Louie, Louie

Added THU, JUN 23RD 2016

Louie Anderson in the spotlight—and coming to Montalvo next spring

Louie Anderson

Legendary comedian Louie Anderson has experienced a career resurgence lately, thanks in part to his performance in the critically-acclaimed FX television series Baskets.

So, what's the fuss all about? In the show, Anderson plays Christine Baskets, a woman whose lifetime of experience is a source of both comedy and melancholy. He doesn't perform the role as a campy drag character, but rather with a touching earnestness that is inspired by his own mother.

As a result of his notable character, Anderson has been featured in a number of recent news outlets—including an interview on NPR's Fresh Air, a piece in New York Magazine, and an article in the Boston Globe, among others.

In addition to roles in TV and movies, Anderson's stand-up career has been going strong for more than 30 years. He's one of the most respected comedians in the business, and his hilarious reflections on family and life always leave audiences in stitches!

Anderson will be appearing on
Friday, April 7, 2017, at 7pm in our 300-seat indoor Carriage House Theatre. You won't get a better chance to see a top-notch comic in such an intimate space, so get your tickets early before the show sells out!

Purchase now by clicking below, or call the box office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

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June 23, 2016

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non-profit organization
dedicated to the arts.

Important Summer Concert updates
Rick Springfield

Our Summer Concert season is just around the corner, and we have a couple of important updates to share:

First, the performance by Wanda Sykes, which was originally scheduled for tonight (June 23) has been moved to Wednesday, September 7, at 8pm. Tickets purchased for today's show will be honored on the rescheduled date; if you need additional information, please call the Ticketmaster customer service line at 1-800-653-8000.

This means that our first concert of the season will be Rick Springfield with The Romantics on Tuesday, July 12, at 7pm. It also means you've got some extra time to buy those Wanda Sykes tickets you were planning to get.

These Summer Concerts will be your first chance to experience our new Garden Terrace for concessions, beer, and wine sales. If you've been to a summer show before, you'll be amazed by how the new space is going to streamline the purchase process and give you more space to mingle!

Lastly, don't forget to grab your tickets to our two recently-added shows—Toto on Thursday, September 8, at 7pm, and Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman on Friday, September 23, at 8pm.

See you this summer!


This summer, get
your lunch on

Summer Luncheons


Join us each Wednesday in July and August as the Montalvo Service Group hosts their famous Summer Luncheons at Montalvo's historic Villa. Three seating times (12pm, 12:30pm, or 1pm) are offered at each luncheon, with a different menu each week created by Talula Bay Catering. Click here for a PDF of the full summer's dining options!

Guests will dine al fresco on the front or side veranda of the Villa—just as visitors did nearly a century ago—and will enjoy views of our Great Lawn and gorgeous gardens. Bring your friends and create a memorable experience in this lovely setting. 

You can begin your day at 10am in the Spanish Courtyard with a board game, cards, or mahjong, then proceed to lunch at your scheduled reservation time. And as a fun bonus, enjoy a fashion show while you lunch!

Please reserve your seats at least one week in advance; vegetarian options are also available. Click the links below to make your reservations today!

July 6: Sonoma Chicken Salad
July 13: Prawn Salad
July 20: Chopped Salad
July 27: Kale Caeser Salad
August 3: Smoked Salmon Salad
August 10: Asian Chicken Salad
August 17: Shrimp Pasta Salad
August 24:
 Arugula and Steak Salad


at a glance:

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

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

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

Wed, July 13, 6pm
Montalvo Summer Nights: Imaginative Textures—Graphite Rubbing

Wednesdays, July through August
Summer Luncheons

By Appointment:

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours


Cooking Up Fun
• Art From Around the World
• Rhythms of West Africa


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