All Weekend

Ahoy mateys! A Hollywood movie star from the Pirates of the Caribbean is at the Moss Landing Harbor this weekend. No, it is not Johnny Depp but it is the tall ship Lady Washington! Climb aboard her majesty for a thrilling adventure sail or walk-on tour. Adventure sails are $47 for adults and $39 for children 12 and under. Walk-on tours are $3.

The 16th Annual International Documentary Film Festival comes to Golden State Theatre in downtown Monterey Friday and Saturday nights. Eight outstanding documentary films from around the world will be screened throughout the two-day event. Friday and Saturday from 7pm-10pm. 417 Alvarado St, Monterey. $10 per night, students are free.

Friday

Join the Monterey Arts Council for a special Artist Reception in room 5 at the Sunset Center this afternoon. Enjoy a glass of wine and meet local artists Esteban Barajas, Rod Heywood and Lynn Hall Pigott. 4pm-7pm. San Carlos St at Ninth Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.

Enjoy a fantastic concert for a good cause today at the Museum of Monterey. Local reggae group Jonah and the Whale Watchers put on a dazzling show benefiting the Homeless Women of the Monterey Peninsula Group. Tickets include entry and one drink ticket. 7pm. 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $27.

The Sunset Center will be abuzz with chamber music this evening as the Jasper String Quartet takes the stage. Tonight they feature works from Debussy, Haydn and Kernis. 8pm. San Carlos St at Ninth Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $15-$48.

What’s better than a little bit of reggae and cold beer to kick off your weekend? Cannery Row Brewing Company has just what you need with live music from Special Blend and over 70 beers on tap. 9:30pm-11pm. 95 Prescott Avenue, Monterey. Free event.

Saturday

Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping list at the Holiday Bazaar at St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Pacific Grove. Shop from a variety of potential gifts from unique art and craft vendors. 146 12th Street, Pacific Grove. 9am-3pm. Free event.

The Farm in Salinas celebrates Thanksgiving a bit early during their Day of Thanksgiving Celebration. The family friendly event features a vegetable treasure hunt, Pumpkin Olympics at 12pm, a hayride at 1pm and puppet shows at 10:30 and 11:30am. Hayrides until 1pm. 10:30am. Spreckles Boulevard West at Highway 68, Salinas.  Free event.

It’s never too early to prep for the holidays! Head to Carmel Plaza today for their Pre-Holiday Prep Party and enjoy events like cooking demonstrations, a fashion show and live music. There will also be plenty of opportunities to check off that Christmas list! 12pm-4pm. Ocean Ave and Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.

Prepare to rock out at the Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight. Billy Martini and his crew put on quite the show with classic rock and costume changes. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free Event.

Sunday

Run or walk a scenic 2-mile route near Lovers Point today for the Second Annual AIM for Awareness Walk & Rally. All proceeds will be designated to find better treatments and cures for kids’ brain and mental health disorders. 8am-11am. 630 Ocean View Boulevard, Pacific Grove. $25 adults and $10 for those 18 and under.