Indulge in San Luis Obispo County Restaurant Month, starting January 2, 2015! Participating restaurants will offer special prix-fixe menus ranging from 2-4 courses at $30-$40 per person.
NEW this year, Restaurant Month will be celebrated at local Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo Wineries with various “Go Local Wine Deals”!
We hope you join us during this exciting month celebrating some of the finest cuisine on the Central Coast! Follow us for the latest news and updates on Restaurant Month! You might even get a chance to win a meal for two!
Join a City Ranger for hikes at beautiful, local open spaces, and learn about geology, vegetation and wildlife. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water. Hike duration varies with group. For more information or to schedule a group hike, call 781-7302.
Stenner Springs @ end of Stenner Rd. All ages. Sun Jan 4 1pm. FREE.
Reservoir Canyon. All ages. Sun Feb 8 1pm. FREE.
Cerro San Luis. All ages. Sun Mar 15 1pm. FREE.
Froom Ranch @ Home Depot Lot. All ages. Sun Apr 19 1pm. FREE.
Johnson Ranch. All ages. Sun May 10 1pm. FREE.
1/11:MET Live in HD: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art. ENCORE
Move over Dixieland and let the Sardines play “hot jazz” from the bygone era when live music was king. Bop ‘til you drop to their unique repertoire tinged with a little glamour, a little grit, a bit of Parisian accent, a lot of passion – and even some tap dance! All coolly wrapped into one extraordinary evening.
Originally from Uganda, Samité’s smooth vocals – accompanied by the kalimba, marimba, litungu, and various flutes – have mesmerized audiences around the world. In the intimate Pavilion, Samité’s East African music will touch everyone as he sings the songs of his people.
Original sketches, monologues, and songs that explore the hilarious, sometimes cringe-worthy moments that take place on sidelines of soccer fields, behind closed doors at parent-teacher conferences, and within our own living rooms. Not exactly appropriate for children. But why would you bring them? This is your time.
Please note: This production includes strong language and is intended for mature audiences.
For the past 25 years, Kathleen Madigan has been a top-rated comic voice on virtually every late-night TV show and the headliner in several Comedy Central stand-up specials. Understated, observational, and absolutely hilarious, Madigan proves why audiences adore her and fellow comedians like Ron White call her “the best.” (Adult content – may not be suitable for children under age 15)
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue plus very special guest return to the Central Coast on Friday night, January 23, 2015 at the SLO PAC. Advance reserved tickets are on sale now at the PAC Box Office, (805) 756-4TIX, pacslo.org. All Ages. This will be a high volume show.
1/25:Fringe Benefit: Chopin, Champagne and Chocolates
Fringe Benefit will be held as a special benefit event in January. Chopin, Champagne and Chocolates at Villa Filaree. Every serious classically-trained pianist has grappled with at least some of the Chopin etudes. Pianist Jocelyn Swigger is on a mission to learn them all. This interactive program will explore her journey learning these difficult pieces, including an ancillary trip through the songs of Tin Pan Alley and a serious study of the fine art of improvisation. Expect sparkling wine, delectable chocolates, and a little bit of audience participation and improv in this special benefit for Festival Mozaic.
One of today’s most prominent concert organists, Elliott excels at authentic silent film accompaniment and promises great fun when he returns to the Forbes Pipe Organ, accompanying shorts by Buster Keaton and Laurel & Hardy and a feature film starring local silent screen star, Colleen Moore.
After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world.
The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.