Picks of the Week

By Shane Cohn and Michel Cicero 05/03/2012

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM Sunday, May 6, 8 p.m. An intimate one-man show by the guitarist, singer/songwriter/producer and Grammy award winner best known for his tenure with Fleetwood Mac. Buckingham, a guitar virtuoso, will showcase his distinctive picking style and instantly recognizable voice. He will perform songs from his recent album Seeds We Sow and a combination of favorites from his previous solo albums, along with a variety of Fleetwood Mac classics. $36-$61. Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, www.toaks.org, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.
13TH ANNUAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL May 3-6. Celebrating the oral tradition with some of the nation’s best-known purveyors of the craft, this year’s lineup includes returnees Bill Harley, Jim Cogan, Kevin Kling and Baba Jamal Koram, along with three new storytellers:  Suzi “Mama” Whaples, Beth Horner and the Chameleons. In addition to the featured tellers, several special guests will be part of the festivities, adding music to the weekend: John Zeretzke, Patricia Cardinali and Street Corner Renaissance. Libbey Bowl, Ojai. A complete schedule is posted online at www.ojaistoryfest.org. Tickets for individual events, as well as passes for the whole festival, can be purchased at www.ojaistoryfest.org or by phone at 646-8907. 
“IN AMERICA NOW” Through May 25. 643 A Project Space presents a new body of work by Los Angeles artist Larry Lytle. Known for his photography that uses action figures to explore political, social and interpersonal narratives, Lytle has created a series of life-size figures printed on vinyl, using a fused pigment process. Lytle has exhibited his work for more than 30 years at a variety of galleries and museums across the United States. He received a B.A. in political science and speech communication and an M.A. in art at California State University, Northridge.  Lytle is a lecturer in art at California State University, Channel Islands. Reception, Friday, May 4, 5-8 p.m. 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura 746-0435 or www.643projectspace.com.  

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