Picks of the Week
By Shane Cohn and Michel Cicero 01/10/2013
NON-HUMANS COMIC BOOK SIGNING Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m. Meet the creative team from the hit Sci-Fi book Non-Humans. Legendary artist and Image Comics co-founder Whilce Portacio (pictured), who is best known for his work on Uncanny X-Men, Incredible Hulk, Punisher, Spawn and other hits. Also writer Glen Brunswick, author of Killing Girl, The Gray Area, Jersey Gods will be present. Hypno Comics & Games, 1803 E. Main St. Ventura.
45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY Jan. 11 through Feb. 2. Conejo Players, Ventura County’s oldest theater company, presents the Neil Simon comedy about theatergoers and other customers of a coffee shop on Broadway. The eclectic/eccentric cast of characters includes a comedian similar to Jackie Mason, a snooty society woman and her almost-mute husband, a Broadway ingenue and a playwright. Be prepared to laugh at Simon’s usual fast-paced repartee, but the story turns more serious in the second act, $16-$18. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 495-3715 or www.conejoplayers.com.
STEVE BINDER Saturday, Jan. 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. In honor of the King’s birthday week, Crazy Doctor Café in Ventura will present a Q & A with Steve Binder, director/producer of the legendary 1968 Elvis “comeback special” on NBC. He will also be signing his book ’68 at 40. Through Jan 12, the restaurant is giving away peanut butter and banana sandwiches. 2991 Loma Vista, Ventura, 643-0800.