Events Calendar: 2024-02-01

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

Free Lecture: "Experience the Monterey Bay Through the Eyes of Early California Artists"

 
2/1/24
 
free
 
MIIS, Irvine Auditorium

Old Monterey Foundation presents a free lecture by Cynthia Wagner Weick and Joaquin Turner about their new, hands-on book, Preserving Nature: A Field Guide to the Art and Artists of the Monterey Bay , which allows you to experience the Monterey Bay through the work of 22 renowned artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

First Friday at Monterey Museum of Art

 
2/2/24
 
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.

Cement Ship at Albatross Ridge

 
2/2/24
 
 
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.

Comedian Ilana Glazer at Golden State Theatre 2024

 
2/2/24
 
$38-$78
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents comedian Ilana Glazer on Friday, Feb. 1. Ages 15+ only. Tickets are $38-$78 - purchase here .

Ilana Glazer is a comedian who co-created and co-starred in the critically acclaimed series Broad City . Her debut stand-up comedy special, The Planet Is Burning , is on Amazon Prime.

Free Family Fun Day at Monterey Museum of Art

 
2/3/24
 
free
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art presents a Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, December 2, 11am-3pm. Enjoy free admission to the Museum and experience our exhibitions with the whole family.

Featured activities include colorful landscape collage, tote bag painting, 3D produce crafts, and journal making with the National Steinbeck Center.

Meet Artist Sachiko Yokota at Venture Gallery

 
2/3/24
 
free
 
Venture Gallery

Venture Gallery invites you to meet local ceramist Sachiko Yokota in person on February 3, 2pm-4pm. Drop by the gallery, view her latest exhibit, Enso in Zen , and speak with her about her work. Sachiko's work will be featured at the gallery throughout the month of February.

Linda Arceo at Puma Road

 
2/3/24
 
 
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.

Peter Barnes Martin at Albatross Ridge

 
2/3/24
 
 
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.

Six Month Anniversary Party at Compact Disco

 
2/3/24
 
$15/$20
 
Compact Disco

Compact Disco is celebrating our six-month anniversary with a dance party featuring DJs Jimpster, Kenny Summit, and Zoologic, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 8pm-2am. Admission is $15 in advance through Resident Advisor , $20 at the door. Ages 21+ only.

Sundays at Stanton: a Classic Film Event

 
2/4/24
 
$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

 
2/4/24
 
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

 
2/4/24
 
 
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.

Pub Run with Fleet Feet and Fieldwork Brewing

 
2/5/24
 
 
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!

Casey Frazier at Melville Tavern

 
2/6/24
 
 
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.

Slowfiber Sewing Lessons: How to Use a Pattern

 
2/7/24
 
$120
 
Slowfiber

Slowfiber presents Sewing Lessons: Learn to Use a Simple Pattern for the Adult Who Knows Their Sewing Machine at 5:30pm-7:30pm on Wednesdays, Feb 7-28.

Choose your own fabric and we'll copy a pattern together to make a simple tunic. Register on our website . Fee is $120.

Jazz Night at MidiCi: David Morwood Trio

 
2/8/24
 
 
MidiCi

MidiCi Monterey invites you to join us for Jazz Night every Thursday, 6pm-9pm. Tonight we'll feature the David Morwood Trio. No cover charge.

Magenta Spreen at Albatross Ridge

 
2/9/24
 
 
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.

Kris Angelis at Puma Road

 
2/9/24
 
 
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.

Valentine Card Block Printing Workshop at The Pearl Works

 
2/9/24
 
$30
 
The Pearl Works

The Pearl Works, a community coworking space in Downtown Old Monterey, invites you to join us for a Make Your Own Valentine: Block Printing Card Making Workshop on Friday, Feb. 9, 6pm-8pm. We'll be using lino printing methods to make our own Valentine's Day cards. All are welcome! Fee is $30. Please register here.

Poetry Workshop at Old Capitol Books

 
2/9/24
 
$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

 
2/9/24
 
 
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).

Adam Behan at Puma Road

 
2/10/24
 
 
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.

Cement Ship at Albatross Ridge

 
2/10/24
 
 
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.

Valentine's Day Candle Making Workshop at Johnny Wicks

 
2/10/24
 
$80/$45
 
Johnny Wicks Candle Studio

Join Johnny Wicks Candle Studio for a romantic and creative evening celebrating Valentine's Day on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6:30pm. Craft your own personalized, hand-poured candles with your special someone. Couples' ticket package is is $80, single tickets are $45. Space is limited - register on our website .

Comedy Improv Night at the Stanton Center

 
2/10/24
 
$20-$30
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

Get ready to laugh out loud with Controlled Chaos, Monterey’s very own improv group on Saturday, February 10 at 7pm at Stanton Center. Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy, where every scene is created on the spot before...

Mr. V, Kenny Summit, and Epstein at Compact Disco

 
2/10/24
 
TBA
 
Compact Disco

Compact Disco presents a night of house music featuring Defected Records superstar DJ Mr. V, plus Kenny Summit of Monterey and Epstein of Los Angeles. Ages 21+ only.

The Star, The Saint and The City: a Lecture and Book Signing

 
2/11/24
 
Free for Members // $10 Non-Members
 
Casa Serrano

You are invited to a book lecture by local author Bill Briggs on “How Sam Brannon’s Newspaper Heralded The Gold Rush and Created San Francisco.” Admission is free for MHAA members, $10 for all others.

Like a Greek tragedy...

Watch the Big Game at Britannia Arms!

 
2/11/24
 
no cover
 
Britannia Arms of Monterey

Watch the big game on the big screen TVs at Britannia Arms Monterey on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3:30pm as the Chiefs play against the 49ers!

We'll have great food, cold beer, complimentary half-time hot dogs, drink specials during the game, and a free drawing for gift certificates.

Smoky Vegas Project at Puma Road

 
2/11/24
 
 
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...

All About Whalefest Monterey: Presentation by Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis

 
2/12/24
 
$10 suggested donation
 
Casa Serrano

The Native Daughters of the Golden West invites the community to enjoy a presentation by Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis entitled, "A Wale's Tale: All About Whalefest Monterey." $10 suggested donation. Please RSVP to Wendy Brickman at 831-633-4444.

Wild at Heart Duo at Melville Tavern

 
2/13/24
 
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.

Galentine's Glow Candle Making Workshop at Johnny Wicks

 
2/13/24
 
$45/$80/$150
 
Johnny Wicks Candle Studio

Join Johnny Wicks Candle Studio for a memorable Galentine's Day workshop where you and your besties can unleash your creativity while crafting your very own custom candles on Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30pm. It's the perfect opportunity to bond, relax,...

Wine and Girl Scout Cookie Pairing at Comanche Cellars

 
2/14/24
 
$32
 
Comanche Cellars Wine Room

This Valentine's Day, join Comche Cellars Wine Room for a delicious and fun wine and Girl Scout cookies pairing, 4pm-8pm. We'll pair 6 different wines with 6 different cookies. $32 per person. Purchase in advance here .

Please note: we'll hold our weekly Bingo game in the wine room 6pm-7pm that night. All are welcome to join in!

Dine at Cella Restuarant on Valentine's Day

 
2/14/24
 
 
Cella Restaurant and Bar

Celebrate love at Cella Restaurant & Bar this Valentine's Day! Seating starts at 5:30pm. Indulge in a special $85+ per person 3-course seasonal menu prepared by Chefs Cal Stamenov and Ben Spungin with a variety of options for each course, plus a fun and flavorful selection of wines and cocktails. Reserve your spot through our website or call 831-920-1046.

Leo Kottke at Golden State Theatre 2024

 
2/14/24
 
$32-$82
 
Golden State Theatre

The Golden State Theatre presents legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 8pm. Tickets are $32-$82 - purchase here .

Kottke is known for his fingerpicking style which draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for his syncopated, polyphonic melodies. If you're a fan of Americana music, you won't want to miss this show.

Sounds of Himalaya by Shaamaahs at Om Studios

 
2/15/24
 
$35
 
Om Studios

Om Studios presents a night of sound meditation with Sounds of Himalaya featuring live music by Shaamaahs on Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:15pm-8:45pm. Fee is $35. Register on Om Studios' website .

Shaamaahs is a project developed to perform a unique form of ambient music involving Tuvan Throat Singing, Invocative Mantra, Himalayan Singing Bowls, and Subtle Symphonic Soundscapes.

Cement Ship at Albatross Ridge

 
2/16/24
 
 
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.

Heartfelt Scents Candle Making Workshop at Johnny Wicks

 
2/16/24
 
$70/$40
 
Johnny Wicks Candle Studio

Join Johnny Wicks Candle Studio for a romantic and creative evening celebrating Valentine's Day on Friday, February 16 at 6:30pm. Couples' ticket package is is $70, single tickets are $40. Space is limited.

The Patchouli Brothers and Kenny Summit at Compact Disco

 
2/16/24
 
$10/$20
 
Compact Disco

Compact Disco invites you to join us for an unforgettable evening with the internationally acclaimed The Patchouli Brothers, known the world over for their love of the esoteric side of disco and house, plus DJ Kennit Summit on Friday, February 16.

Songbird Meadow at Puma Road

 
2/17/24
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Peter Barnes Martin at Albatross Ridge

 
2/17/24
 
 
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.

Stormy Saturday: A D&D Intro Session at Mythic Games

 
2/17/24
 
$10
 
Mythic Games Monterey

Mythic Games Monterey presents Stormy Saturday: A Dungeons and Dragons Introductory Session , 5pm-9:30pm. Join us for a beginner-level intro adventure and welcome to D&D guided by an experienced Dungeon Master. Space is limited - register and pay in advance at the store. Fee is $10.

Peter Martin and Zach Westfall at Puma Road

 
2/18/24
 
 
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.

Girls' Night Out with Brooks Running at Fleet Feet

 
2/18/24
 
free
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

Fleet Feet Monterey presents a Girls' Night Out with Brooks Running on Sunday, February 18 at 5:30pm. Prepare for an evening of effortless and enjoyable shopping as we offer free bra fittings, exclusive discounts, and the opportunity to customize your running shoes.

Shilstone and Wilson at Melville Tavern

 
2/20/24
 
 
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.

Conversation Corner at The Pearl Works

 
2/20/24
 
free
 
The Pearl Works

The Pearl Works community coworking space in Downtown Old Monterey is hosting a Conversation Corner open to all on Tuesday, February 20, 6pm-8pm. Meet some new people and maybe invite someone you've been wanting to spend time with. This evening...

Cella’s Winemaker Dinner Series: Caraciolli Cellars

 
2/22/24
 
$175++
 
Cella Restaurant and Bar

Cella Restaurant presents a Winemaker Dinner featuring Caraciolli Cellars on Thursday, February 22, at 6pm. The 4-course dinner and wine-pairing is $175 per person plus tax and gratuity.

A night of unforgettable flavors awaits you with Scott Caraccioli at...

Movie Night at Nacho Bizness

 
2/22/24
 
$30
 
Nacho Bizness

Let them eat cake! (Or nachos?) Nacho Bizness presents a special French-History-Meets-Sofia-Coppola Movie Night and Fundraiser benefiting Meals on Wheels Monterey on Thursday, February 22, 6:30pm-9:30pm. Tickets are $30 - purchase your tickets here .

Esteban Carreras Cigar Tasting Event at Hellam's

 
2/22/24
 
$30
 
Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop presents a cigar tasting event featuring Esteban Carreras cigars on Thursday, February 22 at 7pm. Fee is $30. Join us for cigars, wine, raffles, and lots of fun!

Joyce Sampson at Puma Road

 
2/23/24
 
 
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...

Trivia Night at Sovino with Hericane Rowing Team

 
2/23/24
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Join Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant on Friday, February 23, 7pm-9pm, for a Trivia Night to support an incredible group of young women, the Hericane Rowing Team!

Hericane will be hosting tonight with an emphasis on ocean and rowing trivia to help them raise money for their upcoming oceanic race from Monterey to Kaua'i. Space is limited. Call for reservations, 831-641-9463.

Red Engine Rides at MY Museum

 
2/24/24
 
$25
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum invites you and your children ages 3+ to join us on Saturday, February 24, 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.

Printmaking Workshop with Jess Soriano Studio at Monterey Museum of Art

 
2/24/24
 
$75
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art hosts a printmaking workshop with Jess Soriano on Saturday, February 24, 1:30pm-5:30pm. Discover the techniques and tools that will allow you to create linocut relief prints and stamps. Each participant will receive a starter kit to...

Magenta Spreen at Albatross Ridge

 
2/24/24
 
 
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.

Blaise DiGirolamo at Puma Road

 
2/24/24
 
 
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.

Ecstatic Dance Workshop at Om Studios

 
2/24/24
 
$30
 
Om Studios

Om Studios presents an Ecstatic Dance Workshop led by Jamie Oksas on Saturday, February 24, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Fee is $30. Register on our website. In this class, there are no dance moves to get right - this is an open space to allow your body to lead.

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2024 at Golden State Theatre

 
2/24/24
 
$32
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre hosts the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks tonight in a selection of films from the 2023-2024 Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Candle Making Workshop Celebrating Black Queens at Johnny Wicks

 
2/25/24
 
$50
 
Johnny Wicks Candle Studio

Join Johnny Wicks Candle Studio on Sunday, February 25 at 3pm for an inspiring afternoon dedicated to celebrating the strength, resilience, and achievements of Black women throughout history. This special candle-making event is designed to bring together strong-minded women of...

Glenn Bell at Puma Road

 
2/25/24
 
 
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.

Tapson and Moseley at Melville Tavern

 
2/27/24
 
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.

George Woods at Wendi Kirby Music

 
2/29/24
 
$30
 
Wendi Kirby Music, LLC

Wendi Kirby Music presents a solo acoustic concert featuring singer-songwriter George Woods on Thursday, February 29 at 7pm. Tickets are $30 - purchase here .

George is a seasoned performer with a near-familial stage presence who boils down to a bubbling mixture of deep thoughts and dad jokes.