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May 2019

May 19, 2019 - June 30, 2020

Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio

PASO ROBLES - Internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro will premier his largest artwork to date—an enormous multi-acre walk-through installation—at Sensorio in Paso Robles, California beginning May 19, 2019. Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio will use an array of over 58,800 stemmed spheres lit by fiber-optics, gently illuminating the landscape in subtle blooms of morphing color that describe the undulating landscape.

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October 2019

October 5, 2019 - April 30, 2020

Egypt’s Lost Cities at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

SIMI VALLEY - 1200 years ago, two bustling cities in ancient Egypt were known throughout the world as cultural centers of power, wealth, trade, and artistry. One day as the Mediterranean sun beat down on the bay of Aboukir, the cities slipped into the sea, buried for centuries. Just one decade ago, underwater archeologist Franck Goddio delivered the discovery of a millennium when he located the entire civilization.

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January 2020

January 1 - December 31

Monterey 250

MONTEREY - Monterey 250 is a yearlong celebration in coordination with the 250th anniversary of the founding of Monterey on June 3, 1770. Throughout the year 2020, Monterey’s unique history will be honored through ongoing cultural activities, events, and festivities to commemorate this historic occasion, including an Art Gala and new public art unveiling, a Fandango, Block Party, and the main day birthday celebration on June 3, 2020.

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January 4 - March 28

Rainforest Weekends

SANTA CRUZ - Learn about California’s own Coastal Redwood Forest, aboard a 100 year old steam train. Along the journey, hear fascinating information about the coastal redwoods and their ecosystems from docent specialists.

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February 2020

February 13 - March 1

PCPA: Brighton Beach Memoirs

SANTA MARIA - The heart-warming and witty memoir from Neil Simon, Brighton Beach Memoirs is the first of Simon’s autobiographical trilogy of plays. Eugene is dreaming of baseball and girls while coping with life in Depression-era Brooklyn with a formidable mother, an overworked father, and a worldly older brother. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young daughters, and you have the perfect recipe for teenage struggle and family hilarity.

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February 14 @ 5:00 pm - November 20 @ 7:30 pm

All-You-Can-Eat Gourmet Pizza

CAMBRIA - Enjoy an evening outdoors with delicious food, live music, yard games and more. The unlimited buffet includes all-you-can-eat gourmet pizza, dessert pizza, and mixed green salad! Adults: $19.95 Children (12 & under): $12.95. Call 805-927-4200 to RSVP.

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February 20 - February 23

BlendFest on the Coast

PASO ROBLES - Take a drive out to the coast and enjoy some Paso Wine! Paso Robles’ winemakers love to blend, mixing varieties to craft something unique and delicious. BlendFest celebrates these rule-breaking, unconventional wines throughout the weekend on the beautiful California Coast.

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February 21 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Concerts in the Cellar

VENTURA - Vinyl Gypsy will debut in the Brix House with straight up in your face classic rock!  Food Truck will be onsite starting service at 5:30pm.

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February 27 - March 1

SLO CAL Open

MORRO BAY - Come see a BRAND NEW World Surf League Men's and Women's QS1000 event at The Rock, the last weekend of February 2020.

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February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Concerts in the Cellar

VENTURA - Johnny and the Love Handles an energetic local band playing classic rock meant for dancing.  A local band with a great following which makes for a entertaining night of music, dance, wine, and cider.  Food Truck will be onsite starting service at 5:30pm.

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February 29 - March 1

Art and Craft Festival

CAMBRIA - Come to this first annual Art and Craft Festival. This fun-filled, free event will feature a variety of vendors and include raffles and refreshments available for purchase.

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February 29

‘Spirited Symphonies: Es muss sein’ presented by the Santa Maria Philharmonic

SANTA MARIA - Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with his joyous Symphony No. 8 which explodes with high-spirits and merriment. Also on the program is Mozart’s ‘Sinfonia Concertant’ considered his greatest string concerto, featuring the exceptional artistry of Concertmaster Mary Beth Woodruff, and guest violist Andrew Duckles, and Bartók’s ‘Romanian Folk Dances’, with haunting Romanian folk melodies and authentic folk music Bartók brought to the world.

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March 2020

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Concerts in the Cellar

VENTURA - Doc Ventura a talented musician playing Blues, Roots, and Americana music we all know and love.  This is Doc's first time in the Brix House.  Four Brix kitchen will be open and outside food is allowed this evening.

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March 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Plein Air Outing

SANTA PAULA - Team up with experienced plein air enthusiast Lisa Mahony and learn the tools and techniques for successful outdoor painting. Students meet at the Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center for preparation, then walk to nearby spots for inspiration from local vistas and one-to-one guidance. All skill levels and all ages 16 and over are welcome. Preregistration is required. $55.00 per person (class and gouache kit) or $40.00 per person (class only). Image: Untitled by Lisa Mahonhy

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March 8 @ 10:00 am - March 22 @ 1:00 pm

Color and Creativity

SANTA PAULA - Join color expert Vyana Novus at the Santa Paula Art Museum to explore our vital connections to color and how to leverage it for creativity, productivity, and success. Paint with natural earth pigments and dig into your color connection. All skill levels and all ages 16 and over are welcome. Preregistration required. Three parts: March 8; March 15; and March 22. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $100.00 per person for all three sessions.

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March 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Create Workshop Series – Sea Otter Painting with Anastasiya Bachmanova

SANTA CRUZ - Follow along with local artist, Ana of Follow the Sun, to create your masterpiece! Great for complete beginners and seasoned creatives alike. We will learn and practice various painting techniques, with plenty of room for creativity. One-on-one help always available & all supplies included - 16"x20" canvas, paint, brushes, and aprons. Ages 8+. $35/person, free adult helper welcome for kids under 12.

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March 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Premiere Party for “Inspiration and Influence: Sculptor Duane Dammeyer and Painter Rima Muna”

SANTA PAULA - Enjoy the premiere of "Inspiration and Influence," a new exhibition featuring Ventura sculptor Duane Dammeyer and Ventura painter Rima Muna. The exhibition will run through July 12, 2020. $10.00 for museum members, $15.00 for non-members. Image: Erotica Crack by Rima Muna.

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March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stroke of Genius: Learning from the Masters

SANTA PAULA - Delve into a time-honored tradition recognized and practiced by the greatest artists - copying! Hone your painting skills, jump-start your creativity, and make something beautiful by learning from and copying great paintings by the masters. Our March masterpiece will be Claude Monet’s “Poppy Field” from 1873. All skill levels and all ages 16 and over are welcome. Preregistration is required. $35.00 per person. Image:  Poppy Fields by Claude Monet

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March 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Acrylic pour painting with Anastasiya Bachmanova

SANTA CRUZ - Explore the fun painting technique of acrylic pours. Demos include color mixing, pouring techniques, and the art of creating cells within your art piece. Then make your own unique abstract painting! At the end of class, each student will have a 16 x 20 one-of-a-kind finished work of art. Pickup times will be announced for the following week. Ages 8+. $45 per person. $25 for “kid size” canvas (9” x 12”), available for kids 8-12.

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March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Winemaker’s Dinner feat. J. Lohr Vineyards and Wineries

CAMBRIA - Enjoy an elegant evening with a delicious meal in the Peacock Room at Cambria Pines Lodge. Partnering with J. Lohr Vineyards and Wineries from Paso Robles, to bring you an expertly-prepared wine pairing dinner. This five-course meal will be accompanied by hand-selected J. Lohr wines and a J. Lohr expert will give tasting notes for each pairing. Live acoustic music. Seating is limited. This event is 21+. Tickets are $75 per person. Call (805) 924-3360 for more information.

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March 20 - March 22

Nature Track Film Festival

LOS OLIVOS - NatureTrack Film Festival is the only nature-focused film festival between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Located in the town of Los Olivos, known for its world-renowned wineries and restaurants, the festival attracts entries from around the world. Each has been thoughtfully curated and selected to “ignite passion for nature through film.” Photo Credit: Paul Zizka

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March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Eco Flower Printing

SANTA PAULA - Join artist Kathleen Kaller at the Santa Paula Art Museum for Eco Flower Printing! Students will work with seasonal flowers and plant-based pigments such as indigo and turmeric to create beautiful prints on natural fabrics. All skill levels and all ages 12 and over are welcome. Preregistration is required. $40.00 per person.

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March 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Celebration of the Whales Festival

OXNARD - The Channel Islands Maritime Museum hosts a free family-friendly whale-themed festival in conjunction with the 23rd annual Celebration of the Whales event at Channel Islands Harbor. The festival features hands-on educational booths, including a live touch tank, craft activities, a bounce house, art vendors, contests with prizes, live entertainment, food trucks, and much more. Admission inside the Maritime Museum is also free that day. Photo:  Cali Godley

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March 28 @ 10:00 am - March 29 @ 2:00 pm

Monotypes Using Gelatin Plates

SANTA PAULA - Monotypes using gelatin prints is a fast and fun experience in printmaking. Students learn to make their own gelatin plate, use a variety of tools to create expressive and spontaneous imagery, and employ water-based inks to generate multiple prints to take home. All skill levels and all ages 16 and over are welcome. Preregistration required. Two parts: March 28 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; March 29 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $80.00 per person for both sessions.

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March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The 10th Annual Fine Art Auction Fundraiser

SANTA PAULA - You’re invited to the Santa Paula Art Museum's biggest fundraiser of the year! Over 50 original artworks will be available in both a silent auction format and during a thrilling live auction led by professional auctioneer John Eubanks of California Auctioneers. All proceeds from the event benefit the non-profit work of the Santa Paula Art Museum.  Image: California Idyll by Linda Brown

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April 2020

April 3 - April 5

Annual City Wide Yard Sale

MORRO BAY - Don’t miss this widely anticipated 17th annual event April 3rd, 4th & 5th. This is an excellent way to meet the locals and explore the entire town. Sellers will open at 8:00am each day. You never know what treasure you will find!

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April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Winemaker Dinner

ARROYO GRANDE - Join winemaker Eric Hickey for an annual spring winemaker dinner at Ember Restaurant. Enjoy a decadent four-course dinner prepared by Chef Brian Collins and exquisitely paired with Laetitia wines. Please reserve your seats by March 30th.

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April 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Easter Brunch on Wheels featuring Carbon City Lights

AVILA BEACH - Come enjoy another beautiful day at Brunch-on-Wheels for Easter! Admission and parking is FREE! RSVP and bring your printed ticket to be entered into a raffle for a complimentary Reserve Table for the 5/10/20 Mother’s Day Brunch!

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April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scarlett Belle Easter Harbor Cruise

OXNARD - Take in incredible views of the Channel Islands Harbor while enjoying a delicious buffet style menu that includes vegetarian and gluten free choices as well as one complimentary cocktail. Your trip will also include onboard fun, music and novelty prize giveaways.  

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April 13 - April 16

The Inaugural Morro Bay Plein Air Art Festival

MORRO BAY - From April 13th - 16th, the Inaugural Morro Bay Plein Air Festival welcomes painters and visitors to Morro Bay, California to capture on canvas and explore the town’s charm. Artists from around the country will gather to capture and explore the Embarcadero and downtown. Spring is the perfect time of year to capture the ocean views, harbor scenery and surrounding mountain vistas.

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April 24 - April 26

Morro Bay Kite Festival

MORRO BAY - Discover a fun FREE event on the Central Coast. Watch kites of every size and color. This is a family affair perfect for all ages and lifestyles, hosted on the beach just north of Morro Rock. You will find kites of every size and color soaring in the abundant wind Morro Bay has at this time of year. Internationally acclaimed kite flyers Stephen Versteegh will showcase their incredible kite flying talent with their GIANT aquatic themed kites.

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April 30 - May 5

Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show

MORRO BAY - Celebrating its 24th year, this popular car show starts Thursday evening when rare cars begin arriving in Morro Bay for registration. On Friday, visitors are invited to secure a spot on Main Street for Cruise Night at 6 p.m. as classic and other rare cars cruise past. Continue the "Show & Shine" on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and talk with the car owners. The event wraps up on Sunday morning with the announcement of the prize winners.

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May 2020

May 1

Brett Young

AVILA BEACH - Brett Young: The Chapters Tour hits Avila Beach, CA on May.1!  Special guest, Matt Ferranti, will open the show. Brett Young’s sophomore album TICKET TO L.A. hit #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart upon its December 2018 release. The album follows his colossal 2017 self-titled debut, which dominated the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks and quickly reached RIAA PLATINUM certification.

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May 9

Spring Tea

OXNARD - The annual Spring Tea at Heritage Square has grown to be one of the signature events on Mother’s Day weekend. This year's theme is the Golden Age of Hollywood. Guests are encouraged to wear their “Glitz and Glam” from the 20’s, 30’s or 40’s and participate in a Red Carpet Fashion Parade. Incorporating fun and learning local history is what the Friends of Heritage Square is all about.

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May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bridal Showcase

CAMBRIA - Attend annual Bridal Showcase at Cambria Pines Lodge for your opportunity to meet venue specialists, speak with amazing local vendors, tour our bridal suites and view our beautiful wedding setup. Enjoy appetizers and specialty drinks as you learn about what Cambria Pines Lodge has to offer for your special day. There will even be a raffle with fun prizes!

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May 10

Mother’s Day Brunch

CAMBRIA - Come enjoy a delicious brunch buffet to celebrate the mother figure in your life. This unlimited buffet features all of your classic, brunch favorites.

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May 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mother’s Day Brunch on Wheels featuring The Bogeys

AVILA BEACH - Come enjoy another beautiful day at Brunch-on-Wheels for Mother's Day! Admission/Parking is FREE! RSVP and bring your printed ticket to be entered into a raffle for a complimentary Reserve Table for the 6/21/20 Father’s Day Brunch!

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May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scarlett Belle Mother’s Day Harbor Cruise

OXNARD - Take in incredible views of the Channel Islands Harbor while enjoying a delicious buffet style menu that includes vegetarian and gluten free choices as well as one complimentary cocktail. Your trip will also include onboard fun, music and novelty prize giveaways.

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May 16 - May 17

California Strawberry Festival

OXNARD - Kick off summer at the 37th California Strawberry Festival. Indulge in chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry margaritas, strawberry pizza, and more at this two-day festival held at Strawberry Meadows of College Park. Sample strawberry-themed food and drink from over 50 vendors. The festival features live music on three outdoor stages, cooking demonstrations, contests, and kids' rides at their own Strawberryland.

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May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Maritime Tea Time

OXNARD - Channel Islands Maritime Museum (CIMM) celebrates the world’s most popular beverage and its relationship with maritime history and commerce on Saturday, May 16th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Maritime Tea Time will take place on the museum’s Upper Deck which features incredible views of scenic Channel Islands Harbor.

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May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fiesta in a Bottle

AVILA BEACH - Come kick off summer in Avila Beach at Fiesta In A Bottle - 9th Annual Tequila Festival at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. This takes place on Memorial Weekend (Saturday, May 23rd) and will feature live music by Ozomatli and La Marcha! Doors open at 12pm. Tequila Tastings 12-3pm; La Marcha 1-2:30pm; Ozomatlj: 3:15-5pm. Events ends at 5pm. 21+ to enter.

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May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

27th Annual Avila Beach Blues Festival

AVILA BEACH - A landmark Central Coast event highlighting top name entertainment. This is the party that kicks off the outdoor concert season! With VIP, Beach Club Balcony, reserved theater-style and table seating and General Admission Lawn tickets available for sale. Gates open at noon and the show will start at 2PM and continue until sunset! Approximate show times are: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram 2pm-3pm; WAR 3:30-4:45pm; George Thorogood & The Destroyers 5:15-6:45pm.

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June 2020

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scarlett Belle Father’s Day Harbor Cruise

OXNARD - Take in incredible views of the Channel Islands Harbor while enjoying a delicious buffet style menu that includes vegetarian and gluten free choices as well as one complimentary cocktail. Your trip will also include onboard fun, music and novelty prize giveaways.  

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July 2020

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Winemaker’s Dinner featuring Hearst Ranch Winery

CAMBRIA - Enjoy our Gazebo Garden as we collaborate with Hearst Ranch Winery for another popular Winemaker's Dinner. Guests will enjoy an expertly paired five-course meal and wine tastings,tasting notes, and live music. Tickets are $95 per person.

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September 2020

September 3

Rebelution

AVILA BEACH - Good Vibes Summer Tour 2020: Rebelution + Special Guests hits Avila Beach, CA on September 3rd! Special Guests, Steel Pulse, The Green, Keznamdi and DJ Mackle will open the show! Fifteen years into an effervescent career, California reggae band and touring juggernaut Rebelution remains abundantly creative. Its members (singer/guitarist/lyricist Eric Rachmany, keyboardist Rory Carey, drummer Wesley Finley, and bassist Marley D. Williams) are as focused and committed as they are easygoing and laid-back.

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