10TH ANNUAL SUMMERFEST
Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
This daylong event features physical activities, healthy food, live music on stage, sports clinics and physicals and more, hosted by the Ventura Unified School District. Ventura Unified School District Education Service Center, 255 W. Stanley Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.vep4vusd.org/SummerFest.html.
BUDDHIST TAIKO DRUMMING GROUP TOGEN DAIKO
Sunday, May 31, 2 p.m.
The group will perform Buddhist Taiko, a Japanese-American term created to define a new style of drumming played specifically in North America. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarillolibrary.org.
SALSA DANCING COMPETITION
Saturday, May 30, 9 p.m.
Salsa lessons will be offered to a mix of world music provided by several DJs. $5 for lessons, free admission. The Greek at the Harbor, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.greekattheharbor.com.
FREE PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE SCREENING By appointment. Free screenings for the disease will be held, with a focus on those over 50 years of age. West Coast Vascular, 100 N. Brent St., suite 201, Ventura. For more information, call 643-3330.
GOLDEN GATE GIRLS 3 p.m. This film tells the tale of Esther Eng, Hong Kong’s first “directress,” a San Francisco native and open lesbian, screened in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarillolibrary.org.
ONE-MONTH ANNIVERSARY VIGIL FOR MEAGAN HOCKADAY 5:30-6:15 p.m. Join family, friends, and community supporters of Meagan Hockaday in a one-month anniversary of Meagan, whose life was taken on March 28. Oxnard City Council Chambers, 305 W. Third St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.todopoderalpueblo.org.
PORTUGUESE FRATERNAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA MEETING 11:30 a.m. This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the Portuguese culture. Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 483-6285.
VIVIENNE DeLUCA SINGS 6:30-7:30 p.m. The former Ventura County Vocalist of the Year and current City employee will perform. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.Simivalleylibrary.org.
“A MUSICAL KALEIDOSCOPE” 8 p.m. (and Saturday, May 30, 2:30 p.m.). Celebrate the colors and the sounds of spring with a mixture of musical styles performed by the Village Voices Chorale. $22. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.villagevoices.org.
NORDHOFF HIGH “FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE PARK” SPRING CONCERT 6:30 p.m. The Symphonic Band, String Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Gold ’n Blue Chorale and Jazz Band will perform under the direction of Bill Wagner. Libbey Park, Ojai. For more information, visit www. nhsmusic.com.
OLD TOWN GHOSTS OF VENTURA 7-9 p.m. Learn haunting tales of ghosts, murder, and deception in Old Town Ventura in this walk hosted by Richard Senate. $5. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 200-8658.
BEGINNERS’ BIRD WALK AT CANADA LARGA ROAD 8:30 a.m. Target species will include warbling vireo, black-headed grosbeak, barn owl and more at this walk hosted by the Ventura Audubon Society. For more information and directions, call 640-9037.
IN PLAIN SIGHT SCREENING AND DISCUSSION 11:30 a.m. This documentary follows the efforts to end human trafficking, followed by a discussion. $10-15. Muvico, 166 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 339-4304.
CHANNEL ISLANDS AVIATION “PLANES, PARENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS” OPEN HOUSE 10 a.m.-noon. The open house is an opportunity for teens and parents to learn more about aviation careers, with a guest speaker. Channel Islands Aviation, 350 Durley Ave., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.flycia.com.
ST. VINCENT 4:30 p.m. Bill Murray stars in this unexpected buddy comedy about a curmudgeon who makes friends with his new young neighbors. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
BUDDHIST TAIKO DRUMMING GROUP TOGEN DAIKO 2 p.m. The group will perform Buddhist Taiko, a Japanese-American term created to define a new style of drumming played specifically in North America. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarillolibrary.org.
THE BRITISH ARE COMING: CONEJO VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA 3 p.m. This concert will feature music and composers representing Great Britain. $21-41. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
JANEANE GAROFALO 7 p.m. Noted comedian and actor Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer, Reality Bites and more) will perform. $34-39. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Scherr Forum Auditorium, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
“MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS & FRIENDS” SPRING TEA 1-4 p.m. A tea and luncheon will be hosted with a vendor marketplace, silent auction and more. $25-35. Historic Heritage Square, 715 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, contact email@example.com.
SOCIAL JUSTICE FUND “CURRENTS OF CHANGE” FUNDRAISER 2 p.m. Keynote speaker Sergio Arau, director for the film A Day without a Mexican, will headline this fundraiser. $75. Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.socialjusticefundvc.org.
MARSHLAND 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). The story of two missing girls upends a community politically torn apart by idealism. $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
“BLESSED WITH A BRAIN TUMOR: DISCOVERING GRACE, GOD AND GRATITUDE” WITH WILL PYE 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how accessing untapped powers and potentials causes positive changes in those around us and throughout the world, as part of the distinguished speaker series. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
CREATING BUDDHAS: THE MAKING AND MEANING OF FABRIC THANGKAS 7 p.m. This film explores Leslie’s life-changing journey of discovering fabric thangka and her apprenticeship in Dharmasala, by a Q & A with artist Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo. $10-15. Cinemark’s Century Theaters, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.FocusOnTheMasters.com.
OXNARD EMPOWER ENERGY WORKSHOP 5:30-7 p.m. Join the County of Ventura’s emPower program for dinner and information on how to improve your home’s comfort, indoor air quality and energy efficiency. Oxnard Public Library, meeting room B, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, call 654-3834.
“RETIREMENT PLANNING: PAYING THE BILLS WHEN THE PAYCHECKS STOP” 5:30-7 p.m. Learn the three steps to planning for a secure future and more at this seminar. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 497-0189.
SEMINAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA 6-7:30 p.m. Sister Jennifer Hyatt will discuss every aspect of social media, from Facebook to Twitter. Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. Eighth St., Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-2015.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE ART GUILD ART DINNER/DEMO 6-9 p.m. Mixed media/printing demonstration by Ojai artist Holly Woolson will follow a dinner buffet. $25-30. Los Robles Greens Golf Course, West Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 379-5655.
COMIC CREATOR BRIAN BUCCELLATO SIGNING Noon. Buccellato will sign copies of his new Image Comics book, “Sons of the Devil,” as well as his other works on The Flash, Injustice and more. Hypno Comics & Games, 1803 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.hypnocomics.com.
DREAMGIRLS May 29 through June 28. High Street Arts Center presents the popular musical based on the successes of Motown acts like the Supremes, the Shirelles, James Brown and others. The production has garnered numerous Tony and Grammy awards. $16-20. 45 E. High St., Moorpark, www.highstreetsartscenter.com.
OTHER DESERT CITIES May 30 through June 21. Rubicon Theatre Company presents Jon Robin Baitz’s highly lauded story about a family in the public eye whose members must find a new way forward when each person’s beliefs and illusions related to a pivotal family event are called into question. Filled with richly drawn characters, dramatic plot elements and witty social commentary, Other Desert Cities garnered five Tony nominations and was awarded Outstanding Play by the Outer Critics Circle. $25-54. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.com.
DANCING AT LUGHNASA Through June 7. Ojai ACT takes you on a journey back in time and across the sea for a two-day visit with the Mundy sisters of Ireland, where dancing at the harvest festival enlightens their hardscrabble existence in this Tony and Olivier Award-winning play. $15-18. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 640-8797 or www.OjaiACT.org.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Through June 28. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents the hilarious Tony-winning musical about a play coming to life in a man’s apartment. For tickets, call 388-5716 or go to drowsyCSP.brownpapertickets.com.
GOOD PEOPLE Through June 7. Santa Paula Theater Center presents its second show of the Ventura County Premieres season with the critically acclaimed dramedy about American class distinction. $18-20. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.
THE GRADUATE Through May 30. Conejo Players presents the play based on the novel that was adapted into a seminal film starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft about a young man’s coming to terms with growing up while having an affair with an older woman in the 1960s. Adult content. $16-18. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 495-3715 or www.conejoplayers.org.
VENTURA IMPROV Ongoing Fridays and Saturdays: Ventura Improv Company (VIC) presents hilarious improvisational comedy. All shows are in 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.
BANK OF AMERICA Through July 4. Various works by local artists, including Beatrice Wood, Michael Voss, Warren Gauvin, Jon Nelson and many more. Curated by Randall Richman. 507 E. Main St., Ventura.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through May 30. “Imaginary Friends” by Merilee and Lisa Skyheart Marshall, third annual collage open competition, and sculptures by Bill McEwen. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, www.buenaventuragallery.org.
CAMARILLO PUBLIC LIBRARY Through June 21. “War Comes Home: The Legacy” is a traveling exhibition rich with historic and contemporary letters that offers an intimate look into the thoughts and emotions of veterans and their families upon a soldier’s homecoming. 4102 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. 388-5222 or www.camarillolibrary.org.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through June 28. “Gardens and Flowers.” 147 N. Brent St., first floor, Ventura. More at www.buenaventuragallery.org.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through July 19. Longtime Ventura artist Susan Cook and SCIART Executive Director Karen Geiger explore flowers in the two-woman show “Pods.” 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
FRED KAVLI THEATRE GALLERY Through June 9. “Captivating,” featuring works by Southern California artists Ann Krasner, Rosita Gottlieb, Ruth Olenick and Malcolm Tuffnell. By appointment. 2100 E. Thousand Oaks, Blvd., 449-2767.
GALERIE102 Through June 6. “No Risk No Reward” explores America’s obsession with the right to bear arms. Featured artists are Ellwood T. Risk and Sabine Pearlman. Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai.
GALLERY 525 Through June 13. “Recent Discoveries by Merrie Weather Font,” a solo exhibition by Michael McCarthy. McCarthy introduces “specimens” from Font’s other-worldly explorations in this steampunkish fantasy exhibition. 525 W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai. 630-3133 or www.gallery525.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through May 31. “Welcome to My World: a Photographic Exhibition by Kimberly-Ann Talbert.” Artist talks throughout May. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, #117C, Ventura Harbor Village, www.buenaventuragallery.org.
THE HUD GALLERY Through May 31. The Neoteric International Juried Exhibition featuring works by 54 finalists from all over the world and crossing all mediums and genres. Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 5-9 p.m. 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 July 5: “We Remember: Ventura County to Vietnam and Back,” a tribute to Ventura County’s Vietnam veterans. Curator’s discussion on June 3. Through Oct. 11: “A Worse Place Than Hell: The Changing Face of Abraham Lincoln,” new figures by George Stuart. 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.
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 8. “Water Works II,” presented in partnership with the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art, is an international juried exhibition, including works from as far away as China and broadly focused on issues related to water. Photographer Terri Laine will discuss her documentation of the drought’s effects on Lake Casitas on May 31. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 620-7589 or www.porchgalleryojai.com.
RED BRICK GALLERY Through July 28. “A New Chapter” features a wide variety of artists exploring a fresh perspective on their careers, how the elements of nature impact the world around them and their art. Artist reception on July 17 and 18 for art walk. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400 or www.redbrickart.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through July 5: “Next Generation Revisited” celebrates the significance of the relationship between artist and student by exhibiting student works hand-picked by instructors. Through June 14: “Dos del Sur” (Two From the South), a two-artist exhibition featuring work by Carlos Grasso and Sylvia Raz. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
STUDIO GALLERY Through June 1. “Robert Engel: Engravings.” Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 2741 S. Victoria, Oxnard, 985-1546.
VENTURA COLLEGE SANTA PAULA CAMPUS Through June 5. “Past, Present, Future: A Santa Paula High School Retrospective” celebrating Santa Paula student artists. 957 Faulkner Road, suite 106, Santa Paula.
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.
VISIONS GALLERY Through June 5. “Cuba,” a photography exhibit by Brooks students examining the country’s transition. Marriott Ventura Beach, 2055 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. 643-6000 or www.gallery.brooks.edu.
VITA ART CENTER Through May 31. “Portraits” by Dan McCleary, who founded Art Division, which serves young adult art students in the Rampart district of Los Angeles. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, www.vitaartcenter.com.
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 June 6: “Evolution of Play” explores how toys, from prehistoric jacks to electronic gaming, have changed over the centuries. 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 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 July 30. Currently on exhibit are more than 20 paintings by seminal art deco artist Gustave Kaitz spanning more than 60 years. Ongoing: A collection of French and art deco-era coach-built automobiles. The museum pays homage specifically to the art deco and machine-age design eras (1918-1941). All tickets must be purchased in advance, online. Hours vary. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. 385-5400 or www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com.
MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Ongoing: The Granatelli Motorsports Hall of Fame honors motorsports legends, including Andy “Mister 500” Granatelli. More than 75 vintage cars and trucks from every period on display in 30,000-square-foot facility. 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 storied 1,800-acre rancho that inspired the famed novel Ramona offers tours and historical re-enactments 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. Closed during inclement weather. 521-1501 or www.ranchocamulos.org.
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.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. 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.