Carmel-by-the-Sea highlights its artist colony origins with the 22nd Annual Carmel Art Festival all weekend long. Centered around the visual arts, the festival features sculptures, a juried plein air painting competition, art activities for children, live performances and more. In addition, galleries throughout Carmel will hold receptions and demonstrations during the Carmel Art Festival. Thursday-Sunday. Mission Street between Ocean Avenue and 6th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.
Come on out to the Salinas Valley Fair and experience a traditional country fair with horse shows, a rodeo, bull riding, fair food and the Miss Salinas Valley Fair contest. Thursday-Sunday. 625 Division Street, King City. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 60 and over, $6 for youth ages 6 through 17, and free for children under 6.
Catch a performance of Tony Award-winning Broadway show Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Circle Theatre this weekend. This hilarious comedy is sure to have you rolling in the aisles. Friday and Saturday at 7:30om and Sunday at 2pm. Casanova between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$36.
Comedian Robert Ducahine is at Planet Gemini Friday and Saturday nights in his candid and entertaining stand-up act. Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 9:15pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10-$15.
The Monterey Symphony finishes off their 69th season with a repertoire of folk dances in their "Invitation to Dance" performance. Friday at 7:30pm at the Sherwood Hall in Salinas and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea. $20-$79.
Take a trip back in time and experience the good old days at the Monterey Rock n Rod Festival. Friday night kicks things off with an old-fashioned Sock Hop at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. On Saturday, Custom House Plaza turns into a classic car lover's paradise with hundreds of 1975 and older classic and custom hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, and trucks along with a lineup of great live entertainment! Friday-Saturday.
Happy American Craft Beer Week! Peter B's Brewpub has been celebrating all week long and continues throughout the weekend. Tonight don't miss $2.50 pints and $4 mugs from Lagunitas Brewing Company and live music from Brandon Swanson from 6pm-9pm. 4pm 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free admission.
Over 200 of the world's finest sports and racing bikes are on display at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering today. In addition to the motorcycle viewing, guests will enjoy gourmet cuisine, offerings from local Northern California wineries and breweries, and live entertainment at the luxurious Quail Lodge & Golf Club. 10am-4pm. 8000 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel. $75.
The Carmel Plaza hosts a full-on runway show today at 1pm and 2pm. Over 40 models will be showcasing some of the hottest trends in this Ciao Bella Fashions Show. The event also features photo opportunities with Vespa Scooters, delectable Italian pastries, Italian sodas, gelatos and specialty coffees. 10am-4pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.
Celebrate Pacific Grove's unique ties to its Chinese fishing community with a Walk of Remembrance. The cultural event kicks off at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History at 1pm followed by a walk lead by the Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team to where the Chinese fishing village once stood. 1pm-3pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.
The Del Monte Shopping Center in Monterey recognizes members of the Military today with all sorts of family activities, dancing, pizza, entertainment and special discounts! 11am-3pm. 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey. Free event.
American Craft Beer Week continues at Peter B's Brewpub! Tonight they feature $2.50 pints and $4 mugs from Drakes' Brewing Company and live music from Mark Banks from 6pm-9pm. 4pm 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free admission.