Weekend Things: Albany High Performs, Kids Bowl Free, Vivaldi Discovered and More

Here is your guide to weekend happenings in Albany. Check out the calendar for even more events.


  • If you haven't donated blood in a while, here's your next chance. The is teaming up with the Red Cross for a blood drive in from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    How much: Free

  • Hear a great group of singers take on the B52s, Earth Wind and Fire, the Black Eyed Peas and Deathcab for Cutie in this annual variety show presented by the chorale and women's chorale ensembles at . The show begins at 7 p.m.
    How much: Free


  • Don't miss 's free bowling Saturday for kids under 14. This special time lasts only from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with registration starting at 9 a.m., so get there early.
    How much: Free for kids

  • Think you need a house with a yard to grow an amazing garden? Join this free seminar at and be convinced otherwise. The seminar will be led by Kim Parker of Plants, Inc., an interior plantscape company.
    How much: Free

  • Hear Albany resident Karen Larson along with the 59 other singers who comprise Chora Nova, a Berkeley-based chorus which will explore the legacy of the Italian baroque period in music at the First Congregational Church in Berkeley.
    How much: $10-$20

  • These two Bay Area artists ( is an Albany resident) will be exhibiting their work at Local 123, a wonderful coffee shop on University Avenue and San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley. Join them for great food, drinks and some live jazz this Saturday. ( on Albany Patch.)
    How much: Free


  • Come to Ashkenaz to hear 's jazz band and Rhythm Bound, the high school's R&B band. The concert will cover a wide variety of styles, from standards to Motown to Latin jazz.
    How much: $10-$15


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