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Spa on the Plaza is offering select specials on our services in honor of Valentine's Day. Please phone us at 831-647-9000 or visit our website for more information.

Deluxe Valentine
$220 for 2 hours
A full-­body massage and sugar mousse back treatment relieves tension and gently exfoliates skin, and a deluxe rose facial will leave your skin radiant and looking refreshed.

Valentine's Spa Day
$165 for 80 minutes
Your Spa Day begins with a detox foot bath followed by a relaxing aromatherapy massage in our candlelight massage room....Read More

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March Hoops 2019 at Peter B's Brewpub

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by PortolaHotel

Peter B's Brewpub invites you to watch all the NCAA games on our 18 HDTV’s! March 19 - April 8, Peter B’s will offer $3 March Madness Nachos during NCAA men’s and women’s basketball games in addition to raffling off Peter B’s swag and prizes during the games.

Peter B’s daily happy hour will be available 4pm-6:30pm and late night happy hour Sunday-Thursday, 9:30pm-10:30pm. Reserve your table today, call 831-649-2699.

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Monterey to AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Express Shuttle 2019

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by omba

There will be an AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Express Shuttle to and from Monterey from Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10, 2019. 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 30 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
In front of the Portola Hotel & Spa fountain off of Del Monte Avenue (map: Two Portola Plaza). Parking is available at the Downtown West Garage, 340 Tyler Street.

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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, February 1-7, 2019.

COLD WAR
Weekdays at 2:50pm, 5:10pm, 7:20pm

Sat & Sun at 12:30pm, 2:50pm, 5:10pm, 7:20pm
Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris, it's the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws, and unfortunate twists of fate - an impossible love story in impossible times. Watch the trailer.

DESTROYER
Weekdays at 2:15pm, 5pm, 7:45pm

Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 2:15pm, 5pm, 7:45pm
Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past. Watch the trailer.

STAN AND OLLIE
Weekdays at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

Sat & Sun at 12:10pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Hollywood comedy legends Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. With their golden era as the kings of Hollywood behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, the tour becomes a hit. But they can't quite shake the specter of their past. The long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. In this tender and poignant portrait of creative marriages, they rediscover just how much they mean to each other. Watch the trailer.

THE FAVOURITE
Weekdays at 2:40pm, 5:20pm, 8pm

Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:40pm, 5:20pm, 8pm
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah Churchill, governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail Masham, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. As the politics of war become time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way...Read More

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Osio Theater Seeks Film-Inspired Artwork

Posted on January 29th, 2019 by Osio Theater

Calling all artists! In honor of the grand re-opening of the Osio Theater under its new non-profit status, The Emerging Artists Alliance of Monterey is seeking film-inspired 2D artwork for a curated exhibit celebrating the role film plays in self-expression and storytelling. This juried exhibition will include works from emerging, local artists whose various forms of art address the culture created by movies and art films. Submission deadline is February 23.

Please email your submission of 2D art, including your full name and Instagram handle or website to EAAM. Any submissions missing one of these components will not be considered for exhibition.

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This just arrived at The Monterey Music Store directly from France: an Aquilina 5-string bass! Visit us at 425 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey and check it out.

Each model of Aquilina bass has been crafted according to a specific sound experience - from the most “vintage” to the most sophisticated design - with a desire to optimize the instrument and its sound. Homemade truss rod using steel and carbon, acoustic chamber under the bridge, special finish of the keys to homogenize the spectrum and eliminate ghost notes, ergonomics analysis to determine neck and body assembly, angle, etc. These small details make all the difference and give the Aquilina bass an exceptional playability and harmonic richness.

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Calling all pinot lovers! Comanche Cellars invites you to try our Santa Lucia Highlands pinot noir vertical flight. Price is $15 to taste 4 wines - if you make a two-bottle purchase, we'll waive one tasting fee. We're located at 412 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

This special tasting menu includes the 2014 Dog & Pony Pinot Noir (aged 24 months in 300 gallon bulk tanks with French Oak staves), 2013 Comanche Cellars Pinot Noir (aged 28 months in 50% new French Oak), 2012 Comanche Cellars Pinot Noir (aged 21 months in 50% new French and Hungarian Oak), and the 2011 Comanche Cellars Pinot Noir (aged 20 months in 50% new French Oak).

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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, January 25-31, 2019.

STAN AND OLLIE
Weekdays at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

Sat & Sun at 12:10pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Hollywood comedy legends Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. With their golden era as the kings of Hollywood behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, the tour becomes a hit. But they can't quite shake the specter of their past. The long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. In this tender and poignant portrait of creative marriages, they rediscover just how much they mean to each other. Watch the trailer.

HUNTER X HUNTER: THE LAST MISSION
Wednesday at 8pm

The action-packed movie is based on the popular Hunter x Hunter anime and manga series. The Battle Olympia tournament at Heaven’s Arena is about to begin! Gon, Killua, Kurapika, and Leorio plan on watching the matches along with the other Hunters and VIPs in attendance. As they wait, a raid by the Shadow ends the festivities. Skilled fighters fall one by one to a dark power derived from malice. When their leader Jed captures Netero and declares death to all Hunters, Gon and Killua rush to defeat him. Watch the trailer.

BEN IS BACK
Fri, Mon, Tues, Thurs at 2:50pm, 7:45pm
Wed at 2:50pm only

Sat & Sun at 12:20pm, 2:50pm, 7:45pm
19 year-old Ben unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son's ability to stay off drugs. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. Watch the trailer.

THE WIFE
Daily at 5:15pm

After nearly 40 years of marriage, Joan and Joe are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. The story interweaves the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage thirty-plus years later--a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. Watch the trailer.

THE FAVOURITE
Weekdays at 2:40pm
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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, January 18-24, 2019.

BEN IS BACK
Weekdays at 2:50pm, 5:20pm, 7:45pm

Sat & Sun at 12:20pm, 2:50pm, 5:20pm, 7:45pm
19 year-old Ben unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son's ability to stay off drugs. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. Watch the trailer.

THE WIFE
Daily at 5:15pm

After nearly 40 years of marriage, Joan and Joe are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. The story interweaves the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage thirty-plus years later--a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. Watch the trailer.

MARIA BY CALLAS
Weekdays at 2:30pm, 7:50pm

Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:30pm, 7:50pm
This documentary tells the life story of the legendary Greek/American opera singer completely in her own words. Through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs - nearly all of which have never been shown to the public - the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time. Watch the trailer.

THE FAVOURITE
Weekdays at 2:40pm, 5:20pm, 8pm

Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:40pm, 5:20pm, 8pm
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah Churchill, governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail Masham, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. As the politics of war become time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. Watch the trailer.

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