All Weekend

NBC's Last Comic Standing, Dante, brings his standup comedy act to Planet Gemini Friday and Saturday nights! You will probably recognize him with over 40 TV appearances under his belt. Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing.  Friday and Saturday at 9:15pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10-$15.

Planet Gemini

Who doesn’t love a good Buddy Holly, Elvis and Little Richard impersonation? The gang is all here this weekend at the Golden Bough Theatre in Carmel-by-the-Sea. This tribute concert also includes songs by Simon & Garfunkle, Bob Dylan, and The Mamas and Papas. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$42.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium stays up past its bedtime Saturday and Sunday nights for Evenings by the Bay. This fun summer series extends its normal hours to 8pm and offers delicious sustainable seafood bites, wine tastings and live music. On Saturday, R&B group Red Beans & Rice perform and on Sunday jazz vocalist Julie Capili performs. Saturday and Sunday from 6pm-8pm. 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free with paid admission.

Friday

Set out on an invigorating hike through Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove this afternoon with a guide from the California Parks Department. The easy, yet brisk, hike will last one hour and meets at the flagpole near Hearst Hall at the Asilomar Conference Grounds. 5pm-6pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Tonight is the last night for the Summer Live Music Series at Carmel Plaza. The series is going out with a bang with music from local favorites The Money Band. The Forge provides yummy appetizers while McIntyre Vineyards pours luscious wines. 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event admission and $15 for food and drink package.

What better way to start your weekend then with a stunning sunset at Asilomar Conference Grounds? Every Friday throughout the summer the iconic property opens its doors for Sunset on the Deck. Phoebe's Cafe and deck will feature live entertainment, weekly grill specials, craft beers, regional wines, and cocktails. Tonight’s featured musician is Fred McCarty. 6:30pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Everything is gonna be alright at the Cannery Row Brewing Company with live reggae music and a plethora of beers on tap! 9pm-11pm. 95 Prescott Avenue, Monterey. Free event.

Saturday

Get your kids out of the house and into the museum! Today the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History hosts Science Saturday featuring fascinating fossils. Curious tots can decorate a fossil necklace, dig for real fossils, create casts, and more. 11am-3pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Get your fix of live music at Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur. Tonight folk group Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us performs. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free Event.

Sunday

Meet and greet NY Times bestselling author Vanessa Diffenbaugh today at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. The “Books in Bloom” event benefits the Monterey Public Library and includes a luncheon, lecture and an autographed copy of Vanessa’s book “We Never Asked for Wings.” 12:30pm-3:30pm. 400 Cannery Row, Monterey. $95.

Books in Bloom