Picks of the Week - Happenings
By Chris O'Neal and Michel Miller 07/17/2014
TEQUILA AND TACO MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The producers of the California Beer Festival will present a signature event when it hosts the second annual Tequila and Taco Music Festival. There will be a variety of top-shelf tequila and mezcal sampling, and gourmet street tacos. Margaritas and craft beer also will be available for purchase. Sunday will feature “Mas Margaritas” with margarita sampling. Musical entertainment will take place all day long, including the sounds of In Stone, Dr. M, and Quattro. $10-$65. The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Ct., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com.
Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20.
This two-day, free self-guided visual art event will feature more than 700 regional artists, including Paul Lindhard of Art City. Fifteen PODS mini galleries will be scattered around downtown and westside Ventura with works by Uriel Leon, T. Christian Gapen, Erik Reel, Bill Hendricks, Brooks Institute students (pictured), B William Design and others. The Aerial Studio will perform its high flying acrobatics on Saturday evening in Mission Park at 8 p.m. Stoneworks Studios will present its Lucky Strike community project, one-of-a-kind pieces made from recycled bowling balls. Bell Arts Factory will host a street fair with live music and a food court. Returning this year will be the bowl hop that allows participants to purchase a unique, personally crafted bowl to take to local restaurants for tastings. For a schedule and details, visit artwalkventura.org or facebook.com/VenturaArtWalk.
VENTURA HARBOR PIRATE DAYS
Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Grab yer doubloons and set sail to Ventura “Aarghbor” Village for the Ninth Annual Pirate Days Festival! This year’s theme is “Hook, Jack and Tinker” with the introduction of Tinker Bell (look-alike) for kids to meet and greet. Also new this year are a Pirate Wedding on Saturday at 11:15 a.m. at the Carousel Stage, lunch with the pirates at The Greek at the Harbor at 11:45 a.m. (both days), the Reece Ryan Kids’ On-Land Pirate Ship. Ventura Harbor, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.VenturaHarborVillage.com/PirateDays.
~ THURSDAY ~CHANNEL ISLANDS GULLS’ CHARITY BINGO LUNCHEON 11 a.m. Members and guests will enjoy playing bingo for prizes. Proceeds go to local charities. $25. Alexander’s Restaurant, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura. For more information, call 263-6062.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF MOORPARK MEETING 6:30 p.m. Moorpark School Board Member Bruce Thomas will be speaking about the Common Core Education Program. Moorpark Country Club Restaurant, 11800 Championship Drive, Moorpark. For more information, call 338-5582.
FAMILY MOVIE AFTERNOON AT SIMI VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY 4 p.m. The Library will screen We Bought a Zoo, starring Matt Damon, a funny and touching film about a father who moves his family to the country to renovate and reopen a struggling zoo. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simivalleylibrary.org.
IMPROVISATION NIGHT BY SIMI TEEN IMPROV COMEDY 6:30-7:30 p.m. Local teens performing G-rated comedy skits in the tradition of Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simivalleylibrary.org.
~ FRIDAY ~HOST OF NPR’S ‘SNAP JUDGMENT’ GLYNN WASHINGTON 8 p.m. Glynn Washington, host of the hit NPR show Snap Judgment, a program about people who make life-altering decisions in a matter of moments, will bring his brand of raw storytelling to the stage. $40. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
MUSIC AT THE AG: THE CATTERWAILERS 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Catterwailers band will bring its eclectic mix of bluegrass standards and folk music to the museum. $2-$10. Ventura County Agricultural Museum, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
REDBIRD’S CHILDREN OF MANY COLORS NATIVE AMERICAN POWWOW 6-10 p.m. (and Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.). Singing, dancing, honoring ceremonies, arts, crafts and food booths, storytellers and traditional craft demonstrations will be held to celebrate Native culture. Moorpark College Athletic Field, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.redbirdsvision.org.
SANTA PAULA CITRUS FESTIVAL 5 p.m.-midnight (through Sunday, July 20, noon-midnight). Featuring rides, booths and games, the Santa Paula Citrus Festival is an annual event hosted by the Kiwanis in celebration of all things citrus. $2-$5. Harding Park, 1330 E. Harvard Blvd., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.santapaulafestival.org.
VENTURA COUNTY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY MEETING 7-9 p.m. Dr. Bernard Luskin, president of Moorpark College and two-time Emmy winner for documentary film, along with attorney Michael Singer, will answer your questions regarding interstellar law. $2 suggested donation. Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.vcas.org.
~ SATURDAY ~BRYAN BROTHERS ALL STAR TENNIS FEST AND WINE TASTING 11 a.m.-3 p.m. World-class tennis with the world’s best-ever doubles team, the Bryan Brothers, paired with foods and delicious beverages. $40-$100. Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. For more information, visit bryanbrothers.festivalsetup.com.
CHEF 4:30 p.m. A comedy about a chef who quits his job at a prominent restaurant and launches a food truck with his family. $7-$10. Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
COMEDY UNDER THE STARS 8 p.m. Featuring seven comedians from Los Angeles in an hour-and-a-half show offered in an intimate cabaret setting. $7-$10. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.hillcrestarts.com.
FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSE 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oxnard Fire Department will be hosting an Open House for the community to meet your local firefighters. Station 3, 150 Hill St., Oxnard. For more information, call 385-7720.
NIPUN MEHTA PRESENTS A TALK ON “GIFTIVISM” 7 p.m. Nipun Mehta will be giving a free talk on “Giftivism”, the practice of radical acts of generosity to change the world. Ventura Center for Spiritual Living, 101 S. Laurel St., Ventura. For more information and to register, visit www.venturacsl.org.
THE REV. KAREN’S MID-MONTH DEVOTIONAL 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All faiths are welcome to join her for this morning devoted to the topic “Set yourself free!” $10. Meditation Mount, 10340 Reeves Road, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaipost.com/2014/06/rev-karen’s-mid-month-devotional-at-meditation-mount-emerge-and-see/.
TOLTEC PATH SEMINAR AND BOOK SIGNING BY DON MIGUEL RUIZ JR. 1-4 p.m. Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. will be teaching from his books The Five Levels of Attachment and Living a Life of Awareness on the Toltec lessons on love, faith and agreements. $35. Center for Spiritual Living, 880 Hampshire Road, suites V and W, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.cslwestlake.org.
VENTURA COUNTY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL ASTRONOMY AND TELESCOPE WORKSHOP 8-10 p.m. The members of VCAS will assist you on how to best enjoy the night sky through your own equipment. Moorpark College Observatory, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.vcas.org.
3RD ANNUAL “BARK OUT LOUD” COMEDY NIGHT 6-10 p.m. Professional comedians performing include Sandy Stotzer, Billy Batz, Roger Rodd, Jamal Coleman, and Chad Ridgely, with dinner provided by Stephen’s Market & Grill, all in support of the Ventura Police Department’s K9 Unit. $45. Majestic Ventura Theater, 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturapdk9.org.
SEVENTH ANNUAL WRITE ON! YOUTH SUMMER WRITING CAMP 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. (and Sunday, July 20, and Saturday, July 26 and Sunday July 27). Ventura author and writing coach Dallas Woodburn will assist teenage playwrights, short-story writers, and future novelists as they learn how to improve central components of their writing. $50-$150. Jensen Design & Survey, 1672 Donlon St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.writeonbooks.org.
~ SUNDAY ~A SUITCASE FULL OF CHOCOLATE: THE LIFE OF PIANIST SOFIA COSMA 4:30 p.m. This documentary follows acclaimed pianist Sofia Cosma and will be followed by a Q&A and a piano performance by Lincoln Mayorga. $6.75-$10. Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave. Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
POOCH PARADE AND DOG WALK 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A three-mile round-trip walk along the Ventura Beach Promenade in support of animal rehabilitation and adoption. San Buenaventura State Beach, 901 San Pedro St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.poochparade.org.
A SECRET PLACE PRESENTS JANET KALIMA & FRIENDS 2-5 p.m. Janet Kalima will present a variety of Hawaiian classics and golden oldies. A Secret Place, 981 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 672-2900.
THE CHANNEL CITIES JAZZ CLUB PRESENTS THE BUZZ MADDOX OCTET 1-4:30 p.m. Buzz Maddox will bring a talented group of musicians to entertain those who attend the Jazz Club. $7-$10. Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, call 487-3062.
~ MONDAY ~AGELESS WISDOM FOR SERENITY 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ojai Spiritual Counselor Brock Travis, Ph.D., teaches a class on yoga-based ways to keep your peace. Ventura Center for Spiritual Living, 101 S. Laurel St., Ventura. For more information, call 320-6079.
BELLE 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). This film is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). $6.75-$10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
PRODUCE DAY 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (and every third Thursday of the month). Participants can select from a variety of seasonal produce, at no charge. There are no eligibility requirements and produce is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Camarillo Health Care District, 3639 E. Las Posas Road, bldg, E, suite 117, Camarillo. For more information, call 805-388-1952, ext. 100.
~ TUESDAY ~VC FUSION VS. GLASGOW RANGERS 7 p.m. Rangers FC from Glasgow, Scotland, will take on the Ventura County Fusion in a friendly exhibition match. $15-$25. Ventura College Sportsplex, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura For more information, visit www.vcfusion.com
~ WEDNESDAY ~I MELT WITH YOU 7:15 p.m. Jonathan (Rob Lowe), Ron (Jeremy Piven), Richard (Thomas Jane) and Tim (Christian McKay), friends from college, reunite in Big Sur during spring break to celebrate Tim’s 44th birthday. Writer/director Mark Pellington will be present. Ventura Film Society’s Screening Room, 420 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.com.
OPENING THEATERANTONY AND CLEOPATRA July 18 through Aug. 3. The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival presents the historical tragedy set in the fascist world of the 1930s amid the clash of cultures and shifting alliances. Directed by John Slade. Guests should bring low-back chairs or blankets to sit on and dress warmly. $20, free for people younger than 18. 493-3014 or www.kingsmenshakespeare.org.
BYE BYE BIRDIE July 18-27. Cabrillo Music Theatre presents the award-winning musical about a popular singer who is drafted into the army. Kavli Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. 800-745-3000.
ONGOING THEATERCAROUSEL Through Aug. 10. Ojai ACT presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s story of love, heartbreak and hope between a headstrong millworker and a tough and charming carousel barker. It hits all the right notes with award-winning songs such as “If I Loved You” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” $20 -$25. 640-8797 or www.OjaiACT.org.
THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Through Aug. 3. Take a trip back in time to the 1958 Springfield High School prom and meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. This musical includes many favorite songs from the era. Rated PG. $18-$20. Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 495-3715 or www.conejoplayers.org.
NEXT TO NORMAL Through July 18. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents the critically acclaimed contemporary musical in its Ventura County premiere. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama, the show examines the pain, pressure and dysfunction that can lie beneath the surface of any “perfect, loving family” in a way that is poignant, honest and ultimately uplifting. PG-13 themes. 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo, Oxnard College Black Box Theater.
VENTURA IMPROV COMEDY Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Ventura Improv Company (VIC) presents hilarious improvisational comedy. The VIC’s Fresh Fridays are intended to showcase the talents of improvisers of all experience levels; newer improvisers rock it out with veteran VIC members. All shows will be a competitive comedy improv format where the improvisers are given challenges by the show’s host or director. The audience can judge the action! Saturday shows feature experienced veteran players. 34 N. Palm St., Ventura. 643-5701, www.venturaimprov.com.
THE WOOLGATHERER Through July 20. Elite Theater presents William Mastrosimone’s comedic drama about a lonely, daydreaming salesgirl and a lonely, rough-around-the-edges truck driver. $18-$20. 2731 S. Victoria Ave. in the Channel Islands Fisherman’s Wharf. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
OPENING ARTBLUE CUBE July 18, 7-9 p.m. Opening reception for “Natural Resources” installation and sculpture by Dawn Ertl and Mary Beierle that investigate the dynamics of nature. 86 S. Laurel St., Ventura, www.bluecubegallery.com.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY July 17 through Aug. 9. “Through Our Eyes and Hands,” ceramics and photography by Jacqueline Biaggi and Kitty McGinnis. Reception on July 19, 5-7 p.m.700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, www.buenaventuragallery.org.
ONGOING ARTBLANCHARD LIBRARY Through July 24. Santa Paula Society for the Arts presents more than 60 art pieces by the Artists Guild of Fillmore. 119 E. Eighth St., Santa Paula.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Aug. 17. “Empathy for Beauty in the 21st Century: Signature Artists of the California Art Club” features more than 20 contemporary traditional artists sharing their personal experiences with a variety of subjects in which they find poetry. Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 424 S. C St., Oxnard. 385-8158, www.CarnegieAM.org.
FRED KAVLI THEATRE GALLERY Through Aug. 27. “ExpressionsX3” features more than 40 works in a variety of mediums by Southern California artists Kiar Mesko, Christy Botkin Reeves and Jay Smithline. 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through Aug. 2. 60th anniversary exhibition featuring more than 50 pieces. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor Village, www.buenaventuragallery.org.
JIMMY’S SLICE Through July 22. “Pop-tography,” painting and photography hybrid series by Mika Harmony. 586 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/mike.harmony.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Aug. 31, “Who’s Minding the Store: The Small Grocery Business in Ventura County.” Through Aug. 24, “Diamonds are Forever.” Ongoing: Permanent exhibitions include a collection of artifacts from Chumash Indian life, the George Stuart Historical Figures® and various fine-art pieces by local artists. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; First Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323 or www.venturamuseum.org.
OJAI COMMUNITY BANK Through Aug. 8. “A Year With the Eagles” is the culmination of a documentary project that began for Sally Carless on her birthday in April of 2013 when she went to the lake and discovered two baby eagles. She immediately fell in love and followed the chicks from when they were just over a week old until they left the nest and flew off to new adventures later that summer. Sally immersed herself, spending hundreds of hours observing, photographing, filming and documenting the first bald eagles to nest in the Ojai area in over 90 years. Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 402 W. Ojai Ave. For more information, visit www.sallycarless.com.
OJAI GALLERY 353 Ongoing. Coastal Central California and Ojai Valley plein air, oil, pastel and watercolor paintings by Ventura County artists, including Norman Kirk, Ruben Franco, Lynn Byrne Simon and Emily Goldfield. A large-scale outdoor corten steel sculpture by Mark Benker. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. 353 Montana Road, Ojai. 798-0010 or OjaiGallery353.com.
OVA ARTS Ongoing. Gallery features fine art and contemporary craft by 39 artists, including Merilee Eaton, Gayel Childress and Peggie Williamson. Ceramic arts, sculpture and textiles by local artisans such as Julie Wellings and Patty McFall are also on display. 108 Signal St., Ojai, 646-5682.
PORCH GALLERY Through Aug. 1. Venice Institute of Contemporary Art and Porch Gallery in association with the Sam Francis Foundation present “Water Works,” a group exhibition featuring works done in liquid mediums, including watercolor and inks. 310 E. Matilija, Ojai, www.porchgalleryojai.com.
RED BRICK GALLERY Through Sept. 16. “Sun Drenched,” featuring art that explores rhythm, movement and light travel. Reception on July 19, noon-5 p.m.; and July 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400 or redbrickart.com
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM. Through Nov. 2. “Quintessential California,” more than 60 paintings that highlight the enduring beauty of the Golden State, by members of the California Art Club. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Through Oct. 12: “From Wet Plate to Pixel: Three Centuries of Photographic Processes.” This photography exhibition features work by Ventura County fine-art photographers, including Luther Gerlach, Stephen Schafer, Lis Schwitters, Lisa Dodge and Jim Fitzgerald. Explore the variety of processes being practiced locally, from historical to contemporary. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
SCIART Through July 26. “Then and Now,” portraits by Aragna Ker, Keather Scholl and KJ Cooksey. Reception on July 19, 4-6 p.m. 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. 383-1368 or www.studiochannelislands.org.
THOUSAND OAKS COMMUNITY GALLERY Through July 27. “Passion for Pastels,” a group show by members of the Pastel Society of the Gold Coast. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through July 20. “Draw, Drawing, Drawn,” a national juried exhibition celebrating the continually evolving relationship between observation and invention. A contemporary cross section of current trends in drawing. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30 at Bell Arts Factory, www.vitaartcenter.com.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Sept. 11. “The Beautiful: Contemporary Art Featuring America” features works by various artists that exemplify the diversity and beauty of American life. California Lutheran University, William Rolland Stadium, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 493-3697.
CULTURAL DESTINATIONSAGRICULTURE MUSEUM Ongoing: Antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Aug. 24: “What’s Up With Gasoline Prices?” an exhibit about the costs involved in the manufacture/processing of gasoline from crude oil. Through Sept. 7: “A Tribute to the Musicians of Santa Paula.” Ongoing: Exhibits that detail the history of the oil industry in Ventura County. A 1900 iron-and-timber, full-size operating drilling rig is one of the major permanent attractions. Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m-4 p.m. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. 933-0076, www.oilmuseum.net.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through July 31. “The Old Man and the Sea” translates Ernest Hemingway’s words into a beautiful setting by way of an art installation. A 100-year-old, 14-foot Catalina wherry is central to the display as well as a life-size model of a striped marlin. Ongoing: “Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings” can be seen in the museum’s redesigned and lighted galleries. Stand next to the antique cannon guarding “The Gun Deck” and the formidable battle paintings. Enjoy the panoramic harbor view as a backdrop to the “armada” of historic ship models in the North Gallery. Every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.
DUDLEY HOUSE MUSEUM Ongoing. A fully furnished, restored 1892 Victorian farmhouse once owned by a pioneer family in Ventura. Guided tours, 1-4 p.m. every first Sunday. Corner of Loma Vista Road and Ashwood Avenue. 642-3345 or www.dudleyhouse.org.
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Through Dec. 31. “The Art of Bugatti,” featuring vinta ge French art deco cars and art by the Bugatti family. Ongoing: Display of French vintage art deco cars, including Bugattis, Delages and Voisins. Open Saturdays by reservation. $12. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. 385-5400, www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com.
MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Ongoing: Cars from every period on display, including Packards. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5-$9. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. 487-4333, www.murphyautomuseum.org.
RANCHO CAMULOS MUSEUM Ongoing. A national historic landmark that preserves the rancho California culture with adobe buildings. Also the location and inspiration for the famed novel Ramona. Tours by appointment. Closed to public tours in December and January and during inclement weather. 5164 E Telegraph Road, Piru. 805-521-1501, www.ranchocamulos.org.
REAGAN LIBRARY Through Sept. 4. “Baseball: The Exhibit” featuring memorabilia that include Babe Ruth’s bat, Joe DiMaggio’s record-setting baseball and rare trading cards. Ongoing: Permanent collection includes exhibits that document President Ronald Reagan’s life, featuring a re-creation of his Western-style oval office, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and Air Force One. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 800-410-8354, www.reaganlibrary.com.
SEABEE MUSEUM Ongoing. “The Century Before Seabees: The Bureau of Yards and Docks (BuDocks), 1842-1942.” The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is the second-oldest official Navy museum in the nation. The mission of the Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display historical material relating to the history of the Naval Construction Force. Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ventura Road and Sunkist Avenue, in Building 100 at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme.
WORLD WAR II AVIATION MUSEUM Ongoing. Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force hangars featuring World War II aircraft. Flight demonstrations and cockpit viewings. Camarillo Airport, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, 482-0064.