Thursday, September 6, 2007
Richard Thompson brings his skill and artistry on the guitar to Sunset Center.
The Carmel Art Association presents an exhibition of painters Melissa Lofton, Shirley Holt, William F. Stone Jr. and Susan Giacometti, and sculptor Gustavo Torres, through 10/2.
The Center for Photographic Art continues to exhibit works by Yamamoto until 10/19.
The exhibit Love, Violence and Lunacy, where East Salinas artist Cerna Jasso presents the contradictions of the human condition through works on paper and canvas, continues at the National Steinbeck Center.
The ImageMakers: Focus on Nature exhibition continues at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History through 9/29.
The Hostage plays at the Western Stage’s Studio Theater until 9/30.
PacRep presents Macbeth as part of the Carmel Shakespeare Festival through 10/14 at the Circle Theatre.
PacRep continues to perform Peter Pan at the Outdoor Forest Theater through 9/23.
PacRep’s Mary Stuart plays at the Golden Bough Theatre through 9/23.
The Pacific Grove Art Center opens four exhibitions with a reception for the artists. The exhibits include the Studio Tour of Monterey County Artists, watercolors by Cheryl Kampe with photos by Stephen M. Schindler, and watercolors by Anne Downs with photos by Nancy Raven. The shows run through 10/18.
Monterey County Artists Studio Tour offers a chance to visit the studios of more than 50 artists countywide, through 9/9.
An exhibition called Skimming the Surface: An Installation of Christel Dillbohner opens tonight at the Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada and continues through 1/13/08.
The Paperwing Theatre Company brings their The Rocky Horror Picture Show to their new Monterey venue, through 10/31.
All’s Not Alls Well: 38 Vignettes from 365 Days/365 Plays comes to the Studio Theatre at Monterey Peninsula College through 9/30.
World renowned writer, commentator, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni discusses “Diversity as Art, Art as Diversity,” at the CSUMB World Theater.
The Lisa Coscino Gallery opens its interactive performance exhibition called Live Nude Girls, in the main gallery while Icons of LA opens in the mid-gallery. The shows run through 10/20.
Vermillion Lies bring grills, pots, pans, lobsters and a flour sifter to make music at Monterey Live.
Holiday and the Adventure Pop Collective play Fernwood.
Photography West shows Roman Loranc European Masterworks through 10/4.
Jonah and the Whale Watchers perform at Fernwood.
The Christian Church of Pacific Grove presents heldentenor Thomas Rolf Truhitte.
The Steinbeck Center hosts “Jazz with Steinbeck,” an evening of fine dining to raise money for the Monterey Jazz Festival’s educational programs and the National Steinbeck Center’s youth programs.
KRML and the Jazz and Blues Company celebrate the 50th Anniversary of both KRML and the Monterey Jazz Festival with free jazz at a block party on San Carlos in Carmel.
Dave Lemon and Friends play at the East Village Coffee Lounge in Monterey.
The 50th year of Monterey Jazz Festival opens a weekend of performances by Diana Krall, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman and many more music luminaries at the Monterey Fairgrounds. The festival runs through 9/22.
Judy Collins performs at the Sunset Center.
Country Joe McDonald sings Woody Guthrie in a one-man, two-act play, A Tribute to Woody Guthrie, at the Ol’ Factory Café.
More than 25 award-winning and bestselling authors including Doris Kearns Goodwin, Elizabeth Edwards and Frank McCourt gather at the Sunset Center for the Carmel Authors and Ideas Festival through 9/30.
PacRep’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens at the Outdoor Forest Theater and runs through 10/14.
Becoming American: Teenagers and Immigration combines photos with interviews to create an interesting comment on diversity. The exhibit continues through 12/2 at Steinbeck Center.
For two days the Old Monterey Seafood and Music Festival features fresh seafood and local bands through 9/30 at Alvarado Street and the Custom House Plaza.
The Indoor Forest Theater presents The Voices of the Aegean through 10/14. High tea is served half an hour prior to curtain.
The Jazz and Blues Company presents the Sony Holland Trio in Carmel.
James Henry brings his sound to Fernwood.
The Roger Eddy Duo jazz up the East Village Coffee Lounge with their music.
The Mello Center hosts the Latina Genesis Dance Company.
The Santa Cruz Symphony plays Moravec, Beethoven, Mussorgsky and Ravel at the Mello Center.
Monterey Live presents Vagabond Opera with its operatic tenor, accordian, cellow, saxaphone, base and percussion to play an edgy mix of music.
Valley Noir, an exhibition of paintings by Randye Sandel and an exhibition of new sculpture by Kathleen Crocetti, is on display at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts.
The Carmel Art Association holds a group show featuring the watercolors of Alicia Meheen and Wilda Northrop and the sculpture of Douglas Downs. The gallery showcase shows the oil landscapes of Jeff Daniel Smith and Cyndra Bradford. The exhibits continue through 11/6.
The CSUMB World Theater features India Jazz Suites with Kathak dancer Chitresh Das and tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith.
Carmel restaurants and wineries show off their wares at the Taste of Carmel, now through 10/7. Live and silent auctions are held and entertainment is provided at various locations in Carmel.
The Robinson Jeffers Festival offers a tribute to the early 20th century Big Sur poet with a luncheon, various talks and music at Tor House and Highlands Inn in Carmel. Through 10/7.
The 16th Annual Jade Festival brings vendors to showcase jade and gems through 10/7 in Big Sur.
The Don Worth and Gallery Anniversary Show is on view at Photography West Gallery through 12/31.
The Monterey Symphony Orchestra plays music from the movies at Carmel’s Sunset Center.
Artists of the Belle Epoque are featured at Oliver, Elliott, and Sebastian Fine Art. The show runs through 10/29.
Big Art is displayed at Gallery North where paintings are at least 10 by 10 through 11/30.
The Monterey Public Library puts on the Shades of Monterey photo exhibit that documents the historic daily life of the city at the Monterey Conference Center in Portola Plaza in Monterey through 12/31.
The Sunset Center hosts the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
The Historic Home Tour takes place in Pacific Grove today.
Musician and songwriter Tom Russell performs at Monterey Live.
John Waters gives his spoken word lecture at the Golden State Theatre.
Chamber Music Monterey Bay brings the Miró String Quartet to play Ives, Dvorak and the premiere of a new string quartet piece by young American composer Kevin Puts at Sunset Center.
The Monterey Peninsula College Theater Company performs I Hate Hamlet on the Morgan Stock Stage until 10/28.
“Weird Al” Yankovic combines laughter and music when he plays at the Golden State Theatre as part of the Straight Outta Lynwood Tour.
Max Bragado-Darman conducts the Monterey Symphony Orchestra in its season opening concert with Barbara Nissman on piano playing Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms through 10/15. On 10/14 and 10/15 the performance takes place at Sunset Center.
The Monterey Public Library presents a Poetry Writing Workshop with Patrice Vecchione courtesy of Poets & Writers, Inc. Pre-registration required.
The Jazz and Blues Company host “An Evening with Al Lerner.” Al Martino, musical director for Eddie Fisher and pianist for Harry James, and other musicians sing, play piano and tell stories. Martino signs his new book Vamp Til Ready.
The Wildcats of the World exhibition of oil paintings opens at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and runs through 12/29.
(((folkYEAH!))) presents ((3D)) Picnic: A Music and Visual Arts Gathering at the Henry Miller Library.
The Friends of the Monterey Public Library hold the fourth annual Monterey House Tour, a tour of eight of Monterey’s most intriguing homes. Tickets can be purchased at the library.
Evidence, A Dance Company, premieres One Shot inspired by the life of African American photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris at the CSUMB World Theater.
Grammy Award winning Manhattan Transfer comes to play the pop and jazz genre spanning music the band is known for at the Sunset Center.
ThreePenny Opera plays at the Western Stage’s Studio Theater until 11/11.
The Autumn Music Festival collects various musicians to play at Fernwood through 10/20.
The Monterey Museum of Art Pacific St. opens an exhibit called CloseUp: Kenzo Okada, which runs through 3/30/08.
The Monterey Music Summit provides a forum for thought through a multi-media, interactive arts festival which runs through 10/21.
The Carmel Music Society presents Frederika Von Stade at the Sunset Center.
Joel Zoss performs at the Henry Miller Library.
The Sunset Center hosts Kris Kristofferson.
The play Twilight Zone comes to life at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts through 10/28.
B.B. King dazzles the Golden State Theatre.
Four exhibitions come to the Pacific Grove Art Center including the annual Patrons Show annual fundraiser, photos by Yao-Ti Hsu, etchings and monoprints by Donna Orme, and brightly colored oils of Lud Oliviera.
The Lisa Coscino Gallery exhibits Kevin Smith’s paper-cut art through 11/30.
Gabe Kaplan brings Groucho! to the Sunset Center.
PacRep presents the Monterey Bay Arts and Crafts Faire 2007 through 10/28 at the Custom House Plaza in Monterey.
Naomi and the Courteous Rude Guys perform at Fernwood.
PacRep holds a haunted house fundraiser party. Spaces are limited to 75 people total.
The celebration of poet, self-taught painter, and founder of the Cherry Foundation, Jeanne D’Orge, is held at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts.
The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts presents an exhibit of monologues, Talk to Me, in Cherry Hall through 11/3.
20/20 Vision celebrates 20 years of the Center for Photographic Art and 20 years of the Friends of Photography. The exhibition begins today at the center and runs through 12/7.
The Golden State Theatre presents the Mills Brothers until 11/3.
New ceramic and glass works of Sarah Long are unveiled at an artist meet and greet opening at PK Fine Artifacts.
The National Steinbeck Center hosts the Author’s Table Luncheon where six featured authors have a panel discussion, read some of their work and sign books. Get into the center free for this day only.
Individually hosted dinners, each featuring a distinguished author, are held to benefit CSU and the National Steinbeck Center.
A two-person show of the oil paintings of Keith Lindberg and Reed Farrington begins at the Carmel Art Association while the gallery showcase presents oil paintings by Gerard Martin and Peggy Jelmini and watercolors by Miguelin A. Dominguez through 11/27.
Cherryholmes brings its bluegrass to Sunset Center.
The Monterey Peninsula College Players perform Adventures of Winnie the Pooh through 11/25.
The Indoor Forest Theater opens its doors for a performance of The Clackett House through 12/16.
South Pacific comes to the main stage at Western Stage. Shows through 12/8.
The Carmel Music Society invites Philharmonia Baroque to play at Sunset Center.
The Abajo band plays at Fernwood.
Miniatures, an exhibit of 250 mostly local artists, opens at the Monterey Museum of Art Pacific St. and continues through 12/31.
Humorist, author and motivational speaker Larry Wilde presents his one-man show Going on Ed Sullivan at the Carl Cherry Center through 12/9.
The Sunset Center hosts British blues boom pioneers John Mayall and Dave Mason.
The Jazz and Blues Company presents The LA Connection with Bill Watrous on trombone, Carl Saunders on trumpet, Bill Cunliffe on piano and Dave Carpenter on bass. The performance benefits the Jazz Masters Music Education Program.
Clint Black brings his pop-rock influenced traditional country sound to the Golden State Theatre.
PacRep presents the musical The Full Monty at the Golden Bough Theatre through 12/29.
Sunset Center presents Tango Buenos Aires.
The Carmel Art Association hosts its all-member holiday show featuring small paintings and miniatures. The show concludes on 1/2/08.
The Carmel Music Society presents the Alexander String Quartet at All Saints Church.
From Martinez to Siqueros: Latin American Artists from the Permanent Collection opens at the Monterey Museum of Art Pacific St. and continues through 3/23/08.
The Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada begins its show called Asian Ceramics from the Permanent Collection, which continues through 5/11/08.
The Chamber Music Monterey Bay hosts the St. Petersburg String Quartet with guest violinist Michael Tree. The quartet performs Mendelssohn, Brahms and Shostakovich at Sunset Center.
For the holiday season Gallery North shows “object” art, including invited “object” artists in addition to member artists.
Christoph Campestrini conducts Soloists and the Monterey Symphony Chorus in Handel’s “Messiah” with the Monterey Symphony through 12/3 at Sunset Center.
Chateau Julien Wine Estates brings a capella holiday music to its “Chai” barrel room.
PacRep presents Fully Committed at the Circle Theatre through 12/29.
San Jose Taiko presents rhythms from around the world played in athletic Asian taiko style at the CSUMB World Theater.
The Morgon Stock Stage hosts the Dance Kids of Monterey County as they perform the Nutcracker until 12/9.
Christmas in the Adobes marks a time when period decorations brighten the historic buildings of downtown Monterey. Decorations stay up through 12/8.
The Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival showcases western artists and gear makers through 12/9.
The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts exhibits the work of Anne Marie Levine and Peter Hiller.
The Triskela Celtic Harp Trio lets loose their intricate Celtic, medieval, renaissance, Latin and original music at the Pacific Grove Art Center for a fundraising concert.
Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley presents a Chocolate and Dessert Cooking Demonstration where guests learn the differences between three kinds of chocolate and bring home recipes for cookies and cakes.