Flight of the Butterflies Screening
Thursday, December 15, 6pm
$5 suggested donation
Show your PG spirit and learn more about the town’s favorite pollinator. This short film follows the migration of the Eastern monarch, which flies between Mexico and Canada each year. Arrive early to browse the museum, which is one of the oldest natural history museums in the United States - it’s been open since 1883.
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Thursday, December 15, 8pm
Golden State Theater
Hear the Grammy Award-winning artist as he tours for his new album, Fight For My Soul. Lang’s latest work has been described as his poppiest yet, and audiences will enjoy catchy, forceful vocals and guitar.
Friday, December 16, 4pm
Experience Carmel-by-the-Sea’s artist colony roots with live music, art-making, drinks, and more. With a dozen artists and five musical acts, this party aims to recreate the bohemian spirit of the area at the turn of the twentieth century. Performances start at every hour from 4-9pm, so stop by for a show or settle in for a full night’s entertainment.
Christmas Horror Mini Marathon
Friday, December 16, 6:30pm
Saturday, December 17, 7:30pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
For those who want the best of both worlds, this mini movie marathon will let you feel like a Grinch AND participate in a holiday-themed activity. Silent Night Bloody Night and Home for the Holidays will kick things off on Friday, with Saturday selections TBD.
The Treadmill in Carmel, Santa Fun Run
Saturday, December, 17, 8:00am
The Treadmill hosts its second annual fund run and "selfie with the Santa Gnome." Runners and walkers are welcome. The event starts in front of the Treadmill store in the Crossroads.
Yoga in the Vines
Saturday, December 17, 10am
Folktale Winery - Rose Vineyard
Soak up the sun in Carmel Valley with a 90-minute yoga session led by Kate of the Esalen Institute. The relaxation continues off the mat after class with a glass of wine in Folktale’s garden. Make sure to bring your own mat.
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Erisy Watt and Huddy Bali
Saturday, December 17, 7pm
Henry Miller Memorial Library
Santa Barbara-based Erisy Watt brings folksy vocals, bass, and guitar inspired by her coastal surroundings. Joining her band is Big Sur’s own Huddy Bali, whose sound also falls under the umbrella of folk-pop. The show will be indoors, so make sure to arrive early to grab a seat and a mug of glogg, a festive holiday drink of spices and wine that library staff will be pouring throughout the night.
Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concert
Saturday, December 17, 7pm
Join in the 30th anniversary of Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice Series, featuring guitarist Will Ackerman; singer, fiddler, pianist, and songwriter Barbara Higbie; and guitarist and composer Alex de Grassi. The group’s acoustic melodies are a perennial favorite for those wishing to mark the holiday with music.
Critical Christmas Bike Ride
Sunday, December 18, 5:45pm
Custom House Plaza
Deck your bicycle in as many lights and ornaments as you can find and join in this festive ride around town. Make sure to arrive early - departure is 6pm on the dot and there is no pre-determined route. Friends and relatives battling icy roads in colder climates will envy your mid-December ride!
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Aabha Indian Cuisine
Open daily 11:30am - 9pm
The Barnyard, Carmel
A wide array of new food options have cropped up on the peninsula in recent months. Aabha Indian Cuisine is one of the latest, serving upscale Indian fare. The menu includes familiar favorites (chicken tikka masala), vegan options for any course, and unexpected dishes like avocado-pomegranate chaat.