May-2019

Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr – May – Jun – Jul – Aug – Sep – Oct – Nov – Dec
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May 3
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 6:00-9:00pm. 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

May 4
27th Annual Monterey Winemakers Celebration
A celebration to remember. Experience the full array of Monterey Wine Country offerings. Enjoy sampling wines paired with a bounty of delectable lite-bites prepared by the best local chefs and dancing in the streets of picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea.

May 5
Carmel Music Society Presents Manuel Barrueco, guitar
Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time. His unique artistry has been continually described as that of a superb instrumentalist and a superior and elegant musician, possessing a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts.

May 7
The Still An Optimist Edition
A stimulating conversation about adaptation to the accelerating changes in global markets, technology and climate change today with Professor John Arquilla, chair of the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School.

May 7
Return of the Natives’ Docents of Native Species!
Help sow seeds, transplant, weed, water, and care for native plants grown for habitat restoration, as well as participate in the care and development of our demonstration and learning garden.

May 8 – 13
Lightning in a bottle 
Lightning In A Bottle is designed, built and curated based on a core ethos centered on sustainability, harm reduction, cultural respect, and most of all, creating an environment for extraordinary experiences. These principles guide LIB’s vision and its team’s decision-making every step of the way.

May 10
The Dance Center Recital: Intermediate-Advanced Friday Evening 6PM 
The Dance Center presents their yearly recital for students ages 3+. Weekly classes and teams will showcase to the community their work from the 2018-2019 school year. Parents, family, friends, and community members are invited to join for this celebratory annual event featuring ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, acrobatics, hip-hop, and tap from recreational, competitive, and pre-professional local dancers. This event weekend, with 4 shows containing different classes/teams, honors all ages and stages in their study of dance. Check the recital order at www.dancecarmel.com to see what show/s your performer is featured in!

May 10 – 12
Ferrari Challenge 
This three-fold Ferrari Racing Days event includes Ferrari Challenge, Corse Clienti F1 and XX Program. Here’s an exceptional opportunity to experience the sheer power and high-revving notes of Ferrari Formula 1 cars at speed as part of the International Corse Clienti program. F1 cars are the ultimate form of motorsport technology and will be complemented by the ultra-exotic Ferrari XX track-only supercars, in addition to full racing grids of turbocharged 488 Ferrari Challenge thoroughbreds. It’s a weekend where skilled amateurs and experienced pros fight their way on the same corners to earn championship points and coveted titles. Automobile enthusiasts will decidedly enjoy experiencing these Prancing Horses.

May 11
The Dance Center Recital: Preschool-Kinder Saturday Morning 10AM 
The Dance Center presents their yearly recital for students ages 3+. Weekly classes and teams will showcase to the community their work from the 2018-2019 school year. Parents, family, friends, and community members are invited to join for this celebratory annual event featuring ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, acrobatics, hip-hop, and tap from recreational, competitive, and pre-professional local dancers. This event weekend, with 4 shows containing different classes/teams, honors all ages and stages in their study of dance. Check the recital order at www.dancecarmel.com to see what show/s your performer is featured in!

May 10
Who’s Bad 
Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has awed even the skeptics, selling out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 in December of 2010, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show “This Is It” concert series.

May 11
Keb Mo 
Over the past two decades, Keb’ Mo’ has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Album after album, 14 in total, garnered him 4 GRAMMY awards and a producer/engineer/artist GRAMMY Certificate for his track on the 2001 Country Album of the Year, Hank Williams Tribute – Timeless. He has received 11 GRAMMY nominations, in total, including Country Song of the Year for “I Hope,” co-written with The Dixie Chicks, and 3 alone for his 2014 self-produced release, BLUESAmericana including Americana Album of the Year. Keb’ has also been awarded 11 Blues Foundation Awards and 6 BMI Awards for his work in TV & Film.

May 14
Return of the Natives’ Docents of Native Species! 
Help sow seeds, transplant, weed, water, and care for native plants grown for habitat restoration, as well as participate in the care and development of our demonstration and learning garden.

May 16
Louie Anderson 
Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics, with a career spanning more than 30 years. Named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time,” he is also a best-selling author, star of his own standup specials and sitcoms, and he continues to tour the country performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. In 2016 Anderson was cast to co-star along with Zach Galifianakis and Martha Kelly in the hit FX comedy series Baskets. Anderson plays the extraordinary role of Christine, the matriarch of the Baskets clan. He based the character on his mother and his five sisters who were all a major presence in his life. Anderson won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Christine Baskets in 2016. When not in production, Louie continues to tour, traveling the States doing what he loves to do, delivering to his fans his inimitable brand of humor and warmth.

May 16 – 19
The 75th Salinas Valley Fair 
Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival, bull-riding, craft and 4-H exhibit, music and more.

May 17
Jazz at Lincoln Center Live Webcast – JLCO: Joey DeFrancesco with The Jazz 
Tonight, DeFrancesco and the JLCO will explore two classic records that defied the organ’s typical small group confines and left fans craving more. First up is Duke Ellington’s New Orleans Suite, a lesser-known and delightfully varied repertoire of Ellington excellence. The original recording featured organ only on the gospel-tinged “Blues for New Orleans,” but DeFrancesco and JLCO trombonist Vincent Gardner are excitedly cooking up new arrangements to expand its role. The second half of the show explores Oliver Nelson’s unique take on Peter & The Wolf, a playful suite full of fiery solos by legendary organist Jimmy Smith.

May 17 – 18
Relay for Life 
At the event May 17th and 18th, our team will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in the world’s largest fight against cancer.

May 17 – 19
26th Annual Carmel Art Festival 
Combining plein-air painting and live sculpting with exhibits and sales, and lots of live music, the Carmel Art Festival takes over Devendorf Park and nearby side streets for four days of artistic creativity and consumption. On Thursday and Friday, artists create in the park and outdoors throughout the Monterey Peninsula, while Saturday features more Sculpture in the Park, along with live music, awards, and live and silent auctions of the plein-air pieces. On Sunday, artists engage in a Quick Draw competition, with the results also put on sale alongside more plein-air pieces.

May 18 – 19
Monterey Symphony Presents Sound Waves, Concert 6 
The sixth and final concert of the Monterey Symphony season, Sound Waves, will conclude in grand fashion with music by Wagner, Chopin, and Beethoven! Richard Wagner composed many brilliant overtures throughout his many German operas, including the overture from The Flying Dutchman, featured as the opening work in the season finale. Chopin’s stunning Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21, follows, with magnificent Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal performing the popular work, composed before Chopin completed his formal education at age 20.

May 19
San Juan Bautista Car Show 
Show custom and classic cars and trucks.

May 19
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. 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.

May 19 – 21
Spring Classic 
The inaugural Spring Classic is an exciting new vintage car race that primarily celebrates the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. This will be a relaxed showcase for phenomenal race cars that will appeal to racing and automobile enthusiasts nationwide.

May 21
Return of the Natives’ Docents of Native Species! 
Help sow seeds, transplant, weed, water, and care for native plants grown for habitat restoration, as well as participate in the care and development of our demonstration and learning garden.

May 24 – 26
California Roots Music & Arts Festival 
The California Roots Music and Arts Festival is a three-day event packed with live music, fantastic food, refreshing beverages, creative artwork and sustainable practices. Reggae acts from around the globe culminate at the Monterey County Fairgrounds for good vibes during the Memorial Day weekend

May 31
Smuin’s Dance Series 02 
Return to Smuin’s roots with highlights from Michael Smuin’s vast creative archive. Fall in love all over again with classic numbers like “Unforgettable” and “Fever” from Dances with Songs, and excerpts from Dancin’ with Gershwin, Zorro!, and Frankie & Johnny. Amy Seiwert, one of Smuin’s most illustrious alumni, presents a world premiere to close our 25th anniversary celebration.

EVENTS THAT EXIST BELOW THIS LINE ARE FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR
LISTED UNTIL THE DATE FOR THE CURRENT YEAR CAN BE CONFIRMED

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May 6
Winemakers’ Celebration   
Over 100 wines made from 42 different varietals will be available for sampling at the Winemakers’ Celebration in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Guests will also have the rare opportunity to ask questions and discuss the wines with the winemakers themselves.

May 3 -6
Ferrari Challenge 
The rolling hills of Monterey will be visited by a stable full of Prancing Horses from Ferrari, as the Ferrari Challenge North America returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. There’s something magical about a field of Ferrari race cars challenging the 2.238 miles of this iconic track. Whether you’re a Ferrari enthusiast, motorsport fan or simply fascinated by Italian thoroughbreds, the Ferrari Challenge is for you to enjoy.

May 4
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 6:00-9:00pm. 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

May 4 – 6
35th Anniversary Wildflower 
Wildflower is not just another triathlon! Its’ a 3-day party celebrating multi-sport, music wellness and outdoor adventure. Packed in with a full schedule of races, this iconic weekend triathlon festival boasts three action-packed expo venues featuring top-notch live entertainment, celebration Firestone-Walker beer garden, 15C wine tasting and informative race clinics by top pros and much more…

May 4 – 6
The Annual Steinbeck Festival 
The 2018 Steinbeck Festival celebrates the women Steinbeck created, those he knew, and those who influenced mid-century American culture. Ma Joad inspired this theme. Late in The Grapes of Wrath, Ma consoles Pa, who feels defeated by their losses: “Man, he lives in jerks-baby born an’ a man dies, an’ that’s a jerk-gets a farm an’ loses his farm, an’ that’s a jerk. Woman, it’s all one flow, like a stream, little eddies, little waterfalls, but the river, it goes right on. Woman looks at it like that. We ain’t gonna die out. People is goin’ on-changin’ a little, maybe, but goin’ right on.”

May 5
26th Annual Monterey Winemakers Celebration 
The Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association is hosting the 26th Annual Monterey Winemakers Celebration, and you are invited!Enjoy the incredible wines and culinary abundance from one of the world’s premier wine regions in the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. This iconic Monterey County food and wine festival is Saturday, May 5th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

May 6
Take It Outside Day & Spring Bird Count  
Come celebrate Take It Outside Salinas with Return of the Natives and the Big Sur Land Trust! We will meet at Natividad Creek Park for a day of service and fun! Ongoing restoration efforts by volunteers at Natividad Creek Park have made this a thriving and beautiful community park and healthy wildlife habitat!

May 11
Rufus Wainwright 
The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer songwriter has released seven studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, including the fantastic Grammy nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007, and the album Release The Stars which went Gold in Canada and the U.K.

May 13
Youth Music Monterey County Presents Mother’s Musical Souvenir 
Youth Music Monterey County and Music Director Farkhad Khudyev proudly present Mother’s Musical Souvenir with music by Anderson, Chopin, Brown, Barber, Tchaikovsky and more… featuring the Junior Youth Concerto Competition winner.

May 17
“Weird Al” Yankovic The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour 
“Weird Al” Yankovic burst onto the scene over three decades ago and never looked back. For the first time in his storied career, the world’s foremost musical satirist and four-time Grammy-winner foregoes his usual high-octane, big-production show for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody) songs from his 14-album catalog. After his 2016 world tour, including venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and Radio City Music Hall, this is a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal with this legendary performer.

May 17 – 19
Salinas Valley Fair 
Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival, bull-riding, craft and 4-H exhibit, music and more.

May 18 – 19
Relay For Life 
Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way, so we’ve decided to make a difference by walking and raising money in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event. The California Rodeo Salinas has been participating in Relay for Life since 2004. The team was started by the late Lee Brooks who was the Director of Parking for many years for the California Rodeo Association. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004 and fought long and hard until his passing in March of 2007. Lee used to have 10 baseball caps embroidered each year with “Rope in a Cure” and would auction them off to raise money to fight cancer. Tonya Linares has been the team captain since 2008 and is proud to keep up the fight for Lee and for everyone who has been touched by cancer. From 2004 to 2017, the California Rodeo’s Relay for Life Team has raised over $50,000 for the American Cancer Society.

May 18 – 20
Spring Classic 
The second annual Spring Classic is a vintage racing event that celebrates the fast and thrilling 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s eras of motorsports. The Spring Classic features spirited competition among run groups that include historic open wheel cars, sports cars, stock cars, and motorcycles.

May 18
25th Annual Carmel Art Festival 
Combining plein-air painting and live sculpting with exhibits and sales, and lots of live music, the Carmel Art Festival takes over Devendorf Park and nearby side streets for four days of artistic creativity and consumption. On Thursday and Friday, artists create in the park and outdoors throughout the Monterey Peninsula, while Saturday features more Sculpture in the Park, along with live music, awards, and live and silent auctions of the plein-air pieces. On Sunday, artists engage in a Quick Draw competition, with the results also put on sale alongside more plein-air pieces.

May 19 – 20
Monterey Symphony Presents Concert Grand – Concert VI 
THE SIXTH and final concert of the Monterey Symphony’s season, Concert Grand, will conclude in grand fashion! Music by Prokofiev, Liszt, Falla, and Tchaikovsky, round out an amazing season of great music. Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 was written in a throwback style akin to Haydn, and Tchaikovsky’s popular and familiar “1812 Overture,” composed in 1880 to commemorate the failure of Napoleon’s army to invade Russia in 1812, will showcase an explosive musical experience.

May 20
San Juan Bautista Car Show 
Show custom and classic cars and trucks.

May 20
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 decor, indoor & outdoor furniture, cloths, clothing, antique and vintage jewelry antique rugs, lamps, industrial retro, and so much more.

May 23 – 28
Lightning in a bottle 
Lightning In A Bottle is designed, built and curated based on a core ethos centered on sustainability, harm reduction, cultural respect, and most of all, creating an environment for extraordinary experiences. These principles guide LIB’s vision and its team’s decision-making every step of the way.

May 25 – 27
California Roots Music & Arts Festival 
The California Roots Music and Arts Festival is a three-day event packed with live music, fantastic food, refreshing beverages, creative artwork and sustainable practices. Reggae acts from around the globe culminate at the Monterey County Fairgrounds for good vibes during the Memorial Day weekend.

 

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