All Weekend

Big Sur is all about indulgence this weekend as the Big Sur Food & Wine Festival takes over the scenic stretch of coastline. The four-day event kicks off at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands which showcases over 40 wines and 20 chefs. Other events throughout the festival include hiking with stemware, various wine tastings, winemaker dinners, and a Grand Public Tasting at Post Ranch Inn on Sunday. Cheers! Thursday- Sunday, Big Sur. Various ticket prices.

Ever want to sail on the open seas like a true pirate? Now is your chance! The Tall Ship Lady Washington (which was featured on Pirates of the Caribbean) is docking in Moss Landing for walk-on tours and voyages. Ahoy! November 8-17, 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing. $3 for tour and $39 for sailing voyages.

Lady Washington

Planet Gemini is the source of comedic entertainment this weekend when Steve Trevino takes the stage. His hilarious stand-up act is sure to start your weekend off on the right foot. Friday and Saturday at 8pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10.

Friday

Nellie McKay joins forces with Grammy Award-winning ensemble the Turtle Island Quartet for an unforgettable night of music from Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhom and the Weimar cabaret. The Sunset Center is the perfect setting for Nellie's talents on the piano, mallets and ukulele paired with the unique sounds of the quartet. 8pm, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $49-$59.

Saturday

Remember our country's veterans today at the 4th Annual Veterans Day Celebration at the Marina Equestrian Center. The event honors all veterans with a historical color guard, national anthem, 1942 invocation, living historians in WWII uniform and a flash museum in a WWII warhorse-hospital setting. 10am-11am, California Avenue and 9th Street, Marina. Free event.

The Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea showcases works from Youth Music Monterey County this afternoon. Destiny and its Acceptance features Azerbaijani music including Chahargah Rhapsody for Kamancha and Symphonic Orchestra by Hasan Rzayev. 2pm, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $5-$30

Big Sur gets a touch of reggae tonight when Jonah and the Whalewatchers stops by the Fernwood Tavern. Ya mon'! 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

The Brentano String Quartet brings their highly acclaimed performance to the Sunset Center this afternoon. 3pm, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $40-$55.