All Weekend

Ahoy mateys! Tap into your inner Jack Sparrow as not one, but two Tall Ships dock at Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey. The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will offer public sails and history programs for pirates of all ages. Click here for the complete schedule. 1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. $5 for tours and $55-$65 for adventure sails.

Tall Ships

Catch a new movie during the Carmel Jewish Film Festival presented by Congregation Beth Israel. Through the power and artistry of cinema, the festival seeks to engage the greater community in meaningful dialogue on important issues of our day. Various dates and times. Click here for a complete schedule and tickets. 

Saturday

Embark on a writing and meditation retreat today with the Monterey Bay Meditation Center. Through discussion writing, meditation, and sharing, examine what holds you back and where fear lurks. Explore ways to give yourself permission to be who you are, to bring your authentic self to the world. 10am-4pm. 529 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. $95.

Kick off your weekend on the right foot with a free walking tour at Asilomar State Beach. Learn about the preservation and management of this natural habitat, visit a native plant greenhouse and enjoy scenic views on this one hour hike. 1:30pm. 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove. Free event. 

It’s the second Saturday of the month which means it’s time for the Carmel Art Walk! Visit artist owned galleries and studios and meet the local artists who carry on the Carmel art colony legacy. Click here for a map of participating venues. 5pm-8pm. Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event. 

Carmel Art Gallery

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History stays open past its bedtime for the 21 + Night Owl event. This high-flying evening features live owls hootin’ about, Whiskey Hoo-Hoo cocktails, Alvarado Street Brewery craft beers, savory eats, live music, a ‘craft beer, beer craft’, plus a competition and prize to the best owl call of the night. 7pm-9pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. $39 in advance and $49 at the door.

Spend the evening with NBA all-star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the Sunset Center.  Not only is he a six-time NBA champion but is also a regular contributing columnist for newspapers and magazines around the world where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today. After 50 years as an athlete, activist, and a New York Times best-selling author, he will offer his unique perspectives. 8pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $59-$99.