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February 2005

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February 2005

February 2
Imani Winds
CSUMB, Seaside
Tel: 831-582-4580
Five outstanding musicians joined forces to create Imani Winds, an ensemble that pushes the boundaries of a traditional, classical music wind ensemble. They bridge European and African musical traditions and present a diverse repertoire.

February 4-5 and 11-14
Flashlight Tours at Wild Things
Tel: 831-455-1901
Adults (over 18) can get a little wild around Valentine?s Day learning about the fascinating mating behaviors of the animal kingdom during a nocturnal tour of Wild Things animal facility. Tours followed by refreshments and a lucky drawing to win a night in the VisionQuest safari-style B&B.

February 5
Ancient Echoes Lecture
Pacific Grove
Tel: 831-648-5716
Daniel Bianchetta, whose photographs of Native American rock art (petroglyph) sites are on exhibit at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, talks about the sites and his technique (2pm).

February 5
150th Birthday of Pt Pinos Light
Pacific Grove
Tel: 831-648-5716 ext. 13
Fourth in a series of events, re-enactments and readings at the historic lighthouse at Asilomar and Lighthouse in Pacific Grove. This week: light-keeper Emily Fish retires.

February 6
Social Sundays at La Mirada
Tel: 831-649-7118
Fine art mixes and mingles with live music and tasty hors d?oeuvres at Monterey Museum of Art?s La Mirada Gallery during these quarterly special Sundays.

February 7-13
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Pebble Beach
Tel: 800-541-9091
The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is a 72-hole PGA Tour golf championship with 180 top tour professionals (including Davis Love III, Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson, and Rookie-of-the-Year Todd Hamilton) and 180 star-studded celebrity amateurs (Donald Trump, Kevin Costner and Samuel L. Jackson among them) competing head-to-head at this year's event. New for 2005: Monterey trolley shuttles to whisk spectators between convenient parking lots and the courses at Pebble Beach.

February 8
Ladysmith Black Mambazo + Vusi Mahlasela
Tel: 831-620-2040
Without question one of the most important vocal groups to come out of the dark days of South Africa's apartheid, Ladysmith Black Mambazo brings their dazzling harmonies (famous from Paul Simon's Graceland album) to the soaring arches of Sunset Center.

February 11
Paris Piano Trio + Ysa?e St. Quartet
Tel: 831-625-2212
Chamber Music Monterey Bay presents the meeting of two celebrated ensembles. Between them, they form a ?near-ideal fusion of passion, energy and control,? (LA Times), playing works by Ravel, Faur? and Chausson.

February 12
A Day of Romance in Old Monterey
Tel: 831-647-6204
"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 12
150th Birthday of Pt Pinos Light
Pacific Grove
Tel: 831-648-5716 ext. 13
Last in a series of events, re-enactments and readings at the historic lighthouse at Asilomar and Lighthouse in Pacific Grove. This week: World War II and the Coast Guard Beach Patrol.

Valentine's Weekend
Affairs of the Heart
various locations
There's romance in the air all around Valentine's Day, in fact throughout the month of February. Follow the link above to our Valentine Romance page to learn all about romantic dinners, overnight packages, special events and more.

February 15
Chamber Music in Colton Hall
Tel: 831-646-3991
The duo of Hart and Elana, piano and brass, present an evening of chamber music at Colton Hall, setting of California?s Constitutional Convention. Reservations required as space in this historic venue is limited.

February 16
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Tel: 831-620-2040
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, formed in 1978, is high-energy, athletic, and artistically bold?and continues to be one of the most innovative and imaginative dance companies in the United States.

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February 17-20
19th Annual Masters of Food and Wine
Tel: 800-401-1009
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, with cooking demonstrations, great meals and more.

February 18
Mari Kodama
Tel: 831-625-3637
Internationally respected pianist Mari Kodama pauses in Carmel during a global tour that includes performances of Beethoven piano sonatas in Nagoya, Tokyo and Los Angeles.

February 18-20
Wine Passport Weekend
Tel: 831-375-9400
Explore the wineries of Monterey County equipped with a ?passport? that entitles you to tastings, special offers and great prizes. The Monterey Wine Auction & Gala on the 19th at Kendall-Jackson Vineyards and Winery, benefits the Central Coast Visiting Nurse Association as well as other local charitable organizations.

February 19
Love at the Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
Tel: 831-648-4888
There?s romance in the air ? and underwater ? at the Monterey Bay Aquarium?s popular Valentine?s party. In between dances, and sipping fine wine or nibbling Ghirardelli chocolates, aquarists will reveal the surprising mating secrets of the marine life all around you.

February 19
Listening Room Songwriters Concert
Big Sur
Tel: 831-667-2574
Come hear a selection of newly minted songs being polished at the 2nd Annual Listening Room International Songwriters' Retreat, being held Feb 15-20 at the Henry Miller Library.

February 19-20
Indian Arts and Crafts Show
Tel: 650-856-6622
Discover a diverse array of Native American crafts, displayed by the artists and artisans themselves in many cases, during this winter weekend fair.

February 19-20
Steinbeck Country Cat Show
King City
Tel: 408-749-0147
Cats of all stripes compete in an all-breed cat show listed with The Cat Fanciers? Association, held at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds.

February 19-20
Art on the Plaza
Tel: 831-625-0931
Fine contemporary arts and crafts, including raku, glass, wood, garden accessories and 'wearable art,' fill Monterey's Custom House Plaza (10am-5pm), sponsored by the Carmel Art Guild.

February 19-21
Monterey Symphony
Salinas (19), Carmel (20-21)
Tel: 831-624-8511
Marko Letonja, guest conductor, leads the orchestra in a romantic program including Tchaikovsky?s Romeo and Juliet Overture and selections from Prokofiev?s Romeo and Juliet.

February 22
Axis Dance Company
CSUMB, Seaside
Tel: 831-582-4580
It's known as "physically integrated dance," and its appeal lies in its bold merging of performers with and without physical handicaps. A celebration of music and the possibilities of movement, according to The Miami Herald.

February 26-27
Shark Days
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
Tel: 831-648-4888
Ever dreamed you could get up-close-and-personal with a shark? This weekend event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium offers the perfect opportunity, with special auditorium programs and shark-feeding shows.

February 26-27
East of Eden Cat Show
Tel: 831-372-7018
Just in time for John Steinbeck?s birthday: the East of Eden Cat Club holds its annual show of fabulous felines, at Monterey County Fairgrounds.

February 27
Steinbeck's Birthday Celebrations
Tel: 831-775-4721
Join a hometown celebration, based at the National Steinbeck Center, as Salinas remembers the life and works of native son and Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.

February 27
Oscar Night Gala
Tel: 831-646-0910
A glamorous evening celebrating the Academy Awards. Dinner plus big screen telecast.

February TBA
19th Annual Together with Love Run and Walk
Pacific Grove
Tel: 831-373-3389
[email protected]
This 10k run/5k walk on a mostly flat, looped course around beautiful Monterey Bay is the fastest growing footrace on the Central Coast.