Jan 23

Is "Rocky Horror" no more?

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Calling all “Rocky Horror Picture Show” fans!

For more than 15 years, Big Purple Onion Productions has been bringing its version of the beloved cult film to the Central Coast.

Sharp, fast and funny, the live “Rocky” shows star local singers, dancers and actors in costume lipsynching to “The Time Warp” and “Hot Patootie.” Performances feature plenty of rowdy audience participation and always follow a theme, whether it’s buckaroos or buckaneers.

Now the production company is taking a temporary hiatus as it searches for a new home. (Its current venue, World Rhythm and Motion Studio in San Luis Obispo, is moving to a new location.)

Before the company shuts its doors, however, the cast and crew of “Rocky” have one more treat for local fans: “Once Upon A Rocky: A Fairy Tale.”

The fairy-tale themed show will take place this Saturday at World Dance and Motion Studio, 150 South St. in San Luis Obispo. (Due to the adult nature of “Rocky,” audience members under age 18 are not admitted without a parent or guardian.)

Tickets to the 8 p.m. show are $8; the rowdier midnight show is $12 a pop. They’re available at Boo Boo Records or Traditional Tattoo, both in SLO.

So slip on your fishnets and grab your noisemakers, newspapers and toilet paper. We’re going to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”!


HopeDance Magazine puts the focus on finding culinary Nirvana with “How to Cook Your Life.

Directed by Doris Dörrie, the documentary examines how the guiding principles of Zen Buddhism apply to the preparation of food. The filmmaker gets help from Zen master/chef Edward Espe Brown, author of “The Tassajara Bread Book.” (The Washington Post hailed Brown’s book, originally published in 1970, as “the bible for bread baking.”)

As Dörrie explains, “How a person goes about dealing with the ingredients for his meals says a lot about him.”

“How To Cook Your Life” screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the San Luis Obispo City-County Library, 995 Palm St. in San Luis Obispo. A $5 donation is suggested.

For more information, call 369-0203 or visit the HopeDance Web site.


Food returns to the big screen Wednesday with the documentary “Seeing Through the Fence.

Vegan filmmaker Eleni Vlachos interviews family members, activists and ordinary people throughout Greece and the United States about meals in modern society. The answers she receives are humorous and often poignant.

“Seeing Through the Fence” takes a hard look at where our food comes from, asking the question, “What prevents ethical principals from being advanced into action?”

Watch the hour-long documentary at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cal Poly, Room 002-203. The free screening is sponsored by the university’s Hellenic American Organization.

Stick around for a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker.

For more information, contact hellenic@calpoly.edu.

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  1. Eleni

    Hi Sarah,

    Thank you for posting information about the screening of Seeing Through the Fence! I wanted to post one update about the location – the film is screening in the Cotchett Education Building.


  2. Alison Prochazka

    Do you know when the next RHPS performance will be held on the Central Coast and where? Thank you. My son and I are fans from Lompoc.

  3. Valiss

    I found local rocky horror info here: http://rhps.punk.net

    hope that helps

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