All Weekend

Watch professional and amateur golfers tee off at legendary links during the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational. All players golf in head-to-head competition for the same $300,000 purse, along with teams of four amateurs who are matched with a different pro each day. Thursday-Sunday. Pebble Beach. Free for spectators.

Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational

Tap into your inner-Jack Sparrow and climb aboard a real-life pirate ship this weekend! The tall ship Lady Washington is docked in Moss Landing Harbor for walk-on tours and adventure sails until November 30. 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing. $3 donation recommended for walk-on tours and $43 for sails.

Dust off those cowboy boots and scoot on over to the Monterey Conference Center for the Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival. The hootenany provides guests with three days of the finest in cowboy arts where you'll hear everything from musical performances, storytelling to poetry readings. You can even pick up cowboy art, gifts and gear just in time for Christmas! Friday-Sunday. 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Various ticket prices.

The Monterey Symphony brings you three chances to catch a showing of their latest program. City Lights brings slices of Spain, France and the U.S.A. in this versatile orchestra performance. Friday at 7:30pm at Sherwood Hall in Salinas, Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Various ticket prices.

"Last Comic Standing" Dante brings his hilarious stand-up act to Planet Gemini Friday and Saturday nights! Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 8pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10-$15.

Ice skating by the Bay kicks off this Saturday! The much anticipated ice rink on Custom House Plaza is officially open for business starting Saturday through January 4th. Open Monday - Saturday from 11am-10pm and Sunday from 12pm-8pm. 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $10-$12.

Friday

Little ones can learn to dosey doe at the Harvest Hoedown at MY Museum this afternoon. There will also be festive games, activities and apple cider samplings. 3pm-5:30pm. 425 Washington Street, Monterey. Free with paid admission.

TGIF! Wave Street Studios near Cannery Row is celebrating their favorite day of the week tonight! Their weekly TGIF event invites you to mix, mingle, and unwind with live music, dancing and small bites. 7pm-11pm. 774 Wave Street, Monterey. $25.

Motown sensation group The Temptations are at the Golden State Theatre tonight where they play hits like "My Girl" and "The Way You Do the things You Do." 8pm, 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey. $45-$56.

Saturday

The Del Monte Center kicks off the shopping season today during their Holiday Tree Lighting. The festive event includes live entertainment by Eight Second Ride, delicious cookies and hot cocoa, and a visit from Santa himself as he magically lights the holiday tree. 5pm-7pm. 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey. Free event.

Jam band Marc and the Casuals stop by Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight. 10pm. 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.