Alameda Women Artists (AWA) will have its 22nd annual exhibition and silent auction Oct. 10 through 31, at the Alameda Museum. This year’s exhibition will showcase the work of many talented members working in diverse media.
The Women’s Wall of Art consists of individual pieces created and donated by AWA members for the silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the AWA Art Awards Program, established to recognize and encourage local women and/or students who show promise in the visual arts.
Beijing native Ma Wei has returned to the Alameda Museum for her fourth exhibition. In 2012 her one-woman show Greed and Wish graced the museum gallery’s walls. The following year she returned a second time for Movement of Fautus. And in 2014, she came to the museum with her show Spirit of Monogatari — Zodiac.
Her current exhibition We Are the World runs through Wednesday, Sept. 30.
"Can’t Stop the Serenity" is an annual event benefiting Equality Now. This year it will take place at the Alameda Point Theater, 2700 Saratoga St. Doors open at 1 p.m., next Saturday, Sept. 19. The day will include a costume contest, unique prizes and a 2:30 p.m. viewing of Joss Whedon’s science-fiction, western epic Serenity.
Alameda author and Poet Laureate Julia Park Tracey recently published Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News, the second book in the series "Hot off the Press,’’ which features an intrepid young newspaper reporter in search of the truth and the next big scoop.
The first book in the series, Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop, was awarded Honorable Mention in General Fiction at the 2015 San Francisco Book Festival, and was a number-one bestselling book on Amazon in December 2014.