Old Monterey District Blog

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, September 20-26, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH
Wednesday, September 25 at 6:15pm
Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), this documentary film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. Watch the trailer.

FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:15pm
Sat & Sun at 11:45am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:15pm

The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving. Watch the trailer.

BECOMING NOBODY
Daily at 2pm, 6pm
This documentary is the quintessential portal to Ram Dass's life and teachings. His ability to entertain and his sense of humor are abundantly evident in a conversation that brings us around to address the vast question of ultimate freedom. Watch the trailer.

LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:45am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm

A musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. At the height of unprecedented success, Ronstadt, a restless and adventurous artist, turned away from pop music to explore an astonishing variety of musical styles, from American standards to country to classical operetta before circling back to her family roots with traditional Mexican canciones. Withstanding constant pressure from a risk-averse industry, Ronstadt insisted on following her musical instincts. Watch the trailer.

OFFICIAL SECRETS
Fri, Mon, Tues, Thurs at 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:15pm
Wed at 1:30pm, 4pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:15pm

She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun, a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in...Read More

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New Wellness Center at Spa on the Plaza

Posted on September 17th, 2019 by SpaOnThePlaza

There is a big difference between superficial beauty and beauty from the inside out. We know this intuitively but our culture celebrates the young and beautiful which can make us feel inadequate. At Spa on the Plaza in Downtown Old Monterey, we understand true beauty is seen in the serenity of expression and in the clarity of one’s eyes. Beauty is a state of mind and not the standard reflected by the photoshopped models we see on the cover of magazines.

This sentiment is the underlying principle of Spa on the Plaza’s mission statement: “At Spa on the Plaza, we understand that your spa experience should nurture on many levels.”

Although these words may seem simple, they are implying that healing and well being happen on multiple dimensions. It is not just about an excellent massage or expensive potions, it is about the genuine smile of our employees, the beautiful and serene ambiance, the impeccable housekeeping, the relaxing music, and the delectable scent of essential oils wafting through the air.

We recently took this concept further; in January 2019 we opened the Wellness Center at Spa on the Plaza. We now offer women's workshops and detox programs because if one wants beauty from the inside out we need to pay attention to what we eat, what we do, what we think, and who we spend our time with. We invite you to view our Wellness Center Calendar on our website and encourage you to sign up early for these exciting workshops.

Spa on the Plaza is located at 201 Alvarado Street in Monterey. Join us for new beginnings and new friendships!

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Spa on the Plaza: Fall Specials 2019

Posted on September 12th, 2019 by Spa on the Plaza

Spa on the Plaza is offering select autumn specials on our services. Please phone us at 831-647-9000 or visit our website for more information.

Mello Massage
$175 for 80 minutes
Our new Mello Massage uses pure essential oils from the cannabis plant. CBD is non-psychoactive and may reduce inflammation, pain relief from arthritis, and stiff joints. Our massage promotes deep relaxation.

CBD & Epsom Bath
$50 for 30 minutes
Extend your experience and indulge in a Epsom CBD private bath. You'll feel like you went on a vacation!...Read More

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, September 13-19, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON
Weekdays at 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:30pm

Brittany Forgler is a funny, likeable, 27-year-old hot mess of a New Yorker whose trashy nightclub adventures and early-morning walks of shame make her late for work every day. But when she stops by a Yelp-recommended doctor’s office in an attempt to score Adderall, Brittany gets handed a series of diagnoses instead—elevated heart rate, high blood pressure … the list goes on. Suddenly forced to get a grip, Brittany laces up her Converse sneakers and runs one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. Soon she runs a mile. Brittany finally has direction - but is she on the right path? Watch the trailer.

LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm

A musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. At the height of unprecedented success, Ronstadt, a restless and adventurous artist, turned away from pop music to explore an astonishing variety of musical styles, from American standards to country to classical operetta before circling back to her family roots with traditional Mexican canciones. Withstanding constant pressure from a risk-averse industry, Ronstadt insisted on following her musical instincts. Watch the trailer.

OFFICIAL SECRETS
Fri, Mon, Tues, Wed at 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:15pm
Thurs at 1:30pm, 4pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:15pm

She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun, a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the US is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on UN Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. Watch the trailer.

VITA AND VIRGINIA
Weekdays at 4pm
Sat & Sun at 1:30pm, 4pm

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, September 6-12, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

VITA AND VIRGINIA
Weekdays at 4pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:30pm

Set amidst the bohemian high society of 1920s England, this is the true story of a literary love affair. Vita Sackville-West is the brash, aristocratic wife of a diplomat who refuses to be constrained by her marriage, defiantly courting scandal through her affairs with women. When she meets the brilliant but troubled Virginia Woolf, she is immediately attracted to the famed novelist. So begins an intense, passionate relationship marked by all-consuming desire, intellectual gamesmanship, and destructive jealousy that will leave both women profoundly transformed and inspire the writing of one of Woolf’s greatest works. Watch the trailer.

AFTER THE WEDDING
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm

Isabel, a co-founder of an orphanage in Kolkata, travels to New York to meet a potential benefactor, Theresa. Despite her frustration with the need to justify a charitable donation, she agrees to the meeting, which falls a day before the wedding of Theresa's daughter. Isabel is unexpectedly invited to the wedding and the events that ensue force her to confront decisions she made 20 years ago as well as a man from her past, who turns out to be Theresa's husband. Watch the trailer.

THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm

The Peanut Butter Falcon begins when Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from a nursing home where he lives in order to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Through circumstances beyond their control, Tyler, a small time outlaw on the run, becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor, a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own, to join them on their journey. Watch the trailer.

DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME
Weekdays at 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:45am, 6:30pm

A cultural force for over 50 years, David Crosby faced an uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Racked with health issues and personal obstacles, he forged a new path at the age of 77. Seeking out younger musicians and recording a pair of critically-praised new albums, Crosby now sets out to make...Read More

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, August 30 - September 5, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

AFTER THE WEDDING
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm

Isabel, a co-founder of an orphanage in Kolkata, travels to New York to meet a potential benefactor, Theresa. Despite her frustration with the need to justify a charitable donation, she agrees to the meeting, which falls a day before the wedding of Theresa's daughter. Isabel is unexpectedly invited to the wedding and the events that ensue force her to confront decisions she made 20 years ago as well as a man from her past, who turns out to be Theresa's husband. Watch the trailer.

THE OTHER STORY
Weekdays at 6pm
Sat & Sun at 1:30pm, 6pm

Two rebellious young women – one fleeing the chaos of secular hedonism for the disciplined comforts of faith, the other desperate to transcend her oppressive religious upbringing for sexual and spiritual freedom – cross paths unexpectedly in Jerusalem, to startling consequences. Watch the trailer.

THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm

The Peanut Butter Falcon begins when Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from a nursing home where he lives in order to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Through circumstances beyond their control, Tyler, a small time outlaw on the run, becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor, a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own, to join them on their journey. Watch the trailer.

DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME
Weekdays at 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:45am, 6:30pm

A cultural force for over 50 years, David Crosby faced an uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Racked with health issues and personal obstacles, he forged a new path at the age of 77. Seeking out younger musicians and recording a pair of critically-praised new albums, Crosby now sets out to make a mark in a world different from the generation he came to define in the 60s. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance, and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often-challenging journey with humor and bite in this documentary film. ...Read More

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Maybe on Monday is proud to carry affirmation stones. Each stone is unique and each piece is one of a kind - just like a human soul! These river stones are filled with infinite positive vibes and have hand-carved messages on them; positive words and thoughts to inspire you on your journey. They make perfect gifts! Visit Maybe on Monday at 251-B Pearl Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Mix business with pleasure! The Jazz Room at Montrio Bistro seats 18 people and is ideal for business or smaller gatherings. This intimate space at our restaurant, featuring boardroom-style seating, is perfect for a company party or family get together. Please call us at 831-648-8881 for more information or to make a reservation. We're located 414 Calle Principal in Downtown Old Monterey.

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