Top weekend events: Things to do besides the U.S. Open
Posted on: Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:15 AM by Nicole Gustas
As you may have heard, there's a little golf tournament in town this weekend. Not heading out to watch Tiger? There's plenty of other ways to stay busy this weekend. Friday If you ride a sport bike or just admire them, head to Oldtown Salinas tonight for Mazda Raceway Sportsbike Night. Sport bikes park (for free!) in the lot across from the Steinbeck Center. There's a raffle, restaurant deals, vendor displays, ticket specials for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, and more. 6pm-8pm, 100 block of Main St., Salinas. Free. CANCELLED: the guitarist is sick. Los Angeles roots rockers The Americans could be described as a more serious Reverend Horton Heat, a stripped-down Brian Setzer, or the lost sequel to the Johnny Cash/Elvis Presley/Carl Perkins/Jerry Lee Lewis album "Million Dollar Quartet." In other words, they're darn good. They play the Big Sur River Inn tonight. 7pm, Highway One, Big Sur. Sarah Ruhl's play "The Clean House" is a melancholy comedy about the messiness of love. The Pacific Repertory Theater tackles this play featuring a doctor, her husband, her husband's lover, her sister, and the Brazilian cleaning woman who teaches them all how to live. 7:30pm, Circle Theater, Casanova between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $15, $26 and $35 and can be purchased online. Monterey Bay's favorite reggae party band, Jonah and the Whalewatchers, play Bullwacker's tonight. 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, no cover. San Francisco's Slow Trucks play fun, spirited indie rock, as if Archers of Loaf all wound up at a party together and thought playing a surprise reunion gig was a good idea. San Jose's Ugly Winner's emotional indie rock sounds like Modest Mouse ran a bulldozer through an Interpol recording session. The two bands back to back should make a lively show at Jose's Lounge Underground tonight. They're joined by Monterey's low-fi The Rugers and Visalia's energetic, experimental Rapids. 8pm, 638 Wave Street, no cover. Saturday Celebrate Father's Day a day early with a Father's Day Pancake Breakfast at the Del Monte Center. All proceeds benefit local Lions Clubs charities. 9am-1pm. Del Monte Center, Munras Avenue and Highway One, Monterey. $6 adults, $4 kids under 12. The City of Pacific Grove hosts the first Pacific Grove Fine Arts and Crafts Festival today and tomorrow. The event features arts and crafts vendors, live music, and great food. 9am-5pm, Jewell Park (Central Avenue and 16th Street), Pacific Grove. Free to attend. Sarah Ruhl's melancholy comedy "The Clean House" continues at the Pacific Repertory Theater's Circle Theater. 7:30pm, Casanova between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $15, $26 and $35 and can be purchased online. Monterey's Trusting Lucy's sound has been described as sounding like a more rocking Indigo Girls, and as like "a dream duo of Grace Slick and Melissa Etheridge." They play Bullwackers tonight. 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, no cover. And the winner of the Most Interesting Lineup of the Weekend award is...Jose's, which hosts a CD release party for Salinas alt-rockers (emphasis on "rockers") Tumbleweed. They're joined by metal reggae (yes, we just wrote that) band Euphoria v.SC and groovy SoCal electroacoustic act qiensave? 9pm, 638 Wave Street, $5. Groove to the sounds of Grateful Dead cover band China Cats at Fernwood Resort. 9pm, Highway One in Big Sur, no cover. Sunday The Pacific Grove Fine Arts Festival continues, featuring arts and crafts vendors, live music, and great food. 9am-5pm, Jewell Park (Central Avenue and 16th Street), Pacific Grove. Free to attend. Take Dad out for a jazz brunch with Tim Jackson and Real Time at the Big Sur River Inn. 1pm-5pm, Highway One in Big Sur, no cover. The Listening Place Reader's Theater performs two romantic one-act plays, Anton Checkhov's "The Marriage Proposal" and Joaquin and Serafin Alvarez Quintero's "Sunny Morning," at the Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada. 1:30pm, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. $5 non-members (free for members). See Sarah Ruhl's melancholy comedy "The Clean House" in a matinee performance at the Pacific Repertory Theater's Circle Theater. 2pm, Casanova between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tickets are $12, $22 and $30 and can be purchased online.