Monterey Speed Week kicks off this weekend at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns with nonstop action among the prototype and GT sports cars, September 13-15 followed by the Firestone Grand Prix Monterey featuring INDYCAR racing, September 20-22. Friday-Sunday. 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas. $40-$80.
See John Steinbeck’s iconic piece “Of Mice and Men” comes alive this weekend at the Hartnell College Performing Arts Center. The musical version of this beloved story speaks to the condition of the homeless, powerless and neglected in a manner that compels us to look again at their plight. Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 8pm. 411 Central Ave, Salinas. $26.
Start off your weekend on the right foot with a free walking tour at Asilomar Conference Grounds. The 75 minute ‘Asilomar Ramble’ hike showcases historic highlights of the iconic property. Saturday and Sunday at 10am. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.
Get your bloom on with a scenic wildflower hike through the Asilomar Dunes Natural Preserve. During the docent led hike you will learn about common wildflowers in the area and the ecosystem of the dunes. Saturday and Sunday at 1:30pm-2:30pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.
Kick off the weekend under the stars while enjoying live music, cocktails, small plates, and more at Jacks Monterey. There new, pet-friendly terrace features bistro lighting, fire pits, and comfortable seating. 6pm-9pm. 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free event.
Join the Monterey Bay Meditation Studio for a half-day retreat at Asilomar State Beach. Today guests can “sit in the waves” as they use the ocean as a mediation practice. 10am-2pm. Asilomar Beach, Pacific Grove. $140.
It’s the second Saturday of the month which means it’s time for the Carmel Art Walk! Visit artist owned galleries and studios and meet the local artists who carry on the Carmel art colony legacy. Click here for a map of participating venues. 5pm-8pm. Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.
Tonight the Henry Miller Library presents “Under the Persimmon Tree” a series in which speaks with local friends and neighbors who have a strong connection to the coast. 3pm-5pm. 48603 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free event, registration required.