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EVENTS ON MONTEREY'S OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF
Saturday, August 1, 2015 and on every first Saturday of the month
The Monterey Fisherman's Wharf Association continues to team up with noted Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian and author, Tim Thomas, who is offering monthly "Wharf Walks -Walking Tours at Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf" (www.montereywharf.com) on the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM - Noon. Wharf Walks will be held on August 1st (RSVP first!) focusing on "Sardine Tales of the Monterey Bay."
Monterey Bay Whale Watch (http://www.montereybaywhalewatch.com) on Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf will offer a $3.00 off coupon for a Whale Watching trip with them for all Wharf Walks participants of the August 1st Wharf Walks. Read more
BIRTHDAY WEEKEND ON THE WHARF!
Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, 2015 - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Save the date! Come Celebrate the 170th Birthday of Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf with lots of family fun free activities. More details to come soon!
WHALEFEST MONTEREY 2016
Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24, 2016
Save the date for the 6th Annual Whalefest Monterey on Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf Don't miss a free fun family event for all ages that celebrates the Monterey Bay, Old Fisherman's Wharf, and whales, while benefiting many local marine organizations. More updates to come!
EVENTS NEAR MONTEREY'S OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF
PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO - 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 8:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
She sings the songs, and he plays them. Along the way, the union of Pat Benatar and Neil “Spyder” Giraldo has become one of the most successful in music history, and their legacy continues to be celebrated across the globe. Benatar and Giraldo’s collection of hits include “We Belong,” “Promises In The Dark,” “Hell Is For Children,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” and “Heartbreaker.”The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
MONTEREY AUTO LUXE
Tuesday - Sunday, August 11- 15, 2015
The Monterey Auto Luxe is a high-end luxury lifestyle event taking place at the nearby Stanton Center August 11th to 15th during Monterey Car Week. The event will present some of the world’s finest goods, offer top shelf cocktails and world class hospitality. The event is complimented by excellent views of the Monterey Bay and the world’s most desirable automobiles from around the world. Live streaming of the RM | Sotheby’s auctions during the event. Tickets for the event will be $40 General Admission. Also offered at the Monterey Auto Luxe is the first US presentation of the DiMora Neoclassic Vicci 6.2 Emperor supercar, one of the first debuts of the Lykan Hypersport and a charity event called “Cars, Stars and Guitars”. Vendors include Andrew Carson’s Kinetic Sculptures, Pioneer Log Homes, Burns Cowboy Shop, DuPont Registry, Rumble Seat Music, INMOTION Scooters and many others. For more about the Monterey Auto Luxe, go to www.montereyautoluxe.com. Read more
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SERIES - JODI COBB - STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
Join National Geographic photographer first female photographer Jodi Cobb on a whirlwind retrospective of a distinguished career that has spanned four decades. Known for breaking through barriers and going undercover to reveal hidden societies, Cobb has captured fascinating glimpses of worlds such as Japan's secret Geisha culture, and the cloistered lives of Saudi Arabian women. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
TAAC - 18TH ANNUAL TURKISH ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Saturday and Sunday, August 22 & 23, 2015 - 11 am - 7 pm - Custom House Plaza
This is a FREE admission 2 DAY FESTIVAL will be held at the Custom House Plaza, Monterey Historic Park, located across from the Fisherman’s Wharf. For more info please visit www.turkfestca.org.
MONTEREY BAY GREEK FESTIVAL
Labor Day Weekend Saturday, Sunday and Monday - September 5-7, 2015 - 11 am - 6 pm
Saint John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church will be holding its annual Greek festival at the Custom House Plaza in Monterey adjacent to Fisherman's Wharf. There will be homemade Greek food, exciting vendors, great dancers and Greek music. Admission is always free in the food is always delicious.
WEST SIDE STORY
Friday & Saturday, September 5-6 and Friday & Saturday 12-13, 2015
West Side Story is an American musical with a libretto by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighborhood. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre. Bernstein's score for the musical includes "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "Jet Song", "I Feel Pretty", "A Boy Like That", "One Hand, One Heart", "Gee, Officer Krupke", and "Cool". The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 11, 12 and 13
Festa Italia is a three day event which showcases Italian arts, food and music at the Custom House Plaza adjacent to Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf. Festival favorites include: unprecedented entertainment, raffles, bocce tournament, parade, Italian food, beer, wine and more, all offering something for everyone's enjoyment. for more information, go to festaitaliamonterey.org.
ART IN THE GARDENS
Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13, 2015
The Old Monterey Foundation is presenting a weekend of Art in the Gardens September 12-13. There are many public gardens in historic downtown Monterey and near the Wharf, and on Saturday, September 12, several artists will be capturing their color and beauty as they participate in a painting competition. Artists will be found in the gardens in “plein air” from 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday. The public is welcome to stop by these gardens and watch the artists at work. Garden hosts will answer questions about the development of the gardens and how volunteers can help keep them going. The following day (Sunday) the artists will be grouped in a colorful outdoor exhibit area in Sensory Garden (Scott Street, near Custom House Plaza). Here, one can view each finished painting, as well as several other items for sale by artists. Sunday hours are also 11AM – 4PM. At 1 PM the judges’ awards will be announced. Throughout the weekend there will be opportunity to purchase tickets for a drawing for additional paintings donated by the participating artists. Proceeds will benefit the sponsor of this event, Old Monterey Foundation www.oldmontereyfoundation.org . Maps of all the gardens and much more information will be available in Sensory Garden. Read more.
COMEDIAN LISA LAMPANELLI
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 8:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
Lisa Lampanelli is known as Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean. This equal opportunity offender is a regular on Howard Stern's Sirius satellite radio shows, and she has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Show with David Letterman," "Chelsea Lately," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Dr. Oz Show" and "Good Morning America." She was also a member of the cast of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," Season 5. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
George Thorogood & The Deystroyers will be performing at the Golden State Theatre, two blocks from Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf. In 1973, a barely-out-of-his-teens Wilmington guitarist piled his gear into the drummer’s Chevy van to play their very first gig at a University of Delaware dorm. More than 4 decades, over 8,000 live shows, and some 15 million albums sold worldwide later, that same maverick guitar-slinger is still making electrifying music, still thrilling audiences, and still the most bad-to-the-bone performer in rock. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
MONTEREY HISTORY FEST
Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, 2015
Monterey History Fest showcases Monterey’s important role in California’s early history. From the Royal Presidio Chapel to the Lower Presidio of Monterey with stops in between, the past can be easily explored over the weekend’s “Open House” of activities and tours of many of the historic buildings, sites and new activities.
MONTEREY BEACH SPORT FEST
Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, 2015
An eclectic mix of beach and ocean competitions. The Monterey Beach SportsFest is a two-day festival celebrating the ocean lifestyle on Monterey’s Del Monte Beach, nestled between downtown Monterey and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Participants and spectators will be inspired to care for the ocean as they directly connect to it through the athletic events in and adjacent to the sea, and through interaction with the educational and conservation resources available at our two-day “Healthy People, Healthy Oceans” Expo.
For more information, see www.montereybeachsf.com.
THE WAILIN' JENNYS
Thursday, October 16, 2015 - 8:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts! The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
CHECK OUT THE WHARF MARKETPLACE
Don't miss visiting the Wharf Marketplace located in the historic Stanard Pacific Railroad Passenger Station adjacent to Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf at 290 Figureroa Street along the coastal Recreation Trail. The Wharf Marketplace is the first fresh food hall in Monterey County, featuring locally grown and produced provisions at their seasonal best. The Bounty of the County! www.thewharfmarketplace.com
Monterey is a city of firsts: California's first capital, home of the state's first theater and printing press, and the place where the country's flag was first hoisted in California, claiming the Sunshine State for the United States.