All Weekend 

Bring the family out to a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Golden Bough Theater in Carmel-by-the-Sea. This Tony Award winning play takes you inside the mind of 15-year-old Christopher Boone as he sets out to solve the mysterious death of a neighbor’s dog. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$38.

Friday

Musician and vocalist James Murray stops by Folktale Winery to kick off the weekend with live jams. 4:30pm-7:30pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. Free event.

Soak in some tunes, do a little shopping and enjoy local food and wine during Carmel Plaza’s Summer Live Music Series. Today The Chicano All Stars perform with bites provided by Il Fornaio and sips from Hahn Family Wines. 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event. 

Congrats, you’ve made it to the end of the work week! Unwind with a cocktail and live music at Phoebe’s Café at the Asilomar Conference Grounds. Tonight’s performer is classic rock and country performer Austin Metreyeon. 6:30pm-9pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event. 

Saturday

Beer lovers will find true paradise when the 17th Annual Beer Festival takes over the Monterey County Fair & Event Center this afternoon. The Monterey Beer Festival brings over 80 beers from dozens of breweries paired alongside fantastic live entertainment and food! Musical acts include DJ Fredo, Spazmatics and Daze on the Green. 12:30pm-5pm. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $45 for general admission in advance and $70 for VIP in advance.

Uncork your creativity and Paint with Dali17. Paint, canvas and brushes are provided as an experienced local artist leads you through the process of unleashing your inner Salvador Dali. 4pm-6pm. 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $35.

Enjoy the finer things in life with an Art Walk at The Barnyard Shopping Village in Carmel. Come stroll the terraced gardens and meet the resident artists in their studios. The evening will also include a lecture from Mark Farina. 4pm-7pm. 3663 The Barnyard #D33, Carmel. Free event. 

Kick back, relax and enjoy live music at Folktale Winery on Carmel Valley Road. This afternoon Taylor Rae stops by for indie-pop and folk jams. 4:30pm-7:30pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. Free event. 

Sunday

Head for the hills and bring your family and friends out to scenic Salinas Valley for Hahn’s Summer Music Series. Pick a spot on their sunny patio and simply soak in the live music, wine, view and good company. This week the Dan Beck Band stops by for an afternoon of relaxing jazz and blues jams. 12pm-4pm. 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad. Free event.