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Orcutt Community Theater presents Neil Simon’s “Rumors” from Friday, Jan. 11 to Sunday, Jan. 20 in the Klein Dance Arts Studio No. 1 at the Skyway Center, 3546 Skyway Drive, Suite A, Santa Maria. Performances are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Ages 12 plus is recommended due to adult language. Tickets are available at or by calling 805-973-7264. Tickets are $15.

Lezlie's Showcase of Talent: Twenty local performers will put on a dinner show Sunday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. at Moxie Cafe, 1317 W. McCoy Lane in Santa Maria. Folk, bluegrass, country, pop and rock will be performed. Prepaid tickets are $22.50 for adults, $13.50 for children and can be purchased at or by calling 805-268-5403. Tickets at the door are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Info:

The Seventh Annual Youth Showcase Auditions, presented by the Santa Maria Philharmonic, will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4380 Orcutt Road in Orcutt. The recital will be Sunday Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. at the same location.

This is a recital by audition for young musicians age 8 to 18. These recitals have become a popular performance opportunity. Past recitals have displayed some of the most astonishing and accomplished young musicians on the Central Coast. All instrumentalists and singers ages 8 to 18, who are currently studying privately, are invited to audition. 

Application forms can be found on line at Application form must be postmarked no later than Jan. 4. Info:

Movie Night at the Santa Maria Public Library: The city of Santa Maria Public Library will show the movie "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (2017) which is rated PG-13. The film will be screened on Monday, Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. in Shepard Hall, 421 S. McClelland St.

This event is free and no tickets are required. Seating is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Freshly popped popcorn will also be served free of charge.

In the movie, four teenagers discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose.

The Library’s hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Library is closed on Sunday. Info: 805-925-0994, ext. 8562.

Photography Hike: Photographer Chuck Jennings leads a hike in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon. Starting location is Pacific Dunes Ranch, 1205 Silver Spur Place, Oceano. Cost: $5, suggested donation. Jennings will share tips and tricks to dunes photography. Bring a jacket, water and camera to explore the open dunes. Organized by the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, a nonprofit in downtown Guadalupe. The natural history museum celebrates and expands appreciation for the region’s natural treasures and unique history. RSVP to or call 805-343-2455.

The San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre’s Academy of Creative Theatre will present a young performers’ version of Jane Austen’s classic novel "Pride and Prejudice," one of the most universally and beloved works of English literature. The show runs Jan. 11-20. Shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are at 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. All performances take place at SLO REP, 888 Morro Street in downtown San Luis Obispo. Tickets range in price from $17-$25 and are available at or by calling 805-786-2440.

An Afternoon of Classic Lily Tomlin has been added after Lily Tomlin's January show at the Performing Arts Center sold out. The matinee will be Saturday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. at 1 Grand Ave. on the Cal Poly campus, San Luis Obispo.

Promotors say, "This unique comic character artist takes her audience on what the Washington Post calls a 'wise and howlingly funny' trip with more than a dozen of her timeless characters – from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann. Don’t miss this warm and uniquely affecting experience filled with comical insights and wildly, witty observations about the human condition."

An audience Q&A follows. (Ages 13+)

Student and adult tickets for each performance range from $40-$110 and may be purchased in advance at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus; by phone at 805-756-4849; or online at

Trombone Shorty, a New Orleans bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower, is performing at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom, 3400 Highway 246 in Santa Ynez at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25. Shorty has gained international acclaim for his trombone and trumpet virtuosity, his songwriting, and his ability to blend traditional New Orleans styles with rock, funk, soul, and hip-hop. He and his band, Orleans Avenue, have toured the globe and performed on several television shows. Tickets for the show are $29 to $59 and are available at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Club Indulge or online at

Zornes Watercolor Exhibition: "Sun and Wind, by the Sea: California Landscapes of Milford Zornes" exhibition is on display through Jan. 27 at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center, representing nearly 70 years of Zornes’s unique vision. 

Milford Zornes (1908-2008) captured California’s independent spirit in the bold shapes and vibrant hues of his paintings. Recognized as a leader in the California Scene Painters movement as well as the California Style watercolor movement, Zornes was both a prolific artist and an inspirational teacher.

Born in Oklahoma, Zornes came of age on California’s Central Coast. He attended Santa Maria Junior College before moving to the Bay Area to continue his studies. He worked with the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Scenes of Nipomo, where his parents owned a home, are frequent in his early work. Zornes’s 1936 watercolor Old Barn in Nipomo is held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Shakespeare in Love, a romantic comedy, plays in the Marian Theatre Feb. 7 through March 3. It is based on the award winning screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman and was adapted for the stage by Lee Hall with music by Paddy Cunneen.

Visit the Shakespeare in Love web page at for more information or contact the box office at 805-922-8313.

The Santa Maria Valley Senior Club presents a “Valentine’s Dance” featuring Riptide Big Band with vocalist Bob Nations on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 Park Ave., Santa Maria. Big Band music designed for listening and dancing. This event is free and funded with a grant from the Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County.

The Riptide Big Band is a 15-piece band with a vocalist. Under the direction of Judy Lindquist, Riptide plays danceable music from the 20’s – 70’s. For more information, contact Judy at 775-813-5186 or visit or Riptide Big Band on Facebook.

Los Tucanes de Tijuana will bring their fast-paced and energizing show to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1.

The group, whose popularity earned them a spot in this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, has been nominated for five Grammy Awards over the past 17 years.

The band was founded in 1987 by lead vocalist and composer Mario Quintero Lara and a group of talented friends in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. From humble beginnings playing at nightclubs, they’ve grown to become one of the most successful and sought after Norteño bands in Mexico, Latin America and the United States. They have been credited for being the global ambassadors of Norteño music and Corrido ballads.

Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, the Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue. Tickets, from $49 to $79, are available at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Club Indulge or online at

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature's new exhibition, “Ray Strong: A Collector’s Passion,” will open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 2 and run through July 8. The show features 32 paintings by renowned Santa Barbara artist Ray Strong (1905-2006), loaned by David Parker of Goleta. While several pieces have been shown at venues throughout the county, this is the first time the entire collection will be shown together. 

Opening reception will be Feb. 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang. Call the Wildling at 805-686-8315 or email to RSVP.


LOMPOC: D’Vine Wine Bar & Bistro, 107 W. Ocean Ave. features Bistro menu, nightly happy hour and Saturday lunch. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., This Valley; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Audition Night; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Dan Mally; Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Jerry Stickell. Info: 805-430-8356, or on Facebook.

ARROYO GRANDE: SLO Down Pub, 1200 E. Grand Ave. presents live music nightly. Info: 805-481-4067. 

BUELLTON: Antonio’s Pizza & Pasta, 278 E. Highway 246, offers live music and singing by Dan Mally. Info: 805-744-2569 or

LOMPOC: D.J.’s Saloon, 724 E. Ocean Ave., offers live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays. Info: 805-736-5109.

LOMPOC: Lacambra Sisters Filipino Fiesta, 129 North V St. offers karaoke each night except Sundays, and occasional live music. Info: 805-819-0559.

PISMO BEACH: Harry’s Night Club and Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., presents live bands 9 p.m. nightly except Thursdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Info: 805-773-1302. 

SANTA MARIA: Costa de Oro Winery, 1331 S. Nicholson Ave., features Friday Night Wine Downs, 5 to 8 p.m. with live music and light snacks. Open to all ages. Info: 805-922-1468. 


ARROYO GRANDE: Talley Vineyard Tasting Room, 3031 Lopez Drive, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Info: 805-489-0446.

ARROYO GRANDE: Gather Wine Bar, 122 E. Branch St. Info: 805-474-4771.

LOMPOC: Babcock Winery and Vineyards, 5175 E. Highway 246, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Info: 805-736-1455.

LOMPOC: Flying Goat Cellars Tasting room, 1520 E. Chestnut Court, Unit A, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Info: 805-736-9032 or

LOS ALAMOS: Bedford Thompson Tasting Room, 448 Bell St., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Info: 805-344-2107.

LOS OLIVOS: Carina Cellars tasting room, 2900 Grand Ave., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Info: 805-688-2459. 

ORCUTT: Addamo Estate Vineyards, 400 E. Clark Ave., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Info: 805-937-6400. 

SANTA MARIA: Cambria Winery, 5475 Chardonnay Lane, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Picnic tables available. Info: 805-938-7318. 

SANTA MARIA: Costa de Oro Winery, Stowell Road, east side of Highway 101, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Offers local fresh produce, food and gift items. Info: 805-922-1468. 

SANTA MARIA: Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery, 3940 Dominion Road, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Info: 805-937-8463. 

SANTA MARIA: Foxen Vineyard, 7200 Foxen Canyon Road, noon to 4 p.m. Fridays to Mondays. Located in an old blacksmith shop. Small picnic area on the grounds. Info: 805-937-4251. 

SANTA MARIA: McKeon-Phillips Winery, 2115 S. Blosser Road, Unit 114, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Info: 805-928-3025. 

SANTA MARIA: Rancho Sisquoc Winery, 6600 Foxen Canyon Road, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Located in an 1875 chapel, barn and ranch.  Picnic facilities available. Info: 805-934-4332. 

SANTA MARIA: Riverbench Vineyard and Winery, 6020 Foxen Canyon Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, groups of eight or more by appointment. Info: 805-937-8340.

Art Sessions

LOMPOC: A fine and applied arts class covering the basics of oil and acrylic painting from the beginning drawing to the finished painting. Beginning through experienced painters who want to work with oils and acrylic media are welcome. The class is at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon or Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The fee for this class is $35 for residents and $42 for nonresidents. Ages 18 and up may participate. Info: Lompoc Recreation Division, 805-875-8100, or stop by and register at 125 W. Walnut Ave.

SANTA MARIA, Wednesdays: The Art Club meets 9 to 11 a.m., Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 E. Park Ave. Info: 805-925-0951, ext. 207.

Art Museums & Galleries

LOMPOC: Flying Goat Cellars Tasting Room, 1520 E. Chestnut Court, features local artists each month. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. Info: 805-736-9032.  

LOMPOC: Lompoc Public Library’s Grossman Gallery, 501 E. North Ave. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Info: 805-875-8775, ext. 8787.

LOS ALAMOS: Gallery Art Brut, 458 Bell St. The gallery also features fine art, antiques and represents a dozen Central Coast artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Info: 805-344-4440.

LOS OLIVOS: The Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave. is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 805-688-7517 or

ORCUTT: Valley Art Gallery, 125 W. Clark Ave., displays original art by local artists and featured artist receptions on the first Friday of the month from 5-7 p.m. Hours are Tuesday through Friday noon to 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 805-737-2278,

ORCUTT: The Frame Gallery, 125 W. Clark Ave., is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Info: 805-287-9402.

PISMO BEACH: Seaside Gallery, 580 Cypress St. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Info: 805-773-8057 or

SANTA MARIA: Betteravia Gallery is located inside the Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside. The Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Free. Info: 805-568-3990.   

SANTA MARIA: Gold Coast Art 'n’ Frames, 1020 W. Betteravia Road, Suite B, features local artists and jewelers. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Info: 805-346-6099.

SANTA MARIA: Shepard Hall Gallery, inside the Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St. Info: 805-349-1018.

SOLVANG: The Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, 1624 Elverhoy Way. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Info: 805-686-1211. 

SOLVANG: Old Mission Santa Ines, 1760 Mission Drive, features hand-painted murals by Indian artists, European art and sculptures, a garden and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Cost: $5, free for children under 12. Info: 805-688-4815. 

Museums & Education Centers

ARROYO GRANDE: The Barn, 127 Short St., is the South County Historical Society’s Museum Annex and houses antique vehicles, fire equipment, printing presses and agricultural artifacts. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Info: 805-489-8282. 

ARROYO GRANDE: Heritage House, 126 Mason St., was built in the late 1800s and houses period clothing, photographs, kitchen items and more. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Info: 805-489-8282. 

ARROYO GRANDE: Santa Manuela Schoolhouse, 127 Short St., is a one-room schoolhouse, built in 1901. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Info: 805-489-8282.  

GUADALUPE: Guadalupe Cultural Arts and Education Center, 1055 Guadalupe St. (Highway 1), is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Info: 805-568-3990.

GUADALUPE: Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, 1065 Guadalupe St., preserves the geology, flora and fauna of the dunes environment and its multicultural history. It features natural science exhibits and the Cecil B. DeMille Lost City exhibit of artifacts from the film location for his 1923 movie “The Ten Commandments.” Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. Cost: $2 donation, free for children 11 and under. Info: 805-343-2455.

GUADALUPE: Rancho de Guadalupe Historical Museum, 1005 Guadalupe St., is open 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, or by appointment. Info: 805-343-5901.

LOMPOC: Fabing-McKay-Spanne House, 207 North L St. is a restored turn-of-the-century home featuring a carriage house, reference room and the anchor of the USS Chauncey, a destroyer wrecked off the nearby coast during the 1923 Honda Point tragedy, the Navy’s largest peace-time disaster. Hours are 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday and Thursday, and the fourth Saturday of the month. Cost: Donation. Info: 805-735-4626.

LOMPOC: La Purisima Mission, 2295 Purisima Road, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with the building closing at 4:30 p.m. Guided tours are offered at 1 p.m. except when special events are scheduled. Advance tour reservations required for groups larger than 10. Cost: $6 parking fee. Info: 805-733-3713.

LOMPOC: Lompoc Museum, 200 South H St. The museum is open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. weekends. Info: 805-736-3888.

NIPOMO: Dana Adobe/Rancho Nipomo, 671 S. Oakglen Ave., promotes understanding and enhances knowledge of the multiculturally rich Rancho Era, via the restoration of the historic Dana Adobe and the preservation and development of the 129-acre Rancho Nipomo, a living historic park. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, and by appointment. Special tours available. Cost: Donation. Info: 805-929-5679.

SANTA MARIA: Historic Santa Maria City Hall, 110 E. Cook St., 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, by reservation only. Info: 805-925-0951, ext. 1117.

SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum, at the corner of Miller and Boone streets, noon to 4 p.m., second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Info: 805-714-4927.

SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Museum of Flight, 3015 Airpark Drive, features early aviation and present-day displays of aircraft and artifacts. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Cost: $5 for the general public, $4 for seniors, $3 for ages 12 to 18, $1 for children 6 to 12. Info: 805-922-8758. 

SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Natural History Museum, 412 S. McClelland St., presents multisensory exhibits with a regional focus. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost: Free, donations. Info: 805-614-0806.

SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 705 S. McClelland St., is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, to 7 p.m. Thursdays, closed Sunday except the last Sunday of the month when it is open from noon to 4 p.m. with free admission for an adult who accompanies a child. Cost: $8; children 2 and younger free, seniors 65 and older $5. Info: 805-928-8414.

SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum, 616 S. Broadway, houses local ranch memorabilia, a room honoring Capt. G. Allan Hancock and artifacts of the Central Coast. It has both rotating and permanent displays of the history and culture of the Valley. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Cost: Donation. Info: Cindy, 805-922-3130.

SANTA YNEZ: Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum, 3596 Sagunto St. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Cost: $4 general admission, ages 15 and younger admitted free. Info: 805-688-7889.

SOLVANG: Motorcycle Museum, 320 Alisal Road, displays vintage motorcycles, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and by appointment. Cost: $10, children under 10 free with parent or guardian. Info: 805-686-9522. 


SANTA MARIA: Free Traditional Obon Dance Lessons every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Veterans' Memorial Cultural Center, 313 W. Tunnell St. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

SANTA MARIA: Everybody Can Dance is offering ballet classes for ages 2 and up, including adult classes. Tap is offered for ages 2 to 14, Dance Team is for ages 6 to 14 and a Hula Workout is for ages 12 to adult. The studio is located at 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. Classes start at $45 per month. Info: 805-937-6753 or

LOMPOC, Wednesdays: Tribal-style belly dance lessons, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Lompoc School of Dance, 311 North F St. Open to women of all ages, sizes and shapes. Drop-ins welcome. Cost: $12 each class; six for $60. Info: Dana Johnson, 805-709-4686.

ORCUTT, Wednesdays: Dance lessons, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Oasis Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt. For all ages of adults, beginners and beyond. New class begins first Wednesday of each month. Cost is $36 for four weeks. Dance type rotates among ballroom, Latin, swing and night club. Private lessons and choreography for weddings and quinceaneras available by appointment. Info: 805-928-7799 and Kings Dance on Facebook.

SANTA MARIA, Thursdays: Folk and round dance, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 E. Park Ave. Info: 805-925-0951, ext. 207. 

LOMPOC, Wednesdays and Thursdays: Line Dance Instruction, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Half Century Club, 341 N. N St.  Refresh your memory or learn new dance skills.  Great exercise.  Ages 18 and over welcome.  Info: 805-736-6669.

Make Music

ARROYO GRANDE, Fridays: The Gran Cortina Singers practice, 11 a.m., Cortina D’Arroyo Grande, 241 N. Courtland. Anyone age 55 and older is welcome. Info: 805-473-2770.  

ORCUTT, Mondays: The Coastal Voices practice, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3945 S. Bradley Road. Singers of all vocal ranges are welcome. Info: 805-937-5827. 

ORCUTT, Tuesdays: Central City Chordsmen practice, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 S. Bradley Road. All men and boys who like to sing a four-part harmony are invited. Info: 805-937-4919.  

ORCUTT, Thursdays: Tri-city Sound Chorus of Sweet Adelines practice, 6:45 to 9:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 S. Bradley Road. Women of all ages are invited to sing and perform. Info: 805-736-7572. 

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Thursdays: San Luis Obispo County Band, 7 to 9 p.m., in the San Luis Obispo High School band room, 1499 San Luis Drive. All ages welcome, must have basic proficiency of band instrument. Info: 775-813-5186 or

SANTA YNEZ, Thursdays: Valley Wind Ensemble, practice 7 p.m. Thursdays, Santa Ynez High School Music Room, 2975 E. Highway 246. Anyone who can read music and has own instrument is invited to join this community band of brass, woodwind and percussion players. Info: 805-688-8728. 

Child’s Play

ARROYO GRANDE: Toddler Time, 11 a.m. Saturdays, with stories and activities for children 18 to 36 months, accompanied by an adult; Children’s Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, with each day featuring a different theme, Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch St. Info: 805-473-7161.

GROVER BEACH: Grover Beach Community Library, 230 North 9th St., is offering group story time to students of preschool and day care providers. Info and to schedule a field trip: 805-481-4131.


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