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November 2018

Monterey County Gives 2018 – Donate Today!

November 8 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm

WHAT'S THE 'BIG IDEA?' As an institution, the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is an enormous idea. For seventy years we’ve presented art exhibitions, plays, workshops and readings that support creative expression on the Central Coast. Even if you only walk in once a year, just the knowledge and reassurance the Cherry Center is still here raises one's spirits. Next year is no different. We are brimming over with “big ideas.” Our first is The Cherry in Motion -- the…

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December 2018

Along Came Betty – Jazz at The Cherry

December 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$25.00

We are pleased to welcome back Along Came Betty to our theater stage for another round of rich, harmonized sax and trumpet, backed by the classic piano, bass, and drums rhythm section. Along Came Betty (Biff Smith, piano; Brian Stock, trumpet and flugelhorn; Paul Tarantino, saxophone; Steve Uccello, bass; Patrick Tregenza, drums) has performed at many local and national jazz venues, including the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Big Sur Jazz Festival. Since 1998, they have been celebrating the spirit…

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A Broadway Songbook with Tom Parks

December 21 @ 7:30 pm - December 22 @ 7:30 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$25.00

  Tom Parks returns to the Cherry stage with A Broadway Songbook on December 21st and 22nd, at 7:30 p.m. Join us for a joyful evening of song and remembrance featuring the music of Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and many more. Musical direction by George Peterson. Tickets for the evening are $25.00, available by calling (831) 717-7373.

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January 2019

Partita Time! – The Cherry Trio

Jan 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$25

PARTITA TIME!   The Cherry Trio -- Elizabeth Gaver (violin), Penny Hanna (viola da gamba) and Michael Peterson (harpsichord) offers a toast to the new year with “Partita Time” on January 1st, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. After the fireworks, but before the wine! Featuring some of the finest composers of the Baroque era, this year’s concert also highlights some lesser-knowns, including fire-y Vivaces and Arisoso variations by Buxtehude, a sparkling assortment of French dances by Senaillé, a sizzling sonata by Krieger, The…

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Imagine Euphoria – Two Plays on the Edge of Consciousness

Jan 18 @ 7:30 am - Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$25

Euphoria - A play by Erik Roycraft In "Euphoria," a resentful daughter confronts her ailing dad as they wait on an oceanside cliff for her young son's departing flight to pass overhead. Imagine - A play by Janice Blaze Rocke In "Imagine," get a peek inside the dressing room of The Mitchell Bros Theatre circa 1989 as a disillusioned and drunk stripper contemplates the idea of performing to Imagine by John Lennon for an all male audience who aren't at…

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