Posted on: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 8:02 AM
by Allyson Ryan
Terrence Farrell plays soothing classic music on his guitar at the C Restaurant + Bar at the InterContinental. Terrence showcases his talent on both Friday and Saturday nights. 5:30pm-9pm, 750 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free admission.
Hooked on Pirates of the Caribbean? This weekend you can take a sailing adventure on the Lady Washington, the ship which appeared on the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Lady Washington will depart from Moss Landing and take wannabe pirates on a 3-hour sailing experience at 2pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Walk-on tours will also be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-1pm. 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing. $35 for sailing adventure and $3 for walk-on tour.
The Rod Band will be featured on Mucky Duck’s patio this afternoon. Don’t miss Happy Hour from 4pm-7pm! 6pm-9pm, 479 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free admission.
Restaurant 1833 kicks off the Best of the Blue wine event with a special Harvest Wine Dinner tonight. Executive Chef Levi Mezick will cook up a four-course feast that will complement Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and other varietals. Guests will also have the chance to rub elbows with the winemakers who harvested and bottled the wine enjoyed around the dinner table. 6:15pm-11pm, Monterey. $150.
Chamber Music Monterey Bay presents the Morgenstern Piano Trio tonight at the Sunset Center. The performance will include works from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Bedrich Smetana. 8pm, San Carlos & 9th Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $31-$55.
The Wild Turkeys perform live classic rock music at Bullwacker’s tonight. The group is influenced by the Rolling Stones, the Black Crowes and the Beatles, which shows in their performance. 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey. No cover.
London Bridge Pub on Fisherman’s Wharf will host Rex Wheeler tonight. Bring your friends and enjoy Rex’s smooth electric acoustic tunes. 9pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.
No need to sleep in this morning, it’s time for a hike! Guides from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District will take visitors on the Oakview Loop at Garland Ranch. This 5 mile hike showcases epic views of the Garzas Canyon. Don’t forget to bring water, snacks, lunch and good hiking shoes. 9am, Garland Ranch Visitor Center, Carmel Valley.
Tee off for a cause! The Heroes' Open II tees off at 10am this morning at scenic Bayonet Golf Course on Fort Ord. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit The Central Coast State Veterans Cemetery Foundation. 8:30am, 1 McClure Way, Seaside. $150.
Kick off the shopping season at the Monterey County Fairgrounds for the first annual Holiday Marketplace. There will be plenty of gifts, crafts, food, Christmas carols and a visit from Santa Claus. The festive atmosphere is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! 10am-4pm, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. Entry Fee is $1 per person or a donation of food, toys, or clothing
The Best of the Blue celebrates Monterey County’s grape harvest today! Over 50 wineries will converge at the Del Monte Aviation Hangar at the Monterey Peninsula Airport to show off the fruits of their labor. Only the best wineries in the region will showcase their wines including Bernardus Winery, Morgan Winery, Chateau Julien, Scheid Vineyards, Caraccioli Cellars and many more. Gourmet food trucks will also be on hand to make your palate water with cuisine inspirations from Cuba, Switzerland, France and Italy. 1pm-4pm, 200 Fred Kane Drive, Monterey. $60. Mention “MCCVB” and receive $10 off of your ticket price!
The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce hosts a Holiday Fashion Show at the luxurious Inn at Spanish Bay at Pebble Beach. Several boutiques will showcase their fabulous holiday finds just in time for the shopping season. Don’t miss the auction where over 120 items are up for grabs including certificates for accommodations, golf and restaurants! 5:30pm-8:30pm, 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach. $30.
A Band of Ninjas will get the party started at the Mucky Duck! Can’t make it? Don’t worry; the cover duo will also be performing at London Bridge Pub later tonight. 5pm, 479 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free admission.
Bullwacker’s presents Cheeky Spanks on the patio tonight. This classic rock band is led by Jill Childers and is backed up by incredible talents on the guitar, bass and drums. 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey. No cover.
Head over to Big Sur’s Fernwood Tavern and listen to Lava Moon. This pop rock band injects a bit of Hawaiian flair which makes for a fun and unique blend. 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free admission.
A Band of Ninjas rocks out tonight at London Bridge Pub. This duo will cover great artists like Bob Marley, The Eagles, Foo Fighters, Jimi Hendrix and more! 9:30pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.
Learn how to paint with acrylics today at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. The class will be taught by Erin Hunter and will focus on how to use acrylic paint and what mediums to use. 1pm-4:30pm, 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. $45.
Head over to the Mucky Duck during Reggae Sunday with Tony Miles. Tony is a one-man reggae band that does not disappoint! 4pm-8pm, 479 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free admission.
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.