Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    “Cup of Joe” by Octavio Valdez is among the works that make up the new show Breakfast at the Inkblot Gallery. Breakfast opens Friday, Oct. 12.

Friday, Oct. 5

  • 6 to 8 p.m. Artist’s Reception hosted by Dr. Alex Lukens. Meet and discuss Susan Leah Hackett’s art-quilts and watercolors on display at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts’ satellite gallery. Light refreshments. Free admission. Eyewise Optometry, 2651 Blanding Ave., Suite B. (Info: www.frankbettecenter.org/satellite-galleries.html)

Saturday, Oct. 6

  • 9 a.m. Marina Cove Park to Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. One-hour fitness walk with Alameda Walks. Examine waterfront, Marina Cove Park and Jean Sweeney Open Space Park’s first phase of development. No pets, please. Meet at Marina Cove Park, 1591 Clement Ave. (Info: 747-7529, prussi@alamedaca.gov.)
  • 10 a.m. to noon. Community listening session on East End public shoreline access pathways. City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Council Chambers, third floor. (Info: 747-7570, awooldridge@alamedaca.gov)
  • 10 to 4 p.m. Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) at Fleet Week. AMP will educate the public on its potential roles in emergencies in an exercise led by the U.S. Maritime Administration as part of San Francisco Fleet Week. Pier 50, San Francisco. (Info: 814-6430, www.alamedamp.com)
  • 4 to 8 p.m. 28th annual Oktoberfest celebration. Traditional German dinner, no-host beer and wine, live music, dancing, silent auction, child care and bouncy house. Adults $25, kids 12 and younger $10. Tickets at the door or brown papertickets.com/event/3559040. Free parking. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1910 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 523-0659)
  • 7 p.m. PEERS presents “Fantastic Speakeasies and Where to Find Them — 1927.” Vintage dance lesson, performances by Sara & Swingtime and Nine-Fingered Fanny and vocalists. No partners needed. Period costumes, evening dress or costumes inspired by the “Harry Potter” films admired, but not required. No host bar, light refreshments. Tickets: $25 at the door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 522-1731, www.peersdance.org/speakeasies.html)

Sunday, Oct. 7

  • Noon to 3 p.m. ‘Round the World Music, Dance and Art Festival. Featuring performances by Duniya Dance and Drum Company, Ka-Hon Latin Percussion Ensemble, Chhandam School of Kathak and Capoeira Mandinga Alameda. Global chocolate tastings with Cocoa Case, world food and craft vendors and hands-on art activities with the Alameda Education Foundation. Free admission. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info, RSVP: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)
  • 2 p.m. Preview Screening of Before the Flood. Documentary featuring Leonardo DiCaprio showing the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change. Free admission. No registration required. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7716, www.beforetheflood.com)

Monday, Oct. 8

  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mayoral and Council Candidate Forum. Hosted by the Coalition of Alameda Business Associations. Moderated by Randy Shandobil, Political Communications Consultant, asking questions affecting local business. Alameda Theatre, 2317 Central Ave. (Info, RSVP: www.DowntownAlameda.com/member-portal)

Thursday, Oct. 11

  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Community listening session on East End public shoreline access pathways. City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Council Chambers, third floor. (Info: 747-7570, awooldridge@alamedaca.gov
  • 7:30 p.m. “Fright Night Bingo.” Ten rounds of bingo with Halloween-themed entertainment and cash prizes. Sponsored by OMM, Inc., raises funds for Rhythmix programs. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info, RSVP: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)

Friday, Oct. 12

  • 6 to 9 p.m. Breakfast. Opening reception for exhibition of recent work by Octavio Valdez. Light refreshments. Free admission. Ink Blot Gallery, 933 Central Ave. B (Info: 863-4465,www. inkblotgallery.com)
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fifth annual Black Light Art Show opening. All artwork reacts to ultraviolet light or created to be displayed in the dark. Free admission. Show hangs through Nov. 9. Hosted by Studio 23, 2309B Encinal Ave. (Info: 415-580-2309, www.studio23gallery.com)

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