OJAI VALLEY FOURTH ANNUAL SEED AND PLANT SWAP
Saturday, Feb. 28, 1-4 p.m.
Along with the free sharing of seeds and starts galore, there will be seeds and plants from local growers for sale. Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.com.
VENTURA FILM SOCIETY OPENING NIGHT FILM NOW: IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE
Friday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m.
Scratch food truck and a no-host bar will help ring in the new season of the Film Society’s 2015 program, featuring Now, starring Kevin Spacey. $5-10. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM
Feb. 28 through July 5.
“Next Generation Revisited” celebrates the significance of the relationship between artist and student by exhibiting student works hand-picked by instructors. The show features a variety of two- and three-dimensional media by students from CSUCI, Brooks, Cal Lutheran and Ventura College, including “Adequate Pipe” (pictured) by Dylan Gasaway. Reception Saturday, Feb. 28, 4-6 p.m. $10-$15. Students admitted free. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 525-5554.
ROBBEN FORD IN-STORE
Friday, Feb. 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Legendary guitarist and Ojai resident Robben Ford (Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Miles Davis) will appear at Guitar Center to demonstrate blues riffs, answer questions and sign autographs and albums. In March, he will release his 22nd album of original music and is considered to be one of the world’s greatest electric guitarists. 1741 E. Ventura Blvd., Oxnard. 278-2600.
AEROSMITH ROCKS DONINGTON 2014 7 p.m. The show’s 19-song set list includes “Love In A Elevator,” “Janie’s Got A Gun,“ “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing,” and more, broadcast into theaters. $13-15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
CABERNET, CANVAS & COLOR PRESENTS “WINZER & WATERCOLOR” 6:30-9 p.m. Art Trek Studios hosts this night of wine and painting with help from professionals. $40. Art Trek, 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. For more information, visit www.arttrek.org/adult-workshops.
“DEBORAH ELLEN PRESENTS” 6:30-7:30 p.m. Local vocal and performance coach presents an evening with her students. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, call 526-1735.
“RIDING THE CANCER WAVE: SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING WITH MICHAEL ESELUN” 6 p.m. Michael explores the qualities he’s observed that help people affected by cancer and their loved ones ride the cancer wave with greater ease. 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
SENIOR CONCERNS PRESENTS ADVANCED DIRECTIVES AND POLST CLASS 5:30-7 p.m. Learn how to share your choices in a way that would be helpful for your family and those you love. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 497-0189.
VENTURA COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING 6:30 p.m. The VCRS meeting will feature Bob Martin, a master Rosarian, speaking on “The Future of Roses.” Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.venturarose.org.
CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS’ ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD LUNCHEON noon-2 p.m. Actors Louis Gossett Jr. and Richard Roundtree will attend this annual event celebrating African American achievements. CSUCI’s Grand Salon, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, call 437-3243.
NEW WEST SYMPHONY PRESENTS STRAVINKY’ S SECOND SUITE AND RACHMANINOV’S SECOND SYMPHONY 8 p.m. (and Saturday, Feb. 28). Music Director Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra in the Symphony’s first performance of these classics. $29-102. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. Saturday: Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.newwestsymphony.org.
GHOST TALK AND TOUR WITH RICHARD SENATE 7-9 p.m. Senate and his wife, Debbie, will discuss the things they have seen or encountered in downtown Ventura. $5. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 200-8658.
AUDUBON SOCIETY AND SURFRIDER’S ORMOND BEACH CLEANUP 9 a.m. Help clean up the beach in preparation for the 2015 avian breeding season. For more information and location, visit www.terpconnect.umd.edu/~cynhart/OrmondBeachCleanup.
“BOOKS ARE SEUSSATIONAL” DR. SEUSS EVENT 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Featuring Seuss-themed crafts for children, performances by local high school students, door prize and more. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.SimiValleyLibrary.org.
JOINT PAIN AND ARTHRITIS SEMINAR 9-10:30 a.m. Whether you are experiencing arthritis pain, a sports injury, or are considering surgery, this free seminar is designed for you. Soule Park Golf Course, Banquet Room, 1033 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, call 800-838-3006.
KIWANIS ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST 7:30-11 a.m. Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club will provide all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage or bacon, fruit, coffee and juice, plus country music and other activities. $5. Hummingbird Nest Ranch, 2940 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.roundupsimi.org.
UFC® 184: ROUSEY vs. ZINGANO 7 p.m. Women’s bantamweight title holder “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey looks to remain the only undefeated champion against No. 1 contender “Alpha” Cat Zingano. $13-15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
CITIZENS FOR PEACEFUL RESOLUTIONS MONTHLY MEETING 3-5 p.m. A panel discussion with Community Environmental Council, Ventura County emPower, the Ventura County Climate Hub and solar industry representatives. Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.c-p-r.net.
FIRST FREE SUNDAYS FOR FAMILIES AT THE MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (and every first Sunday). On the first Sunday of every month, the Museum of Ventura County and Agricultural Museum offer free admission all day, with craftmaking sessions for kids 1-3 p.m. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura; Agricultural Museum, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
37TH ANNUAL CONEJO VALLEY CROP HUNGER WALK Noon. Walk to raise money for charity and to support the overall ministry of Church World Service’s hunger-fighting development efforts around the world. California Lutheran University Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 492-6196.
“THE GREAT GMO LABEL DEBATE: SCIENCE, POLITICS AND THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION” 6-7:30 p.m. Business lecturer Panda Kroll Esq. will look at recent consumer lawsuits against food manufacturers using GMO ingredients, as well as legislation requiring the labeling of such food. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, call 526-1735.
TIMBUKTU 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). A farmer by the name of Kidane must face trial under new fundamentalist laws after killing the man who killed his beloved cow, “GPS.” $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE ART GUILD DINNER AND DEMO 6-9 p.m. A watercolor painting demonstration by Richard Scott will be featured alongside a buffet dinner. $25-3. Los Robles Greens Golf Course, West Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 379-5655.
“FINE ART IN VENTURA COUNTY” 1-2:30 p.m. Anna Bermudez, curator of collections, Museum of Ventura County, will moderate a panel of local artists. $7. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
HISTORICAL MEMORIES OF WORLD WAR II IN THE U.S. AND JAPAN 7-8:30 p.m. Aliec S. Yang, Ph.D., explores the effects of the postwar alliance between the U.S. and Japan on collective memories from both countries. CLU Lundring Events Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3318.
TINTO TANGO CONCERT AND DANCE PERFORMANCE 1-2 p.m. The Argentinean tango ensemble will perform popular tango classics to accompany dancers. Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 986-5800 ext. 1951.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Feb. 28 through April 5. Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi presents this Terrence McNally musical based on the hit movie that starred Leonardo DiCaprio. The story follows a man who uses charm and fake money to outwit everyone in his path as he attempts to win the girl of his dreams. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
FOCUS ON THE MASTERS: AN EVENING WITH RICHARD SCHLOSS 6-7:30 p.m. Donna Granata and Richard Schloss explore the life and art of this extraordinary painter. $5-$10. Brooks Institute Screening Room, 5301 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.focusonthemasters.com.
ANNIE Through March 8. High Street Arts presents the heartwarming story of a Depression-era orphan who is determined to find her parents. $16-20. 45 E. High St., Moorpark. 529-8700 or www.hsac45.com.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) Through March 29. Elite Theatre Company presents this comedy that parodies Shakespeare’s plays using only three actors and no “fourth wall.” Directed by Will Shupe. $15-18. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
GEOGRAPHY OF A HORSE DREAMER Through March 1. Flying H Group presents the Sam Shepard dark comedy about gangsters, gamblers, dreamers and losers set in a seedy motel room. $10-15. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura. 901-0005 or www.flyinghgroup.com.
STOP KISS Through March 1. California Lutheran University’s Theatre Arts Department presents its Mainstage Production of this off-Broadway play about a lesbian couple. $10. Black Box Theatre in the Theatre Arts Building, 141 Memorial Parkway, 493-3415.
VENTURA IMPROV Ongoing Fridays and Saturdays: 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.
A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD Through March 8. Ojai Youth Entertainers presents the musical based on the children’s books performed by a multigenerational cast with a jazz score. $10-$15. 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai. 646-4300 or www.ojaiyes.org.
KWAN FONG GALLERY Feb. 26 through April 10. “ShadowGraphica” flower images by Carol Henry. Reception Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 493-3697.
TATIANA’S COFFEE & TEA Feb. 28 hrough March 31. “New Beginning/Nuevo Comienzo” abstract paintings by Columbian artist Natalia Montoya Lalinde. Reception Feb. 28, 3-7 p.m. 2470 E. Main St., Ventura. 954-309-2856.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through March 7. “Len Poteshman: A Retrospective” featuring a selection of works by the late artist. Through March 22. “A Few of My Favorite Things & Places” solo exhibition by Mary Jo Murphy. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.com.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Feb. 22. “Monumentum: Drawings + Paintings by Ramon Ramirez.” “Sustain: Drawings + Installations by Terry Arena.” $5. Members free. Carnegie Art Museum, 424 S. C St., Oxnard, www.carnegieam.org.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through March 15. “California Coastline,” works by Kay Zermaier and Tina O’Brien. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
GALERIE102 Through Feb. 22. “Parallel Realities,” photography by Ricardo Rodriguez and mixed media and ceramics by Janet Neuwalder. Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai. See www.galerie102.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through March 17. 8th Annual Student Collegiate Scholarship Competition. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
THE HUD Through Feb. 27. A group show featuring surrealists, impressionists, microphotography, abstracts and more by artists from San Diego to Santa Barbara. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. 626-8876 or www.dabart.me.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Feb. 22: “Painting the Light: California Landscapes” by Richard Schloss, featuring oil paintings by the famed plein air impressionist painter from Santa Barbara, culled from various collections. 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 March 27. “Wild for Wisdom,” new works by Jane Shanahan. 402 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 646-9909 or www.janeshanahan.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: by appointment. 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.
RED BRICK GALLERY Through March 17. “Day Dream” features colorful interpretations of local scenes and Ventura culture in a variety of mediums by 18 local artists. Featured artists include pastels by Judith Crowe, photography by Gary Talbot, Watercolors by Joe Cibere and Phyllis Gubins, acrylics by John Bacoy and Jen Livia, watercolors and ink paintings by Kim Winberry and three-dimensional mixed media by Chris Strode. 315 E. Main St Ventura. 643-6400 or www.redbrickart.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through June 14. “Dos del Sur” (Two From the South) a two-artist exhibition featuring work by Carlos Grasso and Sylvia Raz, both living in Ojai but of South American origins. Through Feb. 22: “De Colores,” a celebration of Latino heritage, history and iconography. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
THOUSAND OAKS COMMUNITY GALLERY Through Feb. 28. Thousand Oaks Art Association’s Annual Open Show. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through Feb. 28. “Take Me for Granted,” photography by Lisa Ohlweiler. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura.
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.
VENTURA COLLEGE SANTA PAULA SITE Through March 12. “End of Bees,” art by Elena Horowitz-Brookes, a lyrical depiction of altered reality concerned with depth and space. 957 Faulkner Road, 106, Santa Paula. 525-7136 or www.venturacollege.edu/santapaula.
VISIONS GALLERY Through Feb. 20. “Cultures of Nature,” an exhibition of photographs by local Brooks students who traveled to Paris for one semester to develop skills in fashion photography. Marriott Ventura Beach, 2055 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura.
VITA ART CENTER Through Feb. 28. “Human Stain,” a solo multimedia exhibition by Scott Gordon. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, www.vitaartcenter.com.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE LIBRARY Through March 14. Photographic mosaic portraits of women by digital artist Terese Pencak Schwartz. 31220 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village, 818-865-9230.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through April 9. “Chinese Figurative Realism in the 21st Century.” Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 493-3697.
“Contemporary Impressions: The Artwork of Kate Hoffman” features large-scale earthy oils by the award-winning artist. Ongoing: Antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. Hours: Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.
AVIATION MUSEUM Ongoing: First Sundays are open to visitors to tour hangars where vintage aircraft and other collections are on display. Free plane rides are also offered to children and youth ages 8 to 17. Santa Paula Airport, 800 Santa Maria St.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through May 3. “Eat Well, Play Well,” a bilingual and interactive educational exhibit that puts the spotlight on healthy lifestyle choices. Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 933-0076 or www.oilmuseum.net.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Ongoing: “Port of Hueneme,” an exhibit two years in the making, and “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. Open every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTER Ongoing: Educational marine life exhibits that detail life on the Channel Islands, and an outdoor garden featuring all-native plant species. 901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. 658-5730.
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.
GULL WINGS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Ongoing: Hands-on interactive exhibits for children 12 and younger. $5-6. 418 W. Fourth St., Oxnard. 483-3005 or www.gullwings.org.
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Through March 31. “The Art of Bugatti.” 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. 385-5400 or 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 Ongoing. The storied1,800-acre rancho that inspired the famed novel Ramona offers tours and historical reenactments that bring to life its rich cultural and agricultural legacy. Hours: Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Tours begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. $3-5. 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru. 521-1501 or www.ranchocamulos.org.
REAGAN LIBRARY Through May 1. “Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit” features cars throughout history. 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.reaganfoundation.org/.
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.