The Cambrian

Arts & Events



Back Bay Music Festival. Noon to 8 p.m. May 22. Music by Zongo All-Stars, Voce, Café Musique and Umojah, barbeque and beverages. Proceeds support community beautification projects in Los Osos and Baywood Park. Second Street, Baywood Park. Free. 528-1233.


Delilah Shank in Concert. 2 p.m. May 23. Performance of French Cabaret songs. Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay. $10. 772-2880.

Jazz Concert Series at The Hamlet. 4 and 7:15 p.m. May 23. Trombonist Andy Martin joined by bassist Luther Hughes and drummer Colin Bailey. The Hamlet, Highway 1, Cambria. $12 to $20. 927-0567.


Montaña de Oro State Park Bluffs Trail Walk. 9:30 a.m. May 26. The Cambria Walking Bunch meets Wednesdays at Shamel Park, 5455 Windsor Blvd., Cambria.

Adventures With Nature. Rain or bad weather cancels outdoor activities. 772-2694 or

Birds and Nature at Morro Strand.

10 a.m.

May 26.

Along the beach observe specialized shorebird and pelagic bird feeding techniques. Meet and walk from the State Park parking lot at the west end of Azure Street in north Morro Bay (north end of Cloisters). 1-1.5 miles, 2 hours.

Montaña de Oro Bluff Nature Walk.

10 a.m.

May 26.

Hike along the Bluff Trail for views and likely looks at a variety of birds, plants and sea life. Meet at bluff trailhead, 200 yards south of the Visitor Center at Montaña de Oro State Park. 2.5 miles, 2 hours.


Piedras Blancas Light Station Tours. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Meet at 9:45 a.m. at the former Piedras Blancas Motel, 1.5 miles north of the Lighthouse. $10 for adults, $5 for age 6-17, no fee ages 5 and under. Special arrangements must be made for groups of 10 or more. 927-7361. Artist paint-out days. Second Wednesdays. $10. To make arrangements, call 927-8574.

Electronic Recycle Center, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Community of Cambria. 2:30 to 5 p.m. the fourth Friday of every month. Bring TVs, PCs, and most other electronic devices. No appliances, batteries or fluorescent lighting. Cambria Farmers Market. Free. Call 927-1349, e-mail,or go to

Ongoing Course in Miracles. 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The Center for Spiritual Awakening, 1130 Napa Ave., Morro Bay. For details call Cindy at 748-5987 or Lori at 771-9707.

Holistic fair. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Free. Amethyst Healing Center, 704 Main St., Cambria. 927-1700,


EVENT Glenda Griffith. Reception: 2 to 5 p.m. May 23. Landscapes, seascapes, wildlife and abstracts. Painted Lily Gallery, 2026 Main St., Cambria. 927-5747.

ENDING Jason Mayr. “It’s a Wonderful Life.,” Oil paintings. Through May 23. Art Center, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. 772-2504.

ONGOING Alyce Broome. Oil paintings. Through May 29. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero, No. 10, Morro Bay. 772-1068.

Linda Bench and Deborah Hobbs. “Two Takes, Two Views.” Colored pencil and photography based mixed media. Through May 29. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero, No. 10, Morro Bay. 772-1068.

“Intrigue 3.” Jewelry artists. Through May. Seven Sisters Gallery, 601 Embarcadero, Suite 8, Morro Bay. 772-9955.

Jeanette Wolff. “A Day at the Races.” Paintings. Through May. Studios at the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles. 238-9800.

Suellen Fowler. Hand-blown glass. Through May. Seekers Glass Gallery, 4090 Burton Drive, Cambria. 927-4352.

Monarch Grove Elementary School Exhibit. Art work by Judy Neuhuaser’s 3rd grade class. Through June 10. Morro Bay Art Association, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. 528-7983.

Jan Walker. Watercolors. Through July 1. Cayucos Art Association Gallery, foot of the pier, Cayucos. 995-2266.

Shirley Kirkes-Mar. Through June. Madeline’s restaurant, 788 Main St., Cambria. Open at 11 a.m. daily. 927-4175,

Howard Kline. Original abstract expressionistic watercolors and giclee reproductions. Ongoing. Howard Kline Gallery, 750 Sheffield St., Cambria. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed Wednesday. 927-2917,

Sally Seago. Romantic Impressionist oil paintings. Ongoing. Seago Gallery by the Sea, 6100 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria. 927-9444,


Adventures With Nature. Rain or bad weather cancels outdoor activities. 772-2694 or

Great Blue Herons, Egrets and Other Rookery Wonders.

11 a.m.

May 30.

A short talk about egrets, herons and other residents at the rookery in Morro Bay State Park. Meet in the Morro Bay Natural History Museum Learning Center. 0.25 mile, 1.5 hours.

Intertidal Life at Hazard Reef.

8 a.m.

May 31.

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. 2 miles, 3 hours.

Estero Bluff Walk. 9:30 a.m. June 2. The Cambria Walking Bunch meets Wednesdays at Shamel Park, 5455 Windsor Blvd., Cambria.


San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill performance showcase. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and 5 to 9 p.m. Saturdays. Karaoke with “Elvis” 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 9520 Castillo Drive, San Simeon. Free. 927-4601 or

The Hamlet, just north of Cambria on Highway 1. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Richard Moratin, piano/vocals. 927-3535 or 927-4994.

Live entertainment in Zara’s Lounge Bar at The Brambles. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. the first and third Friday of each month. Live music begins at 7:30 p.m. Singer-songwriter David Plumb with occasional guest musicians and (always) the Plumettes. Dino Airali behind the bar. Happy hour drink and bar menu prices. 4005 Burton Drive, Cambria. 927-0747.

Cambria Pines Lodge. 2905 Burton Drive, 21 and older. Dancing. Music starts around 8 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 9p.m. Thursday through Saturday. 927-4200,

Mozzi’s, 2262 Main St., Cambria. 927-4767.

Las Cambritas, 2336 Main St., Cambria. Music on the patio at 2 p.m. Sunday. 927-0175.

Line Dancing. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St., Cambria. Newcomers welcome; $2 a class. 927-7131.

Cambria Couples Dance and Social Club. 6 to 9 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Live music and a potluck dinner. Joslyn Recreation Center, 950 Main St., Cambria. 927-0527.