Wine and Chocolate Fundraiser. 5 to 8 p.m. today. Event includes wine tasting, appetizers, live music and silent auction. Presented by the Boy Scouts of America, Del Norte District of the Los Padres Council and benefits local Scout programs. Park Ballroom, 1232 Park St., Paso Robles. $35 to $60. 461-4018.
Mods-n-Rockers. 6 to 11 p.m. today. Ace Cafe London presents a display of classic British motorcycles and Italian scooters at Farmers Market, Garden Street. Followed by music from Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats, Cadillac Angels and Tres Gatos and more. 21 and over. Downtown Brewing Co., 1119 Garden St.,San Luis Obispo. Free. 543-1843.
Another Type of Groove: Spoken Word Poetry. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. today. Featured poet Andrea Gibson. Philips Hall, Building 6, Room 124,Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. 756-1405.
Roll Out the Barrels. Presented by San Luis Obispo Vintners Association. 541-5868 or www.slowine.com. Barrels in the Plaza. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today. Wine and food sampling, live music, barrel making demonstrations and more. Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo. $20. Winemakers Dinners. Friday.For participating wineries and restaurants, visit www.slowine.com. Passport to SLO Wine Country. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Event features wine tasting, barrel samples, wine and foodparings and live entertainment. $45. Various San Luis Obispo wineries.
Cinco de Mayo Family Fun Night. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Event includes a piñata bash, God’s Eyes craft decorating, make nachos and bounce house. Preregistration encouraged. YMCA, 1020 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo. Free. 543-8235, ext. 115.
Cruisin’ Morro Bay. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, cruise night; 9 a.m. to 4 .m. Saturday, and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, show and shine and awards. Morro Bay Boulevard and adjoining streets, Morro Bay. Free. 772-4467.Coin and Collectibles Show. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Show will have coins, casino chips. beanies and sports cards. Presented by the Santa Maria Coin Club. Oak Knolls Baptist Church Meeting Hall, 4799 S. Bradley Road, Santa Maria. Free. 937-1250.
Watch and Clock Show. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Presented by the Las Padres Chapter of National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Arroyo Grande Community Center, 211 Vernon Ave., Arroyo Grande. 461-5264.
WaterFest 2007. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Event includes educational activities, games, water theater, demonstrations and exhibits, live music and more. Home Depotparking lot, Los Osos Valley Road,San Luis Obispo. Free. 544-9096.
Paso Robles Kite Fest 2007. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Nationally ranked kite fliers perform to narrations and music. Event includes exhibitions of dual lines, quad lines, large kites, candy drop, gilded carp windsocks and more. Barney Schwartz Park, 2970 Union Road, Paso Robles. Free. 237-3988.
Free Comic Book Day. Saturday. Comic book stores across the country distribute free comic books. Captain Nemo Comics and Games,563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo. 544-6366. For other store locations, visit www.freecomicbookday.com.
Live Comedy Show. 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Central Coast Playerspresent local comedians. Grange Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. $5. 543-0639.
Spring Antique and Collectibles Street Sale. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Ocean Avenue, Cayucos. 995-3631.
Clark Center Fifth anniversary Celebration: Awards Ceremony. 5 p.m. Monday. Refreshments and tours, followed by an awards ceremony and performance by the San Luis Chamber Orchestra. Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave. Arroyo Grande. Free. 489-9444 or www.clarkcenter.org.
ARTS - EVENTJudy Chapel. Watercolors and collages. Through May. Reception: 5:30 to 7 p.m. today. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Boys and Girls Clubs on South San Luis Obispo County. Mission Community Bank, 154 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande. 773-2865.Art After Dark. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Downtown San Luis Obispo. San Luis County Arts Council, 544-9251. ARTS Space Obispo, 570 Higuera St. No. 165 (SLO Creamery). 544-9251. “Impulse,” Diana Stanton, Inga Swearingen, Michelle Stevens and Jeff Miley create experimental sound, movement and visual art performances at 6:30 and 8 p.m. $20. The Art Center, 1010 Broad St. 543-8562. “10th annual International Exhibition” — International Society of Acrylic Painters; invitational exhibit “Petite Echelle,” small works by more than 50 artists. Artminds, 560 Higuera St.,Suite A. 788-0205. Contemporaryart and illustration, unique lighting, hand-blown glass, clothing,accessories and music. Frame Works Gallery, 339 Marsh St. 542-9000. “Reconstructing the Landscape,”photographs by Barry Goyette. The Gallery at the Network,778 Higuera St. 788-0886. Ceramic artist Maggie Pickering’s whimsical, functional and nonfunctionalsculptures and vessels. The Gallery at Photography 101, 844 Monterey St. 785-0101. Greg Lugo and Kathleen McFadden, pictures that tell a story and stories about thepictures; Susan Pyburn, “A gift from Antigua.” Hands Gallery, 777 Higuera St. 543-1921. Ceramic artist Meg Johnson. Law’s Hobby Center’s Upstairs Gallery, 855 Marsh St. 544-5518. More than 40 artists and jewelers. Naturally Jennifer’s Beads and Gallery, 570 Higuera St. No. 125 (SLO Creamery). 547-1578. Photography by Adam Paine; jewelry by Karen Wilkins; artwork by Brent Paine; nature CDs by Scott Wyker. Rip Squeak and Friends Gallery, 850 Higuera St. 541-5023. Robert “Rosey” Rosenthal’s mythical fantasy artwork and an etching printing demonstration. Spirits of Africa, 570 Higuera St., (SLO Creamery). 598-3212. Paintings that celebrate the purity of thecommunity, beaches and theharmony of local families. Anam-Cre Pottery Studio,570 Higuera St. 544-1850. Glaze a pot and fire it. Le Crème, 464 Marsh St. 541-2736. Derek Magdefrau’s sunset photographs. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St. 541-5888. “Japan’s Cultural Revolution,” photography by Eunji K.; Dan Berkland’s paintings. The “dwellinart” Michael Ackerman Studio, 1129A Garden St. 781-0728. Robert Oblon’s puzzle-pieces combine painting andsculpture into post-modern abstracts. The Photo Shop, 1027 B Marsh St. 543-4025. “Timeless Tuscany,”photography by Bert and Candace Forbes. Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Studio 718, 718 Higuera St. 547-0718. Riki Schumacher’s jewelry and Annie Masterman’s paintings. Tridosha Healing Center,227 Archer St. 544-8120. Traditional Tibetan Thanka painting by master painter Karma Thumpten. Scones,hot chai tea and guided meditation with Bob Sachs.
Fred Ventura. “In2Blue.” Acrylic and watercolor paintings. Through June 1. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Gateway Picture Framing, 1800 W. Grand Ave., Suite F, Grover Beach.474-4800.
Maggie Pickering. Sculpture. Through May. Reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. The Gallery at the Network, 788 Higuera St., Suite B, San Luis Obispo. 788-0886.
Art From The Heart. 11:30 a.m.viewing; 1 p.m. auction, Saturday. Quilt and fibre arts auction and boutique presented by the Bear Valley Quilters. Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay. Free. 772-8358.
Douglas Jernberg. “Flower Power.” Photography. Through July. Reception: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Morley-Bryant & Co./Art Brut Gallery, 458 Bell St., Los Alamos. 344-4440.
The Fusion of Art and Wine: Paul J. McCloskey. Photography. Saturday, through May. Reception: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Hors d’oeuvres and wine served. Sylvester Vineyard, Tasting Room, 5115 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles. 227-4000.
“Go Native II!” 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Event includes paintings on display and for sale, raffle, live entertainment, wine, beer and refreshments. Presented by the San Luis Obispo Painters for the Environment.Benefits the Atascadero Native Tree Association. Pavilion on the Lake, 9315 Pismo Ave., Atascadero. $15. 466-0201.
OPENINGBarbara Rosenthal. “Honoring Trees.” Paintings and original prints. Friday, through May 28. Reception: 3 to 5 p.m. May 19. Art Is For Everyone, 1254 Second St., Los Osos. 528-2141.
ENDINGal Dente. Juried student exhibit. Through Saturday. University Art Gallery, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. 756-6038.
“Collective Souls.” Nipomo HIgh School AP Studio Art Show. Through Saturday. Carried Away Art, 1200 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande. 481-4364.
“Main Stage” Entertainment.7 to 8:30 p.m. today. Performanceby Damon Castillo. Farmers Market, Nipomo and Higuera streets,San Luis Obispo. Free. 541-0286.
Iraida Noriega and Trio in Concert. 8 p.m. today. Mexican pianist and vocalist combines Mexican and Latin American musical forms with jazz. Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St.,San Luis Obispo. $18 to $25. 541-0657.
Brown Bag Concert. 12:15 p.m. Friday. Gary Lamprecht and the San Luis Obispo High School Stage Choir. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. First Presbyterian Church, 951 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo. Free. 543-5451.
The Red Barn Community Music Series. 7 p.m. Saturday. Performance by Seamus Conroy Band, Irish folk music. Potluck dinner and old-time jam at 6 p.m. Red Barn at South Bay Community Center, 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. $10 donations. 528-4530.
San Luis Obispo Symphony Season Finale. 8 p.m. Saturday. Featuring pianist Peter Orth, musical selections from Brahms and Leos Janacek. No ties allowed, free dress rehearsal at 1 p.m. Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. $18 to $58. 756-2787.
Spring Choral Concert “Ain’t Love Grand?” 3 p.m. Sunday. Presentedby the Allan Hancock College Singers. St. Andrew Methodist Church,3945 S. Bradley Road, Santa Maria. $5 to $10. 866-342-5242, ext. 3412.
Jazz Concert Series at The Hamlet. 4 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Guitarist Ron Anthony joined by bassist Luther Hughes and drummer Steve Shaeffer. The Hamlet, Highway 1, Cambria. $12 to $20. 927-0567.
Rosanne Cash. 7 p.m. Sunday. Country singer/songwriter. Harmon Hall, Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. $38. 756-2787.
West Coast Songwriters Showcase. 7 p.m. Sunday. All ages welcome. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo. Free. 541-5888.
Cuesta College North County Chorus Concert. 7 p.m. Sunday.
A musical journey of sacred and folk music of the California missions. Artists, Jennifer Sayre, Jerry Boots and Rich Ward. Silent auction at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Good Will Choir Tour. Call for reservations. Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 1103 Spring St., Paso Robles. $7 to $10. 546-3195.
Robin Huw Bowen in Concert. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Welsh triple harp player. Presented by Painted Sky Studio and The Yew Tree. Painted Sky Studio, 4111 Bridge St., Cambria. $18. 927-0500.
Raul Malo in Concert. 7:30 p.m. Monday. Former lead singer for The Mavericks. Templeton Performing Arts Center, Templeton High School, 1200 Main St., Templeton. $30. 434-5883.
Clark Center Fifth Anniversary Celebration: Russian cellist Alexandre Bouzlov. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Accompanied by pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera. Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave. Arroyo Grande. $20 to $30. 489-9444 or www.clarkcenter.org.
ARROYO GRANDEBill’s Place, 112 E. Branch St. 489-9989. Fri and Sat: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sun: Karaoke, 7 to 10 p.m.
ATASCADEROThe Carlton Hotel, 6005 El Camino Real. 461-5100. Piano Lounge, 7 to 10 p.m. Fri and Sat: Les Beck. Bar and Lounge, 8 to 11 p.m. Fri: Rolf Gehrung. Sat: Viper Duo.Hoover’s Live, upstairs, 6900 El Camino Real. 21 and older. 466-6900. Thurs: Music videos with DJ Beau, 9 p.m. Fri: Club Dance Mix with DJ Beau, 9 p.m. Sat: Cinco de Mayo Party and DJs Mikeset and Kevlar, 9 p.m. Wed: Karaoke, 9 p.m.
AVILA BEACHMr. Rick’s, 404 Front St. 595-7425.Fri Blue Room Booking, 9 p.m.Sat: Cinco de Mayo Party, 2 p.m.Sun: Ras Danny, 4 p.m.
CAYUCOSOld Cayucos Tavern, 130 N. Ocean Ave. Music, dancing and gambling. 995-3209. Fri and Sat: Cadillac Angels.GROVER BEACHGreat Gatsby’s Wine Bar, 1750 El Camino Real. 473-8466. Fri: Friday Night Wine Extravaganza, 5 to 10 p.m.Mongo’s Saloon, 359 W. Grand Ave. 489-3639. Thurs: The Deacons, 9 p.m. Fri: Natural Vibrations with Iration, 9 p.m. Sat: Skydogs, 9 p.m.Mon: Open Mike Night, 9 p.m.Tues: Karaoke, 9 p.m.Wed: Hump Day-Blues, 9 p.m.
LOS OSOS/BAYWOODPapillon, 1346 Second St. 528-8882. Fri: live jazz. Sat: live acoustic guitar.
MORRO BAYOtter Rock Cafe, 885 Embarcadero. All ages until 11 p.m., then 21 and older. Dancing. 772-1420. Thurs: Open Jam, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tues and Wed: Karaoke, 8 to 11 p.m.Windows on the Water, 699 Embarcadero No. 7. No cover. 772-0677. Thurs and Fri: Liz Douglas Duo, 6 to 9 p.m.
PASO ROBLESThe Wine Attic, 1305 Park Street Alley. 227-4107. Sat: Julie and The Bad Dogs, 5 to 8 p.m.
PISMO BEACHHarry’s Night Club and Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St. Dancing, no cover unless noted. 773-1010. Thurs: Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fri: Smokin’ Gunz, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sat: Friction Addiction, 3 to 8 p.m.; Smokin’ Gunz, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sun: Jaxx Band, 3 to 8 p.m.; Tommy Lee and The Portigees, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mon and Tues: Double Shot, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wed: Just Mean Gene, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.Two Blocks Off the Beach,791 Dolliver St. 773-0332.Thurs: Native Wind, 7 to 9 p.m.
SAN LUIS OBISPODoc’s Karaoke Bar & Grill, 1051 Nipomo St. 595-3627. Thurs: Star Performer Show, 6 to 9 p.m. open karaoke 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fri — Wed: Karaoke, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.Downtown Brewing Co., 1119 Garden St. 543-1843. Thurs: Mods-n-Rockers, 6 p.m.; DJ Payne, 11 p.m. Fri: Minus the Bear, 6:30 p.m.; DJ Jin Ho, 11 p.m. Sat: Cinco de Mayo Party with Sabroso, 8 p.m.; DJ Holla, 11 p.m. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St. All ages, no dancing. 541-5888. Fri: Wade Herndon, 8:30 p.m. Sat: Rel-i, 8:30 p.m. Sun: West Coast Songwriters Showcase, 7 p.m. Tues: Cuesta Jazz, 8 p.m.Mother’s Tavern, 725 Higuera St. Dancing. 21 and older. 541-8733. Thurs — Sat: DJ, 9:45 p.m. Sun and Mon: Karaoke, 9:45 p.m. Tues: DJ, 9:45 p.m.Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St. 547-0278. Fri: The Finches, 7 p.m.Sycamore Springs Resort, Gardens of Avila, 1215 Avila Beach Road. 595-7378. Fri: The Pat Cormick Group, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
SAN SIMEONSan Simeon Beach Bar & Grill, 9520 Castillo Drive. 927-4604. Fri: Adam Diaz, 9 p.m. Sat: Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sun: Open mike karaoke, 2 to 5 p.m. Wed: Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
SANTA MARGARITAThe Porch, 22322 El Camino Real. 438-3376. Fri: Sweetrock, 7:30 to 10 p.m.
DancingBig Band Dance. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday. Performance by the Main Street Big Band. This month’s theme is “A Night at the Races.” Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Drive, Paso Robles. $5 to $7. 237-3988.
San Luis Obispo Lindy Exchange, “Swingin’ in the Rain.” Friday through Sunday. Events include live music, dances, games in the park, dance contests and DJs. Presented by the Cal Poly Swing Club. For complete details, locations and prices, call 550-3187 or visit www.sloswing.com/slx.
Mother Son Dance. 6 to 9 p.m. May 11. Event includes food, crafts, pictures, games, dancing and prizes. Preregister by 5 p.m. Friday. Grover Beach Community Center, 1230 Touville Ave., Grover Beach. $40 per couple, $18 per extra child. 473-4587.
Monthly Senior Dance “Senior Prom 2007.” 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday. Music by Twist of Limen. Presented by Pismo Beach Recreation Division. Veterans Memorial Building, 780 Bello St., Pismo Beach. $5. 773-7049.
39 Plus Dance Club. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Ballroom dancing to live music. Coffee and tea served at 12:15 p.m. Veterans Memorial Building, 209 Surf St., Morro Bay. $5. 528-1924.
Cambria Couples Dance Club. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Live music and potluck dinner. Joslyn Center, 950 Main St., Cambria. 927-0655.
Because of space constraints, listings of classes do not appear this week.
Small Wilderness Area Preservation (SWAP). 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday. Volunteers needed to help with erosion and weed control in the Elfin Forest. Dress for sun and wind, and also bring gloves, tools and water. Meet at the north end of 15th Street off of Santa Ysabel Avenue, Los Osos. 528-0392.
Elder Bill’s Outdoor Events: Bike Tour of Woodlands. 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Easy ride with many stops. Meet at Willow Road and Albert Way. Call or e-mail a couple days before to confirm details, 929-3647 or email@example.com.
Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Walk. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday. Wildflower identification walk. Reservations and locations, call 927-2856.
Trail Maintenance Workshop and Work Party. 4 to 6 p.m. Monday. Hosted by the city of Atascadero Public Works Department and the Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers. Wear gloves, sturdy shoes and long pants and shirts; tools provided. Jim Green Trail and Southern Loop of the Anza Trail, Atascadero. 470-3148.
Adventures With Nature. Docent-led walks. Legend: E=easy. 1 mile or less, mostly level. M=moderate. 1 to 3 miles, uneven 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. Great Blue Herons of Morro Bay. 10:30 a.m. Friday. 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. Oceano Lagoon. 10 a.m. Saturday. Explore the surroundings of the lagoon. Learn about the plants and animals found there. Meet at Oceano campground entrance station, Pismo State Beach. (*E) 1.5 miles, 2 hours.
Black Hill Trail. 2 p.m. Saturday. Walk the most accessible of the volcanic Seven Sisters while learning about their history. Panoramic view of the surrounding geography from atop the hill. Meet at the overlook parking lot above the Morro Bay Golf Course. (M) .5 mile, 1-1.5 hours. Sketch Walk — The South Bluff. 9:30 a.m. Monday. Walk north along the bluff at Montaña de Oro, stopping to draw or photograph the plants or a seascape. No drawing experience necessary. Bring a pad of drawing paper, colored pencils, pastels or watercolors and some water to drink. Consider bringing a camera too. Meet in Montaña de Oro State Park at the end of Pecho Road in the Coon Creek parking lot. (M) 2 miles, 2.5-3 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. Experience the Montaña de Oro Bluffs. 10 a.m. Wednesday. Coastal scrub, rugged shoreline and rocky inlets provide a seasonally changing experience of diverse bird and plant species along with land and marine mammals. Human history includes Chumash, early ranching, the search for black gold and the development of a unique state park. Meet at the Spooner Ranch House on Pecho Road. (*M) 3 miles, 3 hours. Exploring Oceano Lagoon and Pismo Dunes. 10 a.m. Wednesday. Hike along the lagoon shore to the Chumash midden and learn of the Chumash culture, then walk through pine woods to the dune trail and return along the beach. Meet at the Nature Center at the entrance to the Oceano Campground, Pismo State Beach. (*M) 2 miles, 2 hours.
Dunes Center, 1055 Guadalupe St., Guadalupe. Rain cancels walks. All hikes leave from the Oso Flaco Lake parking lot, unless stated. Bring water, a jacket and a snack. Parking fee at the parking lot per car is $5. Free. 343-2455, ext. 201 or www.dunescenter.org. Spotting Wildlife. 11 a.m. today. Judy Alkire leads the hike and identifies wildlife on the causeway and bridge at Oso Flaco Natural Area.
Murder in Mind Production is looking for the “Darrin Stevens” part for its next interactive murder mystery dinner theater production of “Bewitched-Dewitched.” By appointment only auditions held through Monday. Play runs from June though August. Some pay. Call 489-3875.