Events Calendar: 2023-11-01

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

Play Kahoot! Trivia at Nacho Bizness

 
11/1/23
 
 
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.

DJ Edison Tesla at Compact Disco

 
11/1/23
 
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.

Housework Thursdays at Compact Disco

 
11/2/23
 
free
 
Compact Disco

Compact Disco presents Housework Thursdays! Enjoy some great DJs every Thursday in the month of November. No cover. Happy Hour is 4pm-7pm. Music begins at 7pm. Ages 21+ only.

Kimono Trunk Show at Cha-ya

 
11/3/23
 
 
Cha-Ya Monterey Teahouse Boutique

Have you been thinking of purchasing a kimono? You'll want to join Cha-ya Japanese Tea and Things for a Kimono Trunk Show Fri & Sat, 11am-4pm.

All of these lovely kimonos are one-of-a-kind, with styles for everyone from young to mature women plus some for men. You'll also find obi (sashes), silk obiage, and obijime.

First Friday at Monterey Museum of Art

 
11/3/23
 
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.

Celebrate the Return of Historic Western Flyer Boat to Monterey

 
11/4/23
 
free
 
Fisherman's Wharf

After 75 years, the historic Western Flyer - the sardine fishing boat immortalized by John Steinbeck's 1951 classic book, The Log from the Sea of Cortez - will return to her home port of Monterey. Join the free celebration at the end of Old Fisherman's Wharf (California Dock) on Saturday, November 4, 11am-4pm.

Festivities will include a boat parade, tours of the docked Western Flyer , live music, a prize drawing, art and science activities, giveaways, and more. All are welcome!

Pub Run with Fleet Feet and Fieldwork Brewing

 
11/6/23
 
 
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!

That Pirate Bouchard: a Lecture and Book Signing

 
11/7/23
 
$10 // Free for MHAA Members
 
Casa Serrano

Did you know that California was once the target of a series of pirate raids? This overlooked period of early 19th century history is the subject of a new book by author William Briggs, entitled That Pirate, Bouchard: Revolutions, Redemption and the Plunder of Old California. Hear the author speak at Casa Serrano at 2pm. Free for MMHA members, $10 for all others.

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers Market

 
11/7/23
 
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.

Holiday Open House 2023 at Shelley Bennett Skincare

 
11/8/23
 
 
Shelley Bennett Skincare

Shelley Bennett Skincare is hosting a holiday open house on Wednesday, November 8, 4pm-6pm. Enjoy swag bags and 15% off all retail items in our shop.

We're also accepting donations of toiletries, books, and gently used clothing for Community Homeless Solutions. For every bag you donate, you'll receive one ticket for our raffle!

Gin Fragonard at Puma Road

 
11/10/23
 
 
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.

Poetry Workshop at Old Capitol Books

 
11/10/23
 
$10
 
Old Capitol Books

Every month, 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.

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

 
11/10/23
 
 
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.

Our Poetry Open Mic Nights are held on the second Friday of the month at 9pm in the parking lot behind our building (at 499 Calle Principal).

Veteran's Day Discount at Comanche Cellars

 
11/11/23
 
 
Comanche Cellars Wine Room

On Veteran's Day, Saturday, November 11, Comanche Cellars Wine Room will be offering 20% off all tastings, glasses, bottles, and merchandise to all veterans and active military. We're open 1pm-9pm.

Cement Ship at Puma Road

 
11/11/23
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Cement Ship is an original...

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox at Golden State Theatre 2023

 
11/11/23
 
$30-$180
 
Golden State Theatre

The Golden State Theatre presents Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox on Saturday, November 11 at 8pm. Tickets are $30-$180. To purchase tickets, please click here .

Postmodern Jukebox joyfully remakes the pop hits of today into the classic sounds of yesterday. A celebration of vintage music and culture, their live shows are an unforgettable trip back in time through the lens of the present day.

Monterey Bay Half Marathon After Party at Fieldwork Brewing

 
11/12/23
 
$20
 
Fieldwork Brewing Company

Fleet Feet invites you to join us at Fieldwork Brewing to commemorate an exhilarating Monterey Bay Half Marathon Weekend! No matter if you ran, walked, or cheered from the sidelines, join us for a post-race celebration over some beer. Fee is $20. Register here. Your first round is on us!

Smoky Vegas Project at Puma Road

 
11/12/23
 
 
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...

Storewide Sale at Cha-ya Japanese Tea and Things

 
11/13/23
 
 
Cha-Ya Monterey Teahouse Boutique

Get ahead of your holiday shopping! For one week only, November 13-18, Cha-ya Japanese Tea and Things is having a storewide sale where ALL items are 20% off.

Open Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm, Cha-ya carries beautiful home decor, handmade jewelry, Japanese tea, elegant teapots and cups, and many more gifts.

Meet Artist Cheryl Kampe at Venture Gallery

 
11/14/23
 
free
 
Venture Gallery

Venture Gallery invites you to meet local artist Cheryl Kampe in person on November 14, 22, and 24, 2pm-6pm. Drop by the gallery, view her latest exhibit, Visual Texture , and speak with her about her work. Cheryl's paintings will be featured at the gallery throughout the month of November.

Free Talk by Claudine Chalmers, Author of "Barbizon by the Pacific"

 
11/16/23
 
free
 
MIIS, Irvine Auditorium

The Old Monterey Foundation invites you to embark on a unique literary journey with historian Claudine Chalmers , co-author of the book "Barbizon by the Pacific." Claudine will share the fruits of her research into the early days of the Monterey Bohemian Art Colony, which included Jules Tavernier and Robert Louis Stevenson. This event is free of charge. All are welcome.

Yoga Nidra Workshop at Om Studios

 
11/16/23
 
 
Om Studios

Om Oasis presents a Yoga Nidra Workshop led by Angel Lupo. Please register on our website. Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that helps calm the mind and relieve stress. The practice offers tools to reach a state of deep rest, improve the quality of sleep, and calm the nervous system for deep relaxation.

Kito Rayburn at Puma Road

 
11/17/23
 
 
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.

Alex Bezdjian at Albatross Ridge

 
11/17/23
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents musician Alex Bezdjian of the band The Dead Cassettes, 7pm-9pm. Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft beer.

Holiday Show Open House at Youth Arts Collective 2023

 
11/18/23
 
free
 
Youth Arts Collective

Youth Arts Collective invites you to view our artists' 2023 Holiday Show in person during our open house events on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9, 12pm-4pm. Enjoy the artwork and don't miss the opportunity to take home a stunning piece right away if you decide to make a purchase.

YAC's Holiday Art Show will run through December. Can't make it to one of our open houses? View the show online here.

Linda Arceo at Puma Road

 
11/18/23
 
 
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.

Yoga Asana Lab: Arm Balances at Om Studios

 
11/19/23
 
 
Om Studios

Om Studios presents a Yoga Asana Lab taught by Hannah Lonergan. Do you find that during the class setting it can be hard to get into the nitty gritty of your asana practice? This workshop is perfect for you and designed to create a strong foundation of basic postures to move in your practice with ease and flow.

Peter Martin and Zach Westfall at Puma Road

 
11/19/23
 
 
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.

Enjoy a Free Thanksgiving Crepe at Manasiri's

 
11/22/23
 
 
Manasiri's Crepes and Sandwiches

At Manasiri's Crepes and Sandwiches, we're grateful for all of our local customers. That's why, the day before Thanksgiving, we're offering you a free Thanksgiving Crepe (cheese, turkey, and cranberry sauce). Stop by, enjoy a free Thanksgiving Crepe on us, and get in the holiday spirit.

Meet Artist Cheryl Kampe at Venture Gallery

 
11/22/23
 
free
 
Venture Gallery

Venture Gallery invites you to meet local artist Cheryl Kampe in person on November 14, 22, and 24, 2pm-6pm. Drop by the gallery, view her latest exhibit, Visual Texture , and speak with her about her work. Cheryl's paintings will be featured at the gallery throughout the month of November.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Monterey Marriott Hotel 2023

 
11/23/23
 
$89/$79/$39
 
Monterey Marriott Hotel

Monterey Marriott Hotel invites you to celebrate Thanksgiving in our Ferrantes Bayview Room overlooking Monterey Bay on Thursday, November 23, 10:30am-4:30pm.

Price is $89 per adult age 13 and up, $79 per senior age 65 and up, $39 per child age 5-12, free for children age 4 and under (prices do not include gratuity or tax). Please phone for reservations, 831-647-4018. View the menu here.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Esteban Restaurant 2023: Dine-In or To-Go

 
11/23/23
 
 
Esteban Restaurant

This Thanksgiving, gather around the table and dine together at Esteban Restaurant or pick-up our delicious three-course turkey meal to-go, which gives you the option to eat in the comfort of your own home.

Dine-In
To eat dinner at our restaurant on Nov. 24, 2pm-8pm, please phone 831-375-0176 for a reservation. Both our three-course turkey meal and a special Thanksgiving a la carte menu will be available.

To-Go
To order our three-course turkey meal to-go, please phone 831-375-0176 by Nov. 21 at 5pm. Pick up your meal on Nov. 23, 1pm-5pm. Fee is $78 per person plus tax.

Holiday Sale at Haute Beauty Guide

 
11/24/23
 
 
Haute Beauty Guide

Haute Beauty Guide's retail shop will offer 20% off everything in-store and online Nov. 24 & 25. It's the perfect time to stock up on beauty and self care needs, plus do some fun holiday shopping from our wide selection of gifts for all ages. We'll be open 10am-4pm both days.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2023

 
11/24/23
 
$15/$13
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink, open daily November 24 - December 31 . At Custom House Plaza, located behind Portola Hotel & Spa in Old Monterey, skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland by the Bay.

Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for children 12 & under. Skate rental fee is $5.

Alex Bezdjian at Puma Road

 
11/24/23
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents a solo performances by musician Alex Bedzjian of local band The Dead Cassettes. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one...

DJ Kenny Summit at Compact Disco

 
11/24/23
 
free
 
Compact Disco

T.G.I.F.! Join Compact Disco for a new Night-After-Thanksgiving tradition: disco and house music selected by DJ Kenny Summit of Monterey with free admission all night. Ages 21+ only.

Lindsay Beery at Albatross Ridge

 
11/24/23
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents Lindsay Beery on Friday, November 24, 7pm-9pm. Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft beer.

Enjoy a Free Cup of Turkish Coffee at Manasiri's

 
11/25/23
 
 
Manasiri's Crepes and Sandwiches

Manasiri's Crepes and Sandwiches is serving traditional Turkish coffee for free all day (usually priced at $4.50) in honor of Small Business Saturday, November 25.

Come savor a delicious cup of coffee and meet the family who owns and runs this warm and friendly eatery.

Holiday Gifts at Saltwater Sanctuary

 
11/25/23
 
 
Saltwater Sanctuary - Pedicures

On Small Business Saturday, Saltwater Sanctuary will open the doors of our retail shop 8am-5pm. Come and find a beautiful selection of holiday gifts and skin care treatments, including orange citrus epsom salt soaks, fall sea witch brooms, decorated mussel shells, candles, and our signature holiday soaps.

Storewide Sale at Work Horse Bicycles

 
11/25/23
 
 
Work Horse Bicycles

Work Horse Bicycles is having a storewide sale! Get great deals on bicycles and clothing from Nov. 22 through Dec. 24 at 3pm. Work Horse is an independent, locally-owned bike shop.

Special Discounts at Gasper's Jewelers...and a Free Watch Battery

 
11/25/23
 
 
Gasper's Jewelers

In honor of Small Business Saturday, Gasper's Jewelers is offering a 20% discount off any purchase of $100 or more today only. And, if you're willing to leave your watch with us today, we'll replace your watch battery (lithium or silver oxide) for free.

Artisan Holiday Craft Sale at Slowfiber 2023

 
11/25/23
 
 
Slowfiber

Slowfiber presents our first-ever Artisan Holiday Craft Sale opening Saturday, Nov. 25, 10am-3pm, and continuing through Dec. 23 at the shop. You'll find beautiful textiles, hand knit goods, slow stitched items, & more by 12+ local makers .

Special Offer from MY Museum's Gift Cart

 
11/25/23
 
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum is offering a free holiday kaleidoscope with every $50 gift cart purchase on Small Business Saturday, 10am-5pm. We have a wonderful selection of children's toys and activities perfect for holiday gift giving!

Holiday Sale at Fleet Feet

 
11/25/23
 
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

Fleet Feet Monterey is having holiday sales throughout November and December! Each week you'll find great deals on clothing and running accessories from our favorite brands such as Features, Superfeet, Garmin, Therabody, and Hyperice. Stop by the shop and check out our chalkboard to see our latest in-store specials.

Fifty Percent Discount at Choose Your Treasure

 
11/25/23
 
 
Choose Your Treasure

Choose Your Treasure second hand store is celebrating our fifth anniversary in business! Throughout the month of November, we're offering 50% off everything in the shop. We carry new and used clothing and shoes for the entire family plus furniture, kitchenware, home decor, books, and movies.

Gift Certificate Special at Hudson James California

 
11/25/23
 
 
Franklin Street Collaborative

Hudson James California Boutique at Franklin Street Collaborative invites you to join us on Small Business Saturday. Today only, with every purchase of a $75 gift card, receive 20% off your entire purchase. (Offer excludes jewelry and Mason Pearson brushes.)

Webster Street Art Gallery Celebrates Small Business Saturday

 
11/25/23
 
 
Webster Street Art Gallery

Webster Street Art Gallery invites you to join us on Small Business Saturday, 11am-3pm, for art and live music. View our current exhibit by local artist Elizabeth Wrightman along with our eclectic selection of contemporary art.

Today, gallery owner Mark Johnson will play the traditional Chinese ghuzeng (zither) at the gallery for guests.

Bottle Discount at Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

 
11/25/23
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

In honor of Small Business Saturday, Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant is offering 20% off your purchase of 3 or more bottles of wine today only.

Bottle Discount at Albatross Ridge Winery

 
11/25/23
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen is offering 15% off all bottle purchases on Small Business Saturday, 12pm-9pm.

Holiday Six-Pack Bottle Special at Comanche Cellars

 
11/25/23
 
 
Comanche Cellars Wine Room

For a limited time this holiday season, Comanche Cellars is offering Secret Santa Six Packs of wine for $100. They're specially curated for holiday entertaining and boxed and decorated for easy grab and go.

Matt Masih at Puma Road

 
11/25/23
 
 
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.

Tim Hutton at Albatross Ridge

 
11/25/23
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents Tim V. Hutton on Saturday, November 25, 7pm-9pm. Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft beer.

Glenn Bell at Puma Road

 
11/26/23
 
 
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.

Adults' Gingerbread House Extravaganza 2023 at MY Museum

 
11/30/23
 
$50
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum invites adults ages 21 and over to our Gingerbread House Extravaganza. This is the perfect time to get together with friends and start the holiday season off right!

Tickets are $50 per person - advance reservations are required . Fee includes gingerbread house with frosting and candy to decorate, a complimentary beverage, and dessert bar.