All Weekend

It’s the last weekend to enjoy Ice Skating by the Bay at Custom House Plaza. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to ice skate next to the bay! Open Monday-Saturday from 11am-10pm and Sunday from 12pm-8pm. 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $10-$12.

Save $ this January during California Restaurant Month! Several Monterey County restaurants will offer a 15% discount and either a free appetizer or waived corkage fee. Click here for a list of participating restaurants. 

Friday

Kick off 2014 at the First Friday Art Walk in Oldtown Salinas. Several galleries, restaurants and shops open their doors this evening for live entertainment, art exhibitions and lots of family f un. 5pm-8pm, 100 Main Street, Salinas. Free event. 

Saturday

Start your day off with a hike through beautiful Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove. State Park staff members guide hikers through the coastal refuge with tidbits of information about the beginnings of Asilomar and Julia Morgan’s unique architecture. "The Asilomar Ramble" hike is expected to last one hour and meets at the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall at the Asilomar Conference Grounds. For more information, or to confirm availability call: (831) 646-6443. 9:30am, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Join the Carmel Art Association as they open a new exhibit for Heidi Hybl and Kathleen Crocetti. Their oil paintings and sculptures capture unique uses of color. 5pm-7pm, Dolores between 5th and 6th Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.

Acoustic quartet Steep Ravine stop by Fernwood Tavern for a night full of folk and bluegrass inspired by Big Sur’s landscape. 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free admission.