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March 4

Art

Springtime Succulence
Springtime Succulence
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through May 2. Come see art that expresses the ripeness of spring.

Logan
artcentral93401@gmail.com
Phone: 747-4200
http://artcentralslo.wordpress.com/

Art Central Gallery
1329 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

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

SAN LUIS OBISPO DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET
(6-9pm)

The San Luis Obispo Farmers Market takes place every Thursday from 6-9pm on Higuera St. between Osos and Nipomo and includes over 120 vendors of produce, dairy, barbecue, flowers, and more.

Downtown Association
Phone: 541-0286
http://dowtownslo.com

Farmers' Market
Higuera St.
SLO

Cost: Free

ARROYO GRANDE
(8:30am)

In the Smart & Final parking lot on the corner of Grand Ave. and Courtland on Wed. at

Phone: 544-9570

Arroyo Grande

NIPOMO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
(11am-2:30pm)

Takes place on Sundays from

glenn5612@att.net
Phone: 929-3081

Monarch Club
1645 Trilogy Parkway
Nipomo

Cost: Free

SAN LUIS OBISPO
(8-10:45am)

At the Promenade parking lot near World Market (off Madonna Road), Sat. from

Phone: 544-9570

SLO

TEMPLETON
(9am-12:30pm)

In the Town Park on Sat.

Phone: 748-1109

at 6th and Crocker Streets
Templeton

LOS OSOS/BAYWOOD PARK
(2-4:30pm)

Mondays.

Phone: 748-1109

At Second and Santa Maria Streets
Los Osos

PASO ROBLES
(3-6pm)

Tues. at City Park from

Phone: 748-1109
http://northcountyfarmersmarkets.com

11th and Spring St.
Paso Robles

Special Events

EASTER ARRIVES AT THE WILSHIRE HOSPICE HOPE CHEST
March 4 (10am-5pm)

Easter merchandise clothing now available! From bunnies to baskets to bonnets and much more. Hope Chest proceeds benefit uninsured and underinsured Wilshire Hospice patients and their families, through April 16.

Jenann
jamclennan@wilshirehcs.org
Phone: 545-5955

Wilshire Hospice Hope Chest
445 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $2-$25

WILSHIRE HOSPICE HOPE CHEST SPRING CLOTHING
March 4 (10am-5pm)

Blouses, sweaters, tank tops, T-shirts, pants, scarves and much more for men, women and children now available. There's a special rack loaded with Easter sweaters to help you get ready for the big day, through March 10.

Jenann
jamclennan@wilshirehcs.org
Phone: 545-5955

Wilshire Hospice Hope Chest
445 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $6-$12

ART AFTER DARK AT STUDIOS ON THE PARK
Art After Dark Paso
ART AFTER DARK AT STUDIOS ON THE PARK
March 4 (6-9pm)

Studios on the Park celebrates Art After Dark Paso, a fun tradition of art, wine, and live music-filled evenings at the start of every month, March 4.

Sasha Irving
sasha@studiosonthepark.org
Phone: 238-9800
http://studiosonthepark.org

Studios on the Park
1130 Pine St.
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: $5, only if wine tasting

LIGHTSHARE BOOK SALE FUNDRAISER
March 4 (10am-3pm)

Come to the Lightshare Center in Santa Margarita on March 4 to peruse the vast selection of books that Lightshare has collected over many years. All book sales are by donation to Lightshare.

Wendy McKenna
wendy@lightshare.us
Phone: 438-4347
http://lightshare.us

Lightshare Center
22701 El Camino Real
Santa Margarita 93453

Cost: Free

MARDI GRAS UNDERGROUND
Mardi Gras Underground
MARDI GRAS UNDERGROUND
March 4 (7-10:30pm)

Enjoy a unique evening featuring exceptional New Orleans-style cuisine, silent and live auctions, lively music, colorful beads, costumes and merriment. All proceeds equally benefit Hospice SLO County and Community Counseling Center. March 4.

Andrea
andreahanlon@hospiceslo.org
Phone: 544-2266

Park Ballroom
1232 Park St. #200
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: $50-$55

OLIVAS DE ORO OLIVE OIL PARTY
Spring Party
OLIVAS DE ORO OLIVE OIL PARTY
March 4 (Noon-5pm)

Featuring the release of new 2017 olive oils, live music from noon-3 by Two for the Road, olive oil tasting, samples, kite flying, and fun. RSVP recommended, not required. March 4.

Rachel Hagins
rachel@olivasdeoro.com
Phone: 227-4223

Olivas de Oro
4625 La Panza Rd.
Creston 93432

Cost: Free admission; lunch is $15

PROJECT FIX OF THE CENTRAL COAST
PROJECT FIX OF THE CENTRAL COAST
March 4 (10M-1pm)

Got something broken in your life? Project Fix is here to help! Are you a repair expert? Come share your skills with others. Repair enthusiasts of all experience levels are welcome to attend this local repair event, March 4.

Kristen
projectfixcentralcoast@groups.facebook.com.
Phone: (330) 519-2972

iFixit
1330 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

Stage

<em>GUYS AND DOLLS</em>
GUYS AND DOLLS
March 4 (Thurs.-Sat.: 7pm; Sat. and Sun.: 2pm)

A couple of big-city gamblers run amok in depression-era Times Square, Feb. 17 through March 12.

SLO Little Theatre
boxoffice@slolittletheatre.org
Phone: 786-2440
http://slolittletheatre.org/shows/guys-dolls/

San Luis Obispo Little Theatre
888 Morro St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $35-$75

ON GOLDEN POND
March 4 (Fri/.Sat./Sun.: 7pm; Sun.: 3pm)

The heartwarming story of Norman and Ethel Thayer, married for many years, who must now face growing older together. Directed by Gene Strohl, with Tom Ammon and Toni Young, through March 5.

ajschwaber1@aol.com
Phone: 776-3287
http://bytheseaproductions.org

By The Sea Productions
545 Shasta Ave.
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: $20

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
March 4 (8pm)

Six precocious sixth-graders compete to become champion, while reflecting on the trials, tribulations, and triumphs that led them to the bee, through March 4.

Performing Arts Center
performinartscenter.slo@gmail.com
Phone: 756-4849
http://pacslo.org

Performing Arts Center
1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo 93407

Cost: $12-$20

NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS
Cast of Nana's Naughty Knickers
NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS
March 4

Bridget and her New Yorker Nana are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget, through March 12.

Pewter Plough Playhouse
rjbstage@aol.com
Phone: 927-3877
http://pewterploughplayhouse.org

Pewter Plough Playhouse
828 Main St.
Cambria 93428

Cost: $22

PAULA POUNDSTONE LIVE
Paula Poundstone
PAULA POUNDSTONE LIVE
March 4 (8:00pm)

Poundstone is considered one of the most original comedians working today. Legendary for her razor-sharp wit and wry, intelligent humor, Poundstone is a master at spontaneous interaction with a crowd. March 4.

Maegen
Maegen@personalpublicity.com
Phone: (888) 825-5484
http://tinyurl.com/hxfpr4v

Fremont Theatre
1035 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo 93407

Cost: $26-$36

Music

CAL POLY CHOIRS' WINTER CONCERT: CONDUCTOR'S CHOICE
Thomas Davies
CAL POLY CHOIRS' WINTER CONCERT: CONDUCTOR'S CHOICE
March 4 (8pm)

March 4. The University Singers, PolyPhonics, and the Early Music Ensemble will perform pieces that are favorites of conductor Thomas Davies', who's retiring in June.

Cal Poly Ticket Office
tickets.calpoly.edu
Phone: 756-4849
http://music.calpoly.edu/calendar/choirs/

Performing Arts Center
Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo 93407

Cost: $12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students

JOE CRAVEN AND THE SOMETIMERS LIVE
March 4 (Doors open at 4:30pm /potluck and potluck band at 5pm; concert at 6pm)

Joe Craven and The Sometimers play a "no genre left behind" kind of music. Instruments include upright and electric bass, various guitars, Dobro, lap steel, mandolin, octave mandolin, fiddle, cowbell, and who knows what else. March 4.

redbarnseries@gmail.com
Phone: 215-3238

Red Barn Community Music Series
2180 Palisades Ave.
Los Osos 93402

Cost: $20

SHADOWLANDS LIVE
SHADOWLANDS
SHADOWLANDS LIVE
March 4

Mark Davis, Karoline Hausted, and Bob and Wendy Leipman in concert, March 4 at 7:30pm and March 5 at 5pm. Tickets available atbrownpapertickets.com or cambriacenterforthearts.org.

Barbara
ccatbarb@gmail.com
Phone: 927-8190

Center for the Arts Theatre
1350 Main St.
Cambria 93428

Cost: $20

SINGLES DANCING TO LIVE MUSIC
Singles Dancing and having fun!
SINGLES DANCING TO LIVE MUSIC
March 4

Central Coast Singles (serving since 2005) will be dancing and mingling with a live band March 4. Arrive at 7pm between bands to chat and meet. Reserve a seat at centralcoastsingles.net. $5 cover after 8pm.

Gerald
ccoastsingles@yahoo.com
Phone: 888-9980
http://centralcoastsingles.net

Harry's Nightclub & Beach Bar
690 Cypress St.
Pismo Beach 93449

Cost: Free before 8pm then $5

SUGARAY RAYFORD LIVE
SLO Blues Society welcomes Sugaray Rayford on Saturday March 4, 2017
SUGARAY RAYFORD LIVE
March 4 (8pm)

Presented by the San Luis Obispo Blues Society, March 4. The Irene Cathaway Rhythm and Blues Band will be opening the show.

SLO Blues Society
info@sloblues.org
Phone: 541-7930
http://sloblues.org

SLO Vets Hall
801 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $20 members; $25 general public

Art

IRENE HARDWICKE OLIVIERI - TRANCING OUT
Supper for the Spotted Skunk
IRENE HARDWICKE OLIVIERI - TRANCING OUT
March 4 (4-7pm)

This exhibition displays paintings which illuminate the artist's connection to the natural world and the subterranean world of the heart, and runs through March 24.

Emma Saperstein
emma_saperstein@cuesta.edu
Phone: 546-3202
http://cuesta.edu

Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery
CA-1, Room # 7170
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: Free

LESLIE HANNON: CLOSURE
Leslie Hannon,
LESLIE HANNON: CLOSURE
March 4 (11am-5pm)

through April 2. Leslie Hannon’s sculpture and assemblages invite closer inspection into drawers, through windows, and around miniature rooms. This sculptural narrative represents Hannon’s journey from businessperson to artist.

Jody Kocsis
jkkiocisis@sloma.org
Phone: 543-8562
http://sloma.org

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Admission is free, donations appreciated

Springtime Succulence
Springtime Succulence
March 4

through May 2. Come see art that expresses the ripeness of spring.

Logan
artcentral93401@gmail.com
Phone: 747-4200
http://artcentralslo.wordpress.com/

Art Central Gallery
1329 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

FOLDED AND FLAT: SHIBORI BY ANA LISA HEDSTROM
Folded and Flat 1
FOLDED AND FLAT: SHIBORI BY ANA LISA HEDSTROM
March 4 (11am-5pm)

Ana Lisa Hedstrom is a world-renowned textile artist best known for her contemporary adaptations of shibori. Hedstrom’s thoughtful and inventive artwork features an amalgam of homemade natural and indigo dyes on kozo paper, textiles, and wool felt, through April 30.

Jody Kocsis
jkociss@sloma.org
Phone: 543-8562
http://sloma.org

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: admission is free, donations appreciated

SHIBORI AND ME: ANA LISA HEDSTROM
SHIBORI AND ME: ANA LISA HEDSTROM
March 4 (11:30am)

Join SLOMA for a morning ARTalk with textile artist Ana Lisa Hedstrom. Ms. Hedstrom will discuss her artwork featured in Flat and Folded"and Japanese shibori fabric dyeing techniques. March 4. Open seating.

SLOMA
info@sloma.org
Phone: 543-8562
http://sloma.org

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

ART BY FELLER
ART BY FELLER
Artists
March 4

through March 30. Local award winning artist Garry Feller creates whimsical acrylic paintings on canvas and wood.

Cambria Library
ocstaff@slolibrary.org
Phone: 927-4336
http://slolibrary.org

Cambria Library
1043 Main St.
Cambria 93428

Cost: Free

Featured Artist Dottie Visker
Fine Art Mixed Media Paintings by Dottie Visker
Featured Artist Dottie Visker
Galleries
March 4 (10am-6pm)

Fine art mixed media painting, through March 29.

Gallery at Marina Square
greg@galleryatmarinasquare.com
Phone: 7720-1068
http://galleryatmarinasquare.com

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero Ste. 10
Morro Bay 93442

Featured Guest Artists Jack and Gay McNeal
Jack and Gay McNeal - Photography and Fabric Art
Featured Guest Artists Jack and Gay McNeal
Galleries
March 4 (10am-6pm)

Fine art photography and fabric art, through March 29.

Gallery at Marina Square
greg@galleryatmarinasquare.com
Phone: 772-1068
http://galleryatmarinasquare.com

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero Ste. 10
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

COLOR Exhibit
COLOR Exhibit
Galleries
March 4

Color as an element of art and used as the language of the artist, can be a powerful tool to express the artist’s idea. This exhibit is on display through March 28.

Carlota Santa Cruz
president@pasoroblesartassociatio.org
Phone: 237-5473
http://pasoroblesartassociation.org

Studios On The Park
1130 Pine St.
Paso Robles 93447

Cost: Free

SLO RAILROAD MUSEUM
San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
SLO RAILROAD MUSEUM
Museums
March 4 (10am-4pm)

Check out the SLO Railroad Museum, with its fun kid's play area. See historic artifacts, rail cars, a world class model railroad under construction, visit the gift shop, and wave at passing trains.

Diane Marchetti
media@slorrm.com
Phone: 548-1894
http://slorrm.com

SLO Railroad Museum
1940 Santa Barbara St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $3 and under

RALPH BACERRA: EXQUISITE BEAUTY
Ralph Bacerra, 12 lid egg vessel
RALPH BACERRA: EXQUISITE BEAUTY
Museums
March 4 (11am-5pm)

Collectors and viewers alike will relish this rare opportunity to view and acquire Ralph Bacerra artworks. Ralph Bacerra was a LA–based ceramics artist known for creating pieces adorned with complex patterns and mesmerizing color,  through April 2.

Jody Kocsis
jkocsis@sloma.org
Phone: 543-8562
http://sloma.org

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free admission, donations welcome

SMALL WORKS EXHIBIT
Openings and Receptions
March 4

Trilogy Art Group (TAG) will be exhibiting paintings, photos, jewelry, pottery, and sculpture with 20% of sales going to the Friends of the Nipomo Library, through March 31.

Dorothy Modafferi
tdmod7@icloud.com
Phone: 219-0239

Nipomo Library
918 W. Teffifoll
Nipomo 93444

Cost: Free

Julie Dunn and Roger Coms exhibit
Montana de Oro by Julie Dunn
Julie Dunn and Roger Coms exhibit
Openings and Receptions
March 4 (2pm)

Tempera Batik paintings by Julie Dunn and woodworking by Roger Combs, through April 30.

Linda Lewis
lindalewisjewelry@gmail.com
Phone: 544-1036
http://sayvacreativegallery.com

Sayva Creative Studio and Gallery
65 Landing Passage
Avila Beach 93424

Cost: Free

Kim Ferrell Art Show
Artwork of Kim Ferrell Exhibit at Los Osos Fitness
Kim Ferrell Art Show
Special Art Events
March 4 (All day)

Featuring portraits of fierce and strong athletic woman, through March 31.

Laura Samuel
Phone: 528-1190
http://losososfitness.com

Los Osos Fitness
1078 Los Osos Valley Rd.
Los Osos 93402

Cost: Free

Kid Stuff

Inchworm Class
March 4

through March 18. Babies crawling and beginning to walk will practice rolling, crawling, balancing, climbing, and more in a playful, social environment. Caregivers and baby will enjoy bonding through activities. Fridays 9:30-10:15am and Saturdays 12:15-1pm.

Performance Athletics Gymnastics
info@performanceathleticsslo.com
Phone: 547-1496
http://performanceathleticsslo.com

Performance Athletics Gymnastics
4484 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Call for pricing

After school pottery classes
Create and Learn
March 4

through March 7. After school pottery is a place where kids have the freedom to create with clay using the wheel, sculpting, and handbuilding.

Shevon Sullivan
anamcre.ss@gmail.com
Phone: 896-6197
http://anamcre.com

Anam Cre Pottery
1243 Monterey St. Ste. 100
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $30 per class

Super Hero Saturdays
Get Fit
March 4 (10-11am)

through March 11. Super Hero Class integrates agility, tumbling, trampoline, gymnastics, physical fitness and flexibility into a fun and action-packed session for boys and girls ages 5-12. Kids can move up through levels as they gain strength.

Performance Athletics Gymnastics
info@performanceathleticsslo.com
Phone: 547-1496
http://performanceathleticsslo.com

Performance Athletics Gymnastics
4484 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Introduction to Robotics
Libraries
March 4 (2-3pm)

This hands-on program with SLO Makerspace will show kids how to create robots using Little Bits and Arduino sets. Registration required. Ages 10-17. March 4.

Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer
mkensingerklopfer@slolibrary.org
Phone: 781-4796
http://slolibrary.org

Arroyo Grande Library
800 West Branch
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: Free

Wishing Well School Open House
Wishing Well School Open House
Special Events
March 4 (10am-1pm)

Programs offer mixed age preschool and kindergarten, Tk, Grades 1-6th, and Homeschool Enrichment program with Inspire. Wishing Well School is a licensed Inspire vendor. Parents-only event. March 4.

Wishing Well School
wishingwellwaldorf@gmail.com
Phone: 235-4401
http://wishingwellschool.org

Wishing Well SChool
880 Manzanita
Los Osos 93402

Cost: Free

The Outdoors

WINGS and WATER: BIRDS OF THE LAKE
March 4 (10am-noon)

March 4. Join a ranger for a guided nature walk to learn about some of the showier birds in the park. Great hike for kids or beginning birders of all ages. Meet at Cottonwood parking lot. Rain cancels event.

Lopez Lake
rwemple@co.slo.ca.us
Phone: 805.788.2381

Lopez Lake
6800 Lopez Dr.
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: Park day use fee $10 per vehicle

Sports and Wellness

FREE PROJECT OF LIGHT CLINIC
March 4 (11am-2pm)

Lightshare is providing free sessions of light and tone, March 4. No appointment is necessary for a Project of Light session. All are welcome. Come and enjoy a free tune up facilitated by Lightshare team volunteers.

Wendy McKenna
wendy@lightshare.us
Phone: 438-4347
http://lightshare.us

Lightshare Center
22701 El Camino Real
Santa Margarita 93453

Cost: Free

YOGA WITH KARESA
YOGA WITH KARESA
Lessons and Classes
March 4 (8:30pm)

through March 26. Experience the relaxed flow of your natural breath nourishing the body and inspiring ease of movement. Karesa Bullock shares a yoga practice that is simple and complete, welcoming new and experienced students alike.

Lauren
tao@eastwellbeing.com
Phone: 542-9500
http://eastwellbeing.com

East Wellbeing & Tea
1238 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $15

Lectures and Learning

Jewelry Classes
ENAMEL PENDANT BY LINDA LEWIS
Jewelry Classes
Classes
March 4 (9am-noon)

Classes include Jewelry Fabrication, Copper Enameling and Lost Wax Casting,  through March 26.

Linda Lewis
lindalewisjewelry@gmail.com
Phone: 544-1036
http://lindalewisjewelry.com

Sayva Creative Studio and Gallery
65 Landing Passage
Avila Beach 93424

Cost: $45

Growing Amazing Tomatoes
Growing Amazing Tomatoes
Classes
March 4 (1-2pm)

March 4. Learn how to grow better tomatoes with a Master Gardener. Learn about varieties, pests, nutrients, and more. Followed by free docent-led tour.

Lindsey
lcollinsworth@slobg.org
Phone: 541-1400
http://info@slobg.org

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Rd.
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: $10, $5 for Garden members

Fundraisers

38th Annual SLOFOL Book Sale
March 4

Over 15,000 books at $1 per inch. CDs, DVDs, and Vinyl LPs at $1. Special priced collectible books. Benefits Friends of the SLO Library. March 2 from 6-9pm for members (with membership, sold at door) March 3 from 10am-5pm, and March 4 from 9am-2pm.

Paul Murphy
pmurphy@calpoly.edu
Phone: 544-3033
http://slofol.org

SLO Veteran's Memorial Building
801 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

Volunteers

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (FREE TAX PREPARATION)
March 4

Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business is providing free tax return preparation assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Cal Poly’s on-campus VITA clinics will be held from 10:30am-2pm every Saturday, through March 18.

Trisha Anderson
tranders@calpoly.edu
Phone: 756-2931
http://cob.calpoly.edu/vita/

Cal Poly Orfalea Business Buidling
1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free