Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

CONEJO FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL SUNDAY, June 29, 3-7 p.m.
Selections from Ventura County wineries and cuisine from local restaurants will be on the menu at the Conejo Food and Wine Fest on June 29 at St. Paschal Baylon Church in Thousand Oaks. The Conejo Food and Wine Fest is organized by a group of friends from St. Paschal Baylon Church who love food, wine, beer and their community. Proceeds to benefit FOOD Share Ventura County.
 
 
 

OJAI LAVENDER FESTIVAL Saturday, June 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Enjoy lavender-infused lemonade as you stroll the tree-lined aisles of artisan wares. From essential oils and lotions to plants, art and jewelry, over 100 unique vendors will be participating in the 11th annual festival in downtown Ojai. Musical entertainment, informative speakers and demonstrations will also be held. Libbey Park, 205 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai.
For more information, visit www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org.
 
 
 

LEARNING TO SEE SHOWCASE Tuesday July 1, 5-7 p.m.
Focus on the Masters presents this showcase of artwork by Turning Point Foundation clients, residents of board-and-care homes who struggle with serious mental and physical health challenges. This exhibition celebrates their endeavors and serves as inspiration for all in our community. Exhibit will be on display through July 14. Sandbox Coffeehouse, 204 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

PORTUGUESE FRATERNAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA MEETING 11:30 a.m. (monthly). This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the Portuguese culture. Carrow’s Restaurant, 2401 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information and a monthly schedule, call 483-4168. 
VENTURA COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING 6:30 p.m. (monthly). Dan Tyson will speak on “Growing Miniature Roses, Polyantha Roses and Smaller Roses in Containers.” Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. For more information and a monthly schedule, visit www.venturarose.org.

~ FRIDAY ~

FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: FROZEN 8 p.m. The Disney hit will be screened as part of the 2014 season at Libbey Bowl and is free for families. Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.libbeybowl.org. 
MUSIC ON THE PLAZA 6-10 p.m. Dance under the summer sky to Juano & Friends, performing a mix of modern and classic rock tunes. Food by Aaron’s Tacos. $5-$10. The Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.    
OXNARD PLAZA CINEMAS 14 TRANSFORMERS 4 MOVIE PREMIERE AND STREET PARTY 6 p.m. The Oxnard Downtown Management District will host a street party for the premiere of Michael Bay’s Transformers 4, which will be shown in the Plaza Cinemas 14 new 4D theater which puts you into the movie through the use of practical effects. Plaza Cinemas 14, 5th and B St., Oxnard. For more information, call 385-2705.

~ SATURDAY ~

CITRUS GLEN ELEMENTARY FREE E-WASTE COLLECTION 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Basically, anything with a plug that is unused, obsolete or non-working will be recycled free of charge. No household hazardous waste or kitchen appliances accepted. Citrus Glen Elementary, 9655 Darling Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.allgreenrecycling.com.  
FREE HAM RADIO DEMONSTRION 11 a.m. (and Sunday, 11 a.m.). Demonstrations on how ham radio operators successfully contact other ham radio operators will be shown. Ventura Harbor Village, 1001 Schooner Drive, Ventura. For more information, call 236-9579. 
MAKE YOUR OWN ANIMAL MASK 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Transform yourself into the animal of your choosing at this workshop available to all museum patrons. Gull Wings Children’s Museum, 418 W. Fourth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.gullwings.org
VCCDC HOMEOWNERSHIP FAIR 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This informative fair will provide information on owning an affordable home, hosted by the Ventura County Community Development Corporation. VCCDC Center, 2231 Sturgis Road, suite A, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.vccdc.org

~ SUNDAY ~

CHAMBER ON THE MOUNTAIN PRESENTS: CULTURAL CROSSROADS 3 p.m. Korean violinist Hye-Jin Kim and Brazilian guitarist João Luiz will combine their talents in a program of original arrangements of traditional folksongs from their native cultures. $15-$25. Logan House, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai. For more information, visit www.chamberonthemountain.com
KICKOFF EVENT FOR SAFEGROUPS Noon-4 p.m. This is a fundraising event to launch the SAFEGroups organization, a veteran- and survivor-founded nonprofit that provides private discussion and support group meetings for victims of sexual assault, featuring lunch, music and a silent auction. 438 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.safegroups.org
LOVE AND POWER IN RELATIONSHIPS: A FREE TALK FOR MEN AND WOMEN 1-4 p.m. Presenters Richard Palmer and Tom McGee, leaders of “Healing the Boy, Strengthening the Man” retreats, will lead this talk on healing and building better relationships. Topping Room, Ventura Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.menshealingwork.com
THE ROCKET 4:30 p.m. A young boy from Laos, deemed unlucky by his family, lives up to his reputation as most of them meet tragic ends on their path to relocation. He also becomes a fan of rocketry and builds one with his mentor, Uncle Purple. $7-$10. Ojai Playhouse, www.ojaiplayhouse.com/, 145 E Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.   

~ MONDAY ~

CRY NOW 3:30 p.m. (and 7 p.m.). This film, produced by Oxnard-based Cinetico Productions, follows a restless street artist determined to find the pulse of the city on a journey in which a muse, a wise woman and a lone wolf help him to reveal it. A Q&A with the Director and cast will follow during an after party. $6.75-$10. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org

~ TUESDAY ~

THE SIMI VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free festivities will take place all day long, featuring crafts for teens and children, music, programs for adults, and free birthday treats, while supplies last. Simi Valle Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simivalleylibrary.org
SALSA IN THE STREETS 7-9 p.m. Free salsa dancing lessons for beginners and seasoned dancers will be held every Tuesday through July 22. Classes will feature a 45-minute Latin dance lesson, a short salsa dance exhibition and time for social dancing under the street lights. The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Parkview Court, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.thecollectionrp.com
TRUMPET AT THE MISSION FREE CONCERT 7 p.m. Matthew L. Garza and friends will perform their trumpet hits. San Buenaventura Mission, 211 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.trumpetmatt.com.  

OPENING THEATER

SON OF WHAD’YA GOT Monday, June 30. Ojai ACT’s Fifth Monday series presents the encore to Whad’ya Got? featuring a series of short comic skits and/or monologues, funny songs and lots of spicy improvisation. John Medeiros’ Ojai Valley Improv troupe from OYES will share its quick wit in between the prepared skits. Appropriate for all ages. $5 suggested donation. Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai.  
PEDRO INFANTE Y LA SUEGRA TRIUNFANTE (PEDRO INFANTE AND THE TRIUMPHANT MOTHER-IN-LAW) June 27 through July 12. Teatro de las Americas will present this comedy with music in two acts. As always, the play will be staged in Spanish with English supertitles. $10-$15 Oxnard College Black Box Theater, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. 983-2876 or www.teatrodelasamericas.org.
TWELFTH NIGHT June 27 through July 13. The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival opens its 18th season with a vaudeville-style production of the great comedy Twelfth Night. Directed by CLU alumnus Kevin P. Kern, the play depicts a world out of kilter with disguises and wacky slapstick moments. Scenes are set in a speakeasy with Feste, played by Reduced Shakespeare Company member Michael Faulkner, as a singing vaudeville comedian. The festival grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-show picnicking and entertainment. $20 for adults, younger than 18 free. Individual tickets are available at the door only. Lawn boxes are $75 to $110. For lawn box reservations, call 493-3014 or visit www.kingsmenshakespeare.org.

ONGOING THEATER

JEEVES IN BLOOM Through June 29. Elite Theatre Company presents this charming and hilarious British comedy about a gentleman and his unflappable valet based on characters created by P.G. Wodehouse in the 1930s. In the 1990s the BBC made a much-loved TV series based on the Jeeves and Wooster stories that starred Stephen Fry (Jeeves) and Hugh Laurie (Bertie Wooster). $18-$20. 2731 S. Victoria Ave. in the Channel Islands Fisherman’s Wharf. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.  
THE LYONS Through June 22. Flying H Group presents this dark, “savagely funny comedy” about family ties. Adult language and themes. $15-$18. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura, www.flyinghgroup.com
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, 388-5716. 
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET Through July 13. Actors Repertory Theatre of Simi will present its production of the musical with a live orchestra. Adult content. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.   
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 ART

ARTS ALIVE Sunday, June 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Studio Channel Islands presents this free interactive arts exhibition, conference and collaborative event with 18 Ventura County arts organizations participating in this collaborative event. Demonstrations, panels, food trucks and live entertainment will add to the festivities. Blackboard Gallery and Resident Art Studios are at 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. 383-1368 or www.studiochannelislands.org
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM June 26 through Aug. 24. “What’s Up With Gasoline Prices?” an exhibit about the costs involved in the manufacture/processing of gasoline from crude oil. Reception on June 26, 5:30-8 p.m.  
MARITIME MUSEUM July 2 through 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. Opening reception on July 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., includes film screening, wine, popcorn and exhibit tour. $5-$25. Every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.  
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM June 28 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. Reception on Saturday, June 28, 4-6 p.m. During the exhibition, the president of the California Art Club, Peter Adams, will present a special gallery talk on the “History of California Art: The Four Distinct Styles.”  The lecture will take place on Thursday, July 10, 3 p.m. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org
THOUSAND OAKS COMMUNITY GALLERY July 1 through July 27. “Passion for Pastels,” a group show by members of the Pastel Society of the Gold Coast. Reception on July 13, 1-3 p.m. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. 
WAV THEATER GALLERY June 28-29. Eighteen of the artist Geoff Pocock’s graphic, geometric abstract and indigenous-inspired paintings will be on exhibit. Artist’s reception  on Saturday, June 28, 6-11 p.m., where new art work will be officially unveiled and the artist will be available for discussion of his work. Live music will be performed by MCatSpoony (Booker T. & The M.G.’s) and friends. Sunday viewing hours for the gallery are 2-7 p.m. The artist will also be reading some of his latest written works on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. and upon request. 175 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura.  

ONGOING ART

BELL ARTS FACTORY Through June 30. “CardPost,” an exhibition of anonymous art.432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 643-1960. 
BLANCHARD 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.  
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through July 12. “Counterpoised — One Woman’s Persepective,” a solo exhibition by Gwenlyn Norton. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235, www.buenaventuragallery.org.  
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.  
GALERIE102 Through July 13. “Tacos@Midnight,” works by Britt Ehringer. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. 102 E. Matilija St., Ojai. 640-0151 or www.galerie102.com
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, 642-5257, 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 June 29. “We Are Spiritual Machines,” a multimedia exhibiton that explores the history of spiritual movements in the Ojai Valley within the context of art and technology. Exhibit features work by Mike Saijo, Chumash elder Julie Lynn Tumamait-Stenslie, perfumer Janna Sheehan and textile master Setsuko Hayashi (who uses a 400-year-old Japanese method). 310 E. Matilija St., Ojai. 213-321-3926 or www.porchgallery.com
RED BRICK GALLERY Through July 8. “Nature’s Rhythm” explores the many rhythms, textures and movements in nature. With a combination of new artists and new works by some of Red Brick Gallery’s resident artists, this show explores texture and movement in art. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400, www.RedBrickArt.com.   
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM. Through June 22. “Watercolors and Woodblocks: Jesse Arms Botke.” $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.  
SCIART Through June 29.  “The Spirit Within — The California Missions,” photographs of the missions; and “Landmarks of Camarillo,” art that celebrates the city’s 50th anniversary. 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo.383-1368 or www.studiochannelislands.org.  
SYLVIA WHITE GALLERY Through July 5. “Firsthand YOSEMITE: Winter Series” by Jim Murray includes more than 40 paintings, drawings and photographs responding to his countless experiences and the personal connections established over the last three decades with the Yosemite National Park. The work shown in the exhibition is Murray’s effort to meld as well as accommodate a sense of place with the realities inherent in the artistic process, both conceptually and in its visual response. This is the final exhibition at Sylvia White Gallery. Hours: Wednesday‐Saturday, noon‐5 p.m. 1783 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-8300, or www.sylviawhite.com
VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER ATRIUM GALLERY Through July 15. “Digital Art: Pixels Replace Pigment” and “Anything Goes: A Show Without a Theme.”  Hours: Monday through Friday, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. 658-2212 or www.venturacountyartscouncil.org
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 June 30. “New Waves,” landscape and architectural photograpy by Bill Dewey, whose work has been published extensively and shown at The Easton Gallery in Montecito and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends by appointment. Bell Arts Factory, Studio 30, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 644-9214, 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 DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE 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 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 June 31. “Fresh Air: An Exhibit of Plein Air Painting.” 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 vintage 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 Through June 29. Vintage Trailer Show. 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.  
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. 

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

EIGHTH ANNUAL CAMARILLO RANCH CAR SHOW AND BREW FEST
Sunday, June 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
A classic car show will be featured during this festival that will also feature several area breweries. Live music, food trucks and a broadcast of the Tom & Sandy show will also take place. This festival will benefit the Camarillo Ranch’s educational programs. $10-$50. Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarilloranch.org
 
 
 

VENTURA COUNTY GREEK FESTIVAL
Friday, June 20, through Sunday, June 22, 5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Greek music, food, dancing and more will be featured at this annual Ventura County event celebrating our local Greek community. In addition to the activities you can taste Greek traditional cuisine by trying lamb, chicken souvlaki, spinach and cheese pie. A church tour of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church will also be held at various times throughout the weekend. Freedom Park, 480 Skyway Drive, Camarillo. For more information,
visit www.vcgreekfestival.org.
 
 
 

JEEVES IN BLOOM Through June 29.
Elite Theatre Company presents this charming and hilarious British comedy about a gentleman and his unflappable valet based on characters created by P.G. Wodehouse in the 1930s. In the 1990s the BBC made a much-loved TV series based on the Jeeves and Wooster stories that starred Stephen Fry (Jeeves) and Hugh Laurie (Bertie Wooster). $18-$20. 2731 S. Victoria Ave. in the Channel Islands Fisherman’s Wharf. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

SEVENTH ANNUAL VENTURA COUNTY WINE TRAIL CELEBRATION 5:30-8 p.m. This celebration of Ventura’s wineries will include food, music and activities. $40-$50. The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.venturacountywinetrail.com.  
C.I. GULLS THIRD ANNUAL WINE SALE AND LUNCHEON 11 a.m. Members and guests are asked to bring a bottle or two of their favorite wines for sale, with proceeds benefiting local charities. Saticoy Country Club, 4450 Clubhouse Drive, Somis. For more information, call 263-6062. 
THE VENTURA COUNCIL ON AGING MEETING 9:30-11:30 a.m. (monthly). The VCOA is designated by the Ventura City Council as the representative organization of all seniors in the city of Ventura. Anacapa Conference Room, 501 Poli St., Ventura. For more information, call 658-4793.

~ FRIDAY ~

FIRST ANNUAL MESS-O-GREENS CULTURE AND WELLNESS CELEBRATION 5-8 p.m. (and Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.). The two-day family event is the first cultural and wellness celebration of “cooking greens” in Southern California. The goal of the event is to promote better health and nutrition. Monday: Tomas Cafe, 622 A St., Oxnard; Saturday: Oxnard Plaza Park, 200 B St., Oxnard. For more information, call 822-9392. 
MEET A FIREFIGHTER 10:30 a.m. Oxnard Firefighters will teach children about what they can do to help keep themselves and the community safe. Stop, drop and rolling will commence. Gull Wings Children’s Museum, 418 W. Fourth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.gullwings.org.   

~ SATURDAY ~

AUTHOR HEATHER GARCIA BOOK SIGNING EVENT 1-3 p.m. Children’s book author Heather Garcia will sign copies of her latest, Bana’na. Bank of Books, 748 E Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 405-458-5642. 
THE BAREFOOT WINE BEACH RESCUE PROJECT 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Join Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation in a beach cleanup, followed by wine and food at an after-party. Ventura Beach, 450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. (Meet in front of the promenade.) For more information, visit www.BeachRescue2014.com
MARINERS SWAP MEET 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. New and used trailer boats, dinghies, marine hardware, rigging, tackle, electronics, fishing gear, nautical knickknacks, sail and powerboat supplies will be for sale. 3821 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 985-6269.   
THE REV. KAREN’S MID-MONTH DEVOTIONAL: ‘EMERGE AND SEE’ 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Monthly, with changing topics). In this morning of reflection, contemplation and sharing, the Rev. Karen will help to awaken your entire being. $10 suggested donation. Meditation Mount, 10340 Reeves Road, Ojai. For more information, visit www.meditation.com
ROCK THE COLLECTION FEAT. DIRTY RICE AND MORE 6-8 p.m. (and every Saturday through summer). An eclectic mix of progressive rock, reggae, tribute and big-band sounds are slated for this summer at this weekly event. Dirty Rice will kick off the celebration, and Seedless, LA Vation and others will perform as well. The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.rockthecollection.com
SAN BUENAVENTURA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY CLEARANCE SALE 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fill a plastic bag and take home a bag of used books for just $1, a larger paper bag for $2. Albertsons, 7800 Telegraph Road, Ventura. For more information, call 223-1187. 
SPIRITUAL TEACHER DEBORAH KING 1-4 p.m. Master healer, spiritual teacher and New York Times best-selling author Deborah King will speak on energy healing and sign her latest book. $20. Center for Spiritual Living, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.cslwestlake.org
VENTURA COUNTY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY PUBLIC STAR PARTY 8-10 p.m. The evening begins with a slide show of the stars, constellations and planets visible in the summer, followed by entering the “Dome” to look through the observatory’s newest telescope. $2. Moorpark College Observatory, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. 520-9666. 

~ SUNDAY ~

ALICE IN WONDERLAND 2 p.m. (and 7 p.m.). Agoura Hills Youth Ballet presents its 12th annual performance of the original full-length ballet. $39.20. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com
‘JAMMIN’ ‘ AT THE AC — A LIVE MUSIC GETAWAY 6-9 p.m. (and every Sunday through Aug. 10). Bernie Larson, musician and multi-instrumentalist, will kick off his summer concert series that will also feature The Mini Driver Band, Emy Reynolds Band and more. $10. The Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. For more information and a full calendar of events, visit www.ojaiartcenter.org
SUMMER SOLSTICE HERB WALK 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer will celebrate the summer solstice with an educational venture deep into the Los Padres National Forest. $15-$20. For more information and location, visit www.herbwalks.com
THE LUNCHBOX 4:30 p.m. A story of two individuals who connect after an older man receives a meal from a younger woman who finds solace in his gratitude for a meal that doesn’t come from the corner store. $7-$10. Ojai Playhouse, 145 E Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.  
VANS WARPED TOUR 11 a.m. The annual gathering of punk, pop and rock musicians returns to Ventura with headliners Bowling for Soup, Cute Is What We Aim For, Finch and MC Chris. $43. Ventura County Fairgrounds, Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.vanswarpedtour.com.   

~TUESDAY ~

“ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS: WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN ABOUT CARING FOR AN AGING LOVED ONE” 5:30-7 p.m. Participants will understand how to gather information, choose treatment partners and make treatment decisions and learn how to access available resources. $10. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.seniorconcerns.org
REDWOOD HIGHWAY 7:15 p.m. Instead of fading into nothingness, a retiree decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years. $5-$10. Ventura Film Society’s Screening Room, 420 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.com
WOMEN’S ECONOMIC VENTURES FREE SELF-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING ORIENTATION Noon-1 p.m. Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) Women’s Business Center is holding free, one-hour informational orientation sessions to help determine your readiness for one of WEV’s business courses. For more information and location, visit www.wevonline.org/set-orientations.  

~ WEDNESDAY ~

FOCUS ON YOU WORKSHOP 6-8 p.m. A workshop that will outline how you can achieve more balance and focus in your life and finish the goals you start. $10. A Place of Peace Sanctuary and Wellness Center, 2021 Sperry Ave., suite 22,  Ventura. For more information, visit www.aplaceofpeace.org
MY GYM CHILDREN’S FITNESS CENTER BLOOD DRIVE 8 a.m.-1 p.m. In honor of Sophie Andrade, who lost her two-year battle with neuroblastoma, a blood drive will be held with donations going to the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. My Gym Children’s Fitness Center, 9388-A Telephone Road, Ventura. For more information, call 659-9245.

OPENING THEATER

THE WOOLGATHERER June 20 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.

ONGOING THEATER

COLLECTED STORIES Through June 22. Rubicon Theatre presents this two-person play that follows the developing relationship between Ruth Steiner, a professor and celebrated short-story writer, and Lisa Morrison, Ruth’s student, personal assistant and protégé. The story takes place over six years as the relationship between the two women progresses from mentor and devotee to respected equals. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donald Margulies and directed by James O’Neill. $25-$49, $20 for students. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.  
THE LYONS Through June 22. Flying H Group presents this dark, “savagely funny comedy” about family ties. Adult language and themes. $15-$18. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura, www.flyinghgroup.com
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, 388-5716. 
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET Through July 13. Actors Repertory Theatre of Simi will present its production of the musical with a live orchestra. Adult content. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.   
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.        

OPENING ART

ART ON THE STREET Saturday, June 21, 2-6 p.m. Artists Union Gallery presents Art on the Street (not to be confused with street art), an afternoon of creative expression, including music, performance, poetry and visual art. Figueroa Plaza (between Main and Santa Clara, the Mission and The Tavern.)

ONGOING ART

BELL ARTS FACTORY Through June 30.  “CardPost,” an exhibition of anonymous art.432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 643-1960.
BLUE CUBE Through June 26. “Dressing Room,” a pioneering multimedia installation by Minkyung Choi consisting of a three-channel video, a single-channel video and floating wooden-panel cutouts of illustrated dress-wear. Choi is based in Los Angeles and holds an MFA in art from the California Institute of the Arts. 86 S. Laurel St., Ventura, www.BlueCubeGallery.com.  
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through July 12. “Counterpoised — One Woman’s Persepective,” a solo exhibition by Gwenlyn Norton. Reception on June 21, 5-7 p.m. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235, www.buenaventuragallery.org.  
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.  
GALERIE102 Through July 13. “Tacos@Midnight,” works by Britt Ehringer. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. 102 E. Matilija St., Ojai. 640-0151 or www.galerie102.com
GALLERY 525 Through June 20. “Affiches de Cinema, Movie Posters, Carteles de Film,” an exhibition of classic movie posters. Closing reception on Friday, June 20, 5-8 p.m., will feature a screening of original movie trailers and a compilation of legendary scenes from movies such as Gone With the Wind, Tarzan Escapes, The Godfather and more. 525 El Roblar Ave., Ojai. 701-1156 or www.gallery525.com.   
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, 642-5257, 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 June 29. “We Are Spiritual Machines,” a multimedia exhibiton that explores the history of spiritual movements in the Ojai Valley within the context of art and technology. Exhibit features work by Mike Saijo, Chumash elder Julie Lynn Tumamait-Stenslie, perfumer Janna Sheehan and textile master Setsuko Hayashi (who uses a 400-year-old Japanese method). 310 E. Matilija St., Ojai. 213-321-3926 or www.porchgallery.com
RED BRICK GALLERY Through July 8. “Nature’s Rhythm” explores the many rhythms, textures and movements in nature. With a combination of new artists and new works by some of Red Brick Gallery’s resident artists, this show explores texture and movement in art. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400, www.RedBrickArt.com.  
RED BRICK PIZZA Through June 21. “Keep Your Head Up,” an exhibition of Tania Vivian’s vivid, contemporary paintings, is on display at the restaurant. Proceeds from the show will be donated to Project Understanding. 4990 Telephone Road, Ventura, 658-2828.  
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through June 22. “Watercolors and Woodblocks: Jesse Arms Botke.” $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.  
SCIART Through June 29.  “The Spirit Within — The California Missions” photographs of the missions, and “Landmarks of Camarillo” art that celebrates the city’s 50th anniversary. 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo.383-1368 or www.studiochannelislands.org.  
SYLVIA WHITE GALLERY Through July 5. “Firsthand YOSEMITE: Winter Series” by Jim Murray includes more than 40 paintings, drawings and photographs responding to his countless experiences and the personal connections established over the last three decades with the Yosemite National Park. The work shown in the exhibition is Murray’s effort to meld as well as accommodate a sense of place with the realities inherent in the artistic process, both conceptually and in its visual response. This is the final exhibition at Sylvia White Gallery. Hours: Wednesday‐Saturday, noon‐5 p.m. 1783 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-8300, or www.sylviawhite.com
VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER ATRIUM GALLERY Through July 15. “Digital Art: Pixels Replace Pigment” and “Anything Goes: A Show Without a Theme.”  Hours: Monday through Friday, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. 658-2212 or www.venturacountyartscouncil.org
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 June 30. “New Waves,” landscape and architectural photograpy by Bill Dewey, whose work has been published extensively and shown at The Easton Gallery in Montecito and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends by appointment. Bell Arts Factory, Studio 30, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 644-9214, www.vitaartcenter.com.   
WAV THEATER GALLERY Through June 21. “Better Late Than Never,” paintings by Orpha Woods Foster, one of Ventura’s pioneer women. 175 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 653-1174. 
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 DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE 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 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 June 31. “Fresh Air: An Exhibit of Plein Air Painting.” 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 vintage 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 Through June 29. Vintage Trailer Show.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.  
REAGAN LIBRARY Through Sept. 4. “Baseball: The Exhibit” featuring memorabilia that includes 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.    

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

68TH ANNUAL OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL Thursday, June 12, through Sunday, June 15. 
The 68th Ojai Music Festival reflects on “music about music” and embraces the inventive musical mind of pianist Jeremy Denk, 2014 music director. The centerpiece of the Festival is the anticipated world premiere of a commissioned opera conceived by Mr. Denk, The Classical Style: An Opera (of Sorts). Other performances featuring Brooklyn Rider, The Knights, Storm Large and Andrew Norman’s A Thousand Characters or Less will round up the festival. $15-$120. Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai. For more information and a complete calendar of events, visit www.ojaifestival.org
 
 
 

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DAVID TENNANT TWO-NIGHT SPECIAL: DOCTOR WHO AND WINGS 3D
Monday, June 16, 7:30 p.m and Tuesday, June 17, 7:30 p.m.
 
BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events present Award-winning actor David Tennant in a two-night special theatrical screening event for the price of one ticket. See David Tennant on the big screen as the Tenth Doctor in the two-part Doctor Who story “Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel” on Monday, with never-before-seen bonus content. On Tuesday, see the earth from a bird’s eye view in RealD™ 3-D in Wings 3D from Emmy® Award-nominated director John Downer, narrated by David Tennant. $15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
 
 
 

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. Reception on June 18, 5:30-7 p.m. Along with the photographs, Carless plans to show video clips of the eagle chicks in the nest. Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 402 W. Ojai Ave. For more information, visit www.sallycarless.com.  
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

CLASSIC CHILDREN’S MOVIE MUSIC 6–7:30 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite cartoon character or prince or fairy princess. Winners for the Summer Reading Bookmark Contest will also be announced. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simivalleylibrary.org.

~ FRIDAY ~

CI PRESENTS “MEET CONSUL GENERALS AND EXPORT” 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free workshop highlighting the opportunities and nuances of conducting trade in some of Asia’s most promising emerging markets. CSU Channel Islands, Malibu Hall, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit iger.csuci.edu
THE LAST FIVE YEARS 8 p.m. (and June 14, 8 p.m.). The Young Artists Ensemble presents The Last Five Years, a musical about two New Yorkers in their 20s who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. $15. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.yaeonline.com.   

~ SATURDAY ~

CALIFORNIA HONEY HARVEST FESTIVAL AND BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A sanctioned Kansas City Society and California BBQ Association championship will take place at this festival celebrating all things honey. Central Park, 268 Central Ave., Fillmore. For more information, visit www.bennetthoney.com
FAIRY TALES IN THE PARK 4 p.m. Free performances for families featuring Thumbelina and Tom Thumb’s voyage to Neverland performed by Gypsies in a Truck. Barranca Vista Park, 7050 Ralston St., Ventura. For more information, www.cityofventura.net
FLAG DAY CEREMONY 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Residents are invited throughout the year to drop off their worn, torn and tattered American flags. During the Flag Day Ceremony, the flags are moved to the crematory for disposal in a dignified manner. Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information and drop-off locations, call 449-2112. 
PRIMITIVE SKILLS DAY WITH JIM ROBERTSON AND LANNY KAUFER 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn primitive aboriginal skills with local herbalist and naturalist Lanny Kaufer and his special guest Jim Robertson. Robertson is a master of aboriginal skills. $45. For more information and to register, visit www.herbwalks.com
ROADSHOW REVIVAL: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The sixth annual event will feature popular outlaw country, rockabilly, bluegrass and Johnny Cash tribute bands, plus a pin-up girl pageant, hot rods, custom cars and motorcycles. $35-$175. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.roadshowrevival.com
SECRETS OF OLD VENTURA CITYRACE 10 a.m. Participants will make their way through Ventura’s diverse historic district while solving tricky clues and puzzles. $40. For more information, location and to register, visit www.racela.com
TACOS@MIDNIGHT OPENING 5-8 p.m. The opening reception for a multimedia exhibit featuring new work by Britt Ehringer capturing the light and dark sides of the idealized Southern California lifestyle. Galerie102, 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.galerie102.com.

~ SUNDAY ~

THE CHANNEL CITIES JAZZ CLUB PRESENTS LARRY GILLESPIE AND HIS SMALL BIG BAND 1-4:30 p.m. Larry will be leading his Small Big Band composed of great professional musicians and featuring the smooth-style vocalist George Brittenham. $7-$10. Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 South Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.channelcitiesjazz.org
GOLD COAST WIND ENSEMBLE FINALE CONCERT 2:30 p.m. Closing out the season, the Gold Coast Wind Ensemble will perform a special selection of classics. $18. Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com
RED-CARPET RUMBLE FEATURING JAKE “THE SNAKE” ROBERTS 2:30 p.m. A 30-man over-the-top-rope-elimination-style match will be the main event while legendary wrestling stars Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman and others will be in attendance for a meet and greet. $30-$50. Oceanview Pavilion, 575 E. Surfside Drive, Port Hueneme. For more information, visit www.OceanviewInfo.com

~ MONDAY ~

AGELESS WISDOM FOR AUTHENTIC CREATIVITY 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ojai Spiritual Counselor Brock Travis, Ph.D., will conduct a class on how to turn your visions into reality. Ventura Center for Spiritual Living, 101 S. Laurel St., Ventura. For more information, call 320-6079. 
JUST A SIGH 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). Stage actress Alix becomes infatuated with a man on a train and follows him around for a few hours. $6.75-$10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org
MAD SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS 2:30 p.m. The Main Library will be kicking off the 2014 Children’s Summer Reading Program with Mad Science L.A. performing cool science experiments. This year’s theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read.” Oxnard Public Library, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardlibrary.net
OXNARD’S GOOD FOR KIDS RESTAURANT WEEK (various times and locations). The Good for Kids campaign strives to increase the availability of tasty, healthful and affordable menu choices for children. Oxnard restaurants will participate by providing a healthy meal on their menus during the week. For a list of participating restaurants and more information, visit www.first5ventura.org

~ TUESDAY ~

CONSIDER THE CONVERSATION: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT LIFE’S FINAL CHAPTER 6-8 p.m. This inspiring documentary film examines how 21st-century Americans live at the end of their lives. 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information and to RSVP, call 379-4777. 
ESSENTIAL TREMORS AND THEIR EFFECT ON LIFE 6-8 p.m. At this seminar Dr. Neda Heidari will discuss Parkinson’s, essential tremors, and their effect on life. Nichols Auditorium, eighth floor, Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. Brent St., Ventura. For more information, call 1-800-906-6093.  

~ WEDNESDAY ~

CHANNEL ISLANDS AVIATION’S THIRD ANNUAL YOUTH AVIATION ACADEMY 8:30-11:30 a.m. (through June 20). During the Aviation Academy, teens will learn from aviation professionals and guest speakers about aviation careers, aerodynamics, aviation weather, air traffic control, airport diagrams, aviation history and more. Camarillo Airport, 305 Durley Ave., Camarillo. For more information and a complete schedule of classes, visit www.flycia.com.    

ONGOING THEATER

COLLECTED STORIES Through June 22. Rubicon Theatre presents this two-person play that follows the developing relationship between Ruth Steiner, a professor and celebrated short-story writer, and Lisa Morrison, Ruth’s student, personal assistant and protégé.  The story takes place over six years as the relationship between the two women progresses from mentor and devotee to respected equals.Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donald Margulies and directed by James O’Neill. $25-$49, $20 for students. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org
THE LYONS Through June 22. Flying H Group presents this dark “savagely funny comedy” about family ties. Adult language and themes. $15-$18. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura, www.flyinghgroup.com
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, 388-5716. 
PLAYZAPOPPIN Through June 15. Santa Paula Theater Center presents its fifth annual production of one-act plays. $10-$15. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.  
SWEENEY TODD:THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET Through July 13. Actors Repertory Theatre of Simi will present its production of the musical with a live orchestra. Adult content. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.   
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.        

ONGOING ART

BELL ARTS FACTORY Through June 30. “CardPost,” an exhibition of anonymous art.432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 643-1960.
BLUE CUBE Through June 26. “Dressing Room,” a pioneering multimedia installation by Minkyung Choi consisting of a three-channel video, a single-channel video and floating wooden-panel cutouts of illustrated dress-wear. Choi is based in Los Angeles and holds an MFA in art from the California Institute of the Arts. 86 S. Laurel St., Ventura, www.BlueCubeGallery.com
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through June 14. “Women on the Verge,” solo exhibition by Sylvia Raz featuring 3-D assemblage art representing female figures that incorporate found or discarded objects and clay creations, mostly life-sized. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, noon. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235, www.buenaventuragallery.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.    
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, 642-5257, www.latitudesfineart.com.    
MUSEUM OF 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 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 June 29. “We Are Spiritual Machines,” a multimedia exhibiton that explores the history of spiritual movements in the Ojai Valley within the context of art and technology. Exhibit features work by Mike Saijo, Chumash elder Julie Lynn Tumamait-Stenslie, perfumer Janna Sheehan and textile master Setsuko Hayashi (who uses a 400-year-old Japanese method). 310 E. Matilija St., Ojai. 213-321-3926 or www.porchgallery.com
RED BRICK GALLERY Through July 8. “Nature’s Rhythm” explores the many rhythms, textures and movements in nature. With a combination of new artists and new works by some of Red Brick Gallery’s resident artists, this show explores texture and movement in art. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400, www.RedBrickArt.com.  
RED BRICK PIZZA Through June 21. “Keep Your Head Up,” an exhibition of Tania Vivian’s vivid, contemporary paintings, is on display at the restaurant. Proceeds from the show will be donated to Project Understanding. 4990 Telephone Road, Ventura, 658-2828.  
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through June 22. “Watercolors and Woodblocks: Jesse Arms Botke.” $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.   
SYLVIA WHITE GALLERY Through July 5. “Firsthand YOSEMITE: Winter Series” by Jim Murray includes more than 40 paintings, drawings and photographs responding to his countless experiences and the personal connections established over the last three decades with the Yosemite National Park.  The work shown in the exhibition is Murray’s effort to meld as well as accommodate a sense of place with the realities inherent in the artistic process, both conceptually and in its visual response. This is the final exhibition at Sylvia White Gallery. Hours: Wednesday‐Saturday, noon‐5 p.m. 1783 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-8300, or www.sylviawhite.com.  
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 June 30. “New Waves,” landscape and architectural photograpy by Bill Dewey, whose work has been published extensively and shown at The Easton Gallery in Montecito and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends by appointment. Bell Arts Factory, Studio 30, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 644-9214, www.vitaartcenter.com.   
WAV THEATER GALLERY Through June 21. “Better Late Than Never,” paintings by Orpha Woods Foster, one of Ventura’s pioneer women. 175 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 653-1174. 
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 DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through June 15.  “The Vernacular Bestiary: Animal Snapshots From A to Z.” This collection of anonymous amateur photographs has been collected by photographer John Nichols over the past two decades and has never been publicly exhibited. Ongoing: collections of farming machinery and implements from Ventura County’s rich agriculture history plus paintings by local artists that depict farming life. Current exhibition started March 2013. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.   
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM 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 June 31. “Fresh Air: An Exhibit of Plein Air Painting.” 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 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.  
REAGAN LIBRARY 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. 

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

MUSICIAN ANTONIO AGUILAR HIJO Sunday, June 8, 5 p.m. 
Son of two of the most popular musicians in Mexican music, Aguilar will perform Mariachi classics and hits. Aguilar Jr. is the brother of Pepe Aguilar and grew up in the beautiful state of Zacatecas. His father was the first Mexican performer to mix rodeos and concerts while touring Latin America and the United States. His family is known as “La Dinastia Aguilar” (The Aguilar Dynasty). $40-$60. Fred Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
 
 
 

VENTURA MUSIC WEEK June 5-15. 
The For the fourth consecutive year, Ventura puts the spotlight on its vast music talent with a week of live music and music related events culminating with the Roadshow Revival: A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash. 50 venues citywide will participate. Highlights include: A FREE kick-off party with local music veterans Raging Arb and the Redheads (pictured back in the day) and Rey Fresco at Knights of Columbus Hall, Alastair Greene CD release party at Yolie’s, open house at Parsons Guitars, SRO benefit at Museum of Ventura County and two film screenings: 20 Feet From Stardom at the Century 10 and Drummer Wanted at Ventura City Hall. For a complete schedule, visit www.VenturaMusicWeek.com
 
 
 

SYLVIA WHITE GALLERY June 4 through July 5.  
“Firsthand YOSEMITE: Winter Series” by Jim Murray will include more than 40 paintings, drawings and photographs responding to his countless experiences and personal connections established over the last three decades with the Yosemite National Park. The work shown in the exhibition is Murray’s effort to both meld as well as accommodate a sense of place with the realities inherent in the artistic process, both conceptually and in its visual response. This will be the final exhibition at Sylvia White Gallery. Reception on June 7, 3-5 p.m. Hours: Wednesday ‐ Saturday, noon‐5 p.m. 1783 E. Main St, Ventura. 643-8300, or www.sylviawhite.com.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

CAMARILLO DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING FEATURING JULIA BROWNLEY 7 p.m. The Camarillo Democratic Club will host Congresswoman Julia Brownley at their monthly meeting. Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.democraticclubofcamarillo.com
DAMNATION 7:30 p.m. This documentary follows international environmentalists as they attempt to remove old and obsolete dams from rivers. Patagonia Ventura, 235 Santa Clara St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.damnationfilm.com.

~ FRIDAY ~

BUDDHA’S GARDEN CULTURAL AFFAIR 2-8 p.m. Sonam Dolma and Tibetan Vedic astrologer Tsering Choezom will create a Vedic astrological chart or provide consultation during their visit. $50. Buddha’s Garden,1924 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 427-1500. 
THE CANELA BAND REUNITED 7:30-9:30 P.M. Established in the 1970s by Santa Paula High School friends, The Canela Band members compose soulful ballads and up-tempo dance tunes, in both English and Spanish. $2-$10. Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. For more information, call 653-0323. 
HOMEGROWN, AN AMERICAN ROOTS AND BLUEGRASS JAM 8 p.m. (and June 7, 7 p.m.). The Gold Coast Concert Chorus will be joined again by the Tom Corbett Band featuring Bill Knopf for bluegrass and American folk music. $5-$15. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, call 616-7269. 

~ SATURDAY ~

COMEDY 8 p.m. Seven comedians from Los Angeles will perform 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
DANCES OF PERU: “THE MAGIC OF OUR PEOPLE” 7 p.m. Dances of Peru will present traditional Peruvian music and dances. $21-$30. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com
“HOW TO ENTER YOUR PLANTS IN THE 2014 FAIR” SEMINAR 1 p.m. This informative session will instruct applicants on how to prepare potted plants, flowers and other horticulture projects for the 2014 Ventura County Fair. Ventura County Fairgrounds, Floriculture Department, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, call 648-3376. 
RAMBLINGS AT THE RANCHO: “THE WAR OF THE ROSES” Noon. Summer rose care and maintenance will be the focus of a presentation by rosarian Steve Klittich. $5 suggested donation. Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru. For more information, visit www.ranchocamulos.org.  
SANTA PAULA THEATER CENTER PRESENTS“A COCKTAIL FOR THE EARS” 7 p.m. The Los Angeles-based vocal jazz group Ready, Willing and Mabel will perform classic and modern tunes. $15. Santa Paula Theatre Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.santapaulatheatercenter.org
SUSAN GUY, ELISSE POGOFSKY-HARRIS AND SONI WRIGHT ARTIST TALK 11 a.m.-12 p.m. The featured artists at the OSA’s Rejuvenation show will talk on their artwork. The Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, call 640-1390. 
TEAM HOT WHEELS: THE ORIGIN OF AWESOME 11 a.m. (and Sunday, June 8). A band of characters are tasked with stopping a mysterious black car that is transforming their sleepy town of Hilly Woodlands into a dangerous mess. $7. Century River Park, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com
THOUSAND OAKS ART WALK ’14 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (and Sunday, June 8). This outdoor, juried fine-arts exhibit features over 100 professional artists displaying their original work,\ plus food trucks and other activities. Bank of America Building Grounds, 225 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.cvam.us
WESTSIDE COMMUNITY RECYCLING AND COLLECTION EVENT 8 a.m.-noon. Ventura’s Westside residents have an opportunity to discard e-waste and recycle unwanted household items free of charge. 800 N. Ventura Ave., Kellogg Street, Ventura. For more information, call 652-4555.

~ SUNDAY ~

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN REPERTOIRE PRESENT ‘HEART TO HEART’ 4 p.m. The concert will examine relationships between Broadway musicals and animated feature films. $15 suggested donation. Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.cam-umc.org.  
SECOND SUNDAY SUPPER 4:30-7 p.m. A blues and barbecue get-together will also feature musician Lightnin’ Willie and several food trucks/hearses. Plan B Cellars, 3520 Arundell Circle, #107, Ventura. For more information, visit www.planbwinecellars.com
SENIOR CONCERNS LOVE RUN 5K/10K 9 a.m. Featuring 5K, 10K and one-mile courses to benefit Meals on Wheels. $25-$35. Love Run Start Line and Expo, 2813 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.loverun.webconnex.com/seniorconcerns
THE SIMI VALLEY JAZZ/DANCE CLUB MEETING 1-4:30 p.m. Instructors and regulars will dance to music, and Jimmy McConnell’s Big Band will perform. $6-$9. Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. For more information, call 523-1092.

~ MONDAY ~

20 FEET FROM STARDOM 7 p.m. This documentary follows the lives of several backup singers who perform behind major names in the music industry. $10. Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau, 101 S. California St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.com
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY FIELD TRIP 8:30-10:30 a.m. Allen Berke will give a tour and lecture on the birds of the Ojai Meadow. For more information and for the location, call 640-9037.

~ TUESDAY ~
“ACHIEVE YOUR LIFE DREAMS” CLASS 6:30-8:30 p.m. Brock Travis, Ph.D., from the Center for Spiritual Living, will teach techniques to achieve your life dreams. $10-$12. Camarillo Health Care District, 3639 E. Las Posas Road, suite E117, Camarillo. For more information, call 388-1952. 
AN EVENING WITH RICHARD FLORES 6-7:30 p.m. “Voraciously curious” ceramicist Richard Flores will discuss his techniques and philosophy. $5-$10. The Comedy Club at the Harbor, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, suite 205, Ventura. For more information, visit www.focusonthemasters.com
THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR — SATAN CAME TO EDEN 7:15 p.m. A gripping tale of idealistic dreams gone awry, set in the brutal yet alluring landscape of the Galapagos Islands. $5-$10. Ventura Film Society’s Screening Room, 420 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.org.  
“YOUR EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO LEGAL COMPLIANCE, OR A ROADMAP TO LITIGATION?” SEMINAR 7:30-9 a.m. Learn which policies should be in your handbook for the greatest source of information to your employees and the best protection for your company. Oxnard Courtyard Marriott, 600 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. For more information and to RSVP, call 248-7089. 
~ WEDNESDAY ~

GLOBAL EXCHANGE VENTURA: “UKRAINE, RUSSIA AND THE WEST; AN HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE” 7-8:30 p.m. Local resident Vitali Mostovoj will discuss the roots of the current crisis involving Ukraine, Russia, Crimea and the West. Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 498-6964. 
“LEGAL ISSUES FOR YOUNG ADULTS” 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Ventura County Law Library’s Lawyers at the Library welcomes Deborah Meyer-Morris, who will discuss legal issues concerning young people. The Ventura County Law Library at the Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. For more information, call 642-8982. 
SIERRA CLUB PRESENTS CHIMPANZEES: IN THEIR WORLD 7-8:30 p.m. Dr Nancy Merrick, author of the forthcoming book “Among Chimpanzees,” will discuss the protecting chimpanzees and their endangered habitats in east and central Africa. Community Meeting Room, Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli St., Ventura. For more information, email jhcasitas@gmail.com.  
MUSIC THEORY WORKSHOP SERIES LISA YALDEZIAN 5-7 p.m. (and June 18 and 25). Learn or review basic music theory, from note reading to the “Circle of Fifths.” $15. Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.conejoplayers.org.

OPENING THEATER

NEXT TO NORMAL June 6 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, 388-5716. 
SWEENEY TODD:THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET June 7 through July 13. Actors Repertory Theatre of Simi will present its production of the musical with a live orchestra. Adult content. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.   

ONGOING THEATER

COLLECTED STORIES Through June 22. Rubicon Theatre presents this two-person play that follows the developing relationship between Ruth Steiner, a professor and celebrated short-story writer, and Lisa Morrison, Ruth’s student, personal assistant and protégé. The story takes place over six years as the relationship between the two women progresses from mentor and devotee to respected equals.Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donald Margulies and directed by James O’Neil. $25-$49, $20 for students. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org
I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES Through June 8. Yet another Neil Simon comedy gem that deals with the nuances of love and family. Tickets are $18 general and $15 students, seniors and Art Center members. Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St. 640-8797 or www.OjaiACT.org.  
THE LYONS Through June 22. Flying H Group presents this dark “savagely funny comedy” about family ties. Adult language and themes. $15-$18. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura, www.flyinghgroup.com.  
PLAYZAPOPPIN Through June 15. Santa Paula Theater Center presents its fifth annual production of one-act plays. $10-$15. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.    
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.      

OPENING ART

ARTWALK June 7-8. The annual Conejo Valley art showcase returns with an outdoor juried exhibit featuring work by more than 100 artists. All your favorite food trucks, children’s hands-on art tent, fine-art raffle, live music by the Paul McCallum Quartet. Bank of America Building Grounds, 225 W. Hillcrest Drive. 
BELL ARTS FACTORY June 6-30.  “CardPost” an exhibition of anonymous art. Reception on June 6, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 643-1960. 
FRED KAVLI THEATRE GALLERY June 7 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. Reception on June 7, 10 a.m. to noon. 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.  
OJAI COMMUNITY BANK June 9 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. Reception on June 18, 5:30-7 p.m. Along with the photographs, Carless plans to show video clips of the eagle chicks in the nest. Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 402 W. Ojai Ave. For more information, visit www.sallycarless.com.  
VITA ART CENTER June 6-30. “New Waves,” landscape and architectural photograpy by Bill Dewey, whose work has been published extensively and shown at The Easton Gallery in Montecito and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Reception on June 6, 6-9 p.m. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends by appointment.Bell Arts Factory, Studio 30, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 644-9214, www.vitaartcenter.com
WAV THEATER GALLERY June 6-21. “Better Late Than Never,” paintings by Orpha Woods Foster, one of Ventura’s pioneer women. Reception on June 6, 6-9 p.m. 175 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 653-1174.

ONGOING ART

BLUE CUBE Through June 26. “Dressing Room,” a pioneering multimedia installation by Minkyung Choi consisting of a three-channel video, a single-channel video and floating wooden-panel cutouts of illustrated dress wear. Choi is based in Los Angeles and holds an MFA in art from the California Institute of the Arts. 86 S. Laurel St., Ventura, www.BlueCubeGallery.com
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through June 14. “Women on the Verge,” solo exhibition by Sylvia Raz featuring 3-D assemblage art representing female figures that incorporate found or discarded objects and clay creations, mostly life-sized. Reception on First Friday, June 6. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, noon. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235, www.buenaventuragallery.org.     
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, 642-5257, www.latitudesfineart.com.    
MUSEUM OF 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 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 June 29. “We Are Spiritual Machines,” a multimedia exhibiton that explores the history of spiritual movements in the Ojai Valley within the context of art and technology. Exhibit features work by Mike Saijo, Chumash elder Julie Lynn Tumamait-Stenslie, perfumer Janna Sheehan and textile master Setsuko Hayashi (who uses a 400-year-old Japanese method). 310 E. Matilija St., Ojai. 213-321-3926 or www.porchgallery.com
RED BRICK GALLERY Through July 8. “Nature’s Rhythm” explores the many rhythms, textures and movements in nature. With a combination of new artists and new works by some of Red Brick Gallery’s resident artists, this show explores texture and movement in art. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400, www.RedBrickArt.com.  
RED BRICK PIZZA Through June 21. “Keep Your Head Up,” an exhibition of Tania Vivian’s vivid, contemporary paintings, is on display at the restaurant. Proceeds from the show will be donated to Project Understanding. 4990 Telephone Road, Ventura, 658-2828.  
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through June 22. “Watercolors and Woodblocks: Jesse Arms Botke.” $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.    
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.    
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 DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through June 15.  “The Vernacular Bestiary: Animal Snapshots From A to Z.” This collection of anonymous amateur photographs has been collected by photographer John Nichols over the past two decades and has never been publicly exhibited. Ongoing: collections of farming machinery and implements from Ventura County’s rich agriculture history plus paintings by local artists that depict farming life. Current exhibition started March 2013. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.   
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM 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 June 31. “Fresh Air: An Exhibit of Plein Air Painting.” 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 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.  
REAGAN LIBRARY 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.   

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. VINTAGE MEXICAN FILM WEEK

    July 15 @ 7:00 pm - July 19 @ 7:00 pm
  2. Jimmy O. Yang Headlines Oxnard Levity Live

    July 19 @ 12:00 am - July 20 @ 12:00 am
  3. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary – Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting in Ventura

    July 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:15 pm
  4. Rev. Karen’s Mid-Month Devotional Retreat: Happy Independence Day!

    July 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Eddie Griffin Headlines Oxnard Levity Live

    July 26 @ 12:00 am - July 27 @ 12:00 am
  6. KICKBACK AT THE PACC

    July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Chef Tour at the Camarillo Farmers Market

    July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  8. 26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival

    July 27 @ 11:00 am - July 28 @ 7:00 pm
  9. Kessler-Haak pouring @ A Taste of Camarillo

    July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  10. Steve Byrne Headlines Oxnard Levity Live

    August 1 @ 8:00 pm - August 3 @ 9:30 pm

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