Thursday, Aug. 31 Remembering Selena If you are a Selena fan and grew up listening to her music (and let’s face it, who isn’t a fan?) this is a local event you shouldn’t miss: The first edition of Music at the Park in Greenfield. The event will serve as a tribute to the Tejano Queen, and artists of different ages will sing her greatest hits including “Como La Flor,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” and more. So bring your picnic blankets and chairs to enjoy live music—but also be ready to get on your feet and dance. [CJ] 6-8pm Thursday, Aug 31. Hicks Park, 315 El Camino Real, Greenfield. Free. 277-0514. Ana On Stage In many ways, Mexican singer-songwriter Ana Bárbara took the torch from Selena—and has one of the most emblematic voices of Mexican music, achieving international recognition throughout the U.S., Mexico, and all of Latin America. Bárbara brings that international spirit to Monterey County with a performance at Golden State Theatre. In the past two decades, she has released 11 studio albums and over 30 music videos. By 2015, Bárbara reached over 75 million combined YouTube views of her music videos and special televised performances. She was honored by the Las Vegas Walk of Stars in 2015. [AP] 8pm Thursday, Aug. 31 Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St. $30-$189. 649-1070, goldenstatetheatre.com. Thursday, Aug. 31-Monday, Sept. 4 All’s Fair It’s that time of the year again: The Monterey County Fair is back, bringing five days of fun to (where else?) the Monterey County Fairgrounds. You can expect the usual smorgasbord of carnival rides, games, contests, exhibits and performances, not to mention live music (for more on that see story, p. 32) and the Flying U Rodeo. Early bird ticket sales might have ended, but admission tickets are still a good deal, plus seniors (ages 62 and up), active military and veterans with ID get in free on Aug. 31, as do kids ages 6-12 on Sept. 1. [RM] 26 MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY August 31-September 6, 2023 www.montereycountyweekly.com Melissa Campos One of the exhibits that opens on Friday, Sept. 1 in the Pacific Grove Art Center is Living in a Dream State: The Fantastic Worlds of Today’s Teen Artists by the students of Monterey High School. Today’s teen artists make art not simply to create “pretty pictures,” but in fact to survive in the chaotic world that they find swirling around them. Thirtytwo digital artists share digital illustrations of their internal “dream worlds” which help them to stay sane while living in our truly “mad world” of today. Melissa Campos’ piece shown above is titled “Fractured.” [AP] HOT PICKS August 31 –September 6 To see more local events, and add your own, visit calendar.montereycountyweekly.com MELISSA CAMPOS Mimi Plumb VISUALS Mimi Plumb This is your last chance to run to the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel to see the exhibit Verdant Land and, with it, the works of Mimi Plumb. Plumb is part of a tradition of socially engaged photographers concerned with California and the West. In the 1970s, she explored subjects ranging from her suburban roots to the United Farm Workers movement in the fields, as they organized for union elections. Born in Berkeley and raised in the suburbs of San Francisco, Plumb has served on the faculties of the San Francisco Art Institute, San Jose State University, Stanford University, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lives in Berkeley. The show is on display until Sunday, Sept. 3. [AP] It’s time to eat some fried food and spin around on a carnival ride—the Monterey County Fair is here. This year’s theme is “Buckaroos and Howdy Do’s!” The fun runs Aug. 31-Sept. 4. Randy TunnelL Mexican singer-songwriter Ana Bárbara brings her hits from 11 studio albums to Monterey’s Golden State Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 31. c/o ANA BARBARA