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PHOTO COURTESY OF CHERYL BRITTON
When I was a little girl I dreamed of owning a retrofitted Airstream trailer that I could load up with cupcakes and baby cats and we would travel the country together as a folk group playing gigs at little knock-around bars, and the cats would take turns driving, and we would all live happily ever after. Who am I kidding? I took out a micro-loan for that dream last week. But seriously, vintage trailers? Surefire way to win anyone with a heart’s … heart. Good thing Pismo Beach will once again be host to the “Trail Along to Pismo” vintage trailer show. The sixth such annual event is set for May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be more than 315 trailers for you to drool near (please don’t do it on the trailers). Participants have planned such activities as bowling, kite flying, group meals, an outdoor movie night, and my absolute favorite, “Trailer Trash Happy Hour.” I need to buy a trailer. For more info, visit vintagetrailercamp.com. Trailers will be on display at Pismo Coast Village RV Resort at 165 S. Dolliver St. in Pismo.
PHOTO COURTESY OF REBECCA LEDUC
Catch a cubist
If you know anything about art, you at least know that Pablo Picasso was kind of a big deal. He painted stuff that kind of looks like a bunch of stuff, but is really one thing that you can look at from a bunch of different angles. Yeah … I didn’t major in art in college. But I can appreciate a good film about art, and I bet you can, too! The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art will be showing Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1956 film about Picasso’s life and works, called The Mystery of Picasso, on May 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets are a suggested donation of $5 for members and $7 for the general public. For more info, visit sloma.org. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is at 1010 Broad St. in San Luis Obispo.
ARTWORK BY DENNIS CURRY
A view of the sea
Everyone loves our Pacific coastline. That’s why we live here (and because Oprah told us to), but maybe you’ve been looking for an opportunity to show our beautiful natural environment just how much you care. Well, you’re in luck because on May 18 beginning at 1 p.m. there will be a SLOPE Art event to benefit Los Padres Forest Watch. “Redwoods to Chaparrals” will feature music, appetizers from a local chef, wine, beer, and, of course, great art on display. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. SLOPE will donate 40 percent of all painting sales to ForestWatch, and all proceeds from the event will benefit the local forest protection efforts. To get tickets and more information, visit LPFW.org/r2c, or call 617-4610.
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