Events for the week of May 17-23


HopeDance Bike Film Festival. 544-9663 or www.hopedance.org.

8:30 p.m. today. “Indecent Exposure to Cars: The Story of the World Naked Bike Ride.” Utopia Bakery parking lot, 2900 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. Donations.

7 p.m. Friday. Amateur Bike Shorts, features short films about bikes and critiques of the automobile. San Luis Obispo City/County Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. $5.

7 p.m. Saturday. “Pedal” and “Contested Streets.” San Luis Obispo City/County Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. $5 to $10.

Deborah Brenner Book Signing. 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. “Women of the Vine.” Chelsea Bookshop, 721 12th St., Paso Robles. 237-2464.

Show and Sale of Insulators, Bottles and Collectibles. 2 to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Presented by the Central and Southern Counties Insulator Club. Cayucos Veterans Memorial Lions Hall, 10 Cayucos Drive, Cayucos. Free. 543-5460.

Film Fest ’07. 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Screening of student films by the Allan Hancock College film and video program. Allan Hancock College Building C Forum, 800 S. College Drive, Santa Maria. $6. 866-342-5242, ext. 3361.

Paso Robles Wine Festival. Friday through Sunday. Winery events and tastings. 239-8463 or www.pasowine.com.

Friday. Golf tournament and winery events.

Saturday. 1 to 5 p.m. Festival in the Park. More than 80 wineries, live music and food. Paso Robles Downtown City Park, Paso Robles. $50.

Sunday. Winery events.

Rancho Nipomo Heritage Day Celebration. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Experience rancho life in the mid-1800s; learn about important figures in California history, pan for gold, make adobe bricks, music, dancing and other activities. Barbecue chicken dinner and concert at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds support adobe restoration, educational programs and general operations. Dana Adobe, 671 S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo. Free; $35 to $65 for dinner and concert. 929-5679.

Loren Nicholson Book Signing. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. “Carrillo’s Defiant Daughters.” Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay. 772-2880.

“Just Another Hangover” Tour. 9 p.m. Saturday. Performance by comedians Richie Stratton, Scot Shields and Jeremy Whitman. Grange Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. $9 to $10. 543-0639 or 541-0657.

San Luis Obispo Home Show. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Event includes home and garden vendors, seminars, food and live music. Alex Madonna Expo Center, 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo. Free. 748-3973.

KiteXPO 2007. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Demonstrations of the latest kiteboarding gear, free testing of equipment for intermediate plus level riders who can go upwind. Pismo Beach, Park Avenue, Pismo Beach. Details, 773-9200 or www.xtremebigair.com/kitexpo.

Portuguese Celebration. Arroyo Grande Portuguese Hall, 707 Huasna Road, Arroyo Grande. Free. 489-2592.

Saturday. 7:30 p.m. Rosary followed by dancing and live music by Lighting and Whispers, Grand March, refreshments and while elephant sale.

Sunday. 10:30 a.m. Mass and parade followed by sopas and auction.

Cambria’s Garden Extravaganza and Gourmet Delights. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Event includes continental breakfast at Cambria Pines Lodge, tours of six featured gardens and a dessert and champagne reception at Cambria Nursery and Florist. Proceeds benefit Cambria’s New Dawn Montessori School. Space is limited. $35 to $40. Tickets or information, 909-2181 or www.cambriagardentour.com.

Geranium Show and Sale. Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Presented by the Central Coast Geranium Society. Proceeds benefit a Cal Poly scholarship. Arroyo Grande Community Center, 211 Vernon Ave., Arroyo Grande. Free. 937-9983.

International Festival “Let’s Have a World of Fun.” Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Event includes a barbecue, carnival, silent auction and dunk tank. Proceed benefit purchase of new playground equipment. Grover Beach Elementary School, 365 S. 10th St., Grover Beach. $5 to $6. 474-3770.

Corners of the Mouth Monthly Poetry Reading. 7 p.m. Sunday. Featured readers Lisa Coffman and Lance Lee, also singer/songwriter Jaine Rice and bassist John Van Eps. Open reading follows. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo. Free. 547-1318. HopeDance Films. San Luis Obispo City/County Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. 544-9663 or www.hopedance.org.

7 p.m. Monday. “The Journey of Thomas Merton.” Film director speaks afterwards. $10.


EVENT Eric Peterson. “Focus on the Figure.” Figurative paintings and drawings. Through June 29. Reception: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Casa de Oro, 4090 Burton Drive, Cambria. 927-5444.

Jose Orozco. Black-and-white and color photographs. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Arthouse, 2995 Studio Drive, Cayucos. 995-3308.

Barbara Rosenthal. “Honoring Trees.” Paintings and original prints. Through May 28. Reception: 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Art Is For Everyone, 1254 Second St., Los Osos. 528-2141.

Marillyn Miner. Paintings. Through July. Reception: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Atascadero-Martin Polin Library, 6850 Morro Road, Atascadero. 466-1328.

Ginger Toomer and Mike Wilson. “Natures Treasures.” Pastel and oil painting. Today through June 24. Reception: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Morro Bay Art Association Gallery, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. 772-2504.

Art Show. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and May 27. The Sanitarium, 1716 Osos St., San Luis Obispo. 544-4124.

ENDING “Disciples of Sagacity.” Cuesta College student art show. Through Friday. Cuesta College Main Gallery, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo. 546-2753.

Dwayne Hickman. “One Man Art Show.” Oils on canvas and limited edition canvas prints. Through Saturday. The Seaside Gallery, Cypress Landing Shopping Center, 580 Cypress St., Pismo Beach. 773-8057.

Howard Steinberg. Black-and-white photography. Through Sunday. Black- White Gallery, 9315 Santa Clara Road, Atascadero. 460-9776.


Ziggy Marley in Concert. 4:45 p.m. Friday. Special guests Robert Randolph and the Family Surprise, Resination and The New Longview. Gates open at 3 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. Rain or shine. No outside food, beverages or pets. Avila Beach Golf Resort, 6450 Ana Bay Drive, Avila Beach. $31. 888-825-5484 or www.vallitix.com.

Cuesta Jazz Ensembles Final Concert. 7 p.m. Friday. Performances by the Cuesta College student big band and jazz groups. Cuesta College, Room 5401, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo. $7 to $10. 546-3198.

The Red Barn Community Music Series. 7 p.m. Saturday. Performance by Celtic band Molly’s Revenge. Potluck dinner and old-time jam at 6 p.m. Red Barn at South Bay Community Center, 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. $10 donation. 528-4530.

Cuesta Master Chorale and Cal Poly Choirs. 8 p.m. Saturday. Musical selections by Vaughan Williams and William Walton. Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. $18 to $30. 756-2787.

“It’s a Red Hot Pops” Brunch and Concert. 11 a.m. Sunday. Performance by the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony. Champagne brunch, concert and “not-so-silent” auction to benefit youth symphony programs. Embassy Suites Hotel Grand Ballroom, 333 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo. $65; $600 for a table of 10. 995-3394.

Schoolhouse Rock 2007, Concert Series: House Red Band. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Wine tasting and barbecue available. Salisbury Vineyards, 6985 Ontario Road, Avila Beach. Free; $5 barbecue; wine prices by the glass. 595-9463.

“The World Is Full of Poetry.” 3 p.m. Sunday. Central Coast Children’s Choir’s spring concert. Children ages 5 to 16 perform a variety of music. Grace Church, 1350 Osos St., San Luis Obispo. $6 to $12. 541-5323 or 464-0443.

Jazz Concert Series at The Hamlet. 4 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Saxophonists Tim Armacost and Chris Fagan joined by bassist Darek Oles and drummer Paul Kreibich. The Hamlet, Highway 1, Cambria. $12 to $20. 927-0567.

Benefit Concert for Alice McGonigal. 7 p.m. Sunday. Performance by members of the Santa Maria Philharmonic, San Luis Obispo Symphony and other Central Coast musicians. Orcutt Presbyterian Church, 993 Patterson Road, Orcutt. Freewill donations. 773-0157 or 937-4974.

Spring Choir Concert. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Laguna and Los Osos middle schools and Morro Bay High School present a medley of songs from their spring festivals and tours. Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. $18. 756-2787.


ARROYO GRANDE Bill’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.

Atascadero The Carlton Hotel, 6005 El Camino Real. 461-5100. Piano Lounge, 7 to 10 p.m. Fri: Les Beck. Sat: Brett Mitchell Bar and Lounge, 8 to 11 p.m. Fri: Bob Santa Cruz and Steve Mazzetta. Sat: Doc Stoltey.

Hoover’s Live, upstairs, 6900 El Camino Real. 21 and older. 466-6900. Thurs: Music videos with DJ Beau, 9 p.m. Fri: Cal Poly Sorority Party, 9 p.m. Sat: Maximum Force, $3, 9 p.m. Wed: Karaoke, 9 p.m.

AVILA BEACH Mr. Rick’s, 404 Front St. 595-7425. Fri Triple Threat, 9 p.m. Sat: Red House, 8 p.m. Sun: Mrs. Brown, 4 p.m.

GROVER BEACH Great 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. Fri: Mean Gene and The Portable Jon, 9 p.m. Sat: Benefit featuring DRAMARAMA, 9 p.m. Mon: Open Mike Night, 9 p.m. Tues: Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wed: Hump Day-Blues, 9 p.m.

LOS OSOS/BAYWOOD Papillon, 1346 Second St. 528-8882. Fri: live jazz. Sat: live acoustic guitar.

MORRO BAY Otter 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.

Rose’s Landing, 725 Embarcadero. No cover. 772-4441. Thurs: Karaoke, 7 to 10 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 ROBLES The Wine Attic, 1305 Park St. alley. 227-4107. Sat: SLO Express, 6 to 9 p.m.

PISMO BEACH Harry’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: L’Amour, $5, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sat: Jaxx, 3 to 8 p.m.; L’Amour, $5, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sun: Friction Addiction, 3 to 8 p.m.; 6250, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mon: Double Shot, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tues: Just Mean Gene, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wed: Jimmy Jimmy, 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 OBISPO Doc’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: DJ Payne, 9 p.m. Fri: DJ Jin Ho, 9 p.m. Sat: DJ Holla, 9 p.m. Mon: Saves the Day, 8 p.m. Tues: CP SAFER Fundraiser with Indub, 8 p.m. Wed: Joe Bonamassa, 7:30 p.m.

Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St. All ages, no dancing. 541-5888. Thurs: Old Timey Jam, 8 p.m. Fri: Amy Obenski, 8:30 p.m. Sat: Mary Froemke, 8:30 p.m. Sun: Poetry Reading,

8:30 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.

Sycamore Springs Resort, Gardens of Avila, 1215 Avila Beach Road. 595-7378. Fri: The Pat Cormick Group, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St. 547-0278. Sun: Pit Er Pat with Priestbird.

SAN SIMEON San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill, 9520 Castillo Drive. 927-4604. Fri: Legends, 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 MARGARITA The Porch, 22322 El Camino Real. 438-3376. Fri: Jade Jackson, 7:30 to 10 p.m.


Because of space constraints classes listings do not appear this week.


Argentine Tango. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday. Evening with Otero Dance Company and SLO Tango dancers includes discussions, demonstrations and a social dance. Higher Groundz Coffee House, 3230 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. Free. 534-1501. 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.

Square Dancing. Ongoing. Various locations in San Luis Obispo, Grover Beach, Paso Robles and Santa Maria. $5 to $7. For days, times and locations, call 541-2386.


Small Wilderness Area Preservation (SWAP) Walk. 9 a.m. Saturday. Wildflower walk with Dirk Walters. Meet at the north end of 15th Street off of Santa Ysabel Avenue, Los Osos. 528-0392.

Lopez Lake Outdoor Discoveries: 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. Lopez Lake Nature Center, Arroyo Grande. $7 parking. 788-2381.

Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Walk. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Nature journal walk with

Sharon L. Lovejoy, who teaches about journaling and sketching nature. Reservations and locations, call 927-2856.

Natural San Luis: Bishop Peak Ranger-Led Hike. 1 p.m. Sunday. Wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water. Meet at the Patricia Drive trailhead; take Foothill Boulevard west, right turn on to Patricia Drive, trailhead on the left just past Patricia Court. For more information, call 781-7302.

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 bdenneen@kcbx.net.

Morro Coast Audubon Society Program. 7 p.m. Monday. Presentation on global climate change by Peter von Langen and a special viewing of “Not Just Mine,” an animated short film about the Western snowy plover. Los Osos Middle School, 1555 El Moro Ave., Los Osos. Free. 772-1991.

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

Exploring Oceano Lagoon and Pismo Dunes. 10 a.m. Friday. 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.

White’s Point Vistas. 11 a.m. Friday. A short, but steep walk to view the estuary and learn about the forces that have created this watery world, home to hundreds of marine and terrestrial animals. Meet at the Museum of Natural History by the outdoor Chumash garden. (M) .5 mile, .5 hour.

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.

Birding Multiple Habitats. 8 a.m. Saturday. Observe birds on a short hike along the seashore, creek, wetlands, chaparral and pine forest habitats. Suitable for birders with all levels of experience. Meet in the Washburn day-use parking lot north of Cambria on the east side of Highway 1 just south of San Simeon Creek. (*M) 2 miles, 3 hours.

Beavers at the Oceano Lagoon. 10 a.m. Saturday. Learn about the resident rodent of the lagoon and how it’s 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. 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.

A Day At Grandpa’s Farm. 2 p.m. Saturday. Kids milk a cow, use the milk to make biscuits from scratch and then cut wood and cook the biscuits over an open fire, followed by games like sack races, hoops, clothes pins into a bottle and many more of the old favorites. For kids ages 7 to 12 with an adult. Meet at the picnic area of Morro Bay State Park Campground. (E) 1.5 hours.

Intertidal Life at Hazard Reef. 8 a.m. Sunday. Walk through coastal scrub and sand dunes to the beach to see seaweeds and marine animals. Meet 1.6 miles south of Montaña de Oro State Park entrance sign. Wear nonskid shoes that can get wet and dress warmly. (A) 2 miles, 3 hours.

Great Blue Herons of Morro Bay. 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Learn about the courtship, nesting habits, anatomy and behavior of the great blue herons, great and snowy egrets, black-crowned night herons and double- crested cormorants. (T) 1 hour.

Nature’s 7-in-1 Spectacular. 1:30 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 impact on the plants and critters that live there. 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. Hiking shoes recommended. Bring water. (*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.

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. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. 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.

Talent Calls

Auditions for “Jesus Christ Superstar.” 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, ages 12 and up; 9 a.m. Saturday, ages 5 to 11; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, call backs. Male and female actors, singers and dancers of all ages are needed. Play runs Aug. 6 to 12 at the Cohan Center. For complete details or audition slot, call 464-0533.

Auditions for “Peter Pan.” 7 p.m. Monday. Roles available for all ages. Prepare a song, bring sheet music or instrumental music. Performances are July 20 to 29 at Spanos Theatre. Unity, 1490 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo. For complete details, call 543-7529.

Auditions for the Pioneer Players upcoming production of “Oklahoma.” 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and May 24, call backs. Daniel Lewis Middle School, 900 Creston Road, Paso Robles. For information, call 239-1638.

Singer auditions for the Central Coast Follies upcoming production “I’ve Got Rhythm.” 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 27. Prepare two songs, one minute each, from the big band era, no Broadway shows. Bring CD accompaniment for each. Performances at the Clark Center, Oct. 4 to 7. Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande. For complete details, call 773-8638.

Pewter Plough Playhouse auditions for its upcoming production of “Jake’s Women.” 7 p.m. May 29. Needed are seven women of various ages including a preteen girl. Performances are weekends from Aug. 22 through Oct. 14. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 824 Main St., Cambria. For complete details, call 995-1276.

San Luis Obispo Little Theatre auditions for its upcoming production “The Trip to Bountiful.” 7 p.m. May 29 and 30. Directed by Bill McLaughlin. Show dates Sept. 6 to 30. San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo. 781-3889.

CONCERTS Monterey Symphony. Musical selections of Howard Hanson and Brahms. 831-624-8511.

Saturday. 3 p.m. stage door performance, $10 to $15; 8 p.m. concert, $12 to $38. Sherwood Hall, 940 N. Main St., Salinas.

3 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Monday. $33 to $53. Sunset Center, Mission Street and Eighth Avenue, Carmel.

Santa Barbara County

CONCERTS Sings Like Hell. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara. $39.50. 963-0761.

8 p.m. Saturday. Jesse Winchester with guest Tom Rush.

“Luceros Mexicanos.” 2 p.m. Sunday. Folklorico music and dance show. Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara. $10 to $15. 893-2064.