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Experience the Choro

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LOMPOC MUSIC ASSOCIATION

Experience the Choro

The Lompoc Music Association offers its November concert: Brazilian-style ensemble Choro de Ouro. The group focuses on Brazil’s historic choro music, which includes cello, bandolim, guitar, flute, and Brazil’s traditional percussion instrument, the pandeiro. The quartet will perform compositions by famed choro artists Jacob do Bandolim and Hermeto Pascoal.

The Lompoc Music Association presents a concert with Brazilian-style group Choro de Ouro performing Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ, 3346 Constellation Road, Vandenberg Village. Cost is $18, $6 for students. More info: alliekay31@comcast.net.

In a strange land

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SANTA MARIA CIVIC THEATRE

In a strange land

The Santa Maria Civic Theatre is presenting a community theater favorite, The Foreigner, a delightful comedy following the journey of timid Brit Charlie Baker through the American South. After a case of mistaken identity, Charlie is at the center of a Southern conflict and must interact with a whole range of countrified characters who wish him ill or just plain don’t understand him. The production features Civic Theatre veterans and an original score by local musician David M. Donati.

The Santa Maria Civic Theatre presents its production of The Foreigner showing Nov. 21 through Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Santa Maria Civic Theatre, 1660 N. McClelland, Santa Maria. Cost is $15, $10 for students, $13 for active military. More info: 922-4442 or smct.org.

Photographic perspective

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRETT LEIGH DICKS

Photographic perspective

The Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Building houses a fine art space that is currently showcasing the work of local photographers in the show Under the Influence: Responses to Place. Kam Jacoby and Karen Gearheart-Jensen—co-curators for the show—selected works by photographers that explore a sense of place and its influence over the artist. The show is available to view during the government center’s regular hours during the work week.

The Betteravia Gallery North and South presents the exhibit Under the Influence: Responses to Place showing through Jan. 22. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria. More info: 568-3994 or www.sbartscommission.org.