Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings
HALLOWEEN
DEAD ZONE 805 Thursday, Oct. 29, through Saturday, Oct. 31, 7-10 p.m. A post-apocalyptic zombie-themed Halloween haunt featuring a maze filled with dark, frightening rooms. $13. 5353 Walker St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.deadzone805.com.
CAMARILLO COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN PARTY Friday, Oct. 30, 5-8 p.m. Featuring a trick-or-treat village, games, inflatables, pumpkin painting and more. Community Center Park, 1605 E. Bunley St., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.pvrpd.org.
CAMARILLO FARMERS MARKET Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to noon. Camarillo hospice volunteers present scary food demos, trick-or-treating, games and a costume contest. 2220 Ventura Blvd., Old Town Camarillo.
DEM HALLOWEEN PARTY Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. The annual Ventura County Democratic Club’s annual Halloween Party. Costume party and more. Space is limited. 4561 Heather Glen Court. RSVP to Colleen at 338-5582.
GHOSTS AND GHOULS OF CITY HALL GHOST TOUR Friday, Oct. 30, 8-10 p.m. Supernatural stories of bizarre phenomena at Ventura’s Old Courthouse will be shared, including the story of a floating head, an angry Lady in Red and strange trial cases. $20. City Hall, 501 Poli St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.
OLIVAS HALLOWEEN GHOST TOUR Saturday, Oct. 31, 7-9 p.m. and 9:30-11 p.m. Spend some after-hours with a ghost hunter and a focus on sightings of two ghost children and perhaps their phantom dog. $25. Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.
SECOND ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HAUNT IN THE PARK 4-7 p.m. A family-friendly safe venue with costume contests, games, prizes, a trick-or-treat village, pumpkin decorating and more. Plaza Park, 500 S. B St., Oxnard. For more information, call 985-8379.
VENTURA ELKS CLUB HALLOWEEN PRETEEN CARNIVAL Saturday, Oct. 31, noon-3 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, punch are provided for kids 12 and younger and age-appropriate games will be played and prizes. Costumes encouraged. Ventura Elks Lodge, 2126 Knoll Drive, Ventura. For more information, call 985-4118.
CEMETERY PARK TOUR Sunday, Nov. 1, 8-10 p.m. Explore the stories of Ventura’s pioneers at rest (and some at unrest) in Memorial Park as well as Ventura’s Day of the Dead traditions. $20. Meet at the cemetery parking lot off Poli Street near Crimea Street. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.
 
 
 Dia De Los Muertos
 
 
HERITAGE SQUARE Sunday, Nov. 1, noon-6 p.m. Build an altar in memory of loved ones, enter an art contest and more at this celebration hosted by MICOP. Heritage Square, 715 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.mixteco.org.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM, AGRICULTURE MUSEUM AND MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Sunday, Nov. 1. A free day for the whole family that includes traditional craft making, music, Aztec dancers, Ballet Folklorico, food, storytelling and altar installations. At three locations. Holiday-appropriate attire is encouraged! Visit www.santapaulaartmuseum.org or www.venturamuseum.org for details. 
 
 
 Picks of the Week
 

PORCH GALLERY Through Nov. 15.
A Catalogue of Unnatural Works, new works by Jeff Mann. After a 25-year career at George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic, creating characters and scenery, Mann created a series of drawings featuring otherworldly flora and fauna. They will be shown in this exhibition alongside his carbon ink prints. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai. More at www.porchgalleryojai.com.
 
 
 

NORTHERN LIGHTS FALL FLAMENCO
Thursday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m.

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show to Ventura. She will be joined by a male flamenco singer from Spain and guitarist Bobby de Sofia. This is part of a 35-date tour of the western U.S. $7-35. WAV Theater Gallery, 175 S. Ventura Ave. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2348199.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

MEET THE ARTIST STELLA MOON 6-9 p.m. Artist Stella Moon of Stella Moon Designs will talk and show her art. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
ONE CITY, ONE BOOK SERIES DISCUSSION 7-9 p.m. The presentation will focus on perspectives on “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez. California Lutheran Univeristy, Lundring Events Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.thousandoaksreads.org.
REEL ANGLERS OUTDOOR PROGRAM FUNDRAISER 6-9 p.m. Silent auctions and raffle will be held, and a fundraiser at Pizza Man Dan’s will complement the night. Pizza Man Dan’s, 1601 Victoria Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 658-6666.

~ SATURDAY ~

“SPOKES IN THE OAKS” OPEN STREET FESTIVAL 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Portions of some roads in Thousand Oaks will be closed to all cars and open to bikes and strollers for this festival featuring trick-or-treating and Grammy-nominated musician Lisa Loeb. Townsgate, Hampshire and Agoura Roads in Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.toaks.org.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY’S FIELD TRIP TO CALLEGUAS CREEK/ ROUND MOUNTAIN 8:30 a.m. Birds such as hooded mergansers, lesser yellowlegs and white-faced ibis will be looked for. For more information and directions, call 901-2203.

~ SUNDAY ~

CAFÉ FIORE’S BRIDAL GALA 4-7 p.m. Local vendors will display their wedding wares alongside light appetizers. Café Fiore, 66 S. California St., Ventura. For more information, call 653-1266.
CLU’S THE REPRESENTATIONAL ART CONFERENCE 2015 Various times through Wednesday, Nov. 4. Several speakers will discuss the theme “Rock Solid: Finding the Aesthetic Foundations of Contemporary Representational Art.” Various locations. For more information, visit www.trac2015.org.
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT 2 p.m. The Channel Islands String Quartet presents An Afternoon of Chamber Music featuring music of Mozart, Strauss and more. $16-24. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246.

~ MONDAY ~

MEDICARE ONE-STOP INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (through November). Medicare beneficiaries may attend any One-Stop Shop for any of their Medicare needs during this time. Various locations. For more information and locations, call 477-7310.
THE END OF THE TOUR 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The story of the interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and novelist David Foster Wallace. $6.75-10. 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. Palette-knife painting demonstration by radio host Leslie Saeta 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 ~

COOKIE CULINARY FUNDRAISER 6-9 p.m. Local wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors will serve alongside appetizers and desserts inspired by Girl Scout Cookies at this fundraiser. $40-50. Palm Garden Hotel, 495 Ventu Park Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.forkitovergsccc.com.
FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Senior Helpers of Westlake Village and Senior Concerns will host this free screening. Senior Helpers, 31255 Cedar Valley Drive #303, Westlake Village. For more information, call 497-8370.
TOOLS FOR LANDLORDS: PREPARING FOR EL NINO WORKSHOP 8-11:30 a.m. Eric Bolt, warning coordination meteorologist for NOAA, will provide up-to-date El Nino information, among tips for landlords and property managers. Ventura County Community Foundation, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo. For more information, call 480-9991, ext. 235.
VENTURA COUNTY GARDEN CLUB MEETING 11 a.m.  Presentation and tour will be given by John Ernest, lab manager for the Gallup and Stribling Orchid Farm. Gallup and Stribling Orchid Farm, 3450 Via Real, Carpinteria. For more information, email wmewait@aol.com

OPENING THEATER 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Oct. 31 through Dec. 6. The Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi presents the play adapted from the television show about a charming family with a macabre sensibility. $18-25. The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
THE LOVELY BOAT MELODRAMA Oct. 30 through Nov. 22. Moorpark’s High Street Arts Center presents this zany comedy inspired by the 1970s hit TV show The Love Boat. $18-25. 45 E. High St., Moorpark. 529-8700 or www.highstreetartscenter.com.

ONGOING THEATER

MY FAIR LADY Through Nov. 11. James O’Neil directs Rubicon Theatre’s production of the classic rags-to-riches story based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion. Sometimes referred to as the “perfect musical,” it starred Julie Andrews when it debuted on stage and Audrey Hepburn in the film adaptation. Kimberly Hessler stars as Eliza Doolittle. $35-64. For tickets and full schedule, including talkback dates, please visit www.rubicontheatre.org.
THE LION IN WINTER Through Nov. 22. Elite Theatre presents this dramedy about sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons. Directed by Tom Eubanks. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Through Oct. 31. Flying H Group presents John Pollono’s psychological thriller that incorporates modern technology and social media to punctuate its narrative. Not suitable for children. $15. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura. 901-0005 or www.flyinghgroup.com.
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

HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Nov. 3 through Dec. 4. Furusato, a solo exhibition by photographer Tomi Murphy. Opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 8, 3-7 p.m. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, suite 117C, in the Ventura Harbor Village, 644-2750.
RED BRICK ART Nov. 1 through Jan. 15. Celebration, a group show that expresses color, texture and transformation. 4601 Telephone Road, #112, Ventura, www.redbrickart.com.  

ONGOING ART

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.
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.
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.
GALLERY 525 Through Nov. 29. Taking Off, a solo exhibition of new works by Kelly Luscombe Bea is a show of luminous oil paintings inspired by the artist’s sea voyages over the last year. 525 W. El Roblar, Drive, Ojai. 701-1156 or www.gallery525.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through Nov. 1. From Here to Zen, a solo exhibition by Swedish artist Christina Altfeld. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, #117C, Ventura. 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 Nov. 29. Cubanos: Island Portraits, photography by Lorenzo DeStefano. Also, Sitting Pretty: Portrait Photography From the Salon to the Selfie features long-hidden treasures from the museum’s collection of photographic and painted portraits. 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.shoppacificview.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 Feb. 28. The 22nd annual De Colores Art Show. This year’s show pays homage to “Campesinas” or female farmworkers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. For more information, see www.santapaulaartmuseum.org. 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.
STUDIO GALLERY Through Dec. 31. Exile to the Garden: Paintings by Jacquelyn Cavish features works created during a period of loss for the artist when she drew inspiration from a gnarled old orange tree. 2741 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf, 985-1546.
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 in 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.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Jan. 24. Digging Up the Past: An Extraordinary Collection of Dinosaur Fossils. Actual fossils of T. rex, Triceratops and pterodactyls will be on display as well as a replica excavation site. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. 933-0076 or www.caoilmuseum.org.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM. Through Jan. 3. Marple Deconstructed: the Evolution of a Master features some of the most stunning ship models ever crafted. Opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 7, 3-5 p.m. 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.
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. 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: Sundays, 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

CONEJO RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT HAUNTED TRAIL
Saturday, Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m.

A short Halloween hike down the walking path will be the highlight of this annual event, appropriate for kids of all ages, with a hayride and trick or treating hosted by local Scout troops. $3. Soccer Fields behind Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.crpd.org.
 
 
 

“THRILL THE WORLD,” MICHAEL JACKSON’S “THRILLER” BENEFIT DANCE
Saturday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m.

Dancers who have been practicing for weeks will perform the iconic “Thriller” dance simultaneously with organized groups nationwide for a cause, with all proceeds raised going toward the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Ventura Harbor Village Lawn, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura; and California Lutheran University’s Kingsmen Park, 60 W. Olsen Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.thrilltheworldventura.com or call 241-8515 for the CLU performance.
 
 
 

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Feb. 28, 2016.
The 22nd annual De Colores Art Show is an annual group exhibition, founded by Xavier Montes, that celebrates Latino culture, heritage and iconography. This year’s show pays homage to “Campesinas” or female farmworkers. “La Preciosa,” pictured, is by Sunni Gibbons. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. For moreore information, see www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

“A CREEPY CRAWLY NIGHT OF HALLOWEEN-THEMED MUSIC” 6:30-7:30 p.m. A variety of Halloween-themed music will be performed by local talent. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.Simivalleylibrary.org.
FOUR WORKS PERFORMED BY ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER 7 p.m. The program contains performances by the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, “Revelations” among others. $16-18. Century 10 Downtown, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
PORTUGESE FRATERNAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA MEETING 11:30 a.m. (monthly). This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the Portuguese culture. For more information and to RSVP for location, call 483-4168. 
“TASTE!” VENTURA 5:30-8 p.m. Over 40 exhibitors from restaurants to breweries will be in attendance at this annual event hosted by the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. $50-70. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturachamber.com.

~ FRIDAY ~

“EVIL GHOSTS” TOUR AND TALK 7-9 p.m. Richard Senate will lead this tour that will feature several places where evil ghosts walk. $7. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
HALLOWEEN HAUNT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dance the night away with a Halloween theme. $3. Community Center Auditorium, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.pvrpd.org.
“IF THE SHU FITS: VOICES FROM SOLITARY CONFINEMENT” 7:30 p.m. Eight actors, activists and former prisoners will relate their experiences living in security housing units in California prisons. Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. For more information, call 498-9401.
VCEDA 45th ANNUAL BUSINESS OUTLOOK CONFERENCE 8 a.m. The annual conference explores themes of critical importance to the county’s economic vitality. Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5189 Verdugo Way, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.vceda.org/2015-business-outlook-conference/.

~ SATURDAY ~

CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY PIANO RECITAL 7:30 p.m. Faculty member Eric Kinsley will perform solo works from the classical period and the time of transition leading into it. CLU Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.CalLutheran.edu.
CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS’ SEVENTH ANNUAL SCIENCE CARNIVAL 5-8 p.m. More than 80 exploding, oozing, glowing and fascinating hands-on science activities will be on display. Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, 2900 Thurgood Marshall Drive, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.csuci.edu/sciencecarnival/.
DIA DE LAS VENTIKI 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring tiki artist Tiki Tony’s paintings, custom tiki mugs and unique carvings, as well as Rincon Trading Co. and more at this celebration. VenTiki Lounge, 705 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 910-7477.
FALL WRITING WORKSHOP WITH BRUCE GELFAND 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. American author, poet, and playwright Bruce Gelfand will lead this workshop. $195. RSVP for location. For more information, visit www.livetalks.org.
FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC 9 a.m.-noon. Community Memorial Health System will provide free flu shots while supplies last. Two locations: 852 Ventura St., Fillmore; and 242 E. Harvard Blvd. #C, Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.cmhshealth.org/cfh.
GHOST BUS ADVENTURE 8-10:30 p.m. Discover Ventura’s haunted heritage, traveling through the night to historic neighborhoods and sites such as the Ortega Adobe and Cemetery Memorial Park. Bring flashlight and camera for possible sightings. $30.
HARVEST MOON SPOOKTACULAR 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Live music, a costume contest and trick-or-treating will be held, including carnival games and more, with funds benefiting Open Classroom K-8. Main Street between Oak and Palm, Ventura. For more information, visit www.theopenclassroom.org.
THE HONEYSUCKLE POSSUMS CONCERT 7 p.m. High-energy, old-time, mountain-bluegrass and original music will be performed by this all-woman band. $15. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.
THE SALVATION ARMY FIRST ANNUAL FASHION SHOW Noon-2 p.m. Enjoy a fashion show with a meal, with proceeds going to support the Free Dental Clinic. $50. Residence Inn by Marriott, 2101 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 483-9235.
SIERRA CLUB CALIFORNIA/NEVADA WILDERNESS TEAM FALL 2015 MEETING 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The meeting theme will be “Protecting the Great Wilderness Areas of California’s Central Coast Region.” Nordhoff High School, 1401 Maricopa Highway, Ojai. For more information, visit www.venturasierraclub.org.
THIRD ANNUAL KELLY’S LOT AND FRIENDS FUNDRAISER 6-11 p.m. Kelly’s Lot will be headlining alongside Tommy Marsh, Ray Jaurique and more in support of CarlDogs.org. $10. The Patio at Player’s Casino, 6580 Auto Center Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.kellyslot.com.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY’S FIELD TRIP TO LAKE CASITAS 8:30 a.m. Target birds will include the resident bald eagles, green heron and more for this walk. For more information and directions, call 415-0188.
VENTURA COUNTY BRITISH INVASION CONCERT 7-10 p.m. This benefit concert features Beatles and Duran Duran cover bands. $20. Ventura High School Auditorium, 2 N. Catalina St., Ventura. For more information, search Facebook for “VC British Invasion.”
VENTURA HARBOR VILLAGE SAFE TRICK-OR-TREAT BY THE SEA 1-3 p.m. Bring the family and kids in costume for a safe Trick-or-Treat with face painting and more. Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturaharborvillage.com.
“WOMENTUM! EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN’S ECONOMIC SUCCESS” 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Keynote speaker Eliana Murillo, head of multicultural marketing at Google Inc., will head up this conference featuring panels and discussions. CSU Channel Islands, Grand Salon, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.womentum.eventbrite.com.

~ SUNDAY ~

ADOLFO CAMARILLO’S 151ST BIRTHDAY PARTY Noon-4 p.m. A day of fun and exhibits will be held in celebration of the city’s founding father. Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarilloranch.org.
CAMARILLO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FALL FORUM FEATURING “MAVERICK METHODIST” THE REV. FRANK SCHAEFER 4 p.m. Schaefer will tell his story as the keynote speaker at this year’s forum. United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.cam-umc.org.
DRACULA DOUBLE FEATURE 2 and 7 p.m. (and Wednesday, Oct. 28). Along with the iconic Bela Lugosi version, the Spanish-language version, shot with a different cast, will also be screened. $7.50-12. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
MUSIC SPEAKS SERIES: KIKI EBSEN 4 p.m. Singer-songwriter Kiki Ebsen will talk about her music and career at the finale of this speaker series. $20. NAMBA Performing Arts Space, 47 S. Oak St., Ventura. For more information, call 628-9250.
OJAI RAPTOR FALL OPEN HOUSE Noon-4 p.m. The theme will be “Raptors of the Ojai Valley” and will feature activities for kids, stage presentations, Chumash stories and more. Ojai Raptor Center, 370 Baldwin Road, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojairaptorcenter.org.
ROTARY CLUB OF OJAI’S 15TH ANNUAL TASTE OF OJAI 2-5 p.m. More than 25 local restaurants, caterers, food purveyors, wineries and breweries will serve up samples of their goods at this annual event. $75. 10th green at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, 905 Country Club Road, Ojai. For more information, visit www.tasteofojai.com.
SIMI STRINGS ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE 2-3 p.m. The orchestra will perform musical favorites from classical to Broadway and the standards. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.Simivalleylibrary.org.
VENTURA LIFE AND LOVE HYPNOSIS MEETUP 6:30 p.m. Dr. Vondie Lozano will present “Hypnosis Can Help You Have the Life and Love You Always Dreamed Of!” RSVP for location. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Life-Love-Hypnosis/events.
VIVA LA LIBERTÀ 4:30 p.m. A politician’s identical twin must step in when the man disappears. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.

~ MONDAY ~

OXNARD PUBLIC LIBRARY MOVIE MATINEE 4 p.m. A young bullfighter gets caught up in a contest between supernatural beings. Oxnard Public Library, Main Branch, 251 S A. St, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardlibrary.net.
NO ON PAID PARKING 5 p.m. Fine Fox Jewelry will have a party with refreshments, live music and prizes, leading up to the City Council meeting when the issue of paid parking in the structure will be discussed. Fine Fox Jewelry, 560 E. Main St.

~ TUESDAY ~

CHONDA PIERCE: LAUGHING IN THE DARK 7 p.m. This docu-comedy chronicles Chonda’s life as she struggles with depression and finds hope. $10.50-12.50. Century 10 Downtown, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
EMPOWERED CAREGIVERS SERIES, “HOUSING OPTIONS FOR SENIORS” 5:30-7 p.m. Discover options for when a loved one can no longer manage living alone. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 497-0189.
PARENTS, FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND ALLIES OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY MEETING 7 p.m. PFLAG will meet to discuss issues and concerns of the LGBT community. Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston St., Ventura. For more information, call 650-3327.
TOASTMASTERS X-L HALLOWEEN MEETING Noon-1 p.m. Author Richard Senate will talk at this Halloween-themed meeting designed to showcase the Ventura Toastmasters club. City Hall, 501 Poli St., Ventura. For more information, call 658-2820.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST SPEAKER SERIES 6-7 p.m. Expert Craig Carey will discuss hiking and backpacking in Santa Barbara and Ventura. E.P. Foster Library Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 641-4413.
“THE MAGIC OF MERLIN” 4 p.m. A Halloween performance by master magician Paul Dwork. South Oxnard Branch Library, 4300 Saviers Road, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardlibrary.net

OPENING THEATER 

MY FAIR LADY Oct. 24 through Nov. 11. James O’Neil directs Rubicon Theatre’s production of the classic rags-to-riches story based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion. Sometimes referred to as the “perfect musical,” it starred Julie Andrews when it debuted on stage and Audrey Hepburn in the film adaptation. Kimberly Hessler stars as Eliza Doolittle. $35-64. For tickets and full schedule, including talkback dates, please visit www.rubicontheatre.org.
POE IN HIS OWN WORDS Saturday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Poe in His Own Words: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe celebrates the life of the author starring stage actor Travis Rhett Wilson. The national touring production commemorates the 166th anniversary of Poe’s passing and combines the three most memorable periods of his career. Scherr Forum Theater, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 449-ARTS or www.CivicArtsPlaza.com.
POLLY WANTS A CURTAIN CALL Oct. 24. A crazy mixed-up crew of pirates goes on an adventure in this Young Artists Ensemble production for the whole family. $10. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com.

ONGOING THEATER

ALMOST, MAINE Through October 25. Moorpark College Theatre Arts presents the John Cariani play about romantic relationships. 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. 378-1485 or www.moorparkcollege.edu/pac.
DAMN YANKEES Through Oct. 25. Cabrillo Music Theatre presents the popular musical about a baseball fanatic who trades his soul to the devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to the World Series. Favorite songs include “Whatever Lola Wants” and “You Gotta Have Heart.” Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. 449-2100 or www.cabrillomusictheatre.com.
GHOSTWALK Through Oct. 25. The popular Santa Paula Theater Center fundraiser returns with its hour-long guided tour of historic Santa Paula featuring “ghosts” from the city’s past telling the stories of their untimely entries into the afterworld. $8-15. For tickets and important information, call 525-3073 or visit www.ghostwalk.com.
RENT Through Oct. 25. OYES Theatre presents the iconic rock musical with a live rock orchestra. The hugely popular musical captures life in New York City’s East Village at a time when struggling creatives were dealing with the threat of AIDS. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, it received numerous Tony awards as well as a Pulitzer. $20. 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai. 646-4300 or www.ojaiyes.org/rentmusical.
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Through Oct. 31. Flying H Group presents John Pollono’s psychological thriller that incorporates modern technology and social media to punctuate its narrative. Not suitable for children. $15. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura. 901-0005 or www.flyinghgroup.com.
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

GALLERY 525 Oct. 24 through Nov. 29. “Taking Off,” a solo exhibition of new works by Kelly Luscombe Bea is a show of luminous oil paintings inspired by the artist’s sea voyages over the last year. Opening reception on Oct. 25, 5-8 p.m. 525 W. El Roblar, Drive, Ojai. 701-1156 or www.gallery525.com.
“SPEAKING WITH TREES” Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. The California Museum of Art Speaker Series presents “Speaking with Trees: Contemporary Wood Art” with Kevin Wallace, the director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts. The illustrated lecture will focus on an array of art movements and craft traditions, most notably the contemporary craft movement that took place over the last half of the 20th century. $5.  Hillside Center for the Arts, 403 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 

ONGOING ART

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.
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.
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.
GALERIE 102 Through Oct. 25. Welcome Earthlings, solo mixed-media exhibition by Jane Peterson. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai. 272-5111 or www.galerie102.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through Nov. 1. From Here to Zen, a solo exhibiton by Swedish artist Christina Altfeld. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, #117C, Ventura. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
THE HUD Through Oct. 25. Conceive is a group exhibition that explores the cognitive process of the contemporary artist by artists from throughout the U.S. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. www.thehudventura.com.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura. 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. 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.shoppacificview.com.
PORCH GALLERY Through Nov. 15. A Catalogue of Unnatural Works, new works by Jeff Mann. After a 25-year career at George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic, creating characters and scenery, Mann created a series of drawings featuring otherworldly flora and fauna. They will be shown in this exhibition alongside his carbon ink prints. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai. More at 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 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.
STUDIO GALLERY Through Dec. 31. Exile to the Garden: Paintings by Jacquelyn Cavish features works created during a period of loss for the artist when she drew inspiration from a gnarled old orange tree. 2741 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf, 985-1546.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through Oct. 25. The Museum of Ventura County presents MacArthur Park: Time Stands Still, photography by Samuel Hernandez. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 643-1960 or www.bellartsfactory.com.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through Oct. 26. Cloudscapes by Jon Ng captures the experience of awareness and discovery via the changing shapes and silhouettes of cloud formations. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura. For more information, www.vitaartcenter.com.
WAV THEATER GALLERY Through Oct. 25. Earth Spirit Art Exhibit and Concerts. WAV artists present this collaboration of fine arts, eco activities, entertainment and activities for kids, singles and seniors. Every Friday, 6-10 p.m. There will be concerts, art, film screenings and general face-to-face social networking. For a full schedule and list of performers, visit www.artsforearth.org.

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 in 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.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Jan. 24. Digging Up the Past: An Extraordinary Collection of Dinosaur Fossils. Actual fossils of T. rex, Triceratops and pterodactyls will be on display as well as a replica excavation site. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. 933-0076 or www.caoilmuseum.org.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Jan. 3. Marple Deconstructed: the Evolution of a Master features some of the most stunning ship models ever crafted. Opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 7, 3-5 p.m. 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.
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. 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: Sundays, 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.
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

FOOD TRUCK AND BOCCE BALL FESTIVAL
Sunday, Oct. 18, noon-5 p.m.

The Festival will offer bocce ball enthusiasts, and those just looking for a fun afternoon, a variety of 10 gourmet food trucks to feast from, several live bands to listen and dance to and a bocce ball tournament. Proceeds benefit Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families. $35-110. Limoneira Ranch, 1141 Cummings Road, Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.casapacifica.org.
 
 
 

2015 SAILATHON AND SEARCH FOR THE UGLY FISH
Sunday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

From sails to paddles to motors, Ventura’s finest will hit the waters just off the Ventura Pier for a day of fun, sun and friendly yacht club rivalry. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., food trucks and a DJ will be present, followed by a closing reception filled with good food, signature cocktails and a sailing-themed auction and raffle. Also, skippers will be on the lookout for the so-called “Ugly Fish.”  Proceeds from the event benefit CAREGivers of Ventura. Ventura Harbor (various locations). For more information and locations, visit www.vccaregivers.org/events.php.
 
 
 

RENT Through Oct. 25.
OYES Theatre presents the iconic rock musical with a live rock orchestra. The hugely popular musical captures life in New York City’s East Village at a time when struggling creatives were dealing with the threat of AIDS. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, it received numerous Tony awards as well as a Pulitzer. $20. 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai. 646-4300 or www.ojaiyes.org/rentmusical.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

“A DOLLAR HERE, A DOLLAR THERE: THE DIFFERENCE IT MAKES” BUSINESS PANEL 5:45-9 p.m. Participants will talk about global, national and local financial and economic issues and how they impact individuals. $55. California Lutheran University, Lundring Events Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.CalLutheran.edu/cla.
AN EVENING WITH CHAMPIONSHIP BOXER MAUREEN SHEA 6 p.m. A benefit for The City Center to raise awareness of domestic violence and its effect on the family. Free, $25 for VIP meet and greet. TRC Conference Center, 859 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.TheCityCenter.org.
“CHICANAS AND CHICANOS ON THE MOVE: STUDENT ACTIVISM IN VENTURA COUNTY, 1965 – 1975” 6-7 p.m. Dr. Barajas will discuss the activism of high school and college students in Ventura County. Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. Eighth St., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.blanchardlibrary.org.
MCFARLAND U.S.A. LUNCH 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Members of the 1987 cross-country team who inspired the 2015 Disney movie “McFarland, U.S.A.” will give a presentation. CSU Channel Islands’ Grand Salon, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.csuci.edu.
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.
OXNARD PUBLIC LIBRARY TEEN MOVIE MATINEE 3:30 p.m. A film will be shown that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier saves her family. Oxnard Public Library, Colonia Branch, 1500 Camino del Sol # 26, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardlibrary.net.

~ FRIDAY ~

CONVERSATIONS WITH SERIES, FEATURING DEXTER ACTOR ERIK KING 7 p.m. A one-hour discussion with King on the craft of acting followed by a question-and-answer sessio. CLU’s Preus-Brandt Forum, 135 Chapel Lane., Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3415.
GHOSTS OF CITY HALL TOUR WITH RICHARD SENATE 8-10 p.m. This tour explores City Hall’s reputed mysteries, psychic events and resident ghosts. $20. City Hall front steps, 501 Poli St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.
“THE GLOBAL ECONOMY, CYBER SECURITY AND INVESTMENT IMPLICATIONS” 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sung Won Sohn, Ph.D., will discuss the state of the global economy followed by panel discussion and lunch. CSU Channel Islands, Malibu Hall 100, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.csuci.edu.
OJAI VALLEY GREEN COALITION SALON SERIES VIII: “DIRT” 7-9 p.m. A discussion of the role, seen or unseen, that dirt plays in our lives. Ojai Valley Green Coalition Resource Center, 206 N. Signal St., #S, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.org.
SONGSTER JUAN D. MENDOZA 1-2 p.m. Mendoza will perform “A Bitter-Sweet Taste of Saudade – Songs of Pleasant Sorrow” from Brazil and Portugal. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, call 218-9146.
VENTURA COUNTY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: PLUTONIC RELATIONS 7:15-9 p.m. Dr. E.C. Krupp, director of Griffith Observatory, will share the latest pictures and discoveries of Pluto. $2 suggested donation. Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.vcas.org.

~ SATURDAY ~

COMEDIAN TIM MINCHIN 8:30 p.m. Australian musician, actor, comedian and writer Tim Minchin will perform his unique brand of musical comedy. $35. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
DAY OF AUTHORS 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Patty A. Gammons (Hazards on the Hardwood) Michael Backes (Cannabis Pharmacy), Joye Emmens (She’s Gone) and Edna Esfeld (Fighting For The Enemy) will sign their novels. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
805’S GOT TALENT 3 p.m. Talented people from around the 805 will compete, this year, including an audience choice award. $12. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.805sGotTalent.com.
FINDING MR. RIGHT/MS. RIGHT MEETUP 3-5:00 Dr. Vondie Lozano presents “How to Get the Closeness You Really Want and the Space You Really Need!” E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/finding-mr-ms-right/events.
#(HASHTAG) COMEDY 8 p.m. Some of Hollywood’s funniest headliners will perform in an intimate cabaret setting. $12-15. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.hillcrestarts.com.
INSIDE OUT BEAUTY BAZAAR 2-5 p.m. Healthy “tricks and treats” with local artists, artisans and practitioners of the healing arts will be on display. $10. Yoga Jones, 105 S. Oak St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.yogajones.com.
MCCREA RANCH TOUR AND MATINEE 1-4 p.m. The feature film will be Souls at Sea, a 1937 action/adventure starring Gary Cooper, followed by a tour. $15. McCrea Ranch, 4500 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.crpd.org/mccrea.
MOORPARK HARVEST FESTIVAL 1-4 p.m. A craft beer pavilion, food truck festival and more will be held at this event featuring live music as well. $50. Moorpark College Athletic Fields, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.moorparkharvestfestival.com.
PSYCHIC FAIR AND BOUTIQUE 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Readings, spiritual advisers, past-life counselors and more will be on site at this fair. Center for Spiritual Living, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.cslwestlake.org.
STEAMPUNK FEST 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate all things Victorian with impossible gadgets and steam-powered machines at this festival highlighting the Steampunk culture. Free-$35. Heritage Square, 715 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardsteampunkfest.com.
THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB DANCE FEATURING THE DICK PARENT TRIO 6:30-10 p.m. Come dance in a variety of styles to the tunes of the band. $7. Goebel Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 523-1746.
VENTURA AQUATIC CENTER “PUMPKIN PLUNGE!” Noon-3:30 p.m. The Center will host a floating pumpkin patch, decorating, activities and more. $3-5. Ventura Aquatic Center, 901 S. Kimball Road, Ventura. For more information, call 654-7511.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY’S FIELD TRIP: CAMINO REAL PARK 8:30 a.m. A trek through the park in search of rare birds is in order. Aurora Drive at the east end of Camino Real Park. For more information and directions, call 482-7537.
VENTURA COUNTY RESCUE MISSION ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE 9 a.m.-noon. See the work the Rescue Mission has accomplished while touring the facility, with brunch included. Rescue Mission, 234 E. Sixth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.vcrescuemission.org.
VENTURA EMBLEM CLUB HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Local and visiting artisans, jewelry designers, horticulturists and others will display their creations. Ventura Elks Lodge, 2126 Knoll Drive, Ventura. For more information, call 642-1467.
VENTURA SIERRA CLUB’S OKTOBERFEST  POT LUCK PARTY 2-5 p.m. Director of the Ojai Monarch Butterfly Way Station will present a program on monarch butterflies after a hot dog lunch. $4-7 suggested donation. Camp Comfort, 11969 N. Creek Road, Ojai. For more information, call 984-3590.
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS FALL PARKING-LOT SALE 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Items for sale include household goods, arts and crafts and more. Post Home, 3801 Market St., Ventura. For more information, call 642-2674.

~ SUNDAY ~

CSUCI FALL LECTURE SERIES: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PERFORMING ARTS, PAUL MURPHY 2-3 p.m. Murphy will share the musical epiphany he experienced when visiting Ireland in 1998. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.SimiValleyLibrary.org.
MUSIC SPEAKS: HEKAR RIVERA AND STEVE SUNNARBORG 4 p.m. Rivera and Sonnerborg will speak of their heavy metal core music at this speaking series. $20. NAMBA Performing Arts Space, 47 S. Oak St., Ventura. For more information, call 628-9250.
OJAI ART CENTER CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT 2 p.m. Pianist Miriam Arichea and flutist Mariana Smith will perform. $8-10. Ojai Center for the Arts, Gallery Room, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. For more information, call 640-8327.
OJAI VALLEY GRANGE CONTRA DANCE 6-9 p.m. An old-fashioned contra dance will be held, played by Hidden Fifth, and a dessert potluck. $5-10. Ojai Valley Grange, 381 Cruzero St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaivalleygrange.com.
THE SALT OF THE EARTH 4:30 p.m. The story of Sebastião Salgado, one of the world’s greatest photographers, will be screened. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
TRAFALGAR DAY AT RANCHO CAMULOS Noon-4 p.m. A Regency-style picnic with music and dance in honor of the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar will be held. $5. Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E. Telegraph Road.

~ MONDAY ~

SECOND MOTHER 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo, must deal with her employer’s son as well as her estranged daughter. $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
THOUSAND OAKS POLICE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT 8:30 a.m. A golf-tournament will be held to benefit the T.O. Charitable Foundation featuring a long-drive exhibition and a putting contest. $20-50. North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Westlake Village. For more information, call 373-2302.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

LATINO THOUGHT-MAKERS SERIES: AN EVENING WITH JUDY REYES AND JULISSA ARCE 7 p.m. Judy Reyes will talk as part of this Latino discussion series. Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 986-5814.
JEWISH COMEDIAN CANTOR KENNY ELLIS 7-8:30 p.m. Ellis will combine humorous stories with Israeli, Yiddish, folk and popular music. CLU Lundring Events Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.clu.edu.
LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST SPEAKER SERIES 6-7 p.m. Edible plant expert Lanny Kaufer will discuss the edible plants and herbs of the southern Los Padres. E.P. Foster Library Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 641-4413. 

OPENING THEATER 

ALMOST, MAINE Oct. 15 through 25. Moorpark College Theatre Arts presents the John Cariani play about romantic relationships. 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. 378-1485 or www.moorparkcollege.edu/pac.
DAMN YANKEES Oct. 16-25. Cabrillo Music Theatre presents the popular musical about a baseball fanatic who trades his soul to the devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to the World Series. Favorite songs include “Whatever Lola Wants” and “You Gotta Have Heart.” Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. 449-2100 or www.cabrillomusictheatre.com.

ONGOING THEATER

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.
GHOSTWALK Through Oct. 25. The popular Santa Paula Theater Center fundraiser returns with its hour-long guided tour of historic Santa Paula featuring “ghosts” from the city’s past telling the stories of their untimely entries into the afterworld. $8-15. For tickets and important information, call 525-3073 or visit www.ghostwalk.com.
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.
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Through Oct. 31. Flying H Group presents John Pollono’s psychological thriller that incorporates modern technology and social media to punctuate its narrative. Not suitable for children. $15. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura. 901-0005 or www.flyinghgroup.com.
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

OJAI VALLEY PHOTO CLUB Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Local photographer Chris Jensen will present a talk and slide show of his work. The portrait and rock-music photographer will discuss lighting, backdrops and environments, among other topics. Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 Santa Ana St., Ojai.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Oct. 17 through Feb. 28. The 22nd annual De Colores Art Show opens with a reception on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2-5 p.m. The annual group exhibition, founded by Xavier Montes, is a celebration of Latino culture, heritage and iconography. The reception will feature live traditional Mexican folk music by Trio Guadalajara. This year’s show pays homage to “Campesinas” or female farmworkers. “La Preciosa,” pictured, is by Sunni Gibbons. 117 N. Tenth St., Santa Paula. More information, www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.

ONGOING ART

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.
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.
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.
GALERIE 102 Through Oct. 25. Welcome Earthlings, solo mixed-media exhibition by Jane Peterson. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai. 272-5111 or www.galerie102.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through Nov. 1. From Here to Zen, a solo exhibiton by Swedish artist Christina Altfeld. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, #117C, Ventura. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
THE HUD Through Oct. 25. Conceive is a group exhibition that explores the cognitive process of the contemporary artist by artists from throughout the U.S. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. www.thehudventura.com.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura. 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. 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.shoppacificview.com.
PORCH GALLERY Through Nov. 15. A Catalogue of Unnatural Works, new works by Jeff Mann. After a 25-year career at George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic, creating characters and scenery, Mann created a series of drawings featuring otherworldly flora and fauna. They will be shown in this exhibition alongside his carbon ink prints. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai. More at 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 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.
STUDIO GALLERY Through Dec. 31. Exile to the Garden: Paintings by Jacquelyn Cavish features works created during a period of loss for the artist when she drew inspiration from a gnarled old orange tree. 2741 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf, 985-1546.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through Oct. 25. The Museum of Ventura County presents MacArthur Park: Time Stands Still, photography by Samuel Hernandez. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 643-1960 or www.bellartsfactory.com.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through Oct. 26. Cloudscapes by Jon Ng captures the experience of awareness and discovery via the changing shapes and silhouettes of cloud formations. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura. For more information, www.vitaartcenter.com.
WAV THEATER GALLERY Through Oct. 25. Earth Spirit Art Exhibit and Concerts. WAV artists present this collaboration of fine arts, eco activities, entertainment and activities for kids, singles and seniors. Every Friday, 6-10 p.m. There will be concerts, art, film screenings and general face-to-face social networking. For a full schedule and list of performers, visit www.artsforearth.org.
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. For more information, 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 in 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.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Jan. 24. Digging Up the Past: An Extraordinary Collection of Dinosaur Fossils. Actual fossils of T. rex, Triceratops and pterodactyls will be on display as well as a replica excavation site. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. 933-0076 or www.caoilmuseum.org.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Jan. 3. Marple Deconstructed: the Evolution of a Master features some of the most stunning ship models ever crafted. Opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 7, 3-5 p.m. 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.
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.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: Sundays, 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. zz

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH EVENTS
Saturday, Oct. 9 – Sunday, Oct. 25
 
 
 

SEASIDE HIGHLAND GAMES
Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The annual festival of all things Celtic returns with competitions in athletics, dance, fiddles, piping and drumming. Live music on four stages headlined by Hall-of-Fame band the Tannahill Weavers direct from Scotland, plus unique Scottish and Irish vendors, authentic British food and drink, a British Car Show and a kids zone. $5-25. Ventura Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.seaside-games.com
 
 
 

ONE LOVE FEST
Friday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m. (through Sunday, Oct. 11).

A festival for world peace will be held featuring music, teachings, camping, food, healers and more. $55. Lake Casitas, Ojai. For more information and directions, visit www.onelovefest.com.
 
 
 

OJAI OPEN STUDIO EVENTS
Saturday, Oct. 10 – Monday, Oct. 12.

Two annual events, the Ojai Studio Artists Tour and the Ojai Art Detour, offer art enthusiasts the opportunity to visit local artists in their natural habitats: their studios. The Studio Artists Tour features eight new artists this year for a total of 50 participating artists, including Gayel Childress (pictured). Workshops will be held on Friday in specialty mediums, including silk marbleizing, printmaking and Ukrainian egg decorating. Artist demos throughout the weekend will include sculpture, painting, encaustic painting, petroglyph-cutting and much more. Advance tickets are $15-35. For a full schedule visit www.ojaistudioartists.org. The Art Detour, happening Saturday and Sunday, will feature 40-plus artists and an exhibit at Café Emporium. The Detour is free. Reception will be held Oct. 10 at Gallery 525 at 6 p.m. Learn more at www.ojaiartdetour.com.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

SANTA SUSANA HIGH JAM CLUB 6:30-7:30 p.m. This popular group will entertain with their voices and a variety of instruments. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.Simivalleylibrary.org.
THE WHO IN HYDE PARK 7:30 p.m. The Who celebrates its 50th anniversary with a performance in London’s Hyde Park. $13-15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
VENTURA LANDLORD-TENANT WORKSHOP 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Housing Rights Center and the city of Ventura will host this workshop on landlord-tenant rights. Ventura City Hall, room 202, 501 Poli St., Ventura. For more information, visits www.housingrightscenter.org.

~ FRIDAY ~

CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY’S FOUNDERS DAY CONCERT 7:30 p.m. The University Symphony will perform the overture to the opera “Iphigenia in Aulis” in celebration of the campus. CLU Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.callutheran.edu.
DEAD ZONE 805 7-10 p.m. (through Saturday, Oct. 31). Halloween kicks off with this haunted maze experience, with handcrafted props and spooky scares. $13. 5353 Walker St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.deadzone805.com.
SANTA PAULA GHOSTWALK 6:30 p.m. (last tour leaves at 9 p.m.; through Sunday, Oct. 25). An hour-long guided tour of vintage Santa Paula neighborhoods with a Halloween theme. $8-15. Teague-McKevett Ranch. For more information and directions, call 805-525-3073.
SEASHORE PORCELAIN ARTISTS MEETING 9:30 a.m. Nancy Benedetti will demonstrate a technique using water- and oil-based mediums. Camarillo Evangelical Free Church, 2315 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. For more information, call 798-3752.
SECOND ANNUAL KARAOKE OKTOBERFEST WITH VIRGINIA AND PAUL NEUMAN 5:30-8 p.m. The Cancer Support Community will host this annual karaoke party with beer, wine and appetizers provided. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.CancerSupportVvsb.org.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY’S WORK DAY 8 a.m. Long pants and boots or closed shoes are required for this ranch cleanup day. Hedrick Ranch Nature Area, 20395 S. Mountain Road, Santa Paula. For more information, call 340-0478.
WATER WISE GARDENING SERIES: COMPOSTING AND HEALTHY SOILS 10-11:30 a.m. Learn from Dr. Rot how to turn your vegetable and yard waste into “urban gold.” Cornucopia Community Garden, Bobolink Lane (between Johnson and Ramelli on Telephone), Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturawater.net.

~ SATURDAY ~

AUTUMN BLUEGRASS PARTY FOR THE PARKS 5 p.m. Cocktails, dinner and live entertainment will be held to benefit the purchase of adaptive playground equipment. $175-300. Lamb Ranch, 7568 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.pvrpfoundation.org.
CAMARILLO BIRD MUSEUM 13TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hands-on egg blowing and an art show will be held during this open house. $3-5. Camarillo Bird Museum, 439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.wfvz.org.
COALITION FOR FAMILY HARMONY “NIGHT AT THE THEATER” FUNDRAISER 6 p.m. Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof will be hosted in support of the Coalition. $25-50. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. For more information, call 501-7016.
COMMUNITY RUMMAGE SALE 7 a.m.-1 p.m. A plethora of shopping deals and more at this event. Camarillo Community Center Parking Lot, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.pvrpd.org.
NINTH ANNUAL STORYFEST 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Storytelling, book giveaways, musical activities and more will be held at this community event. Ventura Unified School District Education Service Center, 255 W. Stanley Ave., Ventura. For more information, call 701-8984.
YOUTH STAMP FAIR 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The fair will offer a “swag bag” to everyone who attends, free stamps, several work stations where stamp collecting techniques are explained, games and more. Dudley House Museum, 197 N. Ashwood St., Ventura. For more information, email jweigle@bvcent.com.

~ SUNDAY ~

B-1719: THE STORY OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR CHARLES PIERCE AND BOOK SIGNING 2-3:30 p.m. This documentary describes Pierce’s experiences and how he survived, followed by a book signing by his son, Mark. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.Simivalleylibrary.org.
CAMERATA PACIFICA SYMPHONY: ROSSINI, WILSON, WEBER, SMETANA 3 p.m. Camerata Pacifica’s October program opens with Gioacchino Rossini and showcases the virtuosity of the ensemble’s bass string. $50. Temple Beth Tora, 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.cameratapacifica.org.
JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: “DNA TESTING FOR GENEALOGY” 1-3 p.m. Mr. Sage will discuss the role that DNA testing can play in genealogical research. Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 818-889-6616.
LOVE & MERCY 4:30 p.m. This documentary peers inside the troubled mind of one of music’s most enigmatic characters, Brian Wilson. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
NAMBA PRESENTS MUSIC SPEAKS FEATURING ALAN THORNHILL 4 p.m. Singer Alan Thornhill will discuss his music at this speaker series. $20. Namba Performing Arts Space, 47 S. Oak St., Ventura. For more information, call 628-9250.
SIMI VALLEY JAZZ/DANCE CLUB MEETING 1-4:30 p.m. Dance the day away with entertainment by the Jammers and the Riverboat Jazz Band. $7-10. Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. For more information, call 279-3905.

~ TUESDAY ~

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF MOORPARK MEETING 5:30 p.m. The club will meet at a private home to watch the televised debate of Democratic candidates for president. RSVP for location by calling 338-5582.
“ISSUES SURROUNDING THE DECLARATION OF BRAIN DEATH” 7-8:30 p.m. CSU Channel Islands Associate Professor of Health Sciences Carol Mack will detail the difference between brain death and other conditions. Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.csuci.edu.
“THE SALMON SEEKERS: COASTAL BEARS OF ALASKA” 7:30 p.m. Speaker Ed MacKerrow will present a photographic journey with the bears and other wildlife of coastal Alaska. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, call 377-5859.  

~ WEDNESDAY ~

“THE FUTURE OF ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT” 8-11:30 a.m. The Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties will host this event featuring keynote speaker author Alex Epstein. Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura, 450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/pwvwpsk.
“THE IRAN DEAL: PEACE OR NO PEACE” 6:30 p.m. Speaker Ilissa Gold will discuss the pros and cons of the Iran agreement at this meeting of the Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley. North Ranch Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. For more information, call 231-4152.
WATER: TAKE 1 KICKOFF RECEPTION 6-8 p.m. Opening reception for the annual online short-film contest that aims to bring awareness to the issues surrounding the future of water. Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, 450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, call 652-4587. 

OPENING THEATER 

BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO DE AMALIA HERNANDEZ Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Ballet Folklorico de Mexico will present an evening of entertainment and dance. The USA 2016 Tour is entitled “The Force and the Passion of Mexico,” founded by Amalia Hernandez. $55-65. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. 486-2424 or www.oxnardperformingarts.com.
GHOSTWALK Oct. 9-25. The popular Santa Paula Theater Center fundraiser returns with its hour-long guided tour of historic Santa Paula featuring “ghosts” from the city’s past telling the stories of their untimely entries into the afterworld. $8-15. For tickets and important information, call 525-3073 or visit www.ghostwalk.com.
MEN ARE FROM MARS WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS Oct. 10, 8 p.m. A one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up comedy, based on the bestselling book, is a series of quick vignettes that cover dating, marriage and intimacy. $59. Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 449-2700 or www.civicartsplaza.com.
SWAN LAKE Oct. 9, 8 p.m. A full-length production of the famous ballet performed live by the Russian Grand Ballet. $30-90. Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 449-2700 or www.civicartsplaza.com.

ONGOING THEATER

13 THE MUSICAL Through Oct. 11. Conejo Players presents this hilarious musical about a young man who is transplanted into a sleepy Indiana town after being raised in New York City. Fitting in proves a challenging proposition. Rated PG. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. www.conejoplayers.org.
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.
CHAMBER MUSIC Through Oct. 10. The California Lutheran University Theatre Arts department presents this Arthur Kopit absurdist one-act play set in an insane asylum. Free. Preus-Brandt Forum, 135 Chapel Lane on the Cal Lutheran Campus. 493-3415.
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.
RENT Through Oct. 25. OYES Theatre presents the iconic musical about life in New York City’s East Village, featuring a live rock orchestra. $20. 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai. 646-4300 or www.ojaiyes.org/rentmusical.
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.
THE WINTER’S TALE Through Oct. 11. California Shakespeare Company presents the Bard’s comedy about jealousy. $18-20. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.hillcrestarts.com.

ONGOING ART

BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Oct. 17. “Interpretations,” a joint exhibition by Carson Pritchard and Dahlia Riley. 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. 385-8157 or www.carnegieam.org.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m. Carmen Abelleira discusses her exhibit Reclaimed Stories inspired by her childhood in Cuba.  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.
GALERIE 102 Through Oct. 25. “Welcome Earthlings,” solo mixed-media exhibition by Jane Peterson. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai. 272-5111 or www.galerie102.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through Nov. 1. “From Here to Zen,” a solo exhibiton by Swedish artist Christina Altfeld. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, #117C, Ventura. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
THE HUD Through Oct. 25. Conceive is a group exhibition that explores the cognitive process of the contemporary artist by artists from throughout the U.S. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. www.thehudventura.com.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura, 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.shoppacificview.com.
PORCH GALLERY Through Nov. 15. “A Catalogue of Unnatural Works,” new works by Jeff Mann. After a 25-year career at George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic creating characters and scenery for films like Star Wars, E.T., Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park, Mann created a series of drawings featuring otherworldly flora and fauna. They will be shown in this exhibition alongside his carbon ink prints. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai. More at 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.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through Oct. 25. The Museum of Ventura County presents“MacArthur Park: Time Stands Still,” photography by Samuel Hernandez. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 643-1960 or www.bellartsfactory.com.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through Oct. 26. “Cloudscapes” by Jon Ng captures the experience of awareness and discovery via the changing shapes and silhouettes of cloud formations. 432 N. Ventura Ave. Studio 30, Ventura. More at www.vitaartcenter.com.
WAV THEATER GALLERY Through Oct. 25. Earth Spirit Art Exhibit and Concerts. WAV artists present this collaboration of fine arts, eco activities, entertainment and activities for kids, singles and seniors. Every Friday, 6-10 p.m. There will be concerts, art, film screenings and general face-to-face social networking. For a full schedule and list of performers, visit www.artsforearth.org.
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 in 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.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Jan. 24. “Digging Up the Past: An Extraordinary Collection of Dinosaur Fossils.”  Actual fossils of T. rex, Triceratops and pterodactyls will be on display as well as a replica excavation site. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. 933-0076 or www.caoilmuseum.org.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Jan. 3. “Marple Deconstructed: the Evolution of a Master” features some of the most stunning ship models ever crafted. Opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 7, 3-5 p.m. 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.
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. 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: Sundays, 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

HARVEST FESTIVAL ORIGINAL ART AND CRAFT SHOW
Friday, Oct 2, through Sunday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

This annual fair will feature a pumpkin patch, live entertainment and hundreds of arts and crafts and specialty foods vendors. Everything from art, candles, essential oils and woodcraft to clothing, home decor and jewelry will be on display and available for sale. Get your holiday shopping done or just get into the fall spirit.  $4-9. Seaside Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.harvestfestival.com.
 
 
 

PIER UNDER THE STARS
Saturday, Oct. 3, 5-8 p.m.

Ventura’s premier food and wine tasting benefit for the historic pier. Guests will be treated to food and beverage tastings against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, with music by the upbeat band Caliente. A silent auction will also be held. $75-125. Ventura Pier, Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.pierintothefuture.org.
 
 
 

EARTH SPIRIT ART EXHIBIT AND CONCERT
Oct. 2-25

Arts for Earth Foundation —“Using our passion to create compassion,” using the arts to further educate and support sustainability on the planet — and WAV artists present this collaboration of fine arts, eco activities, entertainment and activities for kids, singles and seniors. Every Friday, 6-10 p.m. at the WAV until Oct. 25, there will be concerts, art, film screenings and general face-to-face social networking. For a full schedule and list of performers, visit www.artsforearth.org.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

“BIOMYTHOGRAPHY AND IDENTITY” PANEL DISCUSSION 6 p.m. The panel will discuss ever-shifting identities and how people experience and create culture. California Lutheran University, Lundring Events Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.CalLutheran.edu/rolland.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CAMARILLO PIZZA PARTY FUNDRAISER 6:00 p.m. Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin will discuss her achievements during her first year in office, preceded by a pizza party. Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.democraticclubofcamarillo.com.
11TH ANNUAL REYES ADOBE DAYS FESTIVAL Through Sunday, Oct. 4, various times. Hands-on rancho activities, an art boutique and gallery, local craft beer and food trucks, museum tours and more will be held during this four-day event. Reyes Adobe Historical Site, 5464 Reyes Adobe Road, Agoura Hills. For more information and schedule, visit www.reyesadobedays.org.
POWER THROUGH PARIS WORKSHOP 7-9 p.m. A discussion of Ventura County on building on the momentum of the local climate movement. Unitarian-Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston St., Ventura. For more information, call 746-5368.
RIFFTRAX LIVE: MIAMI CONNECTION 8 p.m. (and Tuesday, Oct. 6). A group of motorcycle-riding ninjas take on the band Dragon Sound with commentary by the hosts of Mystery Science Theater 3000. $7.50-10.50. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
SEVENTH ANNUAL TASTE OF CONEJO 5-8 p.m. An evening of food, wine, beer and spirit tastings from over 60 local restaurants, breweries and wineries, with live music, will be held. $75-100. Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.TasteofConejo.com.

~ FRIDAY ~

AUTHOR DONALD THOMAS AUTOGRAPH PARTY 2-4 p.m. Thomas will sign and discuss his novel What’s Inside  — Finding the Right One in Light of the Beatitudes. Abednego Book Shoppe, 2682 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-9350.
BENISE STRINGS OF PASSION TOUR 8 p.m. Guitar virtuoso Benise will perform in support of Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families. $29-100. Fred Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.casapacifica.org.
NEW WEST SYMPHONY MASTERPIECE SERIES OPENING CONCERT 8 p.m. (and Saturday, Oct. 3). Guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform Joquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra. $29-102. Friday: Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. Saturday: Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.newwestsymphony.org.

~ SATURDAY ~

CHINESE MOON FESTIVAL CONCERT 7 p.m. An evening of traditional Chinese and Western music will feature local groups, including an orchestra, in celebration of the holiday. California Lutheran University, Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 818-309-7254.
GREASE SING-ALONG 5 p.m. Free popcorn will be given out to accompany a sing-along of the classic John Travolta film Grease. $14-20. Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.libbeybowl.org.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HEARTS AND HAMMERS 6-9 p.m. The evening benefit will include dinner, music, a silent auction and live auction. $75. Serra Center, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.heartsandhammers2015.eventbrite.com.
MOORPARK COUNTRY DAYS 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A parade precedes an old-fashioned street fair featuring local vendors, crafts, entertainment, a children’s village and more. Historic High Street, Downtown Moorpark. For more information, visit www.moorparkcountrydays.com.
SIXTH ANNUAL BREAST SYMPOSIUM: RECONSTRUCTING LIVES 9 a.m. Feature presentations by St. John’s physicians on the latest advancements in prevention, diagnosis and education on breast cancer. Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. For more information, call 988-2641.
ROGER MCGUINN ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m. McGuinn, founder of The Byrds, will perform an acoustic set. $45-60. Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
“THE MYSTERIOUS TATAVIAM, ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF CAMULOS” 4 p.m. Dr. John Johnson, curator of anthropology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, will discuss the Tataviam people. Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E. Telegraph Road (Highway 126), Piru. For more information, visit www.ranchocamulos.org.
THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB DANCES FEATURING THE ARISTICATS 6:30-10 p.m. Come dance in a variety of styles to the tunes of the Aristicats. $7. Goebel Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 523-1746.
2015 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S 8 a.m.-noon. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved at this national walk. The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.alz.org/CACentral.
20TH ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL 10 a.m.-5 p.m. featuring live music from Juano & Friends plus many more, and international food and activities. College Park, 300 West Third St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.cityofoxnard.org.
UNITED WAY OF VENTURA COUNTY DAY OF CARING Various times. Volunteers can complete a project that allows them to see firsthand how their time and financial support impact local communities. Countywide. For more information and locations, visit www.volunteerventuracounty.org.
WOMEN’S EXPO AT PACIFIC VIEW MALL 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A multitude of vendors will host a variety of demonstrations from yoga and Zumba to self-defense and fashion and beauty tips. Pacific View Mall, Center Court, 3301 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.shoppacificview.com.

~ SUNDAY ~

CD RELEASE AND ANACAPA MIDDLE SCHOOL BENEFIT 12:30-5 p.m. Revis Johnson is celebrating the release of his new CD and memorializing his father, musician Alfred Egizi with a New Orleans style jazz procession at Blackbeard’s in Ventura Harbor Village. Tickets are $20:  barbecue and drinks, beer and wine included. All proceeds will go to the Anacapa Middle School music program. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, # 115, Ventura.
CHAMBER ON THE MOUNTAIN PRESENTS SOPRANO JULIA BULLOCK 3 p.m. Bullock will perform John Cage’s She Is Asleep, Francis Poulenc’s Métamorphoses and more. $15-25. Logan House, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai. For more information, visit www.chamberonthemountain.com.
EARTH CHARTER SUMMIT FILM FESTIVAL 3 p.m. Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions will screen films that exemplify the principles of the “Earth Charter.” E.P. Foster Library’s Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.c-p-r.net.
OLD TOWN CAMARILLO SECOND ANNUAL WINE WALK 1-4 p.m. Stroll through Old Town Camarillo while enjoying wines, craft beer and live music. $35-45. Old Town Camarill. For more information, visit www.camarillo-oldtown.com/tickets.

~ MONDAY ~

THEEB 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). Two brothers’ quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them on a treacherous journey. $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY’S FIELD TRIP: VENTURA SETTLING PONDS 8:30 a.m. Guests will look for a variety of shore and ocean birds as well as warblers, wrens and raptors. For more information and directions, call 482-7537.

~ TUESDAY ~

1ST ANNUAL VENTURA VOLUNTEER SUMMIT 6:30-8:30 p.m. Like a job fair for volunteers, the summit will feature opportunities with all of Ventura County’s volunteer organizations. Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center, 5880 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. For more information, call 827-1095.
LISTEN TO ME, MARLON 7:15 p.m. A documentary on film legend Marlon Brando featuring unseen and unheard-of footage. $5-10. Century 10 Downtown, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.com.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE ART GUILD DINNER/DEMO 6-9 p.m. Painting demonstration by Camarillo artist and Gamut Life CEO Patrick Fisher 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. 

OPENING THEATER 

13 THE MUSICAL Oct. 3-11. Conejo Players presents this hilarious musical about a young man who is transplanted into a sleepy Indiana town after being raised in New York City. Fitting in proves a challenging proposition. Rated PG.  351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. www.conejoplayers.org.
CHAMBER MUSIC Oct. 7-10. The California Lutheran University Theatre Arts department presents this Arthur Kopit absurdist one-act play set in an insane asylum. Free. Preus-Brandt Forum, 135 Chapel Lane on the Cal Lutheran Campus. 493-3415.
GREASE SING-ALONG Saturday, Oct. 3, 5 p.m. Slick back the hair, rev up the hot rod and head to Libbey Bowl for a reprise of the Hollywood Bowl event that always sells out. Lyrics on the screen make it easy to sing along with the stars of Grease. Dancing and DJ will precede the screening. Food, beer, wine and free popcorn will be offered. Family-friendly event. $14-20. Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai. Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com.
RENT Oct. 2-25. OYES Theatre presents the iconic musical about life in New York City’s East Village, featuring a live rock orchestra. $20. 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai. 646-4300 or www.ojaiyes.org/rentmusical.

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.
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.
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.
THE WINTER’S TALE Through Oct. 11. California Shakespeare Company presents the Bard’s comedy about jealousy. $18-20. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.hillcrestarts.com.

OPENING ART

GALERIE 102 Oct. 3-25. “Welcome Earthlings,” solo mixed-media exhibition by Jane Peterson. Reception on Oct. 3, 5-7 p.m. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai. 272-5111 or www.galerie102.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Oct. 3 through Nov. 1. “From Here to Zen,” a solo exhibiton by Swedish artist Christina Altfeld. Opening reception on Oct. 3, 4-7 p.m. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, #117C, Ventura. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
HUMAN ARTS GALLERY Oct. 3-4. “Celebrating the Art of Craft.” In celebration of 40 years in the Arcade in Ojai, Human Arts will host a series of artist demonstrations and special events, including a gem sale. Some of the demos include sculpting, gourd art, mask making and more. 246 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 646-1525 or www.humanartsgallery.com.
PORCH GALLERY Oct. 1 through Nov. 15. “A Catalogue of Unnatural Works,” new works by Jeff Mann. After a 25-year career at George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic creating characters and scenery for films like Star Wars, E.T., Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park, Mann created a series of drawings featuring otherworldly flora and fauna. They will be shown in this exhibition alongside his carbon ink prints. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai. www.porchgalleryojai.com.
SPRING HOLLOW GALLERY AND STUDIO Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m. First Friday activities include bead circles, collaborative collage, live music, poetry reading, open mic and featured artist John Nelson. 1224 E. Main St., Ventura. 628-3648 or www.springhollowgallery.com.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m. The Museum of Ventura County presents“MacArthur Park: Time Stands Still,” photography by Samuel Hernandez. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 643-1960 or www.bellartsfactory.com.
VITA ART CENTER Oct. 2-26. “Cloudscapes” by Jon Ng captures the experience of awareness and discovery via the changing shapes and silhouettes of cloud formations. Reception on Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave. Studio 30, Ventura. www.vitaartcenter.com.                        

ONGOING ART

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. 385-8157 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.
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.shoppacificview.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.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through 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 in 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.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Jan. 24. “Digging Up the Past: An Extraordinary Collection of Dinosaur 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.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Ongoing: “Port of Hueneme,” an exhibit two years in the making, and “Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings” can be seen. 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. 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: Sundays, 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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