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2002 Annual Calendar


Annual Calendar: 2002


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Year-Round Events 2002

TuesdaysYear-round
Old Monterey Market Place
Monterey: 831-655-8070
4-8pm April to October; 4-7pm November to March
Fresh produce, food stalls, Baker's Alley, plus arts, crafts, collectibles.

ThursdaysYear-round
Farmer's Market
Monterey: 831-728-5060
Fresh produce and flowers every Thursday from 2:30 until 6:00 pm at Monterey Peninsula College lower parking lot.

Year-round
First Sunday at La Mirada
Monterey: 831-372-5477
From 1:30-3:30pm on the 1st Sunday of each month, enjoy free entry to the gardens and art galleries at La Mirada, with light refreshments and wine available.

Year-round
Third Thursday at Monterey Museum of Art
Monterey: 831-372-5477
From 5-7pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month, the Museum invites the public to enjoy live local music, wine, and hors d'oeuvres.

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Year-round
Historic Garden League Tours
Monterey: 831-649-3364
Thursdays at 10:30am and 1pm
Docent-led tours of historic gardens, including Doud House, as featured in House Beautiful, presented by the Historic Garden League. Tours begin at the picket fence at 210 Olivier St. Cost is $3.50 per person and reservations are encouraged.

Year-round
Monterey State Historic Park
Monterey: 831-649-7118
www.mbay.net/~mshp
Choose from two free guided tours, plus many opportunities to visit historic buildings and gardens. At 10:30am daily, walks depart from the Maritime Museum and explore the oldest parts of Monterey; at 2:00 daily, meet at Cooper Museum Store for a tour of the town as it was just prior to statehood.

Year-round
Tor House and Hawk Tower Tours
Carmel: 831-624-1831
Now a National Historic Landmark, Tor House and Hawk Tower are open for tours throughout the year on Fridays and Saturdays. A visit to Jeffers' extraordinary home is a special experience.

Year-round
Photographers Series at the Ansel Adams Gallery
Monterey: 831-375-7215
The Ansel Adams Gallery hosts monthly discussions and lectures, focusing on the world of fine art photography. Call to check dates (always Thursday evenings).



January 2002

January-TBA
Chamber Music Series
Monterey: 831-646-5640
Variety of candlelight music concerts in historic Colton Hall.

January 1
New Year's Day Brunch
Carmel: 831-620-8886
www.quaillodge.com
Begin your New Year with a delicious buffet brunch at Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club. Select from omelets, fresh baked goods, fresh fruit and favorite brunch dishes.

January 1
10th Annual Rio Grill Resolution Run
Carmel: 831-644-2427
www.riogrill.com
This 6.8 mile foot race and 3-mile family fun run is set on a breathtaking cross-country course and benefits local nonprofit organizations.

January 12-13
Whalefest 2002
Monterey: 831-784-6464
Whale watching, special exhibits and museum tours, plus food and fun, make this festival an educational treat. Free admission, on Fishermanís Wharf.

January 17
Olympic Torch Relay
Seaside: 831-899-6340
The Olympic torch will pass through Seaside in the evening, on its way to Salt Lake City, Utah. Food, booths, and entertainment to celebrate the event.

January 17-21
Monterey SwingFest
Monterey: 805-937-1574
www.centralcoastswindance.com
Dance workshops feature past and present world and national championsóopen dancing until 5am. Presented by Central Coast Swing Dance.

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January 18
Mozart Society of California
Carmel: 831-625-3637
David Gordon presents a special musical lecture on Mozart.

January 19
Valley of the World WineFest
Carmel: 831-757-3996
An annual wine tasting and auction to benefit a range of Monterey County charities.

January 20-22
Monterey Symphony
Carmel: 831-624-8511
www.montereysymphony.org
Director Kate Tamarkin leads the orchestra in Wagner's Overture to "The Flying Dutchman"; Strauss's Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral."

January 28-February 3
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Pebble Beach: 831-649-1533
www.attpbgolf.com
The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is a 72-hole PGA Tour golf championship with 180 top tour professionals and 180 star-studded celebrity amateurs competing head-to-head at this year's event.



February 2002

February-TBA
Chamber Music Series
Monterey: 831-646-5640
Variety of candlelight musical concerts in historic Colton Hall.

February 1-March 11
Friends of Steinbeck Exhibition
Monterey: 831-646-5640
Exhibit of artwork by friends of John Steinbeck, including paintings, drawings and writing, in the Monterey Conference Center's Alvarado Gallery.

February 1-Labor Day
"Steinbeck & Ricketts: A Friendship Celebrated" at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey: 831-648-4800
www.montereybayaqaurium.org
A new exhibit highlighting the profound friendship between Steinbeck and innovative marine biologist Ricketts.

February 7
ODC San Francisco
Monterey: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater
One of California's most distinguished modern dance companies brings its virtuoso technique, athleticism and witty choreography to the Monterey Bay.

February 9
A Day of Romance in Old Monterey
Monterey: 831-647-6204
www.mbay.net/~mshp
Living History presentations at Larkin House, Cooper-Molera Adobe, Diaz Adobe and the Sherman Quarters. Featuring romantic stories presented by historic characters from 19th century Monterey. Food, music and period dancers.

February 10-11
Victorian Valentines
Felton: 831-335-4484
www.roaringcamp.com
Bring a love letter written to your sweetheart and your sweetheart rides FREE when you buy a steam train ticket.

February 10
16th Annual Together with Love Run & Walk
Pacific Grove: 831-373-3389
[email protected]
This mostly flat, looped course around beautiful Monterey Bay is the largest 10K footrace on the Central Coast!

February 11-March 3
Steinbeck & Hollywood Exhibition
Carmel: 831-624-8886
www.thebarnyard.com
Exhibit of movie memorabilia and ephemera focussing on films written by or derived from John Steinbeck's works. In the Thunderbird Bookshop's cafe.

February 14
Linens and Lace
Pacific Grove: 831-372-0866
Presented by the American Cancer Society at the Discovery Shop, Country Club Gate Shopping Center at the corner of Forest and David Avenues.

February 14
Valentine's Dinner
Carmel: 831-620-8886
www.quaillodge.com
Romantic dinner at the Covey Restaurant in scenic Carmel.

February 15
Love at the Aquarium Island Dance Party
Monterey: 831-649-1223
www.smoothjazz.com
Fine wines, tempting chocolate and the delicious music of the Caribbean, all amid the gently swaying kelp fronds of the Monterey Bay Aquarium!

February 16
Presidents' Day Celebration & Open House
Carmel: 877-659-2800
Visit the beautiful Joullian Vineyards as we toast our Founding Fathers at this Saturday open house at the winery & vineyards.

February 15
Mozart Society of California
Carmel: 831-625-3637
Bellemeade Trioclarinet, viola, pianogenerate an incandescent performance.

February 16
Ricketts/Steinbeck Night at "Doc's Lab"
Monterey: 831-646-3949
www.monterey.org/library
Monterey Public Library's archivist, Dennis Copeland, discusses the library's unique holdings by these authors. Includes readings and a tour of Ed Ricketts's Pacific Biological Laboratory on Cannery Row. Free tickets must be obtained in advance.

February 16
Bravissima 2002 Series
Carmel: 831-624-2046
www.bachfestival.org
Songs of Venus and Mars sung by Catherine Robbin, mezzo-soprano, and Daniel Lighti, bass-baritone, include works by Brahms, Gershwin, Strauss and Bernstein.

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February 18-20
Monterey Symphony
Carmel: 831-624-8511
www.montereysymphony.org
Special concert celebrating Steinbeck's Centennial. In addition to Copland's Old American Songs and score for The Red Pony, a newly commissioned work by Allen Shawn, featuring Clayton Brainerd, bass-baritone, singing Jamaica Kincaid's libretto.

February 21
A Slice of Rice, Frijoles & Greens
Monterey: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater
Exuberent and fun-filled evening of music and story offering insight into the Asian, Latina, African and Deaf American experiences.

February 21-25
16th Annual Masters of Food & Wine
Carmel: 831-620-1234
The world's leading international summit of the best food and wines. Rare wine tasting and food prepared by the best chefs in the world.

February 21-April 14
The Little Shop of Horrors
Carmel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
This deliciously macabre musical, featuring a meek florist and a man-eating plant bent on world domination, opens Pacific Repertory Theater's 20th Anniversary season.

February 21
Sweet Thursday on Cannery Row
Monterey: 831-372-8512
www.canneryrow.org
Afternoon book-signing with the editors of America and Americans Centennial Edition, plus evening talk on "The Origins of the Monterey Fishing Industry" at the Hopkins Marine Station Auditorium.

February 21
Steinbeck Biography Reconsidered
Monterey: 831-646-3949
www.monterey.org/library
Monterey Public Library presents Jackson Benson, author of The True Adventures of John Steinbeck, talking about the difficulties of writing about Steinbeck's life.

February 22
Wine Tasting Seminar
Carmel Valley: 831-659-8100
www.joullian.com
Joullian Vineyards hosts a series of wine tastings in Spring 2002. This evening: (Red) Bordeaux Blending.

February 23
Steinbeck's Birthday Celebrations
Salinas: 831-796-3833
www.steinbeck.org
Join a hometown celebration as Salinas remembers the life and works of native son and Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Open House at The Steinbeck House, readings from his books at the National Steinbeck Center, and other special events.

February 24
Great Taste of Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove: 831-373-2891
Sample food and wine presented by the area's finest restaurants and wineries at this gala event to benefit Pacific Grove schools.

February 24
The Unknown Dorothea Lange
Salinas: 831-775-4724
www.steinbeck.org
Elizabeth Partridge, author of Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange, and photo curator Drew Johnson, explore Lange's work with slide illustration.

February 24
Songs from Mama's Table
Monterey: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater
Two different a capella traditionsAfrican American music and Eastern European vocalization join voices in a powerful concert.

February 24
Virginia Mayhew Quartet
Monterey: 831-624-7404
Popular saxophonist Virginia Mayhew brings her New York band to the Peninsula for an afternoon of original jazz.

February 24
Steinbeck & Monterey Peninsula Artists
Monterey: 831-372-5477
www.montereyart.org
John Steinbeck knew and socialized with local artists; this slide-lecture explores the relationships and the artwork.

February 27
Steinbeck Birthday Celebration At The National Steinbeck Center
Salinas: 831-796-3833
www.steinbeck.org
100th Birthday of John Steinbeck, honored with proclamations, refreshments and song.

February 27
Steinbeck's 100th Birthday Party
Monterey: 831-372-8512
www.canneryrow.org
A party in honor of Steinbeck's 100th birthday at the Monterey Conference Center, sponsored by the Cannery Row Foundation and the City of Monterey. Leon Panetta, keynote speaker; invited guests include Steinbeck's son, Thom. Free, 6-10pm.



March 2002

March TBA
Chamber Music Series
Monterey: 831-646-5640
Variety of candlelight musical concerts in historic Colton Hall.

March-December
MPC Theatre Company Season 2001
Monterey: 831-646-4213
A myriad of award-winning dramatic and comedic works performed throughout the season.

March 1-3
Dixieland Monterey
Monterey: 831-443-5260
Hotline: 888-349-6879
www.dixieland-monterey.com
Three days of Dixieland and Swing in various venues in Monterey and along Fisherman's Wharf. Featuring top national jazz bands, local youth bands and more.

March 1-17
"The Odd Couple"
Monterey: 831-646-4213
MPC's Morgan Stock Theater Arts stage presents Neil Simon's brilliant comedy, directed by Peter DeBono.

March 1-April 18
"These Things I Have Seen" exhibition
Salinas: 831-751-1777
www.sasoontsi.com
Photographer Phillip Colasanti opens an exhibition of unusual infra-red black and white photographs at Sasoontsi Gallery. Everyone welcome at the artist's reception, March 1, 5:00-8:30pm.

March 1-May 2
The Ansel Adams Family: A History of Clothing
Monterey: 831-372-2608
Four generations of the famous photographer's family saved a treasure-trunk of vintage clothes. On display, Saturday afternoons only, at Perry-Downer House Costume Gallery, 201 Van Buren Street.

March 2-April 13
Lyrical Landscapes: Photographs of Charles Cramer
Monterey: 831-375-7215
www.anseladams.com
Charles Cramer, a master of the Kodak Dye Transfer process, invented a remarkable "hybrid" photographic process by producing the prints from digitally separated negatives. Lavish exhibition of prints on display at the Ansel Adams Gallery; opening reception March 2 from 6-9pm.

March 3
Artists on the Mesa
Monterey: 831-372-5477
www.montereyart.org
Talk on regional artists by Lila Staples of the Central Coast Regional Art Project, CSUMB.

March 6-April 14
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You
Monterey: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Christopher Durang's wicked play features Mindy Stock as the irrepressible Sister Mary I. "Biting, irreverent satire;" in repertory.

March 7
MahaliaA Gospel Musical
Monterey: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater
A joyous celebration of the life and music of one of the world's greatest gospel singers: Mahalia Jackson.

March 8
Mozart Society of California
Carmel: 831-625-3637
The Amadeus Triopiano, violin, cellogives a "civilized polish to chamber music at its best."

March 8
Colton Hall 153rd Birthday
Monterey: 831-646-5640
Birthday celebration of one of Monterey's most historic buildings. Free and open to the public, 2-4pm.

March 8-April 28
Annie
Monterey: 831-649-2332
That heartwarming, mop-haired orphan, little Annie, returns to the stage of the Wharf Theater. Weekends only.

March 9
First Person Accounts of Steinbeck
Monterey: 831-775-4724
www.steinbeck.org
Selected oral histories from the National Steinbeck Center's archives reveal the shy youth, the rowdy boomtime companion, the intellectual colleague.

March 9
National Marine Sanctuary Annual Symposium
Monterey: 831-647-4255
In-depth discussion of "New Technology Revealing the Secrets of the Sea." Free to the public, this symposium features speakers from MBARI, Moss Landing Research Station, and more.

March 9-10
55th Annual Monterey Gem & Mineral Show
Spreckels: 831-663-2698
The Show provides plenty of gems, jewelry, fossils, rocks, equipment, demonstrations and displays.

March 10
Spring Floral Design
Carmel: 831-624-2600
www.chateaujulien.com
Master the art of the flower, as an expert shares tips on flower arranging and design, offered in the winery's conservatory.

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March 10
Clam Chowder Festival
Monterey: 831-649-6544
Soup's on!at Fisherman's Wharf, as waterside restaurants offer samplings of their finest.

March 13
Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company
Monterey: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater
Splendid fusion of ancient Chinese dance forms with modern dance and ballet.

March 15
Miro String Quartet
Pacific Grove: 831-625-2212
www.chambermusicmontereybay.org
Performing at First Methodist United Church, Sunset at 17 Mile Drive, Pacific Grove.

March 17-19
Monterey Symphony
Carmel: 831-624-8511
www.montereysymphony.org
Bernard Rubenstein is guest conductor, leading the orchestra in Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, and Panufnik's Tragic Overture.

March 21-24
Annual Sea Otter Classic
Monterey: (831) 649-6690
www.seaotter.org
Robert Talbott Cannery Row Criterion: a premiere cycling race attracting international men's and women's pro teams. Plus Cycle Exposition, food court, and family activities.

March 21
Sweet Thursday on Cannery Row
Monterey: 831-372-8512
www.canneryrow.org
Sea Otter Classic cycle race whizzes through at noon; in the evening, Steve Webster of Monterey Bay Aquarium talks about The Sea of Cortez: Then and Now at Hopkins Marine Station Auditorium.

March 22
Bravissima 2002
Carmel: 831-624-2046
www.bachfestival.org
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano, John Butt, organ, and Wolfgang Basch, trumpet, present an unusual array of music in the concert program Angels in the Mission.

March 22
Wine Tasting Seminar
Carmel Valley: 831-659-8100
www.joullian.com
Joullian Vineyards hosts a series of wine tastings in Spring 2002. This evening: Tasting 101, the sensory evaluation of wine.

March 23
YWCA's 31st Anniversary Dinner Dance
Monterey: 831-583-1026
Dine and dance in an elegant ballroom while benefiting the YWCA.

March 23
Country Joe McDonald Concert
Salinas: 831-775-4724
www.steinbeck.org
In honor of Dorothea Lange, a special concert of blues, folk and Dust-Bowl-era music, entitled "Makin' the Best of Hard Times Music".

March 24
Oscar Night Gala
Monterey: 831-646-0910
[email protected]
A glamorous evening celebrating the Academy Awards. Dinner plus big screen telecast.

March 28-April 1
Pebble Beach Spring Horse Show
Pebble Beach: 831-624-2756
Level A horse show featuring hunter jumping and other classes.

March 30
21st Annual Marina 5 Mile/4K Walk
Marina: 831-384-4636
www.ci.marina.ca.us
The event features a 5-mile run through the streets of Marina and a 4K walk around lovely Locke-Paddon Lake.

March 30
Eggstravaganza Breakfast with the Bunny
Carmel: 831-626-1255
The 6th annual Spring Celebration takes place in Devendorf Park on Carmel's Ocean Avenue, 8:30am to noon.

March 30
Easter Egg Hunt
Monterey: 831-646-3866
www.monterey.org/rec
Tots through 3rd grade are invited to hunt for over 5000 eggs and 100 golden prize eggs in the ballpark next to Dennis the Menace Park. A visit from the Easter Bunny is featured; hunt at 10:00am sharp.

March 31
Easter Egg Painting for Kids
Carmel: 831-620-8830
www.quaillodge.com
Kids can create their own masterpieces in time for Easter. Each child receives a basket with eggs to color, apron and gloves, and toys and candy.

March 31
Easter Celebration at Quail Lodge
Carmel: 831-620-8830
www.quaillodge.com
The Clubhouse will serve an extensive brunchwith a special buffet for kidsand entertainment. In the evening, the Covey Restaurant serves an elegant four-course meal.




April 2002

April-September
Guided Garden Tours
Carmel: 831-622-7038
Every other Sunday at noon join Horticulturist Margo Grych on a free guided tour of the fabulous gardens in The Barnyard.

April 5
Taste of Old Montereyand All That Jazz!
Monterey: 831-655-8070
Food and live jazz, Monterey County wines and a fun-filled epicurean extravaganza of downtown's international delights.

April 6
Steinbeck Wine Country Spring Open House
Salinas Valley: 831-678-0300
www.usawines.com/paraiso
Salinas Valley tasting rooms open their doors and welcome the public to get a taste of Monterey Wine Country. Complimentary wine tasting, light appetizers, hospitality, and music.

April 6
Wildflower Photos of Nancy Benham
Pacific Grove: 831-648-5716
www.pgmuseum.org
Retrospective of Nancy Benham's wildflower photographs, from the museum's permanent collection.

April 7
Kate Carew: Painter and Celebrity Caricaturist
Monterey: 831-372-5477
www.montereyart.org
Talk by Stephen Hauk and Christine Chambers, on Kate Carew's life and times.

April 7
Kids Art Festival
Salinas: 831-796-3833
www.steinbeck.org
The last day of the Dorothea Lange photo exhibit, combined with a fun-filled day of art for children.

April 7
Tartan Day
Carmel: 831-626-1255
Thrill to the skirl of the pipes marching to Coming Through the Rye and The Flowers of the Forest at the Scottish Society's tribute to Carmel's Scots ancestors.

April 7-9
Monterey Symphony
Carmel: 831-624-8511
www.montereysymphony.org
Kate Tamarkin conducts Ives' Symphony No. 3 "The Camp Meeting", trumpet concertos by Molter and Hummel, and Schubert's Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485.

April 8
Jellies: Living Art
Monterey: 831-648-4800
www.montereybayaquarium.org
Perhaps the most spectacular display of jellies from around the world, accompanied by human-made artworks (including David Hockney), dance and music. Continues through 2002.

April 13
Culinary Classic
Salinas: 831-678-0300
The Culinary Classic is gourmet heaven. This year's event features celebrity chefs hosting cooking demonstrations, vendor booths with decorating and entertaining ideas, as well as kitchen supplies, equipment and specialty foods.

April 13
Mozart Piano Quartet
Pacific Grove: 831-625-2212
www.chambermusicmontereybay.org
Closing performance in the 2001-02 Chamber Music Monterey Bay series.

April 13-14
Great Train Robberies
Felton: 831-335-4484
www.roaringcamp.com
Gloried lawmen and notorious desperados of the 1800s duel at train robberies and shoot outs.

April 13-14
44th Annual Good Old Days Celebration
Pacific Grove: 831-373-3304
www.pacificgrove.org
Celebrate a bygone era with a parade, arts & crafts, Victorian fashion show, numerous contests, street dance and firefighters' muster.

April 18
"The Other Doc"
Monterey: 831-649-6690
www.canneryrow.org
Ed "Doc" Ricketts was not the only marine biologist working on Cannery Row in the 1930s. This talk by Tim Thomas introduces JD Phillips, an influential biologist from the Fish and Game Department.

April 18-21
Monterey Wine Festival
Monterey: 831-656-WINE
www.montereywine.com
"Toast the Coast" at the 26th annual festival, featuring California wines plus coastal wineries of New Zealand and Australia. Variety of tastings, educational seminars, and cooking demonstrations.

April 19
Mozart Society of California
Carmel: 831-625-3637
A rare performance on a glass armonica, by Dennis James and ensemble.

April 19-21
41st Annual Wildflower Show
Pacific Grove: 831-648-5716
With the collaborative efforts of the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, view over 600 species and varieties of Central California wildflowers.

April 19-May 19
"Jocasta"
Carmel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Pacific Repertory presents the world premiere of Sandra Perlman's drama, interpreting the story of Oedipus through the eyes of his wifeand mother Jocasta.

April 20
13th Annual Home & Garden and Floral Affair
Carmel: 831-624-8886
www.thebarnyard.com
Stroll through the gardens while sampling food, sipping local wine, and listening to music. Learn how to Feng Shui your home with flowers, chat with garden experts, and more.

April 20
Bravissima 2002
Carmel: 624-2046
www.bachfestival.org
Magnificat early music ensemble closes the 2002 Bravissima series with the Cozzolani Vespers, performed at Carmel Mission Basilica.

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April 20
Multiculturalism in Steinbeck
Salinas: 831-775-4724
www.steinbeck.org
Discover the threads of many different cultures in John Steinbeck's work with a lively multicultural fair at the National Steinbeck Center.

April 20
Earth Day at Earthbound Farm
Carmel Valley: 831-625-6219
www.ebfarm.com
Down on the farm, they celebrate Earth Day with farm tours, bug walks, composting and planting demonstrations, and great activities for kids. Sample organic foods and beverages, too.

April 20-28
Ghost in the Box!
Carmel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Put a Little League baseball team, two wacky crooks, and a host of celebrity ghosts into a haunted house, add a few songs and dances, and you have Pacific Repertory's latest School of Dramatic Arts presentation.

April 20-May 19
The Laramie Project
Carmel Valley: 831-659-1108
Moises Kaufman's play (also produced as an HBO television special in March) is a dramatic response to the murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998. Eight actors of the Magic Circle Center theater company portray the 77 characters who express reactions ranging from sorrow to shock to anger. Not suitable for children.

April 21
Wine & Art Festival
Carmel Valley: 831-624-2600
www.chateaujulien.com
Local artists display their most treasured works, from ceramics to oils, throughout the cobblestone garden courtyard.

April 21
Treasures & Pleasures V
Monterey: 831-647-9890
Auction and sale of treasures, old and new, as well as a fresh produce market, Monterey County wines and food from seven Carmel restaurants.

April 21
Sea Otter Focus Tour
Moss Landing: 831-633-5555
This early morning tour of Elkhorn Slough by boat, guided by marine biologist Robin Duncan, observes sea otters in the wild. Reserve early for this once-a-year tour.

April 24
Lula Washington Dance Ensemble
Monterey: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater
Powerful portraits of the African American experience, set to jazz, blues, gospel and Afro-Caribbean music.

April 26-27, May 3-4
Alice in Concert
Salinas: 831-775-0976
www.arieltheatrical.org
Enchanting program for families, adapted by Elizabeth Swados from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

April 27
"The Pastures of Heaven"The Paintings of David Ligare
Salinas: 831-775-4724
www.steinbeck.org
New exhibit at the National Steinbeck Center, a visual representation of how the landscape influenced Steinbeck's writings. Continues through August 4.

April 27
History Fest Monterey
Monterey: 831-372-2608
A celebration of Monterey's history, including an adobe tour, children's programs, lectures, musical entertainment and more. Sponsored by Monterey History and Art Association, CA State Historic Parks and the City of Monterey.

April 27
International Day
Monterey: 831-656-2186
www.intlcomm.org
Over 35 countries are represented at this event celebrating cultural diversity at the Naval Postgraduate School. Includes food booths, cultural demonstrations and live entertainment. Open to the public, free admission.

April 27
A Taste of Spring: Wine and Wildflowers
Joullian Vineyards
Carmel Valley: 831-659-2800
www.joullian.com
This springtime open house features wine tasting, vineyard and wildflower tours, and wine sale at the mountainside winery. Bring a picnic and enjoy grand views.

April 27
Fourth Annual Heritage Music Festival
Monterey: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater
A celebration of diverse musical traditions and cultural heritage, featuring A Tribute to Duke Ellington, with the Bill Berry Big Band, Mario Flores Band, and Chuchumbe.

April 27
Wildflower Walk Big Sur
Big Sur: 831-384-1376
The California Native Plant Society leads a daylong walk through very private property: the Rancho Rico, where grasslands and redwoods meet maritime chaparral and hardwood forest. 10am sharp start time; call for directions.

April 27
Wildflower Walks in Carmel Valley
Carmel Valley: 831-372-3196
Come to Garland Ranch Regional Park on Carmel Valley Road for a morning four-hour hike or an afternoon three-hour wildflower walk. Meet at the visitor's center at 9am or 1pm, and bring water; rain cancels.

April 27-28
Spring Arts & Crafts Fair
Monterey: 831-622-0700
www.pacrep.org
Original hand-made arts & crafts exhibition and sale. All artists on-site as well as food, drink and family entertainment.

April 28
Big Sur International Marathon
Carmel: 831-625-6226
www.bsim.org
This marathon, once again named the Best Marathon in North America by The Ultimate Guide to Marathons, is set along one of the most breath-taking courses in the world.

April 28
Dia del Nino
Monterey: 831-648-4888
www.montereybayaquarium.org
In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, children age 12 and under are admitted free to a delightful day of music, storytelling, dance and Mexican food, all in the setting of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.



May 2002

May TBA
Paraiso Springs Vineyards 8th Anniversary Open House
Soledad: 831-678-0300
www.usawines.com/paraiso
Join the Smith Family as they celebrate 8 years since the opening of their tasting room in the vineyard. Enjoy light hors d' oeuvres, wine tasting, music, great views, and Smith family hospitality.

May-September
Historic Garden Tours
Monterey: 831-647-6204
www.mbay.net/~mshp/
Take a fascinating tour of Monterey's best-kept secret. Learn about plant lore, identification, and uses. Tours begin in the Cooper-Molera Adobe courtyard and then proceed to the Stevenson House and (if time) Larkin House gardens. Tuesdays at 1pm.

May 2-June 5
Carmel Art Association May Shows
Carmel: 831-624-6176
www.carmelart.org
Julie Smith, a Pacific Grove artist, presents new works in her solo show "Du Noir au Blanc".

May 3
Wine Tasting Seminar
Carmel Valley: 831-659-8100
www.joullian.com
Joullian Vineyards hosts a series of wine tastings in Spring 2002. This evening: (White) Bordeaux Blending.

May 3-5
Wildflower Triathalon Festival
Lake San Antonio: 831-373-0678
www.tricalifornia.com
One of the premier triathlons nationally and internationally, this course will test the skills of the professional triathlete and the first-time long course competitor.

May 3-5
Big Sur Jazz Festival
Big Sur: 831-667-1530
www.bigsurarts.org
An up-and-coming jazz festival that takes place in and around Big Sur. This year's line-up includes the Brad Mehldau Trio, the Russell Malone Quartet, the Omar Sosa Septet, and others.

May 4-5
I Cantori di Carmel with Ensemble Monterey
Carmel: 831-644-8012
www.icantori.org
The program, entitled "With Harmony of Spirit," features Haydn's Missa Solemnis in B" and the premiere of the celebratory anthem "We Will Sing in the Spirit".

May 4-5
18th Annual American Indian & World Cultures Festival
San Juan Bautista: 831-623-2379
www.oneearthonepeople
A living prayer for world friendship and peace. Fun celebration of diverse cultures, with international artists, dance groups, storytellers, foods, fashions, and activities for all ages.

May 5
Lovejoy Concert Series
Carmel: 831-624-7404
Songs of the Heart featuring David Gordon, tenor, and Daniel Lockert, piano, performing romantic arias and classical art songs.

May 5
May Springfest
Carmel: 831-626-3779
www.swissbistro.com
Celebrate the coming of spring with an afternoon of live music, dancing, Chateau Julien wines, and a delicious array of Swiss specialities including chocolate!

May 5
80 Years Ago on the Mesa
Monterey: 831-372-5477
www.montereyart.org
"J. C. Anthony recreates Monterey's first Spanish town," presented by Julianne Burton-Carvajal, a professor at UC Santa Cruz.

May 5
Jeffers Tor House Garden Party
Carmel: 831-624-1813
www.torhouse.org
Annual Garden Party offers afternoon tea, silent auction and gifts for sale. Live music (songs from Una Jeffers's songbook) serenades the artists from Galerie Plein Aire painting in the gardens. Photography allowed this day only.

May 5
Marine Mammal Behavior and Babies
Moss Landing: 831-633-5555
This early morning tour of Elkhorn Slough by boat observes harbor seals and their pups, led by a marine biologist. Reserve early for this once-a-year tour.

May 5
Spring Concert
Seaside: 831-582-4085
www.csumb.edu
The Cal State University Monterey Bay Gospel Choir and jazz band present a free spring concert.

May 5
34th Annual Carmel Valley Flower Show and Plant Sale
Carmel Valley: 831-659-9488
Flower displays prepared by different Carmel Valley gardens and nurseries. 10:00am-3:00pm

May 6-7
Monterey Peninsula Choral Society Spring Concert
Carmel: 831-645-4728
This high-spirited community chorus performs an entertaining program of popular music from famous composers past and present. 8:00pm at the Carmel Mission.

May 6-7
Circus Chimera
Soledad: 888-ONE-RING
www.circuschimera.com
They fly through the air with the greatest of ease... And perform dazzling tumbling, contortion and balancing acts in this one-ring, no-animal circus.

May 8
Lila Downs in Concert
Monterey: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater
Mexican singer with extraordinary lyrical gifts.

May 8-11
Morgan Classic Royale Horse Show
Monterey: 831-636-7600
The A-rating show takes place in Pattee Arena at the Monterey Fairgrounds.

May 10-11
Circus Chimera
Seaside: 888-ONE-RING
www.circuschimera.com
They fly through the air with the greatest of ease... And perform dazzling tumbling, contortion and balancing acts in this one-ring, no-animal circus.

May 10-June 3
Preservation Month Photo Exhibit
Monterey: 831-646-5640
www.monterey.org
Photos from past to present on display at the Alvarado Gallery in the Monterey Conference Center.

May 10-June 30
Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Salinas: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.org
America's brilliant comic playwright, Neil Simon, revises the golden age of television comedy. Among the not-so-subtly-disguised characters are Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and the great Sid Caesar. In repertory at The Western Stage's Studio Theater.

May 11
9th Annual Bird-a-thon
Big Sur: 877-897-7740
www.VentanaWS.org
Help raise funds for the Big Sur Ornithology Lab while you help the Ventana Wilderness Society count species of birds in Monterey County. Don't know an eagle from an oriole? Join a docent-led Group Count!

May 11
Steinbeck & Broadway
Salinas: 831-775-4724
www.steinbeck.org
Centennial Series lecture on Steinbeck's connections to Broadway.

May 11
Ed "Doc" Ricketts Lab Tours
Monterey: 831-649-6690
www.canneryrow.org
Once a year opportunity to tour the lab of Ed "Doc" Ricketts revolutionary marine biologist and friend of John Steinbeck on Cannery Row.

May 11-12
Festival of the Winds
Marina: 831-595-7516
www.marinafestival.com
Kite flying, hang gliding, kids' crafts, kite making workshops, demonstrations, and the Fourth Annual Tour de Fort Ord Bike Ride.

May 13
21st Annual Human Race
Pacific Grove: 800-408-8181
www.yesillhelp.org
This 10K run/8K walk traverses the most beautiful coastline in the world, and is one of Monterey County's largest collaborative fundraising events.

May 14
Ed "Doc" Ricketts Birthday Party
Monterey: 831-649-6690
www.canneryrow.org
A celebration of the life and times of Ed "Doc" Ricketts at Kalisa's La Ida Cafe.

May 15
"Seafood Choices: What's for Dinner?"
Monterey: 831-633-6565
www.montereybayaquarium.org
Lecture series at the Monterey Bay Aquarium presents chefs, scientists, and conservationist, discussing sustainable seafood. Optional pre-lecture dinner event; seating limited, so reserve early.

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May 15-19
Pebble Beach Equestrian Challenge
Pebble Beach: 831-624-2756
Level A horse show, featuring hunter jumping and other classes.

May 16
Sweet Thursday on Cannery Row
Monterey: 831-648-8132
www.canneryrow.org
Explore the Ed Ricketts Collection held by the Monterey Public Library with archivist Dennis Copeland.

May 16
Monterey Wine Competition Grand Wine Tasting
King City: 831-385-3243
Taste the medal winners at the 2002 Monterey Wine Competition. Located at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City.

May 16-19
Salinas Valley Fair
King City: 831-385-3243
www.salinasvalleyfair.com
Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival, Junior Rodeo, craft & flower exhibits, 4-H exhibits, photography, live music and more.

May 17
Wine Tasting Seminar
Carmel Valley: 831-659-8100
www.joullian.com
Joullian Vineyards hosts a series of wine tastings in Spring 2002. This evening: Chardonnay Blending.

May 17-18
Springtime at La Mirada
Monterey: 831-372-5477
www.montereymuseum.org
Delicious food, guest speakers, and bountiful rose gardens enhance these two days in which local artists display and sell their works.

May 17-19
Carmel Art Festival
Carmel: 831-626-1766
Gallery events, lectures, receptions and demonstrations at 43 art galleries and a Plein Air Painting competition. Outdoor art show at Devendorf Park featuring bronze, glass, stone, marbles and acrylic sculpture.

May 17-19
Bentley Brothers Circus
Monterey: 831-372-5863
Fun-filled circus comes to the Monterey Fairgrounds, with shows in the afternoon and early evening; under-12s admitted free.

May 17-19
Cooking for Solutions: Sustainable Cuisine
Monterey: 831-648-4800
www.montereybayaquarium.org
The nation's great chefs join Alice Waters, of Berkeley's Chez Panisse in a delectable weekend of sustainable seafood, wine and organic produce.

May 18
Historic Homes and Secret Gardens of the Monterey Mesa
Monterey: 831-372-5477
www.montereymuseum.org
A self-guided walking tour, 10 am to 4 pm, sponsored by the Monterey Museum of Art.

May 18
Barry LopezReflections on the Landscape
Monterey: 831-422-9390
Barry Lopez, author of Arctic Dreams and Light and Action in the Caribbean, reads from his works in a special benefit for Friends, Artists and Neighbors of Elkhorn Slough.

May 18
Cooper-Molera Historic Garden Sale
Monterey: 831-649-7118
This is the only time during the year to purchase plants grown from cuttings and seeds taken from the Cooper-Molera historic garden. 9:00am-2:00pm.

May 18
Spring Winemaker Dinner
Carmel Valley: 831-624-2600
www.chateaujulien.com
The winery's garden cobblestone courtyard offers the ideal setting for this brilliant spring evening in the Valley. Enjoy new releases, barrel samplings and a delightful spring buffet.

May 18-19
Castroville Artichoke Festival
Castroville: 831-633-2465
www.artichoke-festival.org
Sample the many unique flavors of the artichoke in an atmosphere of pleasure, tasteful treats, musical entertainment, arts & crafts. Costs are $6/adults and $3/children.

May 18-19
24 Hours of Adrenalin Cycle Race
Monterey (contact number in Canada): 905-944-9436
www.24HoursofAdrenalin.com
One of mountain-biking's most challenging events: a 24-hour-long team relay.

May 19
71st Annual Carmel Kite Festival
Carmel: 831-626-1255
Register your kitehome-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.

May 19
Calamari Fest
Monterey: 831-649-6544
Discover the delectable and delicate taste of Monterey Bay squid in their Italian disguise: calamari. A 'Best Choice' seafood in the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch guide.

May 19
Sea Otter Focus Tour
Moss Landing: 831-633-5555
Take an early morning tour of Elkhorn Slough by boat with marine biologist Robin Duncan, and learn all about our threatened neighbors, the sea otter. Reserve early.

May 19
Marina Garden Tour
Marina: 831-582-9405
Peek into ten unusual gardens, including those dedicated to ponds, native plants, vegetables, roses and Japanese design.

May 19-21
Monterey Symphony
Carmel: 831-624-8511
www.montereysymphony.org
Kate Tamarkin conducts Verdi's Overture to Nabucco; Bernstein's Chichester Psalms; and Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73.

May 19-21
"Wings of Freedom" Fly-In
Monterey: 831-373-8907
www.collingsfoundation.org
Monterey Airport hosts two unusual airborne guests: a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-24 Liberator, the latter the only American B-24 still flying. Tours of the aircraft daily, plus special opportunities for 30-minute flight experience.

May 23-June 2
La Boheme
Carmel Valley: 831-659-3115
Puccini's beloved opera, set in the Bohemian garrets of 19th-century Parisian writers and painters, receives dazzling treatment by the Hidden Valley Opera Ensemble as the grand opener of its 40th season.

May 25-26
Red, White and a Little BluesSome Rock and Latin, Too!
Monterey: 831-655-8070
A Memorial Day red-white-and-blue festival, with live blues, rock & Latin music from 11am-4pm, arts, crafts, filling Custom House Plaza and Alvarado Street.

May 25-June 28
The Diary of Anne Frank
Salinas: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.org
A new adaptation (including material kept private by Anne Frank's father until his death) by Wendy Kesselman, of the play by Goodrich & Hackett. In repertory at The Western Stage's Studio Theater.

May 31
Charles Anderson / Moving Arts Dance Company
Marina: 831-384-1050
www.spectordance.org
First of two performances culminating Monterey Dance Week, a series of master classes and discussions presented by SpectorDance studios.

May 31-June 30
The Elephant Man
Carmel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Pacific Repertory Theatre's Summer Festival kicks off with Bernard Pomerance's poignant drama, featuring James Kiberd as Dr Treves, Barbara Babcock as Mrs. Kendal, and Stephen Moorer as John Merrick.



June 2002

June TBA
Symphony at Quail Meadows
Carmel: 831-624-8511
www.montereysymphony.org
A free outdoor concert by the Monterey County Symphony. Open 11:00am, concert at 1:00pm.

June 1
Emerging Choreographers Showcase
Marina: 831-384-1050
www.spectordance.org
Second of two performances culminating Monterey Dance Week, a series of master classes and discussions presented by SpectorDance studios.

June 1
California Cowboy Show
Carmel Valley: 831-624-9611
Come on down to enjoy cowboy music and poetry, tasty hors d'oeuvres, a complimentary glass of wine and a silent auction.

June 1
Monterey Music Celebration
Monterey: 831-277-4519
Ten local bands play blues, swing, jazz, reggae and Cuban music at this benefit festival for charities, held at Monterey Fairgrounds. BBQ, wine and beer, plus activities for kids.

June 2
Josephine Kernes Memorial Horse Show
Pebble Beach: 831-624-2756
www.ridepebblebeach.com
A non-rated benefit horse show, featuring hunter jumping and other classes.

June 2-9
Monterey National Horse Show
Monterey: 831-769-9255
Mainstays of Western riding, including barrel racing, team roping and sorting, stockhorse competitions, and Arabian working cow classes, come to the Monterey Fairgrounds. All-Around Cowgirl/Cowboy competition (for ages 6 to 10) on Friday and Saturday evening!

June 7-9
Grand Prix of Monterey featuring the Shell 300 CART FedEx Championship Series Monterey: 800-327-SECA
www.laguna-seca.com
All-stars like Michael Andretti, Kenny Brack, Gil de Ferran and others have competed here before... 2002 promises to be even more exciting!

June 8
Western Festival
San Ardo: 831-627-2463
Step back in time to the Old West at this down-home event at Paris Valley Ranch. BBQ, live music, and Western crafts, including quilters, leathersmiths, photographers and more.

June 8-9
Steinbeck's Roots in the West
Salinas: 831-775-4724
www.steinbeck.org
Take a morning tour of Robinson Jeffers Tor House in Carmel, then head for the National Steinbeck Center for the afternoon panel discussion on Western influences on Steinbeck's writing. At 4pm on June 9, take a guided tour of the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur.

June 9
Mission San Antonio Fiesta
Jolon-Hunter Ligget Base: 831-385-4478
Fiesta Mass at 11am with choir and distribution of St. Anthony's bread, followed by a BBQ, games and live music.

June 11-July 13
Molly Sweeney
Carmel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Pacific Repertory Theatre presents Irish playwright Brian Friel's dark-toned drama illuminated by tender beauty and sensitive characterizations. In repertory.

June 15
Concerts By The Bay
Monterey: 831-649-1223
www.smoothjazz.com
Popular annual jazz concert series moves to the Hyatt Regency Monterey in 2002. First concert: Guitars & Saxes, featuring Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Warren Hill, Marc Antoine.

June 15
13th Annual Art & Wine Festival
Carmel: 831-624-8886
www.thebarnyard.com
Taste the wines of local wineries, stroll the gardens and visit exhibiting local artists, listen to live music and sample food.

June 15-September 1
In and Out of California: Travels of American Impressionists
Monterey: 831-372-5477
www.montereyart.org
California-based American painters especially those who studied with the great Impressionist masters are highlighted in this superb exhibition. The paintings are of European and American subjects; featured painters include E. Charlton Fortune, Alson Clark, Jules Page, and William Ristchel.

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June 16
Hats Off to Dad
Felton: 831-335-4484
www.roaringcamp.com
One lucky dad rides from Bear Mountain in the cab of each steam locomotive. And every dad gets a free engineer's cap and a ride on a railroad handcar when the family buys Roaring Camp's delicious Chuckwagon BBQ.

June 17-22
91st California State Amateur Golf Championship
Pebble Beach: 831-625-4653
Top 120 amateurs compete on 36 holes at the famous Pebble Beach.

June 20
Sweet Thursdays on Cannery Row
Monterey: 831-375-8512
www.canneryrow.org
Randy Reinstedt talks about "Shipwrecks, Sea Monsters, Tales and Treasures of Old Monterey."

June 21-23
Monterey Bay Blues Festival
Monterey: 831-394-2652
www.montereyblues.com
The 2002 line-up for Northern California's premier blues event has now been announced, and it's sensational. Taj Mahal, Roomful of Blues, John Mayall, the O'Jays, and many more are featured on three main stages over three days.

June 21-26
Tall Ship "Guayas"
Monterey
www.montereyquad.org
The Ecuadorean Navy pays a call on Monterey with the training ship "Guayas". Go aboard for a tour, then head for Fisherman's Wharf or Cannery Row to hear the ship's own salsa band.

June 21-July 7
A Grand Night for Singing
Monterey: 831-646-4213
www.mpcfaculty.net/drama_dept/
Laura Akard directs this lively tribute to the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein.

June 22-July 13
Some Enchanted Evening
Salinas: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.com
The Western Stage opens its Main Stage Summer 2002 schedule with a musical revue devoted to the wonderful songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein.

June 22
Hidden Gardens Tour
Big Sur: 831-667-1530
www.bigsurarts.org/garden_tour.htm
Musicians and artists are scattered throughout beautiful home gardens in Big Sur, including Esalen Institute and Post Ranch Inn. Garden market at Ripplewood Resort offers handicrafts and items to make your garden special.

June 22-September 8
The Pantanal: Brazil's Forgotten Wilderness
Pacific Grove: 831-648-5716
www.pgmuseum.org
This exhibition invites you to discover the incredible natural wonders of the Upper Paraguay River Basin, home to the greatest concentration of fauna in the Americas.

June 29
Annual Zin-Q
Carmel 877-659-2800
Zinfandel Release Party & BBQ at Joullian Vineyards. Wine tasting, vineyard tours, a picnic under the sun and wine sale are on the agenda between 11:00am and 4:00pm.

June 29
Concerts By The Bay
Monterey: 831-649-1223
www.smoothjazz.com
Popular annual jazz concert series moves to the Hyatt Regency Monterey in 2002. Second concert: Boney James and special guests.

June 29
Yankee Doodle Dandy Day
Pacific Grove: 831-372-0866
Presented by the American Cancer Society at the Discovery Shop, Country Club Gate Shopping Center at the corner of Forest and David Avenues.

June 29-30
Arts & Crafts Festival of the Pacific Repertory Theatre
Monterey: 831-622-1100
www.pacrep.org
Opening weekend of TheatreFest features Custom House Plaza filled with beautiful art and handsomely made crafts.

June 29-July 21 (weekends)
Monterey Bay TheatreFest
Monterey: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Family-theatre festival with Fairy Tales, historical reenactments, and "the Human Chess Game" on the waterfront.

June 30
Custom Car Show and Festival
Monterey: 831-636-0301
The Monterey Fairgrounds hosts classic cars and a grand array of booths selling automotive merchandise, 11am-5pm.



July 2002

July through September
Galante Vineyards Summer Sounds Concert
Carmel Valley: 1-800-GALANTE
www.galantevineyards.com
Much more than an ordinary concert! Enjoy the sounds of a well-known artist, take in spectacular views, dance on a rose petal dance floor and drink wine!

July 4
Community Fourth of July Parade
Monterey: 831-655-8070
www.monterey.org
Lively music in historic Colton Hall, parade and floats on Alvarado Street and fireworks.

July 4
Living History Day in Old Monterey
Monterey: 831-647-6204
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. Or, try your hand at bowling. Activities and fun for all ages.

July 4
Fourth of July Celebration
Watsonville: 831-763-4114
The city of Watsonville presents a day full of July 4th festivities.

July 4
Jumpin' Frog Jamboree
Felton: 831-335-4484
www.roaringcamp.com
Jump a frog and win a trip to the Calaveras Jumping Frog Jubilee or float a toy frog down a flume. Rent a frog or bring your own. Prizes for kids and adults in various categories.

July 4
Valley Heritage Day
King City: 831-385-1484
Old-fashioned 4th of July celebration for the whole family with a parade, entertainment, food, games, antique farm equipment, historic displays and classic car show.

July 5-August 25
The Mikado
Monterey: 831-649-2332
Gilbert & Sullivan's mischievous light opera tells the tale of star-crossed lovers Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum, the interference of Pooh-Bah, and the wistful Lord High Executioner.

July 6-29
California Summer Music
Pebble Beach: 415-753-8920
www.csmusic.org
Three weeks of free afternoon and evening concerts in beautiful Pebble Beach. Located on Robert Louis Stevenson campus. The season's highlights include a recital by Abel-Steinberg Duo, guest artist masterclasses with pianist Hans Boepple and cellist David Finckel, and a concert featuring works by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. (Complete Schedule)

July 7
Sloat Landing Ceremony
Monterey: 831-372-2608, ext 13
155th Commemoration of Commodore John Drake Sloat's landing in Monterey in 1846. He claimed California for the United States, joining the nation "from sea to shining sea."

July 12-14
St Mary's-by-the-Sea Annual Antiques Show and Sale
Pacific Grove: 831-372-8583
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 12-14
Honda International Superbike Classic
Monterey: 800-327-SECA
www.laguna-seca.com
Laguna Seca is the home of world-class motorcycle racing in the United States and this is the show where it all happens. The event features the Superbike World Championship and AMA Superbike Series together on the same track on the same weekend.

July 13
Race Night on the Row
Monterey: 800-327-Seca
Cannery Row hosts an evening of entertainment following the races. Street is closed to traffic, but the public is welcome to join in the fun.

July 14
Summer Jamboree
Carmel Valley: 831-624-2600
www.chateaujulien.com
Chateau Julien's day of non-stop music, endless gaiety, terrific food and great wine discounts.

July 13-14
AKC All Breed Dog Show
Carmel: 831-333-9032
Back-to-back all-breed dog shows & obedience trials. Attended by exhibitors with about 100+ dogs registered with the American Kennel Club.

July 13-August 4
65th Carmel Bach Festival
Carmel: 831-624-2046
www.bachfestival.org
America's preeminent festival of Baroque music will celebrate its 65th season with 100 musicians from around the world, performing in venues including Carmel Mission Basilica and the Church in the Forest, Pebble Beach.

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July 18
Sweet Thursdays on Cannery Row
Monterey: 831-648-8132
www.canneryrow.org
Program to be confirmed.

July 18-21
California Rodeo Salinas
Salinas: 831-775-3100
www.carodeo.com
The California Rodeo Salinas promises edge-of-your-seat thrills for the entire family. Top pro competition in steer wrestling, bull riding, calf roping, bareback bronco riding, and barrel racing. Enjoy parades, night shows and great food.

July 19-22
Tall Ship "Batkivshchyna"
Monterey
www.montereyquad.org
This sleek schooner, a good-will ambassador from the Ukraine, ties up at Fisherman's Wharf for a weekend of tours and festivities.

July 19-August 4
Of Mice and Men
Salinas: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.com
Steinbeck's classic novel, adapted for the stage and performed by The Western Stage. Part of the Annual Steinbeck Festival in August.

July 20
Steinbeck's Tidepool
Salinas: 831-775-4724
www.steinbeck.org
Steinbeck and The Sea of Cortez, a slide presentation by Steve Webster, senior marine biologist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, with dramatic readings by The Western Stage.

July 20-21
Monterey Bay TheatreFest & Art Festival
Monterey: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Closing events of the family-theatre festival with Fairy Tales and historical reenactments.

July 21
Concerts By The Bay
Monterey: 831-649-1223
www.smoothjazz.com
Popular annual jazz concert series moves to the Hyatt Regency Monterey in 2002. Third concert: George Benson with special guest Shelia E.

July 21
Musical Saw Festival
Felton: 831-335-4484
www.roaringcamp.com
Musicians and listeners are invited to workshops, jam sessions and open mic sessions featuring performances of musical saws and folk instruments from around the world.

July 21
Steinbeck's Tidepool Part 2
Salinas: 831-775-4724
www.steinbeck.org
Special tours of Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve on foot and by pontoon boat; part of the Steinbeck Centennial program.

July 26
Girl Scouts of Monterey Bay 13th Annual Classic Golf Tournament
Carmel Valley: 831-372-8048
Golf at world famous Quail Lodge and help support Girl Scouts of Monterey Bay. Clinic, lunch, dinner, auction and prizes!

July 23-27
Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns
Pacific Grove: 831-649-8737
A tradition as old as the city itself, this community celebration features The Feast of Salads, PG's birthday cake, pet parade, Seniors Tennis Tourney, street dances, pageant, entertainment, and fireworks.

July 25-27
Spirit West Coast
Monterey: 831-443-5399
www.spiritwestcoast.org
Spirit West Coast is the premier annual Christian music festival on the West Coast. Enjoy over 60 performers, camping and activities for all ages.

July 26-28
Gilroy Garlic Festival
Gilroy: (408) 842-1625
www.gilroygarlicfestival.com
Gourmet garlic food fair with arts & crafts, cooking demonstrations, children's area, 3 stages of musical entertainment and 65 food booths.

July 28
Moss Landing Antique Street Fair
Moss Landing: 831-633-4501
Stroll through this historic fishing village to browse through thousands of antiques and collectibles brought here by dealers from all over the West Coast.

July 28
Caber Parade
Carmel: 831-626-1255
Kicking off the Scottish Highland Games the following weekend, the Scottish Society of the Monterey Peninsula sends pipe bands, Scottish dancers, and athletes carrying the ceremonial caber, down Carmel's Ocean Avenue.

July 30-August 4
Pebble Beach Equestrian Classics
Pebble Beach: 831-624-2756
www.ridepebblebeach.com
The Equestrian Classics host competitors from all over the U.S., Canada and Mexico for two weeks of spectacular show jumping highlighted by special events, wine tasting and family fun.



August 2002

August-TBA
Concert on the Green
Monterey: 831-646-5640
Concerts on the lawn in front of Colton Hall Museum.

August 1-4
22nd Annual Steinbeck Festival
Salinas: 831-775-4737
www.steinbeck.org
The Centennial year's theme is devoted to Steinbeck's legacy. Four days of films, speakers, panels, theater, and bus or walking tours.

August 3
Concerts By The Bay
Monterey: 831-649-1223
www.smoothjazz.com
Popular annual jazz concert series moves to the Hyatt Regency Monterey in 2002. Fourth concert: Dave Koz and Friends.

August 3
Young Eagle Flights
Salinas: 831-659-5662
www.eaa204.org
Local pilots volunteer their time and planes to introduce youngsters aged 8-17 to aviation. Come to Salinas Airport between 10:00am-2:00pm; flights are free, and parental permission forms are available on the day.

August 3-4
Annual Scottish Games & Celtic Festival
Monterey: 831-633-4444
A festival celebrating Scottish and Irish traditions and culture. Featuring a Celtic concert, clans, food, entertainment and competitions in dancing, bagpipe bands and athletics.

August 3-4
Turkish Festival
Monterey:831-655-7509
www.taaca.org
A celebration of Turkish culture and arts, featuring live music and folk dances, dance workshops, belly dancing, arts and crafts, delicious food, and activities for children.

August 3-4
Carmel Valley Fiesta
Carmel Valley: 831-659-2038
www.carmelvalleycalifornia.com
A family-oriented fiesta, with games, train ride, dog show, parade, arts & crafts, continuous entertainment, raffles, good food, and a Saturday night Street Dance.

August 9-October 13
"Royal Blood: Rise and Fall of Kings"
Carmel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
The second year of Pacific Repertory Theater's Shakespeare festival opens with Henry IV, Part One.

August 10
10th Annual Winemaker's Celebration
Monterey: 831-375-9400
www.montereywines.org
Over 25 Monterey County wineries will pour new releases and special wines. Also featuring educational exhibits (grapevine pruning, barrel building, cork display), live music and silent auction.

August 10-11
Summer Gathering of Mountain Men
Felton: 831-335-4484
www.roaringcamp.com
Isaac Graham was the mountain man who founded Roaring Camp in the 1840s. Travel back in time to that era at this summer gathering of mountain men.

August 9-13
National Corvette Restorers Society Show
Monterey: 818-994-4890
www.ncrs.org
Aficionados of Corvette, the featured marque at this year's Historic Auto Races, come to the Peninsula a week earlier for several days of show-and-shine fun.

August 10-31
The Man of La Mancha
Salinas: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.com
Dale Wasserman's poignant musical, which won five Tony Awards the year it debuted, appears on the Main Stage at The Western Stage, Salinas.

August 11
Concerts By The Bay
Monterey: 831-649-1223
www.smoothjazz.com
Popular annual jazz concert series moves to the Hyatt Regency Monterey in 2002. Fifth concert: An Intimate Evening with Michael McDonald.

August 12-13
Peninsula Rally at Quail Lodge
Carmel: 831-620-8881
www.quaillodge.com
Motorists with pre-1975 vintage automobiles will enjoy a road rally, gourmet picnic lunch, cocktails on the Covey Deck and a fabulous Vintner Dinner.

August 13-18
Monterey County Fair
Monterey: 831-372-5863
www.montereycountyfair.com
This year's theme is "Wine, Dine & Swine"but whatever they call it, the County Fair is always fun for all, with livestock exhibitions, entertainment, live music, amusement park and delicious foods. Tower of Power is the special attraction on Friday evening.

August 14-18
Blackhawk Classic Car Exposition Sale
Pebble Beach: (925) 736-3444
www.blackhawkcollection.com
More than 70 of the world's finest antique, classic and custom coachwork automobiles available for individual sale.

August 15
Sweet Thursdays on Cannery Row
Monterey: 831-648-8132
www.canneryrow.org
Art Ring, an educator and lecturer on John Steinbeck literary subjects, a Steinbeck collector and authority on his works, discusses "The Novel Ideas of John Steinbeck". 6-7pm, free admission.

August 15-16 (TBC)
Classic Car Parades
Pacific Grove and Carmel: 831-6261255
The Concours d'Elegance Classic Car Parade on the 15th focuses on Carmel, with the cars parked on Ocean Avenue between 11.30am-1:30pm. On the 16th, the Pacific Grove Vintage Auto Rally passes through Pebble Beach, Carmel and Monterey on its way from and to Pacific Grove.

August 15-18
Christie's International Motor Cars sale
Pebble Beach: 800-395-6300
www.christies.com
The Pebble Beach Equestrian Center swaps horses for horsepower for this elite sale of cars.

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August 16-October 13
"Royal Blood: Rise and Fall of Kings"
Carmel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Pacific Repertory Theater's Shakespeare festival presents Henry IV, Part Two, in repertory with Part One.

August 16
Bonham's Car Auction
Carmel: 415-391-4000
Truly of international caliber, this event presents superb automobiles for all tastes from several of the finest collections in America and Europe.

August 16
Concorso Italiano
Carmel: 425-688-1903
www.concorso.com
Premier international event showcasing exotic Italian automobiles.

August 16-18
29th Annual Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races
Monterey: 800-327-SECA
www.laguna-seca.com
The Monterey Historics brings out the best of racing's past from rare pre-war racers adorned with nameplates like Bugatti and Alfa-Romeo to 70s and 80s rocket ships from Lola and McLaren. This year's featured marque: Corvette.

August 16-18
16th Annual Monterey Sports Car Auction
Carmel: 800-211-4371
One of the world's largest sports car auctions, featuring 180 classic sports and race cars. Viewing available 9:00am-midnight over three days; bidding takes place Friday and Saturday evenings.

August 17
4th Annual Ferrari Concours
Carmel: 831-624-8886
www.thebarnyard.com
The Ferrari Owners Club brings Ferraris to The Barnyard for the public to view in late afternoon sunshine.

August 17
Moonlight Steam Train Dinner Party
Felton: 831-335-4484
www.roaringcamp.com
The evening includes a BBQ steak dinner with hot apple pie, mountain music, dancing beneath the soft glow of paper lanterns, and a romantic steam train excursion through a moon-lit redwood forest.

August 18
52nd Annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Pebble Beach: 831-372-8026
This spectacular event exhibits some of the most unique prewar and postwar marques along with the latest in concept car designs. Tickets in advance only.

August 22-September 22
Oliver!
Carmel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Pacific Repertory's summer musical, Lionel Bart's Oliver!, is presented under the stars in the oldest amphitheater west of the Rockies.

August 23-October 13
The Philadelphia Story
Salinas: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.com
Spend a delightful evening with Philip Barry's witty, sophisticated drawing room comedy, most famous in its film adaptation starring Katherine Hepburn. In repertory at The Western Stage's Studio Theater.

August 24
Concerts By The Bay
Monterey: 831-649-1223
www.smoothjazz.com
Popular annual jazz concert series moves to the Hyatt Regency Monterey in 2002. Final concert: Fourplay featuring Larry Carlton, Bob James, Harvey Mason and Nathan East.

August 25
Jewish Food Festival
Carmel Valley: 831-625-5460
A celebration of Jewish foods like latkes and bialys, strudel and kugelhopf, plus Jewish culture: Klezmer music, crafts, cooking demos, folk dancing, art exhibits, more.

August 25
Savor Monterey Peninsula
Carmel Valley: 831-648-5356
Evening event held at Chateau Julien Wine Estate, with live music, silent auction, food and wine. Call for tickets.

August 27
Paul Taylor Dance Company
CSUMB: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater/
A dominant force in modern dance for more than four decades, Taylor's imaginative choreography melds with an innate musicality that elevates even his simplest dances. Brilliant dancers bring his ideas to life.

August 31 - September 1
Annual Monterey Bay Reggae Fest
Monterey: 831-394-8047
www.mbayreggaefest.com
Reggae crowds enjoy the gentle music, ethnic arts & crafts from around the world, and authentic Caribbean food.

August 31
Island Dance Party
Monterey: 831-649-1223
www.smoothjazz.com
Dance amid the displays of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to the beat of San Francisco salsa band Orchestra d'Soul.

August 31 - September 1
15th Annual Greek Festival
Monterey: 831-424-4434
An ethnic festival featuring authentic Greek food -from dolmades and gyros to baklava, live music, traditional dancing, a taverna and crafts.

August 31 - September 1
18th Annual California Indian Market
San Juan Bautista: 831-623-2379
www.oneearthonepeople.org
A traditional gathering of the indigenous peoples and cultures of Turtle Island. Featuring American Indian artists, dance groups, drums, storytellers, foods and fashions.

August 31 - September 1
Roaring Camp Summer Sampler
Felton: 831-335-4484
www.roaringcamp.com
A sampling of Roaring Camp's best historic events, including: train robberies, mountain men, melodramas, and a steam-powered saw mill.



September 2002

September-TBA
Concert on the Green
Monterey: 831-646-5640
Concerts on the lawn in front of Colton Hall Museum.

September TBA
43rd Annual Home Organ/Keyboard Festival
Pacific Grove: 916-721-6127
www.hof.org
World-class artists give four daily concerts on latest-technology instruments-also workshops, camaraderie, parties, dancing and more.

September 1
2002 Galante Vineyards Summer Sounds Concert
Carmel Valley: 800-GALANTE
www.galantevineyards.com
Enjoy great wine while you dance on rose petals at Galante Vineyards and listen to the music of singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith.

September 6-8
Cherry's Jubilee
Monterey: 831-759-1836
Over 1000 classic cars from 1972 and older on display. Join the fun or sit back and watch the "show 'n shine" cruises down Cannery Row, Pacific Grove or Monterey, manufacturer's midway, and great food and entertainment.

September 7
Monterey Bay Master Gardeners Tour
Monterey Bay area: 831-763-8007
http://montereybaymg.ucdavis.edu/
Each year, a self-guided tour rotates between bay area communities, with the proceeds benefiting community garden projects in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

September 7
Taste a Rising Star
Soledad: 831-678-0300
www.usawines.com/paraiso
Celebration of Syrah and the coming 2002 harvest in intimate evening setting. Tours of night harvesting and Syrah punchdowns.

September 7-8
Otter Days
Monterey: 831-
www.montereybayaquarium.org
A delightful weekend of special exhibits and informative talks about the Aquarium’s most popular inhabitants: its sea otters. Great for kids, plus chances to win ‘behind the scenes’ tours.

September 7-8
Festa Italia-Santa Rosalia Festival
Monterey: 831-649-6544
Italian music, bocce competitions, arts and crafts, delicious Italian food.

September 7-October 6
The Crucible
Salinas: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.com
Arthur Miller's drama won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1953. His retelling of the Salem witch trials found moral echoes in the madness of McCarthyism. In repertory at The Western Stage's Studio Theater.

September 7-October 6
Come Back, Little Sheba
Salinas: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.com
William Inge's acerbic, at times emotionally wrenching, drama explores the mores of the 1950s. In repertory at The Western Stage's Studio Theater.

September 11-15
Strides & Tides Horse Show
Pebble Beach: 831-624-2756
www.ridepebblebeach.com
Casual, fun-filled equestrian event before the championships next month. Level A horse show featuring hunter jumping and horses from all over California.

September 12
Taste of the Valley
Salinas: 831-424-7611
www.salinaschamber.com
This food and wine festival is part of "A Salute to Agriculture" and boasts the bounty of Salinas Valley with gourmet recipes, Monterey County wines and floral displays.

September 13-14
Seagate Triathlon at Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove: 831-373-0678
www.tricalifornia.com
Olympic distance event consists of a swim course at Lover's Point, a bike ride to Asilomar State Beach, and a run to historic Cannery Row. Sponsored by Tri-Californian.

September 13-15
World Music Festival
Monterey: 831-622-9595
www.montereyworldmusic.org
Founded to promote cultural understanding through music, this year's joyous festival brings musicians from India, France, Sweden, North Africa and Mali to Monterey's Custom House Plaza. September 14-15
Old Monterey Sidewalk Art Promenade
Monterey: 831-655-8070
Sidewalk art show and sale on Alvarado Street. Hand-crafted ceramics, paintings and sculpture. New this year: a plein-air painting competition, with artists painting all around Old Monterey.

September 15
TomatoFest2002
Carmel: 888-989-8171
www.tomatofest.com
The largest tomato-tasting event in the nation features 300 varieties of tomatoes, tomato dishes created by 50 of the best chefs in the region, tastings presented by 25 wineries, and an International Olive Oil Tasting. This year honors chef extraordinaire Julia Child.

September 14-October 13
"Royal Blood: Rise and Fall of Kings"
Carmel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Pacific Repertory Theater's Shakespeare festival concludes its second year with Henry V, in repertory with Henry IV, Parts One and Two.

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September 15
Behind the Broken Words
CSUMB: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater/
This celebration of 20th-century poetry, drama and comedy unites Emmy award-winners Roscoe Lee Browne and Anthony Zerbe on stage at the World Theater. Listen for the tributes to W. B. Yeats and e. e. cummings among others.

September 17
Ton Koopman and Tini Mathot
Carmel: 831- 624-2046
www.bachfestival.org
Opening performance in the Carmel Bach Festival's winter Bravissima series, held at Carmel Mission Basilica, features Bach's Art of the Fugue performed by two of the most accomplished Early Music harpsichordists in the world.

September 19
Sweet Thursdays on Cannery Row
Monterey: 831-375-8512
www.canneryrow.org
Lecture program to be confirmed.

September 19
Taste of the Valley
Salinas: 831-424-7611
www.salinaschamber.com
This food and wine festival is part of "A Salute to Agriculture" and boasts the bounty of Salinas Valley with gourmet recipes, Monterey County wines and floral displays.

September 20-22
Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey: 925-275-9255
www.montereyjazzfestival.org
2002 marks the 45th anniversary of this world-class festival. To help celebrate, the 500 musicians performing include: the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Roy Hargrove, Joshua Redman, Etta James, The Heath Brothers, Charlie Haden, Nancy Wilson and Ramsey Lewis, and many many more. Jazz clinics, artwork, photography, and films; order tickets now.

September 20-22
American Le Mans Series Monterey Sports Car Championships
Monterey: 800-327-SECA
www.laguna-seca.com
The 2002 event includes a 3.5-hour main event which runs past dusk for true Le Mans style racing. Look for BMWs, Audis, Porsches, Vipers and Covettes, driven by stars like J.J. Lehto, Olivier Beretta and Hans Stuck.

September 21
Oceans Fair
Monterey: 831-647-4255
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the National Marine Sanctuary Monterey Bay. Free festival, with entertainment, food, an ocean treasure hunt for kids, and lots of information about our precious oceans.

September 21
International Coastal Cleanup Day
Monterey: 800-COAST4U
Help break the Guinness Book World Record held in California for the most volunteers cleaning up garbage in one state.

September 21
2002 Galante Vineyards Days of Wine and Roses
Carmel Valley: 800-GALANTE
www.galantevineyards.com
Enjoy great wine while you dance on rose petals at Galante Vineyards and listen to fabulous music.

September 21
Medieval Tales: Their Influence on Steinbeck's Writings
Salinas: 831-775-4724
www.steinbeck.org
Scholars discuss the fascination medieval romances held for John Steinbeck.

September 21
Heavenly Night Harvest Fest
Soledad: 831-678-0300
www.psvwine.com
Celebration of Syrah and the coming 2002 harvest in intimate evening setting at Paraiso Springs Winery. Tours of night harvesting and Syrah punchdowns.

September 21-November 17
These Rare Lands
Pacific Grove: 831-648-5716
www.pgmuseum.org
Large format, panoramic photographs by Stan Jorstad celebrate the scenic beauty of America's parks, monuments and battlefields. Traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution.

September 27
Harvest Wine Seminar
Carmel Valley: 831-624-2600
www.chateaujulien.com
Participate in the excitement of harvest! The whole crew will be present to crush grapes and dine "family-style" in the cellar.

September 27-October 12
The Merchant of Venice
Carmel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Shakespeare's controversial comedy pairs the light-hearted playfulness of a reluctant wooing with the sharp vengeance of "the pound of flesh." In repertory at Pacific Repertory Theater.

September 28
Grape Stomp & Barbecue
Soledad: 831-751-1980, ext 10
Help "let the juice loose" at this fun-filled Taste of Monterey event at Smith & Hook/Hahn Estates winery. Grape-crushing, vineyard tours, barrel tastings, and more.

September 28-29
14th Annual Artists Studio Tour
Carmel: 831-372-8471
www.artists-equity.org
Self-guided tour of more than 70 local artists' studios throughout the county open to the public for this Artists Equity sponsored event. Request a free map by emailing [email protected].

September 28-October 19
Tommy
Salinas: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.com
The Western Stage presents the granddaddy of all rock musicalsThe Who's Tommyon its Main Stage.

September 29
Carmel Mission Fiesta
Carmel: 831-624-8322
Featuring a variety of international musical entertainment, children's games, Farmer's Market, fabulous barbecue, and shopping galore at local artisans booths.

September 29-30
42nd Annual Monterey Gem and Mineral Show
Monterey: 831-659-4156
Gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, rocks, equipment exhibits, dealers, children's activities and food.



October 2002

October TBA
Harvest Open House
Carmel Valley: 800-GALANTE
www.galantevineyards.com
Taste the new releases, meet the winemakers, and learn about Galante wines and the wine-making process.

October 1
Stewart Goodyear
Carmel: 831-625-9938

www.carmelmusic.org
This 24-year-old pianist from Toronto is a rising star on the concert platform, playing with "intellectual intensity and coltish energy," to open the Carmel Music Society season.

October 4-6
California International Airshow
Salinas: 831-754-1983

www.ca-airshow.com
Prepare to be dazzled by fantastic flying exhibitions, aerobatics, skydiving, and much more.

October 4-November 3
Dia de los Muertos Altars
Salinas: 831-775-4737
www.steinbeck.org
The National Steinbeck Center honors the Mexican custom of honoring one's deceased forebears with festively decorated altars, with a display of community and personal altars.

October 5
Butterfly Parade
Pacific Grove: 831-646-6540
Elementary school children parade in butterfly costumes to welcome the return of the Monarch butterfly to its winter home. Community bazaar follows.

October 5
"Steinbeck Goes to War"
Salinas: 831-775-4724
www.steinbeck.org
John Steinbeck was an overseas correspondent during World War II, sending dispatches home via transatlantic telephone, his wartime books and screenplays include A Medal for Benny, Bombs Away, Once There Was A War, and The Moon Is Down. A showing of the film The Moon is Down is followed by a panel discussion featuring Olav R. Crone-Aamot, a member of the Norwegian “Milorg” during WWII; Anita Mason, a member of the Sons of Norway; and Arne Lunde of the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

October 6
Historic Home Tour
Pacific Grove: 831-373-3304
www.pacificgrove.org
Tour of select Victorian homes, bed & breakfast inns, churches and the Pt. Piños lighthouse. Costumed docents provide histories at each location.

October 6
Coulter/Phillips Ensemble
Carmel: 831-625-5633
First in the Lovejoy Concert Series: a delightful program of Celtic and Early American music, guaranteed to 'make your heart smile.'

October 11-27
Born Yesterday
Monterey: 831-646-4213
www.mpcfaculty.net/drama_dept/
Garson Kanin's snappy and beguiling comedy, set in a Washington, DC, where senators are for sale and dames develop brains, opens at the Morgan Stock Stage in Monterey.

October 12
Rumsien Indian Tales
Monterey: 831-372-2608
www.mntmh.org
Linda Yamane, author of How Humming Bird Got Fire, is a direct descendent of Monterey's native people. She tells tales and sings songs from her heritage as part of the Maritime Museum of Monterey's 10th anniversary celebrations.

October 12-13
9th Annual Old Monterey Seafood & Music Festival
Monterey: 831-655-8070
Fresh seafood including clam chowder, salmon, shrimp and sushi, live music and crafts, all around Custom House Plaza and Alvarado Street.

October 12-13
6th Annual Indian Summer Music Festival
Carmel Valley: 831-649-1223
www.smoothjazz.com
Celebrate fall at Quail Lodge with gourmet food and wine, plus great music.

October 12-13
1880s Harvest Festival
Felton: 831-335-4484
www.roaringcamp.com
Skills and crafts of a simpler time are presented: spinning, weaving, candle making, pumpkin carvingplus: see entries to Roaring Camp's annual scarecrow contest or make and take home your own scarecrow.

October 13
California Constitution Day
Monterey: 831-646-5640
www.monterey.org/museum
Re-enactment of California's first Constitutional Convention on the original site where it was drafted in 1849.

October 13-15
Monterey Symphony
Pacific Grove and Salinas: 831-624-8511
www.montereysymphony.org
Pianist Oliver Kern joins the symphony for the opening of the 2002-2003 season, with Kate Tamarkin conducting. Program includes Berlioz's Le Corsaire, Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op 64.

October 16
An Evening with Frida Kahlo
CSUMB: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater/
A multimedia performance celebrating the life and art of Frida Kahlo through songs and imagery.

October 16-27
California Performing Arts Festival
Monterey: 831-642-9040
www.carmelfest.org
Presenting more than 35 different music, dance and theatre performances - as well as a few surprises - in over 15 different venues in and around Carmel.

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October 17
"Clash by Night"
Monterey: 831-372-2608
www.mntmh.org
Evening showing of the 1952 classic film starring Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas and Marilyn Monroe; filmed on Cannery Row, showing at the Maritime Museum.

October 17-27
"Shylock"
Monterey: 831-642-9040
www.carmelfest.org
CPAF presents prize-winning actor Ron Campbell in this one-man show about an actor whose portrayal of Shakespeare's villainous Venetian has just been cancelled in the face of audience protests that it is anti-Semitic. Call for dates and times.

October 17
Sweet Thursdays on Cannery Row
Monterey: 831-648-8132
www.canneryrow.org
Lecture program TBA.

October 19
Ballet Stars of Moscow
Monterey: 831-642-9040
www.carmelfest.org
A gala evening of classical ballet, presented at CSUMB's World Theater, directed by Bolshoi Ballet Master Shamil Yagudin. Young soloists from the Bolshoi, the Moscow Classical Ballet and the Stanislavsky Theatre Ballet team up to perform world-class dance.

October 19
Marina Air Faire
Marina: 831-384-9155
www.marina-air.com
This year's dramatic line-up of classic aircraft, including an F8f Bearcat, a P-40 Warhawk, rare P-51s and many more, is complemented by a Fighter Ace Symposium, aircraft rides over Monterey Bay, custom and classic cars, and much more.

October 20
Taste of Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea: 831-624-2522
Local restaurants and wineries showcase their food and wine. Live and silent auctions, entertainment.

October 22
New Century Sax Quartet
Pacific Grove: 831-625-2212
www.chambermusicmontereybay.org
Chamber Music Monterey Bay opens its concert series with the lively notes of saxophones zipping their way through Bach's Art of the Fugue.

October 24
Ethos Percussion Group
CSUMB: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater/
Percussion instruments from around the globe make their appearance in performances by Ethos. A special feature of this one-night-only concert: the Missa Luba Mass, sung in Congolese.

October 26
Carmel's 86th Birthday Party
Carmel: 831-626-1255
Join Carmelites as they celebrate the city's birthday with a parade (11am) and barbecue (noon).

October 26
Big Sur River Run
Big Sur: 831-624-4112
www.bigsurriverrun.org
10K foot race and 5K walk amongst the redwoods and along the Big Sur River to benefit local charities.

October 26
Maritime Museum of Monterey Celebration
Monterey: 831-372-2608
www.mntmh.org
This 10th anniversary celebration features free opening of the museum, the launch of a Native American tule boat, special walking tours, live music and more.

October 27
23rd Annual Harvest Festival
Carmel: 831-624-8886
www.thebarnyard.com
A safe haven for children to trick-or-treat throughout the Barnyard shops. Enjoy hayrides, pony rides, costume contest and more. Guess the weight of the giant pumpkin and win it!

October 30
Ronald K. Brown / Evidence
CSUMB: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater/
One of America's hottest new choreographers brings his distinctive, high-energy dances to the World Theater. Merging ballet, African dance, even hip-hop, Brown also adds the spoken word to his programs.

October 30-November 3
Pebble Beach Equestrian Championships
Pebble Beach: 831-624-2786
www.ridepebblebeach.com
Grand finale to the horse show season in Pebble Beach.

October 31
Dark of the Moon
Monterey: 831-372-2608
www.mntmh.org
A history of the sardine fishery, as told by a retired fisherman and Monterey historians, followed by a short cruise on the bay; part of the Maritime Museum of Monterey's 10th anniversary celebrations.

October 31
Ghost Train
Felton: 831-335-4484
www.roaringcamp.com
Ride a steam train to Bear Mountain through a haunted redwood forest then follow Ichabod Crane as he flees the Headless Horseman. Reservations required.

October 31
Halloween Bal Masque
Big Sur: 831-667-2345
www.nepenthebigsur.com
Come to dine and dance beneath the moon on the terrace of Nepenthe, one of Big Sur's signature dining spots, at the annual masked costume party. Proceeds benefit the Big Sur fire service.



November 2002

November 1-2
Monterey Bay Film Festival
CSUMB: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater/
Discover independent release films and videos that explore our cultures, our relationships, and the world around us. Three separate sessionsof programs, each including films dealing with social issues, environmental concerns and cultural celebrations.

November 2-3
Monterey Bay Holiday Gift Fair
Monterey: 831-622-0700
www.pacrep.org
Original hand-made arts and crafts exhibition and sale. All artists on-site, as well as food, drink and family entertainment.

November 6
Sharon Isbin
Carmel: 831-625-9938

www.carmelmusic.org
One of the great classical guitarists, first to win a Grammy in 28 years, Sharon Isbin's performances are "all raw emotion, dazzling technique, and a kaleidoscope of tonal colors."

November 8-9
Something's Rotten in the State of Denmark
CSUMB: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater/
A one-act play by Joseph Wallace: the Bard's Hamlet is converted into a farce so hysterical, you'll never read the classic the same way again.

November 8-10
6th Annual Great Wine Escape Weekend
Monterey: 831-375-9400
www.montereywines.org
Visit Monterey County wineries and restaurants as they roll out the red carpet for a weekend of open houses, winemaker dinners, tours and entertainment.

November 9
Fall Winemaker Dinner
Carmel Valley: 831-624-2600
www.chateaujulien.com
Dine amid candlelight and aging oak barrels in the winery's Chai. The one night of the year that the winery's barrel room is open to dine.

November 10-12
Monterey Symphony Orchestra
Pacific Grove and Salinas: 831-624-8511
www.montereysymphony.org
The second in the 2002-2003 concert series features Howard Zhang, violin, performing the Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra by Bruch, the Violin romance No. 2 by Beethoven; the orchestra plays Weber's Overture to Euryanthe and Mozart's Symphony No. 38 in D major, the Prague.

November 15
Alexander String Quartet
Pacific Grove: 831-625-2212
www.chambermusicmontereybay.org
Concert series presented by Chamber Music Monterey Bay continues with string quartet performances of Haydn's Op. 76, no. 3; Janacek's no. 1; and Beethoven's Op. 59, no. 3.

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November 21-24
Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational
Pebble Beach: 831-625-8575
www.pebblebeach.com
Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Enjoy the world famous golf links on Monterey Peninsula: Del Monte Golf Course, Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course.

November 21
Sweet Thursdays on Cannery Row
Monterey: 831-648-8132
www.canneryrow.org
Lively celebration honoring Kalisa Moore, for more than forty years the guardian of Kalisa's La Ida Café, mentioned in Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Event starts at 5:30pm at Kalisa's on Cannery Row, continuing at Hopkins Marine Station Auditorium on Ocean View Avenue.

November 21-24
Flatfish Blues
CSUMB: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater/
Written by Will Shepard and Bruce Grindal, and based on Grindal's short story, Redneck Girl.

November 22-December 14
A Christmas Carol
Salinas: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.com
The Main Stage at The Western Stage, Salinas, is transformed into Victorian England on a mysterious, frosty, night with this adaptation of Charles Dickens' winter classic.

November 23
Homecrafters' Marketplace
Carmel: 831-626-1255
A juried show of the creations made by artists and craftspeople in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. Superb Christmas shopping!

November 28
Thanksgiving at Quail Lodge
Carmel: 831-620-8830
www.quaillodge.com
Enjoy a traditional buffet and carving stations at the Clubhouse with children's room and live music, or an elegant four-course, prix fix menu at The Covey.

November 29
8th Annual Cannery Row Christmas Tree Lighting
Monterey: 831-649-6690
www.canneryrow.com
"Snow on the Row." Annual tree lighting, caroling and arrival of Santa Claus.

November 30-March 2, 2003
Endangered Cultures: Portraits from Tribal New Guinea
Pacific Grove: 831-648-5716
www.pgmuseum.org
A photographic exhibit focusing on the beauty and complexity of tribal adornment in New Guinea's highlandsan island containing over 1200 languages.




December 2002

December 1
22nd Annual Christmas Festival
Carmel: 831-624-8886
www.thebarnyard.com
St. Nick on his white steed, music, caroling, entertainment, food and more in the most spectacular, magical gardens in the Barnyard.

December 1
Lovejoy Winter Concert
Carmel: 831-625-5633
The Broadway Classics Ensemble (piano, soprano, tenor and baritone) presents a midwinter's eve program ranging from the quietly moving music of Gustav Holst to sparkling international carols.

December 2
Pacific Grove Tree Lighting
Pacific Grove: 831-373-3304
www.pacificgrove.org
Jewell Park is the meeting place for Santa, Mrs. Claus, and reindeer, for a jolly good time for all.

December 3-4
Christmas at the Inns
Pacific Grove: 831-373-3304
www.pacificgrove.org
Take a self-guided tour of several bed & breakfast inns, all decked out in holiday splendor. Entertainment and refreshments served.

December 4
Los Californios in Monterey
CSUMB Seaside: 831-915-3793
email: [email protected]
Premiere of a documentary film focusing on a forgotten aspect of Monterey area history and the role played by Los Californios in settling the region. The evening features a performance by the Alta California dancers.

December 4-8
Streets of Bethlehem
Salinas: 831-422-9872
A living history interactive experience. Over 200 cast members, numerous musical groups and even live animals help bring this Christmas story to life.

December 5
Holiday Parade of Lights
Pacific Grove: 831-373-3304
www.pacificgrove.org
Marching bands, holiday floats, dance troupes and equestrian groups - plus a visit from Santa Claus - in downtown Pacific Grove.

December 6
Monterey Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Monterey: 831-646-5640
Gather on the lawn outside Town Hall to watch the lighting of the town's treecarolling and good cheer abound!

December 6-31
Artists' Miniatures
Monterey: 831-372-5477
Monterey Museum of Art displays miniature works of art by over 300 artists; all are part of the blind auction to benefit the museum, which closes on New Year's Eve.

December 6 - January 2
December Exhibitions at Carmel Art Association
Carmel: 831-624-6176
www.carmelart.org
Three shows appear in the main galleries: "The Thumbnail Sketch Show", honoring the association's 75th anniversary; Robert R. Bradshaw's solo show of figurative paintings; and a showcase of four local artists. Opening reception December 7, 6-8pm.

December 6
Convivium
Carmel: 831- 624-2046
www.bachfestival.org
The Carmel Bach Festival's winter Bravissima series presents Convivium, a violin-cello-harpsichord trio, performing romantic holiday music by Bach, Gabrieli, Marais, and others. At All Saints Church, Carmel.

December 6
Carmel Tree Lighting
Carmel: 831-626-1255
Lighting of Carmel-by-the-Sea's official tree at Ocean Avenue and Junipero at 5pm sharp.

December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
www.arieltheatrical.org/
Ariel Children's Theater magics up a special holiday treat for the young and young at heart. Evening and matinee performances.

December 7
Stillwell's Snow in the Park
Pacific Grove: 831-373-3304
www.pacificgrove.org
Caledonia Park is covered in a blanket of glistening snow surrounded by festive lights. Lots of fun for the young and the young at heart. Special appearances by Santa, Frosty and the Snow Queen.

December 7
4th Annual Wine & Wreaths Open House
Joullian Vineyards
Carmel Valley: 831-659-2800
Attendees are invited to wind their own grapevine wreath from Joullian's cuttings. Wine tasting and picnic area a must.

December 7- 8
Monterey Peninsula Choral Society Christmas Concert
Carmel: 831-645-4728
With four decades of tradition, this inspired community choral group performs a Christmas program at Carmel Mission Basilica.

December 7, 14, 21
Santa Claus on Alvarado Street
Monterey: 831-655-8070
Santa Claus greets children, poses for photos and distributes candy; horse-drawn carriage rides around Old Monterey add to the fun. Free, between 12 and 3pm.

December 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22
Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train
Santa Cruz: 831-335-4484
www.roaringcamp.com
Ride a beautifully lit holiday train through Victorian Santa Cruz as you sip hot spiced cider, listen to carolers and view decorated homes.

December 8
Carmel Inns of Distinction Tour
Carmel: 831-624-4447
Carmel Heritage Society guides you to the village's handsomest, most historic inns, with samples of Monterey County wine to add to holiday cheer. Reservations recommended.

December 8
Holiday Homescapes
Carmel Valley: 831-624-2600
www.chateaujulien.com
Held at Chateau Julien; great ideas for home decorating for your holiday celebrations.

December 8
Sundaes on Sunday
www.canneryrow.com
Ghirardelli on Cannery Row hosts an ice cream eating contest, to complement the excitement of Christmas on the Row.

December 8
22nd Annual Christmas Open House
Soledad: 831-678-2132
Hahn Estates and Smith & Hook Winery invite visitors to join them for wreath-making, live music, wine-tasting and more.

December 8
Brighten The Harbor
Monterey: 831-657-0855
www.mpyc.org
Boats decorated with Christmas lights parade from the Coast Guard Pier to Lover's Point and back. A judging of boats will follow at the Yacht Club.

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December 8
A Winter Concert
Seaside: 831-582-3009 www.csumb.edu/worldtheater/
Cal State Monterey Bay presents a festive concert mixing traditional holiday music with works by John Coltrane, Miles Davis and others.

December 8
Kayakers Holiday Open House
Monterey: 800-649-5357
www.montereybaykayaks.com
Check out new 2003 kayaks and nautical gear while sipping cider and nibbling cookies. Don't miss a visit by Kayak Santa!

December 12 & 14
19th Annual Christmas in the Adobes
Monterey: 831-649-7118
www.mbay.net/~mshp
Experience Monterey's beautiful historic buildings illuminated by candlelight and enhanced with period decorations, musical entertainment, costumed volunteers and refreshments.

December 13
La Posada
Monterey: 831-646-3866
A traditional Christmas candlelight parade led by Joseph and Mary with participants singing Spanish and English Christmas carols. A piñata party and refreshments follow.

December 13
Burning River Brass Ensemble
Pacific Grove: 831-625-9938
www.carmelmusic.org
Burning River Brass Ensemble is composed of one dozen top instrumentalists. This special concert debuts a new composition by Tony Di Lorenzo, commemorating Monterey's Quadricentennial.

December 13-15
Monterey Quadricentennial History Weekend
Monterey: 831-657-6407
www.montereyquad.org
Discover Monterey's 400 years of history in this weekend-long event. Talks by local notable historians, guided walks of Old Monterey, an exhibition of artwork by Jo Mora, and a reenactment of Sebastian Vizcaino's landing and the first Mass in Monterey.

December 13-14
for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
CSUMB: 831-582-4580
www.csumb.edu/worldtheater/
Ntozake Shange's unforgettable collage of the trials and triumphs of Black women throughout the course of their lives.

December 13-15
4th Annual Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival
Monterey: 831-372-8520
www.montereycowboy.com
The best cowboy poets and balladeers are featured in a 3-day weekend event also showcasing western artists and gear makers.

December 14
Kayakers Holiday Open House
Moss Landing: 800-649-5357
www.montereybaykayaks.com
Check out new 2003 kayaks and nautical gear while sipping cider and nibbling cookies. Don't miss a visit by Kayak Santa!

December 14
Chocolate Making
Carmel Valley: 831-658-3550
www.bernardus.com
Learn the fine art of chocolate candy making, in the setting of Bernardus Lodge.

December 14
Christmas Gift Show
Carmel Valley: 831-659-2233
www.loslaureles.com
Los Laureles Lodge hosts a specially selected group of craftspeople for their third annual gift fair. The Lodge's restaurant opens for lunch, too.

December 14-15
Pioneer Christmas
Felton: 831-335-4484
www.roaringcamp.com
1880s Roaring Camp is decorated with garlands and bows, and carolers sing along Main Street. Take a wintry steam train ride and join a pioneer Santa atop Bear Mountain for a treasure hunt in a redwood forest.

December 14-15
I Cantori di Carmel Winter Concert
Carmel: 831-655-0869
www.icantori.org
Come celebrate Christmas and winter solstice with sacred choral music ringing through the lovely historic Carmel Mission.

December 15
Holiday Sand Castle Contest
www.canneryrow.com
Cannery Row invites children to compete in a fun-for-all sand castle competition on MacAbee Beach (weather permitting).

December 15, 18-19
Monterey Symphony
Carmel: 831-624-8511
www.montereysymphony.org
Two special candlelight concerts, at St Benedict Church, Hollister, and the resplendent Carmel Mission Basilica. Festive holiday music for orchestra and chorus. These concerts sell out quickly. Call for reservations: no tickets sold at the door.

December 19
Sweet Thursdays on Cannery Row
Monterey: 831-648-8132
www.canneryrow.org
Lecture program at Hopkins Marine Station Auditorium.

December 20-22
"And the Angels Sang"
Carmel: 831-642-2701
www.camerata-singers.org
Three fascinating concerts linking old and new versions of Christmas classics, at three concerts: Dec 20, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Salinas 8pm. Dec 21, Carmel Mission Basilica, Carmel, 8:30pm. Dec 22, Mission San Antonio, Jolon, 3:00pm .

December 22
Ice Carving on Cannery Row
www.canneryrow.com
Chill out at an ice-carving demonstration down on Cannery Row.

December 31
First Night Monterey
Downtown Monterey: 831-373-4778
www.firstnightmonterey.org
Celebration of New Year's Eve through the arts. Music, dances, poetry, special installations and exhibits from 2pm to midnight indoors and out throughout historic downtown Monterey. Alcohol-free event for the entire family.

December 31
New Year's Eve Celebrations
Enjoy bringing in the New Year with elegance and style.
The Lodge at Pebble Beach
831- 624-3811
The Inn at Spanish Bay
831-647-7500



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The most mysterious event?
Is Carmel's 41st Annual Great Sand Castle Contest the county's best-kept secret? The event is held on Carmel Beach, south of Tenth Avenue, on a Sunday in September or October... But that's all anyone knows until the date is releasedjust two weeks before the event! Sign up for our free e-newsletter for details (when we can reveal them, that is).