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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

David Larstein at Bakai Wine & Tapas

Bakai Wine + Tapas

Bakai Wine + Tapas and Kiki Wow present David Larstein on Saturday, August 4, 8pm-10pm. Donations are gratefully accepted.

David Larstein is a singer-songwriter who has written hundreds of songs, produced over thirty albums, and been a...

Comedian Colin Jost at Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre

The Golden State Theatre presents comedian Colin Jost, who has won four Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award, and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his writing on Saturday Night Live , where he's co-anchor of Weekend Update. Tickets are $43-$76.

Lecture: "The Testimonies and Memoirs of Augustias de la Guerra Ord"

MIIS, Irvine Auditorium

The Old Monterey Foundation presents a free lecture by Christine Fernandez entitled The Testimonies and Memoirs of Augustias de la Guerra Ord. Augustias, c onsidered the first woman historian of Hispanic California, was born as a subject of Spain and lived through California’s transition from Spanish-Mexican rule to statehood.

Sip Aglianico Wine by the Glass at Sovino

We at Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant love the newest addition to our "by the glass" list, Prima Materia's Aglianico! If you've never had this wine from California's Lake County, it's not to be missed! It's a great representation of...