Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Friday, Dec. 28
n 12 to 6 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive. Become a blood and platelet donor for the Red Cross during this holiday season. Receive a free T-shirt when donating through Sunday, Jan. 6, at upcoming blood drives in the area while supplies last. Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info/appointments: 1-800-733-2767)

Monday, Dec. 31
n 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum New Year’s Eve Big Band Gala fundraiser. Dance to 3 O’Clock Jump big band’s jazz and standards. The Swingin’ Blue Stars also perform. Dance lesson with Jim Truesdale, former Fred Astaire instructor, midnight countdown, San Francisco fireworks, silent auction, no-host bars and food concessions. Tickets: VIP cabaret seating $99; reserve seating, $79; general admission $60; general admission at the door, $65. Tickets at eventbrite.com. (Info: 775-2899, www.uss-hornet.org)

Tuesday, Jan. 1
n 1 to 6 p.m. Catcher Cover to Cover. Read the novel Catcher in the Rye. Sign up to read one of the 26 chapters, about 15 minutes to read each one. Free admission. Books Inc., 1344 Park St. (Info/Sign up: genekahane@gmail.com)

Thursday, Jan. 3
n 7 to 9 p.m. The Big Fat Year End Comedy Show with Will Durst and Friends. “Pucker up and kiss 2018 goodbye.” With political satirist Durst and comedians Johnny Steele, Debi Durst, Michael Bossier, Mari Magaloni and Arthur Gaus. $28 advance tickets, $35 day of show. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)