All Weekend

Be delighted with a timeless selection of theme songs from movies and TV shows as they are performed by the Monterey Peninsula Voices (MPV) at the Monterey Conference Center. The set list will range from Walt Disney to John Williams, drama to comedy and real people to animated characters. 7pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday. One Portola Plaza, Monterey. $25 for adults and $15 for children. 

Catch a performance of David Harrower’s most acclaimed and most controversial play, Blackbird at the Golden Bough Playhouse in Carmel-by-the-Sea. This real and raw story is recommended for mature audiences. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$20.

Friday

The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center opens its doors for Language Day! Activities include classroom demonstrations, cultural exhibits, outdoor entertainment, and plenty of international cuisines and souvenirs. 10am-3pm. Corporal Ewing Road, Monterey. Free event. 

Language Day 2011

Join Quail Lodge & Golf Club for a paw-ty like none other! The fundraiser gala event for Max’s Helping Paws Foundation includes live music, casino games, live and silent auctions and free flowing Bernardus wine and scrumptious small bites. 6pm-9pm. 8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel. $95.

Join local artist Erin Gafill as she traces her roots in the arts back to her great-great grandmother, artist Jane Gallatin Powers who was one of the first woman artists in Carmel-by-the-Sea’s art colony. 7pm-9pm. Lincoln & 8th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $15. 

Unwind from the busy work week at Sovino Wine Bar where they pair wine with live music from singer and guitarist Ace de la Vergne. 8:30pm-10:30pm. 241 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free event. 

Saturday

Uncork your creativity and Paint with Dali17. Paint, canvas and brushes are provided as an experienced local artist leads you through the process of unleashing your inner Salvador Dali. 4pm. 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $35.

Head to The Lab at The Barnyard for “Scenes from Horse Heaven" which brings brilliant literature and music into the mysterious universe of horse racing. 5pm-6pm. 3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23, Carmel. $20.

Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day! Score some points with Mom and pamper her in Monterey County. Perhaps some shopping, spa treatments or a Mother's Day brunch? Click here to view our round-up of some of the best Mother's Day brunches in Monterey County.

Take a shamanic journey through mediation at the Monterey Bay Meditation Studio in Pacific Grove as they host a full day retreat geared towards connecting and building relationships. 10am-4pm. 529 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. $85.

Treat Mom to a good laugh at the Pink Flamingo Theater as they perform Motherhood Out Loud, a funny and insightful piece about motherhood. 2:30pm. 2115 North Fremont Ave #C, Monterey. $20.