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Monterey Bay Blues Festival
Blues acts from around the world will unite at the Monterey County Fairgrounds this weekend at the 26th Monterey Bay Blues Festival! Musical acts include performances from Mavis Staples, Bobby Rush, Millie Jackson, Dazz Band, Chick Willis and many more! Friday 7pm- Sunday 8:30pm, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd., Monterey. Ticket prices vary. The Akasha Metaphysical Film Festival will take place this weekend at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The festival presents dynamic, inspirational films with spiritual and supernatural themes from out of body experiences to UFO encounters and artificial intelligence. Friday-Sunday beginning at 10:30am. Click here for ticket packages.

Friday

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa presents Santa Cruz vocalist Lisa Taylor tonight! Lisa’s specialty is soul and R&B. 5pm-9pm, 400 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free admission.

Speed Ventures will host the 2nd Annual Concours de Fromage Artisan Cheese & Wine Tasting. The event will be held in the paddock of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this evening. Proceeds will benefit Heifer International, a global charity pursuing innovative solutions to hunger and poverty through sustainable agricultural practices and self-reliance. 5:30pm-8:30pm, 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas. Bassist Bootza Necak will perform tonight at Hyatt Regency’s Fireplace Lounge for Jazz June! Other performers will include Japan native Mayumi Abe, Eddie Mendenhall on the piano and David Morwood on the drums. 7pm-11pm, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey. No cover. Three live bands will take the stage tonight at Jose’s Underground Lounge. Check out reggae musician Tony Miles, hip hop/ska band Monkey and hip hop/reggae group Kauzafex. 8pm, 638 Wave Street, Monterey. The Wharf Rats will jam tonight at Bullwacker’s! Watch this classic rock and blues group play covers from Tom Petty, Clapton, Santana and more! 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey. No cover. Head to Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur and check out Americana group Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us. Come early and have dinner at the Redwood Grill before this retro country fusion performance. 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. No cover. Rex Wheeler will be back at London Bridge Pub tonight! Be sure to check out Rex’s electric acoustic tunes. 9pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.

Saturday

Experience one of the best views of the Monterey Peninsula with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District on an exclusive hike only accessible on volunteer-led tours! Hikers will take the Palo Corona Trail leading up to Inspiration Point to explore views of Carmel Bay and the northern end of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Remember to bring water, snacks and hiking shoes. 9am, Palo Corona Barn, Carmel. Today is Science Saturday at Pacific Grove’s Museum of Natural History. This month’s event is focused on Trash Creatures. Children of all ages are invited to participate in local beach clean-ups and create a treasure from their findings. 11am-3pm, 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove. Don't miss a free Open House event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Research Institute in Moss Landing! The MBARI event will feature science and technology exhibits, deep-sea videos, research presentations, robotic submarines, children's activities, ocean career information and much more. Visitors will also have the chance to check out a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). 12pm-5pm, 7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing. Free admission. Bassist Bootza Necak will be back at Hyatt Regency’s Fireplace Lounge tonight! Don’t miss other performances from Mayumi Abe, Eddie Mendenhall on the piano and David Morwood on the drums. 7pm-11pm, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey. No cover. Bullwacker’s will host Pacific Grove locals Firefly tonight on the patio. The classic rock band plays a variety of hits spanning over three decades from favorites like Van Morrison, Lynyrd Skynard, Doobie Brothers, BB King and more! 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey. No cover. Lava Moon will perform tonight at Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur. The group plays music with a Hawaiian pop and rock vibe. 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. No cover. Enjoy acoustic jazz from Reveille tonight at London Bridge Pub. 9:30pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.

Sunday

Speed Ventures presents the 3rd annual REFUEL Clean Power Motorsports Event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This unique event brings cutting-edge electric cars and motorcycles to the world famous track. 9:30am-5pm, 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas. Andrea’s Fault will be performing at Big Sur River Inn this afternoon on the patio! This group plays jazz, rock n’ roll and country and has the ability to play covers from Nat King Cole to the Rolling Stones. 1pm-5pm, Highway One at Pheneger Creek, Big Sur. No cover. Lee Durley and David Morwood will play some jazzy tunes this afternoon at Hyatt Regency’s Fireplace Lounge. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show! 2pm-6pm, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey. No cover.