All Weekend

Planet Gemini is alive with laugher this weekend! Stand-up comedian Robert Duchaine brings his Las Vegas act to Monterey for two nights full of hilarious banter. Afterwards stay for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 8pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10.

Celebrate the return of the gray whales to the Monterey Bay at Whalefest Monterey! Old Fisherman's Wharf and Custom House Plaza in historic downtown Monterey throw quite the migration party for these much loved creatures with live entertainment, face painting, educational exhibits, historic walking tours, chalk art and more. Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm, 1 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey. Free event.

It's the last week to take advantage of California Restaurant Month discounts! Several Monterey County restaurants offer a 15% discount and either a free appetizer or waived corkage fee as part of California Restaurant Month. Click here for a list of participating restaurants.

Friday

Train your little one how to be a Superhero today at MY Museum. This fun workshop, geared towards ages 3-6, allows kiddos to tap into their inner-Superhero with cape and mask creations, training courses and snacks. 5:30pm, 425 Washington Street, Monterey. $20.

It's Burns Night at the Museum of Monterey tonight. Don't miss out traditional Scottish fare with bagpipers, dancing, poetry, haggis and more. 6pm, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $75 in advance and $80 at the door.

Saturday

The Pacific Grove of Museum or Natural History examines amazing migrations during their monthly Science Saturday. Kids can learn about migrating animals like whales, salmon and birds. Today is also Sandy the Whale's 31st Birthday. Help the museum celebrate their loved statue with songs and birthday cake. 11am-3pm, 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Unwind with the guys from Thrive tonight at Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur. You are going to love their blended rock and reggae jams. 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur.