It's the first weekend of the Secret Life of Seahorses exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and of course there's all those Easter activities. If that's not enough for you, here's our listing of the hot picks for this weekend.
FridayPacific Grove's Wine, Art and Music Walk offers wine, art, and (you guessed it!) music. Ten venues in downtown Pacific Grove are open; pick up a map at the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce. 6pm to 9pm, free.
The Easter bunny makes his first stop of the weekend at MY Museum, where he's holding a scavenger hunt from 6:30pm to 8pm. Call 649-6444 to pre-register. $10 per child.
Flamenco guitarist Peter Evans will amp up the Spanish flavor of Esteban Restaurant with a live performance from 6:30 to 9:30pm.
Dream the impossible dream with Pac Rep's production of Man of La Mancha at the Circle Theatre in Carmel. 7:30pm; tickets are $28 for seniors; $20 for students, teachers and military with ID: $7 for children and $38 for the rest of us.
That holiday with the bunny and eggs is coming up, and today there's a number of Easter egg hunts lined up to celebrate.
The Monterey City Easter Egg Hunt will have 7,000 hidden eggs for kids to find. The egg hunts are split up into four age categories, protecting delicate teenagers from competing against those bloodthirsty six-year-olds. Finders of any of 100 "prize" eggs win an Easter basket. The Easter bunny will also hop on by. 10am, Frank E. Sollecito Jr. Ballpark at Lake El Estero. Free.
The City of Seaside Egg Fest has over 5,000 eggs and twelve well-hidden baskets hidden for kids up to 12 years old to find. After the egg hunt, there's bounce houses,a craft center, pony rides, and face time with the Easter bunny. Oldemeyer Center at 986 Hilby Street. Egg hunt starts at 11am. Free.
Not to be outdone, the Salinas Easter Eggstravaganza starts with an egg hunt for children ages six and under. When they're done, children ages seven through twelve will get their own egg hunt. There's a third egg hunt for teens and adults that has - oooo! - prizes. There's also jump houses, face painting, food and vendors when the egg hunt is done. Natividad Creek Park, free for children 12 and under. First egg hunt starts at 11am.
If you prefer grown-up Easter egg hunts, head to Soledad for Paraiso Vineyards' "Paraiso In Bloom" event. In addition to the egg hunt, there's wine tasting, a farmers' market and a flower market. Noon to 4pm, $7.
The Del Monte Shopping Center throws a free Easter parade with treats from the Easter Bunny and an activity table for children. 2pm to 4pm, free.
Man of La Mancha tilts at windmills again at the Circle Theatre in Carmel at 2pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are $28 for seniors; $20 for students, teachers and military with ID: $7 for children and $38 for the rest of us.
Sand City artist Susan "Suzka" Collins is known for her splashy art full of bright colors and suggestive shapes. Her art opening at Wave Street Studios begins at 6pm. Free.
Flamenco guitarist Peter Evans appears live again at Esteban Restaurant from 6:30 to 9:30pm.
Fernwood Resort continues its lineup of can't-miss live acts with dance-happy San Francisco band Sugar and Gold, who sound like the bootie-shakin' child of Scissor Sisters and Stevie Wonder. The show starts at 8:30pm; wear your dancing shoes.
Looking for somewhere to have Easter brunch? We've got the master list of Easter brunches, from the high-end to the down-home.
As usual, there's way more happening than we can mention on this list. Check out the Monterey County Weekly's online calendar for even more ideas.