This weekend's top events: April 16-18
Posted on: Friday, April 16, 2010 11:12 AM by Nicole Gustas
Cyclists have come from all over the world this weekend to bike at the Sea Otter Classic, which takes place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Fort Ord, and at roads around town. If you're driving in the area, don't be surprised if you see a pack of bicyclists on the road - and if you like biking, head over and check it out! Friday See gorgeous horses in action and professional riders compete at the FASH Springfest Horse Show at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. Performances are at 2pm. The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History hosts The 49th Annual Wildflower Show, the largest wildflower show in the Northern and Western Hemisphere. Over 600 species and varieties of Central Coast wildflowers will be on display. (If you're susceptible to hay fever, take your antihistamines before you go.) Visitors can also view the new Native Plant Garden. For a $20 fee, you can take the John Muir Laws Wildflower Illustration Class at 2pm. 10am-5pm, 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove. $3. Soak up great art at the Pacific Grove Art Walk. 6-9pm, free, throughout downtown Pacific Grove. Pick up maps at the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce at 584 Central Avenue. Jose's Lounge Underground hosts an all-ages punk show featuring locals Set Aside, The Young and the Dead, The Kings Kids and Hate for State. Mom and Dad can enjoy margaritas in the restaurant upstairs as the kids rock out downstairs. 7pm, 638 Wave Street Monterey, $5. Saturday The 49th Annual Wildflower Show continues at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Take a free tour of the Native Plant Garden at noon. 10am-5pm, 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove. $3. The FASH Springfest Horse Show continues at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. Performances are at 9am and 2pm. Budding marine biologists must visit the Moss Landing Marine Labs 2010 Open House. Kids and adults can get hands-on lessons in how marine scientists study the ocean. There are ocean creature touch tanks, fish printing, native dune tours, a scavenger hunt, educational seminars, and the ever-present more. 9am-5pm, 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA. Learn about the artwork of Roland Petersen with a tour of the Monterey Museum of Art exhibit "Roland Petersen: Fifty Years of Painting" led by curator Marcelle Polednik. 3pm, 720 Via Mirada Monterey, included in admission fee. The San Francisco-based Cypress String Quartet are known throughout the country for their powerful performances. Tonight, they perform at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the Sea. The program includes Mendelssohn's String Quartet in A minor, Kevin Puts' Lento assai for string quartet and Beethoven's String Quartet in F major. 8pm, San Carlos Street at 9th Avenue Carmel, tickets are $29, $34, $39 and $52 and can be purchased online or at the door. Bay Area rockers Sweet Psychosis have been compared to Jane's Addiction, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and early Rolling Stones. They play Jose's tonight alongside San Francisco metal act Mudface and From the Fog. 9pm, 638 Wave Street Monterey, $5. Sunday The 49th Annual Wildflower Show at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History wraps up today. See 600 species and varieties of Central Coast wildflowers and visit the new Native Plant Garden. At noon, take a free Native Plant Garden tour and learn more about the plants of our area. For a $20 fee, you can take the John Muir Laws Wildflower Illustration Class at 2pm. 10am-5pm, 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove. $3. The Moss Landing Marine Labs 2010 Open House continues with hands-on lessons in how marine scientists study the ocean. 9am-5pm, 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA. It's a hard-rocking evening at Jose's with Prize Country, Granted Earth and Razorhoof. 9pm, 638 Wave Street Monterey, $5.