Thursday

CHILDREN’S WORLD NURSERY OPEN HOUSE 6 p.m. Learn about your education options at this open house, from public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. Children’s World Nursery School, 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura, www.SchoolChoiceWeek.com.

OXNARD, OJAI RESTAURANT WEEK 2019 Through Sunday, Jan. 27. Many of Oxnard and Ojai’s unique restaurants will offer foodies the opportunity to try new cuisine as chefs play on this year’s theme to create signature dishes. For a complete list of participating restaurants and menus, visit www.visitoxnard.com/restaurantweek or www.wheninojai.com.

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. Marie Callendar’s Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, 805-483-4168.

THE FINAL WISH 7:30 p.m. From the creator of the Final Destination franchise comes a new tale of death following a boy returning home and uncovering a dark secret. $10.50-12.50. Ventura Downtown 10, Century River Park 16, Oxnard, and Studio Movie Grill, Simi Valley, www.fathomevents.com.

Friday

CHANNEL ISLANDS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS YOUNG ARTISTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT 7:30 p.m. This performance will feature several young artists performing an array of work. $20. Saint Mary Magdalen Church, 25 N. Las Posas Road, Camarillo and Sunday, January 27th at 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, www.CHICOVC.org.

“TO BOLDLY GO… WELL YOU KNOW” 7:15 p.m. Dr. Marc Rayman of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will give an update on the Dawn Mission. Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Drive, Moorpark, www.VCAS.org.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE PRESENTS WILDLIFE FILMMAKER BERTIE GREGORY 8 p.m. Wildlife filmmaker and photographer Bertie Gregory will share stories and film/photos spanning his career as part of this series. $36-46. Fred Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, www.civicartsplaza.com.

HELEN HUNT JACKSON RETURNS TO RANCHO CAMULOS Saturday, Jan. 26, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Experience Helen Hunt Jackson’s January 23, 1882 visit to Rancho Camulos which inspired her to include this vestige of the California lifestyle as one of the settings for her novel Ramona with live reenactors, themed events, screenings and tours of the museum. $10. Rancho Camulos, 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Fillmore, www.ranchocamulos.org.

Saturday

ARTIST AND ART INSTRUCTOR ETHEL TODD: “UNDERSTANDING MODERN ART” 11 a.m. Port Hueneme’s own Ethel Todd has agreed to help us understand and appreciate modern artists as part of this speaker series. Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum, 220 Market St., Port Hueneme, www.facebook.com/PortHuenemeHistoricalSocietyMuseum.

BILLY MCLAUGHLIN 7 p.m. This innovative performer and composer who embraces the advantages of acoustic guitar amplification will perform. Universalist Unitarian Church, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4620.

CALIFORNIA FRIENDLY LANDSCAPE TRAINING CLASS 9 a.m.-noon. To help Oxnard make water conservation a way of life, the City is offering classes to teach residents how to transform lawns into beautiful, water-efficient gardens. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, www.oxnardwater.org.

CAR SEAT CHECK EVENT 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Parents will be instructed on how to install car seats into their vehicles, how to properly position the child into the car seat and given a packet of educational materials and more at this event. Simi Valley Ford, 2440 First St., Simi Valley, www.safekidsvc.org.

CREATE YOUR HAPPY HOME DESIGN WORKSHOP 11 a.m.-noon. Cynthia Montoya of Urban Gypsy Styled will guide you as you organize and paint the canvas where your memories will be made for years to come. Grant R. Brimhall Library, Community Room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, www.tolibrary.org.

FULL CIRCLE: GATHERINGS FOR BODY, MIND & SPIRIT 7 p.m. This gathering hosted by award-winning author Scott Spackey presents a wide range of improvement topics from mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. For more information, visit www.life-mind.com.

MADEWEST BREWERY THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Celebrate the brewery’s third year in Ventura with new beer, live music, self-guided tours and special merchandise. $5. MadeWest Brewery, 1744 Donlon St., Ventura, www.madewest.com.

MIRACLE OF MOVEMENT GALA 5:30 p.m. This charity auction hosted by Fit 4 the Cause will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, followed by a sit-down dinner with award ceremonies, video tributes and a live auction. $250. Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village, www.fit4thecause.org.

RICHARD SENATE GHOST TALK AND TOUR 7-9 p.m. Richard Senate will examine the wild and raucous era in Ventura which left many ghosts behind in the downtown of our community. $6. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-643-3154.

ZUMBA + CRAFT-A-THON 1-5 p.m. Spend the first few hours making customized workout gear to use in the last few hours during a Zumba fiesta. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, www.oxnardperformingarts.com.

Sunday

ALZHEIMER’S COMEDY BENEFIT SHOW 6:30 p.m. This show hosted by the Alzheimer’s Comedy Initiative of the California Central Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will present a slew of comedians. $21-41. Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, www.alz.org/cacentralcoast.

CHAMBER ON THE MOUNTAIN PERFORMANCE 3 p.m. The Chamber presents Narek Arutyunian, Clarinetist, with Christopher Goodpasture, Pianist, in the first concert of 2019. $25. Logan House, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai, www.ChamberOnTheMountain.com.

CHANNEL CITIES JAZZ CLUB PERFORMANCE 1 p.m. The first performance at the club’s new location will feature an open jazz session with local musicians followed by Jimmy McConnell’s Super Big Band. $10-15. Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura, www.channelcitiesjazzclub.com.

THE CONEJO VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA PRESENTS BRITISH TO FINNISH 3 p.m. The orchestra will perform a series of pieces from the two respective countries. $10-35. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, www.conejoarts.org.

NEW WEST SYMPHONY PRESENTS RHYTHMIC TRADITIONS 3 p.m. A New West Symphony commissioned work from House of Cards composer Jeff Beal will receive its world premiere at this event. $30-96. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, www.newwestsymphony.org.

PJ (PAJAMAS) KIDS FISHING DAY 8-11 a.m. Bring hot coco and catch a memory at this event hosted by Reel Guppy Outdoor Kids Fishing. Port Hueneme Fishing Pier, Port Hueneme, www.reelguppyoutdoors.com.

Monday

ROTARY’S VIVA LA COMIDA COMMUNITY DINNER 5-8 p.m. Enchiladas, mariachis, magicians, opportunity drawings and piñatas for the kids will be part of the 49th anniversary of this event benefitting local charities. $15. Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo, www.camarillorotary.org.

THE GUILTY 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. When a police officer is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. Jokes on him in this film from Denmark. $7.50-10.75. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard, www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.

VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS’ GUILD MEETING 7:30 p.m. Ojai Studio Artist and Sculptor Valerie Freeman will present an insightful presentation of her life of art and sculpture. The Ventura Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-985-5038.

VENTURA MUSIC FESTIVAL “SILVER ANNIVERSARY” SEASON LAUNCH PARTY 5:30-7 p.m. A presentation and live performances by a star-studded lineup by Nuvi Mehta, the Janet & Mark L. Goldenson Artistic Director, will kick off the season of events. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura, www.venturamusicfestival.org.

Tuesday

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP FOR REUSE OF FORMER COURTHOUSE PROPERTY 6-8 p.m. The City of Camarillo will host this event to discuss uses for the former courthouse. Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, www.cityofcamarillo.org/communitydevelopment.

DINNER & LEARN: ADVANCES IN MODERN RADIATION TREATMENT 6-7:30 p.m. Dr. Steven Lau, M.D., Ph.D, will discuss stereotactic radiotherapy at this event. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village, 805-379-4777.

Wednesday

TALL SHIP HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAN Through Feb. 10. The historically accurate tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain returns with activities for school children and adults alike. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.historicalseaport.org.

Thursday

PLAYTIME 7:30 p.m. Jacques Tati’s gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in an age of high technology will be screened. $8. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura, www.venturafilmsociety.com.

HAMLET Through Jan. 27. California Shakespeare Company presents the tragedy of the young Danish prince, haunted by his dead father and paralyzed by indecisiveness. $18-25. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi, 805-583-7900 or simi-arts.org. Pictured: Jessie Fair as Hamlet and Rose Hunter as Ophelia. Photo courtesy of California Shakespeare Company.

OPENING THEATER

HEISENBERG Jan. 30-Feb. 2. An Irish butcher and a free-spirited American meet in a London train station in this quirky romantic comedy. Previews Jan. 30-Feb. 1. $25-55; $120 for opening night gala and post-show party. Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.

MARY POPPINS Jan. 25-Feb. 24. A magical musical about an unusual nanny who comes into the lives of the dysfunctional Banks family. $23-25. High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark, 805-529-8700 or highstreetartscenter.com.

ONGOING THEATER

PETER PAN JR. Through Feb. 10. Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio presents this beloved musical about the boy who wouldn’t grow up and his adventures with the Darling children in Neverland. $10. OYES Youth Center Stage, 907 El Centro St., Ojai, www.oyespresents.org.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Through Feb. 9. Adapted from Harper Lee’s classic about prejudice, compassion and the courage to do what’s right. $18-20. Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-495-3715 or www.conejoplayers.org.

OPENING ART


PORCH GALLERY Jan. 24-March 3. David Rathman: Field Day, pop-culture scenes and objects in watercolor. Reception on Saturday, Jan. 26, 5-7 p.m. Artist talk on Sunday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m. (Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation). 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai, 805-620-7589 or porchgalleryojai.com. Pictured: “Debts” by David Rathman.

ONGOING ART

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through Feb. 3: Wrapped With Care, quilts made by the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild for the Thomas Fire Quilt Relief Project. 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 www.venturamuseum.org.

ATRIUM GALLERY Through Feb. 26. Treasures, works that show what the artists value most. Reception on Friday, Jan. 25, 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 Feb. 23: Art Without Limits, selections from the Santa Barbara-based nonprofit foundation. Through Jan. 27: Intersection: Art & Life, works by artists featured in Kevin Wallace’s latest book. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381 or www.beatricewood.com.

BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through Jan. 26. New Revolutions, artists considering the revolution of Earth around the sun, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368 or studiochannelislands.org.

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY Through Jan. 27. Color Mad! Brilliantly colorful works to shake the “winter doldrums.” 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, 805-648-1235 or www.buenaventuraartassociation.org.

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Through Feb. 17. Collection of Rarities, rare and endangered animals by surrealist painter Kevin Sloan. Curated walk-throughs, poetry readings and other programming offered throughout the exhibit’s run. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240 or cmato.org.

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Feb. 17: Insectology, an up-close look at bees, butterflies and bugs. Ongoing: Permanent petroleum exhibits as well as rotating exhibits of science, transportation and history. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 805-933-0076 or www.caoilmuseum.org.

CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Feb. 17. Catalysts of Change: Luther Gerlach, destruction and regeneration following the Thomas Fire, and Pastoral Crude, landscape paintings by Karen Kitchel. 424 S. C St., Oxnard, 805-385-8158 or www.carnegieam.org.

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through March 18: Monsters of the Deep: Fact or Fiction. Through March 25: Marteen Platje: The Early History of the United States Navy. 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 www.cimmvc.org.

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through April 21. Farm to Table, art centered on food — where it comes from, where it ends up and everything in between. 147 N. Brent St., Ventura, www.buenaventuraartassociation.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, 805-383-1368 or studiochannelislands.org.

FOUR FRIENDS GALLERY Recently opened. Femina 7: Curiosities, seven women artists, each with a unique vision. 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 805-601-7530 or www.fourfriendsgallery.com.

FOX FINE JEWELRY Through March 10. Living Textures, with works by Patricia Cadenas and Patricia Fabysack. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.

FRED KAVLI THEATRE GALLERY Through March 3. Rhythm of Life, collage and portrait art depicting iconic personalities by local artist Danny Jones. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., 805-449-2700 or civicartsplaza.com/galleries.

H GALLERY Through March 31: Genesis, online gallery and arts publication that explores immigration in this issue. Through Feb. 16: Eggiwegs, abstract works with an emphasis on color fieldsThrough Feb. 28: Petit a Petit, abstract photos by Lisa Caren. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-626-8876 or www.dabart.me.

HILLCREST CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Feb. 13. Hang With the Best, works by Grades 6-12 students in the Greater Conejo Valley. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747 or hillcrestarts.com.

JOHN SPOORE BROOME LIBRARY GALLERY Through Jan. 31. Oxnard Plain, an interactive exhibit by members of the artist collective. Workshops and a closing reception offered throughout the exhibit’s run. CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or art.csuci.edu.

KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Feb. 28. Garment Girl, Jennifer Vanderpool’s exploration of the global textile industry through both personal and social activism lenses. Artist lecture on Thursday, Jan. 31, 4 p.m.; walk-through on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m. California Lutheran University, 120 Memorial Parkway, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697 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, 805-279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.

MCNISH GALLERY Through Feb. 28. Losing Gravity in the Orbiting Megatropolis, intricate hand-cut and painted sculptural pieces in acrylic and wood by contemporary abstract artist Mela M. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard, 805-678-5046 or www.oxnardcollege.edu/departments/academic/art/mcnish-gallery.

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 www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com.

MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM 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 www.murphyautomuseum.org.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through March 31: Chris Hillman: Time Between, rock and roll memorabilia and from the local legend and country rock pioneer. Concert on Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Through Feb. 3: At Table: The Business of Food and Community, exploring history, culture and immigration through food. 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 venturamuseum.org.

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through Jan. 27: Trial By Fire, art inspired by the Thomas Fire. 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 www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.

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 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, 805-676-1540 or www.shoppacificview.com.

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Feb. 24: 11th Annual Art About Agriculture. Through Jan. 27: The Wall: Boundaries Between and Within Us. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.

SESPE CREEK COLLECTIVE Ongoing. The newly opened Pot Lifer Museum presents letters, stories, photographs and more showcasing a dozen people serving life sentences for non-violent cannabis crimes. Must be 21+ with a valid ID or 18+ with a valid recommendation. 408 Bryant Circle, Suite C, Ojai, 855-722-9333 or sespe.org.

THIRD FRIDAYS IN OJAI The third Friday of every month, local galleries and shops open their doors to celebrate and promote Ojai’s art scene. Locations and more information at www.facebook.com/OjaiVillageExperience/.

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Feb. 21. Traces: Revealing Secrets in Art and History, a behind-the-scenes look at the procedures and techniques art “detectives” use to investigate what secrets artworks hold. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697 or rollandgallery.callutheran.edu.