Posted on: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:01 AM
by Allyson Ryan
Fantastic wine, outstanding food choices, celebrity chefs AND a gorgeous back drop; it must be time for Pebble Beach Food & Wine! The four-day epicurean event kicks off Thursday night with an opening reception at The Inn at Spanish Bay followed by a weekend full of wine tastings, lunches, dinners, cooking demonstrations and various after parties. With over 250 wineries and 75 celebrity chefs how can you resist! Thursday-Sunday, Pebble Beach. Various ticket prices.
Come one, come all to the Pacific Grove Good Old Days! This event truly gives Pacific Grove’s its hometown appeal. The weekend is packed full of activities like a parade, carnival rides, car show, games, live entertainment on five stages and more. Don’t forget the 225 craft and food booths! Saturday-Sunday, Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.
Author of “Palate to Palette” Annette McGowan will be at the Haute Enchilada this evening for a book signing, reading and wine tasting event. 6pm-8pm, 7902 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing. Free event.
Join local Pacific Grove businesses for the Wine, Art & Music Walk in preparation for the Pacific Grove Good Old Days. Several shops, restaurants and art galleries stay open late for art showings, live music, wine and tasty treats. Pick up your map of participating businesses at the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce located at 584 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. 6pm-9pm, Pacific Grove. Free event.
Celebrate Friday the 13th at the Mucky Duck! The Rod Band heats things up tonight during “Back to Bad.” Don’t miss out on the killer jams and drink specials! 6pm-10pm, 479 Alvarado, Monterey. Free event.
Why not mix a little red wine with blues? John “Broadway” Tucker will be “blues-in” it up at Pierce Ranch Vineyards tonight. 8pm, 499 Wave Street, Monterey. $5.
Local duo A Band of Ninjas covers some of the hottest hits at Bullwacker’s tonight. They play a little something for everyone throwing in covers from the ’80s, ‘90s and today! 8:30pm, 653 Wave Street, Monterey. Free event.
Come hang out with Rex Wheeler at London Bridge Pub. He will be jamming acoustic rock music all night long. 9:30pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. Free event.
Feel good about yourself today by joining Marina’s Earth Day Celebration. The day will begin restoration projects such as painting, planting and cleaning. Don’t worry; all of your hard work will be rewarded with a free lunch, live music and interactive booths. 8:30am-1pm, Locke Paddon Wetland Community Park, Marina. Free event.
Ever wonder why you have that strange itch to collect certain items? William Davies Kings dives into why we are obsessed with collecting things during a lecture today at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. William even shows off his own collections of “nothings.” 3pm-4pm, 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. $5.
The Mucky Duck hosts rock group Outer Edge tonight. 7pm-10pm, 479 Alvarado, Monterey. Free event.
Make a date night out in Carmel-by-the-Sea with a lovely live musical performance. Chamber Music Monterey Bay presents the Daedalus String Quartet tonight at the Sunset Center. The quartet will play pieces from Joseph Haydn, Joan Tower and Antonín Dvorák. 8pm, San Carlos at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $31-$55.
City Limits plays at Bullwacker’s tonight. If you like rock n’ roll then you need to be here! 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free event.
Head to Big Sur for a concert at Fernwood Tavern. The Temple Tigers will be rockin’ and rollin’ all night long. 9pm, 47200, Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.
Local musician Michael Annotti is at the London Bridge Pub tonight. Hang out and enjoy his soul and reggae jams. 9:30pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. Free event.
Have a lazy Sunday at the Mucky Duck while sippin’ on some mimosas and chillin’ with Tony Miles. He will be jammin’ reggae music all afternoon. 4pm-8pm, 479 Alvarado, Monterey. Free event.
As the Content Manager at the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Allyson manages digital marketing and social media for SeeMonterey. If she's not taking scenic pictures around the county, you are likely to find her on the Monterey Bay Coastal Rec Trail, sipping wine in Carmel Valley or hiking at Fort Ord National Monument.