Picks of the Week

By Shane Cohn and Michel Cicero 05/24/2012

SIMI VALLEY CAJUN AND BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. The annual event hosted by the the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise benefits both Cajun heritage and the people of Simi Valley and surrounding areas. The festival currently presents live Cajun, Creole, zydeco and blues entertainment on multiple stages, offers more than 150 food, beverage, craft and sponsor booths, and attracts approximately 15,000 attendees. Featured artists will be the Fabulous Thunderbirds (pictured), Muddy Waters Tribute Band, The Mannish Boys, Delta Groove All-Star Blues Revue and many more. One hundred percent of all Festival profits are donated in support of charitable, educational and humanitarian causes. Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. For more information and tickets, visit www.simicajun.org
ELMO MAKES MUSIC Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, May 27. Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live, “Elmo Makes Music.” Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny’s new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover “instruments” they never knew existed . . . rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. $18-$45 tickets available for sale at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza box office in person or at any Ticketmaster. Fred Kavli Theater, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Thursday, May 24, 7 p.m.; Friday, May 25, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 26, 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 27, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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