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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 2018

Youth Arts Collective

Youth Arts Collective presents our 7th Annual LiveART, 5pm-10pm. Tonight, 30+ 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 15+ artists surround and draw 5-minute portraits of people, all while listening to seven live bands playing back to back. Come join us!

Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up 2018 at Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents singer-songwriter Art Garfunkel . Although it's been over 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel's image and signature voice remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. Tickets are $53-$97.

Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival 2018

Custom House Plaza

Join us in celebrating the Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival in Custom House Plaza, where we'll celebrate the rich international culture of Monterey with music and dance performances, language mini-lessons, ethnic crafts, unique cultural activities, and international food.

Introduction to Crystals and Gemstones at Luminata

Luminata Books & Gifts

Luminata Books and Gifts presents Introduction to Crystals and Gemstones, a free class by Valerie White. She will be teaching the uses and properties of these beautiful gifts from nature's storehouse. Everyone who attends will receive a small pocket crystal as a gift.

Old Capitol Books: The History and Practice of Experimental Poetics

Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books presents The History and Practice of Experimental Poetics with Lucas Bailor in celebration of National Poetry Month. This free lecture will discuss experimental poetry’s history and the various ways it's interpreted in contemporary writing.

MIIS Panel Discussion: Bottom Up Research on Environmental Justice

MIIS, McGowan Building

MIIS presents a free panel discussion with Oakland and San Francisco Bay Area community activists entitled Bottom Up Research on Environmental Justice. Margaret Gordon and environmental justice advocates from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area will discuss how they build community empowerment and help local residents achieve their own vision for healthy neighborhoods.