Pro-surfer-turned-musician Donavon Frankenreiter performing at Discovery Ventura on Friday, March 16.Read More
Author: Nancy Lackey Shaffer
ROOM FOR EVERYONE UNDER THE RAINBOW | Local high schools to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day through music, dance and inclusivity
The Marmonte Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) will host a St. Patrick’s Day dance this Friday, and high school students throughout the county are invited. Under the Rainbow will be held at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, and feature entertainment by live band My Native Tongue as well as a DJ, light show, bounce house, photo booth and more. According to Doug Pollock, activity coordinator for the Marmonte GSA, over 100 LGBT youth, friends and allies from Southern California high schools are expected to attend. “In our area, no activities exist for LGBT youth other than Marmonte GSA activities and the...Read More
The Camarillo Lion Dance Troupe took center stage at the Pacific View Mall on Sunday, Feb. 25. The lion dance is traditionally performed in celebration of the Chinese New Year (which began Feb. 16 and continues through March 2) to symbolically usher in good luck and fortune and evict bad spirits. 2018 marks the Year of the...Read More
IT TAKES A VILLAGE | Studio Channel Islands celebrates its 20th anniversary with creative community building
Camarillo’s Studio Channel Islands recently wrapped up a fantastic exhibit featuring diverse work — Joe Cibere’s watercolors, bold abstracts by Avery Falkner and fanciful human figures made by Blossom Friel — from three of its award-winning members. But the January show is just the tip of the iceberg for what the art institution has in store for 2018, when it celebrates its 20th anniversary — and makes the community an integral part of the festivities. “For this year, we’re going to invite everyone to be an artist for a year,” says Executive Director Peter Tyas. In March, SCI will...Read More
MB Hanrahan recently finished another Westside mural, this one at the Soho Apartments on Ventura Avenue. This drone’s-eye view shows the composition in all its cheerful glory. The mural was made possible by the city of Ventura’s Public Art Program, the Housing Authority, Southern California Edison, Patti Channer, AWS Automotive, Gallagher Interiors, Greg Rents, Connect Ventura and Lisa...Read More
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