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BY CHRISTY HERON
So. Much. To. Do.
between March and September, I thought nothing could faze me. But I was wrong. Between a jump in events overall (a 20 percent increase!) and the beautiful range of happenings, I was stupefied—even after all of these years as calendar editor—by the artistic community as a whole, and especially by individuals’ efforts to galvanize us all. Don’t be daunted— this seemingly interminable list is organized by category, subcategory, and date. It’s easy on the eyes. Go on, you dilettantes, and embrace these results of creation, and thank the calendar gods there’s this much to do over the next six and a half months. ∆
The local arts scene is bigger and better than ever—and we’ve got the proof
here’s no Jackson Pollock hanging or Hahn-Bin performance within 150 miles of here, but what SLO County’s arts scene has is something just as magnetic and inspired. (We’re including some Santa Barbara County, too, just because.) It’s the little things, right? And when you add up all those small but relevant offerings, your mind begins to wrap around the fact that the local arts scene is a steely fighter, muscled with depth, courage, and, of course, raw, edge-of-yourseat, astonishing talent. There are local and legendary favorites: Mark Bryan showing at the Steynberg Gallery or Variable Velocity arousing the senses with footsteps. Diana Stanton’s dance company will stick to your ribs all year. Get “Stoked” in Shell Beach, go wild for wildflowers in Santa Margarita, Purim your Palooza off in downtown SLO, or open your mind in the back of moving trucks during New Times’ own “Box City.” Even Arroyo Grande has something interesting happening this year: The town is turning 100 years
old, with several artsy events surrounding the centennial celebration in July. Some happenings are so topsecret I was asked to not write about them. You’ll just have to explore to find them. Sheryl Crow brings her pretty face and popular tunes to Avila in May. There’s a SLO Jazz festival this year in September. A new “Thursday at 1 p.m.” concert series starts up this week at Cuesta College. And don’t forget about Pozo Saloon and its upcoming shows, always crowd-pleasers. Elle Woods graces us with her presence in the stage version of Legally Blonde. See local standup comedy for $5 every month in SLO. The Pewter Plough Playhouse has finally re-opened its doors … … and it goes on and on. During my fifth year compiling Spring Arts, a guide to the county’s arts events
Calendar Editor Christy Heron can’t imagine what 2012’s leap year will bring! Send info or comments to cheron@ newtimesslo.com.
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For the love of the lonely Rossini’s Le Comte Ory shows in SLO on April 10 at 2 p.m. This vocally dazzling comedy stars bel canto sensation Juan Diego Flórez in the title role of this Met premiere production. He vies with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, in the trouser role of Isolier, for the love of the lonely Countess Adèle, sung by soprano Diana Damrau. Part of the Met: Live in HD series, tickets to this performance cost $10 to $25. Info: 756-2787 or pacslo.org.
EARTH DAY 2011 kicks off with a spring equinox event from 2-5pm on March 20. The actual day of celebration takes place on April 23. “Growing the Village” goes green from 10am-5pm at El Chorro Regional Park and the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. More than 100 exhibitors will share what they’ve learned and what they are doing to protect the planet. Free admission includes refreshments and live music by Zongo All Stars. Ride free on RTA fixed bus routes countywide. Info: 544-8529 or earthdayalliance.com. PURIM PALOOZA takes place on March 20 from noon-3pm. Celebrate Purim with a bevy of carnival games, face painting, traditional food, prizes, and free admission. Cost is $10 for a wristband for all games. The event takes place at Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Valley Road in SLO. Info: 544-0760 or cbdslo.org. STOKEFEST takes place on March 26 from 3:30-10pm. Surfrider’s annual fundraiser features live music from Red Eye Junction and art by local artist Colleen Gnos and photographer Josh Kimball. Meet shapers from Coop Deville and vendor Forever Stoked. Nosh on food and sip beer. The event also includes raffle prizes, guest speakers, and more at La Perla del Mar Chapel, 205 Leeward Ave. in Shell Beach. Tickets cost $10 at the door. Info: surfrider. org or call (530) 217-9697. SANTA MARGARITA WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL takes place March 26-27 from 9am-5pm both days and will include art and
Spring Arts Annual
craft vendors and “Hidden Treasure” presentations every hour, starting at 10am. Hear talks from representatives from Santa Margarita Lake, Shangri-La Ranch, and Central Coast Adventure Camp; join a wildflower photo contest where you can vote for your favorite photo on display; learn about the best wildflower areas; and celebrate wildflowers at the Santa Margarita Auction Barn, 22390 El Camino Real in Santa Margarita (and throughout town). Info: 235-2129 or visitsantamargarita.com. CENTRAL COAST ORCHID SHOW AND SALE takes place April 2 from 9am-5pm and April 3 from 10am-5pm. “Orchid Road Trip” will be held at the South County Regional Center, 800 West Branch in Arroyo Grande. General admission is $5, and children 12 and younger get in free. Vendors will offer a large variety of orchids for sale. A preview benefit for the 5 Cities Homeless Coalition is April 1 from 6:30-9:30pm. Preview tickets cost $40. Info: 929-5749 or fcos.org. APPLE FARM’S FOURTH ANNUAL “APPLE BLOSSOM DAYS” takes place on April 2 from 10am-3pm and celebrates spring with beer and wine tasting, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, and an art show, all happening at 2015 Monterey St. in SLO. This event is free. Info: 544-2040 or applefarm.com. “NOTHIN’ BUT A ‘G’ THANG”: THE CENTRAL COAST STROLL COMPETITION, STEP AND SALUTE EXHIBITION takes place on April 23 from 7-10pm.The cultural Greek organizations will have an opportunity to raise community awareness about their cultures and traditions as they showcase their talents and earn bragging
rights among other Greek organizations. This event is free and takes place in the Chumash Auditorium at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 756-1405 or multicultural. calpoly.edu. IT’S 5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE CLARK CENTER FUNDRAISER: The Clark Center Association transforms the South County Regional Center into a tiki hut for its annual fundraiser on April 30. The evening will include a no-host bar, signature margaritas, silent and live auctions, an island-inspired feast with complementary wine, tequila tiki tables, and dancing to the sounds of live music. Info: 489-9444 or clarkcenter.org. RECYCLED TREASURES, BICYCLE BONANZA AND VINTAGE SIDECAR RENDEZVOUS comes to downtown Paso at 11th and Spring streets on April 30 from 9am-3pm in the City Park. Free. Info: 2384103 or pasoroblesdowntown.org. ANNUAL CAMBRIA WILDFLOWER SHOW takes place April 30-May 1: Saturday, noon-5pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm 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. It’s a $3 donation at the door, and students get in free at 1000 Main St. Info: 927-2856. THE MONDAY CLUB 11TH ANNUAL ARCHITECTURAL TOUR, titled “Secret of FUN continued page 34
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Sites—Tracks from the Past” takes place on May 1 from 1-5pm. This year the tour will focus on the city’s Railroad District. Tickets cost $20 and are available from the Chamber of Commerce. The tour begins and ends at the Monday Club in SLO, and benefits local high school seniors. Info: 543-9807. MORRO BAY AAUW GARDEN TOUR takes place on May 1 from noon-5pm. “Silver Celebration by the Sea” features six unique gardens in Morro Bay, Los Osos, and Cayucos. Tickets cost $10 and are available at all Miner’s Hardware locations, SLO Farm Supply, Volumes of Pleasure (LO), and Coalesce Bookstore (MB). The map is on the back of your ticket. Proceeds benefit local educational programs. Info: morrobayaauw.org or 235-2779. HALCYON CRAFT FAIRE takes place May 7-8 from 9am-4pm both days at 936 South Halcyon Road. Info: 489-2432 or halcyonstore.com. SPRING FESTIVAL is May 1 with a flower show in downtown Cambria. Info: 927-0174. FLAVOR OF SLO is on May 15 from 1-4pm and is a tasting event showcasing the best food, wine, and beer San Luis Obispo has to offer at the Jack House and Gardens on Marsh Street. All proceeds benefit local nonprofit United Way of San Luis Obispo County. Tickets cost $25. Info: flavorofslo. com. THE SOUTH COUNTY GARDEN TOUR takes place on May 21 and concludes at the Nature Center in Oceano for a reception with refreshments. Tickets cost $10-$25. Info: ccnha.org. ARROYO GRANDE CENTENNIAL EVENTS celebrate all that is A.G. during its 100th birthday. May 28-29: The annual and hugely popular Strawberry Festival features activities and entertainment; the Strawberry Stampede; hundreds of art, craft, and display booths; ethnic foods;
scrumptious strawberry treats; and live music. A Century Bike Ride is June 25, with a bandstand area with live music, vendor booths, and a BMX exhibition area. The Centennial Exhibit at the IOOF Hall shows through June with programs every Saturday at 2pm. Info: southcountyhistory.org or 489-8282. The South County Historical Society presents Summer Historical Theatre at the IOOF Hall with several different stories: “Young Clara,” “Life in the New City,” “The Old Days,” and “1886: Trouble in Arroyo Grande.” These plays are on Saturdays from June-Sept. 3. The A.G. Centennial Gala takes place on July 8 at 6pm at the South County Regional Center, and tickets cost $75 (tickets go on sale on a date TBA). Dancing to live music by Unfinished Business and a live auction round out the night. Info and tickets: 489-9444. July 9: Centennial Run. July 10: Centennial parade, “Celebrating a Century of Community,” beginning at 6pm at the intersection of East Grand Avenue and Halcyon Road. Finally, the Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival takes place Sept. 23-24. Info: AGHarvestFestival.com. General info: arroyograndecentennial.org, or find them on Facebook.com. AFTERNOON OF EPICURIAN DELIGHTS takes place at the Chapman House in Shell Beach on June 5 from 11:30am-3:30pm. Stroll the spectacular gardens, gaze at the breathtaking views of the Pacific, dine poolside, and feast on local restaurants’ delicacies and wineries’ vintages. Enjoy live music, art, and more, all benefiting the EOC, which provides medical services for locals. Tickets cost $100. Info: 544-2498. THE GROVER BEACH SPRING GARDEN TOUR AND PLANT EXCHANGE takes place on June 5 from 1-4pm. This free, self-guided tour of several unique and beautiful private gardens concludes with the exchange, where you can bring a clipping or plant from your yard and
exchange it for something new to grow in your garden. Call 473-4580 to nominate a Grover Beach garden by May 13. Maps will be available after June 1 by calling 473-4580 or visiting grover.org. THE LAKESIDE WINE AND FINE ARTS FESTIVAL comes to Atascadero Lake Park on June 25 from 4-8pm and features 80 participating wineries, culinary creations paired by local chefs, an artist showcase, and live music with proceeds benefiting the Charles Paddock Zoo and local community projects. Come to 9305 Pismo Ave. in Atascadero. Tickets: 462-0177 or AtascaderoWineFestival.com. THE LAVENDER FESTIVAL, now in its second year, is taking place July 9 from 10am-3pm. Find lavender vendors, food, demos, music, and arts and crafts. There’s free admission in the Downtown City Park at 11th and Spring streets in Paso Robles. Info: 238-4103, cclavenderfestival.com, or pasoroblesdowntown.org. CALIFORNIA MID-STATE FAIR PRESENTS the usual fair extravaganza along with these concerts: July 20: Tanya Tucker, July 24: Tenth Avenue North. Coming to the Main Grandstand: July 20: The Steve Miller Band, July 23: Train and Maroon 5 (co-headlining), July 26: Jason Aldean, July 27: Kid Rock, July 29: Chicago. That’s just to name a few. It’s all taking place July 19-31 in “Mountains of Fun!” from noon-midnight at the Mid State Fairgrounds: 2198 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles. Info and tickets: 1-800-909-FAIR or midstatefair.com. RAINBOW OF GEMS SHOW takes place Aug. 5-7 at St. Joseph’s Church from 10am-5pm each day. Find dealers, demonstrations, exhibits, rocks and minerals, and a barbecue on Saturday night at 298 S. Thompson in Nipomo. Info: 929-3788 or omsinc.org. PASOLOOZA takes place on Sept. 17 at the Paso Robles Events Center. Info: pasolooza.com or 610-6460.
“AN ELLE OF A SHOW!”
“A feel-good song and dance juggernaut!”
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Doolittle is emerging as one of the new ambassadors of R&B and is sure to ignite the stage. See her in the Spanos Theatre at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. Big names MOSE ALLISON performs on April 2 at 8pm. This famed songwriter, singer, and AN EVENING WITH DAVID CROSBY pianist has created the missing link between AND GRAHAM NASH takes place on April jazz and blues, fusing profound and humor4 at 7:30pm. Singer-songwriters Crosby and ous lyrics amid a unique Delta-born rustic Nash team up for a spring tour with a mix of style in the Spanos Theatre at the PAC at acoustic and plugged-in performances in the Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. calpolyarts.org. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or pacslo.org. THE SAN LUIS OBISPO BLUES SOCISANTA BARBARA BOWL CONCERTS ETY WELCOMES GRAMMY-WINNING include Janet Jackson performing two GUITARIST JOE LOUIS WALKER on shows, April 9-10, Mumford and Sons on April 9 at 8pm to a dance concert at the SLO April 18, Robert Plant on April 25, and Katy Vets Hall, 801 Grand Ave. in San Luis Obispo. Perry Aug. 13-14. The Santa Barbara Bowl Walker is celebrated for his guitar prowess, is at 1122 N. Milpas. Info: 1-800-745-3000, evocative voice, and exhilarating stage pressbbowl.com, or ticketmaster.com. ence. SLO Dance offers free dance lessons “A TICKET TO RIDE”: A MUSICAL at 7:30pm. Tickets cost $17 for Blues Society BIOGRAPHY OF THE BEATLES will apmembers, and $20 for the general public. pear at the Clark Center for the Performing All tickets are sold at the door. 21 and older, Arts in Arroyo Grande on May 7 at 8pm. please. Info: 541-7930 or sloblues.org. This hit musical bio of the Beatles is widely LAVAY SMITH AND HER RED HOT considered by industry insiders to be the SKILLET LICKERS perform on April 21 at most unique Beatles show in decades. See 7:30pm. These guys are considered one of it at 487 Fair Oaks Ave. Info and tickets: the top swing and jump blues bands in the 489-9444 or clarkcenter.org. country. Hear them in the Spanos Theatre at THE MOODY BLUES bring their British the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: rock on May 18 at 7:30pm. The band has 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. evolved into one of the most recognizable, THE SAN LUIS OBISPO BLUES top-grossing recording and touring groups SOCIETY WELCOMES CANDYE KANE in history. See them in the Cohan Center at on May 14 at 8pm to a dance concert at the the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Tickets range SLO Vets Hall, 801 Grand Ave. in San Luis from $40-$85. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or Obispo. Kane’s blues are rockabilly flavored calpolyarts.org. with a band that includes guitarist Laura THE OPTIONS MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH Chavez. Dance lessons begin at 7:30pm. SHERYL CROW is May 22 at the Avila Tickets cost $17 for Blues Society members Beach Golf Resort. Gates open for this and $20 for the general public. All tickets are all-ages show at 11:30am. Info and tickets: sold at the door. 21 and older, please. Info: 1-888-825-5484 or vallitix.com. 541-7930 or sloblues.org.
Blues and R&B MELINDA DOOLITTLE performs on March 19 at 8pm. American Idol finalist
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on March 18 at 7pm. Experience the great melodious lines of one of Poland’s leading orchestras in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. SLO WINDS WINTER CONCERT: “WIND POWER UNLEASHED” features the San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra and the Cuesta Wind Ensemble on March 19 at 3pm with Jennifer Martin, conductor; William Johnson, conductor; and Brian Hermanson, clarinet soloist at the Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center in SLO. Tickets cost $12-$15, and kids 8 and younger get in free. Tickets are available at the door. Info: 456-3333 or slowinds.org. CHAMBER MUSIC FELLOWSHIP CONCERTS take place on March 20 featuring chamber groups of the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony. On April 3, see Brynn Albanese and Lynne Garrett performing classical and vintage repertoire. On May 29, see “Allegria Winds”: Members of several Central Coast orchestras present a selection of music for piano and woodwinds. Tickets cost $5-$55. Concerts take place at 2074 Parker St., suite 100, in SLO. All shows are at 2pm. Info: 545-8422. SAN LUIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA plays March 20 at 3pm featuring Jeanne Shumway on the cello at 275 N. Halcyon Road in Arroyo Grande. A second performance is on June 5 at 3pm at Trinity Church, 490 L.O.V.R. in Los Osos. Enjoy an afternoon with Marian Gilbert. Tickets cost $10. Info: 528-7795 or sanluischamberorchestra.org. TOAST OF SLO WITH DAVID KIM is on March 27 from 4-6pm at a private Cypress Ridge home in Arroyo Grande and will feature chamber music with violinist Kim and pianist Dr. Mark Sherman, accompanied by hors d’oeuvres and wine from Cinquain Cellars. Tickets cost $100, limited to 50 guests, by reservation only. Info and tickets: slosymphony.com or 543-3533. MUSIC continued page 35
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THE CAL POLY FACULTY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE RECITAL takes place April 1 at 7:30pm featuring “Sextet for Winds and Piano” by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), with every instrument imaginable played by several local renowned musicians, including Paul Woodring on piano, Brian Hermanson on clarinet, Barbara Spencer on cello, W. Terrence Spiller on piano, and many more. Tickets are available at the door of the Davidson Music Center, room 218. Info: 7562406 or music.calpoly.edu/calendar. THE WORLD IN BLOOM, SLO VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE SPRING CONCERT, takes place on April 9 at 8pm and includes the works “Crucifixus” by Baroque composer Antonio Lotti, “Las Dich Nur Nichts” by Johannes Brahms, “Ave Maria” by Austrian Anton Bruckner, a Canadian folk song, a piece by the English composer John Rutter, and a serving of American spirituals at the San Luis Obispo Mission, 751 Palm St. Tickets cost $10 for seniors and students, and $35 for all others. A second performance takes place on April 10 at 3pm. Tickets cost $20 for seniors, and $25 for all others. This show takes place at the Community Presbyterian Church at 2250 Yorkshire Drive in Cambria. Info and tickets: 541-6797 or vocalarts.org. TROUT ON THE COAST takes place on April 17 at 3pm at Trinity United Methodist Church in Los Osos. Pianist Rina Dokshitsky joins the SLO Symphony Chamber Players for Schubert’s “Trout Quintet” and other chamber music. Tickets cost $15-$35. Info and tickets: slosymphony.com or 543-3533. SLO SYMPHONY PRESENTS BEETHOVEN’S 9TH on May 7 at 8pm and May 8 at 2pm. The Cuesta Master Chorale, Cal Poly Choirs, SLO Youth Symphony, and vocal soloists join the SLO Symphony for a season finale and community celebration featuring Beethoven’s masterpiece, plus a world premiere by composer Craig H. Russell, all happening at the PAC in SLO. Tickets cost $17-$68. Info and tickets: slosymphony.
Hot pick The “Options Music Festival at Avila Beach” with Sheryl Crow is on May 22 at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. for this all-ages show. The Avila Beach Blues Festival
Spring Arts Annual
free. Tickets are available at the door, from members, or on the website. The concert takes place at the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St. in SLO. Info and tickets: 456-3333 or slowinds.org. POPS BY THE SEA CONCERT takes place Labor Day Weekend on Sept. 4 at 4pm at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. Celebrate 20 years of fun, sun, and music by the sea as the symphony takes you back to the “Summer of Love” at Avila Beach. Gates open at 2:30pm. Tickets start at $15. Info and tickets: slosymphony.com or 543-3533.
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com or 756-2787. FORBES PIPE ORGAN RECITAL WITH DAVID BRIGGS takes place on May 14 at 8pm. Briggs will play a broad mix of classical repertoire, including pieces by Bach, Haydn, and Franck, as well as a large dose of his improvisation work, in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org.
SPRING CONCERT: WIND BAND CLASSICS with the San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra takes place on May 14 at 3pm with Jennifer Martin, conductor. This season finale will bring you some of the greatest hits from the band world’s Top 40 list showcasing diverse styles and the brilliant colors of the wind band. Tickets cost $12-$15, and kids 8 and younger get in
Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, and many more. Tickets start at $55. The show starts at 1 p.m. Info and tickets: 1-888-825-5484 or vallitix.com.
JAZZ BASIN STREET REGULARS’ upcoming concerts include a show on March 27 with guest band Night Blooming Jazzmen. Other upcoming shows take place on May 22, June 26, and Sept. 25. The High Sierra Jazz Band performs on July 31, and the Blue Street Jazz Band performs on Aug. 28. The special “Jubilee by the Sea” jazz festival takes place Oct. 28-30 at various venues around Pismo Beach. Concert admission ranges from $5-$10 and shows take place at the Pismo Beach Veterans Memorial Building, 780 Bello St. Info: 550-4865, 481-7840, or pismojazz.com. THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY JAZZ FEDERATION PIANO SHOWCASE “Jazz Piano Extravaganza” takes place on April 8 at 7:30pm and features Bob Harway, David Manion, Steve Carlton, Craig Updegrove, Brett Mitchell, and Paul Rinzler. Tickets cost $5-$15 for this show, now in its 28th year, at Unity Concert Hall at 1490 Southwood in
SLO. Info and reservations: 546-3733. LEON REDBONE will appear at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande on April 30 at 8pm. Over the course of his 30-plus years in the business and more than 15 albums, Redbone has continued his love affair with tunes from the turn of the century (as in the second-to-last century), flapper-era radio ditties, Depression-spawned ragtime, and World War II folk-jazz. See him at 487 Fair Oaks Ave. Info and tickets: 489-9444 or clarkcenter.org. CAL POLY JAZZ NIGHT WITH TROMBONIST BILL WATROUS takes place on May 21 at 8pm and will feature an eclectic mix of jazz standards and modern compositions performed by the University Jazz Bands No. 1 and No. 2, and the Cal Poly Jazz Combos, in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 756-2406, 756-2787, or music.calpoly.edu/calendar. THE SLO JAZZ FESTIVAL in its first year will feature top talent from around the globe and San Luis Obispo County on multiple stages throughout downtown Sept. 24-25 from 10am-9pm on Saturday and from 11am-8pm on Sunday in Mission Plaza in SLO. Tickets cost $20 per day or $30 for a weekend pass. Info: 459-6939 or slojazzfest.org.
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Commencing the contemporary “Core Rhythms: A New Beginning” takes place on March 26 at 7 p.m. and March 27 at 2 p.m. and will feature a variety of dance styles for the entire family, including jazz, tap, ballet, modern, contemporary, musical theater, and comedy featuring The GRADS (a group of older adult dancers who are in their 60s, 70s, and 80s—“Greatly Respected Adult Dancers”—awww!), Ballet Theater, Civic Ballet, and the Alumni Dancers in the Spanos Theatre at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Tickets range from $12 to $25. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or pacslo.org.
FREE CONCERT Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz
The 16 member group includes brilliantly costumed dancers and musicians who perform in high-energy musical exchange that makes each performance a unique experience.
Saturday April 23rd at 7:30pm. Guadalupe City Hall 918 Obispo street
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LINNAEA’S CAFÉ include March 17: Old Time Folk Music jam; March 18: Amy Obenski; March 19: Austin Atiyeh, Sea Birds, and On Paperback; on Tuesdays, hear Cuesta Jazz; March 23: Katie Garibaldi; March 24: Fed Jazz Jam; March 25: Barry “Big B” Brenner; March 26: Carol Lowell; March 30: Charles Motley of the band CAMP; March 31: Brian Hanratty; April 2: Amanda West; April 3: Acoustico; April 6: John Brodeur; April 7: Austin Lloyd Fallin; April 8: Daniel Park; April 9: Owen Plant of the Sunshine Brothers; April 10: Big Variety Night hosted by Ted Waterhouse; April 14: Fed Jazz Jam; April 15: Kevin Coons of Candle, Meredith Hobbs; April 16: History of Painters; April 21: Old Time Folk Music Jam; April 22: Kevin Doherty; April 23: Bill Stapley; April 27: Deborah Crooks; April 28: Fed Jazz Jam; April 30: Utopian Dreams Band. VINA ROBLES presents free music in the Tasting Room every other Saturday, starting March 19 at 3700 Mill Road off Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. Info: VinaRobles. com or 227-4812. THE FAMOUS JAZZ ARTIST SERIES AT THE HAMLET includes performances on March 20: pianist Jon Mayer; April 3: Latin jazz trumpeter Bobby Rodriguez; April 17: saxophonist Gary Foster and pianist Joe Bagg; May 1: guitarist Doug MacDonald; March 15: Cal Poly and Cuesta Jazz Combos; May 22: pianist Bill Cunliffe; June 5: trombonist Andy Martin; June 19: saxophonist Mel Martin and pianist Don Freidman; July 10: Jazz Novelist (and drummer) Bill Moody/a new book signing; and July 24: saxophonist Pete Christlieb (tentative). 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. 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. Info: 543-5451. CUESTA COLLEGE TUESDAY JAZZ NIGHT takes place at Linnaea’s Café on Tuesdays from March 21-May 10 from 8-10pm at 1110 Garden St. in SLO. Free. Info: 541-5888 or linnaeas.com. SLOFOLKS PRESENTS City Folk at Coalesce Bookstore on March 25 and at Castoro Cellars on March 26, and Misty River at Coalesce Bookstore on April 15 and at Castoro Cellars on April 16. David Francey performs on May 13 at Coalesce Bookstore and May 14 at Castoro Cellars. Claude Bourbon performs on June 4 at the bookstore, the SLOfolks Benefit Concert is June 6 at Castoro Cellars, and Bourbon performs on June 4 at Coalesce. Guy Davis performs on July 23 at Castoro Cellars. Peppino D’Agostino performs on Aug. 19 at Coalesce Bookstore and on Aug. 29 at Castoro Cellar. Finally, the Grateful Dead performs on Sept. 24. Info: SLOfolks.org. PACIFIC BREEZE CONCERT SERIES features Unfinished Business at the first Pacific Breeze Concert in the Park on March 27. Sean Wiggins will perform on April 10, and the Damon Castillo Band will perform at the “All About Mom Celebration” on May 8. All shows are from 1-4pm at Dinosaur Caves Park. Bring blankets and chairs. Also enjoy local barbecue at Cliff and Shell Beach Road in Shell Beach. These concerts are free. Info: pismobeach.org or 773-7063. RED BARN COMMUNITY MUSIC SERIES kicks off on April 2 with the Big Hoedown local showcase. These concerts start with a pot luck at 6pm. The
Red Barn is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. THE SAN LUIS OBISPO BOTANICAL GARDEN CONCERT SERIES presents the Sherry Austin Band on April 10. The Mystery Trees perform on Aug. 7, featuring Dorian Michael and Kenny Blackwell on guitar and mandolin, Paul Olguin on bass, and Bill Severance on drums. Joe Craven performs on Oct. 9. Shows are at 4pm, there’s a no-host bar, and tickets cost $24 and $29. The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Oak Glen Pavilion is at 3450 Dairy Creek Road in SLO. A free garden tour will be held at 2:45pm, prior to the concert. Info and reservations: slobg.org or 541-1400 ext. 301. TRILOGY AT MONARCH DUNES CONCERT SERIES takes place on Fridays from 6-8pm in the Grandstand Tennis Courts at 1645 Trilogy Parkway in Nipomo. Here’s the lineup: April 15: Soulamente (R&B); May 21: The Kicks (reggae); June 17: Unfinished Business (rock); July 29: Soulsauce (rock and soul). Free. Food will be available for purchase. Info: 343-7510. THE INDIAN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES takes place May 14-July 23 on Saturdays from 2-6pm featuring local artists and bands. There’s also a restaurant and bar at the resort, with food and beverages available so you won’t go hungry or thirsty. May 14: Zongo, May 21: The Scarlet Furies, May 28: Damon Castillo, June 4: Cuesta Ridge, June 11: The Movers, June 18: MUSIC continued page 37
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Truth About Seafood, June 25: Dave Miller Band, July 2: Red Skunk Jipzee Swing Band, July 9: Shival Experience, July 16: The Kicks, and July 23: Cadillac Angels. All ages are welcome. These shows are free at the Sea Pines Golf Course Resort, 1945 Solano St. in Los Osos. Info: 528-5252 ext. 426. GROVER BEACH SIZZLIN’ SUMMER CONCERTS AND FARMERS MARKETS begin on June 5 and run from 3-6pm on Sundays, showcasing a different band each week through Sept. 25, along with a Farmers Market featuring fresh produce, barbecue, crafts, photography, and jewelry at Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Ave. General info and sponsorship info: 4734580 or grover.org (click on Departments, then Parks and Recreation). ARROYO GRANDE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES takes you on a musical journey through the decades on these dates: June 12: 1910s; June 26: 1920s; July 4: (Monday) 1930s, featuring the Village Band; July 9: 1940s; July 10: 1950s (Centennial Day); July 24: 1960s; Aug. 7: 1970s; Aug. 21: 1980s; Sept. 4: 1990s (Labor Day Weekend); and on Sept. 18: 2000s, featuring Guy Budd and Inga Swearingen. Shows are free and take place at 1pm at the Rotary Bandstand in Heritage Square. Info: 473-2250 or arroyograndevillage.org. SLO SUMMER ‘CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA’ feature local music on Fridays June 17-Sept. 2 from 5:30-7:30pm in Mission Plaza in downtown SLO. Hear Big Daddy’s Blues Band, Burning James and the Funky Flames, Criticnue, Cuesta Ridge, Damon Castillo, Guy Budd and the Gypsy Souls, Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band, Nada Rasta, Resination, The JD Project, TROPO, Truth About Seafood, and Zongo All-Stars with musical styles ranging from rock, blues, reggae, and Americana to country, CaliCubano and California rock. Info: 541-0286 or DowntownSLO.com. TUESDAYS IN THE PARK CONCERT SERIES come to Atascadero Lake Park in June, July, and August at 7pm. Hear them at 9305 Pismo Ave. Info: 466-2044, 461-5000, or atascaderochamber.org. TWILIGHT CONCERTS IN THE PASO ROBLES PARK take place on Fridays from 5:30-7:30pm, June 24-Aug. 26, 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 pasoroblesdowntown.org. ATASCADERO SUMMER SATURDAY CONCERTS at Atascadero Lake Park happen in July and August from 6:30-8:30pm at 9305 Pismo Ave. Free. Info: 470-3178 or Atascadero.org.
FESTIVALS VOCAL ARTS SPRING CHORAL FESTIVAL takes place March 24-25 from 10am-9pm each day with breaks for lunch and dinner. The festival takes place at the PAC on the Cal Poly campus and will feature California school choirs from elementary through high school. Choirs present three pieces to the festival judges and audiences. Sessions begin at 10am, 1pm, 3:30pm, and 7pm each day, and admission is free. Info: 542-0506. A TOAST TO PADEREWSKI takes place on April 16 at 6pm at Pear Valley Winery. Lovers of fine wine and music are invited to a reception showcasing the wines of the Rhone Rangers paired with local food, concert, and live auction that benefits the Paderewski Festival Student Exchange Program for young musicians. Admission is $75, and $25 for those younger than 21. The Paderewski Festival takes place Nov. 10-13 at 4900 Union Road in Paso Robles.
Info: paderewskifest.com or 239-0873. THE AVILA BEACH BLUES FESTIVAL takes place on May 29 at the Avila Beach Resort and features the Experience Hendrix Tour with Billy Cox, Steve Vai, Jonny Lang, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, and many more. Tickets start at $55. The show starts at 1pm. Info and tickets: 1-888-825-5484 or vallitix.com. THE MORRO BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL takes place on June 4 from 11am-7pm and features several bands of different genres, tri-tip, seafood barbecue, wine, beer, vendors, and dance and demos in between performers. It all takes place at 714 Embarcadero, across from Rose’s Landing. Info: 772-1155 or mbmusicfest.com. LIVE OAK MUSIC FESTIVAL is a threeday concert and camping event near Lake Cachuma where proceeds support San Luis Obispo’s KCBX Public Radio. Grammy-winning Mavis Staples, The Texas Tornados, the Wailin’ Jennys, Will Bernard, and many more will perform. The event is June 17-19 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.org or 781-3030. THE CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL AND COMPETITON begins June 23 with a free concert on Garden St. at Farmers Market in SLO, continues through the weekend at the PAC at Cal Poly, and brings together choirs from Uganda, Indonesia, the Ukraine, Canada, the Congo, and California for a series of spirited competitions. Tickets: 756-2787 or pacslo.org after April 1. General info: californiachoral.org. THE CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION kicks off with an opening reception on June 24 starting at 6:30pm with the introduction of the visiting choirs who will sing a patriotic song from their country. The SLO Vocal Arts Ensemble takes the stage to perform a lively program of American music, ending with a welcome song in each choirs’ native language. On June 25 at 10am, each choir performs the same two pieces of music while the judges listen for their strengths. The folk song competition takes place on June 25 at 8pm. The choirs’ choice competition takes place on June 26 at 1pm. Each choir chooses a 12-minute program of their finest music to perform. Finally, the grand finale and awards take place on June 26 at 8pm in the Cohan Center. It’s all taking place at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or pacslo.org. FESTIVAL MOZAIC—A CELEBRATION OF MOZART takes place July 14-24. This informative and unique classical music festival takes place in various scenic locations around the Central Coast, including the mission in downtown SLO, Chapel Hill, See Canyon Fruit Ranch, the SLO Botanical Garden, and in private homes. Twenty world-class music events take place over 10 days and will feature guest artists from around the country, and a repertoire that includes Copland, Dvo ák, Poulenc, Ravel, Fauré, Handel, Vivaldi, Bach, and of course, Mozart. Tickets go on sale May 2. Info: festivalmozaic.com or 781-3009. STONE SOUP MUSIC FAIRE takes place in Grover Beach Aug. 27-28, from 10am-9pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. Musicians will be performing all day Saturday and Sunday, amid a variety of booths featuring items from around the world, international food, beer and wine, and crafts. Also, people can participate in the 5k/10k “Dune Run-Run.” There will be children’s activities, a health fair, and more. The 20th annual Stone
Soup Music Fair and Festival will be held at Ramona Garden Park, and admission is free at 8th and 9th at Ramona Ave. Info: 4899091 or groverbeachchamber.com.
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC GREAT BIG SEA will appear at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande on March 18 at 8pm. The Canadian folk-rock band fuses the sea-shanty tradition of Newfoundland with the spirit and energy of contemporary rock and popular music at 487 Fair Oaks Ave. Info and tickets: 489-9444 or clarkcenter.org. A VOCAL JAZZ CONCERT takes place on April 2 at 7:30pm on Cuesta’s CPAC Main Stage. Voce and Encore, who are touring Europe this summer, perform their vocal jazz hits with an international set that will feature funk, swing, Latin, and pop music from nine countries. Tickets cost $7-$10. Info and reservations: 546-3198 or academic.cuesta.edu/performingarts. INDIAN VOCALIST SHWETA JHAVERI performs on May 12 at The Monday Club in San Luis Obispo. Jhaveri is one of Northern India’s best-known singers and entrances audiences with her mastery of the highly elegant, technically difficult vocal style of khayal. Her band is made up of some of the best jazz musicians on the scene today, including Eyvind Kang from Bill Frisell’s trio on viola and Will Bernard from T.J. Kirk. Tickets cost $20 in advance at Boo Boo Records and $25 at the door. The Monday Club is at 1815 Monterey St., and the concert begins at 8pm. Info: 773-4131. CAL POLY EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE: MUSIC FROM THE AMERICAS happens May 20 at 8pm in the Pavilion at Cal Poly in SLO. Craig Russell will lecture and join in performances of chamber works written during the 18th century in Mexico and South America. Info: 756-2406, 756-2787, or music.calpoly.edu/calendar. THE CAL POLY ARAB MUSIC ENSEMBLE SPRING CONCERT is on June 3 at 8pm and features well-known art and popular music of the Eastern Mediterranean and larger Middle East. Hear traditional melodic and rhythmic modes in the contexts of old and new genres on instruments including the oud, nay, qanun, buzuq, violin, cello, bass, guitar, accordion, riqq, daff, and darabukka/table. Local Middle Eastern dancers will also perform during this show at the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 756-2406, 756-2787, or music.calpoly.edu/calendar. They also perform on Aug. 10 at two locations at the library in Paso Robles at 2 and 4pm, info: 237-3870 or prcity.com/library.
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COLLEGE AND STUDENT SHOWCASES THURSDAY-AT-ONE CONCERTS begin on March 17 and happen every week through May 5 from 1-1:30pm at Cuesta College’s SLO Campus in room 7160. These free concerts feature students enrolled in Cuesta’s combo program. Info: 546-3198. CUESTA COLLEGE CHOIRS and the college’s North County Chorus will perform on March 18 at 7:30pm on Cuesta’s CPAC Main Stage. This variety concert will feature Voce, the Chamber Singers, the Concert Choir, and Encore, who will perform vocal jazz, gospel, choir classics, and all the best of American, Irish, and French music as the choirs prepare for their respective tours of Ireland and France. Tickets cost $7-$10. Info and reservations: 546-3198 or academic.cuesta.edu/performingarts. MUSIC continued page 39
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THE HONOR JAZZ BAND features high school jazz performers from Santa Maria to Paso Robles who will perform along with the Cuesta Jazz Ensemble on March 26 at 7:30pm on Cuesta College’s CPAC Main Stage in SLO. Tickets cost $7-$10. Info and reservations: 546-3198 or academic.cuesta. edu/performingarts. CUESTA COLLEGE’S SMALL ENSEMBLES of string, wind, brass, and percussion instruments will perform in a chamber music concert on April 8 at 7:30pm at Cuesta’s Experimental Theater in the college’s CPAC in SLO. Tickets cost $7-$10. Info and reservations: 546-3198 or academic.cuesta. edu/performingarts. CAL POLY OPEN HOUSE CONCERT: “HOORAY FOR POLYWOOD!” includes a concert featuring the Cal Poly Symphony, Wind Ensemble, and University Jazz Band taking place April 16 at 8pm with three of the Music Department’s finest instrumental ensembles. Music written for the movies, inspired by film, or connected to film through history will be the focus at the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 756-2406, 756-2787, or music.calpoly.edu/calendar. THE CAL POLY ALL-STATE MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT includes performances by the Festival Symphony Orchestra, Festival Jazz Band, and Festival Wind Orchestra and is on April 17 at 2:30pm. One hundred and fifty of California’s finest young musicians are chosen by audition to participate in this spectacular Open House event with several festival conductors in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 756-2406, 756-2787, or music.calpoly.edu/calendar. CUESTA COLLEGE’S NORTH COUNTY CHORUS will perform a farewell concert on May 1 at 3pm featuring the American, Irish and British music they will perform in Ireland in May. Hear Aaron Copeland’s “Old American Songs,” “Down to the River to Pray,” “Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah”, and Ron Kean’s “Yeats in Love” at the United Methodist Church, 11605 El Camino Real in Atascadero. Tickets cost $7-$10. Info and reservations: 546-3198 or academic.cuesta.edu/performingarts. THE CUESTA SPRING CHOIR CONCERT takes place May 6 at 7:30pm at First Baptist Church, 2075 Johnson Ave. in SLO, and will
feature the Cuesta Chamber Singers, Voce, Concert Choir, and Encore. Tickets cost $7-$10. Info and reservations: 546-3198 or academic.cuesta.edu/performingarts. CAL POLY’S “AN EVENING OF STRING AND WOODWIND CHAMBER MUSIC” takes place on May 12 at 7:30pm. This string and woodwind chamber ensemble’s performances will feature Cal Poly students playing string duos, string and saxophone quartets, woodwind quintets, a flute choir, and clarinets at the Pavilion at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. This concert is free. Info: 7562406 or music.calpoly.edu/calendar. A CAL POLY VOCAL STUDENT RECITAL is on May 13 at 7:30pm. Voice students will perform arias, art songs, and songs from the modern works of the 20th century by composers such as Britten, Vaughan Williams, Rorem, Schoenberg, Mahler, Quilter, and de Falla. This show is free and takes place in the Davidson Music Center in room 218. Info: 756-2406 or music.calpoly.edu/calendar. THE CUESTA JAZZ “POPS” CONCERT takes place on May 13 at 5:30pm on the lawn in the courtyard of Cuesta’s CPAC in SLO with an outdoor concert featuring the Cuesta Jazz Ensemble and the best of the jazz combos. Tickets cost $7-$10. Info and tickets: 546-3198 or academic.cuesta.edu/ performingarts. CUESTA AND CAL POLY COMBOS perform on May 15 at 4pm at The Hamlet, 7432 Exotic Gardens Drive in Cambria. Info: 927-0567. A CAL POLY PIANO STUDENT RECITAL is on May 16 at 7:30pm in the Davidson Music Center, room 218. This show is free. Info: 756-2406 or music.calpoly.edu/calendar. THE CUESTA NIGHT BAND performs on May 16 at 7:30pm on Cuesta College’s CPAC Main Stage in SLO and features the semipro big band in their grand finale. Tickets cost $7-$10. Info and reservations: 546-3198 or academic.cuesta.edu/performingarts. THE CAL POLY’S “ALL THAT BRASS ... AND MORE!” concert takes place on May 17 at 8pm. Roy Main’s Trombone Choir and Christopher Woodruff’s Brass Choir team up for an evening of fabulous fanfares, flourishes, and fantasies alongside two of Cal Poly’s Brass Quintets. Some windy woodwind players provide a timbre contrast.
It all happens at the Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St. in SLO. This program is free. Info: 756-2406 or music.calpoly.edu/ calendar. A CUESTA COLLEGE JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT will take place on May 17 at 7:30pm in the Experimental Theater of Cuesta’s CPAC in SLO and will feature 10 Cuesta combos in this free show. Info: 546-3198 or academic.cuesta.edu/performingarts. TWO-PIANO RECITAL: THIES AND SPILLER takes place on May 24 at 8pm and features Cal Poly Music Department chair W. Terrence Spiller and guest artist pianist Robert Thies in a program of repertory for two pianos with works by Mozart, Poulenc, Debussy, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff. This rare piano duo repertoire will be at the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 756-2406, 756-2787, or music.calpoly.edu/ calendar. A CAL POLY INSTRUMENTAL STUDENT RECITAL takes place on May 26 at 11 am. An eclectic event, this recital will involve solo as well as small chamber ensemble performances. This free program takes place in the Davidson Music Center in room 218. Info: 756-2406 or music.calpoly. edu/calendar. THE CAL POLY SYMPHONY SPRING CONCERT: ROBERT THIES PLAYS GERSHWIN is on May 28 at 8pm and will feature Symphony No. 2, “Romantic” and “Piano Concerto in F” with Thies on piano in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 756-2406, 756-2787, or music. calpoly.edu/calendar. THE CAL POLY INSTRUMENTAL STUDENT RECITAL takes place June 2 at 11am where students showcase their talent in one of Cal Poly’s quarterly instrumental student recitals. An eclectic event, this recital will involve solo as well as small chamber ensemble performances. This show is free and takes place in the Davidson Music Center, in room 218. Info: 756-2406 or music.calpoly.edu/calendar. CAL POLY WIND BANDS SPRING CONCERT: “SYMPHONIC METAMORPHOSIS” will feature Christopher Woodruff on trumpet and Brian Hermanson on clarinet, and the Cal Poly Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble performing on June 4 at 8pm.
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Miracle on 42nd Street Studios on the Park celebrates First Saturdays: Wine and the Arts, a new downtown Paso Robles tradition of art, wine, and live music-filled evenings at the start of every month. On April 2 from 6 to 8 p.m, meet photographer Tom Peck and sculptor Kevin Bohner and view their new works while enjoying delicious appetizers, fine wines by Anglim Winery, and live music by Marston, lord of the cello. Peck’s photographs of Times Square were shot from 2006 to 2010. Info: 238-9800 or studiosonthepark.org.
Explore the world’s ever-changing musical taste through a series of major works illustrating specific forms used by composers throughout history at the Cohan Center at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 756-2406, 756-2787, or music. calpoly.edu/calendar. THE SLO HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT takes place on June 8 from 7-9pm, when members of the SLO High Choir and director Paul Osborne perform repertoire from their July European tour along with the choir from Laguna Middle School and the Combined 6th Grade Choir from San Luis Coastal elementary schools. Tickets cost $10 and may be purchased in advance or at the door of the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 596-4050, Ext. 2700, or find them on Facebook.
MORE MUSIC STEYNBERG GALLERY CONCERTS include a Satie/Swanagon recital on March 19 and indie-folk sisters, The Ericksons, at 6:30pm on March 22. Tret Fure performs on April 9 at 8pm. At this CD release show, she’ll perform songs from her new album, The Horizon. Tickets cost $15-$18. Blame Sally performs on April 22. The Steynberg Gallery is at 1531 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo. Info: steynberggallery.com or 547-0278. RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE will appear at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande on April 2 at 8pm. Rich vocal harmonies and shredding instrumentalism sum up their sound. It’s new guys with a new twist on a vintage cowboy/bluegrass sound. Hear them at 487 Fair Oaks Ave. Info and tickets: 489-9444 or clarkcenter.org. CAL POLY FACULTY RECITAL “EVERY LITTLE STAR” includes faculty members Katherine Arthur, soprano; Susan Azaret Davies, piano; Meredith Brammeier, composer, pianist, and soprano. They’ll perform on April 3 at 3pm. This varied program of bright lights in song throughout history includes Purcell, Mahler, Foster, and Brammeier. Violinist and Cal Poly Student Pamela Sheffler will also be on the program. Tickets are available at the door. Come to the Davidson Music Center, in room 218. Another show takes place April 1 at 7pm in same location. Info: 756-2406 or music.calpoly.edu/calendar. LISA HALEY AND THE ZYDEKATS will appear at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande on April 9 at 8pm. Traditional and contemporary Americana/Cajun/zydeco music straight from the bayous and swamps of Louisiana is on the musical menu at 487 Fair Oaks Ave. Info and tickets: 489-9444 or clarkcenter.org. THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY BAND SPRING CONCERT features “American Music and American Composers” from Alfred Reed to Richard Rogers, music from Stephen Foster, and hits from TV’s Glee on April 10 at 3pm. A donation is appreciated. First United Methodist Church is at 275 N. Halcyon Ave. in Arroyo Grande. Info: 543-5691 or slocountyband.org. A NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE CIRCLE takes place April 14-17. Create music and joy with the Native American-style flute, hand drums and percussion, and other instruments. Learn from musician and healer Vince Chafin, who will teach flute workshops in playing techniques in Cambria. Info: email@example.com, 489-2930, or campoceanpines.org. POZO SALOON CONCERTS include the Kottonmouth Kings, Iration, Afroman, E-40 and others on April 17; Pozo Stampede with Dwight Yoakam, Devil Makes Three, Jade Jackson, and others on April 25; and Willie Nelson and others on June 25. See all of these shows at 90 West Pozo Road in Pozo. Gates open at noon. Info: pozosaloon.com or 438-4225. CUESTA COLLEGE CHOIRS MOTHER’S DAY DINNER AND CONCERT takes place May 8 at 7pm and is a fundraiser for Cuesta Chamber Singers and Voce. Enjoy a catered dinner, served by musical waiters who will delight you with jazz, musical theater,
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and art songs before the final concert before the Chamber Singers and Voce depart for Europe. See them at St. Timothy’s Church, 962 Piney Way in Morro Bay. Dinner is at 5pm, and tickets cost $7 for students, seniors, and Jazz Federation members and $10 all others. Info and reservations: 546-3198 or academic.cuesta.edu/performingarts. MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT takes place on May 8 from 1-4pm. Enjoy an afternoon in the serene Jack House Gardens (where all mothers attending receive a complimentary flower) and take a tour of this historic Victorian home for $2. Kids younger than 12 get in free. The Jack House is at 536 Marsh St. The concert is free. Info: 781-7300 or slocity. org/parksandrecreation. JIM BRICKMAN: ‘BEAUTIFUL WORLD’ performs on May 10 at 6pm. Brickman revolutionized the sound of solo piano and his rhapsodic, straight-ahead piano melodies—coupled with considerable stage charm and infectious dry wit—have made him a phenomenon in concert halls around the world. See him in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. CAMBRIA COMMUNITY CHORALE SPRING CONCERTS will be held May 15 and May 21-22 at 3pm. Enjoy a program of show tunes, love songs, and movie headliners performed by more than 60 singers at the Community Presbyterian Church, 2250 Yorkshire Drive in Cambria. Tickets cost $15 for adults, and students get in free. Tickets are available at the Cambria Chamber or at the door. Info: 927-4028 or 927-5453. HARPIST AURORA DENNY AND RAMÓN ROMERO perform on May 22 at 3pm and will feature traditional and contemporary harp music from throughout Latin America at Saint James Episcopal Church, 1335 Oak St. in Paso Robles. A suggested donation of $12 per person and $8 for seniors and students is asked. Info: 472-9036. THREE FIDDLERS perform on June 26 starting at 2pm, featuring local fiddlin’ legends Brynn Albanes, Paul Severtsen, and Randy Garacci, with accompaniment by Stanley Stern, performing tunes from around the world, including Sweden, Norway, the Balkans, Hungary, and the Americas. It all happens at Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Valley Road in SLO. Tickets cost $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Info: 545-5868 or cbdslo.org. THE BOATZART CONCERT marries music and the water and takes place on Aug. 28 at the Pier in Los Osos. The featured band is The Quiet Knights with Stephen McAndrew and friends (tentative). Attend by land or by sea, with a 4-foot high tide when the concert starts. Info: 528-6557, sstern3126@ AOL.com, or baywoodnavy.org.
HAIRSPRAY plays June 16-July 2 at the Marian Theatre in Santa Maria and July 8-31 at the Solvang Festival Theater. Tracy Turnblad may not have a Barbie-doll figure, but the size of her heart is matched only by the volume of her hair. Tickets and info: 922-8313, 928-7731, or pcpa.org. THE PASO ROBLES YOUTH ARTS FOUNDATION PRESENTS FLASH BACK TO THE ’80S REVUE taking place on June 23 at 6pm, June 24 at 7pm, and June 25 at 1pm. The best of PRYAF will be showcased in the areas of jazz, ballet, break dance, vocal arts, theater, and guitar, all with an ’80s theme. See it at the Berg Auditorium, 3201 Spring St. in Paso Robles. Tickets cost $5-$10. Info and tickets: 2385825 or pryaf.org. FROM BROADWAY TO COUNTRY MUSICAL is an outdoor theater production happening Sept. 16-17 at 6:30pm with local actors at the Centennial Park Amphitheatre. Wine and beverages will be for sale at 600 Nickerson Drive in Paso Robles. Info: 237-4741.
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 and admission is $5 at the door. Reservations aren’t required, and refreshments will be available. Info: 543-0639. MARK NIZER: LIVE IN 3-D performs on March 19 at 8pm. Original comedy, world-class juggling, movement, music, and technology make for incredible entertainment in this one-of-a-kind performance in the Spanos Theatre at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM hits the stage on March 31 at 7:30pm. The timeless comedy—filled with an endless supply of mirth, mistaken identities, and misguided passions—has delighted audiences for centuries. See it in the Spanos Theatre at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. PINKALICIOUS plays April 2-17 on Saturdays at 2 and 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents, and her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis. The show takes place at Unity at 1490 Southwood Drive in San Luis Obispo. Tickets range from $14-$18. Info and reservations: 543-PLAY (7529) or kelrikproductions.com. AN EVENING OF COMEDY—CREME DE LA FEMME kicks off Allied Arts’ theater season April 7-9 at 7:30pm and April 10 at 3pm. See a comedy with two gals, Nancy Green and Judith Jesness, in four acts of non-stop laughter at the Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St. All tickets cost $15 and may be purchased MUSICALS at the Cambria Chamber of Commerce, 927-3624, Cambria Business Center, 927LEGALLY BLONDE hits the stage on 8880, and at the Allied Arts Gallery at the March 23 at 7:30pm. The hilarious film is Old Grammar School, located at 1350 Main Broadway’s smash hit musical where Elle St. Info: 927-8190 or 927-9977. puts down the credit card, hits the books, JERRY SEINFELD performs at the Arlingand sets out to go where no Delta Nu has ton Theatre in Santa Barbara on April 15. gone before: Harvard Law. See it in the David Sedaris appears on April 29. Info: Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. thearlingtontheatre.com. SOUP DU JOUR plays April 28-June RENT—THE MUSICAL hits the stage 12. With winning songs, lightning-fast May 6-7 and May 12-15 at 7:30pm. The dialogue in the Tracy-Hepburn tradition, and Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical a fantastic plot, this show pays tribute to comes to the Cultural and Performing 1930s screwball comedies. Each show is Arts Centre on Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo campus. Tickets cost $10-$15. Info followed by a song, dance and comedy revue, and performances are Wednesdays and and reservations: 546 3198 or academic. cuesta.edu/performingarts. STAGE continued page 41
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Behind these bars The Poetic Justice Project presents ex-cons doing theater. Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men plays July 22 to 31and Women Behind Walls, by Claire Braz-Valentine, plays Oct. 21 to 30 on the stage at Unity Church in SLO. Don’t miss this. Info and times: poetic justiceproject.org or 264-5463. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, and Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays Sundays at 6pm. Starting July 16, Butch at 4pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 6pm. The Cassidy and Lost at Sea will play on alternate Great American Melodrama is on Highway 1 evenings. The Great American Melodrama in Oceano. Tickets range from $18-$22, is on Highway 1 in Oceano. Tickets cost with discounts for military and seniors. Info $18-$22. Info and tickets: 489-2499 or and tickets: 489-2499 or americanmeloamericanmelodrama.com. drama.com. THE WEREWOLF OF DR. OZ plays Sept. THE ALTOS—BLOOD IS THICKER THAN 22-Nov. 13. It may not be down the Yellow WINE DINNER THEATER takes place on Brick Road, but with hilarious song parodies Sundays at 5pm from May 1-June 5. At the and pop culture references, this is sure to Altos’ mansion, the “family” is gathering on be a journey full of laughter and music. Each the anniversary of “Tony” Alto’s death, for show is followed by a song, dance, and the reading of the will. Join Carmela, Julio, comedy revue. Performances are WednesSangiovese, and Nebbiolo Alto and Big days and Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Frankie Coppola as they find out who gets Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, and Sundays at what at the Spyglass Inn Restaurant, 2703 6pm. The Great American Melodrama is on Spyglass Drive in Shell Beach. Tickets cost Highway 1 in Oceano. Tickets cost $18-$22. $48.95. Dress is casual, or come as your Info and tickets: 489-2499 or americanmelofavorite gangster. Info and reservations: 489- drama.com. 3875 or murderinmind.com. BUTCH CASSIDY AND CLASSICS THE SUNBURNT KID JANE AUSTEN’S PRIDE plays June 16-Sept. 17. AND PREJUDICE shows With both a heroine tied April 14-May 8 to the tracks and a duel, at the Marian this comedy with music has all the elements for a shoot-’em-up good Theatre in time. Each show is followed by a song, dance Santa Maand comedy revue. Performances are STAGE from page 39
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at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S THE 39 STEPS plays June 16-July 3 at the Solvang Festival Theatre. Think juicy spy novel meets Monty Python. Whether you take a plane, train, or automobile, cling to your seat as four actors play 100 characters in this hilarious Tony award-winning thriller. Tickets and info: 922-8313, 928-7731, or pcpa.org. THE CENTRAL COAST SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL takes place on weekends July 15-Aug. 13, as you sit under the stars and enjoy two of Shakespeare’ best loved comedies, As You Like It and The Comedy of Errors. Tickets range from $13-$20 and performances take place at River Oaks Amphitheatre, 800 Clubhouse Drive in Paso Robles. Pack your picnic and bring blankets and lawn chairs. Tickets and info: 546-4224 or centralcoastshakespeare.org. THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA plays July 15-30 at the Marian Theatre in Santa Maria and Aug. 5-21 at the Solvang Festival Theater. Proteus and Valentine are best friends. Proteus adores Julia. Julia is heavenly. And on and on … .Tickets and info: 922-8313, 928-7731, or pcpa.org. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST shows July 16-24 on Saturdays at 2 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. Tickets range from $22.50-$27.50 at the Spanos Theatre at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 756-2787 or pacslo.org.
DANCE DANCE SPECTRUM is Allan Hancock College’s annual spring concert taking place March 17-20 in Santa Maria at the Marian Theatre on campus. Twelve original dances performed and choreographed by faculty and students include ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and hip-hop. Shows are at 7pm Thursday-Saturday and at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $12-$15 and are available at the college’s Performing Arts Center Box Office or by calling 922-8313. BALLET THEATRE SAN LUIS OBISPO “ARTS FOR AUTISM GALA” FEATURING GILBERT REED’S THE FIREBIRD takes place March 18-20. The weekend’s events include performances in Harman Hall on March 19 at 7pm and March 20 at 2pm with the program Simple Gifts (American folk song cycle/ballet with choreogra-
phy by Theresa Slobodnik); Sketches on the Spectrum, a world premiere ballet depicting life through the autistic’s experience with choreography by Lisa Deyo; and The Firebird, a ballet revival with choreography by Gilbert Reed, music by Igor Stravinsky, and based on the Russian folktale. The Youth Outreach for the Performing Arts Center Performance (YOPAC) of The Firebird is March 18 at 11am with an art exhibit and artists greeting students (reservations: 440-1439). Pre-performance receptions are hosted by the CCASC in the Pavilion on March 19 at 5:30pm and March 20 at 12:30pm with hors d’oeuvres; wine; artists to meet; presentations by John Gange, Adventure Club, and CCASC; and performances by autism spectrum musicians. Info and tickets at pacslo.org or 756-2787. CORE RHYTHMS: A NEW BEGINNING takes place on March 26 at 7pm and March 27 at 2pm and will feature a variety of dance styles for the entire family, including jazz, tap, ballet, modern, contemporary, musical theater, and comedy featuring GRADS (a group of older adult dancers who are in their 60s, 70s, and 80s—“Greatly Respected Adult Dancers,” awwwwwww!), Ballet Theater, Civic Ballet, and the Alumni Dancers in the Spanos Theatre at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Tickets range from $12-$25. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or pacslo.org. STRINGWRECK hits the stage on April 15 at 8pm. Take a string quartet and put it in the path of four dancers, blurring the boundary between music and dance, and you’ll get this poignant, dance/theater performance turning tradition on its head as dancers and musicians gleefully abandon their roles to search for new and unpredictable ways to coexist. See it at the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly in SLO. Tickets cost $32. Info: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. CUESTA COLLEGE SPRING DANCE CONCERTS take place April 22-23 at 7:30pm featuring Cuesta’s Duende Dance Company—made up of students from the dance ensemble course, who will showcase choreography from students, local artist Michelle Epperheimer, and faculty—in a range of dance styles at the Experimental Theater at Cuesta’s CPAC in SLO. Tickets cost $5 for children younger than 12, $7 for students and seniors, and $10 for general admission. Info: 546-3207. UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND SWING DANCE takes place on April 22 at 8pm. This dance concert will feature original swing-era tunes played by the Cal Poly
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University Jazz Band No. 1. Free swing dance lessons will be given at 7pm. The band will perform authentic big-band classics, suitable for dancing or listening in Cal Poly’s Chumash Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. Info: 756-2406 or music.calpoly.edu/calendar. EXTRAORDINARY MYSTERIES takes place April 29-30 at 8pm. The Variable Velocity Performance Group presents an evening of its most compelling works in celebration of the company’s 10 years of artistic dance in San Luis Obispo. See it in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or pacslo.org. CAL POLY’S RSVP XVI: DUENDE plays May 31 and June 2 at 8pm. This diverse transmedia series celebrates its sweet 16 with electro-acoustic diversity and compositional risk. Inspired by the mysterious passionate spirit, which drives flamenco performance, this year’s show promises innovative staging and engaging soundscapes in its continuing dedication to the science of wonder. Check out what the heck that means in the Pavilion at Cal Poly. Tickets cost $11 Info: 756-2406, 756-2787, or music.calpoly.edu/calendar. EVERYBODY CAN DANCE BALLET WILL PRESENT MOTHER GOOSE, Kingdom of the Shades, and Paquita at the Clark Center June 11-12. World-class professional Sayat Asatryan joins with Everybody Can Dance and the Santa Maria Civic Ballet at 487 Fair Oaks Ave. Info: 4899444 or clarkcenter.org.
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driven to madness, opposite Joseph Calleja, who sings her lover Edgardo. See it in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. THE BARBER OF SEVILLE takes the stage on April 1 at 7:30pm and April 2 at 2pm. This unforgettable comedy, in two acts, was one of the earliest Italian operas to be performed in America. See it in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or pacslo.org. THE MET LIVE IN HD: ROSSINI’S LE COMTE ORY takes place on April 10 at 2pm. Rossini’s vocally dazzling comedy stars bel canto sensation Juan Diego Flórez in the title role of this Met premiere production showing in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. THE MET LIVE IN HD: STRAUSS’S CAPRICCIO takes place on April 23 at 10am. Renée Fleming will dazzle audiences as the composer explores the essence of opera itself. See it in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. THE MET LIVE IN HD: VERDI’S II TROVATORE takes place on April 30 at 10am. James Levine leads this intense drama, starring four extraordinary singers—Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky—in what might be the composer’s most melodically rich score. This shows in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. THE MET LIVE IN HD: WAGNER’S DIE WALKURE takes place on May 14 at 9am. A stellar cast comes together for this second installment of Robert Lepage’s new production of the Ring cycle, conducted by James Levine. See it in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. OPERA SAN LUIS OBISPO PRESENTS A BROADWAY BY THE SEA CONCERT
in August at the spectacular Chapman House in Shell Beach. Tickets cost $45 for table seating (discounts for full tables of eight) or $35 for lawn seating with chairs provided. The concert begins at 4pm, and doors open at 3pm. Info and tickets: 541-5369. OPERA SAN LUIS OBISPO PRESENTS “OPERA IN THE VINEYARD” at Vina Robles Winery in September. Enjoy an afternoon concert with wine tasting and appetizers, along with Opera San Luis Obispo’s singers performing opera favorites, show tunes, and more at 3700 Mill Road in Paso Robles Info and tickets: 541-5369 or operaslo.org.
StudentS ARROYO GRANDE HIGH THEATRE ENSEMBLE presents Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare March 24-26 at 7pm and March 26-27 at 1pm; and Children of Eden, based on the book by John Caird with music by and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, based on a concept by Charles Lisanby with performances May 26-28 at 7pm and May 28-29 at 1pm at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. Tickets cost $5-$10 and can be purchased by calling 474-3200, Ext. 2247; Ext. 2267; or Ext. 2403. PIRATES OF PENZANCE plays March 24-26 at 7:30pm with a 2pm matinee on March 26. The Gilbert and Sullivan classic combines comedic operetta, swashbuckling pirates, conflicted sisters, and mistaken identities. The show will be setting sail at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande and is presented by the Nipomo High School’s drama department. Info and tickets: 4899444 or NHSdrama.org. COAST UNION HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB presents Bye Bye Birdie April 1-3 and April 8-10 at the Coast Union High School Gym, 2950 Santa Rosa Creek Road in Cambria. Tickets range from $10-$20. Info: cuhsdrama.com or 927-3889. REVENGE OF CAPTAIN HOOK shows
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April 2-3 at 7pm, and this old-fashioned British pantomime is presented by Shandon High School at 7pm. Tickets cost $4-$6. Shandon High School is at 101 S. First St. Shandon. Info: 239-0408 PAUL RUDNICK’S I HATE HAMLET is playing May 4-7 at 7:30pm in Olympic Hall at Nipomo High School. This dramatic comedy features challenging decisions, ghosts, and entertainment for all, presented by the Nipomo High School Drama. Tickets: NHSdrama.org. “BEST OF” SERIES: BEST OF SONG AND DANCE happens May 19-21 at 7:30pm at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. With exhilarating dances and beautiful music, this show is guaranteed to leave audiences satisfied. It’s presented by Nipomo High School. Info and tickets: NHSdrama.org.
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More Stage ESPRESSIVO!, a one-hour show joining boisterous theatrical performances with live music, features And The Sea Shall Provide by local playwright Devin Wallace and The Cat and the Moon by William Butler Yeats on March 17 at 8pm at the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre and on March 20 at 1pm at Tolosa Winery, 4910 Edna Road in SLO. There’s a $15 admission ($10 for Tolosa wine club members), which includes a glass of wine. Reservations: katie@ tolosawinery.com; 782-0300, Ext. 20; or EspressivoTheatre.com. SLO LITTLE THEATRE presents Espressivo! on March 17 (more on that in the listing above this one); This is Rock ‘n Roll through March 20; readers theater: My Name is Rachel Corrie on March 25; The Gin Game April 8-May 1; and readers theater: Too Much Memory on May 6. Spinning into Butter shows May 20-June 12, and readers theatre: Nobel Night is on June 17 at 888 Morro St. in SLO. Cost is $50 for Martini Nights, $35 for all other shows. Info: 7862440 or slolittletheatre.org.
THE GREAT AMERICAN RAILROAD SHOW includes a rail-themed stage show with music, humor, history, films, melodrama, and special effects, presented in conjunction with the Central Coast Railroad Festival. A pre-show railroad environment opens an hour prior to curtain March 18-20 and March 25-27 at these times: Friday/Saturday at 7pm and Saturday/ Sunday at 2pm. Tickets cost $14 and $19. The shows take place at Unity Church on Southwood Drive at Johnson in SLO. Info: 773-4173 or AmericanRailroadShow.com.
PEWTER PLOUGH PLAYHOUSE presents Becky’s New Car by Stephen Dietz, a new play about life’s unexpected possibilities, March 25-May 8. May 27-July 10 is Playhouse Creatures by April de Angelis. The gritty comedy is about the first female actresses allowed to play on the London stage, bringing theater into the modern age. July 29-Sept 11 features Deathtrap or Dr. Cook’s Garden, both by Ira Levin. These are classic thrillers by a STAGE continued page 45
Indian Vocalist Shweta Jhaveri performs on May 12 at The Monday Club. Jhaveri is one of Northern India’s best known singers and entrances audiences with her mastery of the highly elegant, technically difficult vocal style of khayal. Her band is made up of some of the best jazz musicians on the scene today, including Eyvind Kang on viola from Bill Frisell’s trio and Will Bernard from T.J. Kirk. Tickets cost $20 in advance at Boo Boo Records and $25 at the door. The Monday Club is at 1815 Monterey St. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Info: 773-4131.
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master of contemporary suspense. Tickets cost $18-20, and shows take place at 824 Main St. in the West Village in Cambria. Reservations: 927-3877 or pewterploughplayhouse.org. THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, presented by Sorcerer Productions, plays April 1-23 and tells the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find and keep her true love. See it at the Clark Center Studio Theatre in Arroyo Grande at 2 and 8pm. Tickets cost $25 for students and seniors and $30 for all others. Info and tickets: 489-9444 or clarkcenter.org. CHINESE ACROBATS OF HEBEI play on May 12 at 7:3opm. From the country that is the very heart and home of acrobatic performers, this multi-talented Chinese troupe performs the artistry of unbelievable, gravity-defying acrobatics and executes the discipline of ancient martial arts. See them in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. ALADDIN AND HIS WONDERFUL LAMP shows May 21-June 12 on Saturdays at 2 and 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. A silly sultan, an evil vizier, a beautiful princess, a powerful genie, and a lad named Aladdin
Melodrama is on Highway 1 in Oceano. Tickets cost $18-$22. Info and tickets: 4892499 or americanmelodrama.com. LIVE LIBRARY SHOWS include Magician Gerald Joseph performing at the San Luis Obispo Library on July 20 at 10:30am, the Arroyo Grande Library on July 20 at 2pm, the Atascadero Library at Colony Park Community Center on July 21 at 11am, the Morro Bay Library on July 21 at 2pm, and the Los Osos Library on July 22 at 2pm. Tom Knight is a singer, songwriter, and puppeteer who performs original songs at the San Luis Obispo Library on July 27 at 10:30am, at the Arroyo Grande Library on July 27 at 2pm, at the Atascadero Library at Colony Park Community Center on July 28 at 11am, at the Morro Bay Library on July 28 at 2:30pm, and at the Los Osos Library on July 29 at 2pm. Shawn McMaster presents his unique blend of comedy and magic while weaving in the positive power of reading at the San Luis Obispo Library on June 22 at 10:30am, at the Arroyo Grande Library on June 22 at 2pm, at the Atascadero Library on June 22 at 6:30pm, and at the Morro Bay Library on June 23 at 2pm. Craig Newton is a singer/songwriter with lots
all come together for an exhilarating carpet ride at Unity, 1490 Southwood Drive in San Luis Obispo. Tickets range from$14-$18. Info and reservations: 543-PLAY (7529) or kelrikproductions.com. A READER’S THEATRE performance takes place on May 22 at 3pm and will feature tales from The Tenth Man by Paddy Chayefsky, The Dybbuk, The Golem of Prague, and other works of Jewish writers. This unique production will feature Cuesta and Cal Poly drama students with musical accompaniment by Stanley Stern and Richard Webb. Refreshments are included. Come to Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Valley Road in SLO. Tickets cost $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Info: 544-0760 or cbdslo.org. LOST AT SEA plays July 14-Sept. 18. This is classic 19th century melodrama at its best with a black-hearted villain, a stalwart hero, a lovely heroine, and colorful comic characters. Each show is followed by a song, dance and comedy revue. Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 6pm. Starting July 16, Butch Cassidy and Lost at Sea will play on alternate evenings. The Great American
of musical instruments and humor and will be at the San Luis Obispo Library on July 13 at 10:30am, the Atascadero Library at Colony Park Community Center on July 14 at 11am, the Morro Bay Library on July 14 at 2pm, and at the Los Osos Library on July 15 at 2pm. Magician Jim Wilson gets creative with his unique blend of juggling, magic, balance, and comedy and performs at the Cayucos Library on July 13 at noon, located at 310 B St. These events are free. Info: 781-5775 or log onto slolibrary.org for more information and library addresses and direct phone numbers. THE POETIC JUSTICE PROJECT presents ex-cons doing theater. Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is July 22-31and Women Behind Walls, by Claire Braz-Valentine, is Oct. 21-30 at Unity Church in SLO. Don’t miss this. Info and times: poeticjusticeproject.org or 264-5463. THE OCTETTE BRIDGE CLUB by P. J. Barry shows July 29-Aug. 21 and will be directed by Judith Jesness. Meet the eight Donovan sisters, proud of their Irish Catholic background, who meet twice a month to play bridge, gossip, and keep the familial bonds intact in the 1930s and ’40s. The Cambria Center for the Arts is at 1350 Main St. All tickets cost $15 and may be purchased at the Cambria Chamber of Commerce (927-3624), Cambria Business Center (927-8880), and the Allied Arts Gallery at the Old Grammar School (927-8190). Info and reservations: 927-9977, 927-5951, or firstname.lastname@example.org. MY FAIRYTALE plays Aug. 12-20 at Marian Theatre in Santa Maria and Aug. 26-Sept. 25 at Solvang Festival Theater. This musical is about Hans Christian Andersen, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Tickets and info: 922-8313, 928-7731, or pcpa.org. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, presented by Sorcerer Productions, plays Aug. 12-28 and introduces you to a down-and out skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. See it at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande at 2 and 8pm. Info and tickets: 489-9444 or clarkcenter.org. CAROLINE, OR CHANGE plays Sept. 1-18 at the Marian Theatre in Santa Maria. In 1963 Louisiana, the world rumbles with change, marked by JFK’s assassination, a rising Civil Rights movement, and the Vietnam War, in a story about Caroline Thibodeaux with a score fusing gospel, R&B, soul, and the blues. Tickets and info: 922-8313, 928-7731, or pcpa.org.
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No rest for the wicked Mark Bryan Art Show takes place March 31 to May 31 with a reception on, when else?, April 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. “Down the Rabbit Hole” showcases diverse themes and a brand new version of The Mad Tea Party featuring Sarah Palin and all the Fox news boys as the headliner piece. A few whimsical landscape works and paintings he’s found in thrift stores and altered to his taste will also make an appearance. See it all at the Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St. in SLO. Info: 547-0278 or check out all the crazy, brilliant art at artofmarkbryan.com.
YASUNI: TWO SECONDS OF LIFE screens on March 19 at 5:15pm for $10. This Ecuadorian film from 2010 takes place in the heart of the Amazon basin, wherein lies Yasuni, the most biologically diverse forest on the planet: This national park is home to some of the last indigenous people living in isolation in the Amazon, and the local government decided to protect the bio-diverse ecosystem by leaving the country’s underground oil unexploited. This films shows at the SLO library, 995 Palm St. in downtown. Zeitgeist Moving Forward (III) is a documentary that presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society, and screens at 2pm that same day. Info: hopedance.org and click on events. THE NEXT SEVEN GENERATIONS screens on March 27 at 3pm at the SLO Library. This documentary film is about the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners of the world. Dr. Karen Hale, DC, assistant to and healer for the Grannies, will share her experiences at 995 Palm St. Info: 801-5439. SPRING BREAK FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT includes a free movie with your
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family at the Paso Robles City Library, 1000 Spring St., on April 28 at 5:30pm. Info: 237-3871 or prcity.com/library. FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE is a free movie at the Paso Robles Library on the big screen on July 13 at 2pm. Title to be announced. See it in the Library Conference Room, 1000 Spring St. Free tickets are required. Info (available starting June 1): 237-3870 or prcity.com/library. EDNA VALLEY VINEYARD’S MOVIE NIGHTS take place on July 29 and Aug. 26 from 7:30-10pm. Enjoy complimentary popcorn and wine available for purchase. Picnics are welcome at 2585 Biddle Ranch Road in San Luis Obispo. Tickets cost $10 per person, and sales benefit a local charity. Info and tickets: 544-5855, Ext. 28, or ednavalleyvineyard.com. MOVIES IN THE MISSION take place on Aug. 13, 20, and 27. Movies will begin at dusk, and seating starts at 6pm. Blankets only please. Come to the Mission Plaza Amphitheater in downtown SLO. Concessions will be available. The movie is free. Info: 781-7300 or slocity.org/parksandrecreation. A PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT takes place on Sept. 11 at 7pm, featuring Cat Ballou on the big screen at Park Cinemas, 1100 Pine St. in Paso Robles. Tickets cost $10, which includes popcorn and soda. A PJ contest is optional, but keep in mind there are awards for best dressed! Info and tickets: 238-4103.
Literature & poetry PASO ROBLES LIBRARY ADULT BOOK CLUB meets on the third Thursday of the month: March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, and September 15 at 7pm. Book group members choose a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles. No advanced registration is required. Come to 1000 Spring St. Info and titles: 237-3870 or prcity.com/library. ACE ABBOT BOOK SIGNING is March 19 from 2-4pm at Coalesce Bookstore. Abbot’s The Rogue Aviator: In the Back Alleys of Aviation is a telltale memoir of a bon vivant pilot’s tumultuous career; it’s entertaining and informative, but spiced with humor, pathos, and poignancy. Come to 845 Main St. in Morro Bay. Info: therogueaviator.com or 772-2880. CORNERS OF THE MOUTH takes place every third Sunday of the month at Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St. in downtown SLO at 7pm. Featured readers will spout off on March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, and Sept. 18. Info: 547-1318 or email@example.com. REAL, AUTHORED BY SHELLEY MALCOLM AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY TERILEE DAWN OUIMETTE, will be featured at a book signing event at La Perla del Mar Chapel in Shell Beach on March 25 from 4:30-8:30pm with appetizers at 6pm. The chapel is at 205 Windward Ave., with parking in a lot on Pearl Street. Info: marthamartha.net or laperladelmarchapel.com. FISHER OF MEN BY TERRY CROSS will be featured at a book signing on April 2 at 2pm at Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St. in Morro Bay. Info: 772-2880 or coalescebookstore.com. ANOTHER TYPE OF GROOVE: SPOKEN WORD POETRY welcomes Rudy Francisco on April 6. Francisco won the 2010 San Diego Grand Slam, the 2010 San Francisco Grand Slam, the 2010 Individual World Poetry Slam, and the 2009 National Underground Poetry Slam Championships. Adriel Luis performs on May 4. Luis, also known as DRZZL, is a musician, writer, vi-
sual artist, and educator based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Performances are from 7:30-10pm at Cal Poly’s Chumash Auditorium at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 756-1405 or multicultural.calpoly.edu. SLO COUNTY READS invites you to participate in a community reading experience with Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter. A lecture, book signing, and reception take place on April 6 from 5-7pm at Cuesta College’s Cultural and Performing Arts Center (CPAC) in SLO. Info: 473-7161 or slolibrary.org. PASO ROBLES LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Not everyone can travel to novel destinations, but through the Paso Robles City Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program, you can vicariously travel anywhere this summer. Sign up at the Library at 1000 Spring St., June 20-Aug. 20. Info (available starting June 1): 237-3870 or prcity.com/library. CENTRAL COAST WRITERS CONFERENCE takes place at Cuesta College Sept. 16-17. In this haven for writers, find more than 30 workshops, presenters, agents, editors, and networking. Tuition starts at $139, and a teen program is offered for $80. Info: 546-3132, communityprograms. net, or find them on Facebook.com. CENTRAL COAST BOOK AND AUTHOR FESTIVAL is Sept. 18 from 10am-5pm in Mission Plaza in downtown SLO. An evening with cartoonist Jerry Scott is on Sept. 17 at the SLO Library on Palm Street. Info: 781-7300 or slolibraryfoundation.org. 55 FICTION CONTEST AT NEW TIMES is here once again. Deadline to submit is June 1. Send submissions to New Times, 55 Fiction, 1010 Marsh, SLO, 93401. This special issue comes out on July 7. Info: 546-8208.
The Fine Arts SPECIAL ART EVENTS “ARTS FOR AUTISM GALA”—BALLET THEATRE SAN LUIS OBISPO FEATURING GILBERT REED’S THE FIREBIRD takes place March 18-20. An art exhibition and sale with autistic and neuro-typical artists takes place in the Rossi Grand Lobby. Reception times are March 18 at 10:30am, March 19 at 6pm, and March 20 at 1pm at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info and tickets: pacslo. org or 756-2787. “CONNECTION WITH NATURE: ART ECO IN THE GARDEN” kicks off with an opening reception on March 18 from 4-7:30pm. Explore sculpture in a natural setting in the Preview Garden and Oak Glen Pavilion, meet the artists, and enjoy nature, art, wine, refreshments, docentlead tours, children’s activities, and art by Jack Biesek, Carol Paulsen, Stephen Plowman, and George Jercich, as well as a growing list of additional local artists. Art Eco will remain in the garden through May 28. The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is at 3450 Dairy Creek Road in SLO. Info: 541-1400 or slobg.org. “BOX CITY,” PRESENTED BY NEW TIMES AND MEATHEAD MOVERS, takes place on March 25 and April 1, 7-11pm. Shhhhhhh. Info: watch for unsubtle clues in New Times and on Facebook.com. ART continued page 46
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Info: aqgcc.org, 423-8508, or 227-4240. ART IN THE PARK IN SHELL BEACH is ART AFTER ART AFTER DARK takes an outdoor family art festival featuring more place on April 1. After the wine-and-cheese than 120 vendors from California, including crowd has been safely tucked into bed, pottery, jewelry, textiles, furniture, paintings, AAAAD presents a late-night solo show for sculpture, photography, and more. Live street artist Russ Pope, with a live DJ and music, art demos, food, and flowers also edibles pilfered from the master’s table. On make appearances on the first Sunday of the May 6, AAAAD presents “Copy of a Copy,” month from May-November from 10am-4pm in which local artists copy the work of other at Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach. Info: local artists, then other local artists copy 704-8128 or artintheparkshellbeach.com. that copy. Confused? Good. Music TBA, but MASTER HIGHLIGHTING EVENT AT expect something along the lines of Jack THE THOMAS KINKADE GALLERY: See Johnson doing Daft Punk covers, Modest Kinkade’s newest works of art and have your Mouse covering Shania Twain, etc. It all hap- newly purchased limited-edition canvas pens in the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art additionally hand highlighted by one of his classroom at 1010 Broad St. in SLO. These “Master Highlighters.” Watch the canvas are events are free and run from 9-11pm. come to life, enjoy refreshments, and mingle Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. with collectors. Make your appointment THE NINTH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA for the May 28-30 weekend-long event SCULPTORS SYMPOSIUM is a week happening from 10am-6pm each day at of highly creative time with other sculptors 500 Cypress (suite 5) in Pismo Beach. This overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You can carve event also takes place at the Solvang gallery stone, model clay, and learn new skills in wax May 21-22, located at 1576 Mission Drive. April 24-May 1, with the “Sculpture by the Info: 693-8337. Pismo info: 773-9424 or Sea” show taking place April 30 from 10am- kinkadecentralcoast.com. 5pm, featuring a showing of the symposium PASO ROBLES FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS participants, reception, auction, and vendors. takes place on May 28 from 10am-6pm, and Camp Ocean Pines is at 1473 Randall Drive celebrates art and the environment beginin Cambria. Info: 927-0254, californiasculpning with a Plein Air Quick Draw and Auction, torssymposium.org, or campoceanpines.org. followed by a fine art show, paint jam, adult SEVEN SISTERS QUILT SHOW takes art seminars, art demonstrations, hands-on place on April 30 and May 1 and will children’s and teen art stations, live music, feature more than 300 quilts, including and other musical and visual surprises. opportunity quilts. There will also be prizes, Don’t miss visiting the Studios on the Park, wearable arts, and dozens of vendors on adjacent to the Downtown City Park, where Saturday from 9am-5pm and Sunday from artists in residence have art for sale and 9am-4pm at the Alex Madonna Expo Center, will be giving demonstrations throughout 100 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo. the day during the festival. The Paso Robles Wristbands cost $10 for Festival of the Arts celebrates the Salinas unlimited entrance, River Corridor Project with and children 12 and a special exhibition titled younger get in “The Colors of Water.” free. It’s free at Downtown
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Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Music and Lyrics by Marc Shaiman Lyrics by Scott Wittman
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City Park on 12th and Spring streets. Info: pasoartfestival.com, prcity.com, travelpaso. com, 227-7236, or 227-PASO. SLO COUNTY ARTIST’S COFFEEHOUSE EVENT takes place on June 10 from 7-9pm. Local artists present music, poetry, short stories, photography, and paintings. The YMCA is at 1020 Southwood Drive in SLO. This event is free. Info: 543-8235 or sloymca.org. THE CAYUCOS ART ASSOCIATION presents the annual Summer Soiree on July 10 from 2-5pm. The event benefits student art programs and public art education. Artists will demonstrate their talent as they “quick draw,” and bluegrass musicians “Better Late Than Never” will perform and pose for artists. There will also be food, wine, art offerings/raffles, and silent auction. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. It all takes place at the Cayucos Veteran’s Hall at the foot of the pier. Info: 995-3515 or cayucosart.org. SAN LUIS OUTDOOR PAINTERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT (SLOPE) EXHIBIT AT BOTANICAL GARDEN shows more than 60 paintings at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden on Aug. 13. SLOPE creates artworks intended to build public attention for endangered natural communities and to generate funds for conservation groups and landowners to protect San Luis Obispo County’s natural communities. The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is at 3450 Dairy Creek Road in SLO. Info and tickets: 541-1400 or slobg.org. ELFIN FOREST 2012 CALENDAR RELEASE PARTY takes place on Sept. 10 from 2-4pm. The 2012 Elfin Forest calendar ART continued page 48
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Cherry blossomy The G Gallery offers art classes, workshops for all levels, drawing classes for $10, a showcase of works from several local and international artists throughout the year, and a Latin dance class on the second, fourth, and fifth Tuesday of every month. The art space also has display space available for rent. Michael Graham’s work is pictured. The G Gallery is located at 570 S. Higuera St. in SLO. Info: 748-4050. ART from page 46
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features images by Central Coast photographers, and the selection was juried by Peggy Mesler of The Photo Shop. The party will be held at the north end of 12th Street in Los Osos near the Elfin Forest Trailhead. Take South Bay Boulevard to Santa Ysabel, turn west, and watch for signs pointing to the event. Food and beverages will be served. The calendars sell for a donation of $15. Info: email@example.com or 528-1911. SEPTEMBER 11TH MEMORIAL EVENT AND ART SHOW takes place at the Ramona Garden Park at 993 Ramona Ave. in Grover Beach. The Art Show will be open from 10am-4pm Sept. 10-11, and a memorial ceremony will be held on Sept. 11 at 2pm. Info: 473-4585 or grover.org. I MADONNARI ITALIAN STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL takes place in and near Mission Plaza in SLO, with chalk art decorating the pavements Sept. 10-11 from 10am-6pm. This event is free. Info: 964-4710, Ext. 4411. ART AND ADVENTURE ART AUCTION IN CAMBRIA is Sept. 24 from 2-6pm at the Vets’ Hall, 1000 Main St. Greenspace—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 d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets cost $15 at the door, and all proceeds benefit local environmental protection. Info: 927-2866 or greenspacecambria.org. PLEIN AIR PAINTING FESTIVAL takes place Oct. 2-9 all over SLO County. There is a preview exhibit, collectors’ party, Quick Draw, and 50 artists participating in a weeklong paint-out of the unspoiled landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes. The festival will also include live music, poetry readings, films, lectures, and more. Info: sloma.org.
events take place from 1-4pm and are free at 5015 Linne Road in Paso Robles. The winery ORTMAN FAMILY WINES ART EVENTS is open 10am-5pm on weekends. Info: 2268881 or sculpterra.com. feature Nancy Pharis in March. In addition, ATASCADERO ART AND WINE TOURS the “First Saturday Wine and the Arts” are city-wide and free. More than a dozen events upcoming schedule is as follows: participating businesses will hold artists’ April 2 features live music by J Street Slim and the Leisurnaut and an art exhibit by local receptions with the usual wine and cheese on May 13 and Sept. 9 from 5:30-8:30pm. pastel artist Carolyn Braun. May 7 features Info and maps: youngcurryphotography.com/ music by Jeff Trefftzs and John Zamora and news, 704-1126, or heather@youngcurart by Laurel Sherrie. June 4 features art ryphotography.com. More info: 462-0177 or by Sandi Heller. July 2 features art by Joan Scott. Aug. 6 features art by Etty Klinger, and atascaderomainstreet.org. Sept. 3 features artist Lynn Duron. Artists GAllery events exhibit for the entire month. The receptions take place from 5-7pm and feature live music “$100 AND UNDER” shows at the Claasas well, all at Ortman Family Wines, 1317 sen Gallery, opening on March 18 with a Park St. in Paso Robles. Info: 237-9009 or reception from 8-10pm, and hangs through ortmanwines.com. April 1. The art space is at 785 Marsh St. in SALISBURY FINE ART GALLERY SLO and is open noon-6pm. Info: 541-3932 or presents Curtis Ripley’s abstract paintings claassengallery.com. on canvas, “Prelude,” through April 30 ARTS OBISPO presents M’lou Mayo: with a reception on April 3. From May “A Material World” (selected works from 1-June 30 with a reception on May 1, John 1970 to the present) through April 9 with Maxon’s oil paintings on canvas, titled “For a conversation with the artist on March the Birds,” will be featured. See Lana Rak’s 23 at 5:30pm and a reception on April 1. new figurative work with landscape paintings Al Schnupp (mixed media collages) exhibits July 1-August, with a reception on July 3. April 18-May 14 with a reception on May 6. John Ng’s “Back Bay” series of realistic land- Adrienne Allebe and Saunders Shaw present scapes will be featured Sept. 1–October “Henrietta Avenue” (paintings and large with a reception on Sept. 4. Anita Hampton’s ceramic sculpture) May 23-June 18 with a large-scale plein air paintings will be featured reception on June 4. The Open Studios Art Nov. 1-December with a reception on Nov. Tour exhibit is Sept. 19-Oct 29 with a recep6. All receptions are from 3-6pm. The gallery tion on Oct. 7. Receptions are from 6-9pm at Salisbury Vineyards in the Schoolhouse is during A.A.D. Arts Obispo (the gallery, perat 6985 Ontario Road in SLO. It’s open daily formance, and meeting room is called ARTS noon–5pm. Info: 471-3110 or SalisburyvineSpace Obispo) is in the Creamery in suite 165 yards.com. at 570 Higuera St. in SLO. It’s open weekdays SCULPTERRA WINERY AND ART 10am-4pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm. SPACE upcoming events include “Art, and Info: 544-9251 or artsobispo.org. Artisans Unite!” Enjoy a day of wine and THE GALLERY AT THE NETWORK art at Sculpterra Winery on April 5, with features woodworkers in “Hands on Wood featured artist William Blackman “Bill” and II” through March. In April and May, music by Chris Laterzo. The June 4 featured celebrate spring with “All Things Poppy,” artist is Margrete Koreska, with music by with gallery artists working in glass, wood, Richard Greene. The Aug. 6 featured artist is ceramics, fabrics, and painting showing Abbey Onikoyi, with music by Shakeh. These
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Sharon Sobraske. There’s a reception on June 10 for Alice Cahill’s photography and Kathy Miller. A July 8 reception is for Deborah Hintergardt and Mike Francis. An Aug. 12 reception is for Karen Peterson, Don Doubledee, and Lynn Kishiyama. The Sept. 9 reception is for James Crawford, Virginia, and John Mack. Receptions are from 5-8pm at 601 Embarcadero, suite 10, in Morro Bay. Info: 7721068 or gallerymarinasq.blogspot.com. CAMBRIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS presents Central Coast Creative Arts and Erin Perry opening on April 8 with a free reception from 5:30-7pm. CCCA is a group of artists who explore creativity within paper arts and multi-media. “Booked Up, Boxed In, Marked On, and Papered Over” and Perry’s mixed-media and collage collection, “The Pity of War,” show through May 1. “Teapots, Petals, and Palettes”, a juried show, opens on May 6, with a free reception from 5:30-7pm and coordinates floral arrangements from local garden clubs with artwork depicting landscapes. It shows through June 5. Bodil Bacciarini and Mary Anderson’s “Beauty in the Eyes,” a dual interpretation of beauty as in the eyes of the beholder, opens June 10 with a free reception from 5:30-7pm and hangs through July 3. An Earthsea Pottery exhibit opens July 8 with a free reception from 5:30-7pm and shows throughout July. Victoria Green and The Wednesday Irregulars have a show opening Aug. 5 with a free reception from 5:30 7pm. Greene presents “Display Behind Glass” with her miniature oil paintings and their unique frames through Sept. 4. Other area artists’ works will also be on display during all of these shows. This art space is open weekends at 1350 Main St. in Cambria. Info: artistsofcambria.com or 927-8190. UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY presents the Annual Juried Student Exhibition kicking off with a free reception on April 14 from 6-7:30pm, and exhibiting through May 7 at Cal Poly in SLO, next to the library. Info: artgallery.calpoly.edu or 756-1571. THE SAN LUIS OBISPO MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS LOCAL ARTIST DAVID KREITZER in a preview show May 1-14. Kreitzer’s sublime, meditative, and shining images of landscapes, florals, figures, and Midwest masterworks. On May 14, in conjunction with “The Met: Live in HD” series presented by Cal Poly Arts, the performance will feature Kreitzer’s “Ring des Niebelungen”, and his paintings will be displayed in the lobby of the PAC at Cal Poly from 9am-2pm that day. The SLO Museum of Art is located at 1010 Broad St. in downtown SLO. Info: sloma.org or 543-8562. SEVEN SISTERS GALLERY features an “Art Walk” every second Friday of the month from 5-8pm. Other upcoming exhibits include Susan Terese McKechnie’s show in March. May is “Our Children’s Artwork” featuring Katie Eitzen’s pen and ink creations and Jason Cantu’s map art with a reception on May 13 from 5-8pm. Sam McDowell, one of America’s premier scrimshawers and folk artists, is featured during the Art Walk on June 10. In July, metal artist Trudi Gilliam shows her sculptures in copper, brass, nickel/silver, and sea glass. The Art Walk is on July 8. In August, see Rhonda Gauthier’s oils with a reception on Aug. 12 from 5-8pm. September’s Art Walk will feature antique button jewelry from Elizabeth Ngo on Sept. 9. The gallery is at 601 Embarcadero, suite 8, in Morro Bay. Info: 772-9955. PASO ROBLES ART ASSOCIATION’S events and exhibits include “Elements” showing April 14-May 15 dealing with fire, water, earth and air, and opening with a reception on April 14. “Wine, Women, and Song” shows May 19-June 19 with a reception on May 19. An invitational
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items with Central Coast wildflowers. An artist reception takes place during Art After Dark on April 1 and May 6. June and July will showcase gallery glass artists in “Glass Act,” with receptions during Art After Dark on June 3 and July 1. Gallery ceramic artists will be featured in the show “Carved, Coiled and Thrown” during August and September. Meet the artists during Art After Dark on Aug. 5 and Sept. 2. All receptions take place from 6-8pm. Gallery hours are daily from 11am-6pm at 778 Higuera St., suite B, in SLO. Info: galleryatthenetwork. com or 788-0886. “TWO ONE OF A KINDS” shows March 24-April 10 at The Showroom Gallery and features the combined but separately themed works of Central Coast artists Delene Bost and Michael Ackerman. Events include an artist’s talk on March 24 at 3pm followed by a reception from 4-6pm. It’s open weekends at 1130 Pine St. in Paso Robles inside Studios on the Park. Info: 2385473 or pasoroblesart.org. B-W GALLERY presents on March 27 from noon-4pm a one-day event featuring the private collection of a local photographer on sale to the public. This collection of rare and
beautiful black and white, gelatin silver prints includes the work of such well-known photographers as Ruth Bernhard, Weston, John Sexton, Huntington Witherill, Morley Baer, Ryuijie, Jay Dusard, Bob Werling, Henry Gilpin, and others. B-W Gallery is located at 9315 Santa Clara Road in Atascadero. Info: 674-0337 or b-wgallery.com. ART CENTRAL showcases new members of the gallery of all media through March 29. April’s featured artist will be Deborah S. Hobbs presenting “Artistic Impressions” in a photo-based mixed media show with an Art After Dark reception on April 1. Come to 1329 Monterey St. in SLO. It’s open 11am-5pm Monday-Saturday. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 788-0887. SEEKERS GLASS GALLERY presents Ed Branson in March, Shawn Tsai in April, Joi and Dan La Chaussee in May, Bonnie Belt in June, Craig Zweifel in July, Michael Apfel in August, and Richard Satava in September at 4090 Burton Drive in Cambria. Info: 927-4352 or seekersglass.com. GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE presents in April, with a reception on April 8, Gay McNeal’s fiber art and Gail Bohanon’s pastels. May offers a reception on May 13 for Mary Velasquez, Jay Bonestell, and
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Bend, snap, and prosecute Legally Blonde hits the stage on March 23 at 7:30 p.m. The hilarious film is Broadway’s new smash hit musical where Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. See it in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Tickets cost $30 to $68. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or calpolyarts.org. ART from page 49
exhibit of paintings by Frank Armitage and Walt Peregoy shows June 23-July 10. The former Disney artists show a wide range of talent, and a reception takes place June 23. “Carnivale” hangs July 14-Aug 14 and is inspired by festivals and fairs and kicks off with a reception on July 14. “Construction Zone” hangs Aug 18-Sept 18 and features collage and assemblage with a reception on Aug. 18. Demonstrations take place each month throughout spring and summer as well, and receptions are from 4-6pm. The Showroom is at 1130 Pine St. (inside Studios on the Park), in Paso Robles. It’s open Thursday-Sunday, starting at noon. Info: 238-5473 or pasoroblesarts.org. STUDIOS ON THE PARK EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS: First Saturday events take place each month from 5-7pm with art, wine, and live music. On April 2 from 6-8pm, meet photographer Tom Peck (“Aggregates”) and sculptor Kevin Bohner. Other dates: May 7 (Michael Miller and Peggy Vrana), June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, and Sept. 3 (WB Eckert), all from 5-7pm. Exhibitions: “Twisted Visions” is March 31-May 1, “Two One of a Kinds” is March 24-April 10, “Elements” is April 14May 15, “The Colors of Water” is May 28June 26, and the Editha Spencer Memorial Exhibition hangs July 14-31. Studios on the Park is at 1130 Pine St. in downtown Paso Robles. Regular gallery hours are noon-6pm. Info: 238-9800 or studiosonthepark.org. SEASIDE FINE ART GALLERY’s Haiti Art Event takes place April 16 and will benefit earthquake victims. A live paint-in starts at 8am and runs through noon, and the auction lasts until 4pm. May 14-June 17 is the Malibu Art Association Invitational Art Show, with a reception on May 14 from 3-7pm. June 25-July 22 is a round-up of Western art with a reception on June 25 from 2-6pm. Come to 580 Cypress St., suite N4, in downtown Pismo Beach. Info: 7738057 or 540-4432. SLO MUSEUM OF ART presents Lucie Ryan and Michael Reddell who will exhibit at the McMeen Gallery May 4-29. This collaborative sculpture show features recent work by the ceramic sculptor and metal sculptor, respectively. Glass artist George Jercich shows at the McMeen Gallery Aug. 5-28. The California Sculpture Slam takes place Aug. 12-Sept. 30. This is a major, statewide, juried sculpture show. Info: 748-5381 or facebook.com/CaliforniaSlam. See it at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art at 1010 Broad St. in downtown SLO. Info: sloma.org. PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWS AT EPIC LIGHT GALLERY will showcase guest photographers on the last Friday of each month from 6-9pm starting April 29. Dates are May 27, June 24, July 29, Aug. 26, and Sept. 30. This gallery emphasizes primarily local photography images. Wine tastings coincide with the receptions in the Von’s shopping
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center in Los Osos, at 1060 Los Osos Valley Road, behind Carlocks bakery. Info: 528-7385 or LightWorkshops.com. STEYNBERG GALLERY presents Mark Freear in June and David Settino Scott in July exhibiting a portrait show—there’s even one of owner Peter Steynberg among other SLO locals—and check out their new 20-foot stage, bar, and a mural at 1531 Monterey St. in SLO. This café and gallery is open 7am-7pm daily. Receptions happen during A.A.D. and shouldn’t be missed. Info: 547-0278 or steynberggallery.com.
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. CAYUCOS’ FUNKY ART EVENTS include the Antique Insulators Show happening May 21-22 at the Cayucos Vet’s Hall (info: (909) 783-3423) and the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Show happening May 28-30 at Ocean Avenue and D Street. Info: 423-4865. They also have Peddler’s Fairs happening each month throughout summer. Check out the Cayucos Chamber’s website for more info. MORRO BAY ART IN THE PARK is Art Around town Memorial Day weekend, the weekend of July 4, and Labor Day weekend at WEST END ESPRESSO AND TEA: Larry Scott exhibits through April; Cherie Antoine Morro Bay City Park, Harbor and Morro Bay Boulevard, 10am-5pm. Find more than 100 in May and June; Albert Hoffman in July artists of art, jewelry, sculptures, carvings, and August, Richard Cohen in September photos, and more. Info: 772-2504. and October, and Steven Smith in NovemTEMPLETON OUTDOOR QUILT SHOW ber and December. This coffeehouse is at is June 18, 9am-4pm. See more than 300 670-A Higuera St. in SLO. Info: 543-4902 or quilts hanging in downtown Templeton on Westendespressoandtea.com. Main Street. Info: templetonquiltshow.com ART AFTER DARK is the open house of or 550-4488. galleries and art spaces all over downtown ANNUAL “PREFIX 927 ART SHOW” at SLO, happening on the first Friday of the month from 6-9pm (times and events vary). the Vets’ Hall, 1000 Main St., is in July. This is Cambria’s non-traditional art exhibit. Info: Info: sloartscouncil.org, 544-9251, or call 927-5576. your favorite gallery directly. DAY WITH CREATIVE WOMEN takes THE LOS PADRES ARTIST GUILD place on Aug. 13 from 10am-5pm. This SPRING SHOW will be March 26 from 10-5pm at the Luis Oasis Senior Center in Old daylong event draws more than 70 artists and vendors displaying their creative wares. Town Orcutt. Spring theme crafts and fine Celebrate women’s creativity with music, art will be for sale by guild members. Santa entertainment, delicious food, kids activities, Maria A’s car club will display their antique Ford Model A cars, and barbecued breakfast and, of course, the art (for display and sale) in Mission Plaza in downtown SLO. Info: burritos and tri tip sandwiches will be sold. Info: 937-4427. The Los Padres Artist Studio 544-9313 or wccslo.org. ARTE DE TIZA chalk festival in Paso Robles and Garden Tour will take place on June 18 from 10am-5pm. Guidebooks with maps will happens on Sept. 17 from 11am-4pm during “Taste of Downtown.” Enjoy samples from cost $10 for two people. Sixty artists will more than 25 restaurants and wineries, exhibit their work for sale in 10 studios and watch chalk artists, and listen to live music garden settings in the Santa Maria Valley. at 11th and Spring streets. Live music is from Info and books: 934-3433. 3-6pm and the chalking is from 8-10am. Info: BEACON UMC ART EXHIBIT celebrates 238-4103 or pasoroblesdowntown.org. the inspiration that works in and through us April 1-May 1 at 1515 Fredericks St. in SLO. WOOD CARVERS SHOW IN CAYUCOS takes place Sept. 17-18 at the Vets Hall from Info: 543-7580 or sloumc.com. GALLERIES OPEN HOUSE/MORRO BAY 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. For $2 see more than 30 local and ART WALK takes place the second Friday statewide carvers display their craft along of every month at the Embarcadero from with demonstrations, contests, raffles, and 5-8pm. Sample food and wine and talk with tools and carvings for sale. Info: 927-1585. local artists. Free. Info: 772-1068. OPEN STUDIOS ART TOURS take place CATTLEMEN’S WESTERN ART SHOW Oct. 15-16 (SLO / South County), Oct. 22-23 AND SALE takes place April 8-10 with a preview show during an artist wine reception (North County), and Oct. 29-30 (encore for $20, starting at 5pm on Friday. Hours are weekend), all over SLO County. Info: 5449251 or artsobispo.org. 10am-6pm on Saturday, and 10am-3:30pm on Sunday (both free), all happening at Artists the Paso Robles Fairgrounds Event Center, featuring artist Shannon Lawlor and dozens MARK BRYAN ART SHOW takes place more. Info: 472-9100 or cattlemenswestern- March 31-May 31 with a reception artshow.com. on—when else?—April 1 from 6-9pm. A DAY IN THE SHADE: A CELEBRA“Down the Rabbit Hole” showcases diverse TION OF THE ARTS takes place on May 7 themes, and a brand new version of The Mad from 9am-5pm. Templeton Community Park ART continued page 51 comes alive with a selection of fine arts and
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Tea Party featuring Sarah Palin and all the Fox news boys will be the headliner piece. A few whimsical landscape works and paintings he’s found in thrift stores and altered to his taste will also make an appearance at the Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St. in SLO. Info: 547-0278 or check out all the crazy yet brilliant art at artofmarkbryan.com. “DROPPED GLASS” is an exhibition of the latest work of formed glass artist Nathan Doster exhibiting through May 6. There are times when one wants glass to drop and times when one does not. Check it out at his gallery at 5970-A Entrada Ave. in Atascadero. Info: 460-9038 or dostergallery.com. LAUREL SHERRIE exhibits April 12-June 14 at Big Sky Café with a reception on April 21 from 5-7pm at 1121 Broad St. in SLO. Info: 545-5401. May’s exhibit is at Ortman family wines at 1317 Park St. in Paso Robles. Info: 237-0009 or ortmanvineyards.com. July is at Adelaida Cellars, 5805 Adelaida Road in Paso Robles. Info: 239-8980 or adelaida.com. TIM COTTERILL’S one-day artist show takes place on May 28 from noon-4pm. The sculptor known as the Frogman creates cast bronze frogs, geckos, and koi with his signature brilliantly colored patina finishes. Artifacts Gallery is at 775 Main St. in Cambria. Look for the 12-foot-tall frog out front. This event is free. Info: frogsfrogsfrogs.com or 927-4465.
BE INSPIRED CUESTA COLLEGE ART GALLERY presents Michael Barton Miller through March. See the show north of San Luis Obispo on Highway 1, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center in SLO. Info: 546-3102. CAMERA CLUB is an ongoing program that meets on the second Thursday of every month at 7:30pm. Those interested in the field of photography and learning different methods to create interesting photographs are encouraged to join this club membership. Meet at the Veteran’s Memorial Building at 801 Grand Ave. in SLO. Info: 781-7300 or slocameraclub.org. G GALLERY offers large-format printing, Giclee printing, custom framing, art classes, workshops for all levels, drawing classes for $10, and a showcase of works from several local and international artists throughout the year. A Latin dance class is on the second, fourth, and fifth Tuesday of every month, and the art space has display space available for rent. The G Gallery is at 570 S. Higuera St. in SLO. Info: 748-4050. “BIKE ART” exhibits in May and June. Six years ago, members of the Tall Bike Posse conspired with The ARTery to get this idea started. This unjuried show is for all ages, all talent levels, and no charge. Net profits go toward getting people on bikes. Art is due April 1. The ARTery is at 5890 Traffic Way in Atascadero. Info: 464-0533 or theartery.info.
Arts for the kids SPRING EVENTS CHILDREN’S ART AND GARDENING ACTIVITY takes place on April 9 from 1-3pm. Experience the joy of planning your own garden and plant seeds for the spring and bring some home. Come to the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden at 3450 Dairy Creek Road in SLO. There’s a suggested donation of $5. May 14 and June 11 are additional planting parties. Info: 541-1400, Ext. 304, or slobg.org. CHILDREN’S DAY IN THE PLAZA takes place on April 9 from 10am-3pm in SLO’s Mission Plaza. “We are all super heroes; find the power in you!” Info: cdipslo2011@gmail. com or 782-7280. SPRING FLING takes place on April 22 from 1-3pm. This is an outdoor spring event for children ages 5-12, and takes place at the
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Grover Beach Elementary School, 365 S. 10th St. Free, but please preregister. Info and registration: 473-4580. KIDS DAY AT NIPOMO COMMUNITY PARK takes place on April 23 from 11am-3pm and will feature a free Easter egg hunt and activities for families: pony rides, vendor booths, carnival games, entertainment, and a cake walk, all happening in Nipomo. Info: nipomorecreation@ gmail.com or 929-5437. NATIONAL ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION takes place on April 29 from 3-5pm. This outdoor celebration is for children ages 5-12 and takes place at Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Ave. in Grover Beach. Free, but please pre-register. Info and registration: 473-4580. MOTHER/SON DINNER DANCE takes place on May 6 from 6-9pm and features dinner, games, and activities for sons ages 5-12 and moms at the Grover Beach Community Center. Tickets cost $45 per mother/son. Please pre-register: 473-4580 or grover.org.
MUSIC AND STAGE APEX FOR KIDS ANNUAL CHILDREN’S CONCERTS take place on March 28 at 10am and 11:45am at the PAC in SLO at Cal Poly. Busloads of Central Coast schoolchildren will be treated to a concert designed especially for them. Tickets cost $10. Info and tickets: slosymphony.com or 543-3533. CENTRAL COAST CHILDREN’S CHOIR CONCERTS kicks off with a The Sound of Music sing-a-long featuring a costume contest, and a raffle taking place at the Fremont theater on April 6 in downtown SLO at 5pm. Info and tickets: centralcoastchildrenschoir.org. The “Global Harmonies” spring concert will be at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande on May 14 at 2pm. Directors Beth Klemm, Melody Svennungsen, Dr. Thomas Davies, Anne Olson, Paula Womble, and Cassandra Tarantino will conduct the six levels of singers, including San Luis Obispo County’s only boys’ choir. Tickets: 489-9444. SLO SYMPHONY PETTING ZOOS— with instruments, not animals—take place on April 9 at Children’s Day on the Plaza in SLO, May 28 during Festival of the Arts in Paso Robles, June 16-18 at Live Oak, and on Sept. 4 at Pops Festival in Avila Beach. Info: slosymphony.com or 543-3533. SPRING MUSICAL THEATER FOR KIDS takes place April 18-22 and April 25-29 for ages 6-12 and features singing, acting, reading, basic theater, and a 30-minute performance at 3422 Miguelito Court, suite 140, in SLO. Info: 549-0270 or slosong.com. THE SLO YOUTH SYMPHONY SEASON FINALE takes place on May 15 at 3pm. The talented musicians of the Youth Symphony will perform a family-friendly concert of classical music at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Tickets cost $5-$15. Info and tickets: sloyouthsymphony.org or 756-2787. OPERA CAMP is for ages 8-15 and takes place July 18-29 and costs $375. Opera of SLO will guide students toward correct vocal technique, drama and stage movement, ear-training and musicianship, use of props, costumes, stage make-up, and creating sets. Location TBD. Info: 541-5369 or operaslo.org. SLO YOUTH SYMPHONY SUMMER STRING WORKSHOP takes place July 24-29 at Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria. This workshop is for advanced string students and led by professional musicians under the direction of Michael Nowak. Info and registration information: slosymphony.com or 543-3533.
FINE ARTS YOUTH ART SHOW Cambria Allied Arts Celebrates National Youth Art Month by offering the second annual Youth Art Show featuring grades K-12, opening March 18 with a reception from 5:30-7pm at the Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St. in Cambria. The show hangs through April 4. Info: artistsofcambria.com or 927-2424.
SPRING BREAK ART CLASSES take place April 20-22 from 1:30-4pm. These free sessions are presented by the talented artists of the Paso Robles Art Association for children ages 8-12, and take place at the Paso Robles City Library, 1000 Spring St. Various art techniques will be taught. Children may sign up for one session at the library starting April 11. Info: 237-3870 or prcity.com/library. MONART ART SCHOOL CAMPS take place April 25-29 starting at $55. The annual Student Art Show exhibits in June at the Nautical Bean coffee house on Los Osos Valley Road and Madonna Road in SLO. Also, summer camps start June 20. More on that in New Times Summer Guide! Come to 4211 Broad St. in SLO. Info: slomonart. com or 544-4243.
Art in the Park
MAY 28-30, JULY 2-4, SEPTEMBER 3-5
International Encaustics Juried Exhibit July 7-August 14 Ongoing Activities: Local Artists’s Exhibits Monthly Free Art Demonstrations Workshops & Classes · Children’s Art Classes Open Daily Noon-4pm 835 Main St. Morro Bay · 805.772.2504 artcentermorrobay.com
TEEN STUFF TEEN GRAFFITI ART is a class is for grades 6-12 where teens can express creativity on murals using a variety of mediums at the Paso Robles City Library. It’s on April 27 from 1-3pm at 1000 Spring St. in Paso Robles. Info: 237-3870 or prcity. com/library. SPRING BREAK TEEN MOVIE NIGHT is for teens in grades 6-12, who will enjoy a free movie with friends at the Paso Robles City Library, 1000 Spring St., on April 29 at 5:30pm. Info: 237-3871 or prcity.com/library. “BRUSHMARKS”: JURIED ART COMPETITION FOR TEENS is for aspiring North County artists in grades 6-12 in the genres of painting and drawing. Entries are due May 4, and an awards reception will be presented on May 6 at the Paso Robles Library, 1000 Spring St. Info: Suzanne at 237-3870 or prcity.com/library. PASO ROBLES LIBRARY TEEN/TWEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Readers ages 10-18 can explore mysteries of life and earn prizes as they complete challenges on a bingo-inspired reading log starting June 23 and happening all summer. The library is at 1000 Spring St. Info (available starting June 1): 237-3870 or prcity.com/ library. CENTRAL COAST WRITERS CONFERENCE—CALLING ALL TEEN WRITERS takes place at Cuesta College Sept. 16-17 and includes a teen program for $80. Info: 546-3132, communityprograms.net, or find them on Facebook.com.
MORE KID STUFF MONSTER SKATE PARK SERIES: Skateboarding is an art, right? Be a spectator or participate (for $15), starting on March 26 and running throughout spring at SLO County skate parks. Contests begin at 10am. Info: ccmonsterskate.com. STORYTELLING WITH MEGUMI, JAPANESE FOLK TALES: Travel to Japan and savor the culture through whimsical, greedy, and generous spirits, goblins, animals, and human beings, brought to life through Megumi’s (Grace Fleming) storytelling on June 29 at 2pm in the Library Conference Room (1000 Spring St.) and at 4pm at the library Study Center (3600 Oak St.) in Paso Robles. Tickets are not required for the second show, but both are free. Info (available starting June 1): 237-3870 or prcity.com/library.
*** NEW TIMES’ SUMMER GUIDE arrives on newsstands on May 19. Look for this special issue, which includes everything tat summer has to offer, including concerts, festivals, fairs, and an awesomely long list of kids camps happening all over SLO County. Info, and to submit your event: cheron@ newtimesslo.com, newtimesslo.com, or call me at 546-8208. Δ
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Annual guide to the arts for spring 2001