Montalvo Arts Center's Fall Preview

Added THU, SEP 15TH 2016

Montalvo Arts Center



As the weather cools and the leaves begin to change color, we're gearing up for amazing fall events to close out the year! From classes to concerts, a Shakespeare production, a film premiere, and an extraordinary culinary experience—we've got something for everybody this fall. Take a look:

Far East of Eden with Karen Finley & Bruce Yonemoto
Far East of Eden

We are pleased to present the world premiere of an experimental short film commissioned by Montalvo and written/directed by internationally recognized artists Karen Finley and Bruce Yonemoto: Far East of Eden. The work, which was developed by Finley and Yonemoto during their tenure as visiting artists at the Lucas Artists Residency earlier this year, uses a dark chapter of California history as a lens through which to explore the disturbing prevalence of hate speech in contemporary politics and its potential dangerous consequences. It will debut on Wednesday, September 28.

The screening will take place at 8pm in the Carriage House Theatre and will include a panel discussion with the artists (tickets: $10). A special VIP Reception featuring wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to mingle with film actors and project sponsors will preceed the screening at 7pm (tickets: $40). 

We Players presents Romeo & Juliet at Villa Montalvo
Romeo & Juliet at Villa Montalvo

Walk in the footsteps of the most famous lovers of all time with seven site-integrated performances of Romeo & Juliet from October 6-16. We Players will blur the boundary between audience and actors, history and the present moment in this one-of-a-kind production. As the story unfolds through our majestic grounds, you will be on your feet, physically moving with the actors as you're immersed in a 360-degree sphere of performance. Click the button below for the full schedule and to purchase tickets, or call the box office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.

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Fall Art Classes
Wheel Form Ceramics
Join us throughout the season for classes in a wide range of artistic disciplines! These opportunities for creative exploration are intended for any experience level and are taught by professionals in their field:

Click here for more information and a full schedule of upcoming classes.

Steinbeisser's Experimental Gastronomy
Steinbeisser's Experimental Gastronomy
On Sunday, September 25, Montalvo will host the US premiere of “Experimental Gastronomy” presented by the Dutch creative collective Steinbeisser. For this unique dining event, renowned Bay Area chefs David Kinch, Corey Lee, and Daniel Patterson will create a plant-based menu with locally grown organic ingredients. To heighten the culinary adventure, the meal will be served on dishes and with cutlery crafted by some of the country’s most innovative decorative artists. The event will be a truly unique experience that puts design, gastronomy, and nature in an exciting and inspiring context.

Fall Concerts
Carriage House Concerts

Don't miss your chance to see world-class performers up close this fall! Our indoor, 300-seat Carriage House Theatre is one of the most intimate venues in the South Bay, and our historic Villa is the perfect spot to enjoy classical music with our resident chamber ensemble, the Saint Michael Trio. These performances are selling out quickly, so get your tickets soon!

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Yuletide Traditions
Yuletide at Montalvo

Join us as the historic Villa is decked out in holiday splendor for our annual Yuletide events presented by the Montalvo Service Group! The two-day Yuletide Marketplace is your chance to do some early shopping from local vendors selling decorations, crafts, collectibles, and more. Yuletide Teas are a great way to celebrate the season with Champagne, tasty treats, and a festive atmosphere!