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9 things to do in SLO County on Friday, Jan. 13

The four-day Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival begins Friday. Here, “Max,” a great horned owl, takes part in a birds of prey presentation during 2012’s festival.
The four-day Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival begins Friday. Here, “Max,” a great horned owl, takes part in a birds of prey presentation during 2012’s festival. Tribune file photo

Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Four-day festival includes birding, with walks, hikes and photography pilgrimages led by local experts, tours, talks and more. An evening reception on opening day, in addition to a bazaar of bird-related wares and crafts at the Inn at Morro Bay, which serves as festival headquarters. Costs and locations vary. 805-234-1170. www.morrobaybirdfestival.org.

Bird Festival art walk

5 to 8 p.m.

Featuring photography giclees, paintings and sculptures. Show continues through the end of January. Seven Sisters Gallery, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. 805-772-9955.

Aris Zavitsanos

5 to 8 p.m.

Reception for fine art photography and digital art exhibit. Continues through Jan. 29. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. Free. 805-772-1068.

Virginia Mack

5 to 8 p.m.

Reception for “Quiet Places,” a painting exhibit. Continues through Jan. 29. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. 805-772-1068.

Madison Scott

6 to 8:30 p.m.

Pianist and vocalist. Harmony Cafe, 824 Main St., Cambria. Free. 805-924-1219.

Dawes

7 p.m.

Four-piece rock band with Americana and soul influences. Fremont Theatre, 1025 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. $35 to $60. www.dawestheband.com.

“The Importance of Being Earnest”

7 p.m.

Continues 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 29. Academy of Creative Theatre youth production. San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, 888 Morro St. $15 to $20. 805-786-2440. www.slolittletheatre.org.

W. Terrence Spiller piano recital

7:30 p.m.

Benefits Cal Poly Music Department scholarship fund. Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. $9 to $14. 805-756-4849. www.music.calpoly.edu/calendar/special.

Killer Kaya

7:30 to 10 p.m.

Santa Barbara-based funk, psychedelic and blues band. SLO Donut Co., 793 Foothill Blvd., San Luis Obispo. Donations accepted. 805-782-9766.

For a complete list of events, visit events.sanluisobispo.com.

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