All Weekend

Relais & Châteaux GourmetFest is a four day foodie extravaganza featuring an exclusive roster of world-renowned chefs and wineries. Events include an opening night welcome party, cooking demos, wine tastings, off-site tours combined with exciting lunches, featured chefs, world-class wine dinners and a closing party at La Playa Carmel. Thursday-Sunday. Various venues and ticket prices.

The Carmel Jewish Film Festival kicks off on Saturday with an amusing movie lineup spanning various venues throughout the county. These unique films communicate themes and messages with universal appeal drawn from the Monterey area and beyond. Click here for the full schedule. March 3-24. Multiple venues. $12 per film ticket.

Friday

Calling all comedians! The Pink Flamingo Theatre hosts their monthly Open Mic Night for a hysterical night of amateur stand-up comedy. 7:30pm. 2115 North Fremont Ave #C, Monterey. $10 for audience.

Saturday

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Pick up your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in Monterey! Several local bars and eateries tap into their inner Leprechaun on Friday, March 17th with all sorts of St. Patrick's Day deals and events sure to turn your palate green. Click here to view a list of St. Patrick’s Day events in the area.

Before your afternoon St. Paddy's Day shenanigans, partake in a fun 4 mile run at Poppy Hills Golf Course. Proceeds from Run Fore The Green will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Race includes breakfast, green beer, and entry into the helicopter ball drop at the post race party. 7:30am. 3200 Lopez Rd, Pebble Beach. $50.

Poppy Hills Golf Course

Love classic cars? Head to the 3rd Annual Cars in the Park Car Show at Vince DiMaggio Park in Marina. The show is open to all 1976 and earlier foreign and domestic cars and all modern two-door muscle cars. Other show highlights include live music, food vendors, silent auction, raffle and more. 8am-4pm. 3200 Del Monte Boulevard, Marina. Free event.

Indulge on Irish inspired dishes and drinks during a special St. Patrick’s Day themed Monterey Bay Food Tour. Stroll through historic Monterey and sample bites from an array of local restaurants with an Irish twist. 11am-2pm. Custom House, 1 Custom House Plaza, Monterey.  $95.

Irish rockers Molly’s Revenge return to St. Mary's Church in Pacific Grove on St. Paddy’s Day for an afternoon of Celtic jams and dancing. Irish dishes and Guinness beer will also be available for purchase. $25 in advance and $28 at the door. 

Get your fix of all things Irish at local watering hole Peter B's Brewpub. Today they bring out specials like their corned beef and cabbage and crazy deals on beer and bites! Stop by from 6:30pm-9:30pm for live Irish jams from Dave Holodiloff and his Celtic Group. 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free cover.

Prepare to be amazed during Solarzar's Magic and Mystery Show at the Pink Flamingo Theatre tonight. 7:30pm-9pm. 2115 North Fremont Ave #C, Monterey. $20.

Enjoy a Johnny Cash tribute concert at CSU Monterey Bay tonight as musician James Garner recreates some of the legend’s biggest hits. 8pm-10pm. Monterey Bay World Theater, 100 Campus Center Building 28, Seaside. $10-$40.

Sunday

It's not Sunday without brunch! Portola Hotel & Spa launches their first Sunday brunch today at Jacks Monterey with live music and the Booze Buggy Beverage Cart. Now you can enjoy a decadent menu featuring brunch favorites like Ricotta Cheese Blintzes, California Benedicts, Carl's Skillet Fried Chicken and Waffles, Brioche French Toast, and more. 11:30am-3pm. 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Sunday Brunch

Wrap up the weekend with wine and live music at Folktale Winery on Carmel Valley Road. This afternoon singer and violinist Razzvio stops by to showcase her amazing talents. 4:30pm-7:30pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. Free event.