Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

AIDS WALK VENTURA
Saturday, March 28, 8:30 a.m.
The event held to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS in Ventura County and to fund research and education efforts returns with a 3-mile walk, entertainment and vendors. $30 registration. Plaza Park, 651 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.aidswalkventura.org.
 
 

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM AUCTION
Saturday, March 28, 3 p.m.
The museum’s fifth annual Fine and Decorative Art Auction features more than 70 works by early 20th century California artists Jessie Arms Botke, Cornelis Botke (Foothill Ranch pictured) and Douglas Shively as well as plein air pieces by Gail Pidduck, Tony Jankowski and others. Silent auction at 3 p.m., live auction at 4:30 p.m. $15-$20. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. www.SantaPaulaArtMuseum.org/auction.html.
 
 
 

THIRD ANNUAL ART SUPPLY FLEA MARKET
Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Canvases, frames, paints of all kinds, mediums, pastels, colored pencils, drawing aids will be on sale from area artists. Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park. For more information, visit www.conejoarts.org.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

12th ANNUAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Various times, through Sunday, March 29. The Jewish Film Festival continues through the weekend with screenings of Precious Life, Fill the Void and more. $12 individual tickets. Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Rd., Ventura. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.vcjff.org.
BANK OF BOOKS PRESENTS MEET THE ARTIST: PIPPI FOTLAND 7-10 p.m. Fotland will tell her story of how she became an artist with an explanation of her work. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
“HEAD AND NECK CANCER: UPDATE ON THE LASTEST INFORMATION WITH EUGENE AHN, M.D.” 6:30 p.m. This workshop will cover the latest information on head and neck cancer. 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
THE SICILIAN TENORS 7:30 p.m. The tenors will take concertgoers from Italy to Broadway and Hollywood in their program of popular songs. $25. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardcca.com.
VENTURA COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING 6:30 p.m. This meeting will feature Kitty Belendez, who will speak on the “Kaleidoscope of Fabulous Floribundas”. Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.venturarose.org.
THE VENTURA FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS MR. TURNER 7:15 p.m. An exploration of the last quarter-century of the great, if not eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner’s life. Century 10 Downtown, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.com.
“THE WAY WE ARE” CHOIR PERFORMANCE 6:30-7:30 p.m. It’s a New Day presents its four-high-school choir concert — unplugged. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simivalleylibrary.org.

~ FRIDAY ~

BUSINESS CLOTHING DRIVE EVENT 8 a.m. Pacifica High School DECA Academy of Business and Cydcor employees will offer donations of business professional clothing, accessories, and shoes. Pacifica High School, 600 E. Gonzales Road, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.pacificahigh.us.
NEW WEST SYMPHONY PRESENTS “THE PLANETS” 8 p.m. (and Saturday, March 28). As part of the Breaking New Sound program, the symphony will perform Concerto in D Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 47, by Jean Sibelius; and Gustav Holst’s The Planets. $29-102. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard (Friday) and Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks (Saturday).  For more information, visit www.newwestsymphony.org.
OJAI VALLEY GREEN COALITION COMMUNITY POTLUCK AND PRESENTATION 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mingle with neighbors, share a potluck supper and learn about water management topics. Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.org.
SPEAKEASY JAZZ CLUB PRESENTS THE HANS OTTSEN QUARTET FEATURING JACOB SCESNEY 7 p.m. Modern jazz improvisations, lively libations and a rousing good time await those with the secret password and a ticket in hand. $15-20. Studio Channel Islands Art Center and Blackboard Gallery, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. For more information, call 383-1368.    

~ SATURDAY ~

AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY TOUR: FREEMAN DIVERSION TOUR 10 a.m. See this essential structure, which harnesses the Santa Clara River into ponds and aquifers for drinking and irrigation water. Freeman Diversion, 2641 Los Angeles Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 653-0323 ext. 315.
AN EVENING WITH LESLIE RINCHEN-WONGMO 6-7:30 p.m. Focus on the Masters will host Rinchen-Wongmo, who creates thangkas, sacred fabric scrolls that act as objects for meditation. $5-10. Brooks Institute Screening Room, 5301 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.focusonthemasters.com.
THE COTTONTAIL DAY FESTIVAL 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A family-fun festival featuring $2 Easter egg hunts (ages 1-7), visits with the Cottontail Bunny, crafts and more. Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturaharborvillage.com.
GRAYWATER HOME TOUR 9:15 a.m. See four different graywater systems in close proximity to each other and learn what’s working and what isn’t. $10-15. For more information and to RSVP for location, visit www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.org.
HUMANE SOCIETY OF VENTURA COUNTY PRESENTS “PETS PETS!” 2 p.m. Dawn Reily from the Ventura County Humane Society will be speaking about the importance of basic pet care. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.vencolibrary.org/locations/ojai.
KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON 4:30 p.m. A documentary that follows legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry as he mentors 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin followed by a Q&A with the producer. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
PINK FLOYD CONCERT EXPERIENCE 8-10 p.m. Experience a live Pink Floyd tribute concert and laser show as performed by Pink Floyd Sound. $34-44. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
SECOND ANNUAL CHILDREN’S DAY Noon-4 p.m. Activities and entertainment for parents and kids will be had at this annual event hosted by the National Association Against Child Cruelty. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable donation. Plaza Park, 500 S. B St., Oxnard. For more information, call 985-8379.
STEM TALKS AT THE LIBRARY: ORIGAMI MATH GENIUS (OMG) 11 a.m.-noon. Students can learn mathematical concepts and logic by creating origami artworks. E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.vencolibrary.org.

~ SUNDAY ~

CAMARILLO READS: THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN 4-5:30 p.m. Author Garth Stein will discuss his book, whixh is featured as the fourth annual Camarillo Reads novel. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarillolibrary.org.
STEM TALKS AT THE LIBRARY PRESENTS: THE AMGEN BIOTECH EXPERIENCE 1:30-2:30 p.m. Teachers talk about this innovative science education program, which allows students to engage in learning molecular biology. E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.vencolibrary.org.

~ MONDAY ~

“ADAPTING TO ALZHEIMER’S: AGING GRACEFULLY WITH MEMORY CHALLENGES” 6-7 p.m. Local Alzheimer caregiver, educator and advocate Sherry Lynn Harris, will discuss what’s normal age-related memory loss and when it may be time for a geriatric evaluation. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simivalleylibrary.org.
INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATED WATER PROJECT: HOW TO DROUGHT-PROOF CALIFORNIA Noon. Mohammed Hasan and Mark Capron will present the International Integrated Water Project, a way to provide desalinated water to California. Lunch provided. $16. Rotary Club of Ventura South, Wedgewood Banquet Center, 5882 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. For more information, call 340-1822.
TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). Recently released from the hospital, factory worker Sandra must convince her co-workers to give up their bonuses in order for her to get her job back. $6.75-$10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.

~ TUESDAY ~

HOA EXPO FOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS 4-7:30 p.m. This “carnival”-themed evening features vendors exhibiting their products and services specializing in the HOA industry with raffle prizes and more. Embassy Suites at Mandalay Beach, 2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.cai-channelislands.org.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

AUTHOR DENISE CALHOUN BOOK SIGNING EVENT 4-5:30 p.m. Calhoun will be available to sign copies of her book Handbook of Activities for the Elderly. Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 458-5642.
RANCHO SIMI RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT MEDALLION HUNT Random time. One of Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District’s parks will house a secret medallion for the local community to find, with a $500 cash prize. Clues will be given at www.facebook.com/RSRPD.

OPENING THEATER

AS YOU LIKE IT March 27 through April 19. Ojai Art Center Theater presents Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy about the many faces of love, directed by Laurie Walters. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 640-8797 or www.ojaiact.org.
TWELFTH NIGHT March 26 through April 3. Cal State Channel Islands performing arts department presents the Shakespeare comedy. $5-$10. Limited seating. Malibu Hall 140 at CI Campus. www.performingarts.csuci.edu/events.html.    

ONGOING THEATER

BYE BYE BIRDIE Through April 26. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents the classic musical comedy about a popular singer who gets mixed up in a publicity scheme when it’s discovered he’s being drafted. $10-18. 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo. 388-5716 or www.skywayplayhouse.org.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Through April 5. Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi presents this Terrence McNally musical based on the hit movie that starred Leonardo DiCaprio. The story follows a man who uses charm and fake money to outwit everyone in his path as he attempts to win the girl of his dreams. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) Through March 29. Elite Theatre Company presents this comedy that parodies Shakespeare’s plays using only three actors and no “fourth wall.” Directed by Will Shupe. $15-18. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
FLOWERS IN THE DESERT Through March 29. Elite Theatre Company presents the world premiere of New Yorker Donna Hoke’s play about reconciliation and forgiveness between exes. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
HONKY Through April 19. Flying H Group presents this dark comedy that explores issues of race, rhetoric and . . . basketball shoes. $10-15. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura. 901-0005 or www.flyinghgroup.com.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Through April 12. Conejo Players by special arrangement with Music Theatre International presents the hit Broadway musical from the authors of Guys and Dolls about climbing the corporate ladder. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 495-3715 or www.conejoplayers.org.
JACK LEMMON RETURNS Through March 29. Rubicon Theatre presents this tribute to the late great actor Jack Lemmon by his son Chris, who recounts the life and career of his father as well as the heartwarming moments of their close relationship. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.
IOLANTHE OR THE PEER AND THE PERI Through March 29. Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company presents this comic opera. Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.vcgsrc.org.
OTHER DESERT CITIES Through April 5. Santa Paula Theater Center presents the play about a wealthy family in Palm Springs with a few skeletons in the closet and a daughter planning to write a tell-all. $18-20. 120 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 525-4645.
ROCK, PAPER, SHOOT! Through March 28. Young Artists Ensemble presents the world premiere of this “seriously fun story about not taking things too seriously” set in a Wild Western town where disputes are settled by a quick draw — rock, paper, scissors. $10. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com.
VENTURA IMPROV Ongoing Fridays and Saturdays: Ventura Improv Company (VIC) presents hilarious improvisational comedy. All shows are in 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.    

OPENING ART

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL March 29 through June 28. “Gardens and Flowers.” 147 N. Brent St., 1st floor, Ventura. www.buenaventuragallery.org.
KIDS ARTS SHOW AND FUNDRAISER Saturday, March 28, 4 p.m. Kids Arts is a Ventura organization that provides free instruction in the arts for the area’s children and teens, many of them under served. View their work and purchase a piece to benefit this important resource. Arc of Ventura County, 295 S. Arcade Dr., Ventura.   

ONGOING ART

BELL ARTS FACTORY Through March 29. Women’s Art Exhibit curated by Vanessa Acosta.  Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 643 1960 or www.bellartsfactory.com.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through April 4. She.Old.Nude.Beautiful Works by Dorothea Heger and Ursula Gallenkamp. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through May 24. “Ruth Pastine: Present Tense” shares the artist’s latest advances in showing perceptual interactions of saturated and nuanced color relationships that investigate light and spatial interplay. Artist talk on April 2, 6:30 p.m. 329 N. Fifth St., Oxnard. 385-8157 or www.carnegieam.org.
CSUCI Through March 29. “Isabel Martinez: Un Dialogo en Arte y Cultura” a solo exhibition of the internationally renowned artist’s work that celebrates everyday women in Mexico by painting them as manifestations of divine beings. Napa Gallery, One University Drive, Camarillo. 437-2772 or art.csuci.edu/gallery.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through May 10. “Al di La: Surge of Expressions” by Valerie Freeman and Linda Taylor. Reception on March 21, 6-9 p.m. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
GALERIE102 Through April 12. “Ideal Woman,” a solo exhibition by Venice, California, conceptual artist Allie Pohl. Using ceramic torsos that represent the ideal “Barbie” midsection, Pohl addresses society’s obsession with commercial femininity and physical perfection. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai, 640-0151.
GALLERY 525 Through April 4. “Rick Monzon: Recent Works.” Moody landscapes that depict the Southern California lifestyle. 525 W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai. 630-3133 or www.gallery525.com.
THE HUD Through March 28. “Art in Motion,” a group exhibition featuring photography, sculpture, multimedia and paintings that evoke motion. Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 2-8 p.m. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. 626-8876 or www.dabart.me.
KWAN FONG GALLERY Through April 10. “ShadowGraphica,” flower images by Carol Henry. Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 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, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MCNISH GALLERY Through April 23. “The Incredible Balancing Act” by the League of Imaginary Scientists featuring playful, interactive art and project posters by Oxnard College STEAM and art students. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. 986-5800 or www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Oct. 11. “A Worse Place Than Hell: The Changing Face of Abraham Lincoln” new figures by George Stuart. 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: by appointment. 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.
PORCH GALLERY OJAI Through March 29. “Home on the Range” by Bobbi Bennet and Joan Scheibel. 310 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 620-7589.  
RED BRICK GALLERY Through May 19. “Nature’s Door” showcases unique works by the gallery’s resident artists and introduces new artists with an exploration of texture and movement in art, such as “Peeling Labels” by Amy Stevenson. Free artists reception April 18 and 19, noon-4 p.m. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400 or www.redbrickart.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through July 5. “Next Generation Revisited” celebrates the significance of the relationship between artist and student by exhibiting student works hand-picked by instructors. The show features a variety of two- and three-dimensional media by students from CSUCI, Brooks, Cal Lutheran and Ventura College. Through June 14. “Dos del Sur” (Two From the South), a two-artist exhibition featuring work by Carlos Grasso and Sylvia Raz, both living in Ojai but of South American origins. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
SCIART Through April 3. A dual exhibition featuring contemporary artists  Gretchen Batcheller and Ty Pownall, both faculty members of Pepperdine University Department of Fine Arts. Blackboard Gallery, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo.
TATIANA’S COFFEE AND TEA Through March 31. “New Beginning/Nuevo Comienzo,” abstract paintings by Colombian artist Natalia Montoya Lalinde. 2470 E. Main St., Ventura. 954-309-2856.
THOUSANDS OAKS COMMUNITY GALLERY Through March 28. Third Annual Local Artists Studio presents a look inside the studios of five award-winning artists in the Conejo Valley all month long. Various workshops will also be offered. For more information, visit www.conejoarts.org.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through March 29. “Expectation,” a collaborative exhibit of LA mixed-media artist Marissa Magdalena Sykes and Oxnard photographer Marie Gregorio Oviedo.
VENTURA COLLEGE SANTA PAULA CAMPUS Through June 5. “Past, Present, Future: A Santa Paula High School Retrospective” celebrating Santa Paula student artists. 957 Faulkner Road, Suite 106, Santa Paula.
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.
VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER Through April 7. Ventura County Arts Council and Focus on the Masters present “Expressions of Youth,” winners of the 2015 Tamima Al-Awar Memorial Scholarship. Ventura County Government Center Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura.
VITA ART CENTER Through March 29. Mike Blaha solo exhibition. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, www.vitaartcenter.com.       
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through April 9. “Chinese Figurative Realism in the 21st Century.” Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 493-3697.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through May 31. “Contemporary Impressions: The Artwork of Kate Hoffman” features large-scale earthy oils by the award-winning artist. Ongoing: Antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. Hours: Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.
AVIATION MUSEUM Ongoing: First Sundays are open to visitors to tour hangars where vintage aircraft and other collections are on display.  Free plane rides are also offered to children and youth ages 8 to 17. Santa Paula Airport, 800 Santa Maria St.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through May 3. “Eat Well, Play Well,” a bilingual and interactive educational exhibit that puts the spotlight on healthy lifestyle choices. Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 933-0076 or www.oilmuseum.net.  
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through March 30. “Wild Caught Ocean Images” by Bob Perry. Ongoing: “Port of Hueneme,” an exhibit two years in the making, and “Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings” can be seen in the museum’s redesigned and lighted galleries. Every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260. Open every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTER Ongoing: Educational marine life exhibits that detail life on the Channel Islands, and an outdoor garden featuring all-native plant species. 901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. 658-5730.
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.
GULL WINGS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Ongoing
: Hands-on interactive exhibits for children 12 and younger. $5-6. 418 W. Fourth St., Oxnard. 483-3005 or www.gullwings.org.
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Through March 31. “The Art of Bugatti.” 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. 385-5400 or www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com.
MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Ongoing: The Granatelli Motorsports Hall of Fame honors motorsports legends, including Andy “Mister 500” Granatelli. More than 75 vintage cars and trucks from every period on display in 30,000-square-foot facility. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5-9. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. 487-4333, www.murphyautomuseum.org.
RANCHO CAMULOS Ongoing. The storied 1,800-acre rancho that inspired the famed novel Ramona offers tours and historical reenactments that bring to life its rich cultural and agricultural legacy. Hours: Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Tours begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. $3-5. 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru. Closed during inclement weather. 521-1501 or www.ranchocamulos.org
REAGAN LIBRARY Through May 1. “Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit” features cars throughout history.  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.reaganfoundation.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.    

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

ROSEANNE CASH
Friday, March 20, 8 p.m.

Rosanne Cash will perform songs from her critically acclaimed album The River and the Thread and other favorites.  The River and the Thread garnered Cash three Grammy awards this year, including Best Americana Album. $40-90. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.org.
 
 
 

ABHIMAN KAUSHAL
Saturday, March 21, 6:30 p.m.

The world renowned tabla maestro will showcase his unique and acclaimed style of drumming at a rare performance in Ojai this weekend. His work has been heard in major motion pictures, popular music and theater. He teaches at UCLA, the Herb Alpert School of Music and he’s the director of the North Indian Classical Music ensemble at UC Riverside.  Kaushal will be accompanied by Nasir Syed on sitar and Vignesh Manohar on vocals. $20. Gallery 525, 525 w. El Roblar Ave., Ojai. 798-0407 or www.gallery525.com.
 
 
 

IMMORTAL LION DANCE GROUP
Sunday, March 22.

Centuries-old traditional Chinese lion dancing is thought to chase away evil spirits and bring luck to the Lunar New Year. Both artistic and athletic, the practice was embraced by martial artists. Lion dancing is performed at weddings, birthdays and other celebrations. The famed Immortal Lion Dance Group will make a special appearance at the Hong Kong Inn during its brunch. 435 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 210-8185.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

ANTI-CANCER LIFESTYLE: AVOIDING CANCER-CAUSING TOXINS 6:30-8 p.m. This workshop will cover how it may be helpful for cancer survivors to avoid exposure to chemicals in the environment. 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM SPEAKERS SERIES PRESENTS BOB PERRY 6:30 p.m. Perry will present “Ocean Images, Marine Mammals of the Santa Barbara Channel.” $4-5. Channel Islands Harbor, 3900 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, call 984-6260.
CONAN THE BARBARIAN 7:30 p.m. A barbarian trained in the arts of war joins with thieves in a quest to solve the riddle of steel. $8. Regency Buenaventura 6, 1440 Eastman Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.regencymovies.com.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF MOORPARK MEETING 7 p.m. Eric Bergh from the Calleguas Municipal Water District will discuss water supply conditions. Moorpark Country Club Restaurant, 11800 Championship Drive, Moorpark. For more information, call 338-5582.
DRAKE’S HOMECOMING: THE LOST FOOTAGE 7:30 p.m. Drake’s concert, captured live in 2009, was believed to be lost and destroyed. It will be screened with additional footage. $10.50-12.50. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
THIRD ANNUAL WATER: TAKE 1 ONLINE SHORT FILM CONTEST AWARDS 6 p.m. Nine of the top water-themed short films will be screened and 2015’s winners will be announced. Century 10 Downtown, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.watertake1.com.

~ FRIDAY ~

VENTURA HOME AND GARDEN SHOW Noon-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Items for the garden, both handmade and antique, will be on show with ideas for your home garden on display as well. $2. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.capitalshowcase.com/ventura.html
VENTURA FOOD CO-OP’S MARCH MIXER 6-8 p.m. This event will be a way to learn about the Ventura Food Co-op and will provide opportunity for those looking to get involved. The Bell Arts Factory, 432 Ventura Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.VenturaFoodCoop.com.
VENTURA COUNTY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY HOSTS KIRK BREITENBACH 7:15 p.m. Breitenbach of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will talk about SMAP, the satellite that can measure soil moisture from space. $2 donation suggested. Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.vcas.org.    

~ SATURDAY ~

ARCADE POETRY SERIES PRESENTS DAVID DOMINQUEZ AND DANE BAYLIS 6:30 p.m. Both poets will read their works as part of this museum series. $4. Carnegie Art Museum, 424 S. C St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.carnegieam.org.
”BAREFOOT, PREGNANT AND IN THE KITCHEN, OR NOT: WOMEN OF RANCHO CAMULOS” High noon. The women of Rancho Camulos share their stories as part of the living history program. $5 suggested donation. Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark, 5164 E. Telegraph Road (Highway 126), Piru. For more information, visit www.ranchocamulos.org.
CHIMPANZEE ADVOCATE AND AUTHOR NANCY MERRICK 3 p.m. Nancy Merrick, former student and colleague of Jane Goodall, will share stories of chimps and their heroes. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, call 526-1735, ext. 5020.
COMEDIAN KATHLEEN MADIGAN 8 p.m. Popular stand-up routines skewer everything from Christmas letters and chain-smoking parents to elderly celebrities. $26-41. Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
HOT AUGUST NIGHT: A TRIBUTE TO NEIL DIAMOND 7:30 p.m. Tribute artist Dean Colley will take the audience through the history of Neil Diamond. $29-39. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
LA OPERA TALK: “BARBER OF SEVILLE” 3 p.m. LA Opera Community Educator Steve Kohn will talk about LA Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville. Oxnard Public Library, 251 S. A St. Oxnard. For more information, call 385-7532.
PRIDE 4:30 p.m. A comedy-drama inspired by the true story of London-based gay and lesbian activists who take on the cause of striking Welsh miners. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
TABLA MAESTRO PANDIT ABHIMAN KAUSHAL 6:30 p.m. Kaushal will perform with the tabla, which are small hand drums attached together and used in Indian music. $20. Gallery 525, 525 W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.gallery525.com.
13TH ANNUAL NEW MUSIC CONCERT FEATURING AARON PERRINE 7:30 p.m. The award-winning composer will be present as the CLU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Michael Hart, performs his music. CLU’s Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3306.

HARBOR WETLANDS HABITAT RESTORATION Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. Volunteers needed to help remove invasive plants and sow native seeds around the ponds near the city’s water waste treatment plant. The ponds serve as an important habitat for countless native plants and wildlife species, several that are protected. Non-native plants, however, are degrading the site and need to be removed. For additional information, call 889-0529 or  visit www.resourceconservationpartners.org. Meet at 1400 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. (Signs will be posted!)  

~ SUNDAY ~

“FOREVER REMEMBERING RAOUL WALLENBERG: MORAL COURAGE IN A TIME OF DARKNESS” 2 p.m. A Swedish diplomat who saved about 100,000 Jews during the Holocaust will be the subject of this Scandinavian Lecture Series presentation. CLU’s Lundring Events Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 497-3717.
“LIVE LIFE LIKE A PUPPY” 2 p.m. Author Timber Hawkeye will discuss the art of living and loving life like a puppy as part of the Camarillo Reads: One City, One Book series. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarillolibrary.org.
SAN BUENAVENTURA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 1-3 p.m. Join the Friends of the Library for tea and exploring the art of the book. E.P. Foster Library’s Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 223-1187.
SPRING EQUINOX NATURE HIKE 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn how to identify edible, medicinal and poisonous plants along the Cozy Dell Trail. $20-25. For more information and directions, register at www.HerbWalks.com.
TCM PRESENTS: REAR WINDOW 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (and Wednesday, March 25). This classic 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film stars Hollywood legends James Stewart and Grace Kelly. $6-13.50. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com

~ MONDAY ~

BURGLARY AND AUTO THEFT SEMINAR 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Santa Paula Police Department will discuss preventive measures to avoid being burgled. Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. Eighth St., Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-3615.
FOUR BLOOD MOONS 7:30 p.m. This film explores a rare lunar phenomenon that has, over the centuries, accompanied both tragedy and triumph for the Jewish people. $10.50-12.50. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

~ TUESDAY ~

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The free eight-hour interactive training is designed to help communities better understand mental disorders and how to respond to psychiatric emergencies. For more information and to register, visit www.rsrpd.org.
PFLAG MEETING 7 p.m. Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides support, education, and advocacy to the families and allies of the LGBT community. Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston St., Ventura. For more information, call 650-3327.
VENTURA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HONORS SOCIAL WORKERS 10 a.m. The Supervisors will commemorate local social workers in recognition of their numerous contributions. County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.ventura.org/board-of-supervisors.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

DATING. SECRETS AND STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS 6-8 p.m. Dating coach and personal matchmaker, Julie Ferman, will lead an interactive, lively workshop, packed with stories from her archives. Thousand Oaks Library, Marvin E. Smith Community Room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.JulieFerman.com.
“TO THE FUTURE AND BEYOND!” WITH BILL WATKINS, PH.D 1-2 p.m. Watkins will report on the positive trends in Ventura County’s future and what it means for our lifestyle. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
“WHAT DOCTORS FEEL: EXTRAORDINARY PHYSICIAN STORIES” 5:30-7 p.m. Four doctors share their personal stories about memories made while treating patients. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information and to RSVP, call 800-838-3006.

OPENING THEATER

BYE BYE BIRDIE March 20 through April 26. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents the classic musical comedy about a popular singer who gets mixed up in a publicity scheme when it’s discovered he’s being drafted. $10-18. 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo. 388-5716 or www.skywayplayhouse.org.
HONKY March 20 through April 19. Flying H Group presents this dark comedy that explores issues of race, rhetoric and . . . basketball shoes. $10-15. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura. 901-0005 or www.flyinghgroup.com.
ROCK, PAPER, SHOOT! March 21-28. Young Artists Ensemble presents the world premiere of this “seriously fun story about not taking things too seriously” set in a Wild Western town where disputes are settled by a quick draw — rock, paper, scissors. $10. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com.
SWEENEY TODD March 19-22. Under the direction of associate professor Brent Wilson, Ventura College Opera and Musical Theatre presents the world-famous Demon Barber of Fleet Street with music/lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Not suitable for children younger than 12. $10-20. 4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura.   

ONGOING THEATER

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Through April 5. Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi presents this Terrence McNally musical based on the hit movie that starred Leonardo DiCaprio.  The story follows a man who uses charm and fake money to outwit everyone in his path as he attempts to win the girl of his dreams. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) Through March 29. Elite Theatre Company presents this comedy that parodies Shakespeare’s plays using only three actors and no “fourth wall.” Directed by Will Shupe. $15-18. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
FLOWERS IN THE DESERT Through March 29. Elite Theatre Company presents the world premiere of New Yorker Donna Hoke’s play about reconciliation and forgiveness between exes. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Through April 12. Conejo Players by special arrangement with Music Theatre International presents the hit Broadway musical from the authors of Guys and Dolls about climbing the corporate ladder. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 495-3715 or www.conejoplayers.org.
JACK LEMMON RETURNS Through March 29. Rubicon Theatre presents this tribute to the late great actor Jack Lemmon by his son Chris, who recounts the life and career of his father as well as the heartwarming moments of their close relationship. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.
IOLANTHE OR THE PEER AND THE PERI Through March 29. Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company presents this comic opera. Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.vcgsrc.org.
OTHER DESERT CITIES Through April 5. Santa Paula Theater Center presents the play about a wealthy family in Palm Springs with a few skeletons in the closet and a daughter planning to write a tell-all. $18-20. 120 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 525-4645.
VENTURA IMPROV 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.   

OPENING ART

FOX FINE JEWELRY March 19 through May 10. “Al di La: Surge of Expressions” by Valerie Freeman and Linda Taylor. Reception on March 21, 6-9 p.m. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD Monday, March 23, 7 p.m. The Guild presents talks and presentations by Ojai ceramic artists Sandra Torres and Christopher Bates (Santa Barbara City College associate professor). Ventura Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Ave. 

ONGOING ART

BELL ARTS FACTORY Through March 29. Women’s Art Exhibit curated by Vanessa Acosta.  Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 643 1960 or www.bellartsfactory.com.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through April 4. She.Old.Nude.Beautiful Works by Dorothea Heger and Ursula Gallenkamp. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.com.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through May 24. “Ruth Pastine: Present Tense” shares the artist’s latest advances in showing perceptual interactions of saturated and nuanced color relationships that investigate light and spatial interplay. Artist talk on April 2, 6:30 p.m. 329 N. Fifth St., Oxnard. 385-8157 or www.carnegieam.org.
CSUCI Through March 29. “Isabel Martinez: Un Dialogo en Arte y Cultura” a solo exhibition of the internationally renowned artist’s work that celebrates everyday women in Mexico by painting them as manifestations of divine beings. Napa Gallery, One University Drive, Camarillo. 437-2772 or http://art.csuci.edu/gallery.
GALERIE102 Through April 12. “Ideal Woman,” a solo exhibition by Venice, California, conceptual artist Allie Pohl. Using ceramic torsos that represent the ideal “Barbie” midsection, Pohl addresses society’s obsession with commercial femininity and physical perfection. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai, 640-0151.
GALLERY 525 Through April 4. “Rick Monzon: Recent Works.” Moody landscapes that depict the Southern California lifestyle. 525 W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai. www.gallery525.com.
THE HUD Through March 28. “Art in Motion,” a group exhibition featuring photography, sculpture, multimedia and paintings that evoke motion. Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 2-8 p.m. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. 626-8876 or www.dabart.me.
KWAN FONG GALLERY Through April 10. “ShadowGraphica,” flower images by Carol Henry. Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 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, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MCNISH GALLERY Through April 23. “The Incredible Balancing Act” by the League of Imaginary Scientists featuring playful, interactive art and project posters by Oxnard College STEAM and art students. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. 986-5800 or www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY 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 COMMUNITY BANK Through March 27. “Wild for Wisdom,” new works by Jane Shanahan. 402 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 646-9909 or www. janeshanahan.com.
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: by appointment. 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 May 19. “Nature’s Door” showcases unique works by the gallery’s resident artists and introduces new artists with an exploration of texture and movement in art, such as “Peeling Labels” by Amy Stevenson. Free artists reception April 18 and 19, noon-4 p.m. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400 or www.redbrickart.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through July 5. “Next Generation Revisited” celebrates the significance of the relationship between artist and student by exhibiting student works hand-picked by instructors. The show features a variety of two- and three-dimensional media by students from CSUCI, Brooks, Cal Lutheran and Ventura College. Through June 14. “Dos del Sur” (Two From the South), a two-artist exhibition featuring work by Carlos Grasso and Sylvia Raz, both living in Ojai but of South American origins. $10 members, $15 nonmembers.  117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
SCIART Through April 3. A dual exhibition featuring contemporary artists  Gretchen Batcheller and Ty Pownall, both faculty members of Pepperdine University Department of Fine Arts. Blackboard Gallery, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo.
TATIANA’S COFFEE AND TEA Through March 31. “New Beginning/Nuevo Comienzo,” abstract paintings by Colombian artist Natalia Montoya Lalinde. 2470 E. Main St., Ventura. 954-309-2856.
THOUSANDS OAKS COMMUNITY GALLERY Through March 28. Third Annual Local Artists Studio presents a look inside the studios of five award-winning artists in the Conejo Valley all month long. Various workshops will also be offered. For more information, visit www.conejoarts.org.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through March 29. “Expectation,” a collaborative exhibit of LA mixed-media artist Marissa Magdalena Sykes and Oxnard photographer Marie Gregorio Oviedo.
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.
VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER Through April 7. Ventura County Arts Council and Focus on the Masters present “Expressions of Youth,” winners of the 2015 Tamima Al-Awar Memorial Scholarship. Ventura County Government Center Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura.
VITA ART CENTER Through March 29. Mike Blaha solo exhibition. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, www.vitaartcenter.com.       
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through April 9. “Chinese Figurative Realism in the 21st Century.” Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 493-3697.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through May 31. “Contemporary Impressions: The Artwork of Kate Hoffman” features large-scale earthy oils by the award-winning artist. Ongoing: Antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. Hours: Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.
AVIATION MUSEUM Ongoing: First Sundays are open to visitors to tour hangars where vintage aircraft and other collections are on display. Free plane rides are also offered to children and youth ages 8 to 17. Santa Paula Airport, 800 Santa Maria St.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through May 3. “Eat Well, Play Well,” a bilingual and interactive educational exhibit that puts the spotlight on healthy lifestyle choices. Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 933-0076 or www.oilmuseum.net.  
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through March 30. “Wild Caught Ocean Images” by Bob Perry. Ongoing: “Port of Hueneme,” an exhibit two years in the making, and “Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings” can be seen in the museum’s redesigned and lighted galleries. Every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260. Open every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTER Ongoing: Educational marine life exhibits that detail life on the Channel Islands, and an outdoor garden featuring all-native plant species. 901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. 658-5730.
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.
GULL WINGS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Ongoing: Hands-on interactive exhibits for children 12 and younger. $5-6. 418 W. Fourth St., Oxnard. 483-3005 or www.gullwings.org.
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Through March 31. “The Art of Bugatti.” 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. 385-5400 or www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com.
MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Ongoing: The Granatelli Motorsports Hall of Fame honors motorsports legends, including Andy “Mister 500” Granatelli. More than 75 vintage cars and trucks from every period on display in 30,000-square-foot facility. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5-9. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. 487-4333, www.murphyautomuseum.org.
RANCHO CAMULOS Ongoing. The storied 1,800-acre rancho that inspired the famed novel Ramona offers tours and historical reenactments that bring to life its rich cultural and agricultural legacy. Hours: Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Tours begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. $3-5. 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru. Closed during inclement weather. 521-1501 or www.ranchocamulos.org
REAGAN LIBRARY Through May 1. “Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit” features cars throughout history.  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.reaganfoundation.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.       

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

ANNUAL WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, March 13, 7-10 p.m. (and Saturday, March 14).

Over 20 short-subject films featuring outdoor adventure and environmental topics will be screened with a unique program each night. In addition to cinema, the event features live music, local craft beer, raffles and speakers. $10-50. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturahillsides.org.
 
 
 

VENTURA COUNTY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.

This year’s theme, “Honoring Our Troops,” will feature special guest Robert J. Friend, a member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, plus floats and a sea of green. Main Street, Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturastpatricksdayparade.com.
 
 
 

RED BRICK GALLERY
March 17 through May 19.

“Nature’s Door” showcases unique works by the gallery’s resident artists and introduces new artists with an exploration of texture and movement in art, such as “Peeling Labels” by Amy Stevenson (pictured). Free artists reception April 18 and 19, noon-4 p.m. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400 or www.redbrickart.com.
 
 
 

JACK LEMMON RETURNS
Through March 29.

Rubicon Theatre presents this tribute to the late great actor Jack Lemmon by his son Chris, who recounts the life and career of his father as well as the heartwarming moments of their close relationship. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

“A NEW ERA OF RESEARCH ON SANTA ROSA ISLAND” 6-8 p.m. As part of the CSUCI Library Lecture Series, CSUCI Santa Rosa Island Research Station Manager Cause Hanna, Ph.D., will talk about several studies being conducted on the island. Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. Eighth St., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.csuci.edu.
“ART & EPIPHANY: THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF CREATIVITY” WITH CARLOS GRASSO 3 p.m. Carlos will discuss his current work on display at the Santa Paula Art Museum. $3-4. Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.SantaPaulaArtMuseum.org.
FORMER MOB BOSS AND PRISON INMATE MICHAEL FRANZESE 7 p.m. Franzese, who was once ranked 18th on Fortune magazine’s Fifty Biggest Mafia Bosses, will talk about his life. Lundring Events Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3484.
“NATURAL HABITATS AND NATIVE FLORA OF CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHANNEL ISLANDS” 7-8:30 p.m. As part of the CSUCI Library Lecture Series, Biology Lecturer Steven M. Norris, Ph.D., will discuss regrowth after the Spring Fire and natural history surrounding the CI campus. City of Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.csuci.edu.
OXNARD BALLROOM DANCE CLUB MEETING 6:30-10 p.m. Every Thursday, the Oxnard dance club meet-up gives novices and professionals the chance to dance to Latin, swing and more. $10. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, Ventura Room, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. For more information, call 340-5226.
ROBERT MOREIRA AND FRIENDS 6:30-7:30 p.m. Moorpark College and Royal High School students perform a variety of songs. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.Simivalleylibrary.org
THE LIVES OF OTHERS 7 p.m. An East German acting couple is spied on by a secret-service agent who becomes fascinated with their lives in this German film. CLU’s Richter Hall, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3436.
VENTURA STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS 7:30 a.m. Mayor Cheryl Heitmann will deliver the annual State of the City address to the Ventura Chamber of Commerce over breakfast. $40-50. Crowne Plaza, 450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturachamber.com.

~ FRIDAY ~

(HASHTAG)COMEDY 7:30 p.m. The evening features several comedians in an hour and a half show offered in an intimate cabaret setting. $9-13. Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.hillcrestarts.com.
MEET A FIREFIGHTER 10:30 a.m. Members of the Oxnard Fire Department will teach kids about what they can do to help keep ourselves and the community safe. Gull Wings Children’s Museum, 418 W. Fourth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.gullwings.org.
THE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY 7:30 p.m. The University Symphony presents an eclectic concert with a complete performance of Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished.” Donations accepted. CLU’s Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.callutheran.edu/music.   

~ SATURDAY ~

ARCHIVAL WORKSHOP TO TEACH ABOUT RECORDS MANAGEMENT 1 p.m. U.S. Navy Seabee Museum archivist Ingi House will discuss fundamental principles in records management and other tips. U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, 1001 Addor St., Port Hueneme. For more information, www.facebook.com/seabeemuseum.
“COME TRAVEL WITH US” ON A RIVER CRUISE PRESENTATION 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rudi Schreiner, co-owner of river cruise line AmaWaterways, will speak about trips on legendary waterways in Europe, Africa and Asia. A raffle, auctions and grab bags will also be had. $60. Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. For more information, call 653-6245.
“EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL PLANTS OF VENTURA COUNTY” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Guests will learn identification and uses of edible and medicinal wild plants with herbalist Tellur Fenner. $55. Upper Ventura River watershed north of Ojai. For more information and to register, visit www.herbwalks.com.
FINDING MR. RIGHT/MS. RIGHT MEET-UP 2-2:30 p.m. Dr. Vondie Lozano, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will talk about “First Date Tips to Leave Them Wanting More!” Ventura E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Finding-Mr-Ms-Right.
FRESH ROASTED CONCERTS PRESENTS “CLASSICAL JAM” 7:30 p.m. Classical Jam will be performing “Postcards From the Global Village,” a concert that explores chamber music from around the world. $17-20. Center for Spiritual Living, 101 S. Laurel St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.ptgo.org.
MAX KASCH AND JESSE SIEBENBERG 7:30 p.m. Actor and musician Max Kasch will perform with Jesse Seibenberg, “A little bit of rock, a little bit of country and a lot of soul.” $7. Flying H Group Theatre Company, 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura. For more information, www.flyinghgroup.com.
MOORPARK COLLEGE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER DISCOVERY DAY 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A day filled with activities for parents and their children between the ages of 2 and 10 years as a fundraiser for the Center. $4-8. Child Development Center at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, call 378-1401.
PASSAGES FROM JAMES JOYCE’S FINNEGANS WAKE 7 p.m. Director Mary Ellen Blue’s long-lost avant-garde film telling James Joyce’s famous novel will be screened. Ojai Art Center, 113 S Montgomery St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaiartcenter.org.
RATTLESNAKE AVOIDANCE TRAINING FOR DOGS A course on rattlesnake avoidance training for dogs led by professional dog trainer Gina Gables. $95. Ojai. For workshop specifics, including time and location, visit www.snakesafedog.com to register.
ROSE ARRANGEMENT WORKSHOP 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn the care and maintenance of roses plus arrangement patterns. $20. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, call 648-3376.
UFC 185: PETTIS VS. DOS ANJOS 7 p.m. UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis will defend his crown against contender Rafael dos Anjos. $13-15. Ventura Downtown 10 and Century RiverPark 16. For more information and addresses, visit www.fathomevents.com.
VENTURA BEGINNERS PC USERS GROUP 9:15 a.m. “More Word Ribbon Commands” will be the subject of this informational group. Cypress Place Active Senior Living building, 1220 Cypress Place, Ventura. For more information, call 648-1368.
VENTURA COUNTY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY PUBLIC STAR PARTY 8-10 p.m. Featuring a slide show of the stars and planets followed by viewing these objects through telescopes. $2 donation. Moorpark College Observatory, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.vcas.org.

~ SUNDAY ~

CHANNEL CITIES JAZZ CLUB PRESENTS “SWING SHIFT” 1-4:30 p.m. Eighteen-piece big band Swing Shift will headline this meeting of the jazz club. $7-10. Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.channelcitiesjazzclub.org.
LOS ROBLES MASTER CHORALE PRESENTS REQUIEM 4 p.m. The Chorale will perform French composer Maurice Duruflé’s masterpiece and also present the world premiere performance of a piece written by the Chorale’s composer in residence. $15-25. Ascension Lutheran Church at 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.losroblesmasterchorale.org.

~ MONDAY ~

CITIZENFOUR 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. This documentary follows the plight of whistleblower Edward Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald on their first encounter. $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION 2:30 p.m. A discussion will follow the screening of The Way, a film about a father who travels overseas to recover the body of his estranged son, who died while traveling El Camino de Santiago in Spain. Oxnard Public Library, meeting room B, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, call 385-7532.

~ TUESDAY ~

LEPRECHAUN’S LUCKY GOLD HUNT 4 p.m. Crafts, a magician, Irish soda bread tasting, hunting for gold coins and more in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, hosted by the Conejo Parks and Recreation District. $5. Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 381-2793..

~ WEDNESDAY ~

THE CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM’S BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION OF THE BLAZING WORLD 6 p.m. Discussion will be held of Siri Hustvedt’s novel about a female artist who conceals her identity behind three male fronts to bring attention to her work. $4. Carnegie Art Museum, 424 S. C St., Oxnard. For more information, call 385-8158.
“WORLD WAR II: VIEWS FROM THE HOMEFRONT” 1-2:30 p.m. Megan Gately, from the Museum of Ventura County, will moderate a discussion among former Japanese internees from Ventura County. $7. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.

OPENING THEATER

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY MUSICAL March 12-15. Theater League presents this musical production based on the life of rock ’n’ roll legend Buddy Holly featuring radio hits such as “Peggy Sue,” “Rave On” and more. 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. 449-2787 or www.ticketmaster.com.
FLOWERS IN THE DESERT March 14-29. Elite Theatre Company presents the world premiere of New Yorker Donna Hoke’s play about reconciliation and forgiveness between exes. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Mar. 13 through April 12. Conejo Players by special arrangement with Music Theatre International presents the hit Broadway musical from the authors of Guys and Dolls about climbing the corporate ladder. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 495-3715 or www.conejoplayers.org

ONGOING THEATER

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Through April 5. Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi presents this Terrence McNally musical based on the hit movie that starred Leonardo DiCaprio.  The story follows a man who uses charm and fake money to outwit everyone in his path as he attempts to win the girl of his dreams. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) Through March 29. Elite Theatre Company presents this comedy that parodies Shakespeare’s plays using only three actors and no “fourth wall.” Directed by Will Shupe. $15-18. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
LOLANTHE OR THE PEER AND THE PERI Through March 29. Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company presents this comic opera. Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.vcgsrc.org.
OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Through March 15. Theater League presents the off-Broadway hit production that will make everyone laugh. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks, Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 449-2100 or www.theaterleague.com.
VENTURA IMPROV 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.   

OPENING ART

CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM March 15 through May 24. “Ruth Pastine: Present Tense” shares the artist’s latest advances in showing perceptual interactions of saturated and nuanced color relationships that investigate light and spatial interplay. Opening reception on March 14, 5-7 p.m. Artist talk on April 2, 6:30 p.m. 329 N. Fifth St., Oxnard. 385-8157 or www.carnegieam.org.
GALERIE102 March 14 through April 12. “Ideal Woman,” a solo exhibition by Venice, California, conceptual artist Allie Pohl. Using ceramic torsos that represent the ideal “Barbie” midsection, Pohl addresses society’s obsession with commercial femininity and physical perfection. Reception on Saturday, March 14, 5-7 p.m. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai, 640-0151.

ONGOING ART

BELL ARTS FACTORY Through March 29. Women’s Art Exhibit curated by Vanessa Acosta.  Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 643 1960 or www.bellartsfactory.com.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through March 22. “A Few of My Favorite Things & Places,” solo exhibition by Mary Jo Murphy. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.com.
CSUCI Through March 29. “Isabel Martinez: Un Dialogo en Arte y Cultura” a solo exhibition of the internationally renowned artist’s work that celebrates everyday women in Mexico by painting them as manifestations of divine beings. Napa Gallery, One University Drive, Camarillo. 437-2772 or http://art.csuci.edu/gallery.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through March 15. “California Coastline,” works by Kay Zermaier and Tina O’Brien. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
GALLERY 525 Through April 4. “Rick Monzon: Recent Works.” Moody landscapes that depict the Southern California lifestyle. 525 W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai. www.gallery525.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through March 17. Eighth Annual Student Collegiate Scholarship Competition. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
THE HUD Through March 28. “Art in Motion,” a group exhibition featuring photography, sculpture, multimedia and paintings that evoke motion. Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 2-8 p.m. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. 626-8876 or www.dabart.me.
KWAN FONG GALLERY Through April 10. “ShadowGraphica,” flower images by Carol Henry. Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 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, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY 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 COMMUNITY BANK Through March 27. “Wild for Wisdom,” new works by Jane Shanahan. 402 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 646-9909 or www.janeshanahan.com.
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: by appointment. 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 March 17. “Day Dream” features colorful interpretations of local scenes and Ventura culture in a variety of mediums by 18 local artists.  Featured artists include pastels by Judith Crowe, photography by Gary Talbot, Watercolors by Joe Cibere and Phyllis Gubins, acrylics by John Bacoy and Jen Livia, watercolors and ink paintings by Kim Winberry and three-dimensional mixed media by Chris Strode. 315 E. Main St Ventura. 643-6400 or www.redbrickart.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through July 5. “Next Generation Revisited” celebrates the significance of the relationship between artist and student by exhibiting student works hand-picked by instructors. The show features a variety of two- and three-dimensional media by students from CSUCI, Brooks, Cal Lutheran and Ventura College. Through June 14. “Dos del Sur” (Two From the South), a two-artist exhibition featuring work by Carlos Grasso and Sylvia Raz, both living in Ojai but of South American origins. $10 members, $15 nonmembers.  117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
SCIART Through April 3. A dual exhibition featuring contemporary artists  Gretchen Batcheller and Ty Pownall, both faculty members of Pepperdine University, Department of Fine Arts. Reception on Saturday, March 14, 4-6 p.m. Blackboard Gallery, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo.
TATIANA’S COFFEE AND TEA Through March 31. “New Beginning/Nuevo Comienzo” abstract paintings by Columbian artist Natalia Montoya Lalinde. 2470 E. Main St., Ventura. 954-309-2856.
THOUSANDS OAKS COMMUNITY GALLERY Through March 28. Third Annual Local Artists Studio presents a look inside the studios of five award-winning artists in the Conejo Valley all month long. Various workshops will also be offered. For more information, visit www.conejoarts.org.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through March 29. “Expectation,” a collaborative exhibit of LA mixed-media artist Marissa Magdalena Sykes and Oxnard photographer Marie Gregorio Oviedo.
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.
VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER Through April 7. Ventura County Arts Council and Focus on the Masters present “Expressions of Youth,” winners of the 2015 Tamima Al-Awar Memorial Scholarship. Ventura County Government Center Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura.
VITA ART CENTER Through March 29. Mike Blaha solo exhibition. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura. www.vitaartcenter.com.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE LIBRARY Through March 14. Photographic mosaic portraits of women by digital artist Terese Pencak Schwartz. 31220 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village, 818-865-9230.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through April 9. “Chinese Figurative Realism in the 21st Century.” Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 493-3697.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM  Through May 31. “Contemporary Impressions: The Artwork of Kate Hoffman” features large-scale earthy oils by the award-winning artist. Ongoing: Antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. Hours: Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.
AVIATION MUSEUM Ongoing: First Sundays are open to visitors to tour hangars where vintage aircraft and other collections are on display.  Free plane rides are also offered to children and youth ages 8 to 17. Santa Paula Airport, 800 Santa Maria St.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through May 3. “Eat Well, Play Well,” a bilingual and interactive educational exhibit that puts the spotlight on healthy lifestyle choices. Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 933-0076 or www.oilmuseum.net.  
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through March 30. “Wild Caught Ocean Images” by Bob Perry. Ongoing: “Port of Hueneme,” an exhibit two years in the making, and “Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings” can be seen in the museum’s redesigned and lighted galleries. Every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260. Open every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTER Ongoing: Educational marine life exhibits that detail life on the Channel Islands, and an outdoor garden featuring all-native plant species. 901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. 658-5730.
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.
GULL WINGS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Ongoing: Hands-on interactive exhibits for children 12 and younger. $5-6. 418 W. Fourth St., Oxnard. 483-3005 or www.gullwings.org.
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Through March 31. “The Art of Bugatti.” 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. 385-5400 or 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, www.murphyautomuseum.org.
RANCHO CAMULOS Ongoing. The storied 1,800-acre rancho that inspired the famed novel Ramona offers tours and historical reenactments that bring to life its rich cultural and agricultural legacy. Hours: Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Tours begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. $3-5. 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru. 521-1501 or www.ranchocamulos.org
REAGAN LIBRARY Through May 1. “Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit” features cars throughout history.  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.reaganfoundation.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.   

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

25TH ANNUAL OJAI MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE BALL
Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

This year’s silver anniversary theme, Back to the Future, embraces all of the past revelry and wild concoctions of the past quarter century of Ojai’s best Mardi Gras party, with a funky dance band and Cajun food. On Sunday, the party continues with a fais do-do family-friendly party. $20-25. Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaimardigras.com.
 
 
 

5X5X5 
Friday, March 6, 8-9 p.m.
John White’s popular performance art event returns to First Friday Ventura with featured performer Clay White (pictured). The emerging artist from Ojai will perform alongside his large-scale abstract paintings that investigate the mind, body, spirit complex. Namba Performing Arts Space, 47 S. Oak St., Ventura. www.claywhite.jigsy.com.
 
 
 

JOFFREY BALLET
Wednesday, March 11, 8 p.m.

The Joffrey Ballet blends classically trained dancers with a reconstruction of masterpieces and contemporary works and is considered one of the most revered and recognizable arts organizations in America and one of the top dance companies in the world. $51-101. Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
 
 
 

CSUCI March 5-29.
“Isabel Martinez: Un Dialogo en Arte y Cultura” a solo exhibition of the internationally renowned artist’s work that celebrates everyday women in Mexico by painting them as manifestations of divine beings. Opening reception on March 5, 6-8 p.m. Napa Gallery, One University Drive, Camarillo. 437-2772 or http://art.csuci.edu/gallery.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

­DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CAMARILLO MEETING AND PIZZA DINNER FUNDRAISER 6 p.m. Support the club’s scholarship program by purchasing a pizza dinner, complete with salad, drink and dessert. CSUCI President Richard Rush will speak. $20. UFCW Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. For more information, call 491-3601.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: KILLING US SOFTLY 4 – ADVERTISING’S IMAGE OF WOMEN 7-10 p.m. A panel discussion will follow a screening of this film on how women are portrayed in television, film and advertisements. CLU’s Richter Hall, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3435.
STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SEXUAL SLAVERY ANNUAL EVENT 5:30 p.m. Several representatives from awareness groups will speak at this walk to shine light on the issue of human trafficking. First Presbyterian Church Oxnard, 850 Ivywood Drive, Oxnard. For more information, call 320-5215.
THE DROP BOX 7 p.m. This documentary feature tells the story of a pastor in South Korea who built a “baby box” for abandoned babies. $10.50-12.50. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

~ FRIDAY ~

GREEN ART PEOPLE FUNDRAISER Friday, March 6, 7 p.m. Westside Ventura’s hippest underground art and music venue presents a special night of music to benefit its programs and entertainment. Live music by The Rainbow Girls and Perry West. All ages welcome. $10. 140 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. www.greenartpeople.com.
OJAI VALLEY GREEN COALITION’S SALON SERIES: SEEDS 7-9 p.m. Attendees are invited to consider the seed as potential by bringing a personal story, poem, quote, short book reading or image. Resource Center, 206 N. Signal St., suite S, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.org.
“SAXOMANIA!” 7:30 p.m. This event will feature music ranging from classical to jazz to a cartoon surprise. CLU’s Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.callutheran.edu.
TO LIGHT A CANDLE 7:30 p.m. A documentary that follows the response of the Bahá’’s of Iran to laws that forbid all Bahá’is from attending universities. Freedom Center at the Camarillo Airport, 515 Eubanks St., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.educationisnotacrime.me.  

~ SATURDAY ~

AUTHOR HELAYNE HILL SIGNING EVENT 1-3 p.m. Hill will be available to sign copies of her book Middle Aside. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 458-5642.
AUTHOR J.D. FISHER BOOK SIGNING EVENT 1 p.m. Fisher will be available to sign copies of his book, The Book and the Blade. It’s a Grind Coffee House, 888 E. Los Angeles Ave, Moorpark. For more information, call 458-5642.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARINER’S SWAP MEET 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. New and used trailer boats, dinghies, marine hardware, rigging, lines and tackle, electronics and more for sale at this meet-up. Channel Islands Harbor, 3821 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 985-6269.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BUCK-A-BAG BOOK SALE 9 a.m-2 p.m. Fill a small bag for $1, a larger bag for $2 or a box for $4 at this sale. Albertsons parking lot, 7800 Telegraph Road, Ventura. For more information, call 223-1187.
53RD ANNUAL VENTURA GEM, MINERAL, LAPIDARY AND FOSSIL SHOW 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (and Sunday, March 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Displays of gems, minerals, fossils and lapidary arts from personal collections, plus other activities. Ventura Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.vgms.org.
HYDROSTATIC BODY COMPOSITION TESTING EVENT 8 a.m.-noon. Get tested and accurately learn your body’s composition. $35-49. KO Gym, 20 N. Oak St., Ventura. For more information, call 419-0009.
REALITY PARTY FOR PARENTS 2-6:30 p.m. Participants will tour a home set-up to portray a teen party, with youth actors voicing concerns expressed by local teens and young adults. Reservations required. Location revealed after RSVP received. To RSVP and for more information, visit www.straightupvc.org/register.
SIERRA CLUB WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION 1-3 p.m. In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Sierra Club will present Oxnard Mayor Pro-Tem Carmen Ramirez with an environmental award. Oxnard Cultural Heritage Center, 141 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, call 340-9266.
THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB MEETING 7:30-10 p.m. Free dance instruction until 7:15 p.m., followed by open dancing in Latin, jazz, swing and other styles. $7. Goebel Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 381-2744.
TUSHITA KADAMPA BUDDHIST CENTER OPEN HOUSE AND FOOD DRIVE 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Various classes will be held during this open house and food drive celebrating the temple’s seventh year. Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center, 910 Hampshire Road, suite I, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.meditateinwestlake.org.
“WRITE OUT LOUD!” 2 p.m. Ian James, a retired psychotherapist and writer, will discuss how to overcome writer’s block and get started writing. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, call 646-1639.

~ SUNDAY ~

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY PRESENTS “DANIEL’S DAY OF MAGIC” 1-3 p.m. Daniel’s Day of Magic is a tribute to Daniel Jacoby’s adventurous spirit and love of magic and will feature a professional magician and lunch. 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
LET’S GO FLY A KITE! KITE BUILDING EVENT 1-4 p.m. Guests will build and fly their own kites, learn crafts from local artists, enjoy music and food with the community in support of the Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/cabrillomusictheatre.

~ MONDAY ~

A NIGHT WITH THE AUTHOR: “THE CONTESTED MURDER OF LATASHA HARLINS” 7 p.m. Historian Brenda Stevenson, Ph.D., discusses racial injustice and shares her most recent book. CLU’s Lundring Events Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3092.
MEADOWLARK SERVICE LEAGUE’S CHARITY LUNCHEON AND TENNIS TOURNAMENT 8:30 a.m. A tennis tournament followed by a luncheon and fashion show will be held to support the Meadowlark Service League. Las Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.meadowlarkserviceleague.com.
MERV’S COMEDY NIGHT: LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE 7-8 p.m. A stand-up comedian will perform in support of the Cancer Support Community. 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.

~ TUESDAY ~

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH SEMINAR AND SMALL BUSINESS EXPO 4-8 p.m. In addition to a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act, vendors will present their services. The Centre for Art and Talk, 2855 N. Johnson Drive, Ventura. For more information, call 647-8767.
MEDICAL CANNABIS: AN INFORMAL TALK WITH JEAN TALLEYRAND, M.D. 6:30-8 p.m. Talleyrand will introduce medical cannabis as an option for treatment of prostate, lung, skin, breast and some brain cancers. 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
“RETURN OF THE CALIFORNIA CONDOR” 7:30 p.m. Joseph Brandt will discuss the current status of recovery and the challenges the condors have faced in their return to the wild, presented by the Ventura Audubon Society. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, call 377-5859.
VENTURA EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR SEMINAR 9 a.m.-noon The Employee Development Department will host this informational seminar. EDD Tax Office Training Room, 4820 McGrath St., suite 200, Ventura. For more information, visit www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

LAWYERS IN THE LIBRARY PRESENTS “CLEARING YOUR NAME: EXPUNGEMENTS” 5:30-6:30 p.m. Attorney Denise Trerotola will share information on clearing your name and expungements of criminal records. Ventura County Law Library, Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.vencolawlib.org.
“POETRY FROM OUR BACKYARD” 1-2 p.m. California State University professors and poets Claudia Reder and Mary Kay Rummel will read poems from their recent books. Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 986-5800, ext. 1951.
SPEAKING OF VENTURA COUNTY: “MOTORING ALONG THE CALIFORNIA COASTLINE” 1-2:30 p.m. Matthew W. Roth, Ph.D., historian from the Auto Club of Southern California, will present this topic. $7. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.

OPENING THEATER

LOLANTHE OR THE PEER AND THE PERI March 6-29. Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company presents this comic opera. Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.vcgsrc.org.
OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES March 5-15. Theater League presents the off-Broadway hit production that will make everyone laugh. (See story on page 12.) Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks, Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 449-2100 or www.theaterleague.com.
Ongoing THEATER
ANNIE Through March 8. High Street Arts presents the heartwarming story of a Depression-era orphan who is determined to find her parents. $16-20. 45 E. High St., Moorpark. 529-8700 or www.hsac45.com.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Through April 5. Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi presents this Terrence McNally musical based on the hit movie that starred Leonardo DiCaprio. The story follows a man who uses charm and fake money to outwit everyone in his path as he attempts to win the girl of his dreams. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) Through March 29. Elite Theatre Company presents this comedy that parodies Shakespeare’s plays using only three actors and no “fourth wall.” Directed by Will Shupe. $15-18. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
VENTURA IMPROV 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
A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD Through March 8. Ojai Youth Entertainers presents the musical based on the children’s books performed by a multigenerational cast with a jazz score. $10-15. 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai. 646-4300 or www.ojaiyes.org.  

OPENING ART

BELL ARTS FACTORY Friday, March 6. For March’s First Friday event, come hear the story behind a lotus tree sculpture donated by Donna and David Pu’u and visit the community room where we will celebrate Women’s History Month with and exhibit curated by Vanessa Acosta. Blue Light Taco Truck will be on hand and the Harmony Project instructors as well as open artist studios. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura.
GALLERY 525 March 5 through April 4. “Rick Monzon: Recent Works.” Moody landscapes that depict the Southern California lifestyle. Reception featuring live music on March 7, 5-8 p.m. 525 W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai. www.gallery525.com.
THE HUD March 6-28. “Art in Motion,” a group exhibition featuring photography, sculpture, multimedia and paintings that evoke motion. Reception on Friday, March 6. Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 2-8 p.m. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. 626-8876 or www.dabart.me.
SCIART March 10 through April 3. A dual exhibition featuring contemporary artists  Gretchen Batcheller and Ty Pownall, both faculty members of Pepperdine University, Department of Fine Arts. Reception on Saturday, March 14, 4-6 p.m. Blackboard Gallery, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo.
STONEWORKS STUDIOS Friday, March 6, 6-10 p.m. “Shenanigans 7 Lucky Charms,” a group show featuring art about mischievous tricks, deceitful play and the charms that protect us. Kid-friendly event featuring food, drink, art for sale and revelry. 300 N. Ventura Ave. (entrance on Park Row), Ventura.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY March 6-29. “Expectation,” a collaborative exhibit of L.A. mixed-media artist Marissa Magdalena Sykes and Oxnard photographer Marie Gregorio Oviedo.
VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER March 6 through April 7. Ventura County Arts Council and Focus on the Masters present “Expressions of Youth” winners of the 2015 Tamima Al-Awar Memorial Scholarship. Awards ceremony March 6, 5:30-7 p.m. Ventura County Government Center Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura.
VITA ART CENTER March 6-29. Mike Blaha solo exhibition. Reception on March 6, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura. www.vitaartcenter.com.                

ONGOING ART

“BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through March 7. “Len Poteshman: A Retrospective” featuring a selection of works by the late artist. Through March 22. “A Few of My Favorite Things & Places,” solo exhibition by Mary Jo Murphy. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.com.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through March 15. “California Coastline,” works by Kay Zermaier and Tina O’Brien. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through March 17. Eighth Annual Student Collegiate Scholarship Competition. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
KWAN FONG GALLERY Through April 10. “ShadowGraphica,” flower images by Carol Henry. Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 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, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY 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 COMMUNITY BANK Through March 27. “Wild for Wisdom,” new works by Jane Shanahan. 402 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 646-9909 or www.janeshanahan.com.
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: by appointment. 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 March 17. “Day Dream” features colorful interpretations of local scenes and Ventura culture in a variety of mediums by 18 local artists.  Featured artists include pastels by Judith Crowe, photography by Gary Talbot, Watercolors by Joe Cibere and Phyllis Gubins, acrylics by John Bacoy and Jen Livia, watercolors and ink paintings by Kim Winberry and three-dimensional mixed media by Chris Strode. 315 E. Main St Ventura. 643-6400 or www.redbrickart.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through July 5. “Next Generation Revisited” celebrates the significance of the relationship between artist and student by exhibiting student works hand-picked by instructors. The show features a variety of two- and three-dimensional media by students from CSUCI, Brooks, Cal Lutheran and Ventura College. Through June 14. “Dos del Sur” (Two From the South), a two-artist exhibition featuring work by Carlos Grasso and Sylvia Raz, both living in Ojai but of South American origins. 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.
TATIANA’S COFFEE & TEA Through March 31. “New Beginning/Nuevo Comienzo” abstract paintings by Columbian artist Natalia Montoya Lalinde. 2470 E. Main St., Ventura. 954-309-2856.
THOUSANDS OAKS COMMUNITY GALLERY Through March 28. Third Annual Local Artists Studio presents a look inside the studios of five award-winning artists in the Conejo Valley all month long. Various workshops will also be offered. For more information, visit www.conejoarts.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.
VENTURA COLLEGE SANTA PAULA SITE Through March 12. “End of Bees,” art by Elena Horowitz-Brookes, a lyrical depiction of altered reality concerned with depth and space. 957 Faulkner Road, 106, Santa Paula. 525-7136 or www.venturacollege.edu/santapaula.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE LIBRARY Through March 14. Photographic mosaic portraits of women by digital artist Terese Pencak Schwartz. 31220 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village, 818-865-9230.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY  Through April 9. “Chinese Figurative Realism in the 21st Century.” Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 493-3697.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM  Through May 31. “Contemporary Impressions: The Artwork of Kate Hoffman” features large-scale earthy oils by the award-winning artist. Ongoing: Antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. Hours: Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.
AVIATION MUSEUM Ongoing: First Sundays are open to visitors to tour hangars where vintage aircraft and other collections are on display.  Free plane rides are also offered to children and youth ages 8 to 17. Santa Paula Airport, 800 Santa Maria St.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through May 3. “Eat Well, Play Well,” a bilingual and interactive educational exhibit that puts the spotlight on healthy lifestyle choices. Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 933-0076 or www.oilmuseum.net.  
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through March 30. “Wild Caught Ocean Images” by Bob Perry. Reception on March 5, 5-7 p.m. Ongoing: “Port of Hueneme,” an exhibit two years in the making, and “Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings” can be seen in the museum’s redesigned and lighted galleries. Every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260. Open every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTER Ongoing: Educational marine life exhibits that detail life on the Channel Islands, and an outdoor garden featuring all-native plant species. 901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. 658-5730.
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.
GULL WINGS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Ongoing: Hands-on interactive exhibits for children 12 and younger. $5-6. 418 W. Fourth St., Oxnard. 483-3005 or www.gullwings.org.
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Through March 31. “The Art of Bugatti.” 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. 385-5400 or 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, www.murphyautomuseum.org.
RANCHO CAMULOS Ongoing. The storied 1,800-acre rancho that inspired the famed novel Ramona offers tours and historical reenactments that bring to life its rich cultural and agricultural legacy. Hours: Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Tours begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. $3-5. 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru. 521-1501 or www.ranchocamulos.org
REAGAN LIBRARY Through May 1. “Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit” features cars throughout history.  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.reaganfoundation.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.  

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