Friday The Magic Circle Theatre premieres the award-winning documentary play "The Exonerated," which tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row. 7:30pm, 8 El Caminito Road, Carmel Valley. $22. The wildly popular Smuin Ballet perform a world premiere piece by Trey McIntyre, as well as Michael Smuin's Bluegrass/Slyde and Brahms/Haydn Variations, at the Sunset Center. 8pm, San Carlos and Ninth, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $49 and $59 and can be purchased online. Get your groove on at a Mardi Gras fundraiser party for a cause. The family-friendly Freestyle Dance Jam at Chautaqua Hall may not feature the liquor and wanton antics of a New Orleans Mardi Gras, but it will have great, dance-inciting beats from the Sambahemians. Proceeds go to the people of Haiti. 8pm, 16th and Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. $10/adults, $5/teenagers, kids and first-timers free. Bang your head at tonight's heavy metal showcase at Jose's, featuring locals Gods in Graves, Lucid Coma and San Francisco's Hemorage. 9pm, 638 Wave St., Monterey. $5. Upbeat punk...starring a cello? For real! Catch the wild antics of Tornado Rider tonight at Fernwood Resort's Full Moon party, alongside local ethereal acoustic indie singer/songwriter Nico Georis and Matt Baldwin. 9pm, Highway One in Big Sur. $10 at the door ($8 in advance if you purchase online). Saturday Parents, bring your children to MY Museum for a taste of fun live theater as the young actors of Ariel Theater perform a portion of Wonderland!, their new production. 1:30pm, 425 Washington Street, Monterey. Free with admission. Smuin Ballet perform a world premiere piece by Trey McIntyre, as well as Michael Smuin's Bluegrass/Slyde and Brahms/Haydn Variations, in two shows at the Sunset Center. 2pm and 8pm, San Carlos and Ninth, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $49 and $59 and can be purchased online. Guest conductor Giampaolo Bisanti leads the Monterey Symphony through a program loaded with old favorites such as Rossini's Overture to the Barber of Seville (even if you don't know classical, you've heard this one in Bugs Bunny's "Rabbit of Seville,"), Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, plus Respighi's enjoyable and spirited Glu Uccelli. 2pm final rehearsal, 7pm performance. Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture, 940 N. Main Street, Salinas. $15 for rehearsal, $20 and $39 for 7pm performance and can be purchased online. Saturday jazz nights at the Fireplace Lounge, reliably enjoyable with Marshall Otwell and David Morwood, catch fire tonight with the addition of sultry-voiced jazz singer Julie Capili. 7pm, Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa, One Old Golf Course Road, Monterey. No cover. "The Exonerated," which tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row, continues at the Magic Circle Theatre. 7:30pm, 8 El Caminito Road, Carmel Valley. $22. Virtuoso bassist CJ Boyd creates amazing, fully realized ambient music using just four strings, a looping station and occasional vocals. Tonight's show at the Henry Miller Library is limited to 60 people; reserve your spot online. 7:30pm, Highway One in Big Sur. $10 suggested donation. Local party band favorite Jonah and the Whalewatchers bring their boisterous reggae to Captain Bullwacker's. 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey. No cover. Tokyo Rosenthal sounds like Gordon Lightfoot meets acoustic Jackson Browne. RB Whale sounds like a more earnest James Taylor. Tonight the pair play Jose's Underground Lounge. 9pm, 638 Wave Street, Monterey. $5. LA all female punk band Wet & Reckless sound like what might have happened if Liz Phair had gotten Shonen Knife to back her instrumentally during her "Exile in Guyville" period. Hear them tonight at Fernwood Resort. 9pm, Highway One in Big Sur. No cover. Michael Annotti performs music that's a blend of a little bit of soul, a little bit of rock, and a little bit of pop. See him tonight at London Bridge Pub. 9:30pm, Wharf No. 2, Monterey. No cover. Sunday See "The Exonerated" which tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row, at matinee performance at the Magic Circle Theatre. 2pm, 8 El Caminito Road, Carmel Valley. $22; student and senior discounts available. The Monterey Symphony performs a program featuring Rossini's Overture to the Barber of Seville, Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, and Respighi's Glu Uccelli. 3pm, Sunset Center, 9th and San Carlos, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $36 to $75 and can be purchased online. Monday It's your last chance to see the Monterey Symphony perform a program featuring Rossini's Overture to the Barber of Seville, Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, and Respighi's Glu Uccelli. 8pm, Sunset Center, 9th and San Carlos, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $36 to $75 and can be purchased online.