Fundraiser at Selfieville for 5th Annual Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival

Fundraiser for the 5th Annual Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival in Monterey, CA to be held at Selfieville in Downtown Monterey on Saturday, March 30, 2019

March 2019. Monterey. Join us on Saturday, March 30, 2019 for a special Fundraiser for the 5th Annual Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival at Selfieville, located inside the Golden State Theatre in Downtown Monterey.

Enjoy a visit to Selfieville (tickets available at and a portion of the ticket revenue that day will be donated to help underwrite the upcoming expenses of holding the 5th Annual Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival on Sunday, October 6th.

Fundraiser at a Glance:

What: Fundraiser for the 5th Annual Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival at Selfieville in Downtown Monterey 

Come buy a ticket on Saturday, March 30th and enjoy a visit to Selfieville, Monterey’s newest attraction for the young…and the young at heart! There will be a “sweet treat” for all ticket holders that day too. Learn more about the Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival at the information table, too!

A portion of the day’s ticket sales on March 30th will be donated to the Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival via its non-profit partner, Old Monterey Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Federal Tax ID # 45-1343649. The public is urged to bring their families and friends to Selfieville that day to support this important community event.

If you cannot attend the March 30th Selfieville Fundraiser event, donation checks can be mailed to Old Monterey Foundation (please specify donation is for the Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival) and mailed to Wendy Brickman, 395 Del Monte Center, #250, Monterey, CA 93940.

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Buy tickets for a visit on the hour.

Where: Selfieville is located on the upper floors of the Golden State Theatre at 417 Alvarado, Monterey, CA 93940

Cost: Tickets for Adults ($25.00) and Children under 12 ($12.50) can be purchased to go to visit Selfieville available at or call 831-274-9448.

Parking: Convenient (paid) parking is available in the City of Monterey Waterfront, East Garage and West Garage parking lots.

More information:

About the 5th Annual Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival

The free 5th Annual Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019. There will be fabulous performances by an array of dancers and singers from across the globe, ethnic food, free mini-language lessons and cultural experiences, a variety of culture booths, and vendors of gift items from around the world. The Monterey County economy depends on spending by faculty and students from the language and culture institutions like MIIS and DLIFLC and employees connected with the language services businesses so please come out and support this very special event.  To sponsor the event or for more more information, go or call Wendy Brickman at (831) 633-4444.

About Selfieville

Changing Lives, One Selfie at a Time! Your Selfie Journey awaits … limited only by your Imagination! Selfieville is Monterey’s newest interactive attraction and first experiential museum located on 10,000 square feet on the upper floors of the historic Golden State Theatre, perfect for rainy- or sunny-day visits! Visitors begin their journey at Selfieville with an outstanding state-of-the-art 3-D light show developed by the award-winning designer, Bart Kresa, who has worked with numerous movie studios and major corporations. The Selfieville adventure continues as visitors experience many different fantasy worlds that provide countless opportunities to take the perfect selfies. Each themed concept room is more dazzling than the next! Selfieville was founded on the premise that no dream is too big to attain and everything you want in life you can have…if you are willing to work for it! At Selfieville, visitors will experience immersive and interactive environments as they embark on a journey of discovery through a pathway of imagination. 

Selfieville is the perfect rental space!

Selfieville, located inside the Golden State Theatre, is also available as a rentable private space where everyone feels #SelfieSpecial. Selfieville will provide a unique event venue for corporate team building events and retreats, holiday parties, school field trips, birthday parties, wedding anniversaries and group tours. Owner Lori Lochtefeld is an experienced event and wedding planner who will assist companies and individuals create the perfect group experience.

About Old Monterey Foundation

The Old Monterey Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed on February 14, 2011, with the specific mission and purpose of promoting, supporting and enhancing the artistic, cultural and historic environment of historic Downtown Monterey, California.  The group is well known for their work with the Art-in-the-Adobes event that was held from 2011-2013 as well as other fundraisers, annual historic lectures and events.  Its private/public partnership with the City of Monterey heralds a new way of doing public business in a State strapped to find funds for park operations and expansions.

Another Old Monterey Foundation project is the Lower Presidio Historic Park, described as “The Most Historically Significant Site on the West Coast” and “One of the Most Beautiful Places in Monterey”, is becoming a true historic public park to be enjoyed by locals and visitors. Old Monterey Foundation, in cooperation with the City of Monterey, has raised initial funds to complete Phase One of the project to enhance and restore this historic 25.3-acre site. In 2017, it installed nine new interpretive signs, a white wooden perimeter fence, and two new ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible pathways of the Harbor Trail which extends to the Serra Monument and the Vista Trail that goes up the hill to the Sloat Monument. Plans for other improvements, including rebuilding the stables and incorporation of the adjacent Viscaino Park, are in the works.

Old Monterey Foundation raised funds for new picnic tables and benches which were installed at the park. There are eight convenient picnic tables and five benches on site at this beautiful park which is now a perfect picnic destination. Many local organizations have played a role in the development of this project including Old Monterey Foundation, the Neighborhood Improvement Program, City of Monterey, Rotary Club of Monterey, Community Foundation for Monterey County, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Presidio of Monterey and Granite Construction. The project is funded by the City of Monterey’s Neighborhood Improvement Program. The Lower Presidio Historic Park is one of the least-visited historic parks in the area due to some confusion about whether the public is allowed in the area.   Situated in a “hidden in plain sight” location, the Park can be found above Pacific Street at the Lighthouse Curve in Downtown Monterey. The park features spectacular views of the Monterey Bay and Harbor and will become a jewel of the City of Monterey’s park system. For more information, go to