Picks of the Week
By Shane Cohn and Michel Miller 08/30/2012
VENTURA NATIONALS Saturday, Sept. 1, 9 a.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 2, 9:30 a.m. The 10th Annual Ventura Nationals Hot Rod and Motorcycle Show and Music Festival attractions will include more than 700 pre-1969 American hotrods, kustoms, classics, trucks, low-riders and motorcycles on display and a pinup contest judged by legendary Ramone’s drummer Marky Ramone, as well as infamous television, film and celebrity auto customizer George Barris. Guests will enjoy live music as bands spanning five different genres shake, rattle and roll the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For a complete lineup, visit www.venturanationals.com
IMPROV COMEDY FESTIVAL Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. The Ventura Improv Company’s annual Labor Day weekend celebration is an improv competition that culminates with a three-hour showdown. Improv groups from outside Ventura County will participate and compete, and performances will take place evenings and afternoons. $5-$50. For tickets and a complete schedule, call 643-5701 or visit www.venturaimprov.com/festival.