What's Happening "Inn" Monterey
Monterey’s beloved My Museum – that’s code for Monterey County Youth Museum – is now open at 425 Washington Street, in Downtown Monterey, conveniently by the Monterey Sports Center and Dennis the Menace Park. This 8,500 square foot museum is packed with a variety of hands on exhibits, making each visit unique and exciting. It […][Continue reading]
No, it’s not the latest reality show, but ‘Cooking for Solutions’ – a celebration of great food, chefs and wines to celebrate the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 25th year! Join Alton Brown, Thomas Keller and renowned chefs from across the country, May 15-16, as they share their passion for fine food and earth-friendly living during this two-day celebration. You’ll discover how to make healthy choices that are tasty and protect the soil, water and ocean wildlife.[Continue reading]
The Big Sur International Marathon on April 26 is a spectacular road race set along one of the most breath-taking courses in the world. But this isn’t just one giant run – it’s several, from the traditional marathon to milers and relays.[Continue reading]
Well, neither have we, but here’s the only place you will…The 19th Annual Sea Otter Classic will be held April 16-19 at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, Calif. The four-day “Celebration of Sport” is considered the world’s largest cycling festival, hosting nearly 10,000 professional and amateur athletes and 50,000 fans.
Cycling superstars such as Kelly Benjamin, Manuel Prado, Melissa Buhl and more will compete. Who will be the first to bonk? More information about BMX shows, music and the beer and BBQ garden, can be found at www.seaotterclassic.com or by calling 800-218-8411.
The Monterey Jazz Festival, a nonprofit leader in jazz education since its inception in 1958 and JazzTimes Readers’ Poll multi-year winner for world’s Best Jazz Festival, is proud to announce the 5th Annual Next Generation Festival, April 3 – 5, 2009 in downtown Monterey. The weekend event, devoted to the future of jazz, includes the Next Generation Festival Jazz Competition with Big Bands, Combos, Vocal Ensembles, and individual musicians vying for a spot on the stages of the 52nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival presented by Verizon.
A three-year grant from the Surdna Foundation supports the Next Generation Festival and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra’s international tours. The Surdna Foundation’s Arts Program is national in scope and supports the artistic advancement of teens, ages 12 – 18.
All Next Generation Festival competition events – from the Kick-Off Concert on Friday, April 3 to the exuberant and electric big band, vocal ensemble and combo competition on Saturday, April 4 and the College Big Band Vocal Jazz Ensemble finals on Sunday, April 5 – will be open to the public, free of charge. The Festival will also conduct clinics, workshops, jam sessions, and auditions in the heart of the historic Monterey, with music to be performed at the Monterey Conference Center, Cannery Row, and at Monterey Live.
For a complete schedule of activities and competition times, visit www.montereyjazzfestival.org.