All Weekend

Need a good laugh? Planet Gemini has got you covered! Stand up comedian Tommy Savitt seen on WGN's "The Bob & Tom Show" performs his hilarious act Friday and Saturday nights. Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 9:15pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10-$15.

Listen to up-and-coming talent at the Next Generation Jazz Festival this weekend at the Monterey Conference Center. Over 1,300 of the nation's top student musicians perform everything from big band, vocal ensembles to combos. Best of all, the jazzy event is free for the public to attend. Friday-Sunday. 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free event.<

Reminisce on your childhood and catch a show of the Jungle Book playing at the MPC Theatre this weekend. Don't miss Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli in this adventure-packed performance. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. MPC Theatre Company on the Monterey Peninsula College campus, 980 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10-$25.

Swoop your date off their feet with a date night at the Sunset Center. The Smuin Ballet takes over the iconic Carmel-by-the-Sea venue for their latest show Untamed. Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 2pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $56-$73.

Friday

Set out for a morning hike and bird watching tour at Asilomar State Beach this morning. A guide from Asilomar Environmental Resources leads the way and explores the 60 different bird species that call this magnificent area home. The free tour meets at the California State Parks desk in the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall at the Asilomar Conference Grounds. 9:30am-10:30am. 800 Asilomar Boulevard, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Saturday

Bees, wasps and hives, oh my! See what all of the buzz is about at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History as they take a close look at all things bee related at this free Science Saturday event. Curious kids can examine bee stingers and wasp nests, taste honey made from different California wildflowers, create a beeswax candle to take home, and play games about pollination. 11am-3pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Comedic legend Arsenio Hall is the main attraction at tonight's 22nd Annual Comics for Kids event at Pebble Beach. This gala benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County includes a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a dinner and live auction in the luxurious Pebble Beach Food & Wine Lexus Grand Tasting Tent. 5:30pm. Pebble Beach. $300.

Dress to impress for a chance to be on a live video recording with American Idol featured artist and composer Naomi Tatsuoka at Planet Gemini tonight. 10:30pm-1am. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10.

Local folk band The Painted Horses stop by the Fernwood Tavern tonight for a knee slappin' good time.10pm. 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

Explore the lower trails at Kahn Ranch today with guides from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District this morning. Enjoy this rare opportunity to discover the sunny hillsides and tree-lined canyons that are usually only accessible with a permit. The 3 mile hike is expected to last 2 hours. Don't forget to wear good hiking shoes and to bring water and snacks. 9:30am. Kahn Ranch Parking Lot, Carmel. Free event.