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 dinners, wine walks, seminars and tastings at unique Big Sur locations. Thursday-Saturday. Various locations and ticket prices.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see Shakespeare’s “King Lear” at the Circle Theater in Carmel-by-the-Sea this weekend. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Casanova Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $36 for adults and $16 for children.

Friday

Famed singer, songwriter, and guitarist Boz Scaggs headlines at the Sunset Center in Carmel by the Sea tonight. 8pm. San Carlos St at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $82-$123.

Saturday

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church today. Their Thrift Shop Open House will be filled to the brim with all sorts of unique treasures. 10am-4pm. 46 12th St, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Dine and dance the night away at the Butterfly Ball at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History this evening. Enjoy a seated buffet style dinner catered by the Wharf Marketplace, wine and cocktails, live and silent auctions, music and dancing. 6pm-10pm. 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove. $100.

Sip and savor fine wines and a view at Cima Collina’s Grower Dinner. Winemaker Annette Hoff Danzer welcomes guests to explore the magic of Cima Collina wines accompanied by an unforgettable 4-course meal from Chef Jerome Viel. 6:30pm. 19 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley. $145.

Trio Solisti takes the stage at the Sunset Center tonight performing works by Dvorak and Mendelssohn. 8pm. San Carlos St at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $15-$52.

Local favorites Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us perform at the Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

Come Party in The Barnyard Gardens today for a good cause! The fundraising event for the Monterey Symphony includes Renaissance performers, exclusive offers at a variety of shops and a gorgeous buffet at SUR Restaurant. 1pm-4pm. 3652 The Barnyard, Carmel. $85.