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EVENTS ON MONTEREY'S OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF
Saturday, March 7, 2015 and on every first Saturday of the month
The Monterey Fisherman's Wharf Association continues to team up with noted Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian and author, Tim Thomas, who is offering monthly "Wharf Walks -Walking Tours at Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf" (www.montereywharf.com) on the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM - Noon. Wharf Walks will be held on March 7th focusing on "Gray Whales of the Monterey Bay."
Monterey Bay Whale Watch (http://www.montereybaywhalewatch.com) on Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf will offer a $3.00 off coupon for a Whale Watching trip with them for all Wharf Walks participants of the January 3rd and February 7th Wharf Walks. Read more
LANGUAGE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, 2015 - Custom House Plaza/Old Fisherman's Wharf
Save the date for the first ever “Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival” on Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd, 2015 at the Custom House Plaza in Monterey, CA from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Held in the heart of Old Monterey, this inaugural “Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival” will highlight Monterey's rich language, culture, and international affairs capabilities, as well as its Sister City relationships. The Festival will feature cultural dancing and singing, ethnic foods and crafts, Sister City exhibits, and exhibits from the flagship foreign language and culture institutions of higher learning, including Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Defense Language Institute, Naval Postgraduate School, and others. For more information, click here
WHALEFEST MONTEREY 2016
Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24, 2016
Save the date for the 6th Annual Whalefest Monterey on Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf Don't miss a free fun family event for all ages that celebrates the Monterey Bay, Old Fisherman's Wharf, and whales, while b...enefiting many local marine organizations. More updates to come!
EVENTS NEAR MONTEREY'S OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF
26TH ANNUAL ART ON THE PLAZA
Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, 2015 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The 26th Annual Art on the Plaza returns to historic Custom House Plaza State Park. Contemporary California artists and craftsmen exhibit their latest creations for sale. Meet the artists. Buy direct and save. Event is free, open to the public Wharf parking off Del Monte is adjacent to the show. More info: Contact Deanna DeChauron, Carmel Art Guild, 831-625-0931.
JAZZ BASH BY THE BAY
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 6, 7 and 8, 2015
Founded in 1980, Dixieland Monterey celebrates the roots of classic jazz, swing and ragtime, and promotes the education of youth in the art of traditional jazz performance. Each year, enthusiasts from all over the United States and Canada travel to Monterey to enjoy some of the hottest traditional jazz and swing bands from the U.S. and around the world. Events at the Portola Plaza Hotel near the Wharf. For information: wwwjazzbashbythebay.com.
KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND
Friday, March 13, 2015
Two decades into a recording career that began when he was 16, Kenny Wayne Shepherd has built an enviable resume as an accomplished recording artist, a riveting live performer and one of the most talented and distinctive guitarists of his generation. He's also emerged as one of the contemporary blues world's leading lights, helping to spearhead a widespread revival of interest in the blues. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 8:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
The Fab Four have elevated themselves far above every other Beatles tribute due to their unrivaled attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, The Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Their incredible show includes three costume changes representing each era of the Beatles ever-evolving career. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
IN THE MOOD
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 3:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to “Tuxedo Junction and get "In the Mood" to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and a half dozen singer-dancers wigh some hot boogie woogie! In The Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters and big band greats of the '40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In The Mood celebrates America's greatest generation that listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
Saturday - Sunday, March 28-29 & April 4-5, 2015
This epic musical has captured the hearts of millions! LES MISÉRABLES will bring audiences leaping to their feet. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MIZ is an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit, that has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Featuring the timeless score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and “On My Own." The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE 3RD ANNUAL CONVENTION & EXPO
Friday, April 17, 2015
Come see dozens of Plein Air painters who will be painting on the Wharf. For more information, go to http://www.pleinairconvention.com.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 8:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
Iconic Country Music legend and Country Music Hall of Famer. Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SERIES - MIREYA MAYOR - PINK BOOTS & A MACHETE
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
A former NFL cheerleader and daughter of Cuban immigrants who grew up in Miami, Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams. In short order, she became a respected primatologist, audacious explorer, and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel. Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SERIES - STEVE WINTER - THE TRAIL OF BIG CATS: TIGERS, SNOW LEOPARDS AND COUGARS
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar-and to Hollywood in pursuit of American cougar. Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
MY FAIR LADY
Friday & Saturday, June 27-28 & Friday and Sunday, July 3rd & 5t, 2015
Henry Higgins, a Professor of Phonetics, encounters Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, one cold March night at Covent Garden market. He declares to his friend Colonel Pickering that in three months he could transform Eliza into a duchess. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SERIES - BRIAN SKERRY - OCEAN SOUL
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 7:00 pm - Golden State Theatre
Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic's most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the ocean's stories. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SERIES - JODI COBB - STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
Join National Geographic photographer first female photographer Jodi Cobb on a whirlwind retrospective of a distinguished career that has spanned four decades. Known for breaking through barriers and going undercover to reveal hidden societies, Cobb has captured fascinating glimpses of worlds such as Japan's secret Geisha culture, and the cloistered lives of Saudi Arabian women. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
WEST SIDE STORY
Friday & Saturday, September 5-6 and Friday & Saturday 12-13, 2015
West Side Story is an American musical with a libretto by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighborhood. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre. Bernstein's score for the musical includes "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "Jet Song", "I Feel Pretty", "A Boy Like That", "One Hand, One Heart", "Gee, Officer Krupke", and "Cool". The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
KISS ME KATE
Friday & Saturday, November 28 & 29 and Friday & Saturday, December 5-6, 2015
Winner of 3 Tony Awards & Critics Circle for Best Musical, Kiss Me Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi. A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul of some gangsters. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang and won the Tony-Award. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
CHECK OUT THE WHARF MARKETPLACE
Don't miss visiting the Wharf Marketplace located in the historic Stanard Pacific Railroad Passenger Station adjacent to Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf at 290 Figureroa Street along the coastal Recreation Trail. The Wharf Marketplace is the first fresh food hall in Monterey County, featuring locally grown and produced provisions at their seasonal best. The Bounty of the County! www.thewharfmarketplace.com
Monterey is a city of firsts: California's first capital, home of the state's first theater and printing press, and the place where the country's flag was first hoisted in California, claiming the Sunshine State for the United States.