California Wildlife Day

At the Palo Corona Park in Carmel Valley there will be a naturalist and a falconer talking about and demonstrating the wonders of the local animal life. In case you forgot, a falconer is a person who trains birds of prey and works with them. You can see these amazing animals up close and see […]

Jennifer Egan (The Candy House)

BookShop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

Bestselling author Jennifer Egan, will be at Bookshop Santa Cruz talking about and reading from her just published paperback novel, "The Candy House" as part of their authors series. Picked for one of Oprah's lists, this promises to be an interesting evening. Details at

Wynton Marsalis

Carmel Sunset Center

One of the amazingly talented Marsalis family and leader of his own group, Wynton has been seeking his own musical path for years now and you get to see (and hear) the product of all that work. Find out more at

Yachtley Crew

Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA

No, it's not a misprint. They call themselves the "Titans of Yacht Music". Sophisticated people may know that name as the genre of soft rock from the 70's and 80's.  Its association with yachts is anyone's guess.  Check them out at  


Fisherman's Wharf Monterey, CA

It's a celebration of all things whale-related. It's impossible to set exact dates for the whale's migration, but this is the time of year when they are usually passing through. There will be LOTS of activities and knowledgeable people to ask questions of. Two days dedicated to informing and entertaining the public about the wonder […]

At the End of the Rainbow

Peace United Church of Christ 900 High St. , Santa Cruz, CA

Yes, it is the day after St. Patrick's Day but the spirit and joy of Irish Music never really ends. Come to the Peace United Church in Santa Cruz for a lovely evening of music from the "Old Sod". This is a fund raiser and will have auctions, live and silent, as well as goodies […]

Whitney Cummings

Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA

Her name may not be familiar but her work on 2Broke Girls certainly is. Ms. Cummings was a writer and producer of this program and the star of Whitney.  Check out more of her work at her performance, more info available at

Navy Band Sea Chanters

Monterey Conference Center 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA

Looking for unusual entertainment for the family?  How about songs of the sea sung by a naval chorus. Made up of active Navy men and women this group has been kind of "mothballed" for awhile. The concert is free (your tax dollars at work) but you need to reserve tickets.   For more details go to

Vasen Duo

Henry Miller Library 48603 Highway One, Big Sur, CA

There should be an umlaut above the letter "a" in the group's name because they are Scandinavian. They are also quite well-known to fans of folk music. For 35 years this duo has been playing and travelling and honing their craft. You can enjoy them at the Henry Miller Library. For more details go to

Amadou & Mariam

Rio Theater 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA

Hardly  household names Amadou and Mariam have made a profound impact on musicians around the world. Starting with the music of their native Mali they have been around the world musically and personally. Opening for famous groups like  Coldplay this duo also invite well-known players to collaborate on their albums and songs.  Come see what […]