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Arts & Culture Events October 2006

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Festivals and Events: October 2006

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October 2006

October 1
Historic Home Tour
Pacific Grove
Tel: 831-373-3304
Selected Victorian and historic homes, bed & breakfasts, and churches open their doors to visitors on this self-guided tour. Docents in period costume offer traditional hospitality to match the mood of each building.

October 6-8
15th Annual Jade Festival
Big Sur
Tel: 831-659-3857
Of all the secrets of Big Sur, its rare and lovely jade may be the best kept. Discover jade, gems, wood and stone at this weekend festival, held at Pacific Valley School, 65 miles south of Monterey, 35 miles north of Hearst Castle.

October 7-28
Big River
Tel: 831-755-6816
It takes a bold musician to translate Mark Twain's immortal Adventures of Huckleberry Finn into a musical, but the inspired songs of Roger ("King of the Road") Miller do a splendid job.

October 13-29
Our Town
Tel: 831-646-4213
MPC's Drama Department, directed by Peter DeBono, brings Thornton Wilder's classic play about small-town life, love, and community to the Morgan Stock Stage.

October 16 (TBC)
California Constitution Day
Tel: 831-646-5640
Re-enactment of California's first Constitutional Convention on the original site where it was drafted in 1849.

October 19
Third Thursday at MMA
Tel: 831-372-5477 ext 12
Enjoy a mellow cocktail hour of art, wine and nibbles at the Monterey Museum of Art, during this free monthly event.

October 21
Championship Marching Band Festival
Pacific Grove
Approximately 30 high school marching bands compete in parade and field competitions.

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October 27-November 9
Inherit the Wind
Tel: 831-755-6816
Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee transformed the real-life Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 into cutting-edge drama in 1955; the play - and the issues it explores - are as vital 51 years later. Thought-provoking and rivetting.

October 28-29
Fall Arts & Wine Festival
Tel: 831-622-0700
Original hand-made arts and crafts exhibition and sale. All artists on-site, as well as food, drink and family entertainment. Special wine-tasting event, too!

October TBA
Jeffers Tor House Fall Festival
Tel: 831-624-1813
Annual event includes re-enactments, special readings, speakers, theatre, music, benefit luncheon, sunset celebration, guided beach walks and more, all celebrating the life and works of early 20th century poet Robinson Jeffers.

October TBA
Monterey Symphony
Salinas (TBA), Carmel (TBA)
Tel: 831-624-8511
Max Bragado-Darman conducts the opening night performances of the 2006-2007 Monterey Symphony season.

October TBA
44th Annual Great Sandcastle Contest
Tel: 831-626-1255
This is serious sandcastle building: the event, held on Carmel's lovely white-sand beach, is co-sponsored by the Monterey chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Build a cottage or castle: it's fun for all ages!

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