Picks of the Week
By Shane Cohn and Michel Cicero 05/10/2012
MOTHER’S DAY MARIACHI FESTIVAL Sunday, May 13, 2 p.m. Featuring Monumental de America, Tecalitlan de Ruben Cardenas, Orgullo de Mexico and Pegmenos Gigantes de Roberto Garcia. Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. For general admission tickets, call 486-2424 or visit www.oxnardpacc.com.
SPACE ODDITY Saturday, May 12, 8:30 p.m. David Brighton is credited as being the world’s best David Bowie impersonator, with one of the most entertaining tribute acts ever to hit the stage. Brighton has performed worldwide on bills with some of the biggest acts the world has known, including: Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Devo, Kenny Loggins, Three Dog Night, Chicago, Little Richard and Barry Manilow. Scherr Forum Theater, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks. Visit www.ticketmaster.com for ticket information.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through June 17. A retrospective exhibit of works by beloved Santa Paula artist, rancher and banker Douglas Shively. Best known as a California impressionist with a talent for graceful and vivid landscapes, Shively was a prolific and disciplined artist who generally completed a painting in two days, covering the entire canvas on the first with lights and darks and basic shapes, and then crafting the details of a natural setting on the second. Often, he incorporated innovative techniques such as painting in the skies with his thumb. As a skillful colorist, his landscapes appear natural and dramatically vivid. Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
MURALS AND ROSES Sunday, May 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tour the rose garden with the Ventura Rose Society and Ventura’s history through Marguerite Hardeman’s Murals, all ages. Free. Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura.