Thursday, March 7 Reclaiming Language The Festival of Languages, Cultures and Ideas is back at CSU Monterey Bay, this time as a speaker series. The Department of World Languages and Cultures has invited special guest, Madoka Hammine, to headline the sixth annual festival. Hammine earned her Ph.D. at the University of Lapland in Finland, where she researched minority languages in Finland and in Japan, and she found that colonial and postcolonial language policies have resulted in many people feeling a loss of self-worth and pride. Learn about the power of language and identity; in addition, student clubs will be tabling before the talk, and refreshments will be served. [AP] 4-6:30pm Thursday, March 7. Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (Room 1180), 3054 Divarty St., Seaside. Free; registration required at tinyurl.com/2b6b8u4j. 5823733. tinyurl.com/3ms9u75w. Country Voices The short life of Patsy Cline sounds like the stuff of her own evocative song lyrics. After a hard childhood in which she was sexually abused and moved frequently, she dropped out of school at 15 to support her family after they were deserted by her father. She turned to her love and talent for singing, and by age 20, began forging the musical contacts that would lead her to record deals and producing Top 10 hits like “Crazy” and “She’s Got You.” It ended abruptly when she died at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. It was only after her tragic death and up-and-down career that her place in American music history was sealed, with her induction as the first-ever female artist into the Country Music Hall of Fame and continued status as an influential musical icon. Her voice—along with those of fellow musical visionaries Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton—are captured by soloists Miko Marks and Kristina Train (backed by a five-member, all-women band) in Trailblazing Women of Country: From Patsy to Loretta to Dolly. All three had unprecedented success, landed in the Hall of Fame, and continue to influence the genre today. [SR] 7:30pm Thursday, March 7. Sunset Cultural Center, San Carlos Street at 9th Avenue, Carmel. $40-$65. 620-2048, sunsetcenter.org. 24 MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY march 7-13, 2024 www.montereycountyweekly.com CCAA at the Airport Central Coast Art Association President Lori Thompson has been selected by the Monterey Regional Airport to be the curator for its six showcases upstairs in the mezzanine gallery, outside of Woody’s. The work will be on display through Dec. 31. “CCAA’s members, through their artwork, will be the voice of the Central Coast,” Thompson says. “World travelers will be spellbound by the paintings in these showcases.” The themes are historic Monterey County, coastal beauty, spectacular wildlife and more. The public is invited to a reception 5-7pm Thursday, March 7 at the Monterey Regional Airport. [AP] 7-13 march HOT PICKS To see more local events, and add your own, visit calendar.montereycountyweekly.com Letty Sloma René Romero Schuler VISUALS René Romero Schuler René Romero Schuler’s Woman is coming to the Marjorie Evans Gallery at Sunset Cultural Center for a two-month-long exhibit corresponding with International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, and also Sunset Center’s Women’s Week (March 6-9; see more on p. 18). Through her creations, Schuler not only captures the resilience and strength inherent in the female experience but also serves as a visual chronicler of the often untold stories of women. In each stroke and canvas, Schuler aims to amplify the voices of women, contributing to a broader dialogue that seeks to redefine and celebrate the profound impact of women on human history. The show is on display until April 28. [AP] ARIEL Theatrical takes a stab at Disney Frozen Jr., a stage adaptation of one of the most iconic Disney animation movies in the last decade. If you want to build a snowman, there are plenty of opportunities to do it in March. Kylee Sullivan Drag performers bring humor, energy and their best, shiniest fashion to Paper Wing Theatre while attendees eat brunch. Sarah Gaudoin