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Benefit for Music Programs, Free Family Film on Tap

Rhythmix Cultural Works is hosting a benefit for after-school music programs on the Island tonight (March 7) starting at 7 p.m. The theme, Serenade at the Arcade, is a CD-release part for the String Arcade Quartet.

There will also be music from Minecraft, Plants vs. Zombies, Legend of Zelda, Portal, Galaga and more, as well as games brought in from High Scores Arcade and Oakland’s Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment. Tickets are $5-$25.

Those looking for free family entertainment should head over to the Alameda Free Library on Oak Street, where “The Black Stallion” will be shown at 7 p.m. this evening.

The film tells the story of a boy at the end of World War II, who is traveling on a ship off the north coast of Africa. Later, a storm and fire sink the ship, leaving them as survivors.

The two are soon marooned on a remote island and then are returned to U.S., where the boy meets a horse trainer and works on becoming a competitive racer.

Janet Levaux