All Weekend

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Marina’s 12th Annual Festival of the Winds kicks off this weekend to celebrate the air currents that makes this destination popular for kite flying and hang gliding. Saturday and Sunday will be full of fun activities including professional kite flying demonstrations, a skate board competition, live entertainment and lots of food. Kids will be entertained with activities including a giant inflatable air park, craft making, science projects and more! 10am-5pm, Glorya Jean Tate Park and Marina State Beach, Marina. Free admission. Celebrate Mom this weekend and take her out to the SpringFest Arts & Crafts Faire in downtown Monterey. On Saturday and Sunday more than 50 arts and craft artisans will gather at Monterey’s historical Custom House Plaza to share their pieces with the public. The event will also include plenty of food and live entertainment for the whole family! 9am-5pm, Custom House Plaza, Monterey State Historic Park, Monterey. Free admission.

Friday

Oldtown Salinas will host its monthly First Fridays Arts Walk tonight from 5pm-8pm. Enjoy live local entertainment from Deep Treble, Rebecca Park, J.M Barrie & the Lost Boys and more! First Fridays will also celebrate May's National Salad Month! 5pm-8pm, Oldtown Salinas. Free admission. Head on down to Big Sur and check out Rhett Miller (lead singer of the Old 97’s) at Henry Miller Library! Come see why Rolling Stone Magazine gave Rhett’s most recent solo album four stars, calling it “his strongest solo set ever.” Another singer-songwriter, Robert Francis, will open the show with a set featuring original music with an American rock vibe. Doors open at 6:30pm, show begins at 7:30pm. Henry Miller Library, Hwy 1, Big Sur. Tickets $25. The Terry Shehorn Trio will play live tonight at Santa Lucia Café. The trio will perform music influenced by the '60s, '70s and R&B. 7pm-10pm, 484 Washington Street, Monterey. No cover. A Band of Ninjas will rock out tonight at Bullwacker’s! The group will mix it up with '80s rock, blues and pop. 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey. No cover. Don’t miss Rex Wheeler’s electric acoustic tone at London Bridge Pub tonight! Bring your friends! 9pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.

Saturday

Enjoy an early Saturday morning hike with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District. Hikers will take the Palo Colorado Trail leading to Inspiration Point and will go through coastal chaparral, Monterey pines and ancient oaks. On the 5.5 mile hike spectators will be treated with sweeping views of the Carmel Bay and Santa Lucia mountains. Be sure to bring water, snacks and good hiking shoes. 9am, Palo Corona Barn, Carmel. Call 831-659-6065 to reserve. Celebrate your Mom a day early at the Del Monte Center during “Celebrate Mama!” Over forty family-friendly businesses and organizations will showcase their best products and services. Several games, crafts and raffles will take place throughout the day. Come early; the first 250 Moms will receive a free goody bag! 10am-3pm, 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey. Free admission. Today is Open House out at The Farm in Salinas! Bring the kids and meet The Farm’s new animals or go out on a hayride around the property. There will also be a puppet show at 11am and 11:30am. 11am, Spreckels exit off of Hwy 68, Salinas. Free admission. The Monterey Museum of Art will hold an interview style discussion with artist Mari Kloeppel. At the end of the session the audience will be able to ask a few questions of their own and take a peek at her exhibit, MontereyNow: Mari Kloeppel. 3pm, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey. Free with museum admission. The Sunset Center will hold a rare musical reunion tonight with former folk rock band mates Al Stewart and Peter White. Al Stewart is best known for his platinum album, Year of the Cat. This reunion is sure to be a good time! 8pm, San Carlos St. and Ninth Ave., Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets start at$95 (proceeds to benefit Tyler Heart Institute at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula ). Central Valley band Lance Canales & the Flood will perform tonight at Jose’s Underground Lounge. The group is known for their unique folk and blues styles with a Native American twist. 8:30pm, 638 Wave St., Monterey. Bullwacker’s will be the place to be tonight when Chicago Fire and John “Broadway” Tucker take the stage! Come out and enjoy their take on blues, soul and R&B on the patio. 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey. No cover. Folk Yeah! presents Persephone’s Bees tonight at Fernwood Tavern! Angelina Moysov and her group will give a rockin’ pop rock performance to crowd of those 21 and older. 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Advance tickets are $10. Trained opera singer John Michael will grace a crowd tonight at London Bridge Pub. The Irish native will play music in his unique blend of acoustic, alternative and classical opera. 9:30pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.

Sunday

Don’t forget, today is Mother’s Day! Celebrate that mother figure in your life by treating her to one of the many Mother’s Day brunches in Monterey County! Salinas’ National Steinbeck Museum will be holding a special Mother’s Day brunch with activities for the whole family including a family portrait! Brunch will serve delicious items including fresh carved turkey, scrambled eggs, French toast, salads and desserts. Seating is limited; call (831) 775-4735 to reserve. 10:30am-2:30pm, 1 Main Street, Salinas. $18.95 for adults and $10.95 for children 12 and under. MY Museum is celebrating Mother’s Day by offering Moms in Monterey County half price admission with a purchase of a children’s ticket. The museum will also be hosting several craft demonstrations throughout the day. 12pm-5pm, 425 Washington St., Monterey.