·What: Katherine Moore "Monsters of the Deep" exhibit opening
·Where: Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove
·When: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
Monterey artist Katherine Moore debuts her ode to scary monsters, carnivorous wild things and creatures just in time for Halloween. "Monsters of the Deep" features "Tibetan Medicine Tiger," "Chaos Monster," and assorted blue leopards. Singer Andrea Carter provides live entertainment. Free. 375-2208.
·What: Forrest Day in concert
·Where: Planet Gemini, 2110 North Fremont St., Monterey
·When: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
It's been six years since Forrest Day formed, and the rockin' band has made its mark throughout Northern California. They celebrate with a costume contest and live concert featuring new material. 21 and over. $15. Visit www.planetgemini.com.
·What: Castle of the Dead
·Where: Salinas Sports Complex, 1034 North Main St., Salinas
·When: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Mon-Wed, 4-9 p.m. Sat-Sun, Oct. 26-31
Sun Street Prevention Services and the Salinas Storm Girls Fastpitch program host this family event, featuring a haunted house and pumpkin patch. Games, face painting and more. $10. Visit SunStreetCenters.org.
·What: Pacific Grove Art Walk Grand Finalé
·When: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
The last Pacific Grove Wine, Art & Music Walk includes Artisana Gallery's "Honoring Seven Generations" exhibit, featuring local photographers as well as a Day of the Dead exhibit. A community altar is also on display. Free. 655-9775, www.artisana-gallery.com.
·What: Osio Cinemas digital conversion grand opening
·Where: Osio Cinemas, 350 Alvarado St., Monterey
·When: Friday, Oct. 26
Osio Cinemas in Downtown Monterey is converting to digital projectors. To celebrate, they are hosting a grand opening with free popcorn to paying patrons Friday through Sunday. The conversion includes the installation of a satellite dish that will enable the theater to screen live and pre-recorded content, including operas, ballets, plays, sporting events and more. 644-8171, OsioCinemas.com.
·What: Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally in concert
·Where: Magic Circle Theatre, 8 El Caminito, Carmel Valley
·When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
Bluegrass duo Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally return to the Magic Circle Theatre for this performance. Robinson has appeared on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" as a solo artist, and has performed nationwide with Nunally. $20. 659-7500, MagicCircleTheatre.net.
·What: I Cantori Choral Workshop led by Ann Burleigh
·Where: Monterey Peninsula College Choral Music Room M119 at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont St., Monterey
·When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
Anne Burleigh leads this choral workshop, open all to skill levels. Burleigh has sung with the professional chorale at the Carmel Bach Festival, established the Monterey Peninsula Symphony Chorus and served on the Carmel Music Society Board among her local accolades. $20 advance, $25 at the door. Under age 21 free. For reservations call 644-8012 or visit ICantori.org.
·What: 13th annual Holiday Fashion Show Party
·Where: The Inn at Spanish Bay, 2700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach
·When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
Eight Pacific Grove boutiques will show off their wares during this fashion show, dessert reception and dance to benefit the American Cancer Society's Discovery Shop. Participating boutiques include — Biba, The Clothing Store, Carried Away, Nest Boutique, Sprout Boutique, Pari's Boutique, In B Tween, and the Golf Shop at the Pacific Grove Golf Links. More than 60 handmade women's hats will be sold at auction. $30. 373-3304, PacificGrove.org.
·What: "A Career in Theater: What's the Next Step?" forum
·Where: Portola Hotel & Spa, 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey
·When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
The Monterey County Theater Alliance hosts a forum for students who seek a theater Career. The panel includes Elizabeth Brodersen, director of education for the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and William Wolak, professor emeritus from the University of Pacific. Local educators include Monterey Peninsula College theater department chair Gary Bolen and Western Stage at Hartnell College artistic program director Melissa Chin-Parker.
Alliance president Teresa del Piero will moderate. $10 general, $5 alliance members. 372-0895, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.mctaweb.org.
·What: 96th annual Carmel-by-the-Sea Birthday Celebration and Halloween Parade
·Where: Parade begins at Ocean Avenue. Hot dog lunch and entertainment at the Sunset Center parking lot, San Carlos Street and Ninth Avenue, Carmel
·When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
Carmel's 96th birthday celebration features the annual Halloween parade. Join city dignitaries and residents in this traditional event. Costumes encouraged. Hot dog lunch with live entertainment follows at the Sunset Center parking lot. Free. 620-2020, or email email@example.com.
·What: Bertamo Trio in concert
·Where: Hidden Valley Theatre, Carmel Valley Road at Ford Road, Carmel Valley
·When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
The Bertamo Trio — Letitia Berlin on recorder, Yuko Tanaka on harpsichord and David Morris on viola — specialize in music of the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as contemporary music. This performance features music written by Georg Philipp Telemann, Bach and Johann Kaspar Ferdinand Fischer, as well as modern composers. $10. 659-3115.
·What: "Doors of Perception: Make Your Home Entrance a Grand One!" presentation by Deven Finnie
·Where: Ocean Woodworks, 398 Shasta Ave., Sand City
·When: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29
Deven Finnie has more than 30 years of woodworking and custom home building experience. He hosts this presentation on wood and selecting the right front door for your home. It's part of Ocean Woodworks 10th Anniversary series of special events. Free. 899-9055.
·What: Pumpkin Pandemonium
·Where: Del Monte Shopping Center, 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey
·When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31
The 9th annual Pumpkin Pandemonium returns to Del Monte Shopping Center. A special pumpkin patch and store specials are offered for the entire family. Children can also go trick or treating at special candy stations throughout the shopping center. Free. Visit www.shopdelmonte.com.
·What: Monterey Contemporaries Masquerade
·Where: Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey
·When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31
Monterey Contemporaries young professionals social group hosts a Halloween-themed Mo+Co Masquerade at MMA La Mirada. DJ Hanif Wondir provides the beats. Wine, beer and food will be served. $15 general, $10 museum members, students and military. 372-5477, MontereyArt.org.
Compiled by Marcos Cabrera. Follow him on Twitter at Twitter.com/MarcosACabrera.