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The Historic Alameda Theatre & Cineplex will screen the original 1954 Japanese film Godzilla on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13 and 14, as part of its Classic Film Series. 

Prior to the movie, the theater will team up with Books, Inc. and offer moviegoers the chance to meet August Ragone, author of Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters. The book is a highly visual biography about the visual effects mastermind behind the film. The author has been involved with Japanese film and popular culture on television, radio, in print, online and at film festivals for more than 25 years.

Bowls of Love
The Island City’s organic grocery, Alameda Natural Grocery, will host a cooking demonstration Saturday, April 19, titled “Serving Up a Bowl of Love.” Alameda Chef Meela Shah will be in the store teaching shoppers how to prepare a protein-loaded vegetarian chili. 

Shah has spent the past 16 years teaching how to prepare Indian cuisine. She specializes in using fresh ingredients, exotic herbs and spices with a focus on those with healthful properties.

The demonstration is free to watch and takes place 1 to 3 p.m.

Just 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities qualify for the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. The publicly owned Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) earned the highest honor a Platinum Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) can receive for providing customers with secure power service. 

The Public Works Department is hosting a parking workshop on Tuesday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alameda High School cafeteria, Entrance to the cafeteria is on the 2200 block of Central Avenue near Walnut Street. 

The department is working to develop a clearer, easier, and more convenient plan to provide access to parking. Staff members will discuss parking improvements for the Park and Webster street shopping districts. The workshop aims to develop better support the shopping districts and reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by cars circling for parking spaces.

Oakland-based artist David Burke is exhibiting his ink drawings (one of which is pictured above) on the second floor of the Main library at 1550 Oak St. through Saturday, April 26.

Burke’s ink drawings possess a toxic beauty that celebrate our desire to build, innovate and create. His work pays tribute to the resilience of the natural world and encourages viewers to reconsider our complicated and sometimes convoluted relationship to the environment.

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