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March 2004


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March 2004

March 4-21
Room Service
Monterey
Tel: 831-646-4213
MPC Theatre Company opens its 2004 season with this briskly paced comedy, directed by Gary Bolen.

March 5
Osiris Piano Trio
Carmel
Tel: 831-625-2212
www.chambermusicmontereybay.org
Chamber Music Monterey Bay presents the Osiris Piano Trio in a program of "edgy brilliance" (New York Times), including the Hummel G Minor Piano Trio, Dvorak's F minor Piano Trio Op. 65, and Three Nocturnes by Bloch.

March 5-7
Dixieland Monterey
Monterey
Tel: 831-633-5053
Hotline: 888-349-6879
www.dixieland-monterey.com
Three days of top-notch Dixieland and Swing in various venues in downtown Monterey. Featuring top national jazz bands, local youth bands, the Diva Show, gospel Sunday morning, and more.

March 6
National Marine Sanctuary Annual Symposium
Monterey
Tel: 831-647-4255
www.montereybay.noaa.gov
Special annual symposium features speakers from MBARI, Moss Landing Research Station, and more. This year's event focuses on water quality.

March 6
Wine and Olive Festival
Salinas Valley
Tel: 831-646-1506
www.pavonawines.com
Pavona Winery and Gil's Gourmet Gallery are teaming up for an afternoon of wine and olive tastings, with live music by the Lighthouse Jazz Band; free.

March 6-7
Monterey Wine Competition
King City
Tel: 831-385-3243
www.salinasvalleyfair.com
A competition of fine wines from throughout the County. Medal winners will be available for tasting at the Salinas Valley Fair in May.

March 6-7
Art on the Plaza
Monterey
Tel: 831-625-0931
www.communitylinks.net
Fine contemporary arts and crafts, including raku, glass, wood, garden accessories and 'wearable art,' fill Monterey's Custom House Plaza (10am-5pm), sponsored by the Carmel Art Guild.

March 7
Colton Hall 155th Birthday
Monterey
Tel: 831-646-5640
www.monterey.org/museum/
Birthday celebration of one of Monterey's most historic buildings. Free and open to the public, 2-4pm.

March 7
Camerata Singers at La Mirada
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-3689
www.montereyart.org
The Camerata Singers bring a choral grace note to the gardens and galleries of La Mirada, a branch of the Monterey Museum of Art, 1-4pm. Free admission and hors d'oeuvres plus no host wine bar.

March 9
Chamber Music Series
Monterey
Tel: 831-646-5640
Celebrate spring with a candlelight concert in historic Colton Hall.

March 13-14
"A Dance with Romance"
Salinas (13) and Monterey (14)
Tel: 831-642-2701
www.camerata-singers.org
Monterey's Camerata Singers turn to Brahms' timeless Liebersleiderwaltzer, Holst's My Sweetheart's Like Venus, and haunting traditional ballads in this tribute to love and romance.

March 13-May 30
Images of California Agriculture
Salinas
Tel: 831-775-4721
www.steinbeck.org
New exhibition of jury-selected artwork in all two-dimensional media (watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel and photography), all celebrating the agricultural riches of the Golden State.

March 14-16
Monterey Symphony
Carmel (14-15), Salinas (16)
Tel: 831-624-8511
www.montereysymphony.org
Guest conductor Max Bragado Darman leads the orchestra in Haydn's Symphony No. 30 "Alleluia", Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85, and Sibelius's Symphony No. 2 in D major.

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March 19
Los Angeles Piano Quartet
Carmel
Tel: 831-625-3637
Violin, viola, cello and piano weave a delicate tapestry of sound when the Mozart Society presents this acclaimed quartet at Carmel's Sunset Center.

March 20
Symphony Choral Concert
Pacific Grove
Tel: 831-624-8511
www.montereysymphony.org
Two superb choirs - the Monterey Symphony Chorus and the San Jose Symphonic Tour Choir - join forces for an evening performance of Faure's Requiem and other shorter works at the First Methodist Church in Pacific Grove.

March 20
"The Other Side of Jack Kerouac
Big Sur
Tel: 831-667-2574
www.henrymiller.org
The Henry Miller Library presents author and Unitarian Universalist minister Steve Edington in a talk about his new book, researching the French-Canadian and New England roots of Beat novelist Jack Kerouac. Fridays in June
Summer Concert Series
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Tel: 831-626-1255
www.carmelcalifornia.com
Enjoy free, mid-day performances on Fridays at Devendorf Park.

Sundays in June
Summer Concert Series
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Tel: 831-626-1255
www.carmelcalifornia.com
Enjoy free Sunday afternoon concerts at the Outdoor Forest Theater.

March 20-21
Historic MG Races and Reunion
Laguna Seca, Monterey
Tel: 818-249-3515
www.hmsausa.com
The Historic Motor Sports Assoc. honors MG, the beloved British sports marque, and its association with American racing. On-track vintage racing, the first MG out of the factory, and 100+ vintage MGs.

March 21
Clam Chowder Festival
Monterey
Tel: 831-649-6544
Soup's on! at Fisherman's Wharf, as all ten waterside restaurants and fish markets offer samplings of their finest.

March 21
Carmel Kite Festival
Carmel
Tel: 831-620-2020
www.carmelcalifornia.com
Register your kite (home-made or commercially made) at noon for judging at 1:00pm, down on the silver sands of Carmel's beach (foot of 8th Avenue). Prizes awarded in several categories and age groups.

March 23
Jazz at Sunset: Ahmad Jamal
Carmel
Tel: 831-625-9938
www.montereyjazzfest.org
The Monterey Jazz Festival presents a spring series of concerts at Sunset Center. Leading off: legendary composer-pianist Ahmad Jamal fronting a hot new trio.

March 23
Around the World in 80 Wines
Monterey
Tel: 831-373-2843
Wine lovers enjoy a rare opportunity to sample fascinating, diverse wines made in a multitude of styles by producers large and small, each representing its own distinctive tradition, at this new benefit event at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.

March 26
Carmel Music Society
Carmel
Tel: 831-625-9938
www.carmelmusic.org
Concert series presents Andre-Michel Schub, piano, and David Shifrin, clarinet, at Sunset Center.

March 26
Jeffers Tor House Reading Series
Carmel
Tel: 831-624-1813
www.torhouse.org
Poetry reading featuring Lili Bita and Robert Zaller, sponsored by the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation.

March 28
Spring Floral Design
Carmel
Tel: 831-624-2600
www.chateaujulien.com
Master the art of the flower, as an expert shares tips on flower arranging and design, offered in Chateau Julien's conservatory.

March 28
"Julia Morgan at Asilomar"
Pacific Grove
Tel: 831-372-8016
www.asilomarcenter.com
Julia Morgan, renowned as the architect of Hearst Castle, also designed the handsome buildings of Asilomar Conference Grounds. Take a special guided tour and enjoy lunch in the Seascape Dining Room.

March 29
"Carmel and the Origins of California" Lecture
Carmel
Tel: 831-624-1615
www.carmelcalifornia.com
Come learn about "Voices from Beneath the Floor: Carmel and the Origins of California," part of the Harrison Memorial Library lecture series.

March 30
Juan L. Sanchez Ensemble
CSUMB, Seaside
Tel: 831-582-4580
csumb.edu/worldtheater
The World Theater of Cal State University Monterey Bay resounds to "Nueva Cancion", as the Sanchez Ensemble fuses Latin American "New Folk" with the rhythmic and melodic nuances of contemporary urban jazz. The evening features a tribute to Cesar Chavez.

March 31-April 1
Pebble Beach Spring Horse Show
Pebble Beach
Tel: 831-624-2756
www.ridepebblebeach.com
Level A horse show featuring hunter jumping and other classes.

March 31
Jazz at Sunset: Regina Carter
Carmel
Tel: 831-625-9938
www.montereyjazzfest.org
The Monterey Jazz Festival continues its spring series of concerts at Sunset Center with one of America's top jazz violinists, working with a sophisticated quintet.



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