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Ballet Hispánico, a role model in and for the Latino community, is inspiring creativity and social awareness in our neighborhoods and across the country by providing access to arts education. The organization’s founder, National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez, sought to give voice to the Hispanic experience and break through stereotypes. Today, Ballet Hispánico is led by Eduardo Vilaro, an acclaimed choreographer and former member of the Company, whose vision of social equity, cultural identity and quality arts education for all drives its programs.
Tower of Power
With a landmark 50th anniversary album, 2018’s Soul Side of Town, still visible in their rearview mirror, one would think Tower of Power (or TOP, as it is more often referred to by its global legion of fans), the much-lauded creators of their own horn-based, hybrid brand of East Bay soul/funk/R&B/rock, would take a well-deserved breather. But that is not in the band’s DNA, nor that of its founder and ringmaster, tenor saxophonist and bandleader Emilio Castillo.
First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center
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 email@example.com
Mar 6 – 8
40th Annual Jazz Bash by the Bay
A WORLD OF JAZZ The Jazz Bash By the Bay Monterey takes place in the renovated Conference Center and Portola Hotel & Spa with 8 venues and 7 dance floors.Enjoy the colorful forms of American Classic Jazz including Traditional, Ragtime, Swing, Gypsy, Zydeco and Blues.World-class musicians will make Monterey their home once again in 2020. Thanks to all who support our festival!
Birding by the Bay
Members are invited to join us at Frog Pond Wetland Preserve as we wake up with the birds for some spotting and identifying! Amanda Preece, Board Member of the Monterey Audubon Society and with California State Parks at Asilomar, will be leading the walk, as we peer through our binoculars to get a better look at those flighty friends that live all around us. Preece is no stranger to birds – making her living restoring native habitats and leading bird walks at Asilomar, pursuing a graduate degree in environmental science with her thesis related to songbird use of nest boxes, and spending her free time as a Black Oyster catcher monitor among other volunteering pursuits.
Chamber Music Monterey Bay Presents Escher String Quartet
Before the concert Learn about this concert’s composers and their works. Gain deeper insights into the music with Kai Christiansen, noted San Francisco musicologist and founder of earsense.org an online chamber music exploratorium.
Mar 7 – 22
10th Annual Carmel Jewish Film Festival
The Carmel Jewish Film Festival is now entering its tenth year. Through the power and artistry of cinema, the festival seeks to engage the greater community in meaningful dialogue on important issues of our day. While informed by a uniquely Jewish sensibility, our films communicate themes and messages with universal appeal to a wide audience drawn from the Monterey area and beyond. Our festival’s accompanying programs further engage mind and heart through discussion and social interaction. We hope that our festival will help bridge cultural and religious differences and contribute to solidarity and peace.
XYZ Comedy in Studio 105 featuring Janelle James
Sunset Center, in partnership with Central Coast Native turned Brooklyn Comedy Producer, Reed Kavner, boldly bring you XYZ Comedy, a next gen series in Studio 105 featuring some of comedy’s finest, fresh young superstars making a name for themselves on the likes of Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, and more. This series presents a rare opportunity to see these standout performers perform live in an intimate setting, in your own backyard.
Night Owl: Prehistoric Party
Join Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History as we put on a Night Owl fundraiser of epoch proportions! This will be your opportunity to get up close to fossils from our collection, while enjoying games, craft drinks, delicious bites, and tromp-stomping music. Rediscover your sense of wonder while supporting the museum during this ancient after-hours event! *extinction not guaranteed*
We will be singing many of these songs and more of our favorites at this free open jam session and community sing-along. So, return with us to those amazing years, help make the rhythms and harmonies, share in some chocolate-chip cookies, and meet some new friends as we celebrate our 20th anniversary!!!
Mar 14 – 15
Monterey Symphony Presents Ovation, Concert 4
Tchaikovsky’s 3rd Symphony, “Polish,” opens the program. This symphony is unique in that it is his only Symphony both in a major key, and containing five movements. The piece, sans first movement, was used by choreographer George Balanchine for Diamonds, the third and final part of his ballet Jewels. Various instruments are showcased in this iconic work, including a lovely flute solo in the third movement.The second half of the program contains Shostakovich’s 15th Symphony, written in 1971 and premiered in Moscow, which is full of references to other composer’s works. Shostakovich tips his hat to Rossini and Glinka, as well as featuring the “Fate” motif from Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Join Monterey Symphony one hour prior to the performance for a pre-concert lecture at Sunset Center. Oleg Caetani, guest conductor
Mr. Pacific Grove, Richard Stillwell, 90th Anniversary Party
Come celebrate Richard Stillwells 90th Birthday
With a signature brand of playfulness often likened to Monty Python, Austria’s Mnozil Brass comes to Sunset Center brass a-blazing! Their performances are known to be infectious, energetic, and downright effervescent. Astounding musicianship is combined with offbeat humor and physical comedy. Add showmanship to serious musical chops on original compositions, classical favorites, jazz standards and popular hits, and you have got quite a spectacle. One glance at Mnozil’s online videos quickly turns the curious into converts, but it is the unforgettable live experience that will create lifelong fans.
Third Friday Art Walk
Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Ocean View Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music and light refreshments! For more information: Arts4mc.org.
Carmel Music Society Presents Benjamin Grosvenor
British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances, distinctive sound and insightful interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most arduous technical complexities underpins the remarkable depth and understanding of his music making. Described as “one in a million…several million” by The Independent, he has also been lauded as “a keyboard visionary” by the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Mar 26 – Apr 11
It’s 2062, the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie— a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s “programmed” to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace.
Science Saturday — Bees, Wasps, Honey, and Hives
Explore the sweet-side of science as Science Saturday turns its attention to Bees, Wasps, Honey, and Hives. Do all bees make honey? How do you tell a wasp from a bee? Do all bees sting? Find the answers to all of your buzzing questions as you complete a craft, and learn about some of our most important local pollinators. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
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