This week's top Easter (and other) events: April 2-4
Posted on: Thursday, April 1, 2010 3:49 PM by Nicole Gustas
If you're looking for an Easter egg hunt, Easter brunch or other Easter event, check out our big list of Monterey County's best Easter brunches and events. Friday This month's Salinas First Fridays Art Walk features live music from Hal Laughlin, Dan Beck, Robert Rosette, Souvenir, Luis Lenzi, Ronalla Armonia, Living Room, Handle With Care, Strings & Winds, Electric Narcotic, The Trio and Shamisin, as well as art, dancing and more at over 40 venues. 5-8pm, 100-300 blocks of Main Street and surrounding blocks. Free. The Pacific Repertory Theater's Circle Theater premieres their production of Crime and Punishment this weekend. This production uses an adapted script written earlier this decade, said to be "gripping and intensely theatrical." Tonight, catch the discount preview at 7:30pm. Casanova between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $10, $12 and $16. There's just a handful of seats left for Los Lobos and Leo Kotke at the Sunset Center. 8pm, San Carlos St. and 9th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $47. $58 and $67 and can be bought online. The always-eclectic Al James Power Trio, featuring guitarist Yuji Tojo and drummer Mike Shannon, fuses soul, flamenco and more into a great evening of jazz. They play tonight at 8:30pm at Bullwackers, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey. No cover. European rock band Trip to Dover, who have all the angst of My Chemical Romance without the overproduced slickness, is touring the West Coast throughout April. They land tonight in Monterey at Jose's. Santa Cruz electro outfit Harlequin Baby and San Jose's Slapbracelet open. 9pm, 638 Wave Street Monterey, $5. Saturday The Sunset Center in Carmel hosts the EastMinster Pet Show. The event includes a pet parade, a silent auction, a costume contest, a doggie Easter egg hunt, plus live music and face painting and photos with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny for children. You can preregister your dog for the costume contest or doggie egg hunt; each event is $10. Noon-4pm. See great films from young local filmmakers and a program of short films curated by Sundance programmer Mike Plante at the Monterey Bay Film Festival at California State University Monterey Bay. 1pm, CSUMB World Theater, Seaside. Free. The Synergy Brass Quintet play classical music with rock and roll style. They're at the Performing Arts Center of Pacific Grove today at 2pm. 835 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove; $20/adults, $10/students. Filmmaker Eva Lothar screens her film "Street of the Sardine" at the Monterey Museum of Art at 3pm. The screening is followed by a lecture and question and answer session. 559 Pacific Street, Monterey. It's opening night for Crime and Punishment at Pacific Repertory Theater's Circle Theater. 7:30pm, Casanova between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $15, $26 and $35. Tim Fain, it's easy. He's soloed there, most recently in December. Tonight he plays at the Sunset Center with pianist Cory Smythe. The program includes Dvorak's "Sonatina in G Major," Bach's "Ciaccona," Ravel's "Tzigane," plus pieces from modern composers Richard Danielpour, Kevin Puts and Lev Zhurbin. 8pm, , San Carlos St. and 9th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $29, $32, $37 and $41; call 831-625-9938 to purchase. Hard working Seaside indie band 1 < 12 play tonight at Jose's. 9pm, $5. Monterey County's favorite rockers, Mike Beck and the Bohemian Saints, bring their country-tinged style to Fernwood Resort tonight. 9pm, Highway One in Big Sur, no cover. Sunday Looking for the right spot for Easter brunch? Click on over to our list of Monterey County's best Easter brunches.