Saturday, March 25, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 35

Weekly Poll
Should SLO allow night hiking in public spaces?

Yes, I need my fix of night hiking and biking, especially during the short winter days.
No, I think that might disturb the wildlife that occupy those open spaces at night.
No, have you not heard of mountain lions?
People hike at night anyway so might as well make the change.

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Street ads to high art: Vintage European Posters displays collection in Paso


It all started with a young girl falling in love. It seemed impractical, but eventually Elizabeth Norris decided to just go for it. The 1890s poster, with the words “When Hearts are Trumps” by William Bradley—once an advertisement for a book of poetry by an American author—was one of Norri...

Intense post-Civil War drama 'The Whipping Man' ignites the Pacific Conservatory Theatre


From the moment a newly-freed slave embraces a wounded Confederate soldier and utters a line in Hebrew, it’s clear The Whipping Man is not the typical Civil War drama. Ostensibly about the days immediately following the end of the Civil War, the play touches on issues of self-delusion, and the ...

Vines and fine art


Maybe Paso Robles has the reputation for being the artsy wine town, but Atascadero is showing what it’s got on March 24 for the Art and Wine Tour. The event will be held throughout Atascadero’s downtown from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and participants can experience all that the area has to offer with f...

Making space for all


Women in San Luis Obispo are taking back online space, one Wikipedia entry at a time. Cuesta College's Fine Arts Department will host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon March 29 at its SLO campus from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 7125. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less th...

Stroll and peruse


Catch the April Morro Bay Art Walk and the Morro Bay Estuary’s State of the Bay Art and Science showcase on April 14 at the Marina Square Complex in Morro Bay from 5 to 8 p.m. Spend an evening strolling along Morro Bay’s beautiful waterfront. Converse with local artists about their fine art, je...

Searching for Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges at the SLO Film Fest


It’s Saturday, March 18, and I’m pretty sure by the end of the night I’ll be hanging out with Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges. They just arrived on the red carpet in front of the Fremont Theater, where Jeff will be giving Josh (Yeah, we’re on a first name basis like besties) the King Vidor Awar...

Guilty Pleasures: Beverly Hills Ninja


When? 1997  |  What’s is rated? PG-13  |  Where’s it available? DVD. I can just imagine the Beverly Hills Ninja pitch going down in some Hollywood conference room in the ’90s. “OK, here’s the whole movie: Chris Farley plays the worst, clumsiest ninja of all time. That’s all we got...