The hot summer weather has officially arrived

Added THU, JUN 2ND 2016

LOL all season long

Wanda Sykes

If you like comedy, this is the perfect summer to take in a show in our outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre—because we've got four hilarious acts on the calendar!

Our Summer Concert season kicks off on Thursday, June 23, at 8pm with a performance by the outrageous Wanda Sykes. Ranked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the "25 Funniest People in America," Sykes's sharp-witted comedy has earned her memorable roles on TV and film for years.

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The laughs continue with Sebastian Maniscalco on Sunday, August 14, at 8pm. Maniscalco is a rising star in the stand-up scene, with specials on Comedy Central and Showtime, late night talk show spots, and a recent appearance in Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. His incredible physical style is not to be missed! 

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The legendary Kathy Griffin takes the stage on Friday, August 26, at 8pm. Griffin's pull-no-punches humor has earned her Grammys, Emmys, and a legion of fans.

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Finally, on Thursday, September 22, at 8pm, husband-and-wife duo Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman close out our summer series with a rollicking musical comedy show. Mullally first gained national attention with her role on Will & Grace; more recently, the couple have become cult favorites through their work on Parks & Recreation. Their wild new performance will have you in stitches.


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When you buy tickets to any of these shows, be sure to add Dining on the Terrace—your elegant pre-show meal catered by Café Primavera. Hope to see you this summer!

June 2, 2016

Montalvo is a member-supported
non-profit organization
dedicated to the arts.

Summer Luncheons
at the Villa

Summer Luncheons

Join us all summer as our Montalvo Service Group hosts their famous Summer Luncheons every Wednesday from July 6 through August 24. Guests will dine al fresco on the front and side veranda of the lovely historic Villa. Bring your friends and create a memorable experience in this lovely setting.

Begin the day early in the Spanish Courtyard with a board game, cards, or mahjong (bring your own games), then proceed to lunch at your scheduled seating time. As a fun bonus, you'll enjoy a fashion show while you eat!

  • Seating times are at 12pm, 12:30pm, or 1pm 
  • Reservations are required at least one week in advance. Many luncheons sell out, so reserve your seat early!
  • Vegetarian option available upon request (must be ordered at time of reservation)

Click the button below for the schedule and menus; purchase online anytime or through the box office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

Bon appétit!


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Evening art classes are filling up fast!

Summer Nights


Release your creative side this summer with Montalvo Summer Nights—a series of Wednesday evening arts practice workshops on our beautiful grounds. These classes are selling quickly, so be sure to register today! NOTE: the gelatin printing workshop on June 15 is already full—sorry!

From 6-8pm on each class date, you'll enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres as you learn some new art making skills from professional artists. And don't worry: all experience levels are welcome! Just bring some friends, make some art, and have some fun. All required art materials are included in your enrollment fee.

Remaining classes are:

Painterly Prints
Monotype Printmaking • June 29

Use your ingenuity to produce elegant, one-of-a-kind pieces by creating and layering prints.

Imaginative Textures
Graphite Rubbing • July 13

A simple art form with endless variations: capture textured surfaces by rubbing paper over a subject.

Landscapes From Your Imagination
Watercolor Workshop • August 10

Go beyond happy clouds: visualize a beautiful landscape and capture it on your canvas!

Gestural Florals

Pen, Ink, and Brush Techniques • August 24

Experiment with ink and learn how to draw flowers as living, moving elements.


at a glance:

Sat, June 4, 5:30pm
Venetian Carnevale: A Gala to Benefit Montalvo SOLD OUT! 

June 17-18
Los Gatos Plein Air  

Wed, June 15, 6pm
Montalvo Summer Nights: Leafy Summer Prints—Gelatin Printing SOLD OUT!

Thu, June 23, 8pm
Wanda Sykes

Fri, June 24, 7pm
Open Access: Border Disorder—Artist Films and Intervensions 

Wed, June 29, 6pm
Montalvo Summer Nights: Painterly Prints—Monotype Printmaking

Wed, July 6, 12pm, 12:30pm, or 1pm
Summer Luncheon

Tue, July 12, 7pm
Rick Springfield with The Romantics

By Appointment:

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours



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Photo credits: Lo Sevastopoulos / Sandra Ono participating in The Art Escapists’ Pop Up Plein Air Day at Montalvo Arts Center, September 2015. Photo: Airyka Rockefeller