Events Calendar: 2024-01-01

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

No Farmers Market on Dec. 26 & Jan. 2

 
1/2/24
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market will be closed on December 26 and January 2. We wish you a very happy holidays and hope to see you on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 4pm-7pm.

Shilstone and Wilson at Melville Tavern

 
1/2/24
 
 
Melville Tavern

Melville Tavern hosts live music every Tuesday, 6pm-8pm. Tonight we'll feature Mark Shilstone and Rod Wilson. Arrive early and enjoy our Happy Hour, 4pm-6pm.

First Friday at Monterey Museum of Art

 
1/5/24
 
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.

Gin Fragonard at Puma Road

 
1/5/24
 
 
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.

Magenta Spreen at Albatross Ridge

 
1/5/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents the musical duo Magenta Spreen , featuring singer-songwriters Kristen Gradwohl and Talmon Owens. Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting...

Magenta Spreen at Puma Road

 
1/6/24
 
 
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...

Peter Barnes Martin at Albatross Ridge

 
1/6/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents jazz guitarist and songwriter Peter Barnes Martin . Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft beer.

Sundays at Stanton: a Classic Film Event

 
1/7/24
 
$5
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

The Stanton Center invites you to Sundays at Stanton , a weekly classic film experience. Join us every Sunday for an afternoon of timeless cinema and community connection. It's a celebration of the art of storytelling, offering a nostalgic escape into the world of classic films.

Doors open at 12:30pm, and the film starts promptly at 1pm. Admission is $5 or free with paid museum entry.

Old Capitol Books Chess Club

 
1/7/24
 
free
 
Old Capitol Books

Every Sunday, 2pm-4pm, 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. Free for everyone.

Peter Martin and Zach Westfall at Puma Road

 
1/7/24
 
 
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.

Jazz Night at MidiCi: Iban Lee Trio

 
1/7/24
 
 
MidiCi

MidiCi Monterey invites you to join us for Jazz Night every Sunday, 5pm-8pm. Tonight we'll feature the Iban Lee Trio.

Casey Frazier at Melville Tavern

 
1/9/24
 
 
Melville Tavern

Melville Tavern hosts live music every Tuesday, 6pm-8pm. Tonight we'll feature singer-songwriter Casey Frazier . Arrive early and enjoy our Happy Hour, 4pm-6pm. Dinner reservations recommended. No cover.

Fleet Feet's Spring Full Marathon Training Program 2024

 
1/10/24
 
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

Run your spring marathon goals with Fleet Feet Monterey's Spring Marathon Training Program! This program is geared to get you ready for the Big Sur 26.2 and 21-mile races, though we can tweak your training for any spring marathon.

We'll meet January 10 - April 27 on Wednesdays, 6pm-7:30pm, and Saturdays, 8am-9:30am. Please visit our website to learn more and register.

Cement Ship at Puma Road

 
1/12/24
 
 
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...

Poetry Workshop at Old Capitol Books

 
1/12/24
 
$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

 
1/12/24
 
 
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).

Kris Angelis at Puma Road

 
1/13/24
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents award-winning singer-songwriter Kris Angelis. Enjoy wine tastings and wines by the glass or bottle while listening to her great music.

Magenta Spreen at Albatross Ridge

 
1/13/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents the musical duo Magenta Spreen , featuring singer-songwriters Kristen Gradwohl and Talmon Owens. Experience live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft beer.

Smoky Vegas Project at Puma Road

 
1/14/24
 
 
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...

Casey Frazier at Melville Tavern

 
1/16/24
 
 
Melville Tavern

Melville Tavern hosts live music every Tuesday, 6pm-8pm. Tonight we'll feature singer-songwriter Casey Frazier . Arrive early and enjoy our Happy Hour, 4pm-6pm. Dinner reservations recommended. No cover.

Comedian Lewis Black at Golden State Theatre 2024

 
1/18/24
 
$35-$99
 
Golden State Theatre

The Golden State Theatre hosts comedian Lewis Black on Thursday, January 18 at 8pm. Tickets are $35-$99 - to purchase, click here .

Known as the king of the rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin, making all of us laugh at the absurdities of life.

Kito Rayburn at Puma Road

 
1/19/24
 
 
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.

Lindsay Beery at Albatross Ridge

 
1/19/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

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

Joyce Sampson at Puma Road

 
1/20/24
 
 
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...

Peter Barnes Martin at Albatross Ridge

 
1/20/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents jazz guitarist and songwriter Peter Barnes Martin . Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft beer.

Author and Philosopher Robert Kuhry at Old Capitol Books

 
1/21/24
 
 
Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books hosts a reading and book signing by local philosopher Robert Kuhry on Sunday, January 21 at 3pm. Kuhry's new book is entitled Awake in the Land of Dreams .

A lyrical work of narrative non-fiction, Awake in the Land of Dreams explores life in Monterey during the months after the 9/11 attacks of 2001, examining how every city is a microcosm for the whole universe.

Peter Martin and Zach Westfall at Puma Road

 
1/21/24
 
 
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.

Tapson and Moseley at Melville Tavern

 
1/23/24
 
no cover
 
Melville Tavern

Melville Tavern hosts live music every Tuesday, 6pm-8pm. Tonight we'll feature the duo Greg Tapson and Steve Moseley. Arrive early and enjoy our Happy Hour, 4pm-6pm. Dinner reservations recommended. No cover charge.

Coffee with a Cop at Plumes

 
1/24/24
 
 
Plumes Coffee House

Join Monterey Police for Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, January 24, 9am-11am at Plumes Coffee House. Bring your ideas, your questions, and your favorite mug to fill.

Mojo Dojo Casa Movie Night at Nacho Bizness

 
1/25/24
 
$30
 
Nacho Bizness

Think pink! Nacho Bizness presents a special Mojo Dojo Casa Movie Night and Clothing Drive benefiting the Gathering for Women Clothes Closet on Thursday, January 25, 6:30pm-9pm. Tickets are $30 and include nachos or burrito, popcorn, and one adult beverage - purchase your tickets here .

Villiger Cigar Tasting Event at Hellam's

 
1/25/24
 
$40
 
Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop presents a cigar tasting event featuring Villiger cigars on Thursday, January 25 at 7pm. Fee is $40.

Philosophy Reading Group: Antonio Gramsci

 
1/26/24
 
free
 
Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books invites you to join us for our Philosophy Reading Group . This month, we're going to discuss the work of neo-Marxist Italian theorist Antonio Gramsci. No prior reading required. Free and open to everyone.

Lindsay Beery at Albatross Ridge

 
1/26/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

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

Weaving Workshop with Jessica Bovert at Monterey Museum of Art

 
1/27/24
 
$75
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art hosts a beginner-friendly weaving workshop with textile artist Jessica Bovert on Saturday, January 27, 1:30pm-4:30pm. Participants will work with naturally dyed yarn, recycled materials, and locally sourced alpaca to explore this ancient craft. Each participant will...

Matt Masih at Puma Road

 
1/27/24
 
 
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.

Cement Ship at Albatross Ridge

 
1/27/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents Tim Brady, a.k.a Cement Ship . Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft beer.

Fun & Games Night for Adults at MY Museum 2024

 
1/27/24
 
$55
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum presents a Fun & Games Night for ages 21 and up only! Join us for tons of fun board games (both oldies but goodies and hot new ones), music and entertainment, awesome food from various local restaurants, and an amazing selection of beer and wines. Admission is $55 per person - register here .

Watch the NFL Conference Championships at Britannia Arms!

 
1/28/24
 
no cover
 
Britannia Arms of Monterey

Come on down to Britannia Arms Monterey to watch the NFL Conference Championships on our big-screen TVs on Sunday, January 28. At 12pm, the Kansas City Chiefs will play against the Baltimore Ravens. At 3:30pm, the Detroit Lions will go against the San Francisco 49ers. Expect a big crowd and get here early - we've got cold beer and great food!

Glenn Bell at Puma Road

 
1/28/24
 
 
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.

Wild at Heart Duo at Melville Tavern

 
1/30/24
 
no cover
 
Melville Tavern

Melville Tavern hosts live music every Tuesday, 6pm-8pm. Tonight we'll feature the Wild at Heart Duo , featuring vocalist Lisa Kincaid and guitarist Sam Nilsson. Arrive early and enjoy our Happy Hour, 4pm-6pm. Dinner reservations recommended.