Picks of the Week - Happenings

By Shane Cohn and Michel Miller 07/11/2013

FOX FINE JEWELRY July 11 through Sept. 14. BiJian Fan and Peggy Pownall will display their art in a show, “Stories to Keep, Secrets to Tell.” Most of the work is made from paper sculpted into 3-D and 2-D art. BiJian Fan was born in Beijing, China. where he learned paper art from his grandmother. Fan now resides in Camarillo, where he creates cutting-edge sculpture in metal, polymer and other materials. Peggy Pownall received her bachelor of arts from Pepperdine University, and continued her studies at the Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. She became an Artist-in-Residence at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo in 2008, and has taught art in Thousand Oaks for many years. Reception on July 13, 6-9 p.m.  Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 210 E. Main St., Ventura, 652-1800. 

VENTURA FILM SOCIETY Tuesday, July 16th. 7:15 p.m. Ventura Film Society presents a very special screening of Accidental Icon — The Real Gidget Story with filmmaker Brian Gillogly attending  along with Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, aka Gidget, who will be signing copies of her book. Accidental Icon explores the largely untold story of the real Gidget. Bay View Room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura.

FOREVER PLAID Through Aug. 3. Once upon a time there were four guys — Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie — who loved to sing.  En route to pick up their custom-made tuxedos, they were broadsided by a school bus filled with eager Catholic teens. The teens were on their way to witness the Beatles make their U.S. television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show and miraculously escaped uninjured.  At that moment, their careers and lives ended. That’s where the story begins.$20. 495-3715 or conejoplayers.org.


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