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October 2018

“You’d Be Prettier If You Smiled” – Identity, Gender and Dissonance

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

The Carl Cherry Center’s next exhibition, You’d Be Prettier if You Smiled: Identity, Gender and Dissonance, opens Friday, October 19th, with an artists’ reception from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. For this exhibit, Gail Enns selected works by the Temple Sisters, Susan Abbott Martin, and Maria Porges that open an important conversation about the enduring struggle women face in contemporary society. You’d Be Prettier if You Smiled, Identity, Gender and Dissonance furthers the dialog begun…

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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

The Way We Fell Out of Touch – A New Play in Development

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

An Invitation to see a New Play in Development! Award-winning screenwriter and author Toni Ann Johnson will perform her new play THE WAY WE FELL OUT OF TOUCH, based on the true story of the relationship between Johnson’s African-American mother and their family’s white maid during the 1970s in Upstate New York.  The play is an adaptation of her award-winning short story (Lodestone Fiction Award ~ 2017). This play reading is developed in collaboration with Director, Robin McKee.  This is…

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An Evening with Devaji – Live in a Universe of Love

December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Live in a Universe of Love Join us for an evening with Devaji and discover this Truth in yourself. Saturday, December 8th at 6:30 pm at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Fourth and Guadalupe, Carmel. $15 suggested donation at the door. Devaji's teachings, which are rooted in the nondual tradition of Ramana Maharshi and the devotional path of Ramakrishna, invite us to use life's reflection to discover the passion, beauty and love of pure Being. He has been guiding…

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Bruce Forman’s “The Red Guitar”

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$20.00

Imagine receiving an invitation to a gala featuring John Coltrane, Sigmund Freud, and Faust. Bruce Forman’s “The Red Guitar” is all that and more. This show draws on Forman’s decades of experience as a formidable jazz guitarist and his considerable skill as a storyteller and teacher, producing a work that is greater than the sum of its dazzling parts. A story in and about jazz, “The Red Guitar “ showcases Forman’s genre-breaking inventiveness and his ability to improvise and create…

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Make Merry at The Cherry Celebration – pop-up art sale

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

"Mighty Tomato" - Robin Winfield The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts invites you to their annual 'pop-up' art fundraiser, Make Merry at the Cherry Celebration, on Friday, December 14th, from 5-8 pm in the gallery on Fourth Avenue and Guadalupe Street, Carmel. Photograph by Ken Parker Catch the holiday spirit as you mix and mingle with friends old and new. The event will feature reasonably-priced art by Robin Winfield, Jan Wagstaff, Peter Hiller, Mary Hill, Dixie Dixon, Ken Parker, Richard Cannon, Mary Liz…

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Monterey Comedy Improv

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$15.00

Tragedy, comedy, or contemporary culture?  It makes no difference to the Monterey Comedy Improv, who perform 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 15th, at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel. The troupe will take suggestions from the audience on a wide range of subjects to create a series of scenes and skits using whatever props are at hand. Scenes might include star-crossed lovers, sword fights, turkeys, politicians, rhyming couplets, disguises, and asides from the audience. Monterey Comedy Improv  have…

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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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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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