Santa Maria Sun / Hot Stuff
PHOTO COURTESY OF RUCKATAN
On the road
Bay Area-based Latin rock group Ruckatan is traveling back up the coast after a Los Angeles performance and making a rare stop in Nipomo at Rancho Nipomo Deli. The small outdoor venue will be packed with sound and people, and local Latin R&B group Calo will be closing the show. Listeners can also enjoy Rancho Nipomo Deli’s famous tri-tip and pulled pork sandwiches while listening to the grooving jams of two killer bands.
PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBORAH TOBOLA
The masks we wear
The Poetic Justice Project offers another live stage production that explores the themes and experiences of incarceration and the challenges of returning to the outside world in its production of INSIDE OUT. The difference this time is that the style of theater employed is commedia dell’arte, which uses character masks to explore and satirize the various roles each one of us must fill day to day. Whether asserting themselves on the inside, or making their way through all the hurdles of society, the Poetic Justice Project actors will use their own life experiences to inspire and inform their unique, improvised performances.
PHOTO BY JOE PAYNE
Connect to our environment
The UCSB Sedgwick Reserve is a stretch of land in the foothills of Santa Ynez that serves as a research area for UCSB students as well as an ecological preserve. Once a month, the reserve is open to the public for interpretive hikes of varying degrees of difficulty. Each hike includes leadership by a volunteer docent knowledgeable on local geology, history, and wildlife.
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