All Weekend

This Friday and Saturday Manny Maldonado brings his stand-up comedy act to Planet Gemini with special guest Mark Hurtado. Afterwards stay for dancing and karaoke. Friday and Saturday at 8pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10.

Friday

Contemporary realist painter David Ligare is "In Conversation" this afternoon at the Monterey Museum of Art to talk about his latest Monterey Now: River/Mountain/Sea exhibit. His three featured panoramas of Monterey County are sure to spark interesting conversations about his inspirations from local landscapes. Stay afterwards for an artist's reception. 3pm, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey. Free with museum admission.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to the Golden State Theatre in downtown Monterey for adventure, action and travel! Films will take viewers to exotic locations to experience jaw-dropping landscapes and remote cultures that one can only dream of. 7pm, 417 Alvarado, Monterey. $20.

The "littlest Big Band" in the Bay Area comes to the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea for a thrilling performance! Studio 105 Cabaret brings Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums for a night full of everything from hot swing and cool blues to honky tonk piano and electrifying horns! 8pm, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $35-$79.

Saturday

Enjoy live music from Wet Dreams & Dry Magic at Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight. 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

The Sunset Center is alive with classical baroque music this afternoon. The Musica Pacifica Baroque Ensemble plays works from Johann Sebastian Bach, his sons Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach and Wilhem Friedemann Bach and Georg Philip Telemann. 3pm, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $40-$55.