All Weekend

Tune into your inner Jack Sparrow and climb aboard the stunning ship that played a role in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” The Tall Ship Lady Washington will be docked at the Moss Landing Harbor for tours and adventure sails November 11-27. 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing. $5 for tours and $47 for adventure sails.

Lady Washington

Love movies? Don’t miss the 17th Annual International Documentary Film Festival where nine outstanding films will be screened in the historic Golden State Theatre. 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey. $10.


Start your morning off on the right foot at the Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K run and walk. There will also be a 3K Fun Run all leading up to the Big Sur Half Marathon on Sunday. 8am. Lovers Point Park, Pacific Grove. $5-$35.

Celebrate Veterans Day in Marina today during the 7th Annual Veterans Day Celebration. The morning begins at 8:30am with a Warhorse bike ride to Fort Ord National Monument followed by a Veterans Day Ceremony, history exhibits, food trucks and more. 8:30am-1pm. California/5th Ave and 9th Street, Marina.

The Farm in Salinas celebrates a Day of Thanksgiving with all sorts of family fun activities including puppet shows, a vegetable treasure hunt, pumpkin Olympics and hayrides.10:30am-1pm. Spreckles Boulevard West at Highway 68, Salinas. Free event.

The Farm

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at the Carmel Plaza. Today their Pre-Holiday Prep Party & Fashion Show will be filled to the brim with gift ideas, promotions and live entertainment. 12pm-4pm. Ocean Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.

Running in the Big Sur Half Marathon (or just really like carbs)? Don’t miss the All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Feed at Jacks Restaurant. Carb up with pasta, garden salad and garlic bread for $18.95. 5pm-10pm. Two Portola Plaza, Monterey. $18.95. Click here for even more ways to carbo load in Monterey County.

Wild Boy performs at the Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free event.


Get ready, get set and go! The Big Sur Half Marathon kicks off bright and early this morning for a stunning 13.1 mile walk/run through the scenic coastlines of Monterey and Pacific Grove. 7:30am. 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free for spectators.

Big Sur Half Marathon 2011