All Weekend

Cherry's Jubilee kicks it old school this weekend where classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles parade down Monterey County's most scenic roads. Spectators can view the vintage wheels on Friday at the Waterfront parking lot near Fisherman's Wharf and Saturday at Cannery Row, Pacific Grove and the Waterfront parking lot. Thursday-Sunday. Various locations throughout Monterey County. Free for spectators.

Cherry's Jubilee along the waterfront in Monterey

The adobes that make Monterey so unique and rich in history open their doors this weekend during the Art in the Adobes Festival. The three day cultural festival is full of art exhibitions, lectures, art demonstrations, music and living history for the next generation of artists and historians. An opening reception kicks things off on Friday, September 13th at Orientations in Monterey. Friday-Sunday. Monterey. All access passes are $25, opening reception passes are $50 and one day festival tickets are $25. Click here to purchase tickets.

Crazy triathletes from around the globe converge on Lovers Point for the Triathlon at Pacific Grove. The triathlon offers a full Olympic distance triathlon, a sprint distance triathlon, and a 5K and 10K Fun Run along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline. Friday-Sunday. Lovers Point, Pacific Grove. Free for spectators.

Swimmers in the water

Don't miss the comedic performance of The Imaginary Invalid at Circle Theatre this weekend. The zany play takes a stab at the 17th century health care industry and one man's quest to marry his daughter off to a doctor. 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Casanova between 8th & 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $7.50-$35.

The charming outdoor Forest Theatre in Carmel-by-the-Sea presents Peter Pan the Musical this weekend. Kids and adults will love the entertaining Disney classic complete with high-flying stunts! 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Mountain View and Santa Rita, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $7.30-$39.

Planet Gemini brings in comedian Eric Blake this Friday and Saturday. You may recognize him from his multiple performances on BET and HBO. Stay for karaoke or the After Party where local DJs mix up the latest hits. Friday and Saturday from 8pm-1:30am, 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10.

Pick up some unique art and jewelry on Old Fisherman's Wharf this weekend. The Monterey Bay HarvestFest Arts & Crafts Faire hosts over 50 juried artists showcasing their craft alongside great food and live music. Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm. 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free event.

September means Oktoberfest in Germany and in Monterey! This Saturday and Sunday head to the Monterey County Fair & Event Center for a truly Munich meets Monterey experience. There will be live music from The Flying Dutchman, pretzels, bratwursts, St. Pauli girls and lots of beer, of course. 12pm-6pm, 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $5 admission.

 

Like Mozart? Head over to the Hidden Valley Opera Ensemble in Carmel Valley for Don Giovanni Opera. The production is set in modern times and sung in English. 7:30pm on Saturday and 2:30pm on Sunday. 33 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. $35-$50.

Friday

There's just a few weeks left to enjoy the Summer Live Concert Series at the Carmel Plaza. Tonight's event features live music from Nu-Horizon, food from Bistro Beaujolais and wine from Bernardus Winery and Joullian Vineyards. 5pm-7pm, Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea.

I Cantori di Carmel performs at the Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada this evening as part of the Art in the Adobes Festival. Their choral presence is sure to make the artwork in the gallery sing. 7pm, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. $10.

Enjoy the sunset on Asilomar's deck this evening. Don't miss out on the live music, drink specials and tasty appetizers! 7pm-9pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove.

Saturday

Learn about some of the native seeds on the Monterey Peninsula during a hike with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District. Hikers will set out at the Marina Dunes Preserve for a native seed gathering. 10am, Dunes Drive, Marina. Free event.

Bask in the sunshine at Earthbound Farms in Carmel Valley and join their Flower and Herb Walk. You will even leave with an array of flowers and herbs to take home. 10am-12pm, 7250 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. $15 for adults and $5 for children.

Sunday

Set out on a 3.5 mile hike with guides from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District for a jaunt through Garland Ranch's Waterfall, Mesa and Maple Canyon trails. You'll even have the chance to learn about the seeds and fruits of this region. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and to bring water and snacks. 9am, Garland Visitors Center, Carmel Valley. Free event.

The sunny deck at the Big Sur River Inn hosts Andrea's Fault this afternoon. The three-piece jazz band breaks all the rules and plays everything from rock n' roll to classical. 1pm-5pm, 46840 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.

 

 

Need a good laugh? The Sunset Center has your remedy and it's Lewis Black. His show "The Rant is Due" will cause you to laugh yourself into hysteria while taking away compelling points about the absurdities of the world. 7pm, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $79-$149.