All Weekend

Get ready to dance in your seat during Viva Las Vegas at the Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel. This special rock tribute features covers from Elvis, Little Richard, Aretha Franklin and more! Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 8:30pm. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$75

Friday

Get your groove on at Move Studios during their monthly Salsa & Bachata Social Night. 8:30pm-11pm. 600 E Franklin St, Monterey. $10.

Saturday

Austin Metreyeon stops by Folktale Winery for some amazing folk and blues jams. 4:30pm-7:30pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. Free event. 

Sunday 

Happy New Year’s Eve! 

First Night Monterey celebrates the lively arts scene in Monterey County with its family-friendly celebration of the arts on New Year’s Eve. Over 15 venues hold concurrent performances and activities for both children and adults, culminating in a convergence on Custom House Plaza to ring in 2018. Live music ranges from classical to Irish traditional to experimental hip-hop. 3pm-midnight. Downtown Monterey. $22 for adults and $15 for youth when bought in advance. 

Monterey's citywide First Night celebration is only one of many taking place on New Year's Eve in the area! If you're looking for a large celebration, or an intimate one, you can find it at one of these fine spots in Monterey County. Click here for a full list of NYE events and dinners. 

Monday

Kick of 2018 on the right foot during Rio Grill’s Resolution Run this morning! The 6.5 mile foot race and 3-mile family fun run are set on a breathtaking cross-country course through Carmel-by-the-Sea. Proceeds benefit Coastal Kids Home Care. Registration begins at 7am, race starts at 9am. 101 Crossroads Boulevard, Carmel. $40, before December 30. 

Make a resolution to get healthy in the New Year and join Asilomar State Park for National “First Day Hikes.” This signature event for America’s State Parks is an opportunity for participants to visit their local state parks to connect to nature for recreational opportunities, and to foster a healthy, outdoor lifestyle. 1:30pm-2:30pm. Meet State Park staff at the U.S. Flagpole, north of the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall, located in