Posted on: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:03 AM
by Allyson Ryan
Tease up that hair and bring out those dancin’ shoes for the Broadway smash hit, Hairspray, playing all weekend long at the Golden Bough Theatre. Follow the loveable story of a “pleasantly plump” teen who vows to make her debut on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm, Casanova Street and 8th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $7-$20.
Don’t miss the Monterey Symphony’s take on 2002 Arabian Nights this weekend! Conductor Max Bragado-Darman and the symphony will perform pieces from Berlioz, Ravel and Rimsky-Korsakov. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm at the Steinbeck Institute of Arts in Salinas, Sunday at 3pm and Monday at 8pm the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Various ticket prices.
The Mucky Duck in downtown Monterey presents Vent on the patio this afternoon. They will be rockin’ out some intense funk and metal tunes! 6pm-10pm, 479 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free cover.
Like fine wine and good music? Then you are in luck! Pierce Ranch Vineyards hosts Gabriel Gandzjuk & The Ventana Sons this evening. Sip on a glass of wine and enjoy Gabriel Gandzjuk’ s easy-going jams. 8:30pm, 499 Wave Street, Monterey.
Head over to Bullwacker’s on Cannery Row and check out the John Michael Band. Their Irish vibe is sure to prepare for you St. Patty’s Day next month! 8:30pm, 653 Wave Street, Monterey. No cover.
Rex Wheeler plays his acoustic guitar tonight at the London Bridge Pub tonight. Call up a few friends and make it an enjoyable night out. 9pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.
Take a hike with the guides from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District through Garland’s Lower Trails. This is a great hike for beginners or those looking for a casual stroll. The three mile hike is expected to last one-two hours. Don’t forget to bring water and wear comfortable shoes. 9am, Garland Visitor Center, Carmel Valley. Free admission.
Did you know today is National Drink Wine Day? To celebrate Holman Ranch Vineyards is letting everyone taste their wines for free! Stop by their Carmel Valley tasting room anytime between 11am and 6pm and receive one free sample. 11am-6pm, 19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Suite C, Carmel Valley.
Who doesn’t love a local classic rock band? Check out the four guys that make up Phat Chants at the Mucky Duck tonight. 6pm-10pm, 479 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free cover.
Come on out and show your support for the Monterey Bay Derby Dames. Their fundraising event takes place tonight at the Alternative Café with plenty of food, beautiful artwork and live entertainment performed by Lost Trains, Linda Arceo and Jenn Schaaf. 7:30pm, 1230 Fremont Boulevard Seaside. $5.
The Turf Club at the Monterey County Fairgrounds hosts a Mardi Gras Celebration to remember! The event will feature live music with the internationally renowned Persephone’s Bees, featuring former Monterey residents, Tom Ayres and Angelina Moysov. 7pm-midnight, 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey.
Head on over to Bullwacker’s on Cannery Row tonight for a live show from John “Broadway” Tucker. If you like southern soul and blues you are going to love this show! 8:30pm, 653 Wave Street, Monterey. No cover.
John Heart Jackie performs tonight at the Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur. These Portland natives play easy-going folk and pop jams. 9pm, Highway One, Big Sur. Free cover.
Enjoy alternative and classic rock music from Sean Ryan. He will be playing jazzy tunes all night long at the London Bridge Pub. 9:30pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.
It’s time to get up and hit the trails! Staff from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District will lead adventurous hikers along the Veeder Trail, East Ridge Trail and the Terrace Trail to enjoy great pond and meadow views. The 3.8 mile hike is expected to last 3-4 hours. Don’t forget to bring water, lunch, snacks and to wear sturdy hiking boots. 9:30pm, East Garzas Trailhead, Carmel Valley.
Join Tony Miles for Reggae Sunday out at the Mucky Duck. Wind down out on their patio this afternoon before the busy work week. 4pm, 479 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free cover.
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.