Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

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.
 

 
~Thursday~

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.

~Friday~

“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.

~Saturday~

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.

~Sunday~

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.

~Tuesday~

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.

~Wednesday~

“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

OPENING THEATER

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.

ONGOING THEATER

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.

OPENING ART

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.

ONGOING ART

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.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

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. 

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

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.
 

 
~Thursday~

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.

~Friday~

“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.

~Saturday~

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.

~Sunday~

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.

~Tuesday~

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.

~Wednesday~

“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

OPENING THEATER

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.

ONGOING THEATER

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.

OPENING ART

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.

ONGOING ART

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.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

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. 

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

“LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULETTE: A MAGICAL NIGHT OF ENCHANTMENT”
Saturday, Feb. 13, 7-10 p.m.

This Valentine show presented by the Poinsettia Pavilion will feature six professional magicians, all members of the famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles. The lineup includes comedy magician Shawn McMaster, who has been featured on Masters of Illusion and America’s Got Talent, David Zirbel, Arthur Trace and more. $15-35. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.pavetheway.bpt.me.
 
 
 

HYPNO COMICS FOURTH-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Celebrate four years of comic books and pop culture with Hypno Comics. Special guests, a parking-lot sale, food prizes and more will be hosted for the occasion. Hypno Comics, 1803 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.hypnocomics.com.
 
 
 

 DARK HEART OF POE  Feb. 12-14.
A journey with Edgar Allen Poe through love and loss as seen through his works (The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and Annabel Lee) and letters. $10-20. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley.
583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
 

 
~THURSDAY~

GOYA – VISIONS OF FLESH AND BLOOD 7 p.m. This film offers a look at Francisco Goya’s works from the National Gallery in London, England. $13-15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
“ISN’T IT ROMANTIC?” CONCERT 6:30-7:30 p.m. A musical salute to St. Valentine’s Day performed by local talent of all ages. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simivalleylibrary.org.
“WINDOW TO THE ABYSS” 6-8 p.m. CSUCI Assistant Professor of Biology Geoff Dilly, Ph.D., will take the audience along on some of his deep sea dives into the world’s oceans. Channel Islands Boating Center, 3880 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.csuci.edu.

~FRIDAY~

DEADPOOL COSTUME PARTY 6-10:30 p.m. Come dressed as the Marvel Comics antihero Deadpool for a chance to win prizes, and then watch the film in MX4D. $14.75-18 (for film). Plaza Stadium 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.sregmovies.com/loc_plaza14.
“HEY, SAILOR!” PRE-VALENTINE’S DAY COCKTAIL PARTY 5-7 p.m. Mingle with the crew of tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, with a cash bar and light refreshments served. Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.cimmvc.org.
ROMANCE BOOK GIVEAWAY (through Sunday, Feb 14). Bank of Books will be giving away free romance books daily from a large selection of authors to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
17TH ANNUAL NORWEGIAN SYMPOSIOM: “KINGS, NOBLES AND BISHOPS: REFORM IN DENMARK, NORWAY AND ICELAND” Various times (and Saturday, Feb. 13). Experts from Denmark, Iceland, Norway and England will delve into the changes brought on by Martin Luther. $10-110. California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For full schedule and locations of events, visit www.scandinaviancenter.org.

~SATURDAY~

ARCADE POETRY SERIES: SUZANNE LUMMIS AND GLENNA LUSCHEI 7 p.m. Poets Suzanne Lummis and Glenna Luschei will read poetry from their collection that reflect their experiences. $3 for nonmembers. Carnegie Art Museum, 424 S. C St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.carnegieam.org.
’80S VALENTINE’S PROM: “TAINTED LOVE” 5:30-10 p.m. Enjoy food, dancing, a DJ and a cash bar with tunes provided by ’80s cover band Undercover in a “gym” decorated in the style of a 1980s prom. $70-200. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.dreamathemeproductions.com.
#(HASHTAG)COMEDY 8 p.m. See comedians Mary Patterson Broome, Jimmy Shubert, Oliver Newton and more in an intimate cabaret setting. $12-15. Hillcrest Center for the Arts – Theatre on the Hill, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.hillcrestarts.com.
“MUSIC FOR A ROMANTIC NIGHT: CLASSICAL PIANO MUSIC WITH GENO PALILLA” 7 p.m. Geno Palilla will perform as part of the revived Santa Paula Concert Series. $20. Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-4647.
“VALENTINE TO VENTURA” POETRY WORKSHOP 3 p.m. Join Ventura’s Poet Laureate Phil Taggart for a poetry writing workshop. E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.

~SUNDAY~

CAMERATA PACIFICA PERFORMS WYNTON MARSALIS AND TAN DUN 3 p.m. The symphony will perform Marsalis’ “At the Octoroons Ball” and Tan Dun’s “Ghost Opera.” $50. Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.cameratapacifica.org.
FINDING MR. RIGHT/MS. RIGHT MEETUP 2-4 p.m. Dr. Vondie Lozano, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will present “What Men/Women Really Want!” E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/finding-mr-ms-right/events.
PRETTY IN PINK 30TH ANNIVERSARY 2 p.m. (and 7 p.m. Repeat showing on Wednesday, Feb. 17). She’s a high-school girl from the wrong side of town, he’s the wealthy heartthrob who asks her to the prom. Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy star in this classic film. Century 10 Downtown, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

~MONDAY~

AUDUBON SOCIETY CAMINO REAL PARK AND GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT 8:30 a.m. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual citizen science count sponsored by National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology. For more information and directions, call 415-4304.
“CORE SKILLS FOR AGENTS OF CHANGE” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Brock Travis will teach skills for enhancing the use of mindfulness and dialogue. Donations welcomed. Ventura Center for Spiritual Living, 101 S. Laurel St., Ventura. For more information, call 320-6079.
KNITTING CLUB MEETING 6:30-7:30 p.m. (and every Monday). Join a group of knitters of all ages and skill levels to “unwind.” Free knitting kits for beginners will be offered. Ojai Library, North Wing, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.vencolibrary.org.
TED2016: DREAM ‘OPENING NIGHT’ LIVE 5 p.m. For the first time ever, the opening night of TED’s flagship annual conference will be broadcast live to select cinemas nationwide. $16-18. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
WALK TO VENTURA HARBOR 8:30 a.m. Meet at Mission Plaza to walk to Ventura Harbor. For more information, call 643-0270.
YOUTH 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). This film is about two longtime friends vacationing in the Swiss Alps and features Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz and Harvey Keitel. $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.

~Wednesday~

“ANDY WARHOL: LIFE AND LEGENDS” WITH MICHAEL ZAKIAN 7 p.m. Dr. Michael Zakian, an art historian and curator, will discuss the art and career of Andy Warhol. California Museum of Art, Thousand Oaks, 1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.cmato.org.
DENTAL SCREENINGS AT HEALTH DISTRICT 10 a.m.-noon.  Eric Yum will provide low-cost dental screenings. Registration required. $10. Camarillo Health Care District, 3639 E. Las Posas Road, E117, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camhealth.com.
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF OXNARD MEETING 7:30 a.m. Guest speaker Michelle Hubbard will present “Ready, Set Goal!”on learning how to create play dates with your passion and creativity. Courtyard Marriott, 600 Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardsoroptimist.org.

OPENING THEATER

DUETS: A CONCERT OF SONGS, DANCES AND WHISPERS. Saturday, Feb. 13. Presented by Aloft Dancetheatre and Friends. $20. NAMBA Performance Art Space, 47 S. Oak St., Ventura. 628-9250 or www.nambaarts.com.

ONGOING THEATER

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Through Feb. 14. Cabrillo Music Theatre presents the award-winning Sondheim musical inspired by the farces of ancient Roman playwright Plautus. $36-51. Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., www.cabrillomusictheatre.com.
BLACK COMEDY Through Feb. 14. Ojai Performing Arts Theater and Ojai ACT present this production that “plays with our comedic senses in a veritable detonation of human glee.” $12-15. Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 640-8797 or www.ojaiact.org.
FUBAR Through Feb. 14. Flying H Group presents this full-length drama that finds all its players in a state of FUBAR (a phrase coined during World War II meaning f*cked-up beyond all recognition) in the late ’90s due to drama, designer drugs, cybersex and power struggles. $15. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura. 901-0005 or www.flyinghgroup.com.
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.highstreetartscenter.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.
SEE ROCK CITY Through Feb. 14. Rubicon Theatre Company presents the second play in Arlene Hutton’s Nibroc Trilogy about the Appalachian love story of May and Raleigh. Set in 1940s Kentucky, See Rock City is a funny, tender portrait of a young couple trying to find their footing in a world on the brink of great change. $25-54. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.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.

OPENING ART

OJAI STUDIO ARTISTS Feb. 13. Mini Artist Studio Tours. Ojai Studio Artists kicks off their 2016 Second Saturday Open Studios tours on Saturday, Feb. 13. Studios open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For schedule of artists and map contact www.ojaistudioartists.org.
GALLERY 525. Feb. 11 through March 6. “Satellite of Love,” a showcase of art inspired by the works of David Bowie. Opening reception on Saturday, February 13, 5- 8 p.m. 525 W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai. 798-0407 or www.gallery525.com.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM. Feb. 13-14: “Art Comes Alive.” Docents and friends of the museum dress up in costume and activate the spirit of various paintings, ship models and time periods featured in the galleries. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.

ONGOING ART

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.
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 Feb. 13. California Climates: Fire and Ice. 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.
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. 12: Photographs by Santi Visalli, John Spoor Broome Library. 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.
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. More at www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through March 12. Duets: Art and Artisans in Harmony, a showcase of locally crafted musical instruments. 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.
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.
PORCH GALLERY Through Feb. 14. Hubris, selected works by Claudia McNulty. Combining elements such as encyclopedia illustrations, text and periodic tables, McNulty’s work addresses the negative influence modern science has had on nature. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai. 620-7589 or www.porchgalleryojai.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. 28: Cupid’s Hearts from the Sea and Beyond by Gayle Bentley Swanson. Reception on Friday, Feb. 12, 2:30-6 p.m. 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. Finkel will lead a tour of the exhibit on Feb. 13, 2-3 p.m. Cal Lutheran University, William Rolland Stadium. More at www.callutheran.edu/rolland.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

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 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.

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

“LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULETTE: A MAGICAL NIGHT OF ENCHANTMENT”
Saturday, Feb. 13, 7-10 p.m.

This Valentine show presented by the Poinsettia Pavilion will feature six professional magicians, all members of the famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles. The lineup includes comedy magician Shawn McMaster, who has been featured on Masters of Illusion and America’s Got Talent, David Zirbel, Arthur Trace and more. $15-35. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.pavetheway.bpt.me.
 
 
 

HYPNO COMICS FOURTH-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Celebrate four years of comic books and pop culture with Hypno Comics. Special guests, a parking-lot sale, food prizes and more will be hosted for the occasion. Hypno Comics, 1803 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.hypnocomics.com.
 
 
 

 DARK HEART OF POE  Feb. 12-14.
A journey with Edgar Allen Poe through love and loss as seen through his works (The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and Annabel Lee) and letters. $10-20. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley.
583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
 

 
~THURSDAY~

GOYA – VISIONS OF FLESH AND BLOOD 7 p.m. This film offers a look at Francisco Goya’s works from the National Gallery in London, England. $13-15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
“ISN’T IT ROMANTIC?” CONCERT 6:30-7:30 p.m. A musical salute to St. Valentine’s Day performed by local talent of all ages. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simivalleylibrary.org.
“WINDOW TO THE ABYSS” 6-8 p.m. CSUCI Assistant Professor of Biology Geoff Dilly, Ph.D., will take the audience along on some of his deep sea dives into the world’s oceans. Channel Islands Boating Center, 3880 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.csuci.edu.

~FRIDAY~

DEADPOOL COSTUME PARTY 6-10:30 p.m. Come dressed as the Marvel Comics antihero Deadpool for a chance to win prizes, and then watch the film in MX4D. $14.75-18 (for film). Plaza Stadium 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.sregmovies.com/loc_plaza14.
“HEY, SAILOR!” PRE-VALENTINE’S DAY COCKTAIL PARTY 5-7 p.m. Mingle with the crew of tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, with a cash bar and light refreshments served. Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.cimmvc.org.
ROMANCE BOOK GIVEAWAY (through Sunday, Feb 14). Bank of Books will be giving away free romance books daily from a large selection of authors to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
17TH ANNUAL NORWEGIAN SYMPOSIOM: “KINGS, NOBLES AND BISHOPS: REFORM IN DENMARK, NORWAY AND ICELAND” Various times (and Saturday, Feb. 13). Experts from Denmark, Iceland, Norway and England will delve into the changes brought on by Martin Luther. $10-110. California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For full schedule and locations of events, visit www.scandinaviancenter.org.

~SATURDAY~

ARCADE POETRY SERIES: SUZANNE LUMMIS AND GLENNA LUSCHEI 7 p.m. Poets Suzanne Lummis and Glenna Luschei will read poetry from their collection that reflect their experiences. $3 for nonmembers. Carnegie Art Museum, 424 S. C St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.carnegieam.org.
’80S VALENTINE’S PROM: “TAINTED LOVE” 5:30-10 p.m. Enjoy food, dancing, a DJ and a cash bar with tunes provided by ’80s cover band Undercover in a “gym” decorated in the style of a 1980s prom. $70-200. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.dreamathemeproductions.com.
#(HASHTAG)COMEDY 8 p.m. See comedians Mary Patterson Broome, Jimmy Shubert, Oliver Newton and more in an intimate cabaret setting. $12-15. Hillcrest Center for the Arts – Theatre on the Hill, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.hillcrestarts.com.
“MUSIC FOR A ROMANTIC NIGHT: CLASSICAL PIANO MUSIC WITH GENO PALILLA” 7 p.m. Geno Palilla will perform as part of the revived Santa Paula Concert Series. $20. Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-4647.
“VALENTINE TO VENTURA” POETRY WORKSHOP 3 p.m. Join Ventura’s Poet Laureate Phil Taggart for a poetry writing workshop. E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.

~SUNDAY~

CAMERATA PACIFICA PERFORMS WYNTON MARSALIS AND TAN DUN 3 p.m. The symphony will perform Marsalis’ “At the Octoroons Ball” and Tan Dun’s “Ghost Opera.” $50. Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.cameratapacifica.org.
FINDING MR. RIGHT/MS. RIGHT MEETUP 2-4 p.m. Dr. Vondie Lozano, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will present “What Men/Women Really Want!” E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/finding-mr-ms-right/events.
PRETTY IN PINK 30TH ANNIVERSARY 2 p.m. (and 7 p.m. Repeat showing on Wednesday, Feb. 17). She’s a high-school girl from the wrong side of town, he’s the wealthy heartthrob who asks her to the prom. Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy star in this classic film. Century 10 Downtown, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

~MONDAY~

AUDUBON SOCIETY CAMINO REAL PARK AND GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT 8:30 a.m. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual citizen science count sponsored by National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology. For more information and directions, call 415-4304.
“CORE SKILLS FOR AGENTS OF CHANGE” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Brock Travis will teach skills for enhancing the use of mindfulness and dialogue. Donations welcomed. Ventura Center for Spiritual Living, 101 S. Laurel St., Ventura. For more information, call 320-6079.
KNITTING CLUB MEETING 6:30-7:30 p.m. (and every Monday). Join a group of knitters of all ages and skill levels to “unwind.” Free knitting kits for beginners will be offered. Ojai Library, North Wing, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.vencolibrary.org.
TED2016: DREAM ‘OPENING NIGHT’ LIVE 5 p.m. For the first time ever, the opening night of TED’s flagship annual conference will be broadcast live to select cinemas nationwide. $16-18. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
WALK TO VENTURA HARBOR 8:30 a.m. Meet at Mission Plaza to walk to Ventura Harbor. For more information, call 643-0270.
YOUTH 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). This film is about two longtime friends vacationing in the Swiss Alps and features Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz and Harvey Keitel. $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.

~Wednesday~

“ANDY WARHOL: LIFE AND LEGENDS” WITH MICHAEL ZAKIAN 7 p.m. Dr. Michael Zakian, an art historian and curator, will discuss the art and career of Andy Warhol. California Museum of Art, Thousand Oaks, 1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.cmato.org.
DENTAL SCREENINGS AT HEALTH DISTRICT 10 a.m.-noon.  Eric Yum will provide low-cost dental screenings. Registration required. $10. Camarillo Health Care District, 3639 E. Las Posas Road, E117, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camhealth.com.
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF OXNARD MEETING 7:30 a.m. Guest speaker Michelle Hubbard will present “Ready, Set Goal!”on learning how to create play dates with your passion and creativity. Courtyard Marriott, 600 Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardsoroptimist.org.

OPENING THEATER

DUETS: A CONCERT OF SONGS, DANCES AND WHISPERS. Saturday, Feb. 13. Presented by Aloft Dancetheatre and Friends. $20. NAMBA Performance Art Space, 47 S. Oak St., Ventura. 628-9250 or www.nambaarts.com.

ONGOING THEATER

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Through Feb. 14. Cabrillo Music Theatre presents the award-winning Sondheim musical inspired by the farces of ancient Roman playwright Plautus. $36-51. Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., www.cabrillomusictheatre.com.
BLACK COMEDY Through Feb. 14. Ojai Performing Arts Theater and Ojai ACT present this production that “plays with our comedic senses in a veritable detonation of human glee.” $12-15. Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 640-8797 or www.ojaiact.org.
FUBAR Through Feb. 14. Flying H Group presents this full-length drama that finds all its players in a state of FUBAR (a phrase coined during World War II meaning f*cked-up beyond all recognition) in the late ’90s due to drama, designer drugs, cybersex and power struggles. $15. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura. 901-0005 or www.flyinghgroup.com.
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.highstreetartscenter.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.
SEE ROCK CITY Through Feb. 14. Rubicon Theatre Company presents the second play in Arlene Hutton’s Nibroc Trilogy about the Appalachian love story of May and Raleigh. Set in 1940s Kentucky, See Rock City is a funny, tender portrait of a young couple trying to find their footing in a world on the brink of great change. $25-54. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.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.

OPENING ART

OJAI STUDIO ARTISTS Feb. 13. Mini Artist Studio Tours. Ojai Studio Artists kicks off their 2016 Second Saturday Open Studios tours on Saturday, Feb. 13. Studios open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For schedule of artists and map contact www.ojaistudioartists.org.
GALLERY 525. Feb. 11 through March 6. “Satellite of Love,” a showcase of art inspired by the works of David Bowie. Opening reception on Saturday, February 13, 5- 8 p.m. 525 W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai. 798-0407 or www.gallery525.com.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM. Feb. 13-14: “Art Comes Alive.” Docents and friends of the museum dress up in costume and activate the spirit of various paintings, ship models and time periods featured in the galleries. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.

ONGOING ART

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.
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 Feb. 13. California Climates: Fire and Ice. 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.
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. 12: Photographs by Santi Visalli, John Spoor Broome Library. 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.
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. More at www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through March 12. Duets: Art and Artisans in Harmony, a showcase of locally crafted musical instruments. 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.
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.
PORCH GALLERY Through Feb. 14. Hubris, selected works by Claudia McNulty. Combining elements such as encyclopedia illustrations, text and periodic tables, McNulty’s work addresses the negative influence modern science has had on nature. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai. 620-7589 or www.porchgalleryojai.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. 28: Cupid’s Hearts from the Sea and Beyond by Gayle Bentley Swanson. Reception on Friday, Feb. 12, 2:30-6 p.m. 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. Finkel will lead a tour of the exhibit on Feb. 13, 2-3 p.m. Cal Lutheran University, William Rolland Stadium. More at www.callutheran.edu/rolland.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

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 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.

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

RECONNECTING ART, NATURE AND COMMUNITY IN JAPAN
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7-8:30 p.m.

Professor of English Brad Monsma, Ph.D., of CSU, Channel Islands, will share photos of the Japanese tradition known as “Echigo-Tsumari Triennale,” where people of all ages and walks of life join to create works of public art in rice fields, farmhouses and old schools. Monsma will discuss the vision of how public art can reconnect people with nature and one another. Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.csuci.edu.
 
 
 

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM  Feb. 6 through June 12.
Nature Inspired: The Paintings of Sherry Loehr.
Reception on Saturday, Feb. 6, 4-6 p.m. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
 
 
 

The Wizard of Oz  Feb. 5 through Feb. 21.
Young Artists Ensemble presents this musical, based on the 1939 classic film and featuring a cast of 42 actors, some as young as seven.  This epic adventure of fleeing from a wicked witch teaches young Dorothy Gale that there’s no place like home. Part of YAE’s Annual Family Theatre Season. $16-19. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

CATHERINE CRIER PRESENTS “THE SUPREME COURT AND YOU” 7:30 p.m. Judge-turned-television journalist Catherine Crier will discuss the power of the Supreme Court and the role of politics. California Lutheran University’s Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3305.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CAMARILLO MEETING 6:30 p.m. The Democratic candidates for the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, Third District, will be discussing their qualifications for the position. Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.democraticclubofcamarillo.com.
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE 5-8:30 p.m. Tour the preschool through eighth-grade school and learn about enrollment. Holy Cross School at San Buenaventura Mission, 211 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.holycrossventura.org.
JOSH GROBAN: STAGES LIVE 7:30 p.m. Groban delves into Broadway musicals, performing songs such as “All I Ask of You” (The Phantom of the Opera) and “Anthem” (Chess), in this show broadcast into theaters. $13-15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
LA COLONIA NEIGHBORHOOD STREET RESURFACING COMMUNITY MEETING 6:30-8:30 p.m. The city is seeking community input on phase 1 of the La Colonia Neighborhood Street Resurfacing Improvement Project, and will host this meeting. Elementary School Cafeteria, 224 N. Juanita Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 385-8280.   

~ SATURDAY ~

A TASTE OF ART WORKSHOP: HEART, ART AND TEA 1-4 p.m. Learn how to up-cycle old cards, photos and memorabilia to create a one-of-a-kind artwork. $15-20. Carnegie Art Museum, 424 S. C St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.carnegieam.org.
AMERICA’S TEACHING ZOO AT MOORPARK COLLEGE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 1 p.m. Help celebrate Ira the lion’s second birthday with a Super Bowl-style birthday party featuring a behind-the-scenes look at Ira’s birthday gifts. $6-8. Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.zoo.moorparkcollege.edu.
AUTHOR-SIGNING BY MARY PAT HUXLEY 1-3 p.m. Huxley will sign copies of her novel Annie Morgan and the Magic Cape. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
FREE TENNIS CLINIC FOR KIDS AND ADULTS 1-2 p.m. kids, 2-3 p.m. adults. A free clinic will be held to introduce kids and adults to the sport of tennis. Camino Real Park Tennis Center, Varsity and Dean Drive, Ventura. For more information, call 642-7652.
SUPER SATURDAY: FREE MONEY FOR COLLEGE 8:30-11 a.m. Ventura College will host this free workshop to assist students with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream applications. Ventura College, Santa Paula, 957 Faulkner Road Santa Paula. For more information, call 289-6369.
THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB DANCE FEATURING THE DENIS LaPRON BAND 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 805-381-2744.
22ND ANNUAL SWEETHEARTS BALL 6-9 p.m. Fathers and their daughters are invited to join the Camarillo Family YMCA for a night of dinner and dancing. $35. Serra Center, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. For more information, call 484-0423, ext. 12.
VENTURA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING 1 p.m. Star of the PBS program Genealogy Roadshow Kenyatta Berry will discuss how media and technology are changing genealogical research. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, call 388-5548.

~ SUNDAY ~

CITIZENS FOR PEACEFUL RESOLUTIONS MONTHLY MEETING 3-5 p.m. The CPR will share the newest version of the Awakening the Dreamer symposium. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.c-p-r.net.
FREE FAMILY DAY AT THE SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM 1-4 p.m. Families can enjoy the newest student art show and participate in a variety of art activities around the Museum. Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-5554.
OPEN HOUSE AT THE DUDLEY HISTORIC MUSEUM 1-4 p.m. The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours accompanied by period music. Dudley House Museum, corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood Street, Ventura. For more information, call 642-3345.
SULPHUR MOUNTAIN NATURE HIKE 10 a.m. Ojai native-plant guide Lanny Kaufer kicks off the 40th anniversary year of Herb Walks with a nature hike on West Sulphur Mountain Trail. $20-25. For more information and directions, visit www.HerbWalks.com.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY WORK DAY, HEDRICK RANCH 8 a.m. Arrive early for self-guided birding followed by a cleanup of the nature area. Bring water, gloves and sun protection. Hedrick Ranch Area. For more information and directions, call 340-0478.

~ MONDAY ~

AUTHOR STUART TOWER READING AND SIGNING 7 p.m. Tower will read from his books Branko and The Wayfarers. Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery, Ojai. For more information, call 816-4099.
HIKE BATES BEACH 8:30 a.m. Take part in this hike during low tide at Bates Beach. For more information and location, call 643-0270.

~ TUESDAY ~

SANTA ROSA STATION DIRECTOR CAUSE HANNA 7:30 p.m. The Ventura Audubon Society will host Cause Hanna, who will discuss the mission and activities at the Santa Rosa Island Research Station. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, call 377-5859.

 ~ WEDNESDAY ~

CLEAN TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL WORKSHOP 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about new cancer treatments from Omid Hamid, M.D., chief of Immuno-Oncology and Translational Research and director of the Melanoma Center at The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute. $15. Total Wine and More, 394 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.cleantechnologycouncil.org.
THE LAST EMPEROR 7 p.m. This film is based on the true story of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi, the last ruler in China’s Qing Dynasty. The film will be shown as part of CLU’s International Film Festival. Muvico Thousand Oaks 14, 166 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.callutheran.edu.  

OPENING THEATER

THE OTHER PLACE Feb. 5 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 Feb. 5 through March 6. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents this adaptation of the bestselling 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.   

ONGOING THEATER

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Through Feb. 14. Cabrillo Music Theatre presents the award-winning Sondheim musical inspired by the farces of ancient Roman playwright Plautus. $36-51. Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., www.cabrillomusictheatre.com.
BLACK COMEDY Through Feb. 14. Ojai Performing Arts Theater and Ojai ACT present this production that  “plays with our comedic senses in a veritable detonation of human glee.” $12-15. Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 640-8797 or www.ojaiact.org.
FUBAR Through Feb. 14. Flying H Group presents this full-length drama that finds all its players in a state of FUBAR (a phrase coined during World War II meaning f*cked-up beyond all recognition) in the late ’90s due to drama, designer drugs, cybersex and power struggles. $15. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura. 901-0005 or www.flyinghgroup.com.
ONE-ACT FESTIVAL Through Feb. 7. Elite Theatre Company presents its seventh annual one-act play festival with a variety of plays that explore issues relating to the human experience via marriage, old age, grief and philosophy. $15. 2731 S. Victoria Ave. at Fisherman’s Wharf in the Channel Islands Harbor. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
SEE ROCK CITY Through Feb. 14. Rubicon Theatre Company presents the second play in Arlene Hutton’s Nibroc Trilogy about the Appalachian love story of May and Raleigh. Set in 1940s Kentucky, See Rock City is a funny, tender portrait of a young couple trying to find their footing in a world on the brink of great change. $25-54. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.
VENTURA IMPROV Ongoing Fridays and Saturdays: Ventura Improv Company (VIC) presents hilarious improvisational comedy. All shows are in a competitive comedy improv format where the improvisers are given challenges by the show’s host or director. The audience can judge the action. Saturday shows feature experienced veteran players. 34 N. Palm St., Ventura. 643-5701, www.venturaimprov.com.

OPENING ART

643 PROJECT SPACE Feb. 5-27. “. . . and yet, things continue to unfold,” a solo exhibition by Erika Lizee. Reception on Friday, Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m. Hour are by appointment. 643 Ventura Ave., Ventura. 218-1434 or www.643projectspace.com.
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT WITH JO ELLEN LEE AND ELAINE UNZICKER Saturday, Feb. 6, 5:30-7 p.m. Focus on the Masters presents Baubles, Bangles & Bright, Shiny Beads, an interview with jewelry artists Jo Ellen Lee and Elaine Unzicker. Brooks Institute Screening, 5301 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 653-2501 or www.focusonthemasters.com.
GAMUT PARTY Friday, Feb. 5, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gamut arts collective presents an art show and live music event with food and beer, featuring works by Patrick Fisher, Riley Polek-Davis, Riley Ruano, Cailey Elliott and others, with live music by The Question, Lavender Jay, The Black Jags. Mission Oaks Cafe, 5227 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo.
McNISH GALLERY Feb. 4 through March 3. The Gilded Anthropocene: recent paintings by Los Angeles painter Ian Pines. Opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 4, 4-6 p.m. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. More at www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.
STONEWORKS STUDIOS Friday, Feb. 5, 6-10 p.m. From the Bottom of Your Art, a group show about love and creative passion. Event includes delicious food and drinks. Kid-friendly. 300 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura (entrance on Park Row).
STUDIO GALLERY Feb. 6 through March 6. Solo exhibition by Dan Carrigan. Paintings of saints. 2741 S. Victoria Ave., #H, Oxnard. 985-1546 or www.mystudiogallery.com.
VITA ART CENTER Feb. 5 through 28: Avian, a solo exhibition by Cynthia Minet featuring birds constructed from recycled plastic. Reception on Friday, Feb. 5, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura. 644-9214  or www.vitaartcenter.com.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY OF FINE ART Feb. 5-20. Local photographer Paul Finkel presents “Reflections,” a solo exhibition of his digital works. Reception on Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m. Finkel will lead a tour of the exhibit on Feb. 13, 2-3 p.m. Cal Lutheran University, William Rolland Stadium. More at www.callutheran.edu/rolland.

ONGOING ART

BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Feb. 6: 30th Annual Open Competition. Through Feb. 13: California Climates: Fire and Ice. 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.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Feb. 21. Environmental Impact: Selections from the Frederik R. Weisman Art Foundation. 424 S. C St., Oxnard.
CSU, CHANNEL ISLANDS Through Feb. 12:  Photographs by Santi Visalli. John Spoor Broome Library, Through Feb. 18: History Lessons, Electric Pleasure Garden and Simple Shapes. Opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. One University Drive, Camarillo. 427-2772.
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.
GALLERY 525 Through Feb. 7. Two-Man Exhibition featuring paintings by Richard Crawford and Anthony Ocone. 525 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai. 701-1156 or www.gallery525.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through Feb. 7. Student Winners Exhibition, a prelude to the BAA Emerging Artist Cup. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
THE HUD Through Feb. 5: Discernible Effects explores the development and influence of social proclamations in the work of seven contemporary artists. Also, through July 1, Cultural Crash, a solo exhibition by Dominga Opaza. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura.
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.
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.
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.
PORCH GALLERY Through Feb. 14. Hubris: selected works by Claudia McNulty. Combining elements such as encyclopedia illustrations, text and periodic tables, McNulty’s work addresses the negative influence modern science has had on nature. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai. 620-7589 or www.porchgalleryojai.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.
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 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 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 Sunday, Feb. 7 Open House. 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.  

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