Island Arts

 

Two events coming up here in the Island City are focused on learning to appreciate the artform of opera. Today, at 1:30 p.m., catch “The Exceptional Giuseppe Verdi,” a new performance by Mastick Senior Center music director John Kendall Bailey at the center.

Then next week, it’s “A Night at the Opera” at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at Rhythmix Cultural Works. The evening will include the powerful, uplifting voices of Eileen Meredith.

 

A piece titled “To & From Church” by Kathryne Hurtado (pictured) appeared among last years 48 original Alameda-themed photography-based artworks in Alameda on Camera, a show opening tomorrow, Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts. The center is located at 1601 Paru St. 

 

The annual celebration of spring and the Lunar New Year in Alameda has been set for Saturday, April 29, at the Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center. Now in its 19th year, the Harbor Bay Intercultural Committee’s Spring Festival will celebrate The Year of the Rooster. 

The free event features local favorite the Lincoln Middle School band; multicultural dances and music; tai chi and karate demos; and a lion dance. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs for comfort while viewing the performances.

 

The Alameda Free Library is hosting a free concert celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, showcasing the talents of the Dave Rocha Trio. The concert will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. 

 

A free event featuring readings, an art exhibit and conversation with East Bay poet, playwright, performer and painter Charles Curtis Blackwell has been scheduled for Saturday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room at the Main Library, located at 1550 Oak St. 

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