Santa Cruz electro funksters Trip Delight Fantastic bring the beats to Bullwackers tonight at 653 Cannery Row in Monterey. 8:30pm, no cover.
Dum Spiro Spero play a jazzy, rootsy rock - or is it a rockin', rootsy jazz? Either way, it's sure to be a fun set tonight at Fernwood Resort on Highway One in Big Sur. 9pm, no cover.
The Big Sur Mud Run at CSUMB has been sold out for weeks, but you can still watch the messy fun and cheer on the racers. The race starts at 9am at CSUMB's Freeman Stadium.
Salinas celebrates youth and the arts with the One Salinas Arts Festival. Artists will create works right in front of you with spraypaint murals and a chalk art contest. There will also be live music and theater, poetry readings, visual art displays, airbrush tattoos, and more. And best of all, it's free! 11am-4pm, throughout Oldtown Salinas.
The Monterey Symphony has an uplifting program of Elgar, Gershwin, Turina and Ginastera this weekend, featuring renowned concert pianist Sara Davis Buechner. Hear the final rehearsal at 2pm at Sherwood Hall, 940 N. Main St., Salinas for only $15, or the performance at 7pm (tickets are $39 and $20).
Comic magician Chipper Lowell (see clip above) creates magic and laughs tonight at the Sunset Center with "BLiNK: An Incredible Evening of Magic." 8pm, San Carlos and 9th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $51, $44 and $37 and can be purchased at the Sunset Center website.
Party it up with Monterey County's favorite reggae band, Jonah and the Whalewatchers, at Bullwacker's tonight. 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey, no cover.
Pacific Northwest indie/psychedelic band The Shivas headline tonight at Jose's Underground Lounge in Monterey. Joining them are Dum Spiro Spero, straight off their gig at Fernwood, Stockton's hard-rocking, female-led Solidify and Old and Grey. 9pm, 638 Wave Street, $5.
If Janis Joplin had fronted the Dead, it might have sounded like Sarah McCoy and the Zippidy Yeahs. They play tonight at Fernwood Resort in Big Sur. 9pm, no cover.
Hear the Monterey Symphony's charming program of Elgar, Gershwin, Turina and Ginastera at the Sunset Center. 3pm, 8th and San Carlos, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $69, $65, $55 and $48 and can be purchased on the Monterey Symphonywebsite.