Picks of the Week
By Shane Cohn and Michel Cicero 04/12/2012
CINDERELLA Saturday, April 14, 2 and 7 p.m. Ventura County Ballet presents its production of the classic fairytale for kids of all ages performed by the Fliagina-Domrachev family (pictured.) Marina Fliagina and Sergei Domrachev were trained in Russia at the Perm State Choreographic College. They danced professionally in Russia at the Moscow Classical Ballet, Perm Ballet and the Kremlin Ballet. Oldest daughter Leeza, 11, has been accepted at the Perm State Choreographic College, which will be the third generation of Domrachevs who have attended the ballet training center in Russia. Oxnard Performing Arts Center. 486-2424 or www.venturacountyballet.com.
VENTURA EARTH DAY ECO FEST Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kicking off Ventura’s spring festival season, the day-long Earth Day Eco Fest event is not only designed to entertain, but also to strengthen event-goers’ connection to the beautiful yet fragile state of the Earth’s natural environment. It will educate the community about sustainable lifestyles, while also introducing some of the area’s green technologies and businesses. In addition to the more than 60 green-minded exhibitors and vendors, visitors will be treated to performances on two stages plus the main lawn area, showcasing local musical talent, live dance, interactive art and fitness activities. Located at the Ventura beachfront Seaside/Promenade Park and Surfers Point Boardwalk. For a full lineup of bands, activities and more, visit listed prior to the event at www.venturaearthday.org.
SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, April 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The annual Scandinavian Festival highlights the Nordic cultures with music, dancing, food, lectures, demonstrations, vendors and activities for young and old. Admission is free for children 11 and younger and $7 for everyone else. Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, #1800, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.callutheran.edu/scanfest.
WOMEN FULLY CLOTHED Monday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. A critically acclaimed theatrical comedy show, Women Fully Clothed takes everyday life, adds a dash of hilarity and puts it on stage for an unparalleled evening of laughter. Robin Duke (Saturday Night Live, SCTV), Jayne Eastwood (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Hairspray), Kathryn Greenwood (Whose Line Is It Anyway? Wind at My Back) and Teresa Pavlinek (The Jane Show, History Bites) make up this unique collaboration of “the funniest women in Canada” (Eugene Levy). Whether exploring mother-daughter relationships, cross border shopping, board room banter or craft shows, these women charm their audiences with uproarious sketches and razor-sharp songs, all masterfully crafted with heart and soul. This show is recommended for audiences older than 13. Single tickets are $39 with group discounts available. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.womenfullyclothed.com