OPEN HOUSE FOR FIND (A FRIEND IN DEED) 6-9 p.m. Tour the site and learn about the programs on offer at this open house. Bell Arts, Studio 39, 432 Ventura Ave., Ventura,  

RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP 6-7 p.m. Learn how to write a great college resume at this workshop, presented by National College Planning Solutions. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley,

ROCK THE COLLECTION: DSB 6-8 p.m. The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard is hosting its fifth annual Rock The Collection Summer Concert Series, tonight featuring Journey tribute DSB. The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard,

SEASIDE KIDS CLUB 11 a.m.-noon. Keep children busy all summer long with a seaside sojourn where they can explore beyond the classroom, today themed “Jelly Fish Jam – All Things Squishy.” $3. Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura,


DISNEY LIVE: MUSICAL REVUE 6 p.m. Enjoy a musical revue showcasing unforgettable Disney moments and Broadway smash hits as performed by members of the Boys & Girls Club. Sequoia Middle School Auditorium, 2855 Borchard Road, Newbury Park,

GRUPO NEMATATLIN PERFORMANCE 8 p.m. Nematatlín, a music group from the University of Veracruz, Mexico, is on a mission to maintain, preserve and promote Jarocho, a representative category of music that conveys the image of the state of Veracruz. $20. 47 S. Oak St., Ventura,

HERITAGE SQUARE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 6-8 p.m. The concerts offer entertainment to suit every musical preference, this week featuring Caliente 805 Band. Heritage Square, 715 S. A St., Oxnard.

MOVIE IN THE PARK 6-10 p.m. Live music courtesy of Rock City Studios as well as lawn games and food trucks will precede Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Community Center Park, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo,


SIXTH ANNUAL TEQUILA AND TACO MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The two-day celebration of tequilas, tacos, award-winning margaritas and live music returns to Ventura featuring tequila sampling and all manner of mixed drinks. Saturday is Tequila Day featuring top-shelf tequila tastings, and Sunday is Mas Margaritas featuring, you guessed it, margaritas. $10-60. Plaza Park, 651 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura,

ARTS & EATS 6-8 p.m. Fifteen galleries, restaurants and shops open their doors for art receptions and complimentary tastes. Fox Fine Jewelry, 560 E. Main St., Ventura,

AUTHOR KATHLEEN CONTRERAS 9-11 a.m. Author Dr. Kathleen Contreras will read from her new bilingual book, Harvesting Friends/Cosechando Amigos. East Santa Clara and Palm Streets, Ventura,

BEACH CLEANUP 10 a.m.-noon. Join Girls Girl Club and Save the Mermaids in a community beach cleanup at San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura. For more information, visit

COLOR: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE 1 p.m. Viewing paintings by Van Gogh, Francisco de Goya, Marc Chagall and many others, we’ll see how feelings of passion, fear and love motivated artists to use certain colors. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai,

COLOR LINOCUT PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP 1-4 p.m. Create multiple color linocut cards and learn the basics of an old art form popular once again. $50. Vita Art Center, 28 W. Main St., Ventura,

CONCERTS BY THE SEA 4-6 p.m. Visitors can enjoy a wide array of musical styles, including jazz, rock, folk, pop, country and blues, today featuring the The UnUsual Suspects. Peninsula Park, 3401 Peninsula Road, Oxnard,

FREE FAMILY HISTORY SEMINAR 10:30 a.m. A DNA special-interest group meeting (10:30 a.m.), “Utilizing the Digital Public Library of America and the HathiTrust for Family Researc”h presentation (1 p.m.) and “Introduction To Researching Your Mexican Ancestors” workshop (2:30 p.m.) will be held. Camarillo Library Community Room, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo,

MEMORIAL FOR JOE CARDELLA 5-7:30 p.m. A memorial and celebration of local artist Joe Cardella will be held. 197 Dubbers St., Ventura.

OPEN HOUSE AND FAMILY STAR PARTY 7:30-10:30 p.m. Bring your family, questions about the night sky and your telescopes if you have them. Moorpark College Observatory, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark,

THE IMPOSSIBLE WOMEN OF PLEASANT VALLEY 11 a.m. Historian Joy Todd will discuss the Daily family and the daughters who were dubbed “The Impossible Women.” Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum, 220 Market St., Port Hueneme,

THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB FEATURING WYATT HAUPT BAND 7-10 p.m. Live big-band music will accompany ballroom, Latin, swing and line dancing lessons for both beginners and experienced. $8. The Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2744.

VENTURA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Quality used books at bargain prices at this book sale. Vons, 6040 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-750-6630.


CHOWDERFEST 2-6 p.m. Get your fill of chowder from white to red and everything in between at this celebration of the seafood stew. $25-30. Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard,

PRINCESS MONONOKE 12:55 p.m. (and Monday, July 23, and Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m.). The warrior Ashitaka travels west to find a cure for his fatal curse in this anime classic from Studio Ghibli. $10.50-12.50. Century River Park 16, Oxnard, and AMC Thousand Oaks 14,

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES PRESENTS: MIRAGE – VISIONS OF FLEETWOOD MAC 5 p.m. This exceptional five-piece tribute band celebrates the legendary superstar band, capturing the look and sound of Fleetwood Mac. Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks,

SYNCOPATED LADIES, THE VIRAL TAP DANCE SENSATIONS 6 p.m. Set to today’s hottest music, Syncopated Ladies will bring fierce footwork with a fiery style that will dazzle, move and inspire attendees. $15-30. The Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard,

ZINE AND MACRAME WORKSHOPS 10 a.m.-noon and 3-4:30 p.m. A zine workshop will be hosted by Mychal and Kimmy at 10 a.m., and a macrame workshop will be hosted by Kristin Garland at 3 p.m. $10 and $30, respectively. Bell Arts Center, 432 N Ventura Ave., Studio 84, Ventura,


EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers and cotton-candy vendors form a soccer team and are bummed when their captain has to work on the day of their finals. $7.50-10.75. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard,


WALKING THE CAMINO: SIX WAYS TO SANTIAGO 6:30 p.m. This documentary follows pilgrims as they walk an ancient 500-mile road. Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula,


INDIVIDUAL PROSPECT RESEARCH WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-noon. Learn how to locate new donor prospects, how to increase funding from current donors and much more in this workshop. $45-55. Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks,

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.

VENTURA COUNTY HOUSING TRUST FUND HOUSING OUR FUTURE EVENT 5-8:30 p.m. The program will highlight the need for affordable housing for our young adults, transitional-age foster youth, students, recent graduates and young professionals with games, dinner and speakers. $65-120. CSU Channel Islands, Malibu Hall, 1 University Drive, Camarillo,


ESCAPE ROOM! 2-3 p.m. You and your crew must solve a series of puzzles and find clues to escape into an escape pod and successfully reach Earth. For ages 12 to 18. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley,

ROCK THE COLLECTION: SGT. PEPPERS 6-8 p.m. The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard is hosting its fourth annual Rock The Collection Summer Concert Series, tonight featuring Beatles tribute Sgt. Peppers. The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard,

SEASIDE KIDS CLUB 11 a.m.-noon. Keep children busy all summer long with a seaside sojourn where they can explore beyond the classroom, today themed, “Yo Ho! Piratey Fun and Puppets Too!” $3. Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura,


JULIUS CAESAR July 20-22. Shakespeare’s tale of loyalty, politics and ambition is adapted for the young actors of Rubicon’s Fearless Shakespeare Camp and updated to a setting reminiscent of Cuba during the Cold War. $11-20. Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-667-2900 or Pictured: Nick Rada (Cassius), Juliet Johnson (Calpurnia), Xander Young (Julius Caesar), Rebecca Graham (Portia), and Caleb Kneip (Brutus). Photo by Kirby War

ALL IN THE TIMING July 19-29. The Catalyst Players present this collection of four one-act comedic plays by David Ives. $20 (suggested). Ojai Underground Exchange, 1016 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, 805-340-7893 or

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST July 20-29. Based on the Disney animated feature, this musical recounts the tale of bookish Belle and her adventures in the magical castle of a troubled beast. A 5-Star Theatricals production. $35-89. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., 805-449-2787 or

CLUE: THE MUSICAL July 19-Aug. 5. A musical-comedy murder mystery starring Col. Mustard, Mrs. Peacock and other colorful characters from the popular board game. $12-16. Moorpark College Studio Theatre, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, 805-378-1485 or

THE LARAMIE PROJECT July 20-29. Lit Live presents this compilation of interviews with the people of Laramie, Wyoming, where Matthew Shepard was beaten and killed in 1998. $16-22. Elite Theatre, 2731 Victoria Ave., Oxnard, 805-483-5118 or

MIXED NUTS Saturday, July 21, 5 p.m. Four people from different walks of life come together as roommates in this faith-based comedy drama filled with gospel music and dance. $15-25. Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard,

OTHELLO July 20-Aug. 5. The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival continues with this classic centered around a Moorish general, where racism, jealousy and revenge reap tragic results. $15-110. California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks,

WEST SIDE STORY July 20-Aug. 19. Conejo Players Theatre presents the musical classic about star-crossed lovers torn between warring street gangs in New York City. $18-20. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-495-3715 or

YEARBOOK July 21-Aug. 5. A positive play about the humor, determination and caring that exists in every school. $10-15. Elite Theatre, 2731 Victoria Ave., Oxnard, 805-483-5118 or


CONSTELLATIONS Through 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, 805-525-4645 or

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 805-643-5701 or visit for schedule.


COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL July 22-Oct. 21: The Sky’s the Limit, works that celebrate the expanse above. Through July 22: Birds, avian-inspired works by Buenaventura Art Association members. 147 N. Brent St., Ventura,

FOX FINE JEWELRY July 21-Sept. 9. Works by Richard Franklin and Susan Seaberry. Opening reception on Saturday, July 21, 6-8 p.m., coinciding with Arts and Eats. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800 or


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. Ongoing: antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, 805-525-3100 or

ART CITY GALLERY Through Aug. 12. Bodies of Proof, an exhibition of figurative work. 197 Dubbers St., Ventura, 805-648-1690 or

ATRIUM GALLERY Through Aug. 21. Metamorphosis: Quintessential Aspects of Change and Therapeutic Art, client works from county agencies and nonprofits. Reception on Friday, July 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

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Sept. 2. The Presidents’ Show, a juried exhibition featuring current members of the American Ceramic Society of Southern California and recent works from the studio (Logan Gallery). 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai, 805-646-3381 or

BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through Aug. 18. The NEXT Big Thing, bold and boundary-breaking work in all media and styles. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368 or

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Through Sept. 7. Power, an examination of what is powerful today. 1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 805-405-5240 or

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Oct. 14: Did You Know? Five hundred wacky facts to boggle the mind. Ongoing: Permanent petroleum exhibits as well as rotating exhibits of science, transportation and history. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 805-933-0076 or

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, 805-385-8158 or

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Aug. 26: Nautica, juried artwork by local artists inspired by the sea. Ongoing: Port of Hueneme and Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 805-984-6260 or

FARMER AND THE COOK Through Aug. 1. Edge of Heaven, art show and poetry by Donna Summerville. 339 W. El Roblar, Ojai.

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

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, 805-383-1368 or

FOUR FRIENDS GALLERY Opened June 1. Faces of Humanity by Michael Patrick Amato. 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 805-601-7530 or

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., 805-449-2700 or

H GALLERY Through July 22. Mnemonic, a juried photography exhibition by 40 international artists. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-293-1616 or

KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Aug. 2. Resilient Women: The Art of Daggi Wallace. California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697 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, 805-279-1221,

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, 805-385-5400 or

MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Through Sept. 30: Let’s Go Camping, annual 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, 805-487-4333 or

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Aug. 18: A Tribute to David Mirisch, photos, awards and memorabilia from the famed Hollywood publicist. 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, 805-653-0323 or

OJAI ART CENTER Through July 31: Solo exhibition by Sue Blackshear. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through Oct. 28: StARCHITECTURE, highlighting local works by well-known architects. 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., 805-640-1390 or

OVA ARTS 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, 805-646-5682 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, 805-676-1540 or

PORCH GALLERY Through Aug. 5. Gut Friends, an “art smorgasbord” with works by Kelly Akashi, Nikki Ford, Rochele Gomez and others. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai, 805-620-7589 or

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 4: Local Clay, unconventional work by Marianne McGrath and Cheryl Ann Thomas. Through Oct. 14: The Natural World: Variations on a Theme, landscape paintings by Ventura artist Gina Niebergall. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or

THOUSAND OAKS COMMUNITY GALLERY Through July 26. Passion for Pastels and Beyond 2018, paintings by members of the Pastel Society of the Gold Coast. Reception on Sunday, July 15, 1-3 p.m. 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, 805-479-9800 or

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,

VITA ART CENTER Through July 28. Little Britain, British artists living in California, with works by David Hockney, Patricia Gonzalez, David Boshier and others. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214 or

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Aug. 3. In situ, works from the William Rolland Collection. California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697 or