Picks of the Week

Picks of the Week

The Reverend Horton Heat returns to the Ventura Theater on Sunday, Dec. 30
with Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) on vocals.
 
 
 

Ring in the New Year on Monday, Dec. 31, with Kyle Hunt and the King Gypsy
and Shaky Feelin’ at Bombay.
 
 
 

The Mighty Cash Cats will pay tribute to Johnny Cash at Amigo’s on Saturday, Dec.29.
 
 
 

Donavon Frankenreiter comes to the Canyon Club on Saturday, Dec. 29.

Picks of the Week

Picks of the Week

On Friday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. Zoey’s will present an exclusive screening of the film Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records. Then on Saturday, Dec. 22, Youth Brigade will perform at Billy O’s with Banned for Life and Catholic Spit.
 
 
 

 Photo by Angela Izzo, Izzoimages.com
On Saturday, Dec. 22, Kissmas, a holiday tribute to, you guessed it,
Kiss will perform at Good Bar.
 
 
 

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21 and 22, Jeff Garcia will perform his stand up comedy
at the Harbor Comedy Club.
 
 
 

50 Sticks of Dynamite will perform at W20 Lounge on Sunday, Dec. 22.
 
 
 

On Sunday, Dec. 23, folk chanteuse Julie Christensen will perform
with Dan Wilson and Ranjit Masilamani at Zoey’s.

Picks of the Week

Picks of the Week

A FAIRGROUNDS CHRISTMAS 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Ventura County Fairgrounds will be celebrating “A Fairgrounds Christmas.” Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the inaugural event, visiting with all of the children and posing for Christmas photographs. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras. Decorations everywhere will provide beautiful Christmas backdrops for your family photos. Live Christmas music will fill the air with performances by the Jill Martini Soiree, carols sung by Teen Challenge Kid’s Choir, children’s dancing with Alma de Mexico and more.
10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura.
 
 
 

A RUBICON FAMILY CHRISTMAS Dec. 20-23. Conceived and directed by Brian McDonald, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and the big jolly man himself reunite with the spectacular cast of A Rubicon Family Christmas for a joyous concert celebration that critics have called “A tuneful stocking stuffer” the entire family will enjoy! The cast includes Joan Almedilla, Teri Bibb, Dina Bennett, Trey Ellett, Anthony Manough and Brian Sutherland, who have starred on Broadway in such shows as Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar, Miss Saigon, 1776 and Rent, among others. They are joined by an ensemble of talented young artists from the region. Glorious renditions of holiday carols and contemporary songs of the season will be performed in styles including classical, pop, jazz and gospel. The result is an hour and a half of the best-performed holiday music you’re likely to hear all season. $20-$45. Ventura College Theater, 4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura.
667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.  

Picks of the Week

Picks of the Week

Mute on the Floor presents and evening of psychedelic prog rock and doom metal with Ancestors, T.F.W., All Hail the Yeti, Lecherous Gaze, Laid in Stone at Billy O’s on Saturday, Dec. 15.
 
 
 

Hi Hat Entertainment presents acclaimed blues artist John Nemeth at Yolie’s on Friday, Dec. 14.
 
 
 

Grammy-winning country artist Dwight Yoakam will perform at the Ventura Theater on Sunday, Dec. 16. The Ventucky String Band will open.
 
 
 

Zoey’s welcomes singer-songwriters Matt the Electrician and Rain Perry on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Picks of the Week

Picks of the Week

LITTLE MISS SCROOGE Through Dec. 23. Rubicon Theatre Company presents this Dickensian musical extravaganza, a modern retelling of A Christmas Carol with added characters and plot lines from Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, Bleak House and other great Dickens novels. Estella Scrooge, a young Wall Street tycoon and direct descendent of Ebenezer, is tested beyond her wildest dreams when fate forces her to visit Pickwick, Ohio, on Christmas Eve. There she meets Pip Nickleby who runs a refuge for the homeless and sick. Part love story, part ghost story, Little Miss Scrooge attests to Dickens’ passionate belief in social reform and the overwhelming power of human kindness and generosity. $35-$49; Opening Night Gala, $150. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura.
667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.
 
 
 

VENTURA HARBOR PARADE OF LIGHTS Friday and Saturday, December 14 and 15, at 7 p.m. The two-day celebration features a Parade of Lights Carnival on the Ventura Harbor Village Main Lawn, visits by Santa and Mrs. Claus for last-minutes gift requests at the Carousel Stage and delicious harbor-front dining. A fireworks display lights up the night following the Parade of Lights each evening with Santa and his sleigh crossing the sky on Saturday evening, courtesy of Aspen Helicopters. Parade of Lights public cruises offered by Ventura Boat Rentals and Islands Packers. Visit www.VenturaHarborVillage.com or call 477-0470   

Picks of the Week

Picks of the Week

Old-school SNL alumnus Dana Carvey will perform stand-up
at the Canyon on Saturday, Dec. 8.
 
 
 

The one and only Snoop Dogg (Snoop Lion) will perform at the Ventura Theater on Sunday, Dec. 9. Opening the show will be Shoddy Cons and Dark Side of the Hand.
 
 
 

Pirates Grub ’N Grog presents Pepe Marquez & the Latin Soul Review on Saturday, Dec. 8.
 
 
 

Indosnesian stoner pop metal kings Navicula
(don’t let the “pop” confuse you, the sound is heavy)
will perform at Billy O’s on Thursday, Dec. 6
with Night Demon and other special guests. Free.
 
 
 

Photo by: David Ensminger
Vintage So Cal punk rock invades the Canyon on Sunday, Dec. 9
with T.S.O.L., The Adolescents, Love Canal and The Gears.

Picks of the Week

Picks of the Week

NINTH ANNUAL DAVID MANN CHOPPERFEST Sunday, Dec. 9. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The event features a very special David Mann art exhibit with some of David Mann’s original artwork on display, an all-brand antique and custom motorcycle show; custom bike builder displays featuring world-class bike builders; hundreds of motorcycle/culture vendors; a new and used motorcycle parts swap meet; live rock and blues bands; Sugartown Rollergirls roller derby exhibition; food and beer. General admission is $15, military with ID $10, kids 12 and younger $5. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.chopperfestival.com
 
 
 

A TIGGLEMEISTER CHRISTMAS Through Dec. 16. Panic! Productions presents a new holiday musical for the whole family. Santa’s best toymaker, Sniggle Tigglemeister, left the North Pole long ago, but no one seems to know why. With Christmas fast approaching, Santa’s toy supply is coming up short, so he sends a telegram to Sniggle begging him to return. But someone at the North Pole doesn’t want Sniggle back. As the entire quirky Tigglemeister clan makes its way north, head toymaker Hans Grumpleheimer will stop at nothing to lead them astray. $10. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.HillcrestArts.com.   

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    October 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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    November 14, 2018 - January 4, 2019
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