All Weekend

Enjoy a rendition of the Broadway Musical Little Women this weekend at Hartnell College. Filled with adventure, heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, join the March sisters as they find their own voices during the growing pains of a young America. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. 411 Central Avenue, Salinas. $26.

Hello Dolly graces the stage at Carmel’s outdoor Forest Theater this weekend! This musical comedy features an array of popular local actors all set at the charming outdoor theater. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 5:30pm. San Carlos Avenue at 8th Street, Carmel by the Sea. $30.

Start off your weekend on the right foot with a free walking tour at Asilomar Conference Grounds. The 75 minute hike showcases historic highlights of the iconic property. Saturday and Sunday at 10am. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Friday

Spend your Friday evenings at Carmel Plaza and enjoy fantastic live music, premier local wine and beer as well as samplings of savory appetizers from local restaurants. Today's Summer Live Music series features music from the 5 Star Band, wine tastings from Folktale Winery and bites from Rise & Roam Restaurant (opening soon). 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Monterey. Free event. 

Carmel Plaza Summer Live Music

Learn about plastic pollution and its effects on our ecosystem during the opening reception of False Food at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. This unique exhibit aims to bring awareness to plastic pollution through a presentation of plastic artifacts, fatally ingested by an albatross, in aesthetically constructed images. 5:30pm-7:30pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event. 

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Kick off the weekend under the stars while enjoying live music, cocktails, small plates, and more at Jacks Monterey. There new, pet-friendly terrace features bistro lighting, fire pits, and comfortable seating. 6pm-9pm. 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free event. 

Wine’d down with live music from Out of the Blue this evening at Sovino Wine Bar. 8pm-10pm. 241 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free event. 

Saturday

Decompress this weekend with an outdoor yoga class at Earthbound Farms. This is an “all levels” class that ends with a guided meditation which will invite you to reflect and connect- to nature and to yourself. 9am-10:15am. 7250 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. $25.

The Monterey International Blues Festival is back for its third year at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.  Enjoy some of the best blues in the Bay Area with performances from The Mississippi Blues Child, Trudy Lynn, Keith Batlin, Terrie Odabi and many more. 11am-7:30pm. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $40 for general admission and $125 for VIP.

Join Executive Chef, Brian Kearns and Waypoint Bar + Kitchen located at Quail Lodge & Golf Club for a $55 three course prix fixe menu with a choice appetizer, entree and dessert. The menu also includes complimentary bread service and no corkage fee. Reservations are required as seating is limited, call 831-620-8910 to reserve. 6pm. 8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel. $55.

Sunday

Get your bloom on with a scenic wildflower hike through the Asilomar Dunes Natural Preserve. During the docent led hike you will learn about common wildflowers in the area and the ecosystem of the dunes. Sunday at 1:30pm-2:30pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.