Paul's Picks - November 20, 2014

Hello, Weekend!  

SLO County!  We're in for a nice treat this weekend with some different style events.    SLO Brew has some great shows, starting tonight with Lucero and tomorrow with Mother Hips, who always pack the house and put on a fantastic show!  Be sure to grab your tix and get there early for Joe Koenig who's got some fresh new stuff for you.  

We seem to have hit a hot spot with some interesting collaborative music and dance performance.  First is a really great art collective intended to max out your senses.  The Sukha Center in Avila Valley will be the place to be on Saturday night, featuring some Flamenco dance by La Gitane, musical accompaniment by Tropical Brazilian guitarist Jon Stephen and photographic imagery projected on the walls by Lance Kinney.  This is called Noches de Bohemia, and will be great.  It's a small room, so jump on tickets ASAP if you want to go. 

Also on dance, Steynberg Gallery has Adelaide Marcus performing some wild Middle Eastern tribal fusion dance with live music accompaniment by Timo Beckwith, Andrew Wise, and Daniel Cimo.  I saw the show last time she was in town, and it was really good.  Highly recommended for something completely different!   Also, the Performing Arts Center has Cal Poly's Arab Music Ensemble at the Harmon Hall on Saturday night.  So great to see so much collaboration between dancers, musicians, and production allin one weekend.  

To close things out, you might want to check out Cal Poly's Bandfest 2014, featuring Cal Poly's Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and the Mustang Marching Band in an evening of bold and powerful works.  Great opportunity to check out all 3 bands in one setting. 

Thanks to all for helping to build the Big Big SLO Community - see you out at the show! 

Paul