Suffering from post-New Year's letdown? Get out and have some fun with this weekend's top events.
Fuse Lounge at the Carmel Mission Inn on Rio Road hosts an evening of live music and belly dancing for charity. There's also a silent auction, appetizers and a no-host bar. 7-11pm, $25, cash or checks only.
Compete for a good cause at the Soledad Renovation 5K Walk/10K Run. The 10K run and 5K walk start at 8:30 am at the Rotary Park at 570 Walker Drive; the Just Run Kids Fun Run is at 11 am. All proceeds benefit the Soledad-Mission Recreation District's efforts to renovate the Soledad Pool. Arrive at 7:30 am to check in. $25/adults, $15/children.
The No-GMO Film Festival at the Cannery Row IMAX Monterey features four recent films about food production: The Future of Food (11am-12:30 pm), Food Inc (12:45pm-2:15 pm), The Power of Community (2:30pm-3:30 pm) and The World According to Monsanto (4pm-6pm). The event wraps up with a panel discussion that includes author Eric Schlosser and Assemblyman Bill Monning. Tickets are $6/film; the panel discussion is free.
The Monterey Library hosts its annual sale today. It's a great way to build a little library of your own. 10am-4pm.
If Nine Inch Nails and Robbie Williams ever decided to join forces for an album, it might sound like San Francisco's Forrest Day. They play Fernwood in Big Sur tonight alongside the very strange Battlehooch, who sounds a little like a more modern Residents, a little like Firewater, and a lot like something truly bizarre. 8 pm, $10 cover.
Los Angeles roots indie act Mississippi Man, as their name implies, have a blues/country edge to their music. The Silent Comedy is a little vaudeville, a little Deep Purple, and a little Arcade-Fire-fronted-by-Rob-Thomas. They're joined by San Francisco up-and-comers Worker Bee tonight at Jose's on Wave Street in Monterey. 9 pm, $5.
The Monterey Library sale continues. Today, each shopping bag of books is only $5! 1pm-4pm.
The West Coast Roots Reggae Tour lands tonight at Fernwood in Big Sur. Virgin Islands reggae act Army headlines. Woven Roots, who describe themselves as "rich Island Roots Reggae and Dub styles with a Humboldt County twist," open. DJ Supa Mario, last seen locally wowing the crowds at Monterey Bay Reggae Fest, hosts and keeps the music going between acts. 9:30 pm, $8 cover.