All Weekend

Rising stars Ngaio Bealum and Corey Woods perform hilarious stand-up comedy acts this weekend at Planet Gemini. Afterwards stay for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 8pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10.

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Saturday

Santa Cruz locals Matt Masih and the Messengers venture to Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight. Get funky with the 6-piece jam band as they play original songs with a groovy, reggae and ska vibe. 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free admission.

Sunday

The Carmel Music Society brings violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch and pianist David Breitman to the Sunset Center for an afternoon full Mozart and Beethoven sonatas. 3pm, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $40-$55.