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There are only a few chances to see The Realistic Joneses at Rubicon Theatre Company, onstage through Feb. 12, and it would be a shame to miss it. The award-winning play, named by The New York Times as one of the “25 significant plays of the last twenty-five years,” is by Will Eno, a playwri…

Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star at The Elite Theatre Company

The life and legacy of Ventura County Supervisor and longtime Oxnard Mayor Pro-Tem Carmen Ramirez will live on forever at the Museum of Ventura County despite her tragic and unexpected death last year.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Good news, Aries! During the next episode in the age-old struggle between the Impulsive You and the Farsighted You, I predict the latter will achieve a ringing victory. Hallelujah! I also foresee you overcoming the …

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Nigerian author Wole Soyinka reworked the ancient Greek play, The Bacchae. In one passage, the god Dionysus criticizes King Pentheus, who is supposedly all-powerful. "You are a man of chains," Dionysus tells him. "Y…

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Grapes are typically harvested in the fall, but the local arts scene has continued to bear fruit this winter. Fresh starts, retirements, state funding, a new art and culture manager and other developments have kept the cultural grapevine abuz…

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It is almost impossible to think of a flourishing local arts community without one of its most ardent and passionate supporters — or a flourishing community, period, without one of its most engaging and vibrant personalities.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries painter Vincent van Gogh was renowned for translating his sublime and unruly passions into colors and shapes on canvas. It was a demanding task. He careened between torment and ecstasy. "I put my heart and sou…

Murder on the Orient Express, onstage through Dec. 18 at the Santa Paula Theater Center, is not your grandmother’s Agatha Christie. And that is one of the reasons why I loved it. Nothing against Ms. Christie — she is the queen of mystery, aft…

Ventura County Ballet delighted the children, families and staff at Ventura County Medical Center’s Pediatric Oncology Clinic/Diagnostic Center with a special performance of beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker on Nov. 16. It’s never easy f…






Halloween may be in the rearview mirror as the county welcomes the 2022 holiday season. Even so, for those seeking a taste of adventure – and a less sugar plum-scented opportunity to spend time with friends and family – Paranormal Cirque awai…

ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the coming weeks, I encourage you to work as hard as you have ever worked. Work smart, too. Work with flair and aplomb and relish. You now have a surprisingly fertile opportunity to reinvent how you do your work …

Walk through the doors of the Rubicon Theatre and find yourself In the Heights. The exuberant and uplifting musical, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, is onstage through Nov. 13.

Frank Laza owns an electric boat business in Channel Islands Harbor where for many years he’s helped organize festive boat parades celebrating the winter holiday season and Independence Day. But for the latest boat parade, participants are sw…

Some classes, exhibits and events are available exclusively online. All events are subject to change and cancellation; always verify with venue and/or organizer.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Magic Realism Bot" is a Twitter account that generates ideas for new fairy tales. Since you will benefit from imagining your life as a fairy tale in the coming weeks, I'll offer you a few possibilities. 1. You marr…