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08-21-2014

Special Events

Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

06/12/2014 - 08/28/2014
8:00 pm
48603 Highway One
Venue: Henry Miller Memorial Library
Type: Special Events
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Ninth Annual Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series! The best short films in the world shown every Thurs. beginning June 12th and ending Aug. 28th at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur! * Films are shown on a big screen hung from a redwood tree. * Doors at 8 pm; movies start when it gets dark. * Come early,... more

Carmel Valley Ranch's Wine Dinner Series

08/21/2014
1 Old Ranch Road
Venue: Carmel Valley Ranch
Type: Special Events
Location: Carmel Valley Ranch
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Introducing the long awaited Wine Dinner Series hosted by Carmel Valley Ranch's very own Dynamic Duo: Executive Chef Tim Wood and Sommelier Dave Eriksen. Tonight's special menu will be paired with wines from McIntyre Vineyards. more

Free Admission Month at the Museum of Monterey

08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
Open Museum Hours
5 Custom House Plaza
Venue: Museum of Monterey
Type: Special Events
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The Museum of Monterey is pleased to offer FREE ADMISSION for the month of AUGUST! Come down and see what’s new and happening, including the reopening of the Allen Knight room, the latest Year of Fishing exhibit on Boat Builders, Etched in Monterey display, the expansion of our Italian/Sicilian heritage wall and of... more

Free Summer Tours at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds

06/26/2014 - 08/29/2014
9:30 a.m. (Thurs, Fri, Sat) and 4:00 p.m. (Fri)
800 Asilomar Avenue
Venue: Asilomar Conference Grounds
Type: Special Events
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Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds Announces Summer Public Tour Schedule PACIFIC GROVE, CA.— Beginning Thursday, June 26, 2014, Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds will be offering free public tours during summer months every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m., as well as a weekly F... more

Shrek the Musical

08/16/2014 - 09/28/2014
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday-Sunday at 2pm
Monte Verde Street and 8th Avenue
Type: Special Events
Location: Golden Bough Theatre
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In a faraway kingdom, an unseemly ogre reluctantly rescues a feisty princess. Add a donkey who won't shut up, a villain with a "short" temper, a gingerbread man with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero! Shrek is the hilarious story o... more

08-22-2014

Free Admission Month at the Museum of Monterey

08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
Open Museum Hours
5 Custom House Plaza
Venue: Museum of Monterey
Type: Special Events
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The Museum of Monterey is pleased to offer FREE ADMISSION for the month of AUGUST! Come down and see what’s new and happening, including the reopening of the Allen Knight room, the latest Year of Fishing exhibit on Boat Builders, Etched in Monterey display, the expansion of our Italian/Sicilian heritage wall and of... more

Free Summer Tours at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds

06/26/2014 - 08/29/2014
9:30 a.m. (Thurs, Fri, Sat) and 4:00 p.m. (Fri)
800 Asilomar Avenue
Venue: Asilomar Conference Grounds
Type: Special Events
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Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds Announces Summer Public Tour Schedule PACIFIC GROVE, CA.— Beginning Thursday, June 26, 2014, Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds will be offering free public tours during summer months every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m., as well as a weekly F... more

Friday Live Comedy on the Planet

8:00 pm-1:30 am
2110 Fremont St
Venue: Planet Gemini Comedy and Dance Entertainment
Type: Special Events
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Planet Gemini is Monterey’s #1 comedy and dance nightspot! Featuring local & nationally known headlining comedians and major stars as seen on HBO, Comedy Central, Evening at the Improv and more!!! Join us for gratifying entertainment every Friday & Saturday evening. We feature one Comedy show from 9:15-10... more

Sand City West End Celebration

08/22/2014 - 08/24/2014
Type: Special Events
Location: Throughout the streets of Sand City
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The streets of Sand City come alive for the West End Celebration! Sand City is known for its funky, independent and artistic atmosphere, and nowhere is that more on display than the annual West End Celebration. The streets of Sand City shut down and become an open-air artists' fair, showcasing truly unique works from ar... more

Shrek the Musical

08/16/2014 - 09/28/2014
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday-Sunday at 2pm
Monte Verde Street and 8th Avenue
Type: Special Events
Location: Golden Bough Theatre
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In a faraway kingdom, an unseemly ogre reluctantly rescues a feisty princess. Add a donkey who won't shut up, a villain with a "short" temper, a gingerbread man with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero! Shrek is the hilarious story o... more

Summer Live Music Series at Carmel Plaza

08/22/2014
5pm-7pm
Ocean Avenue and Mission Street
Venue: Carmel Plaza
Type: Special Events
Location: Carmel Plaza
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It's summer and it's time to party on the Plaza! Carmel Plaza's SUMMER LIVE MUSIC SERIES opens Friday, July 25 and continues through September 26 with ten consecutive Fridays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Enjoy two hours of free entertainment at the garden courtyard of the Plaza. Come listen and dance, sip regional wines and s... more

Tooth Fairy Day at MY Museum

08/22/2014
3pm-4pm
425 Washington Street
Venue: Monterey County Youth Museum
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey County Youth Museum
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We are celebrating one of our favorite fairies today! Join the Tooth Fairy for some toothy fun and arts and crafts. We know how special her visits can be so we want all of our MY Museum friends to be prepared with special tooth pillows, toothbrushes and more. Free with admission, fun for 3+. more

Tribute Band Concert Series

08/01/2014 - 08/22/2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1410 Del Monte Center
Venue: Del Monte Shopping Center
Type: Special Events
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DEL MONTE SHOPPING CENTER FAVORITE FRIDAYS TRIBUTE BAND CONCERTS AUGUST 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join us for this family fun event filled with music and memories. There will be giveaways and prizes at every concert and one lucky winner will win a $100 gift card for Del Monte Shopping Center! Friday ... more

08-23-2014

17th Annual Turkish Arts & Cultural Festival

08/23/2014 - 08/24/2014
11am - 7pm
Monterey State Historic Park
Type: Special Events
Location: Custom House Plaza
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Featuring many fun activities for the whole family, the 2-day festival will include Turkish live music, folk dances, belly dancing, Turkish arts and crafts exhibits and vendor booths, food and drinks, and many special activities for children such as and face painting and coloring. The Festival will offer delicious Turki... more

Archaeology of Mission San Antonio, "Our Treasure...Shared" Series

08/23/2014
1:00 PM
End of Mission Road
Venue: Mission San Antonio de Padua
Type: Special Events
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Mission San Antonio de Padua is launching a new series of free lectures and concerts as a gift to the community. The first event, free to the public, will be comprised of lectures on the Archaeology of the Mission. At 1:00 PM a walking tour of the Mission grounds will be provided (bring good walking shoes and a hat). At... more

Evenings by the Bay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

07/05/2014 - 08/31/2014
6pm-8pm
Venue: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Type: Special Events
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Join us for Evenings by the Bay! Extended summer hours until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays allow you to see the Aquarium in a whole new light. Enjoy our galleries with fewer people as you listen to a variety of musical performances on Saturdays and live jazz from Monterey Jazz Festival musicians on Sundays. Grab a gla... more

First City Festival

08/23/2014 - 08/24/2014
2004 Fairgrounds Road
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey County Fair and Event Center
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Experience a weekend of music, food, and fresh ocean air at the site of the iconic Monterey Pop Festival. Headliners include Beck, Phantogram, The National, The Naked and Famous, and more! First City Festival, named after Monterey's claim as the official "first capital" of California, promises a sophisticated ... more

Free Admission Month at the Museum of Monterey

08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
Open Museum Hours
5 Custom House Plaza
Venue: Museum of Monterey
Type: Special Events
Visit Website  |  Send Email

The Museum of Monterey is pleased to offer FREE ADMISSION for the month of AUGUST! Come down and see what’s new and happening, including the reopening of the Allen Knight room, the latest Year of Fishing exhibit on Boat Builders, Etched in Monterey display, the expansion of our Italian/Sicilian heritage wall and of... more

Free Summer Tours at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds

06/26/2014 - 08/29/2014
9:30 a.m. (Thurs, Fri, Sat) and 4:00 p.m. (Fri)
800 Asilomar Avenue
Venue: Asilomar Conference Grounds
Type: Special Events
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Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds Announces Summer Public Tour Schedule PACIFIC GROVE, CA.— Beginning Thursday, June 26, 2014, Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds will be offering free public tours during summer months every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m., as well as a weekly F... more

Only You & Strange Ideas at Fernwood Tavern

08/23/2014
10pm
47200 Highway 1
Venue: Fernwood Tavern
Type: Special Events
Location: Fernwood Tavern
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Only You and Strange Ideas perform tonight at the Fernwood Tavern. Music begins at 10pm. more

Sand City West End Celebration

08/22/2014 - 08/24/2014
Type: Special Events
Location: Throughout the streets of Sand City
Visit Website  |  Send Email

The streets of Sand City come alive for the West End Celebration! Sand City is known for its funky, independent and artistic atmosphere, and nowhere is that more on display than the annual West End Celebration. The streets of Sand City shut down and become an open-air artists' fair, showcasing truly unique works from ar... more

Saturday Live Comedy on the Planet

8:00 pm-1:30 am
2110 Fremont St
Venue: Planet Gemini Comedy and Dance Entertainment
Type: Special Events
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Planet Gemini is Monterey’s #1 comedy and dance nightspot! Featuring local & nationally known headlining comedians and major stars as seen on HBO, Comedy Central, Evening at the Improv and more!!! Join us for gratifying entertainment every Friday & Saturday evening. We feature one Comedy show from 9:15-10... more

Seed Collection for Native Habitat Restoration!

08/23/2014
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dunes Rd.
Type: Special Events
Location: Marina Dunes Preserve
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Would you like to help us start our annual cycle of habitat restoration? It’s treasure hunting of a different kind! These little treasures will result in thousands of native plant seedlings! Identify and collect an array of native plant seeds to be grown for ongoing local plant restoration projects while helping t... more

Shrek the Musical

08/16/2014 - 09/28/2014
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday-Sunday at 2pm
Monte Verde Street and 8th Avenue
Type: Special Events
Location: Golden Bough Theatre
Visit Website

In a faraway kingdom, an unseemly ogre reluctantly rescues a feisty princess. Add a donkey who won't shut up, a villain with a "short" temper, a gingerbread man with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero! Shrek is the hilarious story o... more

South County Ag Tour

08/23/2014
8am - 6pm
1160 Broadway
Venue: Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum
Type: Special Events
Location: San Lorenzo Park
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Join MCARLM on a trip around a variety of agricultural enterprises around the valley. The tour provides an up-close look at modern agribusiness in action, with a touch of area history. After a continental breakfast at San Lorenzo Park, participants board luxury buses and visit sites around the southern Salinas Valley. ..... more

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