All Weekend

Comedian Marquez the Great stops by Planet Gemini Friday and Saturday evenings for a hilarious stand-up at. Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 9:15pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10-$15.


Set out for a morning hike and bird watching tour at Asilomar State Beach this morning. A guide from Asilomar Environmental Resources leads the way and explores the 60 different bird species that call this magnificent area home. The free tour meets at the California State Parks desk in the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall at the Asilomar Conference Grounds. 9:30am-10:30am. 800 Asilomar Boulevard, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Winemakers from Justin Winery team up with the culinary masters at Jacks Restaurant this evening for an unforgettable 5-course wine dinner. Each scrumptious course will be perfectly paired with a Justin wine chosen specifically for courses featuring foie gras, abalone and lamb loin. 5pm-8pm. 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. $75.


Need to get your kids out of the house? Head to the Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada for a special Family Art Break. Today poems take center stage as Museum Educator Patricia Bolenl guides families through a poetry exercise followed by arts and crafts. 11:30am-12:30pm. 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. $20 non-member (includes 1 child admission).

Learn how Monterey County's thriving agriculture industry has blended with the art scene today at the Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada. Several agriculture experts in the community shed light on agricultural industry and its importance to the county in this Director's Dialogue. Be sure to see one the museum's latest exhibits Monterey Now: Warren Chang featuring Monterey County ag land. 2pm-3:30pm. 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. Free with museum admission.

Looking for a new movie? Check out a special screening of Above and Beyond, part of the Carmel Jewish Film Festival. This gripping documentary about World War II veterans from the U.S. portrays true heart as they defend the new country of Israel. Reception at 6:30pm, film at 7:30pm. MIIS, McCone Building, Irvine Auditorium, 460 Pierce Street, Monterey. $12.

Experience the thrill of a Pink Floyd show at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The "House of Floyd" tribute show is a jam packed show complete with a laser light show, special effects and musical hits like "Dark Side of the Moon," "The Wall," and "Wish You Were Here." 8pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $40-$54.

Put your dancing shoes on and head to Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur. Tonight the Electro Pop group Hank and the Cupcakes take the stage under the redwoods. 10pm. 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.


Rise and shine for a morning hike with guides from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District. Today they set out for a special birding hike through Palo Corona's lower trails in search of resident and migratory birds. Don't forget to wear good hiking shoes and to bring water and snacks for the 5.5 mile hike. 8am. Palo Corona Bar, Carmel. Free event.

Enjoy an evening of Mozart operas this evening at the Sunset Center. Members from San Jose's resident opera ensemble perform with pianist Veronika Agranov-Dafoe and narrator Larry Hancock. 3pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $40-$55.

The Carmel Jewish Film Festival features a screening of the moving short film, Run Boy Run at the Golden Bough Playhouse in Carmel-by-the-Sea. This story about a Polish boy's solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation is sure to have you on the edge of your seat. Reception at 4pm, film at 5pm. Monte Verde St. between 8th & 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $12.