All Weekend

Arugula Salad with goat cheese, chicken and pomegranate vinaigrette January is California Restaurant Month! Don’t miss great deals and prix fix menus at some of Monterey County’s hottest eateries. January 1-31. Various Restaurants in Monterey County. Show off your smooth dance moves at Monterey Swingfest this weekend! There will be several swing dance contests and open dance sessions at the Hyatt Regency Monterey. Still not convinced you have the skills to dance in public? Check out one, or more, of the dance workshops taught by the pros! January 17-21, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey. $145. Check out the hilarious puppet musical, Avenue Q, at Paper Wing Theatre this weekend. This adult-style spoof on Sesame Street will have you rolling down the aisles! Friday and Saturday at 8pm, 320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey. $22-$25. Looking to grab some Native American and Western garb? Look no further than the Monterey County Fairgrounds! This Saturday and Sunday the Indian Art Show showcases everything from poetry to basket weavings. Several vendors and artists will be on hand selling all sorts of goodies. Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm, Monterey Room, 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey.

Friday

MY Museum wants to teach your little one how to fly fish today. Fly fisherman extraordinaire Geoff Malloway will show fishermen in training how to cast, knot ties, rig rods and perfect flies! 3pm-5pm, 425 Washington Street, Monterey. Free with museum admission.

Saturday

Dig into some of the rich history surrounding California’s missions at the Museum of Monterey today. Dr. Ruben Mendoza of CSU Monterey Bay presents a lecture on “Solar Illuminations in the California Missions.” Stay afterwards for a reception and tour the latest “Year of the Missions” exhibit. 2pm, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $10. Get funky in Big Sur tonight as 7 Come 11 makes an appearance at Fernwood Tavern. This jam band looks to some of the legends like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath as their musical inspirations. 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.