All Weekend

Take a step back in time at the Monterey Rock n’ Rod event this weekend. The two-day celebration hosts an old-fashioned sock hop at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center on Friday and a car show showcasing hundreds of automobiles and live music at Custom House Plaza on Saturday. Friday from 5pm-9:30pm at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center and Saturday from 10am-6pm at the Custom House Plaza. $20 to the sock hop and free admission to the car show.

32 Ford cruising by The Mucky Duck

It’s BACON! This favorite pig staple is the star of the show at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. The Monterey BaconFest features all things bacon with things like Bacon Margaritas and Bacon Bloody Mary’s. There will also be chef demos and live music. Saturday and Sunday from 11am-6pm. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $12 in advance and $15 at the gate.


Love Chicago? Then you are going to love tonight’s free concert at the Del Monte Shopping Center. Tribute band Stealin’ Chicago plays all of the classics as part of the Favorite Friday Summer Tribute Concert Series. 6pm-8pm. 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey.  Free event.

Hidden Valley's 36th Annual Masters Festival Concert Series features the Principal Bassoon of the New York Philharmonic, Judith LeClair, and the Solo English Horn of The Cleveland Orchestra, Robert Walters. 7:30pm. 104 W Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Head to the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur this evening for a West of Eden Dinner and Cabaret Show under the redwoods. The entertaining cabaret includes all sorts of acts including fire dancing, burlesque, belly dancing and more. 48603 Highway 1, Big Sur. Doors open at 8pm, event begins at 8:30pm. $20.


Head for the hills and visit Joullian Vineyards & Winery deep in beautiful Carmel Valley for their annual Open House. Here you will have the rare opportunity for barrel blending, cellar tours, tractor rides through the vineyard, and lots of wine! 11am-4pm. 20300 Cachagua Road, Carmel Valley. $10.

Overlooking the vineyards

Today several tasting rooms in the Carmel area play host to the first annual “92923 Trivia and Tasting.” This unique wine tasting passport allows you visit and taste some of the incredible wineries from several tasting rooms in the 93923 zip code. At each winery you’ll sample world class wines, nosh on delectable nibbles and test your wine knowledge. 12pm-4pm. Various locations. $35.

Boete Winery

Stroll through some of Carmel’s most charming homes and gardens today during the House & Garden Tour. Seven private homes open their doors to the public for the self-guided tour. 1pm-5pm. $30 in advance and $35 at the door.


Enjoy a good old shrimp bake at the Bernardus wine tasting room this afternoon. Soak up the sun on their outdoor patio and enjoy mouthwatering shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn all boiled in garlic and 2015 Griva Sauvignon Blanc. 1pm-4pm. 5 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. $50.

Bernardus Winery