Food and wine converge on one of nation’s most stunning regions this weekend. The Big Sur Food & Wine Festival showcases exquisite Californian restaurants and wineries throughout the four-day event. Every day offers something different whether it’s hiking with stemware, a grand-tasting at Post Ranch Inn, a Pinot walkabout or a winemaker dinner. Thursday-Sunday. Big Sur. Various ticket prices.
MY Museum is celebrating the harvest season with an old-fashioned hoedown! Gear up for thanksgiving and bring the kiddos on over to check out a live turkey, play with pumpkins and work on festive crafts. 3pm-5pm, 425 Washington Street, Monterey. Free with admission. Oldtown Salinas becomes “alive after five” for their First Fridays Art Walk. Bring the entire family out for food, entertainment, art exhibits and lots of fun in various venues throughout downtown. 5pm-8pm, Main Street, Oldtown Salinas. Free event. While you’re in Oldtown Salinas swing by the National Steinbeck Center for a Dia de los Muertos event. Celebrate this South American holiday with live music, dancing, food and crafts. 5pm-8pm, One Main Street, Salinas. Free event.
Kids itching for something to do? Bring them to the Museum of Monterey for a special printmaking class. Today’s workshop focuses on maritime and historical traditions. Curious tots will learn about some of the museum’s nautical artifacts and then have the chance to create their own ship print. 12pm-1:30pm, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $10. Spend an evening with radio host Ira Glass at the Sunset Center tonight. The host and creator of the award-winning radio program “This American Life” discusses “radio stories and other stories” in a humorous and engaging manner. 8pm, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $59-$79 .
Break out those bellbottoms, boa and platforms for the Billy Martini 70’s Dance Party at Fernwood Tavern tonight. This Big Sur venue gets groovy baby with this energetic tribute band. 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.