Meet Peter B's New Head Brewer, Natalie Mika

Peter B's Brewpub, located at 2 Portola Plaza behind the Portola Hotel & Spa, is thrilled to announce Natalie Mika as the new Head Brewer. Mika has been brewing beer at Peter B's since 2019.

A Monterey County native, Mika is a self-proclaimed lab nerd and has worked with fermentation science since 2013. She's now back in the brewery, working to have your favorite Peter B's beer ready for a planned reopening in the summer of 2021.

Supercuts Gift Card Special in June

Supercuts Monterey, located at 488 Alvarado Street, is offering 20% off all gift card purchases in the month of June. Gift cards make great gifts, never expire, and are good at most Supercuts locations (including Supercuts Monterey). You can even stock up on gift cards for yourself and save!

Old Monterey Farmer's Market Returns May 25

The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmer's Market is returning to Alvarado Street on Tuesday, May 25 at 4pm! We're beginning with a limited farmer's market for the first couple of weeks, featuring local produce and some crafts, as we work our way towards a full reopening on June 15.

The market will take place rain or shine every Tuesday, 4pm-8pm. For the safety of vendors and at-risk individuals, all shoppers must continue to wear a mask over their nose and mouth and maintain social distance. At this time, no sales are allowed to individuals not wearing a face covering. There will be hand sanitizer stations placed throughout the market.

On May 25, 4pm-6pm, Monterey Fire Department will offer the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine at the market. No appointment necessary - just show up.

Jacks Monterey Restaurant Reopens May 19

Portola Hotel & Spa is excited to share that Jacks Monterey is reopening on May 19. Jacks will be open Wed-Sun for breakfast , 6:30am-10:30am, and dinner , 4pm-10pm. In addition to indoor dining, enjoy outdoor dining on Jacks Terrace, featuring pet-friendly seating, fire pits, and bistro lighting. Reservations are available through OpenTable or by phoning 831-649-7830.

MHAA: Salvador Dali Exhibition Reopens May 28

The Monterey History and Art Association Salvador Dali Exhibition is happy to reopen our doors to the public on Friday, May 28 in the Stanton Center at 5 Custom Plaza. This exhibition includes Dali's original lithographs, etchings, mixed media, rare sculptures, and tapestries. Contactless tickets for the Dali Exhibition will be available on our website .

Nightly "Magic Fusion" Show Opens May 28

In association with MHAA, the Monterey Magic & Comedy Club is proud to announce Magic Fusion , a new nightly magic show opening Friday, May 28 in the theatre inside the Stanton Center at 5 Custom House Plaza.

Magic Fusion is a fast-paced, high-energy, 75-85 minute show featuring jaw-dropping feats of mind-bending magic and comedy suitable for all ages. Each featured magician will perform a two-week run at the Club. Purchase your tickets online.

Vaccinated? Don't drop your mask yet.

An important reminder from the Monterey County Health Department: Monterey County is still under California State masking guidelines. At this time, people fully vaccinated for Covid still need to wear a mask indoors when they are out in the community.

On May 17, the State of California's Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly, announced that California will keep the current mask mandate in place until June 15. Read Dr. Ghaly's full statement here.

Zen Energy Balls at East Village Cafe

East Village Cafe invites you to try our Zen Energy Balls, made in-house in small batches with only organic ingredients. These delicious snacks include flax seed, chia seed, chocolate, coconut, vanilla, and honey. (We're planning on offering a vegan version without honey soon.) Come try one at 498 Washington Street.

Yarn Sale on Slowfiber's Website

Knitters rejoice - it's a yarn sale! Now through May 17, all yarns on Slowfiber's website - including new, organic, and recycled - are marked at 20% off. You can pick-up your purchase at the store at 517B Hartnell Street or have it shipped to you.

MY Museum Reopening Soon!

Monterey County Youth Museum, located at 425 Washington Street, is happy announce we'll be reopening to members on June 17 and to the general public on July 1. Online reservations are required - tickets will be available on our website for members on June 1 and for the general public on June 15. We have missed you sooooo much!

Did you have a MY Museum membership when the pandemic closed everything down in 2020? Your membership was frozen the day we closed and will be reactivated on June 16.

Golden State Theatre Reopens in August 2021

Golden State Theatre, located at 417 Alvarado Street, is reopening in August 2021 with a great line-up for the late summer and fall. View our schedule here! You can purchase tickets for all shows on our website beginning May 14 at 10am.

Please note: Any Golden State Theatre tickets that were purchased for postponed shows in 2020 will be honored for the new date - the Theatre will be sending out updated 2021 tickets prior to the show. If you do not see your 2020 entertainer listed, please be patient - we are still working on confirming reschedule dates for 2021.

Paris Bakery Now Hiring

Paris Bakery, a family owned business, is now hiring! We are looking for a full time Pastry Chef, full time Baker's Helper, part time Dishwasher, and part time Counter Help/Cashier/Deli Helper. Please come in person to Paris Bakery at 271 Bonifacio Place or e-mail your resume to us .

Agua Fresca and Quesabirrias Now at Sazon Express

Sazon Express Cocina Mexicana is now serving up quesabirrias and three types of agua fresca: horchata, jamaica, and tamarindo. We create our quesabirrias using homemade soft tortillas dipped in consomme sauce, filled with beef and cheese, and cooked on the grill where they get a little crispy. Yum! Visit us at 431 Tyler Street.

New Stickers at The Feral Market

Do you want to have a little fun? Spread some smiles? You're in luck because The Feral Market has new stickers in stock! We've got the ridiculous and the sublime. Your water bottle won't know what happened. The Feral Market is located at 261 Alvarado Street.

Supercuts May Special: Tea Tree Experience

Now through May 31, Supercuts at 488 Alvarado Street is offering 50% off our Tea Tree Experience (reg. $12), featuring a shampoo and conditioning treatment using Paul Mitchell tea tree products, a relaxing scalp massage, and a hot steam towel. You can also save 10% off all of our Paul Mitchell tea tree products with purchase of this Experience.

Flourless Chocolate Cake at Alta Bakery and Cafe

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a photo from Alta Bakery and Cafe of their flourless chocolate cake with rose petals and raspberries. We believe it may be perfect, but we need your help in testing our hypothesis. Alta Bakery and Cafe is located 502 Munras Avenue.

Rosine's Special for MPUSD Teachers, May 2-8

May 2-8, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Rosine's Restaurant is offering 10% off for teachers who work for Monterey Peninsula Unified School District with proof of employment. Just bring a pay stub, your badge, or e-mail signature with DL or other picture ID. Visit Rosine's at 434 Alvarado Street.

New Turbo Como SL at Workhorse Bicycles

The new Turbo Como Super Light from Specialized, now available at Workhorse Bicycles, will have you riding in style. It will also carry your goodies and leave you with enough energy to make dinner when you get home, thanks to an assist from the Super Light System motor. Visit Workhorse Bicycles at 486 Washington Street.

New Signature Flavor at Revival: Banana Caramel Ice Cream

Revival Ice Cream is happy to announce our newest signature flavor: banana caramel ice cream! Our house made ice cream is infused with sweet bananas and combined with thick, rich ribbons of chewy caramel. (It's soooo good!) Visit us at 463 Alvarado Street.

Mother's Day Special at Puma Road at Portola Plaza

In honor of Mother's Day, Puma Road at Portola Plaza is offering our 2019 Rose of Grenache for $10 per bottle, now through Monday, May 10. Our wine tasting room is open for indoor and outdoor wine tasting and retail sales, Mon & Thurs, 2pm-7pm, and Fri-Sun, 2pm-8pm, at 281 Alvarado Street.

Jamba Launches New Breakfast Items

Jamba, located at 398 Alvarado Street, has launched new fuel-good menu items including their take on the classic breakfast sandwich, the Handwich, designed to fit in one hand for easy eating on-the-go.

For a limited time only, order an Impossibleā„¢ Sausage Handwich; a Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Handwich; or a Spring Veggie Egg Bake and pair it with your favorite smoothie to save $1.

Mother's Day Brunch & Wine Tasting at Monterey Marriott Hotel

Monterey Marriott Hotel invites you to join us for Mother's Day Brunch at Fin & Field Restaurant and a complimentary wine tasting by Daou Vineyards in Ferrantes Bayview Room on Sunday, May 9, 10am-2pm.

Price for brunch is $60 per adult, $30 per child ages 5-12 (prices do not include gratuity or tax). Please phone for reservations, 831-647-4048. View the menu here.

Macaron Gift Boxes at Parker-Lusseau Pastries

Parker-Lusseau Pastries invites you to give the gift of colorful macarons! We have gift boxes available in chartreuse or pink which each hold 9 macarons. Assorted flavors vary weekly - please ask about our selection at our cafe at 539 Hartnell Street.

Youth Arts Collective Online Workshop: Spiral Mobile

Youth Arts Collective has been publishing some great videos, walking through art projects suitable for all ages. In the latest video , join YAC artists Marcia Perry and Raven Cook as they teach you how to make your very own spiral mobile! These are beautiful, decorative pieces where you can let your creativity run wild.