Picks of the Week - Happenings

By Chris O'Neal and Michel Miller 11/14/2013

GOOD OL’ FREDA Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:15 p.m. This documentary
follows Freda Kelly, fan club secretary to The Beatles, as she becomes the subject of envy worldwide. $5-$10. Ventura Film Society, 420 E. Santa Clara, Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.com.

JEFF MCELROY BOOK SIGNING Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Local author and surfer Jeff McElroy will sign copies of his book Californios: A Surf Noir Collection. The Pierpont resident presents 17 short stories that center around California surf culture, revealing its sometimes dark side via a lively palette of believable characters with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. The compact book should be in every reader’s stocking this year—be they surfer, local history buff or casual reader. Bank of Books, 748 East Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.

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VENTURA MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS SEAN CHEN Friday, Nov. 15th, 8 p.m. The Ventura Music Festival will celebrate the opening of its 20th anniversary season, “Festivo!” with a concert by Ventura County native Sean Chen, 2013 DeHaan Classical Fellow of the American Pianists Association. $12-$45. Ventura Missionary Church, 500 High Point Dr., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamusicfestival.org.


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