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. Community Resource Center, 2471 Portola Road, Ventura. For more information, call 650-3327.

PRESENTATION ON VITAMINS, SUPPLEMENTS AND HEART HEALTH 11 a.m.-noon. Pharmacist Rajinder K. Rai will discuss CoQ10 in its natural and supplemental forms. Camarillo Health Care District, 3639 E. Las Posas Road, bldg. E, suite 117, Camarillo, 388-1952, ext. 100.


FARMWORKER RESOURCE FAIR 1-4 p.m. Farmworkers can learn about community and employment resources and more at this fair. America’s Job Center of California, 2901 N. Ventura Road, Oxnard, 288-8400.

MUST-SEE MOVIES: LIFE 6:30 p.m. The game of Life comes to life in this big-screen adaptation of the board game simulating life. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo,

ROCK THE COLLECTION: STONE SOUL 6-8 p.m. The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard is hosting its fourth annual Rock The Collection Summer Concert Series, tonight featuring Stone Soul. The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard,

SIXTH ANNUAL KIWANI’S CLUB BREW FEST 4-8 p.m. Taste a slew of local brews, all the while benefiting the Kiwanis’ numerous social endeavors. $55-80. Conejo Creek Park North, Lakeside Pavilion, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks,

VENTURA HARBOR COMEDY CLUB FUNDRAISER 7 p.m. Comedians Blake Clark, Shawn Halpin, Josh O’Brien and Jeremy Colbert will perform in support of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. $20. Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, 644-1500.


SPENCER MAKENZIE’S FISH CO. ANNUAL CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT AND BLOCK PARTY Friday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 27. Get ready for the biggest celebration of all things cornhole this side of the Mississippi when Spencer Makenzie transforms itself into a cornholing hotspot this weekend! Teams from across the country will compete for thousands of dollars in prizes, and if that isn’t enough entertainment for you, live music, games and, of course, fish tacos will flow like the Danube. Spencer Makenzie’s, 806 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura,

BIRD MUSEUM PUBLIC TOURS 3 p.m. Get a load of all the cool birds this museum has to offer during this tour held monthly. $5. Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, 439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo,

FRONTLINE: EXODUS 7 p.m. The personal stories of refugees and migrants from Afghanistan, Africa and Syria, fleeing war and persecution for Europe.  Told  through camera-phone footage filmed by the families themselves. Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 525-4647.

HERITAGE SQUARE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 6-8 p.m. The concerts offer entertainment to suit every musical preference, this week featuring Aquarius Band. Heritage Square, 715 S. A St., Oxnard,

MOVIES IN THE PARK: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 7:30 p.m. Bring a friend, a blanket, and snacks to enjoy on a warm summer evening watching movies under the stars. Community Center Park, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo,

REI PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS 4-6 p.m. REI guide Vinit Satyavrata will instruct participants how to use their iPhones, Androids or other smartphone devices to capture great photography. Registration required, limited to 12 participants. California Welcome Center, 2786 Seaglass Way, Oxnard, 988-0717.


INTERNATIONAL OCEAN FILM TOUR Saturday, Aug. 26, 3-5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Two events focused on the ocean, its beauty and perils, will take place when the Ojai Film Festival and Ojai Valley Land Conservancy present the highly acclaimed International Ocean Film Tour, featuring Chasing Coral (3-5 p.m., Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai) and seven short films (7 p.m., Mob Shop, 110 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai). For the past four years, the tour has brought a collection of the best international short films focused on the sea through the adventures and exploration of all oceans on the planet. The short films will be preceded by an outdoor reception. $15 per event,

AUTHORS ELIZABETH AUSTIN AND WALT HACKMAN SIGNING 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Austin will sign copies of her novel Compass Rose 1-3 p.m.; Hackman will sign copies of his memoir No Problem, Mr. Walt: A Memoir of Loss, Building a Boat, Rebuilding a Life, and Discovering China 5-7 p.m. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura, 643-3154.

CASK ALEHOUSE ARTISTS’ RECEPTION 3-6 p.m. Enjoy art and meet the artists at this meetup, with art for sale and more. Cask Alehouse, 5952 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 765-4201.

GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE BAND CUBENSIS 6-8 p.m. Enjoy a blast from the past as Grateful Dead Tribute Band Cubensis recreates the era’s unique and eclectic styles of rock, psychedelia and experimental music. $10. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura,

MAYWEATHER VS. MCGREGOR 6 p.m. This 12-round super welterweight contest will mark the first time that champions from both boxing and MMA will meet in a sanctioned boxing match, broadcast live. $40. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard,

MILITARY/VETERANS EXPO 9:45 a.m.-2 p.m. This expo is designed to introduce active military, veterans and their families to emergency services, benefits, VA, counseling, legal help and more. Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo,

MOORPARK COLLEGE GOLDEN GALA 5:30 p.m. NPR correspondent Wade Goodwyn will deliver the keynote address at this gala designed to commemorate the college’s 50-year history of growth, excellence and student success. $150. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Air Force One Pavilion, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley,

MUSIC UNDER THE STARS: BLUE BREEZE BAND 7:30-9:30 p.m. Get ready to dance on the majestic outdoor ballroom floor, enjoy food from local food trucks and more. $20. Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura,

PARTY FOR THE PARK’S STARLIT SUMMER’S NIGHT 5:30-10:30 p.m. A night of cocktails, dinner and live entertainment benefiting the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Parks Foundation and educational improvements located at the Nature Center. $100-150. Camarillo Grove Park, 6968 E. Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo, 482-1996, ext. 104.

STEP UP VENTURA’S OPEN HOUSE 3-5 p.m. Come see what Step Up Ventura and the Magic Carousel have in store for their preschool and academy. 1767 E. Main Street, Ventura, 665-3385.

TEEN SENSATION PAUL ANKA 8 p.m. Bursting onto the music scene at age 15 with his hit song “Diana,” Anka took his teenage stardom and turned it into a seven-decade career, and will perform a slew of his hits at this performance. $71-116. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Fred Kavli Theater, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks,

UNITED WAY OF VENTURA COUNTY SPIRIT AWARDS 6:30-8:30 p.m. The United Way will host this event honoring the legacy of the United Way founders and local heroes. $175. Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village,


A CONVERSATION WITH MARGARET NIELSEN 3-4:30 p.m. Margaret’s work reflects imagery from nature combined with a dream-like atmosphere. $5-10. Levity Live at The Collection, 591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard,

CASTLE IN THE SKY 12:55 p.m. (And Monday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m. subtitled). From the legendary director Hayao Miyazaki comes Castle in the Sky, the story of a young girl who falls out of the sky and into the arms of young Pazu. $12.50. Century RiverPark 16, Oxnard and Studio Movie Grill, Simi Valley,

GARDENS OF THE WORLD PRESENTS JOE GRAY AND HIS LATE NITE BIG BAND 5-6:30 p.m. Enjoy the band as part of this summer series. Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks,

GUITAR MASTER PERFORMANCES 2-6 p.m. Enjoy these guitar performances on the garden patio stage with an art paintings exhibit. The Secret Garden, 981 E. Main St., Ventura,

LAVENDER COOKING CLASS: SUSHI WITH BIANCA 1 p.m. This hands-on class will feature exotic rice varieties including green jade rice and forbidden black rice along with traditional sushi. $75. Lavender Inn, 210 E. Matilija St., Ojai,

NEW WEST SYMPHONY: DUELING STRADIVARIUS VIOLINS 4 p.m. The intimate event will showcase the talents of acclaimed violinists Vadim Gluzman and Philippe Quint, who will square off with their Stradivarius violins in a no-holds-barred cage match. $1,000. Sherwood Country Club, 320 W. Stafford Road, Thousand Oaks,

TOUR DE PANTS CASUAL BIKE RIDE 9:30 a.m-3 p.m. Casual clothes, a bicycle and a good attitude are all that’s required for this bike ride. 376 W. Main St., Ventura, 

WESTLAKE WOMEN’S CLUB PRESENTS SUMMER WINE DOWN 4:30-8 p.m. Join the Women’s Club for wine tasting, food and live music at this annual event. $50-65. Westlake Village Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village, 497-8206.


NATURE ON TAP: OUR WILDLIFE NEIGHBORS 7 p.m. Join Jessica West, Ventura Hillsides Conservancy biologist, to learn about the wildlife that lives on Ventura Hillsides Conservancy properties. Topa Topa Brewing Company, 104 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura,


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INFODINE WITH VENTURA COUNTY SHERIFF GEOFF DEAN 5:30-8 p.m. Join the Sheriff at this “who’s who and who’s news” event, featuring local food, benefiting local charities. $49. Limited tickets available by visiting


MUST-SEE MOVIES: EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY 6:30 p.m. Ray becomes just another face in the crowd in this somber follow-up to the hit sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo,

ROCK THE COLLECTION: QUEEN NATION 6-8 p.m. The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard is hosting its fourth annual Rock The Collection Summer Concert Series, tonight featuring Queen Nation. The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard,


THE LAST FIVE YEARS Through Sept. 10. A musical about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. $10-20. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo, 388-5716 or Pictured: Daniel Cohoon and Darrienne Lissette as Jamie and Cathy.

BECKY’S NEW CAR Aug. 25-Oct. 1. In this comic joy ride, a middle-aged woman is unexpectedly offered a chance at a new life by a socially inept millionaire. $18-24. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 525-4645 or

MY FAIR LADY Aug. 25-Sept. 17. A cockney flower girl is transformed into an elegant lady in this musical production based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. $18-22. High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark, 529-8700 or


AT THE END OF THE DAY Through Sept. 10. A new comedic drama by Tom Eubanks about three people who find themselves in an old residential garage on a rainy evening. $17. Elite Theatre, 2731 Victoria Ave., Oxnard, 483-5118 or

BILLY ELLIOT Through Aug. 27. A young boy from a small English village transcends class and circumstance to become a ballet star. Presented by Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi. Not recommended for children under 10. $18-25. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, 583-7900 or

VENTURA IMPROV COMPANY Saturdays, 7 p.m.: The VIC performs improvisational theater at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club every Saturday. $10. 1559 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. Call 643-5701 or visit for schedule.


VITA ART CENTER Through Aug. 27. The Color of Things, featuring flow paintings by Jennifer Wolf that capture the pure essence of color. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 644-9214 or Pictured: “Color Study #6.”

ATRIUM GALLERY Aug. 25-Oct. 10: Dimensional Art, two-dimensional works with real depth, and Artists Along the 126, curated by the Fillmore Arts Guild. Reception on Friday, Sept. 8, 5:30-7 p.m. Closed weekends; free; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays at the Ventura County Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. More information at

CASK ALEHOUSE Aug. 26-Dec. 31. Photography by Steve Cattanach, Thomas Trigo and JD Wolff, as well as art by Steve Cook and Rachel Penton and woodwork by Meghan Clark of Mia.Diletto. Reception on Saturday, Aug. 26, 3-6 p.m. 5952 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 765-4201 or


643 PROJECT SPACE Opened Aug. 4. The Ol’ Switcheroo, works that explore role reversals by over 30 artists. 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura,

BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through Sept. 2. Borders, Edges and Seams, a multimedia exhibition exploring the interesting tidbits found hidden in the seams, lurking at edges or shut out by borders. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 383-1368 or

BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Sept. 2: Mark Hafeman’s Magic Garden; Fredda Leiter’s Birds, Beasts, Figures, Sky; and Kimberly-Ann Talbert’s The World Through My Eyes. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, 648-1235 or

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Sept 24: Stuck on Seeps, exploring the mysteries and misconceptions of SoCal’s natural oil and gas seeps. Ongoing: Permanent petroleum exhibits as well as rotating exhibits of science, transportation and history. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 933-0076 or

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Sept. 24: The Rivers: A Celebration of Life and Work on America’s Waterways with works by Daven Anderson. Ongoing: Port of Hueneme and Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260 or

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL GALLERY Through Oct. 15: Life in the Wild, images of animals, both wild and domestic. 147 N. Brent St., first floor, Ventura, 648-1235 or

D.A. DAVIDSON AND CO. Through Sept. 28. Paintings by Hilda Kilpatrick-Freyre. 60 S. California St., suite 301, Ventura.

FOUR FRIENDS GALLERY Opened July 14. A solo exhibition by award-winning photographer Ryan Hunter. 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 601-7530 or

FOX FINE JEWELRY Through Sept. 10. Dreams and Wishes, with work by Karen Barnard and Dorothea Heger. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 652-1800 or

FRED KAVLI THEATRE GALLERY Through Nov. 14. . . . Scapes, a group exhibition. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., 449-2766 or

GALLERY V Through Sept. 6. Coastal Connections, featuring fine art by Tina O’Brien, Jerry Mahoney and C-Wolf Dezign. Very Ventura Gift Shop, 540 E. Main St., Ventura, 628-3540 or

H GALLERY Through Oct. 1. Biotic, a group exhibition with works that convey overlooked or undervalued messages of organic development and human influence. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, 626-8876 or

KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Sept. 28. Shakespeare: A Celebration, a range of paintings and prints that relate to Shakespeare’s life and plays, created by artists from the British Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, 493-3697 or

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,

MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Through Spring 2018: Citroën: The Man, the Marque, the Mystique, a comprehensive look at the famed French automaker. Ongoing: 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

MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Through Oct. 1: Let’s Go Camping Vintage Trailer Show. Ongoing: More than 75 vintage cars and trucks from every period, in a 30,000-square-foot facility. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard, 487-4333 or

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Sept. 10: Back to School, 100 years of the local school system described through stories, objects and photographs from the museum’s collection as well as contributions from the community. Through Aug 27: Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out: Ventura County and the Summer of Love; Suddenly That Summer: Charles Manson and the Crime of the Century; and Coping Mechanism: Skateboarding in Ventura County. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 653-0323 or

NAMBA ARTS SPACE Through Sept. 10. Circumstantial Evidence, a solo exhibition by Jane Peterson. 47 S. Oak St., Ventura, 626-8876 or

OJAI ART CENTER Through Aug. 31. Sticky Fingers Retrospective, with works by Kirk Lowry and Iris Williams. Reception on Sunday, Aug. 27, 1-3 p.m. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 646-0117 or

OVA ARTS Ongoing. Gallery features fine art and contemporary crafts 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. 238 Ojai Ave., Ojai, 646-5682 or

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. See artists as they work. Workshops and classes for kids and adults offered periodically. 3301 E. Main St., Ventura, 676-1540 or

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 5: Golden State Splendor, images from the California Art Club inspired by California’s diverse topography. “Beyond the Aesthetic” gallery talk by Steven Curry on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. Through Oct. 15: Pilot’s Discretion, aerial photos by Bill Dewey. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 525-5554 or

TATIANA’S COFFEE Through Dec. 24. A solo exhibition by Texana, “The People Painter,” with works inspired by her world travels. 2470 E. Main St., Ventura, 901-7620.

THOUSAND OAKS COMMUNITY ART GALLERY Through Aug. 31. Valley Visions, selections from the San Fernando Valley Art Club. 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park, 498-4390 or


AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Ongoing. Antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, 525-3100 or

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, reservations required. Santa Paula Airport, 800 Santa Maria St., 525-1109 or

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Ongoing. Permanent petroleum exhibits as well as rotating exhibits of science, transportation and history. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 933-0076 or

CAMARILLO RANCH HOUSE Ongoing. Docent-led tours of Adolfo Camarillo’s Victorian estate built in 1892. 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo, 389-8182 or

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 or

DUDLEY HOUSE MUSEUM Ongoing. A fully furnished and 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

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, 524-0948 or

HERITAGE SQUARE Ongoing. Docent-led weekend tours of grand homes built from 1887 through 1912. 715 S. A St., Oxnard, 483-7960 or

MISSION SAN BUENAVENTURA Built in 1782, this ninth and last mission founded by St. Junipero Serra today features a church, a garden and a nearby museum. 211 E. Main St., Ventura, 643-4318 or

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Ongoing. A collection of art, artifacts, photographs and paper ephemera relating to Ojai, housed in former St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. 130 W. Ojai Ave., 640-1390 or

PORT HUENEME HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM Ongoing. Holdings include a 3,000-piece collection of salt and pepper shakers and the original anchor and bell of a World War II ship. 220 N. Market St., Port Hueneme, 986-6542 or

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. Tours on Sundays at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Closed during inclement weather. 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru, 521-1501 or

REAGAN LIBRARY Ongoing. Permanent collection includes exhibits that document President Ronald Reagan’s life. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, 800-410-8354 or

SEABEE MUSEUM Ongoing. Seabees in the Pacific Theater During World War II and Seabees in the Cold War, as well as a STEM Center for children. The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is the second-oldest official Navy museum in the nation. 2017 is the 75th anniversary of the Seabees. Ventura Road and Sunkist Avenue, in building 100 at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme,

STAGECOACH INN Ongoing. An 1876 hotel and estate, featuring antique furniture, dolls, toys and memorabilia. Other attractions include the Heritage Memorial Rose Garden, historic stagecoaches, a re-created 1890s schoolhouse and more. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park, 498-9441 or

WESTERN FOUNDATION OF VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY, aka The Camarillo Bird Museum. Ongoing: a natural-history collection specializing in eggs and nests of birds from around the world, and a research and education institution dedicated to bird conservation. Public tours offered the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. and the last Friday of each month at 3 p.m. (except November and December). Reservations required. 439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo, 388-9944 or

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 or