Events and Activities 8-10-2023

Written by Theresa-Marie Wilson

Theresa-Maria Wilson has been a journalist covering the North Coast and South County area for over 20 years. She is also the founder of Cat Noir CC and is currently working on a novel.

August 11, 2023

Downtown Cayucos will rumble with the fury of hogs when all manner of custom motorcycles line Ocean Avenue when the first ever, vintage and custom motorcycle show takes over town.

The Moving Parts motorcycle show is slated for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 on Ocean Avenue. 

According to organizer, Tamara Bell, “The Event aims to celebrate and merge the skate, surf and motorcycle culture of the past and present. Moving Parts will showcase a variety of vintage and custom built motorcycles accompanied by a swap meet and market.” 

Admission is free and the event is open to all.

See the website at: movingpartsshow.com for more.

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Join the Celebration of Caring premier event benefiting patient programs and services at French Hospital Medical Center. The evening includes a cocktail reception, a gourmet dinner by Chef Ryan Fancher of Ox + Anchor, an exciting auction, as well as the presentation of the 2023 Louis Tedone, MD Humanitarian Award to Bob & Debbie Wacker. You’re invited to an elegant evening of celebration at ACI Jet on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Seating is limited, reserve early! Tickets are $295. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to reserve a sponsorship, contact Samantha Cardenas via email or call 805.542.6496. Individual tickets are $295. Tables seat eight individuals. Formal attire is recommended. Register for the celebration of Caring at https://dignityhlth.org/43PqisB.

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By the Sea Productions presents a staged reading of ‘Freud’s Last Session’ by Mark St. Gerrmain. It’s 1939 and England has just declared war on Germany.  Imagine the conversation between atheist psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and Anglican author C.S. Lewis as they exchange their divergent views on God, war, politics, religion, race, joy, sex and music — a discussion as relevant and thought-provoking today as it would have been then.  

The reading takes place at 545 Shasta Ave. in Morro Bay on August 18-20 with shows on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. For more information or to get tickets, call 805-776-3287 or go to bytheseaproductions.com. Tickets are $15.

Directed by Rhonda Crowfoot, ‘Freud’s Last Session’ features Don Gaede as Freud and Samvel Gottlieb as Lewis.  Performing one weekend only, August 18-20, on Friday and Saturday evening at 7 pm and a Sunday matinee at 3 pm.  Tickets are $15 at bytheseaproductions.org or call 805-776-3287.

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Friends of the Cayucos Library Used Book Sale is set for Saturday, August 19 at the Library patio at 310 B Street. Shopping begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Search the tables for great books, CDs, and more! Most items are available for $1. Discount shopping begins at 12 p.m. – fill a bag for $3. Friends of the Library memberships are available.

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San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre (SLO REP) opens their 2023-24 season with the comedy “Stones in His Pockets” by Marie Jones. With just two actors playing over a dozen parts, “Stones in His Pockets” is a comedic yet tragic take on the effects of the Hollywood dream in a small Irish town. When a Hollywood film crew takes over a rural town in County Kerry, the townspeople are excited to be part of a major film.  Charlie Conlan (Billy Breed) and Jake Quinn (Jeff Salsbury), both local extras on the film, tell the story of the impact this movie set has upon the local community. 

“Stones in his Pockets” opens Friday, August 11 and runs through August 27 with performances Thursday through Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.. SLO REP is located at 888 Morro Street in downtown San Luis Obispo. Ticket prices range from $20 – $42 and are available at www.slorep.org or by calling (805) 786-2440.

As a two-hander, “Stones in His Pockets” features actors Billy Breed and Jeff Salsbury. Breed and Salsbury play a more than a dozen characters in the story. Breed and Salsbury previously played multiple characters on the SLO REP stage in another two-hander comedy, “Greater Tuna.” Breed has also appeared numerous times on the SLO REP stage, including last year as Inspector Fix in “Around the World in 80 Days.” Salsbury was in SLO REP’s spring comedy “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike” as Spike. “Stones in His Pockets” is directed by Lawrence Lesher. Hailing from Queens, New York, Lesher has acted or directed in all 50 states and nearly 40 countries. His directing credits at SLO REP include “Around the World in 80 Days” and “Rounding Third.”

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Join Studios on the Park Los Osos for mixed media and glass artist Larry Le Brane’s presentation “The Spark to Creativity,” Friday, August 11, 2023, 5-7 p.m., when he’ll share the creative journey and inspiration behind his eclectic art. Larry will share stories, photos, and humor to describe how he originally began making art with fused glass, offbeat materials and found objects.

Learn firsthand how Larry originally included musical instruments in his sculpture at two previous Studios on the Park exhibitions. These music-inspired creations led to his current “Largemouth Bassoon off the Hook” sculpture that is illuminated in their front window as part of the “Our Central Coast” exhibition.

This event is open to the public, but seats are limited. Bring your questions and curiosity, and get ready to be inspired! More details at https://studiosonthepark.org/events/artist-talk-the-spark-to-creativity-by-larry-le-brane/. 

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Upcoming free programs at the Morro Bay Library – 625 Harbor St, (805) 772-6394. 

• Nintendo Switch – Wednesday, August 16, 3:00-5:00

Master your gaming and fine motor skills with our Nintendo Switch! We will provide one Switch for up to 4 players at a time – feel free to bring your own too. Games include Mario Kart and Just Dance.

 • Rock Paintings – Wednesday, August 23, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Learn about pictographs, petroglyphs and more before creating your very own piece of rock art to take home! Presenter Luna will guide us through the history and process of rock art. This program will be presented in Spanish and English. All ages welcome.

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It’s time for TMHA’s 2nd Annual Sunshine Celebration at Sea Pines Golf Resort in Los Osos, 1945 Solano St. Join us for an afternoon of fun in the sun with a free concert from the Josh Rosenblum Band on Saturday, August 26 from 2 to 6 p.m. They will be rocking out on the green starting at 2 p.m.. Grab a friend and join the cornhole tournament or enter the golf ball drop for a chance to win up to $500! All proceeds go to supporting the programs of Transitions-Mental Health Association. To purchase pre-sale Golf Ball Drop entries, contact Clara Cobb at ccobb@t-mha.org or 805-540-6564.

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The following are free events brought to you by the Los Osos Library 2075 Palisades, Ave, 805-528-1862. All library programs follow current California and County of San Luis Obispo health guidelines.

• Book Discussion – Thursday, August 17, 2023 5:30-6:45 p.m.

We will be discussing “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson.  No need to sign up ahead of time.  Just show up! Call the library for details.

• Button Making – Friday, August 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Create your very own fantastic pieces of flair using our button maker!  For ages 8-18.   

• Nintendo Switch – Friday, August 25, 2023 2:30-4:30

Master your gaming and fine motor skills with our Nintendo Switch! We will provide one Switch for up to 4 players at a time – feel free to bring your own, too.  Games include Mario Kart and Mario Party.

•Teen Crafternoon – Saturday, August 26, 2:00-4:00

Come on down for snacks and art! This Saturday’s craft will be origami kusudama flowers and balls. For ages 11-18.

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The Cambria Center for the Arts invites community artists to participate in the Fall Juried Art Exhibit featuring juror Frank Eber. Submissions take place online September 1-5.  For details, go to details. http://www.cambriaarts.org.

The show, September 8 through November 5, will feature two- and three-dimensional art at the gallery. Art will be displayed in the CCA Virtual Gallery Online and in the physical gallery. There will be an opening reception and talk by Eber about his selection process and why he chose the awarded entries on Sept 9, from 4:30-6 p.m. All are invited to attend, enjoy refreshments, and mingle with the artists. 

Frank Eber grew up in Europe and worked as a professional illustrator and portrait artist. He was later mentored by Italian master painter Renato Castro, and his direct, loose style of painting was influenced by the old-world master. He describes his paintings as a personal response to the subject, to interpret what gives it life and to capture the energy within. Eber is an award-winning artist and Signature member of the American Impressionist Society (AIS), the American Watercolor Society (AWS) in New York, the National Watercolor Society (NWS) and an artist member of the California Art Club.

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Check out the second annual Cayucos Home Tour on August 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event benefits the Lioness Project Fund, which supports a variety of Cayucos needs, such as scholarships for college/trade school, junior lifeguard program, swim lessons, Harvest Bag, and Cayucos Elementary Arts programs.

Tickets are $80 per person and include a limo bus ride to each of the homes, an event wine glass and wine and treats at each home. For tickets, email home.tour@cayucoslioness.org.

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SLOMA presents Vanessa Wallace-Gonzales Exhibition through October 2.

Vanessa Wallace-Gonzales is a Black-Latinx and Santa Barbara, California native artist who uses elements of mythology to explore her identity and personal experiences. She began this exploration during her attendance at the Maryland Institute College of Art and carried it on in exhibitions in Oxnard, Ventura and Los Angeles, California, New York City, Baltimore, Maryland, and Florence, Italy.

Vanessa Wallace-Gonzales is attracted to mythology because it rides the line of reality and fantasy to tell the story of a people. Her passion has brought her to think of her own creation. 

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is located at 1010 Broad Street. They can be reached at 805-543-8562.

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