Events Calendar: 2024-07-01

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

Paint and Sip at Sovino Wine Bar

 
7/2/24
 
$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.

Meet Artist Dorothy Stonely at Venture Gallery

 
7/3/24
 
free
 
Venture Gallery

Venture Gallery invites you to meet local artist Dorothy Stonely on July 3 and 17, 10am-2pm. Drop by the gallery, view her latest exhibit of colorful abstract paintings, A Painted Symphony , and speak with her about her work. Dorothy's art will be featured at the gallery throughout the month of July.

Wednesday Bike Ride Social with Melville Tavern

 
7/3/24
 
 
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.

Monterey 4th of July Parade 2024

 
7/4/24
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

Monterey's annual 4th of July Parade is a must-attend celebration that draws approximately 15,000 people of all ages to line the streets in and around Old Monterey. We invite you to join us and revel in the festive floats, patriotic displays, entertaining costumes, and musical bands. The parade begins at 10am sharp.

July 4th Living History Day 2024 - Monterey State Historic Park

 
7/4/24
 
free
 
Memory Garden at Pacific House

Monterey State Historic Park Association presents July 4th Living History Day in the Memory Garden, located behind Pacific House Museum at Custom House Plaza. The whole family can enjoy historic demonstrations and participate in 19th century games, rope-making, leather stamping, embroidery, and tortilla making, 11am-3pm.

First Friday at Monterey Museum of Art

 
7/5/24
 
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.

Lindsay Beery at Albatross Ridge

 
7/5/24
 
 
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.

Kito Rayburn at Puma Road

 
7/5/24
 
 
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...

Kito Rayburn at Albatross Ridge

 
7/6/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

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

Adam Behan at Puma Road

 
7/6/24
 
 
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.

Mike Lent at Characters Bar, Marriott Hotel

 
7/6/24
 
no cover
 
Monterey Marriott Hotel

Characters Bar at Monterey Marriott Hotel presents jazz guitarist Mike Lent on Saturday, July 6. Doors open at 8pm. Music starts at 8:30pm. Enjoy some excellent jazz music and good drinks.

About Mike Lent

Michael...

Old Capitol Books Chess Club

 
7/7/24
 
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.

Slowfiber Knit Along: Make a Cardigan!

 
7/11/24
 
by donation
 
Slowfiber

Slowfiber presents a Knit Along with our in-house knitting expert, Becky, beginning July 11. This group is for experienced knitters who wish to work on the same cardigan pattern as we help and encourage each other.

We'll meet twice a month, July - September, on Thursdays, 3pm-4:45pm, at Slowfiber. Learn more and register here.

Photographer Frans Lanting in Conversation with Kenneth Parker

 
7/11/24
 
$20/$5
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Join photographer Frans Lanting in conversation with Weston Gallery artist Kenneth Parker on Thursday, July 11, 3:30pm-5:30pm at Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street.

Lanting and Parker will discuss Frans's Bay of Life project which combines art with conservation through education and engagement for the purpose of contributing to a sustainable future for Monterey Bay as a whole.

Alma del Mar Grand Opening Ceremony

 
7/11/24
 
 
Alma del Mar

It's never too late to celebrate! Alma del Mar has been open in Downtown Old Monterey for exactly one year, and now it's time for a Grand Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, July 11, 5pm-6:30pm.

Join us for drinks, light appetizers, a raffle, and socializing.

Elementary Sewing Skills Sew-Along at Slowfiber

 
7/11/24
 
$40
 
Slowfiber

Begin at the beginning with the Slowfiber Book Club Sew Along, starting Thursday, July 11 at 6pm. If you can follow instructions, have some sewing experience, and are comfortable with your machine, join us on Zoom twice a month.

We'll study the "Elementary Sewing Skills" book by Carolyn Denham while working on a Merchant & Mills pattern of your choice. Fee is $40. Register on the Slowfiber website .

Jazz Night at MidiCi: Kenny Stahl Quartet

 
7/11/24
 
 
MidiCi

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

Blaise DiGirolamo at Puma Road

 
7/12/24
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents guitarist and singer Blaise DiGirolamo performing cover songs and originals. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite...

Ryan Sesma at Albatross Ridge

 
7/12/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

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

Poetry Workshop and Poetry Open Mic at Old Capitol Books

 
7/12/24
 
 
Old Capitol Books

On the second Friday of every month at Old Capitol Books, we dedicate a night to the creation and sharing of poetry. Join us for a poetry writing workshop at 7pm ($10) followed by an open mic poetry reading at 9pm (free).

Cement Ship at Puma Road

 
7/13/24
 
 
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.

About Cement Ship

Cement Ship,...

RJ DeMarco at Albatross Ridge

 
7/13/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

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

Scotty Wright at Characters Bar, Marriott Hotel

 
7/13/24
 
no cover
 
Monterey Marriott Hotel

Characters Bar at Monterey Marriott Hotel presents jazz vocalist Scotty Wright on Saturday, July 13. Doors open at 8pm. Music starts at 8:30pm. Enjoy some excellent jazz music and good drinks.

About Scotty Wright

With...

Jazz Night at MidiCi: Janice's Jazz Jam

 
7/14/24
 
 
MidiCi

MidiCi Monterey invites you to join us for Jazz Night every Sunday, 5pm-8pm. Tonight we'll feature Janice's Jazz Jam, featuring vocalist Janice Perl.

Tour "Bay of Life" Exhibit with Photographer Frans Lanting

 
7/18/24
 
$20/$5
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Join nature photographer Frans Lanting for an exclusive after-hours tour of Monterey's Museum of Art's exhibit of Bay of Life: From Wind to Whales on Thursday, July 18, 5:30pm-7pm.

Gain insight into Lanting's creative philosophy and the role artists can have in safeguarding Monterey Bay and the rest of the planet.

Foundation Cigar Tasting Event at Hellam's

 
7/18/24
 
$40
 
Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop presents a cigar tasting event featuring Foundation cigars on Thursday, July 18, 7pm-10pm. We'll have fine cigars, raffle prizes, and lots of fun! Fee is $40. Ages 21 and over only.

Kristen Gradwohl at Puma Road

 
7/19/24
 
 
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 Albatross Ridge

 
7/19/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

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

Venture Gallery Celebrates 35th Anniversary

 
7/20/24
 
free
 
Venture Gallery

Venture Gallery is celebrating our 35th anniversary with a spectacular evening of art, wine, and chocolates on Saturday, July 20, 4pm-7pm.

Mingle with our artists, discover their inspirations, and engage in lively conversations. Tyller Williamson, Mayor of Monterey, will join us in commemorating this milestone.

DJs Gavin Hardkiss and Kenny Summit at Compact Disco

 
7/20/24
 
 
Compact Disco

A name known around the world that's synonymous with house music, DJ Gavin Hardkiss, will make his debut at Compact Disco on Saturday, July 20 playing alongside DJ Kenny Summit. DJs Loloh, Ed E and Brewbone will set the mood as doors open at 5pm for this special evening. Ages 21+ only.

Joyce Sampson at Puma Road

 
7/20/24
 
 
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.

Kris Angelis at Albatross Ridge

 
7/20/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

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

About Kris Angelis

Kris Angelis's...

Marcie Chapa at Characters Bar, Marriott Hotel

 
7/20/24
 
no cover
 
Monterey Marriott Hotel

Characters Bar at Monterey Marriott Hotel presents percussionist Marcie Chapa on Saturday, July 20. Doors open at 8pm. Music starts at 8:30pm.

Marcie has performed with Beyonce, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Jill Scott, Al Jarreau, and Mary J Blige.

Meditative Sound Journey at Om Studios

 
7/25/24
 
$25
 
Om Studios

Om Studios presents a meditative Sound Journey led by Jordan and Austin on Thursday, July 25 at 7:15pm. Leave this workshop feeling renewed and rested from just a short time of work. Fee is $25. Register on the Om Studios website .

Youth Arts Collective: Summer Show Opening Reception 2024

 
7/26/24
 
free
 
Youth Arts Collective

Youth Arts Collective invites you to celebrate summer with us at the opening reception for our 2024 Summer Art Show on Friday, July 26, 5pm-8pm. Our Summer Show will feature more than 130 incredible works from YAC artists and mentors.

Matt Masih at Puma Road

 
7/26/24
 
 
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,...

Johan Sotelo at Albatross Ridge

 
7/26/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

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

Used Book Sale at Monterey Public Library

 
7/27/24
 
 
Monterey Public Library

Monterey Public Library Friends and Foundation is holding a Used Book Sale on July 27, 10am-2pm, in the foyer of the Library. You'll find gently used books across all genres. Proceeds will benefit Monterey Public Library.

Linda Arceo at Puma Road

 
7/27/24
 
 
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.

Dan Cioper at Albatross Ridge

 
7/27/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents singer-songwriter Dan Cioper . 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...

DJ Julius Papp at Compact Disco

 
7/27/24
 
 
Compact Disco

Compact Disco presents a night of eclectic disco music featuring DJ Julius Papp of San Francisco with a warmup by DJs Loloh and Ed E on Saturday, July 27. Ages 21+ only.

About DJ Julius...

Glenn Bell at Puma Road

 
7/28/24
 
 
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, 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.

Conversation Corner at The Pearl Works

 
7/30/24
 
free
 
The Pearl Works

The Pearl Works community coworking space in Downtown Old Monterey is hosting a Conversation Corner open to all on Tuesday, July 30, 6pm-8pm. Meet some new people and maybe invite someone you've been wanting to spend time with. This evening...