Local Happenings

Local Happenings

 

Friday, June 9

  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Concert at the Cove.” Family-friendly music performances. Free to the public, food available for purchase. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)  
  • 6 p.m. NBA Finals Game 4 Viewing Party. T-shirt giveaway to first 300 fans. Tickets $6, portion of sales to benefit Warriors Community Foundation. Alameda Theatre, 2317 Central Ave. (Info: 769-3456)  
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Art Walk. Coordinated event to feature discounts at participating businesses, and free art galleries across city. (Info, full listing: fridayartwalk.com)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Opening Reception: “If I Like You,” by Alison Moncrieff. Free to the public. Ink Blot Gallery, 933 Central Ave. (Info: 863-4465) 
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Pop-Up Market: Outdoor art gallery, arts and crafts, food for sale. Free to the public. Phoenix Workspace, 2315 Lincoln Ave. (Info: 671-2166) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Opening Reception: “Complementary Colors” and “Landscapes: East and West.” Free to the public, refreshments served. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: frankbettecenter.org) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Opening Reception: “100 Under 100.” Free to the public. Studio 23 Gallery, 2309 Encinal Ave. (Info: 580-2309) 
  • 9 p.m. “Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble.” Dance lesson 8:30 p.m. Tickets $19. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855) 

Saturday, June 10

  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Outdoor Sale and Open House. Used antiques, books, clothing, and housewares for sale, plus opportunity to learn about yacht club. All community members invited. Ballena Bay Yacht Club, 1152 Ballena Blvd. (Info: Diane Nelson Abel, nelsonpr@pacbell.net)
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 51st Annual Alameda Sand Castle and Sculpture Contest. All community members invited to build sculptures, or come visit. Prizes awarded to top creations. Free admission. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: Alameda Recreation and Park Department: 747-7529)
  • June 10, 9 a.m. Alameda Walks: Webster Street and Crab Cove. Guided walk through West End, ending at Sand Castle Contest. Free to the public. Meeting point: Lower Washington Park, off Eighth Street. (Info: Patrick Russi, 747-7550)
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art Gallery Opening Reception: Oil Paintings of California Landscapes. Gallery open for public viewing June 10, 11, 17 and 18. La Bella Studio, 331 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: Elaine Carpenter, elainecarpenter.com) 
  • 12:30 p.m. Writers’ Group. Open to all interested adult writers. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Poetry Reading, in Memory of Vince Storti. All community members welcome to share poems or stories about Storti. Storti’s artwork and literary publications to be featured on display, in addition to screening of in-progress biographical documentary on Storti, made by Jeff Giordano. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)  
  • 5:30 p.m. Alameda High School (AHS) Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Inaugural ceremony to honor past AHS student-athletes, and Athlete of the Year award for 2016-2017. Cocktail reception, dinner, and ceremony. Tickets $50 in advance, $75 in advance, $30 children 10 and under.  Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, tickets: hornetboosters.org) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Poetry and Prose Night. Poetry reading by Loie Johnson and Steve Arnston, followed by open mic. Free to the public. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: frankbettecenter.org) 
  • 7 to 10 p.m. Concours d’Elegance Cocktail Party. Guests will receive exclusive preview of car show. Tickets $75. Proceeds to benefit Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). Building 43 Winery, 2440 Monarch St. (Info: 749-0486) 

Sunday, June 11

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Concours d’Elegance Car Show. Registration open, all makes welcome. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) and the Alameda Police Foundation. Alameda Naval Air Station Parade Grounds, 950 West Mall Sq. (Info: 749-0486)
  • 9:30 a.m. “Bridge the Gap” Bike Ride. Guided bike tour of northern waterfront, followed by presentation on Shipways development at 10:30 a.m. Portions of route bumpy, ride at own risk. Guests invited to presentation, if unable to make bike tour. Free to the public, registration requested. Presentation location: 1150 Marina Village Parkway. Bike ride starting point: intersection of Entrance Road and Clement Avenue. (Info: eventbrite.com, search “Bridge the Gap”) 
  • Noon to 2 p.m. “#Rhythmix10” Open House. Ten-year anniversary celebration featuring musical performances and art exhibit. Free to the public, RSVP requested. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info, RSVP: rhythmix.org)
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Bad Art Adventure.” All community members welcome to make bad art wreaths. All materials provided. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Dawn Boyer, 747-7713)
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Mastick Senior Prom.” Proceeds to benefit case management services for senior citizens. Tickets $25 advance, $30 at door. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, tickets: 612-7807)

Monday, June 12 

  • 10:30 a.m. “Teddy Bear Picnic.” Day for playing sports and free lunch BBQ. All ages welcome, free to the public. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: 747-7705) 
  • 6:30 p.m. Book Club. Discussion on The Vegetarian by Han Kang. Everyone welcome to participate. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 

Tuesday, June 13

  • 1 to 3 p.m. “Researching and Writing Novels.” Presentation by Janet Dawson, local author. Free for seniors, registration required. Dining Room 2, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.  (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 3:30 p.m. Beginning and Intermediate Book Clubs. Beginning club for ages 1-3, intermediate club for ages 3-5. Pre-registration required, sign up in person at library. Felker Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 
  • 6 p.m. Great Books Club. All community members welcome. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Jeff Hitchings, 240-893-0325) 
  • 7 p.m. Vietnam War Retrospective, Hosted by American Legion Post 9. Featuring guest speaker Steven Burchik. Free to veterans and their guests. Card Room, Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: John Kuhlenkamp, 748-0626) 

Wednesday, June 14

  • June 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Chamber of Commerce Monthly Mixer. Food, drinks, socialization. Prospective members welcome. Tickets $10. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info, tickets: 522-0414)

Thursday, June 15

  • 10 a.m. “Making Sense Out of Uncertainty.” Presentation on stress management, by Natalie Gelman, Ph.D. Free for seniors, registration required. Room E, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.  (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m. “Dogs and Humans.” Presentation on history of dog-human relations, with William Garrett, Professor, JFK University. Free for seniors, registration required. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)

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