Here are just a taste of what's happening in Alameda this weekend, with a fiery event in West Oakland too.
Pricing: $45 in advance; $50 at the door
Attend the second annual Alameda4Kids benefit and enjoy a complete with casino games, food and drinks from local restaurants and wineries and music by Pavlov's Cats. The event will take place at the .
is once again holding a non-profit fundraiser night, this time for . From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., all profits from Rock Wall wines purchased at the bar will be donated to the ballet school and will support endeavors .
Pricing: Price of food and drink
The Crucible will celebrate women with the Roller Derby Girls, fire performances, a DJ, cupcakes, a demonstration of a molten metal pour and chances to win free tuition to industrial art classes.
Pricing: $10; free for Crucible members
The first Saturday of May is free comic book day. Come by the at 3:30 p.m. to meet other comic book geeks and yes, pick up some free comic books!
The AIDS LifeCycle ride starts in San Francisco and ends seven days later in Los Angeles. Support Team Clydesdale's ride and show off your best poker face this Saturday at , which will be hosting the event.
Pricing: $30; re-buys after 9 p.m. starting at $15
Come aboard the to dance to Big Band classics played by the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra under the wings of vintage airplanes. All proceeds from this event go to Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation's educational programs.
Come out to Park Street to celebrate spring with your neighbors. There will be arts, crafts, food, beer, wine and lots of kids' activities like pony rides and a petting zoo.
After the festival, celebrate Mother's Day by taking mom out to High Street Station to dance to jazz standards at . There are lots of other great shows through out the weekend,so check out their calendar for more.
Pricing: $5-$15 sliding scale