Starting on Thursday Pebble Beach becomes the center of the world as far as food and wine are concerned. Over 250 acclaimed wineries and 100 celebrity chefs converge for the Pebble Beach Food & Wine for a variety of high-end lunches, dinners, wine tastings and cooking demonstrations. Click here for a full list of events. Thursday-Sunday. Pebble Beach. Various ticket prices.
"Last Comic Standing" star Dante is at Planet Gemini Friday and Saturday nights for two nights of hilarious stand up comedy. Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 9:15pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10-$15.
Kids and adults of all ages will be mesmerized by the Disney tale of Mulan come to life at the Golden Bough Playhouse. The enchanting and heartwarming performance includes favorite tunes like "Reflection," "Honor to Us All" and "I'll Make a Man Out of You." Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday at Sunday 2pm. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$20.
Come one come all to "America's Last Hometown" for a weekend full of old-fashioned fun. The highly anticipated Pacific Grove Good Old Days is packed with all sorts of activity including a parade, live entertainment on 5 separate stages, arts and crafts, food vendors, carnival rides and more! Get the full event schedule here. Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm. Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.
Get a sneak peek into the Moss Landing Marine Lab today during their annual "Open House" event. This weekend they open their doors for live animal touch tanks, a puppet show, a fish printing craft corner, and tours of the facility. Students and faculty also give scientific seminars on their research and educational nature tours. Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm. 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing. Free event.
The Sunset Center comes alive this evening with classical music performed by the Miro Quartet who play works from Hayden, Theofanidis and Schubert . 8pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $41-$59.
Take a trip back in time and see how things were done back in the Mission Days. The Mission San Antonio de Padua hosts several re-enactors in costume portraying soldiers, artisans and vaqueros on horseback. Demonstrations to include adobe brick making, acorn grinding, tortilla making, weaving, face painting, rope making, and more. 11am-3pm. End of Mission Road, Fort Hunter Liggett. $10 per car.
Americana and bluegrass comes to the Fernwood Tavern tonight. The Jim Lewin Band plays original tunes as well as known favorites from the likes of Johnny Cash, the Grateful Dead and Sun Ra. 10pm. 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.
Get out of your comfort zone and step into the bee's nest today at the Carmel Lavender Ranch in Carmel Valley. Today you can help release over 50,000 honeybees to pollinate the ranch's array of lavender plants. Don't miss this unique and life-changing peek into the fantastic world of honeybees. 4pm-5:30pm. Tassajara Road and Cachagua Road, Carmel Valley. $85 for adults and $40 for children under 12.