The Shakespeare Club of Encinal High School (EHS) will host a citywide William Shakespeare monologue competition on Saturday, Feb. 1. The competition is open to all high school students who live or attend school in Alameda.
“We established our club this year to offer EHS students the opportunity to come together to read, talk about and perform the works of William Shakespeare,” said club president Linnea Arneson. “Now we’d like to share our interest in the bard with all of Alameda.”
The latest exhibit opening at Park Street Plaza’s Gary Francis Fine Art, titled Urban Grit, is described as a portrait of urban life. The show opens tomorrow night, Friday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m. and will be on display through Feb. 2.
According to curators Gary and Kavita Francis, “The layers of life in the urban ecosystem. grind and grate together. The tenseness and determination of urban life and lifestyle regenerates and evolves.”
A public hearing is scheduled next Monday evening, Jan. 6, in San Francisco to take comments on the proposed facility for the San Francisco Bay ferries at Alameda Point. At that time, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) Design Review Board will host its first hearing to determine if the project complies with its guidelines. These include ensuring maximum public shoreline access, preserving scenic views and enhancing the shoreline visual experience through appropriate design appearance.