There have been a lot of Irish-themed events on the peninsula lately, and this Saint Patrick’s Day weekend won’t be an exception. Whether or not you want to celebrate, though, there’s plenty going on around town this weekend. 

Carmel Honey Company Bee Education Dinner

Thursday, March 16, 6pm

Beach House Restaurant and Bar, Pacific Grove

$69

Join bee enthusiasts of the Carmel Honey Company for an evening of food and education overlooking the bay at the Beach House in Pacific Grove. The menu will be honey-themed, including a cocktail called a Bee Sting and entrees including seared ahi tuna with honey dijon sauce. What better way to spend a Thursday night than eating sweet treats and looking out over the bay? 

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Live Music: Kris Angeles

Thursday, March 16, 6pm

Barmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Free

Winner of the International Acoustic Music Awards prize for best female artist, Kris Angeles will be in Carmel-by-the-Sea on Thursday night singing her upbeat, heartfelt ballads. Get a taste of what you’ll hear on her website

St. Patrick’s Day Jazz

Friday, March 17, 7pm

Hyatt Regency Fireplace Lounge, Monterey

Free

Drummer David Moorewood, singer Laurie Hofer, bassist Joe Dolister, and guitarist Michael Lent will help you start your evening with jazz in the Fireplace Lounge at the Hyatt on Friday. Sip on a glass of wine or grab a bite to eat while you listen. 

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St. Patrick’s Day Food Specials

Friday, March 17

Various locations

Check out this list of Peninsula restaurants that will be featuring Irish or green-themed foods on Friday night. Peter B’s Brew Pub will serve corned beef and cabbage, Rio Grill is rumored to have green beer on hand, and Edgar’s at Quail will be serving mint cheesecake. 

Monterey Symphony

Friday, March 17, 7:30pm, Saturday, March 18, 8pm, and Sunday, March 19, 3pm

Sherwood Hall and Sunset Center

$25

The symphony combines love and literature this weekend with a Romeo and Juliet theme. Guest conductor Bruno Aprea will lead the symphony in its presentation of works including Verdi's overture La Forza del Destino (The Force of Destiny) and excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet. The concert will close with Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. 

Los Lobos

Friday, March 17, 8pm

Golden State Theater, Monterey

$34-$60

Grammy Award-winning rock legends Los Lobos hit the stage at the Golden State Theater on Friday night. Experience their country, blues, cumbia, and soul-inspired music live, with Jonah Smith opening. 

(Photo courtesy of Rialto Center for the Arts)

Shibori Workshop

Saturday, March 18, 2-5pm

Pacific Grove Art Center

$45-$50

Learn about Shibori, the Japanese cousin to tie-dye, which uses a deep indigo dye to color fabrics. Fiber artist and Morgan Hill teacher Sarah  Saleet will lead the workshop. Make sure to call or email the art center to register.

Night Owl Natural History

Saturday, March 18, 7-9:30pm

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

$10-$15

There’s something for everyone at the PG Museum of Natural History’s Night Owl events, and this week will be no exception. Learn about animal and nature-based superstitions, taste whiskey, and listen to music by local band Valley Soul. Games and raffle prizes will also be in store. 

Concert: Si on Chantait (Shall we Sing?)

Sunday, March 19, 3pm 

Del Mesa Carmel Community Association

$15-$20

Join French speakers and enthusiasts of the Alliance Francais Monterey for an afternoon of popular French songs. Duo Aline Deforge and Emmanuel Preslin will perform some of the most iconic tunes sung at family gatherings, in cabarets and dance halls.