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Hey there landlubbers, Montrio Bistro is happy to announce that we're part of the inaugural Get Hooked restaurant week in Monterey, January 14-21, 2019. We can't wait for diners to dig into what we're offering!

This week we're featuring seared black cod, red grape salsa, French lentils, fried leeks, and a Zinfandel reduction. You can pair it with a 2015 Gilles Gaudron, Chenin Blanc, "Belle au Naturel," Vouvray Sec, Loire Valley France ($17 glass / $68 bottle). Black cod, caught locally by fisherman Jerry Wetle, is also known as sablefish or butterfish.

Get Hooked: Putting Monterey's Best Fish Forward is an official program of California Restaurant Month, a week-long celebration of Monterey Bay's restaurants sourcing locally landed and sustainably-caught seafood....Read More

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Yoga Book Club at Union Yoga

Posted on January 14th, 2019 by Union Yoga

Union Yoga is happy to announce that we're beginning a Yoga Book Club led by Brett Williams Scott in January 2019. We're kicking off strong with a discussion of the Bhagavad Gita, an essential piece of Indian spirituality and cornerstone of yogic philosophy.

There's enough depth in this work to study for years (and some yogis do). We would be honored for you to join us to study the work over the next two months.

Sunday, January 27, 1pm-3pm
What is the Bhagavad Gita? Why do we care?
Homework: Bring a copy of the book (we are using the Easwaran translation). Optional homework: read the Introduction and Chapter 1

Sunday, February 24, 1pm-3pm
Right action: Finding your Dharma
Optional homework: read sections 2-7, go over study guide questions.

Participation in the book club discussion is by sliding scale, $5-$20 based on ability to pay. Questions? Please e-mail Union Yoga. Union Yoga is located at 244 Pearl Street in Old Monterey....Read More

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Comanche Cellars Wine Room is pleased to announce our new tasting menu! Visit us and try the 2016 Dog & Pony Albariño, 2017 Comanche Cellars Chardonnay, 2016 Dog & Pony Trouseeau, 2016 Comanche Cellars Pinot Noir, and 2015 Comanche Cellars Maverick. Our five-flight tasting is $20 per person - if you make a two bottle purchase, we'll waive one tasting fee. We're located at 412 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey....Read More

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, an independent, locally-owned movie theater located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey, January 11-17, 2019.

BEN IS BACK
Weekdays at 2:50pm, 5:20pm, 7:45pm

Sat & Sun at 12:20pm, 2:50pm, 5:20pm, 7:45pm
19 year-old Ben unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son's ability to stay off drugs. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. Watch the trailer.

THE WIFE
Daily at 5:15pm

After nearly 40 years of marriage, Joan and Joe are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. The story interweaves the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage thirty-plus years later--a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. Watch the trailer.

MARIA BY CALLAS
Weekdays at 2:30pm, 7:50pm

Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:30pm, 7:50pm
This documentary tells the life story of the legendary Greek/American opera singer completely in her own words. Through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs - nearly all of which have never been shown to the public - the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time. Watch the trailer.

THE FAVOURITE
Weekdays at 2:40pm, 5:20pm, 8pm

Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:40pm, 5:20pm, 8pm
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah Churchill, governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail Masham, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. As the politics of war become time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. ...Read More

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New Classes at CarmelBarre

Posted on January 8th, 2019 by CarmelBarre

CarmelBarre, located at 465 Pacific Street in Old Monterey, announces new classes for 2019! Enjoy Cardio Hop Hop on Wednesdays at 7:15pm and Burlesque Fitness on Mondays at 9:15am and Saturdays at 11:30am.

Cardio Hip Hop
Can’t dance? No worries! This 60-minute cardio dance class will have you smiling and sweating as you learn how to let go and bust a move. Learn a hip hop routine step by step and let your body do what it was meant to... DANCE. No experience necessary. Bring clean/indoor, supportive shoes for class. Bring water and a sweat towel!

Burlesque Fitness
Dancing has been shown to have great benefits on the body and the mind. There's no need to be a professional dancer to experience these benefits for yourself. Burlesque Fitness makes dance based exercise accessible for all levels from novice to expert. Unleash your inner babe while getting toned and having fun! Any fitness attire is appropriate - please bring socks or jazz shoes, a towel and water. Let's have some FUN!...Read More

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The award winning Spa on the Plaza and Jacks Monterey have partnered to offer the ultimate spa day for $210. Soothe your spirit and invigorate your whole body with lavender, eucalyptus, and citrus spice aromatherapy blends with a 50 minute aromatherapy massage for two at Spa on the Plaza (201 Portola Plaza). After your massage enjoy California Coastal Cuisine created by the freshest local ingredients sourced from Monterey County at Jacks Monterey located inside Portola Hotel & Spa (2 Portola Plaza). Lunch in the newly renovated space includes two entrees from Jacks Monterey’s lunch menu served until 3pm. 

To book this exclusive offer, please call Spa on the Plaza at 831-647-9000....Read More

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Portola Hotel & Spa is proud to offer our guests and locals a Peet's Coffee shop located just off the Portola Hotels' lower lobby with additional easy access from Alvarado Mall at 220 Alvarado Street. Peet's is perfect for grab-n-go food and drinks or relaxing outside on our pet-friendly patio.

Peet's Coffee sources directly from the world's finest estates, hand-roasting to order in small batches and making sure every cup is brewed as fresh and full-flavored as possible. Our Peet's provides a relaxing environment for our guests to enjoy coffee, tea, artisan pastries, sandwiches, salads, and more. We are proud to partner with Revival Ice Cream to offer locally made ice cream delivered fresh every week. (Revival Ice Cream's headquarters is located just up the street at 463 Alvarado Street.)

Our Peet's Coffee location offers complimentary Wi-Fi and additional seating with outlet access perfect for meeting and connecting with others....Read More

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