All Weekend

Kick off your weekend with a good laugh. Danny Villapondo and Butch Escobar give hilarious stand-up acts at Planet Gemini on Friday and Saturday at 8pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10.  

Love the jellies at the Monterey Bay Aquarium? Learn more about these majestic invertebrates during the Jellyfish Jamboree this weekend. There will be special presentations, live music and presentations from aquarists who help raise these fascinating creatures. Insiders tip- members and advance ticket holders can enter the exhibit at 9am rather than 10am. This is a great time to get some shots of the jellies without the crowds! Saturday and Sunday, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free with admission.  

Friday

It’s the first Friday of the month which can only mean one thing; it’s time for First Fridays Art Walk at Oldtown Salinas. Several shops, galleries and open their doors for live music, refreshments, art exhibitions and lots of family fun. 5pm-8pm, Main Street Salinas. Free event.

Prepare to walk with the dead at the Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada during the Resurrection Dance of the Dead. Guests are encouraged to dress up for a festive night full of dancing, food, a raffle and a costume contest. 6pm-9pm, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. $15.  

Saturday

Run in for the Fallen during a 10k run at scenic Fort Ord Dunes to honor the sons of Monterey who gave their devotion to their country in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. All proceeds will go to charities dedicated to honor the memories of the fallen or assisting the men and women returning from war. 9am, Beach Range Road, Marina. $55 for general and $40 for active duty military.  

Happy National Cookie Monster Day! MY Museum is celebrating the Sesame Street character’s birthday with a bash including crafts, recipes and cookies, of course. 11am-3pm, 425 Washington Street, Monterey. Free with admission.  

Carmel Plaza turns into an art gallery tonight for an exhibition from Patricia Gonzalez. Her works in “Things That Bind Us” will be showcased and accompanied with live music from Jxel Rachjenberg and wine tastings. 6pm-8pm, Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.  

Scary Little Friends and Wooden Suns perform tonight at the Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur. 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.  l