Saturday, February 13, 2016     Volume: 30, Issue: 29
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What are your 2016 Valentine's Day plans?

Dinner, movie, chocolate, and smooching. The whole nine yards!
I'm not sure yet, I always wait until the last minute.
I'm keeping it low key this year. Just Netflix and chill.
Nothing. It's a dumb holiday and a drain on my wallet.

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Musical muse

ARTWORK BY TAMARA THORNTON

Musical muse

Music inspires art at Studio on the Parks in Paso Robles with SoundScapes, on view through Feb. 28. The exhibit features paintings, sculptures, mosaics, and more, all created by local artists and inspired by various genres of music. To find out more, go to studiosonthepark.org.

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French flora

PHOTO COURTESY OF SLOBG

French flora

Take a “tour” of two well-known French gardens via a presentation led by garden educator Ken Levine at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, Feb. 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. The presentation will feature the Botanic Garden at Lyon as well as Monet’s Garden at Giverny, and tickets are $10 for the public, $5 for members. Visit slobg.org for further details.

—Trever Dias

Eastern ensemble

PHOTO COURTESY OF CAL POLY MUSIC

Eastern ensemble

Traditional and contemporary music and dance originating from the Eastern Mediterranean region will be showcased by the Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center on the Cal Poly campus in SLO. The performance will also feature guest artists including violinist Adel Eskander, qanun player Mousa Nasser, percussionist Mohamed Radi, and choreography by Jenna Mitchell. Tickets range from $9 to $14 and can be purchased at the Cal Poly ticket office or by calling 756-4849.

—Trever Dias