The Salinas First Fridays Art Walk invites you to "Feel the Love" in the run-up to Valentine's Day. Catch live music, dance performances, art openings and more. 5pm-8pm, 100-300 blocks of Main Street and adjacent streets in Salinas. Free.
The Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada turns into a club tonight for "La Mirada Lounge." There's light appetizers, a cash bar, and DJ music. 6-9pm, 720 Via Mirada. $10 for nonmembers, free for members.
Country rockers Mike Beck and the Bohemian Saints play at the "Sweethearts of the Fair Valentine's Day Dance" at the Monterey County Fairgrounds Turf Club. Enjoy the no-host full bar and appetizers and then dance your shoes right off. 7pm. 2004 Fairgrounds Road Gate 5, $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Call 372-5863 to reserve tickets.
Hard-driving Washington country rockers The Lonely H play Jose's Underground on Wave Street tonight. Local acts St. Mawr (evocative of Modest Mouse's mellower moments) and ambient rockers Familiar Spheres open. 638 Wave Street, 8 pm, $5.
Get a guided tour of Garland Ranch Regional Park's Kahn Ranch addition to the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District. This 3.7 mile Hitchcock Loop hike goes past a waterfall. The MPRPD describes the views as "breathtaking," and with the 1,100-foot elevation gain, we suspect they mean that literally. 10 am, free but limited attendance, register online and get directions via the official website under "Free Guided Hikes".
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dave Mason plays tonight at Carmel's Sunset Center. (You can download some of his new songs for free - they're the ones with the asterisk - at Dave Mason's official website.) 8pm. Tickets are $47, $58 and $67 and can be purchased at the Sunset Center website.
Find out why Cheeky Spanks was voted Monterey County's favorite band in the Monterey County Weekly's 2009 poll at Bullwacker's Restaurant and Pub on Cannery Row tonight. 653 Cannery Row, 8:30 pm, no cover.
How often do you get to hear a psychedelic Motown jam band? Harry & the Hit Men bring their unique sound to Fernwood on Highway One in Big Sur tonight. 9 pm, no cover. It's a night of hip-hop and reggae at Jose's Underground on Wave Street. San Jose's Oneself DaVinci headlines, with support from San Jose's Solis Cin and locals The Joint Venture and Realization. 638 Wave Street, 8pm, $5.
Watch the Super Bowl with a hundred new friends at the Schooners Bistro Super Bowl Bash. There's team martinis, $2 specialty shots, a half-time raffle, and more. 400 Cannery Row, inside the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Starts at 1 pm.