The Oldtown Salinas First Friday Art Walk takes over Oldtown with free art exhibits, live musical performances and light refreshments. 5pm-8pm, 100-300 blocks of Main Street and surrounding areas, Salinas. Free.
Chamber Music Monterey Bay presents the much-lauded Jupiter String Quartet performing with up-and-coming pianist Ben Kim at the Sunset Center. The program includes György Kurtág's 12 Microludes for a String Quartet, Beethoven's String Quartet in A Major and Shostakovich's Piano Quintet in G Minor. Pre-concert talk at 7pm; performance at 8pm. Sunset Center, San Carlos Street and Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $31 to $55 and can be purchased at the door.
Learn about heart health and get great discounts at shops including Macy's, The Body Shop, Naturalizer, Williams-Sonoma, California Pizza Kitchen, PF Chang's China Bistro, and more at the "Every Beat Counts" event at the Del Monte Center. See a fitness fashion show, learn from heart healthy cooking demonstration, and enjoy live entertainment. 11am-3pm, Del Monte Center, Highway One and Munras, Monterey. Free.
It's never too early to introduce your children to theater - especially when it's this fun. The Ariel Theater gives a sneak-peek performance of Chicken Little at MY Museum. 1:30pm-2pm, MY Museum, 425 Washington Street, Monterey. Included with admission.
Mixed-media artist Beverly Rayner discusses her process and reveals the social commentary behind her work at the Monterey Museum of Art Pacific Street's "In Conversation" event. 3pm, Monterey Museum of Art Pacific Street, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey. Included in admission fee.
Susan Reith's exhibition of still life oil paintings opens this weekend at the Carmel Art Association. Learn more about the art and the artist at tonight's opening reception. 6pm-8pm, Carmel Art Association, Dolores St. between 5th and 6th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Free.
Jam band ZuhG blends jazz and funk with a traditional jam band vibe for a fun party soundtrack. Head to Fernwood Resort in Big Sur tonight and shake that booty. 9pm, Fernwood Resort, Highway One in Big Sur. No cover.
It's Superbowl Sunday! Are you cheering for the Steelers or the Packers – or just depressed that the 49ers didn't make it in? Spend an afternoon with similarly-minded folks.
49er fans: The newly renovated Knuckles at the Hyatt Regency Monterey is pulling out all the stops for an anticipated 500 rabid sports fans — and when we say all the stops, we mean cheerleaders. Meet the Coors Light Girls and the 49er Cheerleaders, and enjoy drink specials. See if you can reserve the super-cool tap table. Starts at 11am, One Old Golf Course Road, Monterey.
Weird hat fans: Cannery Row Brewing Company promises beer specials, ladies of the beer world, door prizes, corn doggies, and the all-important weird hats (we're thinking there's Cheeseheads involved).95 Prescott Avenue, Monterey.
Superbowl commercial fans: If you're more committed to the Superbowl commercials and finger food than the two teams in the game, head down to the Big Sur River Inn for their laid-back Superbowl party. Two TVs, plus small plate specials and an expanded starter menu. Big Sur River Inn, Highway One in Big Sur.
All-you-can-eat fans: Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse makes sure Superbowl fans don't go hungry with a $25 all-you-can-eat Superbowl buffet from 3pm-7pm. The cover includes a special gift at the door. Doors open at noon; enjoy drink specials all day. 3295 Dunes Road, Marina.
Packers and Steelers die-hards: Peter B's has designed a special Superbowl menu featuring a "Roethilisburger" for the Steelers fans and brats with kraut for Packer fans. Plus, there's great beer and $5 Captain Morgan's specials. 3pm-end of game, 2 Portola Plaza (facing Custom House Plaza), Monterey.