Art gifts

To do 10.07.21 | Art, theater and culture


Hiatt and Douglas

Legendary singer / songwriter John Hiatt and “Dobro’s Jimi Hendrix” Jerry Douglas met in the ’80s, Hiatt speculates, trying to come back to his memory. But they only started working together recently. It was a good game, however, for John Hiatt and The Jerry Douglas Band. “It’s great to be back on the road,” says Hiatt of the grand tour they’ve just taken, with nearly 50 shows in locations stretching from Boston to Oregon. Expect around 18 songs, including five originals from Hiatt, and expect the thrill of live music as well. As Hiatt says, “We have so missed the fellowship we have with the audience. ” [AP]

7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7. Sunset Center, San Carlos and 8th, Carmel. $ 84 to $ 118. 620-2048,

Nights of dread

Every Friday and Saturday night in October, the Artichoke Festival hosts its second annual Haunted House, where adults and kids ages 12 and up can go for some good, clean terrors, or as the website says. festival, “thrills from their worst Halloween nightmares!” It sounds terrifying, if true, but it’s also reassuring that all ghouls are masked and contactless tickets are available. Located next to the pumpkin of the festival, it is also an opportunity to choose some future Jack-o-Lanterns while recovering from the dread. [DS]

5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays until October. Monterey County Exhibitions and Events Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. $ 15 / general admission; $ 10 / active member, people aged 62 and over; $ 30 / VIP.

Associations Fair

The Temple Sisters are back with another provocative art exhibit that goes straight to deep and difficult experiences. “When I think about it, it all comes down to our mother,” says Holly Temple. “She’s been a hardcore feminist her whole life; she taught us all. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and at the moment she has no sense of the future or the past. The new exhibit is all about memory and time, and how there are layers of memories that intertwine over time. These memory tricks are expressed in sisters Holly and Ashlee’s new series: “She was wearing a blue dress.” She was wearing a red dress. The exhibition was created with and around objects carrying family memories. [AP]

A vernissage will take place on Saturday October 9 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Then, the exhibition will be open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until November 13. Sylvan Gallery, 613 Ortiz Ave. #A, Sand Town. 393-1990,

CLLCTV Film Festival at Captain + Stoker

Whether or not you can make it to the Sea Otter Classic – the region’s preeminent annual bike and mountain bike festival held in Laguna Seca from October 7-10 (see article, p. 28) – it will be worth it. to stop there. Monterey’s preeminent cycling-themed coffee shop Captain + Stoker for the CLLCTV Film Festival. The film festival will feature seven short films about mountain biking, including the best films by professional cyclists Brayon Bringhurst and Tyler Ellis. The event will also show winning movies from Canyon Legends social media contests. [CN]

7 p.m. on Saturday 9 October. Captain + Stoker, 398 E. Franklin St., Monterey. To free.

Father John Misty

The only son of a ladies’ man returns to the place where he said “yes”. To see Father John Misty is to see not one but two representations. The musical side of the experience features a tight band and generational songwriter talent. Then there is the theatrical side, in which Josh Tillman plays the flamboyant and tortured character of Father John Misty, a man deeply concerned with the path of human civilization but who also knows how to turn a phrase as skillfully as any other. . The character of Father John Misty is no stranger to the Henry Miller Memorial Library – his group has taken the stage a few times. But neither did Josh Tillman, the man under the man, who married there in 2013. [CN]

7 p.m. Sunday 10 and Monday 11 October. Henry Miller Memorial Library, 48603 Highway 1, Big Sur. Exhausted.

Made the feast

Who doesn’t love a birthday party? Especially if you’re not the type to feel the inexorable rise of age, birthdays are all fun and festive. The town of Seaside turns 67 this year and will party at the Oldemeyer Center. And you are invited. Party plans include: free games and activities and free cupcakes. We’ll see each other there. Oh, and happy birthday, Seaside! [TCL]

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 13. Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Ave., Seaside. To free. 899-6800,

The golden edge

Carmelites love to speak poetically about the village’s bohemian past and idolize the men credited with launching the artistic colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea, but what is pasteurized reminiscence and what the real story? Thanks to scholar Catherine Prendergast, these details are now laid bare in a new book, The Gilded Edge: two daring women and the cyanide love triangle that rocked America. Prendergast delved deep into archives across the country to uncover the truth that the men we adore used the equally (or smarter) women around them for their own enjoyment and career advancement. It introduces readers to successful poet Nora May French and the intelligent Carrie Sterling, wife of writer George Sterling, the man credited with founding the Bohemian Colony of Carmel. What happened during the golden age between the three is tragic. What unfolded in the aftermath is as much a commentary on how the media and our society treat women today as they did 100 years ago. The Carmel Library Foundation welcomes the author in person and virtually to discuss his new book. [PM]

7 p.m. Wednesday October 13. Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 8th Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel. To free. Register at

Game time

If you’re like me, you still think you’ll be better at trivia than you actually are. Sorry to tell you (to me), but your memory for 90s pop songs just isn’t that good. I have heard, however, that there is a secret to future success – practice. And if you (again, me) want to work out, here’s some good news: Trivia Nights are back at Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant in downtown Monterey. After a pandemic break, it’s time to gather your geekiest wine-loving friends and head to Alvarado Street to test your knowledge. The event, which will continue every Wednesday until November 17, will be led by Miguel Silva. The winners receive gift certificates. And, of course, pride. [TCL]

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 13. Sovino wine bar and merchant. 241 Alvarado Street, Monterey. 641-9463,

Architecture is an important art form in Big Sur that many of us don’t see. This house, designed by George Brook-Kothlow, comes to life in a conference hosted by AIA.

Arts and architecture

Interested in the intersection of arts and architecture? The Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting a lecture on the late local architect George Brook-Kothlow, who is responsible for the design of several homes on the Pacific Coast, from Carmel to Cambria. Seasoned editor of architecture books, Richard Olsen, will focus on the regionalism of Brook-Kothlow’s work and his respect for the terrain in this presentation. The event is followed by a wine and cheese reception. [AP]

6:00 p.m. Thursday October 14. Hidden Valley Music Seminars, 104 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. $ 25. 204-1644,


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