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More entertainment options this fall

Pilobolus.
Pilobolus. PHOTO BY JOHN KANE

‘LOST AT SEA’

Great American Melodrama, tonight through Sept. 18. This classic 19th-century melodrama has it all — a stalwart hero, a purehearted heroine and a dastardly villain. ($18 to $22)

LA GUITARRA CALIFORNIA FESTIVAL

Cohan Center, Friday through Sept. 11. World-renowned musicians Pepe Romero, Ana Vidovic and more perform at this biennial festival dedicated to the art of classical guitar. ($19.50 to $32.50)

‘ART’

San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, Friday through Sept. 18. A controversial painting triggers a debate about art, economics and friendship in this Tony Award-winning comedy. ($15 to $25)

CUESTA COLLEGE MUSIC FACULTY CONCERT

Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Sept. 16. Join jazz singer Inga Swearingen, classical pianist Rudolf Budginas and other faculty members for an evening benefiting the music department’s scholarship fund. ($7 to $10)

BASSNECTAR

Avila Beach Golf Resort, Sept. 16. The popular Santa Cruz disc jockey will spin a blend of electronic music and dubstep, appearing alongside electronica/hip-hop duo Big Gigantic. ($36)

RUDOLF BUDGINAS

Clark Center, Sept. 17. Piano virtuoso Rudolf Budginas teams up with Steve Miller Band guitarist Kenny Lee Lewis for an evening of crossover classical hits including Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s “Black Swan.” ($38 to $48)

‘THE WEREWOLF OF DR. OZ’

Great American Melodrama, Sept. 22 to Nov. 13. “The Wizard of Oz” meets “Teen Wolf” in this horror spoof about a Kansas farm boy who seeks help from television personality Dr. Oz. ($18 to $22)

SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS

SLO Brewing Co., Sept. 27. True to their name, the indie rock favorites celebrate trailer trash culture with a punk-flavored blend of blues, bunk, rockabilly and surf music. ($12, $14 at the door)

‘COME TOGETHER: THE BEATLES CONCERT EXPERIENCE’

Spanos Theatre, Oct. 1. Now you can experience the Fab Four in concert. This live show uses authentic costumes and soaring music to recreate the British rock band’s rise to stardom. ($43)

‘AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL’

Clark Center, Oct. 1, Oct. 2, Oct. 6-9. Our nation is the inspiration behind this year’s Central Coast Follies show, which raises money for Parkinson’s disease research. ($21)

TÏESTO

Avila Beach Golf Resort, Oct. 5. Here’s your chance to see the Danish DJ/producer, who performed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, in a more intimate outdoor setting. ($47)

SAN LUIS OBISPO SYMPHONY

Cohan Center, Oct. 8. Acclaimed pianist Robert Edward Thies joins the symphony for an opening night concert that features music by Hector Berlioz, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff. ($18 to $68)

PARENTS WEEKEND ENSEMBLE SHOWCASE

Cohan Center, Oct. 28. This concert showcases nearly all of Cal Poly’s major ensembles, including the Arab Music Ensemble, PolyPhonics and University Jazz Band I. ($13 to $15)

PILOBOLUS

Cohan Center, Oct. 30. Known for its imaginative mix of humor, physicality and drama, this innovative dance company recently appeared on “America’s Got Talent” with rock band OK Go. ($30 to $51)

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