CABRILLO MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND PERFORMANCE 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cabrillo Middle School musical director Mario Boccali and his ensemble of talented youth musicians will present a lively program of jazz favorites. Ferguson Case Orr Paterson, 1050 S. Kimball Road, Ventura. RSVP required. 805-659-6800.

FIRST THURSDAY GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS AT PLAZA PARK 5:30-9:30 p.m. Each event brings 8 to 12 of the hottest trucks in the southland, with a live DJ and more. 519 S. C St., Oxnard.

FREE MOVIE & $5 LUNCH FOR SENIORS Noon. May’s movie will be Mother’s Day. The movie will be shown on a big screen in the auditorium and lunch is served before the movie. $5 lunch. Community Center Auditorium, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo,

PERSISTENT/ONGOING PAIN: HOW TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS 6:30-7:30 p.m. Physical therapist Denis Dempsey will discuss how to easily and effectively communicate with your health care provider when struggling with persistent and ongoing pain. Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks,


BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE 4-6 p.m. The open house will include carnival games, gaga ball, a prize wheel, STEM activities and Subzero Science Show between learning about camp activities. Anderson Boys & Girls Club, 1980 E. Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks,

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY OJAI 5-8:30 p.m. There will be Mariachis, Tonali Aztec Dancers, Bingo (with lots of prizes), Face Painting, Book Fair, great food, and tons of fun. Mira Monte Elementary School, 1216 Loma Drive, Ojai,

STRAWBERRY SECTIONAL DUPLICATE BRIDGE TOURNAMENT 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. through Sunday, May 5. The Ventura Unit of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) is hosting a nationally sanctioned three-day Bridge tournament with prizes and bragging rights to the winners. Crosspointe Church Ventura, 5415 Ralston St., Ventura, 732-809-4426.


805HELP SPRING MARKET FOR SURVIVOR COMMUNITIES 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This market is focused on self-care, hobbies & recreation where attendees can shop for themselves and loved ones, completely free of charge. The Oaks Mall, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 

BARK IN THE PARK 11 a.m.-3 p.m. It’s a dog’s world at this event featuring a dog costume contest, as well as a big and littlest dog contest, small dog races, dog entertainers, celebrity dogs and much more. Conejo Creek North Park, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-375-1003.

CAMARILLO CAFÉ CONCERT SERIES: TOM BALL AND KENNY SULTAN 7:30 p.m. Witness the majesty of Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan and their soothing, soulful music at this concert. $25. Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo,

CONEJO ARTS JUBILEE Noon-4 p.m. Enjoy the “kaleidoscopic carnival of creativity” with live music, activities and much more. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks,

ENTREPRENEUR GALZ EXPO 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Over 75 quality, talented artisans, makers, and home based business’s in a myriad of categories will be on hand at this expo. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard,

“HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE OF CINCO DE MAYO” 11 a.m. Educator Denis O’Leary will speak on the history and significance of Cinco de Mayo. Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum, 220 Market St., Port Hueneme,

THE HOMEPORT REGATA 11 a.m. Thirty sail boats will race along the Ventura coast at this largest event of its kind in the county. Channel Islands Harbor, 3900 Pelican Way, Oxnard,

LIVE FROM LAUREL CANYON: SONGS AND STORIES OF AMERICAN FOLK ROCK 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Take a journey through a very special time in American popular music while celebrating the music of The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Carol King and many more. $49. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Scherr Forum, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks,

MEDICANNACON Various times. This medical cannabis focused conference is intended for health professionals as well as those of the general public who would like to be informed by the latest science on the subject of medical cannabis. $125-145. Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai,

OJAI PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE BENEFIT GALA 4 p.m. Some of America’s finest actors, singers and playwrights will speak and perform at this gala benefiting the conference. $75. Aspen Grove Ranch 7887 Ojai Road, Ojai,

PASTAPALOOZA 4-7:30 p.m. The event will feature a pasta dinner, salad, bread, dessert and beverage whilst attendees listen to music performed by various ACHS music ensembles and bid on auction items. $10-20. Adolfo Camarillo High School Cafeteria and Patio, 4660 Mission Oaks Drive, Camarillo,

PORT HUENEME YOUTH INVOLVEMENT FAIR Noon-3 p.m. Learn ways students can get involved in their community at this event with free lunch and $2,500 in prizes. Orvene S. Carpenter Community Center, 550 Park Ave., Port Hueneme.

SESPE FLYFISHERS OF VENTURA WORKSHOP 9-11 a.m. Whether you an experienced fly fisher or a complete novice we want to help you learn and enjoy this great sport. Chumash Park, 750 S. Petit Ave., Ventura,

THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB FEAT. JOHN & JOHN 7-10 p.m. Live Big Band Music will accompany Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Line Dancing lessons for both beginners and experienced. $10. The Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2744.

VENTURA BOTANICAL GARDENS PLANT SALE 9 a.m.-noon. Peruse a wide variety of plants at this sale, supply is limited. Gardens members can enter at 8 a.m. Ventura Botanical Gardens, 567 Poli St., Ventura,

WALK WITH A DOC 9 a.m. Ventura County physician Dr. Megan Mescher-Cox, a board certified specialist in Internal Medicine and a Lifestyle Medicine specialist, is inviting the public to join her on a leisurely “Walk with a Doc” to give people a chance to exercise and enjoy some free health tips. Ventura Pier boardwalk, Ventura, 805-988-2821.

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22ND ANNUAL POOCH PARADE AND PET EXPO Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Canine Adoption and Rescue League (CARL)’s main fundraiser begins with the Pooch Parade, a scenic round-trip walk along the Ventura Beach Promenade, starting at 10 a.m. In addition to the parade, there will be races, pet-related vendors and displays, food, live music, beer and wine, demos, a silent auction and fun contests. $40-50 for parade entry. Ventura Beach Promenade Park, Ventura,

23RD ANNUAL CAMARILLO HOSPICE SPRING GARDEN TOUR Various times. The tour features art exhibits and demonstrations, a delightful garden-themed boutique, an enticing raffle, live music and a bevy of refreshments. All proceeds from the event directly support those facing a life-limiting illness or grieving the loss of a loved one all without charge. $25. For more information, visit

43RD ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF AND CRAFT BREW FESTIVAL Noon-5 p.m. The annual event will feature a regional chili cook-off with over 40 chili tasting booths, live music featuring Justin Honsinger and Highway Starr plus food, beverages and fun activities for the whole family. $20-85. Conejo Creek North Park, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks,

AUTHOR MARK FARGO Noon. Author Mark Fargo will discuss his latest travels and discoveries from the road, all of which are chronicled in his newest book of poetry, The Art of Motorcycle Haiku. Hill Road Library, 1070 S. Hill Road, Ventura,

CINCO DE MAYO COMEDY JAM 6:30-9:30 p.m. Celebrate the 5th of May with Comedian’s as seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Netflix, and Hulu. Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 205A, Ventura,

CINCO DE MAYO PARTY 5:30-10 p.m. Celebrate the holiday at this party. 4561 Market St., Ventura.

FAIRY TALES COME ALIVE: RAPUNZEL MEETS SPIDER-MAN 2 p.m. Gypsies in a Trunk, the all-volunteer troupe of actors who perform free fairy tales for the young and the young at heart. Channel Islands Harbor, Marine Emporium Landing, 3600 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard,

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM FREE FAMILY DAY Noon-3 p.m. In addition to enjoying current exhibitions, experience hands-on art activities for the whole family, with local artists sharing new ideas and projects. Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula,

TRUE GRIT 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (and Wednesday, May 8, Noon and 7 p.m.). Ambitious but naïve teenager Mattie Ross sets out on a mission to avenge the murder of her father. Starring Kim Darby and John Wayne. $8-11.75. Ventura Downtown 10, Century River Park 14, Oxnard, and AMC Thousand Oaks 14,



24TH ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL 7-9 p.m. These short narrative films, five to 20 minutes in length, are produced by the Advanced Cinema Class, multimedia classes and student film and TV clubs. Some are products of independent studies. California Lutheran University, Preus-Brandt Forum, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks,

50 PLUS EXPO 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Expo features over 100 exhibits, home health care information, health screenings, art gallery, $5 lunch, raffles and more. Community Center auditorium, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo,

COMMUNITY GUIDED MEDITATION & HEALING EVENING 7-8:15 p.m. Join in the meditation circle at this regular event. $20. Healing in America, 107 W. Aliso St., Ojai, 805-640-0211.

FREE DIABETES CLASS 1-2:30 p.m. The class introduces basic information about Type 2 Diabetes with emphasis on the development of an individual plan of care that includes diet, exercise, and blood sugar monitoring. Livingston Memorial VNA, Ste. 109, 1996 Eastman Ave., Ventura, 805-797-7699.

UNITED DEMOCRATS FOR PROGRESS SPEAKER 7 p.m. John Griffin of California State University, Channel Islands, will discuss the “crisis at the colleges.” California Lutheran University, Lundring Center, room GSFC 253, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-231-4152.


VENTURA COUNTY CAMERA CLUB MEETING 6:30 p.m. The first part of the meeting will be an instructional workshop followed by the showing of member images. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura,


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,

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. 8th St., Santa Paula,

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,

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,

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.,

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,

“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.


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FREAKY FRIDAY May 2-19. 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, Pictured: Mazie Rudolph and Jamie McRae. Photo by Cathryn Farnsworth Photography

AVENUE Q May 3-12. 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,

FREAKY FRIDAY May 2-19. 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,

MARY POPPINS JR. May 3-19. 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


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

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

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

THE CRUCIBLE Through May 5. Arthur Miller’s powerful drama is set in Salem during the 1692 witch trials, and serves as an allegory for the McCarthy Hearings of the 1950s. $10-20. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo, 805-388-5716 or

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

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,

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


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JOHN SPOOR BROOME GALLERY Through Aug. 24. Country’s Club, a whimsical but pointed look at American golf culture by Christophe Bourély and Larry Lytle. CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or

643 PROJECT SPACE May 3-31. Canvas and paper work by Kerry Kugelman focused on change and dissolution, suggesting events of both microcosmic and cosmic origin. Opening reception on Friday, May 3, 5-8 p.m. Artist talk on Sunday, May 5, 2:30 p.m. Closing reception on Sunday May 26, 1-4 p.m. 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura,

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,

CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM May 2-June 16:Smoke and Mirrors by CAM Studio guest artist Zara Monet Feeney. Opening reception on Thursday, May 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 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

H GALLERY May 4-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

NEW MEDIA GALLERY May 2-10. Ventura College Annual Student Awards Exhibition. Opening reception on Thursday, May 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-289-6040 or

OJAI LIBRARY May 8-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,


CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM May 2-June 16: Smoke and Mirrors by CAM Studio guest artist Zara Monet Feeney. Opening reception on Thursday, May 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 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 Pictured: “Inferno Epic” by Zara Monet Feeney.

PORCH GALLERY May 2-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. Reception on Saturday, May 4, 5-7 p.m. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai, 805-620-7589 or

TOOL ROOM GALLERY May 3-15.Motivate with Color and Light! by Pedro de la Cruz. Opening reception on Friday, May 3, 6-9 p.m. Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-836-2787 or


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

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

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

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY Through May 26. Watercolor Open Competition. Awards ceremony on Friday, May 3, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, 805-648-1235 or

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Through Sept. 1. 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,

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

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM 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

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through July 28. ’Scapes, views and vistas of outdoor scenes of all kinds. 147 N. Brent St., Ventura,

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 2019. Femina 7: Curiosities, seven women artists, each with a unique vision. 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 805-601-7530 or

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

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

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,

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 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 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

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through May 5: 2d Annual Ventura Unified School District Art Show, with work by K-12 artists. 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

NAPA HALL GALLERY Through May 10. Annual Student Art Show. Reception on Thursday, May 2, 6-9 p.m. CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or

OJAI ART CENTER Through May 5. The Great Art Theft, where fantastic art is available at a steal. Proceeds support the Ojai Art Center. Gala and ticket drawing on Sunday, May 5, 1-4 p.m. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or

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,

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

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

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

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,

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. Through April 28: Mr. Botkes Barns and Blooms. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or

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

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

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

VITA ART CENTER Through May 24.Glass Exhibit, with work by Joe Cariati, Katherine Gray, Kazuki Takizawa and Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend. Community opening on Friday, May 3, 6-9 p.m. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214 or

WEST HILLS GALLERY May 4-5.Spring Into Pastels, Ventura County Pastel Artists’ annual spring show. 1545 Cuyama Road, Ojai, 805-646-6907.

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through May 2: CLUFest 2019: Colors, a wide variety of works focused on the perception of color, created by senior multimedia majors for their Capstone class. Through May 18: Natural Conditions, investigating the perceived world through emotional, physical, psychological or imaginative lenses. Student walk-though on Friday, May 3, 2 p.m. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697,