” Music lecture series over four weeks with music professor Stephen Schultz. Continues through March 22. Cost $90. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)

Friday, March 2

  • March 2, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Downtown Whiskey Stroll. 10 whiskey tasting stations and 10 bites from downtown restaurants. $40 in advance. $50 at the door. 21 and older only. (Tickets, info: downtownalameda.com/whiskey)