Events Calendar: 2023-07-01

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

Red Engine Rides at MY Museum

 
7/1/23
 
$25
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum invites you and your children ages 3+ to join us on Saturday, July 1, as we partner with Red Engine Rides for a cruise around town. We're offering 15 minute rides in an open-air fire engine for $25 per person. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Rides depart every half hour, 10am-11:30am. Advance reservations required.

Opening Reception for "In Full Bloom" at Venture Gallery

 
7/1/23
 
free
 
Venture Gallery

Venture Gallery invites you to join us for an opening reception celebrating Venture Gallery's July exhibit, In Full Bloom by local artist Edi Matsumoto , on Saturday, July 1, 3pm-6pm. Drop by the gallery, view Edi's new paintings, and speak with her about her work.

Poetry Workshop at Old Capitol Books

 
7/2/23
 
$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

 
7/3/23
 
 
Fieldwork Brewing Company

Fleet Feet Monterey hosts a Pub Run every Monday at 6:00pm. 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!

4th of July 2023 - Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station #11

 
7/4/23
 
$15 per person
 
Fire Station #11

Join us at the Monterey Firefighters Charity Pancake Breakfast benefiting MY Museum on July 4, 7:30am-10:30am! There will be activities for the kids, music, a chance to meet your local firefighters, and a hearty breakfast with all the fixings. Reservations required.

4th of July Specials at Manasiri's Crepes and Sandwiches

 
7/4/23
 
 
Manasiri's Crepes and Sandwiches

Manasiri's Crepes and Sandwiches is offering free baklava and Arabic coffee to all who visit us on Tuesday, July 4. No purchase is necessary. Plus, families who spend $50 or more at our cafe will receive a free Nutella crepe.

Manasiri's is a family run cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. View our menu.

Monterey 4th of July Parade 2023

 
7/4/23
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

Monterey's annual 4th of July Parade is a must-attend celebration that draws approximately 15,000 people of all ages to line the streets in and around Old Monterey. We invite you to join us and revel in the festive floats, patriotic displays, entertaining costumes, and musical bands. The parade begins at 10am sharp.

July 4th Living History Day 2023 - Monterey State Historic Park

 
7/4/23
 
free
 
Memory Garden at Pacific House

Monterey State Historic Park Association presents July 4th Living History Day in the Memory Garden, located behind Pacific House Museum at Custom House Plaza. The whole family can enjoy historic demonstrations and participate in 19th century games, rope-making, leather stamping, and cooking, 11am-3pm.

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers Market

 
7/4/23
 
free
 
Old Monterey

The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers Market is held on Alvarado Street every Tuesday, 4pm-8pm, featuring local produce, crafts, and food vendors. We're open rain or shine.

Registration Deadline for Slowfiber Book Club: "The Intentional Thread"

 
7/4/23
 
$50
 
Slowfiber

Join Slowfiber owner Jaki Canterbury for a Slowfiber Book Club Sew Along featuring the book The Intentional Thread: A Guide to Drawing, Gesture, and Color in Stitch by Susan Brandeis. We will meet online on Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 5:30pm-6:30pm, July 27 - Nov 9. Fee is $49.99 plus tax (and shipping if you aren't local); book is included, linen fabric add-ons are available for additional fee. Registration deadline is July 4.

The is not a class but a creative support and sharing book club. To participate, you need to be able to hand stitch. For more info and to register, visit the Slowfiber website .

Play Kahoot! Trivia at Nacho Bizness

 
7/5/23
 
 
Nacho Bizness

Come on down to Nacho Bizness on Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm, for Kahoot! Trivia Night. Eat nachos, drink drinks, win prizes, and have fun.

Every Wednesday, there are 3 rounds of trivia followed by a speed round⁠. After each round, small prizes are awarded. At the end, all scores are added and the person with the most points wins the big prize⁠.

First Friday at Monterey Museum of Art

 
7/7/23
 
free
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Come celebrate the weekend with Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street with extended hours and free access to the galleries every First Friday of the month, 5pm-7pm. Enjoy an evening of art, music, and community gathering.

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

 
7/7/23
 
 
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.

Adam Behan at Puma Road

 
7/8/23
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Nacho Average Brunch at Nacho Bizness

 
7/9/23
 
 
Nacho Bizness

Nacho Bizness is turning seven years old! That’s like, 44 in cat years. Come celebrate with us on Sunday, July 9, 10am-2pm with food, drinks and fun at our Nacho Average Brunch.

Win fun prizes in our Brunch Bingo...

$2 Tuesday Movie Night at Stanton

 
7/11/23
 
$2
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

Grab $2 and join us for a film screening of a classic movie in our intimate theatre!

Monterey History and Art at Santon Center is introducing $2 Tuesday Movie Night at Stanton. If you've got two dollars, we've got...

Blending Party at Albatross Ridge Winery & Kitchen

 
7/14/23
 
$35/$50
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen in Downtown Old Monterey invites you to make your own Pinot Noir blend with our winemaker, Garrett Bowlus, every 2nd Friday of the month, 5:30pm-8:30pm. Tickets available at the door; $35 for members, $50 for all others.

Karaoke Night at Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

 
7/14/23
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant invites you to join us for Karaoke Night on the second Friday of May, June, and July, 7pm-10pm. Our host will guide us through all sorts of musical fun!

Philosophy Reading Group: A Discussion About Women in Philosophy

 
7/14/23
 
free
 
Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books invites you to join us for our Philosophy Reading Group . This month, we're going to discuss women's role in philosophy - their contributions, criticisms, and the barriers they face. No prior reading required. Free and open to everyone.

Monterey Peninsula LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration and Parade 2023

 
7/15/23
 
free
 
Custom House Plaza

Monterey Peninsula Pride is thrilled our annual LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration and Parade will return to Downtown Old Monterey on Saturday, July 15.

The opening parade will begin at 11am, going down Alvarado Street from Pearl Street to Franklin Street. Then, at Custom House Plaza, 12pm-3pm, bring the whole family to shop and eat from a variety of local vendors and enjoy a lineup of queer entertainers including our endlessly talented emcees Rogue Roulette and Khloe QuarterPounder.

Performers and speakers Saturday afternoon will include: Diversity Celebration with Quazar, Grand Marshal Tyller Williamson, Golden & Olga, Xinistra, Paul Richmond, Helixir, WooWoo Monroe, Glodean Champion, and GoldenLuca Oake.

Celebrate Pride at Sovino Wine Bar

 
7/15/23
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

In honor of the Monterey LGBTQ+ Pride Parade, Sovino Wine Bar will be open at 11am on Saturday, July 15. Join us after the parade for drink specials and celebrations!

Alex Ramirez Album Release Party at Old Capitol Books

 
7/15/23
 
$10
 
Old Capitol Books

One of Old Capitol Books' favorite local musicians, Alex Ramirez, will be at the bookstore on Saturday, July 15 to celebrate release of his new album, Mint . Afterwards we'll dance to an all-vinyl set from Kenji Rei! Doors open...

Paint and Sip at Sovino Wine Bar

 
7/16/23
 
$40
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant presents a Paint and Sip Class ! This afternoon, 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.

Addressing Mental Health with Monterey County's Families

 
7/18/23
 
free
 
Monterey Public Library

Join the Ohana mental health team experts at Monterey Public Library as they share how Ohana, CHMP's innovative youth mental health program, is addressing the mental health crisis in Monterey County youth through treatment and prevention.

There will be...

$2 Tuesday Movie Night at Stanton

 
7/18/23
 
$2
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

Grab $2 and join Stanton Center for a screening of a classic movie in our intimate theatre! This is a great chance for you to sit back and relax. Films subject to change - call for film title, 831-372-2608.

Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Cash at the door only; please have exact change. Refreshments available for purchase on site.

Old Capitol Books Chess Club

 
7/20/23
 
free
 
Old Capitol Books

Every Thursday at 6pm, chess matches are played between the tumbling piles of books at Old Capitol Books. Come join us for a relaxed game, a chat, or a wee peek at a nearby page. Beginners are more than welcome. All books are 25% off during events.

Meet Artist Edi Matsumoto at Venture Gallery

 
7/22/23
 
free
 
Venture Gallery

Venture Gallery invites you to meet local artist Edi Matsumoto in person on Saturday, July 22 and 29, 10am-2pm. Drop by the gallery, view her new exhibit entitled In Full Bloom , and speak with her about her work. Edi's paintings will be featured at the gallery throughout the month of July.

Cacao Ceremony at Om Studios

 
7/22/23
 
$55
 
Om Studios

Om Studios presents a Cacao Ceremony on Saturday, July 22, 6pm-8:15pm. Fee is $55. Register on our website.

Join this intentional ceremony with cacao facilitator Clarice Rama, a Brazilian native who will guide you through breath, meditation, devotion, and dance.

Comedy Variety Showcase at Stanton Center!

 
7/22/23
 
$20/$30
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

Get ready for an uproarious evening of laughter and entertainment at the Comedy Variety Showcase ! Join us for an unforgettable night filled with side-splitting stand-up comedy, hilarious skits, and rib-tickling performances on Saturday, July 22 at 7pm. ...

Stanton Art Market

 
7/23/23
 
FREE
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

Celebrate the local arts and embrace the spirit of community at the Stanton Art Market on Saturday, July 23, 10am-4pm.

Immerse yourself in a captivating showcase of local talent and creativity, where artists come together to share their extraordinary work. Explore a diverse array of paintings, sculptures, crafts, and more, all crafted with passion and skill right here in our vibrant town.

Oliva Cigar Tasting Event at Hellam's

 
7/27/23
 
$40
 
Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop presents a cigar tasting event featuring Oliva cigars, in celebration of the 135th anniversary of Oliva's Serie V. Participation fee is $40 for non-members.

Steve Earle at Golden State Theatre 2023

 
7/27/23
 
$30-$75
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents legendary singer-songwriter Steve Earle on his Alone Again Tour: Solo and Acoustic on Thursday, July 27, at 8pm. Tickets are $30-$75 - to purchase, please click here .

Steve Earl's songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and countless others. In 2020, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Meet Tal Chotiner of M&H Distillery at The Whisky Club

 
7/28/23
 
 
The Whisky Club Monterey

The Whisky Club invites you to learn more about M&H, an exceptional whisky distillery in Israel, on Friday, 3pm-5pm. Tal Chotiner of M&H will join us to taste and discuss the distillation process, nuances of expressions, and sample some classics already available at the Club. All M&H whiskies with be offered at 20% off in the tasting room and 10% off in the bottle shop.

Addressing Mental Health with Monterey County's Families

 
7/28/23
 
free
 
Monterey Public Library

Join the Ohana mental health team experts at Monterey Public Library as they share how Ohana, CHMP's innovative youth mental health program, is addressing the mental health crisis in Monterey County youth through treatment and prevention.

There will be...

Linda Arceo at Puma Road

 
7/28/23
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Meet Artist Edi Matsumoto at Venture Gallery

 
7/29/23
 
free
 
Venture Gallery

Venture Gallery invites you to meet local artist Edi Matsumoto in person on Saturday, July 22 and 29, 10am-2pm. Drop by the gallery, view her new exhibit entitled In Full Bloom , and speak with her about her work. Edi's paintings will be featured at the gallery throughout the month of July.

Open House, 2023 Summer Art Show at YAC

 
7/29/23
 
free
 
Youth Arts Collective

Youth Arts Collective invites you to a Summer Art Show Open House in our studio on Saturday, July 29 & August 5 & 12, 12pm-4pm. View and purchase work by young local artists!

YAC's Summer Art Show will open online on July 29 and run through September. Visit the online show here.

Kris Angelis at Puma Road

 
7/29/23
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents award-winning singer-songwriter Kris Angelis, whose newest album will be released in September. Enjoy wine tastings and wines by the glass or bottle while listening to her great music.

Anthony Presti at Puma Road

 
7/30/23
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Anthony Presti's style encompasses...