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S LO HAPPENINGS A GUIDE TO EVENTS IN

• J A N UA R Y – M A R C H , 2 0 13


ALL HAPPENINGS

JANUARY

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Sixth Annual Restaurant Month Friday Night Skate The Met: Live in HD — Berlioz’s Les Troyens HAIR Cal Poly Faculty Recital: W. Terrence Spiller Jay Vigon Art Show American String Quartet Beethoven Cycle Concert San Luis Obispo Symphony — California Missions Tour Third Annual San Luis Obispo Jewish Film Festival Brady Barr: National Geographic Live The Met: Live in HD — Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda Shatner’s World Herndon Spillman — Forbes Pipe Organ Recital The Met: Live in HD — Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito Early Music Ensemble — Bach in the Mission III StandUp for Autism! A Night of All—Female Stand Up Comedy 8th Annual Crab and Chardonnay Fete

FEBRUARY

2/1 2/1 2/2 2/2 2/3 2/4 2/6 2/7 2/8 2/8 2/9 2/9 2/9 2/13 2/14 2/14 2/15 2/16 2/16 2/17 2/17 2/18 2/19 – 3/15 2/20 2/23 2/24 2/24 2/24 2/26 2/28 2/28 2/28 – 3/3

Avner the Eccentric Orchesis Dance — Suspension San Luis Obispo Symphony — Classics III Orchesis Dance — Suspension Orchesis Dance — Suspension Jackson Browne St. Olaf’s Choir Orchesis Dance — Suspension Russian National Ballet – Sleeping Beauty Orchesis Dance — Suspension Orchesis Dance — Suspension Cocktails with Larry Miller — comedian A Night at the Mission Chamber Concert Garrison Keillor ERTH — Dinosaur Petting Zoo Sweethearts Night at Farmers’ Market Vagina Monologues Vagina Monologues Russian National Orchestra The Met: Live in HD — Verdi’s Rigoletto Vagina Monologues Paco Pena — Flamenco Vivo! Thai Artist Exchange County Honor Band Cal Poly Choirs — Winter Concert — Water Works The Met: Live in HD — Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera Marley’s Ghost at SLO Botanical Garden 5th Annual Culinary Carnival African Children’s Choir Menopause — The Musical A Year With Frog and Toad — Cal Poly Theatre Dept. SLO Comedy Festival

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SPORTS

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Festival Mozaic WinterMezzo II Series Phyllis’ Musical Revue — Encore! A Year With Frog and Toad — Cal Poly Theatre Dept. The Met: Live in HD — Wagner’s Parsifal Cal Poly Jazz Band — Just Jazz Concert Sand Volleyball and BBQ for Teens A Year With Frog and Toad — Cal Poly Theatre Dept. The Black Watch & The Band of the Scots Guards San Luis Obispo International Film Festival Cal Poly Winter Pops Concert — Strike Up the Band A Year With Frog and Toad — Cal Poly Theatre Dept. Cal Poly Symphony — Soloist Showcase and Music and Dance SLO Xtreme Beer Fest Salome Chamber Ensemble — FPAC Canzona Women’s Ensemble “Celtic and Beyond” Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Willie K SLO Botanical Garden Spring Plant Event San Luis Obispo Symphony — Classics 4 Arab Music Ensemble The Met: Live in HD — Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Art—Eco in the Garden Shine On — CORE Dance San Luis Obispo County Health and Fitness Expo and 5K Run Apex for Family — SLO Symphony Family Concert Quest Outdoor Adventure Camp Spring Break Recreational Swimming Bunny Trail at Farmers’ Market Jack House Gardens Egg Hunt

Cal Poly Sports gopoly.com Rattlers Baseball slorattlers.com Blues Baseball bluesbaseball.com SLO Rugby slorugby.org

ONGOING EVENTS SLO Botanical Garden’s Saturday at the Garden Second Saturday every month Ranger-Led Hikes January – March Moonlight Hours at SLO Children’s Museum Third Thursday every month Story time at SLO Library Every Tuesday and Thursday Art After Dark First Friday every month Bike Happening First Thursday every month Farmers’ Market on Broad Street Every Tuesday Farmers’ Market: Higuera Street, Downtown San Luis Obispo Every Thursday Farmers’ Market on Madonna Rd Every Saturday Farmers’ Market on Long Street Every Sunday

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MARCH


ARTS & CULTURE HAPPENINGS SAN LUIS OBISPO SYMPHONY — CALIFORNIA MISSIONS TOUR Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

JANUARY 12, 8:00 PM

ARTS & CULTURE

slosymphony.com Don’t miss this intimate chamber concert in one of California’s historic missions featuring Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and composer Craig Russel’s new work, “Ecos Armónicos,” inspired by early mission music.

3RD ANNUAL SAN LUIS OBISPO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

The Palm Theatre

JANUARY 12 – 13 jccslo.com The San Luis Obispo Jewish Film Festival promotes cultural diversity in our area, and takes the audience to Jewish communities and life throughout the world.

EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE – BACH IN THE MISSION III Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

JANUARY 26, 8:00 PM music.calpoly.edu The Early Music Ensemble will be joined by student instrumentalists, Cal Poly faculty, and professional guest artists to perform great music by the baroquemaster.

STANDUP FOR AUTISM! A NIGHT OF ALL-FEMALE STAND UP COMEDY JANUARY 26, 6:30 PM autismspectrumcenter.com The StandUp for Autism event is sure to be a great night of friends, fun and laughter. Enjoy the allfemale comedy line-up, wine, appetizers, great raffle items, and a silent auction.

A NIGHT AT THE MISSION CHAMBER CONCERT Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

FEBRUARY 9, 8:00 PM music.calpoly.edu Enjoy an evening of traditional and contemporary chamber music performed by several of Cal Poly’s finest music ensembles at one of the most inspiring and beautiful venues on the Central Coast. Features performances by various instrumental ensembles including brass choir and quintets, clarinet, flute choir, saxophone quartets, string quartets and woodwind quartets.

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MARLEY’S GHOST AT SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN

SLO Botanical Garden, Oak Glen Pavilion

FEBRUARY 24, 4:00 – 7:00 PM slobg.org Enjoy a concert by this great Northern California Band whose diverse music ranges from bluegrass to reggae.

FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 3 slocomedyfestival.com Enjoy 40 comedians of various styles from all over the world during the four-day festival.

FESTIVAL MOZAIC WINTER MEZZO II SERIES

ARTS & CULTURE

SLO COMEDY FESTIVAL

Various Venues

NOTABLE ENCOUNTER INSIGHT Masonic Lodge, San Luis Obispo MARCH 1, 6:00 PM festivalmozaic.com Join author Russel Martin and the Festival musicians as they explore the historic and scietific journey of one of the world’s greatest composers.

NOTABLE ENCOUNTER DINNER


The Home of Sharon and Dennis Schneider MARCH 2, 6:00 PM festivalmozaic.com Sit down with the guest artists for an evening of mystery, intrigue and the power of the music of Beethoven at the home of Sharon and Dennis Schneider. Enjoy wine and dinner and then sit back as the musicians take you inside the music.

WINTER MEZZO CONCERT

United Methodist Church, San Luis Obispo MARCH 3, 3:00 PM festivalmozaic.com

Hear all of the complete works in a formal concert setting at the acoustically beautiful United Methodist Church.

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PHYLLIS’ MUSICAL REVUE – ENCORE!

Alex Madonna Expo Center MARCH 1 – 2

ARTS & CULTURE

womensshelterslo.org Join us at the Alex Madonna Expo Center for a lively variety show and the latest fashions from My Favorite Things Boutique. Enjoy a delicious Madonna Inn meal and a wide variety of Silent Auction items. Have a great time with friends while supporting services for victims of intimate partner violence and child abuse.

SAN LUIS OBISPO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Various Venues

MARCH 6 – MARCH 10 slofilmfest.org Screening more than 100 films over a span of five days and at a variety of historic venues such as Hearst Castle and the Fremont Theater, the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival is a premier California celebration of cinematic culture.

CANZONA WOMEN’S ENSEMBLE “CELTIC AND BEYOND” United Methodist Church MARCH 10, 4:00 PM facebook.com/ CanzonaWomensEnsemble The Canzona Women’s Ensemble seeks to engage audiences in the celebration of women’s choral repertoire at the highest artistic level. Celebrate traditional Celtic music performed by our community’s top female vocalists accompanied by the Celtic harp and Irish flute.

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ART-ECO IN THE GARDEN

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

MARCH 22 – JUNE 8 slobg.org Inspiring art and glorious views abound at this unique art exhibit featuring artwork made of reclaimed and natural materials by established local artists. Come explore sculptures in the beautiful natural setting of the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden.

JAY VIGON

University Art Gallery, Dexter Hall

JANUARY 11 – FEBRUARY 16

ARTS & CULTURE

CAL POLY UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY EXHIBITS

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THAI ARTIST EXCHANGE

University Art Gallery, Dexter Hall FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 15

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PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT CAL POLY pacslo.org

ARTS & CULTURE

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1/5

THE MET: LIVE IN HD — BERLIOZ’S LES TROYENS 9:00 AM

1/10

HAIR 7:30 PM

1/11

CAL POLY FACULTY RECITAL — W. TERRENCE SPILLER 8:00 PM

1/12

AMERICAN STRING QUARTET BEETHOVEN CYCLE CONCERT 8:00 PM

1/18

BRADY BARR — NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE 8:00 PM

1/19

THE MET: LIVE IN HD — DONIZETTI’S MARIA STUARDA — PREMIERE 10:00 AM

1/19

SHATNER’S WORLD 8:00 PM

1/25

HERNDON SPILLMAN — FORBES PIPE ORGAN RECITAL 8:00 PM

1/27

THE MET: LIVE IN HD — MOZART’S LA CLEMENZA DI TITO 2:00 PM

FEBRUARY 2013 2/1

AVNER THE ECCENTRIC 8:00 PM

2/1

ORCHESIS DANCE — SUSPENSION 8:00 PM

2/2

SLO SYMPHONY — CLASSICS III 8:00 PM

2/2

ORCHESIS DANCE — SUSPENSION 8:00 PM

2/3

ORCHESIS DANCE — SUSPENSION 2:00 PM

2/4

JACKSON BROWNE 8:00 PM

2/6

ST. OLAF’S CHOIR 7:30 PM

2/7

ORCHESIS DANCE — SUSPENSION 8:00 PM

2/8

RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET — SLEEPING BEAUTY 8:00 PM

2/8

ORCHESIS DANCE — SUSPENSION 8:00 PM

2/9

ORCHESIS DANCE — SUSPENSION 8:00 PM

2/9

COCKTAILS WITH LARRY MILLER — COMEDIAN 8:00 PM

2/13

GARRISON KEILLOR 7:30 PM

2/14

ERTH — DINOSAUR PETTING ZOO 7:00 PM

1/15

ERTH — DINOSAUR PETTING ZOO — SCHOOL SHOW 11:00 AM

2/15

VAGINA MONOLOGUES 7:00 PM

2/16

VAGINA MONOLOGUES 7:00 PM

2/16

RUSSIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA 8:00 PM

2/17

THE MET: LIVE IN HD — VERDI’S RIGOLETTO 2:00 PM

2/17

VAGINA MONOLOGUES 3:00 PM

2/18

PACO PENA — FLAMENCO VIVO! 7:30 PM

2/20

COUNTY HONOR BAND 7:00 PM

2/23

CAL POLY CHOIRS — WINTER CONCERT — WATER WORKS 8:00 PM

2/24

THE MET: LIVE IN HD — VERDI’S UN BALLO IN MASCHERA 2:00 PM

2/26

AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR 7:30 PM

2/28

MENOPAUSE — THE MUSICAL 7:30 PM

2/28

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD — CAL POLY THEATRE DEPT. 8:00 PM

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MARCH 2013 A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD — CAL POLY THEATRE DEPT. 7:00 PM

3/2

THE MET: LIVE IN HD — WAGNER’S PARSIFAL — NEW PRODUCTION 9:00 AM

3/2

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD — CAL POLY THEATRE DEPT. 2:00 PM

3/2

CAL POLY JAZZ BAND — JUST JAZZ CONCERT 8:00 PM

3/2

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD — CAL POLY THEATRE DEPT. 7:00 PM

3/3

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD — CAL POLY THEATRE DEPT. 2:00 PM

3/5

THE BLACK WATCH & THE BAND OF THE SCOTS GUARDS 7:30 PM

3/6

SLO FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT 7:00 PM

3/8

CAL POLY WINTER POPS CONCERT — STRIKE UP THE BAND 8:00 PM

3/8

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD — CAL POLY THEATRE DEPT. 7:00 PM

3/9

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD — CAL POLY THEATRE DEPT. 2:00 PM

3/9

CAL POLY SYMPHONY — SOLOIST SHOWCASE & MUSIC & DANCE 8:00 PM

3/9

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD — CAL POLY THEATRE DEPT. 8:00 PM

3/10

SALOME CHAMBER ENSEMBLE — FPAC 3:00 PM

3/13

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA W/ WYNTON MARSALIS 7:30 PM

3/15

WILLIE K 8:00 PM

3/16

SLO SYMPHONY — CLASSICS IV 8:00 PM

3/16

ARAB MUSIC ENSEMBLE 8:00 PM

3/17

THE MET: LIVE IN HD — ZANDONAI’S FRANCESCA DA RIMINI 2:00 PM

3/19

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 7:30 PM

3/20

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 7:30 PM

3/22

SHINE ON — CORE DANCE 7:00 PM

3/23

SHINE ON — CORE DANCE 7:00 PM

3/24

APEX FOR FAMILY — SLO SYMPHONY FAMILY CONCERT 3:00 PM

JANUARY – MARCH 2013

ARTS & CULTURE

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FOOD AND WINE HAPPENINGS 6TH ANNUAL RESTAURANT MONTH Various Venues

JANUARY 2 – 31 sanluisobispocounty.com/restaurantmonth

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FOOD & WINE

Come enjoy the bounty of the county at many of San Luis Obispo’s best restaurants. Indulge in fresh, locally grown produce and meats all prepared for you during the 6th Annual Restaurant Month.

8TH ANNUAL CRAB AND CHARDONNAY FETE

Tolosa Winery JANUARY 26

tolosawinery.com Guests will enjoy a five-course delectable dinner from Cracked Crab in Pismo Beach. The dinner includes all the fixins needed to complete the perfect crab dinner. Tolosa will be pouring four estate Chardonnay’s to complement each course, along with their signature red wines.

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5TH ANNUAL CULINARY CARNIVAL

Embassy Suites, SLO

FEBRUARY 24, 2:00 – 5:00 PM sloculinarycarnival.com Enjoy gourmet food prepared by regional celebrity chefs and restaurants, paired with local wine and beer. Combined with a beautiful setting and silent auction, this splendid evening is filled with culinary delights! All proceeds support the Prado Day Center for the homeless.

FOOD & WINE

SLO XTREME BEER FEST SLO Veterans Hall

MARCH 9, 1:00 PM slo-beer-fest.com Celebrate brewers who push the boundaries of brewing and raise a fist at the norm. Palates will be inspired. Minds will be blown. Also enjoy special beer and food pairings and educational beer seminars.

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SOCIAL & RECREATION HAPPENINGS FRIDAY NIGHT SKATE SLO Skate Park

SOCIAL & RECREATION

JANUARY 4 – MARCH 8 slocity.org/parksandrecreation The SLO Skate Park, located at Santa Rosa Park, presents skaters the opportunity to master skills, learn and work on new tricks, and have fun hanging out with peers. Friday Night Skate starts at dusk.

SWEETHEARTS NIGHT AT FARMERS’ MARKET

Farmers Market, Downtown SLO FEBRUARY 14, 6:00 – 9:00 PM DowntownSLO.com

Get your Valentine’s Day started off right with a romantic atmosphere, soothing music, beautiful flowers and free couples photos for all who attend Sweethearts Night.

SAND VOLLEYBALL AND BBQ FOR TEENS Meadow Park Neighborhood Center MARCH 2, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM slocity.org/parksandrecreation Teenagers will enjoy this great opportunity to take in the sun, meet new friends and enjoy a special SLO Teens event that includes volleyball and a delicious barbecue.

SPRING PLANT EVENT

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

MARCH 16, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM slobg.org Come explore more than 2,000 water-frugal plants cultivated by SLO Botanical Garden volunteers. Plant experts & docents will be available for questions.

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO AND 5K RUN

Alex Madonna Expo Center

MARCH 23 – 24, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM slohealthandfitness.com Come learn what you can do to improve your health and see what local resources are available for you. Join the 5k run, then attend the free expo that includes sports demonstrations, seminars, classes and performances, medical testing, and over 100 health and fitness professionals.

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QUEST OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP Meadow Park Neighborhood Center

MARCH 25 – MARCH 29, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM slocity.org/parksandrecreation

SOCIAL & RECREATION

A unique spring break experience full of excitement and adventure for teens. Participants experience teambuilding and life skill development as well as exciting outdoor adventures including guided hikes, kayaking, outdoor education and service learning.

SPRING BREAK RECREATIONAL SWIMMING SLO Swim Center

MARCH 25 – MARCH 29, 1:45 – 3:30 PM slocity.org/parksandrecreation During Spring Break, the SLO Swim Center is open at peak hours for prime enjoyment.

BUNNY TRAIL AT FARMERS’ MARKET Farmers’ Market, Downtown SLO MARCH 28, 6:00 – 9:00 PM DowntownSLO.com Join the eggs-citement as E. Bunny invites all children and their families to “Hop Along the Bunny Trail,” visiting businesses throughout Downtown while collecting candy and treats along the way.

EGG HUNT

March 30, 11:00 AM

HISTORIC JACK HOUSE & GARDENS slocity.org/parksandrecreation Hippity Hoppity! Join the Easter Bunny for an exciting adventure while searching for prize-filled eggs in the Jack House Gardens.

SAN LUIS OBISPO SPORTS TEAMS CAL POLY SPORTS

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RATTLERS BASEBALL

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BLUES BASEBALL bluesbaseball.com

SLO RUGBY

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ONGOING EVENTS SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN’S SATURDAY AT THE GARDEN SLO Botanical Gardens

SECOND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

ONGOING EVENTS

slobg.org Saturday at the Garden is a monthly educational program with special activities for both children and adults. Speakers for adult prograns cover a wide range of topics from plant structures to sustainable garden design, while kids can enjoy “Education through Exploration.”

RANGER-LED HIKES City Open Space

JANUARY – MARCH, 1:00 PM slocity.org/parksandrecreation Join a city ranger for hikes of beautiful local open spaces. Hikers learn about geology, vegetation and wildlife.

MOONLIGHT HOURS AT SLO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SLO Children’s Museum

THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH 5:00 – 8:00 PM slocm.org Enjoy free admission to the museum during moonlight hours and play all night long!

STORY TIME AT SLO LIBRARY San Luis Obispo Public Library

slolibrary.org/programs.htm Preschool (ages 3-6) on Tuesdays at 10:10 AM Toddler (ages 0-3) on Thursdays at 10:10 AM

ART AFTER DARK SLO Downtown

FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 6:00 – 9:00 PM sloartscouncil.org/artafterdark.php Hundreds converge on downtown SLO to see new art exhibits and add to their growing collections. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it’s SLO’s favorite night of the month to celebrate art for free.

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BIKE HAPPENING

Downtown SLO – starts in Mission Plaza

FIRST THURSDAYOF EVERY MONTH, 9:00 PM bikehappening.org The Bike Happening began as a gathering of just a few bike enthusiasts, but has since grown into a wellknown evening in San Luis Obispo. When Farmers’ Market dies down, bike enthusiasts get decked out for the month’s theme and ride through downtown.

SLO Grange Hall Parking Lot

EVERY TUESDAY, 3:00 – 6:00 PM slocountyfarmers.org

FARMERS’ MARKET: HIGUERA STREET, DOWNTOWN SAN LUIS OBISPO Downtown SLO, Higuera Street

EVERY THURSDAY 6:00 – 9:00 PM

ONGOING EVENTS

FARMERS’ MARKET ON BROAD STREET

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FARMERS’ MARKET ON MADONNA RD Cost Plus World Market Parking Lot

EVERY SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:30 AM slocountyfarmers.org

FARMERS’ MARKET ON LONG STREET

3889 Long Street, San Luis Obispo

EVERY SUNDAY 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM sloccfm.com

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