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Monterey Car Week, Aug. 10-16 Various locations around the Monterey Peninsula D oes anyone remember when Car Week was pretty much just Car Day, with the Concours d'Elegance as the marquee event? Monterey Car Week has grown in the last decade from one or two events to dozens of events around the entire Peninsula. There are auto rallies, poker runs, parades, processions, street displays, auctions, races, swanky lawn par- ties, and gala nighttime events, all culminating in the grande dame of them all, Sunday's Concours d'Elegance on the lawns surrounding the famous 18th green at The Lodge at Pebble Beach. The other marquee event is the historic auto races of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Jerry Seinfeld, Aug. 13 Golden State Theatre, Monterey G enerally regarded as one of the top 10 standup comedians of all time, Jerry Seinfeld opted not to go back into televi- sion or jump into films after his groundbreaking and immensely popular sitcom "Seinfeld" ended in 1998, instead concentrating on his standup career and doing pet projects, such as the web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." That's great news for standup fans, who now get to see him in person in smaller cities and venues across the country, such as this show in downtown Monterey. Jerry is one of the kings of observational humor, so be prepared to be (gently) skewered, Monterey! Sand City West End Celebration, Aug. 21-23 W ithout the huge First City music festival to compete against this year, this thriv- ing community celebration of the arts should attract even more attention. Sand City is known for its funky, independent and artistic atmos- phere, and nowhere is that more on display than during this annual street party, now in its 14th year. The streets of Sand City shut down and become an open-air artists' fair, showcasing truly unique works from artists throughout Monterey County, dozens of vendors and con- tinuous musical and performing arts entertain- ment on three outdoor stages. This year's lineup features the California Honeydrops, Fire in the Hamptons, Red Beans & Rice, Mike Beck & The Bohemian Saints, Lillie Lemon, and many more. And it's all free! Festa Italia, Sept. 11-13 Custom House Plaza, Monterey I f you're Italian, you had probably best not miss this weekend festival or you'll hear it from family, friends and even distant cousins for the rest of the year. If you love Italian culture— music, art, wine and especially food—you owe it to yourself to attend this joyous event. The 82nd annual Santa Rosalia Fisherman's Festival, also known as Festa Italia, honors the local fishermen of Monterey, past and present with Italian food booths, beer and wine, calamari, pasta, steak sandwiches, Italian rice balls, sausage, cannoli, pizza, gelato and a lot of Italian music and danc- ing. Monterey Jazz Festival, Sept. 18-20 Monterey County Fair & Event Center, Monterey A fter 58 years, the Monterey Jazz Festival has attained an air of reverence and mys- 102 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S U M M E R / F A L L 2 0 1 5 EVERYONE LOVES A LIST, RIGHT? HERE ARE MY PICKS FOR 10 FUN, ENTERTAINING EVENTS WORTH CHECKING OUT. ADMIT ONE W I T H M A C M C D O N A L D Jerry Seinfeld performs standup at the Golden State Theatre on August 13. Photo: Jason Sheldon/Junction10 Photography The California Honeydrops, along with other bands, play the West End in Sand City on Saturday August 22. Photo: Keith Berson

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