This Week's Highlights

Pop Up Dinner at Albatross Ridge Winery & Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents Chef Paul Cosentino for a pop-up dinner of Mediterranean and Spanish tapas-inspired seafood dishes, perfectly paired with wines from the Albatross Ridge estate. Tickets are $125 each - purchase here .

Scotty Wright at Characters Bar, Marriott Hotel

no cover
Monterey Marriott Hotel

Characters Bar at Monterey Marriott Hotel presents jazz vocalist Scotty Wright on Saturday, June 15. Doors open at 8pm. Music starts at 8:30pm. With a warm, rich-toned voice and relaxed delivery, Scotty Wright possesses a unique sound deeply rooted in the jazz tradition. This is going to be good.

2nd Annual Monterey Juneteenth Film Festival

$10 General Admission // $25 VIP
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Film Festival returns to Stanton Center, June 14-16, celebrating Black culture, history, and storytelling through the power of cinema. View the film schedule here. Movies start at 7pm on Friday and Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.

Adrea Castiano at Puma Road

Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents award-winning singer-songwriter Adrea Castiano . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Sourdough Talk with Chef Cody Alias of Ad Astra Bread Co

Monterey Public Library

Monterey Public Library Friends and Foundation presents A Sourdough Talk with Ad Astra Bread Co's Head Chef, Cody Alias, on Saturday, June 15 at 2pm in the Community Room of Monterey Public Library. This event is free and open to...

Tattoos and Pride Fundraiser at Wholehearted Tattoo

Wholehearted Tattoo

Wholehearted Tattoo presents Tattoos and Pride, a flash fundraiser on Saturday, June 22, 12pm-8pm, benefiting the Queer Youth Recognition Scholarship of Monterey Peninsula Pride.

We'll have pre-drawn flash designs celebrating LGBTQ+ culture. Black and gray tattoos, $80; rainbow tattoos, $100. Please DM the shop on Instagram or phone 831-800-6433 for more info and to book a spot.

Monterey Peninsula LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration and Parade 2024

Custom House Plaza

The annual LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration and Parade will return to Downtown Old Monterey on Saturday, June 29. Parade begins at 11am, going down Alvarado Street from Pearl to Franklin.

After the parade, bring the whole family to Custom House Plaza, 12pm-3pm, to enjoy speakers and free entertainment for all ages, lunch from local food trucks, and info tables from over 65 groups and agencies.

Chocolate Strawberries and Fettuccine-Style Crepes at Manasiri's

On Tuesdays, Manasiri's Crepes and Sandwiches has a booth at the Old Monterey Farmers Market just outside our cafe at 321 Alvarado Street.

Along with everyone's favorite crepes, we're offering cups of chocolate covered strawberries and take-out boxes of crepes sliced into ribbons like fettuccine and served with your favorite toppings. Delicious!

Permanent Jewelry at Franklin Street Collaborative

Bonded Monterey is now offering permanent jewelry by appointment at Franklin Street Collaborative, located at 201 W. Franklin Street. You'll find a range of bracelets, anklets, necklaces, rings, hand chains, hat chains, and more. Call to book, 831-920-2611. Private and corporate parties available.

Watch 2024 UEFA Championship at Britannia Arms

Calling all soccer lovers! Britannia Arms in Monterey will have all the 12pm games for the UEFA's 2024 European Football Championship playing on our big TV screens, June 14 - July 14. Enjoy lunch, a cold beer, and some great soccer at 444 Alvarado Street.

Suzanne Elliott Featured at Webster Street Art Gallery, June/July 2024

Webster Street Art Gallery presents an exhibit of the plein air oil paintings of Santa Cruz artist Suzanne Elliott. Typically completed outdoors in one session, the paintings primarily depict Monterey landscapes and seascapes. Suzanne's paintings will be on display through July at 188 Webster Street.

Wednesday Bike Ride Social with Melville Tavern

Melville Tavern

Every Wednesday evening, Melville Tavern hosts the Hump Day Pedal Push: a slow, social bike ride along the Coastal Trail to Lovers Point and back, with a stop along the way to enjoy some food and drink together. All ages and biking abilities are welcome. Meet at 5pm at the tavern, depart at 6pm.

Youth Arts Collective's ARTathon 2024

Youth Arts Collective

Youth Arts Collective's Annual ARTathon returns June 22-23! Once again, YACsters are coming together to raise money for YAC by creating art for 24 continuous hours, from 10am Saturday to 10am Sunday.

We're accepting donations up to and throughout the event. For donations $50 and above, you'll receive the family "Before and After" photos of students and mentors.

Stu Reynolds at Characters Bar, Marriott Hotel

no cover
Monterey Marriott Hotel

Characters Bar at Monterey Marriott Hotel presents jazz saxophonist Stu Reynolds on Saturday, June 22. Doors open at 8pm. Music starts at 8:30pm. Enjoy some excellent jazz music and good drinks. Sponsored by Grey Whale Gin....

Inaugural Coastal Cocktail Clash at Cella

Cella Restaurant and Bar

Cella Restaurant hosts the inaugural Coastal Cocktail Clash on Monday, June 24. Twelve talented local bartenders are ready to shake things up and show off their mixology skills in competition. Don’t miss out on this epic showdown!

Doors open at 6pm, competition starts at 6:30 pm. Enjoy exclusive beverage specials by Joshua Perry and a grazing table prepared by Chef Cal Stamenov. $27 in advance , $30 at the door. Walk-ins welcome.

Free Lecture: "Steinbeck, Ricketts, and the Western Flyer"

MIIS, Irvine Auditorium

The Old Monterey Foundation presents a free lecture, "Steinbeck, Ricketts and the Western Flyer: The Intersection of Science and the Arts" on Thursday, June 27 at 6:30pm at Irvine Auditorium on the campus of MIIS. Admission is free, but space is limited - register here .