The Carmel Academy of Performing Arts has been working hard to bring you some incredible entertainment during their Showcase 2012! The Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea will be full of vibrant local talent in dance and vocals. 6pm, Friday-Sunday. San Carlos at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $24.
Don’t miss a performance of God of Carnage this weekend at the Circle Theatre. The Broadway piece by Yasmina Reza will have the crowd laughing in hysterics. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm, Monte Verde Avenue, San Carlos at Ninth AvenueCarmel-by-the-Sea. $10-$35.
Native American and Western art collide this weekend at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. The Indian Arts Market showcases all sorts of artifacts, antiques and contemporary offerings. Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $8.
Head over to the SummerFest Arts & Crafts Faire at Custom House Plaza in Monterey this weekend. Pick up a special something for that father figure in your life or just enjoy the arts, music and food offerings. 10am-5pm, 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free event.
The Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada is excited to unveil their latest exhibit In Sharp Focus. This exhibit features works from northern California photographers including Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham. Tonight they host a special preview and reception full of wine and hors d’oeuvres. 6pm-8pm, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
The Henry Miller Library comes alive tonight! Jenny Lewis and Nik Freitas light up the night with their Indie and folk songs. Jenny plays hits from her wildly popular album “Acid Tongue.” 7:30pm, Highway One, Big Sur. $40.50.
Pair some vino with the smooth folk and indie songs from Gayle Skidmore at Pierce Ranch Vineyards. This is the perfect place to “wine’d” down after the work week! 8:30pm, 499 Wave Street, Monterey. $5.
Today is the day to meet and greet local farmers and see what they have been hiding in their greenhouses. Six different nurseries open their doors to showcase beautiful plants and flowers to the public during the 3rd Annual Monterey Bay Greenhouse Open House. 10am-4pm, various venues. Free event.
Did you know that the Monterey County Fairgrounds hosted some of the greatest live acts around before they even became famous? Music icons like Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Janis Joplin all graced the stages during the 1967 “Pop Festival.” Now you can relive this slice of history with a walking tour where it all went down. Tour guide Tim Thomas will lead fans through the fairgrounds recounting the epic music festival on its 45th anniversary. 10am and 2pm, 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $20-$25. Call 831.521.3304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Learn how to cook for the season at Earthbound Farms today. Chef Sarah Lacasse will give a cooking demo and will even let you taste a sample of her delicious concoction! 11am-2pm, 7250 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Free event.
How does a leisure wine stroll at Bernardus Lodge sound? Join Bernardus Wine Maker Dean DeKorth, Wine Director Mark Buzan and Vineyard Manager Matt Shea for a little wine tasting and wine education while admiring Bernardus’ pristine vineyards and gardens. 1pm-2:30pm, 415 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. $35.
Take a trip over to Big Sur today and stop by Fernwood Tavern. CB Brand performs a free concert tonight! 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.
Happy Father’s Day! Bring dear old Dad out to Monterey for a truly happy Father’s Day. There are so many options to choose from including brunches, bocce, BBQ’s and more.
Pay tribute to your father figure in the Run in the Name of Love 5K and 2K races in Carmel-by-the-Sea this morning. Runners/walkers will begin at the Sunset Center and end on Scenic Road and Eighth Avenue. Furry friends are also welcome to join! 8:30am-10:30am, San Carlos Street and Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $35 in advance and $40 the day of the event.
Treat Dad to an island-style brunch at Kula Ranch in Marina. The buffet will be stocked with chilled shrimp, salads, desserts and a build your own omelet station. 10am-3pm, 3295 Dunes Drive, Marina. $28.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 11-6.
What better way to warm your father’s heart than with a fabulous brunch! Edgar’s Restaurant at Quail Lodge offers New York steak & eggs, Edgar's famous eggs Benedict and small plates for the kids. After brunch hit up the golf store where Dad’s receive 30% off of men’s apparel! 11am-4pm, 8000 Valley Green Drive, Carmel.
Head to sunny Carmel Valley for a day of two great things for dad, BBQ and Bocce! Bernardus Lodge will be cooking up delicious free range chicken, Angus beef hamburgers and sausages served with sides of corn and various salads. Afterwards everyone is invited to join in on the fun at the bocce and croquet field. 12pm-3pm, 415 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. $45 for adults and $20 for children 6-12.
Make Dad's dreams come true with a round of golf at the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links. Residents of Monterey and Santa Cruz counties will receive a special Father's Day rate of $395 with no room requirement.
MY Museum is celebrating Dad’s with free admission today! The whole family is sure to love the kid-friendly exhibits like “MY Hospital,” “My Day at the Beach” and “MY Creation Stations.” 12pm-5pm, 425 Washington Street, Monterey. Free admission with purchase of one child’s ticket.
Dads are also invited to try their luck at Monterey Mirror Maze! Admission is free for fathers on both Saturday and Sunday. 751 Cannery Row #109, Monterey. Free admission for Dads.
As the Content Manager at the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Allyson manages digital marketing and social media for SeeMonterey. If she's not taking scenic pictures around the county, you are likely to find her on the Monterey Bay Coastal Rec Trail, sipping wine in Carmel Valley or hiking at Fort Ord National Monument.