26 MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY JUNE 13-19, 2024 www.montereycountynow.com Send ideas to calendar@montereycountynow.com HOT PICKS Tuesday, June 18 FRENCH FRIED For her high school graduation gift, Jane Bertch traveled to Paris, eager to put her French language skills to the test. But she was met with ridicule everywhere she went, and vowed never to return. Life has a funny way of interfering with our plans, and a decade later, Bertch was back in Paris after the American bank she was working for transferred her there. She took the opportunity to pursue her dream of opening a French cuisine cooking school for foreigners like her, and in 2009 opened La Cuisine Paris. Bertch describes her experience as a young entrepreneur in her new memoir, The French Ingredient, and she visits LadySomm to share a glass of wine with attendees and talk about her life. [EC] 6pm Tuesday, June 18. LadySomm, 3728 The Barnyard, G-23, Carmel. $45. 295-0612, ladysomm.com. HENRY MILLER IS BACK There are only few tickets left to see Third Eye Blind play an intimate, acoustic show at the beautiful and now-reopened Henry Miller Memorial Library. The San Francisco rock band was founded in 1993 and churned out some hits through the decade—and 20 years later, they’re still making music. While touring with Yellowcard on their Summer Gods Tour 2024, Third Eye Blind will take a little break, playing a smaller concert in Big Sur. Come spend an evening under the stars and among redwoods; wear layers of warm clothes. For comparisons, think of The Clash and Jane’s Addiction; their drumming style is influenced by the Ohio Players and James Brown. [AP] 6pm Tuesday, June 18. Henry Miller Library, 48603 Highway 1, Big Sur. $160/seat; $130/ standing room. 667-2574, folkyeah.com. K-GRASS There is a banjo player who has observed that bluegrass “appeals to people who are tired of music that sounds too mechanical or manufactured. Bluegrass music is earthy and authentic.” Indeed, the sound of his group conjures images of the hillbillies of the Sobaek Mountains and flows easily, like the waters of the Nakdong River…Wait a minute. What? That doesn’t sound like Appalachia. Well, neither does the sound of Country GongBang, the amazing South Korean bluegrass band. Their music draws from the same well as Bill Monroe, but with inspiration from the pace of rural life in South Korea. Banjo Boy—yes, that’s the nickname he goes by—and his bandmates play with the same relish as traditional bluegrass, but bring an international flair. Country GongBang visits Monterey as part of the Otter Opry Concert Series hosted by the California Bluegrass Association. [DF] 7pm Tuesday, June 18. Monterey United Methodist Church, 1 Soledad Drive, Monterey. $35; $30/CBA members; free/children ages 15 and under. 375-8285, otteropry.org. Hot Picks by Erik Chalhoub, Dave Faries, Celia Jiménez, Pam Marino, Agata Pope˛da, Sara Rubin, David Schmalz. The views from Snively’s Ridge in Garland Ranch Regional Park are impressive (as enjoyed by humans or canines). The work to get up there is a little less when it’s done as a thru-hike, guided by naturalists with the Let’s Go Outdoors program. KAREN LOUTZENHEISER UPseaside.com 1760 Fremont Blvd, seaside For leasing opportunities call (415) 730-3917 University Plaza SeaSide’S LifestyLe Shopping Center Order Online at HarumiSeaside.Menu11.com • (831) 899-9988 Open Daily fOr lunch & Dinner Only the finest andthe Freshest Beer Garden LeaGues TournamenTs Beer Garden LeaGues TournamenTs LynnsArcAde.com 1760 Fremont BLvd. ste d1, seAside Monthly MeMbership - $100 Daily pinball pass - $20 (aDult) $15 (chilD/stuDent/Military hourly pinball - $10 private parties - $10 tuesDay RESTAURANT ’23 VOTED Best Thai Food 6 Times! Enjoy Fresh and Flavorful Cuisine Lunch: Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm Dinner: Mon-Thu 4:30-8pm Fri 4:30-8:30pm, Sat 12-9pm Last seating 15 mins before closing 1760 Fremont Blvd #F1 • Seaside • University Plaza • 394-2996 • BaanThaiSeaside.com