Picks of the Week

By Shane Cohn and Michel Miller 03/07/2013

KATHLEEN MADIGAN Saturday, March 9, 8 p.m. Named one of America’s funniest female comedians by Jay Leno, Madigan, a former journalist, won “Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic” at the American Comedy Awards in 1996. In her 22-year career, Kathleen Madigan has never been hotter, with her new Showtime special, “Gone Madigan,” in constant rotation and the DVD-CD of the special topping the Amazon and iTunes charts.$26-$41. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 449-ARTS. 

OUR TOWN March 9-31. Rubicon Theatre Company presents Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about life in a quintessential American small town. “It is a powerful and poetic reminder of the precious nature of everyday existence.” Rubicon co-founder James O’Neil will play the celebrated role of Stage Manager. It will be directed by Jenny Sullivan. $25-$54. Box office is located at 1006 E. Main St.. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.

FOURTH ANNUAL WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL Thursday March 7, and Friday, March 8, 7-9:30 p.m. Twenty films from around the world, ranging in length from three to 25 minutes, will be screened with a unique program each night. Among the selections being screened at the festival will be Streams of Consequence, which documents the fight to protect the wild lands of Patagonia from proposed dams that threaten two of the most pristine rivers in one of the world’s most spectacular regions. Local singer-songwriter Cole Citrenbaum will open the show each night with songs from his debut EP, Runaway Dream. Tickets for one night are $10 each, or $15 for both nights. Poinsettia Pavilion, 451 Foothill Road, Ventura. For tickets, visit www. venturahillsides.org.    

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