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February 9

Film and TV

FILM AND TV  ACTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS, YOUTH AND TEENS
FILM AND TV ACTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS, YOUTH AND TEENS
(Times vary)

This class takes place on Sun. and is taught by a professional film actor/director. Annual LA trips to perform for talent agents and casting directors. Ongoing.

Aaron Metchik
act@actorsedge.com
Phone: 323-488-9388
http://actorsedge.com

La Perla Del Mar
205 Windward Ave.
Shell Beach

Art

THE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
Galleries
(Gallery hours are Tues.-Sat. 11am-4pm)

nurtures creativity, empathy, and big-picture thinking by bringing emerging and established artists to campus.

Phone: 756-1571
http://artgallery.calpoly.edu

Building 34, Dexter Hall
next to the Cal Poly library
SLO

Farmers Market

SLO GRANGE FARMERS MARKET
(3-6pm)

This farmers market is held every Tuesday in the Grange parking lot from

Mary White
marylwhite.mail@gmail.com
Phone: 762-4688

2880 Broad St.
SLO

Cost: Free

Holiday events

Smart Studio Valentine's Party!
Valentine's Party!
Smart Studio Valentine's Party!
February 9 (1:00pm-3:00pm)

Come to Smart Studio and make some valentines for your class or your sweetheart. All the red, pink, and awesome stuff will be bursting from the studio shelves for project-making. Cost will be $5/hour per person for studio time and materials. Premium materials will cost a bit extra. Go to www.smartstudioslo.com for more information on our studio.

Terri
smartstudioslo@gmail.com
Phone: 805-904-5229
http://www.smartstudioslo.com

SmART Studio
3591 Sacramento #104
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $5/hour per person

Special Events

"STAYING ALIVE" BUTTERFLY CHARACTERISTICS, SURVIVAL BEHAVIORS, AND ADAPTATIONS
"STAYING ALIVE" BUTTERFLY CHARACTERISTICS, SURVIVAL BEHAVIORS, AND ADAPTATIONS
February 9 (1-3pm)

Join us in the Oak Pavillion when State Park Docent Peggy Coon will discuss how butterflies stay alive in each state of developement: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and adult butterfly. She will show the beautiful and unique colors on the inside and outside of the butterfly wings and explain how these colors, patterns, and markings are used for protective coloration, warning, mimicry, and more, and will display her own photos taken in Costa Rica, Belize, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States. Feb. 9.

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
education@slobg.org
Phone: 541-1400 x304

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Rd.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: $5 for members and $10 for non-members

A NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS MASQUERADE BALL
February 9 (6:30pm)

Burning James and the Funky Flames are co-sponsoring along with Bon Temps Creole Cafe in association with the Noor Foundation, SLO Blues Society, and the SLO Jazz Festival. A Night in New Orleans Masquerade Ball on Feb. 9 in the historic San Luis Obispo Masonic Lodge. Proceeds benefit the Noor Foundation. This is gonna be a stone cold Gumbo Ya Ya. If the great music and food and the NOLA spirit isn't enough of a draw, the beautiul 100-year-old Masonic Lodge building just might be.

Phil Lang
james@burningjames.com
Phone: 544-2100
http://burningjames.com

Masonic Lodge
Marsh St.
SLO

Cost: $20-$25

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Cal Poly Lion Dancers
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
February 9 (3pm)

Come Feb. 9 to the parking lot in front of Volumes of Pleasure while we usher in the year of The Snake. Astrology is a part of all cultures. Just as most of us know our sign in Western Astrology, most people in Asian cultures know their animal sign. The Cal Poly Lion Dance Team will perform a blessing for our community and for Volumes of Pleasure, a ritual that dates back centuries. In times past the dance was used to scare away monsters and evil spirits.

Carroll Leslie
volumesofpleasure@hotmail.com
Phone: 528-5565

1016 Los Osos Valley Rd.
Los Osos

Cost: Free

FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE
February 9 (6PM-8:30PM)

The City of Pismo Beach, Recreation Division is now accepting registrations for the annual Father-Daughter Dance. This dance is for young ladies ages three to eighteen years old, and the special man in her life. The event takes place on Saturday February 9th from 6pm-8:30pm at the Pismo Beach Veterans Hall. Pre-registration is required by January 31st, 2013 for this enjoyable evening. This event sells out each year, so be sure to register early!

Colleen Ghiglia
cghiglia@pismobeach.org
Phone: 805-773-7063

Pismo Beach Vets Hall
780 Bello St
Pismo Beach 93449

Cost: $25 per couple, additional family members $10

ICE SKATING EXHIBITION
February 9 (11:00AM )

Come on down for the first ever Ice Skating Exhibition at Blades On Ice in Atascadero! The skating events will feature: figure skating, costume characters on ice, and other family friendly shows. Admission is $5 for watch and regular prices in you want to ice skate after the exhibition. More Info, contact us @ 805-748-1520

Josh Ferguson
josh@atascaderoblades.com
Phone: 805-748-1520
http://atascaderoblades.com

Blades On Ice
9685 Morro Rd
Atascadero 93422

Cost: $5

MUSTANG BALL DANCESPORT COMPETITION
Ballroom Dance Professionals Jonathan Atkinson & Lorena Bravo
MUSTANG BALL DANCESPORT COMPETITION
February 9 (Starts at 11am)

The Cal Poly DanceSport Team will host its 6th annual Ballroom and Latin DanceSport Competition from 11am-10pm on Feb. 9 in the university’s Chumash Auditorium. There will be over 80 different events at levels from newcomer to expert in dances like Salsa, Tango, Swing, Waltz, Samba, Hustle, and more! Spectators are welcome. Admission is $5 in advance and $8 at the door.

Amy Leung
info@cpdst.org
Phone: 242-6282
http://cpdancesport.org/comp

Cal Poly Chumash Auditorium
1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo

PISMO BEACH ANNUAL FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE
February 9 (6-8:30pm)

The annual Father-Daughter Dance is for young ladies ages 3-18 years old, and the special man in her life. This special event allows fathers, grandfathers, or uncles to treat their little one to a semi-formal night of dancing and fun. Feb. 9 from

Pismo Beach Recreation
kmelchiorsen@pismobeach.org
Phone: 773-7063
http://pismobeach.org

Pismo Beach Veterans Hall
780 Bello St.
Pismo Beach

Cost: $25 per couple and $10 for each additional child of same Family

SOULFEST II
Om
SOULFEST II
February 9 (10am-4pm)

Join with members of the Awakening Interfaith Spiritual Community in a unique opportunity to spend a day in blissful, soulful indulgence. During SoulFest 2013 we will nourish your soul through guided meditations, restorative yoga, drumming, Kriya yoga teachings, kirtan, ayurveda talk, and delicious vegetarian food. Feb. 9.

Nancy Ballinger
revballinger@awakeninginterfaith.org
Phone: 772-0306
http://awakeninginterfaith.org

AWAKENING Interfaith Spiritual Community
1130 Napa Ave.
Morro Bay

Cost: $50 suggested donation

Valentines Day Dinner
Winery Events
February 9 (6:30pm)

Looking for a romantic, classy, and entertaining Valentine's day gift? Our multiple course food and wine dinner is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday. Join us for live music, dancing, and amazing fun- don't miss out on this one. This event will sell out. $90/Wine Club, $110/Non-Member. Call or log on today for reservations.

Bethany Jenings
bethany@opolo.com
Phone: 805-238-9593

bethany@opolo.com
7110 Vineyards Drive
Paso Robles , CA 93446

Cost: $90 members, $110 non- members

Music

ORGAN CONCERT SERIES AT FIRST PRES SLO
ORGAN CONCERT SERIES AT FIRST PRES SLO
February 9 (4pm)

First Presbyterian Church SLO is pleased to present Organ Virtuoso, Katya Gotsdiner McMahan, joined by instrumentalists Jessica Hoffman, oboe, and Greg Magie, horn, in a concert of music by Guilmant, Handel, Abbott, Reinecke, Debussy, Morricone, and more. Performed on the newly installed Veritas Organ at First Presbyterian Church. Feb. 9. $10 suggested donation at the door. Free parking.

Katya Gotsdiner-McMahan
churchoffice@fpcslo.org
Phone: 543-54541
http://fpcslo.org

First Presbyterian Church
981 Marsh St.
San Luis Obispo

THE JAN AND DEAN SHOW
Dean Torrence & The Surf City Allstars
THE JAN AND DEAN SHOW
February 9 (8pm)

The Clark Center for the Performing Arts presents The Jan and Dean Show featuring Dean Torrence and The Surf City Allstars on Feb. 9 at 8pm. The Jan and Dean Show features the greatest hits of two of both Jan and Dean and The Beach Boys, as well as other great songs of the era including "Barbara Ann," “The Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” “Dead Man’s Curve,” and “Surf City.” Don’t miss this Classic California Beach Party!

Box Office
info@clarkcenter.org
Phone: 489-9444
http://clarkcenter.org

Clark Center
487 Fair Oaks Ave.
Arroyo Grande

Cost: $39-$48

TRET FURE IN CONCERT!
Singer, Songwriter, Tret Fure.
TRET FURE IN CONCERT!
February 9 (8:00 pm)

Tret Fure is a gifted artist of uncommon energy and range, with a career that spans four decades. By the age of nineteen she was opening for bands such as Yes, Poco, and the J Geils Band. Saturday, February 9, 2013, 8:00 pm, Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo. A Benefit for the SLO Food Bank. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, and are available at Steynberg Gallery or call 805.547.0278. www.tretfure.com

Steynberg Gallery
jernest4@gmail.com
Phone: 805-547-0278

Steynberg Gallery
1531 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $15 in adv. $18 at door

Writers and Literature

COALESCE BOOKSTORE BOOK-SIGNING
Coalesce Bookstore book-signing
COALESCE BOOKSTORE BOOK-SIGNING
February 9 (3pm)

Coalesce Bookstore invites you to a book-signing and presentation on Feb. 9. The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, and Longing in the Ancient World by Vicki León Book-signing: 2-4pm. Presentation is at

Coalesce Bookstore
coalescebookstore@gmail.com
Phone: 772-2880
http://coalescebookstore.com

Coalesce Bookstore
845 Main St.
Morro Bay

From the Very First Line
From the Very First Line
February 9 (1:00-4:00)

Discover how to craft a compelling opening for your novel (kids-teens), from the opening line through the first 5 pages to the oft-requested 50-page sample requested by agents and editors. A first-page critique session will be included at the end of the session. 



Sidonie Wiedenkeller
doniew@aol.com
Phone: 805-528-3944
http://scbwicencal.org/

SLO Museum of Art
1010 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $40 members / $50 non-members

WRITERS GROUP
February 9 (3pm)

Now forming in Lompoc is a writers group for fiction, children's stories, scripts, and  novels, (but no poetry at this time). Those interested should call ahead and sign up. Bring two or three pages of material to be read and discussed. Ongoing starting in February. Contact for more info.

The Book Store
Phone: 735-9729

The Book Store
1137 North H St.
Lompoc

The Outdoors

SLO STEWARD'S WORKDAY: IRISH HILLS
February 9 (9am-noon)

Please call ECO SLO for more information. Work day is on Feb. 9.

Kylie
Programs@ecoslo.org
Phone: 544-1777

San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Volunteers

ADOPT-A-PET EVENTS
February 9 (11am-4pm)

take place every Saturday. Cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, tested and vaccinated prior to adoption. A free vet examination is included.

Debra Holt
DebraHolt@AOL.COM
Phone: 549-9228
http://felinenetwork.org

PetCo
Madonna Plaza Shopping Center
SLO 93405

Cost: Adoption fees are $60 for one or $80 for two