All Weekend

Foodies from all over the globe flock to Carmel-by-the-Sea this weekend for GourmetFest. This four day foodie extravaganza features an exclusive roster of Relais & Châteaux Chefs and wine estates based at L'Auberge Carmel in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Events include an opening night welcome party, cooking demos, wine tastings, off-site tours combined with exciting lunches, featured chefs, world-class wine dinners, a closing party at Carmel Plaza and more. Thursday-Sunday. Various locations and ticket prices.

Catch a performance of Heathers The Musical at the Golden Bough Playhouse this weekend. This hilarious and heartfelt show is about the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $12-$25.

Saturday

Celebrate John Steinbeck's birthday with a Community Free Day at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. The day will include musical performances, story-telling, face-painting and baked goodies in honor of the famous local author. 10am-3pm. 1 Main Street, Salinas. Free event.

National Steinbeck Center

Enjoy pure folk and Americana music tonight at the Fernwoon Tavern in Big Sur from McHugh & Devine. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

Today Youth Music Monterey County presents Passionate Nature at the Sunset Center. Concerto Competition winner Jonathan Vu will perform works by Maganini, Dvorak and Khachaturian. 2pm. San Carlos St at Ninth Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $20-$30.