Posted on: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 8:00 AM
by Allyson Ryan
Swing by the Monterey County Fairgrounds and scope out the rare findings at the Indian Art Show. Vendors from all over the west coast will be selling the finest in baskets, pottery, beadwork, jewelry, books, recordings and more. Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm, Monterey Room, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. $7.
It’s going to be a starry night at Garland Ranch tonight. Join staff at the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District for a night of star gazing as amateur astronomers share their insights on the galaxy over the 2-hour event. Be sure to wear warm clothing and bring a flashlight. 5:30pm, Garland Ranch Parking Lot, Carmel Valley. Free admission.
Jake Nielsen’s Triple Threat provides awesome entertainment tonight at the Mucky Duck. This bluesy band is the perfect way to wind down after a tough work week. Be sure to pay particular attention to Jake’s skills on the guitar! 6pm-10pm, 479 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free cover.
Hang out at the London Bridge Pub tonight with local acoustic rock guitarist Rex Wheeler. Bring your friends, grab a drink and enjoy a relaxing night out. 9pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.
Kids itching for something to do? Take them over the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Today they will be talking about some of Monterey County’s annual visitors and their migration patterns. Tiny tots will have the chance to create a bird feeder, match certain scents like salmon do when they return home and follow a mental map of landmarks, similar to gray whales.11am-3pm, 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free admission.
Like classic rock music? Then head to the Mucky Duck in downtown Monterey tonight and check out local favorite band Phat Chants. 6pm-10pm, 479 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free cover.
Enjoy live music from Nico Georis and Sky Country tonight at the Fernwood Tavern. Nico wrote the earthy and folksy songs found on his newest album “Songs from Nowhere” which will be performed tonight. 9pm, Fernwood Tavern, Highway One, Big Sur. Free cover.
A Band of Ninjas plans to kick things up a notch at London Bridge Pub tonight. This acoustic rock duo will make it hard for you to contain yourself from singing right along to their popular rock, pop and blues covers. 9:30pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.
Rise and shine! It’s time for a morning hike with the guides at the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District through the Oakview and Mesa Loop. This loop will lead hikers through great views of Garzas Canyon. The 5 mile hike is expected to last 3-4 hours so be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, lunch and to wear good hiking shoes. 9am, Garland Visitor Center, Carmel Valley. Free.
Are your kids so good at sneaking cookies out of the jar that you can never catch them at it? Do they always know what their holiday presents are before they’re unwrapped, no matter how well you’ve hidden them? Put their skills to work today at MY Museum’s Spy for a Day. Miniature secret agents will have the chance to create secret spy gadgets and have the chance to dress up to prepare for their own Mission Impossible. 10am-11:30am, 425 Washington Street, Monterey. $15 or $10 for members.
The Carmel Music Society presents the Israeli Chamber Project this afternoon at the Sunset Center. This young and vibrant ensemble is comprised of talented Israeli musicians on the clarinet, violin, cello, harp and piano. 3pm, Sunset Center, San Carlos & 9th Ave., Carmel-by-the-Sea. $30-$43.
Hit up Happy Hour while enjoying some jams from Tony Miles out on the patio at the Mucky Duck. Tony will be mixing it up reggae style all afternoon. 4pm-8pm, 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.