Calendar of Events

Into the Light: California Women Painters

Into the Light: California Women Painters

March 15 – December 17, 2018 MMA Pacific Street A new installation in our Marble Gallery of California Art celebrates our rich history of California women painters. Artist featured in this...read more...

Mar 15, 2018
Salon Jane: The Ethereal Zone

Salon Jane: The Ethereal Zone

Salon Jane is an artist collective made up of six local women photographers- Martha Casanave, Susan Hyde Greene, Jane Olin, Anna Rheim, Robin V. Robinson, and Robin Ward- who all work outside the...read more...

Sep 20, 2018
Alyssa Endo: The Beauty Series - Geisha Redefined

Alyssa Endo: The Beauty Series - Geisha Redefined

Rounding out the year, we will feature thirteen brand new works by Alyssa Endo. Alyssa is the Monterey Peninsula’s only large-scale reduction woodcut artist and a founding member of Open...read more...

Nov 15, 2018
Coille Hooven: Dancing for the Moon

Coille Hooven: Dancing for the Moon

Coille Hooven is often referred to as the first ceramist to bring feminism to clay. Hooven’s use of household objects has been the core of her work. Coille Hooven: Dancing for the Moon assembles...read more...

Nov 15, 2018
25th Annual Miniatures

25th Annual Miniatures

Miniatures is the Monterey Museum of Art’s 25th annual fundraiser. Celebrate our local community of artists, all Museum Members, who generously donate original artwork in support of the...read more...

Nov 15, 2018
Salon Jane: Answers from the Artists

Salon Jane: Answers from the Artists

Is there something you’ve been wondering about while experiencing Ethereal Zone? Salon Jane answers questions submitted throughout the exhibition during a panel discussion moderated...read more...

Nov 18, 2018
Sunset Presents: An Evening with Bruce Hornsby

Sunset Presents: An Evening with Bruce Hornsby

Bruce Hornsby's work displays a creative iconoclasm that's been a constant in the artist's two-and-a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when "The Way It Is" – the...read more...

Nov 25, 2018
Christmas Tree Lighting

Christmas Tree Lighting

City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Party Festivities at Jewell Park include live entertainment by school bands and choruses, followed by caroling and refreshments at Jewell...read more...

Nov 26, 2018
Christmas at the Inns

Christmas at the Inns

Christmas at the Inns Tuesday and Wednesday, November 27 & 28 Visit 8 bed & breakfast inns decorated for the holidays in Victorian-era splendor during this two night event.  Limited...read more...

Nov 27, 2018
17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights

17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights

17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights November 29 Lighted parade will feature marching bands, holiday floats, dance teams, equestrian groups, and of course, Santa Claus.  After the parade,...read more...

Nov 29, 2018
Brews for a Cause

Brews for a Cause

Join us for a night of local craft beers and live music by Sensory TRiBE to support programming at MMA! This is a 21+ event. read more...

Nov 30, 2018
25th Annual Stillwell's Fun in the Park

25th Annual Stillwell's Fun in the Park

25th Annual Stillwell’s Fun in the Park Caledonia Park in downtown PG behind the Post Office will be the site of a huge holiday party.  Lots of wintry fun for all! Featuring Santa’s...read more...

Dec 1, 2018
Free Family Fun Day: Mini Masterpieces

Free Family Fun Day: Mini Masterpieces

This Free Family Fun Day is inspired by the Museum’s popular exhibition Miniatures. As always Free Family Fun Day is completely free of charge.  read more...

Dec 1, 2018
Thalea String Quartet Performance

Thalea String Quartet Performance

Join us for an afternoon of music and drinks featuring a special performance by the Bay Area’s Thalea String Quartet. The Thalea String Quartet is dedicated to bringing timeless music to...read more...

Dec 1, 2018
Thalea String Quartet Performance

Thalea String Quartet Performance

Join us for an afternoon of music and drinks featuring a special performance by the Bay Area’s Thalea String Quartet. The Thalea String Quartet is dedicated to bringing timeless music to...read more...

Dec 1, 2018
Sunset Presents in Studio 105: Logan Mize

Sunset Presents in Studio 105: Logan Mize

Sunset Presents in Studio 105 proudly brings you Logan Mize, an accomplished country singer/songwriter from Clearwater, Kansas, who has deep musical roots in his family tree. His great uncle...read more...

Dec 2, 2018
Mondays at the Museum

Mondays at the Museum

Meet Museum Executive Director, Stuart Chase.  Ask questions and view Stuart’s favorite art on view from the collection. read more...

Dec 3, 2018
Edna Bullock: Through a Dancer's Eye

Edna Bullock: Through a Dancer's Eye

Concluding the 2018 Year of the Women celebrations will be a retrospective exhibition of the late local photographer Edna Bullock. Edna did not pick up photography until after her husband,  local...read more...

Dec 6, 2018
First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...read more...

Dec 7, 2018
First Friday @ MMA

First Friday @ MMA

Celebrate the “Year of the Woman” with fine art, local music, and custom cocktails mixed by Bijan Emadi.  Featuring Currents artist Chloe Wilson. 21+ Event Pay what...read more...

Dec 7, 2018
Happy Girl Kitchen Special Event: Homestead Dinner Series

Happy Girl Kitchen Special Event: Homestead Dinner Series

                Join us on Friday evening at the Happy Girl Kitchen Cafe for an amazing and authentic Indian dinner which is...read more...

Dec 7, 2018
Christmas in the Adobes

Christmas in the Adobes

Stroll through the streets of downtown Monterey and visit historic adobes for festive music, history, and the warm spirit of the 35th Annual Christmas in the Adobes – a holiday favorite! read more...

Dec 7, 2018
Athritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run

Athritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run

In cooperation with the Monterey Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation of Northern California, the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a 5K race at Lovers Point.  Jingle Bell Run/Walk©...read more...

Dec 8, 2018
Listening Place Readers Theater

Listening Place Readers Theater

The Listening Place creates read-aloud performances of plays read by some of Monterey County’s finest actors.  Stories come to life with character voices, gestures, and deep emotion, creating...read more...

Dec 9, 2018
Happy Girl Kitchen Workshop: Holiday Gifts (For Kids!)

Happy Girl Kitchen Workshop: Holiday Gifts (For Kids!)

Drop your kids off and get your errands done while they make holiday gifts!  In this workshop we will make and package beautifully 3 different recipes and they will take home 3 of each!  We...read more...

Dec 15, 2018
Mondays at the Museum

Mondays at the Museum

Meet Museum Executive Director, Stuart Chase.  Ask questions and view Stuart’s favorite art on view from the collection. read more...

Dec 17, 2018
Barbara Bullock- Wilson Lecture: Edna Bullock, Embracing Photography at 61

Barbara Bullock- Wilson Lecture: Edna Bullock, Embracing Photography at 61

Barbara Bullock-Wilson provides an intimate, first-hand perspective about the life and work of her mother, photographer Edna Bullock. Image Karen Brady Photo Members: Free Not-Yet-Members:...read more...

Dec 20, 2018
Third Friday Art Walk

Third Friday Art Walk

Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Oceanview Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music...read more...

Dec 21, 2018
First Night Monterey

First Night Monterey

The Monterey Museum of Art is pleased to partner with First Night Monterey for a festive New Year’s Eve community arts celebration featuring all-ages entertainment. read more...

Dec 31, 2018
Sunset Presents: Elvis and Me - An Evening with Priscilla Presley

Sunset Presents: Elvis and Me - An Evening with Priscilla Presley

An Evening with Priscilla Presley will feature open conversations about her personal story, her life with Elvis and her life after he passed. As Priscilla opens her world with personal photos, home...read more...

Jan 10, 2019
Sunset Presents: An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Sunset Presents: An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning saxophonist and New Orleans native Branford Marsalis has jazz running through his veins. The sons of a jazz singer and music professor, Marsalis and his brothers...read more...

Jan 12, 2019
Third Friday Art Walk- Art Works @ Pacific Grove

Third Friday Art Walk- Art Works @ Pacific Grove

Third Friday Art Walk- Art Works @ Pacific Grove Art Works @ Pacific Grove Studios & Gallery- A local Artists' Cooperative American Tin Cannery 125 Ocean View Blvd., Suite 209-210 Pacific...read more...

Jan 18, 2019
First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...read more...

Feb 1, 2019
Sunset Presents: The Second City - It's Not You, It's Me

Sunset Presents: The Second City - It's Not You, It's Me

Longtime Sunset Presents favorites, The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company's latest...read more...

Feb 14, 2019
Third Friday Art Walk

Third Friday Art Walk

Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Oceanview Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music...read more...

Feb 15, 2019
Sunset Center: Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha Chas

Sunset Center: Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha Chas

Nathan Williams formed The Zydeco Cha Chas back in 1985, and since then has brought his unique take on this regional South Louisiana music to all corners of the globe. From Lincoln...read more...

Feb 22, 2019
Sunset Presents: We Shall Overcome - A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunset Presents: We Shall Overcome - A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of...read more...

Feb 28, 2019
First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...read more...

Mar 1, 2019
Sunset Presents: Becoming Kareem - An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Sunset Presents: Becoming Kareem - An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer, a six-time NBA champion and the league's only six-time MVP. He has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for...read more...

Mar 9, 2019
Third Friday ArtWalk- ArtWorks@Pacific Grove

Third Friday ArtWalk- ArtWorks@Pacific Grove

Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Oceanview Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music...read more...

Mar 15, 2019
Sunset Presents: Across The Great Divide - A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Band

Sunset Presents: Across The Great Divide - A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Band

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Band, two of today's defining American roots groups join in an evening of their own songs and a special tribute to Music from Big Pink and The...read more...

Mar 31, 2019
First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...read more...

Apr 5, 2019
62nd Annual Good Old Days Celebration

62nd Annual Good Old Days Celebration

The 62nd Annual Good Old Days Celebration will be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2019. The largest arts and craft show in the county, the Good Old Days boasts over 225 art...read more...

Apr 6, 2019
ArtWorks @ Pacific Grove Third Friday Artwalk

ArtWorks @ Pacific Grove Third Friday Artwalk

ArtWorks@ Pacific Grove is having a party! Third Friday ArtWork Buzz over and join the fun! April 20th, 6-8 PM American Tin Cannery125 Oceanview Blvd, Ste 209-210 Art Exhibition & Sale,...read more...

Apr 19, 2019
Sunset Presents: Anoushka Shankar

Sunset Presents: Anoushka Shankar

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes. Her dynamic and spiritual musicality has garnered several prestigious...read more...

Apr 20, 2019
Sunset Presents: Spector Dance - Ocean Trilogy

Sunset Presents: Spector Dance - Ocean Trilogy

SpectorDance: Ocean Trilogy is a new multidisciplinary performance and educational outreach program inspired by filmed interviews with a wide variety of ocean science experts. Based on an evolving...read more...

Apr 25, 2019
Sunset Presents: FRIENDS! The Musical Parody

Sunset Presents: FRIENDS! The Musical Parody

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV's Friends — celebrating the wacky misadventures of your favorite group of 20-something pals...read more...

Apr 26, 2019
First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...read more...

May 3, 2019
Sunset Presents: Louie Anderson

Sunset Presents: Louie Anderson

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award winner, is one of the country's most recognized and adored comics, with a career spanning more than 30 years. Named by Comedy...read more...

May 16, 2019
Sunset Presents: The Purple Xperience

Sunset Presents: The Purple Xperience

Since its inception in 2011, The Purple Xperience is a true tribute to Prince: true to the original, hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota and created by Matt Fink, of The Revolution. Performing...read more...

Jun 5, 2019
First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...read more...

Jun 7, 2019
First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...read more...

Jul 5, 2019
First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...read more...

Aug 2, 2019
First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...read more...

Sep 6, 2019
First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...read more...

Oct 4, 2019
First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...read more...

Nov 1, 2019
First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

First Friday Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...read more...

Dec 6, 2019