Old Monterey District Blog

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, February 14-20, 2020. 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.

LITTLE WOMEN
Daily at 1:45pm, 6:45pm
Writer-director Greta Gerwig has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. Watch the trailer.

1917
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. Watch the trailer.

OSCAR SHORTS
ANIMATED: Daily at 2:30pm, 6:45pm
LIVE ACTION: Daily at 4:30pm (also Sat & Sun at 12pm)

This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films in the categories of Live Action and Animation. Watch the trailer.

FANTASTIC FUNGI
Daily at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7pm
This consciousness-shifting documentary takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Watch the trailer.

JOJO RABBIT
Weekdays at 4:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 4:30pm

This World War II satire follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Watch the trailer.

PARASITE
In Color: Daily at 1:30pm, 7pm (also Sat & Sun at 10:45am)
In Black & White: Daily at 4:15pm

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. Watch the trailer....Read More

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Founded by the Culcasi Family in 1980, the award-winning Rosine’s Restaurant has reached a milestone of 40 years in business.

In 1980, Jim Sr. and Rosine Culcasi along with their children founded Rosine’s Restaurant at the Del Monte Shopping Center, serving delicious, homemade food in generous portions with friendly customer service. After five years, they relocated the restaurant to 434 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

Since its founding in 1980, the family has happily shared in the work, from cooking and baking to serving and greeting. An instant success, Rosine's established a reputation with satisfied customers who enjoyed their delicious homemade soups, hearty meals, homemade fresh pies and sumptuous array of delicious homemade, award-winning cakes.

When Jim Sr. retired in 1994, Jim Jr. took the helm and now reigns as CEO. You can still find Jim Sr. mingling with customers, and you never know when Rosine will be in the kitchen making her scrumptious meat loaf and fruit pies. Daughter Renee left in 1986, and authored a cookbook featuring some of the restaurant’s most beloved recipes. The book is currently out of stock, but the family hopes to re-print the book later this year. Daughter Annette helped run the restaurant for many years, and in 2017 left to pursue her own ventures.

The third generation of the Culcasi family – Chris, John and Michael – have all worked in the restaurant and John and Michael are still working there. John rose to the position of general manager and works closely with his father, Jim Jr., to run the restaurant. Jim’s wife, Susan, is instrumental in building Rosine’s presence through its website and social media, networking, and customer relations.

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Did you know that he Joseph Boston Store sells beautiful, handmade aprons? The Apron Ladies, based in Soledad, California, make these incredibly useful aprons just for our shop, based on classic, vintage styles.

Earlier, our customers requested spring aprons showcasing the colors coral and teal, and the Apron Ladies have delivered! We'll start selling these amazing aprons on Saturday, February 15. We look forward to seeing you at The Joseph Boston Store, located at 210 Olivier Street in Downtown Old Monterey and open Friday-Sunday, 11am-3pm.

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Portola Hotel & Spa is pleased to announce its partnership with Monterey Yoga. The locally owned and operated studio has officially relocated to the Portola Hotel’s new on-site yoga space.

Serving the Monterey Peninsula since 2010, Monterey Yoga offers daily traditional and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes, including traditional Mysore, group classes, workshops, private classes, and Yoga for Kids. Monterey Yoga's new home is located inside the Hotel's state-of-the-art Fitness Center.

Daily Ashtanga Yoga classes are designed for beginners through advanced practitioners and include a progressive series of postures, focusing on intimate movement, meditation and self-awakening. Mysore classes are “self-led,” where students learn slowly and progressively with the personal guidance of the teacher. Group classes are based on the Ashtanga Primary Series (Yoga Chikitsa) that guide students through movement, breath and a challenging yet purifying flow. Classes are available for drop-in ($20), self-practice ($10), 5-class pass ($75), and 10-class pass ($135).

Monterey Yoga Shala welcomes local residents as well as traveling visitors to our classes and workshops.

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Vegan Leather Jackets at Casual Island

Posted on February 6th, 2020 by Casual Island

Casual Island now has these stylish women's vegan leather jackets in stock in a variety of colors! Come and check them out at our shop, located at 261 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey, across from Portola Hotel & Spa.

Casual Island is a locally owned, family run business with a wide variety of women's clothing and accessories plus a selection of items that are sure to make you smile, including novelty socks, funny refrigerator magnets, art, and knick-knacks.

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Are your lips feeling the freezing weather? Coat them with Shelley Bennett SB Red Lip Tint, a red-tinted lip balm that gives a moisturizing feeling and a buildable hint of color. This formula is created by local esthetician Shelley Bennett, located in Downtown Old Monterey.

Shelley Bennett Skincare is a small, owner-operated business. Please phone the office for product inquiries and pick up times, 831-324-4611. Shipping and local delivery are available.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, February 6-13, 2020. 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.

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
Wednesday at 7pm
(One night special pre-show. Film will return to Osio in March.)
France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love. Watch the trailer.

1917
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. Watch the trailer.

OSCAR SHORTS
ANIMATED: Daily at 2:30pm, 6:45pm (no 6:45pm show on 2/12)
LIVE ACTION: Daily at 4:30pm (also Sat & Sun at 12pm)

This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films in the categories of Live Action and Animation. Watch the trailer.

LES MISERABLES
Daily at 4:30pm
Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, the film follows Stéphane, a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, as he joins the local anti-crime squad. Working alongside his unscrupulous colleagues Chris and Gwada, Stéphane struggles to maintain order amidst the mounting tensions between local gangs. When an arrest turns unexpectedly violent, the three officers must reckon with the aftermath and keep the neighborhood from spiraling out of control. Watch the trailer.

COLOR OUT OF SPACE
Weekdays at 6:45pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 6:45pm

After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare. Watch the trailer.

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Daily at 2pm
After a jaded magazine reporter is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers,...Read More

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The Joseph Boston Store is celebrating "Everything Artichokes" in February 2020. If you love artichokes, The Boston Store is the place for you!

Come to our shop in Old Monterey and find artichoke walnut sauce, artichoke and olive tapenade, Chardonnay artichoke salsa, "castrochill" salt from Big Sur Salts, and so much more! The Joseph Boston Store has also prepared a free handout on the history of the artichoke, including interesting facts about its connection to Monterey and Andrew Molera, Cooper’s heir.

The Joseph Boston Store is open every week, Friday - Sunday, 11am-3pm. The store is run by the Historic Garden League. All proceeds are used to preserve and maintain the historic gardens of Monterey.

The Joseph Boston Store is located at 210 Olivier Street. Coming from Portola Plaza, you'll find the Store behind the Pacific House Museum. Coming from Pacific Street, you'll find the store adjacent to the Casa Del Oro Garden, across the street from the First Theater.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, January 31 - February 6, 2020. 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.

OSCAR SHORTS
ANIMATED: Daily at 2:30pm, 6:45pm
LIVE ACTION: Daily at 4:30pm (also Sat & Sun at 12pm)
DOCUMENTARY: Daily at 1:45pm

This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films in the categories of Live Action, Animation, and Documentary. Watch the trailer.

LES MISERABLES
Weekdays at 4:30pm, 6:45pm
Sat & Sun at 11:45am, 4:30pm, 6:45pm
Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, the film follows Stéphane, a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, as he joins the local anti-crime squad. Working alongside his unscrupulous colleagues Chris and Gwada, Stéphane struggles to maintain order amidst the mounting tensions between local gangs. When an arrest turns unexpectedly violent, the three officers must reckon with the aftermath and keep the neighborhood from spiraling out of control. Watch the trailer.

THE SONG OF NAMES
Daily at 2pm
In this sweeping historical drama, a man searches for his childhood best friend — a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust who vanished decades before on the night of his first public performance. Watch the trailer.

COLOR OUT OF SPACE
Weekdays at 7:15pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 7:15pm

After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare. Watch the trailer.

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Daily at 5pm
After a jaded magazine reporter is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor. Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Watch the trailer.

FANTASTIC FUNGI
Daily at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7pm
This consciousness-shifting documentary takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Watch the trailer.

JOJO RABBIT
Weekdays at 4:...Read More

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Want to learn the basics of yoga but would rather be in a private setting? No problem! Om Studios in Monterey knows that starting something new can be intimidating, especially in a group setting. We invite you to check out our Beginner Yogi Starter Pack!

You'll receive 6 private sessions in your location of choice or in one of our studios; learn the basics of yoga with the support of a caring teacher; learn modifications specific to your body; receive two yoga sequences you can incorporate into your daily life; feel comfortable attending a regularly scheduled yoga class; get a weekly check in and support; learn how and when to use props in your practice; learn how and when to incorporate breath work and meditation.

Fee is $449. For more information or to begin your journey, please email us. Om Studios in Monterey is located at 631 Cass Street, Suite B.

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Pilates is becoming more popular than ever and the demand for qualified Pilates instructors is growing, especially in the Monterey Bay Area. Pilates Monterey's 2020 Teacher Training Program, taught by Andrea Borgman-Quist and Trudy McCrone, both Nationally Certified Pilates Trainers (NCPT), offers comprehensive training and preparation for the NCPT exam, open to all students who successfully complete all 6 modules of the program, a total of 450 hours.

The first module begins on April 2, and the entire course will last until September 28. We will meet Mondays (5pm-8pm), Thursdays (9am-12pm), and some Saturdays (9am-12pm). For a complete schedule and more information, please visit our website or e-mail us. Pilates Monterey is located at 533 Hartnell Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

At Pilates Monterey, we help our clients and our community achieve their ultimate movement potential. We have nurtured a welcoming studio environment in the heart of Old Monterey, staffed with the highest caliber of teachers who foster a philosophy of lifetime learning and community development.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, January 24-30, 2020. 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 SONG OF NAMES
Weekdays at 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

In this sweeping historical drama, a man searches for his childhood best friend — a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust who vanished decades before on the night of his first public performance. Watch the trailer.

CLEMENCY
Weekdays at 1:30pm, 4pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm

As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill. Watch the trailer.

COLOR OUT OF SPACE
Daily at 6:45pm
After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare. Watch the trailer.

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Weekdays at 1:45pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 1:45pm

After a jaded magazine reporter is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor. Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Watch the trailer.

FANTASTIC FUNGI
Daily at 2pm, 5pm, 7pm
This consciousness-shifting documentary takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Watch the trailer.

UNCUT GEMS
Daily at 4pm
Howard Ratner, a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. But he must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. Watch the trailer.

JOJO RABBIT
Weekdays at 4:30pm, 6:45pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 4:30pm, 6:45pm

This World War II satire follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he...Read More

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In addition to wines by the glass and bottle, Puma Road at Portola Plaza is now offering cheese and salami plates courtesy of The Cheese Shop in Carmel. Our plates feature three cheeses (Young Manchego, Old Amsterdam, and Seascape) and two salamis (Calabrese and Genoa). Come and try them! We're located at 281 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Monterey to AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Express Shuttle 2020

Posted on January 20th, 2020 by omba

There will be an AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Express Shuttle to and from Monterey from Friday, February 7 through Sunday, February 9, 2020. Hours are Friday - Saturday, 6am-6pm, and Sunday, 6am-5pm. Round-trip ticket is $20 per day per person, $10 per day with active military ID. CASH ONLY.

Shuttle buses leave from Monterey and Pebble Beach every 45 minutes. Please note: during peak hours, the wait may be longer.

There are two pick-up locations:

Cannery Row
At the corner of Cannery Row and Prescott Street next to Steinbeck Plaza (map: 700 Cannery Row). Parking is available at the Cannery Row Garage, 600 Foam Street.

Downtown Old Monterey
The Old Monterey shuttle stop is at the corner of Calle Principal and Del Monte across from the Conference Center (map: 98 Del Monte Avenue). Parking is available at the Downtown West Garage, 340 Tyler Street.

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Comanche Cellars Wine Room is pleased to announce our new tasting menu! Visit us and try the 2018 Dog & Pony Albariño, 2018 Comanche Cellars Chardonnay, 2016 Comanche Cellars Pinot Noir, 2017 Comanche Cellars Malbec, and 2017 Comanche Cellars Zinfandel. 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 Downtown Old Monterey.

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All eyes are on you! With the new Shelley Bennett Skincare Eye Primer, you’ll be set all day. This formula is created by local esthetician Shelley Bennett, located in Downtown Old Monterey.

Shelley Bennett Skincare is a small, owner-operated business. Please phone the office for product inquiries and pick up times, 831-324-4611. Shipping and local delivery are available.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, January 17-23, 2020. 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.

CUNNINGHAM
Daily at 2pm, 4:15pm
The iconic Merce Cunningham and the last generation of his dance company is stunningly profiled in Alla Kovgan's 3D documentary, through recreations of his landmark works and archival footage of Cunningham, John Cage, and Robert Rauschenberg. Watch the trailer.

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Weekdays at 4:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 4:30pm

After a jaded magazine reporter is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor. Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Watch the trailer.

THOUSAND PIECES OF GOLD
Daily at 2pm, 7pm
Set in the late Gold Rush in the 1880s, this is the real-life story of Lalu, a young Chinese woman whose desperately poor parents sell her into slavery. She is trafficked to a nefarious saloon keeper in Idaho’s gold country when Charlie, a man of different ilk, wins her in a poker game and opens the door to a brave new world – for Lalu and for himself. Watch the trailer.

FANTASTIC FUNGI
Daily at 2pm, 7pm
This consciousness-shifting documentary takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Watch the trailer.

UNCUT GEMS
Weekdays at 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 10:45am, 6:30pm

Howard Ratner, a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. But he must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. Watch the trailer.

JOJO RABBIT
Weekdays at 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

This World War II satire follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Watch the trailer...Read More

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2020 4th of July Parade Sponsor Application

Posted on January 10th, 2020 by pcofresi

Everyone loves a parade! The Old Monterey Foundation and the Old Monterey Business Association are teaming up to bring the color and excitement of creative floats, marching bands, dance and drill teams, and special guests and dignitaries to the Monterey Peninsula for the 2020 4th of July Parade in Downtown Old Monterey. Please consider a sponsorship at any level as we celebrate Monterey's 250th birthday.

Last year, thousands and thousands of spectators, both residents and visitors, lined the parade route for this family-friendly event. 2020 is expected to be even bigger, and even better, as Monterey receives national and international recognition for its monumental 250th birthday.

Parade sponsorship offers great community involvement, awesome visibility, extensive media coverage, unique marketing benefits, and the opportunity to become part of Monterey's bold history. All sponsorship donations are tax exempt.

Download Parade Sponsorship Form

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