Thursday, Jan. 25 Whale of a time Sea mammal lovers can learn more—about whales, specifically—at this Science on Tap talk titled “Cetaceans and Tales of Whales” at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Learn about rescues, conservation, ecosystems, hard-to-spot orcas and more from renowned scientists including Matt Savoca, a Stanford Hopkins Marine Lab research associate, and Sarah Grimes, stranding coordinator for the Noyo Center for Marine Science in Fort Bragg. “Whales and marine animals are incredibly fascinating,” says Liese Murphree, the Museum’s director of education and outreach. “We still have so much to learn about them, both to add to our body of knowledge and to aid in their conservation.” [CJ] 5:30-7:30pm Thursday, Jan. 25. Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. $15/members; $20/non-members; free/students. 648-5716, pgmuseum.org. Friday, Jan. 26 Badass Downtown Join an online chat with an author and music journalist Katherine Yeske Taylor to discuss her new book, She’s a Badass: Women in Rock Shaping Feminism. The book explores the role of women in rock ‘n’ roll and how these pioneers helped to shape modern feminism. Participate live at Downtown Book & Sound, or tune in virtually on Facebook or YouTube—there is an opportunity to ask questions either way. Live music and refreshments round out the evening for the live audience, and all attendees 34 MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY january 25-31, 2024 www.montereycountyweekly.com Kenji Tanner The Arts Council for Monterey County presents an exhibit titled Inner Visions / Outward Expressions at their space, ArtWorks @Salinas (262 Main St., Salinas), with work by multiple artists. The exhibit will be open to viewing Thursdays through Sundays until March 31. Kenji Tanner is one of the presenting artists—her work, “Amazing Grace” is above. Tanner is the lead teacher for Arts4MC and has a certification in Social Emotional Healing in the Arts from UCLA. Arts4MC hosts a reception with the artists during two upcoming First Fridays—Feb. 2 and March 1—from 5-8 pm. [AP] 25-31 January HOT PICKS To see more local events, and add your own, visit calendar.montereycountyweekly.com Courtesy of Arts4mc Courtesy of Pacific Grove Public Library VISUALS Jasmine Samuels A first-semester project by advanced and AP art students at Pacific Grove High School is now on display at the Pacific Grove Public Library. Pacific Grove Winter High is an exhibit that started as a challenge: Create a work of art using a 14-by-14inch wood panel that expressed individual artistic voices. Each piece comes with an artist statement to provide Insight. It’s a physical manifestation of the students‘ talent, creativity, optimism and passion. Jasmine Samuels’ piece, shown above, is titled “Last Breath” and incorporates clay and acrylics. See the diverse works of up-and-coming artists until Feb. 29 in the Nancy and Steve Hauk Gallery in the library. [AP] Feminism is complex—as women in the rock ‘n’ roll business know well. In She’s A Badass, journalist Katherine Yeske Taylor interviews 20 powerful women in rock. Hear her talk about it on Friday night. Courtesy of downtown books & sound Jazz at Lincoln Center, this time featuring a celebration of the Great American Songbook, comes to Sunset Center in Carmel with a live show. Perry bindelglass