Paul's Picks! January 23, 2015

Paul's Picks!  BIG weekend of fun on the Central Coast! 

Once again, we count our blessings to live in such an amazing area with a bunch of great entertainment options.   Here are some of the top picks this weekend: 

First up, the BIG show this weekend is Trombone Shorty at the PAC!  If you've ever had the pleasure of catching his show, you know that he delivers a very satisfying set every time!  He knocked it out of the park last time he was here for the 2014 Avila Blues Festival.  The PAC will be a great venue to see him.  Opening the show tonight is the Record Company out of Los Angeles.  They look like a lot of fun - be sure to get there early!  

Saturday has some fun options - a little something for everyone.  The SLO Blues Society is featuring Texan powerhouse blues man Sugaray Rayford at the Vets Hall.  Should be great.  Also happening Saturday is Agent Orange at SLO Brew, for those surf punk aficionados out there...  And for a more intimate fun time, local bands Chunk and Explode the Machine will be at Creekside Brewing Co.   

Sunday has an interesting opportunity to check out the amazing sounds of the Forbes Pipe Organ at the Performing Arts Center.  As one of today’s most prominent concert organists, Christian Elliott will be accompanying short silent films by Buster Keaton and Laurel & Hardy as well as a feature film starring local silent screen star, Colleen Moore.

Finally. Big Big SLO is producing CaliCarnaval at SLO Brew on February 7.  This will be an outrageous, off the hook Brazilian Samba Dance party, along with some great new tunes fresh out of the Zongo lab.  This show features the fun Afro-Caribbean sounds of Zongo All-Stars, currently voted best band in SLO County for the past 2 years.  Special guests Samba Loca, the hot new 10 piece Samba drum ensemble, will join in the fun for a big set in the middle of the show, accompanied by professional Brazilian Samba dancer Sidney Nicol.   And just to make sure you are fully prepared to party to your fullest - Sidney is hosting a Brazilian dance workshop earlier in the day, featuring live drumming by Samba Loca.  Participants will have the option to join Sidney on stage to try out the new moves at the show.  Click below for info on both events: 

Enjoy the weekend & stay safe out there! Cheers! 

Paul