It's time for Whalefest at Fisherman's Wharf and the History and Maritime Museum in Monterey! Enjoy live music from the Wharf Rats Band, Barbara Joy and the La Mesa School Children's Chorus and Jonah and the Whale Watchers, watch ocean-themed documentaries from the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in the Maritime and History Museum, win prizes in a marine-themed scavenger hunt, compete in a bocce tournament and view whale-themed exhibits. Get the full schedule online. 8:30am-10pm, Old Fisherman's Wharf and History and Maritime Museum, Monterey.
Marina Restaurant Week begins! Pick up your Restaurant Week Passport at any of 10 participating locations. You could win a free meal at all 10 restaurants! Marina Restaurant Week runs from January 22 through January 28.
The Monterey Symphony welcomes special guest pianist Josu de Solaun for this weekend's performances. The program includes Gabrielle Haigh's Symphony No. 1 and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor. See the final rehearsal at 2pm or the first performance at 7pm at Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture, 940 N. Main Street, Salinas. Rehearsal tickets are $15 and performance tickets range from $20 to $39; all can be purchased online.
San Francisco's Forrest Day is getting big buzz, and music press keep saying they'll hit it big any second. Tonight, catch them in an intimate show limited to only 150 people at Fernwood Resort. Up-and-coming indie act 7OrangeABC open. 8:30pm, Highway One, Big Sur. $12; call (831) 667-2422 for tickets.
Rubin and Wilson perform an acoustic guitar and violin set at London Bridge Pub. 9:30pm, Wharf No. 2, Monterey. No cover.
The Monterey Symphony brings special guest pianist Josu de Solaun to Carmel's Sunset Center for a special matinee performance. The program includes Gabrielle Haigh's Symphony No. 1 and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor. 3pm, Sunset Center, San Carlos Avenue and Ninth Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets range from $36 to $75 and can be purchased online.