Picks of the Week - Happenings
By Chris O'Neal and Michel Miller 09/19/2013
SIPS ‘N’ SOUNDS OF JAZZ: THE PERFECT PAIRING. September 21. Grammy Award-winning Musicians Tom Scott, Roger Kellaway and Brian Nova, along with Jimmy Calire, Billy Valentine and Missoni Lanza, will take to the stage for the second annual Libbey Bowl Foundation Fall Benefit Party at the Bowl. This year’s party includes boutique-style wine tasting, VIP lounging and pure jazz immersion. $35-$100. 5-10 p.m. Libbey Bowl, 210 S Signal St, Ojai. For more information, visit www.libbeybowl.org.
MOONLIGHT AT THE RANCH VII Saturday, Sept. 21, 5:30-11 p.m. An exciting yearly event with dozens of the area’s finest restaurants offering generous tastings, live music from renowned bands, as well as great decorations, costumes and other live entertainment. This year’s theme is “Disco Fever” and will feature appetizers, a no host bar, and a performance by Men on the Moon, in support of the Santa Paula Police and Fire Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce. 5:30-11 p.m. Limoneira Ranch, 1141 Cummings Rd., Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-1890 or visit www.moonlightattheranch.com.
VENTURA COMEDY FESTIVAL: LAUGHTER BY THE SEA Monday, Sept. 23-Sunday, Sept. 29. Comedian Erik Griffin from MTV’s hit show “Workaholics” opens the festival on Sept. 23 at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, and closes with a very special performance from comedian Jay Mohr at the Crowne Plaza Ventura. The festival includes 28 shows, more than 180 comedians and six locations, including The Players Casino and the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club. For tickets and more information, visit www.venturacomedyfestival.com.
CALIFORNIA BEER FESTIVAL Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22. Saturday’s craft beer celebration will feature more than 130 brews, several food trucks and live music. Guests will receive a 3-ounce glass and pours from some of the nation’s best breweries, featuring Firestone Walker, Stone Brewing Company and local favorites Surf Brewery and Island Brewing Company. Sunday’s Blues & BBQ festival will feature a BBQ cook off as well as more beer and live music. $30-$75. Mission Park, 185 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.californiabeerfestival.com.