Wednesday

BENEFIT CONCERT FEATURING GRAND NATIONAL ORCHESTRA 7 p.m. The Ventura High School Orchestra will perform a benefit concert for the community. $10. Ventura High School Auditorium, 2 N. Catalina St., Ventura, www.VenturaHSmusic.org.

CSUCI LECTURE SERIES: “ENVIRONMENTAL WAR AND PEACE: ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT MANAGEMENT & POLICY DEVELOPMENT” 7-8 p.m. Turner’s presentation will use classic literature to illustrate how humankind has been exploiting resources in northern places for centuries. Grant R. Brimhall Library, Thousand Oaks, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, www.go.csuci.edu/librarylectureseries.

HIKING THE CHANNEL COAST WITH HISTORIAN, HIKER, AND VOLUNTEER WILDERNESS RANGER CURT CRAGG” 7 p.m. Cragg will discuss hiking the Channel Coast as part of this Museum Speaker Series. $5-7. Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, www.cimmvc.org.

Thursday

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF VENTURA COUNTY MEETING 10 a.m. The league will discuss programs and member activities. Chapter House, 913 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, www.assistanceleagueventuracounty.org.

AUTHOR MARK BRICKLEY SIGNING 7 p.m. Brickley will sign and discuss his novel “Postcards From Liverpool: Beatles Moments & Memories.” Bookends Bookstore, 110 S. Pueblo Ave., Meiners Oaks, www.postcardsfromliverpool.com/.

“CHOLESTEROL HEALTH & VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS” PRESENTATION 11 a.m.-noon. Rajinder K. Rai, pharmacist at All Med Drugs and Compounding Pharmacy, will discuss different medications and potential medication interactions; bring old prescriptions for safe disposal. Camarillo Health Care District, 3639 E. Las Posas Road, building E, suite 117, Camarillo, 388-1952, ext. 100.

C.I. GULLS’ AUTUMN SILENT AUCTION AND LUNCHEON 11 a.m. Our members and guests will be able to purchase themed table centerpieces and baskets. $30. Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, 824-4005.

MUST-SEE MOVIE: KING ARTHUR: THE LEGEND OF THE SWORD 6:30 p.m. Find out in this film what all the hullabaloo is about this sword. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, www.camarillolibrary.org.

“SAVE YOUR MIND, SAVE YOUR MONEY” SEMINAR 5:30-7 p.m. Discover how smart financial management includes smart mental management at this seminar. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks, 497-0189.

TASTE 2017 5:30-8 p.m. More than 40 of Ventura’s finest breweries, wineries, distilled spirits, confectioners, restaurants, caterers and various eateries will be featured. $40-60. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura, www.venturachamber.com/taste2017.

VENTURA REGION LIBRARIES: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS 6-8 p.m. The conversation questions are designed to help the library understand the vision people hold for Ventura. Jose Flores Community Center, 11168 Violeta St., Saticoy, www.vencolibrary.org.

Friday

OJAI CHAUTAUQUA: AN EVENING WITH DAN SCHNUR AND WARREN OLNEY Friday, Oct. 20, 7:30-9 p.m. Hear a thoughtful conversation between USC and UC, Berkeley’s Schnur and KCRW’s Olney on media, journalism and government. The topics will be wide-ranging, current and lively. The purpose of the Ojai Chautauqua is to engage the community in civil discourse about controversial and passionate topics. $20-25. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai, www.ojaichat.org.

“THE BIZARRE NATURE OF BLACK HOLES” 7:15-9 p.m. The Ventura County Astronomical Society hosts Dr. Omer Blaes of UCSB, who will take us on a pictorial journey into the mysteries hidden within a black hole. Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, www.vcas.org.

DOWNTOWN GHOST TOUR 7-9 p.m. Discover the haunted history of one of the most unique coastal towns in California on this tour led by ghost hunter and author Richard Senate. $5. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura, 643-3154.

ORIGINAL MONSTER STACKS SHOOTOUT (BIG RIG TRUCK SHOW) 4-10 p.m. (and Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.). Check out some of the “coolest, pimped-out” big rigs from all around the country, also featuring live music, food/beverage trucks, a Kids Zone and more. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, www.venturacountyfair.org/events. 

POETRY NIGHT 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mary Kay Rummel, former Poet Laureate of Ventura County; and Bob Chianese, professor at California State University, Northridge, will read from their favorite collection of poems. Very Ventura Gift Shop and Gallery, 540 E. Main St., Ventura, www.very-ventura.com. 

RISE UP SINGING 7 p.m. Singers and instrumentalists of all ages are welcome to this informal and spirited evening of shared music making. Universalist Unitarian Church, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 525-4620. 

ROCK PAINTING 6:30-8 p.m. Learn the fun and easy craft of painting rocks. Bring your own or choose from rocks provided. $19. Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo, www.pvrpd.org.

THE 3 REDNECK TENORS 7:30 p.m. This one-of-a-kind show, chock-full of down-home laughs and big-city music, is like Duck Dynasty meets Carnegie Hall. $25. Performing Arts and Convention Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, www.oxnardcca.com.

Saturday

A VOICE DISCOVERED FOURTH ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT AND SILENT AUCTION Saturday, Oct. 21, 6-10 p.m. Grab your funny money and hit the tables for a good cause. A Voice Discovered is a nonprofit organization that provides education, funding assistance, support and advocacy for people with complex communication needs. Enjoy food, wine and more at this event co-sponsored by Ventura’s Four Brix Winery. $45-55. Four Brix Winery, 2290 Eastman Ave., Ventura, www.avoicediscovered.com.

ANNUAL FAMILY HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Get an early start on Halloween with games, prizes and crafts, and meet and mingle with a favorite storybook character or two. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, www.simivalleylibrary.org. 

AQUATIC CENTER DIVE-IN MOVIE: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 6-8 p.m. Bring your family for a night of swimming and fun, as the Aquatic Center shows this family-friendly film. $5. Aquatic Center, 901 S. Kimball Road, Ventura, www.cityofventura.ca.gov/612/Aquatics. 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY 6 p.m. Support the Ventura County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness at this event featuring food and entertainment. Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center, 456 Reino Road, Newbury Park, www.namiventura.org. 

CSUCI LIBRARY LECTURE SERIES: “New Option at the End of Life” 1-2:30 p.m. CSUCI Associate Professor of Health Science Carol Mack will discuss the history of the “death with dignity” movement and the new End of Life Option law. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, www.csuci.edu. 

FIVE THREADS BREWING COMPANY SECOND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 1-11:30 p.m. Live music, special beers and more are on tap at this brewery’s second anniversary party. $24-28. Five Threads Brewing Company, 31133 Via Colinas, #109, Westlake Village, www.fivethreadsbrewing.com. 

HAUNTED HAYRIDE FAMILY DINNER TRAIN 6:45-9:30 p.m. Creep aboard a hauntingly vintage train for a “spooktacular” adventure with “Ichabog” as your destination, featuring dinner, costumes and more. $30-62. Fillmore & Western Railway Co., 364 Main St., Fillmore, www.fwry-blog.com.

HOWL-O-WEEN PET COSTUME CONTEST Noon. Four-footed “ghosts,” “spirits” and all manner of costumed canines will parade through Ventura Harbor Village in search of treats. Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, www.VenturaHarborVillage.com.

JOURNALIST LARRY AMES SIGNING 1-3 p.m. Boston native Larry Ames, 73, was a sports journalist for 41 years and will sign and discuss his new novel detailing his experiences. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura, 643-3154.

LEXUS LACEUP VENTURA MARATHON AND BEACH PARTY 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (and Sunday, Oct. 22). Celebrate all things running at the beach party on Saturday, followed by the marathon, half and 5K on Sunday. Expect road closures. Ventura Pier, Ventura, www.venturamarathon.com.

McCREA RANCH TOUR AND MATINEE 1-4 p.m. The feature film will be Of Human Bondage a 1934 romantic drama starring Frances Dee, Leslie Howard and Bette Davis., followed by a brief video about Joel McCrea and a tour. $15. McCrea Ranch Visitors Center, 4500 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 495-2163.

MID-MONTH DEVOTIONAL RETREAT AT MEDITATION MOUNT 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The topic will be “Discovering the ‘Authentic Self’ within.” $20 suggested donation. Meditation Mount, 10340 Reeves Road, Ojai, www.karenswylie.com. 

NAMI FUNDRAISER VARIETY SHOW 6 p.m. Performances will include comedy, music, skit, dance, poetry and more and will be presented by a diverse mix of performers of all ages. $125. Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park, www.showtix4u.com.

THE MANDALA MAVENS 25TH ARTWORK 9 p.m. These artists have carried on the tradition of designing, coordinating and painting mandalas every Ojai Day. Corner of Ojai Avenue and Signal Street, Ojai. 

PHIL SALAZAR AND THE KIN FOLK 7:30 p.m. Phil Salazar, a performer, entertainer, teacher, record producer and violinist/fiddler, will perform. The Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.

SIMI VALLEY INTERFAITH COMMUNITY COUNCIL “UNITY WALK” 9 a.m. The purpose the Simi Valley “Unity Project Walk” is to promote friendship and unity among all peoples of the community. Lemon Park (Rancho Tapo Park), 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley, 490-4794.

STAND UP FOR KIDS GALA DINNER AND AUCTION The annual dinner is the largest fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley featuring a silent and live auction, gourmet dining, entertainment and dancing. Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village, www.bgcconejo.wpengine.com.

SUNSET CREATURES HIKE 5:30-7 p.m. What creatures lurk in the park at dusk? You’re gonna find out whether you like it or not on this hike! Bring a flashlight. $5. Camarillo Grove Park, 6968 E. Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo, www.pvrpd.org. 

THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB FEATURING ERIC EKSTRAND TRIO HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION 7-10 p.m. Live big-band music will accompany ballroom, Latin, swing and line dancing lessons for both beginners and experienced. The Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 381-2744. 

VENTURA COUNTY HEART WALK 8:30 a.m. Participants are welcome to explore the expo area featuring educational booths, heart-healthy snacks, health screenings and a Kids Zone, followed by a 5K. Harbor Cove Beach, 1878-1998 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, www.VenturaHeartWalk.org. 

VILLANOVA PREPARATORY SCHOOL ANNUAL PARENT GUILD AUCTION 5 p.m. “Eat, Drink, and Be Giving,” the theme for this year’s annual auction featuring food, beverages and entertainment. Villanova Prep School, 12096 N. Ventura Ave., Ojai, 646-1464, ext. 126. 

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S 8 a.m.-noon. More than 500 participants in Thousand Oaks will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause. Kingsmen Park at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, 494-5200.

Sunday

ADOLFO CAMARILLO BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Noon-4 p.m. Festivities will include live performances by Ballet Folklorico Bell Arts and musical entertainment by local mariachi groups and the legendary Camarillo White Horses. Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo, www.camarilloranchfoundation.org. 

BRAS FOR A CAUSE 1-4 p.m. This unique event is highlighted by a gallery of wildly decorated bras that are auctioned off to raise money to fund mastectomy comfort care kits. Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, www.oxnardsoroptimist.org. 

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF THE CONEJO VALLEY ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY LUNCHEON 1-3 p.m. Candidate for Governor of California Delaine Eastin will be the keynote speaker at this annual event. $50. Los Robles Greens Banquet Hall, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 231-4152. 

HORROR OF DRACULA 2 p.m. Beware, Dracula returns in this film from 1958, blah! Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, www.camarillolibrary.org. 

MEDITERRANEAN SEAFOOD COOKING CLASS 1 p.m. Escape to the Mediterranean and learn how to make antipasto, linguine and clams and more. Lavender Inn, 210 E. Matilija St., Ojai, www.lavenderinn.com.

OJAI POPS ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE 4:30 p.m. The fun orchestra will play show tunes, jazz, movie tracks, new scores and more. Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai, www.ojaipops.com.

PORT HUENEME HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM SPEAKER SERIES: RICHARD SENATE 1 p.m. Notable ghost hunter, author and bugaboo Richard Senate will speak on the ghosts of Ventura County. Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum, 220 Market St., Port Hueneme, www.facebook.com/PortHuenemeHistoricalSocietyMuseum. 

SINCOPA CHAMBER ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE 2 p.m. The ensemble will perform Schubert’s Trout Quintet and Mozart’s famous Divertimento for String Trio in E flat major. $8-10. Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 640-8327.

VENTURA COAST BREWING COMPANY ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY 1-6 p.m. Celebrate the brewery’s anniversary with special pours and more, and a VIP entrance from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. featuring rare beers. $15 for VIP. Ventura Coast Brewing Co., 76 S. Oak St., Ventura, www.vcbc.beer.

Monday

“BABYSITTING FOR THE HOLIDAYS!” WORKSHOP 5-6:30 p.m. Workshop will teach teens and tweens skills to care for children of all ages and handle emergencies. $25. Camarillo Health-Care District, 3639 E. Las Posas Road, building E, suite 117, Camarillo, 388-1952, ext. 100. 

CHRISTIAN EVANGELIST NICK VUJICIC TRAVELING TENT OUTREACH 6:30 p.m. (through Sunday, Nov. 5). Vujicic, who was born without arms or legs, will speak live for 14 nights, initiating the largest Christian evangelism outreach campaign the area has seen in decades. 3353 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park, www.lifewithoutlimbs.org. 

Tuesday

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 301-4825.

Wednesday

“JUST GO IN LOOKING GOOD: THE RESISTANCE, RESILIENCE AND KINSHIP-BUILDING OF TRANS COLLEGE STUDENTS” 5:30 p.m. Z Nicolazzo, an assistant professor of higher education and student affairs at Northern Illinois University, will discuss the experiences of transgender college students. California Lutheran University, Lundring Events Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration required: 493-3422.

LIBERTARIAN PARTY VENTURA COUNTY QUARTERLY BUSINESS MEETING 6:30 p.m. Jeanne Llewellyn from Stop Top Two will speak. The Junkyard Cafe, 2585 Cochran St., Simi Valley, 652-0290.

RIFFTRAX: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 7:30 p.m. The guys who make movies funny are back in select movie theaters nationwide for an exclusive rebroadcast of the 2013 riff on the zombie movie that started it all. $13-15. Century River Park 16, Oxnard and Thousand Oaks 14, www.fathomevents.com. 

THOUSAND OAKS WOMAN’S CLUB MEETING 10:30 a.m. In October, Westlake High School Choral Group will entertain the group over lunch and a social hour. Los Robles Greens Golf Course, Sunset Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 498-8294.

Thursday

THE COLLECTION’S GHOULISH TRICK-OR-TREAT EVENT 6-8 p.m. The popular Halloween event invites children and their families to trick or treat at participating merchants listed on a passport map. The Collection, Oxnard, www.thecollectionrp.com. 

“DIA DE LOS MUERTOS OFRENDAS: A CHICANO ART PRACTICE FOR HONORING OUR LOVED ONES” 6-7 p.m. Special guest Roberto Vargas will present the use of ofrendas (altars) and ceremony for honoring our loved ones. $5. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura, www.venturamuseum.org. 

MUST-SEE MOVIE: GET OUT 6:30 p.m. You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here in this thriller from Jordan Peele. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, www.camarillolibrary.org. 

“NOW I AM WISE: A NEW CONVERSATION ON AGING” 5:30-7 p.m. Eileen Gold, M.A., will discuss the importance of honoring the aging process and embracing the beauty of slowing down. $10. Camarillo Health Care District, 3639 E. Las Posas Road, building E, suite 117, Camarillo, 388-1952, ext. 100. 

VENTURA COUNTY FORECAST 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting will share its once-a-year Ventura County forecast. California Lutheran University, Serra Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, www.clu.edu. 

VENTURA COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING 6:30 p.m. Kim Rupert, a commercial rose breeder, will demonstrate an unusual burrito method. Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, www.venturarosesociety.org.

OPENING THEATER

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Through Oct. 22. 5 Star Theatricals presents this popular musical about the biblical character and his “coat of many colors.” $35-83. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., 449-2700 or www.civicartsplaza.com. Pictured: Laura Dickinson and Adam Hollick.

GREASE Oct. 20-Nov. 19. It’s 1959 and a group of graduating high school seniors navigate teenage drama to a rock-and-roll score. $18-22. High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark, 529-8700 or highstreetartscenter.com.

THE LARK Oct. 20-Nov. 19. Joan of Arc’s trial, condemnation and execution are dramatized in this play by Jean Anouilh. $17-20. Elite Theatre, 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard, 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org/.

TAKING SIDES Oct. 25-Nov. 12. A post-World War II interrogation of a German conductor and composer raises questions about art, power, politics and personal responsibility. Previews Oct. 25-27. $20-100. Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, 667-2912 or www.rubicontheatre.org.

THEATRE ARTS STUDENT BLACK BOX Oct. 19-22. Original plays, spoken-word pieces, dance and more devised by students. Free. Preus-Brandt Forum, Cal Lutheran University, 135 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks, 493-3452 or www.callutheran.edu/calendar/event/4057#event.

ONGOING THEATER

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Through Oct. 22. The romantic Southern belle Blanche du Bois moves in with her sister, Stella, and brother-in-law, the earthy, working-class Stanley Kowalski. $8-12. Moorpark College, 7075 Moorpark Road, Moorpark, 378-1485 or www.moorparkcollege.edu/departments/academic/theatre-arts/performing-arts-center.

I DO! I DO! Through Nov. 12. A musical that follows a married couple from their wedding day through the next 50 years. $10-20. 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo, 388-5716 or skywayplayhouse.org.

MY SON PINOCCHIO JR. Through Oct. 22. Geppetto journeys beyond his toyshop to learn the importance of family and the joys of fatherhood. $10. Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 495-3715 or www.conejoplayers.org.

PATIENCE Through Oct. 22. The Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company presents this comic opera about a love triangle between Bunthorne, a handsome poseur poet; Patience, the object of his affection; and her childhood sweetheart, Archibald. $10-25. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 381-2747 or hillcrestarts.com.

SHADOW OF A POUT Through Oct. 21. All holidays are canceled after Santa’s temper tantrum . . . and an overlooked groundhog sheds light on the subject. This “not a Christmas play, an everything play” is presented by the Young Artists Ensemble. $13. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 381-2747 or hillcrestarts.com.

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

OPENING ART

327 W. FIFTH STREET Oct. 20-Nov. 19: We Remember: Ventura County to Vietnam and Back, a multimedia exhibition presented by the Oxnard Film Society that explores the experiences of the Vietnam veterans of Ventura County through photos, text, video interviews and documentaries. Reception on Friday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m. 327 W. Fifth St., Oxnard, oxnardfilmsociety.org.

MISSION OAKS COUNSELING AND WELLNESS CENTER Sunday, Oct. 22, 2-5 p.m. Living Art Through Bipolar Eyes — a Photographic Retrospective featuring the work of photographer Stephen Israel. A portion of the proceeds from a silent auction will benefit the National Alliance for Mental Illness. 1100 Flynn Road, suite 201, Camarillo, 218-3200 or www.MOCWC.com.

PORCH GALLERY Oct. 19-Dec. 4. When Ice Burns, new works by Diane Best inspired by Iceland and Greenland. Reception on Saturday, Oct. 21, 5-7 p.m. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai, 620-7589 or porchgalleryojai.com.

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Oct. 21-Jan. 28: De Colores Art Show: Portraits of the Past, an interactive exhibit featuring work by groundbreaking Latino artists Carlos Almaraz, Judy Baca, David Alfaro Siqueiros and others. Reception on Saturday, Oct. 21, 4-6 p.m. Through Nov. 5: Golden State Splendor, images from the California Art Club inspired by California’s diverse topography. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.

ONGOING ART

643 PROJECT SPACE Through Oct. 28. Drivebye, Marjorie Moskowitz’s paintings about fleeting memory, sensual recollection and places that can’t be experienced the same way again. 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, f5projects.squarespace.com.

ART CITY GALLERY Through Nov. 12. Re-Birth, works by members of the Ventura Artist Union. 197 Dubbers St., Ventura, 653-6380.

ATRIUM GALLERY Through Nov. 28. Quilts Abound, three floors of traditional, modern and art quilts. Reception on Friday, Oct. 27, 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 www.VCArtscouncil.org.

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Oct. 29. Legacy and Continuum, works created in the studio in conjunction with the center’s educational program (Beato Gallery); Ojai Studio Artists Salon, a centennial celebration of Walter and Louise Arensberg’s Dada salons featuring local artists (Logan Gallery); and The Transcendent Vessel, Rude Osolnik, Bob Stocksdale and the elevation of wood-turning from utility to art (online). 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai, 646-3381 or www.beatricewood.com.

BELL ARTS FACTORY Through Oct. 31. A solo exhibition by ArtWalk Ventura 2017 Artist of Distinction Maribel Hernandez. Tool Room Gallery, 432 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura, bellartsfactory.org.

BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through Nov. 18. LA/LAndscapes, Real and Imagined, contemporary art dealing with the themes and traditions of landscape painting north and south of the Mexico/USA border. Presented in celebration of the Getty Center’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 383-1368 or studiochannelislands.org.

BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Nov. 11: Lorna Amundson, Tomi Murphy and Julianne Martin solo shows, plus Merit Award Mini-Exhibits from Kitty McGinnis and Louisa Wallace Jacobs. Reception on Saturday, Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Through Dec. 9. Exposed: The Female Lens in a Post-Identity Era? A photographic examination of identity through the artistry of women photographers. Part of the Femmes Photo Fest. 1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 405-5240 or www.cmato.org.

CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 19: The Avalanche and the Silence, Linda Arreola’s exploration of duality and opposing positions; and Collecting/California Latino Art, selected work from the Carnegie’s collection. Presented in celebration of the Getty Center’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Through Oct. 31: Hand Drawn: Art of Dave Velasquez (CAM Studio Gallery). Reception on Friday, Oct. 20, 5-7 p.m. 424 S. C St., Oxnard, 385-8158 or www.carnegieam.org.

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Dec. 30: Our Ocean’s Edge, exploring the California coastline through photography by Jasmine Swope and prose by author Dwight Holing. Ongoing: Port of Hueneme and Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260 or www.cimmvc.org.

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL GALLERY Through Jan. 14: H2O, works associated with water. 147 N. Brent St., first floor, Ventura, 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.

DNTN GALLERY Through Oct. 30. Latino Visions in Oxnard 2017, presenting local artists that celebrate Latino art and culture. Presented in celebration of the Getty Center’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. 519 S. C St., Oxnard.

FORMER SOCIAL SECURITY BUILDING Through Oct. 30. Latino Visions in Oxnard 2017, presenting local artists that celebrate Latino art and culture. Presented in celebration of the Getty Center’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. 424 S. B St., Oxnard.

FOUR FRIENDS GALLERY Through Nov. 9. L’optique féminine, photography by Joyce Wilson, Michelle Magdalena Maddox, Nancy Lehrer, Makenzie Goodman and Lindsey Ross. Part of the Femmes Photo Fest. 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 601-7530 or www.foufriendsgallery.com.

FOX FINE JEWELRY Through Nov. 12. Celebrating Marta Nelson, art by or inspired by the 94-year-old Ojai artist and figure-drawing teacher. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.

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

GARDENS OF THE WORLD Through Nov. 5. Micro-crystal fine-art photography by Carol Roullard. Resource Center, 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 557-1135 or www.gardensoftheworld.info.

H GALLERY Through Nov. 26. Underbelly, a variety of works that suggest more contemplative notions of memory, melancholy and loss. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, 293-1616 or www.dabart.me.

JOHN SPOOR BROOME GALLERY Through Nov. 17: The Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture (1995-2000) Revisited, featuring the work of Cuban-born Paul Sierra, whose work integrates North American influences with Latin visual and cultural roots. Presented in celebration of the Getty Center’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. CSUCI, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 437-8400 or art.csuci.edu.

KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Nov. 9. Vulnerability inVisibility, whereby photographer Mary Fashbaugh explores, through visuals and braille descriptions, the expectations and limitations of the senses in regard to human interaction. California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, 493-3697 or blogs.callutheran.edu/kwanfong.

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 Dec. 7. CUBA: From the Special Period to the Death of Fidel, a solo photography exhibit by Bill Hendricks. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard, 678-5046.

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 www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com.

MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Through Dec. 30: Fantastic Fords. Car show on Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 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 www.murphyautomuseum.org.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Nov. 26: Ayer y Todavía, art by Chicano artists about their culture, history, struggles and social issues. Presented in celebration of the Getty Center’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Through April 2018: Lost Empires: The Conquest of the Americas, an exploration of the Mayan civilization as told through the George Stuart Historical Figures Collection®. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 653-0323 or venturamuseum.org.

NAMBA ARTS SPACE Through Nov. 5. AHORA, mixed media, hanging textiles and video by Chilean native Dominga Opazo. 47 S. Oak St., Ventura, 626-8876 or www.dabart.me.

NAPA HALL GALLERY Through Oct. 25: Fusion, a collection of student work; Creatures Unveiled, oil paintings by surrealist Emily Pinneri; and Mi casa es su casa, a room-sized work by graphic artist Hugo Castillo. Through Nov. 17: The Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture (1995-2000) Revisited, featuring Los Angeles artists Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, Oscar Castillo and Leo Limon. Presented in celebration of the Getty Center’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. CSUCI, One University Drive, Camarillo, 437-2772 or art.csuci.edu.

OJAI ART CENTER Through Oct. 26. Ojai Studio Tour. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 646-0117 or www.ojaiartcenter.org.

OJAI CITY GALLERY Through Jan. 6. What Ojai Means to Me, works by artists in the Ojai Valley. Reception on Friday, Oct. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ojai City Hall, 401 S. Ventura St., Ojai.

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through Jan. 6: Selections from What Ojai Means to Me by Sylvia Raz, David Baker and Susan Guy. 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 www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.

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 ojaivalleyartists.com.

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 www.shoppacificview.com.

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 Oct. 15. Extreme Quilters: Art From Cloth 2017. 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park, 498-4390 or www.toartgallery.org.

UNITED BANK OF SWITZERLAND Through Nov. 1. Rootless, a group exhibition featuring Phyllis Doyon, Anne Bendig, Ulli Langenscheidt and others. 3011 Townsgate Road, Westlake, 381-1244.

VENTURA CITY HALL, ROOM 117, Through Oct. 26. Local scenes by watercolor artist Dean Seagren. 501 Poli St., Ventura, 654-7800 or www.cityofventura.ca.gov.

VERY VENTURA GIFT SHOP AND GALLERY Through Nov. 10. From Sea to Skyscapes, work by Shannon Celia and Sherri Cassell. 540 E. Main St., Ventura, 628-3540, very-ventura.com/.

VITA ART CENTER Through Oct. 31. A solo exhibition by ArtWalk Ventura 2017 Global Artist of Distinction Shamsia Hassani. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 644-9214 or www.vitaartcenter.com.

WAV GALLERY Through Oct. 22. Worlds Beyond My Window: A Retrospective Art Show of Gertrude McCarty Smith, with the artist’s most prized and personal art. 175 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 641-0400 or www.wavartists.com/.

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Nov. 9. The Tract House, celebrating the life and power of paper leaflets, pamphlets and tracts; and Art in a Time of Reformation, works from the Rodolfo Sanzana Collection. Both exhibits coincide with the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 493-3697 or rollandgallery.callutheran.edu.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

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

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 www.caoilmuseum.org.

CAMARILLO RANCH HOUSE Ongoing. Docent-led tours of Adolfo Camarillo’s Victorian estate built in 1892. 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo, 389-8182 or 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 or www.nps.gov/chis/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm.

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 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, 524-0948 or www.fillmorehistoricalmuseum.com.

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.

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 www.SanBuenaventuraMission.org.

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 www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.

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 porthuenememuseum.wordpress.com.

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 www.ranchocamulos.org.

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

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, www.history.navy.mil/seabeemuseum.

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 www.stagecoachmuseum.org.

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 www.wfvz.org.

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 www.cafsocal.com/museum.