Los Osos Community Coalition
“Vanished: A Chronicle Of Discovery And Loss Across Half A Million Years”
4 to 7 p.m.
Reception for transdisciplinary group art show about vanished icons that persist as powerful ideas and how we assemble the past through fact, fiction and myth. Show runs through Feb. 16. Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery, Cuesta College, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo. Free. 805-546-3100.
Overview of the Solar System
6 to 7 p.m.
George A. Stetz, retired Western Test Range commander at Vandenberg Air Force Base, presents an overview of the solar system from information derived from visiting spacecraft. Adults only. Atascadero Library, 6555 Capistrano Ave., Atascadero. Free. 805-781-4796.
Backcountry Film Festival
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
A night of films that capture the spirit of winter. Benefits Outside Now, a local nature connection program. SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. $10 to $20. 805-528-4000.
Psychic medium and author John Edward
Akademie: Bach and the Enlightenment
Lecture series begins with an exploration of Bach’s life and music in the context of the Enlightenment. Paul Miklowitz from Cal Poly’s philosophy department and David Arrivée. Davidson Music Center, Performing Arts Center, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Free. 805-756-2406.
7:30 to 8:45 p.m.
For a complete list of events, visit events.sanluisobispo.com.