All Weekend

Get out that kilt you have been dying to don for the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival. The Monterey County Fair & Event Center transforms into a Scottish and Irish paradise for two full days of music, dance and athletic events. Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $15 for a one-day pass and $20 for two-day pass.

Friday

Kick of the weekend with a free concert at Carmel Plaza. Tonight classic Latin rockers Everyday People Band takes the stage with a food and wine package hosted by Bistro Beaujolais, Pietra Santa Winery, Leopold7 and Bertinchamps Belgian Ales. 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event, $15 for food and wine ticket.

Hey, hey it’s The Monkees at the Golden State Theatre tonight! Don’t miss this classic stop on their 50th Anniversary Tour. 8pm. 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey. $53-$97.

Saturday

The Salinas Valley Half Marathon has been cancelled due to the unhealthy air quality from the Sobernanes wildfire. If you are a registered runner, please check your email for instructions on your registration. The SVHM will be donating unused water, food, and other useful supplies to the firefighters battling the blaze.

Head to Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight for a free performance by Sara Melson. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

Kick back this Sunday afternoon at Laguna Grande Park in Seaside for the last Sunday Blues Concert of the season. Listen to live music from Red Beans & Rice and the Lloyd Jones Band and enjoy a variety of food and craft vendors. 1pm-4:30pm. 1249 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Seaside. Free event.

Enjoy a fascinating lecture from Lila Staples titled “Coastal Canvases, Beyond Pretty” at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Today she takes a close look at various paintings inspired by nature's local workings. 3pm-4:30pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. $5 for non-members.