All Weekend

Athletes from around the world converge at Lover's Point this weekend for the Triathlon at Pacific Grove. This elite event offers an Olympic distance triathlon, a sprint distance triathlon, and a 5K and 10K Fun Run. Be sure to check out triathlon-related merchandise in the exposition area! Friday-Sunday. Ocean View Boulevard, Pacific Grove. Free for spectators.

Everyone's favorite ogre and his fairytale misfits are at the Golden Bough in Carmel-by-the-Sea this weekend. Shrek the Musical is sure to be a hilarious hit with the whole family. Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde Street and 8th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $7.50-$36.

Comedian Shaun Latham is at Planet Gemini for two hilarious nights of stand-up! You may even recognize him from "Stand-up Revolution" with Gabriel Iglesias. Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 8pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10-$15.

Dust off that lederhosen and beer stein for Oktoberfest Monterey Bay this weekend! The Monterey County Fair & Events Center turns into a mini-Munich complete with a Ms. Oktoberfest contest, live music, dachshund races, German cuisine, and lots of beer! Saturday-Sunday. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. Advance tickets are available online for $20 on Saturday, $15 on Sunday and $30 for both days.

Friday

Carmel Plaza is rocking out for the Summer Live Music Series! Tonight's entertainment features live music from Red Beans & Rice with food and wine served from Il Fornaio, Dawn's Dream Winery & Galante Vineyards for $15. 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street. Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.

Catch a screening of "Too Hip for the From: The Righteous Reign of Lord Buckley" about the famous American stand-up comic tonight at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. The night will also include an interview with director Michael Monteleone.7:30pm. 48603 Highway One, Big Sur. $10-$12 suggested donation.

Saturday

Discover Kahn Ranch this morning with guides from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District. Hikers will enjoy breathtaking views of eastern Garland Park usually only accessible by permit. The 3.7 mile hike is expected to last 3 hours. Don't forget to bring water, lunch and snacks and to wear comfortable hiking shoes with good traction. 8:30am, Kahn Ranch Parking Lot, Carmel Valley. Free event.

Get your heart pumping this morning at the Heart & Stroke Walk starting at Custom House Plaza near Old Fisherman's Wharf. The 5K route will help raise funds for research and initiatives that promote the prevention, treatment and better patient care in the areas of cardiovascular disease, the leading killer in the United States. 9am-12pm. 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Click here to register.

Farmers-in-training can learn how insects are used to defend pests and pollinate crops at Earthbound Farms today. Tiny participants can also help release ladybugs into the garden and take home a fun goodie bag. 11am-12pm. 7250 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. $5 per child.

Say cheers at Carmel-by-the-Sea's Devendorf Park this afternoon during Carmel-by-the-Glass. This third annual event features pours from many of the wine tasting rooms within the charming village paired with live music and tasty bites! 1:30pm-5pm. Corner of Ocean Avenue and Junipero, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $45-$65.

The Burning of Rome stops by Fernwood Tavern tonight! This unique SoCal quintet has conjured up everything from death pop bliss, galactic rock, gypsy punk cabaret, to indie spaghetti western. 10pm. 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.