Calendar: January 2016    

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  • Hector Mendoza, BEGINNING FRI, SEPTEMBER 25 (Project Space Gallery)
    Botanica Poetica: New Work by Lucas Artist Fellows

    Home to formal gardens, oak and redwood forests, and various exotic plantings, Montalvo's horticultural diversity serves as inspiration for a series of new works created by Lucas Artist Fellows Kija Lucas, Monica Lundy, Hector Dionicio Mendoza, and Fieldworks Collaborative (Trena Noval and Ann Wettrich). Identifying, collecting, and documenting varied specimens of plant life discovered while exploring Montalvo's 175-acre public park, these artists have ...


  • The Saint Michael Trio SUN JANUARY 10, 2016 3 P.M. (Historic Villa)
    The Saint Michael Trio
    250 Years of Trio Music

    The Saint Michael Trio makes a mad dash through 250 years of chamber music. Baroque! Romanticism! Impressionism! Jazz! Blues! Rock & Roll! Three centuries in less than 75 minutes—you won’t believe it until you hear it.

  • Andres Solis & Sandra Gomez FRI JANUARY 15, 2016 7:30 P.M. (Mission Santa Clara de Asis)
    XLIII: A Contemporary Requiem
    at Mission Santa Clara de Asis


  • Paula Cole FRI JANUARY 15, 2016 8 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
    Paula Cole

    “An extraordinary songwriter with a gorgeous voice” — Rolling StoneThis Grammy-winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter has released six solo albums during her eighteen year career and captured the hearts of fans and fellow artists alike. Raves Peter Gabriel, “Paula is an original ...

  • Black Violin SAT JANUARY 16, 2016 8 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
    Black Violin

    “A raucous, rousing, genre-busting performance piece that dares the audience to get up and dance”— Time Out New YorkWil B and Kev Marcus are classically-trained viola and violin players who fuse classical music with hip-hop and R&B. Their groundbreaking ...

  • George Winston SAT JANUARY 23, 2016 8 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
    George Winston

    “His songs are pastoral wonders that purposefully evoke nature and landscapes in a way that’s as understated as it is beautiful”— The Bend BulletinInspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston is a master of melodic folk piano, New ...

  • Mary Bridget Davies SUN JANUARY 24, 2016 7 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
    Mary Bridget Davies

    “A genuine powerhouse”— Entertainment WeeklySizzling singer Davies was catapulted to national fame channeling Janis Joplin on tours with Big Brother and the Holding Company and in the theatrical productions Love, Janis and One Night with Janis Joplin, which garnered her ...

  • Fieldworks Collaborative (Trena Noval & Ann Wettrich), TUE JANUARY 26, 2016 1 P.M. (Park Grounds)
    Open Access
    Garden Talk and Walk
    with Fieldworks Collaboarative

    Join Lucas Artist Fellows Fieldworks Collaborative (Trena Noval & Ann Wettrich) for a walk through Montalvo's gardens and wildlands, and engage with their new participatory outdoor intervention, Curiosity Fieldstation.

  • The Children's Crusade, by Ann Packer WED JANUARY 27, 2016 11:30 A.M. (Historic Villa)
    Ann Packer
    in conversation with Katherine Maxfield

    Raise a glass to toast Ann Packer, who has lived a rich literary life, indeed. Her mother, author and professor Nancy Packer, was Director of Stanford’s Creative Writing Program. Her father, attorney and professor Herbert Packer, wrote articles that ...

  • Classic Albums Live presents Elton John - Greatest Hits THU JANUARY 28, 2016 7:30 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
    Classic Albums Live presents: Elton John - Greatest Hits

    “Always a great show”— The Orlando SentinelNote for note, cut for cut, Classic Albums Live performs some of the greatest albums ever recorded live—without gimmickry or cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music and a group of peerless musicians ...

  • Adapting History FRI JANUARY 29, 2016 6 P.M. (Historic Villa)
    Open Access
    Artist Fellows Present New Work

    Explore the work of current Lucas Artists Fellows in this interactive, inspiring evening. This Open Access event will feature a conversation with multi-faceted hip-hop artist and Lucas Artist Fellow Dahlak who is developing a new spoken word piece entitled Adapting ...

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  • The Day the Crayons Quit, the musical TUE JANUARY 12, 2016 9:30 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. (School & Teacher Event School & Teacher event) (Carriage House Theatre)
    The Day the Crayons Quit - The Musical

    Duncan loves to color. So you can imagine his surprise when he discovers that his crayons, ahem, want to have a word with him. The situation is urgent, and Duncan clearly needs to think out of the box! A hilarious ...

  • JazzReach's Metta Quintet FRI JANUARY 22, 2016 9:30 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. (School & Teacher Event School & Teacher event) (Carriage House Theatre)
    JazzReach presents
    Yes Indeed!
    featuring Metta Quintet

    Celebrating the great American Blues TraditionYes Indeed! is an engaging, interactive program designed to instill a greater appreciation, awareness and understanding of the great American blues tradition. With its roots in the work songs, spirituals, hymns, field hollers, and chants ...

  • Enjoying a party in the Villa THU JANUARY 21, 2016 6 P.M. (Historic Villa)
    Donor Appreciation Party

    Join us for a donor appreciation party, featuring wine, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment!

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