PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre has been presenting professional theatrical productions for over 52 years in Santa Maria producing a rich mix of plays from Broadway musicals to Shakespeare and everything in between. PCPA offers year-round entertainment in two venues: the Marian Theatre, a 448 seat theatre with a thrust stage, and the Severson Theatre, a flexible black box theatre with seating up to 188. In the summer months, PCPA also presents in the 700-seat outdoor Festival Theatre in Solvang.
Santa Maria is centrally located, about 170 miles north of Los Angeles and 270 miles south of San Francisco, making it an ideal stop on a Highway 1 adventure. Highway 1 is a scenic drive, taken northward it leads you through several small towns eventually connecting with 101 just past Pismo Beach.
Cugini’s Pizzeria & Trattoria
Spreading the joy of home-cooked pastas, pizzas and sandwiches in traditional Italian style served alongside a friendly, family atmosphere.
Mission Santa Ines (Santa Ynez)
Featuring beautiful architecture and a deep history, the Mission Santa Ines serves as a museum and a parish church of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The museum, church and garden are open for daily tours that begin in the Mission gift shop and self-guided tours are available most days for just $5.00, with scheduled docent-led […]
Orcutt Certified Farmers Market
Open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Orcutt Certified Farmers Market offers produce including vegetables, citrus and strawberries, local honey, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, jams, and jellies. Find your favorite produce and local offerings and support the families of Santa Maria Valley.
PCPA Presents: The Whipping Man
Plunge into the heart-wrenching chaos of war-torn Richmond. The Civil War is over and throughout the south slaves are being freed, soldiers are going home, and in Jewish homes the annual celebration of Passover is being celebrated. Young Confederate officer Caleb DeLeon arrives home, severely wounded, to find it in ruins and abandoned, save for […]
Melodrama Presents: "When Butter Churns To Gold"
A villain (boo!), a hero (yay!), a heroine (aww!), and trusty sidekicks run amok in this musical romp. An orphaned farm girl, Constance Goodwin, attempts to save the family farm from the villainous Friedrich von Fouler. Can our strapping hero, Jack Strongfellow, stop the villain in time? Can he save Constance from her ironic fate […]
CENTRAL COAST CRAFT BEER WEEK
CENTRAL COAST CRAFT BEER WEEK Hosted By LOCAL BREWERS GUILD Central Coast Craft Beer Week is March 24-April 2, 2017 Buellton, California— What is often referred to as wine country, the central coast of California is quickly gaining recognition for its craft beer. In the past decade, small breweries have been popping up throughout the area with a […]
Mid-Coast Veterans Alliance TRI-TIP Barbecue
The Mid-Coast Veterans Alliance will host a special event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 25 at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Santa Maria to raise money to support local veterans. The public, especially area veterans, are invited to the event that will feature barbecue, raffles and special guest speakers. Tri-tip barbecue meals […]
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