Transport yourself to the mystical lands of Scotland and Ireland during the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival this weekend. This two-day event brings the music, dance and athletic events of the Emerald Isle to the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Saturday from 8am-6pm and Sunday from 8am-5pm. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $15 for a one day pass and $20 for a two day pass.
Love classic Hollywood movies? Head over to the Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel-by-the-Sea for a musical performance of "Hooray for Hollywood!” where you’ll see scenes from classics like Casablanca and James Bond. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. $8-$44.
If you’re looking for a bit of culture then head to Custom House Plaza for the 20th Annual Turkish Festival. Here you are sure to find an array of Turkish dishes, live music, folk and belly dances, art exhibits, crafts, and more! Saturday from 11am-7pm and Sunday from 11am-6pm. 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free event.
Enjoy live jazz music at Cibo Ristorante Friday and Saturday nights all summer long! 5pm-8pm. 301 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free event.
Kick off the weekend over a glass of vino and live jazz from Eddie Mendenhall at Folktale Winery. 4:30pm-7:30pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Free event.
Take in the breathtaking beauty of the "Salad Bowl of the World" during the Salinas Valley Half Marathon this morning. Runners and walkers will start at the Soledad Mission and be delighted with stunning sights along Salinas Valley's Foothill and River Roads along the Santa Lucia mountain range. 36641 Fort Romie Road, Soledad. $95.
Feel rejuvenated after a session of Yoga in the Vines at Folktale Winery this morning. Instructor Kate Balog guides guests through a 90 minute yoga session in the Rose Vineyard followed by a complimentary glass of Folktale wine. 10am-11:30am. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. $20.
Uncork your creativity and Paint with Dali17. Paint, canvas and brushes are provided as experienced local artists lead you step by step through the process of unleashing your inner Salvador Dali. 4pm-6pm. 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $30.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium stays up past its bedtime for the summertime series, Evenings by the Bay. Enjoy the aquarium’s extended hours and listen to live music, enjoy sustainable food and sample wines from local wineries. 6pm-8pm. 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free with admission.
Seaside has got the blues all summer long! The popular Sunday Blues in the Park series continues this weekend with live music from Blues Trudy Lynn with Lorelei & Ever'thang. 1pm-4:30pm. 1249 Canyon Del Rey Blvd, Seaside. Free event.
The Henry Miller LAB in Carmel presents an afternoon of poetry from Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, who will be reading from his new book, White Fire. 3pm-5pm. 3728 The Barnyard, Suite G 23, Carmel. Free event.