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Your weekend: Get some culture!

Submitted by on 1, September 5, 2008 – 7:45 amNo Comment

The next few weekends will be busy ones here in Alameda, with at least two theater productions, benefits for Alameda Hospital and the Alameda Animal Shelter, and the Webster Street Jam on the calendar. And this weekend will be no exception.

For starters, tonight Rhythmix Cultural Works will be hosting Time to Tiki! featuring the art, music and dance of the Pacific islands. Featured artists will include former Pagan Babies lead guitarist Chris Planas, dancers Kumu hula Lani Cid and Halau Makana and artists Charles Valoroso, Jinan Wong and Rocky Laguna. The art gallery opening is at 6 p.m., and that’s free; dance and music start at 7 p.m., and admission is $10, $5 for kids under 12. For more information, call 865-5060 or click here. Rhythmix is at 2513 Blanding Avenue.

From noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Speisekammer Restaurant will host its annual Oktoberfest. Sie haben bier! Und musik! Und tanzen! Und Einfach Leben (okay, my grasp of high school German ends there). They’ll also have a children’s area. And grilled meat! Admission is $10, free for kids under 12. Speisekammer’s at 2424 Lincoln Avenue. For more information, click here.

Last but not least, Alameda Civic Light Opera continues its series with a production of “Grease,” which opens at 8 p.m. Saturday and runs through September 21 at Kofman Auditorium. For tickets and information, click here.

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