Weekend Things: Art Openings, Sand Castles, Adorable Pets and More

Here are just some of the many events happening this weekend in Alameda, rain or shine.


    Just as nothing rhymes with the word “orange,” not one piece of art is the same another in inspired by everything orange. Rhymes with Orange is just an example of the legacy left by Frank Bette, the artist whose estate gave life to . Learn more about Bette the artist through Vision and Revision, a retrospective of his work in all mediums.
    How much: Free

  • Got a peanut allergy? Skip this play. If not, then make a date with the producer of Gone with the Wind and the drama that unfolds when he,  along with the director and screenwriter of the film, hole up in a room to make sense of a nightmare script. If you loved the movie, you might enjoy this play very much.
    How much: $22, general admission; $19, students and seniors


  • You know it's summer in Alameda when this event comes to , so let's hope it doesn't get rained out! (Although it might make for better sand for sculpting). The work begins at 9 a.m. and you can come to view the judging at noon. This event also marks the
    How much: Free

  • Thinking of adopting a furry companion? This is a great weekend to do just that, with free adoptions to qualified homes at the . If you've never owned a pet, you truly don't know what you're missing, so come and meet your new friend. 

  • It's back and it's happening Saturday, Sunday and next weekend. Come see art in the places where it is created – the artists' own studios. There are 16 participating artists in Alameda and many more across the bridge on the mainland. Pick up a catalog throughout the community and make an afternoon of it.
    How much: Free


  • This event takes place in and includes a half marathon, a stroller race and even a kids' race. A portion of the registration fees will be donated to Girls Inc. of Island City and prizes will be given for all age categories of runners.
    How much: $90, half marathon; $55, 5K with strollers allowed; $20, kids

  • Yes, we know you've already been, but you probably haven't been in a while, and with rain forecast,` you may have a chance to grab the really good stuff without having to wake up at 5 a.m. on a Sunday.
    How much: $15, 6-7:30 a.m.; $10, 7:30-9 a.m.; $5 , 9-3 p.m.


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