Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    Deborah Sullivan’s paintings, including “This Looks Like a Chaotic Morning at My House” contain a clear inspiration from 20th-century artist Joan Miro. An opening party for works by Sullivan at Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden will be held tomorrow, Friday, May 11, 7 to 9 p.m. Sullivan uses Japanese Sumi brushes (handmade with goat hair) and calligraphy ink on Arches paper.

Friday, May 11

  • 6 to 9 p.m. Nature as Sustenance. Second Friday Opening Reception. New artists display each month. Free to the public. K Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060) 

Saturday, May 12

  • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eighth annual Evil Monkey Model Swap Meet. Hosted by Alameda Naval Air Museum. Remote-control planes, boats, cars and other hobby-related items. $10 includes museum admission. 2151 Ferry Point Road No. 77. (Info: 763-6769, longshot50-1@att.net, alamedanavalairmuseum.org)
  • 9 a.m. Sather Mound Walk. One-hour, 15-minute fitness walk with Alameda Walks. Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos lead walk to explore Native American shellmound area and learn about its importance. No pets, please. Meet at Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. near front of Lincoln Lodge (High Street side). (Info: 747-7529, prussi@alamedaca.gov.)
  • 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. City-Wide Alameda Bike Festival & Rodeo. Family Cycling Workshop 9:30 a.m. to noon. Learn to Ride Class, 10 a.m. to noon. Free bicycle tune-ups, bike rodeo to practice skills, helmet fittings and giveaways, safety equipment giveaways, bus rack demos and more. Drop-ins welcome. Ruby Bridges Elementary, 351 Jack London Ave. (Info: alamedabikes.com; pre-registration: www.bikeeastbay.org/FCW)
  • 10:30 a.m. American Association of University (AAUW) Women-Alameda Branch buffet brunch. Social hour at 10. New members invited. Honor Golden Members, toast Volunteer of the Year, meet incoming Board. Elks Lodge Card Room (Info: ebmcgaffey@gmail.com)
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 18th annual Spring Festival. Street fair featuring art, food and other vendors in downtown Alameda. Continues May 13. (Info: www.downtownalameda.com)
  • 11:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Mother’s Day Bingo. Women 18 years and older will receive a free half bingo pack. Mastick Social Hall 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (info: call 747-7500).

Sunday, May 13

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 18th annual Spring Festival. Street fair featuring art, food and other vendors in downtown Alameda. (Info: downtownalameda.com)

Monday, May 14

  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. “Precisionism,” a presentation based on an exhibit at the de Young Museum running through Aug. 12. Learn about the streamlined, “machined” aesthetic that flourished in America during the 1920s and 1930s. Regina K. Stafford Room Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: kumar.fanse@gmail.com)

Tuesday, May 15

  • 2 p.m. Free fair housing training from City of Alameda Housing Authority. (View schedule and register: www.alamedarentprogram.org/workshops)  
  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. City of Alameda celebrates Affordable Housing Week with open houses at Shinsei Gardens, 401 Willie Stargell Ave.; Stargell Commons, 2700 Bette St.; Esperanza, 223 Brush St. and Anne B. Diament Plaza, 920 Park St. No RSVP necessary. No parking available. (Info: 747-4300)

Thursday, May 17

  • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Shakespheare. Explore the readings, acting and vocabulary of Shakespearean literature. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, register: 747-7506).
  • 5:30 p.m. Alameda Green Your Dream Home Series. Part 1: Electric Vehicles. Hosted by Alameda Municipal Power and Community Action for a Sustainable Environment. Learn about electric vehicles. Presentations begin at 6 p.m. Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 814-6430, haley@alamedamp.com)