Orchesis pirouettes its way to Alex and Faye

A throng of dancers energetically peppered the stage of Alex and Faye Spanos Theatre this past weekend, pirouetting through the routines of “Vitality,” Orchesis Dance Company’s 44th annual dance concert.

Steve Aoki brings down the (electro) house

The doors would open any minute, and anticipation was tense. Associated Students, Inc. and event staff ran around the Recreation Center’s main gym like chickens with their heads cut off, blowing up balloons, adjusting decorations and deciding how to avoid a stampede when it was time to remove the barricades for the horde of impatient Steve Aoki fans outside.

Seinfeld gives the Central Coast a belated Festivus

It seemed that just as soon as he had arrived, he was gone.

Internet Cat Video Festival purrs its way to the PAC

Cats took the big screen inside the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center (PAC) Tuesday night with the Internet Cat Video Festival.

Templeton's Sycapalooza showcases local artists

Large, white, old pot-bellied pig.

Hard of hearing and blind.

The above was scribbled on three signs on the side of the road — a phone number scratched at the bottom of the paper.

XXYYXX electrifies the Rec Center

Minutes before the show, the main gym in the Recreation Center was a can of sardines. The venue was crammed, from the stage to the bleachers to the doors in the back, with loud, rowdy, dancing college students. Thirty minutes after he was slated to take the stage this past Friday night, electronic DJ XXYYXX finally made his anticlimactic entrance.

Local artists ‘Hang it All’ at Linnaea’s Cafe

Linnaea’s Cafe’s doors wouldn’t open for another 10 minutes, but men and women of all ages had already begun to queue before the coffee shop. They stood impatiently, muttering to each other and gripping large boxes, garbage bags and frames filled with their original artwork.

SLO Bacon Fest goes HAM

It was a bacon lover’s heaven and every pig’s worst nightmare. It was the first SLO Bacon Fest held this past Saturday at the Alex Madonna Expo Center.

Hall of Famer Buddy Guy brings blues to PAC stage

In an auditorium flooded with anticipatory baby boomers, all were abuzz with the thrill that soon, a legend would be seizing center stage. His name was announced and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy waltzed onto the Christopher Cohan Performing Art Center’s platform, waving around handmade peace signs.

Alton Brown dishes out feast of entertainment at PAC

Food Network personality Alton Brown performed a literal culinary explosion in front of a sold-out audience at the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center this past Saturday as part of his Edible Inevitable Tour.

Empire of the Sun brings life and innovation to Avila

Halloween came a little early this year when the Australian electronic music duo, Empire of the Sun, took over the stage with its hypnotic, dance-inducing beats that were accompanied with Vegas-style costumes and special effects.