Robert Reynolds Book Signing. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. “Quiet Journey.” El Corral Bookstore, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. 756-5322.
HopeDance Films. San Luis Obispo City/County Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. 544-9663 or www.hopedance.org.
7 p.m. Friday. “Planet Earth” part 1 and 2. Free.
7 p.m. Saturday. “Planet Earth” part 3 and 4. Free.
4 p.m. Sunday. Diane Wilson in person. Benefits Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility. $20.
Sunken Gardens Flea Market. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Atascadero Community Services District. Sunken Gardens Park, El Camino Real, Atascadero. 461-5000.
Cambria’s Chili Cook-Off and Car Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Event includes chili tastings, beer tastings, music, raffles and classic car show. Pinedorado Grounds and Veterans Memorial Building, Main Street, Cambria. $1 to $5 for tastings. 927-3624.
Recycled Treasures and Porsche Speedster and Spyder Car Show. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Event includes collectors, dealers, crafters and car show. Presented by the Paso Robles Main Street Association. Paso Robles Downtown City Park, Paso Robles. Free. 238-4103.
“Corn Za Poppin.” 7 p.m. Saturday. Event includes a variety of performers, magicians, musicians, singers, dancers, slap-stick comedy acts, honky-tonk music and popcorn. Fundraiser for Project Theatre Foundation. St. Rose Catholic Church Parish Hall, 820 Creston Road, Paso Robles. $7 to $12; children 5 and under are free. 440-7173.
“Walking in Two Worlds ... Music and Culture in Today’s Cuba.” 7 p.m. Wednesday. A lecture with video and music by Cuban musician Pablo Menéndez. Cuesta College, Music and Performing Arts Building, Room 7104, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo. Donations. 528-2784.
EVENT Caly Garris. Friday, through June 15. Reception: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Every Cowboy’s RanchHouse, 2261 Center St., Cambria. 927-1369.
Morro Bay Community Foundation Art Show and Silent Auction. Today through Saturday. Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay. 772-6278.
4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Art show and silent auction with wine tasting and live music. Free.
1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Art show reception features demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and bidding on artwork. Free.
“Collective Souls.” Nipomo HIgh School AP Studio Art Show. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Carried Away Art, 1200 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande. 481-4364.
ONGOING Margot Silk Forrest. “Sassy Feet.” Custom decorated shoes. Through April 28. San Luis Obispo City/County Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. 771-9522.
Elizabeth Ingraham. “Soft Strategies.” Series of life-sized, dimensional female skins. Through April 29. San Luis Obispo Art Center, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. 543-8562.
“A Celebration of Spring.” Watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings by four local artists. Through April. Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande. 489-6597.
Atascadero Art Association All-Member Show. Through April. Atascadero Martin-Polin Library, 6850 Morro Road, Atascadero. Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 466-1328.
Charles Donaldson. Slumped and reverse-painted design. Through April. Seekers Glass Gallery, 4090 Burton Drive, Cambria. Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 927-4352.
Dennis Sheridan. Insect photography. Through April. Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, 20 State Park Road, Morro Bay. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 772-2694, ext. 0.
Doug Howard. Black-and-white photography. Through April. Law’s Upstairs Gallery, 855 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo. 544-5518.
“Figure Drawing — The Heart of Art.” Sketches, drawings and finished works. Through April. Art Is For Everyone, 1254 Second St., Los Osos. Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday. 528-2141.
George Asdel. “Serious Whimsey.” Pen-and-ink drawings. Through April. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero, No. 10, Morro Bay. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 772-1068.
Gregory Simmons. Paintings. Through April. Paso Robles City Library, 1000 Spring St., Paso Robles. Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 237-3870.
Janice Lucier and Lorri Trogdon. Oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings. Through April. Gulliver’s Travels, 605 Santa Rosa Ave., San Luis Obispo. 489-1487.
“Lay of the Land.” Through April.
San Luis Obispo Art Center, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. 543-8562.
“Ladies First” Spring Art Show. Various media. Through April. Various galleries in Los Olivos. 688-1222 or 693-1233.
Paul J. McCloskey. “New Visions of the Central Coast.” Black-and-white and color photo-paintings. Through April. Nautical Bean Cafe, 11560 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo. 543-3559.
Sheree Brekke. Pastel paintings. Through April. San Luis ObiSpa, 4115 Vachell Lane, San Luis Obispo. 541-6772.
Stephanie Laird. Digital artwork. Through April. A potion of proceeds benefit the North County Humane Society. Silver Stone Tasting Gallery, 827, Pine St., Paso Robles. 226-2788.
Susan Venable and Kent Lovelace. “Something About Copper.” Oil-oncopper landscapes and wire sculpture. Through May 10. Salisbury Fine Art Gallery, 6985 Ontario Road, Avila Valley. Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. daily and by appointment. 471-3110.
“Coastal Inspirations.” Artwork by members of the Creativity Group. Through May 13. Morro Bay Art Association Gallery, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. daily. 772-2504.
Teresa Peterson and Eric Peterson.
“Opposites Attract.” Assemblage sculpture and paintings. Through May 13. The Artery, 5890 Traffic Way, Atascadero. 464-0533.
Jeanne Bauer. “Walking the Illustrated Landscape.” Paintings. Through May 16. Big Sky Cafe, 1121 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. 545-5401.
David Foster Evans. Paintings. Through May 29. Boo Boo Records, 978 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. 710-3309.
Howard Steinberg. Black-and-white photography. Through May. Black- White Gallery, 9315 Santa Clara Road, Atascadero. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. 460-9776.
Maggie Pickering. Sculpture. Through May. Reception: 6 to 9 p.m. May 4. The Gallery at the Network, 788 Higuera St., Suite B, San Luis Obispo. Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. 788-0886.
Michelle Hayden-Marsan. Pastel animals and still-life. Through May. Windward Vineyards, 1380 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 239-2565.
Susie Spotts. Oil paintings. Through May. The Fairways at Dairy Creek. 2990 Dairy Creek Road, San Luis Obispo. 773-9465.
“Petit Echelle.” Artwork on a smallscale, limited to 12 inches in any direction. Through June 3. Grand Soirée: 6 to 10 p.m. April 28. Event includes bidding on art, five-course dinner and wine. $100. Proceeds benefit the artists and the Art Center’s exhibition and education programming. San Luis Obispo Art Center, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. 543-8562.
Paul J. McCloskey. “Sacred Light — Sacred Land.” Photo-paintings. Through June 16. University Center Gallery, 3171 Temple St., Halcyon. 489-2822.
“X Seven.” Through June 16. University Center Gallery, 3171 Temple St., Halcyon. 489-2822. Sue Johnson. Landscape oil paintings.
Through July 1. Villicana Winery, 2725 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles. 239-9456.
“100 Years of Broadway.” 8 p.m. today. CANCELED. Cohan Center, San Luis Obispo. 756-2787.
Kapiano Album Release Show. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Performances by indie-pop duet Kapiano, joined by Briertone, Elle Moss, Candle and Iamb. Atascadero Lake Pavilion, 9315 Pismo Ave., Atascadero. $5. 674-1105.
“Smooth Jazz at the Ranch.”
7:30 p.m. Friday. Blue Latitude’s CD release concert. Chorro Creek Ranch, 445 Chorro Creek Road, Morro Bay. $5. 748-8156.
SLOFolks Concert: Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel. American finger-style guitar with woodwinds.
7 p.m. Friday. Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay. $15. 772-2880.
7:30 p.m. Saturday. Castoro Cellars Winery, 1315 N. Bethel Road, Templeton. $15. 238-0725.
“The Great Barbershop Radio Show.” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Presented by Gold Coast Chorus. Featuring guest quartet Hi Fidelity and Chapter Quartets. Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande. $10 to $20. 489-9444. A Benefit House Concert. 3 p.m.
Saturday. Presented by the San Luis Obispo Symphony Guild. Featuring vocalist Inga Swearingen, violinist Joe Christianson and mandolin player Jon Christianson. Proceeds benefit the Botso Korisheli Documentary Film Project. Tax deductible donation of $50 or more. Limited seating. Private home in Varian Ranch. For reservations and directions, call 927-2311.
“Magical Moments at the Movies” Open House Concert. 8 p.m. Saturday. Movie soundtracks performed by the Cal Poly Symphony, University Band and Cal Poly Wind Ensemble. Harman Hall, Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. $8 to $19. 756-2787.
Chamber Music Concert: The Tolosa Strings. 2 p.m. Sunday. Performance by five musicians from the San Luis Obispo Symphony. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 232 Foothill Blvd., San Luis Obispo. $5 to $15; children 12 and under are free. 544-1669 or 546-8838.
Recital and Tea. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Performance by Cambria Youth Music scholarship students in various fields of study, followed by an afternoon tea. Community Presbyterian Church, 2250 Yorkshire Drive, Cambria. $5 donations. 927-1885.
All-State Festival Concert. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Performances by the All-State Festival Wind Orchestra, Festival Symphony, Festival Jazz Band and over 180 of California’s top high school musicians. Harman Hall, Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. $8 to $19. 756-2787.
Piano Showcase. 7 p.m. Sunday. The San Luis Obispo County Jazz Federation presents a concert of solo piano players. Unity Concert Hall, 1490 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo. $5 to $15. 546-3733.
Night Sky Program. 7:30 p.m. today. State Park staff and docents help visitors view a conjunction of the moon, Venus, the Pleiades and Hyades. Dress warm, bring binoculars and flashlight. Cloudy or foggy weather cancels event. Oceano Campground, Pismo State Beach. 772-2694, ext. 105.
Small Wilderness Area Preservation (SWAP): Butterfly Walk. 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Pat Brown leads a walk around the Elfin Forest from a butterfly’s point of view, presentation of images of butterflies in all stages of development and more. Meet at the north end of 15th Street off of Santa Ysabel Avenue, Los Osos. 528-0392.
Lopez Lake Outdoor Discoveries. Lopez Lake Nature Center, Arroyo Grande. $7 parking. 788-2381.
Kids Free Fishing Clinic. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Kids under 16 are welcome to the free fishing clinic taught by an experienced fisherman. Come before noon to allow time to fish. All equipment provided.
Explore the Touski/Duna Vista Trail. 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Join the ranger and get familiar with the trails at Lopez Lake. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Meet at the ranger station.
Elder Bill’s Outdoor Events: Nipomo Creekside Preserve. 9:30 a.m. Sunday. See new trail, riparian habitat and native plants. Easy hike, dogs OK. Meet behind Adobe Plaza in Old Towne Nipomo. Call or e-mail a couple days before to confirm details, 929-3647 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adventures With Nature. Docent-led walks. Legend: E=easy. 1 mile or less, mostly level. M=moderate. 1 to 3 miles, uneven terrain. A=active. Any distance, difficult terrain. T=talk. Talk or lecture. * indicates poison oak in area. Rain or bad weather cancels outdoor activities. No dogs. All times approximate. 772-2694 or www.morrobaymuseum.org.
Native Plant Gardens and Oceano Lagoon. 10 a.m. Friday. Become acquainted with native plants of the county and Pismo State Beach on a stroll by the native plant gardens. Learn about Oceano Lagoon’s flora and fauna. Meet at the Nature Center at the entrance to the Oceano Campground, Pismo State Beach. (M) 1.5 miles, 2 hours.
Discover Magnificent Morro Rock. 2 p.m. Friday. See Morro Rock and learn about its geology and history and the animals that live on and near the rock. Meet at the rest rooms in the parking lot in front of the rock. Bring binoculars. Dress for windy, cool weather. (E) .5 mile, 1-1.5 hours.
Beavers at the Oceano Lagoon. 10 a.m. Saturday. Learn about the resident rodent of the lagoon and how it has managed to survive here. Meet at the Nature Center at the entrance to the Oceano Campground, Pismo State Beach. Bring binoculars. (*M) 1 mile, 1 hour.
Experience the Montaña de Oro Bluffs. 10 a.m. Saturday. Walk the Bluff Trail and see coastal scrub, rugged shoreline and rocky inlets that provide a seasonally changing experience of diverse bird and plant species along with land and marine mammals. Meet at the Spooner Ranch House on Pecho Road. (*M) 3 miles, 3 hours.
Chumash Indians — A Fascinating Culture. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Talk on the culture, artifacts and historical contribution of the Chumash to the area. Meet at the Natural History Museum in Morro Bay State Park. (T) 2 hours.
Great Blue Herons of Morro Bay. 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Learn about the courtship, nesting habits, anatomy and behavior of the great blue herons, great and snowy egrets, black-crowned nigh herons and the double-crested cormorants. (T) 1 hour.
Nature’s 7-in-1 Spectacular. 1 p.m. Sunday. Take a walk through distinct habitats in a unique, integrated ecosystem. View the wetlands, riparian forest, coastal scrub, grassland, pine forest, marine estuary and vernal pool and their effect on the plants and critters that live there. Hiking shoes recommended. Bring water. Meet at Washburn Day Use Area, San Simeon State Park, on east side of Highway 1, just south of San Simeon Creek, north of Cambria. (*A) 3.5 miles, 2.5 hours.
Discover Treasures of Montaña de Oro. 1 p.m. Monday. Tour the Spooner Ranch House and Holloway Garden, see some of the park and hunt for wildflowers on the Reservoir Flats Trail. Meet at the Visitor Center, Montaña de Oro State Park. Part 1: (E) 1 hour. Part 2: (M) 1.5 miles, 1.5 hours.
Amateur short films are needed for HopeDance’s upcoming Bike Film Festival. The short films should be original, bike-themed and 10 minutes or less. Deadline for film submission is Friday. The film festival will be May 18 and 19. For complete details, call 544-9663.
Kelrik Productions’ auditions for its upcoming production of “Cinderella.” 6 p.m. Tuesday. All roles are open for all ages. A cast breakdown and sides are available at the San Luis Obispo City/County Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. Auditioner must prepare a song with sheet music or accompaniment CD, no a cappella. Performances are June 9 through June 24. Unity, 1490 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo. For more information, call 543-7529.
San Luis Obispo Little Theater Academy of Creative Theater’s auditions for “Lost and Foundling.” April 29 and May 2. All-youth production for kids entering fourth through 12th grades. For more information, audition appointments and location, call 781-3889, ext. 14.
Auditions for an upcoming production of “Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral.” 7 p.m. April 30 and May 1. An interactive, scripted improv. Comedy roles available for people 20 to 70. Performance dates are July 6 through July 29. Unity, 1490 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo. For more details, call 471-2324.
ARTS “Nature’s Treasures.” Landscapes. Through Friday. Artists include Kerri Hedden, Oralee Kiewit, Manny Lopez, Rob Robinson, Ann Sanders, B.J. Stapen
and Ana Victorson. Fielding Graduate University Gallery of Art, 2112 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara. 898-2947.
CONCERTS Sings Like Hell. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara. $39.50. 963-0761 or www.singslikehell.com.
8 p.m. Saturday. Corb Lund and The Hurtin’ Albertans with guest Nathan.