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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

The Mailboxes Perform at East Village Coffee Lounge

$5-$10 suggested donation
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge presents the art-pop band The Mailboxes , hailing all the way from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Suggested donation is $5-$10. This is the only stop on their national tour between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Rocky Patel Cigars Tasting Event at Hellam's

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop presents a Rocky Patel Premium Cigars Tasting Event including special pricing and raffles. Participation fee is $25 for non-members.

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market

Old Monterey District

The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market takes place rain or shine every Tuesday. Hours are 4pm-7pm, October through April, and 4pm-8pm, May through September. Strolling along the three and a half blocks of Alvarado Street, you can find organic...

Grove Acre Performs at Puma Road

Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Wine Down Wednesdays ! On Wednesday, July 24, 5pm-7pm, we'll feature local band Grove Acre . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one...

Luminata Books: Introduction to Crystal Medicine Singing Bowls

Luminata Books & Gifts

Created out of quartz crystal, crystal singing bowls are powerful tools for healing, meditation and attunement to inner levels of being. This Introduction to the Singing Bowls' Vibrational Empowerment and Healing by Vali Francis will demonstrate their use. Come experience the beauty and power of these transformative tools.

An Evening with Jeff Bridges at Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents An Evening with Jeff Bridges . "Natural" is a good word to describe the feeling of Bridges's self-titled major label debut album. Featuring a roster of magnificent songwriters and musicians, and produced by Grammy-award winner T Bone Burnett, the ten-song disc is soulful and heartfelt. Tickets are $44-$88.