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Arts & Culture Events July 2006

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Festivals and Events: July 2006



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July 2006

July Fridays through August 11
Parkfest
Carmel
Tel: 831-620-2020
www.carmelcalifornia.com
Bring a picnic lunch to Devendorf Park for 90 minutes of live music during Parkfest.

Saturdays through October
"Bring Back the Music" Concerts
Monterey
Tel: 831-373-2705
www.delmontecenter.com
Do some Saturday afternoon (2-4pm) retail therapy at Monterey's Del Monte Center shopping plaza, and you'll hear some very special live music, dedicated to raising funds for musicians who lost their instruments and their livelihoods in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, sponsored by the Center, KRML jazz radio, and the Dixieland Monterey Festival.

Sundays through September 3
Steinbeck House Tours
Salinas
Tel: 831-424-2735
www.steinbeck.org/SHouse2.html
One of the finest old houses in Salinas will be open for summer afternoon tours every Sunday. Its significance? Novelist John Steinbeck was born and raised here, and many treasures from his childhood remain.

July 1-2
SummerFest Arts and Wine Festival
Custom House Plaza, Monterey
Tel: 831-622-0700
www.pacrep.org
This annual favorite fills Custom House Plaza with beautiful art, handsomely made crafts, and live entertainment for the family. Now with a special wine-tasting component, too.

July 4
Living History Day in Old Monterey
Monterey
Tel: 831-647-6204
www.monterey.org
Travel back in time and find out what life was like in the 1840s. At the historic Cooper-Molera Adobe you will meet a gardener, cook, rancher, soldier and more. Activities and fun for all ages.

July 6-August 27
The Sound of Music
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-1373
The hills ringing Monterey Bay are alive with music, as the Bruce Ariss Wharf Theater on Fisherman's Wharf presents The Sound of Music, the heart-warming true tale of how a young postulant nun brought music and love back to the seven children of widowed Captain Von Trapp.

July 4-26
Films in the Forest
Carmel
Tel: 831-626-1681
www.foresttheaterguild.org
Weeknight screenings at the Outdoor Forest Theater of favorite films for kids, families and friends. Bring a cushion and a cuddly throw, plus your own picnic or popcorn!

July 6-August 27
The Sound of Music
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-1373
The hills ringing Monterey Bay are alive with music, as the Bruce Ariss Wharf Theater on Fisherman's Wharf presents The Sound of Music, the heart-warming true tale of how a young postulant nun brought music and love back to the seven children of widowed Captain Von Trapp.

July 7-9
48th Antiques Show and Sale
Pacific Grove
Tel: 831-373-4441
Fine silver, estate jewelry, period clothing, paintings, prints, sculpture, toys, furniture, and much more, offered by 28 California antiques dealers. Lunch and snacks available.

July 8-9
Old Monterey Plein Air Painting and Art Promenade
Monterey
Tel: 831-655-8070
www.oldmonterey.org
On Saturday, see painters of all ages busy at work in the lanes and byways all around Old Monterey. Sunday, the art is on display and for sale following a juried competition.

July 9
Sunday Blues 1
Seaside
Tel: 831-899-6805
www.ci.seaside.ca.us
Free, afternoon concert series in Seaside's Laguna Grande Park. This week: John 'Broadway' Tucker Band plus Maria Muldaur & The Red Hot Bluesiana.

July 9
60th Obon Festival
Seaside
Tel: 831-372-8181
www.seaside-sandcity.com
This annual event at the Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple features Japanese food, cultural exhibits, and traditional dancing, honoring the spirits of the departed.

July 9-30
California Summer Music Concerts
Pebble Beach
Tel: 415-753-8920
www.csmusic.org
This highly regarded summer program for gifted young musicians, held at Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, offers several concerts for the general public. Don't miss July 16, the 10th Anniversary concert, or the sensational cellist Matt Haimovitz in concert on July 25.

July 12
Writers Roundtable
Monterey
Tel: 831-883-4486
http://nwu7.org
Self-published author Patricia Hamilton speaks at Bay Books on 'The 3 Steps to Self-Publishing,' part of a regular series sponsored by the National Writers Union Chapter 7.

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July 14
An Evening with Bill Cosby
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-3800
www.montereywines.org
Celebrated comedic genius and warm-hearted actor Bill Cosby appears live at the Golden State Theater in Old Monterey.

July 15-16
9th Annual West Coast Championship Poetry Slam
Big Sur
Tel: 831-521-1895
www.henrymiller.org
No holds are barred, no punches pulled, when the West's top live poets go head to head to win a poetry slam. Teams and individuals perform at the Henry Miller Library.

July 15-23
Monterey Dance Fest
Marina
Tel: 831-384-1050
www.spectordance.org
SpectorDance studio in Marina presents a mid-summer program of master classes for dancers plus public performances by Em Space on July 15 and dance companies from New York, Italy, Texas and Virginia on July 22. Runs conjointly with the Choreographers Workshop, July 10-28.

July 15-August 5
69th Carmel Bach Festival
Carmel
Tel: 831-624-2046
[email protected]
www.bachfestival.org
America's preeminent festival of Baroque music will celebrate its 69th season with 100 musicians from around the world, performing in venues including Sunset Center, Carmel Mission Basilica and the Church in the Forest, Pebble Beach, and All Saints Church, Carmel.

July 15-August 5
Meet Me In St. Louis
Salinas
Tel: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.org
As a film, this warm-hearted, period-piece musical consolidated Judy Garland's stardom. Now live at The Western Stage, its brilliant songs also include the Oscar-nominated "Trolley Song" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

July 16
Sunday Blues 2
Seaside
Tel: 831-899-6805
www.ci.seaside.ca.us
Free, afternoon concert series in Seaside's Laguna Grande Park. This week: Next Blues Band and the Shane Dwight Band.

July 20
Third Thursday at MMA
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-5477 ext 12
www.montereyart.org
Enjoy a mellow cocktail hour of art, wine and nibbles at the Monterey Museum of Art, during this free monthly event.

July 23
Sunday Blues 3
Seaside
Tel: 831-899-6805
www.ci.seaside.ca.us
Free, afternoon concert series in Seaside's Laguna Grande Park. This week: Cachagua Playboys and the Chris Cain Band.

July 25-30
101st Feast of Lanterns
Pacific Grove
Tel: 831-649-8737
www.feast-of-lanterns.org
A tradition as old as the city itself, this week-long community celebration features The Feast of Salads and the Feast of Chickens, PG's birthday cake, pet parade, Seniors Tennis Tourney, street dances, pageant, and live entertainment, culminating in fireworks on the final night.

July 27-October 31
The Assistants of Ansel Adams
Carmel
Tel: 831-620-1234
www.anseladams.com
The Highlands Inn, Park Hyatt Carmel, presents an exhibit that brings together six of Ansel Adams' former photographic assistants, dating from the 1930s to the early 1980s. Original photographs by Ted Orland, Ronald Partridge, Chris Rainier, Alan Ross, Don Worth, and John Sexton.

July 30
Moss Landing Antique Street Fair
Moss Landing
Tel: 831-633-4501
www.mosslandingchamber.com
Stroll through this historic fishing village to browse through thousands of antiques and collectibles brought here by over 200 dealers from all over the West Coast, to say nothing of the 20 permanent antique shops.

July 30
Sunday Blues 4
Seaside
Tel: 831-899-6805
www.ci.seaside.ca.us
Free, afternoon concert series in Seaside's Laguna Grande Park. This week: Johnny Cool Breeze & The Low Down Horns, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers.

July 30
Annual Obon Festival
Salinas
www.seaside-sandcity.com
Traditional dances, martial arts, bonsai and ikebana flower arranging, and a Japanese tea ceremony: all are part of the Buddhist Obon festivities at Salinas Buddhist Temple.




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