Picks of the Week - Happenings

Plus countywide events August 22 through August 28

By Michel Miller 08/22/2013

MITZI GAYNOR Saturday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m. The legendary Mitzi Gaynor is coming to the Ojai Art Center Theater for an intimate evening of laughs, love and music with a multimedia show celebrating classic moments from her show-stopping life and career. The event is a fundraiser for Ojai ACT. Reception at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.; dessert after party with Gaynor. Tickets for this fundraiser are $85 general and $125 for VIP seating. For reservations, call 640-8797 or 646-0117. The Ojai Art Center is located at 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai.

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON Saturday, Aug. 24, 1-4 p.m. The Center for Spiritual Living in Westlake Village will host author and A Course in Miracles speaker Marianne Williamson, followed by a book signing. The Center for Spiritual Living, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.cslwestlake.org. 

DO THE MATH Friday, Aug. 23, 7:15 p.m. Join the Ventura Film Society for a screening of Do the Math, a fast-paced and inspiring film about the rising movement to solve the climate crisis. Included will be speakers Brian Brennan, the Ventura city councilman; and James Waterhouse, of the Citizens Climate Lobby. After the film there will be a discussion on action and cooperation in Ventura County and the solutions to climate crisis. Ventura Film Society Screening Room, 420 E. Santa Clara St., downtown Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.com.

IT’S JUST CLAY! Saturday, Aug. 24, noon-7 p.m. An end-of-life benefit art show for local sculptor Judith Grimes, who is battling cancer. All pieces are available for purchase. All proceeds will assist with Grimes’ end-of-life care. Throughout a barrage of aggressive treatments, Grimes has continued shaping and molding clay to express the emotions and images the disease was causing her to feel and see at the time. These sculptures are a portrayal of the journey that she has taken over the last five years. Community Room at Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura.

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