The SLO Marathon is a one of a kind race, that allows runners of all levels to choose from a 5k run, Half or Full Marathon as they run through the charming Downtown and beautiful vineyards of San Luis Obispo. Learn More
SLO Little Theatre presents David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, PROOF, a compelling, fresh, and very human drama that combines elements of mystery and surprise with old fashioned storytelling. Proof is a compassionate play of ideas that reveals how fragile is our hold on reality while reminding us that finding trust and love are even more difficult than discovering truth. Performances of PROOF will run April 4-27, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. All performances take place at the SLO LITTLE THEATRE, 888 Morro Street in San Luis Obispo.
Solas – the group NPR’s The Thistle & Shamrock call “Irish America’s most influential band” – presents Shamrock City: a multimedia show of original music and featuring remarkable photos and stories from turn-of-the-century copper boomtown, Butte, Montana. Inspired by a family story of immigration, mining and murder, Solas and bandleader Seamus Egan will take you on the unforgettable journey of his great-great uncle Michael Conway’s life in Ireland and mysterious death in America.
Join the local nonprofit, Central Coast Grown, in celebrating the grand opening of City Farm – San Luis Obispo!
Central Coast Grown invites the community to celebrate the first day City Farm is open to the public by planting veggies, constructing eco pots to take home, and capturing fun photos at the “photo-booth”. Bring your favorite picnic food to enjoy at the event while also trying some locally supplied snacks. Music entertainment from the local group Off the Griddle will fill the air. Take part in naming City Farm’s first tractor! Kids can look forward to a puppet show and puppet-making station too.
If you have a bike, join CCG on a guided ride to the event from the Madonna Mountain trailhead at 10 AM. And even if you can’t make it at 10, CCG encourages all bike riders to come, CCG has got the bike valet covered!
If ever the words “living legend” were more than just public relations bluster, they would apply to Willie Hugh Nelson. This iconic Texan is the creative genius behind historic recordings like “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” His career has spanned six decades. His catalog boasts more than 200 albums. He’s earned every conceivable award and honor to be bestowed a person in his profession. For more information, check the Cal Poly Arts website at: www.calpolyarts.org
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 Student Life & Leadership’s Orientation Programs, in collaboration with the community, student clubs, faculty, and staff.
Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola,
Vinny Raniolo and Peppino D’Agostino
Four guitar greats. 24 strings. One incredible experience. Bringing together the leading acoustic guitarists of their generation, The Great Guitars continues the guitar super-group tradition. Martin Taylor, who toured as part of the group alongside the legendary Barney Kessel and Charlie Byrd, is now carrying this guitar tradition forward with a consummate evening of masterful musicianship, filled with the glory of the instrument.
This is not your grandparents’ hula. Drawing from a foundation in traditional Hawaiian dance and adding flair from its home city of San Francisco, this dynamic dance company presents hula as you’ve never seen it. The group’s trademark hula mua style celebrates hula as a living, evolving art form and its sensory-rich, theatrical performances captivate hula novices and aficionados alike.
“(It’s hard to) find the adjectives to describe these performers. Not only are they perfectly synchronized, but their movement comes from the heart and rides the wave of the music.”
4/12:CHILDREN’S DAY IN THE PLAZA
This event is held every year in Mission Plaza to provide a fun day for children and their families. Explore what our area has to offer. There will be lots of activities for all ages.
4/13:LEIPZIG STRING QUARTET: A BEETHOVEN CYCLE CONCERT
Formed originally by the principals of the renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Leipzig String Quartet has garnered the attention of international critics and audiences with its distinctive dark timbre and meticulously sculpted interpretations of a widely varied repertoire. Beethoven Program: Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3; Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6, “La Maliconia;” Quartet in A minor, Op. 132
Women Fully Clothed adds hilarity to everyday life for an unparalleled evening of laughter. ROBIN DUKE, (Saturday Night Live), JAYNE EASTWOOD, (Hairspray), KATHRYN GREENWOOD, (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), and TERESA PAVLINEK, (The Jane Show) are “the funniest women in Canada” according to Eugene Levy. Exploring mother/daughter relationships, board room banter, craft shows and more these women charm their audiences with uproariously relatable sketches and razor sharp songs, all masterfully crafted with heart and soul. They wow their fans across North America and across the Atlantic until there isn’t a dry seat in the house.
Come Race SLO in a small, classic town with a BIG RACE vibe. The Third Annual San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K weekend takes place April 25-27, 2014 with the marathon and half marathon on Sunday, April 27. Run through our small, classic California town, past the historic Fremont Theater, Mission San Luis Obispo, our quaint downtown, California bungalow neighborhoods, a Frank Lloyd Wright building, the Chinese Garden and so much more. You’ll venture out into the hills of the Edna Valley with it’s miles of vista views, vineyards, farmland and wineries.
The course ends at the iconic Madonna Inn where the SLO Life party begins! After your well-deserved medal is placed around your neck, you can enjoy recovery food from Jamba Juice, live music, beer from Firestone 805, local wines, BBQ from Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ and finally buy all the logo and sports gear you need to keep on running. Come RaceSLO!
Race times vary
4/25:Cal Poly Festival Showcase: The Cal Poly Bands
The 21st annual Cal Poly All-State Music Festival begins with a performance featuring the University Jazz Band I and the Cal Poly Wind Ensemble on stage in Harman Hall.
A unique and exciting concert experience, this show will highlight the virtuosity and talent of Cal Poly students as they perform music written for big band as well as the modern concert band.
This Festival Showcase Concert featuring the Cal Poly Bands is new for 2014 and may not occur again for years to come, so be sure to put this event on your calendar right away!
This annual concert features California’s finest high school musicians, chosen by audition to participate. They are the future of music in America, and it is our pleasure to showcase their talent under the direction of world-class conductors. Come and enjoy an afternoon of music-making as these young professionals display skills far beyond their years.
Mary Fettig, Festival Jazz Band Director; Thomas Lee, Festival Wind Orchestra Conductor
4/27:SLO Earth Day Fair and Music Festival
Prepare to ride the bus, carpool or bicycle to the 24th Annual SLO County Earth Day Fair & Music Festival at El Chorro Regional Park. A day of discovery, exploration, inspiration and fun for all ages admission is free. Gates open at 10 am.
What you’ll find at Earth Day 2014
Dairy Creek Zero Waste Park, Clean Energy Zone, Kid’s Area, Eco Marketplace, Health & Well-being Center, Food Court, Beer & Wine Tent and special garden tours.
The Music Festival will feature popular bands performing a variety of genre. Selections are taking place at this time. To be considered send a demo and list of previous performances to our contact email.