Events Calendar: 2023-08-01

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

$2 Tuesday Movie Night at Stanton

 
8/1/23
 
$2/$5
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

Every other Tuesday is $2 Tuesdays at the Stanton Center Theatre where you can gather with other art minded people and share in the experience of early cinema together.

Play Kahoot! Trivia at Nacho Bizness

 
8/2/23
 
 
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.

Old Capitol Books Chess Club

 
8/3/23
 
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.

First Friday at Monterey Museum of Art

 
8/4/23
 
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

 
8/4/23
 
 
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.

Fleet Feet's Trailblazers Training Program Begins

 
8/5/23
 
$160
 

Join Coach April for Fleet Feet's Trailblazers 8-week training program, which will kick off with an informational session on Saturday, August 5 at 8am and officially launch on Wednesday, August 9. One-time fee is $160. To learn more and register, please click here .

The goal is to prepare you for the Big Sur Trail Half Marathon, but we also welcome trail-running enthusiasts who don't have a goal race in mind but are looking for a community to hit the trails with.

Sale on Kids' Items at Haute Beauty Guide Retail Shop

 
8/5/23
 
 
Haute Beauty Guide

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 5 - Haute Beauty Guide's retail shop will have an incredible sale on all our kids' items, available both in person and online ! It's the perfect chance to treat your...

Abstract Dreams: Free Family Fun Day at Monterey Museum of Art

 
8/5/23
 
free
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art presents a Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 5, 11am-3pm. Drop by the Museum for a fun-filled afternoon exploring materials and abstraction in art, inspired by our exhibition The Bruton Sisters: Modernism in the Making .

Featured art activities will include: abstract mosaics, modernist collage, and painting decorative flowerpots.

Open House, 2023 Summer Art Show at YAC

 
8/5/23
 
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.

Y&T at Golden State Theatre 2023

 
8/5/23
 
$35-$65
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents Y&T on Saturday, August 5 at 8pm. Tickets are $35-$65. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here .

Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before...

Paint and Sip at Sovino Wine Bar

 
8/6/23
 
$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.

Poetry Workshop at Old Capitol Books

 
8/6/23
 
$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.

Wine and Dine Series at Comanche Cellars Wine Room

 
8/7/23
 
$75
 
Comanche Cellars Wine Room

Comanche Cellars introduces our Wine and Dine Event Series! Each night, we’ve partnered our Resident Sommelier, Nicole Estabrooks, with Chef Daniel Shrock of MacDonald Farm in Castroville to take you on a delicious journey of carefully curated, farm-to-table food in...

Pub Run with Fleet Feet and Fieldwork Brewing

 
8/7/23
 
 
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!

Coworking Day Open House at The Pearl Works

 
8/9/23
 
free
 
The Pearl Works

Join The Pearl Works as we celebrate the global movement of coworking with a free Coworking Day and Open House on Wednesday, August 9, 9am-6pm. In a culture that values the individual, The Pearl Works is unlocking the power of...

Blending Party at Albatross Ridge Winery & Kitchen

 
8/11/23
 
$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.

Joyce Sampson at Puma Road

 
8/11/23
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Joyce Sampson's recording and...

Patti Smith Trio at Golden State Theatre 2023

 
8/11/23
 
$50-$85
 
Golden State Theatre

(((folkYEAH!))) presents the legendary Patti Smith Trio at Golden State Theatre on Friday, August 11 at 8pm. Tickets are $50-$85 - to purchase, click here .

The punk poet laureate Patti Smith ranks among the most provocative, influential rock and rollers of all time. Already a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, she was nominated this year for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Family Fun Day at the Plaza

 
8/12/23
 
FREE
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

Join Monterey History and Art Association for a free Family Fun Day at the Stanton Center on August 12, 10am-4pm.

Experience the excitement of a photo scavenger hunt around Custom House Plaza, immersing yourself in the rich history of Monterey. Explore hidden corners, capture unique photographs, and compete for prizes.

Weston Photography Scholarship Panel Discussion at Monterey Museum of Art

 
8/12/23
 
museum admission
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Join Zach Weston, Executive Director of the Weston Collective, for a panel discussion featuring talented student photographers from the 2023 Weston Scholarship Exhibition at Monterey Museum of Art. This event is free with museum admission.

During this engaging session...

Kris Angelis at Puma Road

 
8/12/23
 
 
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.

Smoky Vegas Project at Puma Road

 
8/13/23
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Smoky Vegas Project is...

Join Sipsmith Gin at The Whisky Club

 
8/17/23
 
$30
 
The Whisky Club Monterey

Join Sipsmith Gin at The Whisky Club for a fun afternoon sipping highballs and cocktails and enjoying charcuterie on Thursday, August 17, 3pm-6pm.

Tickets are $30 per person and include 2 drink tickets. We'll have the Sipsmith photo car, games, and fun swag.

Magenta Spreen at Puma Road

 
8/18/23
 
 
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...

Kito Rayburn at Puma Road

 
8/19/23
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Car Week Closing Party at Compact Disco

 
8/19/23
 
$10
 
Compact Disco

Compact Disco is holding a closing party for Monterey Car Week featuring a night of underground house music with DJ Said of San Francisco and DJ Kenny Summit of Monterey on Saturday, August 19, 7pm-2am. $10 cover. Ages 21+ only. Proper attire required.

Peter Martin and Zach Westfall at Puma Road

 
8/20/23
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Wade Egan at Melville Tavern

 
8/22/23
 
 
Melville Tavern

Melville Tavern hosts live music every Tuesday, 6pm-8pm. Tonight we'll feature singer-songwriter Wade Egan . Arrive early and enjoy our Happy Hour, 4pm-6pm.

Wade Egan uses bold vocal style and eclectic guitar playing along with soulful...

Judy Collins at Golden State Theatre 2023

 
8/23/23
 
$35-$85
 
Golden State Theatre

The Golden State Theatre hosts Judy Collins , performing her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers , with string quartet, on Wednesday, August 23 at 8pm. Tickets are $35-$85. For more information and to purchase tickets, ...

Wendi Kirby Music Grand Opening Celebration

 
8/24/23
 
free
 
Wendi Kirby Music, LLC

Wendi Kirby Music invites you to join us for a Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, August 24, 5pm-7pm. Enjoy a ribbon cutting ceremony plus live music, wine, and small bites. All are welcome!

Wendi Kirby Music strives for excellence in creative music education for all ages, from little ones to seasoned adults.

Central Coast Allure: an Artist Reception

 
8/24/23
 
free
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

The Stanton Center presents a free artist reception, 6pm-8pm, celebrating Monica Vigna's photography exhibition, "Central Coast Allure."

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing landscapes of the Central Coast while engaging with the artist herself. Gain insights into the creative process and enjoy delightful refreshments.

Beginner Quilting Class at Slowfiber

 
8/25/23
 
$200
 
Slowfiber

Slowfiber's Beginner Quilting Class, Part 2 starts on Friday, August 25, 1pm-3:30pm, and continues monthly through November. If you're new to quilting or just need some help with the minutiae of machine piecing then get in here!

This round of classes builds on the first semester of work at Slowfiber (February-May) but can be learned independent of the first semester. We'll teach a new six inch quilt block each class.

Two Rivers at Puma Road

 
8/25/23
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Two Rivers , featuring singer Richard Bryant and guitarist Kyle Kovalik. Enjoy wine tasting and wines by the glass and the bottle while you listen to intelligent songwriting, soaring vocals, wicked guitar, and cool covers.

Turkish Arts and Culture Festival 2023

 
8/26/23
 
free
 
Custom House Plaza

All are welcome to the Annual Turkish Arts and Culture Festival for a weekend of free family fun, August 26 and 27, 11am-7pm, at Custom House Plaza. We'll have live music and folk dancing performances, Turkish food and drinks, and special activities for children.

Pilates Open House at Om Studios - Free Intro Classes

 
8/26/23
 
free
 
Om Studios

Are you curious to try Reformer Pilates? Join Om Studios on August 26 when we'll be hosting three 30 minute Pilates demo classes that go over the basics and structure of how a Pilates class runs. By joining the Open...

Open House at Cha-ya in Honor of Temia

 
8/26/23
 
free
 
Cha-Ya Monterey Teahouse Boutique

Cha-ya Japanese Tea and Things invites you to join us on Saturday, August 26, 3pm-5pm, for an Open House to honor our dear friend and colleague Temia as she leaves Monterey and begins the next chapter of her life in Virginia.

Blaise DiGirolamo at Puma Road

 
8/26/23
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Gaming Flea Market at Mythic Games

 
8/27/23
 
 
Mythic Games Monterey

It's out with the old, in with the new at Mythic Games Monterey's Gaming Flea Market on Sunday, August 27, 12pm-3pm. Use this chance to find some new projects from other gamers in the community.

Kris Angelis at Puma Road

 
8/27/23
 
 
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.

Mammoth WVH at Golden State Theatre 2023

 
8/30/23
 
$30-$50
 
Golden State Theatre

The Golden State Theatre presents Mammoth WVH on Wednesday, August 30 at 8pm. Tickets are $30-$50 - to purchase, please click here .

Wolfgang Van Halen has prepared a lifetime to make his first impression with his solo band, Mammoth WVH. The songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist has worked tirelessly on material that would become his debut album, presenting music with a personal and powerful perspective.