34 MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY april 4-10, 2024 www.montereycountyweekly.com more sunlight and slightly warmer temperatures, and gardens start coming alive with springtime. So too is MEarth at the Hilton Bialek Habitat, which provides an outdoor and culinary classroom to students. For this event, it’s open to the public with a native plant sale, an eco-boutique, educational exhibits and vendors and a kid zone. [SR] 10am-4pm Saturday, April 6. MEarth at Hilton Bialek Habitat, next to Carmel Middle School, 4380 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Free. 6241032, mearthcarmel.org. World Moves The Monterey Peninsula College Asian Students Association presents the 19th Annual Culture Show that includes performances of—take a big breath—Korean drum dances, an Indian Bollywood dance, Korean traditional dances, a Chinese waist drum dance, Vietnamese traditional dances, a Chinese fan with sword dance, Huli A Hahai Mai Ia ‘U dances, Vietnamese Ao Dai fashion show, Yaocuauhtli cultural Aztec dances and a Mongolian ethnic minority dance. In previous years, the association had Asian bands and singers, says Tuyen Nguyen, on behalf of the group. The event is scheduled as an early celebration of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. [AP] 7:30-9:30pm Saturday, April 6. Monterey Peninsula College Music Hall, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. Free. 646-4154, tinyurl. com/2xtupvzv. Timely Celebration The City of Salinas is set to celebrate its sesquicentennial—that is its 150th anniversary as a California city—and the party dubbed “A Journey Through Time” is so big it couldn’t be contained in just one location, but two, reflecting the city’s past and future. Party location #1 is at the Salinas Welcome Center inside and outside the historic Southern Pacific Freight Depot, built in 1872, just two years before Salinas was incorporated. The events there include museum tours, a historic car show, time capsule ceremony and history talks, plus kids’ activities and storytimes. Party location #2 is at the modern CSUMB @ City Center, with music, dance performances, a community resource fair and free entrance to the Steinbeck Museum for the first 300 guests. Start in the past and then go back to the future, or vice versa—either way, it’s going to be one heck of a party for a city that deserves to be celebrated. [PM] 10am-2pm Saturday, April 6. Salinas Welcome Center: 1 Station Place, Salinas; CSUMB @ City Center: 1 Main St., Salinas. Free. bitly/Salinas150. Sunday, April 7 Music Fairytale The Simon & Garfunkel Story performance has traveled around the world, since its sold-out run in London’s West End in 2015. What to expect? It’s a concert-style theater show about two young school friends from Queens, who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state-of-the-art video projection, incredible lighting and a full live band, the concert features all of the hits, from “Mrs. Robinson” to “The Sound of Silence.” Actor Dean Elliot and his cast perform the show about the rise of the two beloved ’60s singers Paul Simon (portrayed by William Sharp) and Art Garfunkel (Oliver Cave). [AP] 3pm Sunday, April 7. Sunset Center, San Carlos Street at 8th Avenue, Carmel. $65- $95. 620-2048, sunsetcenter.org. 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 haps like nothing you’ve ever heard. The collaboration is cruising through Carmel to showcase the synergy that happens when very different artists team up to see what they can create together. The resulting sound is fun, and wholly unique—think Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, but with a lot less drugs. [DS] 7:30pm Thursday, April 4. Sunset Center, San Carlos Street and 8th Avenue, Carmel. $55- $95. 620-2048, sunsetcenter.org. Friday, April 5 ​Meat of the Matter A story about a barber shop turning its customers into meat pies probably isn’t the most uplifting of tales. But somehow, Sweeney Todd manages to make it fun. Paper Wing Theatre & Supper Club will take a stab (pun intended) at the celebrated dark musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The musical has won numerous awards and been performed worldwide over the past five decades. It follows the titular character who seeks vengeance against a judge who sent him in exile for 15 years. The Victorian-era barber eventually meets up with Mrs. Lovett, and the two join forces at her pie shop, where Todd’s victims are on the menu. You can bet Paper Wing will put its own unique spin on the haunting tale of Fleet Street’s demon barber. [EC] 7:30pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, April 5-28. Paper Wing Theatre and Supper Club, 711 Cannery Row (second floor), Monterey. $29. 905-5684, paperwing.com. Seeing is Believing Explore the world of augmented reality. Karen Owen is doing augmented reality projections every First Friday on behalf of the Pacific Grove Art Center, with a fresh focus on public art. Her next projections feauture butterfly images by Bob Pacelli, projected onto the Pacific Grove Public Library, (at 550 Central Ave.) and inside the P.G. Art Center. Augmented reality combines the real, physical layers of digital information overlaying and interacting with the environment, using music and sound, text and images, video and 3D animation. Owen will explain the science behind her projects. “We are now witnessing the emergence of a new digital art medium that is as profound of a breakthrough as the internet was in 1990,” Owen wrote in an artist statement. “We all can take part in its implementation.” A resident of Pacific Grove, Owen has 30 years of experience in the world of technology and digital art. This display is just one opportunity to view art during P.G.’s First Friday—you can also see artwork (also for free) at First Friday events in downtown Salinas and the Art Park in Sand City. [AP] 6:30pm Friday, April 5. Downtown Pacific Grove. Free. 619-861-2712, karenowen.org. Saturday, April 6 earth days If you check the calendar, you’ll see that Earth Day is coming on April 22. But plants and pollinators don’t care what the calendar says—a little bit Monterey Peninsula College students of Asian descent will dance according to the patterns of their cultures, from Vietnamese to Indian to Chinese styles. Tuyen Nguyen Simon & Garfunkel were The Beatles of Queens. Their partnership brought about some of the most amazing songs (and songs with amazing lyrics) ever written in America. Courtesy of Sunset Center