All Weekend

Enjoy a weekend full of good food, wine and entertainment during the Big Sur Foragers Festival! This 3-day event showcases wild foods with activities ranging from expert-led foraging hikes, chef competitions to gourmet meals. Friday-Sunday. Various venues throughout Big Sur. Tickets range from $37.92–$185.62.

Grab those dancing shoes for the 23rd Annual Monterey Swingfest! Immerse yourself in the swing-dancing lifestyle at the Hyatt Regency Monterey and learn from the best, with intensive classes from West Coast Swing pros. Show off your skills in the dance contests on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, and cut loose every day with open dance sessions. Thursday-Sunday. 1 Old Golf Course Road. $149.

Friday

Prepare to be amazed by the incredible Tommy Emmanuel at the Sunset Center tonight. His quick finger work on the guitar is sure to blow your mind! 8pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea.

$39-$59.

Start off your weekend with a little bit of live reggae and cold brews at the Cannery Row Brewing Company near Cannery Row. 9:30pm-11pm. 95 Prescott Avenue, Monterey. Free event.

Kick back at Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur with live music from CB Brand. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free event.

Saturday

Spend a wonderful evening at the Champions of the Arts Gala at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Tonight they honor an array of exemplary leaders who have demonstrated tremendous passion and commitment to the arts in Monterey County. 5pm-9pm. 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. $125.