Gluttony is the name of the game at the Big Sur Food & Wine Festival this weekend. Local and visiting restaurateurs, resorts and wineries from team up for dinners and tastings at unique Big Sur locations. The extraordinary foodie event kicks off on Thursday night at the Hyatt Carmel Hyatt Highlands with over 40 different wineries and samples from 20 renowned chefs. The rest of the weekend is packed with special tastings, events and winemaker dinners including the Grand Public Tasting at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park on Saturday. Thursday-Saturday. Various locations and ticket prices.
PacRep presents the hilarious romantic comedy The Servant of Two Masters at the Golden Bough Theatre in Carmel-by-the-Sea. This comedy about a hungry servant who hatches a scheme to double his wages (and meals!) by serving two masters at once is a must see! Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $7.50-$35.
It's the last weekend to catch a performance of Dracula at the Monterey Peninsula College Theatre. William McNulty's daring new adaptation of the classic tale offers a darker and sexier view of Dracula's reign of terror. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. 980 Fremont, Monterey. $20 in advance, $25 adult, $22 senior at the door.
Comedians Nancy Lee and Cody Wood are at Planet Gemini for two hilarious nights of stand-up! Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 8pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10-$15.
Christmas comes to Baum & Blume this weekend during their Holiday Open House! Shop for curated gifts and decor in the Carriage House boutique shop while enjoying hosted wine tastings from California vintners, hors d'oeuvres from the kitchen, chef demos, craft demos and more! Saturday and Sunday from 11am-7pm. 4 El Caminito Rd., Carmel Valley. Free event.
Wave Street Studios near Cannery Row in Monterey is shouting TGIF tonight! This new weekly event invites you to mix, mingle, and unwind with live music, dancing and small bites. 7pm-11pm. 774 Wave Street, Monterey. $25.
Marina celebrates Veterans Day with a family bike tour through Fort Ord National Monument, breakfast, a history talk and a tour of various historic buildings. 8am-11:30am. Marina Equestrian Center, Corner California Avenue (aka 5th Ave) and 9th Street, Marina. Free event.
Get the kids out of the house and into the museum today for The Monterey Museum of Art's Family Free Day. Check out MMA La Mirada's newest exhibits "Miniatures 2014" and "Monterey Now: Warren Chang.". 11am-4pm. 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. Free event.
Head to Carmel Valley for the Olive Grower's Festival! Quail & Olive in the village hosts this unique foodie fest with an olive oil cupcake baking contest, olive oil and vinegar tastings, seminars, live music and more. 11am-5pm. 3 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley. Free event.Get a head start on holiday entertaining from the pros at the Bernardus Lodge. Chef Cal Stamenov shares his favorite dishes and preparation secrets that keep holiday cooking easy and delicious. The afternoon features holiday cocktails, a 3-course family style meal, Bernardus wine pairings and more. 1pm-3pm. 415 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. $95. Space is limited; call 831-658-3400 for reservations.
See all of y our favorite Broadway shows in one performance at the Sunset Center tonight! Seasons of Broadway features top hits from Rent, Wicked, Chicago, Godspell, In the Heights, Memphis, and Aida with talented actors from the actual shows. 8pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $59-$79.