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

Soak in some tunes, do a little shopping and enjoy local food and wine during Carmel Plaza’s Summer Live Music Series. Today The Money Band performs with bites provided by Patisserie Boissiere and sips from Holman Ranch Winery. 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 Taylor Rae. 6:30pm-9pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Saturday

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center has the blues all day long during the 2nd Annual Monterey International Blues Festival. This year’s top acts include Blues Music Award winner and Grammy nominee Kenny Neal as well as the Blues Broads, Dorothy Morrison, the Monterey All Stars and many more. 11am-7pm. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $30 in advance and $35 at the gate.

Calling all comedians! The Pink Flamingo Theatre hosts their monthly Open Mic Night for a hysterical night of amateur stand-up comedy. 8pm. 2115 North Fremont Ave #C, Monterey. $10 for audience

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 Kris Angelis stops by for an afternoon of relaxing acoustic jams. 12pm-4pm. 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad. Free event. 

Wrap up the weekend with live music at Folktale Winery from Austin Metreyeon. 4:30pm-7:30pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. Free event.