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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

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

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 wines. Admission is $30 in advance, $35 at the door.

Luminata Books & Gifts: A Ceremony of the Sacred Rose

Luminata Books & Gifts

Luminata Books and Gifts presents a Ceremony of the Sacred Rose for blessing, inspiration, and manifestation for the coming year led by Raven Stone, who received the tradition from Grandmother Bernice Falling Leaves.

Bay of Pines Presents Kiki Wow and Greg Edenfield

Bay of Pines Organic Restaurant

Bay of Pines Organic Restaurant presents an evening of live music featuring Kiki Wow and Greg Edenfield on Thursday, January 19, 7pm-9pm.

Kiki Wow is a singer, songwriter, musician, and host who engages her audiences with humorous...

East Village Coffee Lounge presents Out of the Blue

East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge presents Out of the Blue on Friday, January 20 at 7:30pm. Out of the Blue is a Monterey soul-rock duo comprised of Greg Robbins on guitar and Maria Borrelli on vocals. Formed in early 2016, they...

Bay of Pines Presents Nicole Dillenberg's CD Release Party

Old Monterey District

Bay of Pines Organic Restaurant and Kiki Wow present a CD release party featuring Nicole Dillenberg and her all-star back up band at 5:30pm. Nicole's upcoming folk-pop CD, Poison Tide , features some of the finest players in Central California and Scandinavia.

Grupo Escolta at Lopez Restaurante Y Cantina

Lopez Restaurante y Cantina

Lopez Restaurant y Cantina presents an evening of live music featuring Grupo Escolta, Banda Perla del Sol, and Nueva Union Sierrena on Friday, January 21. Tickets are available at Lopez Taqueria and Liquor in Monterey.

Realignment Therapist Diane Whitacre at Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books

Diane Whitacre, a realignment therapist and author, will be visiting Old Capitol Books on Sunday, January 22, 2pm-3:30pm. She'll discuss her research and her work on structural anatomy, the coming together of proper alignment and good health, and she'll also...