Friday

The Defense Language Institute opens its doors for a unique opportunity to explore a variety of foreign languages. Language Day is organized and presented by DLI students from every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and allows guests to participate in teaching demonstrations that bring new techniques and technology into the language learning process. 10am-3pm. 1759 Lewis Road, Monterey. Free event.

Saturday

The 11th Blackhorse Calvary returns to Monterey Peninsula to celebrate the 5th Annual Fort Ord Warhorse Day! Warhorse Day is a living-history event for the whole family at historic Marina's Equestrian Center Park. The event features Cavalry horsemanship, Civil War field artillery, history talks, petting zoo, historical blacksmith, a flash museum, a bike ride, vintage military vehicles and more. 9:30am-2pm. 5th Avenue and 9th Street, Marina. Free event.

Head to sunny Carmel Valley and be wined and dined at Joullian Vineyards. Today they feature tastings of their vintage Chardonnay alongside some delicious hors d'oeuvres. 12pm-4pm. Two Village Drive, Carmel Valley. Included in $10 tasting fee.

Celebrate Mom a day early and surprise her with an Afternoon Tea at Bernardus Lodge. The delightful afternoon includes live music, wines, herbal teas and a savory buffet featuring cucumber-mint sandwiches, house smoked salmon and classic scones. 2pm-4pm. 415 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. $75.

Grammy Award winning horn player and musician Herb Alpert and professional singer Lani Hall perform tonight at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea. 8pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $59-$79.

Hammond organ trio 7 Come 11 are at Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight. Their jazzy and funky style will have you dancing out of your seat. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

Happy Mother's Day! Score some points with Mom this Mother's Day and treat her to a fabulous brunch in Monterey County. Here's our round-up of some of the best Mother's Day brunches in Monterey County.

St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Pacific Grove is alive with traditional Irish this afternoon as duet performers Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill take the stage. 3pm. 146 12th Street and Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. $25 at the door.