JAMI SIEBER May 17, 7:30 p.m.
Internationally renowned composer and cellist Jami Seiber will make a rare appearance in Ventura at the Center for Spiritual Living. Sieber wrote the score for the acclaimed documentary Queen of the Sun: What the Bees Are Telling Us
and contributed five compositions to the video game Braid
. Her performances have been staged with dancers, artists, poets and elephants. $20. 101 S. Laurel St., Ventura. Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com.
CALIFORNIA JAZZ AND WINE FEST Sunday, May 19, 1-6 p.m.
The day will feature restaurants, caterers, wineries and breweries and will highlight live jazz performances by some of the area’s finest musicians. Attendees pay one price to taste away the afternoon, whether scrumptiously prepared food, delicate wine or craft beers. Come and join us for a great afternoon of tastings and great music. Last year’s event sold out and we expect more than 1,200 attendees at this year’s event. General admission is $55. Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.californiajazzandwine.com.
FINE AND DECORATIVE ART AUCTION May 19, 3 p.m.
The Santa Paula Art Museum will host its Third Annual Fine and Decorative Art Auction with works by early and mid-20th century California artists Jessie Arms Botke, Cornelis Botke, Dana Bartlett, Douglas Shively, and Christian Von Schneidau, highlighting the event. Wine and gourmet hors d’oeuvres provided by Mupu Grill. $20, $15 for members. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.