Santa Maria Sun / Hot Stuff
PHOTO COURTESY OF DENNIS SMITHERMAN
The outside theater
The Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department and PLAY Inc. are collaborating for a series of free family movie screenings in local parks at sundown during the summer. The movie 42 will be showing, appropriately, at Edwards Baseball Field. Locals are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to help enjoy the show.
The Obon Festival is an annual cultural celebration organized by locals of Japanese descent. The event includes traditional food, music, and dance, including the Bon Odori dance. Whether you enjoy the bright and beautiful traditional clothing or the delicious cuisine that comes from the not-so-small island, the annual Obon Festival is the place to sample them all.
PHOTO COURTESY OF LUIS ESCOBAR/REFLECTIONS PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO
Welcome the world premiere
PCPA Theaterfest always enjoys presenting a piece of classic stagecraft, such as the current production of Oklahoma! But the world-class theater arts conservatory is also dedicated to contemporary theater, including the upcoming production of The San Patricios by Jose Cruz Gonzalez. The story relates historic events with dramatic style, and the production will enjoy its world premiere thanks to PCPA Theaterfest and the talented artists there.
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