Picks of the Week
By Shane Cohn and Michel Cicero 06/07/2012
OJAI WINE FESTIVAL June 10, 1-5 p.m. Ojai Wine Festival has grown into a leading regional event, attracting approximately 5,000 people from throughout the Central Coast and Southern California. In the last few years, the number of attending wineries has doubled to more than 60. The event offers a fantastic variety of 20 specialty beers. A wonderful selection of local restaurants will be selling delicious culinary delights. To add fun and excitement to the event, there will be arts and crafts vendors, a steady stream of musical entertainment, a dance floor and free boat rides on the Rotary boat. General admission, $45-$50, includes unlimited tastes of wine and beer and an elegant crystal souvenir wine glass. Lake Casitas Recreation Area Event Site, 11093 Santa Ana Road, Ventura. For tickets and more information, visit www.ojaiwinefestival.com
BROADWAY CABARET FEATURING DANIEL TATAR Monday June 11, 7 p.m. For one night only, Rubicon Theatre Company presents the Broadway star with The Company Band performing an eclectic selection of music ranging from Broadway to contemporary artists like Josh Groban and Michael Bublé. A festive reception with food and drink will follow the performance and offer a chance to meet and mingle with Tatar and The Company Men. For tickets, call 667-2900 or visit www.rubicontheatre.org.
SEA GLASS FESTIVAL Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. If you’re one of those coastal dwellers who enjoy collecting tiny treasures along the shore, no doubt you have a few pieces of sea glass in your possession. B. on Main will host a day devoted to the little lovelies with jewelry artists demonstrating how they make sea glass into wearable art (sea glass dolphin pendant by Aileen Cabral pictured), a sea glass “contest” and book signing with local photographer Jim Martin. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Ventura Surfrider Foundation. 337 E. Main St., Ventura, 643-9309.