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Old Monterey is the thriving downtown district of Monterey, CA. Home to nearly 400 shops, restaurants, and service providers and a bustling farmers' market, it's a hub of community life. Tourists from around the world come for its seaside charm and historical attractions. Old Monterey is a frequent host to conventions and meetings of all sizes. It's also a great place to locate a business.

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This Week's Highlights

Preview RM Sotheby's Classic Car Auction 2017

8/16 - 8/19
Portola Hotel & Spa

Portola Hotel & Spa hosts the RM Sotheby's Classic Car Auction on August 18 & 19 at 6pm. There are previews for the general public on Wednesday, 10am-8pm, Thursday, 10am-8pm, Friday, 10am-4pm, and Saturday, 10am-4pm. Preview admission is $40.

Multi-day event ending on Sat Aug 19, 2017

Caffe Trieste Presents John M

Caffe Trieste

Caffe Trieste and Kiki Wow present John M on Friday, August 18, 6:30pm-9:30pm. Donations are gratefully accepted.

A 35-year veteran of the music business, this NYC born, CT raised, and CA based award winning singer/songwriter has done it all,...

Luminata: "A Journey to India in Haiku" Poetry Reading & Book Signing

Luminata Books & Gifts

Luminata Books and Gifts presents a poetry reading and book signing by Alyce di Palma, author of Miniatures: A Journey to India in Haiku , on Friday, August 18, 7:30pm-8:30pm.

Alyce di Palma is a writer, artist, teacher, photographer,...

Golden State Theatre: Screening of "McLaren"

Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre and McLaren Automotive present the Monterey premiere of McLaren , a film directed by Roger Donaldson which tells the story of Bruce McLaren, a young man from New Zealand of humble birth who dared to take on the elite world of motor racing and win. Tickets are $25.

Venture Gallery Presents Artist Tamara Selyangina

In August, Venture Gallery features watercolor artist Tamara Selyangina , a Russian-born watercolor artist who has lived in Monterey for more than ten years. The focus of Tamara's work is the breathtaking coastal scenery of Monterey County, beautiful and dramatic local nature, street scenes of Monterey, and the wharfs. Visit us at 260 Alvarado Street next to Portola Hotel & Spa.