Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, October 25-31, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

Fri & Sat at 6:30pm
The United Nations Association’s Monterey Bay Chapter presents its 20th Annual International Documentary Film Festival, screening recent award-winning films from around the globe. The festival aims to foster a sense of shared humanity, with films reflecting issues of war and peace, the environment, human rights, migration, and women’s empowerment. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 1:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:30pm, 7pm

In 1970s LA, struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore (played by Eddie Murphy) hits it big with his raunchy alter ego, Dolemite, then risks it all to take his act to the big screen. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm

The film shows the prolific director Takashi Miike at his most fun and anarchic. A noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres, it's the story of a young boxer and a call girl who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 4pm
Sex, drugs, power, and vice: welcome to the mid-2000s Italy of Silvio Berlusconi, the egomaniac billionaire Prime Minister who presides over an empire of scandal and corruption. Sergio is an ambitious young hustler managing an escort service catering to the rich and powerful. Determined to move up in the world, Sergio sets his sights on the biggest client of all: Berlusconi, the ex-PM currently plotting his political comeback. Watch the trailer.

Mon, Tues, Thurs at 2:15pm, 6:30pm
Wed at 2:15pm
Sun at 12:15pm, 2:15pm 6:30pm

(No screening Fri & Sat)
This documentary tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." Molly's words have proved prescient. Watch the trailer.

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Hula's Island Grill Wins Travelers' Choice Award by TripAdvisor

Posted on October 23rd, 2019 by lighthouseave

Hula's Island Grill in Monterey has been named in TripAdvisor's 2019 Travelers' Choice Awards in the Best Everyday Dining category. One of 25 restaurants from around the United States on the list, TripAdvisor writes that the award for Best Everyday Dining "was determined by factoring in the quantity and quality of reviews gathered over a 12-month period."

Congratulations to the Lighthouse District's own Hula's Island Grill, located at 622 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey!

A Note About Creepy Crawly Halloween in Downtown Campbell

Posted on October 22nd, 2019 by sheldon

We are looking forward to seeing some great costumes at our Creepy Crawly Halloween event this Sunday from 4-7pm! It's an all ages event so get costumed up and show us that you're young at heart or an old soul for young bones.

We'd like to remind everyone that this is an extremely popular event so if you have children or animals that are sensitive, this may not be the event for you. It will be crowded.

There will be thousands of people and paws in amazing costumes. If you're coming to see that and be a part of huge costume party in the streets, you'll have a great time. If you're coming to dash for candy and leave with as big of a stash as possible, you may leave disappointed.

There will be lots of candy and gizmos given away and activity stations to keep the little goblins occupied, but there will still be lines. We add more candy, activities, and stations every year, but it's just never going to be enough with the number of people who come.

Old Monterey Foundation is offering teachers and students throughout Monterey County the opportunity to schedule a weekday visit to the Lower Presidio Historic Park with a class walking tour conducted by historian Tim Thomas. We may also be able to help arrange reduced cost bus transportation for the visiting class.

Old Monterey Foundation also continues to team up with noted Monterey Bay historian and author Tim Thomas to offer outstanding “Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tours” for the public on the third Saturday of every month, 10am-12pm.

A recent class tour by instructor Karen Levy of Robert Down brought about 24 students and 6 chaperones to the Park. According to Levy, “My students and chaperones thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour of the Lower Presidio Historic Park. Tim possesses a plethora of knowledge about California's history and he shared many fascinating stories with my students; especially those involving Monterey. Tim's personal ties to the area and his passion for history shone through during his presentation. My students appreciated the Museum tour as well as the ability to be outside and enjoy the new Path of History walk around the park at the Presidio."

If a teacher would like to arrange a class tour at the Lower Presidio Historic Park, please call Wendy Brickman at 831-633-4444 or email her.

Butterfly Boutique and Events, located at 458 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey, not only sells beautiful dresses and rents handsome tuxedos, they also have lovely party decorations! It's a one-stop party-planning shop for quinceañeras, weddings, and other large celebrations, and it's all locally-owned. Stop by the showroom and speak with a staff member about your upcoming gathering. They take pride in great customer service.

Along with a fresh batch of pub Mai Tai on draft, the Fall 2019 Menu is here at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill and we have rolled out some rad new food and cocktail additions for you all to try! Visit us at 426 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

New menu items include:

Nashville-Style Hot Chicken
spicy fried chicken, potato salad, okra, bell pepper, onion.

Al Pastor Pizza
Al Pastor, mozzarella, garlic cream, grilled pineapple & onion, arbol sauce, cilantro.

Fresh Catch (rotating)
Verlasso Salmon with garbanzo & beet purée, rainbow carrots, French green beans, lemon butter, garnished with radish micro greens and lemongrass micro greens.

Spanish Mussels
mussels, Spanish chorizo, onion, white wine, butter, Fresno chilies, garlic bread.

"Road Less Traveled"
California espresso barrel-aged whiskey, raspberry sweet vermouth, cacao nib Campari, coffee liqueur- served on a rock.

anejo rum, batavia arrack, falernum, all-spice dram, spiced butternut squash syrup.

Ice Cream Socials with Revival

Posted on October 19th, 2019 by Revival

Make your next party a Revival Ice Cream Social!⁠ No matter how young or old your guests are, our Revival's Ice Cream Socials provide you with all the delicious treats and fun you need, whether it's for a family celebration or a gathering of friends.

Party guests can design their own sundaes, decorate ice cream bars, or simply enjoy delicious ice cream as part of your existing celebration. Choose your favorite flavors and we'll do the rest!

Gluten free, dairy free, vegan? Not a problem - we've got you covered.⁠ Revival can accommodate dietary restrictions.

Pricing starts at $20 per child, $30 per adult. Visit the catering page of our website for more information. Revival Ice Cream is located at 463 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

Portola Hotel & Spa Introduces New Chef de Cuisine, Daniel Williston

Posted on October 18th, 2019 by PortolaHotel

Portola Hotel & Spa is excited to welcome new Chef de Cuisine, Daniel Williston! With a background in California coastal cuisine, Williston is thrilled to bring his expertise and passion to the hotel’s refined restaurant, Jack’s Monterey. Chef Williston will spearhead the culinary team in creating menus for specialty dinners at the Portola, including wine pairing and scotch pairing events.

In 2010, Williston began as a line chef at Aubergine in Carmel by the Sea, eventually working his way up to Executive Sous Chef and Chef de Cuisine over his seven years at the fine dining restaurant. He then moved to Los Angeles to assist in opening NoMAd as Sous Chef as well as the hotspot Otium, where he was also Sous Chef.

At Jack's Monterey, Chef Williston aims to tempt the taste buds at every visit and enhance the restaurant's reputation for serving sustainable and locally-sourced California Cultural Cuisine. Chef Williston fuses his love for seafood with flavors reminiscent of Japanese cuisine, using premium ingredients and minimalist plating while staying true to his California coastal influences.

Because of the Monterey Bay Half Marathon on Sunday, November 10, there will be a number of parking restrictions, 2am-11am, and road closures, 3am-11am in Downtown Old Monterey and in the New Monterey and Cannery Row areas.

For a detailed guide of all parking restrictions and road closures in Monterey that morning, please click here. Information may also be downloaded below.

The entire Half Marathon course will be posted, "No Parking - Tow Away 2am-11am on Sunday, November 10, 2019." Other parking restrictions will also be in effect in the Downtown and Cannery Row areas. All "No Parking" areas will be posted a minimum of 48 hours in advance. All vehicles left standing in a "No Parking" zone will be towed at the owner's expense.