Celebrating Wine, Women, Music, More

Maurice Ramirez     Julia Cepeda of Taller Bombalele will be among the performers at Rhythmix Cultural Works’s 10th anniversary Gala Saturday, Aug. 19.

 

Marking 10 years in business can be a challenging milestone to reach, especially in the arts business. But on Saturday, Aug. 19, Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW), Alameda’s destination for the arts, will do just that. The #Rhythmix10 anniversary gala will present an exceptional roster of live entertainment, women winemakers, brewers and distillers plus tasty bites from an array of Alameda eateries from 2 to 5 p.m. All proceeds from the event support free cultural arts education programs for youth in Alameda and Oakland. 

The salute to great music, wine, beer, spirits, and food will feature a guided tasting and panel discussion with vintner Dalia Ceja of Ceja Vineyards, brewer DeVonne Buckingham of Drake’s Brewery and distiller Caley Shoemaker of Hangar 1. Also on tap are live performances of Cuban Salsa, Japanese Taiko, Puerto Rican Bomba and world music. 

As part of the festivities, there will also be an archive exhibit documenting RCW’s ongoing evolution in the East Bay community. The #Rhythmix10 Exhibition explores Rhythmix’s inception as a musical ensemble in 1999 to the organization’s 2007 grand opening celebration in its current home in Alameda, following its growth over the past decade. RCW describes itself as Alameda’s destination for the arts, where the community comes together to perform, inspire, teach and interact. 

Rhythmix is located at 2513 Blanding Ave. Advance tickets to the gala cost $60. Day of show the price rises to $75. 

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.rhythmix.org/events.