26 MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY march 21-27, 2024 www.montereycountyweekly.com Eubanks—inquires about the weirdest place you have ever gotten the urge to “make whoopie.” Of course, nowadays you could get away with the woman’s response, even on TV. In 1977? No way. But Lovers Know Best: The Live Game Show for Couples is more than just matching answers. There are challenges, perhaps blindfolds. And the potential for hilarity exceeds The Newlywed Game in its heyday. The show promises to be provocative, of course, but will also have audience members rolling on the floor. Participants, too. So…OK, OK. If you must know, the young woman’s response was not a geographic location and did not match her husband’s answer of “in the car.” You’ve been warned. [DF] 8-9:30pm Saturday, March 23. Paper Wing Theatre & Supper Club, 711 Cannery Row (second floor), Monterey. $25. 905-5684, paperwing.com. Portraying Mammals This workshop presents a chance to learn about marine mammals that can be found in Monterey Bay, including: cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises), pinnipeds (seals, sea lions) and sea otters. It also offers an artistic bonus with instruction in how to scientifically depict these creatures. After highlighting their anatomy, behavior and special adaptations, the group will use science illustration techniques to create a personalized field guide. The painters will focus on scientific accuracy and attention to detail while using graphite, ink, colored pencil and watercolor. [AP] 10am-2pm Saturday, March 23. The Lyceum of Monterey County, 1073 6th St., Monterey. $35 (includes all materials); for ages 11 and up. 372-6098, tinyurl.com/3sfubnkv. Carpathian Trip Travel from village to village through the Carpathian Mountains...from the comfort of Monterey. Local musician and small business owner Bill Sullivan is putting on an evening of authentic Transilvanian, Polish, Ashkenazi Jewish, Carpathian, Romanian and Ottoman style music, all with a side of storytelling. This show is the first in an ongoing monthly series of curations this year, each with a distinct cultural theme and featuring top-notch musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area or beyond. Proceeds from this concert benefit church renovations and the musicians. [AP] 7pm Saturday, March 23. St. James Episcopal Church, 381 High St., Monterey. $25 at the door. 375-8476. tinyurl.com/nhy6swh7. Sunday, March 24 Wild Things California Wildlife Day, which became officially enshrined in state law in 2017 on account of activism by the nonprofit Carmel River Watershed Conservancy, is celebrated around the spring equinox, and this year’s celebration happens Sunday at Palo Corona Regional Park. For the kids, there will be an obstacle course, monarch butterfly clothespins and a nature walk led by Big Sur Charter School. For the grownups, a guided hike for those interested and a chance to chop it up with a falconer. And for all, a chance to hear from Kerri Frangioso, a Big Sur-based biologist specializing in sudden oak death, and Cooper Leinhart, a San Luis Obispo County-based biologist focused on the benefits of beavers. [DS] 11am-3pm Sunday, March 24. Palo Corona Regional Park, 4860 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Free. 372-3196, cawildlifeday.net. Hot Picks by Erik Chalhoub, Dave Faries, Lani Headley, Celia Jiménez, Pam Marino, Agata Pope˛da, Sara Rubin and David Schmalz. Send ideas to calendar@mcweekly.com HOT PICKS ant in how people are perceived.” The Duróns have hundreds of pieces of modern Chicano art in their collection, which is sought out by museums for showings, including the Monterey Museum of Art. Currently there are 92 pieces of the couple’s collection on display for the exhibit Seeing Chicanx: The Durón Family Collection. Armando Durón leads a walkthrough of the exhibit, sharing his insights and philosophies behind the collection. [PM] 3-4:30pm Saturday, March 23. Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific St., Monterey. $20/general admission, $5/MMA members, students, youth 17 and under, military, SNAP recipients with EBT. 372-5477, montereyart. org. A Rabbi Walks Into a Bar Here’s a punch line you’ve probably never heard before: After receiving a doctoral degree and serving in congregations for 14 years, the ordained rabbi decided to become a stand-up comedian instead. But this is no joke. Rabbi Bob Alper bills himself as the world’s only practicing clergyman who performs stand-up comedy internationally. He’s been featured on Comedy Central, Good Morning America and elsewhere, and proudly notes on his website that he was featured on Extra, right after a segment on the size of Jennifer Lopez’s derriere. Now Alper, who resides in Vermont, is taking his unique spin of comedy to Congregation Beth Israel, during an event celebrating the Jewish festival of Purim. A deli dinner will be served before Alper’s act. VIP ticket holders will have the chance to meet Alper prior to the show. And as tempting as it is, don’t call him “Rabbi Bob.” It’s “too nauseatingly cute,” he says. [EC] 6pm Saturday, March 23. Congregation Beth Israel Social Hall, 5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. $36/general; $90/VIP experience. 624-2015, carmelbethisrael.org. Act Three One way to support live theater is to show up as an audience member whenever a play is produced. Another is to join in a behind-the-scenes fundraiser to get in the mood for a new theatrical season. New Canon Theatre Co.’s fundraising event before its third season kicks off features local actor Malinda DeRouen, who this summer will play the role of Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. With live music by the Dave Holodiloff Duo, wine from Blue Fox Cellars, beer from Other Brother Brewing Co., an auction and a chance to connect with other local theater lovers, this event promises a backstage peek at what to expect before the curtain rises on the upcoming season. [SR] 7pm Saturday, March 23. Monterey Museum of Art - La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. $25-$30. 275-1441, newcanontheatre.org. Game of Love Word of warning before we start. The most famous moment in game show history came on a program that pitted young couples against other young couples. So if you plan to compete in Lovers Know Best at Paper Wing Theatre, just beware if host Sean Perlmutter—a modern-day Bob Wildlife is a broad term. You can celebrate in parks, such as Palo Corona in Carmel, and you can take advantage of California Wildlife Day to learn about species, from local butterflies to local birds. The holiday was approved by the state in 2017. Kenneth Benedictos This summer local actor Malinda DeRouen will play the role of Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. She also appears at a fundraising benefit that invites you to help New Canon Theatre Co. before its third season kicks off. Daniel Dreifuss