All Weekend

Got ink? Tattoo artists and lovers alike converge at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center this weekend for the Ink by the Bay Tattoo Convention. The three-day event brings live music, family activities, a car show, a tattoo contest, food vendors, and onsite tattooing. Friday from 3pm-10pm, Saturday from 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-7pm. 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. $20.

It's a pirate's life for me at Old Fisherman's Wharf this weekend. Free tours of the Tall Ship Irving Johnson are available all weekend long! 101 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey. Free event.

Catch a performance of Evie's Waltz at the Circle Theatre in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Don't miss this new thriller about a family in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde Street and 8th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $7.50-$35.

Recently named as Inland Empire Weekly's "Comic of the Year" Bruce Jingles stops by Planet Gemini on Fremont Street for a hilarious stand-up routine. Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 8pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10.

Friday

The McAlindin Brothers stop by Fernwood Tavern tonight. The Big Sur redwoods provide the perfect backdrop to their folksy and Americana jams. 10pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.

Saturday

Ever wonder what's inside the all of the greenhouses scattered about Monterey County? Now is your chance to get a rare sneak peek into these amazing structures today during the Monterey Bay Greenhouse Growers' 5th Annual Open House. Tour several local nurseries who specialize in cut flowers, ornamental greens, edible flowers, and potted plants. 10am-4pm. Various greenhouses in Monterey County. Free event.

The Carmel Valley Art and Wine Celebration, held throughout Carmel Valley Village, is basically a block party, with the best wine and finest art. Sip award-winning Carmel Valley wines as you explore exhibitions showing the work of over 50 artists. In addition to fine arts such as paintings and photography, many jewelry designers, crafters, and artisans will have their beautiful products for sale. 11am-5pm. Ford Road, Carmel Valley. Free admission, wine tasting tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door.

Get a glimpse into some of the most iconic homes in Carmel-by-the-Sea today during the Carmel House and Garden Tour. The self guided tour takes you inside famed houses designed by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Hugh Comstock and Michael Murphy. 1pm-5pm. Various locations in Carmel-by-the-Sea. $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Head to the Fernwood Tavern tonight for an "electron jam band bluegrass" performance from Chris Zanardi and the High Beams. 10pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

Hike through Palo Corona's lower trails this morning for a birding hike with amateur birders and guides from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District. You're likely to see all sorts of winged creatures including raptors, hawks and harriers. Don't forget to bring water, snacks and to wear comfortable hiking shoes. 8am. Palo Corona Ranch, Carmel. Free event.

The Golden Bough Theatre presents A Dancer's Dream as part of their Encore Film Series. Tonight's film shows the complete New York Philharmonic production, behind-the-scenes footage and a brief history on Stravinsky. 7pm. Monte Verde and 8th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $7.50-$24.

Relax under the Big Sur redwoods tonight and listen to an audio story at the magical Henry Miller Library. Bring a blanket and enjoy the sounds of "Unfictional." 8pm. 48603 Highway One, Big Sur. Donations welcome.