Thursday

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF VENTURA COUNTY MEETING 10 a.m. Learn of the league’s various programs at this monthly meeting. Chapter House, 913 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, www.assistanceleagueventuracounty.org.

C.I. GULLS CLUB MEETING 11 a.m. Bring a bottle of wine and chill out with the Gulls at this monthly meeting. $30. Las Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo, 805-824-4005.

FOCUS ON THE AVANT GARDE Various times through Sunday, June 24. “Summer Solstice and the Avant Garde” (Thursday), Electronic Summer Nite (Friday), Broken Trajectories (Saturday) and Avant Garde Considerations (Sunday) will all be held at this long weekend celebrating the genre. Art City Avant Garden and Gallery, 197 Dubbers St., Ventura, www.artcitygalleryandstudios.com.

HERZOG WINE CELLARS PRESENTS BARON AND CHILL 7-9 p.m. The chefs at Tierra Sur have put together a menu of savory barbecue to go with a great selection of wines, along with live music. $25-35. Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars, 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard, 805-276-2110.

HOT HARBOR NIGHTS 4-8 p.m. (Every Thursday through summer). Browse a pre-1975 classic car cruise night, enjoy live music and all sorts of entertainment at this summer hoedown. Harbor Cove Cafe, 1867 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, www.facebook.com/harborcovecafe/.

VIETNAM VETERANS OF VENTURA COUNTY HOST THE MOVING WALL REPLICA Through Monday, June 25. A replica of the Vietnam War Memorial engraved with 107 names of Ventura County residents will be on display. Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura.

WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON 2 p.m. Ventura Family YMCA will host the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, an event that seeks to break the record for largest swim lesson worldwide. Ventura Family YMCA, 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-569-1103.

Friday

CITY OF VENTURA BUS TOURS PRESENTS: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hop on a bus from Ventura and head to Thousand Oaks where a production of Beauty and the Beast will excite you. $55. Parking lot behind City Hall, 501 Poli St., Ventura, www.cityofventura.ca.gov.

HERITAGE SQUARE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: DECADENT DECADES 6-8:30 p.m. Join in the celebration of the 26th annual Heritage Square Summer Concert Series in historic downtown Oxnard, tonight featuring Decadent Decades. Heritage Square, 715 S. A St., Oxnard, www.heritagesquareoxnard.com.

WILDER THAN WILD 6 p.m. Filmmakers Kevin White and Stephen Most will present their documentary film on the issues surrounding megafires, climate change and fire control and management policy. E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura, www.vencolibrary.org.

Saturday

AMATEUR RADIO FIELD DAY 11 a.m. Members of the Ventura County Amateur Radio Society, Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club and Southern California Contest Club will be joining forces in a national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.

“COMPASSION AND CARE AT THE END OF LIFE” PRESENTATION 1 p.m. Sucinno (Ian James) will share observations and insights gained while going through caring for his wife, Chandra, when she had cancer, including her hospice time and eventual death. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, www.vencolibrary.org.

FERIA, AN EVENING OF FLAMENCO 8 p.m. Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes presents the Spring Fair known as Feria to Ventura, a weeklong celebration of music, dance, food and wine that embodies the joyful aspects of Andalusian culture. $8-34. WAV, 175 S. Ventura Ave., www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3442816.

“LEMON AND ORANGE LABELS OF VENTURA COUNTY” 11 a.m. Dr. S. Jim Campos will discuss the unique artwork of lemon and orange labels that can be found in Ventura County as part of this Distinguished Speaker Series. Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum, 220 Market St., Ventura, www.facebook.com/PortHuenemeHistoricalSocietyMuseum.

SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT AT THE McCREA RANCH 8:15-10:30 p.m. The feature film will be Foreign Correspondent, a 1940 action drama starring Joel McCrea and Laraine Day. $10. McCrea Ranch Visitors Center, 4500 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-495-2163.

VETERANS CAREER AND JOB WORKSHOP 6-7 p.m. This series of free monthly workshops will help veterans apply military skills to civilian positions and/or to further their educations. Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-7347.

WENDY SPECTOR STEINMETZ AKA “THE ROCK FAIRY” 1-4 p.m. Steinmetz will be signing copies of her book in addition to providing rock painting demonstrations. California Welcome Center, 2786 Seaglass Way, suite 5105, Oxnard, 805-988-0717.

Sunday

CONEJO FOOD AND WINE FEST Sunday, June 24, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sample the best food, wine and beer that the Conejo Valley has to offer at this annual event. Dozens of vendors, including restaurants, wineries, breweries, bakeries, distilleries and more, will be slinging samples accompanied by live music to round out the afternoon. Prize drawings and fun activities will also be held at this fundraising event benefiting Many Mansions and FOOD Share. $37.50-80. St. Paschal Baylon School, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. www.conejofoodandwine.com

A CONVERSATION WITH JEFF MANN 3-4:30 p.m. How did a self-described “greaser, surfer, hippy” become a vice president of the Empire that Star Wars built? Ojai-based artist Jeff Mann, born and raised in Hollywood, will use the force to enlighten you. $10-15. Levity Live at The Collection, 591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard, www.focusonthemasters.com.

BLIND WINE TASTING TOURNAMENT 1-3 p.m. Compete with your taste buds for a chance to represent the U.S. in an international wine tournament in France. $60. VinTura, 14 S. California St., Ventura, www.uswineopen.com.

BROADWAY’S BEST 2-3 p.m. Local musicians perform music from various Broadway hits such as South Pacific, The Lion King, Cats, Beauty and the Beast and Les Miserables. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, www.simivalleylibrary.org.

“LEONARD BERNSTEIN AT 100, A TRIBUTE” 3 p.m. This presentation will celebrate the life of Leonard Bernstein, a great American composer, conductor, pianist and humanitarian during this, his centenary year. $20. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura, www.venturamuseum.org.

MARIACHI CONCERT 3:30-5 p.m. Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas will perform, with Marisa Ronstadt joining them for the last half-hour, as well as mariachi students from Cal Lutheran and local high schools in the finale. California Lutheran University, William Rolland Stadium, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, www.clu.edu.

OJAI JAZZ CONCERTS PRESENTS THE DOUG WEBB GROUP FEATURING DANNY CAREY OF TOOL 7-9:30 p.m. The group, featuring drummer Danny Carey, will perform. $30-35. Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, www.ojaijazzconcerts.com.

SUMMER SOLSTICE NATURE HIKE ON PINE MOUNTAIN 9 a.m. Learn identification and uses of native plants and explore the ecosystem of the Mixed Conifer Forest. $20-25. For more information, including location, and to RSVP, visit www.HerbWalks.com.

SQUADWORKS AND DANNY GARCIA BOXING PRESENT: A COMMUNITY IMPACT EVENT Noon-4 p.m. Enjoy this free event featuring an open training, meet and greet with boxers, prizes, including a chance to win one month of free training from world-class trainer, and more. Team Garcia Gym, 2001 Williams Drive, suite 402, Oxnard, 805-901-7665.

WEST SIDE STORY 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (and Wednesday, June 27). One of the most beloved and captivating musicals in Hollywood history, West Side Story will return to movie theaters as part of this classics series. $10.50-12.50. Ventura Downtown 10, Century River Park 16, Oxnard, and AMC Thousand Oaks 14, www.fathomevents.com.

WILLAM SHATNER LIVE ON STAGE WITH STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN SCREENING 7 p.m. Audiences will enjoy a screening of the classic film followed by a live conversation with the one and only James T. Kirk himself, William Shatner. $41-71. Fred Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, www.civicartsplaza.com.

Monday

ZAMA 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King; when it never arrives, he joins a merry band of pirates. $7.50-10.75. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard, www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.

Tuesday

COMEDY AND CATS 6:30 p.m. Jason Love & Friends will perform their standup comedy whilst cats roam about at this first-of-its-kind show. $35. The Purrfect Cat, 5800 Santa Rosa Road #142, Camarillo, www.thepurrfectcat.com.

“END OF LIFE: WHAT MATTERS MOST” 4-5:30 p.m. Learn how to begin difficult conversations about end of life issues and discover the questions to ask to uncover what matters most at this workshop. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-497-0189.

SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY AND POTLUCK 5:30 p.m. Come for the potluck, stay for a screening of the documentary film Seed about seeds presumably. Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula, 740 East Main St., Santa Paula, www.uucsp.org.

Wednesday

DINE OUT FOR A CAUSE 4-9 p.m. The Habit will be donating 20 percent of the proceeds from every order placed with a flier back to The Foundation of Ventura County Credit Union’s grant program. The Habit Burger Grill, 1855 Daily Drive, Camarillo, www.tfvccu.org.

Thursday

PORTUGUESE FRATERNAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA MEETING 11:30 a.m. This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the Portuguese culture. Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 E. Main Street, Ventura. For more information, call 805-483-6285.

OPENING THEATER

LITTLE WOMEN: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL Through July 15. Louisa May Alcott’s story about four sisters growing up during the American Civil War gets a musical makeover in this stage adaptation. $10-20. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo, 388-5716 or skywayplayhouse.org. Pictured: Genevieve Levin as Meg, Hannah Marks as Beth, Allison Martinez as Amy, Savannah Ludwig as Jo and Aileen-Marie Scott as Marmee. Photo by Pamela Newman Photography

33 VARIATIONS June 22-July 15. Switching between the present and the 1800s, modern-day characters interact with those from the past to solve a mystery centering on Beethoven’s music. $10-20. Ojai ACT, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 640-8797 or www.ojaiact.org.

CONSTELLATIONS June 22-July 29. A beekeeper and a cosmologist fall in love in this romantic drama spun out of string theory. $22-24. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.

JUST ANOTHER FAMILY TREE Friday, June 22, 8 p.m. Broadway star Patrick Cassidy stars in this multimedia musical about growing up in a famous family. Presented in conjunction with 5-Star Theatricals. $55-65. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., 449-2787 or www.civicartsplaza.com.

ONGOING THEATER

BIG RIVER Through July 15. A musical version of the Mark Twain classic about Huckleberry Finn, Jim and two con artists, all traveling down the Mississippi River. Suitable for all ages, but with some offending language. Presented by Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi. $18-25. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, 583-7900 or simi-arts.org.

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Through July 1. Two con men on the French Riviera compete to charm a wealthy woman out of $50,000. $18-22. High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark, 529-8700 or highstreetartscenter.com.

SAME TIME NEXT YEAR Through July 1. Deep love and friendship develop over 24 years between two people who meet up annually for a clandestine affair. Adult themes; parental discretion advised. $17-20. Elite Theatre Company, 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard, 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.

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

OPENING ART

MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM June 23-Sept. 30: Let’s Go Camping, annual vintage trailer show. Opening celebration and tours on Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m.-4 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.

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM June 23-Oct. 14: The Natural World: Variations on a Theme, landscape paintings by Ventura artist Gina Niebergall. Opening reception on Saturday, June 23, 4-6 p.m. Through July 8: Botke’s Birds and Blossoms, depictions of birds and flowers by the late artist. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.

VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER June 21-25. The Moving Wall, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Ceremony on Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m. 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura.

ONGOING ART

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through Nov. 25: Good Earth: Tilling the Soil, soil prep techniques of late 1800s-mid-1900s. Through July 16: Letters for the Lost, photos and correspondence between the Ventura County coroner and families of loved ones lost in the St. Francis dam disaster. Through July 15: Ag Air: Aviation in Agriculture. Ongoing: antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.

ART CITY GALLERY Through June 23. Bad Exhibition: Value in Art, avante-garde works by Sichuan and California artists. 197 Dubbers St., Ventura, 648-1690 or artcitygalleryandstudios.com.

ATRIUM GALLERY Through July 10. Arboreal, works featuring trees, and Ventura County – Large, supersized depictions by Marguerite Hartimann. 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 June 24. Inside/Outside, recent ceramics by Lauren Hanson; and Selections From Contemporary Art and Design, an exhibit/auction benefiting the center. Bidding closes on June 24 at 5 p.m. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai, 646-3381 or www.beatricewood.com.

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through July 8: When Dams Fail, lessons learned from dam failures. Ongoing: Permanent petroleum exhibits as well as rotating exhibits of science, transportation and history. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 933-0076 or http://www.caoilmuseum.org.

CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Aug. 19: California Artists from the Mullin Automotive Museum, with works by Michael Furman, Hank Pitcher, Art Reid and others. Through July 29: Photography and lens-based art by The Oxnard Plain Collective. 424 S. C St., Oxnard, 385-8158 or www.carnegieam.org.

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through June 25: Ron L. Clarke ship collection. 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 Through July 22. Birds, avian-inspired works by Buenaventura Art Association members. 147 N. Brent St., Ventura, http://www.buenaventuragallery.org.

FIRST FRIDAYS VENTURA The first Friday of every month, several local galleries open their doors to celebrate and promote Ventura’s art scene. Locations and more information at www.firstfridaysventura.com.

FIRST SATURDAYS STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS The first Saturday of every month, artists at Studio Channel Islands welcome visitors into their studios to watch them create art. 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 383-1368 or studiochannelislands.org.

FOUR FRIENDS GALLERY Opened June 1. Faces of Humanity by Michael Patrick Amato. 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 601-7530 or www.foufriendsgallery.com.

FOX FINE JEWELRY Through July 8. Ventura Vistas, photography by Kenny Backer, Steve Cattanach and Denise Dewire. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.

FRED KAVLI THEATRE LOBBY GALLERY. Through Aug. 13. SHE, works by Arezoo Bayat, Susanne Belcher, Mariana Peirano, Galina Richardson and Joyce Rumack. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 449-2700 or www.civicartsplaza.com.

H GALLERY Through July 22. Mnemonic, a juried photography exhibition by 40 international artists. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, 293-1616 or www.dabart.me.

KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Aug. 2. Resilient Women: The Art of Daggi Wallace. 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.

MEINERS OAKS LIBRARY Through June 31. Learning to See Spring Art Showcase, with works by Meiners Oaks, Mira Monte and Topa Topa elementary school students. 114 N. Padre Juan Ave., Meiners Oaks, 677-7180, www.vencolibrary.org/locations/meiners-oaks-library or www.focusonthemasters.com.

MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Through Spring 2019: L’époque des Carrossiers: The Art and Times of the French Coachbuilders. 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.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through June 24: Works by Cuban artist Pedro González Pulido. Through Aug. 12: Natural State, works featuring plants by artist-in-residence Ryan Carr. Through Aug. 26: Black and White and Read All Over, comic book art. Ongoing: fine art, historical artifacts, an interactive Chumash Gallery and the George Stuart Historical Figures Collection®. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 653-0323 or venturamuseum.org.

OJAI ART CENTER Through June 30: Animal Magnetism by Ivanie Firsvik. Through July 4: Ceramics and weaving by Leslie Thompson. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 646-0117 or http://www.ojaiartcenter.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.

OVA ARTS Through June 30: Visions of Destruction and Rebirth, a collaborative art exhibit by seven galleries and over 90 artists featuring work inspired by the Thomas Fire. Ongoing: Fine art and contemporary crafts by 39 artists, including Merilee Eaton, Gayel Childress and Peggie Williamson. Ceramic arts, sculpture and textiles by local artisans. 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.

PORCH GALLERY Through June 24. Selected works by Mona Kuhn. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai, 620-7589 or porchgalleryojai.com.

UBS Through July 2. Art-glass exhibition featuring work by local artists. 3011 Townsgate Road, Thousand Oaks.

VENTURA COUNTY CREDIT UNION Through September. The VCCU in partnership with the Museum of Ventura County displays historical pieces at the Moorpark, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks Branches, www.vccuonline.net.

VITA ART CENTER Through June 30. Paintings and tapestries by John Nava. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 644-9214 or http://www.vitaartcenter.com.

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Aug. 3. In situ, works from the William Rolland Collection. California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, 493-3697 or rollandgallery.callutheran.edu.