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June 2019

New Play Festival

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by AGHS Theatre Company

Arroyo Grande HS Theatre Company’s annual New Play Festival is a collection of short plays written by students, directed by students, and performed by students. Every year we serve up theatre, hot and fresh, just for you. So, come and see who is going to win the top prize this year!

General Admission – Adults $12, seniors $10, students $8, faculty/staff $5, $2 more at the door.

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Snow White & The Temple Dancer

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by Everybody Can DANCE

SNOW WHITE had its world premier at the Clark Center in 2004. Created by Everybody Can DANCE and Santa Maria Civic Ballet artistic director, Diane Zink, it is set to Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony and filled with woodland creature, dwarves, an evil queen with a poison apple and the innocent Snow White for a dramatic presentation for all ages.

THE TEMPLE DANCER (La Bayadere) is a colorful ballet set in royal India of the past. A love triangle provides the drama. It is filled with exciting and fascinating dances, such as the Fire Dance, choreographed by Diane Zink. See video @ www.everybodycandance.webs.com

General Admission: Adult – $20; Children – $15


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Snow White & The Temple Dancer – Matinee

June 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by Everybody Can DANCE

SNOW WHITE had its world premier at the Clark Center in 2004. Created by Everybody Can DANCE and Santa Maria Civic Ballet artistic director, Diane Zink, it is set to Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony and filled with woodland creature, dwarves, an evil queen with a poison apple and the innocent Snow White for a dramatic presentation for all ages.

THE TEMPLE DANCER (La Bayadere) is a colorful ballet set in royal India of the past. A love triangle provides the drama. It is filled with exciting and fascinating dances, such as the Fire Dance, choreographed by Diane Zink. See video @ www.everybodycandance.webs.com

General Admission: Adult – $20; Children – $15


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Central Coast Business Symposium 2019

June 13 @ 2:30 am - 5:30 pm

Central Coast Coalition of Chambers

From pharmaceuticals to beer, leaders in a variety of industries will take the stage to discuss their experiences and valuable leadership lessons at the 11th Annual Central Coast Business Symposium, Thursday, June 13, 2:30-5:30 pm at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande.

Speakers

Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Business Succession
“What We Can All Learn from the Other Generation”

Peggy Tayloe West Pharmaceutical Services, Vice President, Human Resources & Global Recruiting
“By Your Side: How to Make HR Your Company’s Partner Instead of the Police”

Adam FirestoneFirestone Walker Brewing Company, Founder
& Andrew FirestoneStone Capital, Founder & Principal
“Two Brothers Perspectives on Building Businesses and Community on the Central Coast”

As always, the forum also provides an intermission with delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine, giving attendees the opportunity to network with fellow community leaders.
(Food Provided by Testa Catering and wines by Presqu’ile Winery.)

This is an Invitation-Only event and seating is limited.

Reservations are required, and seats are filling fast.


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Season Announcement Party 2019-20

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by the Clark Center

“Step Into The Spotlight”

Clark Center Donor members are invited to a special event previewing our 2019 – 2020 Professional Performing Arts Season.

Join your fellow members in the lobby for light appetizers catered by Chef’s Table Catering, and delicious bite-size desserts from the Membership Committee.

Then enjoy brief performances by some of this year’s Clark Center Scholarship winners in the Forbes Hall.

Grand finale: a special sneak preview of our 2019-20 Season on the big screen!

Attendees will be able to purchase tickets for our 2019-20 Season productions at the Event!

This event is for Donor Members only! Members may purchase ticket for one guest.

Tickets are only $15 per person and are ONLY available through the Box Office.

If you would like to join us for this fun event, please call 805-489-9444.

Summer Box Office Hours are:
Tuesday – Friday, Noon – 6pm
Closed Saturday – Sunday – Monday

OR – You can RSVP to yvette@clarkcenter.org and pay at door on night of event.

A few photos from a recent party:

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Rock This Town

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by The Studio of Performing Arts (SOPA)

SOPA 25th anniversary recital! Rock This Town will do just that!

Ages 2.5-adult!!
Not your everyday recital!!

General Admission: $12


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July 2019

Trilogy Art Group Reception

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sponsored by Trilogy Art Group (T.A.G.)

A fundraiser for the Clark Center’s Performing Arts Scholarships and Grants Programs

Trilogy Art Group 2-D and 3-D work will be on display. Please join us for the reception in the lobby of the Clark Center to meet the artists.

A portion of each sale benefits the Scholarship and Grant program.

No charge for admission.

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Once Upon A Time

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Dellos Performing Arts Center

Join us for a motivating evening of dance, showcasing the life-changing growth of all our DPAC Dancers! The 2019 DPAC Summer Recital “Once Upon a Time”is a celebration of Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip Hop brought to you from our entertainers of today who are preparing to change the world!

General Admission: $20

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August 2019

Unclassical Series: Take 3 Piano Trio

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Festival Mozaic UnClassical Concert

With a flair for the wild and unexpected, this genre-bending trio brings the refinement of a rigorous classical background and mixes it with rock star charisma.

Whether performing their take on pop, jazz, or classical tunes, they bring enthusiasm to their interpretations and impart their love of music to audiences of all musical preferences.

Featuring:
Lindsay Deutsch, violin,
Van-Anh Nguyen, piano and
Lila Yang, cello

Enjoy a 3-minute clip of the Trio Playing “Despacito”

Reserved Seating (see seating chart for colors):

A: $75 (Orange Seats), B: $70 (Green), C: $65 (Light Gray),
D: $60 (Blue), E: 55 (Yellow), F: $45 (Dark Gray); G: N/A (Dark Blue)

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Star Wars IV: A New Hope

August 24 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Presented by Central Coast Film Society

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
With Special Guest Ken Napzok

Presented by Central Coast Film Society

Before you see the end of the Skywalker saga later this year, celebrate our first glimpse at a galaxy far, far away with a community screening of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, with special guest, author and Arroyo Grande native, Ken Napzok.

Synopsis
Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daringmission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. And after Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with his former apprentice, Darth Vader, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire’s dreaded Death Star.

Ken Napzok
The Central Coast Film Society is honored to host, expert appreciator of Star Wars, Ken Napzok, to introduce Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and participate in a post screening Q&A. Ken “The Pitboss” Napzok, a co-creator of the ForceCenter podcast feed with Joseph Scrimshaw and Jennifer Landa, is a frequent contributor on Collider Jedi Council and the 2017 Movie Trivia Schmoedown Star Wars Champion. He recently published his first book, “Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away” released by Mango Publishing.

VIP Experience
VIP Ticket holders have reserved seating and attend a pre-screening Meet & Greet with Ken Napzok, including a signed copy of “Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away”.

Food
Food from Country Garden Catering will be available for purchase for ALL ticket holders from 4:30-6p.m. in front of the Clark Center lobby entrance. They are a benefit corporation and 25% of our net goes to the Santa Ynez Valley Senior Citizens’ Foundation which supports the Buellton Senior Center and Meals On Wheels.

Early Admission
Early Admission ticket holders will have access to theater seating an hour before the screening and access to pre-screening activities before general admission ticket holders.

VIP Admission at 4:30pm
Early Admission at 5:00pm
General Admission at 5:30pm
Screening Begins at 6:00pm

General Admission: VIP $35, Early Admission $15, Adults $10, Children $7;

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September 2019

Andreen Moot Court

September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Presented by San Luis Obispo College of Law

“Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide”

Data Collection, Privacy, and Government Surveillance in the Healthcare System

This year’s Andreen Moot Court explores how and when the Government can collect continuous personal, medical and social media data in providing healthcare coverage. Do Americans a right of privacy and, if so, can they give it up in exchange for a Medicare benefit?

Held in the Studio Theater.

Open to the Public.

Doors Open at 5pm. There will be Reception following the Presentation in the Lobby.

General Admission: FREE!


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The Purple xPeRIeNCE

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Presented by The Clark Center

Exclusively Sponsored by Henderson Fiduciaries with Clark Family Trust


Since 2011, The Purple Xperience has played for over 300,000 fans and toured the world with the most authentic tribute to the musical genius of Prince. Lead singer Marshall Charloff captures the style and magic of Prince with his appearance, vocals, and multi-instrumental talents.

Marshall leads a band full of industry veterans, bringing the amazing sensation of Prince’s music and performances back to the fans with hits such as “Little Red Corvette,” “1999” and “Purple Rain”.


Reserved Seating: Gold-$58 Silver-$50 Bronze-$45*


Save $! This Performance Qualifies for Multiple Season Show Discount*

(3-5 Shows = 5% off; 6-10 Shows = 10% off; 10+ Shows = 15% off; All Season Shows = 20% off)
Gather up the Gang and Save!*

10% off for groups of 10. * 15% off for groups of 15. * 20% off for groups of 20. * Other perks too!

*Multiple show discounts, and group sales discounts, must be purchased in one single order.
Contact Neil in our Box Office to arrange. neil@clarkcenter.org or call 805.489.9444
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.
** Band’s Official Website **


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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by Central Coast State Parks Association

Several Short Documentaries will be Shown:

A New View of the Moon
Become reacquainted with awe alongside strangers interacting with a telescope trained on the moon. Watch as Wylie Overstreet takes a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give passersby an up-close look at a familiar object: a new view of the moon. (3 min)

Clay Bolt
Clay Bolt is a natural history and conservation photographer for World Wildlife Fund and has been featured in prominent magazines such as National Geographic. Affectionately referred to as the bug guy, Clay explains how and why he focuses on 99% of life on earth that is smaller than your finger. (4 min)

Resilience at the Roots
This short documentary follows a community in El Salvador who, after fleeing government repression and spending a decade in exile, returned to their country to rebuild their lives in the coastal lowland areas surrounding the Bay of Jiquilisco. But their challenges were not over: in 1998 Hurricane Mitch hit, and other severe storms followed, washing away homes, destroying crops, and burying the community in rising waters.

They recognized that these storms were linked to climate change and loss of protective mangrove forests, and so began to organize. Today, the movement they started has succeeded in creating a network of vibrant, democratic communities that protect and restore their natural resources and ecosystems, and
has grown into one of the most successful global organizing models working for climate justice. (El
Salvador, 13 min)

Fire Followers – Yosemite Nature Notes
Yosemite botanists search for fire-following flowers that germinate and bloom after a fire covering the landscape in a beautiful but brief wildflower display that may not return until the next fire. (California, 6 min)

The Last Green Thread
Amidst the backdrop of massive development and population growth, three friends embark on a journey through the Everglades Headwaters in Florida to survey a fragile wilderness corridor before it disappears forever. (Northern Florida, 18 min)

Pursuing the Monarchs
It’s the story of a majestic species: symbol of American pride, embodiment of the returning dead in Mexico, it’s the story of the Monarch butterfly. It would be a happy story, only, today they are dying. The Monarch butterfly population has declined by up to 80% in the last decade.

Who is to blame? Both the modern agricultural practices such as GMO and herbicide use, and the illegal logging carrying on in the Mexican forest of Michoacan, the butterflies’ overwintering site. (52 min)

Held in the Studio Theater

General Admission: $25
(Individual ticket to this event only: Pursuing the Monarchs)


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Cabaret 805

September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Presented by The Clark Center


“Cabaret”, you ask. “What is it?”

Cabaret is an intimate form of theatrical entertainment featuring music, song, and storytelling that usually takes place in a restaurant or nightclub with seating generally less than 100.

Picture you and a friend enjoying delicious appetizers and beverages as a singer, accompanied by a jazz pianist, performs as though they were having a direct conversation with you. Some songs are vibrant and festive, others, poignant and heartwarming.

Cabaret song selections have traditionally been from the Great American songbook. (Think Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen etc.)

However, with so much wonderful new music available, we have opened our minds to exploring contemporary songs as well. We invite you to come and enjoy the renewed intrigue of the Cabaret World.

Ticket price includes light appetizers and dessert. Doors open at 4pm.

Beverages will be available for purchase.

There will be at least four performers, a pianist and bass player.

Performers:
* Judy Philbin – Vocalist & host of a weekly radio show on KCBX
* Brett Mitchell – Pianist & Vocalist
* Julia Mitchell – Vocalist
* Diane Steinberg Lewis – Vocalist & Pianist
* Karren Greever – Vocalist
* Bill Wingfield – Bass Player
* Grant Everett – Emcee / Vocalist / Artistic Director / Voice teacher

Held on the intimate setting of the Main Stage!


General Admission: $25



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October 2019

Metamorphoses

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by AGHS Theatre Company

Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses” brings Ovid’s tales of Greek Mythology to stunning visual life.

Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, “Metamorphoses” juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image to reflect the variety and persistence of narrative in the face of inevitable change.

Held in the Studio Theater.

General Admission – Adults $12, Seniors $10, Students $8, Faculty/Staff $5, $2 more at the door.

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Metamorphoses

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by AGHS Theatre Company

Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses” brings Ovid’s tales of Grace Mythology to stunning visual life.

Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, “Metamorphoses” juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image to reflect the variety and persistence of narrative in the face of inevitable change.

Held in the Studio Theater.

General Admission – Adults $12, Seniors $10, Students $8, Faculty/Staff $5, $2 more at the door.

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Metamorphoses

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presented by AGHS Theatre Company

Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses” brings Ovid’s tales of Greek Mythology to stunning visual life.

Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, “Metamorphoses” juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image to reflect the variety and persistence of narrative in the face of inevitable change.

Held in the Studio Theater.

General Admission – Adults $12, Seniors $10, Students $8, Faculty/Staff $5, $2 more at the door.

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