All Weekend

Celebrate the return of gray whales to the Monterey Bay during Whalefest Monterey! Old Fisherman's Wharf and Custom House Plaza in historic downtown Monterey throw quite the migration party for these much loved creatures featuring films, lectures and special activities. Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Custom House Plaza, Monteery. Free event.

Friday

Consider yourself a storyteller? Share a story at the Pink Flamingo Theater Story Smack-Down for a chance to win an official Pink Flamingo Mug, a cash prize, and the right to come back in November 2017 for the Championship. 7:30pm-9pm. 2115 North Fremont Ave #C, Monterey. Free for storytellers and $10 for story listeners.

Saturday

Discover the incredible migratory journeys of whales, birds, salmon (and even humans!) during Science Saturday at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. There will be a variety of family friendly activities and birthday cake at 1pm to celebrate Sandy the Whale's big day. 10am-3pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Head to Hartnell College in Salinas for a night full of mystery! Friends of the Monterey Symphony host its 8th annual fundraiser featuring “Ghosts Galore: The Mystery of the Macawber Mansion” followed by a delicious 3-course dinner. Show begins at 5pm, dinner begins at 6pm. 411 Central Avenue Salinas. $25-$55.

The Kalichstein Laredo Robinson Trio lights up the night at the Sunset Center with a stunning program featuring works from Brahms, Shostakovich and Zwillich. 8pm. San Carlos St at Ninth Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $64.

Head to Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight for a live performance from rock n’ roll group Sky Country. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. $25.

Sunday

Take a trip to southern Monterey County and visit the historic Mission San Antonio de Padua for its Annual Cutting of the Roses and Brunch. Guests can enjoy the beautiful grounds and take home a treasure from the Mission’s beautiful Padres’ Garden. 10am-1pm. 1 Mission Creek Rd, Jolon. Free admission, $10 for brunch.

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