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Wednesday, 5/15

Live Music

Café Fiore: Donna Butler

Margarita Villa: Mike Martinez, 6-9 p.m.

Surfside Seafood: Teresa Russell, 5 p.m.

Comedy

GiGi’s: Comedy Night hosted by Artie Lopez, 10 p.m.

Levity Live Comedy Club: Dante Change, 8 p.m.

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Monski and friends, 8 p.m.

Open Mic

Azar’s Sports Bar: Hump Day Music Jam Night, 8 p.m.

Copa Cubana: Open Jazz Mic, 6-8 p.m.

Grapes and Hops: Bluegrass Jam, 6-9 p.m.

Greater Goods: GG Jamboree, 6-9 p.m.

Lookout Bar: 7-10 p.m. with Tommy Foytek

Rock City Studios: 7 p.m.

Sans Souci: Hosted by Sin Chonies, 10 p.m.

Karaoke

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Keynote: Jukebox Karaoke, 9 p.m.

O’Leary’s: Steve Luke and the Lions Den, 9 p.m.

Paddy’s: 9 p.m. hosted by Robin

Dancing, trivia, etc.

805 Bar: Trivia Night, 6-8 p.m.

1901 Speakeasy: Trivia Night, 7 p.m.

Anacapa Brewing: Trivia Night, 8 p.m.

Bar Rincon at Whole Foods: King Trivia, 7 p.m.

Bogie’s: Salsa lessons, 6:30 p.m.; Salsa music, 9 p.m.

The Canyon: Country dance lessons, 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Line dancing and two-stepping with DJ Josh Kelly and special guests

Thirsty Ox: DJ Trivia Night, 8 p.m.

Thursday, 5/16

Live Music

Bogie’s: Denny Seiwell Trio, 7:30 p.m.

The Canyon: Blues Messenger and the Freedom Band with Micki Free Trinity, 8 p.m. ★

Crown and Anchor: Teresa Russell, 5 p.m.

Deer Lodge: Jazz Night with Matt Von Roderick, 7-9 p.m.

Discovery: Josh Heinrichs with Dread Kennedy, 8 p.m.

MadeWest Brewing: RJ Bloke, 6-8 p.m.

The Manhattan of Camarillo: Neil Elliott Dorval, 6-9 p.m.

Oak and Main: Beers Brothers showcase, 8 p.m.

Thirsty Ox: Whiskey Business, 9 p.m.

Topa Topa Brewing (Ojai): Mike Doran, 6 p.m.

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Gypsy Blues Band (Blue Room), 8 p.m.

The sad clown with the operatic voice. Puddles Pity Party comes to The Canyon on Friday, May 17, with The Jasons opening the show at 7 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Dusty Slay, 8 p.m.

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: The Openers with Sherwin Arae and Bigg Weezy, 8 p.m.

DJs

Azar’s Sports Bar: DJ Chris, 9 p.m.

Bogie’s: Momentum Thursdays house music, 9 p.m.

Leashless Brewing: DJ Honey, 7 p.m.

Sans Souci: DJ Spinobi

The Tavern: Get Right DJ, 10 p.m.

Open Mic

Boatyard: Bluegrass Jam

The Garage: Open Mic with Spencer

Keynote: Jam night, 8 p.m.

Red Cove: Music Club Open Jam, 7 p.m.

Rock & Roll Pizza: 7-10 p.m.

Sandbox: 6-8 p.m. with John Cater

Karaoke

GiGi’s: 8 p.m. with KJ Steve Luke; free pool

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Hangar Bar and Grill: 6-9 p.m.

Hong Kong Inn: 8-11 p.m.

Lookout Bar: 7-10 p.m. Garyoke with Gary Ballen

The Shores: 9:30 p.m.

Dancing, trivia, etc.

Enegren Brewing: Trivia Night, 7 p.m.

The Manhattan of Camarillo: Trivia Night, 7-9 p.m.

Pirates: Salsa night with DJ Wonder and DJ Ricoson, 9 p.m.

Friday, 5/17

Live Music

1901 Speakeasy: Rat Pack Ricky, 7-10 p.m.

Azar’s Sports Bar: Decadent Decades

Café Fiore: Front Loaders

The Canyon: Puddles Pity Party and The Jasons, 7 p.m. ★

Chinaland: In Stone and DJ D.Y., 9:30 p.m.

Copa Cubana: House Arrest, 7-10 p.m.

Discovery: Leilani Wolfgramm with Aloha Radio and the Flowmads, 8 p.m.

Four Brix Winery: Mid Life Crisis, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Grapes and Hops: Bob Bishop, 8 p.m.

Greater Goods: Rick and Jenny, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Harbor Cove Café: Gary Ballen, 5-8 p.m.

Hong Kong Inn: Doc Ventura and Solstice, 8-11 p.m.

Keynote: Sin Chonies

Leashless Brewing: Boom Duo, 8 p.m.

The Manhattan of Camarillo: Jeanne Tatum Duo, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Margarita Villa: Alas Latinas, 7-10 p.m.

Oak and Main: Rick Hunter, 8:30 p.m.

Ojai Underground Exchange: We Are the West and Conspiracy of Beards, 7:30 p.m.

Ojai Valley Woman’s Club: Rob Magill and Tatsuya Nakatani, 9 p.m. ★

Ric’s: Cover Paige, 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Sans Souci: Infirmities, 10 p.m.

The Shores: Seth Hansen, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Star Lounge: Shawn Jones, 9 p.m.

The Tavern: Noble Grizwald, 10 p.m.

Thirsty Ox: Milo Sledge Trio, 10 p.m.

Topa Topa Brewing (Ojai): Bad Leaf, 6 p.m.

Ventura Theater: The Exploited with iDecline and others, 7:30 p.m. ★

Winchester’s: Karyn 805, 7-10 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Steve-O, 7 and 10 p.m.

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Jackie Flynn and Forrest Shaw, 8 p.m.;

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza welcomes blues legend Keb’ Mo’ on Sunday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

Harbor Queens Drag Show (Disney theme), 9:30 p.m.

DJs

Bogie’s: Club Night, 9 p.m.

Bombay: DJ Erok and DJ Cam, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

El Rey (Ventura): DJ Rogue, 9 p.m.

Pirates: DJ Scratch, 9 p.m.

Karaoke

GiGi’s: 9 p.m. with Steve Luke

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Lookout Bar: 9 p.m. with Captain Kirk

Ric’s: 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, 5/18

Live Music

805 Bar: Kenny Devoe, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

1901 Speakeasy: Shawn Jones, 7-10 p.m.

Azar’s Sports Bar: Relish

Café Fiore: Self-Righteous Brothers

The Canyon: Oingo Boingo former members with Train River and Attractive Nuisance, 7 p.m. ★

Copa Cubana: Ruben Estrada and the Martinez Brothers, 7-10 p.m.

Crown and Anchor: Studebaker Hawk, 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Deer Lodge: PINNR, The Matter Baby and Beat Jesus, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. ★

Discovery: Missus Jones (Amy Winehouse tribute), 9 p.m.

Fluid State: Ventucky String Band, 6 p.m.

The Garage: Guitar and Whiskey Club with The Black, 8 p.m.

Grapes and Hops: Dive Bar Messiahs, 8 p.m.

Harbor Cove Café: Troy Marlin Edwards, 5 p.m.

Hong Kong Inn: Don Stewart, 8-11 p.m.

Keynote: Old School

Leashless Brewing: Bad Leaf, 8 p.m.

Lucky Fools: Teresa Russell, 8 p.m.

MadeWest Brewing: The Knitpickers, 4-6 p.m.

The Manhattan of Camarillo: Pam and Hollywood, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Margarita Villa: Cross Cut 805, 6-9 p.m.

Namba Performing Arts Space: Jodi Farrell’s Performance Workshop, 1-4 p.m.; Arthur Dente, 8 p.m.

Oak and Main: Alfred Morales, 4-7 p.m.; Elements, 8:30 p.m.

Ojai Underground Exchange: Bernie Larsen and special guest, 7:30 p.m.

Old Creek Ranch Winery: Joanna Huff, 3-6 p.m.

Red Cove: Maid of Ace, Dee Skusting, The Rodents and others, 8 p.m. ★

San Buenaventura State Beach: Surf ’n’ Suds with Soul Majestic, Flogging Seagulls, Hubcap Stealers and DJ Hecktik and The Band, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ★

Sandbox Coffeehouse: Suburbanoid, 12-3 p.m.

Sans Souci: Blackstar (Bowie tribute), 10 p.m.

The Shores: Corsican Brothers, 9 p.m.

Star Lounge: Brandon Ragan, 9 p.m.

Strawberry Meadows at College Park: California Strawberry Festival with Big Mike, Ocho Ojos, L.A.vation and others, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. ★

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza: Ticket to Ride (Beatles tribute), 7:30 p.m. ★

Topa Mountain Winery: Danny McGaw, 4-6 p.m.

Topa Topa Brewing (Ojai): Sweet Reaper and Joel Jerome, 7 p.m.

Waterside: Brian Faith Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Winchester’s: Two’s Company, 7-10 p.m.

Comedy

High Street Arts Center: Comedy Night hosted by Mark Christopher Lawrence with Robert G. Lee, Eric River and others, 8 p.m. ★

Levity Live Comedy Club: Steve-O, 7 and 10 p.m.

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Jackie Flynn and Dean Larit, 7 and 9 p.m.

DJs

Bogie’s: Sweet Saturday Club Night, 9 p.m.

Bombay: DJ Erok and DJ Cam, 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m.

Chinaland: Latin night with DJ G and DJ RETRO

El Rey (Ventura): 9:30 p.m.

Thirsty Ox: DJRAYRAY, 9 p.m.

Open Mic

Elite Theater Company: 8 p.m.

Harbor Cove Café: Ukelele jam with Gary Ballen and the Cool Hand Ukes, 10 a.m.

Karaoke

GiGi’s: 9 p.m. with Steve Luke

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Lookout Bar: 9 p.m. with Blue Jay

The Shores: 8:30 p.m.

Dancing, trivia, etc.

Goebel Adult Community Center: Ballroom dance lessons, 6:30 p.m.; Wyatt

Hit the beach for the Surf ’n’ Suds Beer Festival, taking place at San Buenaventura State Beach on Saturday, May 18, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with music by Soul Majestic, Flogging Seagulls, Hubcap Stealers, DJ Hecktik and The Band.

Haupt, 7:30-10 p.m.

Sunday, 5/19

Live Music

805 Bar: Kenny Devoe, 11 a.m.

Bogie’s: Barflyz with Kenny Lee Lewis, 7 p.m.

Copa Cubana: Brandon Ragan Project

Copper Blues: Mariachi brunch, 12 p.m.

Discovery: Big Gay Brunch Drag Show, 10 a.m.; Slim Jim Phantom, 5 p.m. ★

Grapes and Hops: 50 Sticks of Dynamite

Harbor Cove Café: Yacht Rock Sunday

Hong Kong Inn: Del Franklin (jazz guitar), 4-7 p.m.

La Fonda del Rey: Live music brunch, 11 a.m.

MadeWest Brewing: Milo Sledge Trio, 3-5 p.m.

The Manhattan of Camarillo: Tim Fish, 5-8 p.m.

Margarita Villa: Mark Masson, 4 p.m.

Oak and Main: Medicine Hat, 4-7 p.m.

Old Creek Ranch Winery: Brandon Romero, 3-6 p.m.

Ric’s: Sunday Vibes with Rick Whitfield Band, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

The Shores: Two’s Company, 12:30 p.m.

Strawberry Meadows at College Park: California Strawberry Festival with Metalachi, Shaky Feelin’, Uptown Funk and others, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. ★

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza: Keb’ Mo’, 7 p.m. ★

Topa Mountain Winery: Shawn Jones, 4-6 p.m.

Topa Topa Brewing (Ojai): Max Greenhalgh, 5 p.m.

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Matthew Von Roderick (jazz), 7 p.m.

Winchester’s: The Heckle and Jeckle All Request Show, 5-8 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: JF Harris, 7 p.m.

DJs

Bombay: DJ Cam, 2-7 p.m.

Sans Souci: DJ Darko

Open Mic

Namba Performing Arts Space: 7 p.m. hosted by New Blood Comedy

Karaoke

GiGi’s: Industry Night Karaoke, 8 p.m. with Steve Luke

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Keynote: Jukebox Karaoke, 9 p.m.

La Fonda del Rey: 3 p.m.

Lookout Bar: 3-6 p.m. Garyoke with Gary Ballen

Oak and Main: 8 p.m. with Sing Time

Dancing, trivia, etc.

Chinaland: Salsa and Bachata classes, 8:30-9:30 p.m.

The Garage: King Trivia with Lamar Miles, 8 p.m.

Monday, 5/20

Open Mic

Thirsty Ox: 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy

Karaoke

The Garage: Manic Monday, 9 p.m.

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Outlaws: Hosted by Rockin’ Robin

Sans Souci: 10 p.m.

Dancing, trivia, etc.

Bottle & Pint (Newbury Park): King Trivia, 7 p.m.

Copper Blues: 7 p.m.

Fratelli’s: King Trivia, 6:30 p.m.

Leashless Brewing: King Trivia, 7 p.m.

Poinsettia Pavilion: Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom Dance Club, 7:30-9:45 p.m.

Tuesday, 5/21

Live Music

Bogie’s: Bonnie Bowden, 7:30 p.m.

Café Fiore: The Sixth

Copa Cubana: Jerry McWorter Trio, 7-9 p.m.

Greater Goods: William Tyler, Scott Hirsch and Lauren Barth, 7:30-10 p.m.

Margarita Villa: Dave Rea, 6-9 p.m.

Ric’s: Tour Support, 5-8 p.m.

Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club: Tuesday and Cyrus present Freak Show, 8 p.m.

DJs

Q Club: Tacos and Turntables, 8-10 p.m.

Pirates: DJ Rick Rock, 7-11 p.m.

Sans Souci: DJ Nick Dean, 10 p.m.

Open Mic

Golden China: 6-10 p.m. with Doug Paulin

Oak and Main: 8 p.m. with the Beers Brothers

O’Leary’s: 805 Comedy Underground, 9 p.m.

The Tavern: 9 p.m.

Karaoke

Azar’s Sports Bar: 8 p.m. with DJ Franchize

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Keynote: 8 p.m. with Leigh

The Shores: 9:30 p.m.

Thirsty Ox: 8 p.m.-12 a.m. with Carson

Dancing, trivia, etc.

Duke’s: Trivia night, 7 p.m.

Garman’s Pub: Trivia Quiz, 7 p.m.

Grapes and Hops: Tuesday Night Tango, 6:30-10 p.m.

Institution Ale: Trivia Night, 7-9 p.m.

Lookout Bar: Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m.

Ventura Beach Club: Juke Joint beginning swing dance lessons, 7:15-8 p.m.; Intermediate Lindy hop lessons, 8-9 p.m.; Social dancing, 9 p.m.

Waterside: Trivia night, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, 5/22

Live Music

Café Fiore: Big Adventure

The Garage: Del Toros and The Young Barons, 9 p.m.

Hong Kong Inn: Gemini Bday Jam, 7-11 p.m.

Margarita Villa: Mark Masson, 6-9 p.m.

Oak and Main: Jerry Briener Band, 7-10 p.m.

Surfside Seafood: Teresa Russell, 5 p.m.

Topa Topa Brewing (Ventura): Jeff Uzzel, 6 p.m.

Comedy

GiGi’s: Comedy Night hosted by Artie Lopez, 10 p.m.

Levity Live Comedy Club: Jake Gallo, 8 p.m.

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club: Mitch Fatel, 8 p.m.

Open Mic

Azar’s Sports Bar: Hump Day Music Jam Night, 8 p.m.

Copa Cubana: Open Jazz Mic, 6-8 p.m.

Grapes and Hops: Bluegrass Jam, 6-9 p.m.

Lookout Bar: 7-10 p.m. with Tommy Foytek

Sans Souci: Hosted by Sin Chonies, 10 p.m.

Karaoke

Golden China: 9 p.m.

Keynote: Jukebox Karaoke, 9 p.m.

O’Leary’s: Steve Luke and the Lions Den, 9 p.m.

Paddy’s: 9 p.m. hosted by Robin

Dancing, trivia, etc.

805 Bar: Trivia Night, 6-8 p.m.

1901 Speakeasy: Trivia Night, 7 p.m.

Anacapa Brewing: Trivia Night, 8 p.m.

Bar Rincon at Whole Foods: King Trivia, 7 p.m.

Bogie’s: Salsa lessons, 6:30 p.m.; Salsa music, 9 p.m.

The Canyon: Country dance lessons, 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Line dancing and two-stepping with DJ Josh Kelly and special guests

Thirsty Ox: DJ Trivia Night, 8 p.m.