Local residents, organizations, businesses and the city’s Recreation and Parks Department recently teamed up to create a performing arts space in Krusi Park. The space is open to the public to express themselves. Many volunteers contributed to the effort including professionals who donated their services. To learn more about the motivation behind the stage’s creation and the team that poured their hearts into it, see Cindy Miner-Kapelke’s commentary in the editorial section.
Marking 10 years in business can be a challenging milestone to reach, especially in the arts business. But on Saturday, Aug. 19, Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW), Alameda’s destination for the arts, will do just that. The #Rhythmix10 anniversary gala will present an exceptional roster of live entertainment, women winemakers, brewers and distillers plus tasty bites from an array of Alameda eateries from 2 to 5 p.m. All proceeds from the event support free cultural arts education programs for youth in Alameda and Oakland.
The Alameda Free Library has a great solution for summertime boredom for library cardholders called Discover & Go. Discover & Go is an online platform where library card holders can access free and discounted passes to local venues. These include the Oakland Zoo, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Exploratorium, the Pacific Pinball Museum, the USS Hornet Museum, the Bay Area Discovery Museum, the California Academy of Sciences and many more. For more information, visit https://alamedafree.discoverandgo.net.
In an annual tradition for the Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA) now in its 12th year, 40 selected artists will take part in a coordinated effort to paint outdoors in Alameda. The artists will paint for five days straight, Monday through Friday. They come from all parts of California, and the U.S. to paint Alameda’s historic residential and commerical architecture, tree-lined streets, parks, beaches, marinas, the San Francisco skyline and the port and hills of Oakland.
Seven-time Grammy-nominated percussionist John Santos and his namesake sextet return to Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) for an enchanting summer evening of Afro-Latin-inspired music, song and culture.
As one of the premier Afro-Latin jazz groups in the country, the John Santos Sextet’s repertoire consists of original compositions and exciting original arrangements of classic rhythms, styles and songs from Cuba, Puerto Rico and the United States.