Friday, July 3, 2015     Volume: 29, Issue: 49
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Kids can get their hands on cool tools at SLO Makerspace summer camp

BY HAYLEY THOMAS

Sven Gasser is a pretty capable guy—the kind of guy who can build an electric guitar from scratch (it doesn’t have to sound good to still be a really cool experiment). For the past two years, he’s been hammering away at a boat in his garage; a boat that he one day hopes to navigate across the ...

Two new shows light up the stage at Great American Melodrama

BY HAYLEY THOMAS

For an actor of the melodrama, there’s nothing worse than coming off stage without a whole lot of boos and hisses to show for it. That is, if you’re a melodrama actor playing the villain.  If you’re the hero, you’re probably looking to incite as many cheers and hoorays as possible. Either...

Women celebrates the female at Steynberg Gallery

BY GLEN STARKEY

It’s Monday, June 26—Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner and Little Prince author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s birthdays. It’s also artist David Settino Scott’s birthday. He’s 77, and I’m sitting in his kitchen talking about his upcoming Steynberg Gallery show, Women, which opens this...

Belinda Carlisle headlines Pride in the Plaza on July 12

BY HAYLEY THOMAS

This year’s celebration of the Central Coast LGBQT community promises to be more colorful and vibrant than ever. Better yet—the whole enchilada culminates in an anticipated live performance by Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go’s in Mission Plaza July 12. The free, family-friendly concert will fea...

Studios on the Park exhibits the work of Harold Spencer and sons

BY HAYLEY THOMAS

How often do parents and their kids get together for the sole purpose of creating with pure abandon? Not often enough. In celebration of artistic divergence and the diversity that can be found within one single family, Studios on the Park will play host to artist Harold Spencer and his two sons for ...

'Chapter Two' by Neil Simon comes to Pewter Plough

BY HAYLEY THOMAS

“First love” is complicated enough as it is. The second time around, it can get even hairier. Hairier usually equals funnier, and funnier means comedic gold to be mined!  This is what the folks at Pewter Plough Playhouse have in mind with their new semi-autobiographical comedy, Chapter Two, wr...