San Luis Obispo February 2020 Events
San Luis Obispo, CA – San Luis Obispo has many great culinary, cultural and outdoor events happening this February. With so many events to choose from there is something for everyone, no matter your interests.
R.A.C.E. Matters presents, BELONGING – February 1-28; racemattersslo.org
In commemoration of Black History Month, on February 1st local organization R.A.C.E. Matters will launch a month-long, multimedia, multi-location event series entitled BELONGING. The series kicks off February 1st with the R.A.C.E. Matters produced short documentary film Kut to be the Best- the Last Black Barbershop in SLO. The BELONGING program also includes Portraits and Perspectives: photography and oral history excerpts at the Downtown SLO Association office and the San Luis Obispo Library. Rounding out the month, R.A.C.E. Matters will also host an evening of storytelling, entitled Stories Matter at The Kinney SLO. Some events have limited space and require reservations. Visit racemattersslo.org for details.
SLO Repertory Theatre presents, Always… Patsy Cline – February 7-March 8; slorep.org
Always…Patsy Cline is a delightful musical about friendship, country music and a brilliant artist who left us all too soon. More than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963, Always…Patsy Cline is a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The musical play, complete with down home country humor, poignant tales of life on the road and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight — 27 songs in all! The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.” Visit slorep.org for individual showtimes and tickets.
3rd Annual Central Coast Veg Fest – February 15; ccveg.org
Eat, learn, shop, and eat some more! At the 3rd Annual Central Coast Veg Fest you’ll get to sample and experience all the tastiest, hippest and latest in the local plant-based explosion during this all-day vegan festival that’s both family-friendly and highly “edutaining.” Hear from keynote speakers, observe expert cooking tutorials, and taste heaps of delicious food. Don’t forget to check out the dozens of family-friendly informational booths where you can dive deeper into learning why the H.E.C.K. so many folks are going vegan–for your Health, the Environment, Conscience or even simply for Kindness sake. This event will be held at the SLO Vet’s Hall from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission and free parking. Learn more at ccveg.org.
SLO Classical Academy presents, An Evening with Chris Burkard – February 21; pacslo.org
A Pismo Beach local, Chris Burkard has created an international presence through his photographs of untamed, larger-than-life landscapes. Join the SLO Classical Academy at the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo for a night of multiple film screenings and conversation, beginning with an exclusive viewing of Chris Burkard’s documentary, Under an Arctic Sky. After, Chris will talk about his off the beaten path lifestyle and take you behind the scenes of capturing the untouched landscapes of the world, followed by an audience Q&A. A special screening of one of Burkard’s yet unreleased films will round out the evening. Book signing and meet + greet to follow his presentation. Purchase tickets on pacslo.org.
SLO Blues Society presents, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats– February 29; sloblues.org
Join the San Luis Obispo Blues Society and Rick Estrin & The Nightcats at the SLO Vet’s Hall on February 29 for a night to remember! Sacramento-based and internationally acclaimed guitar and harmonica driven blues band, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats sound is an eminently dance-able, high powered celebration. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show begins at 7:30 p.m. Advance Tickets for these shows may be purchased at Boo Boo Records and Cheap Thrills or online at My805tix. Day-Of Tickets are also available at the door. For more information, visit sloblues.org.
And of course, don’t forget to check out San Luis Obispo’s signature ongoing events:
Farmers’ Market – Every Thursday night; 6-9 p.m.; downtownslo.com
Arts Obispo’s Art After Dark – Every first Friday; 6-9 p.m.; sloartscouncil.org
Cal Poly Sports – gopoly.com
Performing Arts Center – pacslo.org
SLO Repertory Theatre – slorep.org