All Weekend

Round up the kiddos and catch an adventurous musical performance of Madagascar Live! at the Golden Bough Theatre. Follow the journey of a pack of animal friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves in the madcap world of King Julien. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8 for children and $25 for adults.

Friday

Vocalist, composer and songwriter Rufus Wainwright stops by the Sunset Center tonight for a night full of original works. 8pm. San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave., Carmel-by-the-Sea. $49-$69.

Saturday

Hunter & The Dirty Jacks are at Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur for a night of retro rock and roll. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. $25.

Sunday

It’s going down at Peter B’s Brewpub today as the Patriots take on the Falcons during the Superbowl! Head to the 2nd Annual Pigskin Palooza with drink specials, raffle prizes and an all-you-can-eat buffet. 2pm-11pm. 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. $45 for mug club members and $60 for general.

Pigskin Palooza

Embark upon a Super Bowl Crawl between Dawn's Dream & Galante wine tasting rooms in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Watch the game on their HD TV's while enjoying wine and complimentary snacks! 3pm. NW Corner 7th & Dolores, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event. RSVP by calling 831-624-3800.

Dawn's Dream

For a list of other venues to catch the big game check out our blog post “Best Places to Watch Football in Monterey.”