Old Monterey District Blog

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, May 10-16, 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 CHAPERONE
Weekdays at 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 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 leading dance troupe, her mother insists there be a chaperone. Norma, a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise to New York for the summer. Watch the trailer.

IYENGAR: THE MAN, YOGA, & THE STUDENT'S JOURNEY
Daily at 3pm, 6pm

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, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 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 leading dance troupe, her mother insists there be a chaperone. Norma, a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise to New York for the summer. Watch the trailer.

RED JOAN
Weekdays at 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11:45pm, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

In 2000 in a village in England, Joan lives in contented retirement. Then her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s arrested by MI5 for providing intelligence to Communist Russia. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she has been a spy. Cut to Cambridge University in the 1930s: the young Joan, a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur. During WWII, working at a top-secret nuclear research facility,...Read More

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CarmelBarre in Monterey is happy to announce our We Love Moms Sale! Now through May 31, 2019, prepay for three months of unlimited classes here at CarmelBarre and receive 25% off our regular price. We're conveniently located at 465 Pacific Street in Old Monterey, with additional locations in Carmel and Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Did you know we have more than 7 varieties of barre classes alone and over 10 varieties of other classes - from HIIT to Zumba to Stretch to TRX? Work on strength, cardio and mindfulness in one place. For more information, phone us at 831-238-9766.

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Looking for something special for a mom who loves sewing? Drop by Bella's Studio, Old Monterey's sewing, craft, and design studio, to find a lovely gift for your sewing enthusiast. We carry contemporary fabrics, sewing notions, supplies, and handmade gifts including aprons. We also have Bella's Studio gift certificates available, which can be used for merchandise, classes, or open studio time right here at 140 West Franklin Street, Suite 309. For more information, phone us at 831-920-2272 .

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Teeth Whitening Monterey, locally owned and operated at 188 Webster Street in Old Monterey, is happy to announce that we accept Spafinder gift cards! Phone us for an appointment, 831-717-4676.

Our goal at Teeth Whitening Monterey is to provide an enamel-safe, gentle teeth whitening product and system that provides immediate results, painfree. No referral necessary.

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Monterey State Historic Park's Los Niños summer camp is still open for enrollment! One week programs are scheduled June 17-21 and June 24-28, 2019. This is a historical and hands-on summer day-program for students entering grades 3rd-6th. The program takes the students from Native through American eras of California history by practicing fun activities and visiting important landmarks in Old Monterey.

Registration deadline is May 30. Online registration is available here. For more information, please e-mail Monterey State Historic Park's schools program.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, May 3-9, 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.

STORM BOY
Weekdays at 2:35pm, 5:35pm, 7:35pm
Sat & Sun at 12:35pm, 2:35pm, 5:35pm, 7:35pm

‘Storm Boy’ has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his granddaughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr. Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives. Watch the trailer.

RED JOAN
Weekdays at 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11:45pm, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

In 2000 in a village in England, Joan lives in contented retirement. Then her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s arrested by MI5 for providing intelligence to Communist Russia. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she has been a spy. Cut to Cambridge University in the 1930s: the young Joan, a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur. During WWII, working at a top-secret nuclear research facility, Joan comes to the realization that the world is on the brink of mutually assured destruction. Confronted with an impossible question – what price would you pay for peace? - Joan must choose between betraying her country and loved ones or saving them. Watch the trailer.

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY
Weekdays at 2:15pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:15pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with another woman, her friend and sister-in-law Susan. Beloved comic Molly Shannon leads in this humorous yet bold reappraisal of Dickinson, informed by her private letters. While seeking publication of some of the 1,775 poems written during her lifetime, Emily finds herself facing a troupe of male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. Instead her work attracts the attention of an ambitious woman editor, who also sees Emily as a convenient cover for her own role in buttoned-up Amherst's most bizarre love triangle. Watch the trailer.

DIANE
Weekdays at 7:15pm
Sat & Sun at 12:00pm, 7:15pm

For Diane, everyone else comes first. Generous but with little patience for self-pity, she spends her days checking in...Read More

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The Joseph Boston Store is celebrating "Everything Lavender" April 25 - May 19, 2019. Come to our shop at 210 Olivier Street in Old Monterey and find products made with lavender by local artisans. These include balsamic paired with lemon extra virgin olive oil, Herbs of Provence with lavender, lemon/lavender spritzer, strawberry/lavender jam, lavender soaps, lavender room sprays, lavender sachets, lavender home decor, lavender cookbooks, and more. Let the fun begin!

The Joseph Boston Store is open every week, Thursday - Sunday, 11am-3pm.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, April 26 - May 2, 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.

CAT VIDEO FEST 2019
Sun at 10:30am

Cat Video Fest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and classic internet powerhouses. It's a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters. Proceeds from this screening will benefit Golden Oldies Cat Rescue. Watch the trailer.

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY
Thurs at 7:30pm

In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with another woman, her friend and sister-in-law Susan. Beloved comic Molly Shannon leads in this humorous yet bold reappraisal of Dickinson, informed by her private letters. While seeking publication of some of the 1,775 poems written during her lifetime, Emily finds herself facing a troupe of male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. Instead her work attracts the attention of an ambitious woman editor, who also sees Emily as a convenient cover for her own role in buttoned-up Amherst's most bizarre love triangle. Watch the trailer.

DIANE
Weekdays at 2:45pm, 5pm, 7:15pm
Sat & Sun at 12:15pm, 2:45pm, 5pm, 7:15pm

For Diane, everyone else comes first. Generous but with little patience for self-pity, she spends her days checking in on sick friends, volunteering at her local soup kitchen, and trying valiantly to save her troubled, drug-addicted adult son from himself. But beneath her relentless routine of self-sacrifice, Diane is fighting a desperate internal battle, haunted by a past she can’t forget and which threatens to tear her increasingly chaotic world apart. This is a beautifully human portrait of a woman rifling through the wreckage of her life in search of redemption. Watch the trailer.

FAMILY
Daily at 3pm, 6pm

Kate is career-focused and enjoys her life that way. Her brash attitude keeps relationships at arm's length, making her an outcast in her own right. When her estranged brother calls asking her to babysit her tween niece Maddie, Kate reluctantly agrees to help. But babysitting overnight unexpectedly turns into a week, and Kate's life spins into chaos. As Maddie reveals stories of being bullied and of wanting to run away and be a Juggalo, the two form a unique, and comic, bond. Watch the trailer.

AMAZING GRACE
Weekdays at 2:30pm, 5:
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Turn the standard Happy Hour into a Healthy Hour at Jacks Monterey! Sit in the beautiful tree lined atrium or outside on the newly renovated terrace while enjoying a Ketel One Botanical Cocktail and a selection of Chef Danny Abbruzzese’s healthy eats. Healthy Hour specials are available daily at Jacks Monterey, 5pm-6pm. Join us inside Portola Hotel & Spa, Two Portola Plaza in Old Monterey.

Ketel One Botanical Cocktail $12
served with soda & fruit garnish
Grapefruit & Rose | Peach & Orange Blossom | Cucumber & Mint

Hummus & Organic Veggies $10
served with grilled flat bread

Bo Ssam Wrap $12
grilled chicken, butter lettuce, thai basil sesame sauce...Read More

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Call for Public Art - City of Monterey

Posted on April 24th, 2019 by lighthouseave

In 2020, the City of Monterey is celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding in 1770. To commemorate this historic milestone, the City of Monterey is calling for artists to submit proposals for a mural and sculpture. The unveiling of new and permanent public art will be a part of a series of celebrations in the summer of 2020.

The City of Monterey is looking for memorable, exceptional and timeless pieces that will acknowledge the City's past, present and future by celebrating our historic heritage, cultural diversity, and distinctive environment. Proposed sites will be gateways to Monterey, locations that are visible to millions of pedestrians and passing traffic each year. Proposals submitted must include a scale mockup, in color, with the full development of concept along with production costs.

A selection committee will review qualified proposals and make recommendations to the Museums and Cultural Arts, Park & Recreation and Planning Commissions. Sealed proposals must be received in the Colton Hall Museum, 570 Pacific Street, at Monterey City Hall by Friday, May 24, 2019 by 4pm. An application and more details about the proposal description, locations, and selection process is available online here - look for the application form for the Call for Public Art Mural and Call for Public Art Sculpture or pick them up at Colton Hall Museum, 570 Pacific Street in Monterey.

The unveiling of public art will be a historic and significant moment in Monterey 250 events. These landmarks will inspire generations of Monterey residents and visitors, will enhance and enliven community parks and business districts, and will memorialize a major national milestone.

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