The west comes alive this weekend as the California Rodeo Salinas sets up shop at the Salinas Sports Complex. Top cowboys and cowgirls travel to Salinas to compete on some of the best bucking stock in the country. The track will also feature motorcycle jumpers and the Ehcapa Bareback Riders. In addition to the arena and track action, experience shopping, a kids corral, food booths, saloons, cantinas and more. Wednesday-Sunday. Various ticket prices.
California’s oldest music festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, celebrates its 80th Anniversary in 2017 with 15 days of performances, talks and educational events. As always, the focus is on J.S. Bach and the many composers he influenced, including Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and more. July 15-29. Various tickets prices and venues.
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. Friday and Saturday from 6pm-8pm. 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free with admission.
Learn about lunar eclipses at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. This evening, Dr. Bruce Weaver, Director of the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy, will explain the incredible coincidences that makes solar eclipses possible and unique in our solar system. 7pm-8:30pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. $5.
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.
Immerse your little ones in a theatrical musical concert during a performance of “The Epic Adventures of Leonard & Rasmus: Expedition to the Moon”. This 45 minute concert, narrated by the Carmel Bach Festival conductor Paul Goodwin, is sure to hold the attention span of all ages. 11am-12pm. Sunset Center, San Carlos Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $11.
It’s family movie night at Dali17 at the Museum of Monterey! Bring the kiddos to the ‘surreal’ screening of “Howl’s Moving Castle,” an animated film by Hayao Miyazaki. 5pm-7pm. 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $10 for adults and $5 for kids.
Enjoy an inspirational evening at Move Studios during Move Inspire Explore. This interactive event showcases dance performances, live music and creative arts from the local community. 7pm-10pm. 600 E. Franklin Street, Monterey. $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Wind down the weekend on a high note with Yoga + Beer. Peter B’s Brewpub rolls out the mats for a 90 minute yoga class followed by a glass of delightful craft beer. 11am-12:30pm. Two Portola Plaza, Monterey. $20.
Seaside has got the blues all summer long! The popular Sunday Blues in the Park series continues this weekend with live music from Soul Shake and Mitch Woods & his Rocket 88’s. 1pm-4:30pm. 1249 Canyon Del Rey Blvd, Seaside. Free event.