All Weekend

Immerse yourself in the swing-dancing lifestyle for four whole days during Monterey Swingfest at the Hyatt Regency Monterey! Learn from the best with intensive classes from West Coast Swing pros and show off your skills in dance contests and open dance sessions. Thursday-Sunday. 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey. $159.

Hit the trails with guides from the State Parks system this AM! The Asilomar Ramble will take hikers through Asilomar State Park with interesting tidbits about the coastal refuge and its correlation with famous architect Julia Morgan. Friday and Saturday at 10am. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event. Reserve your spot by calling (831) 646-6443.

Saturday

Relax this weekend and join Monterey Bay Meditation Studios at Rip Van Winkle Open Space in Pacific Grove for “Forest Bathing.” The practice of shinrin-yoku (“Forest Bathing”) is a form of guided nature meditation, an “immersion” into the space of trees, plants and inhabitants of the forest. 10am-1pm. 1072 Congress Avenue, Pacific Grove. $25.

Join a Mindful Yoga & Meditation Retreat today with the Monterey Bay Meditation Studios at the Monterey Sports Center. Here you’ll learn a variety of practices to accommodate your needs for self-care and receive support in integrating these practices into your life. 1pm-3pm. 301 E. Franklin Street, Monterey. $35 in advance and $45 at the door. 

Kick off 2019 with a Natural Preserve Walk through the Asilomar Dunes with guides from the State Park system. 1:30pm-2:30pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event. Reserve your spot by calling (831) 646-6443.

Make Monterey beaches pristine and join staff from Discovery Whale Watch for a beach cleanup! Today the crew will be cleaning the stretch of beach from the Monterey commercial wharf to the condos on Del Monte Beach. 2pm-4pm. Beach adjacent to Municipal Wharf 2, 285 Figueroa Street, Monterey. Free event. 

Kayaks

It’s the second Saturday of the month which means it’s time for the Carmel Art Walk! Visit artist owned galleries and studios and meet the local artists who carry on the Carmel art colony legacy. Click here for a map of participating venues. 5pm-8pm. Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event. 

The Sunset Center gets jazzed up this evening as three time Grammy award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis takes the stage. 8pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $59-$79.