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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

Youth Arts Collective

Youth Arts Collective presents our 8th Annual LiveART featuring 25 Monterey County artists creating original work for sale, a sketch circle drawing 5-minute portraits, performances by 10 local musicians, and lots of fun. Proceeds support YAC's work with local kids.

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.

Simi Winery Tasting Event at Hellam's

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.

Cat Video Fest 2019 at Osio Theater

Osio Theater

Cat Video Fest 2019 , a 65-minute compilation of funny and adorable videos and animation, is coming to the Osio Theater for one screening only. Proceeds will benefit Golden Oldies Cat Rescue.

"Game of Thrones" Trivia Night at Sovino Wine Bar

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

It’s been two years pf waiting, but the final season of Game of Thrones is finally here and Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant is hosting a GOT -themed Trivia Night! There will be prizes. Team size is limited to 6 people.