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Mother's Day Brunch at the Villa

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch

Don't forget: Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 12. Plan ahead today by reserving a seat at our fabulous Mother's Day Champagne Brunch!

This elegant daytime meal is the perfect way to celebrate your mother in style. Three seating times are offered: 11am outside in the stunning Spanish Courtyard; 11:45am inside the beautiful historic Villa; and 12:30pm on the veranda overlooking the Great Lawn. After brunch, take a walk through our beautiful gardens or a short hike on our trails.

Your meal will consist of a delicious buffet style brunch provided by A Catered Affair. It includes a carving station, a variety of scrumptious breakfast items, salads, fresh pastries, tea, coffee, tasty desserts...and (of course) a champagne toast to mothers everywhere! Click here to view the full menu.

Be sure to reserve early, because this event sells out every year!


Sun, March 31, 3pm:
The Saint Michael Trio:
Smetana Uncovered

Tue, April 2, 4pm:
Identity Development Through Art

Fri, April 5, 8pm:
Four Bitchin' Babes

Fri, April 12, 9:30 & 11:30am:

Sat, April 13, 8pm:
An Evening with Paula Cole

Sun, April 14, 3pm & 7pm:
The Capitol Steps

Year Round:
Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours

For questions or to order tickets over the phone, call the Box Office: 

Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Spend an Evening with Paula Cole

An Evening with Paula Cole

You don't want to wait to get tickets for An Evening with Paula Cole on Saturday, April 13 at 8pm in our intimate Carriage House Theatre!

This Grammy-winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter has released seven solo albums during her twenty-plus year career and captured the hearts of fans and fellow artists alike. In her lyrics, she writes of inner life and redemption in a language that is poetical and witty. 

With a voice that is big, rich and gorgeous, a mind that is intelligent, and a heart that transforms suffering into beauty, Paula Cole sings for our enlightenment. It's truly a concert you won't want to miss!

Dance Classes: Swing & Afro Pop

Swing Dance
Afro Pop Dance

Come and dance with us in two upcoming classes, both teaching fun and energetic styles that will get you moving your feet. These classes are perfect for anyone at any skill level; sign up as an individual, a couple, or a with a group of friends -- you'll have a blast no matter what!

Start things off on Monday, April 15 from 6-8:30pm with Swing Dance: From the Charleston to Lindy-Hop with instructors Margot Helm and Richard Perkins.

Swing dance has evolved over time from its jazz roots as people have modified their movements according to changing musical styles -- creating a partner dance emphasizing expression, personality, and musicality. Today, "swing dancing" is an umbrella term for dances such as the Charleston, Lindy-Hop, Balboa, and Shag. In this class, you'll learn the basics of these dances and get an introduction to the history behind this beloved and all-American art form.

On Monday, May 20 from 6-8:30pm, get familiar with Afro Pop Dance as you learn the freestyle and street dances that are popular forms of self-expression in Ghana.

After warming up with traditional Ghanaian games to create a sense of community, break inhibitions, and enhance enthusiasm, you'll get to know the basics of contemporary African dances such as Azonto and Akayda (Ghana), Shorkie and Shaku Shaku (Nigeria), Gweta (Togo), Gwaragwara (South Africa), and more. Taught by choreographer Philip Amo Agyapong, this fun class will give you all kinds of new moves to take to the dance floor!

Donor Receptions Make Concerts Better

Donor Receptions at Concerts!

Did you know that we host exclusive pre-show receptions for Montalvo donors prior to certain concerts? These fun gatherings in the historic Villa are the perfect way to enhance your concert experience -- and we've got one coming up at the Four Bitchin' Babes show on Friday, April 5.

Donors who attend receive complimentary wine and light hors d’oeuvres, as well as a chance to meet fellow Montalvo fans! Want to be a part of this party? Join at the $250 level or above and get your tickets to the show, and you'll receive your invitation next week. 

Photo Credits: Ron Leckie / Erica McDonald / Bahara Emami

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