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February 2019

Monterey Comedy Improv

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$15

Tragedy, comedy, or contemporary culture?  It makes no difference to the Monterey Comedy Improv, who perform 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 9th, 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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Roger Book – Journey Through Love

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$25

Local guitarist, pianist, poet, story-teller and singer-songwriter Roger Book will perform a special concert, Journey Through Love, Saturday, February 23, at 2:00pm, at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel.  Reception will start at 1:15 with light appetizers and wine. During the performance, Roger will take you through the many sides of love, while sharing personal stories from his life and those around him. All proceeds benefit the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts and Carmel's WW1 Memorial Arch…

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March 2019

Thinking Out Loud – Monterey County High School Student Art Exhibition

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - March 23 @ 4:00 pm

Thinking Out Loud, our annual  Monterey County high school student art exhibition, opens Saturday, March 2nd, with an artist reception from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Cherry Center’s gallery on Fourth and Guadalupe, Carmel. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit can be seen through March 23rd, 2019, during regular gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday noon to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment. This program is made possible in part through…

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April 2019

Hot House: An Exhibit of Botanicals

April 5 @ 5:00 pm - May 4 @ 4:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

 Hot House, an exhibit of botanicals celebrating the abundance of spring, opens April 5th at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts. A reception for the artists will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited. "Flora 24" - Stacy Frank This exhibit is a euphoric visual landscape of flora and fauna, featuring a range of media---works strong in color, eccentric in design, and loaded with enthralling details. Media used to create botanical…

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Dick Whittington and Friends

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Celebrated jazz pianist Dick Whittington will be performing on Saturday, April 27th, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. as part of our ongoing Jazz At The Cherry series.  Dick will be joined by Jim Payne on drums and Kenoa Mendenhall on bass. Tickets are $25, available through brownpapertickets.com or by calling (831) 624-7491. Savory fare, champagne and wine are included in the ticket price. Doors open at 2:00pm. About Dick Whittington: Whittington, a long-time Big Sur resident, began his career in Los Angeles in…

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May 2019

Robert Campbell Monterey County High School Poetry Awards

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A reading and awards ceremony honoring the student poets will be held 2:00PM on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. During the event, student poets will receive an anthology featuring their award-winning works; certificate of merit; cash prize; and book of poetry. Family members, teachers, fellow students, and the public are welcome to attend.   The Robert Campbell Monterey County High School Poetry Awards are held each year in conjunction with the Carl Cherry Center’s high…

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Color Theory: The Art of Color at the Cherry Center

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - June 15 @ 4:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Color Theory, an exhibit  exploring the application of color in paintings by Lucas Blok and Mel Prest, opens Friday, May 17th at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts. A reception for the artists will be held at the center from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition examines the use of color from two separate, but related, perspectives: the large vibrant color fields of Monterey’s Lucas Blok and Mel Prest, a…

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Lucky Lindy: A Conversation With Charles Lindbergh

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - June 2 @ 2:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$25

It's 1974 and Charles Lindbergh is in the spotlight after 35 years of silence. From the world's flying hero to a hero's welcome in an evil dictatorship, to a leader of American isolationists and, finally, to a committed naturalist and environmentalist, he is always controversial.  Now Lindbergh is read to talk...about everything. Lucky Lindy: A Conversation with Charles Lindbergh is an original play written and directed by Tom Parks, with Keith Decker as Charles Lindbergh and Lynette Winter.  The play…

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The Way We Fell Out of Touch

May 30 @ 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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June 2019

Oceans, Flamenco en Vivo Carmel

June 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Join us for an evening of Spanish Flamenco music and dance featuring dancer Savannah Fuentes, guitarist Pedro Cortes, and singer/percussionist Jose Moreno on Wednesday, June 19th, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 general admission, $15 for students, available on brownpapertickets.com or by calling (831) 624-7491. About Savannah Fuentes Savannah Fuentes, born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry, is one of the only touring artists in the Pacific Northwest region with strong links to Flamenco culture. She…

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