fall arts 2005 | OCT.
Thursday, September 1, 2005
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Butterfly Parade in Pacific Grove (646-6540). Ask a Pagrovian.
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Chamber Music Monterey Bay’s 39th season leaves the station aboard the “ORIENT EXPRESS” with the ever-popular Quartetto Gelato at Sunset Center.
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12TH ANNUAL JADE FESTIVAL at Pacific Valley School (805-927-5574). Plenty of time to put together pieces at home before holidays hit.
BACH’S CIRCLE performs some of Mozart’s heavenly music at All Saints Church.
In addition to being a great artist, HOLLI MOON’s got a pretty damn good band too. Check out her New Contemporary Work at Gallery North.
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OLD MONTEREY SEAFOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL at Custom House Plaza (655-8070). They had me at “seafood.” OK—maybe it was “shucked garlic oysters.” (Important: Nine bands provide perfect soundtrack for self-indulgence.)
SAGE at Sly McFly’s—Disco inferno. SAGE plays songs by Sly Stone and medleys of disco hits and Blue Brothers songs. So get up. Get on up.
THE KINGSTON TRIO at Sunset Center—Michael, row your boat to Carmel, to see the immensely popular folk act of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s.
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REDWALL at The Wilson Children’s Theatre—Various species of rodents engaged in medieval battle at Ariel! The kids’ll love this.
ENSEMBLE MONTEREY opens its concert season with performances of Debussy’s Dances Sacred and Profane, Finzi’s Bagatelles, and two pieces by Benjamin Britten, Simple Symphony and Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings at Sunset Center.
TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT HAWTHORNE GALLERY—Don’t need much of an excuse to get down to the Hawthorne, and this is a great excuse.
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TOM RUSSELL at Monterey Live The Americana singer/songwriter has released one of the most eclectic and ambitious recordings of 2005, Hotwalker, which pays tribute to folks like Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan.
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COMMUNICATING DOORS at MPC Theatre—A time-traveling sex specialist from the future stumbles into a murder plot. What more do you need to know?
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Cellist DAVID FINCKEL and his wife, pianist Wu Han, demonstrate a lively union of chamber music at the Sunset Center.
The DJ and lothario BAD BOY BILL returns to town for another performance in the Mint series at Club Octane.
SOLACE: A Group Show at Lisa Coscino Gallery. Really looking forward to this.
RICHARD MACDONALD has been working like mad on his new series of dance sculpture, Le Danseur, which opens at Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery. Can’t take my eyes off “Brazilian Feathers.”
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The MONTEREY SYMPHONY presents Weber’s Overture to Der Freischutz, Musorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique under the wand of conductor Max Bragado-Darman at Sherwood Hall. (Also on the 16th and 17th.)
Feel-good sculptor GEDION NYANHONGO from Zimbabwe shows Leaving Life Together at Phillips Gallery. This guy has got some positive vibrations.
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JOHNNY GUITAR at the Golden Bough Theatre—Musical comedy based on the cult film starring Joan Crawford.
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After eight weeks of nonstop rocking, one local band will be proclaimed winner of MONTEREY BATTLE OF THE BANDS tonight at Club Octane.
Carmel Music Society’s concert season at Carmel’s Sunset Center opens with a recital by distinguished piano soloist ANDRAS SCHIFF.
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THE GREAT TENNESSEE MONKEY TRIAL at The Sunset Cultural Center—Evolve! Ed Asner, James Cromwell and Marsha Mason in a special, semi-staged production adapted directly from the Scopes trial transcripts.
RAIN OF GOLD at The Western Stage—Drama based on Victor Villasenor’s groundbreaking book.
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The seminal photography gallery PHOTOGRAPHY WEST celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Hat’s off.
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MISALLIANCE at the Indoor Forest Theatre—The Staff Players do George Bernard Shaw.
Spooktacular Movie Trailers and THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD at Golden State Theatre—Halloween on Alvarado equals twice the freaks, twice the fun. (Continues through the 31st.)
THE BORDEAUX COUNTRYSIDE at Robert Lewis Gallery—More lush landscapes at this beautiful little Pacific Grove gallery.
PAINTING THE WESTERN STATES by Barry John Raybould at Oceanview Fine Art Gallery—Raybould captures the spirit of an old frontier.
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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with the Mighty Wurlitzer at Golden State Theatre—Go creepy or classy? Sometimes it’s nice not having to choose.
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Time to get my FREAK ON for reals. Go downtown dressed like my favorite dream-or-nightmare character. And remember to tip the bartender.