BUSTER KEATON IN STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.
WITH LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT
Sunday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. was Keaton’s last full-length feature released by United Artists, and the last time he worked with his own production team and gag artists. It features perhaps the most famous stunt of any early film, as a building façade falls on Keaton, who survives because the attic window surrounds his body. The film will be screened with live piano accompaniment by Rick Friend, who created his own original score with additional music from the era. $10. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Theatre on the Hill, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.hillcrestarts.com.
“FREDERICK DOUGLASS AND THE STARRY ROAD TO FREEDOM”
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1-2 p.m.
In celebration of African American History Month, professional actor Darius Wallace will perform his one-man play about Frederick Douglass, a man born into slavery who became an abolitionist, statesman and reformer, as well as a firm believer in the equality of all people. Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Avenue, Oxnard. For more information, call 986-5800 ext. 1951.
643 PROJECT SPACE Through Feb. 27
“. . . and yet, things continue to unfold,” a solo exhibition by Erika Lizee. Hours are by appointment.
643 Ventura Ave., Ventura. 218-1434 or www.643projectspace.com.
CAMARILLO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S ANNUAL CI CONNECTION LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m. Outgoing CSU Channel Islands President Richard Rush will give his final State of the University address over lunch. $40. Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarillochamber.org.
MOORPARK DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigns will discuss issues in the coming presidential election. Meridian Hills Rec Room, 6801 Breezy Glen Drive, Moorpark. For more information, call 338-5582.
“RADICAL ‘REDS’: LOOKING BACKWARD” 7 p.m. As part of the series “A Century Ago: 1910-1920,” the chairwoman of California Lutheran University’s history department will discuss America’s first “red scare.” Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 449-2660, ext. 7358.
TROUBLE THE WATER 6:30 p.m. This 2008 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature looks inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never previously seen on screen. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarillolibrary.org.
WOMEN OF FAITH: AN AMAZING JOYFUL JOURNEY 7 p.m. Go on a journey with women of faith through the years, on their travels with World Vision and their impact on audiences worldwide. $13-15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
“INTIMACY AND CANCER” WORKSHOP 1-2:30 p.m. Dr. Marchand will address common physical, mental, and relationship concerns related to sexuality and intimacy after cancer. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
MIDTOWN FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY 5-9 p.m. Over 20 vendors featuring an eclectic mix of food trucks will be on hand for this monthly event, this month in honor of Ventura’s 150th anniversary. Trader Joe’s Parking Lot, 103 S. Mills Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.midtownventura.org.
OPERA SANTA BARBARA NOONTIME CONCERT Noon-12:45 p.m. This series of concerts will feature a diverse repertoire of popular and lesser-known operatic offerings, all accompanied by piano. E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.vencolibrary.org.
THE SAXOMANIA QUARTET 7:30 p.m. The quartet will play works for a clarinet quartet by Alfred Uhl and Paul Harvey. CLU’s Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.CalLutheran.edu/music.
VENTURA COUNTY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY HOSTS ROCKET SCIENTIST DR MARC RAYMAN 7:15-9 p.m. Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Marc Rayman, Ph.D., will give an update on the Dawn Mission and the future of human space travel. Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.VCAS.org.
AUGUSTANA CHOIR PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m. The Augustana College choir, which has performed from Uppsala Cathedral in Sweden to Carnegie Hall, will perform. CLU Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3306.
DAY OF AUTHORS 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Authors Constance Mukherjee (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), Debra Diamond (1-3 p.m.), Jane DiLucchio (3-5 p.m.) and the Rev. Edgar S. Welty Jr. (5-7 p.m.) will sign and discuss their novels. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m., by appointment only. City of Ventura residents and small businesses (CESQGs) may safely dispose of chemicals and other hazardous materials at this third-Saturday event. For more information, call 652-4525 for appointment and location.
MANDALAY COUNTY PARK BEACH CLEANUP 9-11 a.m. Join the CSUCI Surfrider Club and California State Parks for this beach cleanup. Bring gloves and sunscreen. Meet at the West Fifth Street and Mandalay Beach Road intersection. For more information, call (310) 982-0488.
PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR FORD W. RICE MEMORIAL CELEBRATION 2 p.m. A full military funeral will be held in celebration of Pearl Harbor survivor Ford W. Rice, who passed away on Jan. 1 at 100 years of age. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3979 Township St., Simi Valley. For more information, call 584-1222.
SEAL BEACH WILDLIFE REFUGE/BOLSA CHICA BIRD WATCHING 8 a.m. The Audubon Society will lead this trek into the refuge to spot wild birds. Space is limited to 20 people. Call 901-2203 for details and to RSVP.
THE LONG RUN: A TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES 7:30 p.m. The Long Run will perform many of the greatest hits of the Eagles at this one-night-only performance. $48. Scherr Forum Theater, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
THE VENTURA COUNTY WOMEN’S POLITICAL COUNCIL WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-noon. The VCWPC will host this workshop, “Clearing Your Path for a Successful Campaign” on mentoring, personalized obstacles and how to overcome them. Advanced registration required. Café on A, 438 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.vcwpc.org.
THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB DANCE FEATURING THE UNFORGETTABLES 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 381-2744.
VENTURA FIRE DEPARTMENT CLIMB/CONQUER/CURE EVENT Noon-3 p.m. Members of the VFD will serve attendees a plethora of Greek specialties at this annual fundraiser. $40. The Greek Mediterranean Steak and Seafood, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, suite 101, Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturaharbor.com.
CHANNEL CITIES JAZZ CLUB MEETING 1-4:30 p.m. Bob Couto and the North L.A. Jazz Ensemble will be the featured band at this meeting, featuring jam sessions and dancing. $7-10. Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, call 487- 3062.
“DR. ANDERSON’S OIL-SPILL BLOG: OIL.PIRATELAB.ORG” 2-3 p.m. Assistant Professor Sean Anderson, Ph.D, will talk about the Plains All American pipeline rupture that occurred on May 19, 2015, off the Santa Barbara County coast. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simivalleylibrary.org.
VENTURA LIFE AND LOVE HYPNOSIS MEET-UP 5-6:30 p.m. Vondie Lozano, Ph.D., will present “What Are You Looking for in Life and Love?” Guided imagery/hypnosis included. Ventura E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Life-Love-Hypnosis/events.
VOCALIST VIVIEN MASON SINGS JAZZ 2 p.m. Vivien will be backed by an all-star jazz trio as she performs jazz standards. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, call 890-3231.
JONAS KAUFMANN: AN EVENING WITH PUCCINI 7:30 p.m. German tenor Jonas Kaufmann’s performance of Italian Opera will be screened from a recording of a live performance. $13-15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
CARDIOVASCULAR CARE SEMINAR 6-8 p.m. Omid Fatemi, M.D., who specializes in interventional cardiology, will lead a discussion on heart health and the causes of heart disease. Nichols Auditorium, Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. Brent St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.
“PARADOXES AND SHOCKING OUTCOMES IN MATH: DO YOU STILL BELIEVE IN MATH?” 6-7:30 p.m. During this talk, logical arguments behind math paradoxes will be exposed by Jorge Garcia, Ph.D, professor of mathematics at CSU, Channel Islands. Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. Eighth St., Santa Paula.
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.
STORYTELLER MICHAEL D. MCCARTY 7 p.m. Using folktales, historical stories, and personal accounts, McCarty will encourage the audience to reach for the stars as part of the library’s series on Black History Month. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarillolibrary.org.
“THE WONDERFUL HISTORY OF SANTA PAULA” 3-4 p.m. Mary Alice Orcutt Henderson, local author and historian, will share her stories and history from several of her books. Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. Eighth St., Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-3615
INTO THE WOODS Feb. 18-28. Ventura College’s Opera and Musical Theater presents its production of Sondheim’s Into the Woods, a story about the struggle of a baker and his wife to have a family due to a witch’s curse. $10-15. Studio Theatre at Ventura College’s Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. 289-6307.
JERSEY BOYS Feb. 23-28. The Theater League presents the award-winning hit musical which tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, a group of blue-collar boys who became one of America’s biggest pop music sensations. $39-95. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., 800-745-3000 or www.BroadwayInThousandOaks.com.
NOONTIME CONCERT Feb. 19. Mosher Studio Artists will sing a variety of operatic and musical theatre selections, often with piano accompaniment. Admission is free. E. P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. 648-2716 or www.vencolibrary.org/locations/ep-foster-library.
OLIVER! Through March 6. High Street Arts Center presents the musical based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. 45 E. High St., Moorpark. 529-8700 or www.hsac45.com.
THE OTHER PLACE Through March 13. Santa Paula Theater Center opens its 2016 season with this Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama about a brilliant neurologist who unravels a personal 10-year-old mystery. $18-20. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Through March 6. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents this adaptation of the best-selling book by Mitch Albom about an accomplished and driven journalist who gets a lesson in life while visiting his former college professor once a week. $10-20. 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo. 388-5716 or www.skywayplayhouse.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.
VENTURA AVENUE ADULT CENTER Feb. 22. “Lynn Creighton . . . From Potter to Sculptor.” The Ventura Potter’s Guild presents a lecture by the artist featuring her flowing, modernist female figures that are both spiritual and, sometimes, playful in nature. 550 N. Ventura Ave. 648-3035.
BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Feb. 21. Eryn Talevich: Culture/Couture, an exploration of the relationship between humans and clothing. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai. 646-3381 or www.beatricewood.com.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through March 6: Solo exhibition by Katie Fagan featuring nature scenes in acrylic on masonite. 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.
CAMARILLO ART CENTER Through Feb. 28. The Ornelaz Family Show featuring the works of Raymond Ornelaz, photography by CAC President Kelly Ornelaz and a one-of-a-kind painted surfboard by Joshua Ornelaz. 3150 Ponderosa Drive, Camarillo, 445-7061 or www.cacweb.net.
CAPRICCIO RESTAURANT Through March 20. Love in Full Bloom, a solo exhibition by mixed-media artist Mika Harmony inspired by spring. 298 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-7115 or www.mikaharmony.com.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Feb. 21. Environmental Impact: Selections from the Frederik R. Weisman Art Foundation. 424 S. C St., Oxnard. 385-8158 or www.carnegieam.org.
CSU, CHANNEL ISLANDS Through Feb. 18. History Lessons, Electric Pleasure Garden and Simple Shapes, Napa Hall. One University Drive, Camarillo. 427-2772 or www.art.csuci.edu/gallery.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through March 6. Duo show featuring works by Wendy Winet and Lynn Fogel. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
FRED KAVLI THEATRE GALLERY Through April 11. Antepenultimate, featuring the works of artists David A. Deyell, Adam Fish and Abner Hershberger. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. 449-2767 or www.civicartsplaza.com/galleries.php.
GALLERY 525 Through March 6. Satellite of Love, a showcase of art inspired by the works of David Bowie. 525 W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai. 798-0407 or www.gallery525.com.
THE HUD Through March 6. Dab Art presents the group exhibition Mediums in Transposition, featuring the works of Carson Tharp, Edgar Landeros, Juan Marin, Mark Lightfoot, Robin Tripaldi and Rae Broyles. Reception on Saturday, February 20, 6-8 p.m. 1793 E. Main St, Ventura. 293-1616
KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Feb. 26. Pretty People, featuring works by painter Zhenya Gershman and sculptor Lynn Christopher. Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks.
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.
McNISH GALLERY Through March 3. The Gilded Anthropocene: recent paintings by Los Angeles painter Ian Pines. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. For more information, see www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through March 12. Duets: Art and Artisans in Harmony, a showcase of locally crafted musical instruments by such talents as Peter Boles, Tom Anderson, Jean Larrivé, Tony Moraza and others. Permanent exhibitions include a collection of artifacts from Chumash Indian life, the George Stuart Historical Figures® and various fine-art pieces by local artists. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323 or www.venturamuseum.org.
OJAI ART CENTER Through March 2. I Love Pastels, paintings from members of the Pastel Society of the Gold Coast. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 646-0117 or www.ojaiartcenter.org.
OJAI STUDIO ARTISTS Through July 9. Mini Artist Studio Tours. Studios open to the public 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every second Saturday of the month. For schedule of artists and map, contact www.ojaistudioartists.org.
OVA ARTS Ongoing: Gallery features fine art and contemporary craft by 39 artists, including Merilee Eaton, Gayel Childress and Peggie Williamson. Ceramic arts, sculpture and textiles by local artisans such as Julie Wellings and Patty McFall are also on display. 108 Signal St., Ojai, 646-5682.
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, Julieanne 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 GALLERY Through April 25. Beyond the Expected explores a unique combination of texture and movement in art. 4601 Telephone Road, #112, Ventura. 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.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through June 12. Nature Inspired: The Paintings of Sherry Loehr. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
STUDIO GALLERY Through March 6. Solo exhibition by Dan Carrigan. Paintings of saints. 2741 S. Victoria Ave., #H, Oxnard. 985-1546 or www.mystudiogallery.com.
TOKI RESTAURANT Through March 28. Solo exhibition by Casey Maloney featuring paintings of locales around Ventura County. 2850 Johnson Drive, # E, Ventura. 644-8654
VENTURA COLLEGE SANTA PAULA Through March 11. Via 126, an art exhibition presented by the Artists Guild of Fillmore. 957 Faulkner Road, suite 106, Santa Paula. 525-7135 or www.artistsguildoffillmore.org.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Through Feb. 29: Cupid’s Hearts from the Sea and Beyond by Gayle Bentley Swanson. 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 Feb. 28. Avian, a solo exhibition by Cynthia Minet featuring birds constructed from recycled plastic. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura. 644-9214 or www.vitaartcenter.com.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY OF FINE ART Through Feb. 20. Local photographer Paul Finkel presents Reflections, a solo exhibition of his digital works. Cal Lutheran University, William Rolland Stadium. For more information, go to www.callutheran.edu/rolland.
AGRICULTURE MUSEUM 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.
CAMARILLO RANCH HOUSE Ongoing. Docent-led tours of Adolfo Camarillo’s Victorian estate built in 1892. 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo. 389-8182 or www.camarilloranch.org.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through March 27. Floating Stories, Ancient Waves: The Moche Maritime Heritage, featuring ceramics and fine line painting replicas of ancient Peruvian culture. Ongoing: Port of Hueneme, an exhibit two years in the making; and Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings can be seen. 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.
FILLMORE HISTORICAL MUSEUM Ongoing: The Hinckley House, a restored Southern Pacific Railroad depot and a 1919 Rancho Sespe bunkhouse are open to visitors. Group tours by appointment. 340 Main St., Fillmore.
HERITAGE SQUARE Ongoing: Docent-led weekend tours of grand homes built from 1887 through 1912. 715 S. A St., Oxnard. 483-7960 or www.heritagesquareoxnard.com.
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Ongoing: A collection of French and art deco-era coach-built automobiles. The museum pays homage specifically to the art deco and machine-age design eras (1918-1941). All tickets must be purchased in advance, online. 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. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. 487-4333, www.murphyautomuseum.org.
OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through March 27. Wish You Were Here: Postcards That Enticed Visitors to the Ojai Valley features beautiful vintage postcards enlarged for better viewing and detail. Also promotional items, brochures and maps from the early 20th century. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 640-1390 or www.ojaivalleymuseum.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. 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru. Tours on Sundays at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Closed during inclement weather. 521-1501 or www.ranchocamulos.org.
REAGAN LIBRARY Ongoing: Permanent collection includes exhibits that document President Ronald Reagan’s life, featuring a re-creation of his Western-style oval office, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and Air Force One. 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. 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.