Downtown Alameda Events
Downtown Alameda 2017
Downtown Alameda Business Associaton
2447 Santa Clara Ave., #302
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 523-1392
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Ongoing Events

Tuesdays; 10:00am-Noon
New Mothers Support Group
Tot Tank, 1413 Park Street

Tuesdays, all day
Discount Day Tuesdays
Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, 2317 Central Ave

Wed-Sun; various start times
Classic Video Gaming
High Scores Arcade, 1414 Park Street

Wednesdays; 5:00-7:00pm
Craft Beer/Wine Tasting
CRAFT Beer & Wine, 2526 Santa Clara Ave

Wednesdays; 5:30-7:30pm
Make & Take Workshop
Artistic Home Studio, 1419 Park Street

Wednesdays; 6:00-9:00pm
Open Craft Night
The ReCrafting Co., 2449 Santa Clara Ave

Wednesdays; 9:00pm
Dj Dave Stebbins - Music Videos
The Churchward Pub, 1515 Park Street

Thursdays; 5:00-7:00pm
Community Craft Night
Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street

Thursdays; 10:00pm
Karaoke Night
The Hobnob, 1313 Park Street

Fridays; 5:00-11:00pm
Live Jazz
Cinema Grill, 2301 Central Ave

Fridays; 8:30pm
Zydeco Music & Dance
Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave

Second Fridays; 6:00-9:00pm
2nd Friday Art Receptions
various locations

Friday & Saturday Nights
Alameda’s Got Talent
Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, 2317 Central Ave

Fridays & Saturdays; 8:00-11:00pm
Live Piano w/ Buddy Nash
Wine & Waffles, 1505 Park Street

Fridays & Saturdays; 8:30-10:30pm
Live Music
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Ave

Saturdays; 9:30-10:30am
Alameda Personal Training, 2414 Central Ave #A

Saturdays; 3:00-5:00pm
Weekly Wine Tastings
Farmstead Cheeses & Wines, 1650 Park Street

Sundays; 10:30-11:15am
Family Yoga
Yoga Alameda, 1502 Park Street

Fourth Sundays; 5:30-7:30pm
Flat Tire Clinic
Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park Street

Daily; 11:00am-9:00pm
Miniature Golf & Slot Cars
Subpar Miniature Golf, 1511 Park Street

Most Days; Noon-4:00pm
Open Studio/Play Gallery
Twirl, 1424 Park Street

Various days & times
Book Clubs
Books Inc., 1344 Park Street

Featured Events
Altered Elegance Artworks by Emily Kontelis
5/13/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC - 5/30/2017 9:29:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Studio 23
Wednesday April 19, 2017 For Immediate Release:
Studio 23 host’s Altered Elegance Artworks by Emily Kontelis

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Altered Elegance, a transformation from the normality of appearance to the acute.
Emily Kontelis is a Bay Area local artist whose first exposure to art was seeing it on her parent’s skin. Growing up in a household where tattoos and piercings were normalized, she wanted to learn more about body modification. In the traditional sense, body modification is deeply rooted in a number of different cultures and usually surrounded in ritual. In today's standards, it's a way of expression. Yet, the practice of human suspension holds ritual and deep meaning to the people participating.
Altered Elegance, showcases the individuals in the body mod and suspension community who, reflects the lengths that people will go to find happiness in the way they look regardless of social norms.
Pieces will be of various sizes and affordability. Food and Drinks provided.  Donation based.
Join us on 2nd Friday, May 12th at 7:00pm for Studio 23's first solo art exhibit.
The exhibit will remain up through May, by appt only.
  Title: Altered Elegance Artworks by Emily Kontelis Location: Studio 23 Gallery 2309B Encinal Ave. Alameda, Ca 94501 Contact: 415.580.2309 website: RSVP: Time: 2nd Friday, May 12th at 7:00PM Cost: Free
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Free Introduction to Jewelry Making at Bead Inspirations! 06/03/17
6/3/2017 6:00:00 PM UTC - 6/4/2017 6:30:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Bead Inspirations
Are you curious about jewelry making and looking to learn some basic techniques to get started? If so, this free half hour-long workshop is for you! You'll find out how fun and easy it is to create your own unique jewelry. Sign up today to reserve your spot.

For more information or to sign up, go to
Or call us at: 510-337-1203
100 UNDER 100 Group Art Show
6/10/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC - 6/10/2017 4:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Studio 23
Title: 100 Under 100
Description: 100 pieces of art for under 100 dollars. 100 Under 100 submissions will remain up through June and July. Come meet the artists!

Show Dates: June 9th 7:30PM Opening Reception 
Encore Show: June 25th 1-7 during the Summer Art Fair
Gallery: Studio 23

3 shows!

Opening Reception

Alameda Summer Art & Maker Fair

Closing Reception
Alameda Summer Art & Maker Fair
6/25/2017 6:00:00 PM UTC - 6/26/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Studio 23
Free Outdoor Art Festival: Sunday June 25th 2017 11AM-7PM Studio 23 2309 Encinal Ave. Alameda, CA | Come see over 65 local Alameda and Bay Area artists at this free Outdoor Art Festival. Mingle with local emerging and established artists creating unique artwork during the  fair! See live painting, sketching, sculpting and illustration.  With everything from comic book art to clothing and jewelry, to metal sculpture, there is something for everyone. Come support the local artists that make the Bay Area such a dynamic and creative place to live. Over 30 live art demos, over 20 artists in Studio 23's " 100 UNDER 100" group show. Open Studios, including “ The Red Door On Encinal”,  " 3 DOT” and Studio 23. There will be music and festivities all afternoon. The festival will take place in the lot of Studio 23 Gallery at 2309 Encinal Ave between Park Street and Oak in Alameda.  Friendly Lord Zondar, the giant metal robot, will be perched on the roof overlooking the crowd. Make sure you come by and get a photo.
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Open Art Studios: 3 Dot & Studio 23 3 Dot Studios (2309A Encinal) and see the working studio of local painter's Dave Sylvester, Sara Edge, Bill Webber and Arianna Siegel.   The Red Door On Encinal: Artworks by Justin Herbst Studio 23 Gallery host’s the group art show "100 Under 100"
100 Pieces of art for under $100 Dollars!  Studio 23 Gallery will be open and exhibiting the group show: "100 UNDER 100" with paintings, sculpture and visual art by even more bay area artists! The opening reception is June 9th, during the Second Friday Alameda Artwalk. An encore presentation will be during the Art Fair on Sunday June 25th from 11AM-7PM.
Live Music: * TBA
Food and Drinks Lucky 13 Drink Specials: "Ask for the Art Fair Special!" Snack Bar: TBA
Kids Creative Corner Children are encouraged to participate in a multiple of fun art projects. * Alana Dill will be face painting. $5-$15 * Sand Art & Painting Pots with Twirl!
* Coloring Contest!  Awesome prizes provided by Flax Art & Design
2017 Sponsors:
Flax Art & Design Flax will be at the fair this year and will have tons of great art supplies and special prizes!
Downtown Alameda Business Association
Lucky 13 Saloon Alameda A few steps away from the fair, stop by for "Art Fair Drink Specials" from Noon to 5PM at Lucky 13 Alameda
Studio 23 Gallery Alameda's coolest underground art space. Regular group shows featuring Bay Area artists. Home of Friendly Lord Zondar the giant robot, the Black Light Art Show.
Partial Art Fair Vendor List Koviashuvik Art Blooming Glass From the Past 2 Live and Write Alameda Inkblot JFein Designs & Vivee Style Double Take Creations You Become Art Panic in Polkadots Twirl, Alameda Khametica Aspired Jewelry Annie Horn Studio Zeina Morad Art Rebeca's Art Prints Sky Blue Designs Feathered Outlaw Gerardo Chow and Txutxo Perez JVS Jewels More TBA
“100 Under 100” Group Art Show, Artist List: TBA

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2017 Sponsor List: Flax Art & Design Lucky 13
Studio 23  
Annual Events in Downtown Alameda
Looking for things to do in Alameda? Mark your calendar for the year's biggest and best events that take place in Downtown Alameda! (Join our email list to receive reminders and exclusive offers.) 
Downtown Alameda's Spring Festival - Arts, Crafts, & Wine
Downtown Alameda's Spring Festival is a Mother's Day tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area. The popular event takes place on Park Street every year during the second weekend in May.

Mayor's Fourth of July Parade
The Alameda Mayor’s 4th of July Parade is one of the largest Independence Day parades in the nation. The best viewing spots can be found on Park Street near the judges' stand.

Downtown Alameda's Art & Wine Faire
Downtown Alameda's Art & Wine Faire is Alameda's biggest annual event. The street festival takes place every year during the last weekend of July.

Customer Celebration Day
Over 50 businesses join together to provide free giveaways, treats, and a day of fun in Alameda's vibrant shopping and entertainment district. 

Downtown Alameda's Classic Car Show
Downtown Alameda's Classic Car Show brings over 400 classic vehicles to Alameda’s historic Park Street district. The one-day event usually takes place  on the second Saturday in October.

Mayor's Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

Enjoy performances from community groups and special guests followed by the tree lighting ceremony. Activities take place in front of City Hall the first Saturday in December.