Friday Santa Cruz punk band Black Love and indie rockers Gentlemen of Japan (the cover of their new album Versus Utah features a great painting by Eric Joyner) headline a show at Jose's Underground Lounge that also features Tire Swing and Christian Slater (the band, not the actor, we're assuming). 8pm, Jose's Underground Lounge, 638 Wave Street, Monterey. $5. Fernwood Resort in Big Sur hosts a night of old-school country and rock with bluesy country roots act Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us and classic rockers The Preserve. 9pm, Highway One in Big Sur, no cover. Saturday Buy hand-crafted Native American art and crafts at the Indian Arts Market. Find antique and modern works ranging from jewelry to baskets to weavings and more. 10am-6pm, Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $7, free for children under 12. The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History's "Migrations!" event teaches children about the seasonal movements of birds, butterflies, gray whales and more through hands-on activities. Children will learn how salmon use scent to find their home river, how birds use Earth's magnetic field to follow their route, and more. They'll also be able to make feeders for overwintering birds that they can bring home. 11am-3pm, 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. Free. Legendary singer/dancer/actress Rita Moreno performs her cabaret show at the Sunset Center in Carmel. 8pm, San Carlos St. and Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $53 to $78 and can be purchased online. Self-proclaimed "freak-folk" alt-country act The Evangenitals play what is sure to be a fun, rollicking show at Fernwood Resort in Big Sur. 9pm, Highway One in Big Sur. No cover. Trusting Lucy is Monterey County's answer to the Indigo Girls. Tonight their sweet vocal harmonies will waft over Monterey Harbor from London Bridge Pub. 9:30pm, Wharf No. 2, Monterey. No cover. Sunday Help your child find his or her inner masked crusader at MY Museum's "How to Be a Superhero" workshop. Children will figure out their alter egos, design their costumes, and create comic strips based around their superhero persona. 10am-noon, MY Museum, 425 Washington Street, Monterey. $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. The Indian Arts Market continues at Monterey County Fairgounds. Buy antique and modern jewelry, baskets, weavings and more. 10am-5pm, Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $7, free for children under 12. Delve into Monterey's intriguing history with the walking tour Lifestyles of Monterey's Past. Local historian Monica Hudson will share her insights into Monterey's early history as you walk around its historic homes and gardens. 2pm-4pm, downtown Monterey. $11 per person ($10 for Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District residents); register online and meet at the Maritime and History Museum at Custom House Plaza, Monterey Historic Park.
This weekend's top events: January 28-30, 2011
Posted on: Thursday, January 27, 2011 2:48 PM by Nicole Gustas