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Sep 24 – Oct 3
Oktoberfest At Peter B’s Brewpub
September 24 & 25 | October 1 & 2 Celebrate Oktoberfest at Peter B’s with Specials All Night Long including 25 oz. Mugs* for $8 and Grilled Bratwurst with Mashed Potatoes, Sour Kraut & Grain Mustard for $8. In addition, enjoy live music with Monterey International Duo from 6pm to 9pm.*Excludes specialty & barrel aged ales
Sep 27 – Oct 13
Shakespeare in Love
Poor Will is stuck. He’s overdue with his new play – a half-baked mess called Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter – and he’s having a colossal case of writer’s block. His patrons want a comedy, but he hungers for something more… more…well, even he can’t come up with the word.
The 31st Annual Taste of Carmel
Taste of Carmel features local food and wine, live music, outdoor activities, culinary education and experiences, a silent auction showcasing area restaurants, inns and boutique goods all set in an ancient forest near a white sand beach.
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 4 – 6
Butterfly Themed event with live music, art openings, refreshments and surprises. Special events include Butterfly Parade and Bazaar, community potluck and picnic, children’s butterfly garden, Special presentation by the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and more.
79th 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.
Bookmark Music 25th Anniversary Party
Saturday, October 5th, 2019, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Join the staff of Bookmark Music store and celebrate 25 years of Bookmark Music Store in Downtown Pacific Grove. The store is the peninsula’s only brick-and-mortar resource for sheet music and is patronized by students and local professionals alike. Featuring live music, raffles, food and more. Call Bookmark Music at (831)648-0508 for more information.
Book Club & Pot Luck
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
Get the Led Out
From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.
Oct 11 – 13
The 26th 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 …The Big Sur Jade Festival is well known for it’s quality music and family oriented atmosphere. Held on the weekend preceding Columbus Day in October of each year. Overlooking the southern Big Sur coast. With some of the most iconic vistas and sunsets on earth, it is one of the most beautiful festival sites anywhere.
Oct 12 – 13
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.
Monterey Peninsula Archives Crawl 2019
The City of Monterey presents the Monterey Peninsula Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 12, 10am-4pm. This is a free, self-guided tour highlighting 20 regional institutions displaying treasures from their historic collections. Historians and archivists will be on hand to share the stories of these items and the importance of their preservation.
An Evening with Leo Kottke
Few players have done as much for the state of their instrument as Leo Kottke, and even fewer have seen the level of success that he has as a largely instrumental artist. Stretching his fingers around jazz, bluegrass, rock, and Americana, Leo plays in an odd language. His finger-picking and extensive use of open tunings make him a tough player to pigeonhole, and a mesmerizing act to see. In spite of partial hearing loss and tendon damage in his right hand, Leo has remained one of the most impressive and consistent players in the business, attaining an almost mythical status in the guitar community. Kottke has remained prolific throughout his career, releasing twelve albums and branching out in collaborations with artists from Lyle Lovett to Phish’s Mike Gordon.
Legendary Christian music group NEWSBOYS return to Monterey with their “Greatness of Our God Tour.” Former popular band mates Peter Furler and Phil Joel join the current members so it’s actually the super group; NEWSBOYS UNITED. Also appearing are Ryan Stevenson and former DC Talk member Kevin Max.
Pacific Grove Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 12th from 11:00 pm to 12:00 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 email@example.com.
Oct 12 – 13
Sea Otter Regatta
Contact MPYC Race Chairperson, High School teams race in FJs Location Monterey Bay
Wharf Birthday Party
Save the Date! Fisherman’s Wharf Association will sponsor and hold Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf 174th Birthday Celebration at historic Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California, on Sunday, October 13th. This special celebration will take place during the Monterey’s History Fest weekend of activities.
Fiesta del Mar
Celebrating ocean conservation and Latin American traditions has never been this fun…or this delicious! Four talented chefs will demonstrate how to prepare their favorite sustainable seafood recipes and you can savor free tastings! So bring the whole family to enjoy the activities and the culinary delights at Fiesta del Mar on October 13.
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Michael Franti believes that the great battle taking place in the world today is between cynicism and optimism because he feels it in himself. So he made an album to remind himself, and anyone else who’s listening, that there is still good in the world and that it is worth fighting for. The album Stay Human Vol. II, which is an accompaniment to the film Stay Human, is all about how we hold on to our humanity in the challenging times we are living in today, and features 14 uplifting, life-affirming songs that, at their core, are about being your authentic self and standing up for the greater good.
The Everly Brothers Experience at Forest Theater
Sunset Presents at Forest Theater proudly brings you The Everly Brothers Experience – a fresh, youthful, and totally unique take on an Everly Brothers concert, spanning the 1955-1970 era and featuring all of their timeless classics, as well as historic facts interwoven between songs.
Fire Safety Friday at MY Museum 2019
Monterey County Youth Museum celebrates Fire Safety Friday on October 18, 3:30pm-4:30pm. MY Museum will host our favorite firefighters from the Monterey Fire Department for an hour of fire safety demonstrations, activities, and a real fire engine. Fire Prevention Week is observed in the month of October and MY Museum is doing its part to educate local families with young children on how to best be prepared. Fee is included with daily admission.
Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2019 at Golden State Theatre
The Golden State Theatre is proud to host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, a fundraiser for the Ventana Wilderness Alliance on Saturday, October 19 at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $24 in advance, $29 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Flavors of Pacific Grove
A celebration of the great chefs of Pacific Grove at the Pacific Grove Golf Club House. More than 120 donations of trips, restaurant certificates, accommodations & golf packages will be auctioned off to support the Chamber. The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and includes the tasting and live entertainment. More info: (831) 373-3304 or www.pacificgrove.org. Please pick up your purchased tickets at “Will Call” the night of the event.
Tricks, Treats and Sweets
Calling all ghosts and goblins! Join us for a howling good time as we create creepy crafts, ghoulish goodies and play ghostly games. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Open to ages 5-10 years old.
Halloween Party for Tots
This Halloween Party is designed especially for 3-5-year-olds and their parents to enjoy a little silly and spooky fun! The Monterey Public Library will be joining us to present special Halloween stories and songs, followed by tot-friendly crafts, mini-games and a costume parade. Light snacks will be provided. The Bookmobile will be available following the party for all to visit and enjoy. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
Portola Hotel & Spa Paw-ty: Dog Adoption Day & Evening Charity Dinner
Portola Hotel & Spa is proud to partner with Titos Vodka to create a Paw-ty to benefit the local nonprofit Animal Friends Rescue Project on Saturday, October 19. We’ll have family activities and entertainment and a dog and kitten adoption center 12pm-3pm, and a charity gala and dog fashion show for the adult set, 6pm-10pm.
Monterey Bay Antiques & 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 from 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.
Joyce Wine Company Five-Course Dinner at The Club Room
Portola Hotel & Spa presents a five-course wine dinner with Joyce Wine Company on Thursday, October 24, 6pm-9pm, in The Club Room. Price is $90 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required – please phone 831-649-7874. Chef Daniel Williston and Winemaker Russell Joyce collaborated to create a sophisticated yet unpretentious food and wine pairing experience for the evening. While enjoying the five-course menu, Chef Williston and Russell Joyce will curate the story of the evening by discussing the pairings and elaborating on the flavors carefully paired with each course.
Lewis Black Comedian
Known as the king of the rant, LEWIS BLACK uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world.
Kids Monster Madness Night
Don’t miss this “spooktacular” event! Parents enjoy a night out while your kids make spooky arts & crafts projects and participate in a “mini” Halloween Carnival and Costume Contest. It will be a very “bewitching” evening! Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 23. Open to ages 7-12 years old.
F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) underscored LIVE by the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra
Get into the spooky Halloween spirit with the classic silent film Nosferatu the way it was intended to be seen, accompanied by a live orchestra! Released in 1922, Nosferatu is considered one of the most foreboding and influential horror films in the history of cinema. In this first-ever screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, what is supposed to be a simple real estate transaction leads an intrepid businessman deep into the heart of Transylvania, and the castle of the otherworldly Count Orlok, portrayed by the legendary Max Schreck in a performance which has spawned its own mythology. But is the Count just the wealthy eccentric that he appears to be or something much more sinister?
The legendary Wailers continue their quest to bring reggae to the forefront of the world’s stage. Led by renowned bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined by original Wailers guitarist Donald Kinsey, The Wailers give audiences around the globe the opportunity to experience their unique and innovative sound. From 1972 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman has carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together” – just as Bob requested.
Members’ Halloween Dance Party
Get ready for our spooktacular Members’ Halloween Dance Party! Mark your calendar and start making your costume for one of our most popular evenings of the year. Begin your night with dinner at the Restaurant or come just for the party?it’s sure to be an evening full of tricks, treats and fang-tastic festivities!
The Great Floating Pumpkin Patch
Tired of searching those dusty fields for the perfect pumpkin? Hunt for your pumpkin in the Monterey Sports Center’s pool this year! Once you pick your pumpkin, you can decorate it at the decorating station. Finders of the lucky prize pumpkins will receive a surprise gift. Enjoy a pumpkin decorating contest, face painting, carnival games and prizes. Swimsuits are required. Anyone 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the pool. Each participant must be registered.
Harry Potter Trivia Cup Round at Sovino Wine Bar
Harry Potter Trivia is back for a Tri-Wizard Cup at Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant! There shall be three rounds: Sunday, September 22, 12pm-6pm; Sunday, October 27, 12pm-6pm; and Wednesday, November 20, 7pm-9pm.
Brews for Books at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill
Come out and celebrate Brews for Books at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill! On the last Wednesday of every month, show your server your Monterey library card or a Brews for Books bookmark (available at the library), and we’ll donate 10% of your check to the Monterey Public Library.
Halloween on the Wharf
Save the Date for this great destination for all ages on Halloween! Fisherman’s Wharf Association will hold its free ?2nd Annual Halloween on the Wharf: Trick or Treat By the Bay? at historic Old Fisherman?s Wharf in Monterey, California, on Thursday, October 31st.
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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.