Picks of the Week
By Shane Cohn and Michel Miller 01/31/2013
FOOD CONFESSIONS Jan. 31 through Feb. 24. Rubicon Theatre presents this saucy comedy written by Nancy Nufer that interweaves stories about our own appetite and the appetites of the people we love, bringing to the table a unique way of looking at life, love, why we’re hungry, and what we’re really hungry for. “From personal peeves to bad dates, or those family dinners with epic cooking fiascoes…it’s all here,” says director, Jenny Sullivan. $35 to $49. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheater.org.
THE BEE EATERS Saturday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. Brother-sister duo Tristan and Tashina Clarridge, long known and lauded by those steeped in the American fiddle tradition, are joined by hammer dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman. Together, they weave a tapestry of sound all their own, drawing on roots in bluegrass, Celtic, jazz and old-time traditions. Since their formation in 2008, The Bee Eaters have toured extensively from Vermont to Hawaii to England and everywhere in between, collaborating with performers such as bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis, Appalachian music master Bruce Molsky, rising-star songstress Aoife O’Donovan (Crooked Still), soulful singer/guitarist Scott Law and writer/ballad singer Jefferson Hamer. They have also performed at Wintergrass, and the 40th annual Indiana Fiddlers Gathering. $20 in advance, $25 at the door,www.brownpapertickets.com. Ventura Centre for Spiritual Living, 101 S. Laurel Street, Ventura. 689-8056 or www.BeeEaters.com.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Through Feb. 28 Ceramists Dane Venaas and Lauren Hanson are the featured artists. This collaboration of work is reminiscent of the Art and Crafts movement in California and the carvings of the 1920s and 1930s where nature was often carved into many decorative ceramics and wood pieces. One large celadon glazed piece in the show is more Asian in nature with carved lotus completely surrounding it. Ongoing: Works by local ceramists. Ventura Harbor Village, 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, 644-6800.
VENTURA FILM SOCIETY Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:15 p.m. Opening night of the 2013 season will feature The Blue Lagoon, screening from a pristine, just-released Blu Ray, has become a classic tale of young love played out against a backdrop of tense isolation and tropical beauty. Producer/Director Randal Kleiser (Grease, Flight of the Navigator, Pee Wee Big Top, White Fang) and actor Christopher Atkins will be at the screening. 420 E. Santa Clara Street, Ventura. Visit www.venturafilmsociety.com for more info.