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State Park Activities

+ONGOING - State Park activities for the whole family

ON-GOING TOURS AND VISITORS CENTERS

Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park Tours
"Walking Tour into the Past" Volunteer led, three-hour walking tour on paved road. The walk is less than a mile but with a rise in elevation of 300'. Meet along the West Side of Highway 1, ¼ mile north of Pt. Sur Naval facility. Arrive early. Tour size limited.

TOURS:
Winter hours: (November through March)
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.
Admission Adult: $12.00; Ages 6-17: $5.00; Age 5 and under: free.
www.pointsur.org

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has an active Guided Hikes, Junior Rangers, and Ranger Cubs programs through the summer months. Activities run from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Return next spring for the updated schedule.

Music in the Tavern

+Saturday, November 22 ~(((folkYEAH!))) Presents Marc and the Casuals

Marc and the Casuals featuring six string guitar wizard, Tom Ayres
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Soul Party with Marc & The Casuals
+Saturday, November 29 ~ Bad Dogs

Bad Dogs
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Bad Dogs

+Friday, December 5 ~ Con Brio

Con Brio
10:00 PM ~ FREE

+Saturday, December 6 ~ Kuckaw!

Kuckaw!
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Kuckaw!

Kuckaw! is a brand spankin’ new band, fresh out of Oakland, California. The band members, all seasoned players in the Bay Area music scene, have come together through happenstance in order to fulfill one common goal: to get some booties shakin’! Influenced by the music of Snarky Puppy, Herbie Hancock, Orgone, and Roy Ayers, Kuckaw!’s sound melds the driving, heavy rhythms of 70′s funk with the hypnotic, interlocking essence of Afrobeat, adding a touch of disco, and bringing the wild abandon of a Zappa-esk musical odyssey.

Adam Lowdermilk and Michael Wynar (both of Albino! Afrobeat), combined forces on bass and guitar respectively, with Ross McIntire on drums (of DRMS), who is fresh off the Bayou from New Orleans. Feeling the emptiness of a keyboard-less trio, the three conscripted long time flood pants advocate and all around musical wizard Casey Cameron to lay down an ever-shifting polyester blanket of harmony. Shortly after, the band roped-in Bulgarian folk music extraordinaire and Fulbright fellow, saxophonist Teddy Raven (MWE, Jazz Mafia). Recently new to the group, is fellow Albino! trumpet maestro Chris Brown (The Original). Together, the six notoriously funkified local heavy-hitters compile an outfit of epic proportions… Keep an ear out for this burgeoning ensemble, bringing the funk to a location near you!

http://kuckawmusic.com/

+Saturday, December 13 ~ Jason Fann Drummers

Jason Fann Drummers
10:00 PM ~ FREE

+Saturday, January 3 ~ Scary Little Friends

Scary Little Friends
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Scary Little Friends

Biography
Scary Little Friends is the Folk-Rock brainchild of Chris Jones with Charlie Knote on drums, Jon Payne on bass, and Patrick Blizinski on keys. Chris built his own studio in the Mission district to record their debut album, “From the Beginning”, which features lilting vocals (ala Jeff Buckley) and surfs-up psychedelic guitar; a trademark of the “San Francisco Sound”. Based in both Santa Cruz and SF with underlying southern soul roots, strong songwriting is really the bread and butter of this band. Scary Little Friend’s live shows combine an understated professionalism with raw talent. They connect with their audience the old-fashioned way by offering authentic heartfelt performances that fulfill our desire to connect. No gimmicks, no tricks. Just great songs about what you were thinking but couldn’t say.

Since forming in early 2013, the band has quickly risen up in the local Bay Area music scene, performing with Folkyeah! and Loving Cup Presents, playing major Santa Cruz and SF shows at Rio Theatre, Don Quixote’s, Moe’s Alley, Brick & Mortar, Boom Boom Room, and Bottom of the Hill. The band has shared the stage with a variety national touring acts, such as: Boy & Bear, Chuck Prophet, Caravan Palace, Stone Foxes, Baptist Generals, Streets of Laredo, Jimbo Mathus, Debauche, Wildlife (Canada), Jail Weddings, Coffis Brothers, as well as Terrapin Crossroads staples Midnight North and Go By Ocean. They even shared the bill with Norah Jones for her surprise visit to Santa Cruz’s Crepe Place!
Description
Scary Little Friends is thoughtful and emotional rock/pop songwriting that we want you to hear. Awesome vocals and musicianship: www.soundcloud.com/scarylittlefriends
http://www.scarylittlefriends.com/