All Weekend

Adam Hunter stops by Planet Gemini Friday and Saturday nights for hilarious stand-up comedy that has had him featured on "Whiteboyz in Da Hood" and "Comic's Unleashed." Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 9:15pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10-$15.

The talented Smuin Ballet is at the Sunset Center this weekend performing Unlaced. This beautiful showcase blends lush tones, vibrant lighting and luminous shadows. Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 2pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $56-$73.

Sustainable seafood is the name of the game this weekend as the Monterey Bay Aquarium celebrates Cooking for Solutions and World Oceans Day. This fun-filled weekend focuses on sustainable and organic food from land and sea with all sorts of food events, tastings and cooking demonstrations. Saturday-Sunday. Various locations and ticket prices. Click here for a full list of events.

A plethora of wine samplings await you at this weekend's Monterey Wine Festival. Custom House Plaza near Old Fisherman's Wharf will be sprawling with wines and bites alongside several competitions including the chowder, cocktail and calamari contests. Saturday from 12pm-4pm and Sunday from 12pm-3pm. Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $45.

Wine Festival


What better way to start your weekend than with a stunning sunset at Asilomar Conference Grounds. Every Friday the iconic property opens its doors for Sunset on the Deck at Phoebe's featuring live entertainment, weekly grill specials, craft beers, regional wines, and cocktails. Tonight's featured act is Bryan Diamond. 6:30pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.


Athletes from all over the country culminate at Toro Park in Salinas this morning to take on the beastly Spartan Race. The crazy obstacle course is not for the faint of heart and includes climbing walls, crawls through barbwire and a mud pit! 8am. 501 Monterey-Salinas Highway 68, Salinas. $20 for spectators.

Get in on the action (or just watch) as the Cali Am Jam Skateboarding Competition gets rolling at the Marina Skate Park! Registration starts at 10am and the competition begins at 11am. 304 Hillcrest Avenue, Marina. Free event.

Joullian Vineyards opens up its gates for an exclusive peek into their property and winery during their annual Spring Open House. Guests will be awed by incredible Carmel Valley views, tractor rides through the vineyards and private cellar tours. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch and bask in the Carmel Valley sunshine. 11am-4pm. 20300 Cachagua Road, Carmel Valley Road. $10.

Overlooking the vineyards

The C Restaurant at the InterContinental the Clement Monterey gets in on the Cooking for Solutions action tonight during their first-ever Bubbles & Bites on the Bay event. Here you will eat your way through savory sustainable seafood dishes, learn about the craft of making sparkling wines, enjoy live music and gaze at beautiful views of the Monterey Bay. 4:30pm-7pm. 750 Cannery Row, Monterey. $115 for the general public, $95 for Aquarium members.

Marty O'Reilly & the Old School Orchestra weave together blues and swing tonight at the Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free event.