Frank Bette Center for the Arts

The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex is hosting a First Pitch Benefit Party for the 2014 T-Shirt League on March 20.

Tickets are still available for the Alameda Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s Crab Feed, which is set to take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. February 1.

Artist Ken McGhee with "What's My Line?" Photos by Michael Singman-Aste.

“If you write a book about a serial killer, are you condoning his behavior or making a study about what makes a monster?” Ken McGhee stands in the Signature Gallery of the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, surrounded by his art. “What are the origins of this monster that has taken on such a life of its own that it becomes this thing called a ‘stereotype,’ which is for the ages?” McGhee asks. He seeks to answer these questions in his solo show “In Stereotype,” which opened on February 1.

Every Tuesday, Molly Shannon makes her rounds of patients young and old at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Her pre-visit preparation includes a light dusting of makeup and the donning of a bright red clown nose.

“It blends in, but things about it bring it up to that level of, ‘Something special is going on here,’” said the San Francisco-based performer.