Picks of the Week

By Shane Cohn and Michel Cicero 08/02/2012

VENTURA COUNTY FAIR Through Aug. 12. Rides, Ribbons & Rodeos is the theme for this year’s county fair. Attractions include farm animals, nightly fireworks, competitions and displays by county residents. Also midway carnival rides and games plus good old-fashioned fair food. Musical performers: Aug. 3, Bret Michaels at 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 4, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at 7:30 p.m.; Aug 5, Lupillo Rivera at 3 p.m.; Aug. 6, Creed at 7:30 pm.; Aug. 7, Frankie Avalon at 1 p.m.; Aug. 7, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 8, Cobra Starship at 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 9, Martina McBride at 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 10, Boyz II Men and EnVogue at 7:30 p.m. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. $10 for adults, $7 for children and seniors. For more information, call 648-3376 or visit www.venturacountyfair.org.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Aug. 7 through Nov. 18. Spicy food, hot music and Oxnard’s cool ocean breezes are on the menu for the Plaza Park is the place for a two-day celebration of everything salsa – the food, the music and the dance. You can taste it, you can dance it, and you can even take it home! Sizzling entertainment takes center stage with the area’s hottest salsa and Latin jazz bands. Free admission and parking. Plaza Park, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardsalsafestival.com.

VINTAGE VOLKSWAGEN CRUISE AND CAR SHOW Sunday, Aug. 8. The Treffen 1000 mile cruise down the coast ends at the Channel Islands harbor with more than 200 Vintage Volkswagen’s, a raffle, music and family fun to benefit Food Share. Admission to the show is two cans of food for FoodShare. Channel Islands Harbor, 3850 Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard.

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