Events Calendar: 2022-04-01

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

MendBar Happy Hour Fridays at Slowfiber

 
4/1/22
 
$5-$10
 
Slowfiber

Join Slowfiber at our MendBar Happy Hour taking place every Friday, 5:30pm-8pm, at the shop. Fee is $5-$10, sliding scale. Please register in advance.

Mend Bar Happy Hour, is where we upcycle, recycle and repair garments. Each week covers a particular skill and offers a chance for a fresh look in your closet. Supplies are included in the price. You'll develop skills as you go free from judgement in a supportive and fun environment.

Zhjon at Puma Road

 
4/1/22
 
 
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.

Back Lot Poetry: A Monthly Open Mic at Old Capitol Books

 
4/1/22
 
 
Old Capitol Books

We know that some of you have been fantasizing about gathering in dark parking lots. With strangers. To read poetry. Let Old Capitol Books help you with that.

We hold monthly Poetry Open Mic Nights on the first Friday of every month at 9pm in the parking lot behind our building (at 499 Calle Principal). Hosted by Brian Sheffield.

Saturday Morning Fun Run at Fleet Feet Monterey

 
4/2/22
 
Free
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

Everyone is welcome to join Fleet Feet Monterey on our Saturday Morning Fun Runs! 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. All are welcome - the more, the merrier! Run or walk as you wish.

The Upcycled Quilt - A Hand Stitching Workshop at Slowfiber

 
4/2/22
 
$60
 
Slowfiber

Slowfiber presents a 4-hour workshop led by Lyn Sandberg entitled The Upcycled Quilt: A Hand Stitching Class Using the Siddhe People's Style of Construction Commonly Known as Kawandi . Held on the first Saturday of every month, March - May, 12pm-4pm. Please register on the Slowfiber website .

Bronwyn Koryn at Puma Road

 
4/2/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

David Rey Cota at Savvy

 
4/3/22
 
 
Savvy Bar

Savvy Bar presents music by singer and guitarist David Rey Cota during our Sunday brunch service today. Brunch is served 11am-5pm. David performs 12pm-3pm.

Peter Martin with Ben Herod at Puma Road

 
4/3/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Poetry Workshop at Old Capitol Books

 
4/3/22
 
$10
 
Old Capitol Books

On the first Sunday of every month, 6pm-8pm, Old Capitol Books and Boukra Press host a poetry writing workshop. All levels are welcome. This is two hours of facilitated and structured poetry writing for only $10. Feedback given by trained and published poets.

Pub Run with Fleet Feet and Fieldwork Brewing

 
4/4/22
 
 
Fieldwork Brewing Company

Fleet Feet Monterey is now hosting a Pub Run every Monday at 6:30pm. We'll begin and end at Fieldwork Brewing Company. All paces, levels, distances, and abilities are welcome. Post-run, we can grab a beer together!

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers Market

 
4/5/22
 
free
 
Old Monterey

The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers Market is held on Alvarado Street every Tuesday, 4pm-7pm, featuring local produce, crafts, and food vendors. We're open rain or shine.

Covid testing is offered at the market, 4pm-6pm. Rapid tests are free for everyone, and PCR tests are free if you have health insurance. You can register online , but no appointment is necessary.

The market is no longer offering Covid vaccines . Looking for a place to get vaccinated or boosted? Please visit MyTurn.ca.gov .

Jazz Night with Zach Westfall at Savvy

 
4/7/22
 
 
Savvy Bar

Savvy Bar, Monterey's most authentic speakeasy, presents jazz bassist Zach Westfall Thursday, April 7 at 8pm. Enjoy oak barrel-aged cocktails, small plates, and music in a comfortable lounge setting. Please visit our website to obtain the...

Linda Arceo at Puma Road

 
4/8/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Linda Arceo is an...

Monterey Bay Poetry Festival 2022

 
4/8/22
 
$10/$15
 
Old Capitol Books

Get ready, Monterey! Old Capitol Books is hosting the 2022 Monterey Poetry Festival May 8-10. Featuring readings by Josiah Luis Alderete, Hannah Kezema, Chris Carr, Heather Flescher, and many more. Single event tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. See the schedule and buy tickets here.

Red Engine Rides at MY Museum

 
4/9/22
 
$20
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum invites you and your children ages 3+ to join us on Saturday, April 9, as we partner with Red Engine Rides for a cruise around town. We're offering 15 minute rides an open-air fire engine for $20 per person. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Rides depart every half hour, 10:30am-12:30pm. Advance reservations required.

Monterey Ocean Arts Festival at Monterey Museum of Art

 
4/9/22
 
free
 
Monterey Museum of Art

SpectorDance is partnering with the Monterey Museum of Art to present the Monterey Ocean Arts Festival on Saturday, April 9, 1pm-4pm. Admission is free.

Enjoy this family-friendly event and learn about ocean science through art. See ocean-themed visual and performing art created by selected Monterey County artists, ages 10-25 years old, learn about outstanding local ocean science organizations, and participate in ocean-themed art activities for all ages.

Out of the Blue at Puma Road

 
4/9/22
 
 
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...

Paint & Create Party for Adults at Locally Lit

 
4/9/22
 
$55
 
Locally Lit Candle Bar

Locally Lit Candle Bar presents a Paint and Create Party for Adults. Fee is $55, which includes all supplies. Please register on our website.

In this workshop, we'll each create a custom candle with Johnny Wicks Candle Company and then Jess from Progress Not Perfection Paint Parties will walk us through making an acrylic painting on canvas.

Adam Astrup and Miranda Perl at Puma Road

 
4/10/22
 
 
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.

Lecture - The Life and Times of an Iconic Artist: Jo Mora

 
4/11/22
 
$10 suggested donation
 
Casa Serrano

The Native Daughters of the Golden West invite the community to a presentation by Peter Hiller entitled "The Life and Times of an Iconic Artist: Jo Mora" on Monday, April 11, at 7pm at Casa Serrano. $10 suggested donation. Please RSVP to Wendy Brickman, 831-633-4444.

Stitching, the Histories, the Common Threads We Share: Monthly Meet-Up at Slowfiber

 
4/13/22
 
free
 
Slowfiber

Slowfiber hosts Stitching, the Histories, the Common Threads We Share , a free meet-up on the second Wednesday of every month, 11:30am-2:30pm. Please register on our website.

Join us while we stitch side-by-side and discuss our relationship to, our history with, and our practice in textiles. Whether you are a collector or just an appreciator, as long as you stitch you are welcome - slow stitch, cross stitch, embroider, quilt, whatever.

Gurkha Cigar Tasting Event at Hellam's

 
4/13/22
 
$30
 
Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop presents a cigar tasting event featuring Gurkha handcrafted cigars. Participation fee is $30 for non-members.

Kris Angelis at Puma Road

 
4/15/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents award-winning singer-songwriter Kris Angelis. Enjoy wine tastings and wines by the glass or bottle while listening to her great music.

Keb' Mo' at Golden State Theatre

 
4/15/22
 
$49-$79
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents Keb' Mo' , a modern master of American roots music. His 14 albums have won 5 Grammy awards and 12 Grammy nominations in addition to 14 Blues Foundation Awards and 6 BMI Awards for his work in TV and film. Tickets are $49-$79.

Magenta Spreen at Puma Road

 
4/16/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Magenta Spreen brings together singer-songwriters Kristen Gradwohl and Talmon...

Easter Brunch at Monterey Marriott Hotel

 
4/17/22
 
$79/$30
 
Monterey Marriott Hotel

Monterey Marriott Hotel invites you to enjoy a traditional Easter brunch in our iconic Ferrantes Bay View Room overlooking beautiful Monterey Bay, 10am-4pm. Chef Josh Silva-Arias and his team will prepare a feast of classic entrees, seasonal dishes, and delectable desserts. Call 831-647-4018 for reservations.

Esteban Restaurant: Easter Brunch

 
4/17/22
 
 
Esteban Restaurant

At Esteban Restaurant on Sunday, April 17, savor a delectable Easter brunch 10am-2pm. Enjoy Chef Mario Garcia's delicious farm-fresh Spanish spin on brunch classics. Reservations are highly recommended - please phone 831-375-0176.

Pub Run with Fleet Feet and Fieldwork Brewing

 
4/21/22
 
 
Fieldwork Brewing Company

In celebration of Big Sur Marathon Weekend, Fleet Feet Monterey is hosting a Special Edition Pub Run at 6:30pm. We'll begin and end at Fieldwork Brewing Company. Hoka will have some of their running shoes for you to try out on the run, plus we'll have free samples of Gu, giveaways, and free beer. All paces, levels, distances, and abilities are always welcome.

Matt Masih at Puma Road

 
4/22/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Knitters' Tool Box at Slowfiber

 
4/23/22
 
$10
 
Slowfiber

Become a better knitter! Join Slowfiber for Knitters' Tool Box, a 1-hour knitting lesson on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 12pm. In each lesson, you'll work on a single concept, creating a swatch you can finish in class. Register on the Slowfiber website. $10

Polynesian-Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser for Monterey Civic Club

 
4/23/22
 
$50
 
House of the Four Winds

The Monterey Civic Club presents a Polynesian-Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser on Saturday, April 23, 4pm-7pm, at The House of the Four Winds. Proof of Covid vaccinations required.

Fee is $50 per person, which includes special Island music, a catered buffet,...

Songbird Meadow at Puma Road

 
4/23/22
 
 
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.

Glenn Bell at Puma Road

 
4/24/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Local guitarist Glenn Bell...

Intuitive Design and Slow Stitching Workshop at Slowfiber

 
4/28/22
 
$70
 
Slowfiber

Slowfiber presents a workshop led by Erin Lee Gafill entitled Coming Home with Needle and Thread, Intuitive Design & Slow Stitching . Please register on the Slowfiber website . Fee is $70.

Join us for a morning of slow-stitching through the eyes of renowned painter Erin Lee Gafill. Bringing your own textiles (heirloom, personal and family fabric, clothes, scrap, etc.) to stitch together into one art-textile.

Linda Arceo at Puma Road

 
4/29/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Linda Arceo is an...

Red Engine Rides at MY Museum

 
4/30/22
 
$25
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum invites you and your children ages 3+ to join us on Saturday, April 30, as we partner with Red Engine Rides for a cruise around town. We're offering 15 minute rides an open-air fire engine for $25 per person. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Rides depart every half hour, 10am-12:30pm. Advance reservations required.

John Vicino at Puma Road

 
4/30/22
 
 
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...