Food and wine collide this weekend with one of the most epic backdrops imaginable, Pebble Beach. The sixth annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine event provides some of the finest food and decadent wines on the planet. Over 75 celebrity chefs and 200 wineries showcase the fruits of their labor with various lunches, dinners, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and more. Thursday-Sunday, Pebble Beach. Various ticket prices. Listen to young and up-and-coming jazz musicians at the Next Generation Jazz Festival at the Monterey Conference Center this weekend. The three-day festival hosts talented youth ranging from junior high to college for various performances and completions. Friday-Sunday, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free event. It’s ladies night at the Sunset Center as Menopause The Musical takes the stage! This female comedy gives a hysterical take on “the change.” Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 2pm, San Carlos Street and Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $39-$59.
Happy First Friday of the month! The streets of Oldtown Salinas stay open past their bedtime tonight for art exhibitions, live music, family activities, refreshments and fun! 5pm-8pm, 100-300 Blocks of Main Street, Salinas. Free event.
Explore some of Palo Corona’s Lower Loops this morning during a 3.5 mile hike with guides from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District. Get some fresh air though the open meadows and enjoy vast coastal views. Don’t forget to bring lunch, water and to wear good hiking shoes. 9am, Palo Corona Barn, Carmel. Free event. Can’t get your kids to eat their vegetables? Bring them over to MY Museum for Vegging Out Day where they will have the chance to snack on some healthy greens and dance alongside them! 10am-1pm, 425 Washington Street, Monterey. Free with admission. Enjoy the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast at the Steinbeck Institute for Arts and Culture in Salinas this afternoon. The State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara performs this enchanted love story with lavish sets and exceptional choreography. 2pm-4pm, 940 North Main Street, Salinas. $20.for adults and $5 for those 12 and under. Get ready, get set, for a Monterey Bay Derby Dames bout! Today the Babes of Wrath take on the Steinwreckers at the Water City Sports Center for a fierce brawl! 7pm, 2800 2nd Avenue, Marina. $15. The Donnis Trio performs acoustic and folk rock jams tonight at the Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur. 9pm, 47200 Highway One Big Sur. Free event.
Hike through some Tremendous Trees of Mill Creek this morning with guides from the Monterey Peninsular Regional Parks District. Hikers will enjoy incredible views of redwoods and tanoaks during the 5.5 mile hike. Don’t forget to bring lunch, water and to wear good hiking shoes. 10am, Mill Creek, Carmel. Free event.