Mon, Feb. 8, The Beatles: Their Five Great Albums, Week 3: An examination of the cultural and musical significance of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Taught by Carnegie Mellon University Professor of Music Stephen Schultz. 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Thurs, Feb. 11, Rhythmix Sci-Fi Bingo: Join the fearless Yay Girls! and emcee Mr. Entertainment for 10 rounds of performance art spectacle, cosmic entertainment, cash prizes and outrageous costumed revelry on a campy voyage into outer space. 7:30 pm
Fri, Feb. 12, Friday Night Classical Series: Ensemble Alcatraz: Ensemble Alcatraz has been presenting innovative performances of medieval and Renaissance music from Spain, Portugal, France and Italy since 1984. 8:00 pm
Sat, Feb 13, Overloaded: Closing Reception: Meet the artists in Overloaded, closing in the K Gallery. Artists respond to the frenzied realities of the Information Age with translations of the everyday. 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Mon, Feb. 15, The Amazing Bubble Show: Returning to Rhythmix after two sold-out December shows, the Amazing Bubble Man blends comedy and artistry with audience participation to amuse and amaze audiences of all ages. 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
Mon, Feb. 15, The Beatles: Their Five Great Albums, Week 4: The group fragments after The White Album and then comes back together for their last great album, Abbey Road. Taught by Carnegie Mellon University Professor of Music Stephen Schultz. 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Fri, Feb. 19, The Heart of the Muse Presents Pearls Before Wine: An evening bound in literal elegance, featuring wine, music, poetry and literary readings, and featured guest Autumn Adamme, proprietress of Dark Garden Corsetry & Couture. 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb. 27, Tracy Blackman & Friends: Vocal powerhouse Tracy Blackman and her band deliver an inspiring evening of blues, folk and rock featuring originals and covers. With a voice that’s been called the “perfect combination of sweet and sad,” Blackman will perform tracks from her latest CD Mercy. 8:00 pm
Sun, Feb. 28, Café Flamenco: Flamencura Join us for the 2016 season premiere of our popular flamenco series featuring award-winning ensemble Caminos Flamencos and special guest dancer Marina Elana. Doors open at 6:00 pm for fresh paella. Show at 7:00 pm
Sat, Mar. 5, Best of the Albany FilmFest 2015 & Beyond: A free screening of some of the best short (and very short) films from the 2015 Albany FilmFest and beyond, including triple winner Before the Bomb, which was also an Official Selection at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. 2:00 pm. RSVP requested.
Fri, Mar. 11, Friday Night Classical Series: Les Violettes: An evening of music reflecting aspects of motherhood in Baroque music, with works by Heinrich Biber, Henry Purcell and Jacob van Eyck, and featuring the secular cantate françoise “Médée” by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault. 8:00 pm
Thursdays, Mar. 17–Apr. 7, Sex, Drugs & War: Obsessions of the Great Composers: A four-week course on the inspiration behind some of the great works of classical music. Taught by Carnegie Mellon University Professor of Music Stephen Schultz. 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Apr. 1, Friday Night Classical Series: Fantastic Five Flutes: Boismortier was the first composer in history to write for the unique combination of five solo Baroque flutes, which will be brought to life by the entire flute section of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Pre-concert talk at 7:30 pm. Concert at 8:00 pm
Sun, Apr. 17, Banana Slug String Band: A fun family show featuring characters in full costume and catchy musical styles to inspire and educate kids about the Earth. 11:00 am
May 20–22, Island City Waterways: A free public art event for all ages exploring how the waterways have shaped Alameda’s unique past and present. Audiences will be taken on a journey along the water’s edge to experience art, dance, music and tales connecting them to the city’s rich maritime past.