Looking for the best things to do this weekend in Alameda. Check out our list!
1. Celebrate Boxers!
Crown beach will be overtaken by dog lovers, hosted by the West Coast Boxer Rescue.
WHAT: West Coast Boxer Rescue Boxer Bash 2016!
WHEN: Saturday, August 27th, 2016, 12 noon to 3 pm
WHERE: Crown Memorial State Park @ Neptune Picnic Area – 1252 McKay Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
WHO: All dog lovers are invited! Friendly dogs (of all breeds) are welcome.
HOW MUCH: Donation of $20 per adult is very much appreciated at the time of reserving a ticket, but you can select a free ticket option and donate at the event also. Kids under 10 and dogs eat free. All proceeds benefit dogs in need!
Tickets are available at: http://wcbr2016.eventbee.com/
2. Music Off the Grid
Come join John Rybak for a fun afternoon of music @ Off The Grid Alameda. He’ll be playing the usual acoustic roots ‘n’ blues favorites with some new surprises mixed in.
When: Saturday, August 27th 12-1:30pm
What: Music of John Rybak
Where Off The Grid Alameda
Park St & Franciscan Way, Alameda, CA 94501
Who: All ages, free show!
Herbs and Spices Catering is one of many who will be bringing their flavors to Urban Paradise at Rockwall. Event is 21+.
Where: Rockwall Winery
What: Food & Wine
When: Saturday August 27, 2016 1-4pm
Experience Urban Paradise! Join us for a beautiful afternoon of wine tasting and relaxation. Nosh on delicious eats, enjoy gourmet cheese spreads, groove to live music and take in amazing views of the San Francisco skyline.
The Rock Wall Wine Company portfolio (30+ wines) will be paired with delectable bites from some of the best restaurants in the Bay Area. We will also be releasing some new wines at this event. Revisit some old favorites, try something different and discover a new must have! Sample bites from local vendors, identify aromas and expand your palate at the sensory stop. Take a tour of the cellar, get silly in the Rock Wall photo booth, commemorate the day with a henna tattoo, play some lawn games and take home a beautiful Rock Wall wine glass!
4. East End Arts & Crafts
The Alameda Museum Lecture Series for August features local author and historian Woody Minor.
Where: Alameda Museaum
What: Historical talk on East End Craftsman homes
When: Thurs Aug 25th, 7-9pm
The lecture will focus on Craftsman houses as they developed in the East End, from the bungalows of Robert C. Hillen to residences by Delanoy & Randlett, including designs by architects like A.W. Smith and T.D. Newsom. The talk will also delve into the area’s history, from Indian mounds and Gold Rush cottages to vanished Victorian mansions. Admission is $10 at the door, free for Museum members. Sponsor: Jim Smallman, Alameda Preservationist.
Check out the new Teppangaki restaurant in Alameda Landing. They just had their opening, and there are mixed reviews on yelp. But give it a try and let us know if we should go and report back. Tuesdays kids eat free. This sushi does look amazing!
photo: yelp Paul H.
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Celebrating nine years as a destination for the arts in Alameda, Rhythmix Cultural Works presents its third annual Wine, Women & Song Festival featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest women winemakers, musicians and artists. Experience tasty temptations and luscious libations alongside contemporary art and world-class music ranging from jazz fusion to taiko to rhythm and blues.
2. $20 Movie and a Meal
Have you seen Ghostbusters, Bad Moms, Jason Bourne, Pete’s Dragon or Sausage Party? The list of summer movies is pretty great at the Alameda Theatre this weekend. This might be a good time to try the Cinema Grill red carpet entrance. They have a deal for a $20 movie and a meal. Great seat, good food and cocktails.
This skewed take on The Pilgrim’s Progress comes from the comedic geniuses David and Amy Sedaris of NPR and Strangers With Candy fame. Sister Elizabeth Donderstock of the Squeamish religious order gives up her life’s work – making extraordinarily delicious cheese balls – to try her luck in the real world. Her wandering adventures lead her to an array of quirky and hilarious characters as she struggles to figure out where she belongs.
4. Get that house organized and school supplies bought!
We know… this isnt really a fun thing to do this weekend, but the reality is school starts Monday August 22. A week earlier this year, so the reality is many of us will be at home doing this.
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