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December 2018

Bruce Forman’s “The Red Guitar” SOLD OUT

Dec 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

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

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts invites you to their annual 'pop-up' art fundraiser and holiday celebration, Make Merry at the Cherry, 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 Houseman, Jim Castelle, Diane Cailliet,…

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Monterey Comedy Improv

Dec 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

Dec 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

Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm - Dec 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

January 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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Paper: Pressed, Printed, Sliced and Creased

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - February 16 @ 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Paper: Pressed, Printed, Sliced and Creased, an exhibit exploring the range and diversity of artwork on paper, opens Friday, January 11th, with an artists reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This exhibition focuses on works on paper, including prints, illustrated books, and selected drawings that explore and manipulate the materiality of paper itself. Paper is almost always the place where art begins and is the substance that receives the hint…

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The Eclectic Collective Presents: Winter Euphoria Series

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - February 16 @ 7:30 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$25

Imagine and Denuded Reflections  Tales told through the POV of the looking glass. Performances include adult subject matter, strong language:. February 15th and 16th, 7:30PM, $25 General Admission - Purchase tickets here, or by calling  (831) 521-0375 or (831) 756-5266. Parts 1 and 2 will be performed each evening. Adult subject matter. Part 1: Imagine, an original play adapted from a story by Janice Blaze Rocke from her novel consisting of 13 sequential stories. Peek inside the dressing room of The Mitchell Bros Theatre…

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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 Robert 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, Robert 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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