Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

COLD STEEL CHALLENGE SWORD AND KNIFE COMPETITION
Saturday, Sept. 26, 8 a.m.

Dubbed a “celebration of the warrior lifestyle,” the Cold Steel Challenge pits skilled professionals in one-on-one combat in a controlled, safe environment. A series of throwing events will also be held, where contestants display their skills throwing shovels, tomahawks and knives. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.coldsteel.com.
 
 
 

VENTURA COMEDY FESTIVAL
Through Wednesday, Sept. 30,
various times.
Highlights of the annual festival include comedians Steve Byrne, the Girls Gone Funny variety show, Latino All Stars with Rico & Mambo, Comedy Soup with headliner Jodi White and more, concluding with the Ventura Comedy Competition Finals that will pit local comedians against each other Saturday, and Comedy Jam with Jeff Urrea on Wednesday. Various locations. For more information, including ticket price, visit www.VenturaComedyFestival.com.
 
 
 

VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS’ GUILD PRESENTS
Monday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.

Curator Christy Johnson, founding director of the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, will discuss the work of revolutionary ceramic artist Ralph Bacerra as well as the work of his students, many of whom have risen to fame. Johnson curated two Bacerra (1938-2008) exhibitions in Los Angeles that are currently on display at Otis Parsons School of Design and the Vincent Price Art Museum. The public is welcome to attend alongside members. Ventura Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura.
 
 
 

VENTURA COUNTY FARM DAY
Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. tours; 4-9 p.m.

BBQ dinner. Events throughout the day will be held in celebration of all things agricultural. Twenty farms will open their doors to the public for tours and activities, followed by an after party barbecue hosted at Limoneira Ranch. Tours are free; dinner, $35 adults, $15 kids under 12. For more information, location and times, visit www.venturacountyfarmday.com/.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

AUTHOR IVOR DAVIS RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING 6-8 p.m. Never-before-seen images of Marlon Brando, Muhammad Ali, Elizabeth Taylor, Bobby Kennedy and more will be on display with a discussion by author Ivor Davis. Ventura College Santa Paula Campus, 957 Faulkner Road, room 106, Santa Paula. For more information, call 289-6585.
CHARLIE’S COUNTRY 7:15 p.m. Charlie’s Country portrays the lived experience of people who are often treated as part of an exotic landscape in rural Australia. $5-10. Century 10 Downtown Ventura, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.com.
“HUMPBACK WHALES: GENTLE GIANTS OF THE NORTH PACIFIC” 6-7:30 p.m. Biology Lecturer Rachel Cartwright, Ph.D., will share underwater video, recordings of whale songs and tales of a life spent researching whales. CI Boating Center, 3880 Bluefin Circle, Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.csuci.edu.
JULENE JESSEL AND COMPANY 6:30-7:30 p.m. This talented Santa Susana High senior puts together an evening of original music with friends and family. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.Simivalleylibrary.org.
LATINO THOUGHT MAKERS SERIES: MARCO ANTONIO REGIL AND SCOTT MONTOYA 6:30 p.m. The show will feature Mexico’s most beloved host Marco Antonio Regil and Hollywood stand-up comedy producer Scott Montoya. Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. For more information, email ocilpa@vcccd.edu.
SEMI-ANNUAL BUSINESS EXPO: “THAT ’70s EXPO” 4:30-7:30 p.m. The Chamber’s Fall expo will be themed “groovy ’70s” and feature dancing and socializing. Ventura Harbor Resort, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturachamber.com.
VENTURA COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING 6:30 p.m. Barbara Morse, consulting rosarian and master gardener, will speak about her rose tour of Italy. Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.venturarose.org.

~ FRIDAY ~

LOS ROBLES CHILDREN’S CHOIR PERFORMANCE 7 p.m. The choir opens its season with this performance alongside the Australian Girls’ Chorus. Emmanuel Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.singingchildren.org.
SAXOMANIA 7:30 p.m. The saxophone will play selections from the classical “Introduction and Variations on a Popular Ronde” by Gabriel Piernè among more. California Lutheran University’s Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3306.
VENTURA COUNTY BIRD CLUB AUCTION 7:30-9 p.m. The auction will consist of jewelry, art, sports, bicycle and hiking equipment, in addition to gift baskets, in support of the club. Ventura Moose Lodge #1394, 10267 Telephone Road, Ventura. For more information, call 488-6244.

~ SATURDAY ~

“A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES” ADULT AERIAL SHOWCASE 5-7 p.m. (and Sunday, Sept. 27). Performers weave themselves into classic movie characters in this acrobatic display. $20-30. The Aerial Studio, 4476 DuPont Court, suite B, Ventura. For more information, call 340-3412.
AG MUSEUM FOURTH ANNIVERSARY HARVEST MOON BARN DANCE 7:30 p.m. An old-fashioned family-friendly barn dance led by a skilled dance caller will be held in celebration of the museum’s anniversary. $5-10. Ventura County Agriculture Museum, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
11th ANNUAL ALOHA BEACH FESTIVAL (and Sunday, Sept. 27). Two full days of events including the C-Street Longboard Classic, Frisbee Outrigger, paddleboard races and a beer garden, plus live entertainment from local rock bands. Shoreline Drive, Ventura. For more information and schedule, visit www.alohabeachfestival.us.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB CASINO NIGHT AND POKER TOURNAMENT 6-10 p.m. All manner of card and games and more will be held in support of the Boys and Girls Club of Oxnard and Port Hueneme. $100 for two tickets, plus $30 for poker tournament. 1900 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.allinforthekidscasinonight.eventbrite.com.
CANINE ADOPTION AND RESCUE LEAGUE CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER 5:30-9:30 p.m. A variety of casino games will be available, including a poker tournament, at this fundraiser. $60. Saticoy Country Club, 4450 Clubhouse Drive, Somis. For more information, visit www.carldogs.org.
COLLECTION AT RIVERPARK PINK BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENT Noon-4 p.m. Giveaways and more will be held in support of Oxnard Firefighters Association and Oxnard Peace Officers Association breast cancer awareness campaign. Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfirefighters.org/pink.      
GARDEN OF INNOCENCE MEMORIAL SERVICE 10 a.m. A memorial service for Babies Junior, Alice and Cindy will be held, with a display by the of Knights of Columbus, music and release of doves. Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.gardenofinnocence.org.
KELLOGG PARK MULCH EVENT 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Using the power of community, volunteers will cover Kellogg Park in organic material. Kellogg Park, Ventura Avenue and Kellogg Street, Ventura. For more information, search www.facebook.com for “Kellogg Park Mulching Party!”
NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY POINT MUGU AIR SHOW 8 a.m. (10:45 a.m. start time; and Sunday, Sept. 27). The air show will feature the Navy’s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, among many other aerial demonstrations. Naval Base Ventura County, 311 Main Road, Point Mugu. For more information, visit www.airshownetwork.com.
RON WHITE: NUTCRACKER 8 p.m. Comedian Ron “tater salad” from the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” will perform.  $46.50-56.50. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
SATICOY LIBRARY GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION BLOCK PARTY 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Face painting, live music, carnival games, a blowout book sale and a ceremonial ribbon cutting will mark the opening of Saticoy Library at its new location. Saticoy Library, 1292 Los Angeles Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.vencolibrary.org.
SECOND ANNUAL TWILIGHT ZONE AND SCIENCE FICTION FESTIVAL 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Authors Marc Zicree (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) author of The Twilight Zone Companion, Stephen Woodworth and his wife, Kelly Dunn, (1-3 p.m.) and Larry Niven (3-5 p.m.) will talk sci-fi at this fest. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
THE TEMPTATIONS REVIEW FEATURING DENNIS EDWARDS 4:30-9 p.m. Motown legends The Temptations will perform as part of this fundraiser for Community Memorial Hospital. $75. Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.cmhsatthebowl.org.
10TH ANNUAL WAG ’N’ WALK 8 a.m. A three-mile walk along the Arroyo Simi trail will be held to benefit the Animal Rescue Volunteers. Vendors and music will round out the festivities. Rancho Simi Community Park, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.arvsimi.org/Wag__n_Walk.html.

~ SUNDAY ~

HUMAN CAPITAL 4:30 p.m. A dangerous, tricky social dance of status and greed is the subject of this Italian film. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
SIMPLY THREE 3 p.m. Three classically-trained musicians will perform works by Puccini and Gershwin. $25. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardcca.com.
VENTURA COUNTY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY BLOOD MOON VIEWING PARTY 6 p.m. A special gathering of the VCAS will be held to view the partial eclipse of the moon. $2 donation suggested. Moorpark College Observatory, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.vcas.org.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

TROY KOTSUR’S “NO ORDINARY ACTOR” 1-2 p.m. L.A.’s Deaf West Theatre’s multi-award-winning actor/director Troy Kotsur will perform theatrical works in American Sign Language. Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 986-5800 ext. 1951. 

OPENING THEATER 

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA Wednesday, Sept. 30. L.A. Theatre Works brings its world premiere of the well-loved novel adapted by Charles Morley for one night only. Stars Nicholas Hormann (The West Wing, Parks and Recreation) and Skip Pipo. $43-53. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. 486-2424 or www.oxnardperformingarts.com.

ONGOING THEATER

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Through Oct. 11. High Street Arts Center presents the Irving Berlin musical based on the life of Annie Oakley. $16-20. 45 E. High St., Moorpark. 529-8700 or www.highstreetartcenter.com.
COPENHAGEN Through Sept. 27. Rubicon Theatre presents this play about a scientist and a physicist who meet in the afterlife to understand what brought them together and what divided them during WWII. $20-54. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.
THE DERRY SLOPE OFF Through Oct. 4. Elite Theatre presents this drama about a woman who emigrates to the U.S. from Northern Ireland amid IRA terrorism and returns 40 years later amid intrigue and suspicion. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
DR. DOLITTLE Through Oct. 4. Ojai ACT presents the whimsical story of a veterinarian who talks and sings to the animals in this musical version of the famous tales of Hugh Lofting. All ages are welcome. $18-15. Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St. 640-8797 or www.OjaiACT.org.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Through Oct. 18. In celebration of its 20th anniversary season, the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center presents this classic musical, which is also the most requested show in the history of the center. Fred Helsel will play Tevye. $18-24. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
NORA Through Oct. 18. The Santa Paula Theater Center presents Nora, Ingmar Bergman’s stripped-down adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. The drama revolves around a woman who finds her truth after being ruled by her father and her husband for her entire life. $18-20. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.
SHE LOVES ME Through Sept. 27. Panic! Productions begins its season with the classic musical based on mistaken identity featuring music by the team that brought us Fiddler on the Roof. $20-24. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 381-1246.
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

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSUEM Sept. 26 through Jan. 24. “Digging Up the Past: An Extraordinary Collection of Dinosaur Fossils.”  Sept. 26 is Junior Paleontology Day and the Oil Museum is inviting kids of all ages to see its newest exhibit of fearsome fossils. Actual fossils of T. rex, Triceratops and pterodactyls will be on display as well as a replica excavation site. Opening day will feature extra fun activities for the whole family. Free with a suggested donation of $4. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. 933-0076 or www.caoilmuseum.org.                         

ONGOING ART

THE BRAYER Through Sept. 30. “New Familiar” group show. 1994 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, www.thebrayer.com.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Oct. 17. “Interpretations,” a joint exhibition by Carson Pritchard and Dahlia Riley. Reception on Oct. 2, 5-8 p.m. 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.
CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART Through Nov. 1. “Art of Geometry,” sculptures by Betty Gold. The museum’s inaugural exhibition will feature a selection of steel and painted bronze sculptures by the pioneering artist whose works range in scale from tabletop to large installations. 1984 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, www.cmato.org.
CAM STUDIO GALLERY Through Oct.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.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 22. “Subjective Truths” contemporary realism revealing universal truths through personal perspectives is a group show presented in partnership with The Representational Art Conference and hosted by the Arts Initiative of California Lutheran University. 424 S. C St., Oxnard. 385-8157 or www.carnegieam.org.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through Nov. 1. “The Pressed Image: Hand-Pulled Works on Paper,” works by Karen L. Brown and Virginia Furmanski. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
THE HUD Through Sept. 27. A group show focused on unexpected perspectives and provisions by artists who are defined by their unusual materials and distinctive styles. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. 293-1616 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 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.
PACIFIC VIEW MALL Ongoing. The Ventura County Arts Council Arts Collective is now open on the second level near Sears. Various works by local artists, including Tim Koch, Juleanne Case and Patty Kreider. See artists as they work. Workshops and classes for kids and adults coming soon. 3301 E. Main St., Ventura. 676-1540.
PORCH GALLERY 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.
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.
SCIART Through Sept. 25. “Love” by Michael Pearce, Ph.D., California Lutheran University professor and gallery curator Pearce presents figurative works that attempt to convey the visceral experience of love. Blackboard Gallery, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. 383-1368 or www.studiochannelislands.org.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER  Through Sept. 27. “The Colour of Hindsight,” solo exhibition by Catherine Tirr. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, 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. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.
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. A large space with hands-on exhibits that explore daily life, nature, space, science and other subjects for children including the recently opened AIRtropolis, a 235-square-foot exhibit produced by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District that teaches visitors about clean air using fun, inventive means. 418 W. Fourth St., Oxnard. 483-3005 or www.gullwings.com.
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.
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

CALIFORNIA BEER & BLUES FESTIVAL
Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 20.

The weekend begins with the “Brew with a View” event matching local top chefs with craft brewers  (Friday, 5:30 p.m., Ventura City Hall). Saturday, downtown Ventura hosts Craft Beer Heaven with over 60 breweries and unlimited pours (1-4:30 p.m., Mission Park, Ventura), and Sunday, renowned blues legends Walter Trout and Booker T close out the weekend at the Blues & Brews event (11 a.m.-6 p.m., Mission Park, Ventura). $25-$150. For more information, visit www.californiabeerfestival.com.
 
 
 

CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS’ PRESIDENTS
DINNER AND CONCERT FEATURING CHRIS BOTTI
Saturday, Sept. 19, 4 p.m.

This fundraiser, put on by CSU Channel Islands, raises money to support scholarships for the new school year. The dinner will feature trumpeter Chris Botti (8 p.m.) who has toured with Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and Sting. The dinner will begin with a cocktail reception at 4 p.m. and a four-course dinner at 6:30 p.m. by Main Course California. $65 for show only, $250 for VIP which includes dinner. Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.csuci.edu/presidents-concert.
 
 
 

4TH ANNUAL BANANA FESTIVAL
Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Go bananas at the 4th Annual Banana Festival where guests can learn about the journey of the banana and the inner workings of the Port while enjoying banana treats, music, dance, fun and more. Musical headliners Spencer the Gardener and the Channel Islands High School Marching band will perform. Port of Hueneme, 333 Ponoma St, Port Hueneme. For more information, visit www.bananaportfest.com.
 
 
 

CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM
Sept. 19 through Nov. 22.

“Subjective Truths” contemporary realism revealing universal truths through personal perspectives is a group show presented in partnership with The Representational Art Conference and hosted by the Arts Initiative of California Lutheran University. Pictured: “Echo Turnpike” oil on linen by Laurie Hogin. Opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 19, 4-6 p.m. 424 S. C Street, Oxnard. 385-8157 or www.carnegieam.org.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM SPEAKERS SERIES: MICHAEL BRODEY 6:30 p.m. Brodey will speak about his life as a Coast Guardsman and Photographer with over 50 years of experience. $2-$5. Channel Islands Harbor, 3900 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.CIMMVC.org.
“MULTICULTURAL RUBBLE: FOREIGN TROOPS IN NAZI GERMANY” 6-7 p.m. This lecture chronicles the fate of Nazi recruiters who sought to enlist non-German troops during World War II. Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. 8th St., Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-3615.
“WELCOME HOME!” FOCUS ON HOUSING FOR VETERANS 5-8 p.m. The Ventura County Housing Trust Fund will host this event featuring gourmet food, cocktails, the Naval Base V.C. Color Guard and keynote speaker, Marine veteran Darryl Vincent. $55-$100. Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Rd., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.vchousingtrustfund.org.

~ FRIDAY ~

CAMARILLO CAFÉ CONCERT SERIES 26TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE 8 p.m. Comical singer-songwriter Carla Ulbrich and comedians Actual Size will perform as part of this anniversary celebration. $15. Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarillocafe.com.
MAKE A 3-D MURAL 6-10 p.m. Aimee French, director of the Learning To See program at Focus on the Masters, will guide guests through making a 3-D mural. $25-$120. Four Points by Sheraton, 1050 Schooner Dr., Ventura. For more information, visit www.focusonthemasters.com.
“SAVING THE MIDDLE CLASS: BARRIERS TO UPWARD MOBILITY” 8-11 a.m. Economists, educators and community leaders will discuss barriers to upward mobility in the second event in a series on saving the middle class. $45. California Lutheran University, Lundring Event Center, 60 W. Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, email freas@callutheran.edu.
VENTURA COUNTY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS “THE INSIGHT MISSION TO MARS” 7:15-9 p.m. Dr. Bruce Banerdt of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will discuss how the InSight Mission will explore the interior of Mars from crust to core. $2 donation suggested. Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Rd., Moorpark. For more information, call 520-9666.

~ SATURDAY ~

CALIFORNIA COASTAL CLEANUP DAY 2015 9 a.m.-noon. Over 60,000 Californians will come together to clean up state beaches and waterways. For more information and beach cleanup locations, visit www.vccoastcleanup.org.
CITY OF MOORPARK’S APRICOT MUSIC FESTIVAL 4:30-8 p.m. Two stages featuring local bands plus games and other activities will be held at this inaugural event. Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Rd., Moorpark. For more information, visit www.moorparkca.gov.
DAY OF AUTHORS FEAT. RAVEN WEST, MICHELLE WHITCOMB AND JIM BATES 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Authors Whitcomb (Piggy’s First Plane Ride), Bates (The Boy who Skated with Dragons) and West (Red Wine for Breakfast) will sign and discuss their books. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BRUSH WITH KINDNESS WEEK Various times and locations. A Brush with Kindness Week is a nationwide effort to transform neighborhoods in partnership with low-income homeowners, many of whom are elderly or have a disability. For more information and how to volunteer, call 485-6065.
MUSICAL BENEFIT FOR PARISHIONER TAMMY CALHOUN 7 p.m. Musical selections by Music Director Vince Sorisio, pianist, Angelique Atchley & Maddie Sifantus, sopranos, and more will be held to benefit Tammy Calhoun. $20 suggested donation. Universalist Unitarian Church, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.uucsp.org.
NICK VUJICIC PRESENTS “STAND STRONG OJAI” ON COMMUNITY SERVICE AND ANTI-BULLYING 5 p.m. Vujicic, who was born without limbs, will conduct several talks that focus on an anti-bullying message and community service culminating in a stadium event open to the public. Nordhoff High School Stadium, 1401 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai. For more information, visit www.standstrongojai.com.
10TH ANNUAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUB DAY FOR KIDS 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Carnival games, prizes, face painting, jolly jumpers, bungee runs, a rock wall, a petting zoo and pony rides will be hosted at this annual event. Martin V. Smith Youth Center, 1900 W. 5th St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.bgcop.org.
“THAT’S LIFE!” TRIBUTE TO SINATRA ON HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY 7:30 p.m. The treasured Frank Sinatra musical songbook will be performed by Lee Lessack, Scott Coulter and John Boswel. $71.80. Civic Arts Plaza, Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
7TH ANNUAL OUT OF THE DARKNESS COMMUNITY WALK 7:45 a.m. This annual fundraising walk occurs simultaneously with walks nationwide to raise awareness and funds on suicide prevention. Constitution Park, 487 Carmen Dr., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.afsp.org/walk.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY FIELD TRIP: SURFER’S KNOLL/SANTA CLARA RIVER ESTUARY 8:30 a.m. Guests can hope to see a variety of shorebirds including Snowy Plovers, grebes, turnstones and more. For more information and starting location, call 982-7207.
VENTURA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING 1 p.m. Speaker Gordon Seyffert will present “The IGS and New Resources for German-American Research.” Camarillo Library Community Room, 4101 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.venturacogensoc.org.
VENTURA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BUCK-A-BAG BOOK SALE 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fill a plastic bag and take home a bag of books for just $1.00. Haggen’s Grocery, 7800 Telegraph Rd., Ventura. For more information, call 223-1187.

~ SUNDAY ~

ALIVE INSIDE 4:30 p.m. This documentary follows Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett and Dan Cohen for three years as he brought personalized music on iPods to elders in nursing homes. $7-$10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
CITIZENS FOR PEACEFUL RESOLUTIONS’ INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 3-5 p.m. The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society. Cafe on A,  438 A St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.c-p-r.net.
FALL EQUINOX HERB WALK AT WHEELER GORGE 9 a.m.-noon. Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will discuss native plants and the Fall Equinox. $15-$20. Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail. For more information and to register, visit www.HerbWalks.com.
“FOOD FOR THOUGHT” CAMPAIGN DINNER, SILENT AUCTION, AND LIVE MUSIC EVENT 5-8 p.m. The event will offer the opportunity for individuals to meet other families that are coping with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and raise funds with food and music. $50-$120. The Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar, 3500 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.theaftd.org.
PSYCHO 7 p.m. (and Wednesday, Sept. 23). Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events present a screening of the classic Hitchcock horror film. $6-$15. Ventura Downtown 10, 555 E. Main St., Ventura and Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

~ MONDAY ~

PHOENIX 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). A mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany. $6.75-$10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. 5th St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
VENTURA COMEDY FESTIVAL Through Sunday, Sept 27, various times. Highlights of the annual festival include comedians Cristela Alonzo, Craig Shoemaker, Tom Segura, Heather McDonald, Bobby Lee and more concluding with a comedy competition. Various locations. For more information including ticket price, visit www.VenturaComedyFestival.com.

 ~ TUESDAY ~

“WHAT IS MY DOG SAYING?” SEMINAR ON CANINE BODY LANGUAGE 6:30 p.m. Wendy Signorella, certified trainer, will explain how you can interpret your dog’s behavior and figure out what he or she is trying to communicate. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai. For more information, call 218-9146.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

“MEETING THE INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE IN THE CYBER-AGE” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Keynote speaker Dr. Stan Stahl, President of Citadel Information Group, will discuss cyber security issues. $15. Total Wine Conference Center, 394 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.cleantechnologycouncil.org.        

ONGOING THEATER

COPENHAGEN Through Sept. 27. Rubicon Theatre presents this play about a scientist and a physicist who meet in the afterlife to understand what brought them together and what divided them during WWII. $20-54. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.
THE DERRY SLOPE OFF Through Oct. 4. Elite Theatre presents this drama about a woman who emigrates to the U.S. from Northern Ireland amid IRA terrorism and returns 40 years later amid intrigue and suspicion. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
DR. DOLITTLE Through Oct. 4. Ojai ACT presents the whimsical story of a veterinarian who talks and sings to the animals in this musical version of the famous tales of Hugh Lofting. All ages are welcome! $18-15. Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St. 640-8797 or www.OjaiACT.org.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Through Oct. 18. In celebration of its 20th anniversary season, the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center presents this classic musical, which is also the most requested show in the history of the center. Fred Helsel will play Tevye. $18-24. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
NORA Through Oct. 18. The Santa Paula Theater Center presents Nora, Ingmar Bergman’s stripped down adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. The drama revolves around a woman who finds her truth after being ruled by her father and her husband for her entire life. $18-20. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.
PSYCHO BEACH PARTY 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.
SHE LOVES ME Through Sept. 27. Panic! Productions begins its season with the classic musical based on mistaken identity featuring music by the team that brought us Fiddler on the Roof. $20-$24. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 381-1246.
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

FOX FINE JEWELRY Sept. 17 through Nov. 1. “The Pressed Image: Hand Pulled Works on Paper” works by Karen L. Brown and Virginia Furmanski. Reception on Saturday, Sept. 19, 6-9 p.m. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.     

ONGOING ART

643 PROJECT SPACE Through Sept. 25, “still/point,” an exhibition and gallery event by Sigrid Orlet featuring Orlet’s compelling installation, poetry readings and mixed media paintings. The live event will take place on Friday, Sept. 4, 6-9 p.m. 643 N. Ventura Ave. See www.643projectspace.com.
THE BRAYER Through Sept. 30. “New Familiar” group show. 1994 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 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 Oct. 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
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.
THE HUD Through Sept. 27. A group show focused on unexpected perspectives and provisions by artists who are defined by their unusual materials and distinctive styles.  An opening reception on  Friday, Sept. 4, will feature a rare appearance by local performance artist  Red Grass (pictured) at 9 p.m. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. 293-1616 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 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.
PACIFIC VIEW MALL Ongoing. The Ventura County Arts Council Arts Collective is now open on the second level near Sears. Various works by local artists, including Tim Koch, Juleanne Case and Patty Kreider. See artists as they work. Workshops and classes for kids and adults coming soon. 3301 E. Main St., Ventura. 676-1540 or www.vcartscouncil.org.
PORCH GALLERY 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.
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.
SCIART Through Sept. 25. “Love” by Michael Pearce, Ph.D. California Lutheran University professor and gallery curator Pearce presents figurative works that attempt to convey the visceral experience of love. Pearce will discuss his book Art and the Age of Emergence on Sept. 19, 3 p.m. Blackboard Gallery, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. 383-1368 or www.studiochannelislands.org.
VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER Through Sept. 25. The Ventura County Arts Council presents two exhibits: “How Dry I Am” (main plaza and 3rd floor) and “California Fibers” (4th floor). Hall of Administration Atrium Gallery, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, www.vcartscouncil.org.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through Sept. 27. “The Colour of Hindsight,” solo exhibition by Catherine Tirr. Opening reception on Friday, Sept. 4, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, 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.
GULL WINGS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Ongoing. A large space with hands-on exhibits that explore daily life, nature, space, science and other subjects for children including the recently opened AIRtropolis, a 235 square foot exhibit produced by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District that teaches visitors about clean air using fun, inventive means. 418 W. 4th St., Oxnard. 483-3005 or www.gullwings.com.
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
Moonlight at the Ranch 

MOONLIGHT AT THE RANCH IX Saturday, Sept. 12, 5:30-11 p.m.

An exciting yearly event with dozens of the area’s finest restaurants offering generous tastings,

live music from renowned bands, as well as great decorations, costumes and

other live entertainment. Also enjoy a raffle, silent auction and more accompanied

by the music of DJ Bruce Barrios and the Sound Effect Band,

this year themed “Groovy ’60s.” $65. Limoneira Ranch,

1141 Cummings Road, Santa Paula.

For more information, visit www.moonlightattheranch.com.

 

Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival

VENTURA ART AND STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13.

This popular outdoor art festival will feature more

than 40 artists and artisans as well as over 50

street chalk artists who will create colorful murals.

Proceeds from the festival benefit FOOD Share.

Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura.

For more information, visit www.venturaartfestival.com.

 

 

~ THURSDAY ~

ABC (AFTER BREAST CANCER) SUPPORT GROUP 7-8:30 p.m. Michael Masterson, M.D., an oncologist and hematologist, will speak on ER-positive tumors, CDK4 inhibitors and HER2-positive tumors. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.

“A MIX OF MUSICAL SOUNDS AND GENRES” 6:30-7:30 p.m. Local teens and adults will perform at this variety concert. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simivalleylibrary.org.

BRIAN REGAN LIVE COMEDY TOUR 7:30 p.m. Comedian Brian Regan will perform his popular set of sophisticated writing and physicality. $49.50. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Fred Kavli Theater, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.

CAMARILLO STATE OF THE CITY LUNCHEON 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Camarillo Mayor Bill Little will discuss the state of the city over lunch. $40-55. Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarillochamber.org/events.

“DISNEYLAND, MEASLES AND VACCINES: SHOULD PARENTS CALL THE SHOTS?” 5:30-7 p.m. Speakers from both sides of the argument will discuss vaccinations in light of the recent measles outbreak. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cmhshealth.org.

“ENGAGE AND LEAD: A CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD RIORDAN, 39TH MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES” 7:30-9 a.m. Riordan will discuss his leadership experiences, new book and wide range of his interests. $45. California Lutheran University’s Lundring Events Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit https://commerce.cashnet.com/clusom.

OXNARD BALLROOM DANCE CLUB MEETING 6:30-10 p.m. (and every Thursday). Ballroom, line dancing, Latin, swing and mixers will be taught and performed, with light refreshments. $10. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, Ventura Room, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. For more information, call 340-5226.

THE SALT OF THE EARTH 7:15 p.m. A visual ode to the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado by German director Wim Wenders kicks off the Ventura Film Society September. $5-10. Century 10 Downtown, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.com.

~ FRIDAY ~

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF VENTURA COUNTY’S “THE BIG JAMBOREE” 6:30 p.m. A night of dancing, music, prizes and more, plus a live performance by award-winning country-rock singer/songwriter Ry Bradley in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. $20-25. Borderline Bar and Grill, 99 Rolling Oaks Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.bbsvc.org.

CI SPEAKERS’ SERIES: “CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY” Noon. Sara Miller McCune, founder and executive chairman of SAGE Publications; and Blaise Simqu, president and chief executive officer of SAGE Publications, will be the first speakers in this series. CSU Channel Islands, Malibu Hall, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.business.csuci.edu/events.

OJAI VALLEY GREEN COALITION SALON SERIES VII 7-9 p.m. The theme will be “reconciliation” with the story of a poet, a timber baron and the fate of a forest. Snack or beverage donation suggested. Ojai Valley Green Coalition Resource Center, 206 N. Signal St., #S, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.org.

THIRD ANNUAL AGRICULTURAL SUMMIT 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A diverse group of agricultural-related organizations will guide discussions, seminars and panels about agriculture-related topics, followed by a “Farm to Plate” mixer from 4:30-6:30 p.m. $35 for summit plus $25 for mixer. CSU Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.VenturaCountyAgSummit.com.

~ SATURDAY ~

THE BARRELHOUSE WAILERS IN CONCERT 4-6 p.m. The Barrelhouse Wailers serve up their own take on Prohibition-era hot jazz and blues music of the 1920s and 1930s. $10-15. Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-5554.

THE BOOKKEEPERS ASSOCIATION OF VENTURA COUNTY SEMINAR 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This seminar will cover tips and tricks for Quickbooks and Excel, Construction Accounting in Quickbooks and an HR presentation. $65-80. Ventura Adult Education Center, 5200 Valentine Road, Ventura. For more information, call 218-1425.

RAYMOND MICHAEL: A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS 7:30 p.m. Elvis impersonator Raymond Michael will perform some of the rock legend’s hits. Constitution Park, 1287 Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarilloartscouncil.org.

FAIRYTALES IN THE PARK FINALE 4 p.m. The 21st season of Gypsies in a Trunk free summer performances for families ends with a performance of “The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure.” Barranca Vista Park, 7050 Ralston St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net/bvc.

FLEA MARKET PURGE SALE 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Curated vintage home and garden furnishings, art, collectibles and more priced to sell. 740 E. Main St. Suite A (alley between Ash and Fir).

FREE COMMUNITY TENNIS CLINIC 1-4 p.m. A free tennis clinic for kids (aged 4 to 14) and adults will be held. Camino Real Park Tennis Center, Varsity and Dean Drive, Ventura. For more information, call 658-4764.

GREEN ART PEOPLE GARAGE SALE 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The arts venue that closed last month is selling off its wares: shelves, furniture, art supplies, instruments, crafts, art, beads and much more. There will also be a birthday party and music jam for GAP co-founder Tim Beyer so bring your guitar and join in. 140 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura.

MCCREA RANCH MOVIE NIGHT: MUSTANG COUNTRY 8-10 p.m. This 1976 family Western drama stars Joel McCrea, who came out of retirement at age 69 to make his last film. McCrea Ranch, 4500 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 495-2163.

OCEAN-FRIENDLY GARDEN WORKSHOPS: WATERSHED BASICS 9 a.m. Residents will learn techniques for the efficient use of water in this series of workshops hosted by the Public Works Agency. Ventura County Government Center’s Pacific Conference Room, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.watershedwisetraining.com/class-calendar.

OJAI VALLEY GREEN COALITION ENERGY EDUCATION SEMINAR 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Seminar topics include available energy and water efficiency upgrade financial tools, our homes as an energy ecosystem and other energy-related topics. $10, lunch included. Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.org.

TASTE OF LOCAL VENTURA COUNTY Noon-4 p.m. Local restaurateurs, breweries, wineries and more will sample their goods as part of this expo attached to the Agricultural Expo the day before. $65. CSU Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.VenturaCountyAgSummit.com.

“THE BIG (OPEN) HEART: A DAY OF MINDFULNESS” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. UCLA mindfulness and compassion educator Gael Belden will discuss the science behind mindfulness as well as teach informal practices for use in daily life. Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.goo.gl/4mSqcD.

VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY VISITS EMMA WOOD STATE BEACH AND VENTURA RIVER ESTUARY 8:30 a.m. Snowy and semipalmated plovers and Caspian terns will be targeted for spotting at this trek through the estuary. Emma Wood State Beach, Ventura. For more information and to RSVP, call 794-5334.

VENTURA COUNTY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY’S FAMILY-FRIENDLY STAR PARTY 8:30-10:30 p.m. A slide show of the stars and planets visible in the fall will be presented, followed by viewing these objects through club members’ telescopes. $2 donation suggested. Moorpark College Observatory, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, call 201-8345.

VENTURA ELKS LODGE #1430 “PATRIOT’S NIGHT” 6 p.m. Ventura firefighters and police will be honored at a special dinner and ceremony by the Ventura Elks Lodge. $14. Ventura Elks Lodge, 2126 Knoll Drive, Ventura. For more information, call 639-0303.

VENTURA MARATHON BEACH PARTY 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (and Sunday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.).  The annual marathon and party will feature live music, a beer garden, beach games, kids’ activities, arts and crafts booths, local vendors, health expo and more while the Ventura Marathon occurs, with runners traveling from the Ventura Pier to the Port Hueneme pier. Ventura Pier, Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturabeachparty.com.

“WATER-WISE GARDENING: RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE” 10-11:30 a.m. Learn which plants do well in Ventura’s micro-climates and how big plants will get at maturity to help you plan appropriately for your garden. City of Ventura’s Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.nbdgardens.com.

~ SUNDAY ~

CAMERATA PACIFICA CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE 3 p.m. The group will perform Ysaÿe, Brahms, Sarasate and Franck for its September stop in Ventura. $50. Meister Hall, Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.cameratapacifica.org.

CHABAD OF OJAI VALLEY ROSH HASHANAH SERVICES 7 p.m. (through Tuesday, Sept. 15, various times). Literally meaning “Head of the Year,” the two-day Jewish holiday commemorates the creation of the world. Glen Muse Estate. For more information and location, call 613–7181.

HEREDITARY BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT MEETING 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The group will discuss the impact of living with a genetic mutation that predisposes individuals to certain hereditary cancers. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 818-439-4560.

I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS 4:30 p.m. This comedy/drama stars Blythe Danner as a widowed former singer and Sam Elliot who together discover that life can begin anew at any age. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.

MISS CITY OF ANGELS USA REGIONAL PAGEANT 3 p.m. Women from across the state will learn and compete in this contest. $35-50. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.

VENTURA VINTAGE RODS HARBOR RUN 25 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The show features a variety of classic cars, including shiny muscle cars from ’57 Chevys, T-Birds, GTOs, Mustangs and more. Harborview Park, Channel Islands Harbor, 3810 W. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.venturavintagerods.org.

~ MONDAY ~

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM VOLUNTEER TRAINING 10 a.m. New volunteers will receive training on the museum’s purpose and objectives in this eight-week session meeting on Mondays. $35. Maritime Museum, Channel Islands Harbor, 3900 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, call 984-6260.

MERV’S COMEDY NIGHT: LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE 7-8 p.m. Laugh the night away with a stand-up comic who will perform. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379.4777.

NERDIST PRESENTS: THE HIVE 7:30 p.m. The cross-genre zombie thriller tells the story of campers who find love for the first time before a plane crash leads to a mysterious plague. $10.50-12.50. Century 10 Downtown, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

~ TUESDAY ~

“GEORGIA O’KEEFFE: PLACE, NATURE, ART” 7 p.m. The California Museum of Art, Thousand Oaks, opens its fall Speaker Series with Dr. Bruce Robertson presenting an illustrated talk on Georgia O’Keefe. $5 suggested donation. Hillcrest Center for the Arts Community Room, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.cmato.org.

GRAND OPENING OF CSUCI’S SIERRA HALL 10-11:30 a.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to open the university’s Sierra Hall, constructed for the science program. CSU Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, call 437-3900.

SENIOR CONCERNS PRESENTS “LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: MID STAGES” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Explore behavioral symptoms, wandering and keeping the person with Alzheimer’s safe and more. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 497-0189.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

VENTURA COUNCIL FOR SENIORS: “NAVIGATING THE MEDICAL MOBILITY MAZE” 9:30-11:30 a.m. This public meeting will focus on transportation opportunities and challenges facing seniors. Ventura Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. For more information and to RSVP, call 648-3035.

OPENING THEATER

DR. DOLITTLE Sept. 11 through Oct. 4. Ojai ACT presents the whimsical story of a veterinarian who talks and sings to the animals in this musical version of the famous tales of Hugh Lofting. All ages are welcome! $18-15. Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St. 640-8797 or www.OjaiACT.org.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Sept. 12 through Oct. 18. In celebration of its 20th anniversary season, the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center presents this classic musical, which is also the most requested show in the history of the center. Fred Helsel will play Tevye. $18-24. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.

NORA Sept. 11 through Oct. 18. The Santa Paula Theater Center presents Nora, Ingmar Bergman’s stripped down adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. The drama revolves around a woman who finds her truth after being ruled by her father and her husband for her entire life. $18-20. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.

SHE LOVES ME Sept. 11-27. Panic! Productions begins its season with the classic musical based on mistaken identity featuring music by the team that brought us Fiddler on the Roof. $20-$24. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 381-1246.

Ongoing THEATER

COPENHAGEN Through Sept. 27. Rubicon Theatre presents this play about a scientist and a physicist who meet in the afterlife to understand what brought them together and what divided them during WWII. $20-54. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.

THE DERRY SLOPE OFF Through Oct. 4. Elite Theatre presents this drama about a woman who emigrates to the U.S. from Northern Ireland amid IRA terrorism and returns 40 years later amid intrigue and suspicion. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.

MAD GRAVITY 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 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.

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.

ZERO HOUR Through Sept. 13. 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.

Opening ART

VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER Sept. 11-25. The Ventura County Arts Council presents two exhibits: “How Dry I Am” (main plaza and 3rd floor) and “California Fibers” (4th floor). Reception and awards ceremony on Friday, Sept. 11, 5:30- 7 p.m. Hall of Administration Atrium Gallery, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, www.vcartscouncil.org.

Ongoing ART

643 PROJECT SPACE Through Sept. 25, “still/point,” an exhibition and gallery event by Sigrid Orlet featuring Orlet’s compelling installation, poetry readings and mixed media paintings. The live event will take place on Friday, Sept. 4, 6-9 p.m. 643 N. Ventura Ave. See www.643projectspace.com.

THE BRAYER Through Sept. 30. “New Familiar” group show. 1994 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 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 Oct.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.

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.

THE HUD Through Sept. 27. A group show focused on unexpected perspectives and provisions by artists who are defined by their unusual materials and distinctive styles.  1793 E. Main St., Ventura. 293-1616 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.

PACIFIC VIEW MALL Ongoing. The Ventura County Arts Council Arts Collective is now open on the second level near Sears. Various works by local artists, including Tim Koch, Juleanne Case and Patty Kreider. See artists as they work. Workshops and classes for kids and adults coming soon. 3301 E. Main St., Ventura. 676-1540 or www.vcartscouncil.org.

PORCH GALLERY 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.

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.

SCIART Through Sept. 25. “Love” by Michael Pearce, Ph.D. California Lutheran University professor and gallery curator Pearce presents figurative works that attempt to convey the visceral experience of love. Pearce will discuss his book Art and the Age of Emergence on Sept. 19, 3 p.m. Blackboard Gallery, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. 383-1368 or www.studiochannelislands.org.

VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.

VITA ART CENTER Through Sept. 27. “The Colour of Hindsight,” solo exhibition by Catherine Tirr. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, 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, 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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