Santa Maria Sun / Hot Stuff
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.
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.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BRETT LEIGH DICKS
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.