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First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center
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.
Sheléa – Natural Woman: A Night of Soul
With a voice that stirs the soul and hands that effortlessly glide over the keys, Sheléa represents a return to true artistry that has garnered much attention and adoration from legends throughout the music industry. Her sultry sound is an exciting oasis in an age of auto-tune. Blending traditional pop, jazz, R&B and soul, Sheléa brings a contemporary edge to classics and a classic touch to contemporary pop standards. Over the last several years, her rising star has continued to accelerate on an unstoppable trajectory
Macallan Scotch Four-Course Dinner at The Club Room
Portola Hotel & Spa presents a four-course dinner paired with Macallan scotch on Thursday, November 7, 6pm-9pm, in The Club Room. Price is $125 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required – please phone 831-649-7874.Our host for the evening, Tom Tobar, Western Regional Manager for Edrington, will pour a selection of scotches perfectly paired to compliment each course prepared by Chef Daniel Williston and his team. The night will begin with a social and a glass of The Macallan Sherry Cask 12 Year.
Opening Night at Ventana Big Sur
Enjoy Opening Night under the stars and lights of the world renowned Ventana Big Sur with culinary offerings from our featured Chefs
Marinus Winemaker Dinner
The focus of Bernardus is to create wines that flatter the palate and stimulate the imagination. Owner Ben Pon appreciates wine as an art – a form of art that transcends the ordinary. His dream with Bernardus is to make a red wine equal to the finest from Bordeaux.$135 per person or $125 Wine Club Member
SUGAR SKULL! A Dia de Los Muertos Musical Adventure
Young Vita thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for deceased loved ones. Why throw a party for the dead? But when a candy skeleton on her abuelita’s cemetery ofrenda suddenly springs to life, Vita finds herself on a magical, musical journey to unravel the true meaning of Día de los Muertos. Meet Sugar Skull, a charismatic candy skeleton who dreams of riding the exclusive train to Who-Knows-Where. Along with her skeletal new friend, Vita dances with ancient ancestors, sings with a sorrowful sorceress, escapes the trickster Chaneques, and even meets the famous Catrina Calavera. But can this clever youth help him get on the train before it’s too late? Sugar Skull! is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos. Featuring a company of gifted musicians and dancers, this colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for family audiences!
Tablas Creek 30TH Anniversary Retrospective Tasting
Born of a decades-long friendship between two of the world’s leading wine families — the Perrins of Chateau de Beaucastel and the Haas family of Vineyard Brands — Tablas Creek Vineyard is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. After searching all over California for limestone soils and a Mediterranean climate, in 1989 the partners purchased a 120 acre parcel 12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in what is now part of the Paso Robles Adelaida District, imported cuttings from the Beaucastel estate, and eventually planted their organic and biodynamic vineyard. Thus was born what I think is one of America’s greatest wineries, a key catalyst for the modern ‘Rhone Rangers’ movement and a Paso Robles pioneer. Join second-generation Proprietor Jason Haas for a retrospective tasting of their flagship wines, and a discussion of what’s next for Tablas Creek, Paso Robles, and the Rhone Rangers.
The Annual Sommelier Dinner At The Big Sur Roadhouse
Big Sur Roadhouse is the traditional setting for our team of great Sommeliers showcasing their talents and passion for food and wine pairings. Expect some great surprises; wines that you may never try again. This will be a coursed dinner with multiple wine pairings per course. Each course will be led by a pair of Somms. Limited to 30 people for this very special evening.
Post Ranch Inn, is one of most luxurious, exclusive resorts in the world. The beautiful setting for our annual Pinot Walkabout, is the Sierra Mar Chef’s garden with 20 wineries and 6 chefs that will make for an intimate and very memorable day. The setting is matched only by the talented wine makers who are inspired by this seductive grape.
A Dinner In Sustainability
Going back to our roots for a dinner at the historic Big Sur Lodge with Chef & Food Author, Virginia Willis, who focuses on American Southern and French cuisine, showcasing Monterey Bay’s resources and our growing commitment to sustainable practices.
Hiking With Stemware
Limited to 36 guests, guests are guided through a gentle hike along coastal ridges in the warmth of sunshine and wisp of cool ocean breezes at an undisclosed private property. Stemware is never empty during this adventure.
Wine and Swine
A rock and roll, no holds barred, let your hair down and bring your dancing shoes party Marquee event, with special live musical guests. We are proud to feature chefs and culinary partners that will make this night one for the books of shared memories.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at Golden State Theatre
This Christmas, give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. This production features world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets, and soaring birds. Don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score with your whole family.
ISGC: Sacred Intimacy / Tantra Couples Workshop for Sexual Abuse Survivors & Their Partners
In this workshop couples will find a safe, nurturing place to examine the unique challenges they face due to sexual abuse survivor issues. Partners will learn how to take care of themselves while supporting the growth of their partner. Together, couples will find ways to leave painful memories behind and embrace the safety of a healthy, loving, energetic, and romantic relationship.
This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New York Times, “Hot Ticket!” Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Get tickets for the whole family now!
Nov 9 – 11
Veterans Day Weekend
We’re honoring the bravery and sacrifice of U.S. military personnel by offering free admission over Veterans Day weekend for:veterans, active-duty military, reservists and retirees. You must present a valid military ID
Nov 9 – 10
Monterey Bay Half Marathon
The half marathon begins and ends in historic downtown Monterey, runs along Cannery Row and next to the Pacific Grove shoreline. It is USATF certified. There is a 3 ½ hour time limit, an approximate 16 minute-per-mile pace
Bennies & Bubbles
Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn Internationally known for its world-class breakfast in their historic dining room, people travel far and wide for Deejen’s benedict of choice. Bubbles to compliment makes for a great way to start the day and reminisce about the weekend with friends. (No reservations – just get there and order off their famous menu)
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.
Annual Monterey County Veterans Day Parade
2019 will be the ninth year that the citizens of Monterey County have come out to honor our veterans. Join us on this special day as we recognize the service and sacrifice of the men and women who have served our country in uniform.
Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto: The 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova
Bossa Nova was born on July 10th, 1958 at the old Odeon recording studios in Rio de Janeiro. That’s the date that Joa~o Gilberto recorded “Chega de Saudade”—Bossa Nova’s very first song and the beginning of a musical and worldwide cultural phenomenon. Celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova with multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes, one of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time. Joining Mendes is Bebel Gilberto, the thrilling Bossa Nova vocalist and daughter of Joa~o Gilberto who is steeped in Bossa Nova music, having made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 9 on a Bossa Nova program with her mother, the singer Miu´cha, and saxophonist Stan Getz.
The Robert Cray Band
With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, Blues Hall of Famer icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Rolling Stone Magazine credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues” with the release of his Strong Persuader album in 1986. Since then, Cray has gone on to record 16 Billboard-charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt and John Lee Hooker.
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.
Nov 19 – 24
TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational
The event’s innovative tee placement system strives to see players from each tour hitting the same clubs into every green. The pros play from different tees, but compete for the same $300,000 purse. Pros also rotate and play with teams of four amateurs each day. Following the first three rounds of tournament play, there is a 54-hole cut to the low 40 professionals and ties, plus the top 10 amateur teams and ties.
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.
Nov 21 – Dec 22
Chicago, the Musical
A true New York City institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder Chicago has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy… and thousands of standing ovations!
Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Cannery Row
Join us for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Cannery Row! This free event is a fun tradition for the whole family – featuring Christmas Carolers, Santa’s Reindeer and of course, Santa Claus himself!
The Strings/Keys Incident: An Evening With Joanna Newsom
Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Joanna Newsom was classically trained on the harp in her youth, and began her musical career as a keyboardist in San Francisco-based indie band The Pleased. Her song “Sapokanikan”, off her third album Divers, earned her a spot on NPR’s “The 200 greatest songs by 21st century women.” Newsom is known for her lyrical depth and unique vocals and was named “the best-known harpist in American indie music” by Rolling Stone. This will be a rare and intimate performance by Joanna alone: solo voice, harp and piano.
Cannery Row Holiday Tree Lighting
Santa sleighs in for a full day of play along legendary Cannery Row. The festivities begin at Steinbeck Plaza overlooking Monterey Bay at 5pm with Christmas carolers and live reindeer. Stick around until 6pm when Santa flips the switch on a towering 25-foot holiday tree
49th Annual Homecrafters Marketplace
One of the most anticipated events of the holidays, the city’s Homecrafters’ Marketplace features 100 vendors from Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties selling their own handmade crafts and artwork. Each has been subjected to a jury panel for selection, ensuring high-quality goods and a wide range of unique offerings. The sale takes place in the parking lots of the city’s Sunset Cultural Center.
An Evening with Bruce Cockburn
Bone On Bone, Cockburn’s 33rd album, arrives with 11 new songs, including “3 Al Purdys,” a brilliant, six-minute epic that pays tribute to Purdy’s poetry. Cockburn explains its genesis: “I went out and got Purdy’s collected works, which is an incredible book. Then I had this vision of a homeless guy who is obsessed with Purdy’s poetry, and he’s ranting it on the street. The song is written in the voice of that character. The chorus goes, ‘I’ll give you three Al Purdys for a twenty dollar bill.’ Here’s this grey-haired dude, coat tails flapping in the wind, being mistaken for the sort of addled ranters you run into on the street—except he’s not really ranting, he’s reciting Al Purdy. The spoken word parts of the track are excerpts from Purdy’s poems. After that, once the ice was broken, the songs just started coming.”
Nov 24 – Dec 16
Santa’s Workshop on Cannery Row
Families and children of all ages can visit with Santa for FREE at Steinbeck Plaza on Cannery Row. Extend your visit with these family friendly holiday highlights and activities on Cannery Row.
Traditional Thanksgiving Feast
Join us at the Portola Hotel & Spa in our grand ballroom for a traditional Thanksgiving feast the entire family will enjoy. Our Monterey Thanksgiving Indulge in a spectacular display of California cheeses and cured meats, peel and eat shrimp, carved to order turkey, Harris Ranch prime rib and maple glazed country ham, whipped potatoes, candied garnet yams and more. In addition a decadent dessert display including holiday cookies, classic pecan and pumpkin pie.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at Jacks Monterey
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Jacks Monterey under the tree-lined atrium with a table perfect for a gathering of family and friends. Offering a three course prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner in addition to Jacks regular menu on Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 11:30am to 10pm.
Thanksgiving at Peter B’s Brewpub
Award-Winning craft beer, 18 HDTV’s, and a traditional Thanksgiving plate without all the hassle of cooking – say no more and head on out to Peter B’s Brewpub! All day our downtown Monterey Brewery will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner plate for $18.95
Thanksgiving Dinner to go @ Aubergine
Aubergine at L’Auberge Carmel offers a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Seatings run from 2pm-9pm, $185 per person. Call 831-624-8578 to reserve.
An Irish Christmas
Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season.
Downtown Monterey Tree Lighting Celebration
Monterey’s traditional Community Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration takes place on Friday on the lawn in front of historic Colton Hall from 5 to 6 pm, featuring carols, candles, cookies, cider, music and good cheer.This FREE event is sponsored by the City of Monterey, First Night Monterey, and the Old Monterey Business Association.
The Second City – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Sweater
It’s the most wonderful time of the year-ish! Laugh along with The Second City as comedy’s best and brightest roast the chestnuts outta all the things we lovingly loathe about the holiday season. Why, it’s enough merriment and music to keep you jolly ’til the Chicago snow melts…next May. Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating over sixty years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.