Events Calendar: 2022-05-01

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

Poetry Workshop at Old Capitol Books

 
5/1/22
 
$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

 
5/2/22
 
 
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

 
5/3/22
 
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 .

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Peter B's Brewpub

 
5/5/22
 
 
Peter B's Brewpub

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food and drink specials at Peter B's Brewpub. Drink specials include Peter B’s El Jefe House Margaritas), new La Catrina Dorada Mexican Lager, Macho Nachos, and Arturo's Street Tacos.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Jacks Monterey

 
5/5/22
 
 
Jacks Monterey

Jacks Monterey invites you to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with them on Thursday, May 5 with live music by the Danny Cabo Mariachi Trio (5pm-8pm) and El Jefe Tequila and Grand Marnier Cadillac Margaritas for $12. Jacks will also be...

Sovino Wine Bar's 8th Anniversary Celebration!

 
5/5/22
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

It's anniversary time! Your favorite local, woman-owned wine tasting bar and retail shop for California wines, Sovino Wine Bar & Merchant, is having a party celebrating 8 years in business on Thursday, May 5, 5pm-8pm. Fun times, free taco bar, and lots of wine and beer (with discounts).

Jazz Night at MidiCi: The Tear'n T-Notes

 
5/5/22
 
 
MidiCi

MidiCi Monterey invites you to join us for Jazz Night every Thursday, 6pm-9pm. Tonight we'll feature The Tear'n T-Notes. No cover charge.

Matt Masih at Puma Road

 
5/6/22
 
 
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.

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

 
5/6/22
 
 
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

 
5/7/22
 
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

 
5/7/22
 
$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 .

Kentucky Derby Watch Party at The Whisky Club

 
5/7/22
 
$100
 
The Whisky Club Monterey

The Whisky Club invites you to join us for a Kentucky Derby Watch Party on Saturday, May 7, 1pm-5pm. Tickets are $100 per person , which includes two drink tickets for premium cocktails on draft or the official Derby-Woodford Reserve Mint Julep served in commemorative glasses plus a lovely spread of small bites by Chef Tim Wood.

Kentucky Derby Day - Fundraiser for Monterey Pacific Rotary

 
5/7/22
 
$25
 
Monterey Moose Lodge

Monterey Pacific Rotary Club invites you to come play Derby with us on Saturday, May 7, 2pm-5pm, at Monterey Moose Lodge. This afternoon of fun and games will raise funds to support the Rotary Club's many community service projects.

The $25 admission fee includes heavy appetizers and 10 tickets to pick the top finishers in the big race. We'll also have a cash bar (with mint juleps!), a silent auction, plenty of games, and contests for best women's hat and best dressed, all genders.

Breath Work Workshop at Om Studios

 
5/7/22
 
$44
 
Om Studios

Om Studios presents a Breath Work Workshop taught by Justin Baker, 5:45pm-7:45pm. Breathwork is a powerful tool for directly accessing the subconscious mind and releasing any stored negative memories, emotions, and stagnant energy that might be trapped in the body. Fee is $44. Advance registration required.

Asher Stern at Puma Road

 
5/7/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Esteban Restaurant: Mother's Day Brunch

 
5/8/22
 
 
Esteban Restaurant

At Esteban Restaurant on Sunday, May 8, savor a delectable Mother's Day 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.

Mother's Day Brunch at Monterey Marriott Hotel

 
5/8/22
 
$79/$30
 
Monterey Marriott Hotel

Monterey Marriott Hotel invites you to enjoy a traditional Mother's Day brunch in our iconic Ferrantes Bay View Room overlooking beautiful Monterey Bay, 10am-3pm. 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.

Dinosaur Day at MY Museum

 
5/8/22
 
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

Monterey County Youth Museum invites you to join us for some dinosaur fun on Saturday, May 8, during our 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm play sessions! Author Anne Ylvisaker will be reading her newly released book, Iamasaurus , and we'll offer special...

Mother's Day Brunch at Portola Hotel & Spa 2022

 
5/8/22
 
 
Portola Hotel & Spa

Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day with a spectacular brunch the whole family will enjoy at the Portola Hotel & Spa, 10am-2pm. Brunch begins with a complimentary mimosa for mom, then continues with a lavish brunch buffet featuring a wide variety...

Flea Market for Gamers at Mythic Monterey

 
5/8/22
 
 
Mythic Games Monterey

It's out with the old and in with the new at Mythic Games' Flea Market on Sunday, May 8, 12pm-2pm. Find great board games and role-playing game gear.

Adam Astrup and Miranda Perl at Puma Road

 
5/8/22
 
 
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.

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

 
5/11/22
 
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.

Brews for Books at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill

 
5/11/22
 
 
Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill

Come out and celebrate Brews for Books at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill on Wednesday, May 11. A portion of proceeds from all sales, 4pm-10pm, will benefit Monterey Public Library. Great food, great drink, great cause!

Linda Arceo at Puma Road

 
5/13/22
 
 
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...

Anna May at Puma Road

 
5/14/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

311 at Golden State Theatre 2022

 
5/18/22
 
$69-$272
 
Golden State Theatre

The Golden State Theatre presents the official California Roots Pre-Party featuring 311 and a special guest on Wednesday, May 18 at 8pm. Tickets are $69-$272. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click...

Sam Cauthorn at Puma Road

 
5/20/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Harry Potter Trivia Night at Sovino Wine Bar

 
5/20/22
 
$5
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Calling all Harry Potter fans age 21 and over! Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant presents a Harry Potter Trivia Night on Friday, May 20 at 7pm. Test your knowledge against other Harry Potter fans and have yourself some wine and...

Lil' Warriors Boxing Class at MY Museum

 
5/21/22
 
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum is excited to partner with Boxing Strong for a non-contact boxing class for kids ages 3-6 on Saturday, May 21, 10:15am-10:45am. Boxing helps kids develop coordination, agility, balance, and mental toughness. No gear needed - just bring yourselves!...

John Vicino at Puma Road

 
5/21/22
 
 
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...

Historic Garden League Pop-Up Plant Sale

 
5/22/22
 
 
Cooper Molera Adobe - A Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Historic Garden League presents a Pop-Up Plant Sale at Cooper Molera Adobe on Sunday, May 22, 12pm-3pm. Just in time for planting season, the Historic Garden League has propagated garden gems for you to introduce to your personal garden!...

Glenn Bell at Puma Road

 
5/22/22
 
 
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...

Zhjon at Puma Road

 
5/27/22
 
 
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.

Knitters' Tool Box at Slowfiber

 
5/28/22
 
$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

Magenta Spreen at Puma Road

 
5/28/22
 
 
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...

Adam Astrup and Miranda Perl at Puma Road

 
5/29/22
 
 
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.