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Kenny Chung and Nick Jaina perform at 8Êp.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. All ages. $10. 324-4571.


"Since the Moon Appeared: The Painted Legacy of Latin America" opening reception. 2-5p.m. today at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Photographs by Jeffrey Becom. 372-2608.

Emerging Choreographers Showcase. 8p.m. today at SpectorDance, 3343 Paul Davis Drive, Marina. Showcase featuring choreographers from around the globe. $20. Children under 12 and seniors, $15. 384-1050.

Tango workshops. 1-3p.m. partnering, 3:30-5p.m. beginners, today at Pacific Grove Dance, 205 17th St., Pacific Grove. $30-$45. 915-7523.

Art sale fundraising event. 10a.m.-5p.m. today at Joining Hands Benefit Shop, 26358 Carmel Rancho Lane, Carmel. Decorative arts, paintings and more at half price. 293-8140.

Boat tour Two hour guided boat tour through Elkhorn Slough leaving at 11:30a.m. todayat Moss Landing Harbor, Highway 1, Moss Landing. Reservations required. $26-35. 633-5555.

Valentine Sweethearts Luncheon. 11a.m.-2p.m. today at Bernardus Lodge, 415 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. Afternoon of chocolate, Champagne and wine country cuisine. $95. Reservations: 658-3550,

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

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. 8p.m. today at the Sunset Center, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos street, Carmel.


Pre-concert lecture in Studio 105 at 7p.m. General admission: $41-$56, adult students and active military, $15. 625-2212,

James Woolwine. Two shows today: 1-3p.m. at Grand Avenue Deli, 229 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove, free, and 7-9p.m. at the East Village Coffee Lounge, 498 Washington St., Monterey, $5.

Monterey High Players presents "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Opens at 7:30p.m. today at the Wharf Theater, Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey. Written by Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam this play offers delightfully warped humorous encounters, in this case, the search for Camelot and ultimately, due to God's demands, the Holy Grail. $5 children/students. $7 seniors, $10 general. 277-8658.

Monterey Audubon Society Field Trip: Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Meet 7a.m. today to carpool at Wild Bird Haven, Del Monte Shopping Center, Munras Avenue at Soledad Street, Monterey. Reservations required to get itenerary. Free. Call Nancy at 728-5803.

Paper Wing Theatre Co. presents "Ballyhoo Burlesque." 8p.m. today at the Paper Wing Theatre, 320 Hoffman Ave., Monterey. Features a sexy ensemble of singers, dancers, acrobats and performers and special guest dance troupe the PDC Starlets from San Jose. $20 general, $15 military, students and seniors. 905-5684,

ARIEL Theatrical presents "Stone Soup." 2 and 7p.m. today at the Karen Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main St., Salinas. Features 35 children ages 5 to 10, a lucky stone and a large pot of soup in the classic tale of compassion and sharing amid hunger and scarcity. 775-0976,

Stardust Playhouse presents "Parallel Lives." 8p.m. today at Stardust Playhouse, 2115 N. Fremont St., Suite C, Monterey. Play re-examines the ongoing quest to find parity and love in a contest handicapped by capricious gods — or in this case, goddesses. For mature audiences. $15, available at and 402-8940.

Stevenson School of Performing Arts presents "Little Shop of Horrors." 7:30p.m. today at Keck Auditorium, Stevenson School, Pebble Beach Campus, 3152 Forest Lake Road, Pebble Beach. Based on the film by Roger Corman. $12.50 general online, $15 at the door; students, seniors and military $6.50 online, $10 at the door., 625-8389.

PacRep Theatre presents "Legally Blonde: The Musical." 7:30p.m. today at the Golden Bough Theatre, Monte Verde Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues, Carmel. Features Sydney Duncheon as Elle Woods, 40 performers, two canine performers and a live rock band. General admission $7.50-$28; discounts for seniors over 65, students, children, teachers and active military, available at 622-0100, or at the PacRep Box Office 11a.m.-4p.m. Tue-Sat. Two-for-one discount on general admission available for Thursday night performances.

All about orchids workshop. 1:30p.m. today at McShane's Nursery, 115 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas. Free. 455-1876.

American Cancer Society fundraiser 10a.m.-6p.m. today at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, 198 Country Club Gate, Pacific Grove. Asian treasures, art and more. Benefits the American Cancer Society.



· FEB. 17

Black History exhibit opening reception and program. 3p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Seaside City Hall, 440 Harcourt St., Seaside. Works by Dwight Chism, Sandra Gray, William Gulley and Kenji Tanner. Free. Information: Ruthie at 394-3547.

· FEB. 22

Schools3 art exhibit and sale. 4:30-7p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Carmel Plaza, Ocean and Junipero avenues, Carmel. Local artists will donate paintings, sculpture, crafts, photographs, pottery, jewelry and more. Benefit to raise funds for schools in West Africa, Honduras and India. 883-1534.

· FEB. 22

Pacific Grove Art Center opening reception. 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. Works by Marc Zimmerman, Claudia Stevens, Chenoa Warner and more. 375-2208.


· FEB. 23

Have a Heart dinner and auction. 5p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at CSU Monterey Bay in the University Center on Sixth Avenue near B Street, Seaside. Jasmine Viel and Marc Cota-Robles, news anchors on KION TV, will help auction off items in this event for student scholarships. $95 per person. Reservations: 582-4141 or


Hula's Island Grill to donate part of bill to Washington Union Education Foundation. Dine at Hula's from 4p.m. to closing on Mondays through Feb. 25 and 10percent of proceeds will go to Washington Union Education Foundation. Hula's is at 622 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. 655-4852.



· FEB. 19

"Authentic Relating Games." 7-9p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel. Interactive group exercises explore new ways of seeing, appreciating and connecting with yourself and others. $15. 373-1017.

· FEB. 21

"In Your Own Backyard" series. 6p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Holman Ranch Tasting Room, 19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. "All About Winter Produce" talk and cooking demonstration with Kari Bernardi and Jamie Collins using Serendipity Farm produce. $25. Reservations required. 659-2640.


Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program. 10-11a.m. Mondays, through 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. $10 for drop in class.



· FEB. 17

George Lopez. 8p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. $56.


· FEB. 20

Semi-private introductory lesson to West Coast Swing. 6p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Carmel Woman's Club, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel. No partner required. $5. 324-0816,

· FEB. 20-MARCH 7

Ballet for kindergarteners and first-graders. 2:45p.m. pre-ballet, 3:30p.m. ballet I, Wednesdays, Feb. 20-March 7, at Hilltop Park Center, 871 Jessie St., Monterey. $60 for Monterey residents, $78 all others. 646-3866,

· FEB. 21

Step Afrika. 7p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at CSU Monterey Bay, in the World Theater, Sixth Avenue near A Street, Seaside. Stepping is a unique dance tradition created by African American college students. The body is used as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps and spoken word. $15. 582-4580,

· FEB. 21

Pilobolus. 8p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Sunset Center, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel. Inventive dance troupe. $49-$69. 620-2048,


· FEB. 24

Community free-day at the National Steinbeck Center. 11a.m.-4p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at The National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas. Celebration of John Steinbeck's 111th birthday with activities that include face painting, storytelling, arts & crafts workshops, food and art vendors, dance performances, music, docent-led tours in English and Spanish, cake and more. Free for residents of Monterey County.

· FEB. 27

"Out of Thin Air" magic show. 7p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Sunset Center, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel. Magician Bradley Fields re-creates a poetic dreamscape from a bygone era. $29-$49. 620-2048.


· FEB. 21

"World Peace and Other Fourth-Grade Achievements." 6p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Osio Cinemas, 350 Alvarado St., Monterey. Award-winning documentary interweaves the story of John Hunter, a teacher in Charlottesville, Va., with his students' participation in an exercise called the World Peace Game. All proceeds go to the Community Partnership for Youth. Registration required. Register at $5. 625-8399.

· MARCH 10-17

Third annual Monterey Peninsula Jewish International Film Festival. 7:15p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, March 10,12 and 14, 7:30p.m. Saturday, 4 and 7p.m. Sunday, March 16-17, at Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Proceeds benefit educationaland cultural programming at Congregation Beth Israel. Single tickets: $12; five-ticket package: $50. 624-2015,



· FEB. 17

"Passion for Place: Community Reflections on the Carmel River Watershed," book reading and signing. 1-3p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler St., Monterey. Authors Nikki Nedeff, Barbara Mossberg, Alexander "Zan" Henson and Mary Cunov will share their stories, poems and essays. 624-9467.

· FEB. 21

Writers open mic. 5:30-7:30p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at East Village Coffee Lounge, 498 Washington St., Monterey. Five- to seven-minute readings from all genres, including prose, screenplay, poetry and essay. Featured writer: Pat Hanson. Free. 601-9195,

· FEB. 22

"Chapter Book Friends." 4p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Talk about friends from chapter books you love, play games, enjoy snacks, win prizes and learn about some new chapter books. For ages 7-9. Free. 646-3934,

· FEB. 24

Author Frank Bardacke. 2p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Pacific Grove Library, 550 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. Author of "Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers." $10.


"I'm too Young to be this Old!" writing class. 1:30-2:30p.m. Fridays at the Carmel Foundation, Eighth Avenue and Lincoln Street, Carmel. Writing class explores what matters most as we age. Instructor: Susan Cantrell. $35/month. 620-8703.


Same Page Book Club. Meets 4-5p.m. Thursdays at National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas. Free. 540-8296.


· FEB. 18

World Affairs Council. 11:30a.m., Monday, Feb. 18, at the Rancho Cañada Golf Club, 4860 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Topic changed to "China's New Leadership: Who are They and What's on their Agenda?" $25 for WAC members, $35 all others. Lecture at 12:40p.m. is free. Reservations: 643-1855.

· FEB. 20

100 + Women Who Care giving circle meeting. 5:30p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Monterey Masonic Lodge, 525 Pacific St., Monterey. 661-496-6590,

· FEB. 20

Widowed Persons Club of Monterey Bay. 11:30a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Cafe Pacifica in Embassy Suites, Canyon Del Rey Boulevard and Del Monte Avenue, Seaside. $20. Reservations required by Feb. 17. 624-6151.


· FEB. 17

Youth Music Monterey County presents "Through Strength to Transformation." 2p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Sunset Center, San Carlos Street and Ninth Avenue, Carmel. $5 student musicians, $10 seniors, $20 general admission. 375-1992,

· FEB. 19

Kenny Chung, Nick Jaina. 8p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. All ages. $10. 324-4571.

· FEB. 20

Piano & Organ, A Symphonic Duo. 7p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Performing Arts Building at Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave., Salinas. Francesco Attesti on piano and Matteo Galli on organ. Proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for Hartnell College music students. $25. $15 for students and Hartnell employees. $60 for preferred seating and reception. Information: 755-6706. Tickets: 755-6810.

· FEB. 23

Dylan and Dylan. 7:30p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at The Works, 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. Show brings the work of Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan as performed by Taelen Thomas, Richard Rosen and Steve Mortensen. $10. 372-2242.


Hartnell Community Choir is looking for singers. Rehearsals 6:45-8:30p.m. Monday's through March 21, at Madonna Manor, 1335 Byron Drive, Salinas. All voices and skill levels welcome. $65. Concert is May 5. 601-1865.


Jaqui Hope and Julie Capili. 5:30-9:30p.m. Fri-Sat through April 28 at the Monterey Plaza, 400 Cannery Row, Monterey. Accompanied by pianist Marshall Otwell. Free. 646-1700.



· FEB. 18

"California Fashion: On the Edge." 2p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Carmel Woman's Club, San Carlos Street and Ninth Avenue, Carmel. The role of fashion in California, from its pioneer origins to dot-com capital. Free for members, $5 all others. 622-7412.

· FEB. 19

Climbing Mount Whitney: The Hikers' Trail. 7-8:30p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at REI, Imjin Parkway and Second Avenue, Marina. With a total of six successful summits of Mount Whitney between them, REI's Ron and Joan Breuch know what it takes to make the climb. Join them for slides and information on climbing this highest peak in the contiguous United States via the Whitney Portal Trail. Free. Register at A seat will be held for you until the scheduled start time. 883-8048.

· FEB. 19

Author Ed Girardet. 6p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, 460 Pierce St., Monterey. Journalist and writer Ed Girardet gives a firsthand account of the 30 years he spent on the ground in Afghanistan amidst the war, chaos and strife that have come to define the country. Free.

· FEB. 19

"Man Between Earth and Sky: Exploring the Connection Between Education, Creativity, and Architecture." 12:15-1:30p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Monterey Institute of International Studies in the Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce St., Monterey. Lecture by Carmel architect Louis Roberts. Free. 647-4100,

· FEB. 20

"Health Reform ... It's Happening Now!" 2:30p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at The Carmel Foundation, Eighth Avenue and Lincoln Street, Carmel. Guest speaker Bob Petty is affiliated with Partners for Transitions and has more than 12 years of experience advising individuals about Medicare, healthcare and health reform legislation. Free. 620-8705.

· FEB. 24

"The History of Asilomar." 1p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Pacific Grove Performing Arts Center, 835 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. Historian Jonathan Lammers will give a talk and slide show presentation that will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Asilomar Conference Center. All proceeds will benefit the Heritage Societyof Pacific Grove. Free for Heritage Society membrs, $10 all others and $15 for couples/families. 372-2898.

· FEB. 27-MARCH 1

State of the California Central Coast Public symposium. 8:30a.m.-6p.m. Wednesday, 8:30a.m.-5p.m. Thursday, 8:30a.m.-2p.m. Friday, Feb. 27-March 1, at the Marriott Hotel, 350 Calle Principal, Monterey. A three-day public symposium and opportunity to reflect on the first five years of Marine Protected Areas monitoring and management. $60 registration fee. Fee waivers available.




Jacks Peak Park tour. 11a.m. the second Saturday of every month at Jacks Peaks Park, Highway 68 to Olmsted 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.


Sierra Club hikes. Schedule of hikes at 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