Thursday, February 23, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 31

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Sinners and saviors: Little Theatre brings seedy underworld of 'Guys and Dolls' to SLO


Fast talking hustlers, beautiful dames, and the supposed balance of a soul teetering on the edge between heaven and hell; what more could one want from a musical? Throw in a bet for love and you’ve got Guys and Dolls, the 1950 musical written by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, with music and lyrics ...

Piecing it together: Paper cutting artwork comes to Morro Bay


Two years ago, lab assistant Ryan Carroll didn't even know what paper cutting was. But he'd grown up crafting origami into everything from geometric shapes to animals, so when he stumbled across the art of paper cutting (which has roots going back to sixth century China) on Instagram, he was intrigu...

Break in the storm: Last weekend's rain stopped just in time for a Sunday getaway in Cayucos


Yes, my weekend plans were ruined by last week’s almighty storm. I bet yours were too! My Plan A for Feb. 18 and 19 was a long-planned, two-day camping trip with my girlfriend for her birthday. But as the weekend forecast rolled in, those plans started to look very improbable. We had to scrap the...

Slumber party!


It’s time to—dare we say it?—get a little loud in the library, sleepover style. The Atascadero Public Library will host a pajama party and author reading event on Feb. 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Children of all ages and their parents are invited to come hear children’s author Lee White read alo...

Seeking artists with studios


Got a cool art scene happening in your pad? Well the people of SLO want to see it. The SLO County Open Studios Art Tour is slated for Oct. 14, 15, 20, and 21 this year. The tour gives fine artists and crafters who live or work in the county an opportunity to showcase their art and demonstrate their...

A celebration of art and faith


For a whole month, revel in art and history at SLO United Methodist Church’s 150th Anniversary Celebration and its 10th annual Beacon Art Show. From March 3 through April 2, enjoy an exhibit of historical photographs, poetry workshops and readings, concerts, a juried art exhibit, and more. The wh...

Underrated: Bunheads


When? 2012-13  |  What’s it rated? NR  |  Where’s it available? Streaming on Free Form, purchase on iTunes. Sometimes it’s hard to let go of the cherished world that a show maker has crafted with painstaking care. Such was the case in 2007 when Amy Sherman-Palladino’s beloved series G...