Island Arts

Story Time Tonight

Jan 08,2016

Story time from Tales of the Arabian Nights at the Old Bazaar room inside Lost City Antiques, 1519 Park St., tonight, Friday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Join a reading about Aladdin and his magic lamp and other stories inside a room filled with fantastical objects from stories in the book.

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Courtesy photo. Enjoy stunning sunset views from around the Island City throughout the new calendar by resident photographer, and regular Alameda Sun contributor, JoanAnn Radu-Sinaiko.

Alameda Calendar Now Available All Over Town

Dec 23,2015

Fans of the Island City will be glad to know one of Alameda’s greatest promoters, photographer JoanAnn Radu-Sinaiko, has produced a new calendar for 2016. Along with her husband, Andy Sinaiko, JoanAnn has produced a calendar of her Alameda photos since 2005.

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Photo by JoanAnn Radu-Sinaiko - In the sand castle division Escher’s Heshers from Alameda won first place in the 13-and-over age group for this castle.

Not Just Another Day at Crown Beach

Jun 12,2014

Perfect weather greeted those who visited Robert Crown Memorial State Beach to see plots of sand evolve into showpieces at the annual Alameda Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest Saturday, June 7.

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Maurice Ramirez &nbsp&nbsp A Gamelan Sekar Jaya dancer entertains students during a live performance before the COVID-19 outbreak. Zoom performances are now the norm. Rhythmix Cultural Works will host a Zoom program on Saturday, Aug. 29, to help raise funds for its PAL program.

Rhythmix Offers Access to Free Virtual Arts Education

Aug 20,2020

Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) is embarking on one of its most ambitious arts undertakings this year: to convert its live world music and dance assembly program into a virtual format to provide Alameda and Oakland public school students continued access to high quality arts education opportunities

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Promises

Aug 20,2020

Once made promises
Daily now badly broken
History repeats.

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You Are School

Aug 13,2020

The season to return to school is near,
A time of woe for some, for others cheer,
Tradition was you’d fill your backpack full,
With paper, pens and all the learning tools,

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Maurice Ramirez Photography &nbsp&nbsp Caaliyah Forrer (left) and Logan de Lay (right) paint one of the bike racks in the art filled space. Dozens of volunteers came to build, plant and decorate the Webster Street Healing Garden July 31. The idea for the conversion of the mostly unused parking lot into a garden and outdoor dining space was sparked by Sandy Russell, owner of The Fireside.

Community Project Spruces Up Webster

Aug 06,2020

The Community Garden Project on Webster Street was a huge success. On my way over I grabbed every plant with a pink flower from Grocery Outlet along with a shiny new shovel. I finally got to meet the famous Maggie while checking out and she promised she would visit my plants in their new home.

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Dou Brings Fourth of July to Life

Jul 16,2020

The “Front Porch Blues” feted East End neighbors to 90 minutes of live music, which enlivened an unusually subdued Alameda Fourth of July, with their audience safely ensconced on front porches and in their driveways.

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The winning poster in the Everyone Belongs Here Poetry and Poster Contest (above)was designed by Britney Chau, a ninth grader at Encinal High School

‘Everyone Belongs Here’ Contest Winners Named

Jun 11,2020

The Everyone Belongs Here Poem and Poster Contest theme this year was how everyone still belongs here and belongs together, but how everyone needs to adapt to show unity. The winning poem and poster appear here. 

Thirteen in Quarantine

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AHS Theater Performs Livestreamed Cabaret

May 28,2020

What was supposed to be an end of the year event turned into an online extravaganza for the Alameda High School (AHS) drama department. On May 22, the drama department livestreamed The Living Room Cabaret.

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