Find the latest trends and gear in fitness at the Monterey Conference Center this weekend at the Big Sur International Marathon Expo. Marathon participants can also pick up their racing bibs for race day. Friday from 12pm-6pm and Saturday from 9am-6pm. 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free event.
Actor and comedian Eric Blake is at Planet Gemini Friday and Saturday nights. You may recognize this master of stand-up comedy from BET's "Comic View." 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.
Bring in your favorite shells, rocks, plants and bones to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and have them identified! Today natural science experts from the Bureau of Land Management stop by to take shot at demystifying your treasure. 11am-3pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.
Kids can enjoy a day in the playful tidepools along Pacific Grove's coastline today with Camp Sea Labs. The day will include full "feet-on and hands-on" activities from tidepool exploration, games, to arts & crafts. 12pm-2pm. Point Pinos, past Crespi Pond on Sunset/Ocean View, Pacific Grove. $5 per person.
Get your kids over to the Sunset Center this afternoon for a production of Fancy Nancy The Musical. The Vital Theatre Company performs this lighthearted musical based on the beloved children's books. For the full experience you can attend a special pre-show tea party at 1pm to meet the characters! 3pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $35 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under.
Running in the Big Sur International Marathon tomorrow or just want to carbo-load for the heck of it? Check out the all-you-can-eat Pasta Party at the Monterey Marriott or these other places to fuel up before the big race. 4:30pm and 5:30pm seatings. 350 Calle Principal, Monterey $25.
Enjoy an evening of live music from the YMMC Chamber Players at the Monterey Museum of Art. This group of talented young musicians is sure to put on quite the show. 5pm-7pm. 559 Pacific Street, Monterey. $20.
Poetry, music and art collide at the Salinas Sports Complex tonight during The Noche Bohemia. This unique event involves the Latino community and creates a cultural forum to convene, socialize, and enjoy artistic talents. 6pm. 940 North Main Street, Salinas. Free event.
On your mark, get set, go! This morning thousands of athletes take to Highway One for the Big Sur International Marathon. The 26.2 mile run covers some of the most beautiful coastline in the world. See all of the action at the Big Sur International Marathon's Social Center. 7am. Carmel & Big Sur coastline.
Explore the urban oasis and various habitats at Del Rey Oaks' Frog Pond this morning with guides from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District. The 1.5 mile hike is expected to last 2 hours. Don't forget to wear good hiking shoes and to bring water and snacks. 10am. Frog Pond, Del Rey Oaks. Free event.
Kids 12 and under receive free admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium all day long in honor of Día del Niño! The festive day will include special Latin performances, bilingual animal feeding shows, a craft room and more! 10am-5pm. 88 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free for children 12 and under.
Celebrate Bernardus Winery's 25th Birthday today at their winery in Carmel Valley! Owner and founder Ben Pon hosts quite the soiree with guest chefs, wine tastings, tours of the property, and a chance to blend your own wine. 1pm-4pm. Cachagua Road, Carmel Valley. $65.