Picks of the Week - Happenings
By Chris O'Neal and Michel Miller 01/23/2014
INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Guitarist Brian Gore invites three renowned guitarist to perform new material at this annual event. This year’s event will feature Italian steel-string guitarist Pino Forastiere, UK fingerstyle guitarist Mike Dawes and the Argentinean group Quique Sinesi. $47. Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
“9 WINDOWS” CLOSING RECEPTION Saturday, Jan. 25, 6-9 p.m.
Filmmaker, writer, photographer and Ventura Film Society founder Lorenzo DiStefano will close his photography exhibition at the Bell Arts Factory Tool Room Gallery. Featuring 9 images displayed in light boxes, the exhibition shows highlights from his trek through Cuba in the mid-1960s. The images are taken from a larger exhibition titled “La Hora Magica – Portraits of a Vanishing Cuba,” an extensive collection of photographs from Cuba and exhibited in Cuba, Miami, London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Vancouver. 432 Ventura Ave., Ventura. 653-1174, www.bellartsfactory.org.
FOREVER TANGO Jan. 24, 8 p.m.
The Tony-nominated musical featuring 14 world-class tango dancers celebrates the rich musical and dance heritage of Argentina.$39-$79. Kavli Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza. 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 449-2787.