Picks of the week
By Shane Cohn and Michel Miller 11/01/2012
DIRTY GIRL MUD RUN Saturday, Nov. 3. The Dirty Girl Mud Run is challenging California women of all fitness levels to get out and get active in an unclean fun, out-of-the-ordinary athletic event. Dirty Girl debuted in Wisconsin in 2011 to a sold-out field of more than 6,000 women, and has since grown a large female fan base across the country. With obstacle names like H2 Oh My God, Utopian Tubes and PMS (Pretty Muddy Stuff), the Dirty Girl Mud Run is the newest way for women to bond, all the while encouraging each other to overcome their own personal obstacles. Ventura Ranch KOA, 7400 Pine Grove Road, Santa Paula. For more information and registration, visit www.godirtygirl.com
WEEKEND OF THE DEAD Nov.3-4. Museum of Ventura County will honor the Latin American holiday with two days of exhibits and festivities. On Saturday, a two-day exhibit of retablo shadow boxes and Day of the Dead altars will be on display; and on Sunday, from noon to 3 p.m., there will be family activities, including paper crafts, traditional music and dance performances by Folklorico Mestizo of Oxnard College. Saturday is regular admission, $4 adults, $3 seniors, $1 children; Sunday admission is free. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; First Fridays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323 or www.venturamuseum.org.
SPRING AWAKENING Through Dec. 2. Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi presents Tony award-winning Spring Awakening with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, a rock musical adaption of the controversial 1891 German play Spring’s Awakening by Frank Wedekind. Set in late-19th-century Germany, the story concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of their emerging sexuality while cleverly using contemporary music to convey that turmoil. Not suitable for children younger than 16. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.