Saturday, August 13, 2022     Volume: 23, Issue: 24
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Santa Maria Sun / Hot Stuff

FLOWER POWER

PHOTO COURTESY OF SAVANNAH FUENTES

FLOWER POWER

Night Flowers: An Evening of Flamenco, featuring Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes, takes place at the San Luis Obispo Guild Hall on Monday, Aug. 15, at 8 p.m. Fuentes will be joined by singer and multi-instrumentalist Diego Amador Jr. during the program.
Tickets to the show range from $12 to $40. Visit savannahf.com for more info.
The SLO Guild Hall is located at 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

—Caleb Wiseblood

THE SWINGING ’60S

PHOTO COURTESY OF JUDY LINDQUIST

THE SWINGING ’60S

The Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department and the Santa Maria Valley Senior Club co-host Let’s Rock with Riptide, a 1960s-themed dance concert with the Riptide Big Band, at the Elwin Mussell Senior Center on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Guest vocalists include Bob Nations, Mitch Latting, and Judy Lindquist.
Admission is free, thanks to grant funding from the Community Foundation of SLO County. Visit riptidebb.com for more info.
The venue is located at 510 Park Ave., Santa Maria.

—Caleb Wiseblood

SKATERS GONNA SKATE

FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF CHAD DAWSON

SKATERS GONNA SKATE

Lompoc Parks and Recreation hosts its annual Skateboard Competition at the Lompoc Skate Park on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m. The event, co-sponsored by Surf Connection, is open to skaters ages 7 and older. Refreshments will be provided by the Lompoc Foursqaure Church.
Pre-registration is encouraged at cityoflompoc.com/recreation.
The Lompoc Skate Park is located at 305 W. College Ave., Lompoc.

—Caleb Wiseblood

THREE ARTISTS AND NINE LIVES

COURTESY IMAGE BY VIRGINIA MACK

THREE ARTISTS AND NINE LIVES

Local painter Virginia Mack is the featured artist in Gallery at Marina Square’s lower gallery for the month of August. A joint reception for Mack and fellow featured artists Patricia Newton (whose paintings are on display in the upper gallery) and Thomas Brown (the venue’s featured craft artist) will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Visit galleryatmarinasquare.com for more info.
The venue is located at 601 Embarcadero, suite 10, Morro Bay.

—Caleb Wiseblood










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