Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo     Carrie Cunningham performs this Saturday, Aug. 12, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Home of Truth.


Friday, Aug. 11

  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Concert at the Cove,” Featuring The Up & Down. Concert, kids’ activities, and open hours for Visitor Center. Bring picnic blanket or lawn chair. Free admission, food available for purchase. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)  
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Art Walk. Coordinated event to feature discounts at participating businesses, and free art openings at galleries across city. (Info, full listing: fridayartwalk.com)
  • 6:30 to 11 p.m. One-Year Anniversary Art Show. Free admission, complimentary refreshments and drinks. 3 Dot Art Gallery, 2309A Encinal Ave. (Info: 3dotartgallery.com)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Opening Reception: Plein Air Paintout. Featuring submissions for annual Plein Air contest. Free admission. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)
  • 8 to 10 p.m. “Fourth Annual Desi Comedy Fest.” South Asian comedy festival featuring more than 40 comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan descent. Tickets $25 online, $35 at the door. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info, tickets: rhythmix.org/events)

Saturday, Aug. 12

  • 1 p.m. “Shotgun Start.” Alameda Hornets Football Program Golf Tournament, dinner, awards, raffle, auction. Open to all levels of golfers. Chuck Corica Golf Complex. Tickets are $120 per player or $35 for dinner and raffle ticket only. (Info: AHSfootball.hornets@gmail.com
  • 9 to 10:15 a.m. Alameda Walks: Alameda Point North. Guided walk through old naval air station, led by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos. Meeting point: City Hall West, 950 West Mall. (Info: Patrick Russi, 747-7550)
  • 10 a.m. to noon. Farm2Market Work Party. Hosted by Alameda Backyard Growers. Volunteer opportunity, to help at the Alameda Point Collaborative farm. Waivers required if under 18. Alameda Point Collaborative, 2600 Barbers Point Rd. (Info, waivers: Linda Carloni, lindacarloni@comcast.net
  • 4 to 6 p.m. Save the Date Concert Series: “An Afternoon with Carrie Cunningham.” Concert to promote new album Secrets. Refreshments served, free admission, suggested donation $10 per person. Home of Truth Spiritual Center, 1300 Grand St. (Info: Madeline Dow, 459-9142)
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Summer Beats. Free live music, face-painting and other family activities. Food and beverage sales to benefit Equipped4Success school supply drive. Center Court, South Shore Center. (Info: alameda southshorecenter.com)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Poetry at the Bette. Hosted by Deborah Medvick and Jeanne Lupton. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957) 

Sunday, Aug. 13

  • Noon. Ride on Two Wheels. Free lesson for children learning to ride a bicycle. Child must be accompanied by caregiver. Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info 522-0070)

Monday, Aug. 14 

  • 6:30 p.m. Book Club. Discussion on The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya. Open to all ages. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 

Tuesday, Aug. 15

  • 10 a.m. to noon. Art in the Park, Presented by Messy Makers. Chance to work on large-scale, kid-friendly art projects. Cost $5 per child, free for caregivers. For children aged 22 months to 5 years, with caregivers. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: messymakersart.com)
  • 1:45 to 3 p.m. Podiatry and Blood Pressure Screening by Dr. Dale Wright. Free for seniors, with appointment. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, appointments: 747-7506) 
  • 6:30 p.m. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 400, Monthly Meeting. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info: 814-0522) 

Wednesday, Aug. 16

  • 9:30 a.m. Mastick Senior Center Advisory Board meeting. Open to Mastick members. Room D, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.
  • 10:30 a.m. La Leche League Monthly Discussion: “It’s a Womanly Art: Getting Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start.” Free admission. La Leche League of Alameda, 2803 Clay St. (Info: 365-9220)  
  • 1 to 2 p.m. Skin Care Presentation, Sponsored by AEC Living. Free for seniors, registration required. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)
  • 1:15 p.m. A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book, Presented by Bay Farm Island Library. Open to the public. Islandia Clubhouse, 1138 Island Dr. (Info: 747-7787)