For 25 consecutive years, our annual Roll Out The Barrels celebration has set the pace for good times, good vibes and good wines in San Luis Obispo County. The entire month will offer a variety of winery adventures and activities on an a la carte basis, organized by weekly themes such as “Taste The Coast,” “Farm to Fork” and “Sustainability & Heritage.” Meet the people behind the wines and discover the history, diversity, sustainability and farm-to-fork lifestyle that encompasses our coastal wine region.
And to end our month long celebration, we’re hosting the biggest and best Thursday evening “Barrels in The Plaza” on April 30th, with our grand tasting adjacent to the historic Mission in downtown San Luis Obispo. Here, the wines of SLO Wine Country are served with artfullyprepared treats presented by SLO County’s finest chefs. Then, on Friday evening, join us at our collaborative “Taste The Coast” winemaker dinner at Cafe Roma.
A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! More than 54 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical and the world’s No. 1 show! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship – where every night, everyone’s having the time of their lives!
Pre-show lecture scheduled
“This high-energy musical brings happiness wherever it goes!” — Time Magazine
Sponsored by Lucia Cleveland & Paul Vanderheyden, KSBY TV, Matrix Mobile Television, Radiology Associates
The “co-opera” collaborative venture between Cal Poly’s Student Opera Theatre and Opera San Luis Obispo continues this year with a complete production of Franz Lehar’s comic operetta “The Merry Widow,” with libretto by Ross Halper. Outstanding student singers in several key roles will perform side by side with internationally acclaimed opera singers. Student instrumental musicians will perform with OperaSLO’s professional orchestra.
Tickets ($18 general, $16 seniors, $9 students)
4/10:Time Stands Still
From Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies, this insightful drama focuses on Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life.
4/11:Children’s Day in the Plaza with Passport to the Arts
On Saturday, April 11, 2015, the San Luis Obispo County Child Care Planning Council and ARTS Obispo will host the 37th Annual Children’s Day in the Plaza with Passport to the Arts. This event is held every year to celebrate April as National Month of the Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month. 2015 is the first year the two events will combine efforts. Children’s Day in the Plaza with Passport to the Arts will bring children and families to the Mission Plaza for a day of hands-on visual, literary and performing arts activities, through engagement booths provided by community organizations and companies that provide learning opportunities to children, as well as spectacular youth performances. Children and families will have the opportunity to discover creativity, individuality, diversity and the arts while exploring community resources.
If you are interested is having a booth or performing, please check out the registration in the box above.
For more information, contact ARTS Obispo at (805) 544-9251 ext.13.
The creator of the public radio show, “This American Life,” talks about his program and how it’s put together, mixing stories from the show – live onstage – and combining his narration with pre-taped quotes and music, re-creating the sound of the show as the audience watches.
“The evening is akin to an intimate lecture on storytelling.” — The Rebel Yell
Sponsored by (iii) Design, KCBX 90.1 FM, New Times
With a stunning, smoky voice and a multicultural vision, this Grammy winner has become one of the most innovative masters of Mesoamerican music on both sides of the border. Pre-show lecture scheduled “Ms. Downs, whose songs revolve around the dignity of Mexican immigrants, presented herself like a rock star.” — The New York Times
Open House is an annual Cal Poly event that showcases the campus to admitted and current students, their supporters, alumni, and the San Luis Obispo community. The three-day event is the culmination of an entire year of hard work and dedication by a committee of student volunteers working under New Student Programs, in collaboration with the community, student clubs, faculty, and staff.
Cal Poly’s Admitted Students’ Preview Day is a great way to get to know the Cal Poly campus. Students and their supporters will have a chance to hear from President Jeffrey Armstrong; visit with college deans, faculty, and current students; discover the many available resources and take tours of the campus.
Saturday’s events are open to the public. The day starts off with a parade that includes Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo organizations. After the parade, the Campus Showcase begins. This includes demonstrations and concession booths representing more than 200 campus groups. There will also be a Kids’ Fair with many kid- and family-friendly activities.
Adonis Puentes opens up the marvelous world of Cuban music to his audiences the second they hear his rich voice and all-acoustic orchestra. Puentes’ vocals are surrounded by syncopated Cuban rhythms, deep bass lines, jazzy horn arrangements, and melodic piano and guitar when the other players kick in with their tight, multi-layered arrangements.
(This is a high volume performance)
“A winning formula: original compositions richly imbued with tradition; superb arrangements with an international flavor; and a world-class band that del-ivers with great precision.” — Latin Jazz Network
4/17:Central Coast Arts International Traditional African Music and Dance Performance
This is the first SLO Multicultural Music & Dance Showcase featuring five local acts representing the music and dance of various cultures around the world. Taking place at the San Luis Obispo Grange Hall on Broad Street, all ages are welcome at this event, doors open at 3:30 and the show is from 4:00 to 7:00. There will be traditional African food for sale as well as drinks. Come help support culture in SLO!
The Earth Day Food and Wine Main event delivers a top quality food and wine experience paired with a casual, low-key atmosphere, all while celebrating the passionate people behind a sustainable food movement. Wear your boots, wear your flip-flops. Relax at VIP tables, or enjoy yourself picnic style. Down to earth deliciousness!
$10 discount on general admission for our #shareslo friends! Use promo code: sharesloweb at checkout.
With their vocal mastery and an irreverent sense of humor, The Bobs are the pinnacle of a cappella music. Called “a band without instruments,” The Bobs use just their voices and body percussion to fill a room with an orchestra of harmonious sound and comedy, performing unique covers and original tunes.
“The Bobs prove that the human voice remains the most powerful instrument of all.” — The Washington Post
It’s time to run in SLO Town, always named a Top 10 destination in the nation by major publications! The best way to see SLO is on foot, so put on those hot looking shoes and RACE SLO! Our marathon and half marathon courses are USATF certified and the marathon is a Boston Qualifier. Bring family and friends. Just Getting started? Run the 5K! Children can join the fun with two races!
Over his six decades as a world-renowned choreographer, Paul Taylor’s work covers an amazingly wide palette: from the lovely, warmly human to the terrifyingly grotesque to everything between those two poles. The range of emotions is extraordinary, full of vitality and often filled with wicked humor.
4/25:Wine 4 Paws
Join us on this special weekend as we raise funds for the animals at Woods. Enjoy our beautiful wine region while supporting a great cause – pet loving wine drinkers can help our four-legged friends by visiting ANY of the participating wineries during the weekend of April 25 & 26 when a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Woods!
Enjoy five days of unforgettable events held in charming, laid back seaside towns in San Luis Obispo County. Embrace the love of California’s traditional surfing lifestyle and culture. Experience Central Coast wines, artisan brews, local California farm-fresh and seaport-inspired cuisine, as well as great music, art, and the amiable coastal community. Wine, Waves & Beyond events take place at several scenic venues throughout Pismo Beach, Avila Beach and San Luis Obispo. Over the last 5 years Wine, Waves & Beyond has raised $100,000 for local non-profit organizations, and we’re excited to see what this year will bring.
Events include a surf contest, classic cars show, Barrel to Barrel, a surf movie showing, and more!
In San Luis Obispo’s historic downtown Mission Plaza, SLO Wine Country will celebrate it’s 25th year of great wines, delicious food and the “grown here, made here” locavore experience! Early Entry VIP ticketholders will be able to sample reserve wines poured only during the first hour beginning at 4:30 pm, with general admission ticketholders attending from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Wineries and our famed local chefs will offer a blissful sampling of specialty cuisine with an array of fine wines. Get your groove on with live tunes from the JD Project, and jump on into our photo booth and take home a momento, courtesy of Kramer Events. This will be the ultimate way to celebrate SLO’s culinary experience right in the heart of San Luis Obispo.