Spotlight: What’s happening this weekend

July 2, 2010


Dancing, Fourth of July celebrations and politically charged comedy are just some of the highlights coming to the Central Coast in the next week.

Head on over to Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo Friday at 6 p.m. to enjoy the visiting Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers. They’re a group of young dancers and fiddlers all the way from Lindsborg, Kansas. dressed in authentic costumes, and performing traditional Swedish circle dancing. The event is free and family-friendly.

The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum will be hosting Move and Groove at the Museum on the first Saturday of every month. A local dance instructor will be teaching basic dance lessons from 10 to 11 a.m. The lessons are free with paid admission into the museum.

After learning how to move and groove, put those moves to use at The Graduate where attendants can do the mashed potato and disco bump to the best songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.  The Graduate will host the Big Chill on the first Saturday of every month from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. There will be a $5 cover charge. The event is for the 21 and older only.

Or for those with no Fourth of July plans yet, festivities will be held in Morro Bay and Pismo Beach. The City of Morro Bay will offer festivities beginning at 1 p.m. at Tidelands Park. The annual Pismo Beach Fourth of July festivities will be held all day and will offer live music, food and a fireworks show. Both events are free.

After a fun-filled weekend sure to keep the kids enthralled in fireworks and full of sweet treats, keep them entertained during the week with arts and crafts at the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum. The museum will be offering a chance for children to create their own bean and seed mosaic Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As always, end the tiring workweek on a fun note by starting your weekend early next Thursday with the politically charged and sometimes outrageous comedy of Lewis Black. The comedian will perform at the Chumash Casino July 8. The show begins at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $35 to $95.

Find more local happenings and movie show times on the CalCoastNews Event Calendar. You can search by type of event, the date or the venue.

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