Spend "A Night In Italy" at a special dinner held by the Friend of the Monterey County Fair at the Monterey Fairgrounds. Compete in the bocce tournament, bid in two auctions, and enjoy a big Italian dinner. Tickets are $35 per person, $60 per couple and $20 for children 10 and younger. Bocce teams pay $25 to enter. The tournament and dessert auction begin at 5:30, dinner begins at 7, and a live auction begins at 8:30pm. Buy tickets at the Monterey County Fair office at 2004 Fairground Road.
The Pacific Repertory Theatre presents "The Jungle Book, Jr.," live! Over 50 young students from PacRep's School of Dramatic Arts will perform. The play features all the classic songs such as "Bare Necessities" and "I Wanna Be Like You." 7:30pm, Golden Bough Theatre, Monte Verde St. between 8th and 9th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and teachers, and $7 for children and can be purchased at the official Pacific Repertory Theatre website.
It's a full metal weekend at Jose's Underground Lounge. The drumsticks fly fast and furious on Friday with death and thrash metal acts Praetorian, Remains of the Tyrant, Chasm of Illmen and Gorphyriac. 21+ (youngsters, check out tomorrow's show). 8pm, 638 Wave Street, Monterey, $5.
Get "In Touch With Sharks" at the Monterey Bay Aquarium with wildlife photographer and naturalist Chris Fallows. He'll talk about his experiences photographing sharks in the wild, as well as other wildlife. Talks are at 11:30am, 1pm and 3pm in the auditorium and are included in the price of admission.
Take a docent-led hike at Garland Ranch Regional Park in Carmel Valley. The Maple Canyon to Mesa Hike is 3.5 miles with a moderate elevation gain of 800 feet and will take about 2.5 hours. Meet at the Garland Visitors Center. 12:30pm-3pm. It's free but space is limited; register on the official MPRPD website.
"The Jungle Book, Jr." continues at the Golden Bough Theatre, featuring all the classic songs such as "Bare Necessities" and "I Wanna Be Like You." 2pm and 7:30pm, Monte Verde St. between 8th and 9th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and teachers, and $7 for children and can be purchased at the official Pacific Repertory Theatre website.
The documentary "Shades and Stories of Monterey" shows what life was like in Monterey during the mid-20th century through the eyes of longtime residents. Get the inside scoop on the canning industry, the fishing industry, and much more from the people who lived it. 4pm, Steinbeck Forum at the Monterey Conference Center, One Portola Plaza. The screening is free, but seats are first-come, first-served; show up early!
Young metalheads, rejoice! Counter Clockwise World headline a great all-ages metal show today at Jose's Underground Lounge, supported by Pride Subject, Hate for State and Miseria. 5pm-10pm, 638 Wave Street Monterey, $5.
Some of Monterey's best live acts team up to raise money for Haiti at the "Hearts for Haiti" benefit concert. Acts include Carla Blackwell, SpectorDance, Red Beans & Rice and Jonah and the Whalewatchers; see the official website for a full list. 6:30pm-10pm, Embassy Suites, 1441 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside. Tickets at the door are $25 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under, military and senior citizens; you can save $5 each by buying your ticket online.
Afrobeat funksters Danjuma & Onola create a great party atmosphere with their bright, danceable music. They play Fernwood Resort tonight. 9pm, Highway One in Big Sur, no cover.
If you missed it last weekend, catch "Very Barrie" at the Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada today. Listening Place reads two one-act plays by J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan. 1:30pm, 720 Via Mirada St., Monterey, included in museum admission fee.
See "The Jungle Book, Jr." at the Golden Bough Theatre. 2pm and 7:30pm, Monte Verde St. between 8th and 9th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and teachers, and $7 for children and can be purchased at the official Pacific Repertory Theatre website.