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EDIE SCHNEIDER “Snow had no power.”

BOBBYE THOMPSON “Ripe and delicious.”

The Death of The birth of every season marks another’s demise


pring is undoubtedly the most anticipated of seasons, heralded by landscapes awash in color and new life. But just as spring must eventually relent to summer, the season’s birth— March 20 this year—is coincident with winter’s passing. New Times celebrated this alliance of birth and death, joy and sorrow by inviting local artists to render their own impression of the changing of seasons. In poems, photographs, sculptures, and paintings, they explored the theme The Death of Winter. Steve Smith explored winter as a period of hibernation that draws to an end when the birds of spring issue a call to escape interior confines. For Michael McLaughlin that meant painting a word portrait of a mother in the winter of her

life seeking the hope of renewal. For Ric Riva, the death of winter meant Tiger Woods’ downfall. Artists explored death literally, the attendant grief, symbols, and meaning. And they captured the natural beauty of the new season. In addition to viewing these works in the paper, selected pieces from the Death of Winter series are on display at Linnaea’s Café March 29 through the end of April. An artists’ reception takes place Friday, April 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. during Art After Dark. $


Arts Editor Ashley Schwellenbach marks the onset of spring with the consumption of Cadbury eggs. Send peeps to FRED VENTURA “Magpie and magnolia.”

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FRED VENTURA “Robin and apple blossoms.”

EDIE SCHNEIDER “California poppies.”

BOBBYE THOMPSON “Sunflower and shadows.”

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SPRING ARTS ANNUAL continued page 30 MARY VELASQUEZ “Spring morning in Pismo.”

NANCY JOY “Breakup.”


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Pointed— That Beam of Light


That beam of light upon your face reveals the blush of summer gone from it. And now, treatment for a reflective era: Evening. She creeps over the trees and valleys on multiple legs of brittle iron poles. An expanding barracks not fluttering but oozing in mile-high wafts and we are pointed toward her hurtling into the East. Emerging evening; a cold blanket with rusted edges, replacing daylight with a fickle promise of dreams. Instead, she fills the sleeping gulf with ideas of living acts never committed, never actualized, hardly remembered. Finally alone, this is the river we speak to— Grey, broad, shallow, leafless, birds leaving it, and bridged. An expanse best fled from. A kept secret. A mute response. And then above sirens spiral around it. Just beyond the periphery lies your rock island, a glowing carnelian outpost. The final gateway into spring.

BY YOUSSEF AL AOUI SPRING ARTS ANNUAL continued page 32 STEVEN SMITH “Emergence of Spring.”



RIC RIVA “Tiger.”

SERENA WYATT “Untitled.”

DENNIS KEHOE “Untitled.”

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SPRING ARTS ANNUAL from page 30 RACHEL LOPEZ “Untitled.”

Winter 2010 I smelled light closing into cuddled up fire. Piece by piece, we went inside-pushing past the news“I want more,” said one to another. “I want less,” said one to another. “I do not know anymore,” said one to another. pitter. patter. pitter. patter thoughts. thoughts. thoughts. more thoughts…coming from within, Our Season of depth. Winter, 2010. S L I P P P I N G Further into Death of The American Dream.



SAM PECK “Spring has Sprung on Alms Ridge.”

MEGAN COPHER “Christmas Memento Mori.”

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Rooted in Time


Roots twist through dark Crannies and blemished soil; Carry doubts and shadows stronger than concrete of those born before me. I plant a winter garden filled with seeds and trust on a rocky hillside beneath golden stars. Their memory loses color as I lose my footing, feel trapped by chill and liquid earth. Just as a child comes to life, these seeds awaken to sounds, dance past the roots of my fears and explode into springtime mulch—birth the lilies and yellow roses, savor morning dew—while I dream with a newborn’s knowing.


INGLIS CARRE-DELLARD “Springing forth.”

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Goodbye to winter The cold of winter is passing us by A glimmer of sunlight brightens the sky. A feeling of warmth will comfort our minds. We covet the days when the cold is behind The wind and the rain, it will come and then go The flowers will thrive, and with beauty they’ll grow. Never we’ll fear Old Man Winter’s scorn Knowing again that spring will be born. So good-bye to winter, the good and the bad And hello to springtime, no time to be sad. It came and it went, leaving behind A world full of wonder, and beauty sublime.

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JANE MORGAN CYNTHIA ANN DUBBERS “Bloom where you are planted.”

JARIAN DE HAM “Wisteria.”

JARIAN DE HAM “Magnolia and plum.”

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Awake I have traced the curve of life with my fingertips Laying in this room, Absorbed by the blue lampshade I take a breath of morning, my body as still as the light A siren between the sheets, a siphon All of my desires heaving beneath your weight A handicapped muse, mapping the constellations













From here I navigate: north by ceiling stars, Across the wide planes and mountains of your body I have been baptized in this river bed My little universe overflowing With bursting comets and hallelujahs

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I would have taken a cleaver I asked the mother of a young man who’d blown himself up what she would have done


if she’d known what her son was planning to do. I would have taken a cleaver, cut open my heart and stuffed him deep inside. she said. Then I would have sewn it up tight to keep him safe.

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annual Spring Fun, Festivals, and Fairs ORCHIDS GONE NATIVE—CENTRAL COAST ORCHID SHOW AND SALE takes place March 27-28, is sponsored by the Five Cities Orchid Society, and will be held Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-5pm at the South County Regional Center, 800 West Branch in Arroyo Grande. The American Orchid Society will judge the plants being exhibited. Also, find orchids and supplies for sale. Orchid culture, re-potting demonstrations, plant doctors, show tours, and a raffle benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. A preview reception and benefit happens March 26 at 6:30pm. Preview tickets are $40; $5 for other days of show. Info: 929-5749, 481-3991, or SPRING FESTIVAL takes place on April 2 from 5:30-7pm. Find a bounce house, crafts, special guests, photos with the Spring Rabbit, and cookie decorating at 1020 Southwood Drive in SLO. Info: 543-8235 or STAR GAZING on your agenda? Have a dusty telescope? Join the Central Coast Astronomical Society and get yourself back in alignment during monthly public Star Parties. Join a free scope tune-up

clinic at sunset on April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 7, and Sept. 4 in Santa Margarita. Want to see the sun up close? Check out the solar observing telescopes on Sun-Earth Day on March 20 at Borders in San Luis Obispo at 11am. You’ll safely view and (hear!) the sun through special telescopes and take home cool prizes from NASA. This event is free and subject to weather conditions. Info and directions: COIN AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW is April 17 from 9am-4pm at the Edwin Mussell Senior Center at 510 East Park Ave. in Santa Maria. Check out coins, casino chips, and sports cards, or bring your coins for free appraisal. Info: 9371250. KITE FESTIVAL is April 24 at the rock in Morro Bay. Info: or 7724467. PCE’S FILIPINO CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS are April 24 at 6:30pm and April 25 at 2pm. Presented by Cal Poly Pilipino Cultural Exchange, this 21st annual production is inspired by Filipino folklore and mythology and features cultural dancing and singing at the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly. Info: or 756-2787. RECYCLED TREASURES, BICYCLE BONANZA AND VINTAGE SIDECAR RENDEZVOUS comes to downtown Paso at 11th and Spring streets on April 24 from 9am-3pm in the downtown City Park. Free. Info: 238-4103 or ANNUAL CAMBRIA WILDFLOWER SHOW takes place April 24-25: Saturday, noon-5pm; and Sunday from 10am-5pm at the Cambria Vets’ Hall. See a display of fresh wildflowers collected from the Monterey County line to the Morro Bay Estuary and from the coastal bluffs to the ridge of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Drop a $2 donation at the door. Students get in free. Info: 927-2856. SPRING FESTIVAL is May 1 with a flower show in downtown Cambria. Info: 927-0174. CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL is May 5 from 5:30-7pm. Enjoy authentic Cinco de Mayo snacks, celebrate with music, break a piùata, and make beautiful art at 1020 Southwood Drive in SLO. Info: 543-8235 or BACH N’BIRDIES, presented by the SLO Symphony, is a golf tournament benefiting kids and music on June 5 at noon at Avila Beach Golf Course. Info: 543-3533 or AFTERNOON OF EPICURIAN DELIGHTS takes place at the Chapman House in Shell Beach on June 6 starting at 11:30am. Stroll the incredible gardens, gaze at the breathtaking views of the Pacific, dine poolside, and enjoy local restaurants’ delicacies and wineries’ vintages. Enjoy live music, art, and more, all benefiting the EOC, which provides medical services for locals. Tickets are $100. Info: 544-2498. GROVER BEACH SPRING GARDEN TOUR takes place June 6 from 1-4pm and features five private gardens on a free self-guided tour. A master gardener will also be available to answer questions at the plant exchange. Nominate a garden by May 14. Info, tickets, and maps: 473-4580 or MODEL RAILROAD SHOW takes place June 12 from 10am-4pm. See several model displays including HO, N, and O Scale trains presented by

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Live Music ALTAN, Ireland’s premier musical group, performs in Arroyo Grande on March 18 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $35-$45. Info: 4899444 or CENTRAL COAST SPRING CHORAL FESTIVAL takes place March 18-19 during four sessions—10am, 1pm, 3:30pm, and 7pm—and is presented by Vocal Arts Ensemble. The event features 68 of the best middle school and high school choirs from around the state of California, with select elementary school choirs at the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Free. Info: or 756-2787. THE JOE BAG ORGAN TRIO comes to the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (formerly the San Luis Obispo Art Center) on March 19 at 8pm. Bagg will be joined by Jason Harnell on drums and Ryan McGillicuddy on bass. This concert is a part of the “Marilyn Greenberg Jazz Series.” Tickets are available in person at the Museum of Art and Boo Boo Records: $15 for students, $20 for Art Center and Jazz Fed members, $22 for the general public, and $25 at the door. On April 16, the Kim Richmond Quartet performs at 8pm. This Grammy nominated jazz musician and music industry veteran has played with Stan Kenton and others. See them at 1010 Broad in downtown SLO. Info and tickets: 543-8562 or KEOLA AND MOANA BEAMER bring Hawaiian slack key guitar and hula dancing to SLO on March 19 at 8pm at the Spanos Theatre at the PAC. Cost is $30-$38. Info: 756-2787, 1-888-233-ARTS, or calpolyarts. org. JADE JACKSON performs on March 20 from 1-4pm at the Vina Robles Hospitality Center, 3700 Mill Road off Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. Info: 227-4812 or SAN LUIS OBISPO WIND ORCHESTRA

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flamenco, and classical guitar; March 27 at 7:30pm: Maggie Nelson, jazz; March 28 from 3-6pm: Bob and Wendy and special guest Charles Duncan (free); April 3 at 7:30pm: Kasey Anderson; April 8 at 7:30pm: Brian Walsh; April 10 at 7:30pm: Jody Mulgrew; April 12 at 7:30pm: Rebecca Roudman; April 15 at 7:30pm: Eliyahu and the Qadim Ensemble ($15); April 16 at 8pm: The White Buffalo; April 26 at 7:30pm: Charlie King and Karen Brandow; April 30 at 7:30: Judy Philbin; May 1 at 8pm: Patricio Hidalgo; May 8 at 8pm: Patha Bose music from India; June 16 at 7:30pm: Kathleen Grace jazz; June 26 at 7:30pm: Cafe Musique CD release. The Steynberg Gallery is at 1531 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo. Shows are $10 unless otherwise noted. Info: steynberggallery. com or 547-0278. THE TAFFETAS perform in Arroyo Grande on March 27 at 8pm. Find yourself dancing in the aisles to musical tributes to the Maguire Sisters, the Chordettes, and more. It’s the 1950s all over again! Tickets cost $39-$50. Info: 489-9444 or THE BASIN STREET REGULARS OF PISMO BEACH CONCERTS: March 28: Nightbloomin’ Jazzmen from Los Angeles; April 25: Viper Six from San Luis Obispo. Enjoy a picnic, too; May 23: South Burgundy Street Jazz; June 27: Cell Block Seven Jazz Band; July 25: the High Sierra Jazz Band; Aug. 29: Blue Street Jazz; Sept. 26: Fulton Street Jazz; Oct. 28-31: Jubilee-By-The-Sea is 20 bands on five stages; Nov. 21: Creole Jazz Kings; Dec. 19: Bobby Gordon and the Blueblowers. BSR Jammers perform at 11am at each show. Admission is $5$10 at the Pismo Beach Veterans Memorial Building, 780 Bello St. Info: pismojazz. com or 550-4865. DUELING PIANO CONCERT takes place March 28 at 3pm and combines two local pianists, Hilary Anderson and Deborah Marcus, playing the intensely difficult Mozart’s Sonata in D Major. Also hear a piano, cello, violin trio and vocal duets by Jayne Cohen and Rouvaishyana. This event takes place at a private home and includes refreshments and a silent

auction. The concert will benefit the Jewish Community Center of SLO. Tickets are $50 for general admission. Tickets: jccslo. com/fundraiser or 542-0808. THE FAMOUS JAZZ ARTIST SERIES AT THE HAMLET: March 28: Flute virtuoso Holly Hofmann and pianist Bill Cunliffe; April 11: N.Y.C saxophonist Tim Armacost with drummer Billy Hart; April 25: Pianist Terry Trotter with drummer Colin Bailey; May 16: College Jazz Groups from Cal Poly and Cuesta; May 23: Trombonist Andy Martin; June 6: Guitarist Frank Potenza and Brazilian jazz; June 20: Charlie and Sandi Shoemake featuring music of Jerome Kern. The Hamlet at Moonstone Gardens is at 7432 Exotic Gardens Drive in Cambria. Performances are at 4pm and 7:15pm. Tickets range from $12-$20. Info: 927-2856. PACIFIC BREEZE CONCERT SERIES AT DINOSAUR CAVES PARK IN SHELL BEACH: March 28: Natural Incense, dance, pop, reggae, and Spring into Green celebration; April 11: Sean Wiggins, country, blues, and rock, and check out the Summer Camp Expo and children’s activities; May 9: Damon Castillo Band, pop, original rock, and ballads, and commemorating moms and children’s activities. Hear it all from 1-4 pm. Alex BBQ and Doc Burnstein’s Ice cream will be for sale. Info:, pismobeach. org, or 773-7049. SPRING CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE FELLOWSHIP is March 28. Hear Chamber Groups of San Luis Obispo County, Youth Symphony with Nancy Nagano, conductor. Welcome the young rising stars who represent the future of fine music. On May 23, hear W. Terrence Spiller on piano, offering an informative historical perspective on the music and composers. Concerts are at 2pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is at 2074 Parker St. in San Luis Obispo. Info: 489-8664. LOS LOBOS AND LEO KOTTKE—AN ACOUSTIC EVENING takes place April 1 at 8pm at the Cohan Center. East L.A.’s


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CROSSED OVER Festival Mozaic celebrates all that is Mozart throughout SLO County July 15 through 25 with an international line-up of guest artists, concerts, and events happening anywhere from Hearst Castle to the PAC and Monday Club. Caroline Campbell, pictured, performs on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Festival Mozaic Chamber Concert at Cuesta College PAC. Ticket prices start at $22. Info: 781-3009 or

Los Lobos is driven by blues, rockabilly, jazz, and Latin rhythms and their own Mexican-American heritage. Sharing the concert is the multi-Grammy Award-winning Kottke, famous for his innovative finger-picking style and unconventional tunings on his signature six- and 12-string guitars and a sound steeped in blues, jazz, and folk. Tickets range from $29-$48. Info: or 756-2787. BROWN BAG CONCERTS are the first Friday of each month at noon in Wilson Hall, First Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Marsh and Morro in SLO. April 2: Robert Ashens, artistic director for Opera San Luis Obispo, who will present music and stylings from La Boheme and its performers. Info: 543-5451. RED BARN COMMUNITY MUSIC SERIES: April 3: Black Crown String Band, fiddle-driven old time at the Barn; May 16: Gilles Apap and the Transylvanian Mt. Boys, virtuoso gypsy hoedown, at the church; June 5: Red Skunk Gypsy Swing, retro jazz and klezmer, at the Barn; July 3: Molly’s Revenge, dynamic acoustic Celtic, at the Barn; Aug. 7: Dorian Michael and Kenny Blackwell, original acoustic roots, at the Barn; Sept. 25: Jimbo Trout and the Fish People, high-energy banjo and fiddle, at the Barn. The Red Barn is located at 2180 Palisades Ave. in Los Osos, next to the skate park on Los Osos Valley Road. St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church is at 2220 Snowy Egret Lane in Los Osos, near the corner of Clark Valley and Los Osos Valley Road. Info: 528-4530 or SCULPTERRA WINERY CONCERT is April 3. Hear Robert Earl Longley 1-4pm. The winery is open 10am-5pm on weekends and by appointment at 5125 Linne Road. Info: 226-8881 or SLO DOWN PUB CONCERTS: 1200 E. Grand Ave. in Arroyo Grande. Margie Nelson Jazz Group plays April 3, May 8, June 5, July 10, Aug. 7, and Sept. 4 from 7:30-10:30pm, no cover, all ages. April 10: Beatles Tribute, hosted by the Jim Townsend Blues Band. June 12: “Pub” stock, hosted by the Jim Townsend Blues Band (whose sax player performed at Woodstock). Info: 473-0102 or SANTA BARBARA BOWL CONCERTS: Alicia Keys performs April 7 at 7pm with special guest Melanie Fiona. Thom Yorke/Atoms For Peace performs on April 17. April 25: Sugarland. May 14: 30 Seconds to Mars. May 18: Carole King and James Taylor. May 30: Roberto Carlos. The Santa Barbara Bowl is at 1122 N. Milpas. Info: 1-800-745-3000, sbbowl. com, or LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER JACK TEMPCHIN performs April 910. Tempchin penned huge hits for the Eagles, Johnny Rivers, Glen Frye, and Jackson Browne. See him Friday at Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St. in Morro Bay and Saturday at Painted Sky Studios in Cambria’s East Village. Tickets are $20 and both shows start at 7pm. Info: 5462857 or 772-2880. KEN HUSTAD BASS RECITAL features Paul Severtson on violin; Jeanne Shumway on cello; Jacalyn Kreitzer, mezzo-soprano; and W. Terrence Spiller on piano on April 10 at 8pm in the Davidson Music Center in room 218 at Cal Poly in SLO. Tickets at the door range from $2-$5. Info: 756-2406,, or 756-2787. THE NEW WORLD BAROQUE ORCHESTRA AND VOCALISTS perform on April 10 at 2pm at Mission San Antonio. Also hear a lecture by director of the NWBO, as well as curator of the missions John Warren on Aug. 21 at 7pm at Chapel Hill. Guest singers from the Paso Robles High School Choirs will perform a variety of classical and contemporary songs on Oct. 30 at 2pm at Mission San Miguel. Info and tickets: 467-2131 or 239-3022. WINTER DANCE PARTY takes place on April 10 at 8pm. See a recreation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper’s final tour before that fateful plane crash at 487 Fair Oaks in Arroyo Grande at A.G. High School. Tickets cost $38-$48. Info: 489-9444 or THE VINA ROBLES BIG BAND SUNDAY SERIES CONCERTS begin on April 11 with Sunny Wright. May 2: vibraphonist Charlie Shoemake. June 6: legendary MUSIC continued page 47

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CLIFFS RESORT LIVE ON THE ROCKS SUMMER CONCERTS: May 2: Jill Knight with Kapakahi. May 31: Damon Castillo. July 5: Still Time. Sept. 6: Still Time. The Cliffs Resort is located at 2757 Shell Beach Road in Shell Beach, on the breathtaking bluffs of the Pacific. Concerts start at 1pm or 2pm. Call for exact times. Info: 773-5000 or PASOLOOZA takes place on May 8 at 4:30pm and features Rhythm Method opening for Sugar Daddy Swing Kings. Tickets are $15 per person and all of the proceeds directly benefit local education. Info: or 610-6460. MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT AT THE HISTORIC JACK HOUSE AND GARDENS features the Pat Cormick Group and vocalist Jack Wood on May 9 from 1-4pm. This is also a celebration of the house re-opening after foundation repair. Refreshments will be served. Tours of the Jack House will be led by trained docents for $2; children 12 and younger get in free. Attending mothers will receive a flower. Info: 781-7300 or 781-7070. VOCAL MASTER CLASS WITH ERIK STEIN takes place on May 11 at 5pm in the Davidson Music Center in room 218. Free. The Cal Poly Opera workshop presents Stein, casting director for PCPA. Stein will work with singers from the Music Department. PCPA is a training program that specializes in helping singers prepare for careers in musical theater performance, direction, and stage craft. Info: 756-2406,, or 756-2787. STRING CHAMBER MUSIC concert is May 13 at 7:30pm in the Davidson Music Center, room 218. Free. Info: 756-2406,, or 756-2787. CUESTA MASTER CHORALE performs on May 15 at 8pm. Hear Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms” and Mozart’s “Mass in C minor.” This show features the Master Chorale Orchestra in the Cohan Center at


WITH ARLO GUTHRIE, bringing four generations of Guthries to perform in Arroyo Grande on April 20 at 7:30pm. Standards and a selection of unpublished Woody Guthrie works will be showcased at 487 Fair Oaks Ave. at A.G. High School. Tickets are $48-$58. Info: 489-9444 or STRINGS, CORDS, AND KEYS: Hear Brynn Albanese on violin, Katherine Arthur’s vocals, and Susan Azaret Davies on piano on April 23 at 7:30pm in the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly in a faculty recital featuring works of Johannes Brahms and Astor Piazzola. Tickets range from $6-$10. Info: 756-2406, music.calpoly. edu, or 756-2787. SLOFOLKS CONCERT LINEUP: The Sherry Austin Band performs on April 23 at Coalesce Bookstore at 7pm and on April 24 at Castoro Cellars at 7:30pm. Andrew White performs on May 21 at Coalesce and on May 22 at Castoro. Houston Jones performs on June 12 at Castoro, Alison Brown Quartet with special guest Joe Craven performs on July 24 at Castoro, Peppino D’Agostino performs Aug. 20-21 at both venues. The Bills perform on Sept. 11 at Castoro. Castoro Cellars is located at 1315 N. Bethel Road in Templeton and Coalesce is located at 845 Main St. in Morro Bay. Tickets are $20 and up. A catered dinner is available at Castoro starting at 6pm. Info: 238-0725, 772-2880, or A TOAST TO PADEREWSKI takes place on April 24 at 6pm at Pear Valley Winery at 4900 Union Road, Paso Robles. Celebrate Paderewski’s 150th birthday with wine and Polish-themed appetizers while listening to Pianist Marek Zebrowski, a Steinway artist and director of the Polish Music Center at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. A live auction will also take place. Tickets cost $75 per person and $25 for youth younger than 21. Proceeds benefit the Paderewski Festival Exchange Program with Tarnów, Poland. The Paderewski Festival takes place Nov. 11-14. Info: paderewskifest. com or 227-2888. SLO COUNTY MOCK ROCK takes place on April 28 at 7pm. Join Friday Night Live for this competition, the culmination of winners from each of the county’s high school Mock Rock competitions held earlier in the year. They’ll lip sync various musical selections to compete for the county’s top prizes in the Cohan Center at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: or 756-2787. SLO SYMPHONY CLASSICS FINALE CONCERT takes place on May 1 at 8pm featuring Edith Orloff on piano and Robert Schumann/Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, Johannes Brahms/Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68. Free dress rehearsal is at 1pm. Tickets are $12.50-$65. Info: 5433533 or

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sax man Ernie Watts. Each concert will showcase a lead performer along with the Cal Poly Jazz, Blues, and Boogie Big Band, comprised of leading jazz musicians from the Cal Poly student body and led by Paul Rinzler, the university’s director of jazz studies. Shows start at 3pm at the Vina Robles Winery Hospitality Center at 3700 Mill Road off Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. Cost is $16-$20. Wine tastings and wines by the glass will be available. Info: or 227-4812. CAL POLY ARTS PRESENTS ELVIS COSTELLO in a solo concert at the Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo on April 12 at 8pm. Costello’s tour will feature the multi-talented performer, his guitars, songs, and stories in a night of entertainment with music from the present, past, and future. Info: 756-2787 or OPERA’S LITTLE JEWELS WORTH KNOWING: MOVING BEYOND THE TOP FOUR is a lecture with recorded examples presented by Dr. Alan Frank on April 12 from 10-11:30am at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, 1701 Fredericks St. in SLO. Info: 544-7930. ROCKAPELLA brings a cappella to the PAC in SLO on April 14 at 7pm. This fiveman powerhouse of a cappella vocal talent sweeps through continually sold-out venues around the globe. Tickets range from $20-$44. Info: 756-2787 or JIMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA performs on April 16 at 7pm. The “I Remember You” hit maker brings Bill Tole on trombone and Nancy Knorr on vocals to transport listeners back to the 1940s at 487 Fair Oaks in Arroyo Grande at A.G. High School. Tickets are $38-$48. Info: 489-9444 or CENTRAL COAST CHILDREN’S CHOIR CONCERTS: The season kicks off with a Choir Festival on April 17 from 9am-1pm. The Spring Concert will be on May 8 at 3pm. Hear more than 90 singers, ages 5 to 16. Both concerts will be held at Grace Church in San Luis Obispo. The Black and White on Broadway Benefit Concert is May 21 at the Monday Club in SLO. Info and tickets: 541-5323, 464-0443, or OPEN HOUSE CONCERT FEATURING THE CAL POLY SYMPHONY, WIND ENSEMBLE, AND UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND is April 17 at 8pm at the Cohan Center at the Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly. After Open House, enjoy three of the Music Department’s instrumental ensembles. The theme is “Shades of Blue.” The Cal Poly Symphony will perform William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American.” Then the University Jazz Band will perform “Blue Light Boogie” by jazz/R&B artist Louis Jordan and the classic “Every Day I Have the Blues.” The Wind Ensemble will perform Frank Ticheli’s “Blue Shades,” “Wild Nights” and “Angels in the Architecture.” Hollywood film composer J. Eric Schmidt will conduct one of his original works for wind band. One-hundred university musicians will perform. Tickets range from $8-$19. Info: 756-2406,, or 7562787. ALL-STATE MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT WITH THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, FESTIVAL JAZZ BAND, AND FESTIVAL WIND ORCHESTRA takes place on April 18 at 2:30pm at the Cohan Center at Cal Poly in SLO. Hear 150 of the state’s finest young musicians. Tickets range from $8-$19. Info: 7562406,, or 756-2787. CHAMBER MUSIC WITH THE SLO SYMPHONY hits the stage on April 18 at 3pm at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, 1701 Fredericks St. in San Luis Obispo with W. Terrence Spiller on piano and Roger Wilkie on violin. Tickets are $25$35. Info: 543-3533 or POZO SALOON CONCERTS: April 18: Method Man, Collie Buddz, Too Short, and Michael Rose. April 25: Pozo Stampede with Billy Currington, Phil Vassar, Merle Haggard, The Devil Makes Three, Jade Jackson, and Miss Willie Brown. See them at 90 West Pozo Road in Pozo. Gates open at noon. Info: or 438-4225. GUTHRIE FAMILY RIDES AGAIN



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the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: or 756-2787. SAN LUIS OBISPO WIND ORCHESTRA FINALE CONCERT takes place on May 15 at 3pm. Powerhouse percussion, wondrous woodwinds, and bold brass will be at the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks Street in SLO. Tickets are $10-$15. Info and tickets: or 756-2787. PAUL WOODRING FORBES PIPE ORGAN RECITAL is May 16 at 3pm. The resident organist returns with a program featuring music by Dudley Buck, Jean Langlais, J.S. Bach, GyĂśrgy Ligeti, and the premiere performance of Woodring’s own arrangement of “Babar, The Little Elephantâ€? by Francis Poulenc, which includes percussion and narration. Hear it in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 7562787 or ALEXA WOODWARD AND HUNTER PAYE PERFORM on May 18. Woodward’s haunting banjo songs blend her southern roots with the urban folk sounds of the big city. Hear her at 7:45pm at the Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo. Info: or 5470278. ALL THAT BRASS ... AND MORE hits SLO on May 18 at 8pm at the Methodist Church, 515 Fredericks St. Free. Roy Main’s Trombone Choir and Christopher Woodruff’s Brass Choir play with two of Cal Poly’s Brass Quintets and woodwind players. Info: 756-2406,, or 756-2787. EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE PRESENTS “A PARISIAN FEASTâ€? on May 21 at 8pm at the Pavilion at Cal Poly. Hear songs and stories told in music by masters of the French Chanson including Claudin de Sermisy, ClĂŠment Janequin, and Orlande de Lassus. Tickets range from $8-$12. Info: 756-2406,, or 756-2787. JAZZ NIGHT WITH A LIVE DJ takes place May 22 at 8pm at the Cohan Center at Cal Poly in SLO. DJ Logic will be the guest turntablist at the Cal Poly Jazz Bands’ concert. Two big bands with vocalists and two jazz combos will be featured. Tickets range from $6-$15. Info: 756-2406, music.calpoly. edu, or 756-2787. CAMBRIA CONCERT BY THE SEA— WITH CAMBRIA CHORALE is May 23 and May 29-30 at 3 and 7pm. The Cambria Chorale performs at the Presbyterian Church in Cambria, 2250 Yorkshire Road. Cost is $10. Info: 927-0443. HUMAN NATION performs on May 23 from noon-3pm at the Vina Robles Hospitality Center, 3700 Mill Road off Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. Info and tickets: 227-4812 or BÉLA FLECK, ZAKIR HUSSAIN, AND EDGAR MEYER perform in concert on May 24 at 8pm in the Performing Arts Center’s Cohan Center. This is re-scheduled from a previously cancelled performance. A pre-show lecture is planned. Info: 756-2787 or MBHS AND LOMS SPRING CHOIR CONCERT is May 25 at 7pm at the Cohan Center in SLO. The Morro Bay High School

and Los Osos Middle School choirs will present a medley of songs from their spring festivals and tours. Info and tickets: pacslo. org or 756-2787. PIANO STUDENT RECITAL takes place May 25 at 7:30pm in the Davidson Music Center, room 218, at Cal Poly. Free. Info: 756-2406,, or 756-2787. TEMPLETON CONCERTS IN THE PARK run 6:30-8:30pm every Wednesday, May 26-Sept. 1. Info: 434-4900 or INSTRUMENTAL STUDENT RECITAL is May 27 at 11am at Davidson Music Center, room 218, at Cal Poly. Free. Info: 756-2406,, or 756-2787. SPRING CONCERT: CAL POLY SYMPHONY AND THE CAL POLY CHOIRS PRESENT “AN AMERICAN TAPESTRYâ€? on May 29 at 8pm at the Cohan Center at the PAC in SLO. Hear a variety of musical styles from Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein with conductors David ArrivĂŠe and Thomas Davies. Tickets range from $10-$20. Info: 756-2406,, or 756-2787. AVILA BEACH BLUES FESTIVAL takes place on May 30 at the Avila Beach Resort with Jonny Lang, Tower of Power, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. Gates open at noon. Reserved theater-style and table seating and lawn seating are available for sale. Gates open at noon and the show will start at 1:30pm and continue until sunset. Tickets are sold at Boo Boo Records in San Luis Obispo, the Mustang Ticket Office on the Cal Poly Campus, and at the Mid-State Fairgrounds Box Office in Paso Robles. Info and tickets: or 1-888-8255484. INSTRUMENTAL STUDENT RECITAL takes place on June 3 at 11am in the Davidson Music Center, room 218, at Cal Poly. Free. Info: 756-2406,, or 756-2787. SLO CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA take place every Friday, June 4-Aug. 27, from 5:30-7:30pm in Downtown’s Mission Plaza. Expected to perform: Big Daddy’s Blues Band, Cuesta Ridge, Damon Castillo Band, GrĂźvething, Pacific City, Resination, Sam Sharp and the Tradeins, Siko, the JD Project, the Shival Experience, Tropo, Truth About Seafood, and Zongo All-Stars. Musical styles range from rock, blues, reggae, and Americana to country, CaliCubano, and California rock. Free. Presented by the SLO Downtown Association. Info: 541-0286 or VOCAL STUDENT RECITAL takes place on June 4 at 7:30pm in the Davidson Music Center, in room 218, at Cal Poly. Free. Info: 756-2406,, or 756-2787. CAL POLY WIND BANDS SPRING CONCERT: A WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL PREVIEW features the Cal Poly Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble on June 5 at 8pm with W. Terrence Spiller, piano; John Astaire, percussion; and Paul Woodring, organ. The students’ performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall is scheduled for June 22. Hear the preview in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Tickets cost $16 and $19 general/$13 and $15 seniors/$8 students. Info: 7562406,, or 756-2787. MORRO BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL takes

place on June 5 from 11am-7pm and features Bootsie Merango, Pacific Dance Center, Lubriphonic, Bucket Busters, Claddagh Irish Dance, Cadillac Angels, and Big Daddy’s Blues. Enjoy tri-tip, seafood BBQ, oysters, wine, beer, and vendors at 714 Embarcadero, in the parking lot at Pacific and Embarcadero. Info: 772-1155 or VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE’S SOLSTICE CONCERTS are June 5 at the San Luis Obispo Mission at 8pm and June 6 at the Cambria Presbyterian Community Church, 2250 Yorkshire Drive. The 3pm shows feature historical choral music by the Italian composer Palestrina and the English composer Stanford and American composers Leonard Bernstein, Moses Hogan, Z. Randall Stroope, and local composer Glenn Picket. The Ensemble performs in Canada later in June. Info: or 5416797. ARROYO GRANDE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES rocks your way June 6 and 20; July 4 and 18; Aug. 1, 15, and 29; and Sept. 12. Shows are free and at 1pm at the Rotary Bandstand in Heritage Square. Info: 473-2250 or GROVER BEACH SIZZLIN’ SUMMER CONCERT SERIES and farmers’ market runs every week through the summer, with live music from several local musicians, June 6-Sept. 26 from 3-6pm at the Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Ave. Free. Info: 473-4585 or CAL POLY ARAB MUSIC ENSEMBLE SPRING CONCERT is June 6 at 7pm in the Spanos Theatre at the PAC at Cal Poly. Hear vocal and instrumental selections of some of the best-known art and popular music of the Eastern Mediterranean and larger Middle East on the oud, nay, qanun, buzuq, violin, cello, bass, guitar, accordion, riqq, daff, darabukka/tabla, and others. San Luis Obispo’s own Middle Eastern dancers top off the performances with folkloric dancing. Tickets are $8-$10. Info: 7562406,, or 756-2787. TUESDAYS IN THE PARK CONCERT SERIES IN ATASCADERO come to Atascadero Lake Park June 15-August at 7pm. Hear them at 9305 Pismo Ave. Info: 4662044, 461-5000, or atascaderochamber. org. SOLSTICE FROLIC: WORKSHOP FOR VOICE AND HARP AND CONCERT is June 16-18 from 10am-5pm. Small ensembles, mixed ensembles, harp orchestra, and vocal chorus get professional coaching by Mary Sue Gee for voice and Jennifer Sayre for harp. The concert is on June 18 at 3pm and features a gala performance of participants of the workshop, followed by a reception at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1344 Nipomo St. in downtown San Luis Obispo. Info: 773-1057. WIND ENSEMBLE HOME CONCERT is June 18 at 7:30pm at the Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center. William Johnson, conductor and the director of bands, is retiring after 43 years. This is one of his final concerts. Get tickets at the Cuesta College Music Department: 5463198 or at the door LIVE OAK MUSIC FESTIVAL is a threeday concert and camping event near Lake Cachuma. All proceeds go to support San


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LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE Jazz and turntables may not sound like a match made in heaven, but trust the people at Cal Poly. “Jazz Night with a Live DJ� takes place on May 22 at 8 p.m. at the Cohan Center at Cal Poly in SLO. DJ Logic will be the guest turntablist at the Cal Poly Jazz Bands’ concert. Tickets range from $6 to $15. Info: 756-2406,, or 756-2787. Luis Obispo’s KCBX Public Radio. The event is June 18-20 at Live Oak Camp off of Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley. Day passes and camping passes are available. Grammy winning Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines, the Chicago Blues Reunion, the Sweetback Sisters, Vignola Collective, Los Fabulocos, the Dynamites featuring Charles Walker, the Sacred Shakers, Baka Beyond, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and more will perform. Info, maps, schedule, and tickets: or 781-3030.

TWILIGHT CONCERTS IN THE PASO ROBLES PARK take place on Fridays from 5:30-7:30pm, June 18-Aug. 27, at the downtown City Park gazebo at 12th and Spring streets. Bring a lawn chair. There’s no concert July 2. Info: 238-4103 or FIDDLEHEAD CELLARS PRESENTS FIDDLEFEST on June 19 from 1-5pm at the Fiddlestix Vineyard, Mile Marker 7.28 on Santa Rosa Road in Lompoc. Taste wine from 14 wineries in the iconic barn. Enjoy wine country cuisine from Hitching Post II crew and the return of live and lively fiddlin’ music. A silent auction will benefit the Santa Ynez Valley-based People Helping People. Cost is $72-$85 at the door. Info and tickets: 1-800-251-1225 or rsvp@ BANANA SLUGS STRING BAND CONCERTS Kick off the summer with free, family concerts from Santa Cruz’s hottest slug-themed band. The Banana Slugs String Band sings songs about everything from the dirt under your feet to the water we drink. Hear them June 22 at 2 and 4pm: Paso Robles Library, 1000 Spring St. Info: or 237-3870; June 23 at 10:30am at San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm, at 2pm at Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, and at 6pm at Atascadero Library, 6850 Morro Road; and June 24 at 10am at Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St. and at 2:30pm at the Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. All ages are welcome. Info: 781-5775 or mkensingerklopfer@slolibrary. org. CAL POLY WIND ENSEMBLE: SHOWCASE ENSEMBLE FOR THE 2010 LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL is June 22 at 7:30pm at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Hear Wind Ensemble with guest conductors Anna Binneweg and Lawrence Sutherland and composer Meredith Brammeier. Info and tickets: or 756-2787. BUCKET BUSTERS DRUMMING WORKSHOP is July 1 at 2pm with registration beginning June 24. Bucket Busters





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play on buckets, trashcans, and water bottles. Join up at the Paso Robles City Library, 1000 Spring St. Info: or 237-3870. ALLIED ARTS CONCERT WITH CAFÉ MUSIQUE present a CD release party on July 10 at 3pm at the Old Grammar School, 1350 Main St. in Cambria. Info: or 927-4742. ATASCADERO SUMMER SATURDAY CONCERTS at Atascadero Lake Park run July 10-Aug. 21 from 6:30-8:30pm at 9305 Pismo Ave. Free. Info: 470-3178 or FESTIVAL MOZAIC celebrates all that is Mozart throughout SLO County July 15-25 with an international line-up of guest artists and concerts and events happening anywhere from Hearst Castle to the PAC and Monday Club. The 40-year-old festival covers five centuries of music with orchestral concerts, chamber music, interactive educational presentations, and classical “crossoverâ€? artists in more than 30 venues. Here’s a sampling of events: July 16: 8pm, Chamber Music Concert at Hearst Castle featuring DvorĂĄk performed by Scott Yoo, violin; Curtis Pendleton, flute; Kathleen Balfe, cello; Christina Soule, cello. July 21, at 4pm: Notable Encounter Insight at Dolphin Bay in Shell Beach with Mendelssohn performed by Timothy Fain, violin; Aurelia Duca, violin; Dov Scheindlin, viola; and Madeleine Kabat, cello. July 23, 7:30pm: Director’s Circle Chamber Concert at Cuesta College PAC with John Novacek, piano; Scott Yoo, violin; and Madeleine Kabat, cello. July 24 at 7:30pm: Fringe Concert with Festival of Four (world and folk music) at Vina Robles Winery. Ticket prices start at $22. Info: 781-3009 or STONE SOUP MUSIC FAIRE takes place in Grover Beach Aug. 28-29, times TBA. Enjoy samples of music in a family environment. Find a health fair, activities for children from the Exploration Station, and vendor booths at 8th and 9th at Ramona

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Street. Info: 489-9091 or 473 4580. POPS BY THE SEA is back on Sep. 5 to celebrate its 50th birthday. Gates open at 2:30pm, and the symphony concert starts at 4pm at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. Info: 543-3533 or

Live Theater SLO LITTLE THEATRE PRESENTS SWINGIN’ WITH SINATRA through March 21. Ol’ Blue Eyes is back. Need we say more? See him on Morro Street in SLO. Cost is $50 for Martini Nights, $35 for all other shows. Info: 786-2440 or THE GREAT AMERICAN MELODRAMA PRESENTS LUMBERJACKS IN LOVE through April 25. This musical is set in a lumber camp deep in the woods, and tells the story of four burly lumberjacks who enjoy their bachelor lifestyle. But after two of the guys get tipsy one night and respond to an advertisement for mail-order brides, two women come knocking. Don’t forget about the Vaudeville show that follows. The Melodrama is on Highway 1 in Oceano. Tickets range from $18-$22, with $2 discount for seniors, students, and active military and $4 discounts for children. Info: 489-2499 or ARROYO GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS IS HE DEAD?, a comedy about life, death, and art by Mark Twain, March 18-20 at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. Tickets are $10-$12. Info: 489-9444 or COAST UNION HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL “After all of those years being stuck on a page, did you ever imagine you’d see me on stage?� So asks the mischievous Cat in the Hat to begin the fantastical musical extravaganza March 19-21 and March 26-28, Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 5pm at the Coast Union High School Gym, 2950 Santa Rosa Creek Road in Cambria. Tickets range from $10-$20. Info: or 927-3889. SOPA PRODUCTIONS: Little Shop Of Horrors hits the stage March 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 7pm and March 20, 21, and 27 at 2pm. Tickets are $10. SOPA Performance Dancers present Live Love Dance, May 1416 at 7pm and May 16-17 at 2pm. Tickets are $10. Studio Players present Seussical The Musical June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 7pm and June 5, 12, and 19 at 2pm. Studio Players present Arsenic & Old Lace July 911 at 8pm. See it all in the village of Arroyo Grande. Info: 473-0377 or RHYTHMS: “IMAGINE� is a dance revue happening March 20 at 7pm and March 21 at 2pm. Presented by American Dance of SLO, the show takes the stage at the Alex and Faye Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly’s PAC in SLO. Rhythms: “Imagine� consists of

the acclaimed local dance troupe in an exciting evening of dance, theater, and music. Special guests include Deyo Dances and American Dance of SLO Alumni Dancers. Tickets range from $12-$25. Info: pacslo. org or 756-2787. DANCE SPECTRUM, Allan Hancock College’s annual spring concert, plays through March 21 and includes 11 original dances performed and choreographed by faculty and students in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, character, and hip-hop. See it at 7pm Wednesday-Saturday and 2pm on Sunday at Marian Theatre, 800 S. College Drive in Santa Maria. Info: 922-8313. READER’S THEATRE: ENCHANTED APRIL takes place March 26 at 8pm at the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, 888 Morro in downtown SLO. When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. Tickets are $7-$10. Info: or 786-2440. BYE BYE BIRDIE hits the stage March 26-April 3. Teen idol Conrad Birdie comes to town to serenade one lucky fan before he enters the Army. The exuberant rock ‘n’ roll score includes “The Telephone Hourâ€?, “Kids,â€? and “A Lot of Livin’ to Do.â€? Kelrik Productions presents this show at the PAC in SLO Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Cost is $22 and up. Info: 756-2787, 543-PLAY, or BALLROOM WITH A TWIST, STARRING BARBARA EDEN plays March 30 at 7pm at the Cohan Center at the PAC in SLO. Directed and choreographed by Dancing With the Stars’ staff, this show pushes the boundaries of ballroom dance, infusing it with the energy and intensity of the latest hip-hop styles. Tickets are $56-$68. Info: 756-2787, 1-888-233-ARTS, or UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND SWING DANCE is April 3 from 8-10:30pm in the Chumash Auditorium at Cal Poly. This dance concert features original swing-era tunes and authentic big-band classics, suitable for dancing or listening, performed by the Cal Poly University Jazz Band No. 1. Free swing dance lessons are at 7pm. Tickets range from $6-$10. Info: 756-2406,, or 756-2787. WHO’S LIVE ANYWAY WITH RYAN STILES tickles the funny bone on April 3 at 7pm at the Cohan Center at the PAC in SLO. See improv at its finest. Info: 7562787, 1-888-233-ARTS, or SLO LITTLE THEATRE PRESENTS TAKING LEAVE April 9-May 2. A brilliant, dynamic Shakespearean scholar finds his intellectual powers giving way to the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease as audiences witness human consciousness being evicted from the soul. See it at 888 Morro in SLO. Tickets are $15-$22. Info: 786-2440 or OPERA SAN LUIS OBISPO (FORMERLY PACIFIC REPORTORY OPERA) PRESENTS LA BOHĂˆME on April 9 at 7:30pm and April 11 at 2pm at Harman Hall, at the PAC on the Cal Poly Campus in SLO. Pre-show talk is one hour before cur-

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tain for all shows. One of the most popular and romantic operas ever composed, La Bohème is Puccini’s passionate story of two poor, young Bohemians who find a love so intense it’s unbearable to be apart, yet impossible to stay together. Fully staged with children’s and adult choruses and full orchestra, this classic was the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Rent. Info: or 541-5369. MYSTERY DINNER THEATER’s Altos: Vendetta runs April 11-May 30; Bewitched: De-Witched from July 4-Sept. 5; and Pirates of Pirates Cove from Sept. 26-Nov. 7. See it all at The Spyglass Inn Restaurant, 2305 Spyglass Drive in Shell Beach. The $48.95 ticket includes dinner, show, sales tax, and wait staff gratuity. Info and reservations: 489-3875 or SLIGHTEST MOVEMENT hits the stage April 11 and 18, and May 30 at 6pm, and June 13 at 7pm. Drew Silvaggio and the Civic Ballet present four evenings of dance performed entirely without a net with choreography by Jackie Lee, Jenna Lee, Dana Lossing, and Silvaggio, performed by the dancers of the Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo. Tickets are $13 and up. The City Playhouse is at 888 Morro St. in San Luis Obispo (at the location of SLO Little Theatre). Info and tickets: 544-4363 or PCPA SPRING LINE UP: InterPlay: The Stage Between features Shipwrecked! by Donald Margulies and Tender by Nicki Bloom through March 21 at the Severson Theatre in Santa Maria. Curtains plays April 15-May 9 at Marian Theatre in Santa Maria and June 17-July 3 at Festival Theater in Solvang. Sylvia by A. R. Gurney plays June 24-July 3 at Marian Theatre in Santa Maria and July 9-25 at Festival Theater in Solvang. West Side Story, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, plays July 925 at Marian Theatre and July 30-Aug. 22 at Festival Theater. Songs for a New World plays Aug. 6-21 at Marian Theatre and Aug. 27-Sept. 12 at Festival Theater. Invierno by JosÊ Cruz Gonzålez plays Aug. 27-Sept. 19 at the Severson Theatre. Tickets and information: or 922-8313. IMAGEN Y ESP�RITU hits the stage on April 17 at 7pm, presented by Ballet Folklórico de Cal Poly. Imagen y Espíritu will bring the traditional Mexican regions of Tamaulipas, Jalisco, and Guerrero to the Alex and Faye Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly’s PAC. Tickets are $15. Info: or 756-2787. COPPELIA presented by Ballet Theatre San Luis Obispo, shows April 23-25 at Harman Hall at the PAC in SLO. Set to Leo Delibes’ Romantic score, the comic and heartwarming tale revolves around CoppÊlia, a life-sized doll created by the eccentric Dr. CoppÊlius. Franz, not realizing she’s a doll, is taken by her beauty. Swanilda, beTHEATER continued page 50

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trothed to Franz, is jealous of his interest in Coppélia. When Swanilda and her friends sneak into Dr. Coppélius’ workshop and discover Coppélia is actually a doll, the fun begins. A Youth Outreach for the Performing Arts Center (YOPAC) performance of Acts 1 and 2 from Coppelia is April 23 at 11am. Tickets for that event are $8 each and must be purchased in advance. Admission is $21 and up for other shows. Info:,, or 756-2787. ESSENTIAL GRAHAM takes place on April 27 at 7pm and includes classics from the Martha Graham Dance Company, selected from more than 180 works, in the Cohan Center in SLO. A pre-show lecture is scheduled. Tickets range from $28-$48. Info: or 756-2787. THE GREAT AMERICAN MELODRAMA PRESENTS BACK AFTER THIS BREAK by Neal LaVine April 29-June 13. Linda and Larry Lopresti are a loving couple living a life of luxury in Los Angeles. Tina and Tom Trevor also live in Los Angeles, but they’re not so happy. The trouble is that the Trevors are the actors who portray Linda and Larry on the extremely popular TV show, “My Favorite Wife.” Set during the early years of television, this comedy revolves around the hijinks of the cast and crew, both behind and in front of the cameras. The Melodrama is on Highway 1 in Oceano. Tickets range from $18-$22, with $2 discount for seniors, students, and active military and $4 discounts for children. Info: 489-2499 or OLIVER hits the stage May 1-16 on Saturdays at 2 and 7pm and Sundays at 2pm at Unity Church, 1490 Southwood Drive in San Luis Obispo. Charles Dickens’s most unforgettable characters along with one of Broadway’s most memorable scores includes “Consider Yourself at Home,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where Is Love.” Cost is $12-$16. Info: 543-PLAY (7529). CAPITOL STEPS perform at the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO on May 5 at 8pm. The Steps’ satirical songs and spoofy sketches make today’s politics and current events enjoyable. Info: pacslo. org or 756-2787. DREAMCATCHER takes the stage May 6-9 and is directed by Jesus Solorio. It’s a dance show he created from the groundup, and will be performed at the Templeton Performing Arts Center. The story centers around a mysterious Dream Keeper who leads the audience on an adventure through colorful and mesmerizing dreams. This dream journey moves through an enchanting forest, fantasies, nightmares, time, and even to the other side of the world. Info and tickets: 239-3668, 800-838-3006 or NIPOMO HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA presents The Foreigner at Nipomo High School’s Olympic Hall May 6-8. Best of the Beat is at the Clark Center May 27-29. Info: or 704-5945. READER’S THEATRE: RABBIT HOLE, by David Lindsay-Abraire, shows May 7 at the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre. Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and

leaves the couple drifting perilously apart and searching for comfort in the darkest of places. Tickets: $7-$10. See the reading at 888 Morro. Info: or 786-2440. CHICAGO CITY LIMITS perform on May 13 at 7:30pm. In this improv comedy show the casts surfs the web in “Wikiphobia.” See it at 487 Fair Oaks in Arroyo Grande at A.G. High School. Cost is $30-$40. Info: 489-9444 or ARROYO GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN by William Shakespeare May 13-15 at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. Cost is $10-$12. Info: 489-9444 or MARISOL, presented by Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department, hits the stage May 13-15 and May 19-21 at 8pm. Using dark comedy and fantastical events, ObieAward winning José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) suggests the consequences of such critical issues as the credit crisis and environmental destruction within a story of humanity and compassion. See it in the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: or 756-2787. SAN LUIS JAZZ INFUSION DANCE SHOW, presented by Academy of Dance, takes place May 23 at 6pm at the Alex and Faye Spanos Theatre. The San Luis Jazz Dancers in concert includes local choreographers and a cutting-edge contemporary repertoire in a fast-paced evening of jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and hip-hop entertainment for families and dance lovers alike. Info and tickets: or 756-2787. THE SILENT KINGS OF COMEDY— CHAPLIN, KEATON, AND LLOYD play at the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO on May 23 at 3pm. Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd are wellknown today as in the early days of silent filmmaking. See three classic comic short films accompanied by three styles of live music—including a performance on the Forbes Pipe Organ—for a fun-filled afternoon. Admission is $25. Info: or 756-2787. SLO LITTLE THEATRE PRESENTS SHERLOCK’S LAST CASE May 28-June 20. Someone is trying to kill Sherlock Holmes and the greatest detective on Earth must solve the case of his life at 888 Morro St. in SLO. Tickets range from $15-$22. Info: 786-2440 or RSVP XV: CHIAROSCURO hits the stage June 1 and 3 at 8pm in the Pavilion at Cal Poly in SLO. This marks the 15th season of the diverse transmedia series celebrating electro-acoustic diversity and compositional risk. Inspired by the artistic use of light and shading to create the illusion of volume, this year’s production employs the most challenging confluence of media in RSVP’s history, hanging precipitously at the edge of sound and spatial wonder. Tickets are $11. Info: 756-2406,, or 756-2787. THE TREASURE OF PRESENCE WITH THE VARIABLE VELOCITY PERFORMANCE GROUP is June 3-5 at the Cal Poly Spanos Theatre at 8pm. This engaging dance adventure includes images, extreme physicality, and provocative ideas

MISSION STATEMENTS Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery presents the Department of Art and Design juried student show with an opening reception on April 16. The show hangs through May 7. Pictured is Yelena Kozlova’s piece. The gallery is located at Cal Poly at 1 Grand Avenue, in the Dexter Building, room 171, in San Luis Obispo. Info: 756-1571 or presented in a collection of contemporary dances. Guests Patrick Damon Rago and Chad Michael Hall, notable Southern California dance superstars, also perform. Tickets range from $15-$20. Info: or 756-2787. CABARET hits the stage June 4-26 on Saturdays and Sundays at 7pm. The decadent world of 1930s Berlin comes to life in this Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece. Cabaret follows an English nightclub singer, an American writer, a German landlady, and a Jewish shopkeeper who find their destinies linked and their futures uncertain on the eve of the Third Reich. Tickets are $12-$16 at Unity Church, 1490 Southwood Drive in San Luis Obispo. Info: 543-PLAY (7529). EVERYBODY CAN DANCE BALLET PRESENTS SNOW WHITE, GISELLE, AND LA BAYADERE on June 5 at 7pm and June 6 at 3pm. With the Santa Maria Civic Ballet, these three ballet pieces feature Sayat Asatryan, former principal with the Moscow Kremlin Ballet, 50 dancers, gorgeous costumes, and three love

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stories. See them at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande at Arroyo Grande High School, 487 Fair Oaks. Tickets are $10 for children and $17 for adults. Info: or 489-9444. ARROYO GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL on June 7 at 487 Fair Oaks Ave. Info: 489-9444 or SHIU-CHING MCSPARRON, CHINESE DANCE AND MUSIC, takes place on June 16 at 2pm in the Library conference room. It’s free, but tickets are required and distributed in the Children’s Library beginning 30 minutes before the show. Another show takes place at 4pm in the Library Study Center, but tickets aren’t required. Shiu-Ching McSparron presents music, costumes, dancing, and fun as she teaches about Chinese culture and language. The Paso Robles Library is at 1000 Spring St. Info: or 237-3870. THE GREAT AMERICAN MELODRAMA PRESENTS THE CROCK OF GOLD June 17-Sept. 18. A jar full of ill-gotten wealth

hidden away in a cupboard is the centerpiece of this thrilling play that has all the elements of classic melodrama with a despicable villain who will stop at nothing to further his schemes, a virtuous heroine who must resist his advances, and an honest but poor man who finds himself sorely tempted by an unexpected discovery. Discover murder, false accusations, surprise revelations, and a comic couple to liven the action. Beginning July 17 this show plays in repertory with The Tavern. The Melodrama is located on Highway 1 in Oceano. Tickets range from $18-$22, with a $2 discount for seniors, students, and active military and $4 discounts for children. Info: 489-2499 or ALLIED ARTS THEATRE PRESENTS SHAKESPEARE’S HAMLET July 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31 at 7pm: and July 11, 18, and 25, and Aug. 1 at 3pm. Roseann Balbantin’s play Bridging the Gap hits the stage Aug. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28 at 7:30pm and Aug. 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 3pm. The Theatre at the Old Grammar School is located at 1350 Main St. in Cambria. Info: or 927-4742. CENTRAL COAST SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL PRESENTS Twelfth Night and The Gamester alternating July 9Aug. 14 at River Oaks Amphitheatre, 800 Clubhouse Drive in Paso Robles. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 6pm. Tickets are $18 for students and seniors, or $20 general admission. Group rates for 10 or more are $16. Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a topsy-turvy triple love story featuring separated twins, mistaken identities, gender-crossing disguises, besotted relatives, and wise-cracking fools. The Gamester follows the adventures of a young man torn between his beautiful fiancée and his mistress: the gambling and gaming halls of turn-of-the-century Paris. Tickets and more information: or 546-4224. THE GREAT AMERICAN MELODRAMA PRESENTS THE TAVERN July 15-Sept. 19. Beginning July 17, this show will be in repertory with The Crock of Gold. On a dark and stormy night a wild wind blows all sorts of oddball characters into Freeman’s Tavern: a mysterious vagabond, a damsel in distress, a politician and his daughter and her fiancé. A thief is on the loose, suspicions abound, and no one is who they seem. The Melodrama is located on Highway 1 in Oceano. Tickets range from $18-$22, with $2 discounts for seniors, students, and active military and $4 discounts for children. Info: 489-2499 or BEAUTY AND THE BEAST hits the stage July 17-25 on Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Join Belle, a young woman from a small provincial town, as she meets a fearsome Beast, in reality a prince transformed by a magical spell cast on him as punishment for hardheartedness. If the Beast can learn to love and to be loved, the spell will be broken and he will be restored to his former self. Admission is $22.50-$27.50 at the Spanos Theatre at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 756-2787 or

OPERA SAN LUIS OBISPO (FORMERLY KNOWN AS PACIFIC REPERTORY OPERA) PRESENTS BROADWAY BY THE SEA in August. This concert features the voices of Opera San Luis Obispo’s best singers performing the music of Broadway and more at a seaside home. For a fun afternoon, bring a picnic and invite your friends. Bid on adventures and treasures during the silent auction. Tickets are $50 for table seating and $40 for concert seating. Info: 541-5369 or JUMPBRUSH PACIFIC COAST DANCE CONVERGENCE hits the stage Aug. 1214 at the PAC in SLO. Find two days of intense dance classes, lectures, and performances ranging from ballet to contemporary to modern and more. This new San Luis Obispo dance festival provides an opportunity for intermediate dancers (ages 13-99) to dance, share, and learn through collaborative activities and interactive workshops given by professional dancers and choreographers of local and national renown. Info: BRICKYARD THEATRE’S 2010 MUSICAL, QUILTERS, by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, celebrates the courage of pioneer women. It plays all weekends in September. Info and details: 466-4653. BRAVO! SLO takes place Sept. 25 from 10am-4pm at the PAC in SLO and showcases and previews more than 20 organizations in Harman Hall and in the Pavilion. In addition to enjoying music and choral ensembles, dance groups, and film shorts, attendees will be eligible to win door prizes and sample appetizers and beverages, all for free. Info: 756-2787 or STAND UP COMEDY SHOW PERFORMED BY LOCAL COMEDIANS will be presented by Central Coast Players on the first Saturday of the month at the Grange Hall, 2880 Broad St. in SLO. Shows start at 8:30pm. Admission is $5 at the door. Reservations aren’t required. Refreshments will be available. Info: 543-0639. OPERA SAN LUIS OBISPO PRESENTS OPERA IN THE VINEYARD at Vina Robles Winery in Paso Robles in September. This afternoon concert features the music of opera, operetta, and musical theater on the outdoor patio of Vina Robles winery in Paso Robles. The winery’s modern luxury and old world charm overlooking the vineyards will showcase Opera San Luis Obispo’s exceptional singers. Cost is $40$50. Info: 541-5369 or

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AMONG THE TREES The Live Oak Music Festival is a three-day concert and camping event near Lake Cachuma. All of the Live Oak proceeds go to support San Luis Obispoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s KCBX Public Radio. Join the fun June 18 through 20 at Live Oak Camp off of Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley. Day passes and camping passes are available. Info, maps, schedule, and tickets: liveoakfest.

Literature and poetry CORNERS OF THE MOUTH takes place every third Sunday of the month at Linnaeaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe, 1110 Garden St. in downtown SLO at 7pm. Featured readers are scheduled as follows: March 21: Joyce La Mers of Ventura and Jasmine Marshall Armstrong of Lompoc. April 18: Jim Doan of Los Angeles and Ivan Brown Otter of Morro Bay. May 16: Paul Willis of Santa Barbara and Lisa Coffman of Los Osos. June 20: James Tyner of Fresno and David Oaks of Santa Maria. July 18: Ray Clark Dickson of San Luis Obispo, celebrating his 91st birthday. Aug. 15: Marguerite Costigan of SLO and Michael McLaughlin of SLO. Sept. 19: Mary Kay Rummel of Ventura and Jane Elsdon of Atascadero. Oct. 17: Dian Sousa of Los Osos and David Starkey of Santa Barbara. Info: 547-1318 or kpsslopoet@ BEACON RESURRECTION AND CELEBRATIONâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;UMC ART EXHIBIT 3 celebrates the inspiration that works in and through us. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Divine Inspiration,â&#x20AC;? running March 19-May 9. Poetry workshop and psalm-writing led by Glenna Luschei and Pastor Jane Voigts is April 25. Join up at Fellowship Chapel and Hall, 1515 Fredericks St. in SLO. Info: 5437580 or A HAPPY HOUR POETRY READING WITH LISA COFFMAN takes place on April 16 from 5:30-7pm. Arts Obispo is located in the Creamery in suite 165 at 570 Higuera St. in SLO. Info: 544-9251 or STEYNBERG GALLERY PRESENTS on April 22 at 6pm: Heather Mendel speaks about her new book Eve, God and the Quantum Age at 1531 Monterey St. in SLO. This

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PASO ROBLES ART ASSOCIATION EVENTS run March 18-April 18: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Wing and a Prayerâ&#x20AC;? is a juried exhibition of two- and three-dimensional art inspired by the sky. A reception takes place on March 18 from 4-6pm. April 22-May 9: See an invitational exhibit of paintings by Stephen deLuque and 3D works by Larry LeBrane with a reception on April 22 from 4-6pm. May 13-June 13: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Epicurean Delightsâ&#x20AC;? is a juried exhibition of two- and three-dimensional art dealing with the selection, preparation, serving, and enjoyment of food and drink. A reception takes place on May 13 from 4-6pm. June 17-July 6: See an invitational exhibit of paintings by Glynis Chafin-Tinglof with a reception on June 17 from 4-6pm. July 8-Aug. 10: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ranch Dressingâ&#x20AC;? is a juried exhibition of two- and

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ies. May 1, 8, 15, and 29 at 3pm: romantic movies. June 5, 12, and 19 at 3pm: nanny-themed movies. July: Earth-themed movies. August: musicals. September: comedies. Info: or 927-4742. SLO MUSEUM OF ART MOVIES: The Mona Lisa Curse screens April 12. A documentary about Robert Hughes and his view on the current relationship between money and art examines how the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous painting came to influence the art world. April 18: The Art of the Steal screens at the Palm in a new collaboration between the SLO Museum of Art and the indie movie house. The documentary follows the struggle for control of the Barnes Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a private collection of art worth $25 billion. Who Gets to Call it Art? screens on May 17 and is a wild ride through the fascinating 1960s New York art world, seen through the eyes of first contemporary art curator for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Henry Geldzahler. Transformed by Flame screens on June 14. Go on a trip to Germany and the Czech Republic to showcase the history of glass, the Frabel Studio, and Hans Godo Frabel. In a Dream screens July 12. Over the past four decades, artist Isaiah Zagar has covered more than 50,000 square feet of Philadelphia with stunning mosaic murals. This movie chronicles his work and his tumultuous relationship with his wife, Julia. Movies start at 7pm. See them at 1010 Broad St. in SLO. Info: 543-8562 or MOVIES IN THE PARK brings films to the Sunken Gardens Saturdays in August. Enjoy a free film starting at dusk at 8:15pm. Bring blankets and low-back chairs. Info: or 461-5000. TEMPLETON SUMMER MOVIE SERIES is Aug. 6, 13, 20, and 27 in the evenings at Evers Sports Park. Info: 434-4900 or


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turn a children’s board book into a piece of art at the Paso Robles City Library. Make a special family memory book, journal, scrap book, or gift for a friend or relative at 1000 Spring St. Info: 237-3870 or prcity. com/library. ARTS OBISPO presents “Pi Art: A Celebration of Art and Mathematics” showing through March 25. “Clay Dreams: Salmon Slippers and Stargazy Pie” with artist Chloe White runs April 2-29 with a reception on April 2 from 6-9pm during Art After Dark. A Happy Hour Poetry Reading with Lisa Coffman takes place April 16 from 5:30-7pm. Arts Obispo is located in the Creamery in suite 165 at 570 Higuera St. in SLO. Info: 544-9251 or artsobispo. org. CLARK CENTER EXHIBITS March/ April: South County High School Student Show: “We Want Art,” presented by the El Camino Arts Association. May/June: Sandra Kay Johnson and Stephanie Andrews. July/August: Debbie O’Grady’s photography and Steve Howard’s premium luster and metallic. September/October: R. W. “Bob” Goetting’s oil and acrylic, and Sunni Gibbons’ oils, “Farm Workers of the Central Coast.” See it all at 487 Fair Oaks Ave. at Arroyo Grande High School. Info: 489-9444. GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE presents a “Cutting Edge Fiber” exhibit through March 29 and includes a group of 20 artists in the San Luis Obispo area who explore the creative process through non-traditional and innovative use of conventional fiber techniques to create quilts and fiber sculpture. See Christine Cortese, oils, “Visions of California” in March; Deb Festa, acrylic, watercolor and mixed me-

dia, “Scene Through My Eyes” in April, with a reception on April 9; Linda Bench and Deborah Hobbs, colored pencil, pastel, and mixed media, “Two Takes, Two Views,” in May with a reception on May 14; Jack McNeal, photography, “Play of Light” in June with a reception on June 11; Randee Ward and the Gallery at Marina Square Anniversary, photography-based mixed media in July with a reception on July 9; Patricia Newton, oils, “Taking Center Stage” in August with a reception on Aug. 13; Hope Myers’ watercolor and acrylic, in September with a reception on Sept. 10. Receptions are from 5-8pm at 601 Embarcadero, suite 10, in Morro Bay. Info: 772-1068 or “EARTH, AIR, WATER, AND RUST” is a photography exhibition by Janet Janszen hanging through March. See images from the collections “Mother Earth Reclaims the Industrial Age: A Tribute to Man, Machine, and Nature” and “Coming Home” at the Rainbow Bean, 2320 Main St. in Cambria. Info: 746-3069 or LAUREL SHERRIE EXHIBITS: March at Villicana Winery, 2725 Adelaida Road in Paso Robles (239-9456); through June at Thacher Winery, 8355 Vineyard Drive in Paso Robles (237-0087); and in May at Castoro Cellars, 1315 North Bethel Road in Templeton. Info: 238-0725. STEYNBERG GALLERY PRESENTS

Rena Doud and Nico Vandenheuval through March 29. On April 2 from 69pm, join for a reception during Art After Dark featuring Henry Rasmussen’s paintings, June 4 at 7:30pm: Pecha Kucha Night (, Sept. 3 from 6pm-9pm: Art After Dark with Ann Stahl and Lorna Tiexeira exhibiting through Oct. 23. 1531 Monterey St. in SLO. This café and gallery is open from 7am-7pm daily. Info: 547-0278 or PASO ROBLES LIBRARY: March: Galaxy juried art show. April: Paul McCloskey, “Painting with Light,” fine art photography and photo-paintings. May: “Brushmarks,” a juried art show for teens. Thirteen prizes will be awarded, including Best of Show, at a reception at the library on April 30. The award-winning entries will be on display in the City Park on May 29 as part of the second annual Festival of the Arts. June: Persia Dubois, photography, landscape series. July: Angie Timone, photography, landscape and event photos. August: Jeanne Aird, quilts. September: Joan Scott, pastels and mixed-media paintings. Display case: July: Steve Graves, woodwork. August: Santa Lucia Rockhounds. See it all at 1000 Spring St. Info: 237-3870 or SAN LUIS OBISPO MUSEUM OF ART (formerly known as the SLO Art Center), upcoming exhibits and events: Through March 28 in the McMeen Gallery: “Enthusiastic Encaustic” by OPAG. Through April18 in the Gray Wing: “Legends: A Juried Exhibition of California Printmaking,” open to original, hand-printed media from all California artists. First Gallery: “Nick Spohrer: Stories,” featuring handmade prints from the juror Spohrer, instructor in printmaking at Fresno City College. The opening reception for “Legends,” “Spohrer,” and “Enthusiastic Encaustic.” takes place on April 2. April 2-May 2: “The Dining Room, Collaborative Artworks by Central Coast Craftmakers.” April 26-May 31: “Color of Money,” a regional invitational exhibit of work produced with the concept of money as the theme. Gold expert Frank Barbera will make an appearance on May 1. Art Center Board members are organizing this fundraising exhibit. April 29-May 31: recent abstract paintings by San Miguel artist Robert Chapman. A reception takes place on April 2 from 6-8pm for “Legends” and “The Dining Room.” May 5-31: Central Coast Photo Society exhibits. May 16-May 30 in the Nybak Wing: 43rd annual High School Art Portfolio Competition. Open to all San Luis Obispo County junior and senior high school art students. A reception will take place on May 7 from 6-8pm for Robert Chapman, “Color of Money,” and “Photo Society.” June 1-28 in the First Gallery: Chris Van Goethem, glass artist from Los Osos. June 2-27: Cuesta College printmaking student work, hosted by the Central Coast Printmakers. June 4-Aug. 1: “Aquarius,” 37th annual juried exhibit open to artists who use water media, living and working in California, Oregon, and Washington, juried by Dale Laitenen, artist from Mountain Ranch. A reception takes place on June 4 from 6-8pm for “Aquarius. June 30Aug. 1: Nat and Marti Fast: Drawings by father and daughter artists. June 30-Aug. 1: Sculptor’s Group exhibit. A reception takes place on July 2 at 6pm for “Sculptors.” Aug. 6-Sept. 25: “Photomorphosis: A Juried Exhibition of High Dynamic Range Imaging and other Digital Techniques in Contemporary Photography,” juried by

ON THE ROAD The I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival takes place in and near Mission Plaza in SLO with chalk art decorating the pavements Sept. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Info: 9644710, Ext. 4411. Stephen Patterson, a fine art landscape photographer from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Aug. 6-30: “Dennis Curry: From Africa to the Central Coast,” featuring paintings and lithographs by the Atascadero artist. A reception takes place on Aug. 6 at 6pm for “Photomorphosis” and “Curry.” Sept. 1-28: Ken Frye: woodworker, features woodworking by the Nipomo artist. Sept. 1-29: “How It’s Made,” hosted by the Central Coast Craftmakers. On Sept. 3 at 6pm, join a reception for Ken Frye and “How It’s Made.” Sept. 26-Oct. 3: Plein Air Festival. The museum is at 1010 Broad in downtown SLO. Info: 543-8562 or MORRO BAY ART ASSOCIATION ART EVENTS/EXHIBITS: “Spring Fling” hangs March 28-April 25 and will feature the Creativity Group, which has been meeting for the past 15 years. Reception takes place on March 28 from 3-5pm. April 12: Lynn Kishiyama demonstrates her Japanese-inspired abstract-mixedmedia at 3pm. “It’s a Wonderful Life” features Jason Mayr April 29-May 23 with a reception on May 2 from 3-5pm. May 10 Betty Field-Haley demonstrates painting in oil pastel at 3pm. “Eclecticity” features Steve Weaver, Leonore Messenger, Richard Mortensen, Jan Walker, and Sandi Heller and exhibits May 27-June 20 with a reception on May 30 at 3pm. June 14: Pat Cairns will give a retrospective presentation called “My Artistic Journey” at 3pm. “It’s a New Day” features artists Jacque Brackett, Jackie Morello, and Jade Herrera June 24-July 18 with a reception on June 27 from 3-5pm. July 12: Nancy Becker presents oils at 3pm. “The High Season” features OPAG’s Brushstrokes July 22-Aug. 22 with a reception on July 25 from 3-5pm. Aug. 9: Rosanne Seitz, will demonstrate painting in watercolor from 3-5pm. “Good Old Summertime” features artists Sylvia Arnold-Hill and Bobbye West-Thompson Aug. 26-Sept. 26 with a reception on Aug. 29 from 3-5pm. Sept. 13: Crissa Hewitt will demonstrate silversmithing and jewelry making at 3pm. “Shapes Abound in Autumn” features artists Haron Harris, Katheryn Beaton, and Ginger Toomer from Sept. 30-Oct. 29 with a reception on Oct. 3 from 3-5pm. Open noon-4pm daily, the MBAA Gallery is at 835 Main St. in Morro Bay. Info: 772-2504 or WEST END ESPRESSO AND TEA exhibits March and April: Carole Bartolini. May/June: Mary Kelting. July/August: Cathy Bishop. September/October: Lori Steed. This coffeehouse is located at 670ARTISTS continued page 54 • March 18 - March 25, 2010 • New Times • 53


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A Higuera St. in SLO. Info: 543-4902. ART AFTER DARK is the open house of galleries all over downtown SLO happening on the first Friday of the month from 6-9pm (times and events vary). Info:, 544-9251, or call your favorite gallery directly. ORTMAN FAMILY VINEYARDS presents Sandi Heller ( in April at 1317 Park St. in Paso Robles. Info: 237-9009 or PAT CAIRNS UPCOMING EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS: April: Kiamie Wine Cellars Tasting Room, 1111 Riverside Ave., suite 102, in Paso Robles (226-8333). May: solo show at K-Jons Fine Jewelers, with a reception on May 8 from 2-5pm, 5255 El Camino Real, Atascadero (466-7248). June 14: Presentation at the Morro Bay Art Association, 3pm. SEEKERS GLASS GALLERY presents Stephen Schlanser in April, Pete Robison in May, Ken and Ingrid Hanson in June, Michael Cohn and Molly Stone in July, Jim and Connie Grant in August, and Dan and Joi LaChaussee in September at 4090 Burton Drive in Cambria. Info: 927-4352 or CUESTA COLLEGE ART GALLERY presents Peter Zaleski, “Before the Horizon,”

through April 3. In partnership with the newly formed Central California Museum of Art, Zaleski’s new large-format assemblage paintings and a survey of prints from the previous seven years are exhibited by this Templeton-based painter, printmaker, and mixed media artist. See the show north of San Luis Obispo on Highway 1, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center in SLO. Info: 546-3102. ALLIED ARTS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS through April 4: In conjunction with National Youth Art Month, an art show for all Cambria youth artists, grades K-12. May 7-30: Cambria “Fiber Arts” show features artist Judy Schuster. June1- 27: Plein Air Painters of the Hearst Castle show and sale. July 9-Aug. 3: Lynn Rathbun features portraits, landscapes, and still lives for “Whispers and Shouts,” referring to the creative process. Aug. 6-Sept. 6: Stephen Kellogg, watercolorist and president of Allied Arts Association, will share the featured artist spotlight with a memorial tribute to fellow artist Bob Young, who passed away. The Old Grammar School Gallery is at 1350 Main St. in Cambria. Info: 9278190 or J. BEHMAN GALLERY: April 5-May 20: “Graffiti as Art” is a collection of new works on canvas with a reception on May 14 from 5-8pm. The gallery is at 575 Embarcadero in Morro Bay. Info: 234-3634 or “OUR PARKS IMAGINED, CAPTURING THE DREAM” exhibits April 8-29 with a reception on April 8 from 5-7pm at the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History. The exhibit reflects the history, beauty, and resources of California’s State Parks. View art quilts, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture, paintings, and prints at 20 State Park Road in Morro Bay, open daily from 10am-5pm Info: 772-2694.

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GALLERIES OPEN HOUSE/MORRO BAY ART WALK takes place the second Friday of every month at the Embarcadero from 5-8pm. Sample food and wine and talk with local artists. Free. Info: 772-1068. ART IN THE PINES is a show of paintings juried by artist Kristopher Doe, who has more than 25 years experience as a successful painter and illustrator. The show will open with a reception for the artists on April 9 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Allied Arts Gallery at the Old Grammar School, 1350 Main St. in Cambria. Info: B-W GALLERY presents Don Eaton, who fought 66 combat missions in Viet Nam and focuses on the American landscape from local scenes to national parks and monuments, through April 11. A reception will feature the works of Nixson Borah on April 18 from 1-4pm. Several other photographers exhibit as well at 9315 Santa Clara Road in Atascadero. Info: 674-0337 or UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY’S Department of Art and Design annual juried student exhibition shows April 16-May 7 with a reception on April 16 from 6-8pm. “The Middle of Everywhere,” a senior graphic design one-day spectacular takes place on May 14. The BFA-Senior Art Show takes place May 21-28, all at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: or 756-1571. “BELLS, BELLES, AND BEAUX: WEDDING TRADITIONS” shows April 16 and features a collection of 20 historic wedding dresses from SLO County, dating from the 1870s to the 1950s. The exhibit will revolve around the history of weddings, fashion, and women’s social roles in this county. Beginning with a special cake cutting ceremony, this gala will be filled with music, food, wine, and a silent auction from 5:308:30pm at the San Luis Obispo County Historical Museum, 696 Monterey St. in SLO. Admission is free. Info: 543-0638 or CALIFORNIA SCULPTORS SYMPOSIUM takes place April 18-25 at Camp Ocean Pines, 1473 Randall Drive in Cambria. The “Sculpture by the Sea” exhibit takes place April 24, featuring a showing of the symposium participants, reception, auction, and vendors. Info: or 927-0254. SEASIDE GALLERY in Pismo Beach showcases Leon Oks April 23-25; Thomadro June 4-5; and Hongbin Zhao in September at 580 Cypress in Pismo Beach, suite N-4. Info: 773-8057 or SEVEN SISTERS QUILT SHOW IN SLO is April 24-25 (9am-5pm on Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday). Vendors, opportunity quilts, challenge quilts, wearable art, dolls, quilt appraisals, refreshments, and silent auction will be at the Alex Madonna Expo Center in SLO. $7-$10. Info: or 674-7125. SCULPTERRA WINERY exhibits Ron Rogers through April (Ronaldrayrogers. com). The winery is open 10am-5pm on weekends and by appointment at 5125 Linne Road in Paso Robles. Info: 226-8881 or ART IN THE PARK IN SHELL BEACH, now in its seventh year, is an outdoor family art festival featuring more than 130 vendors from California and includes pottery, jewelry, textiles, furniture, paintings, sculpture, photography, and more. Live music, art demos, food, and flowers also make appearances on the first Sunday of the month from May-November, with

COUNTERPOINTS The Variable Velocity Performance Group presents The Treasure Of Presence June 3 through 5 at the Cal Poly Spanos Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $20. Info: or 756-2787. the July event happening on July 3, all at Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach, on the bluffs of the Pacific. Info: 704-8128 or OPEN RANGE: PAINTING THE CHIMINEAS ART SHOW AND RANCH CELEBRATION takes place May 1 and features original art, Western music, wine, food, and an auction at the Chimineas Ranch adobe. It can be reached from either Highway 166 in the Cuyama Valley or Highway 58 via Soda Lake Road in the Carrizo Plain. Tickets are $100. Info: (818) 371-5659,, or DAVE CORONEL EXHIBITS at Art in the Park Dinosaur Caves the first Sunday of the month through the summer starting in May, at Day in the Shade in Templeton on May 8, at the Central Coast Lavender Festival in Paso Robles on July 10, and at the Olive Festival in Paso Robles on Aug. 21. Info: A DAY IN THE SHADE: A CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS takes place on May 8 from 9am-5pm. Templeton Community Park comes alive with a selection of fine arts and crafts for sale, live music with Big Daddy’s blues, food, wine, giveaways, and activities throughout the day. Admission is free. Info: 237-4490 or templetonchamber. com. VIEWS OF RANCHO NIPOMO, THEN AND NOW is an art and music event to be held at the Dana Adobe on May 16 from 11am-5pm. Heritage Day is June 12 at 671 South Oakglen in Nipomo. Info: danaadobe. org or 723-1306. SLO COUNTY ARTIST’S COFFEEHOUSE EVENT takes place on May 21 from 7:30-9pm. Local artists present music, poetry, short stories, photography, paintings, and refreshments. The YMCA is at 1020 Southwood Drive in SLO. Info: 5438235 or ATASCADERO ART AND WINE TOURS are city-wide and free. Participating businesses will hold artists’ receptions on May 21, Aug. 27, and Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Info: youngcurryphotography. com/news, 704-1126, or DARK CHOCOLATE FONDUE PARTY AND ART SHOW is May 21-23 from 11am-5pm at Dunning Vineyards, 1953 Niderer in Paso Robles. Info: or 238-4763. PASO ROBLES FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS takes place on May 29 from 10am6pm, and celebrates art and the environment beginning with a Plein Air Quick Draw and Auction, followed by a fine art show, art demonstrations, a public mural project, hands-on children’s and teen art stations, live music, dance performances, and other musical and visual surprises. Don’t miss visiting the Studios on the Park, adjacent to the Downtown City Park, where artists in residence have art for sale and will be giving demonstrations throughout the day during the festival. The Paso Robles Festival of the Arts celebrates the Salinas River Corridor Project. It’s free at the Downtown City Park, 12th and Spring streets. Info:,, travelpaso. com, 227-7236, or 227-PASO. MORRO BAY ART IN THE PARK is May 29-31, July 3-5, and Sept. 4-6 at Morro Bay City Park, Harbor and Morro Bay Boulevard, 10am-5pm. Find more than 100 artists of art, jewelry, sculptures, carvings, photos, and more. Info: 772-2504. TEMPLETON OUTDOOR QUILT SHOW ARTISTS continued page 55

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is June 19 9am-4pm. See more than 300 quilts hanging in downtown Templeton on Main Street. Info: templetonquiltshow. com, 550-4488, or 466-1207. FRAME WORKS GALLERY presents original paintings by three local artists through June 30 with Alfredo Arciniaga; a Plein Air artist, Leslie Rhae Barber, oil landscapes and portraits; and Marguerite Costigan, who specializes in varnished watercolors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of My Favorite Things,â&#x20AC;? a solo show featuring local watercolorist Tracy Taylor begins exhibiting July 2. The artist reception takes place on Sept. 3 at 339 Marsh St. in SLO. Info: 542-9000 or ANNUAL PREFIX 927 ART SHOW at the Vetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hall, 1000 Main St., is in July. This is Cambriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s non-traditional art exhibit. Info: 927-5576. DAY WITH CREATIVE WOMEN takes place on Aug. 14 from 10am-5pm. This daylong event draws more than 70 artists and vendors displaying their creative wares. Celebrate womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creativity with music, entertainment, delicious food, kids activities, and, of course, the art (for dis-

downtown takes place, too. Enjoy samples from more than 35 restaurants and wineries, watch chalk artists, and listen to live music at 11th and Spring streets. Info: 2384103 or WOOD CARVERS SHOW IN CAYUCOS takes place Sept. 18-19 at the Vets Hall from 10am-4pm. Info: 995-1200 or 9273591. 10TH ANNUAL PLEIN AIR PAINTING FESTIVAL takes place Sept. 26-Oct. 3 all over SLO County. The preview exhibit hangs in the SLO Museum of Art Sept. 2730, in the Gray Wing. A collectorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; party is Oct. 1 before Art After Dark. A Quick Draw takes place on Oct. 2, when thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also an artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; after-party. Fifty artists will participate in a weeklong paint-out of the unspoiled landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes. The festival will also include live music, poetry readings, and a kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; plein air day during the week. The exhibition and sale will be held at the San Luis Obispo Art Center Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday morning from 9:30-11:30am, there will be a Quick Draw paint out around the area near the Art Center followed by a live auction of the paintings from noon-2:30pm. A party for the artists, hosts, and major donors will


RAVAGING CIRCUMSTANCES SLO Little Theatre Presents Taking Leave April 9 through May 2, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. A brilliant, dynamic Shakespearean scholar finds his intellectual powers giving way to the ravages of Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease as audiences witness human consciousness being evicted from the soul. See it at 888 Morro in SLO. Tickets cost $15 to $22. Info: 786-2440 or play and sale). In Mission Plaza in downtown SLO. Info: 544-9313 or ART AND ADVENTURE ART AUCTION IN CAMBRIA is Aug. 30 from 2-6pm at the Vetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hall, 1000 Main St. Greenspaceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Cambria Land Trust celebrates more than 20 years of environmental protection on the Central Coast. Bid on paintings, pottery, fiber art, and jewelry by leading local artists. Past winners experienced wildlife adventures to the Galapagos, Alaska, Central America, Indonesia, and elsewhere. Wine and hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $15 at the door and all proceeds benefit local environmental protection. Info: 9272866 or SEPTEMBER 11TH MEMORIAL EVENT AND ART SHOW at the Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Ave. in Grover Beach, starts at 8:30am. Info: 473-4585 or I MADONNARI ITALIAN STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL takes place in and near Mission Plaza in SLO with chalk art decorating the pavements Sept. 11-12 from 10am-6pm. Free. Info: 964-4710, Ext. 4411. ARTE DE TIZA chalk festival in Paso Robles is Sept. 18 from 11am-4pm. Taste of

be held Saturday evening, followed by a lecture, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Art of Looking,â&#x20AC;? by Jean Stern, a recognized authority on California Impressionism. The festival ends Sunday at 4pm. Info: or 543-8562. OPEN STUDIOS ART TOURS take place Oct. 9-10 (North County), Oct. 16-17 (SLO and South County), and Oct. 23-24 (encore weekend), all over SLO County. Applications are due April 9. Info: 544-9251 or

Puppets, magic, and musicâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;arts for the kids APEX FOR KIDS ANNUAL CHILDRENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CONCERTS takes place March 22 at 9:30 and 11am at the Co-

han Center in San Luis Obispo. Busloads of Central Coast schoolchildren are treated to a concert designed especially for them. Cost is $7. Info: 543-3533 or SPRING BREAK ART CLASSES for kids happen April 5-7 from 1-4pm. The artists of the Paso Robles Art Foundation will conduct a series of free art classes for children ages 8-12 at the Paso Robles City Library, 1000 Spring St. in Paso Robles. Info: or 237-3870. HOOWAY FOR WODNEY WAT, presented by the PCPA Theaterfest Outreach Tour group, is a musical based on the book. Learn how â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wodneyâ&#x20AC;? surprises himself and his classmates by single-handedly saving the whole school from the big bad bully on April 7 from 3:30-4:30pm for grades K-6 at the Atascadero Public Library, 6580 Morro Road in Atascadero. RSVP: 461-6163 or SUMMER SIGN UP DAY at the SLO Art Center is April 24 from noon-4pm at the SLO Museum of Artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nybak Wing, 1010 Broad in SLO. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one-stop summer arts activities shopping for parents. Info: or 543-8562. SEASON FINALE CONCERT OF SLO YOUTH SYMPHONY is May 7 at 7pm at the Cohan Center, San Luis Obispo. Admission is $8-$15. Info: 543-3533 or THE ATASCADERO HIGH SCHOOL ROBOTICS TEAM, Greyhound Revolutionary Robotics, will bring robots to the library, show a slide presentation covering this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season, and provide hands-on activities on May 12 from 6:30-7:30pm at 6580 Morro Road in Atascadero for ages 10 and up. Info: 461-6163 or jbloomfield@ TEEN THURSDAYS AT THE PASO ROBLES CITY LIBRARY offer activities for students entering grades 6-12. Check out the schedule for Teen Thursdaysâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;jam with the Bucket Busters from the Drum School, see a free movie, make stuff, and moreâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Thursdays from June 17-July 15 at 2pm. Info: or 237-3870. SYMPHONY PETTING ZOO comes to Grover Beach at 9:30am at the Community Center June 17. Info: 543-3533 or GERALD JOSEPH, MAGICIAN, performs June 29 at 2pm in the Paso Roblesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Library Conference Room. Free tickets are required and are distributed in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Library beginning 30 minutes before the show. He will also perform at 4 and 6:30pm. The Paso Robles Library is at 1000 Spring St. Info: or 237-3870. FAMILY PAJAMA STORYTIME happens July 7-28 from 6:30-7pm and includes stories, songs, and more with special teen guest readers each week. Come dressed in your pajamas at the Atascadero Public Library, 6580 Morro Road in Atascadero. Info: 461-6163 or TOM KNIGHT, PUPPETEER AND MUSICIAN, performs on July 9 at 6:30pm in the Library Conference Room. Free tickets are required and are distributed in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Library beginning 30 minutes before the show. Do the Library Boogie with Tom as he sings and performs short skits with puppets like the Garbage Monster and other props, such as his self-propelled solar system hat. The Paso Robles Library is at 1000 Spring St. Info: prcity. com/library or 237-3870. P&T PUPPET THEATER takes place on July 14 at 2pm in the Library Conference Room. Free tickets are required and are distributed in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Library beginning 30 minutes before the show. A second 4pm show doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t require tickets. Two of Hans Christian Andersenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most beloved talesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Ugly Duckling and The Nightingaleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;come to life on the puppet stage. The Paso Robles Library is at 1000 Spring St. Info: prcity. com/library or 237-3870. $

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