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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

Youth Arts Collective: LiveART 2019

 
4/27/19
 
$15
 
Youth Arts Collective

Youth Arts Collective presents our 8th Annual LiveART, 5pm-10pm. Tonight, 25 artists from the community sit side by side creating original art which goes up on the LiveART Laundry Line for sale that night. Simultaneously, a large sketch circle with 10 artists surround and draw 5-minute portraits of people, all while listening to 10 singer-songwriters and jazz musicians playing back to back. Come join us!

Orange Oil Photo Transfer Workshop with Linda Cover

 
4/23/19
 
MMA Members: $20 Not-yet-Members: $30
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Great family fun at Monterey Museum of Art! Linda Cover of Watershed Studios will lead an easy workshop exploring a non-toxic photo transfer process using orange oil. Print landscapes and images from nature to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind cards to share.

Brews for Books at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill

 
4/24/19
 
 
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.

Simi Winery Tasting Event at Hellam's

 
4/24/19
 
$25
 
Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop presents a tasting of wine from Simi Winery. We'll also have special pricing and raffles. Participation fee is $25 for non-members.

Play Wine Bingo at Sovino Wine Bar

 
4/23/19
 
$15
 
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!