All Weekend

It’s the last weekend in January which means it’s your last chance to cash in on exclusive California Restaurant Month deals! Don’t miss irresistible prix fix menus and 10% off of some of Monterey County’s most delicious eateries. January 1-31. Various restaurants in Monterey County. Choose from three different showings of “Introspection” performed by the Monterey Symphony this weekend! Max Bragado-Darman masterfully conducts this all-strings program and Anna Petrova makes her debut with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major. Friday at 7:30pm at the Steinbeck Institute for Arts and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Sunset Center. Purchase tickets here. The Museum of Monterey continues its “1967 Film Series” with a showing of Easy Rider both Friday and Saturday afternoons. Don’t miss this classic biker film starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free with paid admission. Celebrate the return of the gray whales at Whalefest Monterey! Old Fisherman’s Wharf will be full of activities ranging from live music, lectures, historic wharf walks, to whale watching trips on the bay. 9am-5pm, Old Fisherman’s’ Wharf, Monterey. Free admission.

Friday

Enjoy a “Robert Burns Supper” this evening at Casa Serrano. Don’t know what a Robert Burns Supper is? A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and author of many poems both in Scots and English. The 2nd annual formal celebration will include all the traditional trappings of the occasion; haggis, piper, poetry recitations and an appearance by the laureate himself as portrayed by Taelen Thomas. 5:30pm, 412 Pacific Street, Monterey. $50. Click here to register.

Saturday

Lace up those hiking boots and set out on an adventure with guides from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District. This morning they out on the Maple Canyon Trail, Sage Trail and Sky Loop at Garland Ranch in Carmel Valley for views of giant ferns, maple trees and Mesa Pond. The midlevel 3.5 mile hike is expected to last 3 hours. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes and to bring water, snacks and lunch. 9am, Garland Visitors Center, Carmel Valley. Free event. Bring your kiddos to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History to learn about some Amazing Migrations! Curious tots will learn about how salmon find their way home with their sense of smell, have a chance to create their own hummingbird feeder and more. 11am-3pm, 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event. Enjoy an intimate evening with the fellows of Forrest Day at Fernwood Tavern. This talented five-piece band mixes it up with jazz, hip-hop and punk! Only 150 tickets are available. 10pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. $12. For tickets call for 831-667-2422.