Old Monterey District Blog

Pacific Bowls and Rolls is now open! Our team has been hard at work creating an awesome menu - visit us and enjoy rice bowls, salads, bahn mi, and nori rolls. We're proud partners with the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Program, all our meats are ethically and sustainably raised, and our produce is organic, seasonal, and local whenever possible. Visit us at 475 Alvarado Street in Monterey!

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Sign up your children for music lessons for the summer at The Monterey Music Store! We offer lessons in guitar (electric, acoustic, and classical), ukulele, bass, piano, drums, violin, and voice. Please call us today for complete information and to register, 831-372-5893. The Monterey Music Store is located at 425 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

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Selfieville's New Hours

Posted on June 3rd, 2019 by Golden State Theatre

Have you heard? Beginning on June 1, 2019, Selfieville will be open daily, 11am - 4pm. Admission will begin at the top of each hour. Come get creative and have fun while capturing photographic moments that will last a lifetime. Some exceptions may apply - please purchase tickets and check availability on our website. Selfieville is conveniently located in the Golden State Theatre Building, 417 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

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Come to Grace Lifestyle Boutique and check out these beautiful leaf-shaped lace earrings handmade for Sachi Love by the talented artist and craftswoman Sachiko Muramatsu-Kramer of California. The pieces are hand dyed; an organic solution is added to keep the lace from losing its shape. Grace Lifestyle Boutique is located at 459 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, May 31 - June 6, 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 BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
Weekdays at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

This documentary chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. 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.

NUREYEV
Daily at 3pm, 6pm

This documentary follows the Russian ballet artist, Rudolf Nureyev, from his birth in the 5th class carriage of a trans-Siberian train, to his dramatic leap to freedom in the West at the height of the Cold War, and to his unprecedented adulation as the most famous dancer in the world. The film highlights Nureyev's unlikely yet legendary partnership with Margot Fonteyn and charts his meteoric rise to the status of global cultural phenomenon. Watch the trailer.

PHOTOGRAPH
Daily at 2pm, 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.

NON-FICTION
Weekdays at 2pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm

Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs—including a passionate fling with an actress who happens to be married to his editor—as fodder for his explosive new novel. Watch the trailer.

RED JOAN
Weekdays at
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The Monterey Museum of Art is seeking professional artists to create and exhibit video, interactive, or immersive artworks, including video and sculpture, for their second annual Ferment Event in Francis Elkins Park (559 Pacific Street in Monterey). Entry deadline is Friday, June 14, 2019.

The Ferment Event on Saturday, September 21, 6pm-9pm, aims to bring artists out of the woodwork in Monterey County to come together, support one another, provide tastings of fermented foods and drinks from local purveyors, create and exchange zines, and participate in art installations and interactive art pieces. Funding will support future programming for local artists and the community to further conversations about contemporary art and culture in Monterey County - expanding boundaries and possibilities for contemporary artists to thrive.

Please click here to view proposal submission requirements, eligibility, important dates/times, and evaluation criteria.

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Mythic Games in Monterey will be taking pre-orders for Modern Horizons from May 24 through pre-release weekend, June 8-9, while supplies last. The pre-order price is $300 a box and includes the buy-a-box promo Flusterstorm again, while supplies last. Mythic Games is located at 561 Tyler Street in Old Monterey.

For the prerelease weekend we will be offering $30 drafts at FNM Saturday at 1pm and 6pm, and Sunday at 1pm. The format for the draft will be: keep what you draft with the option to buy a new pack if you can’t bring yourself to pass what you opened. Participants will get the pre-release promo Astral Drift while supplies last. No additional prize support.

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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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