Events Calendar: 2024-06-01

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

Peter Barnes Martin at Albatross Ridge

 
6/1/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents 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.

About Peter...

Gin Fragonard at Puma Road

 
6/1/24
 
 
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.

New Canon Theatre Co. Season 3 Launch Party

 
6/1/24
 
$30
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

New Canon Theatre Company is celebrating its third season with a night of community, delight, lite bites, and music at Stanton Center on Saturday, June 1, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Tickets are $30 and include: one drink of your choice (beer, wine, or non-alcoholic); delicious lite bites from local restaurants:, funky fresh sounds from R&B group SEA LVL; and great raffle prizes.

Meet Artist France Ruhnke at Venture Gallery

 
6/2/24
 
free
 
Venture Gallery

Venture Gallery invites you to meet local artist France Ruhnke on Sunday, June 2, 10am-6pm. Drop by the gallery, view her latest multi-media exhibit, Contours of Nature , and speak with her about her work. France's art will be featured at the gallery throughout the month of June.

Old Capitol Books Chess Club

 
6/2/24
 
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.

Pub Run with Fleet Feet and Fieldwork Brewing

 
6/3/24
 
 
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!

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers Market

 
6/4/24
 
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.

Tapson and Moseley at Melville Tavern

 
6/4/24
 
no cover
 
Melville Tavern

Melville Tavern hosts live music every Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. 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.

First Friday at Monterey Museum of Art

 
6/7/24
 
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.

The Lonely Parrots at Wendi Kirby Music

 
6/7/24
 
$30
 
Wendi Kirby Music, LLC

Wendi Kirby Music presents the extraordinary folk-pop duo Lonely Parrots on Friday, June 7 at 7pm. Tickets are $30 - purchase here .

Based in San Francisco, the gorgeous harmonies and original songwriting of singers Michael Martinez and Max Embers make this a must-see show.

Adam Behan at Puma Road

 
6/8/24
 
 
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.

Smoky Vegas Project at Puma Road

 
6/9/24
 
 
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...

RuPaul's Drag Race Trivia Extravaganza at Alvarado Street Brewery

 
6/10/24
 
 
Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill

Alvarado Street Brewery invites you to join us in the beer garden on Monday, June 10, 7pm-9pm, for our first-ever RuPaul's drag race trivia night.

Trivia will include your favorite queens, your favorite moments, and you might even be read to filth! We'll have prizes for 1st and 2nd place, food and drink specials, and a permanent jewelry pop-up by Love Linx.

Wild at Heart Duo at Melville Tavern

 
6/11/24
 
no cover
 
Melville Tavern

Melville Tavern hosts live music every Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Tonight we'll feature the Wild at Heart Duo , with vocalist Lisa Kincaid and guitarist Sam Nilsson. Arrive early and enjoy our Happy Hour, 4pm-6pm. Dinner reservations recommended.

Wednesday Bike Ride Social with Melville Tavern

 
6/12/24
 
 
Melville Tavern

Every Wednesday evening, Melville Tavern hosts the Hump Day Pedal Push: a slow, social bike ride along the Coastal Trail to Lovers Point and back, with a stop along the way to enjoy some food and drink together. All ages and biking abilities are welcome. Meet at 5pm at the tavern, depart at 6pm.

Wellington & Wine Wednesday at Cella Restaurant

 
6/12/24
 
 
Cella Restaurant and Bar

Renowned chef Cal Stamenov of Cella Restaurant presents a three-course experience featuring his classic beef Wellington on June 12 & 26. We'll have options to suit every palate including appetizer, beef Wellington, and dessert, priced at $89 per person. Optional wine and cocktail pairings. Book your spot on OpenTable .

Spoon Circus at MY Museum

 
6/13/24
 
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

The circus is coming to MY Museum! We're excited to host Spoon Circus on Thursday, June 13, 10am-12pm. Suitable for ages 3-8. Reserve your spot.

Spoon Circus is a vibrant, traveling social circus on a mission to bring joy and empowerment to communities through the magic of circus arts and physical education. They believe in the power of play.

Free Arts and Literature Tours in Monterey State Historic Park

 
6/13/24
 
free
 
Custom House Store

Monterey State Historic Park is celebrating California State Parks Week , June 12-16! Join us for free special tours departing daily at 12:30pm from Custom House in Downtown Old Monterey. Registration is recommended (search by date).

On Thursday (6/13) and Saturday (6/15), Monterey Stae Historic Park is offering a free Arts and Literature Tour, where we'll explore Monterey's historic cultural importance. In addition to hearing passages read aloud about the Monterey Bay area by notable writers, you'll be able to view some of the park’s impressive art pieces, especially when the tour makes its way inside Casa Soberanes.

Kristen Gradwohl at Albatross Ridge

 
6/14/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

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

Kito Rayburn at Puma Road

 
6/14/24
 
 
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.

About Puma Road

Puma...

Pop Up Dinner at Albatross Ridge Winery & Kitchen

 
6/14/24
 
$125
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents Chef Paul Cosentino for a pop-up dinner of Mediterranean and Spanish tapas-inspired seafood dishes, perfectly paired with wines from the Albatross Ridge estate. Tickets are $125 each - purchase here .

2nd Annual Monterey Juneteenth Film Festival

 
6/14/24
 
$10 General Admission // $25 VIP
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Film Festival returns to Stanton Center, June 14-16, celebrating Black culture, history, and storytelling through the power of cinema. View the film schedule here. Movies start at 7pm on Friday and Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.

Beginning Class in 3D Printing at Monterey Museum of Art

 
6/15/24
 
$75
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art presents a beginning class in 3D printing on Saturday, June 15, 1:30pm-4:30pm, taught by Cady de Lay. In this class, you will sculpt your favorite animals in clay then learn how to produce them with a...

Sourdough Talk with Chef Cody Alias of Ad Astra Bread Co

 
6/15/24
 
free
 
Monterey Public Library

Monterey Public Library Friends and Foundation presents A Sourdough Talk with Ad Astra Bread Co's Head Chef, Cody Alias, on Saturday, June 15 at 2pm in the Community Room of Monterey Public Library. This event is free and open to...

Peter Barnes Martin at Albatross Ridge

 
6/15/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents 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.

About Peter...

Adrea Castiano at Puma Road

 
6/15/24
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

DJ Gerald Not Gerald and Kenny Summit at Compact Disco

 
6/15/24
 
$10
 
Compact Disco

Compact Disco presents I Love House Music : a night of house music featuring DJ Gerald Not Gerald of Los Angeles and DJ Kenny Summit of Monterey . DJs begin at 8pm. Happy Hour 5pm-9pm. Admission is $10. Ages...

Scotty Wright at Characters Bar, Marriott Hotel

 
6/15/24
 
no cover
 
Monterey Marriott Hotel

Characters Bar at Monterey Marriott Hotel presents jazz vocalist Scotty Wright on Saturday, June 15. Doors open at 8pm. Music starts at 8:30pm. With a warm, rich-toned voice and relaxed delivery, Scotty Wright possesses a unique sound deeply rooted in the jazz tradition. This is going to be good.

2nd Annual Monterey Juneteenth Film Festival

 
6/16/24
 
$10 General Admission // $25 VIP
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Film Festival ! Join us at the Stanton Center for a weekend full of films and festivities celebrating Black culture, history, and storytelling through the power of cinema.

Get...

Conversation Corner at The Pearl Works

 
6/18/24
 
free
 
The Pearl Works

The Pearl Works community coworking space in Downtown Old Monterey is hosting a Conversation Corner open to all on Tuesday, June 18, 6pm-8pm. Meet some new people and maybe invite someone you've been wanting to spend time with. This evening...

Shilstone and Wilson at Melville Tavern

 
6/18/24
 
 
Melville Tavern

Melville Tavern hosts live music every Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Tonight we'll feature Mark Shilstone and Rod Wilson. Arrive early and enjoy our Happy Hour, 4pm-6pm.

Lindsay Beery at Albatross Ridge

 
6/21/24
 
 
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.

About Albatross Ridge

Albatross Ridge...

Matt Masih at Puma Road

 
6/21/24
 
 
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.

About Puma Road

Puma Road is a small,...

Youth Arts Collective's ARTathon 2024

 
6/22/24
 
 
Youth Arts Collective

Youth Arts Collective's Annual ARTathon returns June 22-23! Once again, YACsters are coming together to raise money for YAC by creating art for 24 continuous hours, from 10am Saturday to 10am Sunday.

YAC is accepting donations up to and throughout the event. For donations $50 and above, you'll receive the family "Before and After" photos of students and mentors.

Tattoos and Pride Fundraiser at Wholehearted Tattoo

 
6/22/24
 
 
Wholehearted Tattoo

Wholehearted Tattoo presents Tattoos and Pride, a flash fundraiser on Saturday, June 22, 12pm-8pm, benefiting the Queer Youth Recognition Scholarship of Monterey Peninsula Pride.

We'll have pre-drawn flash designs celebrating LGBTQ+ culture. Black and gray tattoos, $80; rainbow tattoos, $100. Please DM the shop on Instagram or phone 831-800-6433 for more info and to book a spot.

Kristen Gradwohl at Albatross Ridge

 
6/22/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

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

Joyce Sampson at Puma Road

 
6/22/24
 
 
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.

Stu Reynolds at Characters Bar, Marriott Hotel

 
6/22/24
 
no cover
 
Monterey Marriott Hotel

Characters Bar at Monterey Marriott Hotel presents jazz saxophonist Stu Reynolds on Saturday, June 22. Doors open at 8pm. Music starts at 8:30pm. Enjoy some excellent jazz music and good drinks. Sponsored by Grey Whale Gin....

Glenn Bell at Puma Road

 
6/23/24
 
 
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, The BASSment, and Yeobo.

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

Inaugural Coastal Cocktail Clash at Cella

 
6/24/24
 
$27/$30
 
Cella Restaurant and Bar

Cella Restaurant hosts the inaugural Coastal Cocktail Clash on Monday, June 24. Twelve talented local bartenders are ready to shake things up and show off their mixology skills in competition. Don’t miss out on this epic showdown!

Doors open at 6pm, competition starts at 6:30 pm. Enjoy exclusive beverage specials by Joshua Perry and a grazing table prepared by Chef Cal Stamenov. $27 in advance , $30 at the door. Walk-ins welcome.

Ryan Sesma at Melville Tavern

 
6/25/24
 
 
Melville Tavern

Melville Tavern hosts live music every Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Tonight we'll feature local musician Ryan Sesma. Arrive early and enjoy our Happy Hour, 4pm-6pm. Dinner reservations recommended. No cover.

Free Lecture: "Steinbeck, Ricketts, and the Western Flyer"

 
6/27/24
 
free
 
MIIS, Irvine Auditorium

The Old Monterey Foundation presents a free lecture, "Steinbeck, Ricketts and the Western Flyer: The Intersection of Science and the Arts" on Thursday, June 27 at 6:30pm at Irvine Auditorium on the campus of MIIS. Admission is free, but space is limited - register here .

Sound Meditation at Om Studios

 
6/27/24
 
 
Om Studios

Om Studios presents a Sound Meditation led by Jordan and Austin on Thursday, June 27 at 7:15pm. Leave this workshop feeling renewed and rested from just a short time of work. Register on the Om Studios website .

RIVVRS at Albatross Ridge

 
6/28/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents the very talented indie folk artist RIVVRS . Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft beer.

Sherita Perez at Puma Road

 
6/28/24
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

About Sherita Perez

Sherita...

Monterey Peninsula LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration and Parade 2024

 
6/29/24
 
free
 
Custom House Plaza

The annual LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration and Parade will return to Downtown Old Monterey on Saturday, June 29. Parade begins at 11am, going down Alvarado Street from Pearl to Franklin.

After the parade, bring the whole family to Custom House Plaza, 12pm-3pm, to enjoy speakers and free entertainment for all ages, lunch from local food trucks, and info tables from over 65 groups and agencies.

RIVVRS at Albatross Ridge

 
6/29/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

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

About RIVVRS

Originally based in Napa, indie...

DJ Ed E's Birthday Bash at Compact Disco

 
6/29/24
 
$10
 
Compact Disco

Compact Disco invites you to join us on Saturday, June 29, 5pm-2am, as we celebrate one of our resident DJ's birthdays. Come and wish Ed E well and enjoy a fine mix of disco and house music with Loloh, Ed...

Kristen Gradwohl at Puma Road

 
6/29/24
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

About Puma Road

Puma Road is a small,...

Kris Angelis at Puma Road

 
6/30/24
 
 
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.