All Weekend

Looking for a laugh? Swing by the Paper Wing Theatre in Monterey for a performance of “Big Baby.” This seriocomedy has some interesting characters including a Catholic mother, a middle-aged son and a dominatrix. You know you are intrigued! Friday and Saturday at 8pm. 320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey. $20.

Friday

Get in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with a performance of Rhythm of the Dance at the Sunset Center. Dancers from the Emerald Isle perform traditional step dances to a live band. Don’t forget to wear your green! 8pm, San Carlos Street and Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $49-$69. Trance musicians head to Big Sur’s Fernwood Tavern tonight for a truly psychedelic evening. The Entrance Band and The Range of Light Wilderness are sure to put on an epic show! 9pm, 47200 Highway One Big Sur. $6.50.

Saturday

Take a hike with guides from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District this morning. Today hikers will explore Mesa Pond and Garzas Canyon via the Mesa Trail and Via las Encinas. The 2 mile hike is expected to last 2.5 hours. Don’t forget to bring water, snacks and lunch. 9am, Via las Encinas Trailhead, Carmel Valley. Free event. Kids itching for something to do? Bring them over to MY Museum for a live concert from Gustafer Yellowgold. This friendly creature puts on an interactive show involving live music, storytelling and more! 9am-10am, 425 Washington Street, Monterey. $7. Santa Cruz locals Matt Masih and the Messengers play a funky set at the Fernwood Tavern tonight. The six-piece jam band specializes in reggae and soul so you are sure to have a jamming time mon’. 9pm, 47200 Highway One Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

Celebrate the luck of the Irish today at a few Monterey County restaurants. Leprechauns at Tarpy’s Roadhouse in Monterey have been busy putting together a special drink and food menu in honor of St. Patrick. Enjoy items like corned beef and cabbage and lots of green beer! 11:30am-9pm, 2999 Highway 68, Monterey. Rio Grill in Carmel also shows their green spirit with drink specials and menu additions. Be sure to check out their feature drink “The Green Leprechaun.” 11:30am-10pm, 101 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel. Pacific Grove favorite Fandango Restaurant presents two dinner specials this St. Patrick’s Day including Irish stew and corned beef and cabbage. 5pm-9pm, 223 17th Street, Pacific Grove.