Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

“C4” CENTRAL COAST COMIC-CON
Friday, Aug. 28, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.;
and Sunday, Aug. 30, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Ventura County’s own comic convention will feature a weekend filled with all things nerdy, showcasing guests from the cosplay, comics, television and film industries as well as panels on everything from zombie preparedness to pro wrestling. All of this plus a geek fashion show, a vendors hall with art, memorabilia and more for sale and a kids day on Sunday. $20-40 weekend passes; $50-100 for VIP and other perk passes. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturacomiccon.com.
 
 
 

SECOND ANNUAL FRED ROBINSON CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Saturday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

This event, held to promote The Arc Foundation of Ventura County, will feature gourmet food trucks, a kids play zone, raffle prizes and more amidst classic cars eligible for awards in several categories. Car entry fee is $35.  Live music will be performed by Big Tweed, Fish Fry, The Vonettes and The House Arrest Band. Freedom Park, 480 Skyway Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.arcvc.org.
 
 
 

ZERO HOUR Through Sept. 6.
Elite Theater presents this humorous play, set in theater and film legend Zero Mostel’s painting studio in New York City. A green reporter attempts to interview the eccentric actor, and the result is an explosion of memory, humor, wit, outrage and Hollywood lore. $15. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard (at Channel Islands Harbor). 483-5118.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

MEET THE ARTIST LAUREL HUGGINS 6-9 p.m. Artist Laurel Huggins will speak on her art and recovery after brain surgery that forced her to relearn his techniques. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.

~ SATURDAY ~

CARPINTERIA SEA GLASS FESTIVAL 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (and Sunday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.). The festival will feature sea glass collectors from around the country, craftspeople, vendors and more. Austin’s Home Center, 700 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. For more information, visit www.carpinteriaseaglassfestival.com.
CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR CONCERTS BY THE SEA, FEATURING SEAN WIGGINS AND LONE GOAT 4-6 p.m. Country musicians Sean Wiggins and Lone Goat will perform as part of this summer concert series. Peninsula Park, 3401 Peninsula Road, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.channelislandsharbor.org.
GOLDEN LAWN CONSERVATION EXPO Noon-5 p.m. Conservation-oriented vendors will dispense free water-saving kits, information and low-cost conservation options alongside food booths. Alley at 500 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 652-1800.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS PRESENTS FANTASTIC DIAMOND 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Neil Diamond tribute band Fantastic Diamond will perform as part of this summer concert series alongside gourmet food trucks and beverages. $20. Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.com/mus
SPENCER MAKENZIE’S “THE THROWDOWN” CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT 10 a.m. (and Sunday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m.). $9,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the best cornholer at this annual tournament pitting professional bean bag tossin’ teams from around the globe against each other, plus live music and fish tacos. Spencer Makenzie’s Fish Company, 806 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.spencermakenzies.com.
“THE THROWDOWN” SKATEBOARDING CONTEST 9:30 a.m. participant check-in, 10 a.m. first event. The contest will feature a Park Jam and a High Ollie contest sponsored by Vans, Element Skateboards, Stance Socks and Destructo. $15 per participant. Borchard Community Center Skate Park, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. For more information, call 381-2791.
“WITNESS: AMERICAN HEROES: JAPANESE-AMERICAN HEROES OF WORLD WAR II” 3 p.m. Filmmakers David Ono and Jeff MacIntyre will present their award-winning documentary about the contributions of Japanese-American soldiers in WWII, followed by a panel discussion. Oxnard Public Main Library, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, call 385-7532.

~ SUNDAY ~

PACIFIC SOUND CHORUS BARBERSHOP HARMONY PERFORMANCE 2:30 p.m. The Annual Ventura Show featuring the Pacific Sound Chorus and several top, local barbershop quartets. $20. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, call 1-800-353-1632.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY CHILDREN’S GARDEN FAMILY DAY 1-3 p.m. The Evelyn and Howard Boroughs Children’s Garden will be open to the public on this special “Family Day” with free admission for families. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
VIETNAMESE BUDDHIST TRADITIONAL PARENTS’ DAY ULLAMBANA FESTIVAL 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A traditional ceremony will be held in commemoration of Ancestors Day, with a vegetarian lunch and live music. An Lac Mission, 901 S. Saticoy Ave., Ventura. For more information, call 758-2058.

~ MONDAY ~

CAL LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY OPENING ACADEMIC CONVOCATION 9:30 a.m. Faculty and administrators will assemble in full academic attire to commemorate the beginning of the academic year for 850 freshmen and new transfer students. Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, 130 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3145.
THE THIRD MAN 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). In this Cold War spy classic, a man discovers the shocking truth of his recently deceased so-called friend. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.

~ TUESDAY ~

WESTLAKE VILLAGE ART GUILD DINNER/DEMO 6-9 p.m. Plein-aire impressionists-style painting demonstration by entertainer Chuck Kovacic 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.  

~ WEDNESDAY ~

ARTISTS DEN PRESENTS ALT-J 7:30 p.m. Experience alt-J’s private performance at the historic Hollywood American Legion in Los Angeles, featuring exclusive concert footage. $10.50-12.50. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
“GROWING AFRICAN VIOLETS” PRESENTED BY MADELINE WHITAKER 1 p.m. The Ventura County Garden Club will hold this meeting featuring guest speaker Madeline Whitaker, who will speak on the care of African violets. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 117 Seventh St., Santa Paula. For more information, email wmewait@aol.com.

OPENING THEATER 

MAD GRAVITY Aug. 28 through Sept. 13. Flying H Group presents this crazy comedy by William Missouri Downs that dissolves the walls between performance art and reality. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.flyinghgroup.com.
PSYCHO BEACH PARTY Aug. 28 through Sept. 19. Conejo Players Theatre presents this fun romp on the beach in Malibu, circa 1962. A parody of ’60s teen beach movies like Gidget, but the lead female in this zany play has multiple personalities. Rated PG-13. $16-18. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit 495-3715 or www.conejoplayers.org

ONGOING THEATER

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Through Aug. 30. Actors Repertory Theater of Simi presents the fun musical about a meek floral assistant who stumbles upon a new breed of plant. $18-25. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.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.                       

OPENING ART

PORCH GALLERY Aug. 27 through Sept. 27. “You Can Get There From Here,” new landscape paintings by the internationally exhibited Tanja Rector.  310 E.Matilija Ave., Ojai. 620-7589 or www.porchgalleryojai.com.

ONGOING ART

BANK OF AMERICA Through Sept. 7. 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.
THE BRAYER Ongoing. “Two Man Show” featuring works by David Teng Olsen and John Harlan Norris. 1994 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. See www.thebrayer.com.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Ongoing: The California Heritage Collection includes early California art by significant regional artists from the early 1900s through the mid-20th century. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org or www.californiaheritagecollection.com.
CAM STUDIO GALLERY Through October 15. “Cartolandia,” Olguin Tapia’s multimedia renderings of modest, cheaply built homes in his homeland of Mexico. 329 N. Fifth St., Oxnard or www.carnegieam.org
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through Aug. 30. “A So Cal Summer.” 147 N. Brent St., first floor. See www.buenaventuragallery.org.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through Sept. 13. “Discovering Nature’s Gems,” works by the plein-air group PAAINT. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
GALERIE102 Through Sept. 20. “Insanely Beautiful,” mixed media solo exhibition by internationally recognized artist Britt Ehringer. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai. 640-0151 or www.galerie102.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through Aug. 30. Solo exhibition by fine-art photographer and digital artist Bruce David McFarland. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
THE HUD GALLERY Through Aug. 30. The gallery’s end-of-summer show curated by Dab Art is its most progressive to date, featuring artists from as far away as Italy and New York. 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 Nov. 29. “Sitting Pretty: Portrait Photography From the Salon to the Selfie” features long-hidden treasures from the museum’s collection of photographic and painted portraits. Through Sept. 13: “Cubanos: Island Portraits,” photographs by Lorenzo DeStefano. 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.
OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through Jan. 3. Famed Mad Magazine artist Sergio Aragones will share some of his private collection of cartoon art by some of the most influential cartoonists of his boyhood. Well-known daily and Sunday comic strips plus single-panel comics from Playboy and The New Yorker will be on display. Many items cannot be seen anywhere else. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai.
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 ART Through Oct. 31. “The Sweeter Side of Life,” food-inspired paintings by Jen Livia, is the first exhibit at the newly named and relocated Red Brick. 4601 Telephone Road, No. 112, (corner of Market Street). 643-6400 or www.redbrickart.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Oct. 11: “The Art of George Lockwood,” an exhibition of original paintings by the award-winning Santa Paula native. Through Nov. 8: “John Nava: Selected Paintings and Tapestries,” featuring works never before seen in Ventura County by the famed artist and a 16-foot-high tapestry he designed as a test for his Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels works. $10 members, $15 nonmembers.  117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through Aug. 30. “Sol” features new wood and laminate sculptures by Lori Cozen-Geller. Curated by the Museum of Ventura County.  432 N. Ventura Ave. at Bell Arts Factory in Ventura, 643-1960.
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 Aug. 31. Horacio Martinez solo exhibition featuring the artist’s intriguing portraits. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30 at the Bell Arts Factory. For more, www.vitaartcenter.com.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Oct. 16. “Biomythography: Secret Poetry and Hidden Angers,” a group multimedia exhibition. William Rolland Stadium at Cal Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks. See www.callutheran.edu/rolland.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through January. “Machine Age Art: The Artwork of Wendell Dowling.” Also “The Dirt on Tractors,” a display of rare and still-operational machines that exemplify the milestones of the development of the modern tractor. 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.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Sept. 30. “25 Beach Collections” explores what local beachcombers have found and treasured. 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 lighted galleries. Open daily, 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 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: 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 a 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 Through Jan. 31. “Football! The Exhibition.” Featuring rare items from the history of the sport. 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,.  
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.        

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

HUENEME BEACH FESTIVAL
Saturday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m., and Sunday, Aug. 23.

The pivotal “end of summer” beach party returns with a new lineup and activities. This year’s lineup includes a mix of returning favorites and new bands to perform for the community. Saturday’s featured performers include the four-piece alt-pop rock band Open Air, the platinum hit artist Bella Donna, fan-favorite Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries, while Sunday features acoustic guitar virtuoso Mark David, the Eagles tribute band The Long Run and, to close the festival, Disco Inferno. Over 100 craft vendors will round out the entertainment. Hueneme Beach Park, 550 E. Surfside Drive, Port Hueneme. For more information, visit www.huenemebeachfest.org.
 
 
 

VINTAGE ART FAIR
Saturday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Browse and purchase vintage fine art and historic photographs (“The Starly,” by Studio Adelin. circa 1930, pictured) from some of the top California dealers. This is the first event of its kind and will offer visitors the opportunity to view and examine hundreds of high-quality vintage art pieces and gain insight from knowledgeable dealers. Included will be works by Douglas Shively, photographs of Georgia O’Keefe by Todd Webb and daguerreotypes and ambrotypes. Santa Paula Art Museum, Free. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
 
 
 

VENTURA COUNTY PRIDE BEACH FESTIVAL
Friday, Aug. 21, through Sunday, Aug. 23.

A pride kickoff party opens up the weekend-long festival of the LGBT community at Paddy’s in downtown Ventura on Friday night. Saturday, a Pride festival will set up in Promenade Park featuring multiple performers, including Selma Cherry, Claudia Hermosa and Caipirinha Samba Brasil. Sunday features an LGBT brunch and Gay Day at Golf n’ Stuff. For more information and schedule, visit www.facebook.com/VenturaCountyPride.
 
 
 

WINGS OVER CAMARILLO AIR SHOW
Saturday, Aug. 22, and Sunday, Aug. 23, noon-4:30 p.m.

Witness the mechanical power of aerial vehicles at this annual air show, featuring an Osprey aerial demonstration, the Red Bull helicopter, World War II-era aircraft, Warbird rides and more. $15. Camarillo Airport, 555 Airport Way, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.wingsovercamarillo.com.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

VC FUSION VS MEXICO U-17 NATIONAL TEAM 7 p.m. The Ventura County Fusion soccer club will face off against the Mexico Under-17 national team in this exhibition match. $5-10. Ventura College Sportsplex, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.vcfusion.com.
“WWII: LIFE  BEHIND BARBED WIRE AND ARMED GUARDS ON AMERICAN SOIL” 6:30 p.m. Lily Sugino will share her personal story of how she and 120,000 others were rounded up and incarcerated without due process during WWII as part of the CIMM speaker series. $2-5. Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.cimmvc.org.

~ FRIDAY ~

END OF SUMMER CAMP OUT 4 p.m. (overnight until Sat., 9 a.m.). Bring a tent to camp out with the Pleasant Valley Recreational Park District. Activities include games and crafts, a wild animal educational show and movie in the park, and will include dinner and breakfast. $10. Community Center Park, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.pvrpd.org.
“EXPLORING THE SOLAR SYSTEM USING ROBOTS” 7:15 p.m. The Ventura County Astronomical Society hosts Keri Bean of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for this discussion. $2 donation suggested. Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.vcas.org.

~ SATURDAY ~

CHANNEL ISLANDS CONCERTS BY THE SEA PRESENTS IN CONTEMPT 4-6 p.m. The classic rock and Motown band In Contempt will perform as part of this summer series. Peninsula Park, 3401 Peninsula Road, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.channelislandsharbor.org.
FINDING MR. RIGHT/MS. RIGHT MEETUP 3-4:30 p.m. Dr. Vondie Lozano, licensed marriage and family therapist, will present “Do Opposites Really Attract? Discover Your Personality Type and Who’s Your Type!” E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/finding-mr-ms-right/events.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS PRESENTS LOUIS CRUZ BELTRAN 7:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy the Afro-Cuban rhythm of Beltran and his band with gourmet food trucks and beverage options available. $20. Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.
OXNARD FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SUMMER USED BOOK SALE 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Stock up on books at this sale featuring low prices and selections in all categories. Oxnard Main library, 251 S. A St., room B, Oxnard. For more information, call 385-7500.
“SAVVY SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING FOR WOMEN” 9-10 a.m. Dr. Judtih Gerhart will illustrate how to determine when to initiate Social Security, how to identify special options that people are eligible for and more. The Hampton Inn, 50 W. Daily Drive, Camarillo. For more information, call 388-4776.
SOURDOUGH BREAD AND CHEESE MAKING CLASS 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Katie Zack will share the basics of sourdough bread making and how to make a soft goat cheese. RSVP required. $35-40.  Ojai Valley Green Coalition, 206 N. Signal St., suite S, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.com.
SURFRIDER MARINA PARK BEACH CLEANUP 9-11 a.m. Volunteers needed to assist in the beach cleanup. For more information and location, visit www.ventura.surfrider.org.

~ SUNDAY ~

ESL ONE COLOGNE COUNTER-STRIKE: GLOBAL OFFENSIVE FINALS LIVE 9:55 a.m. Highlights of the week-long video game Counter-Strike tournament, leading up to the live final from the LANXESS arena in Cologne, Germany, will be streamed live into theaters. $15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
GARDENS OF THE WORLD FREE CONCERT SERIES FINALE: JOE GRAY 5-6:30 p.m. Joe Gray and his Late Nite Big Band, playing swing standards and nostalgic music from the 1940s and beyond, will close out this summer concert series. Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 557-1135.
HELP END HOMELESSNESS EVENT 11:30 a.m. Learn about the many ways you can make a difference in a homeless person’s life. Unitarian Universalist Church, 5654 Ralston St., Ventura. For more information, email suebrinkmeyer@earthlink.net.

~ MONDAY ~

GUEROS 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). Education-less, motionless, purposeless and unsure of what the National University strike will bring, students Sombra and Santos begin to look for strange ways to kill time in this film from Mexico. $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.

OPENING THEATER 

ZERO HOUR Aug. 22 through Sept. 6. Elite Theater presents this humorous play, set in theater and film legend Zero Mostel’s painting studio in New York City. A green reporter attempts to interview the eccentric actor, and the result is an explosion of memory, humor, wit, outrage and Hollywood lore. $15. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard (at Channel Islands Harbor). 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.

ONGOING THEATER

FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON Through Aug. 23. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents the poignant award-winning drama about a man and his pet mouse that explores themes of mental disability and love. $10-18. 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo. 388-5716 or www.skywayplayhouse.org
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Through Aug. 30. Actors Repertory Theater of Simi presents the fun musical about a meek floral assistant who stumbles upon a new breed of plant. $18-25. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.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.                       

OPENING ART

ART ALFRESCO Saturday, Aug. 22, noon to 5 p.m. Museum of Ventura County presents its annual Art Alfresco Invitational and Art Sale featuring works by 31 of the region’s finest artists. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-5900 or www.venturamuseum.org
GALERIE 102 Aug. 22 through Sept. 20. “Insanely Beautiful” mixed media solo exhibition by internationally recognized artist Britt Ehringer. Artist’s reception on Saturday, Aug. 22, 5-7 p.m.102 W. Matilija St., Ojai. 640-0151 or www.galerie102.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Aug. 22 through Nov. 29. “Sitting Pretty: Portrait Photography from the Salon to the Selfie” features long-hidden treasures from the museum’s collection of photographic and painted portraits. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-5900 or www.venturamuseum.org
RED BRICK ART Aug. 21 through Oct. 31. “The Sweeter Side of Life,” food-inspired paintings by Jen Livia, is the first exhibit at the newly named and relocated Red Brick. Grand opening and artist’s reception on Saturday, Aug. 22, 5-7 p.m. 4601 Telephone Road, No. 112, (corner of Market Street). 643-6400 or www.redbrickart.com.

ONGOING ART

BANK OF AMERICA Through Sept. 7. 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.
THE BRAYER Ongoing. “Prelude,” a variety of works by many celebrated artists. 1994 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. See www.thebrayer.com.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Aug. 22. Kathleen Gemberling Adkison retrospective features 15 selected paintings from her 60-year career. Ongoing: The California Heritage Collection includes early California art by significant regional artists from the early 1900s through the mid-20th century. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org or www.californiaheritagecollection.com.
CAM STUDIO GALLERY Through October 15. “Cartolandia” Olguin Tapia’s multimedia renderings of modest, cheaply built homes in his homeland of Mexico. 329 N. Fifth St., Oxnard or www.carnegiaam.org
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Aug. 23. “Subtraction=Abstraction: The Paintings of William Wray 2006-2015.” 424 S. C St., Oxnard. 385-8157 or www.carnegieam.org.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through Aug. 30. “A So Cal Summer.” 147 N. Brent St., first floor. See www.buenaventuragallery.org.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through Sept. 13. “Discovering Nature’s Gems,” works by the plein-air group PAAINT. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
GALLERY 525 Through Aug. 26. “Ojai Assemblage,” a group show featuring assemblage works by Ojai artists such as Carmen Abelleira, Matt Furmanski, Sylvia Raz and others. 525 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai. 701-1156 or www.gallery525.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through Aug. 30. Solo exhibition by fine-art photographer and digital artist Bruce David McFarland. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
THE HUD GALLERY Through Aug. 30. The gallery’s end-of-summer show curated by Dab Art is its most progressive to date, featuring artists from as far away as Italy and New York. 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 Sept. 13: “Cubanos: Island Portraits,” photographs by Lorenzo DeStefano. 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.
OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through Jan. 3. Famed Mad Magazine artist Sergio Aragones will share some of his private collection of cartoon art by some of the most influential cartoonists of his boyhood. Well-known daily and Sunday comic strips plus single-panel comics from Playboy and The New Yorker will be on display. Many items cannot be seen anywhere else. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai.
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.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Oct. 11: “The Art of George Lockwood,” an exhibition of original paintings by the award-winning Santa Paula native. Through Nov. 8: “John Nava: Selected Paintings and Tapestries,” featuring works never before seen in Ventura County by the famed artist and a 16-foot-high tapestry he designed as a test for his Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels works. $10 members, $15 nonmembers.  117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through Aug. 30. “Sol” features new wood and laminate sculptures by Lori Cozen-Geller. Curated by the Museum of Ventura County.  432 N. Ventura Ave. at Bell Arts Factory in Ventura, 643-1960.
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 Aug. 31. Horacio Martinez solo exhibition featuring the artist’s intriguing portraits. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30 at the Bell Arts Factory. For more, www.vitaartcenter.com.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through January. “Machine Age Art: The Artwork of Wendell Dowling.” Also “The Dirt on Tractors,” a display of rare and still-operational machines that exemplify the milestones of the development of the modern tractor. 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.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Sept. 30. “25 Beach Collections” explores what local beachcombers have found and treasured. 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 lighted galleries. Open daily, 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. 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 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 a 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 Through Jan. 31. “Football! The Exhibition.” Featuring rare items from the history of the sport. 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.          

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

“A TASTE OF SANTA PAULA HISTORY: 
DISCOVER THE HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE OF SANTA PAULA”
  Friday, Aug. 14, 4-5:30 p.m.

Accompany famed local historian Mitch Stone on a 1-mile (more or less) stroll around Santa Paula, visiting architectural wonders and hearing local lore. Tour includes a stop for beer tasting at Garman’s Pub and a famous beignet from Rabalais Bistro. Tour stops include the Depot, the St. Francis Dam Disaster Memorial, the Art Museum, the Oil Museum, Garman’s, the Oddfellows Temple and more. $30-35. Tour begins at the Agricultural Museum, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. For more information, call 653-1323, ext. 315.
 
 
 

CHRIS ISAAK
Thursday, Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Chris Isaak returns to perform a plethora of his greatest hits. $41-81. Fred Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
 
 
 

OJAI BLUES FESTIVAL
Saturday, Aug. 15, 4-10 p.m.

A continuation of Bowlful of Blues, organizers plan to make it an annual event to feature excellent blues music from Ventura County and beyond. The lineup includes Deb Ryder, Alastair Greene, Shawn Jones and Crooked Eye Tommy (pictured). Photo by: Chris Jensen.  Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. $25. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search Ojai Blues Festival.
 
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

VENTURA COUNTY CDC ESTATE PLANNING WORKSHOP 6 p.m. A free workshop for anyone interested in learning more about estate planning. VCCDC Home Ownership Center, 2231 Sturgis Road, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.vcccdc.org.
VENTURA COUNTY CLIMATE HUB OPEN MIC AND SONGFEST 6:30-9 p.m. Artists are invited to inform and inspire with displays, performances and short speeches about current clean energy and climate bills. Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, Fellowship Hall, 5654 Ralston St., Ventura. For more information, call 746-5365.

~ FRIDAY ~

CAFÉ VENTURA JAZZ NIGHT FEATURING RACHEL FLOWERS 5:30 p.m. Scan Health and Wellness Center in Ventura hosts this inaugural event featuring jazz musicians E-nuff Said and Rachel Flowers. $10-15. Scan Health and Wellness Center, 6633 Telephone Road, suite 100, Ventura. For more information, call 658-0365.
“DANCE 4 WELLNESS” WORKSHOP WITH MARIA DURANT 6- 7 p.m. This three-week workshop focuses on movement and play to boost the immune system and enhance quality of life. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
“FINDING THE FUTURE YOU!” CAREER DAY FOR TEENS 9 a.m.-3 p.m. goal-setting activities, mock interviews and games designed to assess your strengths will be hosted in this program designed for girls aged 11 to 18, featuring professional women from various fields as guest speakers. VCCF, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo. For more information and to RSVP, email sophiasoudani@icloud.com.
OJAI VALLEY GREEN COALITION SALON SERIES: “WATER” 7-9 p.m. Bring your story on water, thoughts on the continuing drought and stories to this conversation and circle. Ojai Valley Green Coalition Resource Center, 206 N. Signal St. #S, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.org.

~ SATURDAY ~

BANK OF BOOKS’ DAY OF AUTHORS 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Authors Carla Laureen Bollinger (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), M.D. Waters (1-3 p.m.) and Dale Weaver (3-5 p.m.) will sign and discuss their books. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
BOOK TALK: THE HEART OF A DAD 3 p.m. David N. Moore Jr., Th.D, will discuss what a father’s love looks like and how being a father not only greatly influences his children but changes and fulfills himself. Oxnard Public Main Library, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, call 385-7532.
CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR PRESENTS JAZZ BAND PIER 4-6 p.m. As part of its Concerts by the Sea series, CI Harbor will host the jazz, funk and lounge band Pier. Peninsula Park, 3401 Peninsula Road, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.channelislandsharbor.org.
COOL BREEZE CENTURY CYCLING EVENT 6:30 a.m. Cycle from Ventura to Santa Barbara up the recently renovated bike path in increments of 30 to 124 miles with over 1,000 riders expected to take part. Start at the bike path adjacent to the Ventura Unified School District Offices, 255 W. Stanley Ave., #100, Ventura. To register, visit www.coolbreezecentury.com.
FAMILY NIGHT OF METEOR WATCHING 8:30-10:30 p.m. The Ventura County Astronomical Society will host this event featuring viewing meteors visible in August. $2 donation suggested. Moorpark College Observatory, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.vcas.org.
FOURTH ANNUAL VENTURA COUNTY MILITARY AND VETERAN EXPO 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Over 100 agencies will provide contact to support services and benefits to military veterans, including assistance with VA benefits, a job fair and more, with lunch provided. Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.military411.org.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m, by appointment only. City of Ventura residents and small businesses (CESQG’s) may safely dispose of chemicals and other hazardous materials at this third-Saturday event. For more information, call 652-4525 for appointment and location.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS DESPERADO 7:30-9:30 p.m. Eagles tribute band Desperado will perform as part of this summer concert series. BYO dining and with gourmet food trucks and beverages available. $20. Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net/cs/events.
NIGHT IN OAXACA 2015 6 p.m. The evening will feature a mole dinner, Oaxacan tasting table, traditional dancing and a celebration of indigenous leadership. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.mixteco.org.
SURF ‘N’ SUDS BEER FESTIVAL 11:30-4 p.m. Over 50 breweries will offer their beers to sample at this annual event on the Carpinteria beach. $50-65. Carpinteria State Park’s Linden Field, 400 Palm Ave., Carpinteria. For more information, visit www.surfbeerfest.com.

~ SUNDAY ~

GARDENS OF THE WORLD CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS GREGG KARUKAS 5-6:30 p.m. Grammy Award-winning keyboardist and composer Gregg Karukas will entertain with his pop and jazz hits. Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 557-1135.
TCM PRESENTS: GREASE SINGALONG 2 p.m. (and 7 p.m.). Starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as teenage sweethearts, this special screening will feature on-screen lyrics for audience participation. $6-13.75. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

~ MONDAY ~

THE FAREWELL PARTY 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). This film follows the story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. 5th St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
OCEAN FRIENDLY GARDEN MEETING 6:30 p.m. Find out how to get involved with the Ocean Friendly Gardens Program. Surfrider VC office, 872 E. Front St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.surfrider.org.

~ TUESDAY ~

“LEG SWELLING AND ULCERATION: MUCH MORE ABOUT GRAVITY THAN HEART FAILURE” 6-8 p.m. Dr. Gregory Albaugh, a vascular surgeon, will discuss what causes leg swelling and ulcers and the treatment options. Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. Brent St., Ventura. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.
MOVIE NIGHTS AT MCCREA RANCH: TROOPER HOOK 8:15-10 p.m. A 1957 Western drama starring Joel McCrea and Barbara Stanwyck will be shown. McCrea Ranch, 4500 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.crpd.org.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

ONE CUT, ONE LIFE 7:15 p.m. When documentarian Ed Pincus is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he and collaborator Lucia Small team up to make one last film. $5-10. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.org

ONGOING THEATER

FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON Through Aug. 23. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents the poignant award-winning drama about a man and his pet mouse that explores themes of mental disability and love. $10-18. 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo. 388-5716 or www.skywayplayhouse.org
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Through Aug. 30. Actors Repertory Theater of Simi presents the fun musical about a meek floral assistant who stumbles upon a new breed of plant. $18-25. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Through Aug. 16. Santa Paula Theater Center presents the Ventura County premiere of the Tony-winning comedy about a self-absorbed movie star who returns to her rural hometown with a 20-something boy toy in tow. $18-20. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.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
WEST SIDE STORY Through Aug. 15. Students of Rubicon Theatre’s musical theatre intensive will perform the beloved musical based on Romeo and Juliet with a 21-piece orchestra and the direction of Brian McDonald. $15-20 advance, $20-25 at the door. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.                       

OPENING ART

ROUGE SALON Saturday, Aug. 15, 6-8 p.m. Artist Katina Desmond will sign her book Delicate and Bold at the reception for her solo exhibition at The Collection at Riverpark’s new boutique salon, which will feature a gallery of rotating artwork. Desmond’s exhibition “LUMINESCENCE” showcases her unique technique infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Rouge: A Katherine Lazier Salon, 571 Collection Blvd., Oxnard, 604-0571.

ONGOING ART

BANK OF AMERICA Through Sept. 7. 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.
THE BRAYER Ongoing: “Prelude,” a variety of works by many celebrated artists. 1994 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. See www.thebrayer.com.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Aug. 22. Kathleen Gemberling Adkison retrospective features 15 selected paintings from her 60-year career. Ongoing: The California Heritage Collection includes early California art by significant regional artists from the early 1900s through the mid-20th century. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org or www.californiaheritagecollection.com.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Aug. 23. “Subtraction=Abstraction: The Paintings of William Wray 2006-2015.” 424 S. C St., Oxnard. 385-8157 or www.carnegieam.org.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through Aug. 30. “A So Cal Summer.” 147 N. Brent St., first floor. See www.buenaventuragallery.org.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through Sept. 13. “Discovering Nature’s Gems,” works by the plein-air group PAAINT. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
GALLERY 525 Through Aug. 26. “Ojai Assemblage,” a group show featuring assemblage works by Ojai artists such as Carmen Abelleira, Matt Furmanski, Sylvia Raz and others. 525 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai. 701-1156 or www.gallery525.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through Aug. 30. Solo exhibition by fine-art photographer and digital artist Bruce David McFarland. Reception on Aug. 15, 4-7 p.m. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
THE HUD GALLERY Through Aug. 30. The gallery’s end-of-summer show curated by Dab Art is its most progressive to date, featuring artists from as far away as Italy and New York. 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 Sept. 13: “Cubanos: Island Portraits,” photographs by Lorenzo DeStefano. 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.
OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through Jan. 3. Famed Mad Magazine artist Sergio Aragones will share some of his private collection of cartoon art by some of the most influential cartoonists of his boyhood. Well-known daily and Sunday comic strips plus single-panel comics from Playboy and The New Yorker will be on display. Many items cannot be seen anywhere else. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai.
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.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Oct. 11: “The Art of George Lockwood,” an exhibition of original paintings by the award-winning Santa Paula native. Through Nov. 8: “John Nava: Selected Paintings and Tapestries,” featuring works never before seen in Ventura County by the famed artist and a 16-foot-high tapestry he designed as a test for his Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels works. $10 members, $15 nonmembers.  117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through Aug. 30. “Sol” features new wood and laminate sculptures by Lori Cozen-Geller. Curated by the Museum of Ventura County.  432 N. Ventura Ave. at Bell Arts Factory in Ventura, 643-1960.
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 Aug. 31. Horacio Martinez solo exhibition featuring the artist’s intriguing portraits. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30 at the Bell Arts Factory. For more, www.vitaartcenter.com.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through January. “Machine Age Art: The Artwork of Wendell Dowling.” Also “The Dirt on Tractors,” a display of rare and still-operational machines that exemplify the milestones of the development of the modern tractor. 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.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Sept. 30. “25 Beach Collections” explores what local beachcombers have found and treasured. 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 lighted galleries. Open daily, 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 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 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 a 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 Through Jan. 31. “Football! The Exhibition.” Featuring rare items from the history of the sport. 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. Flightdemonstrations and cockpit viewings. Camarillo Airport, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, 482-0064.      

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

140TH VENTURA COUNTY FAIR
Wednesday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 16.

“A Country Fair with Ocean Air” is the theme for this year’s county fair, featuring popular returning attractions such as the farm animals, nightly fireworks, competitions and displays by county residents and more. Midway carnival rides and games round out the entertainment, and the Grandstand Concert Series this year features Huey Lewis and the News, The B52s, The Band Perry, Montgomery Gentry, Kevin Costner and Modern West and more and all are free with fair admission. $8-11. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit
www.venturacountyfair.org.
 
 
 

THE HUD GALLERY
Aug. 7-30.

The gallery’s end-of-summer show curated by Dab Art is its most progressive to date, featuring artists from as far away as Italy and New York. Artists reception will be held on First Friday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 10 p.m.  Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 5-9 p.m. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. 626-8876 or www.dabart.me.
 
 
 

CHOWDERFEST 2015
Saturday, Aug. 8, 4-8 p.m.

Taste chowder entrees from 15 area restaurants, plus wine from several wineries and Firestone Walker beer at the first annual Channel Islands Maritime Museum Chowderfest. Live music will be provided by Kelly’s Lot, Theresa Russel and more.  The film Kontiki will be screened for free at 9 p.m. $5-$30. Channel Islands Maritime Museum, Channel Islands Harbor, 3900 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.CIMMVC.org.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

“BODY WISE FOR LIFE” EXERCISE PROGRAM 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Body Wise for Life is a workout that offers cancer survivors a gentle and effective exercise plan to move and feel better. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CAMARILLO MEETING 6:30 p.m. Featured speaker Supervisor Kathy Long, chair of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, will discuss current issues in Ventura County. Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.democraticclubofcamarillo.com.
DRUM CORPS AT THE MOVIES: 2015 DCI TOUR PREMIERE 3:30 p.m. Fifteen of DCI’s best corps compete against each other for the chance to be named the 2015 World Champion, streamed live. $16-18. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
REBELS WITH A CAUSE 7:30 p.m. A documentary about the activists who fostered a national movement to preserve open space that ultimately grew into a legacy of National Parks. Farmer and the Cook Restaurant, 339 El Roblar, Meiners Oaks/Ojai. For more information, visit www.sbpermaculture.org.

~ SATURDAY ~

CONCERTS BY THE SEA: RAY JAURIQUE & THE UPTOWN BROTHERS 4-6 p.m. The R&B band will perform as part of Channel Islands Harbor’s summer concert series. Peninsula Park, 3401 Peninsula ROAd, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.channelislandsharbor.org.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS PRESENTS FLOYD & THE FLYBOYS 7:30-9:30 p.m. The band will perform as part of this series alongside a big dance floor, BYO dining and gourmet food, coffee trucks and full beverage service. $20. Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.
WOMAN IN GOLD 4:30 p.m. Helen Mirren stars as Austrian-born Maria Altmann, who embarks on a years-long journey to recover five family paintings that were stolen by the Nazis. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.

~ SUNDAY ~

ALAYAH FOUNDATION BACKPACK DISTRIBUTION EVENT 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Backpacks filled with school supplies will be provided to low-income children located throughout Ventura County; haircuts will be provided. Willem Hair Design (WHD), 96 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.alayahfoundation.org.
GARDENS OF THE WORLD FREE CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS SUSIE HANSEN LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA 5-6:30 p.m. Hansen leads a high-energy group with her electric violin, performing salsa-style music. Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 557-1135.
SPEAKING, AFTERNOON WORKSHOP AND BOOK SIGNING WITH AUTHOR GREGG LEVOY 10 a.m. Levoy, author of Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion, will speak on passion, followed by a workshop and book signing. $25. Center for Spiritual Living, 880 Hampshire Road, suites V and W, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.cslwestlake.org.

~ MONDAY ~

BBC PRESENTS: ENCHANTED KINGDOM 3-D 7 p.m. (and Tuesday, Aug 11). This documentary features images of forests, seas, mountains and wildlife, narrated by Idris Elba. $16-18. Century 10 Downtown, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

~ TUESDAY ~

FEDERAL/STATE BASIC PAYROLL TAX SEMINAR 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Ventura Employment Development Department will host this seminar on payroll taxes. EDD Tax Office, 4820 McGrath St. #200, Ventura. For more information, call 866-873-6086.
YOGA IN THE GARDEN TO BENEFIT HOMELESS FAMILIES 6-7:30 p.m. (and Wednesday, Aug. 12, 9:30-11 a.m.). This event will provide needed funds for the RAIN community and to promote good health and well-being in an outdoor setting. $10 suggested donation. Hartley Botanica Gardens, 4465 Balcom Canyon Road, Somis. For more information, visit www.camarilloyoga.com.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

“REVERSING GLOBAL WARMING THROUGH OCEAN FORESTS” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jim Stuart from PODenergy will present his research using ocean kelp and algae to sequester carbon dioxide and reverse global warming. $15. Thousand Oaks. To RSVP and for location, visit www.cleantechnologycouncil.org.
“TOP EIGHT MEDI-CAL MISTAKES YOU DON’T WANT TO MAKE” 5:30-6:30 p.m. Attorneys from Cunningham Legal will lead the discussion on this topic on Medi-Cal and avoiding common pitfalls. Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.vencolawlib.org

OPENING THEATER

WEST SIDE STORY Aug. 6-15. Students of Rubicon Theatre’s musical theatre intensive will perform the beloved musical based on Romeo and Juliet with a 21-piece orchestra and the direction of Brian McDonald. $15-20 advance, $20-25 at the door. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.   

ONGOING THEATER

FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON Through Aug. 23. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents the poignant award-winning drama about a man and his pet mouse that explores themes of mental disability and love. $10-18. 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo. 388-5716 or www.skywayplayhouse.org
LEGALLY BLONDE Through Aug. 9. Young Artists Ensemble presents its production of the hilarious musical based on the film that starred Reese Witherspoon about a ditzy blonde who goes to law school. $17-21. Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center, 2323 Moorpark Road, 381-1246.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Through Aug. 30. Actors Repertory Theater of Simi presents the fun musical about a meek floral assistant who stumbles upon a new breed of plant. $18-25. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
MAME Through Aug. 9. Ojai Art Center Theater presents the beloved musical about a nonconformist during the McCarthy era who believes in living life to its fullest and thumbs her nose at convention. $20-25. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 640-8797 or www.ojaiact.org.
PROMISES, PROMISES Through Aug. 9. Moorpark College Theatre Arts presents the Neil Simon musical based on the midcentury film The Apartment. $10-15. 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, 378-1485.
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Through Aug. 16. Santa Paula Theater Center presents the Ventura County premiere of the Tony-winning comedy about a self-absorbed movie star who returns to her rural hometown with a 20-something boy toy in tow. $18-20. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.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.                      

OPENING ART

STONEWORKS STUDIOS Friday, Aug. 7, 6-10 p.m. “One More Time,” group show featuring recycled inspirations. Live music by Blue Stew. 300 N. Ventura Ave. (entrance on Park Row).
VITA ART CENTER Aug. 7-31. Horacio Martinez solo exhibition featuring the artist’s intriguing portraits. Reception on Friday, Aug. 7, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30 at the Bell Arts Factory. For more, www.vitaartcenter.com.

ONGOING ART

BANK OF AMERICA Through Sept. 7. 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.
THE BRAYER Ongoing. “Prelude,” a variety of works by many celebrated artists. 1994 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. See www.thebrayer.com.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Aug. 22. Kathleen Gemberling Adkison retrospective features 15 selected paintings from her 60-year career. Reception on Aug. 1, 5-7 p.m. Ongoing. The California Heritage Collection includes early California art by significant regionalist artists from the early 1900s through the mid-20th century. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org or www.californiaheritagecollection.com.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Aug. 23. “Subtraction=Abstraction: The Paintings of William Wray 2006-2015.” 424 S. C St., Oxnard. For more, 385-8157 or www.carnegieam.org.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through Aug. 30. A So Cal Summer. 147 N. Brent St., first floor. See www.buenaventuragallery.org.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through Sept. 13. “Discovering Nature’s Gems” works by the plein air group PAAINT.560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
GALLERY 525 Through Aug. 26. “Ojai Assemblage,” a group show featuring assemblage works by Ojai artists such as Carmen Abelleira, Matt Furmanski, Sylvia Raz and others. 525 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai. 701-1156 or www.gallery525.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through Aug. 30. Solo exhibition by fine-art photographer and digital artist Bruce David McFarland. Reception on Aug. 15, 4-7 p.m. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-2750 or 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, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Sept. 13: Cubanos: Island Portraits,” photographs by Lorenzo DeStefano. A closing ceremony for the Vietnam war exhibit “We Remember: Ventura County to Vietnam and Back” will be held on Sunday, Aug 2, from 4-7 p.m., the exhibit will run through Aug 9. 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. For more, 653-0323 or www.venturamuseum.org.
OJAI ART CENTER Through Aug. 5. The Artists Guild of Fillmore presents its 2015 group exhibition featuring works by Judy Dressler, Doris Nichols, Paul Benavidez and others. With 75 years in operation, the Guild is the longest continuously operating multidisciplinary center serving the arts in California. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. For more, 646-0117 or www.ojaiartcenter.org.
OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through Jan. 3. Famed Mad Magazine artist Sergio Aragones will share some of his private collection of cartoon art by some of the most influential cartoonists of his boyhood, beginning this weekend. Well-known daily and Sunday comic strips plus single-panel comics from Playboy and The New Yorker will be on display. Many items cannot be seen anywhere else. Opening reception on Saturday, Aug. 1, 5-7 p.m., with Aragones in attendance. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai.
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 Aug. 2. “Balance,” a solo exhibition by renowned calligrapher/Kanji artist Souun Takeda. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai, www.porchgalleryojai.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Oct. 11. “The Art of George Lockwood,” an exhibition of original paintings by the award-winning Santa Paula native. Through Nov. 8. “John Nava: Selected Paintings and Tapestries,” featuring works never before seen in Ventura County by the famed artist and a 16-foot-high tapestry he designed as a test for his Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels works. $10 members, $15 nonmembers.  117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. For more, 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.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through January. “Machine Age Art: The Artwork of Wendell Dowling.” Also “The Dirt on Tractors,” a display of rare and still-operational machines that exemplify the milestones of the development of the modern tractor. 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.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Sept. 30. “25 Beach Collections” explores what local beachcombers have found and treasured. 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 lighted galleries. Open daily, 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. Guided tours, 1-4 p.m. every first Sunday. A fully furnished, restored 1892 Victorian farmhouse once owned by a pioneer family in Ventura. 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 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 a 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 Through Jan. 31. “Football! The Exhibition.” Featuring rare items from the history of the sport. 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.     

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