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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 Poke Lab: Second Anniversary Celebration

The Poke Lab

Join The Poke Lab in celebrating our second anniversary! We'll have an all-day raffle with great prizes and more. Plus, the first 20 customers ‪at 11am‬ and 3pm will receive a free Poke Lab t-shirt with food purchase.

Closeout Sale at Karma Fashion Lounge

1/17 - 1/20
Karma Fashion Lounge

Karma Fashion Lounge is closing its Alvarado Street location and moving our store online! We're holding a huge Closeout Sale January 15-20. Come and enjoy up to 60% off our selection of women's clothing and accessories.

Multi-day event ending on Sat Jan 20, 2018

2018 Fun & Games Night (Grown-Up Style) at MY Museum

$35 online / $45 at the door
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum presents a Fun & Games Night for ages 21 and up only! Join us for tons of fun board games (both oldies but goodies and hot new ones), music and entertainment, awesome food from various local restaurants, and an amazing selection of beer and wine. Admission is $35 online.

Celebration Honoring the History of Hellam's Tobacco Shop

Hellam's Tobacco Shop

Hellam's Tobacco Shop cordially invites you to join us as the Native Sons of the Golden West dedicate a bronze plaque commemorating the historical significance of the shop as Monterey’s oldest continuously-operated business and California’s oldest tobacco store, founded in 1893.

Arms of Angels Benefit Concert at Bakai Wine & Tapas

Bakai Wine + Tapas

Bakai Wine + Tapas hosts a benefit concert for Arms of Angels, a local non-profit organization that assists people in mourning who have lost a loved one. The Five SongBirds - Amy Novak, Kiki Wow, Leigh Fitz, and Linda Arceo - are geared up to give you some original songs written from the heart. $10 advance tickets ; $15 at the door.

MIIS: Presentation by Tai Chi Master Chen Zhonghua

MIIS, Irvine Auditorium

MIIS hosts a free presentation by world-renowned Tai Chi Master Chen Zhonghua, who studied with two 18th generation Chen Style Tai Chi grandmasters. In this presentation, he will focus on Chen Style Tai Chi's cultural roots, its development, and characteristics, providing live demonstrations.