All Weekend

The Golden Bough Theatre in Carmel-by-the-Sea brings to life the award-winning musical comedy Oliver! all weekend long. Warning, it may be hard to restrain yourself from singing along to favorites like “Consider Yourself", "Food Glorious Food", "Got to Pick a Pocket" and "Where Is Love.”  Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$42.

Looking for home improvement ideas? Head to the Monterey County Fair & Event Center this weekend for the Home & Garden Expo featuring all sorts of exhibitors including general contractors, flooring, landscapers, kitchen and bath, cabinets, closet organizers, landscape and more. Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. 2004 Fairgounds Road, Monterey. Free event.

Friday

Get a dose of charm and whim this evening at the Sunset Center. Experience the magic of MOMIX firsthand with their performance of Alchemia, an enchanting and phantasmagorical multimedia spectacle full of wild invention, aesthetic thrills and surprising humor. 8pm. San Carlos St at Ninth Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $49-$69.

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 Dread Daze and over 70 beers on tap. 9:30pm-11pm. 95 Prescott Avenue, Monterey. Free event.

Saturday

Start your morning off on the right foot with a Dance Dash 5K race. Choose to run, walk or dance your way down a 5K course in Seaside with all funds benefiting the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The family-friendly finish festival will include children's activities, music, dancing, and of course the flash mob! 7:30am registration, race begins at 9am. 2nd Avenue, Between Divarty and Lightfighter, Seaside. $50 for adults and $35 for children under 12.

It’s harvest season which means it’s time to enjoy the fruits of its labor! Hahn Winery in the Salinas Valley invites you to their 35th Harvest Celebration complete with wine tastings, a pig roast, walking tours, live music and cooking demos. 11am-3pm. 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad. $35 Club Member, $50 Non-Member, $15 Designated Driver and children.

Estate Vineyard ATV Adventure at Hahn Vineyards

Indulge in the bounty of the county at the Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival. The streets of historic Oldtown Salinas transform into a food and wine lover’s paradise with various vendors showcasing the best in local wine, food, culture, and entertainment of the Salinas Valley and Monterey County. 12pm-4pm. Main Street, Salinas. Free event, $45 for wine tastings.

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The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History presents an exciting lecture from historian Laura Ackley who will discuss the Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) of 1915 as it was the last of the "golden age" of World's Fairs. 3pm-4:30pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. $5.

Get in the Halloween spirit with a haunted ghost tour through the eerie Point Sur Lightstation in Big Sur. Enjoy the incredible sunset over the Pacific Ocean followed by a buffet dinner in the barn. Afterwards the fun begins with a spooky tour of the un-restored triplex, ghost stories and topped off with dessert and beverages. Children under 6 are not permitted on the tour. 5:15pm. Highway One, 19 miles south of Carmel. $85.

Point Sur Lightstation, Big Sur

Sunday

Latin American traditions come alive during Fiesta Del Mar at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. With live music, cultural dance, animal feedings presented bilingually and crafts for kids, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy. Children 12 and under will be admitted free all day. 10pm-5pm. 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free with paid admission.

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