Whether one personally celebrates a particular holiday tradition or not, it can always be fun to experience the celebrations of another culture.
On Friday, Dec. 20, Rhythmix will celebrate the holiday season Caribbean-style with musical group Bululú. This multi-talented 11-piece Bay Area band specializes in the musical traditions of Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Bululú and Rhythmix will host a full-on holiday fiesta, parranda navideña, featuring all the Caribbean music and Venezuelan food just right for the season.
Members of the Alameda Gators swim team took part in the Oakland Undercurrent Meet Dec. 14 and 15 Laney College at 900 Fallon St. in Oakland.
Alameda Gators member Sierra Miller finished third in the girls’ Div. B eight-and-under (8U) 25-yard freestyle meet with a time of 22.30. She also finished second in the Div. B 8U 50-yard backstroke, 25-yard butterfly, 50-yard butterfly and the 100-yard individual medley meets.
Carolers of all ages joined in the fun as the West Alameda Business Association hosted Santa on Webster last Friday. Here, the festive bunch performs outside Cafe Jolie where Santa was holding court. The group then proceeded to perform in other venues including: Wescafe, the Pacific Pinball Museum and J Couture.