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Wednesday, 6/21

Live Music

New Zealand reggae dub outfit The Black Seeds appear at Discovery on Wednesday, June 21, along with After the Smoke. The show starts at 7 p.m. Photo by Bradley Garner

Amigo’s: Local Artist Showcase, 8 p.m.

Café Fiore: Amber and Smoke

Discovery: The Black Seeds and After the Smoke, 7 p.m. ★

The Garage: Downtown Brown, Terminally Ill, Skull Drug, 7 p.m.

Lookout Bar: Gary Ballen, 8 p.m.

Rock City Studios: Student Summer Recital, 7 p.m.

Squashed Grapes: RJ Mischo and friends, 7-10 p.m.

Tavern: Metal Wednesday, 10 p.m. ★

Waterside: Tom and Milo Blues, 6-9 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Rico and Mambo LOL Comedy Night, 8 p.m.

Open Mic

The Garage: 8 p.m.

Hong Kong Inn: 8 p.m.

Sans Souci: Hosted by Sin Chonies, 10 p.m.

Karaoke

Copper Blues: 7 p.m. with Casual Encounters (live)

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Keynote: 9 p.m.

Paddy’s: 9 p.m. hosted by Robin

Dancing, trivia, etc.

Borderline: Country dance lessons, 6:30 p.m.; College country night, 9:30 p.m.

La Dolce Vita: Trivia Night, 7 p.m.

Thursday, 6/22

The Hot Texas Swing Band comes to Squashed Grapes on Thursday, June 22, 7-10 p.m.

Live Music

Amigo’s: Mark Masson and Phriends, 8:30 p.m.

Bogie’s: Nestor Torres, 7 p.m.

Café Fiore: Fabulous Hangovers

The Canyon: The Blockbusters, 9 p.m.

Cask Alehouse: Brian Nicolet, 8 p.m.

Copper Blues: Instone, 8 p.m.

Deer Lodge: Caduceus, 9 p.m.

Discovery: The Expanders and Ital Vibes, 8 p.m.

Hong Kong Inn: Gypsy Blues Band, 8 p.m.

MadeWest Brewery: Erisy Watt, 6:30 p.m.

Squashed Grapes: Hot Texas Swing Band, 7-10 p.m. ★

Traveler Café: Badleaf, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Vintura: Alisandra Acoustic, 7 p.m.

Waterside: Steve Youngblood, 6-9 p.m.

Westlake Brewing Company: Gino Baronelli, 8 p.m. ★

DJs

Sans Souci: DJ Spinobi

The Tavern: DJ Get Right, 10 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Rocky Laporte, 8 p.m.

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Denise Carter and friends, 8 p.m.

Open mic

Keynote: Jam night, 8 p.m.

Red Cove: Jam night, 7 p.m.

Rock & Roll Pizza: 7-10 p.m.

Sandbox: 6-8 p.m. with Catfish Fry

Karaoke

GiGi’s: 8 p.m. with Ray Hutch; free pool

Golden China: 9 p.m.

The Shores: 8:30 p.m.

Star Lounge: 8 p.m.

Dancing, trivia, etc.

Borderline: Country dance lessons, 6:30 p.m.

Oxnard Performing Arts Center: Oxnard Ballroom Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m.

Pirates: Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, 9 p.m.

Friday, 6/23

Hail the Sun performs at Rock City Studios in Camarillo on Friday, June 23, starting at 7 p.m. They are joined by Capsize, Eidola and LIMBS.

Live Music

Amigo’s: Vital Itch, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Bogie’s: Masta Edge of Soul, 6 p.m.

Café Fiore: Instone

The Canyon: Mr. Big with Liquid Circus and Fat Daddy Special, 9 p.m. ★

Copa Cubana: Havana Cinco, 7-10 p.m.

Copper Blues: Decadent Decades, 9 p.m.

Discovery: Roadshow Revival RampUp with Galactic Polecats and Barnyard Stompers, 7 p.m. ★

El Rey (Ventura): Xocoyotzin and friends, 4-6:30 p.m.

The Garage: Alonzo Delano, Frame by Frame, Jet Trash and Keep the Giraffe Burning, 8 p.m. ★

Heritage Square: The Impulse Band, 6-8:30 p.m.

Hong Kong Inn: Rob Rio, 8 p.m.

Keynote: Action Down

The Manhattan of Camarillo: Jeanne Tatum, 6 p.m.

Margarita Villa: Corsican Brothers, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Prime: Mike Moody, 7-10 p.m.

Red Cove: Fatal Error, Livin Alive, Pink Mist and Sin Quince

Rock City Studios: Hail the Sun, Capsize, Eidola and LIMBS, 7 p.m. ★

Saloon BBQ: Sea at Last, 10 p.m.

Sans Souci: Pretty Uglys, 10 p.m.

Squashed Grapes: Mitch Forman Trio, 7-10 p.m.

Star Lounge: Jan Michael and the Vincents

Surfside Seafood: Bill W, 5-8 p.m.

Vintura: Jason Ho, 8 p.m.

Waterside: The Dave Blanchard Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Rocky Laporte, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Luenell, 8 p.m.; All Star Showcase, 10 p.m. ★

DJs

Chinaland: DJ Wicked and DY DY, 9 p.m.

Discovery: Flashback Friday, 10 p.m.

Rookees: 10 p.m.

Sans Souci: DJ Pistolero

Karaoke

El Rey (Ventura): Hosted by DJ Gold Dust

GiGi’s: 9 p.m. with Ray Hutch

Golden China: 9 p.m.

La Dolce Vita: 9 p.m.

Lookout Bar: 9 p.m. with Captain Kirk

O’Leary’s: 9 p.m. with Microphone Heroes (live)

Dancing, trivia, etc.

Winchester’s: King Trivia, 9 p.m.

Saturday, 6/24

Luenell of Borat performs this weekend at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club. Catch her on Friday, June 23, at 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, June 24, at 7 and 9 p.m.

Live Music

805 Bar: Kenny Devoe, 12-6 p.m.; Rivera-Sunnarborg Duo, 8-11 p.m.

Amigo’s: Seaside Band, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Azu: The Wild Stallions

Café Fiore: Drunken Monkeys

The Canyon: Frank, Dean and Joey: The Ratpack Encore, 9 p.m.

Chinaland: Groove Line

Copa Cubana: Havana Cinco, 7-10 p.m.

Copper Blues: Live Music Saturday, 9 p.m.

Dancing Oak Ranch: Whiskerman with Jeff Steve and Aerial Visions, 5:30 p.m. ★

Discovery: The Velveteen Band with Alice Underground and Stefani Scoggan, 9 p.m. ★

Fred Kavli Theatre: Storm Large with Johnny Boyd, 8 p.m. ★

Grady’s Record Refuge: Caduceus, 8 p.m.

Hong Kong Inn: Dee Dee’s Aloha Island Dolls, 7 p.m.; Brian Faith Band, 9 p.m.

Keynote: CRV

MadeWest Brewery: Big Tweed, 4-6 p.m.

The Manhattan of Camarillo: Jeanne Tatum, 6 p.m.; Don Stewart, 7 p.m. (Beer Garden)

Margarita Villa: Cross Cut, 7-10 p.m.

The Patio: Natalie Gelman, 7-10 p.m. ★

Prime: Jessica Ash, 7-10 p.m.

Rock City Studios: Punk Battle of the Bands with No Advisory, Gnarly Party, Civil Conflict and Dead End Cemetery, 7 p.m. ★

Sandbox Coffeehouse: Joel Martin, 12-3 p.m.

Squashed Grapes: Bruce Forman’s Junkyard Duo, 7-10 p.m. ★

Star Lounge: The Bomb

Surf Brewery: Zero Likes Band

Surfside Seafood: Bill W, 5-8 p.m.

The Tavern: The Black Hips, 10 p.m.

Vintura: Spectrum, 8 p.m.

Waterside: The Bushwackers, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Rocky Laporte, 7 and 9 p.m.

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Ventura Improv Company, 7 p.m. (Green Room); Luenell, 7 and 9 p.m. ★

DJs

Bombay: DJ Scratch

Discovery: Disco Bowl, 10 p.m.

El Rey: DJ Erock

La Dolce Vita: 9:30 p.m.

Rookees: 10 p.m.

Sans Souci: DJ Pistolero

Karaoke

GiGi’s: 9 p.m. with Steve Luke

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Lookout Bar: 9 p.m. with Blue Jay

The Shores: 8:30 p.m.

Open Mic

Hong Kong Inn: 9 p.m. with Camilo

Dancing, trivia, etc.

Borderline: Country dance lessons, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, 6/25

The Garage welcomes Alonzo Delano, Frame by Frame, Jet Trash and Keep the Giraffe Burning on Friday, June 23, at 8 p.m.

Live Music

805 Bar: Kenny Devoe, 12 p.m.-3 p.m.

Amigo’s: Action Down, 5-8 p.m.

Café Fiore: Casey Jones and the Reggae Train

The Canyon: Ted Nugent and Derek Day, 9 p.m.

Cask Alehouse: James Broz, 4 p.m.

Copa Cubana: Karen Eden, 7-10 p.m.

Copper Blues: Chili, 11:30 a.m.

Fresco II: Teresa Russell, 12 p.m.

Grant R. Brimhall Library: Mighty Cash Cats, 2 p.m. ★

Grapes and Hops: The Swillys, 3-5 p.m.

MadeWest Brewery: The Inside Break, 3-5 p.m.

The Manhattan of Camarillo: Dino Durand, 5-8 p.m.

Margarita Villa: Mike Martinez, 4-7 p.m.

Sandbox Coffeehouse: Hip Hop Concert with DJ Inducut, 12-3 p.m.

Star Lounge: Reggae Sunday with After the Smoke, 3 p.m.

Surfside Seafood: Bill W, 5-8 p.m.

Traveler Café: Bernie Larsen, 11 a. m.-1 p.m.

Vintura: Jason Ho, 1:30 p.m.

Waterside: National Cat, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sean Wiggins, 4-7 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Rocky Laporte, 7 p.m.

DJs

Sans Souci: DJ Darko

The Tavern: DJ Steezy Steve

Open Mic

GiGi’s: Sunday Fun Day Open Mic with Crossroads Music Jam, 6 p.m.

Tavern: Hosted by Sin Chonies, 9 p.m.

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Super Open Mic, 7 p.m.

Karaoke

Amigo’s: 9 p.m. with Steve Luke

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Keynote: 9 p.m.

Dancing, trivia, etc.

Chinaland: Salsa and Bachata classes, 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Monday, 6/26

Hard rock supergroup Mr. Big appears at the Canyon Club on Friday, June 23, with Liquid Circus and Fat Daddy Special. The show starts at 9 p.m.

Live Music

Amigo’s: Karen and Bill, 6-8 p.m.; Musician’s Night Out, 9 p.m.

Copper Blues: Wine Down Mondays, 6 p.m.

Open Mic

Vintura: 6 p.m. with Catfish Fry

Karaoke

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Outlaws: Hosted by Rockin’ Robin

Sans Souci: 10 p.m.

Dancing, trivia, etc.

Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom Dance Club, 7:30-9:45 p.m.

Tuesday, 6/27

Live Music

Bogie’s: The Doug Webb “New Fusion” Band, 7:30 p.m.

Café Fiore: Bill Owen and Jazz Express

Copper Blues: Magnificent Bastards, 6:30 p.m.

Margarita Villa: Dave Rae, 6-9 p.m.

Ric’s: Teresa Russell, 5-8 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: American Me Comedy, 7 p.m.

DJs

Q Club: Tacos and Turntables, 8-10 p.m.

Sans Souci: Transform Tuesday, 10 p.m.

Open Mic

Amigo’s: 8:30 p.m. with the Beer Bros.

Golden China: Hosted by Doug Paulin, 6-10 p.m.

Levity Live: Comedy and Cocktails with Bill Devlin, 8 p.m.

O’Leary’s: 805 Comedy Underground, 9 p.m.

Tavern: 9 p.m.

Karaoke

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Keynote: 9 p.m.

Star Lounge: 8 p.m.

Dancing, trivia, etc.

Borderline: West Coast swing lessons, 6 p.m.

Duke’s: Trivia night, 7 p.m.

Garman’s Pub: Trivia Quiz, 7 p.m.

Lookout Bar: Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 6/28

Live Music

Amigo’s: Local Artist Showcase, 8 p.m.

Café Fiore: Donna Butler

The Canyon: Ted Nugent, 9 p.m.

Janss Marketplace: Ticket to Ride (Beatles tribute), 6-8 p.m.

Lookout Bar: Gary Ballen, 8 p.m.

Squashed Grapes: Native Vibe, 7-10 p.m.

Tavern: Metal Wednesday, 10 p.m. ★

Waterside: Tom and Milo Blues, 6-9 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Edwin San Juan, 8 p.m.

Open Mic

The Garage: 8 p.m.

Hong Kong Inn: 8 p.m.

Sans Souci: Hosted by Sin Chonies, 10 p.m.

Karaoke

Copper Blues: 7 p.m. with Casual Encounters (live)

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Keynote: 9 p.m.

Paddy’s: 9 p.m. hosted by Robin

Dancing, trivia, etc.

Borderline: Country dance lessons, 6:30 p.m.; College country night, 9:30 p.m.

La Dolce Vita: Trivia Night, 7 p.m.