Event Calendar for May 26 - 30


HopeDance Films. San Luis Obispo City/County Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. 544-9663 or www.hopedance.org.

“America: Freedom to Fascism.” 4:30 p.m. Friday. Donations.

West Coast Kustoms Car Show. 7 to 9 p.m. Cruisin’ Spring Street; 8 p.m. Dancin’ in the Park, Friday; 8 a.m. Show ‘n’ Shine, Saturday and Sunday. Rows of polished classic cars, food and commercial vendors. Downtown City Park, 12th and Spring streets, Paso Robles. 238-4103.

Youth Peace Fair. 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Event includes live music, drum circles, yoga and meditation workshops, art showings, arts and crafts, chess players, speakers and more. Sunken Gardens Park, El Camino Real, Atascadero. Free. 464-0533.

Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival. 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Arts and crafts, food, games, music and entertainment areas, contests, strawberry treats and more. Village of Arroyo Grande. Free. 473-2250.

Antique Gasoline Engine Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dozen of antique gas and steam-driven engines on display. Members of the Early Day Gasoline Engine and Tractor Association on hand to discuss the history and use of the old engines. Ocean Avenue and D Street, Cayucos. Free. 423-4865 or 831-422-0415.

Destry Ramey Book Signing. 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. “What About Me?” First in the Children Pug series of The Adventures of Hunter and Ramona. Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 894 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo. 781-8334.

Sunset Barbecue Fundraiser. 5 to 9 p.m. June 9. Reservation deadline is Wednesday. Evening includes a barbecue dinner, wine tasting, live music, silent auction and cash drawing. Hosted by Partnership for the Children to benefit La Clinica de Tolosa. Avila Valley. $75. 541-8666 or 801-5433.

Memorial Day Events

“16 Bars for Peace” Honoring

Troops in the Armed Forces. 2 p.m. Sunday. Event includes speakers, food, drinks, bazaar, car show and live performances. Veterans Memorial Building, 209 Surf St., Morro Bay. $10. 528-4944.

Memorial Day Services. 11 a.m. Monday. Service, speakers and flyover by Estrella War Birds, followed by chicken barbecue at noon to benefit the California Boys and Girls State Program. Presented by Templeton American Legion Post 220. Templeton Cemetery, 100 Templeton Cemetery Road, Templeton. $6 to $10 for barbecue. 434-1118.

Memorial Day Ceremony. 11 a.m. Monday. Service, flyover by the Estrella War Birds, presentation, and wreath laying. Snack provided after ceremony. Provided by the Paso Robles District Cemetery, American Legion Post 50 and VFW Post 10965. Paso Robles District Cemetery, 45 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Paso Robles. 234-4544.

Memorial Day Program. 11 a.m. Monday. Ceremony, entertainment and wreath laying. A barbecue lunch benefits local youth charities. Los Osos Valley Memorial Park, 2260 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos. 528-1500.

Memorial Day Program. 11 a.m. Monday. Program includes service, speaker, flyover and laying of wreaths. A potluck luncheon follows at the VFW Post 2814 in Atascadero. Atascadero Cemetery, 1 Atascadero Road, Atascadero.

Cambria Memorial Day Ceremony. 11 a.m. Monday. Dedication of a monument to members of the Merchant Marine who served during World War II. All mariners in the community are invited to attend and will be honored during the ceremony. Hosted by Cambria’s American Legion Post 432. Followed by a Sons of the American Legion and Legion Auxiliary barbecue for $5. Veterans Memorial Building flag stand, 1000 Main St., Cambria. 927-3735.

“Lost at Sea” Cayucos Memorial Wreath Ceremony. 3 p.m. Monday. Service dedicated to all those lost at sea, military, commercially and recreationally. Cayucos Pier, Cayucos.


EVENT “Timeless.” Art Zero International Concepts. Through Friday. Reception: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Executive Gallery, 4251 Higuera St., Suite 800, San Luis Obispo. 904-8377.

Atascadero Art Association Monthly Meeting. 7 p.m. Friday. Student scholarship recipients Justin Holthouse and Kaycee Houchin present their portfolios and receive their awards. Atascadero-Martin Polin Library, 6850 Morro Road, Atascadero. 712-9015.

Paul J. McCloskey. “New Visions of the Central Coast.” Black-and-white and color photo-paintings. Though Wednesday. Reception: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Porch Cafe, 22322 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita. 438-3376.

Jack Baber. “Transformations.” Blackand- white photography. Sunday, through June. Reception: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. B-W Gallery, 9315 Santa Clara Road, Atascadero. 674-0337.

OPENING Art on the Beach at Avila. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, through November. Local artists paint, draw, display and sell their work. The Plaza, Avila Beach. 773-2383.

ENDING “Anthology a Photo Perspective.”

Arroyo Grande High School ROP photography class. Through Friday. Carried Away Art Gallery, 1200 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande. 471-0548.

Jack Misiaszek. “Freedom: Images of the Transamerica Building.” Photography and sculpture. Through Friday. Allan Hancock College Student Center Gallery, 800 S. College Drive, Santa Maria. 922-6966.

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

Susan Pyburn. “Kissing Saigon.” Photographs of Vietnam. Through Sunday. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo. 594-1625.

Barbara Rosenthal. “Honoring Trees.” Paintings and original prints. Through Monday. Art Is For Everyone, 1254 Second St., Los Osos. 528-2141.

David Foster Evans. Paintings. Through Tuesday. Boo Boo Records, 978 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. 710-3309.

Meg Johnson. Ceramics. Through Tuesday. Hands Gallery, 777 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo. 543-1921.

Galaxy 2007. Juried art exhibit. Through Wednesday. Paso Robles City Library, 1000 Spring St., Paso Robles. 237-3870.

Susan Wood. “Central Coast Watercolors.” Watercolor paintings. Through Wednesday. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero, No. 10, Morro Bay. 772-1068.


Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble Concert. 8 p.m. Saturday. Ensemble performs works from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries from Spain, California and Mexico. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, 751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. $8 to $12. 756-2787.

San Luis Obispo Chamber Orchestra Final Concert. 3 p.m. Sunday. Musical selections include Beethoven, Debussy, Brahms and Albinoni. Community Presbyterian Church, 2250 Yorkshire Drive, Cambria. $7 donation. 528-7795.

“In God We Trust” A Memorial Day Concert. 6 p.m. Sunday. Performance by the Grace Bible Church Choir joined by a full orchestra and guest Kristina Bubar. Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. $15 to $17. 756-2787.

Avila Beach Blues Festival. 1:30 p.m. to sunset Sunday. Live music featuring Los Lobos, Kenny Wayne Sheppard and Dave Alvin and The Guilty Men. Food, wine and beer available. Gates open at noon. Rain or shine. No outside food, beverages or pets Avila Beach Golf Resort, 6450 Ana Bay Drive, Avila Beach. $32 to $52. 888-825-5484 or www.vallitix.com.

“It’s a Grand Night for Singing.” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Arroyo Grande Community Chorus’ Spring concert. Arroyo Grande Methodist Church, 275 N. Halcyon Road, Arroyo Grande. Free. 481-2692.

Spring Choir Concert. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Presented by Arroyo Grande High School. Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande. $5. 489-9444.


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: Richard Green. 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: Afro, $3, 9 p.m. Wed: Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Last Stage West, 15050 Highway 41. 461-1393. Fri: Steve & Elizabeth, 9 p.m.

AVILA BEACH Mr. Rick’s, 404 Front St. 595-7425. Fri Sleepy Guitar Duo, 4 p.m. Sat: Arch Dukes, 4 p.m. Sun: The Decons, 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. Thurs: The Decons, 9 p.m. Fri: Liquid Cheese with B.P.M., 9 p.m. Sat: AC Myles, 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 Papa Tommy’s Restaurant, 1467 Creston Road. 227-6363. Sat: The Pat Cormick Group with Rick Jarrett, 6 to 9 p.m.

The Wine Attic, 1305 Park St, alley. 227-4107. Sat: Nicole Stormrose and her jazz ensemble, 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: Rumblefish, $5, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sat: 6250, 3 to 8 p.m.; Rumblefish, $5, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sun: Tempted, 3 to 8 p.m.; Jaxx, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mon: Klass X, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tues and Wed: Double Shot, 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.

SeaVenture Restaurant, 100 Ocean View Ave. 773-3463. Sun: live music, noon to 4 p.m.

SAN LUIS OBISPO The Clubhouse at This Old House, 740 W. Foothill Blvd. 548-8500. Thurs: Dominic Castillo and The Rock Savants, 9 p.m. Fri: Stoned Senses, 9 p.m. Sat: Ellement, 9 p.m.

Doc’s Karaoke Bar & Grill, 051 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: Brother Ali, 8 p.m.; DJ Payne, 11 p.m. Fri: Mother Hips, 8 p.m.; DJ Jin Ho, 11 p.m. Sat: Soulprint, 7p.m.; DJ Holla, 11 p.m. Sun: Louis XIV, 7:30 p.m. Mon: The Chariot and I Hate Sally, 7 p.m. Tues: Mikey Dread, 8 p.m. Wed: SLO Underground 2, 8 p.m.

Frog and Peach, 728 Higuera St. 595-3764. Tues: Shawn Johnson and the Foundation.

Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St. All ages, no dancing. 541-5888. Thurs: Jazz Jam, 8 p.m. Fri: Six Hour Ride, 8:30 p.m. Sat: Craig Kincaid, 8:30 p.m. Tues: Cuesta Jazz, 8 p.m.

The Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St. 547-5544. Sun: woO!, $8 to $15, 10 a.m. to noon.

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.

SAN SIMEON San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill, 9520 Castillo Drive. 927-4604. Fri: Rough House, 9 p.m. Sat: Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sun: Open mike karaoke, 2 to 5 p.m.

SANTA MARGARITA The Porch, 22322 El Camino Real. 438-3376. Fri: Jan Rice, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

SHELL BEACH Old Vienna Restaurant, 1527 Shell Beach Road. 773-4521. Fri: Trio Internationale, 6 to 10 p.m.


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.

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.


Due to space constraints class listings do not appear this week.


Natural San Luis: Islay Hill Trail- Work Party. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. SLO Stewards maintain trails, creeks, and open space. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes; water and snacks provided. To reach the trailhead, take Tank Farm Road to Spanish Oaks Drive, continue to Sweet Bay Lane and turn left, trailhead is at the end of Sweet Bay Lane. For more information, call 781-7302.

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

Smokey Bear Visits Lopez Lake. 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Saturday. Smokey Bear reminds us how to stay fire safe in the campground and at home. Bring the whole family. Campfire show at the Nature Center in the Marina.

Owl Call Night Hike. 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Take a moonlit hike and learn about the owls that inhabit Lopez Lake. Dress warm, wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Meet at the ranger station.

Elder Bill’s Outdoor Events: Coast Hike. 9:30 a.m. Sunday. See a remote area of the dunes. 3 to 4 miles, bring water, dogs OK. Call or e-mail a couple days before to confirm details, 929-3647 or bdenneen@kcbx.net.

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. H=hike. Active to strenuous, no interpretation. 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 our 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.

Walk Along the Edge. 10 a.m. Friday. Explore the bluffs and beach along Estero Bay and examine the feeding relationships of the animals. Bring binoculars, wear sturdy beach shoes and layered clothing. Meet in the dirt parking lot one mile north of the end of the divided section of Highway 1, north of Cayucos. (M) 2 miles, 2.5 hours.

Bloody Nose Trail. 9 a.m. Saturday. Hike through eucalyptus forest, manzanita grove, coastal sage brush and seasonal flowers. Meet in Montaña de Oro State Park at the intersection of Pecho Valley Road and Sandspit Road, 0.8 mile from park entrance. (*A) 3.5 miles, 3.5 hours.

Fast Hike to Valencia Peak. 9 a.m. Saturday. On this vigorous, non-interpreted hike view Montaña de Oro and Morro Bay from Valencia Peak while enjoying wildflowers, birds and native vegetation. Bring water and snack. Wear hiking boots. Meet at bluff parking lot 300 feet south of the Ranch House. (*H) 3.7 miles, 2 hours.

Bird For a Day. 10 a.m. Saturday. Join park docents at Morro Bay State Park Campfire Center for this family program where kids learn about birds’ adaptations like feathers, feet, colors and beaks. Use tools to acquire food the way a bird does. Limited to 10 kids, 7 to 12 years old with their parents. Sign up at the Morro Bay State Park Museum. (E) 1.5 hours.

Sea Otters and the Kelp Forest. 10 a.m. Saturday. Learn about the diversity of life within the kelp forest while walking along the Estero bluffs, north of Cayucos. Watch for sea otters and learn the role they play in maintaining a healthy kelp forest. Bring binoculars. Meet at the parking area, west side of Highway 1 at San Geronimo Road, one mile north of Cayucos. (M) 2-3 miles, 2-3 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.

Living History at the Spooner Ranch House. 11 a.m. Saturday. Learn about the history of the Pecho Ranch and its inhabitants. Visit with Victorian-era women in the parlor at the Spooner Ranch House in Montaña de Oro State Park. (T) 2 hours.

Plant of the Month Club — Golden Stars and Fairy Lanterns. 10 a.m. Sunday. Plants adapt to the seasons in different ways, offering their flowers and fruits at different times of year. Bring a camera or a sketch pad. Meet at the Cerro Cabrillo parking lot off South Bay Boulevard, 1.5 miles from Highway 1 or 2.6 miles from Los Osos Valley Road. (The Cerro Cabrillo day-use area is on the east (uphill) side of the road.) (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 is $5 per car. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Free. 343-2455, ext. 201 or www.dunescenter.org.

Wonder of the Dunes. 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Ken Wolf leads the two-mile hike along the bridge and boardwalk of Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area. Learn about the ecosystem.

All Booked Up! 3 p.m. Sunday. “Home Ground: Language for and American Landscape,” by Barry Lopez. Meet at the Dunes Center.

Auditions for feature film, “Ten Years Later,” filming on the Central Coast in July. Open auditions are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Bring two pictures and resume or stated experience. The Grange Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. For a list of roles available e-mail Cathy Henderson Martin at lacastconnect@yahoo.com.

Singer auditions for the Central Coast Follies upcoming production “I’ve Got Rhythm.” 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Prepare two songs, one minutes each, from the big band era, no Broadway shows. Bring CD accompaniment for each. Performance dates are Oct. 4 to 7 at the Clark Center. For complete details, call 773-8638.

Pewter Plough Playhouse auditions for its upcoming production of “Jake’s Women.” 7 p.m. Tuesday. Needed are seven women of various ages including a preteen girl. Performances are weekends from Aug. 22 through Oct. 14. For complete details, call 995-1276 or visit www.pewterploughplayhouse.org.

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

The Morro Bay Art Association is accepting entries for its Central Coast National Fine Art Competition. Applications with a CD of artwork are due by May 31. For complete details, call 772-2504 or visit www.morrobayartassociation.org.

Vocal Arts is forming a new Youth Choir for singers 16 to 26 years old. Auditions are at 6 p.m. June 5 in the choir room at San Luis Obispo High School. Gary Lamprecht is directing. Rehearsals begin Tuesdays in Septembers, location to be announced. Bring an a cappella piece of choice. For information, call 528-5866 or visit www.vocalarts.org.

San Luis Obispo County Band. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Brass, woodwind and percussion players are invited to play with the band for its winter and spring season. San Luis Obispo High School Band Room, 1369 San Marcos Court, San Luis Obispo. 543-5691.

The San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra is looking for experienced woodwind, brass and percussion players. Rehearsals are from 7:15 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays. For more information, call 462-2827 or e-mail to personnel@slowinds.org.

Central Coast Players is looking for variety performers, stand-up comedians and actors for old-time radio bits for ongoing performances in San Luis Obispo. 543-0639.

Murder in Mind Production needs actors for interactive murdermystery dinner theater at various venues throughout the Central Coast all year. Some pay. 489-3875 or www.murderinmind.com.

Santa Barbara County

STAGE Lobero Theater, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara. 963-0761 or www.lobero.com.

“The Odyssey.” 8 p.m. today through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday. $20 to $75.

ARTS Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. $6 to $9; free every Sunday. 963-4364 or www.sbma.net.

“Tamayo: A Modern Icon Reinterpreted.” Through Sunday.

CONCERTS Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez. 800-585-3737 or www.chumashcasino.com.

Natalie Cole. 8 p.m. today. $55 to $105.

Lobero Theater, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara. 963-0761 or www.lobero.com.

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. $35 to $40.