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We’re nearing the end of the first week or so of Spring Quarter, Mustangs! How did it go? Cuesta students don’t return until Jan. 21, but usually there’s something to attempt to balance that all out, like a different break being shorter or starting earlier or the likes. For those who are new to college, welcome! And for those who aren’t, then in general, welcome back, and keep on!

Cuesta students, this would be a good time to pick up your books at the school bookstore, so you don’t have to do that between classes. Classes that, we can hope, you have signed up for.

I mentioned in a previous column that Cuesta’s original play, pool ’63, a tale of racial unrest in Birmingham, Ala., during the civil rights movement, was met with enough success that it is being brought back this semester for a second run, and also being performed at a special festival in Los Angeles. The dates for the second run have been announced, and are as follows: Feb. 7-9 and Feb. 28-March 2. Each is on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, with Sunday showings starting at 2 p.m. and all other showings starting at 7:30 p.m., all at the Cuesta CPAC Experimental Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and can be purchased now at Come support your student drama department, and find out what has made this show so popular! Fun fact, by the way: “CPAC” stands for Cultural Performing Arts Center, not Cuesta Performing Arts Center, so though it’s usually referred to as the CPAC putting Cuesta in front of that isn’t redundant.

But what about an event that’s a little bit sooner? Well, the annual “Bach in the Mission,” this time “Bach in the Mission IV,” will take place this Jan. 25! The Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble and certain members of the Cal Poly Symphony present this event at 8 p.m. at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, full of talented locals of the vocal and instrumental kind, and even featuring a few musicians from out of town! Just as the secret ingredient is usually fish at a sushi place, Johann Sebastian Bach (keep this on the downlow) is the featured composer at an event called “Bach in the Mission.” And he can get away with that, because he’s Bach!

So if you’d like to experience one of the all-time giants of the classical world in a neat local setting, tickets for this concert are $14 for the public, $12 for senior citizens, and $9 for students. Said tickets can be purchased at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center between noon and 6 p.m.

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