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Dali17 Is Now The Dali Expo

Posted on December 18th, 2018 by The Dali Expo

Dali17 Museum is now called The Dali Expo! We're excited to announce our new name, which we feel aligns with our mission in a more direct way. The Dali Expo is a permanent exhibition of remarkable and unprecedented art, including original etchings, mixed media, lithographs, and rare sculptures by one of the twentieth century’s premier and most celebrated surrealist artists, Salvador Dali. We're making big changes in 2019, so stay tuned for more announcements. You can visit us at 5 Custom House Plaza in Old Monterey....Read More

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The Old Monterey Business Association announces the 2018 Downtown Business Awards!

Best Downtown Small Business
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Most Inviting Business
Comanche Cellars

Best New Restaurant
Aabha Indian Grill

Most Chic Boutique
Bliss Boutique

Downtown Health and Wellness Award
Union Yoga

Best Business Renovation
Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop

2018 Business Partnership
Union Bank

Best Holiday Window Display
Gasper's Jewelers

Good Neighbor Award
Monterey Hotel Apartments

Best Downtown Traditional Event
TubaChristmas Monterey

Downtown Street Beat Award
Park(ing) Day Monterey, September 21, 2018

2018 It's Happening Now Award
Cooper-Molera Property, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Signature Historic Event
200th Anniversary of the Battle of Monterey Reeenactment

The Old Monterey Business Association (OMBA) is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing and promoting the economic vitality and community spirit of Old Monterey. We strive to enhance and promote the economic vitality and community spirit of Old Monterey as well as maintaining the Downtown as a unique retail, entertainment, and commercial center for both residents and visitors of 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, December 14-20, 2018.

ROMA
Weekdays at 2pm, 4:55pm, 7:50pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 2pm, 4:55pm, 7:50pm

Roma follows Cleo, a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, director Alfonso Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst the political turmoil of the 1970s. Watch the trailer.

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
Weekdays at 3:45pm, 7:15pm
Sat & Sun at 12:30pm, 3:45pm, 7:15pm

In five audacious episodes, failed architect and arch-sociopath Jack recounts the elaborately orchestrated murders - each, as he views them, a towering work of art - that define his "career" as a serial killer. Mixing pitch black humor, transcendent surrealism, and renegade musings on everything from history to architecture to cinema, this aims to be a radical, blazingly personal inquiry into violence, art, and the twin acts of creation and destruction. Watch the trailer.

AT ETERNITY'S GATE
Weekdays at 2:40pm, 5:10pm, 7:40pm
Sat & Sun at 12:10pm, 2:40pm, 5:10pm, 7:40pm

At Eternity's Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule, and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh's letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented. Watch the trailer.

BECOMING ASTRID
Weekdays at 2:50pm, 5:20pm, 7:50pm
Sat & Sun at 12:20pm, 2:50pm, 5:20pm, 7:50pm

Wed: no 2:50pm showtime
Thurs: no 5:20pm or 7:50pm showtime

Teenaged Astrid Lindgren, who later went on to write the Pippi Longstocking series, leads a carefree life with her family in rural Sweden. Restless and eager to break free from her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves her childhood home and goes to Copenhagen to secretly give birth to a son, whom she reluctantly leaves in the care of a foster mother, Marie. When Marie falls ill, Astrid uses her creativity and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her son. Watch the trailer.

PROSPECT
Weekdays at 8pm
Sat & Sun at 1pm, 8pm

A teenage girl...Read More

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Maybe on Monday is happy to announce that we have hand embroidered reusable gift bags in our shop! Now you can wrap that special gift for your special person in a lovely, environmentally-friendly way. Come and visit us at 251-B Pearl Street in Old Monterey. We're locally owned and have a lovely selection of unique gifts for men and women....Read More

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Looking for a fun gift for the Monterey cycling enthusiast in your life? Work Horse Bicycles now has stylish cycling jerseys and some incredibly comfortable sweatshirts for sale! Support your locally-owned bike shop and show your Monterey pride. We're located 486 Washington Street in Old Monterey....Read More

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As part of Monterey County Weekly's 2nd Annual Burger Week, Estéban Restaurant presents the new Duck, Duck, Gus Burger. A lean duck patty is topped with foie gras fresh from Sonoma County, grilled onions, black truffle aioli, and quince membrillo (a popular Spanish paste made from quince). It's then topped with Manchego cheese and tucked in a warm, seeded brioche bun.

]The Duck, Duck, Gus burger is served with hand cut fries, made from Kennebec potatoes cooked in rendered duck fat then topped with a sunny side up duck egg, all for $16. Stop in soon for this delicious special, as it's only available during Monterey County Burger Week! We're located at 700 Munras Avenue in Old Monterey....Read More

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CarmelBarre Clothing Drive for Genesis House

Posted on December 10th, 2018 by CarmelBarre

Clean out your closet and help our community! To further our mission to create and promote a strong, healthy community, CarmelBarre is collecting gently-worn (or new) clothing for the Genesis House, a state-licensed residential substance abuse treatment program in Seaside. We will be accepting donations at all studios through December 31, 2018. Our Old Monterey studio is located at 465 Pacific Street....Read More

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