22 MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY january 11-17, 2024 www.montereycountyweekly.com what Fernwood Resort brings us with A Weekend of Psychedelic Music & Art. On Saturday night, the polyrhythmic band Flat Sun Society plays, with music set to a groovy liquid light show. The next afternoon, artist Jason “Cavey” Salter exhibits his redwood and jade dream pieces, accompanied by a celestial soundscape crafted by Jake Padorr. In the spirit of the psychedelic era, it’s all free. [DF] 10pm Saturday, Jan. 13; 4pm Sun., Jan. 14. Fernwood Resort, 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free. 667-2422, fernwoodbigsur.com. Sunday, Jan. 14 King, For A Day In the spring of 1968, a crew from Public Broadcasting Laboratory—a short-lived program of experimental reporting and educational entertainment—followed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his travels around the South as he organized the Poor People’s Campaign. He took a break to go to Memphis, making plans to meet up with the film crew again afterward. That never happened. But the director quickly put together a cinema-verite documentary that aired a week after King’s assassination. It won an Emmy. Free at Last - Martin Luther King, Jr. takes us back to those tragic times, and may remind us of where we are now. The film shows this weekend at Sundays at Stanton: A Classic Film Event. [DF] 1pm Sunday, Jan. 14. Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center, Monterey. $5. 3722608, stantoncenter.org. Monday, Jan. 15 March for it Some moments in history have so much to teach us that we can look back again and again, year after year, and each time gain new insights. Such is the case with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which Seaside marks with the 37th annual march and celebration. The theme this year is “It Starts with Me: Shifting the cultural climate through the study and practice of Kingian nonviolence.” A worthy mission to march for, and to meditate on. [TCL] 11am-4pm Monday, Jan. 15. March begins at Obama Way and Noche Buena Street, Seaside; concludes with a program at Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Ave. Free. MCblackcaucus@actioncounci.org. Tuesday, Jan. 16 Greene on Green One odd paradox about algae is that someone might add chlorine to their pool to kill it, while in the same day drink a health beverage like kombucha or a smoothie that has algae as a featured ingredient. The salutary effects of humans consuming algae— certain types of algae, that is—have long been known, but it has yet to gain widespread popularity. Can that change, and if so, what are the greater implications? Can it help humanity inch closer to living on the planet sustainably? Such are the broader questions addressed in a lecture by Chuck Greene, formerly director of the Ocean Resources & Ecosystems Program at Cornell, and currently a research and planning director at the University of Washington. Attend in person or via Zoom to hear what Greene thinks the answers are. [DS] 7-8pm Tuesday, Jan. 16. Hopkins Marine Station, 120 Ocean View Blvd., Pacific Grove. Free (registration required for virtual attendance). bit.ly/algaeFTW. Hot Picks by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier, Dave Faries, Celia Jiménez, Pam Marino, Agata Pop˛eda, Sara Rubin and David Schmalz. Send ideas to calendar@mcweekly.com HOT PICKS Friday, Jan. 12 Grass is Greener Monterey’s Otter Opry provides bluegrass and Americana music experiences locally, organizing bimonthly shows. This time, the Otter Opry is bringing Special Consensus, a Chicago bluegrass band that has been performing for over 40 years, to Monterey. The band is led by Greg Cahill and includes Greg Blake (guitar), Dan Eubanks (bass) and Michael Prewitt (mandolin). Special Consensus received two Grammy nominations. One of their most famous songs is “Chicago Barn Dance.” [AP] 7pm Friday, Jan. 12. Monterey United Methodist Church, 1 Soledad Drive, Monterey. $35; $30/members; free/ages 15 and under; $12.50-$17.50/optional pre-show dinner. otteropry.org. Wizard School For seven years, a certain boy wizard went to a certain wizard school and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. The 2015 play was written by New Yorkbased playwright Matt Cox. The play is a parody of the Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling, but from the perspective of the Puffs, who were inspired by the Hogwarts house, Hufflepuff. The original play was nominated for the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for “Best Unique Theatrical Experience” in 2017. Santa Catalina’s Performing Arts Center now takes up the challenge—bringing the Puffs and their world to life on stage. [AP] 7:30pm Friday, Jan. 12. Performing Arts Center at Santa Catalina School, 1500 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey. $10-$15. 655-9340, santacatalina.org. Saturday, Jan. 13 Rock On Neighborhood favorite Other Brother Beer Co. is rocking on into the new year, kicking off 2024 with some punk shows. This weekend’s lineup includes San Jose’s One Vote for Violence, death metal group Broken Glass Sanctuary, 13 Thrones and Headsick 831. Salinas’ own beatdown hardcore group Cruel Idols headlines. It’s sure to be a night packed with local (and local-ish) talent— one not to miss for punk fans. [TCL] 6pm Saturday, Jan. 13. Other Brother Beer Co., 877 Broadway Ave., Seaside. $10/presale; $15/at the door. 747-1106, otherbrotherbeer.com. Saturday, Jan. 13 - Sunday, Jan. 14 Feelin’ Groovy Remember the psychedelic scene of the ’60s? Floating on the dreamlike, mesmerizing sound, unconventional art and liberating thought—and perhaps a few tabs—would bring us to an enlightened consciousness…or something like that. If you were part of the scene then, it may be hard to remember it all now. Anyway, it was meant to be positive. And that’s Fernwood Resort presents A Weekend of Psychedelic Music & Art, which means music by Flat Sun Society, redwood and jade art by Jason “Cavey” Salter and more groovy moments. Jelly Brennan Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, seen being celebrated here at Seaside’s annual march, is a federal holiday celebrating King’s birthday. This year, King would have turned 95 years old. nic coury