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April 2019

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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Celebrating the Cherry – Annual Summer Fundraiser

June 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$45.00
Celebrating the Cherry 2019 Honorees

Celebrating the Cherry, our annual summer fundraiser, will be held at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts on June 22nd, 2019, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. This year we are honoring Katie Clare Mazzeo and Brian Taylor for their ongoing  contributions to the arts. The evening will feature wine and lite fare, music and entertainment, plus an exhibit in the gallery highlighting the Cherry Center’s history in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Along with reasonable priced art for sale by local artists, a silent…

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July 2019

Feleboga

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$15

Feleboga will perform a concert of Norwegian and old-time music and dance  on Friday, July 12th, at 7:00 pm,  Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel. Feleboga (fiddle bows) is a band from Norway, composed of family members Mattias Thedens  (fiddle, banjo, vocals), Elizabeth Gaver (fiddle, vocals), and Hans-Hinrich Thedens (guitar, banjo, vocals). Tickets are $15.00, available through brownpapertickets.com or by calling (831) 624-7491. .For more information about Feleboga, please follow us in Facebook and see our website, feleboga.com.

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Roger Book – “Life is Love” Concert

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$25

Roger Book returns to the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts following his sold-out “Journey Through Love” concert this past February. Hearts were softened and lives were changed. This “Life is Love” event will feature another collection of his original songs and enlightening life stories.  If you wake up in the morning and see light you should be thankful.  That is life and life is love.  Come experience how this love can help you overcome whatever life throws at you and make your…

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Kenny Stahl Trio – Jazz At The Cherry

July 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$25

Jazz At The Cherry is proud to present an exciting afternoon of music with The Kenny Stahl Trio on Saturday, July 20th, at 3:00 p.m. One of the hottest jazz flute performers today, Kenny Stahl has worked with Stevie Wonder, Jaco Pastorius, Ira Sullivan, Cal Tjader, Richie Cole, Herb Jeffries, Paul Horn, and many others.  He has received the “Best Jazz Soloist” award from the International Flute Association and has opened for Diana Krall.  Jazz Now magazine describes Kenny as “a…

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