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In honor of Black History Month, "The Color Purple," rated PG-13, will be screened for free at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Shepard Hall at the Santa Maria Public Library. The event is free and no tickets are required. Seating is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Freshly popped popcorn will also be served free of charge. Info: 805-925-0994, ext. 8562.
The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society will present "Masters in Vienna," featuring Minnesota-based soprano Maria Jette, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Grace Baptist Church, at East McCoy Lane and College Drive. Maestro Michael Nowak will open the concert with Beethoven’s dramatic and poignant Coriolan Overture, and continue with the brilliant and youthful Symphony No. 29 in A Major by Mozart. Jette will sing two Mozart Songs for soprano and orchestra, as well as a collection of extraordinary songs from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn," based on German folk songs and folk poetry. Tickets are $15 to $45. A family rate of $60 will only be available at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.santamariaphilharmonic.org or call 805-925-0412 and leave a message.
The Ulysses Jasz Band, from Santa Barbara, and the Amigos Jazz and Swing Band, from the Central Coast, will be playing “Hot Swingin’ Jazz” at the Basin Street Regulars’ concert from 1 to 4:30 at the Pismo Beach Veteran’s Memorial Building, 780 Bello St., on Sunday, Feb. 24. Jam session starts at 11 a.m. (bring your instrument and join in). Admission is $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Info: Call 805-481-7840, visit www.pismojazz.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the funky megaband Snarky Puppy, the three-time Grammy Award-winning music collective bringing its mix of funk, fever and finesse on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara. Tickets, which are $25 to $55 general public and $15 UCSB students (with ID) can be purchased by calling 805-893-3535 or at www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St., in Santa Barbara. Tickets, which are $18 general and $14 for youths (plus a facility fee), can be purchased by calling 805-893-3535, online at www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu, by calling the theater at 805-963-4408 or online at https://www.axs.com/venues/2330/arlington-theatre-santa-barbara-tickets.
"Shakespeare in Love," a romantic comedy based on the Academy Award-winning movie, plays in the Marian Theatre through Sunday, March 3. It is based on the screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman and was adapted for the stage by Lee Hall with music by Paddy Cunneen. Visit www.pcpa.org for more information or contact the box office at 805-922-8313.
Common Kings will perform with Nattali Rize at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Fremont Theater. Doors open at 8. Tickets, which are $22 to this 16 and over show, can be purchased at Boo Boo Records, 978 Monterey St., in San Luis Obispo, or online at https://fremontslocommonkings.eventbrite.com/?aff=PR. The theater is located at 1035 Monterey St. Info: 805-546-8600.
Temple Beth El presents jazz vocalist Inga Swearingen on Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. at 1501 E. Alvin Ave., in Santa Maria. Opening the show will be Diane Borad-Mirken, singing showtunes and standards. Tickets, which are $15 in advance, can be purchased by calling Diane at 805-478-1463. Seats will be $18 at the door.
The Wood Brothers, dubbed the "masters of soulful folk" by Paste, with Carsie Blanton will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Fremont Theater. Doors open at 7. Tickets, which are $27, for this 16 and over show, can be purchased at Boo Boo Records, 978 Monterey St., in San Luis Obispo, or online at https://fremontslothewoodbrothers.eventbrite.com/?aff=PR. The theater is located at 1035 Monterey St. Info: 805-546-8600.
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents pianist Beatrice Rana, Gramophone's 2017 Young Artist of the Year, making her Santa Barbara debut with a program including Chopin, Ravel and Stravinsky on Sunday, March 3, at 4 p.m. at Music Academy of the West's Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara. Tickets, which are $35 general public and $9 students (with valid ID) plus a facility fee, can be purchased at 805-893-3535 or www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.age.
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the renowned Joffrey Ballet in two nights of tour-de-force programs with works by George Balanchine, Justin Peck, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and other acclaimed choreographers on Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6, at the Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara. Tickets, which are $45 to $125 general public and $20 for UCSB students (plus a Granada facility fee), are available at 805-893-3535, www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu or the Granada 805-899-2222 and granadasb.org.
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter with her collaborator of 31 years, pianist Lambert Orkis, performing violin masterworks by Mozart, Debussy, Poulenc and Ravel on Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Granada Theatre, Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara. Tickets are $35 to $65 general public, $15 for UCSB students. A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price. Tickets, info: 805-893-3535, www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu or Granada Theatre at 805-899-2222, granadasb.org.
Clark Center Association will present Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience on Saturday, March 9, at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. The cast of performers and dogs will delight audiences of all ages, with high-energy excitement from beginning to end. Tickets, which are $20 to $35, can be purchased at the box office, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., by calling 805-489-9444 or online at http://clarkcenter.org/ for tickets.
The Santa Maria Valley Senior Club presents its “Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party,” featuring Riptide Big Band with vocalist Bob Nations, on Sunday, March 10, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 Park Ave., Santa Maria. The event is free and funded with a grant from the Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County. Band info: Call 775-813-5186 or visit riptidebb.com or Riptide Big Band on Facebook.
Clark Center Association will present Masters of Soul on Sunday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music, an evening of endless hit songs by the greatest musicians of the era. The ten-piece ensemble, consisting of six singers and a four-piece backup band, presents unforgettable classics by Gladys Knight and the Pips, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Barry White, Sam and Dave, James Brown and more. Tickets, which are $39 to $55, can be purchased at the box office, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande, by calling 805-489-9444 or online at https://clarkcenter.org/event/masters-of-soul/.
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Mountainfilm on Tour Kids' Showcase, a six-senses experience of adventure, culture and the environment for the whole family, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. in UCSB Campbell Hall. The program of short films was sourced from the Telluride Film Festival. Tickets, which are $10 general and $5 for children 12 years old and under, can be purchased by calling 805-893-3535 or online at www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.
Better Oblivion Community Center with Sloppy Jane and Christian Lee Huston will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Fremont Theater. Doors open at 7. Better Oblivion Community Center is an American indie rock duo composed of musicians Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers. The duo released their debut album on Jan. 24 through Dead Oceans to critical acclaim. Tickets, which are $27 for all ages, can be purchased at Boo Boo Records, 978 Monterey St., in San Luis Obispo, or online at https://fremontslobetteroblivioncommunitycenter.eventbrite.com/?aff=PR. The theater is located at 1035 Monterey St. Info: 805-546-8600.
Grammy Award winner Lady Smith Mambazo returns to the Performing Arts Center in concert Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. A free preconcert lecture will be led by Cal Poly language professor Brian G. Kennelly, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. Student and adult tickets, which range from $19.20 to $54, can be purchased in advance at the on-campus Cal Poly Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; by phone at 805-756-4849; or online at www.calpolyarts.org. Info: Visit www.calpolyarts.org.
The Los Angeles-based Jacob Jonas The Company dance troupe will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, in Cal Poly's Spanos Theater. Led by 26-year old namesake Jacob Jonas, the ensemble is widely recognized for its combination of break dance, acrobatics and contemporary ballet techniques shining through narrative exposition. A free preconcert lecture will be led by company founder Jacob Jonas, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Philips Lecture Hall. Tickets, which are $45 for adults and $36 for students, can be purchased in advance at the on-campus Cal Poly Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; by phone at 805-756-4849; or online at www.calpolyarts.org. Info: Visit www.calpolyarts.org.
Clark Center Association will present "ABBA Mania" on Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. With hits like "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me," "Mama Mia," "Fernando" and many more, the fun and unbelievably catchy music of ABBA is a pop music phenomenon that still spreads like wildfire, decades after ABBA's last live performance. Tickets, which are $40 to $52, can be purchased at the box office, at 487 Fair Oaks Ave., in Arroyo Grande, by phone at 805-489-9444 and online at https://clarkcenter.org/.
Cal Poly Arts presents Dustbowl Revival and Hot Club of Cowtown in a fun, free-wheeling musical evening at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St, in San Luis Obispo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Band, the artists will be showcasing their own songs plus a special tribute to “Music from Big Pink” and “The Band.” Tickets, which are $42 general admission, can be purchased at Boo Boo Records, 978 Monterey St. and online at eventbrite.com Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Watsky with Grieves and Beau Young Prince will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Fremont Theater. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $20 to $87 for this 16 years or older show, can be purchased at Boo Boo Records, 978 Monterey St., in San Luis Obispo, or online at https://fremontslowatsky.eventbrite.com/?aff=PR. The theater is located at 1035 Monterey St. Info: 805-546-8600.
Clark Center Association will present The Official Blues Brothers Revue on Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. Under the musical direction of Paul Schaffer, The Official Blues Brothers Revue pays homage to Chicago's rich history of blues, soul music and gospel in the true spirit of the original Blues Brothers. Tickets, which are $40 to $50, can be purchased at the box office, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande, by calling 805-489-9444 or online at https://clarkcenter.org/.
Turnaround Artists will present Irish Comedy Tour on Sunday, March 24, at 5 p.m. at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans. Tickets, which are $29 to $45, can be purchased at the box office, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., in Arroyo Grande, by calling 805-489-9444 https://clarkcenter.org/.
The Offspring with special guest Jonny Two Bags will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Fremont Theater. Tickets, which are $56.50 for all ages can be purchased at Boo Boo Records, 978 Monterey St., in San Luis Obispo, or online at https://fremontslotheoffspring.eventbrite.com/?aff=PR. The theater is located at 1035 Monterey St. Info: 805-546-8600.
Clark Center Association will present The Travlein' McCourys -- The Evolution of Bluegrass on Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande, Winners of the 2019 Grammy Award for best bluegrass album," the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury -- Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo -- continue their father's work; a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people's lives. Tickets, which are $46 to $55, can be purchased at the box office, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande, by calling 805-489-9444 or online at https://clarkcenter.org/event/the-travelin-mccourys-the-evolution-of-bluegrass/.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox is coming to the Fremont Theater, Thursday, April 11, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7. Bradlee takes contemporary pop and rock tunes and fashions new arrangements for them that cast them in an unpredictable variety of musical styles from the past with a rotating cast of world-class singers and musicians. Tickets, which are $27 for all ages, can be purchased at Boo Boo Records, 978 Monterey St., in San Luis Obispo, or online at https://fremontslopostmodernjukebox.eventbrite.com/?aff=PR. The theater is located at 1035 Monterey St. Info: 805-546-8600.
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature's new exhibition, “Ray Strong: A Collector’s Passion,” continues through July 8. The show features 32 paintings by renowned Santa Barbara artist Ray Strong (1905-2006), loaned by David Parker of Goleta. While several pieces have been shown at venues throughout the county, this is the first time the entire collection will be shown together. The museum is located at 1511-B Mission Drive, in Solvang. Info: Call 805-686-8315.
"Quilts: Shared Stories and Expressions of Love" is on display through April at the Los Alamos Branch of the Santa Maria Public Library. Each of the 10 displayed quilts from local residents has a unique story shared through interviews by each quilt owner. Info: Call Dawn Jackson, Librarian III, at the Santa Maria Public Library, at 805-925-0994.
Country singer Clay Walker will perform during the second day of the 2019 Santa Barbara County Fair, country singer Clay Walker is set to take to the stage on Thursday, July 11, and play fan favorites like “What’s It to You,” “Live Until I Die” and “If I Could Make Living.” The Houston resident, who first topped the Billboard country singles chart in 1993 with “What’s It to You,” will perform older singles and as well as songs from his newest album, “Long Live the Cowboy,” which was released Jan. 21. Walker will perform at the fair — which runs July 10 to 14 at the Santa Maria Fairpark — as part of the Bud Light Concert Series on the KCOY Main Stage. The concert is free with paid admission. For more information, visit www.santamariafairpark.com.
Orcutt Community Theater will hold auditions for "Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play," directed by Dixie Arthur, Monday and Tuesday, March 4 and 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Klein Dance Arts at the Skyway Center, 3546 Skyway Drive, Building 1, Suite A, in Orcutt. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Callbacks, if needed, will be held Thursday, March 7, at 6 p.m., with cast members announced via email and social media by Monday, March 10. Performance dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 26-28, May 3-5. Needed are four to six males and three to five females, all various ages. Info: Contact Dixie Arthur at 805-937-3738 or email email@example.com.
Anyone who likes to sing -- eighth-graders to junior college -- is invited to participate in the Youth in Harmony Festival on Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Louis de Montfort Church Hall. The festival begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends with a performance from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free food, drink, commemorative T-shirt and music are provided. To participate, request a registration form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 9. Sponsored by Central Coast Chordsmen and Tri Cities Sound Barbershop chapters.
LOMPOC: D’Vine Wine Bar & Bistro, 107 W. Ocean Ave. features Bistro menu, nightly happy hour and Saturday lunch. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., This Valley; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Audition Night; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Dan Mally; Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Jerry Stickell. Info: 805-430-8356, dvinewinebarandbistro.com or on Facebook.
ARROYO GRANDE: SLO Down Pub, 1200 E. Grand Ave. presents live music nightly. Info: 805-481-4067.
BUELLTON: Antonio’s Pizza & Pasta, 278 E. Highway 246, offers live music and singing by Dan Mally. Info: 805-744-2569 or email@example.com.
LOMPOC: D.J.’s Saloon, 724 E. Ocean Ave., offers live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays. Info: 805-736-5109.
LOMPOC: Lacambra Sisters Filipino Fiesta, 129 North V St. offers karaoke each night except Sundays, and occasional live music. Info: 805-819-0559.
PISMO BEACH: Harry’s Night Club and Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., presents live bands 9 p.m. nightly except Thursdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Info: 805-773-1302.
SANTA MARIA: Costa de Oro Winery, 1331 S. Nicholson Ave., features Friday Night Wine Downs, 5 to 8 p.m. with live music and light snacks. Open to all ages. Info: 805-922-1468.
ARROYO GRANDE: Talley Vineyard Tasting Room, 3031 Lopez Drive, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Info: 805-489-0446.
ARROYO GRANDE: Gather Wine Bar, 122 E. Branch St. Info: 805-474-4771.
LOMPOC: Babcock Winery and Vineyards, 5175 E. Highway 246, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Info: 805-736-1455.
LOMPOC: Flying Goat Cellars Tasting room, 1520 E. Chestnut Court, Unit A, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Info: 805-736-9032 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOS ALAMOS: Bedford Thompson Tasting Room, 448 Bell St., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Info: 805-344-2107.
LOS OLIVOS: Carina Cellars tasting room, 2900 Grand Ave., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Info: 805-688-2459.
ORCUTT: Addamo Estate Vineyards, 400 E. Clark Ave., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Info: 805-937-6400.
SANTA MARIA: Cambria Winery, 5475 Chardonnay Lane, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Picnic tables available. Info: 805-938-7318.
SANTA MARIA: Costa de Oro Winery, Stowell Road, east side of Highway 101, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Offers local fresh produce, food and gift items. Info: 805-922-1468.
SANTA MARIA: Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery, 3940 Dominion Road, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Info: 805-937-8463.
SANTA MARIA: Foxen Vineyard, 7200 Foxen Canyon Road, noon to 4 p.m. Fridays to Mondays. Located in an old blacksmith shop. Small picnic area on the grounds. Info: 805-937-4251.
SANTA MARIA: McKeon-Phillips Winery, 2115 S. Blosser Road, Unit 114, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Info: 805-928-3025.
SANTA MARIA: Rancho Sisquoc Winery, 6600 Foxen Canyon Road, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Located in an 1875 chapel, barn and ranch. Picnic facilities available. Info: 805-934-4332.
SANTA MARIA: Riverbench Vineyard and Winery, 6020 Foxen Canyon Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, groups of eight or more by appointment. Info: 805-937-8340.
LOMPOC: A fine and applied arts class covering the basics of oil and acrylic painting from the beginning drawing to the finished painting. Beginning through experienced painters who want to work with oils and acrylic media are welcome. The class is at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon or Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The fee for this class is $35 for residents and $42 for nonresidents. Ages 18 and up may participate. Info: Lompoc Recreation Division, 805-875-8100, or stop by and register at 125 W. Walnut Ave.
SANTA MARIA, Wednesdays: The Art Club meets 9 to 11 a.m., Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 E. Park Ave. Info: 805-925-0951, ext. 207.
Art Museums & Galleries
LOMPOC: Flying Goat Cellars Tasting Room, 1520 E. Chestnut Court, features local artists each month. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. Info: 805-736-9032.
LOMPOC: Lompoc Public Library’s Grossman Gallery, 501 E. North Ave. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Info: 805-875-8775, ext. 8787.
LOS ALAMOS: Gallery Art Brut, 458 Bell St. The gallery also features fine art, antiques and represents a dozen Central Coast artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Info: 805-344-4440.
LOS OLIVOS: The Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave. is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 805-688-7517 or www.gallery losolivos.com.
ORCUTT: Valley Art Gallery, 125 W. Clark Ave., displays original art by local artists and featured artist receptions on the first Friday of the month from 5-7 p.m. Hours are Tuesday through Friday noon to 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 805-737-2278, valleygallery.org
ORCUTT: The Frame Gallery, 125 W. Clark Ave., is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Info: 805-287-9402.
PISMO BEACH: Seaside Gallery, 580 Cypress St. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Info: 805-773-8057 or www.theseassidegallery.com.
SANTA MARIA: Betteravia Gallery is located inside the Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside. The Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Free. Info: 805-568-3990.
SANTA MARIA: Gold Coast Art 'n’ Frames, 1020 W. Betteravia Road, Suite B, features local artists and jewelers. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Info: 805-346-6099.
SANTA MARIA: Shepard Hall Gallery, inside the Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St. Info: 805-349-1018.
SOLVANG: The Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, 1624 Elverhoy Way. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Info: 805-686-1211.
SOLVANG: Old Mission Santa Ines, 1760 Mission Drive, features hand-painted murals by Indian artists, European art and sculptures, a garden and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Cost: $5, free for children under 12. Info: 805-688-4815.
Museums & Education Centers
ARROYO GRANDE: The Barn, 127 Short St., is the South County Historical Society’s Museum Annex and houses antique vehicles, fire equipment, printing presses and agricultural artifacts. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Info: 805-489-8282.
ARROYO GRANDE: Heritage House, 126 Mason St., was built in the late 1800s and houses period clothing, photographs, kitchen items and more. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Info: 805-489-8282.
ARROYO GRANDE: Santa Manuela Schoolhouse, 127 Short St., is a one-room schoolhouse, built in 1901. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Info: 805-489-8282.
GUADALUPE: Guadalupe Cultural Arts and Education Center, 1055 Guadalupe St. (Highway 1), is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Info: 805-568-3990.
GUADALUPE: Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, 1065 Guadalupe St., preserves the geology, flora and fauna of the dunes environment and its multicultural history. It features natural science exhibits and the Cecil B. DeMille Lost City exhibit of artifacts from the film location for his 1923 movie “The Ten Commandments.” Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. Cost: $2 donation, free for children 11 and under. Info: 805-343-2455.
GUADALUPE: Rancho de Guadalupe Historical Museum, 1005 Guadalupe St., is open 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, or by appointment. Info: 805-343-5901.
LOMPOC: Fabing-McKay-Spanne House, 207 North L St. is a restored turn-of-the-century home featuring a carriage house, reference room and the anchor of the USS Chauncey, a destroyer wrecked off the nearby coast during the 1923 Honda Point tragedy, the Navy’s largest peace-time disaster. Hours are 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday and Thursday, and the fourth Saturday of the month. Cost: Donation. Info: 805-735-4626.
LOMPOC: La Purisima Mission, 2295 Purisima Road, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with the building closing at 4:30 p.m. Guided tours are offered at 1 p.m. except when special events are scheduled. Advance tour reservations required for groups larger than 10. Cost: $6 parking fee. Info: 805-733-3713.
LOMPOC: Lompoc Museum, 200 South H St. The museum is open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. weekends. Info: 805-736-3888.
NIPOMO: Dana Adobe/Rancho Nipomo, 671 S. Oakglen Ave., promotes understanding and enhances knowledge of the multiculturally rich Rancho Era, via the restoration of the historic Dana Adobe and the preservation and development of the 129-acre Rancho Nipomo, a living historic park. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, and by appointment. Special tours available. Cost: Donation. Info: 805-929-5679.
SANTA MARIA: Historic Santa Maria City Hall, 110 E. Cook St., 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, by reservation only. Info: 805-925-0951, ext. 1117.
SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum, at the corner of Miller and Boone streets, noon to 4 p.m., second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Info: 805-714-4927.
SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Museum of Flight, 3015 Airpark Drive, features early aviation and present-day displays of aircraft and artifacts. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Cost: $5 for the general public, $4 for seniors, $3 for ages 12 to 18, $1 for children 6 to 12. Info: 805-922-8758.
SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Natural History Museum, 412 S. McClelland St., presents multisensory exhibits with a regional focus. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost: Free, donations. Info: 805-614-0806.
SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 705 S. McClelland St., is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, to 7 p.m. Thursdays, closed Sunday except the last Sunday of the month when it is open from noon to 4 p.m. with free admission for an adult who accompanies a child. Cost: $8; children 2 and younger free, seniors 65 and older $5. Info: 805-928-8414.
SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum, 616 S. Broadway, houses local ranch memorabilia, a room honoring Capt. G. Allan Hancock and artifacts of the Central Coast. It has both rotating and permanent displays of the history and culture of the Valley. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Cost: Donation. Info: Cindy, 805-922-3130.
SANTA YNEZ: Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum, 3596 Sagunto St. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Cost: $4 general admission, ages 15 and younger admitted free. Info: 805-688-7889.
SOLVANG: Motorcycle Museum, 320 Alisal Road, displays vintage motorcycles, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and by appointment. Cost: $10, children under 10 free with parent or guardian. Info: 805-686-9522.
SANTA MARIA: Free Traditional Obon Dance Lessons every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Veterans' Memorial Cultural Center, 313 W. Tunnell St. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.
SANTA MARIA: Everybody Can Dance is offering ballet classes for ages 2 and up, including adult classes. Tap is offered for ages 2 to 14, Dance Team is for ages 6 to 14 and a Hula Workout is for ages 12 to adult. The studio is located at 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. Classes start at $45 per month. Info: 805-937-6753 or www.everybodycandance.webs.com.
LOMPOC, Wednesdays: Tribal-style belly dance lessons, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Lompoc School of Dance, 311 North F St. Open to women of all ages, sizes and shapes. Drop-ins welcome. Cost: $12 each class; six for $60. Info: Dana Johnson, 805-709-4686.
ORCUTT, Wednesdays: Dance lessons, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Oasis Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt. For all ages of adults, beginners and beyond. New class begins first Wednesday of each month. Cost is $36 for four weeks. Dance type rotates among ballroom, Latin, swing and night club. Private lessons and choreography for weddings and quinceaneras available by appointment. Info: 805-928-7799 and Kings Dance on Facebook.
SANTA MARIA, Thursdays: Folk and round dance, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 E. Park Ave. Info: 805-925-0951, ext. 207.
LOMPOC, Wednesdays and Thursdays: Line Dance Instruction, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Half Century Club, 341 N. N St. Refresh your memory or learn new dance skills. Great exercise. Ages 18 and over welcome. Info: 805-736-6669.
ARROYO GRANDE, Fridays: The Gran Cortina Singers practice, 11 a.m., Cortina D’Arroyo Grande, 241 N. Courtland. Anyone age 55 and older is welcome. Info: 805-473-2770.
ORCUTT, Mondays: The Coastal Voices practice, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3945 S. Bradley Road. Singers of all vocal ranges are welcome. Info: 805-937-5827.
ORCUTT, Tuesdays: Central City Chordsmen practice, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 S. Bradley Road. All men and boys who like to sing a four-part harmony are invited. Info: 805-937-4919.
ORCUTT, Thursdays: Tri-city Sound Chorus of Sweet Adelines practice, 6:45 to 9:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 S. Bradley Road. Women of all ages are invited to sing and perform. Info: 805-736-7572.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Thursdays: San Luis Obispo County Band, 7 to 9 p.m., in the San Luis Obispo High School band room, 1499 San Luis Drive. All ages welcome, must have basic proficiency of band instrument. Info: 775-813-5186 or www.slocountyband.org.
SANTA YNEZ, Thursdays: Valley Wind Ensemble, practice 7 p.m. Thursdays, Santa Ynez High School Music Room, 2975 E. Highway 246. Anyone who can read music and has own instrument is invited to join this community band of brass, woodwind and percussion players. Info: 805-688-8728.
ARROYO GRANDE: Toddler Time, 11 a.m. Saturdays, with stories and activities for children 18 to 36 months, accompanied by an adult; Children’s Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, with each day featuring a different theme, Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch St. Info: 805-473-7161.
GROVER BEACH: Grover Beach Community Library, 230 North 9th St., is offering group story time to students of preschool and day care providers. Info and to schedule a field trip: 805-481-4131.