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Paso Robles Entertainment – Jan. 28 – Feb. 2 

By Russ Troutt
As always, the Central Coast delivers a lot of options if you want to get out of the house and do something this week. Up to this point I’ve brought you nothing but good movie reviews and recommended the best movie I saw over the weekend that is worth spending your hard earned money on. Unfortunately, I only got around to seeing one movie this week and well, let’s just get into it shall we.

The Park Cinemas “DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY” Picture of the Week: “Movie 43” (R) momma always told me if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all. When it comes to “Movie 43” I have absolutely nothing nice to say. In the commercials they say it can’t be unseen and sadly, they are right. Where’s Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones with that little gadget from “Men In Black” to erase your memory when you need them. I’m going to see a bad movie or three throughout the year, that’s a given, but just didn’t expect to see one as bad as “Movie 43” this soon. Thankfully for you, I try to see as many movies as time allows so I can give you good recommendations or tell you ones to pass on and save your money. You’re welcome Paso Robles, because I just saved you eleven dollars this week. It has been a really long time since I got up and left in the middle of a movie, and if not for being with a friend, I would have got up and left halfway through this one. Someone in Hollywood must have a lot of blackmail on the cast that makes up “Movie 43”, otherwise I can’t see why any of them would be in such an atrocious film. Scratch that, I can’t call this movie a film. That’s is discrediting to the word ‘film’. There is no story line or real plot to the movie. You have Dennis Quaid trying to sell his screenplay idea to Greg Kinnear, who is playing a movie executive. As Quaid explains his ideas for the movie, we see them acted out. What we end up with is a bunch of shorts that don’t connect in any which way or form and just aren’t funny. I’ve seen some pretty bad movies in my time, but I can honestly say I think this is the worst movie I’ve ever seen. Sorry mom, but this is me being nice about “Movie 43”.

Also playing at Park Cinemas this week:

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (R)
Parker (R)
Mama (PG-13)
Broken City (R)
The Last Stand (R)
Silver Linings Playbook (R)
Zero Dark Thirty (R)
A Haunted House (R)


Playing at The Palm:

Argo (R)
Django (NR)
Heroes For Sale (NR)
Hyde Park on Hudson (R)
Life of Pi (PG) 

Paso Playlist

Performing Arts Center San Luis Obsipo:

Avner the Eccentric on February 1st at the Pavilion at 8PM

With a nod to commedia dell’arte and a wink at the silent movies, Avner Eisenberg is a master of the quietly ridiculous. Although his act is wordless, Eisenberg’s expressive face speaks volumes, whether he’s juggling an 8-foot ladder or dining on paper napkins; dancing with his broom or just trying to keep his hat on his head.A thinking man’s clown for all ages, Avner’s performance is a reminder that theatrical power can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart.

Suspension Orchesis Dance Company February 1st-3rd at Alex & Faye Spanos Theater at 8PM

Suspension, Cal Poly’s Orchesis Dance Company’s 43rd anniversary concert, explores the power and elegance of the human condition. Dynamic choreography in a range of genres will reflect current dance trends as well as classical artistry. Contemporary, ballet, jazz, modern and a fusion of world and street forms will illuminate pertinent topics and compelling emotion. In this concise and high-powered program, top dance students will perform original works by professional choreographers, faculty, local artists and selected students. Orchesis, a Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo favorite, will be a must see concert with something for everyone!

Symphony Classics: Scheherazade on February 2nd at the Christopher Cohan Center at 8PM

The classic tale of 1,001 Arabian Nights is set to music in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful and exotic Scheherazade. The story of the Sultana Scheherazade and the fascinating tales that saved her life have been told and re-told for hundreds of years. At this concert, you can close your eyes and imagine yourself in another world. Mozart’s “Great G minor Symphony” will round out a night of classics with the Central Coast’s favorite Symphony orchestra, your San Luis Obispo Symphony. Join us for a night of stories. 1,001 tales of music and mystery and more.

Clark Center for the Performing Arts:

Epidemic in Motion presented by Street Heat Dance Studio on February 2nd at 7PM

Epidemic In Motion Featuring Street Heat! These groups of talented dancers have a passion for dance that explodes on stage! Showcasing routines in a variety of styles: Hip Hop, Contemporary, Street Jazz, Animation, Jazz, Popping/Locking and many more.

Live Music

Tuesday, January 29th:

Banjer Dan at Tognazzini’s Dockside Too in  Morro Bay at 2:30PM

Shwayze and Terraplane Sun at SLO Brewing Company at 8PM

Wednesday, January 30th:

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister and Sioux City Kid at SLO Brewing Company at 7:30PM

Thursday, January 31st:

The Aristocrats and Travis Larson Band at SLO Brewing Company at 7:30PM

Friday, February 1st:

Nada Rasta at Fuel Dock in Morro Bay at 9PM

Blame Sally at United Church of Christ in San Luis Obispo at 7PM

Saturday, February 2nd:

High Voltage at SLO Brewing Company at 7:30PM

Blame Sally at  Castoro Cellars Winery in Templeton at 7:30PM

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