Thursday

BILINGUAL TOASTMASTERS CLUB MEETING 6:30 p.m. Improve your leadership and communication skills in English and Spanish. St. John’s Hospital, 1600 N. Rose Ave., Oxnard, www.2224.toastmastersclubs.org.

BOOK TO ACTION LECTURE SERIES 6 p.m. SPIRIT of Santa Paula’s Director Kay Wilson-Bolton will share how the organization is aiding the homeless in Santa Paula and opportunities for contribution or volunteering. Part of the “Strays” book club. Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. Eighth St., Santa Paula, www.blanchardlibrary.org.

COMEDIAN BILL ENGVALL 7:30 p.m. The blue-collar comedian most recently appeared as a fan-favorite contestant and finalist on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and will surely dance his way into your heart at this performance. $40-65. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, www.civicartsplaza.com.

CSUCI LECTURE SERIES: IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL REALITY FOR REAL LEARNING? 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join us for a chance to discuss how virtual reality may be a ‘real’ success, and even try virtual reality yourself at this event featuring a panel of experts. Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, www.tolibrary.org.

FILLMORE MAY FESTIVAL 5-11 p.m. (through Sunday, May 12). There will be fun for everyone at the 107th iteration of this event including an area for younger kids, carnival, arts and crafts, unique food vendors, games, entertainment galore and more. Fillmore Central Park, 250 Central Ave., www.facebook.com/Fillmore-May-Festival-1000827206774851/.

HUMANIZING HOMELESSNESS TOWN HALL 3 p.m. The premier of a documentary on the homeless, a presentation by CSUCI sociology students and panel discussion will be held at this event. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, www.townhalloxnard.app.rsvpify.com.

“MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF SOLO AGING” 4-5:30 p.m. Learn how to identify what matters to you most and discover resources in lieu of family to provide what you need as you age at this workshop. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-497-0189.

OC LIVE: VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT SHOWCASE 6 p.m. Discover the Arts at Oxnard College with this showcase highlighting student work in Art, Communication, Dance, Film and TV, Music, and Theater. Oxnard College Performing Arts Building, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard,  www.oxnardcollege.edu.

SOMIS THURSDAY CLUB MEETING 11:15 a.m. This month’s program will be the “CICGIA Embroidery Club demonstrating Swedish Huck Weaving – hands on.” $15. 5380 Bell Street, Somis, 805-388-1275.

Friday

44TH ANNUAL INDIAN EDUCATION HONORING CEREMONY 6:30-8 p.m. Family and friends of Indian Education students are invited to honor the class of 2019’s seniors and Students of the Year. Sequoia Middle School, 2855 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, 805-541-5000 ext. 1193.

BOAT BURGER THROWDOWN 3 6-8 p.m. Join the Reel Guppy Outdoors for mouthwatering boat galley-style burgers for this fundraiser which aims to keep the outdoors youth program free to families. Fraternal Order of Eagles, 4684 Saviers Road, Oxnard, 805-420-7335.

BUSY HANDS GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL PLANT SALE 2-5 p.m. (and Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.). The plant club will host this sale featuring numerous plants benefitting the library’s various programs. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, www.Simivalleylibrary.org.

MY LADIES TRAVEL CLUB MEETING 2 p.m. Meet other women interested in making new friends and experiencing new cultures through travel. Mimi’s Cafe, 3375 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-3-4-4540.

SELECT COMMITTEE ON CYBERSECURITY MEETING 10 a.m.-noon. A hearing on the best practices for business and professionals on cybsersecurity will be hosted by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. CSU, Channel Islands, Malibu Hall, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, www.a44.asmdc.org.

WOMEN UNITED LUNCHEON 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dr. Aida Hurtado will be the keynote speaker at this event hosted by the United Way of Ventura County. $10-50. California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, www.vcunitedway.org.

SPRING BOUTIQUE AND MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Shop local senior vendors and celebrate mothers at this boutique. Palm Vista Senior Center, 801 S. C St., Oxnard, 805-385-8163.

SWEETS BY THE BEACH 5-7 p.m. Four groups consisting of two students who were selected from preliminary competitions within the Oxnard Union High School District will create a dessert highlighting California Almonds with local judges to determine the winner. Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort, 2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard, 805-415-2787.

‘YOUR BRAIN MATTERS’ LUNCHEON 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The event will focus on the importance of brain health, and honor caregivers who care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village, www.alz.org/CACentralCoast.

Saturday

CONEJO VALLEY DAYS Thursday, May 9 through Sunday, May 12. The festival celebrates the area’s western roots and community spirit with a four-day event featuring carnival rides, live music, western line dancing, free corn hole play, a free petty zoo and kids’ arts and crafts, with a different theme each night. $5-10. Conejo Creek Park South, 1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, www.conejovalleydays.us.

14TH ANNUAL SAFE BOATING EXPO 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A host of agency booths and safety demonstrations including the proper use of fire extinguishers and flares will be held at this event themed “Family Fun While Boating Safely.” Channel Islands Harbor, 4201 Victoria Blvd, Oxnard, www.SafeBoatingExpo.com.

A GARDEN TEA PARTY AT HERITAGE SQUARE 1:30-4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Glitz and Glam” from the 20’s, 30’s or 40’s with a Red Carpet Fashion Parade while learning local history. $25-40. Heritage Square Oxnard, 715 S. A St., Oxnard, California, www.heritagesquareoxnard.com.

A TRIBUTE TO THE COASTERS 7:30 p.m. The band will perform great songs from The Platters and The Drifters at this show. $38-48. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, www.civicartsplaza.com.

DRAGON BOAT MUSIC FESTIVAL 7 p.m. This event features musicians and dancers from local communities including the Thousand Oaks Chinese Folk Ensemble, Yangsheng Choir and the Thousand Oaks Dance Ensemble. California Lutheran University, Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, ddchang@callutheran.edu.

INTERFACE’S SIXTH ANNUAL ‘LOVE IS BREWING’ 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Guests will enjoy Rancho California themed food and drinks, as well as a live and silent auction, boutique shopping and an inspirational live program. Camarillo Ranch House, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo, www.icfs.org/loveisbrewing.

“INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY NIGHT” 8-10 p.m. Watch a presentation of “what’s up” in the open-air amphitheater, then marvel at the night sky through the best telescopes in Ventura County. Free Moorpark College Observatory, 7075 Campus Drive, Moorpark, www.VCAS.org.

INTRODUCTION TO HOLISTIC ENERGY HEALING WORKSHOP 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Take an introductory course in this holistic healing workshop. $245. Healing in America, 107W Aliso St., Ojai, www.HealinginAmerica.com.

LIVE STANDUP COMEDY ON THE HILL 8 p.m. May’s lineup includes comedians Jeff Richards, Jan McInnis, Laura Hayden and Paul Morrissey. $12-15. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Theatre on the Hill 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, www.hillcrestarts.com.

MOTHER’S DAY RALLY 2-4 p.m. Rally to end child separation and detention will be held. Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, www.ventura.courts.ca.gov.

SANTA PAULA CONCERT SERIES THE LANDMARK STRING QUARTET 7:00 p.m. The quartet will be playing String Quartet No.2 by Alexander Borodin and String Quartet No. 6 in F minor by Felix Mendelssohn. $10-20. Universalist Unitarian Church, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4647.

VISIT A PAST LIFE & MEET YOUR SPIRIT GUIDE 1:30-5 p.m. Learn how hypnosis can help access the soul’s journey through the afterlife at this workshop with past life hypnosis included for participants. $45-55. Emerging Spirits Center, 4601 Telephone Road, Suite 113, Ventura, www.lovebetweenlives.com/plr-may-2019/.

WATER WISE TREES 10-11:30 a.m. Learn the importance of trees in this class that will cover the best varieties available plus review tree planting, maintenance, watering tips and more. City of Ventura Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road, Ventura, www.cityofventura.ca.gov/544/Free-Gardening-Classes.

Sunday (Mother’s Day)

AMBROSIA BY CAFFRODITE MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Celebrate mom with a special menu at this midtown Ventura restaurant. Reservations accepted. Ambrosia by Caffrodite, 1987 E. Main Street, Suite B, Ventura, 805-628-9289.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH 9 a.m. Enjoy an omelet bar, oysters Rockefeller, smoked tri-tip and Honey Baked ham carving station plus lots more at this celebratory brunch. $15.95-34.95. Discovery Ventura, 1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, www.discoveryventura.com.

MOTHER’S DAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. A bountiful Mother’s Day meal will be served with a professional photographer available for photos. Proceeds benefit renovation and updating of the pavilion. $35-55. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, www.poinsettiapavilion.org.

RAYMOND MICHAEL’S ELVIS TRIBUTE TO MOTHER’S DAY 7:30 p.m. Featuring an evening of all the King’s greatest hits including Love Me Tender, Blue Suede Shoes, Heartbreak Hotel and more. $22-29. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, www.simi-arts.org.

SEARCHLIGHT SERENADE WITH GUEST SPEAKER FRANCES ISHIHARA WHITE 2-3:30 p.m. This one-hour film documents the stories of nine Japanese detainees who nurtured their love of music while interned in relocation camps during WWII. Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, www.tolibrary.org.

Monday

BOOK TO ACTION LECTURE SERIES 6 p.m. Chris Russell, the Program Manager of Ventura County’s Homeless Services, will discuss the state of homelessness in the county and the resources available to those that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Part of the “Strays” book club. Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. 8th St., Santa Paula, www.blanchardlibrary.org.

WATER WISE PLANT SELECTION AND MAINTENANCE 6:30-8 p.m. The Master Gardeners share their expertise about a variety of gardening topics. Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, www.tolibrary.org.

WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND: LOOKING BACK AT STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE 7 p.m. Through extensive interviews with cast and creators, this documentary offers an in-depth look at this beloved show, its fans, and its ongoing appeal to Trekkies of all ages. $10.50-12.50. Century River Park 16, Oxnard and AMC Thousand Oaks 14, www.fathomevents.com.

Tuesday

“UNDERSTANDING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COYOTES” 5:30-7 p.m. Find out what coyotes eat and how they travel on our roads, where coyotes live locally and how to respond when you encounter one on a hike or in a neighborhood at this meetup. EP Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura, SierraClubVentura@gmail.com.

Wednesday

Thursday

2019 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA PRO CYCLING RACE VENTURA LEG 10:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Witness the fleeting spectacle of professional cyclists as they kickoff stage five of the Amgen tour. 10 W Harbor Blvd., Ventura, www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.

2020 CENSUS: HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOU? 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Learn the potential impact to the state of California and how you can help businesses and employees at this workshop. $40-55. Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo,  www.camarillochamber.org.

ARTESIAN OF OJAI SCHEDULES LUNCH & LEARN 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn about the small homes and assisted living and memory support services at this luncheon. 190 E. El Roblar Drive, Ojai, 805-628-3132.

BOOK TO ACTION LECTURE SERIES 6 p.m. The Library will be screening the documentary “The Advocates,” which takes a sweeping look at the history and causes of Los Angeles’ current homeless crisis. Part of the “Strays” book club. Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. 8th St., Santa Paula, www.blanchardlibrary.org.

VENTURA COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING 6:30 p.m. This “Double Delight Evening” with Hetty Shurtleff, feature her arrangements alongside a fundraising silent auction. Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, www.venturacountyrosesociety.org.

CRIMES OF THE HEART Through May 12. Elite Theatre Company presents a tale of three sisters living in the American South who try to escape their uniquely painful pasts to find a brighter future. Adult language and themes; may not be suitable for children. $17-20. 2731 Victoria Ave., Oxnard, 805-483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org. Pictured, from left: Samantha Netzen Bingham (Babe), Genevieve Levin (Lenny) and Dawn Michelle (Meg). Photo by Pamela Newsome

ONGOING THEATER

A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE Through May 19. A dramatization of the life of one of country music’s most influential artists. $20-28. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 805-583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.

AVENUE Q Through May 12. Based on the Broadway smash hit, this hysterical, irreverent musical follows a recent college graduate and his fellow residents in a shabby New York apartment building as they navigate careers, romance and one’s purpose in life. $15-30. Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-495-3715, www.conejoplayers.org.

COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL Through May 19. A long-absent son reconnects with his elderly mother when he tends to her following a bad fall. $22-24. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.

FREAKY FRIDAY Through May 19. A new musical based on the hit Disney movie, whereby a teenager magically swaps bodies with her mother. $32-42. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., 805-449-2787, www.civicartsplaza.com.

MAMMA MIA! Through May 12. A young woman planning her wedding on a remote Greek island searches for her birth father in this fun, lighthearted musical set to the music of Abba. $23-25. High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark, 805-529-8700 or highstreetartscenter.com.

MARY POPPINS JR. Through May 19. A most unusual nanny helps a troubled family find happiness and harmony in this charming musical adventure. Presented by Young Artists Ensemble. $15-20. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747 or hillcrestarts.com.

ORIGINAL STUDENT ONE ACTS Through May 11. Moorpark College performing arts students write, direct and star in a collection of one-act plays. $12-25. Performing Arts Center, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, 805-378-1485, www.moorparkcollege.edu/departments/academic/theatre-arts/performing-arts-center.

WOMEN BEYOND BORDERS Through June 2. In this world premiere, presented in the style of The Vagina Monologues, actors perform stories, poems and songs about transcending geographical, emotional and spiritual barriers. $25-55. Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.

OPENING ART

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS May 11-June 22. American Ceramic Society of Southern California Presidents’ Show; and Consider the Source, rain-harvesting sculptures by Allison Newsome. Opening reception on Saturday, May 11, 2-5 p.m. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381 or www.beatricewood.com.

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS May 9-Sept. 4. RISK: A Retrospective, murals and paintings by influential Los Angeles graffiti artist and fashion entrepreneur Kelly “RISK” Graval. The exhibition will include an interactive section whereby visitors may add to the works. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240, cmato.org.

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM May 15-Aug. 26: Marine Megatropolis, photodocumentation of marine life on oil platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel, 1974-81. 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.

HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY AND GIFTS May 14-July 14. Members of the Buenaventura Art Association display original work in this no-theme juried show. 1559 Spinnaker Drive, #106, Ventura Harbor Village, 805-644-2750, www.buenaventuraartassociation.org.

MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM May 11-Aug. 9: This inaugural exhibit at the new Fireball Gallery will feature work by five artists — three painter/illustrators, a photographer and a pinstriper — that showcase the best in automotive pop culture and design. Opening reception and gallery launch on Saturday, May 11, 6-10 p.m. Ongoing: More than 75 vintage cars and trucks from every period, in a 30,000-square-foot facility. Car show every first Sunday of the month. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard, 805-487-4333 or www.murphyautomuseum.org.

OJAI ART CENTER May 10-June 6. The Figure As Art, works that celebrate the human form; and handpainted chiffon scarves by textile artist/designer Leslie Marcus. Reception on Saturday, May 18, 4-6 p.m. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or www.ojaiartcenter.org.

ONGOING ART

643 PROJECT SPACE Through May 31. Canvas and paper work by Kerry Kugelman focused on change and dissolution, suggesting events of both microcosmic and cosmic originClosing reception on Sunday May 26, 1-4 p.m. 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, www.643projectspace.com.

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through June 9: Santa Paula’s Treasured Architecture, black and white photography by Michael Moore commissioned by the Santa Paula Historical Society. 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.

ART CITY Through June 2. It’s Beltane, Baby! In celebration of the Green Man, Flores de Mayo, Pan, the May Pole and all deities and festivals associated with May. 197 Dubbers St., Ventura, 805-648-1690, artcitygalleryandstudios.com.

ATRIUM GALLERY Through May 21. Hey Look at This!, bold, fresh art. 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.

BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through May 18. The Illusionists, a window into imagined worlds and unreal things. Presented in conjunction with TRAC 2019. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368 or studiochannelislands.org.

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY Through May 26. Watercolor Open Competition. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, 805-648-1235 or www.buenaventuraartassociation.org.

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through July 21: Earth from Space, 20-poster exhibition of imagery captured by satellites. 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 June 16: Smoke and Mirrors by CAM Studio guest artist Zara Monet Feeney. Through May 19: The Imaginary, art commingling realism and imagination. Presented in conjunction with TRAC 2019. 424 S. C St., Oxnard, 805-385-8158 or www.carnegieam.org.

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through July 28. ’Scapes, views and vistas of outdoor scenes of all kinds. 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 Opened 2019. 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 May 12. Flower Power, with works by Karen Payton and Adonna Ebrahimi. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.

FRED KAVLI THEATRE GALLERY Through May 20. Simply the Best II, 60 pieces from 30 award-winning Conejo Valley artists. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 805-449-2700 or civicartsplaza.com/galleries.

H GALLERY Through June 16: Excelsior! A group exhibition. Through July 31: Tres by Dominga Opazo. Through June 30: Stories (Dab Art Quarterly). Through May 31: Angeles en México: Roma by Michael Swank. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-626-8876 or www.dabart.me.

KWAN FONG GALLERY Through May 11. Thingamajig V: A Printmaking and Ceramics Exploration, with monoprints, intaglio, dry point, solar plate, reduction, lino and woodcut relief prints, and a variety of sculptural hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics. California Lutheran University, 120 Memorial Parkway, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, 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.

MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM 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.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through June 30: Women Beyond Borders, a touring exhibit of boxes created by women throughout the world. Through May 19: Design in the Making: Ventura County Architecture, the role of architects and designers in affecting positive change. 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.

NAPA HALL GALLERY Through May 10. Annual Student Art Show. CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or art.csuci.edu.

NEW MEDIA GALLERY Through May 10. Ventura College Annual Student Awards Exhibition. Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-289-6040 or www.venturacollege.edu/departments/academic/art/art-galleries.

OJAI CITY GALLERY Through May 31. Ojai Landscape Through the Eye of the Artist, Gayel Childress’ expressive, somewhat mythical mixed-media art that captures the spirit of Ojai. Ojai City Hall Chambers, 401 S. Ventura St., Ojai, ojaicitygallery@gmail.com.

OJAI LIBRARY Through June 10. Focus on the Masters Learning to See Student Art Showcase, featuring work by Topa Topa Elementary students and residents of Providence Ojai. Reception and awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 5:30 p.m. 111 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, www.focusonthemasters.com.

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., 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.

PALERMO Opened Jan. 2019. Portraits of Ventura, acrylic paintings of Ventura by artist Jamie Wells. 321 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-643-3070.

PORCH GALLERY Through June 16. The Arnoldis, explorations of color, shape and pattern by Charles Arnoldi with works by daughter Natalie Arnoldi that span the border between abstract and figurative painting. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai, 805-620-7589 or porchgalleryojai.com.

RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Through June 16. American Presidents: Life Portraits, a traveling exhibit co-sponsored by the White House Historical Association and presented by C-SPAN and Spectrum. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, 805-522-2977, www.reaganfoundation.org.

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through July 7: Common Ground, garden and landscape art by Meredith Brooks Abbott, Susan Petty and Gail Pidduck. Through May 12: I Am Me: Artists’ Self-Portraits, featuring Lynn Hanson, Mariana Peirano, Gail Pidduck and many others. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.

SESPE CREEK COLLECTIVE Ongoing. The 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 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/.

TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through May 15. Motivate with Color and Light! by Pedro de la Cruz. Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-836-2787 or bellartsfactory.org.

UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES Through June 30. Earth Day. 3011 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. www.conejoarts.org.

VITA ART CENTER Through May 24. Glass Exhibit, with work by Joe Cariati, Katherine Gray, Kazuki Takizawa and Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214 or www.vitaartcenter.com.

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through May 18: Natural Conditions, investigating the perceived world through emotional, physical, psychological or imaginative lenses. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, rollandgallery.callutheran.edu.