Island Arts

Rick Lewis &nbsp&nbsp The western bluebird male (left) and female make an attractive pair in Island City yards. The birds need specific kinds of nests in which to live and happily adapt to using human-created nest boxes.

Western Bluebird Colors Isle of Style

Aug 22,2019

Many people have heard of the “bluebird of happiness,” a phrase that has roots stretching back thousands of years in multiple cultures including: Native American, Chinese, French and German. Stories and legends associate bluebirds with hope, springtime and home. 

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Hop on Art Walk Shuttle Friday Night

Aug 08,2019

The 2nd Friday Art Walk spotlights art, culture and nightlife in Alameda each month. Galleries, shops and bars stay open late each second Friday and feature local art, live music and special discounts. The City of Alameda, MV Transit and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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File photo &nbsp&nbsp Quite the hit last year, the Tinker Bus will make another appearance at this year’s Mini Maker Faire at Alameda Point set for Sunday, Aug. 11.

Makers Unite at Faire

Aug 01,2019

The lineup of makers at the Alameda Mini Maker Faire was announced last week. More than 75 exhibitors will display their works and get people involved in making. 

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Tim Burgess &nbsp&nbsp Mary Lou’s Apartment, above, rounds out a broad selection of entertainers and  libations at the upcoming Pour Your HeART Out fundraiser hosted by Rhythmix Cultural Works. The fun takes place Saturday, Aug. 10.

Time to Pour Your HeART Out for Kids

Aug 01,2019

Only at a wonderfully creative facility like Rhythmix Cultural Works could Pour Your HeART Out, a benefit for youth arts — an annual showcase of some of Northern California’s most talented women in craft beverage, food and the arts — take place all under one roof. On Saturday, Aug.

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Memorial Held for Jimmy V. Lyons

Jul 25,2019

Recently Alameda’s poetry and music community gathered at C’era Una Volta restaurant on July 6 to say a final good-bye to nationally known beat poet and musician Jimmy V. Lyons. 

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Thomas Stanton, poet laureate

Island Poets Meet July 3

Jun 27,2019

The Alameda Island Poets monthly poetry reading will feature poetry broadcasters and Benicia poets: Nina Serrano, Thomas Stanton, poet laureate; Johanna Ely, poet laureate emeritus; poet, painter and musician Sam Morse and legendary Beat Poet QR Hand on Wednesday, July 3, from 7 to 9 p.m.

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