Picks of the Week

Picks of the Week

VCReporter 2012 Band to Watch Reluctant Hero will celebrate its EP release with an all-ages show at Rock City Studios on Friday, March 29. The Backstabbers, Eight Bit Hero, Plan Your Escape, Souvenirs, and special guests will also perform.

On Friday, March 29, Tiger Army will perform at the Ventura Theater.

Picks of the Week

Picks of the Week

HOUSEHOLD GODS Saturday, March 30. Twice voted Most Popular Band by the readership of the Ojai Valley News, The Household Gods (left to right: Charlie Bosson, Peter Bellwood, Jim Lashly and J.B. White) are dedicated to celebrating and reinventing popular songs. Their repertoire covers everyone from Stephen Foster to Bing Crosby to The Kinks to Prince, with a healthy smattering of folksy originals. With this performance they will perform songs by artists whose names begin with the letter “B.” Emy Reynolds Band will open. $20. Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio, 316 E. Matilija Ave. www.brownpapertickets.com.

INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP GAMING DAY Saturday, March 30. If you’ve ever enjoyed playing a board game with family or friends, then you should know that Saturday, March 30th, 2013 has been declared International Table Top Day. It is a global initiative to celebrate the simple social pleasure that comes from playing games that don’t need a video screen! With more than 2,000 gaming events planned in cities around the planet, the local festivities will be held at Hypno Comics in Ventura starting at noon with classic board games, current and popular games, as well as brand new demo products from the biggest game makers. Hypno Comics has partnered with Slice of SciFi, the longest running entertainment news program for geeks on SiriusXM satellite radio and online, to cover the gaming celebration with an all day live stream available for viewing on www.SliceOfSciFi.tv. 1803 E. Main St., Ventura. 651-9767 or www.HypnoComics.com and www.TableTopDay.com.

UNDRESSED: THE ART OF EROTICA Saturday, March 30, 7 to 10 p.m. The third annual Undressed, presented by Pistol Productions, is an art show that promotes the erotic art in all forms and features a large number of artists, from first-timers to So Cal favorites at their naughtiest — from sensual to dominating. Pictured is a piece by Derek Harrison. After party at Bombay Bar with free entertainment by Sharks and Cobras and Carlism. West End Tattoo and Gallery, 35 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura.

Picks of the Week

Picks of the Week

Ska veterans The Specials will perform at the Ventura Theater on Friday, March 22.

Gifted singer-songwriter Deepakalypse returns to Zoey’s on Friday, March 22,
with Doubt Aplomb. Show starts at 9:30 p.m.

Picks of the Week

Picks of the Week

BATTLEFIELD BAND Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m. Performing under the banner “Forward With Scotland’s Past,” Battlefield Band remains at the forefront of the Scottish music scene after more than 40 years and was named Scottish Folk Band of the Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards 2011. $25 tickets. Ojai Valley Women’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For tickets, visit www.ojaiconcertseries.com.

CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS Wednesday, March 27, 5-7:30 p.m. “Cesar E. Chavez: A Legacy of Service,” photo and art exhibit and reception. Photojournalist Jess Gutierrez has captured the spirit of Ventura County farmworker communities for more than three decades. Artist Xico González (work pictured) honors labor leaders of the United Farm Workers movement in celebration of the 50th anniversary. The event will include a 6 p.m. panel discussion moderated by Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW) union with César Chávez. A reception will follow at 7 p.m. John Spoor Broome Library, CI campus.

Picks of the Week

Picks of the Week

Photo by Mike Hayward
ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. The Annual County Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at the San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura and make its way up Main Street past the reviewing stand at Chestnut Street, where all will put their best feet forward to impress the judges in order to win one of the many trophies that will be awarded. 

KWAN FONG GALLERY Through April 18. “The Man Show,” works by leading figurative artists depicting 21st-century men, curated by Michael Pearce, who is also a contributing artist. Other artists include Jeremy Lipking, Felicia Forte, Tony Pro and others. Cal Lutheran University, Soiland Humanities Center on the south side of Memorial Parkway, Thousand Oaks, 493-3512

Photo by: Scott Sloan
HAIR March 19 through March 24. This inspiring new production of HAIR, the 2009 Tony® Award-winning best musical revival directed by Diane Paulus and presented by Theater League, features an exuberant finale in which audiences are invited onstage to dance with the cast, and has a level of inclusiveness that is rarely seen in musical theater.  Tickets start at $44. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, (800) 745-3000.   

Picks of the Week

Picks of the Week

Glitter Dick will perform glam punk from New Mexico at Billy O’s on Thursday, March 14.

Big Jay McNeely and Raffi Arto will perform at Yolie’s on Friday, March 15,
courtesy of Hi Hat Entertainment.

On Sunday, March 17, Gold Coast Pipe Band will perform twice at O’Leary’s: 5 and 9 p.m.
It won’t get more Irish than this.

Singer-songwriter Nathan McEuen will perform at Zoey’s on Saturday, March 16, 7 p.m.

Picks of the Week

Picks of the Week

On Saturday, March 9, Sandbox Coffeehouse will celebrate its first
anniversary with live music by Walk Upright from 12 to 2 p.m. and
Catfish Fry from  3 to 5 p.m. Beer tasting from 12 to 4 p.m.

Friday, March 8, the newly expanded Rock City Studios presents
Darkest Hour, Speaking the Kings, Goliath and Into The Sky.

Charles Law and Jagged will perform at the Tavern on Sunday, March 10,
4:30-7:30 p.m., for the official release of its latest CD Choices

And now for something completely different . . . Zoey’s welcomes
The Dread Crew of Oddwood pirate band on Tuesday, March 12.

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Picks of the Week

KATHLEEN MADIGAN Saturday, March 9, 8 p.m. Named one of America’s funniest female comedians by Jay Leno, Madigan, a former journalist, won “Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic” at the American Comedy Awards in 1996. In her 22-year career, Kathleen Madigan has never been hotter, with her new Showtime special, “Gone Madigan,” in constant rotation and the DVD-CD of the special topping the Amazon and iTunes charts.$26-$41. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 449-ARTS. 

OUR TOWN March 9-31. Rubicon Theatre Company presents Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about life in a quintessential American small town. “It is a powerful and poetic reminder of the precious nature of everyday existence.” Rubicon co-founder James O’Neil will play the celebrated role of Stage Manager. It will be directed by Jenny Sullivan. $25-$54. Box office is located at 1006 E. Main St.. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.

FOURTH ANNUAL WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL Thursday March 7, and Friday, March 8, 7-9:30 p.m. Twenty films from around the world, ranging in length from three to 25 minutes, will be screened with a unique program each night. Among the selections being screened at the festival will be Streams of Consequence, which documents the fight to protect the wild lands of Patagonia from proposed dams that threaten two of the most pristine rivers in one of the world’s most spectacular regions. Local singer-songwriter Cole Citrenbaum will open the show each night with songs from his debut EP, Runaway Dream. Tickets for one night are $10 each, or $15 for both nights. Poinsettia Pavilion, 451 Foothill Road, Ventura. For tickets, visit www. venturahillsides.org.    








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