Old Monterey District Blog

Be kind to your pearls! At Maryse, located at 492 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey, we offer a spa treatment for your pearl strand or bracelet. Your pearls will be lovingly cleaned, conditioned, and freshly restrung and knotted to restore them to their original beauty. Please visit us or call for pricing, 831-657-9786.

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Pilates Monterey, located at 533 Hartnell Street in Downtown Old Monterey, is offering small group Pilates circuit classes. These classes involve one instructor and no more than four students who use all the Pilates equipment in the studio (the reformer, wunda chair, cadillac, and mat). Some previous Pilates experience is required as students work at their own pace with their own repertoire. Knowledge of exercises and how to set up the equipment is needed.

We currently have openings in our M/F 10:30am class and our T/Th 11:30am class.

Are you new to Pilates? Don't worry. We also offer private lessons which are a great way to create and maintain a personal Pilates practice. We'll work with you to create a personalized program based on your individual goals and needs!

Contact Monterey Pilates today to schedule your free 30-min assessment, 831-521-2410.

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2020 4th of July Parade - Now accepting applications!

Posted on November 7th, 2019 by pcofresi

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 4th of July Parade in Monterey, California, part of Monterey's 250th birthday celebrations! This is going to be a spectacular parade, and we're calling for entries early this year with a special emphasis on marching bands, specialty units, community groups, and floats. Apply today! Limited unit spaces are available and all applications will be juried. Please visit this link and fill out the application.

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The Curtis Gallery, recently opened at 451 Washington Street in Downtown Old Monterey, is pleased to announce the release of ethnologist and photographer Edward S. Curtis's Hupa and Yurok photogravure copper plates. Each plate is unique, one of a kind, historic, and beautiful, and is now available to avid collectors of Native American art and history.

In 1924, Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) published Volume 13 of his series of books, The North American Indian. In Volume 13, pages 3 thru 54, Mr. Curtis reflects upon his interactions with the Hupa and Yurok tribes, including thirty-eight and eighteen photogravure images respectively.

The Curtis Gallery has been provided the opportunity to exclusively offer twenty-six Hupa and seventeen Yurok copper photogravure plates to you, should you have an interest in enjoying a permanent part of history. Please contact us at 831-920-1405 for more information.

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Revival Ice Cream Loyalty Program

Posted on November 6th, 2019 by Revival Ice Cream

November is a month for gratitude, and Revival Ice Cream thought it was a perfect time to enhance our Loyalty Program! Now, not only can you earn a free scoop after 12 purchases, but keep tallying up purchases and at 24 you can double-up with a double scoop on one of our house made waffle cones.

Don't forget that all purchases count, so you can buy a variety of Revival products towards your Loyalty treats. Pints, quarts, shakes, scoops, cookies, sandwiches....the list goes on! (Just remember it's per purchase, not per item.)

To make things easy, our automated cashier system automatically tracks everything for you once you register, so there's no need to fuss with a punch card you might lose. Drop by and register for the Loyalty Program if you haven't already. We're located at 463 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, November 8-14, 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.

Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm

Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline, has a series of re-encounters — some of them in the flesh, others remembered. Through his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, to his first adult love in Madrid of the 80s. The story covers his life from his early discovery of cinema into the void created by his incapacity to keep making films. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 1:30pm, 6:45pm
The beloved Crawley family and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance, and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton Abbey hanging in the balance. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 4:15pm
Sat & Sun at 1:45am, 4:15pm

It's winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town, 30 years after she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.” Watch the trailer.

Daily at 6pm
Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic, The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, this documentary is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. An intimate exploration of real-life gift economies, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labor in service of our gifts, and a celebration of the imagination. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 4:15pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 4:15pm

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues -- from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like documentary connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare. Watch the trailer.


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Osio Theater Participating in Monterey County Gives 2019

Posted on October 30th, 2019 by Osio

The Osio Theater has been selected to participate in Monterey County Gives! We are so excited to share our vision of bringing the joy of film to Monterey County and invite you to be a part of our inaugural MCGives! campaign. We're excited to be a part of this collective event, providing you a chance to give back to our community.

Osio Theater's goal is to raise $40,000 to expand our educational programming and better serve our community. Our plans include youth educational filmmaking workshops, a film festival, and hosting field trips for local schools at our theater.

Mark your calendars:
- Monterey County Gives! begins November 7, 2019
- Giving Tuesday is December 3, 2019
- Monterey County Gives ends December 31, 2019

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