All Weekend

Indulge in fantastic food, great wines and exquisite scenery at the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival this weekend. Local and visiting restaurateurs, resorts and wineries from all over will team up for unique dinners, amazing tours and panels tastings at various locations throughout Big Sur. Thursday-Sunday. Big Sur. Various ticket prices.

Need a date night idea? Head to the charming Circle Theater for an enchanting performance of William Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra. Don’t miss this epic love story, set in modern day, with a breathtaking pageant full of passion, intrigue, exotic locales and the larger-than-life characters! Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm. Santa Rita & Mountain View, Carmel. $8-$38.

Friday

Kick off the weekend with live music, tasty treats and a glass of wine at Asilomar Conference Grounds during their weekly Fall Pop-Up Music Series. 5:30pm-8pm. 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove. Free event. 

The Black Donnelly’s stop by Folktale Vineyards for an entertaining evening of Irish jams. 7pm-10pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. $25 in advance and $30 at the door. 

Saturday

CSU Monterey Bay hosts its 3rd Annual Native American Gathering today which includes Native American cuisine, crafts, workshops, dancing and drumming. 10am-7pm. CSUMB University Center off 6th Street 100 Campus Center, Seaside. Free event, $4 parking.

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.

Get a taste of the local cuisine during Flavors of Pacific Grove. An array of talented chefs from PG convene at Asilomar Conference Grounds to serve up amazing dishes alongside live entertainment and prize auctions. 5:30pm-8:30pm. 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove. $50.

Enjoy an elegant evening of fine dining, a silent drawing, and dancing during the Butterfly Ball at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. 6pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. $120.