Events in Santa Maria Valley

Scary Poppins

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - November 11 @ 6:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

The Melodrama favorite returns! Young Jack and Jill Peabody live in Victorian London with their widowed father, a nutty inventor with little time to pay attention to his children. But when the children write to their favorite Super Nanny, they get more than they bargained for — instead of Mary Poppins they end up with her bizarre twin sister, Scary Poppins. And when an evil Russian ambassador shows up desperate to get his hands on one of Professor Peabody’s inventions,…

PCPA: An Iliad

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

An Iliad is a modern rendering of Homer’s classic story, adapted for the stage by Lisa Peterson and Dennis O’Hare. In a virtuoso performance, Tarah Flanagan inhabits over fifty characters. With the addition of live music (Eva Scholz-Carlson on the cello), and language that ranges from contemporary realism to epic poetry, An Iliad grapples with humankind’s perpetual capacity for violence, while exploring the beauty and kinship to be found even in the midst of war. (Adult language) Show dates and times…

PCPA: Muthaland

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - October 21 @ 5:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Muthaland, written and performed by Minita Gandhi, takes us on the epic coming-of-age journey of a first-generation Indian-American woman. The life of a young woman is forever changed on a trip to India during which she unearths family secrets, encounters a prophet, is the victim of an assault, and ultimately discovers her voice within a culture of silence. The familiar and the foreign swap roles in this dark comedy about culture, identity, spirituality, and sexuality. Inspired by true events, Muthaland navigates the…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents: Little Shop of Horrors

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - October 28 @ 4:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! Based on the classic Roger Corman film, Little Shop of Horrors features early 1960’s Doo-wop and Motown style songs…

Presqu’ile Friday Night Music: Complicated Animals

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presqu’ile Winery, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Friday, October 19, 2018 4:00pm to 6:00pm Presqu’ile Winery Complimentary Event Complicated Animals is the Los Angeles based Indie duo of Monica da Silva and Chad Alger. Their 6-song EP “In This Game” (2015), was written and recorded in a cabin in the woods in Michigan. “In This Game” received rave reviews from blogs and journalists, and was called “a 6 song masterpiece” and the “beginning of a new sound” by PopMatters. “In This Game” fuses Indie Pop with vintage-Brazilian…

Kevin Graybill at Naughty Oak in Orcutt!

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naughty Oak Brewing Company, Orcutt, CA, 93455

Brews at beats at Naughty Oak on a Friday! This Friday will feature the wonderful Kevin Graybill!

Moxie Cafe’s Outdoor Concert Series: Steppin’ Out

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moxie Cafe, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

We’re keeping the MOXIE Cafe’s outdoor concert series rolling with another outstanding band. The “Central Coast’s Finest Dance Band,” Steppin’ Out, will take the stage on Saturday, October 20th! Come out and enjoy great music, fantastic food and drinks, and fun for the whole family. MOXIE Café is partnering with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County to bring you this special concert and fundraiser. A portion of your contributions will directly benefit the Foodbank of SBC and families in need.…

Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara!: Quique Escamilla

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Guadalupe City Hall, Guadalupe, CA, 93434

Quique Escamilla opens the 14th season of ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! with his powerful, original songs in Spanish and English inspired by political and social issues: human rights, immigration, conservation, racism and oppression. Originally from Chiapas, Mexico, this multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter blends Mexican folk music such as huapango and rancheras with jazz, pop, rock and ska

Cambria Winery: Sunday Music with Petrella and Mixed Influencer

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cambria Estate Winery, Santa Maria, 93454

Join us at the estate from 1-4pm to sip Cambria wines and enjoy live music from Petrella and Mixed Influence. Petrella, know as the first lady of Country-Soul, began her career as a singer/songwriter 23 years ago by creating a fusion of rhythm & blues and country music called Country-Soul.

Inside PCPA

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Here is your chance to enter the fascinating world of creative inspiration and professional practice in a behind the scenes conversation with PCPA’s Resident Artists. Featuring Jason Bolen, Abby Hogan and Erik Stein, interviewed by Brad Carroll, learn what fuels the artists’ passions to bring magic to the Central Coast and listen in as they share what would be said if these walls could talk. Information and Tickets • General Admission – $25 • VIP Admission – $50, Includes post-show…