All Weekend

Celebrate Monterey’s unique cultural heritage this weekend at History Fest. The two-day festival features all sorts of activities including tours of Ed “Doc” Ricketts’ Lab, walking tours, a California Constitutional Convention reenactment, Civil War encampment and more. Saturday and Sunday. Various locations. Free event.

Ed "Doc" Ricketts' Lab on Cannery Row

Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night” comes to the Outdoor Forest Theater in Carmel-by-the-Sea for the last show of the season. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm. Mountain View & Santa Rita, Carmel. $20 for adults and $8 for children.

Friday

Unwind after the busy work week with a glass of wine, live music and an incredible views during “Sunset on the Deck” at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove. Tonight’s featured artist is Johan Sotelo. 6:30pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free admission.

Prepare to be amazed by the Twyla Tharp Dance Company at the Sunset Center this evening. The troop celebrates its 50th Anniversary by incorporating different forms of movement including jazz, ballet and boxing. 8pm. San Carlos St at Ninth Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $59-$79.

ADF presents FORCES OF DANCE

Saturday

Kick off the harvest season and bring the kiddos out to The Farm this morning. Their Fall Festival features live puppet shows at 10:30am and 11:30am, pumpkin races at 12pm, free hayrides until 1pm and cow-train rides for $5. 10:30am. Spreckles Boulevard West at Highway 68, Salinas. Free event.

The Farm

Hahn Family Wines invites you to experience the fruits of their labor, and incredible views of the Salinas Valley, during their annual Harvest Party. Today you can learn about the history, life, and future of the region as well as enjoy some wine tastings. 11am-3pm. 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad. $35.

Estate Vineyard ATV Adventure at Hahn Vineyards

Get a peek into the Monterey Bay Aquarium’ Research Institute (MBARI) during their Open House event today. The family fun event features science exhibits, technology demonstrations, deep-sea videos, robotic submarines, and children’s activities.  12pm-5pm. 7700 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing. Free event.

MBARI

Create a masterpiece while sipping on some fabulous wine at Dawn’s Dream Tasting Room this evening. Back by popular demand, the Paint & Pinot Party features artist Graciela Placak who will walk guests through a step-by-step painting process accompanied with wine, of course! 6pm-8pm. NW Corner San Carlos & 7th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $95.

Dawn's Dream

Chamber Music of Monterey Bay showcases the St. Lawrence String Quartet at the Sunset Center tonight. The stellar performance will include works from Hadyn, Mendelssohn and Golijov. 8pm. San Carlos St at Ninth Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $15-$64.

St. Lawrence String Quartet

Head to Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight for live music performed by The California Sons. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

Get ready and get set for the Greenfield Harvest Festival today! The fun-filled day kicks off with a 5K Run, followed by a parade at 11:15am. There will also be a ton of live music, dancing, arts and crafts, food and more. 8:30am-5pm. Oak Street at El Camino Real, Greenfield. $5-$20 for the 5K Run.