October-2018

Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr – May – Jun – Jul – Aug – Sep – Oct – Nov – Dec
Ongoing, Annual, weekly or monthly Events click HERE – Non-Profit Events and Fundraisers, click HERE

Oct 2 – 3
Oktoberfest
Peter B’s Brewpub is offering you two separate weekends to enjoy Oktoberfest treats and entertainment. Partake in beer specials, bratwursts and live music from the Monterey International Duo from 6 pm-9 pm.

Oct 4
Taste of Carmel
Sample local cuisine from top area restaurants while you sip Monterey County wines, all showcased in the historic Carmel Mission Courtyard. Dance to a crowd-favorite and then take a break from the festivities to bid on silent auction items ranging from restaurant

Oct 5
First Friday
Monthly Arts & Music celebration in downtown Pacific Grove 6-9:00 pm February through December on the First Friday of each month. Galleries, Shops, Restaurants stay open late and offer Art Openings, Sales, Open Houses featuring live music and specials.

Oct 5- 7
The 25th Annual Big Sur Jade Festival 
Each year the Big Sur Jade Festival brings musicians, artists, crafts people, and rockhounds together for an annual fundraiser benefiting the South Coast Community Land Trust. The event is hosted by the Pacific Valley School, which is located across Highway One from Sand Dollar Beach and adjacent to Plaskett Campground on the South Big Sur Coast about 65 miles south of Carmel and 35 miles north of Hearst Castle …

Oct 5 – 7
Butterfly Days 
Monarch numbers have decreased, yet they still send P.G.’s hearts aflutter. For three days, Pagrovia comes together around picnics, parades and gardens inspiring the winged-pollinators to rest and feed.

Oct 5
Emmylou Harris 
A 14-time GRAMMY winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris’ contributions as a singer and songwriter span 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and earned a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement award in 2018.

Oct 6
78th Annual Butterfly Parade & Bazaar
Local elementary school children welcome the Monarchs to Pacific Grove during this annual parade (10:30 am), followed by the Butterfly Bazaar behind the Robert Down School. More info: 831-646-6540.

Oct 8
I’m With Her 
A band of extraordinary chemistry and exquisite musicianship, I’m With Her features Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan. Collectively, the multi-GRAMMY-Award-winners have released seven solo efforts, co-founded two seminal bands (Nickel Creek and Crooked Still), and contributed to critically acclaimed albums from a host of esteemed artists. But from its very first moments, their full-length debut See You Around reveals the commitment to creating a wholly unified band sound. With each track born from close songwriting collaboration, I’m With Her builds an ineffable magic from their fine-spun narratives and breathtaking harmonies. The result is an album and concert experience both emotionally raw and intricate, revealing layers of meaning and insight within even the most starkly adorned track.

Oct 9
Cruiser’s Club Potluck 
Cruisers get together to listen to eat, drink and participate in a cruising related activity. Contact the Cruising Chairperson to find out this month’s activity. Location MPYC Clubhouse

Oct 11
Soweto Gospel Choir: Songs of the Free – In Honor of Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday 
Sunset Presents returning favorites, Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. With this tour, South Africa’s quintessential musical ensemble brings a centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela. The GRAMMY Award-winning choir has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music — including U2, John Legend, Peter Gabriel, and Diana Ross — and scored an Academy Award nomination for its work on the soundtrack to Pixar’s WALL-E. The 43-member choir, drawn from churches in and around Soweto, inspires audiences, sharing the joy of faith.

Oct 13
Pacific Grove Blessing of the Animals 
Saturday, October 13th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.at Berwick Park. Join Rev. Dan Paul from the Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Rev. Jeffrey Lewis from St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal church and Father Seamus O’Brien of St. Angela Merici in a community blessing for the animals event at Berwick Park in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron Saint of animals. Bring your dog, cat or other animal friend to Berwick Park for a service and blessing. For more information, contact Rev. Dan Paul at pgchurch@pacificgrovechurch.org.

Oct 13
50th Anniversary Austin Bantam Society Car Show 
Showcasing circa 1930-1940 American Austin and Bantam Cars along with English Austins including some race cars. Also on display the Bantam Reconnaissance Car which was the worlds first Jeep. Live Dixieland Jazz in the bandstand. Jewell Park 10 to 3pm. More info: 831-915-8203 or www.austinbantamsociety.com

Oct 13 – 14
Monterey History Fest 
Monterey History Fest has grown into a festival that offers a variety of programs for both residents and visitors to experience Monterey’s unique cultural heritage and historic resources. History Fest has developed a schedule designed to bring Monterey’s past to life during this community-wide event. All events are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Oct 14
Fiesta Del Mar 
Celebrating ocean conservation and Latin American traditions has never been this fun…or this delicious! So bring the whole family to enjoy the activities and the culinary delights at Fiesta Del Mar on October 14

Oct 14
Central Coast Motorsports Spectacular 
The Salinas Sports Complex will host this family-friendly event with non-stop motorsports action as Monster Trucks and Truck and Tractor Pulls as well as the fast paced Farmer 500 Auto Race will entertain the crowd. The gates open at noon with motorsports action starting at 2 pm that day. The show end time is various.

Oct 13 – 14
ROTA Psychic and healing Expo 
The ROTA Psychic and Healing Arts Expo has been a mainstay of the Monterey and Santa Cruz communities since 1983

Oct 14
JDRF One Walk 
JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). We know you want to make a cure a reality too—and we can’t wait for you to join us! When you participate in your local JDRF One Walk, the money you raise supports life–changing breakthroughs that give hope to everyone impacted by this disease. And, you’ll have a great time doing it! That’s because you’ll walk with a committed community that is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help turn Type One into Type None. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle—and it’s serious and stressful to manage. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D and there is currently no cure. But there is something you can do to help. Please register to walk with us today. We can’t do it without you.

Oct 13 – 14
Sea Otter Regatta 
Contact MPYC Race Chairperson, High School teams race in FJs Location Monterey Bay

Oct 14
Old Fisherman’s Wharf 173rd Birthday Celebration 
Come out and celebrate our 173rd birthday at Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf! Cake Cutting ceremony at 3:30 pm Sunday. with FREE bthday cake, photo ops with a Princess, strolling stilt walker, face painters from 1:30 -3:30 pm, prize drawings and specials provided by Wharf merchants. To commemorate Bouchard’s 1818 occupation of Monterey, you’re invited to come in pirate costumes and take “selfies” with pirate statues at Pirates Cove on the Wharf. Enjoy great music by The Money Band from 1 pm – 4 pm. Local favorite David Marzetti is Master of Ceremonies. Free one-hour Wharf Walk with historian Tim Thomas at 1 pm and 2 pm. Great cooking demo by Chef Tene Shake. More details to come!

Oct 19
Steven Wright 
An accomplished stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and Oscar-winning film producer, Steven Wright is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow. He is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and sometimes nonsense jokes, paraprosdokians, non sequiturs, anti-humor, and one-liners with contrived situations.

Oct 19 – Nov 4
Coriolanus 
PacRep continues its exploration of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a new and relevant adaptation of Coriolanus, a timely political piece that deals with the violent and messy beginnings of democracy, and a powerful commentary on class politics and the nature of patriotism.

Oct 20 – 21
Monterey Symphony Presents Sound Waves, Concert 1 
The Monterey Symphony will open the 73rd season – Sound Waves – with Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “The Great;” and a new work from composer Alex Berko, commissioned in collaboration with the Big Sur Land Trust, entitled Among Waves. Berko, an exceptional student at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, spent a week in residence at the Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur, drawing inspiration from the deep beauty of the landscape for inclusion in his new orchestral work. Glen Deven Ranch played a role in the first commission with the Big Sur Land Trust, resulting in Big Sur, the Night Sun by esteemed composer John Wineglass. Do not miss this opportunity to hear the premier of the Alex Berko’s Among Waves, the second work in this series, with Max Bragado-Darman and the Monterey Symphony!

Oct 20 – 21
Carmel Pops! 2018 At The Forrest Theater 
Some of the Monterey Peninsula’s top musicians, singers and dancers join host comedian Gracie Poletti in Carmel Pops! 2018, at Carmel’s outdoor Forest Theater on Oct 20 and 21, 2018. Proceeds from this magical evening will benefit S.T.A.R. Foundation, Forest Theater Foundation, Carmel High School orchestras and CAPA/Dance Kids.

Oct 21
Monterey Bay Antique & Vintage Market 
Monterey Bay Antiques & Vintage market is an outdoor monthly faire held at the Monterey Peninsula College . To help celebrate this event, Steven Yvaska, the antique columnist with the San Jose Mercury will be offering free appraisals of your treasures from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The market features over 80 premium dealers from Northern and Central California . They will be selling strictly antiques and vintage items, everything form the Primitives to Mid Century Modern. The vendors will be featuring jewelry, furniture, shabby chic, re-purposed items, cloths, collectibles and so much more. The market is free to the public with free parking. Hours 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Oct 26 – 28
Pirelli World Challenge 
The final event of the 2018 major event season will again be the SRO Intercontinental GT Challenge California 8 Hours presented by Pirelli World Challenge. The Intercontinental GT Challenge represents the highest achievement in long distance GT racing. The first California 8 Hours took place last season in what was the longest endurance event ever held at the road course since it was built in 1957. Support series include the single-marque Blue Marble Cocktails Radical Cup North America.

Oct 27
Evil Dead The Musical 
Do you like ASH vs. EVIL DEAD? Are you a fan of the Evil Dead movies in the 80s and 90s? Have you battled Deadites for as long as you can remember? Can you recite every line from the Army of Darkness? If so, you won’t want to miss the musical! Ash is back, and he’s engaged in the ultimate battle: demon versus man. He’s so badass, he’s singing while he’s rumbling. HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST. Participate in the Halloween costume contest. Win some amazing prizes. Bring your best getup and let’s go.From the makers of Rocky Horror Show, San Jose comes a cult classic you WON’T want to miss. INTRODUCING THE PREMIUM SECTION: THE BLOOD SPLASH ZONE! If you sit in the first three rows, we are warning you now: don’t get too dressed up for this one. You WILL get splashed with (fake) blood while sitting in this section. However, some people are into that kind of thing.

Oct 27
Scary-okeeeeee Halloween Party 
Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club Come join us with karaoke!

Oct 27
Free Trick or Treating in Downtown Pacific Grove 
Ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to this free family event. Activities include candy, giveaways, music, the PGPD Halloween Safety Zone and special offers at participating businesses. Children Must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This event is held in conjunction with the PG Museum of Natural History’s spooky Science Saturday and sponsored by the PG Downtown Business Improvement District and the PG Chamber of Commerce.

Oct 27
The Halloween Beer Crawl 
Halloween Beer Crawl is a 1-day event being held on 27th October 2018 at the Gilroy Downtown Business Association in Gilroy, United States. This event showcases Wines, Brews & Spirits, Red Wine, White Wine, Sparkling Wine Barware, Brews & Spirits Accessories, Chamagne, Drinks, Beer, Cider, Sodas & Water, food,merchandise etc.

Oct 27
Halloween Dinner and Dance Party 
Start your evening with our special Halloween Dinner. Your dinner ticket includes admission to the Halloween Dance Party, a three-course dinner and a non-alcoholic beverage. Beer, wine and additional non-alcoholic beverages will be available at your table for purchase. Advance reservations are required as seating is limited; tickets are non-refundable. Please enter through the restaurant entrance on Hovden Way (just past the Member Entrance).

Oct 27
Free Family Fun Days Spooktacular! 
Monterey Museum of Art offers Free Family Fun Days through December, a full slate of free educational activities for all ages designed for fun, learning, and connecting with art and community. Free Family Fun Days are part of MMA’s commitment to reaching children and families throughout Monterey County with accessible cultural experiences. Admission is free and the Fun Days run through December 2018.

Oct 27
Halloween Dance Party 
Put on your favorite costume for a frightfully fun evening of activities and ghostly good times! Kids of all ages love this event featuring trick-or-treating, music, magicians, a Halloween craft and more. The Cafe will be open from 7 to 9:30 p.m. with select food available for purchase.

Oct 31
The Rocky Horror Show to benefit St. Baldrick’s 
Come up to the Lab and see what’s on the Slab! Frank and Rocky are back for another amazing rendition of the Rocky Horror Show Live, now in its second year!

Oct 31
Evil Dead The Musical: HALLOWEEN 
Do you like ASH vs. EVIL DEAD? Are you a fan of the Evil Dead movies in the 80s and 90s? Have you battled Deadites for as long as you can remember? Can you recite every line from the Army of Darkness? If so, you won’t want to miss the musical! Ash is back, and he’s engaged in the ultimate battle: demon versus man. He’s so badass, he’s singing while he’s rumbling. HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST. Participate in the Halloween costume contest. Win some amazing prizes. Bring your best getup and let’s go.From the makers of Rocky Horror Show, San Jose comes a cult classic you WON’T want to miss. INTRODUCING THE PREMIUM SECTION: THE BLOOD SPLASH ZONE! If you sit in the first three rows, we are warning you now: don’t get too dressed up for this one. You WILL get splashed with (fake) blood while sitting in this section. However, some people are into that kind of thing.

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 2017 Events

Oct 1 – 31
Haunted Mirror Maze
Monterey’s family attraction located on Cannery Row, will become a little scarier when ghosts, pirates and sea monsters take over the 1500 square foot labyrinth of mirrors for Halloween. On Friday and Saturday evenings beginning October 1 and continuing through October 31, this attraction will feature a Haunted Maze from 8 until 10 p.m. and every evening the week leading up to Halloween. 

Sep 30 – Oct 1
California International Airshow 
You’ll want to keep an eye on the sky when the United States Air Force Thunderbirds perform at the California International Airshow along with other outstanding aviators.

Oct 14 – 15
Sea Otter Regatta
Contact MPYC Race Chairperson, High School teams race in FJs Location Monterey Bay

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