All Weekend

Need a good laugh? Head over to Planet Gemini on Fremont Street in Monterey and watch stand-up comedian Thai Rivera. You may recognize him from Comedy Central's Live At Gotham and The Logo Network's One Night Stand up. Afterwards stay for dancing and karaoke. Friday and Saturday at 8pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10.

Hit the trails with guides from the State Parks system this AM! The Asilomar Ramble will take hikers through Asilomar State Park with interesting tidbits about the coastal refuge and its correlation with famous architect Julia Morgan. Saturday and Sunday at 9:30am. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event. Reserve your spot by calling (831) 646-6443.

Friday

Prepare to be amazed by the incredible talents of the young Catalyst Quartet at the Sunset Center. Tonight they play works from Montgomery, Brahms, Barber and Walker. 8pm, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $31-$46.

Saturday

Get ready for St. Paddy's day at Carmel Plaza today! Reel Deal Celtic plays all sorts of traditional Celtic songs from Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton and Nova Scotia sure to get you in the dancing, or shopping, mood. 1pm-3pm, Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.

Wine and dine with award-winning sculptor Albert Paley tonight at the Carmel Art Association. Enjoy fine wines and hearty hors d'oeuvres while mingling with the artist and author of new monograph "Albert Paley on Park Avenue." 6pm-9pm, Dolores between Fifth and Sixth, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $55-$65.

Afrobeat jam band Danjuma and Onola stop by Fernwood Tavern for a night of live music under the redwoods. 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.