Tuesday, July 22, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 19
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Get bent

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Get bent

The Bent Axles car club began in 1980, and ever since then it’s been dedicated to displaying the collected passion of its members: the pre-1949 modified American cars usually known as street rods. The 140 members of the club will be showing their cars in Old Orcutt for the annual Bent Axles Car Show, and they always invite a large number of friends, who also bring along their shiny street rods.

The 34th annual Bent Axles Car Show and barbecue by Santa Maria Bent Axles is on 
July 18, 19, and 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Broadway in Old Orcutt. More info: 937-3287 or bentaxles.net.

Best behavior

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LOMPOC VALLEY KENNEL CLUB

Best behavior

The Lompoc Valley Kennel Club’s upcoming dog show is the real deal, widely considered one of the finer American Kennel Club dog shows. Breeders and showers from across the globe bring their pooches to Lompoc to meet and compete at Ryon Memorial Park, where the canines strut, sit, and exhibit their best behavior.

The Lompoc Valley Kennel Club Dog Show includes more than 1,200 entries in two separate shows happening July 24 through 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ryon Memorial Park, O Street and Ocean Avenue, Lompoc. More info: 736-2322.

Oh, what a beautiful mornin'

PHOTO COURTESY OF LUIS ESCOBAR/REFLECTIONS PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

Oh, what a beautiful mornin'

The musical theater classic Oklahoma! comes to PCPA Theaterfest, with PCPCA resident artist George Walker as Curly and Jackie Vanderbeck as Laurey. Oklahoma! was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration, and the duo started out strong with this idyllic portrayal of the agrarian American experience that ended up influencing a generation of musical theater.

PCPA Theaterfest presents Oklahoma! through July 26 at the Marian Theatre, 800 S. College Drive, Santa Maria, and Aug. 1 through 24 at the Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang. More info: 922-8313 or pcpa.org.