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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

Surreal Cinema at Dali17: Cosmopolis

Dali17 at the Museum of Monterey

Dali17 at the Museum of Monterey presents a screening and discussion of the film Cosmopolis (2012) directed by surrealist David Cronenberg and starring Robert Pattinson. Admission is free for Dali17 members, $10 for all others.

Grown Ass Kids Art Show at Karma Fashion Lounge

Karma Fashion Lounge

Karma Fashion Lounge is excited to host an art show for AugieWK and Jessica Carmen, Grown Ass Kids , on Friday, June 2 at 5pm. We'll be serving up some tasty brews from Midnight Gazebo and enjoying music by The...

Los Lonely Boys at Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents Los Lonely Boys , a Grammy-winning power trio from San Angelo, Texas, playing a style of music they call "Texican Rock n' Roll," combining elements of rock and roll, Texas blues, brown eyed soul, country, and Tejano. Tickets are $34-$60.

Who Shot Monterey Pop!: Opening Reception at Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street presents an opening reception for our Who Shot Monterey Pop! photo exhibition on Friday, June 2. Museum members reception is 5:30pm-6:30pm; public reception is 6:30pm-7:30pm. Event is free for members, $10 for...

Monterey History and Art Association's La Merienda 2017

Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the City of Monterey’s 246th birthday with a very special barbecue buffet extravaganza, entertainment by Mike Marotta, Jr. and special guests, mariachi music, folklorico dancers, and a festive “Californio” party in the historic Memory Garden on Custom House Plaza. Tickets are $55 for members of MHAA, $65 for all others.