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All That Jazz Goes Monte Carlo

There was a little bit of Vegas in Alameda on Sept. 12 as the Grandview Pavilion was transformed into a casino for the Alameda Hospital Foundation’s All That Jazz Goes Monte Carlo, the organization’s 24th annual fund-raiser. More than 200 guests attended the event, the focus of which was casino-style gaming for raffle tickets. After dinner, attendees paraded into the gaming parlor where they could choose between blackjack, craps, roulette and a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament run by Aces Up. Music was provided by Alan Sherbal Funtime DJ. Proceeds from the event benefit Alameda Hospital. www.alamedahospital.org/foundation.htm

Webster Street Jam 2009

Neither rain nor snow, nor sleet nor dark of night could keep Alamedans away from the Webster Street Jam. Though the weather was unseasonably cooler with a bit of rain here and there, close to 20,000 people converged on Webster Street on Sept. 12-13 to enjoy music, dancing, international food and original arts and crafts. Proceeds from the event will help the West Alameda Business Association fund more events to attract more people and businesses into the community. www.westalamedabusiness.com

Marzolf Brothers Golf Tournament

It was a beautiful, sunny day as golfers teed off at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex for the 21st annual Marzolf Brothers Invitational Golf Tournament to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of A ameda. The event, which took place on Sept. 18, included one round of golf, dinner, live and silent auctions and a raffle. Eighty-two players competed, and more than 100 attended the evening’s activities. www.alamedabgc.org

An Evening in Bohemia

Virgao Theatre Company fans rallied Sept. 20 at C’era Una Volta for the organization’s first public fund-raiser, An Evening in Bohemia — Benefit for Virago Theatre Company. Guests were treated to musical excerpts from Puccini’s La Bohème, which the nonprofit, edgy troupe is staging in March and April at Rythmix Cultural Works. The theater company brings artists, designers and musicians together to create provocative theater with an emphasis on new works and unconventional staging. www.viragotheatre.org

Rock Wall Harvest Open House

With beautiful weather and an unobstructed view of the SF skyline, Rock Wall Wine Company celebrated its inaugural Rock Wall Harvest Open House on Sept. 26. More than 450 guests attended the event, which featured food by Angela’s Bistro and Bar and wines by seven artisan wineries showcasing their new releases. Music was provided by Still Rockin’, The Rogues and Downwind Run. www.rockwallwineco.com
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