Posted on: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 8:08 AM
by Allyson Ryan
Get out your Aquanet and get ready for a performance of Hairspray! The adorable Broadway hit will be playing at the Golden Bough Theatre in Carmel-by-the-Sea all weekend long. Fans will fall in love with main character Tracy Turnblad who has a big personality, a big passion for dance and big hair. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm, Casanova Street and 8th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $7-$20.
It’s that time again for the Salinas First Fridays Art Walk. Businesses in Oldtown Salinas open their doors for an evening full of art exhibitions, food, live music and plenty of fun! Did we mention it’s free? 5pm-8pm, 100-300 blocks of Main Street, Salinas. Free admission.
Longtime local favorites Terry Shehorn & the Long Distance Flyers perform some awesome classic hits at the Mucky Duck tonight. You are in for at treat as the gang covers hits from the Beach Boys, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, Garth Brooks and more! 7pm-10pm, 479 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free cover.
Friday night is date night at Casanova in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tonight the restaurant teams up with Scheid Vineyards to bring you an amazing Winemaker’s Dinner. On the menu you will find Dungeness crab, escargot, squab breast, short ribs and chocolate truffles. Each course will be perfectly paired with wines from Scheid Vineyards. 6pm, 5th Avenue between Mission & San Carlos, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $150 or $130 for Scheid Wine Club members. Call 831-455-9990 for reservations.
Join Rex Wheeler at the London Bridge Pub tonight has he performs easy-going acoustic rock music. 9pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.
Enjoy a night out at the Sunset Center and catch a performance of Betty Buckley’s Ah Men! The Boys of Broadway! This Broadway starlet will belt out songs originally written for the men on Broadway. Expect to hear show tunes like "Not While I’m Around” from Sweeney Todd and “More I Cannot Wish You” from Guys and Dolls. Want a chance to meet and greet Betty? Stay after the show for a special VIP Reception. 8pm, San Carlos & 9th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $59-$79.
The Blackouts are coming all the way from Santa Cruz to put on an amazing show at the Mucky Duck tonight. Step back in time to when ‘80s rock ruled! 6pm-10pm, 479 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free cover.
Rock and pop artist Martin Shears will be playing jams all night long at London Bridge Pub. The Monterey County local provides the perfect ambiance for a relaxing night out. 9:30pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.
Interested in improving your drawing abilities? Join science illustrator and instructor Erin E. Hunter at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. He will help you master skills in capturing art and nature. Work with different media and learn specific drawing and sketching techniques, color theory and more. This series is comprised of four classes throughout the month; today’s class will focus on botanicals. 1pm-4pm, 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. $95 for four classes.
Are you ready for some football? The Mucky Duck sure is and they are throwing a Super Bowl party to prove it! Come on over to cheer on the Patriots and/or the Giants and enjoy a pig roast out on the patio! 3pm, 479 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free cover.
Be sure to pregame before the game at Knuckles Sports Bar! They will be celebrating the duel with the Bud Light girls and a tailgate BBQ. 3pm, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey. Free cover.
Don't miss Rio Grill's first-ever Super Bowl tailgate party! In honor of game day Rio Grill will host Happy Hour specials, buckets of beer and pitchers of Rio Ritas. 3pm, Highway One at Rio Road, Carmel. Free cover.
Add a little aloha to your Super Bowl Sunday at Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse in Marina. Catch the bash on one of their TV’s and enjoy drink specials and an all-you-can-eat buffet for $25. Buffet begins at 4pm, 3295 Dunes Drive, Marina.
Stop on by Hula’s Island Grill for a few $5 pupu’s and drinks during Super Bowl XLVI. 4pm-9pm, 622 Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey. Free cover.
Montrio Bistro is throwing a Super Bowl party all their own. Non-football fans can meet up for "Bubbles and Bites" and enjoy tantalizing treats paired with wine or bubbly champagne. Select a half bottle of wine or champagne and three tasty bites for only $25 per person. 4:30pm, 414 Calle Principal, Monterey.
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.