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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

I Love the 80s and 90s Party: Dinner and Drag Show at Bull and Bear

Bull and Bear Whiskey Bar and Taphouse

The Bull and Bear Whiskey Bar and Taphouse presents an I Love the 80s and 90s Party on Sunday, August 25. Join us for drink specials, a special dinner menu, music by DJ MAC, and a drag show featuring...

Sound Escape at The Dali Expo

The Dali Expo

The Dali Expo hosts Sound Escape, a local showcase of ambient music and atmospheric soundscapes, conceived by local artists Jeddy Grant (Morticai) and Jake Padorr. Includes liquid light shows and projections by Lumiere Alchemical.

Play Wine Bingo at Sovino Wine Bar

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Come to Sovino to play Wine Bingo! Really, it's everything you like about Bingo, with wine and Sovino vocabulary associated with the numbers. Come and learn a little, play a little, drink a little. There shall be prizes!

Fishbowl Poetry Open Mic Featuring Qr Hand and Bill Vartnaw

Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books hosts Fishbowl Poetry, an open mic event which opens with a featured poet (or two). Today we'll welcome guests Qr Hand of San Francisco and Bill Vartnaw of Petaluma. Readings begin at 2pm, open mic signups begin at 1:30pm.

Brews for Books at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill

Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill

Come out and celebrate Brews for Books at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill! On the last Wednesday of every month, show your server your Monterey library card or a Brews for Books bookmark (available at the library), and we'll donate 10% of your check to the Monterey Public Library.