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Wednesday, 10/11

Live Music

Café Fiore: Self Righteous Brothers

Discovery: Third World with Jordan T, 10:30 p.m.

Lookout Bar: Gary Ballen, 8 p.m.

Rock City Studios: VC Local Music Scene Showcase, 7:30 p.m. ★

Squashed Grapes: Denigris and Smith, 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

The Ventura Comedy Festival runs through Oct. 15, and as part of the festivities, Gilbert Gottfried will offer some mid-week levity at Ventura Harbor Comedy Club on Wednesday, Oct. 11. The show starts at 7 p.m., and includes Chris Fonseca. Photo by Arlene Gottfried

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Gilbert Gottfried with Chris Fonseca, 7 p.m.; Ventura Comedy Competition (semi-finals), 9 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: Jukebox Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Paddy’s: 9 p.m. hosted by Robin

Dancing, trivia, etc.

Anacapa Brewing: Trivia Night, 8 p.m.

Bogie’s: Salsa lessons, 6:30 p.m.; Salsa music, 9 p.m.

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

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

Star Lounge: Trivia Night, 7 p.m.

Thursday, 10/12

Live Music

Bogie’s: Babylon Social Club, 7 p.m.

Café Fiore: Amber and Smoke

The Canyon: Sergio Michel with Brooke Asher and The Delirium, Jack Cassidy, Joe Romersa and the Sanity Seekers, 7:30 p.m.

Deer Lodge: Sirens of Soul, 10 p.m.

Discovery: Gonzo, 7:30 p.m.

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

Julian’s: Cowboy Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.

Made West Brewing: Shea Salisbury, 6-8 p.m.

Squashed Grapes: Homes 5, 7-10 p.m.

Vintura: Fundraiser for Ventura Cancer Resource Center with Karen 805, 7-10 p.m. ★

Waterside: Blue Motel Room, 6-9 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Amir K, John Campanelli and Andy Kozel, 8 p.m.

Underground Exchange: Ojai Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m.

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Rainbow Comedy (Green Room), 7 p.m.; 10 headliners, 7 p.m.; Latino All Stars, 9 p.m.

DJs

Sans Souci: DJ Spinobi

Star Lounge: DJ Nolan Trovble, 8 p.m.

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

Open Mic

Boatyard: Bluegrass Jam

Keynote: Jam night, 8 p.m.

Red Cove: Music Club Open Jam, 9 p.m.-1 a.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, 10/13

Hi Hat Entertainment presents Los Angeles blues band The Forty-Fours at the Hong Kong Inn on Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m.

Live Music

Azar’s Sports Bar: Studebaker Hawk, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Beachcomber Tavern: Don Gino and da Piano Man Blues, 7 p.m.

Bogie’s: Carmen Carter’s 70s and 80s Pre-Halloween Soiree, 6 p.m.

Bombay: The Hunger, Leave the Stars, 9 p.m.

Borderline: Harvest Hoe Down with Hannah Rose, 5th and Birmingham, Revelry Country and Tyler Bank, 7 p.m. ★

Café Fiore: Rick Whitfield

The Canyon: Marshall Tucker Band, with the Kanan Road Band and the Hailers, 7 p.m.

Casa Bella: Encore, 7 p.m.

Chinaland: Instone

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

Deer Lodge: Char-Man and Pink Mist, 10 p.m.

Discovery: Spencer the Gardener, 7:30 p.m.

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

Grapes and Hops: Tex Pistols

Greater Goods: Shylah Ray and Aaron Ableman, 7:30-10 p.m.

Hong Kong Inn: The Forty-Fours, 8 p.m. ★

Keynote: Vital Itch

Margarita Villa: James Broz, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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

Saloon BBQ: Grapevine

Sans Souci: Kings Revenge, 10 p.m.

Squashed Grapes: Janis Mann, 7-10 p.m.

Star Lounge: CRV

The Tavern: The Caverns, 10 p.m.

Underground Exchange: Rain Perry with Donna Lynn Caskey, 7:30 p.m. ★

Vintura: Jason Ho, 8-11 p.m.

Waterside: Tom and Teresa, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Christopher Titus, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Green Room: New Faces, 8 p.m.; The Dirty Dozen, 10 p.m.; Main Stage: Girls Gone Funny, 7 p.m.; Black Friday with Miss Alynette, 9 p.m.

DJs

Bogie’s: 9 p.m.

Chinaland: DJ Muevelo and DJ Andy B

Discovery: Late Night with DJ Spinobi, 10 p.m.

Rookees: 10 p.m.

Sans Souci: DJ Pistolero, 10 p.m.

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.

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

Winchester’s: King Trivia, 9 p.m.

Saturday, 10/14

Dreamy California indie-pop duo Loch and Key make a special appearance at Greater Goods in Ojai on Saturday, Oct. 14, 7-10 p.m. Kip Boardman performs as well.

Live Music

805 Bar: Kenny Devoe, 12-6 p.m.; Jason Ho, 8-11 p.m.

Beachcomber Tavern: King Sol and the Vibes, 7 p.m.

Café Fiore: Otis Hayes

The Canyon: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo with Little Caesar and Brandon Jenner (all acoustic), 7 p.m. ★

Casa Bella: Ricky Williams, 7 p.m.

Cask Alehouse: Milo Sledge, 7 p.m.

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

Copper Blues: Decadent Decades, 9 p.m.

Deer Lodge: The Deltaz and Tommy Hilton and the Vagueabonds, 10 p.m.

Discovery: Metalachi, 10 p.m. ★

The Garage: One Square Mile, 8 p.m. ★

Grapes and Hops: Alastair Greene and The Angry Brians

Greater Goods: Loch and Key and Kip Boardman, 7-10 p.m. ★

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

Keynote: Black Canyon Band

Libbey Bowl: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, 7-10 p.m. ★

MadeWest Brewing: Bad Leaf, 4-6 p.m.

Margarita Villa: Inertia, 6-9 p.m.

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

Saloon BBQ: Bad Leaf

Sandbox Coffeehouse: Jack Vanity, 12-3 p.m.

Squashed Grapes: Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop, 7-10 p.m.

Star Lounge: Pull the Trigger

Surf Brewery: Medicine Hat, 1 p.m. ★

The Tavern: Dojo Loach, 10 p.m.

Underground Exchange: Jimmy Calire, 7:30 p.m.

Vintura: Paul Mars Black, 8-11 p.m.

Waterside: The Bush Whackers, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Comedy

Hillcrest Center for the Arts: Live Standup Comedy on the Hill with Omar Covarrubias and Dave Williamson, 8 p.m.

Levity Live Comedy Club: Christopher Titus, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Scherr Forum: Heather McDonald, 7:30 p.m.

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Green Room: Ventura Improv Company, 6 p.m.; International Comedy Show, 8 p.m.; The Bad Girls of Comedy, 10 p.m.; Main Stage: Die Laughing (film screening) and Q&A, 3 p.m.; 10 Headliners, 7 p.m.; Ventura Comedy Competition finals, 9 p.m. ★

DJs

Bogie’s: DJ Sweet P, 9 p.m.

Chinaland: DJ Wicked Birthday Bash with DJ Jimmy Reyes and DJ Rick Rock

El Rey: DJ Erock

La Dolce Vita: 9:30 p.m.

Rookees: 10 p.m.

Sans Souci: DJ Pistolero, 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.

Sunday, 10/15

Return to the days of doo-wop with The Drifters featuring Rick Sheppard when they come to The Canyon on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 9 p.m.

Live Music

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

Bogie’s: Carl Verheyen, 6 p.m.

The Canyon: The Drifters feat. Rick Sheppard, 9 p.m. ★

Copa Cubana: Roger Bridges Band, 3-6 p.m.

Copper Blues: Salsa Sunday, 6 p.m.

Deer Lodge: The Palmer Squares, 9 p.m.

Grapes and Hops: Shawn Jones

Hong Kong Inn: Misunderstood, 4 p.m.

MadeWest Brewing: Anchor and Bear, 3-5 p.m.

Margarita Villa: Operation 90s, 4-7 p.m.

Sandbox Coffeehouse: Rags and Bones, 12-3 p.m.

Vintura: Andy D., 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Waterside: Jodi Farrell and Jim Rankin, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; The Beach Bumz, 4-7 p.m. ★

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Christopher Titus, 7 p.m.

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Clean Comedy Night, 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.

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

Karaoke

Amigo’s: 9 p.m. with Steve Luke

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Keynote: Jukebox Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Dancing, trivia, etc.

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

Hong Kong Inn: Line and swing dancing, 6 p.m.

Monday, 10/16

Live Music

Amigo’s: Musician’s Night Out, 8 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 dance lessons, 6:45-7:15 p.m.; Dancing, 7:30-9:45 p.m.

Tuesday, 10/17

Live Music

Bogie’s: Táta Vega and Freddy Lopez, 7:30 p.m.

Café Fiore: Jazz Express

Casa Bella: Adam Tunney, 7 p.m.

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

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

Squashed Grapes: Jazz Jam, 7-10 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Robert Zapata, 8 p.m.

DJs

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

Sans Souci: DJ Nick Dean, 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.

Levity Live Comedy Club: Open Mic Night, 6 p.m.

Red Cove: New Blood Comedy, 9-11 p.m.

The Tavern: 9 p.m.

Karaoke

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Keynote: 9 p.m. with Leigh

Star Lounge: 8 p.m.

Dancing, trivia, etc.

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

Concrete Jungle Brewing: King Trivia, 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.

Institution Ale: Trivia Night, 7-9 p.m.

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

Wednesday, 10/18

Live Music

Café Fiore: Big Adventure

Leashless Brewing: Jade Hendrix, 6:30 p.m. ★

Lookout Bar: Gary Ballen, 8 p.m.

Squashed Grapes: HO3, 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: Rico and Mambo’s 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: Jukebox Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Paddy’s: 9 p.m. hosted by Robin

Dancing, trivia, etc.

Anacapa Brewing: Trivia Night, 8 p.m.

Bogie’s: Salsa lessons, 6:30 p.m.; Salsa music, 9 p.m.

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

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

Star Lounge: Trivia Night, 7 p.m.