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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

Big Sexy's Karaoke and Ladies Night at Britannia Arms

Britannia Arms of Monterey

Britannia Arms presents Big Sexy's Karaoke and Ladies' Night every Thursday! Hosted by Big Sexy himself, Brent Hill, we're putting a little twist on karaoke with props provided for those who want to change their image during their performance as well as prizes and giveaways. And we'll have terrific drink specials all night for women.

Bay of Pines Presents Patt Casion and Friends

Bay of Pines Organic Restaurant

In honor of International Day of Jazz, Bay of Pines Restaurant presents Patt Casion and Friends. We'll hear from Patt, John Wineglass, Darrin Thomas, Eddie Mendenhall, Jayson Fann, and more. This is an all-ages show! Admission is $10 and advance registration is required - please e-mail Bay of Pines or phone us at 831-920-3560.

Cibo Restaurant presents Power of Three

Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Cibo Restaurant invites you to join us for a night of live music featuring Power of Three, 9pm-12:30am. Power of Three features David Monigold on guitar, Scooby Valdez on bass, and Phil Nava on drums.

Monterey Area Hospitality Security Training (begins)

Portola Hotel & Spa

Nightclub Security Consultants presents a Monterey Area Hospitality Security Training. Training lasts 16 hours, May 1-3, 10am-3:30pm. And it's free of charge! Who is required to get this training? Any person employed as a bouncer or security guard who is required to wear a distinctive uniform or is likely to interact with the public, and is unarmed. Space is limited - please register online.

Pre-Order Your 2016 Shincha Teas at Cha-ya

This is a very exciting time of year for tea lovers. This year’s tea crop is aromatic, flavorful and well finished. As we have done in previous years, Cha-ya Japanese Tea & Things is offering a 10% discount for those...