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The Magic Castle’s Jon Armstrong will entertain diners at the Watermark on Main, Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 
 
 
 
 
Photo: Ray Christian
Saturday, April 28, Take 5 in Camarillo celebrates spring with a whole day of great music including: Preachers & Pornstars, Boo, Cupcake, Texas Death Star, Fuzz Huzzi, Emilbus, Small-Town Zeros, Finn Head, Sean Connors and 13. Show is from noon to midnight. 

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AN AFTERNOON OF HOPE Saturday, April 28, 3-10 p.m. A very special fundraiser for a unique person: raw vegan ice cream maker, reggae DJ, ex-pro skateboarder and VCReporter art director Enrique Candioti, aka DJ Ambassador Jr. Candioti and his family are facing some mind-numbing medical bills as a result of his ongoing treatment for cancer of the kidney and brain. On his behalf, an impressive lineup of musicians and businesses are getting together to offer hope. Live music by Zoila, Rising Son, SkaDaddyz, Brion Shearer, Dan Grimm and special guest Daniel “Bambaata” Marley. The event will feature great food, beer and wine, arts and crafts, activities for kids and an exceptional silent auction. Admission is $10, $20 per family. Sunrise Birthing Center, 12 N. Ash St., Ventura. www.facebook.com/afternoonof hope. 
 
 
 
 
SIMI VALLEY BLUES FESTIVAL Saturday, April 28. Now in its seventh year, the highly anticipated annual event features some of the most revered performers in the blues genre. A portion of proceeds from the event go to benefit the American Diabetes Association and other charitable organizations. The lineup includes Tommy Castro, Curtis Salgado, Walter Trout, The Delgado Brothers and Michael John and the Bottom Line. Food and craft vendors plus special giveaways. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Gates open at 10 a.m. Hummingbird Nest Ranch, 2940 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. 675-8668 or www.simiblues.org.
 
 
 
 
HEALTHY KIDS DAY Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s initiative to improve the health and well-being of families across the country. The festivities will kick off with a grand reopening of the Y’s brand new state-of-the-art cardio room showcasing one of the Y’s most popular programs for youth, the Kids Cardio Club. Other activities include healthy cooking demonstrations by Executive Chef Karl Holst from  Spanish Hills Country Club, live music performances by Sarah Ashleigh, Danielle Taylor and Lainey Taylor, a 30-foot obstacle course and jump house, Games on Wheelz, an interactive photo booth, a juggler and unicyclist, an onsite ambulance and educational demonstrations for youth on how to call 911, Green Art activities, face painting, basketball, educational booths showcasing healthy living in Ventura and much more. Ventura Family YMCA, 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura.
 
 
 
 
PAINT VENTURA April 26-29. One of Ventura’s newest and best attended visual art events returns for a weekend of art activities including workshops and classes. More than 100 artists will be painting, teaching and selling. There will also be live music and other entertainment. For more information, visit www. paintventura.com.     

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Fluxus a go-go presents Earth Night at Yolie’s, Saturday, April 21, 5-11 p.m. with music by Rooster Ra, Love’s Secret Domain, Primitive Radio Gods and Hidden Agenda. (Dressing as your favorite farmer, plant or tribal creature is strongly encouraged.)
 
 
 
Todd Hannigan will debut his new record at the Deer Lodge on Friday, April 20. He will be joined by Fernando Apodaca, Neal Casal and Roy Hargrove.
 
 
 
Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m., Zoey’s welcomes Perla Batalla (Leonard Cohen) and Tony Ybarra to benefit The Harmony Project. 
 
 
 
Thursday, April 19 rap artist TECH N9NE will make an in-store appearance at Salzer’s Records at 11 a.m. followed by a live performance for his Hostile Takeover tour at the Ventura Theater the same night. 

 

 

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OJAI VALLEY TENNIS TOURNAMENT April 24-29. The 112th Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament, the largest amateur tennis tournament in the United States, features competitions in 27 different divisions and includes more than 1,500 junior, high school, collegiate and adult players at more than 30 sites throughout Ventura County, including private courts in Ojai. Libbey Park is the main venue for the tournament. Daily tickets are priced $5-$18. For more information on the tournament, please visit www.ojaitourney.org
 
 
 
EARTHDAY CAMARILLO Saturday, April 21. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Earthday Camarillo will again feature activities for all ages, including environmental, community, and educational booths, art and craft vendors, an expanded food selection, the Camarillo White Horses, belly dancers, and live entertainment. Charles “Wsir” Johnson will be first on stage, Mariachi Gallos de Oro will appear around lunchtime, and The Sloppy Joes take the stage at 2:00 p.m. Children’s activities include bounce houses, craft activities, storytelling, and a costume parade. Camarillo Community Center, located at 1605 E. Burnley Street, Camarillo. More information is available on the website at www.earthdaycamarillo.com. 
 
 
 
PERFECT QUIET PLACE April 20 through May 27. Elite Theater Company presents the world premiere of this thriller written by Tom Eubanks. Sixteen-year old Hannah lives in a California girls’ dormitory. When a night watchman named Marshall begins coming to her room at odd hours to reprimand her and her two fellow students for curfew violations, things begin to disappear from her room and, mysteriously, her ability to play a multitude of musical instruments disappears as well. Marshall and Hannah’s relationship takes them on a journey of self-discovery that exhumes Hannah’s past and turns her reality into a nightmare of delusion and deception – and nothing will awaken the truth like confronting pure evil. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Petit Playhouse in Heritage Square, 730 S. B St., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.EliteTheatre.org. 

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photo by: Tyler Newton
Strung Out’s Jason Cruz and Howl will appear at Billy O’s on
Saturday, April 14 with The Pullmen and Radio Threat. 
 
 
 
 
Numbskull Productions presents A$AP Rocky at
the Ventura Theater on Wednesday, April 18. 
 
 
 
 
Caravan of Thieves brings its folky, theatrical, gypsy jazz to Zoey’s on
Saturday, April 14, 10:30 p.m. 
 
 
 
 
Army of Freshmen will perform at Bombay Bar and Grill on Friday, April 13 with
Zachary James and the All Seeing Eyes and Black Action Suits.

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 CINDERELLA Saturday, April 14, 2 and 7 p.m. Ventura County Ballet presents its production of the classic fairytale for kids of all ages performed by the Fliagina-Domrachev family (pictured.) Marina Fliagina and Sergei Domrachev were trained in Russia at the Perm State Choreographic College. They danced professionally in Russia at the Moscow Classical Ballet, Perm Ballet and the Kremlin Ballet. Oldest daughter Leeza, 11, has been accepted at the Perm State Choreographic College, which will be the third generation of Domrachevs who have attended the ballet training center in Russia. Oxnard Performing Arts Center. 486-2424 or www.venturacountyballet.com.

 

 

VENTURA EARTH DAY ECO FEST Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Kicking off Ventura’s spring festival season, the day-long Earth Day Eco Fest event is not only designed to entertain, but also to strengthen event-goers’ connection to the beautiful yet fragile state of the Earth’s natural environment.  It will educate the community about sustainable lifestyles, while also introducing some of the area’s green technologies and businesses. In addition to the more than 60 green-minded exhibitors and vendors, visitors will be treated to performances on two stages plus the main lawn area, showcasing local musical talent, live dance, interactive art and fitness activities. Located at the Ventura beachfront Seaside/Promenade Park and Surfers Point Boardwalk. For a full lineup of bands, activities and more, visit listed prior to the event at www.venturaearthday.org.

 

 

SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, April 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The annual Scandinavian Festival highlights the Nordic cultures with music, dancing, food, lectures, demonstrations, vendors and activities for young and old. Admission is free for children 11 and younger and $7 for everyone else. Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, #1800, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.callutheran.edu/scanfest.

 

 

WOMEN FULLY CLOTHED Monday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. A critically acclaimed theatrical comedy show, Women Fully Clothed takes everyday life, adds a dash of hilarity and puts it on stage for an unparalleled evening of laughter.  Robin Duke (Saturday Night Live, SCTV), Jayne Eastwood (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Hairspray), Kathryn Greenwood (Whose Line Is It Anyway? Wind at My Back) and Teresa Pavlinek (The Jane Show, History Bites) make up this unique collaboration of  “the funniest women in Canada” (Eugene Levy). Whether exploring mother-daughter relationships, cross border shopping, board room banter or craft shows, these women charm their audiences with uproarious sketches and razor-sharp songs, all masterfully crafted with heart and soul. This show is recommended for audiences older than 13. Single tickets are $39 with group discounts available. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.womenfullyclothed.com

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Friday, April 6, at Bombay Bar and Grill, local musicians will raise money for victims of recent storms in the great state of Kentucky. The Kentucky Tornado Relief concert will feature Venturian Space Neighbor, Matt Zeltzer, Spivey, Carlism, Night Demon, New Liberty (Special acoustic set) and Dusty Bottom Girls
 
 
 
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Hi Hat Entertainment presents Billy Vera and the Beaters at Yolie’s on Friday, April 6.
 
 
 
 
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R&B artist Warren G will perform on Saturday, April 7 at the Canyon. 

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EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA Saturday, April 7, noon-3 p.m. A strolling Easter Bunny, an egg hunt and Easter Bunny costume contest for children and adults, crafts, a petting zoo, balloon art and face painting. Janss Marketplace, Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.janssmarketplace.net.
EASTER EGG HUNT Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The city of Moorpark’s annual egg hunts for all ages will be at Arroyo Vista Park. Also, there will be carnival games, pony rides, a petting zoo and food. Bring a basket. 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. $5-$10. For more information, call 517-6300.
EASTER LUNCH TRAIN Sunday, April 8, noon-3 p.m. The Fillmore & Western Railway’s Easter Lunch Train will feature a ride through the Heritage Valley along with lunch (ham is the main course for adults, mini hamburgers and mac-and-cheese for kids) and the Easter Bunny. Reservations required. $22-$47. 351 Santa Clara Ave. For more information, call 524-2546 or visit www.fwry.com.
CAMARILLO EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA AND CRAFT FAIR Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Egg hunts, craft vendors, food booths, carnival rides, inflatables, pony rides and a petting zoo. Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, call 482-1996 or visit www.pvrpd.org.
EGGS-TRAVAGANZA Friday, April 6, through Sunday, April 8, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. At Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, Easter weekend admission is $6 and children younger than 2 are free. Easter activities will take place in the grass field behind the Animal Center. The Animal Show and yractor-drawn wagon ride are included with admission. Cameras are encouraged! 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. For more information, 529-3690.
CHANNEL ISLANDS EASTER BUNNY DAY Sunday, April 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be many events going on continuously throughout the day-long “celebration,” including egg decorating contest, Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny with prizes at noon and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Other events will be face painting, live music, barbecues and more. Channel Islands Harbor Farmers and Fishermen’s Market, 3350 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard.
 

 
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WOMEN OF TROY April 6 through 29. SENGA Classic Stage Company presents Francisca Beach’s adaptation of the classic Greek  play by Eurpides about women surviving in and responding to a post-war world. It was first performed in 415 B.C. Music composed by John Biggs. Musical director Jaye Hersh. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. $12-$15. Ojai Valley Grange, 381 Cruzero St., Ojai. 646-4885 or www.franciscabeach.com.

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