Events and Activities

Written by Sullivan

October 21, 2021

Morro Bay Art Association presents the Annual Winter Faire & Juried Craft Show on display from Nov, 4, 2021 through January 3, 2022 from Noon to 4 p.m. at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay. The show features some of the finest artwork on the Central Coast. This holiday event offers a collection of exceptional paintings, photography and fine crafts, spanning a variety of artistic mediums from traditional to contemporary. Crafts include fiber, wood, glass, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and more.
For more information, go to www.artcentermorrobay.org or call 805-772-2504

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Reminder: The City of Morro Bay is holding a free outdoor concert Saturday, bringing to town a San Diego-based band and inviting residents to the first big, public event since the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The show with “LP And The Vinyl,” is set for 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 at Cloisters Park. Dead Air Dave, a disc jockey with 97.3 FM The Rock radio station will act as emcee.
The show will be a family friendly event and readers who plan to attend need to bring a fold-up chair or blanket to sit on, refreshments and snacks, but no alcohol is allowed. LP And The Vinyl is a 4-man band out of San Diego and features a lineup of veteran studio jazz musicians fronted by renowned jazz, blues and gospel singer Leonard Patton. Patton teamed up with the acclaimed, Danny Green Trio, to form the new combo in 2015.
After the show, Patton will sit for a Q&A with Abe Perlstein of 97.3 The Rock at the new Foghorn Brewhouse, 2940 Main St., Morro Bay.

The Central Coast Weavers Guild’s 14th Annual Sale & Showcase is Nov. 5 from 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Nov. 6 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Strawbale Barn Weaving Studio (9156 Santa Margarita Rd., Atascadero). This is a once a year opportunity to shop for the county’s finest hand-woven and handcrafted items. Items for sale include hand-woven clothing, household items, gifts and a gallery show of fine crafted hand-woven items, including wall displays, clothing and jewelry. Looms and spinning wheels will be on display as well as ongoing demonstrations of weaving and spinning throughout the show. Fiber artists reside in San Luis Obispo County and Santa Maria.
Proof of complete vaccination & properly worn masks required for entry. For more information or directions, go to www.centralcoastweavers.org or call The Strawbale BarnWeaving Studio owners Kay or Rosemary Thorne, 438-5501.

The Morro Bay Recreation Department is planning a ‘Trunk-or-Treat” event for Halloween and kids can come down to the Community Center in costume and get some treats sponsored by local businesses, and play some fun, carnival-type games.
From 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 local businesses and community organizations will be set up in the Community Center parking lot, 1001 Kennedy Way, doling out treats from the trunks of their cars, along with some fun activities — a photo booth, crafts, face painting, carnival games, a bounce house and more.
Cost is $5 per child ages 2-older, and the department is asking folks to register beforehand online at: http://apm.activecommunities.com/morrobay/home. The City is hoping to organize the event so as to monitor the number of people attending in an attempt to be mindful of COVID restrictions from the Governor.
The Trunk-or-Treat is in lieu of the wildly popular, Downtown Trick-or-Treat with local merchants, which had been going on for several years until the Coronavirus Pandemic shut down all such public events after a State of Emergency was declared in March 2020. That edict remains in place in California today, over 19 months later.
Photo is of some trick-or-treaters from the 2019 Downtown Trick-or-Treat. File photo

090-P91463 Pismo State Beach ©2016, California State Parks. Photo by Brian Baer

There are only two more weeks until the Butterfly Ball: Monarch Masquerade on October 23 at the Octagon Barn in San Luis Obispo
Tickets, $120 for the gala event and $180 with the addition of the VIP status and the pre-party, are selling fast, grab them while you can at centralcoastparks.org/butterfly-ball.
The masquerade features mixology, a silent auction, performances by the Civic Ballet and other special guests, a guided art experience, delectable dining, informative speakers, and dancing to local Americana band The Mother Corn Shuckers.
All funds and proceeds from the Butterfly Ball go towards the education and conservation of the western monarch butterfly. Your support helps preserve this iconic species that overwinters in our local State Parks.

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The Almond Country Quilt Guild presents its Annual Quilt Auction on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church at 940 Creston Road in Paso Robles. There will be a wide assortment of quilts and quilted wearable’s to bid on. Not Just Your Grandmother’s Quilts but amazing works of art. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the silent auction and viewing of the live auction quilts. The live auction starts at 7 p.m.
A portion of the auction proceeds will go to the Cancer Support Community and Lumina Alliance (formally RISE and Stand Strong).

After more than a year of virtual music making, Cal Poly’s jazz groups will return to in-person concertizing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center. The Cal Poly Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Contemporary Jazz Ensemble will be joined by the new Commercial Music Ensemble, which performs rock, Motown, funk, modern pop, video game music, and other styles of popular music from a jazz perspective. Arthur White, director of jazz studies, directs the groups.
The concert will celebrate both the return of live concerts and the release of the double album “another time, another place,” which was recorded during the pandemic from students’ homes. The CD features the Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble performing original compositions and new arrangements by White and Davis Zamboanga (Music, ’20). The program will also include compositions that have been performed by the Count Basie Orchestra, Yellowjackets, Tower of Power, Aretha Franklin, New York Voices, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and others.
Tickets are $20 for the public, and $10 for students and Jazz Federation members. Event parking is sponsored by the PAC. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call 805-SLO-4TIX (805-756-4849).

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The arts are back in-person at Cuesta College. The following events at the CPAC will be live indoor concerts with COVID-19 protocols and vaccination/testing requirements in place. The concerts are also available via live stream at a discounted price. General admission tickets are $15, student tickets are $10, and virtual tickets are $5. Tickets are available for purchase at tickets.cuesta.edu.
• Cuesta Choirs: Back into the Groove featuring Cuesta Voce and Chamber Singers is on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Harold J. Miossi CPAC Mainstage Theater. Enjoy a wide variety of groove-based music, ranging from Jazz to Gospel to multi-meter modern dance forms and classical waltzes with Cuesta College’s two top vocal ensembles.
• The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery at Cuesta College is partnering with R.A.C.E. Matters SLO’s Belonging Project to present we are here, an exhibition of Black portraits of community members who speak their individual and collective truths as creatives, activists, entrepreneurs, parents, and community members. The photographic collection is inspired by the work of famed abolitionist, writer, and statesman Frederick Douglass, who viewed Black self-representation and photographic portraiture as powerful tools for supporting Black liberation. The opening reception is on Friday, Oct. 15, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. A panel discussion will also be held via Zoom at bit.ly/cuestawearehere on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free. Visit the gallery webpage or call (805) 546-3202 for a schedule of exhibits and hours of operation. Students, employees, and visitors who access Cuesta College campuses and facilities must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test within 72 hours of the campus visit. Following CDC guidelines, proper face coverings are required in all indoor public areas and shared spaces for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Find out more about Cuesta College’s vaccine requirement at cuesta.edu/vaccine.

Join Camp Ocean Pines on October 31 from 1 – 4 p.m. for an afternoon of fall fun! This open house-style event is suited for the young and the young-at-heart. Free activities include face painting, a pumpkin patch, archery, caramel apple decorating, hay rides, meet-n-greets with Camp’s animal ambassadors, and axe throwing. Festivalgoers can also explore Camp’s serene grounds including coastal Monterey Pines, Hammock Village, the Rainbow Amphitheatre, and 10 beautifully designed straw bale cabins. Soak up the incredible ocean views, and if guests are lucky, they can catch the sound of the sea lions from the nearby beach. Food will be available for purchase. And for guests over 21, local wine and beer tastings from Hearst Ranch Winery, 927 Beer Company, and Stolo Vineyards will be offered. Everyone is invited to join in the free event located at 1473 Randall Drive, Cambria. Photo by Camp Ocean Pines

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