Thursday, March 28 Bring a Cape Your pooch may not sound like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson or Kevin Hart, but they can dress up like them…at least as the characters the celebrities voiced in the 2022 animated film DC League of Super-Pets. As part of the One Book, One Village project, organized by the Friends of Carmel Valley Library, fourlegged family members and their human counterparts are invited to march in a parade and then settle down at the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center to watch the aforementioned film about super-powered pets saving their equally talented owners. Since January, the public has been invited to read Loving Edie: How a Dog Afraid of Everything Taught Me to Be Brave by local author Meredith May to prepare for a series of events in March. The story, available at the Carmel Valley branch of Monterey County Free Libraries, follows a fearful golden labrador puppy who grew up into a healthy adult dog. [EC] 4pm Thursday, March 28. Carmel Valley Community Youth Center, 25 Ford Road, Carmel Valley. Free, RSVP at focvl.org/ one-book-one-village. info@focvl.org, focvl.org. Friday, March 29 Dark Secret of the Sea Ghost Fleet, a 2018 documentary, asks the question: Is your seafood caught by enslaved people? This event includes a movie screening, a discussion and a talk by Patima Tungpuchayakul, a co-founder of the Labour Protection Network. The subject is forced labor, one of the darkest secrets of the sea. There will be an opportunity to donate to the Fund to End Forced Labor. The global fishing industry is cast under a harsh light in this documentary, following Thai human-rights activists as she and her team seek to bring home workers essentially enslaved at sea. We normally think of slavery as something historical. But in the global fishing industry, it still takes place far away where no one can bear witness. Thailand has the fourth-largest seafood market in the world. Your frozen shrimp ring likely came from there. [AP] 6-8pm Friday, March 29. This is an in-person event, as well as virtual via Zoom. Irvine Auditorium at Middlebury Institute of International Studies, 499 Pierce St., Monterey; also virtually. Free. brownpapertickets.com/event/6252560. 34 MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY march 28-april 3, 2024 www.montereycountyweekly.com Carly Ganley “I moved to the West Coast after 20 years working as a civil rights photographer and paralegal,” says Carly Ganley, a photographer and painter who has a studio in Seaside (until end of May) thanks to support of the Arts Council for Monterey County. “My inspirations are Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams and Upton Sinclair; my photos are reflections of society and the human condition.” The one above comes from her 2025 Post CoVid Series. “I close my eyes to feel the colors,” she says. “I photograph a place over the years and find it becomes my friend. It is a guardianship relationship. I just try to be a good steward through my art.” [AP] HOT PICKS march 28– april 03 To see more local events, and add your own, visit calendar.montereycountyweekly.com Carly Ganley Courtesy of Pacific Grove Arts Center VISUALS Leslie Anne Spowart “Jungle Boogie” is the title of this piece by Leslie Anne Spowart, whose work can be seen until April 25 in the Pacific Grove Art Center in Pacific Grove (among other new exhibits). Spowart presents her Creature Comforts at the Dyke Gallery. “I have always loved animals so it would make sense that these wonderful creatures provided me with a sense of comfort and assurance, especially beginning in 2019,” she wrote in an artist statement. “The world went on and there was a sense of hope and renewal for me. These pieces are reflective of that sensibility.” Spowart uses sanding, scraping, mark making and scratching in her process. She’s a multi-media artist from Monterey. [AP] Meredith May of Carmel Valley is the author of Loving Edie: How a Dog Afraid of Everything Taught Me to Be Brave. The book is the catalyst for a series of events, including a dog parade on Thursday, March 28. daniel dreifuss These four artists met and worked together at ArtWorks@Seaside, an artist studio space provided by the Arts Council for Monterey County. Agata Popeda