All Weekend

Come one, come all to America’s last hometown! The Pacific Grove Good Old Days conjures up sweet memories with an old-fashioned celebration for the whole family! Lighthouse Avenue will be transformed into a full-on carnival this weekend complete with a parade, a petting zoo, car show, rides, live entertainment on five different stages, craft vendors and tons of food! Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm, Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Friday

Pacific Grove stays up passed its bedtime for the Wine, Art and Music Walk this evening. Several shops remain open for art exhibitions, live music, wine tastings and light appetizers. Pick up a map of participating venues at the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce at 584 Central Avenue. 6pm-9pm, Downtown Pacific Grove. Free event.

Saturday

Celebrate Earth Day with the City of Marina this morning and help beautify Locke-Paddon Park. Afterwards (around 11:30am) stay for a fun-filled after-party including live music from Bag O’ Tricks, crafts, food and more! 9am-1pm, Del Monte Avenue and Reservation Road, Marina. Free event. Beso Negro stops by the Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur for a night of gypsy jazz. If you like acts like Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello than you will love Beso Negro! 9pm, 47200 Highway One Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

Enjoy a guided bird walk at Elkhorn Slough this morning. Today experts with the Elkhorn Slough Foundation take out curious guests to view some lovely springtime birds like hawks, towhees and chickadees. Sign up here. 7:30am-11:30am, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville. $10. The Listening Place, Readers’ Theatre performs “Foxfire” with songs by Hume Cronyn and Susan Cooper at the Monterey Museum of Art- La Mirada this afternoon. Don’t miss this story about Annie Nations and the issues she faces in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 1:30pm, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. Free with museum admission. Listen to the dynamic four-some that make up the Takacs Quartet this afternoon at the Sunset Center. The all-string quartet will play works from Haydn, Britten and Beethoven. 3pm, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $48-$60.