Old Monterey District Blog

Interested in bringing the historic Golden State Theatre to life with an event of your own? We offer private rental opportunities for those interested in utilizing our beautiful venue for their own desire. The space is great for live performances, speeches, retreats, conferences, general sessions, and more. Please e-mail us for more information. We're located conveniently in the heart of Old Monterey at 417 Alvarado Street.

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Spring is officially here and Montrio Bistro, located at 414 Calle Principal in Old Monterey, has freshened up its menu with new tastes for the new season. Come and try local asparagus toast with poached egg, brioche, njuda, and mornay sauce; mushroom-truffle ravioli with braised beef rib, maitake mushrooms, and beef braising jus; or a 40 oz Harris Ranch certified Angus beef prime bone in rib eye with fingerling potato gratin and whole roasted cauliflower (served family style).

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, March 22-28, 2019. Osio, a non-profit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

Weekdays at 2pm, 4:35pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11:20am, 2pm, 4:35pm, 7pm

This audacious saga is centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success despite his tribe’s matriarch Ursula’s disapproval. Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 3pm, 5:25pm, 7:40pm
Sat & Sun at 12:45pm, 3pm, 5:25pm, 7:40pm

In this animated film, Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world's renowned museums and private collections to prevent terrible nightmares. Accompanied by his four patients, he strikes regularly and with great success - the Louvre, Tate, Uffizi, Hermitage, the Museum of Modern Art - and quickly becomes the most wanted criminal in the world. A cartel of insurance companies entrusts Mike Kowalski, a private detective and leading expert on art theft, to solve the case. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 5:25pm, 7:40pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 5:25pm, 7:40pm

This propulsive, globetrotting thriller is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India. Jay is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding—armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 1:35pm
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Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant is pleased to announce our springtime happy hours Monday-Thursday, 4pm-6:30pm. We offering $2 off appetizers, $2 off house wines by the glass, and $2 off red of white wines by the glass. Visit us at 422 Tyler Street in Old Monterey.

(Please note: specials or prices are subject to change at anytime.)

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Enrollment is now open for Om Studios' next 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Early bird pricing is valid until June 1, 2019. Join Kiara McBain and Lynn Cordell on an unforgettable journey - dive deeper, make connections, and follow your dharma. For more information, please visit our website. Om Studios in Monterey is located at 631 Cass Street in Old Monterey.

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Wishing Pots at Maybe on Monday

Posted on March 20th, 2019 by Maybe on Monday

Maybe on Monday now carries wishing pots with handmade scrolls for your wishes! Chinese lore states the belief that wishes come true when written on a scroll and stored in a traditional vessel known as a "wishing pot." These special wishing pots were traditionally crafted for personal use as well as to bestow wishes of good fortune as gifts. We invite you to visit our shop at 251-B Pearl Street in Old Monterey.

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The Joseph Boston Store is celebrating "Everything Bees" March 15 - May 5, 2019. Come to our shop at 210 Olivier Street in Old Monterey and find books on bees and designing your own bee-friendly garden, honey stix from Carmel Honey Company, stunning beeswax candles by The Honey Ladies, bee-themed cards and art prints by local Monterey Artist Helene Benson (Little Herb Girl), and raw wildflower honey from Happy Girl Kitchen.

The Joseph Boston Store will host local honey and jam tastings from Happy Girl Kitchen on March 29 and 30, 12pm-2pm.

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