Old Monterey District Blog

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, May 24-30, 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.

THE BIKES OF WRATH
Thurs at 7pm

In 2015, five friends from Australia bike from Oklahoma to California - the same route the families traveled in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. The friends did this on a budget of just $420 (the equivalent to the $18 each family had, on average, when they made the same journey during the Dust Bowl). The friends were overwhelmed by the generosity of the people in the states they biked through. During the documentary's editing process, they realized the trek was more about the people they met than the trek itself. Watch the trailer.

THE WHITE CROW
Weekdays at 1:30pm, 4:15pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:30pm, 4:15pm, 7pm

Ralph Fiennes directs this biopic of Russian ballet artist Rudolf Nureyev. Starting with his childhood in a poverty stricken town in the Soviet Union through to his defection to the West, the film portrays a life in which love, art, and international relations all intersect. Oleg Ivenko turns in a riveting debut as Nureyev, a consummate artist who is forced to risk everything. Watch the trailer.

ASK DR. RUTH
Daily at 3pm, 6pm

This documentary tells the story of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, America’s most widely known sex therapist. Her frank and direct way of addressing all manner of topics having to do with sex helped her to capture the public’s attention in the 1980s and she has held it ever since. Find out how Dr. Ruth (now approaching the age of 90) survived the Holocaust and went on to become an unlikely voice for the sexual revolution. Watch the trailer.

PHOTOGRAPH
Weekdays at 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

A struggling street photographer in Mumbai, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develop a connection that transforms them in ways they could not expect. Watch the trailer.

HAIL SATAN?
Daily at 4:45pm

This hot-button documentary tracks the mercurial rise of the Satanic Temple. In a mere 6 years the Temple has become the most controversial and divisive religious movement in America. The Temple’s founder and enigmatic leader Lucien Graves, backed by his rapidly growing congregation, aims to redeem the soul of America by way of a Satanic revolution. This documentary charts the group's growth and questions its validity. . Watch the...Read More

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Today is a milestone for Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill. The concept of reviving the heritage Monterey Beer brand (produced 1934-1942) began five years ago before we opened our downtown pub. We found a "cone top" vintage Monterey Beer can from the early 1940's and pondered how amazing it would be to bring it back one day.

About three years ago we officially began the project; along the way, we connected with relatives of the Monterey Brewing Company to hear more about the story of Monterey Beer and its founders, Armin Neubert Sr. and his son Armin Neubert Jr. We went through countless design rounds to ensure the artwork of the can was as close as possible to the original, recalling the days of John Steinbeck and the Great Depression that brought so many to the fertile Salinas Valley.

And as for the beer itself...unfortunately all brewing records were impossible to find, so we settled on an ALL MALT, refreshing light lager that's 4.5% alcohol by volume. A beer that's crisp and dry and perfect for any occasion. Beer flavored beer, if you will.

As for its availability, you've gotta come to the source - Monterey County (for now). We're partnering with many retailers around our area to make this widely available for $8.99 per six pack, and it's also currently available at both our Salinas Tasting Room and Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill at 426 Alvarado Street in Monterey.

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Union Yoga presents a new class, Bring the Babes, a fun yoga class for new mothers and their babies (6 weeks to crawling) taught by Megan McKenzie every Wednesday, 1:30pm-2:30pm, May 22 - June 26. You can attend the entire series, or just drop-in on a class whenever you want. Prior yoga experience is not needed to join this class.

This class provides moms the opportunity to regain strength and tone muscle while bonding, singing and playing with their babies. You and your baby will play and practice yoga while you sing songs, explore movement, practice infant massage and connect with other moms and babies. Moms can slowly regain strength while cultivating confidence and alleviate neck, shoulder, and back pain through yoga postures. Know that it is natural for your baby to cry, so change a diaper or feed your baby anytime during class to make them comfortable.

This class provides a comfortable, supportive environment where moms can meet other moms and create special memories with their babies. New moms should receive permission from their care provider to begin this or any exercise postpartum. Union Yoga is located at 244 Pearl Street in Monterey.

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New Pilates Reformer Machines at Om Studios

Posted on May 20th, 2019 by OmStudios

Om Studios in Monterey is happy to announce that we now have all-new Pilates reformer machines! We are celebrating by offering 5 classes for $99 - that's $60 off our five-class card price. You can get this great deal on our website. We're located at 631B Cass Street in Old Monterey.

Never tried Pilates before? No problem! Om Studio's knowledgeable instructors lead thoughtful, safe, and supportive reformer classes suited for all levels. Our class sizes are small and limited to 5 students, giving you more individualized instruction for a safer practice.

Our classes include:

Pilates Reformer Foundations: Foundations Reformer focuses on form and technique at a slower pace. Its a perfect introductory class for beginner students who want to build a strong foundation, but also great for students who wish to review Pilates fundamentals to insure accuracy and stability before moving toward more advanced work. Foundations Reformer applies a rehab-based approach to the Pilates Reformer work, making it a perfect class for those suffering from back pain, sports injuries, neuromuscular disorders, Parkinson's as well as the actively aging. 50 mins

Pilates Reformer Flow: Love a good vinyasa class? Us too! Yogis, this one's for you. This class focuses on staying centered by controlling every movement, supported by your core. Similar to a vinyasa class, you will flow from one movement to the next while paying close attention to the breath. If you are new to reformer workouts, please attend the foundations class prior to taking this class. 50 mins

Pilates Reformer Sculpt: This intermediate/advanced reformer class is a fusion of Pilates-based exercises and fitness drills to increase the intensity of your workout. You’ll make quick transitions between moves to keep your heart rate up. If you are new to reformer workouts, please attend the Foundations class prior to taking this class. Not appropriate for clients who are injured or pregnant. 50 mins

Pilates Reformer Jump: The combination of jumping (lying down) and strength exercises all on the reformer machine is a great low-impact cardio workout. This class was made to make you shake, sweat, and have fun! If you are new to reformer workouts, please attend the Foundations class prior to taking this class. Not appropriate for clients who are injured or pregnant. 50 mins

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Got lots of hair? Want to donate it to charity? Let Shear Addiction Barbershop and Hair Studio help you out with a fresh style and you can donate your hair to any organization you prefer. We love choppin’ it off! Our shop is located at 160 Webster Street in Old Monterey. Call us for an appointment, 831-884-5608.

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Estéban Restaurant and Monterey Jazz Festival announce the 2nd annual Next Generation Jazz Dinner Series, happening May 30 - September 12, 2019. Every Thursday, 5pm-7pm, some of the best jazz students in Monterey County will perform on the terraza at Estéban Restaurant, beginning with a performance by the Monterey Jazz Festival All-Stars. Reservations are required - please phone 831-375-0176. Performances are included with your meal.

Estéban Restaurant, located at historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa at 700 Munras Avenue in Monterey, serves Modern Spanish cuisine. The hotel and restaurant are part of the Inns of Monterey, a primary sponsor of the Monterey Jazz Festival.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, May 17-23, 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.

PHOTOGRAPH
Thurs at 7pm

A struggling street photographer in Mumbai, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develop a connection that transforms them in ways they could not expect. Watch the trailer.

HAIL SATAN?
Weekdays at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:15pm
Sat & Sun at 11:45am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:15pm

This hot-button documentary tracks the mercurial rise of the Satanic Temple. In a mere 6 years the Temple has become the most controversial and divisive religious movement in America. The Temple’s founder and enigmatic leader Lucien Graves, backed by his rapidly growing congregation, aims to redeem the soul of America by way of a Satanic revolution. This documentary charts the group's growth and questions its validity. . Watch the trailer.

RAMEN SHOP
Thurs at 2:30pm, 5pm
Fri, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:15pm
Sat & Sun at 12:15pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:15pm

When Masato, a young ramen chef from Japan, finds his late Singaporean mother's journal, he takes it with him to her native country, hoping to put together the story of his family and his life. Masato leaves his hometown in Japan to embark on a culinary journey to Singapore to find out the truth about his past. He uncovers a lot more than family secrets and delicious recipes. Watch the trailer.

IYENGAR: THE MAN, YOGA, & THE STUDENT'S JOURNEY
Daily at 3pm, 6pm
(No 6pm show on Sunday)

Considered to be one of the most important yoga masters in the world, B.K.S. Iyengar is credited with bringing the ancient art of yoga to the modern masses. Born in Southern India 100 years ago, the legendary guru is the founder of Iyengar Yoga, a form of Hatha known for its rigorous mental and spiritual focus. Filmed before he passed away in 2014, this intimate portrait centres on Iyengar's legacy and teachings while illuminating the life-changing holistic methods at the core of his practice. Watch the trailer.

THE CHAPERONE
Weekdays at 2:15pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:15pm, 7pm

Louise Brooks, the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a...Read More

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The Custom House Store has a great new item in stock! These handcrafted leather-bound journals, made by Richard Bigelow of Sacramento, are filled with hand-sewn pages of parchment-like paper and close with a metal clasp. The edge of the hide is used, so each journal's cover is unique, and several different colors are available. Come and see them at our shop inside the historic Custom House at 1 Custom House Plaza in Monterey.

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