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Summer Talk

This Sunday, Pierre Rademaker will present a fascinating commentary on the visual and architectural changes which have taken place in the city of San Luis Obispo, interspersing his discussion with a series of old and modern photographs to show how the city was built out over time and the forces that shaped that change.

The talk will start at 2 PM at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center in Nipomo. Admission is free to DANA members, and $5 otherwise.

Family Campfires at the Dana Adobe

This Friday is DANA’s first campfire of the season! Along with s’mores, trail hikes, campfire songs, and games, we’ll also be featuring a special education seminar about bats.

The summer campfires are scheduled to take place on July 27, August 3, and August 17 at 7:00 PM at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center. Admission is free for DANA members, $5 otherwise.

Last Chance to View Photo Exhibit at DANA!

Photo Shown: “Headdress,” Maidu dancer, c. 2004

This weekend’s the last chance to view the “She Sang Me a Good Luck Song” photo exhibit at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center! The statewide traveling exhibit features portraits and landscapes that subvert the typical romanticized narrative of Californian Native peoples.

The exhibit will be open on Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM and on Sunday from 1 PM to 4 PM. Admission is free for DANA members, $5 otherwise.

Order Your Festival Mozaic Tickets Now!

DANA and Festival Mozaic are teaming up to present the UnClassical Series: Harpeth Rising. Harpeth Rising plays Chamberfolk, original music as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe.

DANA’s tickets will come with wine and dinner in the visitor center followed by the outdoor concert on Thursday, July 19. Dinner includes chicken piccata with lemon spinach orzo, antipasto salad, & choice of red or white wine. Reception and dinner start at 5:30 PM and the concert at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale for $75 each, dinner is included with purchase of ticket. Concert-only tickets are $45.

Sunday Speaker Series Featuring Jaime Avila

Join us at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center for the next installment in the Sunday Speaker Series! The first European settlers in both California and New Mexico arrived from Mexico under the Spanish flag. Did both states have a Rancho Period? Well yes and no! Join Jaime Avila as he elaborates on the comparisons of the history of California and New Mexico before they became part of the United States, along with expounding on the experiences of the Californios and Nuevo Mejicanos.

The talk will take place on Sunday, July 15 at 2:00 PM at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center. Members get in free, otherwise, admission is $5.