Events Calendar: 2021-08-01

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

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers Market

 
8/3/21
 
free
 
Old Monterey

The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmer's Market is back! The market has returned to Alvarado Street every Tuesday, 4pm-8pm, featuring local produce, crafts, and food vendors. We'll be open rain or shine.

Tuesday, October 26, 4pm-6pm, is the final day to get vaccinated at the market! The market is offering free Covid vaccines (all three - Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J). The market continues to offer free rapid antigen Covid testing (PCR tests also available). No appointment necessary - just show up.

Monterey Car Week Kick-Off 2021

 
8/6/21
 
free
 
Old Monterey

Monterey Car Week kicks off with a remarkable display of historic race cars on Alvarado Street! Come meet the drivers of these beautiful examples of racing history while enjoying great music and giveaways at this family-friendly event, 5pm-7pm.

Zhjon at Puma Road

 
8/6/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Friday Night Magic at Mythic Games

 
8/6/21
 
$16
 
Mythic Games Monterey

Friday Night Magic is back at Mythic Games Monterey! Come join us at the shop for Magic: The Gathering. Tonight at 6pm will be Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, $16 fee, 3 rounds. Proof of vaccination is mandatory.

Saturday Morning Fun Run at Fleet Feet Monterey

 
8/7/21
 
Free
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

Saturday Morning Fun Runs have returned to Fleet Feet Monterey! Every Saturday we meet at the shop at 8am and take 15 minutes to socialize before we get moving. This free program is for people of all ages and all abilities. Everyone is welcome - the more, the merrier! Run or walk as you wish.

Make and Mend with Erin Gafill and Jaki Canterbury

 
8/7/21
 
$5
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Award-winning artist Erin Lee Gafill welcomes mending expert and owner of Slowfiber, Jaki Canterbury, to an online round table discussion hosted by Monterey Museum of Art at 11am. Emphasis will be on textile arts with a gentle focus on stitching and handcrafts, but participants practicing all art forms are welcome to join. Fee is $5. Register online here.

Modern Saturday at Mythic Games

 
8/7/21
 
$10
 
Mythic Games Monterey

Dust off those paper Modern cards or break in the new Modern Horizons 2 powerhouses. At Mythic Games Monterey, we're celebrating Magic: The Gathering Modern Constructed every Saturday in August at 1pm. 3 rounds, $10 entry fee, 16 person limit. Proof of full vaccination mandatory. Register 30 minutes in advance with the official Companion app.

Adam Astrup and Miranda Perl at Puma Road

 
8/8/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents guitarist Adam Astrup and vocalist Miranda Perl. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Preview RM Sotheby's Classic Car Auction 2021

 
8/11 - 8/14
 
$40
 
Monterey Conference Center

RM Sotheby's 2021 Classic Car Auction at Monterey Conference Center is hosting public previews on August 11, 10am-7pm, August 12, 10am-5pm, and August 13-14, 10am-4pm.

With a focus on the top tier of the market, this auction will feature some truly amazing cars. Preview admission is $40.

Multi-day event ending on Sat Aug 14, 2021

Peter Martin at Puma Road

 
8/12/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Peter Martin is a...

Max Crist at Puma Road

 
8/13/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Suit Up Saturday at Sovino Wine Bar

 
8/14/21
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant invites you to join us for Suit Up Saturday, 3pm-8pm! Come on down to Sovino all dressed up in suits, dresses...you do you. The whole point is to look and feel great, have some fun, and enjoy some excellent wine. Mention Suit Up Saturday today and receive 15% off all purchases.

Songbird Meadow at Puma Road

 
8/14/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

A sweet...

Plasencia Cigar Tasting Event at Hellam's

 
8/19/21
 
$35
 
Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop presents a cigar tasting event featuring Plasencia cigars. Participation fee is $35 for non-members. Founded in 1893, Hellam's is California's oldest tobacco shop and Monterey's oldest continuously-operated business.

Monterey State Historic Park Volunteer Meeting

 
8/20/21
 
free
 
Memory Garden at Pacific House

Monterey State Historic Park Association is seeking volunteers! We're hosting a special meeting for prospective and current volunteers in the Memory Garden at Pacific House on Friday, August 20 at 5pm. Join us to learn more about the return of...

Leche Malo at Puma Road

 
8/20/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents a performance by local favorite Vincent Randazzo, now known as Leche Malo . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to this fantastic musician.

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Deleuze and Guattari

 
8/20/21
 
free
 
Old Capitol Books

The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group has returned to Old Capitol Books ! This month, we're going to discuss Deleuze and Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus . Come talk about theory, philosophy, and how it relates to current events with a friendly group of readers and thinkers.

Make and Mend with Erin Gafill and Jaki Canterbury

 
8/21/21
 
$5
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Award-winning artist Erin Lee Gafill welcomes mending expert and owner of Slowfiber, Jaki Canterbury, to an online round table discussion hosted by Monterey Museum of Art on August 21 at 11am. Emphasis will be on textile arts with a gentle focus on stitching and handcrafts, but participants practicing all art forms are welcome to join. Fee is $5. Register online here.

Watch "Finding Dory" at Monterey County Fairgrounds - English Language

 
8/21/21
 
free
 
Monterey County Fairgrounds

Blue Zones Project Monterey County, which has its offices in Downtown Old Monterey, is sponsoring a free outdoor screening of the film "Finding Dory" at Monterey County Fairgrounds. There will be two screenings in English on Saturday, August 21 -...

The Walrus Was Paul at Puma Road

 
8/21/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents a performance by The Walrus Was Paul. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to this fantastic musician.

Peter Martin at Puma Road

 
8/22/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Peter Martin is a...

Max Crist at Puma Road

 
8/27/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

CANCELED: Monterey Bay Greek Festival 2021

 
Canceled
 
free
 
Custom House Plaza

THIS YEAR'S EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED BECAUSE OF CONCERN OVER THE COVID DELTA VARIANT. All are welcome to the Monterey Bay Greek Festival, a weekend of family fun featuring Greek cuisine, live Greek music, and shopping, August 28 & 29 at Custom House Plaza. Hours are 11am-7pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday. Admission is free.

Multi-day event ending on Sun Aug 29, 2021

John Vicino at Puma Road

 
8/28/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents singer-songwriter John Vicino . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

John Vicino started his...