Shakespeare, Other Arts on Tap in Town


The Alameda Free Library has organized a one-hour performance of “Julius Caesar” at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Main Library.

The play is being produced and presented by the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. Space is limited, so guests are encouraged to arrive early.

The performance is recommended for kids 10 and older, as well as adults.

Next Saturday, Feb. 1, Encinal High School with host a Shakespeare monologue competition from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. Prizes will be awarded for best dramatic, comic and audience-choice monologue.

Meanwhile, over at Redux Studios & Gallery on Lincoln Ave. (off Park Street), some hands-on artistic workshops are planned. One will take place from 4-6 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 26.

Visitors can stop by to learn about painting with watercolor, acrylic and natural dyes. At the same time on the following Sunday, Feb. 2, residents can drop in to pick out old prints that can be turned into more contemporary art pieces by painting, drawing or collage work.

The Frank Bette Center for the Arts on Paru Street is hosting the closing-bid gala for its Déjà Vu Silent Auction fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. this Saturday evening, Jan. 25. The center also invites community members to submit applications by Feb. 2 for its Alameda on Camera event, slated for Feb. 21-23.

Janet Levaux