Nonprofit

Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.

San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Phone: (831) 620-2040


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Sunset Cultural Center, Inc. (SCC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that was formed in October of 2003 to manage the historic Sunset Center. What began as a public school in 1926 has been transformed into a state-of-the-art performing arts center with an intimate 718 seats, stunning gothic architecture and incredible acoustics.Under the mantle of Sunset Presents, we bring a wide range of truly world-class performances and live events including global music, comedy, rock shows, theatre and dance.  We pride ourselves on programming a lineup with diversity, sophistication and star-power.We also program a number of community outreach programs, most notably our acclaimed arts education program Classroom Connections.


Terrace Hour - Leche Malo

Event Date: Sep 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Terrace Hour - Anne & Pete Sibley

Event Date: Sep 27, 2019 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Terrace Hour - Jazzbos3

Event Date: Oct 4 - Oct 5, 2019 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu (1922) underscored LIVE by the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

Event Date: Oct 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Get into the spooky Halloween spirit with the classic silent film Nosferatu the way it was intended to be seen, accompanied by a live orchestra! Released in 1922, Nosferatu is...

Terrace Hour - Ace de la Vergne

Event Date: Oct 11, 2019 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

An Evening with Leo Kottke

Event Date: Oct 12 - Oct 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Few players have done as much for the state of their instrument as Leo Kottke, and even fewer have seen the level of success that he has as a largely instrumental artist. Stretching his fingers...

VIVA MOMIX

Event Date: Oct 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Explore wonder through a lens that only MOMIX can provide! These Sunset Presents returning favorites will be presenting VIVA MOMIX, a collection of the most iconic pieces from...

Sheléa - Natural Woman: A Night of Soul from Aretha to Adele

Event Date: Nov 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

With a voice that stirs the soul and hands that effortlessly glide over the keys, Sheléa represents a return to true artistry that has garnered much attention and adoration from legends...

SUGAR SKULL! A Dia de Los Muertos Musical Adventure

Event Date: Nov 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Young Vita thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for deceased loved ones. Why throw a party for the dead? But when a candy skeleton on her abuelita's cemetery ofrenda suddenly springs...

The Strings/Keys Incident: An Evening With Joanna Newsom

Event Date: Nov 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Joanna Newsom was classically trained on the harp in her youth, and began her musical career as a keyboardist in San Francisco-based indie band...

The Second City - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Sweater

Event Date: Nov 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

It's the most wonderful time of the year-ish! Laugh along with The Second City as comedy's best and brightest roast the chestnuts outta all the things we lovingly loathe about the holiday...

Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays

Event Date: Dec 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

A Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Darlene Love has long been recognized as "one of the greatest singers of all-time." Her voice launched dozens of hits including "He's a Rebel," "(Today I...

Eric Johnson

Event Date: Jan 16, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 11:15 AM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

The guitar has been very good to Eric Johnson, earning him international renown as a player, composer, recording artist and live entertainer as well as an ever-growing audience of admirers. And...

Rolling Stone Reports: The Year in Music

Event Date: Jan 17 - Jan 19, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Rolling Stone Reports features the writers and editors of Rolling Stone bringing their thought provoking and engaging content to audiences in the form of live storytelling and visual...

Take 6 - Georgia On My Mind: Celebrating The Music of Ray Charles

Event Date: Feb 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Featuring 10-time Grammy and Award Winner and Gospel Music Hall of Famers Take 6, Emmy Award Winner Clint Holmes, Award-winning vocalist Nnenna Freelon, Stellar and Grammy Award-winning saxophonist...

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Event Date: Feb 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

For over five years, BEAUTIFUL, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Carole King musical, has thrilled Broadway with the inspiring true story of one woman's remarkable journey from teenage songwriter...

Cirque Éloize: Hotel

Event Date: Feb 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Cirque Éloize: Hotel is the story of a place and its transient travelers. A stopover where lives intersect briefly, just long enough for tales and memories to be forged… Let...

Rolling Stone Reports: The Year in Movies

Event Date: Feb 21, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Rolling Stone Reports features the writers and editors of Rolling Stone bringing their thought provoking and engaging content to audiences in the form of live storytelling and visual...

The Chieftains “The Irish Goodbye”

Event Date: Feb 27 - Feb 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

The Chieftains “The Irish Goodbye” Presented by Sunset Presents Six-time Grammy Award winners, and Sunset Presents returning favorites, The Chieftains, have been highly...

Ballet Hispánico

Event Date: Mar 5 - Mar 6, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

The premier Latino dance organization in the United States, Ballet Hispánico brings individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance. Whether...

Mnozil Brass

Event Date: Mar 19, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

With a signature brand of playfulness often likened to Monty Python, Austria's Mnozil Brass comes to Sunset Center brass a-blazing! Their performances are known to be infectious, energetic,...

Tig Notaro

Event Date: Apr 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Tig Notaro is a groundbreaking stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director originally from Mississippi. Hailed for her effortless storytelling and fearless stage presence, her subject...

DRUM TAO 2020

Event Date: Apr 16, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

DRUM TAO 2020 is the latest production from the internationally-acclaimed percussion artists, TAO. Their modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have...

Rolling Stone Reports: Climate Change

Event Date: Apr 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Rolling Stone Reports features the writers and editors of Rolling Stone bringing their thought provoking and engaging content to audiences in the form of live storytelling and visual...

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Event Date: Apr 23, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

The gospel-singing, bluegrass-playing, "Hillbilly Rock" making superstar, Marty Stuart, is a 5 time Grammy-Award winner and a platinum recording artist. Widely recognized as one of...

RENT

Event Date: May 6, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Rolling Stone Reports: The Millennial Identity

Event Date: May 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

What defines a millennial? They've been called "Generation Me" for presumed narcissism and the "Peter Pan Generation" for delayed adulthood. But the only thing that may really...