Santa Maria Sun / Hot Stuff
PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL NOWAK
Fun with the Philharmonic
The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society and Orchestra welcomes the community to join its season opening concert, titled Rach and Roll, with new musical director Michael Nowak (pictured) on Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The concert includes Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” and the “Betrice et Benedict” overture by Berlioz for the first half, and Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concert No. 2” with guest pianist Robert Thies. The concert is at Grace Baptist Church, 605 E. McCoy Lane, Santa Maria. Cost is $15 to $40. More info: 925-0412 or santamariaphilharmonic.org.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Horses for history
The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum welcomes everyone interested in equines to join in the annual Valley Horse Farm Tour fundraiser event on Sept. 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event includes a tour of several farms in the Santa Ynez Valley that raise horses, followed by a wine reception at the museum, 3596 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Cost is $50, $40 for members. More info: 688-7889 or santaynezmuseum.org.
PHOTO COURTESY OF COLD BLUE WATER
Ready to jam
Johnny’s Bar and Grill in Lompoc will play host to Cold Blue Water on Sept. 22 from 9 p.m. to midnight. The group tags itself as “California’s premier blues, rock, jazz, and jam band,” performing hit songs across multiple genres. Johnny’s Bar and Grill is located at 321 W. Ocean Ave., Lompoc. More info: (707) 616-7864 or email@example.com.
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