Island Arts

Alameda Island Poets present their November reading, featuring Allegra Jostad Silberstein and Katy Brown. The reading takes place Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. An open mic reading follows. The event is free (hat passed for donations), and takes place at Frank Bette center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St., Alameda.

About the Featured Poets

Elizabeth Norris’s poem for two voices (a teacher’s and a student’s) is accompanied by student Spencer Anderson at the St. Joseph Notre Dame literary evening celebrating 25 years of Prisms magazine. Teachers and students shared their poems and original musical compositions. Norris is the faculty adviser to the Prisms staff.

Alameda Main Library (AML) is hosting a handful of interesting events next month readers may find interesting.

National Novel Writing Month

To support the Alameda Civic Ballet, Café Jolie is offering a dinner tonight for $35 that includes soup du jour or house salad; 4 oz. filet, roast chicken or salmon; dessert (vanilla gelato or beignets).

There are two seatings available, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Seating is indoors or outdoors with heat lamps, and there will be live jazz music.

Classic cartoons — from Bugs Bunny to Walt Disney — have provoked laughter in audiences of all ages with their ridiculous antics for decades. Close your eyes, however, and you’ll notice just how much the music adds to your enjoyment of these mini-masterpieces.