Events and Activities 8-24-2023

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 25, 2023

The SLO County Arts Council presents the Open Studios Art Tour in 2023 on October 14/15 and 21/22 throughout San Luis Obispo County during National Arts and Humanities Month. Fine artists and crafters open their studios to showcase their art and share their processes so viewers can visit art at its source. Visitors create self-guided tours using the event catalog. 

There will be 5,000 printed catalogs in circulation available for pickup in early September at the following arts venues: Studios on the Park (Paso Robles), The ARTery (Atascadero), Cambria Center for the Arts, Cruise Control Gallery (Cambria), Art Center Morro Bay, Left Field Gallery (Los Osos), The Bunker (SLO), EDNA Contemporary (SLO), SLO Museum of Art, Art Central (SLO), Clark Center (Arroyo Grande), Ron’s Nursery/Halcyon General Store (Arroyo Grande), DANA Adobe and Cultural Center (Nipomo). 

To launch the 25th annual Tour, there is a a Preview Show (sampling of artwork throughout the county) and Kick-Off Celebration at The Bunker SLO (a new community gallery and showroom) from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, October 13. Participants can meet artists and enjoy food trucks, live music, and a raffle! 

New this year are the Planned Routes, grouped studios by medium and region to help visitors plan their tours. Planned Routes include the Los Osos Jewelry and Functional Art Route, Pacific Coast Highway Route, North County Sculpture Route, and many more! Local wineries and restaurants sponsor each route and provide discounts to tour-goers. Visitors can also plan their tour based on the demonstrations and workshops occurring at studios. 


Saturday, August 26th the SLOFunny Comedy Show returns to The Savory Palette on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay with Nationally Touring Headliner Ryan Stout. Ryan has made over 200 television appearances on programs including “Conan,” “Chelsea Lately,” HBO’s “Funny as Hell,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” and his own half-hour special: “Comedy Central Presents… Ryan Stout.” 

He’s hosted game shows, clip shows, and talk shows for networks like MTV, FOX, CBS, and AXS TV. Ryan has also released three stand-up comedy albums that all debuted at the top of the comedy sales charts and have since been streamed millions of times across multiple platforms and are regularly broadcast on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. Ryan’s comedy is something that simply must be experience. He is know as a comics comic. Stand-up comedians love watching Ryan perform and you will too.

Hosted by Jon Huck (NBC, CBS, Hulu), with Kym Kral, Jeremiah Nation and Featuring Dave Carter (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Sherman Show in Hulu). Get your tickets today. 

Tickets $20 – $30. The Early Show – PG-13 – 6:30 p.m. The Dirty Show – Unrated – 9 p.m.

Get them on or at My805Tix 


SLO Skiers, a local, non-profit sports and social club for adults has its next monthly meeting at Dairy Creek Golf Course Clubhouse in San Luis Obispo at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, September 6.  Meetings are free, and yearly membership is only $65. Social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

Meeting follows. Social and sports activities occur year around.


The Morro Bay Art Association presents a free talk with ceramicist Jack Mettier entitled, “Our Planet is a Clay Factory” on Sept. 11 from 3 to 5 Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. Mettier is a raconteur extraordinaire and has a lot to talk about. He has had more than 60 years of passion, experimentation, curiosity and joy in the art of making ceramics and thirty-five years of teaching ceramics, art and jewelry. He taught art and ceramics at Paso Robles High School and was chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department there. At Taft College he taught ceramics and jewelry and was Director of the Art Gallery as well as chairman of the fine arts department. 

Over the years he has experimented with making kilns and making functional and representational pieces and glazes from different materials, including native clays. He has extensive knowledge of clay history. He has elevated thrown vessels into pieces that speaks of conflict, resolution, and design that transcends the simple form into an artistic statement. He is still experimenting today in his home kiln and continues to experience the magic and joy of unpredictable finished surfaces. 

For more information, call 805-772-2504, or goto 


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.

• Featured Wall Artist: Ken Christensen

• Display Case: Dolls & Books by “Yesterday’s Companions” (UFDC)

• Paws to Read – Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Come and read your favorite book to Berkeley! She’s at the Los Osos Library on Wednesday afternoons. School age.

• Storytime – Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m.

Stories, dance, and music for toddlers and preschoolers.

Legos! – Friday, September 1, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Come to the Los Osos Library and build amazing creations with Legos! School Age.

• Cartoon Club – Friday, September 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Zap! Pow! Learn how to create characters, draw backgrounds, build a story and more during a fun comics-filled afternoon! Paper, pens and pencils provided – you bring the inspiration. For ages 8-18.

• Master Preservers “Freezer Jam” – Saturday, September 9, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Did you know you can make a super easy jam in your freezer at home? If you’ve never made jam before, this is a wonderful place to start. The UC Master Preservers will show us how it’s done! For kids ages 10 and under. Registration limited to 24, sign up today.


Cambria Center for the Arts announces a Call to Artists to participate in their upcoming Juried Art Exhibit, featuring juror Frank Eber, September 8-November 5. The show features two- and three-dimensional works.  Art will be displayed in the CCA virtual gallery and in the physical gallery, at 1350 Main Street.

Online art submissions open Sept 1-5, or in person on exchange day Sept 5 10 a.m. – 12 p.m..  For more information, membership and to submit art, goto the CCA website, http://www.cambriaarts,org.

Eber was raised in Europe and worked as a professional 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 masters. Eber describes his paintings as a personal response to the subject, to interpret what gives it life and to capture the energy within.  

There will be an opening reception and presentation by Eber about his thought process and what prompted him to select the awarded entries, Sept 9, from 4:30-6 p.m.  All are invited to attend, enjoy refreshments, and mingle with the artists. Image, Under the Ell by Frank Eber


The 30th Annual American Field Service Pinedorado 5K Fun Run takes place at Coast Union High School, 2950 Santa Rosa Creek Road, Cambria, on Saturday, September 2, 2023. On-site registration is at 7 a.m. with the race starting at 7:45 a.m., which follows the Pinedorado Parade route down Main Street in Cambria. The cost is $25 with free t-shirt to first 30 entranats. Proceeds benefit (scholarships and host family support) CUHS American Field Service Program (student exchange organization). For more information, contact Sharon Bisso, AFS county/school representative at (805) 801-1132 or go to


Free upcoming September programs at the Morro Bay Library – 625 Harbor St, (805) 772-6394.  

*Cartoon Club – Wednesday, September 6, 3 – 5 p.m.

Learn how to create characters, draw backgrounds, build a story and more during a fun comics-filled afternoon! Paper, pens and pencils provided – you bring the inspiration. For ages 8-18. 

• Tenango Art – Wednesday, September 13, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Come to the Morro Bay Library to learn about tenango embroidery from presenter Luna before creating your own tenango inspired drawing! This program is presented in Spanish and English.


Morro Bay 4-H is getting ready for the new program year. Kids from 5 years of age to 19 are invited to join the club. 4-H is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, reaching close to 6 million kids in the U.S. alone. The Morro Bay 4H Club will kick it all off the at the club’s first general meeting at The Benedict, 1401 Quintana Rd., on Tuesday September 5 starting at 6:30 pm. Information about Morro Bay 4-H and the projects that are being offered this year are the topic of discussion. The current list of projects offered is Leadership, Beef, Sheep, Swine, Rabbit, Poultry, Gardening, Cooking, Painting, Fishing, Hiking Outdoors, Sewing.

For more information, contact community club leader, Tammy Haas (805) 459-7988. Information is also available at the county website

Send your event listing at least three weeks in advance to Make sure to include the who, what, why, where and when of the event and contact information. Please, type out in paragraph form rather than attaching flyers.

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