Friday, May 10 Sunset Terrace Sunset Cultural Center’s annual free outdoor concert series, Terrace Hour, returns with six concerts to take place between May 10 and June 21, featuring the best musicians the Monterey Peninsula has to offer. It kicks off with the concert by Wendi Kirby of Wendi Kirby Music in Monterey. Kirby is a pianist, composer and educator. She has received national recognition for her contributions to music education. She has released two albums of her own original music on Pastiche Records and performs on stages throughout the U.S. and Europe. Terrace Hour is free and open to the public; the bar opens at 5:30pm; the show starts at 6pm. All are welcome; no tickets or reservations are required. So bring your friends, family, dogs, cats and birds to the Sunset Center’s terrace this May and June. Outside food and drink are allowed, but alcohol must be purchased at the venue. Rain cancels. [AP] 6pm Friday, May 10. Sunset Center, San Carlos Street, Carmel. Free. 620-2048, sunsetcenter.org. Saturday, May 11- Sunday, May 12 Garden Party Even if you only have a patio or don’t possess a green thumb, the beauty of gardens and the plants that grow within are enough to want to visit the 53rd Annual Carmel Valley Garden Show. Every year Carmel Valley Garden Club members lay out a big spread of plants for admiring, learning about and—if the spirit moves you—taking home. The two-day event includes a competitive flower and plant show, a kid-favorite activity area called Buzzy’s Garden, photo contest, silent auction, cafe and around 25 vendors of plants, garden art, wine, artwork and crafts. Besides getting a close-up view of the winning flowers and plants (after judging is completed at 11:30am Saturday), there’s the big “Plant Corral,” actually four sales tents each with a different theme: drought-tolerant plants and succulents; vegetables and edible plants; flowering plants; and garden art. Have questions about choosing the right plant and caring for it? 24 MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY May 9-15, 2024 www.montereycountynow.com Melanie Mena Melanie Mena and Michael Acevedo present Transmute: An Exploration on Duality and Reconstruction. Those seniors at CSU Monterey Bay have been selected as the 2024 Artists in Residence at ReGen Monterey, a regional waste management facility in Marina. Since 2016, student artists have been selected for a fellowship at ReGen. The artists scavenge for discarded materials at the Last Chance Mercantile reuse store and ReGen’s materials recovery facility, then upcycle them into art. “Learning about ReGen has truly been eye-opening. This place is an entire system that works perfectly together in such a beautiful and intricate manner,” Mena said. “I hope I can provide something of value through my artistic lens. My plan is to reuse materials to build canvases, frames, and push my paintings into a three-dimensional realm.” The exhibit is open until Saturday, May 18 at Last Chance. [AP] 9-15 may HOT PICKS To see more local events, and add your own, visit calendar.montereycountynow.com ReGen Monterey Stephanie Langley VISUALS Stephanie Langley Sunset Cultural Center in Carmel is proud to welcome Stephanie Langley: Garden Party to the Marjorie Evans Gallery for a two-month-long exhibit throughout June. A free public reception with Stephanie Langley will be held from 5-7pm on Tuesday, May 14. Langley was born in Merced in the Central Valley, and grew up in Monterey. She became interested in drawing and painting as a teenager and has drawn and painted continuously throughout her life. Langley moved back to the Monterey Bay area in 2016. [AP] Learn about history at the Walk of Remembrance, which invites everyone to honor the residents of the Chinese fishing village at Point Alones in Pacific Grove, and the generations of descendants who continue to enrich the community. Daniel Dreifuss Bring your questions and curiosties about all things gardening-related to the Carmel Valley Garden Show, a sprawling extravaganza of plant-related exhibits. J. Tschirgi