Picks of the Week

By Shane Cohn and Michel Cicero 08/09/2012

JULIA CHILD AND 71 PALM Julia Child, America’s favorite chef, helped bring classic French cuisine to our country and inspired so many to expand their culinary skills and tastes. To honor Julia’s 100th, 100 restaurants across the country are creating menus inspired by the most cherished Julia recipes.71 Palm in Ventura has been invited to participate in the Julia Child Restaurant Week, Aug. 7-15, and is excited to feature for that week a special three-course menu highlighting some of Julia’s classic French dishes, in honor of her life and extraordinary culinary legacy, which brought fresh ingredients and joy into the kitchen, revolutionizing American cuisine and palates. 71 Palm Restaurant, 71 N. Palm St., Ventura, 653-7222.

HELEN REDDY Saturday, Aug. 11. Famed vocalist best known for her ’70s hit “I Am Woman” has hit the reboot button on her singing career after decades on sabbatical. She will perform her hits and other great songs at The Canyon. For tickets and more information, call (818) 879-5016 or visit www.canyonclub.net.
NIGHT MUST FALL Aug. 3-26. SENGA Classic Stage presents a classic British psychological thriller based on a true story. $15-$17. Ojai Valley Grange, 381 Cruzero St., Ojai. 

BOYS II MEN AND EN VOGUE Friday, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m. The Ventura County Fair presents two hugely popular, chart-topping vocal-driven R&B groups: Boys II Men, famous for it’s a capella hip-hop hybrid and En Vogue which produced some of the steamiest music videos of the early ’90s. The concert will be held on the Grandstand Arena Stage. Free with admission to the fair. 648-3376 or www.venturacountyfair.org.

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