Posted on: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 8:00 AM
by Allyson Ryan
Carmel Plaza’s summer concert series Concerts in Carmel continues tonight with Lisa Taylor and SoulCity. Lisa and her 5-piece band will perform famous R&B, pop, rock and soul jams. For those who purchase a food/beverage ticket, the event will be paired with beverage tastings from Wrath Wines and Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing and food will be provided by Bistro Beaujolais. 5pm-7pm, Ocean Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel. Free admission, $15 for food and beverage ticket.
Head over to the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa this Friday night for some R&B and soul. John “Broadway” Tucker is a fabulous on-stage performer. You know he’s good when you hear he has performed with the likes of James Brown, Buddy Guy and Albert King. 5pm-9pm, 400 Cannery Row, Monterey.
Relax this Friday night and listen to the soulful reggae and funky tunes from Matt Masih and the Messengers. Bullwacker’s will host the six-piece jam band out on the patio. 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey. No cover.
London Bridge Pub on Fisherman’s Wharf will host Rex Wheeler tonight. Bring your friends and enjoy Rex’s smooth electric acoustic tunes. 9pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.
Join the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District as they will be on the lookout for passing meteors tonight! The Perseid Meteor Shower has the potential to be one of the best visible meteor showers of the year. Hot drinks and cookies will be provided. Please be advised that fog or cloud cover will cancel this event. 9pm-11pm, Garland Visitors Center, Carmel Valley.
Fernwood Tavern presents a free concert tonight by Honeymoon. The self proclaimed folkacana group consists of four singer-songwriters who have come together to perform a sound all their own. 10pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. No cover.
Meet a crew that paddled 15,000 miles from New Zealand all the way to Monterey in ocean-going canoes – and ride out into Monterey Bay on their boats! The Pacific Voyagers will be at Del Monte Beach Park beginning at 10am. Drop by and learn about their experience traveling across the Pacific and ride with them into Monterey Bay! 10am, 285 Figueroa, Monterey.
Need an activity for the kids today? The Monterey Museum of Art- La Mirada celebrates Family Day with free admission and activities for the entire family! Children's activities will include story times, a scavenger hunt, drawing and sketching. 11am-5pm, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. Free admission.
The 19th annual Winemakers’ Celebration is today! Carmel’s Barnyard Shopping Village will have the perfect ambiance for an afternoon of food and wine tastings. Guests will have the opportunity to sample from over 200 wines and rub elbows with those who produce the tasty elixir. Victory Lane will also provide fabulous jazz background music. 1pm-4pm, Carmel Rancho Lane, Carmel. $30 in advance, $35 at the event.
Need to run a few errands but want be entertained at the same time? Venture to the Del Monte Center for Music at the Mall. Tonight’s live music is brought to you by the Dennis Murphy School of Music. 5pm-7pm, 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey. Free admission.
Roger Eddy performs at the Monterey Bay Aquarium for “Evenings the Bay”. The talented saxophonist/flautist will entertain with classical and jazz tunes. 6pm-8pm, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free with aquarium admission.
Spirit Descending will mix Goth and metal tonight at Jose’s Underground Lounge. The Central Valley band performs their original Operatic and rock melodies. 8pm, 638 Wave Street, Monterey.
The Henry Miller Library presents a night with legendary filmmaker John Waters whose films include “Hairspray,” “Pink Flamingos,” and “Serial Mom.” His one-man show details his career in a standup comedy style. Waters will also answer questions in a Q&A session. 8:30pm-10pm, Highway One, Big Sur. $75.
Bullwacker’s will host blues band Misterioso featuring Blues Harp Ace Rey Rio tonight on the patio. 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey. No cover.
Singer John Michael will play acoustic rock music tonight at London Bridge Pub. 9:30pm, Wharf #2 256 Figueroa Street, Monterey. Free admission.
Head over to Big Sur’s Fernwood Tavern and listen to the unique folk and psychedelic melodies from Natural Bridges. 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. No cover.
Cool off by the Big Sur River at the Big Sur River Inn. Grab a drink and listen to songs performed from one of Big Sur’s favorite jazz groups, Paige Too! 1pm-5pm, Highway One at Pheneger Creek, Big Sur. No cover.
Get your motors runnin'! The Motorsports Spectacular is at the Salinas Sports Complex today and will have all types of extreme motorsports including monster trucks, high flying motorcycles and a demolition derby! Gates open at 12pm, show begins at 2pm. 2pm-5pm, 1034 N. Main Street, Salinas. $20 for reserved seats.
Don’t miss another “Evenings by the Bay” tonight. The collaboration between the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Jazz Festival continues with a performance from jazz flautist Kenny Stahl. 6pm-8pm, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free with aquarium admission.
The Henry Miller Library gets freaky tonight as it rolls out the carpet for “Freaks and Femmes.” The evening will be full of burlesque, cabaret, music and mayhem! The events will begin with a burlesque class for beginners at 5pm and a cocktail hour will follow at 6:30pm. The main show will begin at 8:30pm with a slew of international burlesque and cabaret stars. 5pm-10pm, Highway One, Big Sur. Tickets are $20.
As the Content Marketing 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 in Big Sur.