Burning Man meets Monterey County this weekend as the Lightning in a Bottle Festival rolls into the San Antonio Lake Recreation Area. The four-day immersive event combines unique experiences in music, art and community. Major musical acts include Flume, SBTRKT, Odesza and RL Grime. Thursday-Monday. 2610 San Antonio Road,Bradley. $275 for a full weekend pass.
Over 45 reggae bands and musicians converge at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center this weekend for the 6th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival. The three-day event spread throughout Memorial Day Weekend is packed with live music, fantastic food, refreshing beverages, creative artwork and sustainable practices. Major acts include Slightly Stoopid, The Roots, Soja, Michael Franti, Iration and many more! Friday-Sunday. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $75 for one day passes, $190 for 3 day passes.
Catch a performance of Tony Award-winning Broadway show Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Circle Theatre this weekend. This hilarious comedy is sure to have you rolling in the aisles. Friday and Saturday at 7:30om and Sunday at 2pm. Casanova between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$36.
The inaugural MayFest Monterey Bay kicks off on Saturday at Custom House Plaza near Old Fisherman's Wharf. The three-day event will be hopping with a variety of international food booths, local beer wine vendors and lots of live entertainment. Saturday-Monday from 12pm-7pm. 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free event.
Join winemaker Russell Joyce for an unforgettable Winemakers Dinner at Stone Creek Kitchen. Guests will enjoy six Joyce Vineyards wines perfectly paired with a seasonally spectacular dinner prepared by Chef Kristina Scrivani. The "chef's table" inspired soiree includes dishes like fillet mignon and wild mushroom ravioli. 7pm. 465 Canyon Del Rey Blvd., Del Rey Oaks. $125.
Legendary musician Boz Scaggs performs at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea this afternoon. You do not want to miss this night full of blues, R&B, rock and jazz hits! 8pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $82-$122.
Indulge in local food and wine at The Barnyard's Food, Wine & Beer Celebration today. Over 50 different wine, craft beer and food vendors will be serving delicious sips and samplings all accompanied by live music from the Victory Lane Band and Delaney Ann. 12pm-4pm. 3652 The Barnyard, Carmel. $35 for food and beverages and $20 for food only.
Gospel and pop star Amy Grant is at the Sunset Center tonight playing hits like "Baby Baby," "Every Heartbeat," and "That's What Love is For." 7pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $65-$79.
Happy Memorial Day! Still enjoying your three-day weekend? Luckily several events continue on through Monday!
Carmel-by-the-Sea celebrates Memorial Day this morning with the ringing of the bell in the World War I Memorial Arch followed by speeches from city dignitaries and military officials in Devendorf Park. 11am. Ocean Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.
Not only is it Memorial Day but it's also National Wine Day! Holman Ranch Vineyards invites winos to swirl and sip Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs for free in their Carmel Valley tasting room. 11am-6pm. 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. Free event.
The Monterey County Pops puts on a patriotic Memorial Day concert on the lawn of Colton Hall this afternoon. Bring a picnic and enjoy traditional tunes from the 40-member orchestra. 2pm. 570 Pacific Street, Monterey. Free event.