All Weekend

It’s your last chance to catch Avenue Q at the Paper Wing Theatre. The fuzzy puppet characters of this very adult award-winning play will have you rolling in your seat. Friday 8pm, Saturday 4pm and 8pm, 320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey. $25.

Friday

The Mucky Duck hosts local band Jake Nielsen’s Triple Threat. You do not want to miss Jake’s mad skills on the guitar; he and his crew can whip up some great blues music! 6pm-10pm, 479 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free cover. Prepare to ooh and aah at the Sunset Center tonight. The Peking Acrobats will amuse and quite frankly amaze you with daring and death-defying stunts on a stack of chairs, wires and gymnast rings. Don’t be surprised if some of the Chinese acrobats look familiar; the pack has been featured on the Ellen Show, The Wayne Brady Show and ABC’s Wide World of Sports. 8pm, San Carlos at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $39-$59. Spend your Friday night at the London Bridge Pub with Rex Wheeler. He will be playing acoustic guitar music all night long. 9pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.

Saturday

Monterey celebrates one of its largest visitors today, the gray whale! Whalefest Monterey kicks off this morning with fun for all ages. Old Fisherman’s Wharf and Custom House Plaza host all sorts of fun events including a scavenger hunt, bocce tournament, remote control sailing regatta, historic walking tours, beach cleanup and more. 9am-8pm, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. Free admission, additional fees for the scavenger hunt and bocce tournament. Care to listen to a little Schumann, Lalo and Dvorak? The Monterey Symphony will be performing works from the mentioned renowned artists tonight at the Steinbeck Institute of Arts and Culture. Guest conductor Peter Bay will lead violinist Michael Ludwig and the symphony with a concert full of great music. 2pm and 7pm, 940 N. Main Street, Salinas. $20. The Monterey Museum of Art presents a special “In Conversation” with Paul Roehl. This Santa Cruz painter and printmaker will discuss his works and his inspiration from early 20th century California landscapes paintings. The audience will also have the chance to ask questions and view some of his art. 3pm, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey. Free admission. Enjoy a winemaker dinner at Allegro Gourmet Pizza at The Barnyard in Carmel. Rustic Italian and Californian cuisines will be perfectly paired with six different wines from local favorite Joyce Vineyards. Winemaker Russell Joyce will also be on hand to answer questions about Monterey County vintages and varietals. Call 831-625-9970for reservations. 6pm, 3770 The Barynard, Carmel. Josh Tatum mixes it up tonight at the Mucky Duck. This pop, rock and soul singer/songwriter has traveled all the way from Texas to put on a fantastic show. The true star stealer of this performance are his awesome lyrics! 7pm-10pm, 479 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free cover. Local musician Michael Annotti will perform at the London Bridge Pub tonight. His acoustic rock creates the perfect atmosphere for grabbing a drink and chillin’ with friends. 9:30pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.

Sunday

Discover Kahn Ranch in Carmel Valley this morning with guides from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District. Hikers will enjoy gorgeous vistas and will even stroll past a seasonal waterfall! This 3.7 mile hike is expected to last 2-3 hours. Don’t forget to wear good hiking shoes and bring water, lunch and snacks. 10am, Kahn Ranch Parking Lot, Carmel Valley. Free. Be transported to Portugal, Spain and Germany all in one night with sounds from the Monterey Symphony. Concert 3 will consist of works from Dvorak, Schumann and Lalo this afternoon at the Sunset Center. Can’t make it today? They have scheduled another performance just for you tomorrow at 8pm! 3pm, San Carlos at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $39-$59. Tony Miles is back tonight for Reggae Sunday at the Mucky Duck. Enjoy his jams out on this patio until later this afternoon. 4pm-8pm, 479 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free cover.