Events Calendar: 2023-10-01

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

Pub Run with Fleet Feet and Fieldwork Brewing

 
10/2/23
 
 
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!

Play Kahoot! Trivia at Nacho Bizness

 
10/4/23
 
 
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.

Trivia Night at Sovino Wine Bar

 
10/4/23
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Join Sovino Wine Bar for Trivia Night every Wednesday, 7pm-9pm, hosted by Miguel Silva. Prizes are awarded for first and second place. Team size is limited to 6 people or less. No reservations are required, but space is limited. Test your knowledge against other trivia geeks!

"The Sunset Limited" at Stanton Center Theatre

 
10/5/23
 
$20
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

Experience the riveting clash of belief and doubt in "The Sunset Limited." Join us for an unforgettable evening of existential theater probing life's mysteries, October 5-8 and 13-15. Shows are Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. ...

Speak Not So Easy: Youth Art Project Info Session at YAC

 
10/6/23
 
free
 
Youth Arts Collective

Come to Youth Arts Collective this Friday, 4:30pm-6:30pm, for an orientation session for a new arts project.

Speak Not So Easy , led by local artist and educator Mai Ryuno, offers youth (age 14 to early 20s) the opportunity to become a catalyst for change through participation in socially engaged art activities and collaboration with like-minded youth and professionals. Join us!

First Friday at Monterey Museum of Art

 
10/6/23
 
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.

MIIS Event: "The Grab" - Film Screening & Discussion

 
10/6/23
 
free
 
MIIS, Irvine Auditorium

Center for the Blue Economy at Middlebury Institute of International Studies presents a free screening of the documentary The Grab and a discussion with the filmmakers at Irvine Auditorium on Friday, October 6, 6pm-8:30pm. Reserve your free ticket online here.

The Grab is a global thriller combining hard-hitting journalism with the compelling character-driven storytelling of director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, taking you around the globe from Arizona to Zambia, to reveal one of the world’s biggest and least known threats: that governments, private investors and mercenaries are working to seize food and water resources at the expense of entire populations.

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

 
10/6/23
 
 
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.

Different Worlds: Free Family Fun Day at Monterey Museum of Art

 
10/7/23
 
free
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art presents a Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 7, 11am-3pm. Drop by the Museum for a fun-filled afternoon art-making inspired by our fall exhibitions.

Featured art activities will include: nightscapes using oil pastels, light exploration in photography, and thangka mandalas using gold and colored paper.

Meet Artist Nancy Olaeta at Venture Gallery

 
10/7/23
 
free
 
Venture Gallery

Venture Gallery invites you to meet local artist Nancy Olaeta in person on Saturday, October 7, 3pm-6pm. Drop by the gallery, view her new exhibit of scenes inspired by the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur Coast, and speak with her about her work. Nancy's paintings will be featured at the gallery throughout the month of October.

Paint and Sip at Sovino Wine Bar

 
10/10/23
 
$40
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

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

Make a Hand Stitched Organic Cotton Breton T-Shirt at Slowfiber

 
10/10/23
 
$175
 
Slowfiber

Did you know you don't need a sewing machine to make clothes? With a simple pattern and a few tricks, you could make this cute, organic jersey cotton Breton t-shirt (sizes XS-4X) in your lap while sitting in front of...

40 Fingers at Golden State Theatre 2023

 
10/13/23
 
$25-$55
 
Golden State Theatre

The Golden State Theatre presents 40 Fingers , an Italian guitar quartet on a mission to explore new galaxies of sound with a wide repertoire of skillfully arranged original pieces and covers of everything from rock to jazz to movie scores. Tickets are $25-$55 - purchase here .

Beginner Hand-Stitching Class at Slowfiber

 
10/14/23
 
$60
 
Slowfiber

Did you know that sewing is not just for sewing machines? Hand-stitching is so cathartic and soothing that many if us can't imagine a life without it. It doesn't need to be complicated or fancy to be good.

In...

Couples' Yoga at Om Studios

 
10/14/23
 
$55 per couple
 
Om Studios

Om Studios presents a Couples' Yoga Workshop on Saturday, October 14, 6pm-8pm. Fee is $55 per couple. Please register on the Om Studios website .

Find your flow with your partner. Jordan and Austin will create...

Beginner Embroidery Class at Slowfiber

 
10/18/23
 
$75
 
Slowfiber

Join Lisa Ruminski in the Slowfiber classroom for a Beginner Embroidery Class. In this two-part class, learn to add standard embroidery to garments and home-goods. You'll learn the five foundation stitches and how to vary them to outline, fill, and create decorative edges. Register here.

DJ Edison Tesla at Compact Disco

 
10/18/23
 
free
 
Compact Disco

Compact Disco presents a night of house music featuring DJ Edison Tesla of Las Vegaswith a musical journey featuring an eclectic mix of house sounds every Wednesday. Music begins at 7pm. No cover. Ages 21+ only.

Meet Jewelry Artist Ling-Yen Jones at Cha-ya

 
10/19/23
 
 
Cha-Ya Monterey Teahouse Boutique

Cha-ya Japanese Tea and Things hosts a meet-and-greet with talented jewelry artist Ling-Yen Jones of Mendocino County, 11am-4pm. You may have seen some of her beautiful work at our shop - now is your chance to speak with the artist!

Matt Masih at Puma Road

 
10/20/23
 
 
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.

Kito Rayburn at Albatross Ridge

 
10/20/23
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents musician Kito Rayburn & Friends on Friday, October 20, 7pm-9pm. Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft...

DJ Ivan Ruiz at Compact Disco

 
10/20/23
 
$10
 
Compact Disco

Compact Disco presents a night of house music featuring DJ Ivan Ruiz on Friday, October 20. Admission is free until 9pm; $10 after 9pm. Ages 21+ only. Dress code enforced.

Sun Salutation Workshop at Om Studios

 
10/21/23
 
 
Om Studios

Om Studios presents a Sun Salutation Workshop on Saturday, October 21, 1pm-2:30pm. Please register on the Om Studios website .

This workshop will focus extensively on one of the crucial foundations of any yogi's physical and...

Kris Angelis at Puma Road

 
10/21/23
 
 
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.

Lizzie Rago and Gin Fragonard at Albatross Ridge

 
10/21/23
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents musicians Lizzie Rago and Gin Fragonard on Saturday, October 21, 7pm-9pm. Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas-style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft beer.

Comedy Variety Showcase: a Controlled Chaos Performance

 
10/21/23
 
$20 General Admission // $30 VIP
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

Introducing something new! Launched earlier this year, Comedy Variety Showcase presents "Controlled Chaos". Putting a twist on traditional improv, quick wit and spontaneous energy is combined with truth in comedy to bring something fresh and fun to the stage....

YACtober: Fundraiser for Youth Arts Collective at Cella

 
10/22/23
 
$100
 
Cella Restaurant and Bar

Join Youth Arts Collective, 2pm-4pm, for a gathering in the courtyard garden at Cella Restaurant to raise funds to support YAC students.

Enjoy live painting by YACsters Raven Cook and Michele Ferrari ; a raffle for local art, unique gifts, and leisure activities; a panel discussion on YACsters through the generations; and delicious hors d'oeuvres by Cella. Purchase tickets here.

Gin Fragonard at Puma Road

 
10/22/23
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Fright Fest Monterey: a Classic Horror Film Festival

 
10/25/23
 
$5/$40
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

Experience timeless classic horror films on the big screen! Get ready for spine-tingling thrills and chills with five nights of frights, October 25-29. Come watch some of the greatest horror films ever made.

Halloween Storytime and Parade for Kids

 
10/26/23
 
free
 
Colton Hall Lawn

Join Monterey Public Library staff for a special spooky Halloween Storytime and Parade for children on the lawn of Colton Hall, 10:15am-11:15am. Be sure to wear your favorite costumes.

La Aroma de Cuba Cigar Tasting Event at Hellam's

 
10/26/23
 
free
 
Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop presents a cigar tasting event featuring La Aroma de Cuba cigars on Thursday, October 26 at 7pm. There is no fee to participate, and we'll have a prize drawing tonight for a beautiful humidor.

Halloween Party at Britannia Arms

 
10/27/23
 
no cover
 
Britannia Arms of Monterey

Britannia Arms is hosting a Halloween Party on Friday, October 27, from 9:30pm until closing. Wear your best (or worst!) Halloween costumes and come have some fun with DJ Joey Camacho.

Spooktacular: Free Family Fun Day at Monterey Museum of Art

 
10/28/23
 
free
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art presents a Spooktacular Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 28, 11am-3pm. Drop by the Museum for a fun-filled afternoon filled with eerie excitement and creativity.

Featured art activities will include: crafting paper pumpkins, constructing cute pom-pom spiders, and designing spooky houses.

Halloween BBQ at Brick Alley Tattoo

 
10/28/23
 
 
Brick Alley Tattoo

Brick Alley Tattoo is hosting a Halloween BBQ on Saturday, October 28, 2pm until closing. We'll have deals on flash (specific to tattoo artist), a costume contest, a $100-$150 Get What You Get Machine, food, candy, shirts, and stickers.

Blaise DiGirolamo at Puma Road

 
10/28/23
 
 
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.

Boolesque for Boobies!

 
10/28/23
 
$20
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center hosts the Carmel Delights ' annual Boolesque. This year a portion of the proceeds will go towards our local Breast Cancer Assistance Group . Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $20 - purchase here .

Doors open at 7:30pm. Burlesque performance at 8pm features guest artists Lillian Du Jour and Kiva Siani of Los Angeles followed by DJ Alejandro with PBear Entertainment. Costume contest at 10pm.

Doggoween Costume Contest at Fieldwork Brewing

 
10/29/23
 
free
 
Fieldwork Brewing Company

Fieldwork Brewing Co presents the Doggoween Costume Contest! Bring your dog to Fieldwork taproom on October 29 for the cutest and spookiest costume contest of the season.

Sign-ups will begin at 12pm, the parade will begin at 12:30pm; judges...

Halloween Costume Gala at Melville Tavern

 
10/29/23
 
 
Melville Tavern

Melville Tavern invites you to join us on Sunday, October 29 for some Halloween fun and good food at our Halloween Costume Gala! Don’t forget to wear a costume and get a free appetizer with 2 entrees.

Happy Hour...

Glenn Bell at Puma Road

 
10/29/23
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents musician Glenn Bell . In recent years, he has performed as a member of the bands Sensory Tribe and The BASSment.

Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.