All Weekend

It’s the most wonderful time of the year- at least for car enthusiasts. Monterey Car Week is officially here with dozens of car shows, auto auctions and historic races revving up throughout Monterey County. The grand finale takes place on Sunday, August 16th when the most notable historic cars from around the world culminate at The Pebble Beach Golf Links for the Concours d’Elegance. Click here to see a full list of events and get in on the action using #MontereyCarWeek. August 10-16, 2015. Various events and venues.

Monterey Car Week Day 2

The “World’s Funniest Police Officer,” Michael Mancini, brings his standup comedy act to Planet Gemini Friday and Saturday nights! Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing.  Friday and Saturday at 9:15pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10-$15.

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, Indie artist Linda Arceo performs and on Sunday jazz band Tim Jackson & Friends performs. Saturday and Sunday from 6pm-8pm. 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Included 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.

Asilomar Dunes

Tonight Carmel Plaza continues with their popular Summer Live Music Series with music from local favorite, Red Beans and Rice. Nearby Jack London’s provides yummy appetizers while Blair Wines pours luscious libations. 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.

Kick off your weekend at Cannery Row Brewing Company with live reggae music from Prime Livity and a few brews. 9pm-11pm. 95 Prescott Avenue, Monterey. Free event.

Saturday

Kids need something to do? Bring them the Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada where admission is free today! Family Day will also include a full slate of educational art activities for all ages designed for fun, learning and connecting with art and community. 11am-4pm. 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. Free event.

Miniatures and Warren Chang at the Monterey Museum of Art- La Mirada

Get your dancing shoes on and head to Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur. Tonight the ever entertaining and energetic Billy Martini performs. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free Event.

Sunday

Tonight the Henry Miller Library welcomes author Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl as part of Henry Miller’s “Under the Persimmon Tree” series. The talented duo will talk about their new book, "Rad American Women A to Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!" 4pm-6pm. 48603 Highway One, Big Sur. $10 suggested donation.