Paul's Picks - 12/11/2014

Happy Holidays! Buckle up for fun...

Hello, Central Coast!  

It's December, and a time for celebration, friends, family, parties, and no shortage of great entertainment picks.   This weekend we've got a lot going on - hard to get it all in!  

Friday night is exploding with options for great stuff.  SLO Brew has an amazing show with Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola - always a winner.  Friday night at Cuesta, the Jazz Ensembles have their winter concert.  If you haven't been out to a show at the CPAC, I'm strongly recommending you do. It's a fantastic room, top notch talent, and cheap!  If you're around the North County, try to get into D'Anbino Cellars Tasting Room to check out Songwriters at Play's show featuring "Banjo Babe" Erin Inglish with Dylan Johnson, local heavyweight on bass.  Sharing the bill are Sam Misner and Megan Smith - a touring duo you'll want to check out. 

Saturday is the Civic Ballet's presentation of the Nutcracker - an amazing show if you can still get tickets. 

Sunday you'll want to get to SLO Brew for Hirie, a new emerging pop star out of Hawaii, and the Wheeland Brothers will open. 

Monday has a great production back at the Performing Arts Center: An Irish Christmas.  It's just about sold out, so grab some tickets & see you there!  

I've been receiving so many suggestions and requests for show and performances every week that I've decided to add a new feature to Paul's Picks:   People's Pick of the week.  I'll be setting up a way for you to make your suggestion on the HOTTEST thing happening for the upcoming weekend.  The most votes for whichever event it is will be featured, and maybe we can even get score a pair of tickets to that event as a giveaway...   

Thanks so much for helping to build this community online & in person.  Wishing each of you a very happy holiday season and looking forward to an amazing 2015!  Cheers! 

Paul