Embrace your inner Italian at Monterey's Festa Italia! This weekend, Monterey transforms into a mecca for all things marinara at the Custom House Plaza near Old Fisherman's Wharf. Celebrate Monterey's important Italian roots with art, raffles, wine, beer, music and, of course, food! You won't be able to resist Italian favorites like calamari, pizza, pasta, paninis and rice balls. There will also be a parade, dancing and a bocce tournament. Friday-Sunday. 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free admission.
Everyone's favorite ogre and his fairytale misfits are at the Golden Bough in Carmel-by-the-Sea this weekend. Shrek the Musical is sure to be a hilarious hit with the whole family. Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde Street and 8th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $7.50-$36.
The self-proclaimed "rude and crude" comedian Jim Trino is at Planet Gemini Friday and Saturday nights for two rousing nights of stand-up. Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 8pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $15.
Carmel Plaza is rocking out for the Summer Live Music Series! Tonight's entertainment features live music from Steve Ezzo & the Monterey All-Stars with food and wine served from St. Tropez and Joyce Vineyards for $15. 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street. Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.
It's the first Friday of the month which means it's time for the Wine, Art & Music Walk in Pacific Grove! The adorable Victorian storefronts on and around Lighthouse Avenue stay open passed their bedtime for wine, snacks and live music. Maps of participating businesses can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce building at 584 Central Avenue. 6pm-9pm. Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.
You say tomato I say tomato! Today's heirloom tomato lunch at the Bernardus Lodge will have you seeing red! Dick and Bonnie Swank of Swank Farms will guide you through their 8 varieties of their ruby red gems while Chef Cal Stamenov prepares an unforgettable lunch including tomato ratatouille, gazpacho and natural prime beef. 11am-2pm. 415 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. $95.
Sip and savor some of Hahn Estate's newest releases today at their Harvest Party! Not only will the wine be flowing but guests can also enjoy culinary delights or just soak in the beauty of the Salinas Valley. 12pm-3pm. 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad. $60-$75.
Happy Grandparents Day! MY Museum is inviting all grandparents to enjoy their playful exhibits with their grandkids all day long for free. All day. 425 Washington Street, Monterey. Free admission for grandparents.