Friday, Feb. 16 Wild Things If you’ve been missing the self-proclaimed “unique, quirky, vibrant group of misfit dancers”—and who wouldn’t, given the description?—there is some good news. After a slight pause (remember Covid?) Freestyle Dance Jam is back and anyone who wants to get down (some of us a from the ’70s). Providing the sounds will be DJ Junai Fantastic. Providing the moves will be anyone who shows up at Chautauqua Hall in Pacific Grove on Friday night. As you know, Saturday night’s alright for fighting, but Friday—put on your boogie shoes…or the current day equivalent. Evolution Transformative Arts is organizing the first of what they hope will be a return to a regular schedule. [DF] 8-9:30pm Friday, Feb. 16. Chautaqua Hall, 16th Street at Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free, donations accepted. Canned Heat Live music on Cannery Row. The thought isn’t so farfetched, as venues like Salty Seal have been hosting acts for some time. When Paper Wing Theatre brings live music to the stage, however, it’s in the form of Seth Anderson and Kito Rayburn. The latter you probably know—he plays with a number of local bands and has a podcast devoted to area musicians. Anderson is someone you should know. He’s a powerful singer-songwriter with an emphasis on both, pounding out rock, punk and folk-influenced songs with a powerful conviction to his lyrics, inspired by the truths he finds in events, in people, through his travels—in life, essentially. He’s one of those artists who is both emerging and already there. Now that’s how you do live music. [DF] 8pm Friday, Feb. 16. Paper Wing Theatre & Supper Club, 711 Cannery Row, Suite I, Monterey. $15. 905-5684, paperwing. com. THE PATCHOULIS Compact Disco hosts an unforgettable evening with the internationally acclaimed The Patchouli Brothers, known the world over for their love of the esoteric side of disco and house—plus, naturally, DJ Kenny Summit, who conceived of this small downtown dance club. The Patchouli Brothers play raw and 20 MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY february 15-21, 2024 www.montereycountyweekly.com Lola Álvarez Bravo “Frida Kahlo With Dogs” is the title of the photo by Lola Álvarez Bravo presented by Oficino Uno Private Fine Art Photography, a Carmel gallery that just celebrated its 12th anniversary. Their collection boasts over 100 black-and-white photography pieces from artists such as Edward Weston, Brett Weston, Ansel Adams, Roman Loranc, Imogen Cunningham, Ruth Bernhard, Yousuf Karsh, Bert Stern and more. Álvarez Bravo was a Mexican photographer (1903-1993) and a key figure in the post-revolution Mexican renaissance. Oficino Uno has more such treasures to offer. [AP] 15-21 February HOT PICKS To see more local events, and add your own, visit calendar.montereycountyweekly.com Carmel Art Association VISUALS Guo Chen The Carmel Art Association is coming back with its annual For the Love of Art exhibit that features 80 local art students from Pacific Grove to Greenfield. It’s a nice chance for young artists to get an exhibit experience (showing drawing, sculpture, paintings and more). The piece above is titled “Go With Me,” an oil painting by Guo Chen. It’s on display throughout the month of love (February)—the pieces are bright, happy and hopeful—until March 4. Come to celebrate a loving tradition. [AP] Dinosaurs are back, roaming Monterey; be extra careful on North Fremont Street. “Jurassic Quest” brings hands-on activities, education and fun to the Monterey County Fairgrounds, for children and adults. cOURTESY JURASSIC QUEST Pianist Lara Downes performs a world premiere of “The Great Migration” by Monterey Symphony Composer-inResidence John Wineglass. Max Barrett lola álvarez bravo