Events Calendar: 2020-01-01

For upcoming conferences happening in Old Monterey, please see the Conference Calendar.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2019

 
1/1/20
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 22 - January 5 . At Custom House Plaza, located behind Portola Hotel & Spa in Old Monterey, skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland by the Bay.

Max and Bronwyn at Puma Road

 
1/3/20
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents the musical duo Max and Bronwyn . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Max and Bronwyn...

Reija Massey at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
1/3/20
 
$10
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge and Kiki Wow present an evening of live music featuring singer-songwriter Reija Massey on Friday, January 3, 7pm-9pm. $10 recommended donation.

Behind the expressive, smoky voice of Reija Massey is a 16 year...

Paint with Dali

 
1/4/20
 
$30
 
MHAA Salvador Dali Museum

Uncork your creativity at Paint with Dali, a monthly painting workshop at the MHAA Salvador Dali Museum. Paint, canvas, and brushes are provided as experienced local artists lead you step by step through the process of unleashing your inner Salvador Dali.

Boscoe's Brood at Puma Road

 
1/4/20
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Boscoe's Brood . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Sam Regalado, the face and creator of...

Aireene Espiritu at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
1/4/20
 
$10
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge presents singer/songwriter Aireene Espiritu, bringing you an evening of stomping, swaying original music influenced by Latin/African rhythms, American folk, bluegrass picking, and gospel music. $10 suggested donation.

George Young and Friends at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
1/5/20
 
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge presents an evening of jazz music with George Young and Friends playing Great American Songbook standards and original tunes on Sunday, January 5, 5pm-7:30pm. $10 at the door.

George Young, a professional reed...

Out of the Blue at Puma Road

 
1/5/20
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Out of the Blue. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Out of the Blue is a class...

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market

 
1/7/20
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market takes place rain or shine every Tuesday. Strolling along the three and a half blocks of Alvarado Street, you can find organic produce, fresh flowers, international food and pastries, arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, and clothing.

Lindsay Beery at Puma Road

 
1/7/20
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents local singer-songwriter Lindsay Beery. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to this talented musician with a beautiful, strong voice.

Paint and Sip at Sovino Wine Bar

 
1/7/20
 
$40
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant presents a Paint and Sip Class ! Tonight, local artist and retired art teacher Bunny Paivine will be teaching an easy-to-follow painting class. You’ll take home your own 11 x 14 canvas painting. Fee is $40, advance registration required. All materials, instruction, and a glass of wine are included.

Comedy Improv Class

 
1/7/20
 
$10
 
MHAA Salvador Dali Museum

This weekly improv comedy class, presented by Monterey Comedy Improv , explores spontaneity, creativity, and humor through improvisation. Most importantly, learn the fine art of saying “Yes.” Newcomers are welcome!

Classes are held on Tuesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm, at the...

Jazz Night at MidiCi

 
1/9/20
 
 
MidiCi

MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza Company invites you to join us for Jazz Night every Thursday. Come and enjoy our appetizers, soups, salads, pizzas, paninis, and desserts while you listen to local jazz musicians performing in our restaurant.

Wrockinfoose at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
1/10/20
 
$10
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge and Kiki Wow present Wrockinfoose on Friday, January 10, 7pm-9pm. Join us to listen to Wrockinfoose as they perform some fresh, original blues, funk, and R&B music with Luca Fredericksen on keyboards and vocals, Sam Nilsson...

Andy Fuhrman at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
1/11/20
 
$10
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge and Kiki Wow presents Santa Cruz singer-songwriter Andy Fuhrman on Saturday, January 11, 7pm-9pm. $10 suggested donation.

Born and raised on the beach, boardwalk, and streets of Coney Island, New York in 1950,...

Comedy Improv Show at MHAA Salvador Dali Museum

 
1/11/20
 
$20/$16
 
MHAA Salvador Dali Museum

Join us for a comedy improv show on the second and last Saturday of every month at the Dream Theater at the MHAA Salvador Dali Museum. The Peninsula's premier improv troupe uses audience suggestions and volunteers to create hilarious scenes...

VYBE at Cibo Restaurant

 
1/11/20
 
 
Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Cibo Restaurant invites you to join us for a night of live rock music featuring VYBE , 9pm-12:30am.

VYBE is a collaboration of talented, seasoned musicians who came together in early 2010 and have become...

Play Wine Bingo at Sovino Wine Bar

 
1/14/20
 
$5
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Come to Sovino to play Wine Bingo! Really, it's everything you like about Bingo, with wine and Sovino vocabulary associated with the numbers. Come and learn a little, play a little, drink a little. There shall be prizes!

Care for Caregivers Therapy Group at ISGC

 
1/15/20
 
call for pricing
 
Intimacy, Sexuality & Gender Center of Monterey

The Intimacy, Sexuality and Gender Center (ISGC) presents a Care for Caregivers Therapy Group for all caregivers. Meet others like you and share your story with those who can offer support, comfort, and shared common experience. Led by Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST, and Wanda Braveman. Please phone to register and for information on pricing, 831-375-7553.

Leche Malo at Puma Road

 
1/17/20
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Leche Malo . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Monterey County Weekly writes of...

Anejo and Extra Anejo Tequila Tasting at Lopez Restaurante y Cantina

 
1/17/20
 
$15/$25
 
Lopez Restaurante y Cantina

Lopez Restaurante y Cantina is hosting a special tequila tasting, featuring anejo tequila (aged 1-3 yrs) and extra anejo tequila (aged 3+ yrs). The aging makes the flavor smooth, rich, and complex. Come try it! $15 in advance, $25 at the door.

Tipperary at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
1/17/20
 
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge and Kiki Wow present an evening of live Celtic music featuring Tipperary on Friday, January, 7pm-9pm. Tipperary is a lively band comprised of five musicians from different musical backgrounds, all of whom love the Celtic tradition....

Women's March Monterey Bay 2020

 
1/18/20
 
 
Colton Hall Lawn

The 4th Annual Women's March Monterey Bay is being held on Saturday, January 18 beginning on Colton Hall Lawn in Downtown Old Monterey. Gather at 9am. March begins at 10am.

Women's March Monterey Bay advocates for women's rights, human...

Dali's Alley at MHAA Salvador Dali Museum

 
1/18/20
 
free
 
MHAA Salvador Dali Museum

The MHAA Salvador Dali Museum presents Dali's Alley on the third Saturday of every month, 12pm-5pm, featuring vendors selling a variety of locally made crafts including art, jewelry, clothing, soaps, and more.

Max and Bronwyn at Puma Road

 
1/18/20
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents the musical duo Max and Bronwyn . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Max and Bronwyn...

Nautilus and Sway Jewelry Show at Sovino Wine Bar

 
1/18/20
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar is hosting a pop-up show featuring beautiful jewelry made locally by Nautilus and Sway. Buy three items and get a fourth free. Come check it out!

Rags Rosenberg at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
1/18/20
 
donations appreciated
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge and Kiki Wow present an evening of live music featuring the talented traveling troubadour Rags Rosenberg on Saturday, January 18, 7pm-9pm. Donations are appreciated.

Rags Rosenberg calls his music “mythopoetic folk,” a road-tested...

Eclectic Collective Performs "Sin-aesthetic" at Old Capitol Books

 
1/18/20
 
$20
 
Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books hosts a performance of Sin-aesthetic by Eclectic Collective on Saturday, January 18 at 7:30pm. Admission is $20. This performance is for mature audiences.

Eclectic Collective had such a positive response when they performed for Lit...

Football Championship Patio Tailgate at Bull and Bear

 
1/19/20
 
 
Bull and Bear Whiskey Bar and Taphouse

Bull and Bear Whisky Bar and Taphouse invites you to join us on our back patio for some NFL Conference championship action on Sunday, January 19, 11am-10pm. We'll have drink specials, grilled tri-tip, and food specials. Come cheer on the...

The Upanishads, The Wisdom Teachings: Yoga Philosophy at Union Yoga

 
1/19/20
 
 
Union Yoga

Union Yoga invites you to join us for an overview of the wisdom teachings of the Upanishads taught by Daysha Hampton. This beautiful and poetic collection is at the heart of yogic philosophy with the Katha Upanishad being one of the first references to the teachings of yoga.

San Antonio Avenue South: Jazz at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
1/19/20
 
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge presents an evening of jazz music featuring San Antonio Avenue South on Sunday, January 19, 5pm-7:30pm. $10 at the door.

Together, Mike Lent (guitar), Gary Meek (sax), and David Morwood (drums) are revisiting their locally...

Smash Brothers Tournament at Code Ninjas

 
1/20/20
 
$30
 
Code Ninjas

Code Ninjas Monterey presents at Smash Brothers Tournament on Monday, January 20, 12pm-2pm. Come experience the thrill of competition in a safe, fun, and awesome environment. We'll have games and other incredible activities. Free pizza and drinks will be provided....

Trivia Night at Sovino Wine Bar

 
1/20/20
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar's has held a weekly trivia game for years and it's a favorite among locals and visitors alike! Our 2-hour Monday night matches includes categories such as "last week in the news,” "random knowledge,” "sports,” “name that tune,” and “food and drink.” Prizes are awarded for 1st and 2nd place. Team size is limited to 6 people or less. Get your wine on and test your knowledge!

Lindsay Beery at Puma Road

 
1/21/20
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents local singer-songwriter Lindsay Beery. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to this talented musician with a beautiful, strong voice.

Paint and Sip at Sovino Wine Bar

 
1/21/20
 
$40
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant presents a Paint and Sip Class ! Tonight, local artist and retired art teacher Bunny Paivine will be teaching an easy-to-follow painting class. You’ll take home your own 11 x 14 canvas painting. Fee is $40, advance registration required. All materials and instruction are included. Wine is extra.

The Curtis Gallery Ribbon Cutting and Open House

 
1/23/20
 
free
 
Curtis Gallery

The Curtis Gallery invites you to an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Monterey Chamber of Commerce. We'll have finger food, drinks, and special deals. All are welcome!

The Curtis Gallery represents the world’s largest, most extensive collection of copper photogravure plates by ethnologist and photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952), who documented the lives of Native Americans.

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Albert Camus

 
1/24/20
 
free
 
Old Capitol Books

This month, at the Theory and Philosophy Reading Group at Old Capitol Books , we’re going to discuss Albert Camus's The Myth of Sisyphus . Come talk about theory, philosophy, and how it relates to current events with a friendly group of readers and thinkers.

Boscoe's Brood at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
1/24/20
 
$10 donation
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge and Kiki Wow present Boscoe's Brood on Friday, January 24, 7pm-9pm. $10 recommended donation. The music of Boscoe's Brood is influenced by The Beatles, Lov'in Spoonful, Emerson-Lake-and Palmer, King Crimson, Toto, Cat Stevens, Talking...

Out of the Blue at Sovino Wine Bar

 
1/24/20
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar presents Out of the Blue, featuring guitarist Greg Robbins and vocalist Maria Borrelli. Hear their fresh take on covers by Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and more.

Six String Pharmacy at Puma Road

 
1/25/20
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents musical duo Six String Pharmacy . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Six String Pharmacy is...

The Hounds of Heaven at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
1/25/20
 
$10
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge and Kiki Wow presents The Hounds of Heaven, performing a mix of original compositions and generally undiscovered album covers that have been reinterpreted. This performance will include selections from Springsteen, Petty, Bruce Hornsby, Vince Gill, Don Henley, Daryl Hall, and more.

2020 Fun & Games Night (Grown-Up Style) at MY Museum

 
1/25/20
 
$39 online / $45 at the door
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum presents a Fun & Games Night for ages 21 and up only! Join us for tons of fun board games (both oldies but goodies and hot new ones), music and entertainment, awesome food from various local restaurants, and an amazing selection of beer and wine. Admission is $39 in advance, $45 at the door.

Comedy Improv Show at the MHAA Salvador Dali Museum

 
1/25/20
 
$20/$16
 
The Dali Expo Dream Theater

Join the Monterey Peninsula's premiere comedy improv troupe for their shows on the second and last Saturday of every month. They use audience suggestions and volunteers to create hilarious scenes right on the spot similar to the hit show "Whose Line Is It, Anyway?!" It's perfect for parties and date nights!

Bobby Love at Puma Road

 
1/26/20
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Bobby Love . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Leon Joyce Organ Trio at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
1/26/20
 
$10
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge presents the Leon Joyce Organ Trio playing traditional, contemporary, and Latin jazz. Drummer Leon Joyce, Jr. has worked with a wide variety of top artists including Smokey Robinson, James Carter, Clark Terry, Patti LaBelle, and Mary Wilson. Come check it out! $10 cover.

Lindsay Beery at Puma Road

 
1/28/20
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents local singer-songwriter Lindsay Beery. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to this talented musician with a beautiful, strong voice.

Play Wine Bingo at Sovino Wine Bar

 
1/28/20
 
$5
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Come to Sovino to play Wine Bingo! Really, it's everything you like about Bingo, with wine and Sovino vocabulary associated with the numbers. Come and learn a little, play a little, drink a little. There shall be prizes!

Dali and Furrrends Day!

 
1/31/20
 
free
 
MHAA Salvador Dali Museum

Join MHAA Salvador Dali Museum in some pet-themed fun for all on Friday, January 31, 12pm-4pm with Dali and Furrrends Day ! This free event will feature hot chocolate, local art vendors, and pet products available for purchase. Local shelters...

Lex Land with Browyn Koryn at Puma Road

 
1/31/20
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents singer-songwriter Lex Land, who pays reverent tribute to songs of old both through her own renditions of classic songs as well as lovingly crafted original compositions in that style. Opening for Lex tonight is local favorite Browyn Koryn.

Rose Merrill at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
1/31/20
 
$10
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge and Kiki Wow present singer-songwriter Rose Merrill on Friday, January 31, 7pm-9pm. $10 recommended donation.

Rose Merrill is mountain country woman with grit who dared to blend folk, rock, and country music with...

Imaginary Animal: A Night of Poetry at Old Capitol Books

 
1/31/20
 
$10
 
Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books is thrilled to announce a night of poetry on Friday, January 31 at 7:30pm to raise money for the production of Imaginary Animal – a play written by poet and scholar Rachelle Escamilla. Joining Rachelle Escamilla...

VYBE at Cibo Restaurant

 
1/31/20
 
 
Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Cibo Restaurant invites you to join us for a night of live rock music featuring VYBE , 9pm-12:30am.

VYBE is a collaboration of talented, seasoned musicians who came together in early 2010 and have become...