All Weekend

Contemporary art and independent film collide for the Carmel International Film Festival this week. Events will be scattered throughout the artist's haven of Carmel-by-the-Sea with the Sunset Center as the hub, showcasing over 100 films in various categories including narrative, feature, documentary, and animation. Wednesday-Sunday. Various locations and ticket prices.

Carmel Venue

The Monterey Symphony opens their concert season with “Big Sur: The Night Sun,” a commissioned orchestral work from local Emmy-winning composer John Wineglass. You do not miss the world premiere of this amazing and beautiful piece of music that is sure to capture your imagination. Friday at 7:30pm at Sherwood Hall in Salinas and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea. $25-$77.

Monterey Symphony Concert

Kick off your weekend on the right foot with a free walking tour at Asilomar State Beach. The easy guided hike will showcase Asilomar’s unique history and the natural Forest and Dune Preserve. Friday-Sunday at 10am. 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove. Free admission.

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

Indulge in an exclusive wine tasting at Galante Vineyards this afternoon. Jack Galante will personally guide guests through a special selection of vintages from the library. 4pm-6pm. Dolores between Ocean & Seventh, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $25.

Galante Vineyards

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 group is Andrea’s Fault. 6:30pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free admission.

Saturday

Join the City of Seaside as they celebrate their 62nd birthday! The lawn in front of City Hall will be popping with live music, food, family, friends and fun. 1pm-5pm. 440 Harcourt Ave, Seaside. Free admission.
Prepare to get spooked during the Halloween Tour of the Point Sur Lighthouse in Big Sur. This notoriously haunted icon has even been featured on Ghost Hunters! The sunset tour will also include a buffet dinner and desserts. 5:15pm. Highway One, Big Sur. $85.
 

Become Dr. Frankenstein and learn how to taste, blend and create your unique wine combinations at The Wine Experience this evening. The Monster Blending Bash is sure to be a smash! 7pm-10pm. 381 Cannery Row, Monterey. $25-$50.

The Wine Experience

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

Sunday

Enjoy an interesting lecture by Dr. Steve Webster at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History about climate change. 3pm. 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove. $5.