Over 1,300 of the nation’s top student musicians flock to the Portola Hotel & Spa to play their hearts out at the Next Generation Jazz Festival (NGJF). One of the most inclusive festivals in the United States, this “Super Bowl of jazz education” welcomes performances by middle, high school and collegiate groups of every kind: big bands, combos, vocal ensembles, as well as conglomerate bands. Friday-Sunday. 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free event.
Find inspiration, motivation and rejuvenation at Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Fitness Retreat with America's Coach Jeff Galloway. Whether you are just beginning or need motivation to re-charge your fitness and nutrition- Jeff and Barbara Galloway will inspire you with an array of scenic runs, hikes and walks throughout the long weekend. Wednesday-Sunday. Carmel Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $500.
Bring the kiddos and get “The Bare Necessities” during a performance of The Jungle Book at the Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel. Join in on the fun Disney classic featuring Mowgli, Baloo and King Louie. Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$20.
Celebrate the legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan in American musical theater, featuring favorites from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein and Jerry Herman at the Sunset Center this evening. You do not want to miss this live cabaret performed by the talented New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players! 8pm. San Carlos St at Ninth Ave, Carmel by the Sea. $49-$69.
Feel rejuvenated after a session of Yoga in the Vines at Folktale Winery this morning. Instructor Kate Balog guides guests through a 90 minute yoga session in the Rose Vineyard followed by a complimentary glass of Folktale wine. 10am-11:30am. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. $20.
Take a step back in time and browse through over 150 pre-1976 cars and truck at the Cars in the Park Classic Car Show in Marina. There will also be a live DJ, raffles, games and more! 10am-4pm. Vince DiMaggio Park, 3200 Del Monte Blvd, Marina. Free event.
Come to the pristine Valley of the Oaks and enjoy a step backward to the era of Spanish California and its Franciscan Missions. Mission San Antonio de Padua hosts its annual Mission Days with all sorts of family fun including historical re-enactors in costume and craft making including weaving, rope making, candle making, tortilla making, and much more. 11am-3pm. 1 Mission Rd, Jolon. $10 per car.
Celebrate the start of spring with a fun-filled day for the young and the young at heart. Carmel Valley Ranch hosts its first Kite Festival featuring the Berkeley Kite Wranglers, a dynamic kite performance team that will bring unique, custom-designed kites to wow the crowds with high-flying demonstrations. 12pm-6pm. One Old Ranch Rd, Carmel Valley. Free event.
Grab a glass of wine and enjoy live music from Kyle Kovalick at Bargetto Winery's Tasting Room on Cannery Row this evening. 7pm-9pm. 700-G Cannery Row, Monterey. Free event.