All Weekend

Enjoy a night of big-city dance right here on the Central Coast! The Choreographers Showcase at SpectorDance offers local audiences a chance to see a wide variety of original, cutting-edge works while simultaneously expanding performance opportunities for dance artists. Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. 3343 Paul Davis Drive, Marina. $20.

Need a date night idea? Head to the Golden Bough Theatre for a performance of the renowned musical, Billy Elliot. Based on the international smash-hit film, and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience with exquisite music, dance and a heartwarming story. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$44.

Friday

Get ready to celebrate Mardi Gras at the Sunset Center. Tonight Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas put on a show sure to make you feel as though you were in the Big Easy. 8pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $39-$59.

Saturday

This highest jumping, fastest flying, strongest biting Science Saturday of the year focuses on the Olympians in the animal kingdom. Join the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History for crafts, activities, and science as they sprint, jump, and dive into the world of Animal Athletes. 10am-3pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Join Executive Chef, Brian Kearns and Waypoint Bar + Kitchen located at Quail Lodge & Golf Club for a $55 three course prix fixe menu with a choice appetizer, entree and dessert. The menu also includes complimentary bread service and no corkage fee. Reservations are required as seating is limited, call 831-620-8910 to reserve. 6pm. 8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel. $55.

Quail Lodge & Golf Club

Get ready for St. Patrick's Day with a Celtic concert at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Pacific Grove. Tonight Irish duo,The O'Sullivans return for a jammin good time. 7:30pm. 146 12th Street, Pacific Grove. $20 in advance and $22 at the door.