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Art Show
#peoplewatching — new work by Julie Frankel
Reception: Friday, April 7, 6-9pm. Observations from Scout Coffee, Steynberg Gallery, Jaffa Cafe, Port San Luis Beach, LAX, Starbucks and other locations. Random moments with people lost in thought, or on a device. Clothing statements and self-presentation combined with colors and patterns. New work by Julie Frankel — large, graphic, archival pigment prints.
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World
¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! presents Mariachi Femenil Nuevo Tecalitlán
Representing a deep family tradition at the forefront of the mariachi scene in Mexico, Mariachi Femenil Nuevo Tecalitlán is headed by Lupita Martinez, who manages the group; her sister, guitarist Adriana, performs. Their father Fernando Martinez, co-foundeded Guadalajara’s well-known Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán with their uncle, Pepe, who was the esteemed director of Mariachi Vargas until he passed away last year. Mariachi Femenil has recorded two CDs – Lo Bonito de Jalisco and Ay mi Jalisco – including many arrangements by Carlos Martinez. Mariachi Femenil Nuevo Tecalitlán tours extensively in Mexico and worldwide. They have played at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, have appeared many times at the world famous Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y Charerreria in Guadalajara, and in 2010 they appeared as ambassadors for Mexican culture at the Barbican Theatre in London.
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Latin/Salsa
¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! presents Mariachi Femenil Nuevo Tecalitlán
Doors open one half hour before the show starts. Reception follows concert. More info: (805) 252-3493 or facebook.com/vivaelartesb
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Education, For the Family, Nature, Fair/Festival
12th Annual Cambria Wildflower Show
See a display of fresh wildflowers collected from the Monterey County line to the Morro Bay Estuary and from the coastal bluffs to the ridge of the Santa Lucia Mountains. There will be hundreds of bouquets of fresh flowers labeled with botanical names and families, along with common names. Rare and endangered, invasive and poisonous plants will be identified. Plants are displayed in antique and interesting bottles and vases. Botanists will be on hand to answer your plant questions. Indulge in great treats at the wildflower Café. Buy helpful books, plant lists, Native Plant Society and Fiscalini Ranch Preserve apparel.
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Community Event, Education
12th Annual Cambria Wildflower Show
See a display of fresh wildflowers collected from the Monterey County line to the Morro Bay Estuary and from the coastal bluffs to the ridge of the Santa Lucia Mountains. There will be hundreds of bouquets of fresh flowers labeled with botanical names and families, along with common names. Rare and endangered, invasive and poisonous plants will be identified. Plants are displayed in antique and interesting bottles and vases. Botanists will be on hand to answer your plant questions. Indulge in great treats at the wildflower Café. Buy helpful books, plant lists, Native Plant Society and Fiscalini Ranch Preserve apparel.
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Art Show
15th Annual California Sculptors Symposium Show
A showcase of sculpture by the participants of the 15th California Sculptors Symposium, (April 23 to 30) Indoor and outdoor show. Come see the artists at work and visit the beautiful camp Ocean Pines over the Pacific ocean! BBQ $15
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Debate, Talks/Lectures, Politics
The 2017 Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate: Is ISIS an Existential Threat to the United States?
Participants: Monica Duffy Toft and Marc Gopin, Moderator: Mark Juergensmeyer. Experts on international relations, conflict and religion will engage in an informed debate about the extent and nature of the threat ISIS poses and how the U.S. should respond. Monica Duffy Toft is Director of the Center for Strategic Studies at Tufts University. Her recent books include Political Demography and Rethinking Religion and World Affairs. Marc Gopin is the Director of the Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. His publications include Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence and Peacemaking and Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East. Mark Juergensmeyer is Director of Global and International Studies at UCSB. He is the author of several books including Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence.
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Children
2017 Scout-O-Rama
Scout-O-Rama is the biggest local Scouting event of the year. With over 500 in attendance, unit booths, Elks tri-tip sandwiches, and other community organizations, Scout-O-Rama is an annual open house youth fair. Games, displays, activities, and a whole lot of fun for the family. Open to the public with no admission cost.
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Food/Tasting, Fair/Festival, Social Event
2nd Annual Central Coast Cider Festival
Come join the fun! Taste craft ciders from 16 different producers, listen to live music by Erin & The Earthquakes, and enjoy a delicious traditional English pig roast dinner prepared by Jeffery Scott! You won't want to miss this event!
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Benefit/Fundraiser
2nd Annual Spring Dunes Center Rummage Sale
Join the Dunes Center for our 2nd Annual Spring Dunes Center Rummage Sale on May 6. The Dunes Center will have baked goodies, succulents, gently used clothing (for men, women, boys, girls, and infants), toys, sporting goods, kitchenware, crafts, art, and household items for sale. Proceeds support the Dunes Center, which provides school activities, adult education, field trips, beach cleanups, and preserves the archaeological excavation of statuary from The Ten Commandments film set. This is your opportunity to be a part of one of the greatest and most rewarding organizations on the Central Coast. Come and buy, or donate items. All donations are tax deductible and must be received by April 30th.
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