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.
Walking into the K gallery at Rhythmix Cultural Works to view the recent exhibition, Coupled, I was greeted with walls adorned by exquisite paintings, astonishing photographs, clay sculptures and an air of illuminative artistry. Going from section to section, I had the opportunity to embrace the progress of love, the memory of the love and the happiness in finding love through each individual’s artistic story.
Listening to and learning more about a favorite genre of music often evokes a sense of nostalgia. That is why long-time professional rock musician, writer and teacher, Peter Elman, is dedicated to sharing with others the history of and his experiences playing rock ‘n’ roll music.
Elman has lived in the Bay Area for 40 years. He has played music since 1963. He also has extensive experience teaching music history. He has produced more than 30 albums and worked with a number of prominent musicians, like Nils Lofgren and Lacy J. Dalton.
Alamedans have a convenient way to blaze in the new year with heart-pumping blues and soul courtesy of the Island’s cultural mecca, Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW). RCW has invited diva Terrie Odabi to perform two sets of her honest, soulful and intoxicating music New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, at 7 and 10 p.m. The later showing includes a Champagne toast.
Diverse family fun abounds at the Island’s center for art, comedy and music
The holidays are just around the corner and Rhythmix Cultural Works, located on Blanding Avenue, has a roster of fun seasonal events for everyone to enjoy. From music, to comedy, to flamenco, to bubbles!
Wine Women & Song fundraiser concert set for Saturday
Alameda’s destination for global arts and culture, Rhythmix Cultural Works, presents the third annual Wine, Women & Song Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. All proceeds from the event support free cultural arts education programs for local youth.
The festivities will spotlight women winemakers, musicians and artists, and will culminate in a concert from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring the one-night-only reunion of acclaimed Latin jazz fusion band Wild Mango.
Throughout history, specific events have caused waves of population to crash onto Alameda’s shores. Whether Gold Rush settlers, World War I and II veterans or recent tech transplants, certain groups have arrived at various times to change Alameda’s population significantly. Through the discussion of 12 historic waves of immigration, local historians Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos will discuss events that transpired around the world to move people to Alameda.
The talk takes place at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. at 7 p.m. tonight.
Rhythmix Cultural Works will welcome audiences to explore and celebrate the confluence of these ingredients with a free public art event combining dance, music, storytelling and visual art presented by more than two dozen artists.
The Island City Waterways is an event that will highlight the city’s connections to the water from the time of the Ohlone people to the completion of the tidal canal between Oakland and Alameda that created the Island City.
You can get to Venezuela on the northern end of South America in 10 or 15 hours from Oakland International Airport. Or you can get to Rhythmix Cultural Works the northern end of Alameda for an authentic Venezuelan experience engaging all the senses.
Arrayed across the stage at Rhythmix for an 8 p.m. show on Thursday, March 18, will be the 10 master players and singers of Jackeline Rago & Venezuelan Music Project. The group will offer the infectiously exuberant, syncopated rhythms of calypso music from Venezuela and around the Caribbean.
Among the many musical talents that swirl around Alameda’s own Rhythmix Cultural Works, (RCW) is Stephen Schultz, a professor of music at Carnegie Mellon University. Schultz has put together two exciting musical offerings at RCW for the New Year.
Classical Fridays at Rhythmix