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Wednesday, 8/23

Live Music

Amigo’s: Smokey and friends, 8:30 p.m.

Café Fiore: Amber and Smoke

Discovery: The Selecter with The Upbeat, 7:30 p.m. ★

Janss Marketplace: Live from Earth (Pat Benatar tribute), 6-8 p.m.

Lookout Bar: Gary Ballen, 8 p.m.

Squashed Grapes: Greg Spaulding Trio, 7-10 p.m.

Surfside Seafood: Teresa Russell, 5-8 p.m.

Tavern: Metal Wednesday, 10 p.m. ★

Underground Exchange: Todd Hannigan, 7:30 p.m.

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

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Sebastian Cetina, 8 p.m.

Open Mic

The Garage: 8 p.m.

Hong Kong Inn: 8 p.m.

Rock City Studios: 18 and older, 7:30 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, 8/24

Comedian and impressionist extraordinaire Pablo Francisco headlines Levity Live Comedy Club on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 26, at 7 and 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. Photo by Tomas Whitehouse

Live Music

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

Bogie’s: Jack Mack and the Heart Attack, 7 p.m.

Café Fiore: Coso Live

Copper Blues: Brian Nicholette with Coso, 8 p.m.

Deer Lodge: Arrows In The Heart with Todd Hannigan and Sleeping Chief, 9 p.m.

Discovery: Mike Pinto, 7:30 p.m.

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

MadeWest Brewing: Kyle Swan, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Squashed Grapes: Dogfish, 7-10 p.m.

Traveler Café: Bad Leaf, 6-8 p.m.

Vintura: Kaplan, Sarah and Dave, 7-10 p.m.

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

Comedy

The Canyon Club: Ed Regine, Ian Salmon, Iyobasa and others, 7:30 p.m.

Levity Live Comedy Club: Pablo Francisco, 8 p.m. ★

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Military Fundraiser with Blake Clark, Shawn Halpin, Josh O’Brien and Jeremy Colbert, 8 p.m.

DJs

Sans Souci: DJ Spinobi

Star Lounge: DJ Trovble

The Tavern: DJ Get Right, 10 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, 8/25

Sisterook comes to Copper Blues on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m., followed by The Jelly at 9 p.m.

Live Music

Amigo’s: Frank Barajas, 5 p.m.; Inna Rude Mood, 9 p.m.

Bogie’s: Masta Edge of Soul, 6 p.m.

Café Fiore: The Collective

The Canyon: Jack Russell’s Great White with Fallen Saints and Tailgun, 6 p.m.

Copa Cubana: Havana 5, 7-10 p.m.

Copper Blues: Twisted Gypsy, 9 p.m.

Deer Lodge: Shylah Ray Sunshine Band, 10 p.m.

El Rey (Ventura): Xocoyotzin and friends, 4-6:30 p.m.; Sin Chonies, 9 p.m.

Four Brix: Karen Eden and Bill Macpherson, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Grapes and Hops: Hot Cuppa Three, 8 p.m.

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

Hong Kong Inn: Doug MacLeod CD Release Party, 8 p.m.

Julian’s: House Arrest

Keynote: Strange Weather

The Manhattan of Camarillo: Tim Buley, 6-10 p.m.

Margarita Villa: Firestick, 7-10 p.m.

The Patio: Instone, 7-10 p.m.

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

Red Cove: Jan Michael and the Vincents

Ric’s: Elwood Moon, 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Rock City Studios: Disney covers played by No Advisory, Once a Wolf and Plan Your Escape, 7 p.m. ★

Saloon BBQ: Ishmael and the Deep Blue Sea

Sans Souci: Bohica, Raised on Vinyl, Falling Doves, MDB, 10 p.m.

Spencer Makenzie’s: End of Summer Block Party with Rey Freso, 8:30 p.m. ★

Squashed Grapes: Notes for Notes Fundraiser with Jazz Villains and Hans Ottsen Quartet, 6:30-10 p.m. ★

Star Lounge: Action Down

Surfside Seafood: Bill W, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Underground Exchange: Iggy T and the Crazymakers EP Release Party, 8 p.m.

Ventura County Fairgrounds: Calibre 50, El Coyote, Banda La Mafiosa, 7 p.m.

Vintura: Spectrum, 8-11 p.m.

Waterside: The James Broz Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Comedy

Borderline: Chris Londo’s Comedy Special with Carla Collins, Randy Figueroa, Aaron Montaye and others, 7:30-11 p.m. ★

Levity Live Comedy Club: Pablo Francisco, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. ★

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Tom Green, 8 p.m. ★

DJs

Discovery: Flashback Fridays, 10 p.m.

Rookees: 10 p.m.

Sans Souci: DJ Pistolero, 10 p.m.

The Tavern: DJ Steezy Steve

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.

Discovery: Beer Pong Tournament, 7:30 p.m.

Winchester’s: King Trivia, 9 p.m.

Saturday, 8/26

Live Music

Rock City Studios welcomes Huntington Beach rockers Valor & Vengeance on Saturday, Aug. 26. The show starts at 7 p.m. and includes Skumlove and A Mirror Hollow.

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

Amigo’s: Brandi Loves Danny, 5 p.m.; Barrelhouse Wailers, 9 p.m.

Beach House Tacos: Skin and Bones, 3 p.m.

The Boatyard: Teresa Russell and Stephen Geyer, 6-9 p.m.

Bogie’s: Masta Edge of Soul

Café Fiore: Instone

Camarillo Community Center: Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen with Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith, 8 p.m. ★

The Canyon: The Swansons and Gabble Ratchet (Genesis tribute), 7 p.m.; Missing Persons , 9 p.m.

Channel Islands Harbor Peninsula Park: Dezmo’s Blues, 4-6 p.m.

Copa Cubana: Havana 5, 7-10 p.m.

Copper Blues: Sisterook, 8 p.m.; The Jelly, 9 p.m. ★

Deer Lodge: Woolfy’s Disco Den, 10 p.m.

Fred Kavli Theatre: Paul Anka, 8 p.m. ★

Grapes and Hops: Tex Pistols, 8-11 p.m. ★

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

Keynote: Pull the Trigger

Libbey Bowl: Boogie Knights, 5 p.m. ★

The Manhattan of Camarillo: Michael Falcone, 6-10 p.m.

Margarita Villa: Cross Cut, 6-9 p.m.

Museum of Ventura County: Cubensis (Grateful Dead tribute), 6 p.m. ★

The Patio: Jade Hendrix-Roach, 7-10 p.m. ★

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

Red Cove: No Biggee, Absolutely Nothing, Premonition, 8 p.m.

Rock City Studios: Valor & Vengeance with Skumlove and A Mirror Hollow, 7 p.m. ★

Saloon BBQ: Bad Leaf

Sandbox Coffeehouse: Hip Hop Concert with DJ Indakut, 12-4 p.m.

Sans Souci: Sin Chonies, 10 p.m.

Spencer Makenzie’s: End of Summer Block Party with Highway Starr, Mandex and others, 6 p.m. ★

Squashed Grapes: Rachel Flowers Trio, 7-10 p.m.

Star Lounge: Whiskey Stone

Surfside Seafood: Bill W, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Topa Mountain Winery: Crooked Eye Tommy, 5-7 p.m.

Traveler Café: Jason Ho, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Underground Exchange: Mighty Cash Cats, 7:30 p.m.

Ventura Theater: Dr. Shocker’s Burlesque Jambor Tease, 9 p.m.; Rocky Horror Picture Show (live cast), 11:30 p.m.

Vintura: Sheldon and Cunnane (Grateful Dead tribute), 8-11:30 p.m.

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

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Pablo Francisco, 7 and 9:30 p.m. ★

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

DJs

Chinaland: DJ Wicked and DJ Andy B

Discovery: Disco Bowl, 11 p.m.

El Rey: DJ Erock

La Dolce Vita: 9:30 p.m.

Rookees: 10 p.m.

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.

Dancing, trivia, etc.

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

Spencer Makenzie’s: Cornhole Tournament, 9 a.m.

Sunday, 8/27

The Camarillo Café welcomes roots and folk duo Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen to the Camarillo Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m. They are joined by Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith.

Live Music

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

Amigo’s: Action Down, 5 p.m.

Beach House Tacos: Anchor and Bear, 1 p.m.

Bogie’s: Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, 6 p.m.

Café Fiore: Casey Jones

Copa Cubana: Karen Eden, 4-7 p.m.

Copper Blues: Vinny from Strange Weather, 11:30 a.m.; Salsa Sunday, 6 p.m.

Deer Lodge: Lonely Avenue, 1-3:30 p.m.

Discovery: Agent Orange, 7 p.m. ★

Grapes and Hops: Jerry with Cibara, 3-6 p.m.

Hong Kong Inn: Del Franklin and friends, 4 p.m.

MadeWest Brewing: Foxtrax, 3-5 p.m.

The Manhattan of Camarillo: Robert Vann, 5-8 p.m.

Margarita Villa: Corsican Brothers, 4-7 p.m.

The Patio: CRV with Carmen Alexander, 6-9 p.m.

Plan B: Johnny and The Love Handles, 4:30-7 p.m.

Rock City Studios: Reagan Youth and Bad Samaritans, 7 p.m.

Sandbox Coffeehouse: Western Waters, 12-3 p.m.

Star Lounge: Reggae Sundays with After the Smoke, 3-6 p.m.

Surfside Seafood: Bill W, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Topa Mountain Winery: Conner Cherland, 4-6 p.m.

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

Vintura: Epitome of Dreams, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Waterside: Blue Motel Room, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Teresa Russell and Tom Buenger, 4-7 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Pablo Francisco, 7 p.m. ★

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Cisco (in Spanish), 6 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.

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

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Open Mic and Celebrity Showcase, 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.

Spencer Makenzie’s: Cornhole Tournament, 9 a.m.

Monday, 8/28

Catch Tom Green at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club on Friday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 26, at 7 and 9 p.m.

Live Music

Amigo’s: 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, 8/29

Live Music

Bogie’s: Louie Cruz Beltran, 7:30 p.m.

Café Fiore: Instone

Copa Cubana: The Down Home Trio, 7-10 p.m.

Copper Blues: New Music Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.

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

Ric’s: Tour Support, 5-8 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Tony Alfano, 8 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.

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

Red Cove: New Blood Comedy

Tavern: 9 p.m.

Karaoke

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Keynote: 8:30 p.m. with Hutch

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.

Grapes and Hops: Tuesday Night Tango, 6:30-10 p.m.

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

Wednesday, 8/30

Live Music

Amigo’s: Smokey and friends, 8:30 p.m.

Café Fiore: Big Adventure

Lookout Bar: Gary Ballen, 8 p.m.

Rock City Studios: Student Showcase, 7 p.m.

Squashed Grapes: The Mariel Bildsten Quartet, 7-10 p.m.

Surfside Seafood: Teresa Russell, 5-8 p.m.

Tavern: Metal Wednesday, 10 p.m. ★

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

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Rivest Dunlap, 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.