Mother's Day Brunch, a Hydrosols workshop, and...

Added THU, APR 19TH 2018

Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter
Celebrate Mother's Day with Brunch
Mother's Day Champagne Brunch

Mother's Day is around the corner, and Montalvo has the perfect activity to make the day memorable: our Mother's Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, May 13!

This delicious daytime meal prepared by Elegant Events Catering is a wonderful way to celebrate mom in style. Three seating times are offered: 11am outside in the stunning Spanish Courtyard; 12pm inside the beautiful historic Villa; and 1pm on the veranda overlooking the Great Lawn.

You'll enjoy your choice of lunch items, tea or coffee, tasty desserts, and of course a champagne toast to mom. After brunch, why not take the family on a walk around the property and enjoy the gorgeous gardens, trails, and Art on the Grounds? It's a great way to spend the day with us. Just remember to reserve your seats early, because this event always sells out!


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Last Chance: Pedrito Martinez, Nell Robinson
Pedrito Martinez / Nell Robinson

ATTENTION: It's your last chance to get tickets to two exciting upcoming Carriage House Theatre Concerts -- and if you miss these shows, you'll be kicking yourself!

The Pedrito Martinez Group (this Friday, April 20 at 8pm) has been lauded as “writing a new chapter in Cuban music history." Martinez is a world-class Afro-Cuban percussionist and Grammy-nominated singer and bandleader. He has recorded and performed with Paul Simon, Paquito D’Rivera, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting. His infectious humor and dance moves make him a formidable frontman -- and a joy to watch in live performance! 

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The Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band (next Thursday, April 26 at 7:30pmbrings together five genre-busting artists whose joyful music is infused with folk, bluegrass, roots, swing, and the blues. With Robinson (hailed as a modern day Patsy Cline) on flute & vocals, Nunally (a two-time Grammy Award winner) on guitar & vocals, Jim Kerwin (one of the best string bass players in the country) on bass fiddle, and well-known San Francisco musicians Jon Arkin and Rob Reich on percussion, accordion, & keyboards, their sound is original, masterfully performed, and a pleasure to hear. Don't miss it!


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Hydrosol & Aromatherapy Workshop
The Flora & Flavors of Montalvo

Join Montalvo Culinary Artist Andrea Blum and ethnobotanist Alice Encinas Duvernell for a fun and fascinating hydrosol and aromatherapy-making workshop on Sunday, June 24 from 10am-4pm: The Flora and Flavors of Montalvo.

Students will use plants collected from Montalvo's grounds and learn how to distill them into therapeutic hydrosols and precious essential oils in a traditional Portuguese copper still. You'll receive step-by-step instructions for making culinary hydrosols, aroma honeys, and essential oils at home. All necessary materials are included in the registration fee, and students will bring home their own bottle of freshly-distilled hydrosol.

Duvernell has studied botanical extraction techniques worldwide and has developed curriculums for teaching about distillation and aromatherapy. She specializes in organic cosmetics, aroma-edibles, and natural home products. If you're interested in how plants can be used as food, medicine, and more, this is a class you don't want to miss!


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Moulin Montalvo Gala Selling Fast!
Moulin Montalvo: A Gala Night in Montmartre

Tickets to Moulin Montalvoour magnifique Gala event on Saturday, June 16 at 5:30pm, are moving fast -- so if you want to join the party, hurry up!

The Villa will be transformed into a sensational cabaret. Mingle with artists and can-can dancers, savor sumptuous cuisine by Le Papillon, and enjoy amazing French wines and champagne. Dance the night away in the Bal Musette in the historic Villa. Raise your paddle at an incredible live auction, featuring once-in-a-lifetime experience packages.

Funds raised will go to support Montalvo’s Artistic and Educational Programming, so what better way to spend an evening? Don your best black tie or Belle Époque ensemble and treat yourself to a night you'll never forget!


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For questions or to order tickets over the phone, call the Box Office:
408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Fri, April 20, 8pm: The Pedrito Martinez Group
Thu, April 26, 7:30pm: 
Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band
Fri, April 27, 7pm: 
Open Access: Life Beyond Earth
Mon, April 30, 9:30am & 11:30am: 
The Red Altar Project SOLD OUT!
Mon, April 30, 4pm: 
Tell It! Move It!
Wed, May 2, 11:30am: 
Joyce Maynard
Sun, May 6, 3pm: 
The Saint Michael Trio: Celebrating Mendelssohn
By Appointment: Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours
Now on sale: Summer Camps

Image Credits: NZ / Kathy Zinn 

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