An evening with Lily Tomlin. 8p.m. today at the Sunset Center, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel. $69-$99., 620-2048.

The West in Art and Artifact. 10a.m.-6p.m. today in the Monterey Room at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. Native American and Western art and memorabilia exhibit, which expanded recently to include Western items, used to be under the name of Indian Arts Markets. $8 adults, free for children under 12., 619-6760-4803.

Jam Benefit for Stacey and Dominique. 6-11p.m. today at the Sanctuary Rock Gym, 1855 East Ave., Sand City. Benefit for Stacey, who is battling cancer, and Dominique, who lost their Seaside home in a fire the day after Christmas. $10 per person, including musicians. 747-7626.

Seventh annual All Womens Ball. 8-11p.m. today at All Saints Episcopal Church, Ninth Avenue and Dolores Street, Carmel. Come in your best or worst dress, your prom or wedding dress and dance. Prizes for best costumes. Benefits Community Human Services' Elm House and Safe Place Programs. $20. 624-0683.

Hot Hula Fitness demonstration. 12:30p.m. today in Studio I at the Monterey Sports Center, 301 E. Franklin St., Monterey. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Free. hothulafitness

Monterey Swingfest.


Various events and times today at the Monterey Hyatt Regency, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey. Workshops, contests and dancing. $20-$145. 372-1234,

Hootenanny XCII. 7-10p.m. today at the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. Open jam and group singalong. Potluck snacks and donations for the art center welcome. Songbooks provided. Open jam session will focus on the movement from gospel to Motown. Free. 375-6141.

The Bolero Brothers. 7p.m. today at Plaza Linda restaurant, 27 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. $10. 659-4229.

White Fence, Soda Gardocki. 9p.m. today at the Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. $10-$12. 324-4571.

Rose pruning demonstration. 10a.m. today at McShane's Nursery, 115 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas. Free. 455-1876.

Interactive mind-body workshop. 1-3:30p.m. today at Seaside Yoga Sanctuary, Pacific Grove Studio, 17th Street and Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. An exploration of your values, who you are at your best, what you want for your life. $30 advance, $35 door, $25 for students/military.899-9642,

"Solar Illuminations in the California Missions." 2p.m. today at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Illustrated presentation by Dr. Ruben Mendoza of CSU Monterey Bay followed by a closing reception. $10. 372-2608,

Opening reception. 2p.m. today at the Carmel Valley Library, 65 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. Paintings by Isabelle Hall. 659-2377.

Steven Goings will read from speeches of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 7p.m. today at the Peace Resource Center, 364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. Free. 224-4980.

The Paper Wing Theatre Company presents "Avenue Q." 8p.m. today at the Paper Wing Theater, 320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey. Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. $25 general, $22 seniors, students, and military, available at 905-5684.

Celebrate Underwater Parks Day. 10a.m.-3p.m. today at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Highway 1, Carmel. Exhibits and presentations. $10. Parking on highway with free entrance to walk-in visitors.

Monterey Audubon Society Field Trip: Mouth of the Carmel River. 8a.m. today. Meet to carpool from Wild Bird Haven at Del Monte Shopping Center, Munras Avenue at Soledad Street, Monterey. Free. Reservations: 372-4608.

"Drones at Home: Current Issues in Technology, Law Enforcement and Civil Liberties." 1:30p.m. today at The Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Panel discussion with patent attorney Matthew Bogosian, Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller and professor of constitutional law Michael Stamp. Free. 624-5725.

"What's Up Tiger Lily?" 11a.m. today at Lighthouse Cinemas, 525 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. $5. 643-1333.

"Learn Speech Reading." 10a.m.-noon today at The Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Lecture with Pat Parsons on speech reading which is also called lip reading and is one of the most helpful skills for the hard of hearing. Free. 375-4418.


· JAN. 22-FEB. 28

Watercolor classes. 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays, Jan. 22-Feb. 28, at Peridot Fine Art, 9 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley. $125. 920-8130,

· JAN. 23-FEB. 27

Abstract Acrylic/Collage classes. 1-4p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27, at Peridot Fine Art, 9 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley. $160. 920-8130,


· JAN. 20

Fourth annual Rancho Cielo Culinary Round Up. 5-8p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, 400 Cannery Row, Monterey. Western music and western-themed activities. Meet the students of the Drummond Culinary Academy while feasting on delicious bites and wines. Benefits Rancho Cielo and Drummond Culinary Academy. $150. Information: 444-3533.

· JAN. 24

Shop for a cause. 6-7:30p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Casa Del Soul, 13748 Center St., No. G, Carmel Valley. 20 percent of sales benefit American Heart Association. Reservations: 659-4043.

· JAN. 26

Crab feed. 7p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the American Legion Post No. 41, 1089 Johnson St., Monterey. Event supports local veterans affairs. $45. 375-9015.

· JAN. 27

Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd in concert. 5-6:30p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Haute Enchilada, 7902 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing. $25. $10 from every ticket goes to Women's Crisis Support-Defensa de Mujeres. Reservations: 633-5843.


Hula's Island Grill to donate part of bill to Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California. Dine at Hula's from 4p.m. to closing on Mondays through Jan. 28 and 10 percent of proceeds will go to Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California. Hula's is at 622 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. 655-4852.

· FEB. 2

Italian American Cultural Center Foundation honoree dinner. 6p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Ferrante Room at the Monterey Marriott, 350 Calle Principal, Monterey. All proceeds after expenses will go to a fund to establish an Italian American Cultural Center site. $75 per person. reservations required by Jan. 25. 375-5698.



· JAN. 20

"Manifesting With Ease" workshop. 12:30-2:30p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Monterey Center for Spiritual Living, 400 West Franklin St., Monterey. Workshop about letting go of old beliefs that create struggle. $20., 372-7326.

· JAN. 20

Fly Tying class. 1-4p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Post No Bills, 600 Ortiz Ave. Sand City. Learn basic techniques needed to tie four popular trout patterns. $40 includes all materials. 626-6586,

· JAN. 24

"In Your Own Backyard" series. 6p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Holman Ranch Tasting Room, 19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. Elena Salsedo from Sweet Elena's Bakery will teach the art of making perfect morsels. $25. Reservations required. 659-2640.

· JAN. 26

Writing from your soul workshop. 9a.m.-noon, Saturday, Jan. 26, at 5 Walter Colton Drive, Monterey. No writing experience necessary. $40. 649-9111.

· JAN. 28-MARCH 4

Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program. 10-11a.m. Mondays, Jan. 28-March 4, at the Alliance On Aging, 247 Main St., Salinas. Gentle routines that are safe and easy to learn and suitable for every level. $48 for series, $10 for drop in class. 800-464-6240.

· JAN. 30-FEB. 22

Jujitsu-karate self defense. 7-9p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Jan. 30-Feb. 22, at Monterey Sports Center, 301 E. Franklin St., Monterey. Program combines martial arts of jujitsu and karate. For ages 6 and older. Students may earn rank from white belt through black belt in both. $50 for Monterey residents, $58 all others. 646-3730.

· FEB. 3

Introduction to fly fishing. 1-4p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Holman Ranch, 60 Holman Road, Carmel Valley. Learning skills of fly fishing: tackle selection, knots, basic casts, line manipulations and more. $25. Equipment included. Reservations required. 659-2640.


· JAN. 23

Semi-private introductory lesson to West Coast Swing. 6p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Carmel Woman's Club, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel. No partner required. $5. 324-0816,


· JAN. 21

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration and march. March assembles at 11a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Noche Buena Street and Broadway Avenue. March begins at noon and ends at the Oldemeyer Center. Celebration and program with guest speaker Dr. Christopher Griffith and guest appearance by David A. Johnson will be held at 1p.m. at the Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Ave., Seaside. Free. 899-3391.

· JAN. 24

The Second annual Agave Dinner. 7p.m. in the Sant Fe Room, at Rio Grill, 101 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel. $75. Reservations: 625-5436.

· JAN. 26

Montrey Pacific Rotary Club presents "The Fifth annual Cioppino and Vino." 7p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at St. Angeles Parish Hall, Lighthouse Avenue and 10th Street, Pacifc Grove. Silent auction, food and more. $55-$60., 277-4388.

· JAN. 26

32nd annual Ancestor Roundup Genealogy Conference. 8a.m.-3:30p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Family History Center, 1024 Noche Buena St., Seaside. Genealogist, author and college instructor Karen Clifford is the keynote speaker and one of more than a dozen instructors at the conference. $30 includes lunch and a syllabus with early registration by Jan. 15. Information and registration: Call Serita at 899-2121 or email

· JAN. 26-27

Whalefest Monterey. 9a.m.-5p.m. Sat-Sun, Jan. 26-27, at Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey. Fun, family event for all ages that celebrates the Monterey Bay, Old Fisherman's Wharf, and whales, while benefiting many local marine conservation nonprofit organizations.


· JAN. 19

"What's Up Tiger Lily?" 11a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Lighthouse Cinemas, 525 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. $5. 643-1333.



· JAN. 21

Author Cornelia Read. 2p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Carmel Woman's Club, San Carlos Street and Ninth Avenue, Carmel. Author of crime novels. Free for members, $5 all others. 622-7412.

· JAN. 22

Poetry reading. 7p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at East Village Coffee Lounge, 498 Washington St., Monterey. Readings by Jennifer Lagier and John Laue. All ages. $5. 684-0854

· JAN. 26

"I Can Read" Party. 3p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Event for first-graders and their parents. Entertainment by ventriloquist Steve Chaney & Corny Crow, visit from the Cat in the Hat, book talks, cake and party favors. Free. 646-3934,

· JAN. 26

Celebration of Robert Burns' 245th birthday. 7:30p.m. Saturday, Jan 26, at Carmel's Indoor Forest Theatre, corner of Santa Rita and Mountain View, Carmel. Music performances by Laura Burian and Taelen Thomas.

· JAN. 27

Author Julia Kennedy. 2:30p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Central and Grand avenues, Pacific Grove. Author of "Ed Kennedy's War: V-E Day, Censorship and the Associated Press." Julia is the daughter of former Monterey Herald editor Ed Kennedy. Free. 644-0436.

· JAN. 27

"Robert Louis Stevenson in Monterey." 1p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Pacific Grove Performing Arts Center, 835 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. Lecture by local actor Keith Decker. Free for Heritage Society of Pacific Grove members, $10 for all others, $15/family or couple. 372-2898.


· JAN. 23

Beyond The Scale Network. 12:30p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Canterbury Woods, 651 Sinex Ave., Pacific Grove. Speaker: Cheryl Beller. $10. 601-4584,


· JAN. 20

Pacific Grove High School Jazz Club concert. 3p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Pacific Grove Performing Arts Center, 835 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. Free. 601-1432.

· JAN. 20

Musical journey from Mt. Shasta to the Himalayas. 6:30-8:30p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Seaside Yoga Sanctuary, 1360 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. With Anton Mizerak, Laura Berryhill, and Menos. $15. 899-9642.

· JAN. 25

Trio Globo. 8p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at All Saints' Church, Ninth Avenue and Dolores Street, Carmel. $30. $45 premium seating, $10 for student., 624-3883.

· JAN. 25-26

Judy Blair. 7p.m. Fri-Sat, Jan. 25-26, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey's Fireplace Lounge, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey. Vocalist from France. Free. 372-1234.

· JAN. 26

Dirty Cello. 7:30p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Magic Circle Theatre, 8 El Caminito Road, Carmel Valley. $20. 659-7500,

· JAN. 26

Nina Gerber and Chris Webster. 7:30p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Aromas Grange, 400 Rose Ave., Aromas. $18-$20. 726-3609,

· JAN. 26

Cheeky Spanks will play "Stairway to the Stars: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin." 2 and 7p.m. (4:30p.m. show sold out) Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Hartnell College Planetarium, 411 Central Ave., Salinas. $10. Final performance by Cheeky Spanks. Reservations: 770-6160.

· JAN. 28

Clint Back. 7:30p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Sunset Center, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel. $69-$99. 620-2048,


· JAN. 20-21

PacRep's SoDA program presents "Isak Dineson: Stories From 'Out of Africa' and More." 2p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, and 7:30p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Indoor Forest Theatre, Santa Rita and Mountain View, Carmel. Program presents selections from her stories and letters, as well as moments in the life of this writer. Three actresses — Julie Hughett, Susan Keenan and Anne Mitchell — will portray Dineson. Free; donations welcome to support SoDA scholarship fund. · JAN. 22-23

"SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody." At 8p.m. (doors open at 7 with a pre-show SPANK! Party) Tue-Wed, Jan. 22-23, at the Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. New comedy brings naughty fun of the best-selling book to life, part sketch comedy, part Chippendales revue. $36. 324-4571,



· JAN. 22

"Creative Inspirations: How a Lifetime Obsession with Typography Took me on a Journey I Could Never Have Imagined." 7-9p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Ave., Seaside. Presentation by Harry Marks, typographer, Emmy Award-winning broadcast designer, and co-founder of the TED Conferences. $5. 624-6111,

· JAN. 22

Snowshoeing Basics. 7-8:30p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at REI, Imjin Parkway and Second Avenue, Marina. Learn how to select appropriate gear and get tips on where to go snowshoeing in your area. Free. Register at A seat will be held for you until the scheduled start time. 883-8048.



· JAN. 20

Point Pinos to Wharf No. 2 walk. Shuttle leaves at 9:30a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, from a meeting location provided upon registration for a walk along the recreation trail that follows the old Pacific Grove Southern Pacific Extension Rail line from Point Pinos in Pacific Grove to Monterey Municipal Wharf No. 2 in Monterey. Event ends at 4p.m. $45 for two includes shuttle and gratuity.


Jack's Peak Park tour. 11a.m. the second Saturday of every month at Jack Peaks Park, Highway 68 to Olmstead Road to Jacks Peak Road, Monterey. Take a right at the kiosk. Meet at bulletin board near restroom. Hike with docents. $5 gate fee.


Tours of Casa Serrano Adobe. 2-4p.m. Saturdays at Casa Serrano Adobe, 412 Pacific St., Monterey. Casa Serrano is one of Monterey's oldest and most historic homes, constructed of adobe and redwood in 1843. It is furnished with antiques and local artwork, from the Spanish, Mexican and early American periods. Free. 372-2608, ext. 813


Tours of Cooper-Molera and Larkin house. Cooper Molera: 10:30a.m. and 12:30p.m.; Larkin house: 2p.m. Sat-Sun. Tickets for must be obtained at Pacific House Museum, south of Fisherman's Wharf on Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $5. 649-7172,


Garland Ranch Regional Park. For a schedule of hikes on Saturdays and Sundays, see The park is at 700 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. The website also includes information on hikes at other Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District parks. Free.


Historic garden tours. 10:30a.m. ongoing Fridays. Tours start at Casa del Oro Memory Gardens at Pacific and Scott streets, Monterey. Visit the gardens associated with Old Monterey historic adobes. $5 donation. Reservations at 649-3364; leave a message.


Tours of Point Pinos Lighthouse. Self-guided tours from 1-4p.m. Thu-Mon. The lighthouse is on Ocean View Boulevard in Pacific Grove. The entrance is from Asilomar Avenue. $2. 648-3176 or


Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park walking tours. 10a.m. Sat-Sun, 1p.m. Wednesdays. Arrive early. Three-hour tours limited to 40 people. Meet outside the Highway 1 farm gate, 19 miles south of Rio Road. $12 adults/$5 for ages 6-17/age 5 and younger free. Details: 625-4419 or


Docent-led tours of Elkhorn Slough. 10a.m. and 1p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, rain or shine. Early bird tours are scheduled for 8:30a.m. the first Saturday of the month. Meet at the visitor center at 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville. $4 day-use fee. Children, free. 728-2822,


Carmel Walks. 10a.m. Tue-Sat and 2p.m. Saturdays. The two-hour walk includes a tour of Carmel cottages, secret gardens and hidden courtyards. Meet in the outdoor courtyard of the Pine Inn, Lincoln Street and Ocean Avenue, Carmel. $25. 642-2700,


Robinson Jeffers Tor House tour. Tours hourly from 10a.m.-3p.m. Fri-Sat. $10 general, $5 for full-time students. 26304 Ocean View Ave., Carmel. Reservations: Mon-Thu from 9a.m.-1p.m. at 624-1813 or Fri.-Sat. after 9:30a.m. at 624-1840.


Monterey waterfront and Cannery Row tours. Daily at 10a.m. or 1p.m. or by special arrangement. Meet in the lobby of the Clement Hotel, 750 Cannery Row, Monterey. Tours with historian Tim Thomas. Adults $20, children 10 to 15 years, $10. Reservations: 521-3304,


Monterey walking tours.Two-hour tour held Thu-Sun. Depart 10a.m. at 1 Portola Plaza by fountain, Monterey. $20. Children under 18, free. 521-4884,

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