THE TENORS WITH NEW WEST SYMPHONY Nov. 29, 8 p.m.
The Tenors have performed for audiences around the world and are known for blending classical music and contemporary pop in their distinctive vocal style. They have performed for Queen Elizabeth during her Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle, on The Oprah Winfrey Show with Celine Dion, at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and during a live broadcast of the 2011 Emmy Award in Los Angeles. $43-$83. Fred Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
SHREK: THE MUSICAL Through Dec. 14.
Based on the Oscar-winning film, Conejo Players Theatre brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to the stage in the form of a musical for the whole family to enjoy. $18-$20. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 495-3715 or www.conejoplayers.org.
GALERIE 102 Through Dec. 28.
“Holidaze Group Show: Art Take Out.” The gallery celebrates its first anniversary with a show that pokes fun at the crazy-making holiday shopping season and gives art lovers a chance to buy art right of the walls. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai. 640-0151 or www.galerie102.com.
CAMARILLO BLOOD DRIVE 2-6 p.m. Those interested in giving blood must be well and healthy and be able to show identification. Both walk-ins and appointments will be accepted. Hosted by United Blood Services. Pleasant Valley Certified Farmers Market, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, call 715-3699.
OXNARD AUTO CENTER TOY DRIVE Now through Thursday, Dec. 11. The Oxnard Auto Center will hold a special Toy Drive at each of its 11 dealerships, with all collected gifts donated to the 11th Annual Santa to the Sea Toy Giveaway Event. Various locations. For more information, call 485-7233.
VENTURA COUNTY RESCUE MISSION’S GREAT THANKSGIVING BANQUET 12 p.m. Around 200 volunteers and dignitaries will serve the traditional Thanksgiving feast at noon. Come enjoy live entertainment and a full thanksgiving turkey meal. Ventura County Rescue Mission, 234 E 6th St., Oxnard. For more information, call 436-4592.
CHANNEL ISLANDS ICE CENTER PRESENTS “MOSTLY ON ICE” 7:30-10 p.m. Electronic musical acts MOSTLY, Future Holotape, and Vio will perform during open skate hours, accompanied by sound engineering and custom lighting design. Free, with general admission, $9.50. Channel Islands Ice Center, 830 Wagon Wheel Rd, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.channelislandice.com.
DUDLEY HOUSE HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (through Sunday, Nov. 30, and again Dec. 5-7 and 12-14). Celebrate the spirit of the holidays at the Dudley House and the 21st annual fundraiser that will feature crafts, home décor, antiques and more. Dudley House, Loma Vista Road and Ashwood, Ventura. For more information, call 642-3345.
AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM’S “AFTER PARADE” PARTY 11 a.m.-1 p.m. After Santa Paula’s 65th annual Christmas parade, Santa Claus, three choruses singing Christmas Carols, and a one-day Christmas Boutique in the Museum’s General Store can all be found at the Museum. Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum, 926 Railroad Avee., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
AUTHORS SHELI ELLSWORTH, SHELDON BROWN AND ILLUSTRATOR GEORGE ROBERTSON SIGNING 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Ellsworth will sign her novel Confessions of a Pet Au Pair: the ABCs of pet ailments including traditional and homeopathic care, while Brown and Robertson will sign copies of My Winter Holiday by Noah. The December Store & More, 27 S. Oak St., Ventura. For more information, 499-3490.
RABBIT & CAVY SHOW 8 a.m.-4 p.m (and Sunday, Nov. 30). All manner of rabbits will be on display at this aficionados show. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.lionhead.us.
SANTA PAULA’S 65TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE 10-11 a.m. Welcome Santa Claus to Santa Paula accompanied by floats and other jovial things at the annual parade. Downtown Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.discoversantapaula.com.
DIPLOMACY 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling attempts to persuade a Nazi general not to destroy the city. $6.75-$10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 West 5th St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
OXNARD HOUSING RIGHTS WORKSHOP 6-8 p.m. The Housing Rights Workshop provides free information on landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities, the fair housing laws, and what to do if you’re a victim of housing discrimination. Oxnard Main library, Meeting Room “B”, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.housingrightscenter.org.
WORLD AIDS DAY 2014 PANEL DISCUSSION, VIGIL AND SCREENING OF DALLAS BUYERS CLUB 2:15-9 p.m. This Ventura County commemoration of World AIDS Day will include “Positively Speaking,” a panel discussion featuring local residents living with HIV, followed by a candlelight vigil of prayer and solidarity and a screening of Dallas Buyers Club. For a full schedule and location of events, call 493-3694.
JACQUELINE LYONS POETRY READING 7 p.m. Lyons, who joined the CLU faculty as an assistant professor of English in 2011, will read and discuss excerpts from her 2004 book “The Way They Say Yes Here.” Lyons has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry, among other awards. CLU’S Ullman Commons, 60 W. Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3512.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY MALE CHORUS PRESENTS “TIS THE MERRIEST” 7:30 p.m. The San Fernando Valley Male Chorus returns for their annual holiday concert titled “Tis The Merriest” featuring holiday favorite tunes in the style of barbershop and more. $18. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simi-arts.org.
VENTURA COUNTY GARDEN CLUB MEETING 11 a.m.-2 p.m. In celebration of the club’s 90th anniversary, Historian Glenda Jackson will entertain guests with stories and news from the club’s history. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 117 7th St., Santa Paula. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 117 7th St., Santa Paula. For more information, call 482-7201.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Through Dec. 23. Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi presents the classic Dickens tale in musical form with a live orchestra accompaniment.$18-$25. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley.583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Through Dec. 14. Skyway Playhouse presents the beloved Christmas classic about a man named Kris Kringle who gets a job at Macy’s in New York City to spread holiday cheer. Is he crazy or does Santa exist? (No performances Nov. 28-30.) $10-$18. 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo. www.skywayplayhouse.org.
A PIRATES CHRISTMAS Through Dec. 21. Elite Theatre presents a musical comedy for all-ages. What will become of Christmas when Santa Claus and the citizens of the North Pole are kidnapped by a bunch of pirates? Fun music and a heartwarming message make it a perfect holiday family event. $10-$20. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
SHE LOVES ME Through Nov. 29. Ojai Performing Arts Theater (OPAT) the Broadway musical that inspired the movie “You’ve Got Mail.” Proceeds will benefit OPAT, the Ojai Unified School District and the Ojai Valley Museum. The story revolves around four ill-matched clerks in Maraczek’s parfumerie in 1934 Budapest. Matilija Auditorium, Ojai. For more information and tickets, call 649-1934 or visit www.ojaitheater.org.
VENTURA IMPROV COMEDY Ongoing Fridays and Saturdays: Ventura Improv Company (VIC) presents hilarious improvisational comedy. The VIC’s Fresh Fridays are intended to showcase the talents of improvisers of all experience levels; newer improvisers rock it out with veteran VIC members. All shows will be a competitive comedy improv format where the improvisers are given challenges by the show’s host or director. The audience can judge the action! Saturday shows feature experienced veteran players. 34 N. Palm St., Ventura. 643-5701, www.venturaimprov.com.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Nov. 29. “A Touch of Nature,” a solo exhibition by Port Hueneme painter Michele B. Baggenstoss featuring 15 oil-on-canvas works inspired by flora and fauna. 700 E. Santa Clara, Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through Jan. 11. “I Wish I Could,” paintings that explore people’s greatest wishes. 147 N. Brent St., first floor, Ventura. For more, see www.buenaventuragallery.org.
GALLERY 525 Through Nov. 29. “The Magic of Movies” features rare and vintage movie posters and paper ephemera curated by Anca Colbert. The exhibition includes a fabulous collection of French posters, and other items dating back to 1908, including the French versions of Gone With the Wind, Superman and Lost Horizon, and slabbed still photos from D.W. Griffith’s epic The Birth of a Nation. 525 W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai. 798-0407 or www.gallery525.com.
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, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Feb. 1. “Colossal Efforts,” a behind-the-scenes look at George Stuart’s creative process. Ongoing: Permanent exhibitions include a collection of artifacts from Chumash Indian life, the George Stuart Historical Figures® and various fine-art pieces by local artists. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; First Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323 or www.venturamuseum.org.
OJAI GALLERY 353 Ongoing. Coastal Central California and Ojai Valley plein air, oil, pastel and watercolor paintings by Ventura County artists, including Norman Kirk, Ruben Franco, Lynn Byrne Simon and Emily Goldfield. A large-scale outdoor corten steel sculpture by Mark Benker. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. 353 Montana Road, Ojai. 798-0010 or OjaiGallery353.com.
OVA ARTS Ongoing. Gallery features fine art and contemporary craft by 39 artists, including Merilee Eaton, Gayel Childress and Peggie Williamson. Ceramic arts, sculpture and textiles by local artisans such as Julie Wellings and Patty McFall are also on display. 108 Signal St., Ojai, 646-5682.
RED BRICK GALLERY Through Jan. 14. “Stars Align,” the gallery’s most colorful show of the year features unique gifts under $100 by more than 35 artists depicting life by the sea. Reception on Dec. 6, 4-8 p.m. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400 or www.redbrickart.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Jan. 25. The Ag Art Alliance presents the seventh annual “Art About Agriculture” exhibition featuring work by more than 65 artists that explores all facets of agriculture. Through Feb. 22: “De Colores,” a celebration of Latino heritage, history and iconography. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
SESSIONS AT THE LOFT Through Jan. 6. “Air: Barely There,” a mixed media, sculpture and installation exhibition by Janet Neuwalder and Sigrid Orlet that attempts to honor the many nuanced atmospheres of the extraordinary gallery space. Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2465 Ventura Blvd. in Old Town Camarillo, 383-3333 or visit www.sessionsattheloft.com.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through Dec. 28. “Rebar” new works by Erik Reel featuring large scale acrylic paintings that explore mark-making and its relationship to signification. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. www.toolroomgallery.com.
VENTURA COLLEGE SANTA PAULA SITE Through Dec. 19. “Nine Points of View,” works by members of Artists Guild of Fillmore. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 957 Faulkner Road, 106, Santa Paula. www.artistsguildoffillmore.org.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through Nov. 30. “Drawings and Tapestries” by Colin Fraser Gray. Reception on Friday, Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m. Vita Art Center, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura.
VISIONS GALLERY Through Feb. 20. “Cultures of Nature” an exhibition of photographs by local Brooks’ students who travelled to Paris for one semester to develop skills in fashion photography. Reception on Nov. 13, 5-7:30 p.m. Marriott Ventura Beach, 2055 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura.
AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Ongoing: Antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Jan. 11. “Dangerous, Deadly, Sssnakes,” life-size reproductions of some of the largest and most venomous snakes in the world. Learn all about them. Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 933-0076 or www.oilmuseum.net.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Ongoing: “Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings” can be seen in the museum’s redesigned and lighted galleries. Stand next to the antique cannon guarding “The Gun Deck” and the formidable battle paintings. Enjoy the panoramic harbor view as a backdrop to the “armada” of historic ship models in the North Gallery. Every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.
DUDLEY HOUSE MUSEUM Ongoing. A fully furnished, restored 1892 Victorian farmhouse once owned by a pioneer family in Ventura. Guided tours, 1-4 p.m. every first Sunday. Corner of Loma Vista Road and Ashwood Avenue. 642-3345 or www.dudleyhouse.org.
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Through Dec. 31. “The Art of Bugatti,” featuring vintage French art deco cars and art by the Bugatti family. Ongoing: Display of French vintage art deco cars, including Bugattis, Delages and Voisins. Open Saturdays by reservation. $12. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. 385-5400, www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com.
MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Ongoing: Cars from every period on display, including Packards. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5-9. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. 487-4333,.
RANCHO CAMULOS MUSEUM Ongoing. A national historic landmark that preserves the rancho California culture with adobe buildings. Also the location and inspiration for the famed novel Ramona. Tours by appointment. Closed to public tours in December and January and during inclement weather. 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru. 805-521-1501, www.ranchocamulos.org.
REAGAN LIBRARY Ongoing: Permanent collection includes exhibits that document President Ronald Reagan’s life, featuring a re-creation of his Western-style oval office, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and Air Force One. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 800-410-8354, www.reaganlibrary.org.
SEABEE MUSEUM Ongoing. “The Century Before Seabees: The Bureau of Yards and Docks (BuDocks), 1842-1942.” The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is the second-oldest official Navy museum in the nation. The mission of the Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display historical material relating to the history of the Naval Construction Force. Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ventura Road and Sunkist Avenue, in Building 100 at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme.
WORLD WAR II AVIATION MUSEUM Ongoing. Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force hangars featuring World War II aircraft. Flight demonstrations and cockpit viewings. Camarillo Airport, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, 482-0064