February-2019

Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr – May – Jun – Jul – Aug – Sep – Oct – Nov – Dec
Ongoing, Annual, weekly or monthly Events click HERE – Non-Profit Events and Fundraisers, click HERE

Jan 31 – Feb 24
Billy Elliot the Musical 
Billy Elliot the Musical has been seen by almost 12 million people across five continents and collected over 80 awards in its lifetime. It has played for over 11 hugely successful years in London’s West End and on a spectacular 18-month long UK and Ireland tour.

Feb 1
First Friday 
Grassroots event sponsored by several local participating businesses in downtown Pacific Grove, CA. Founded by Artisana Gallery in March of 2010. Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses. Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. For more information, contact Artisana Gallery at (831) 655-9775 or firstfridaypg@gmail.com

Feb 1 – 2
Smuin’s Dance Series 01 
Revisit Michael Smuin’s final creation, Schubert Scherzo, and his beloved 1969 masterpiece, The Eternal Idol (a Tribute to Rodin). Get a glimpse of the future of contemporary ballet with three mainstage premieres from Company dancers Nicole Haskins, Ben Needham-Wood, and Rex Wheeler. End the evening with Blue Until June, Trey McIntyre’s sultry tribute to Etta James featuring the classic songs “At Last,” “Fool That I Am,” and more.

Feb 2
Cleanup at Natividad Creek Park 
Join Return of the Natives at Natividad Creek Park as we pick up litter, beautify the park, and learn about waste assessment with 2NDNATURE.

Feb 2
Free Family Fun Day: Happily Ever After 
Inspired by Coille Hooven’s porcelain artwork, adults and kids can come enjoy the museum and make your own fantastical world and its inhabitants. Admission and all activities free of charge.

Feb 4 – 10
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 
One of the most exciting events on the PGA TOUR, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is contested annually in front of thousands of spectators and millions of television viewers on three of the Monterey Peninsula’s premier golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore.

Feb 6 – 10
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Shuttle Service 
Shuttle bus service provided to AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on February 6-10. The Chamber will not be selling tickets to the tournament. Tickets to the shuttle only are sold at the Chamber office at 584 Central Ave. and departing from the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History across the street. Stay in Pacific Grove and catch a shuttle to the event.

Feb 9 & Feb 23
Fort Ord National Monument Planting 
Since 1994, Return of the Natives (R.O.N.) has worked with community volunteers and the Bureau of Land Management to restore and revitalize Fort Ord. In 2012, Fort Ord became a national monument due to its ecological and historical importance. Everyone is welcome! A great family activity that is FREE. Tools, water, and great snacks provided. Wear sturdy footwear and plenty of layers. Bring your community service forms to earn hours.

Feb 10
The Brentano String Quartet 
For this concert, the quartet is joined by pianist Yekwon Sunwoo for the Dvorak Quintet. The five artists performed this work at the 2017 Cliburn Piano Competition, in which Yekwon Sunwoo won the Gold Medal. Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves the London Independent; the New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism.” Since 2014, the Brentano Quartet has served as Artists in Residence at Yale University. The Quartet also currently serves as the collaborative ensemble for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Formerly, they were Artists in Residence at Princeton University for many years.

Feb 12
Makers Tuesday: Valentine’s Day Card Making 
Tell your valentine “I Art U” with your own original cards! Don’t make your loved one draw it out of you, let your love unfold as we guide and inspire you to make the perfect valentine. All materials included.Members: $10 Not-yet-Members: $15

Feb 14
Valentine’s Date Night 
You remembered the flowers and the dinner reservations…or did you? Either way, we’ve got you covered! What better way to compliment a romantic dinner – or make up for your lack of planning – than to take in some art, sip some wine, and listen to great music? Fact: There is no better way!

Feb 14
The Second City: It’s Not You, It’s Me 
Longtime Sunset Presents favorites, The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company’s latest laughter-inducing undertaking, It’s Not You, It’s Me, The Second City takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships. Your friends, your parents, even your blind date will find something achingly familiar to laugh at, thanks to comedy’s newest generation of writers and performers…who all fit squarely into the “it’s complicated” category!

Feb 15
Third Friday Art Walk 
Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Oceanview Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music and light refreshments! For more information: Arts4mc.org.

Feb 16
Planting for Wildlife in Salinas 
Help R.O.N. restore Natividad Creek by planting native Monterey plants! We will be planting drought-tolerant California native plants to maintain the plant and animal diversity in Salinas. Volunteers of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join Return of the Natives Restoration Education Project Plant for Wildlife!

Feb 16
Monterey State Beach Planting 
Join Return of the Natives, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California State Parks for a native species planting at Monterey State Beach! This is a critical habitat for the threatened Western Snowy Plover species, and we need YOUR help!

Feb 16 – 17
Monterey Symphony Presents Sound Waves, Concert 3 
The season Sound Waves comes alive in the third concert with four works all dedicated to the sea. Claude Debussy, the father of Impressionism in music, composed La Mer in the mold of a symphony, but eschewed the traditional title for one more authentic to the sound of the music. French composer Jacques Ibert, the director of French opera in Rome, wrote Escales – a suite for orchestra that perfectly resembles postcards from three Mediterranean ports – after finding his obsession with the sea.

Feb 17
Antique & Vintage Market 
Monterey Bay Antiques & Vintage Market is a monthly market where you will find that cherished antique, a sought after vintage collectible or maybe some fun retro. We have the finest antique and vintage vendors on the central coast. Each vendor brings their unique personality and special collections to the market. Discover that one of a kind painting, watercolor or print. You will come upon everything from mid century modern to the primitives. The market has exotic and rare collectibles, each one a treasure for you. You will find a wide of range items from home décor, indoor & outdoor furniture, cloths, clothing, antique and vintage jewelry antique rugs, lamps, industrial retro, and so much more.

Feb 22
Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha Chas 
Nathan Williams formed The Zydeco Cha Chas back in 1985, and since then has brought his unique take on this regional South Louisiana music to all corners of the globe. From Lincoln Center in New York to The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Nathan’s music has crossed all barriers to speak to the very heart of his audience. Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and honored in 2015 with the Zydeco Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, The Cha Chas have been voted the top Festival Band in the country according to the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and USA Today and have won the coveted Big Easy award for Best Zydeco Band for several years running.

Feb 22
14th Annual Chocolate & Wine 
Raise a glass and toast to an entertaining evening of chocolate and wine for a great cause! Silent Auction ~ Chocolate Fountain Molé ~ Cakes ~ Balloon Pop Beer Garden ~ Live Music and more!

Feb 23
Balto 
Following an ill-fated six-month stint as a copy editor and telemarketer in Moscow, guitarist and songwriter Dan Sheron returned to the US and recorded a record called October’s Road. The debut garnered the attention of dozens of blogs and publications worldwide as an underground songwriting gem of 2011.

Feb 23
Catalyst Quartet 
Chamber Music Monterey Bay presents the Catalyst Quartet, performing Music from South of the Border. February 23rd, 7:30 PM. Featuring the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Diego Vega, Astor Piazzolla, and Alberto Ginastera. A pre-concert lecture with Musicologist Kai Christiansen is included with your ticket purchase, beginning at 6:45 PM in the theater. Tickets available online at chambermusicmontereybay.org, by phone at 625-2212 or at the box office the day of the concert, from 5:45 PM.

Feb 28
We Shall Overcome – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. Producer and Musical Director Damien Sneed’s career covers an incredible breadth of genres. He has conducted and collaborated major original works for Wynton Marsalis, regularly accompanies Jessye Norman, collaborated with Lawrence Brownlee, and has toured extensively with Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and the Clark Sisters.

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