Island Arts

Two generations of magicians will take the stage in Alameda this Sunday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. when award-winning master magician Dan Chan brings his sophisticated sleight of hand to Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) for the first time. Chan’s son James, 7, will also appear, performing his own brand-new illusions and juggling.

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.

About the event

Two-time Carnegie Award winning young adult author Patrick Ness will visit the Alameda Free Library to discuss his new book The Rest of Us Just Live Here.

The event is a part of Books Inc.’s Not Your Mother’s Book Club, which has coordinated previous events with us, including award winning young adult authors such as Laini Taylor and Maggie Stiefvater.

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.