CAMARILLO OLD TOWN ASSOCIATION’S
OLD TOWN CULINARY CRAWL
Sunday, May 3, 1-4 p.m.
Enjoy a taste of Old Town Camarillo during this second annual event featuring small bites and
tastes of several featured restaurants alongside live music and activities. $75. Old Town Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarillo-oldtown.com.
THE 16TH ANNUAL OJAI STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
Thursday, April 30, through Sunday, May 3
various events scheduled. An international collection of storytellers, including Donald Davis, Clare Murphy, Diane Ferlatte and more, will perform their spoken-word pieces at this annual event featuring the world’s greatest storytellers. Various prices. Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaistoryfest.org.
VENTURA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, May 1, through Sunday, May 3.
The 21st annual music festival returns with performances over two weekends. Tea & Trumpets, Cantabile: The London Quartet, Ozomatli (pictured) and a celebration of Celedonio Romero will be hosted on the first weekend, while during the second (Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9), Herb Alpert and Lani Hall and Camera Lucida will close out the festival. Various ticket prices. For more information and locations, visit www.venturamusicfestival.org.
ALL-VETERANS CAREER FAIR 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A hiring event for veterans and military spouses will be held. Local and national veteran-friendly employers will be in attendance. Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.events.recruitmilitary.com.
CLU STUDENTS IN FILM SERIES 8 p.m. (through Sunday, May 3). Free screenings of Metro General will be shown, featuring the work of around 60 California Lutheran University students. CLU Preus-Brandt Forum, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.CalLutheran.edu.
MEET THE ARTIST MARK TOVAR 6-9 p.m. Ventura artist Mark Tovar will talk on the whimsical and geometric narratives in his art. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main Street, Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
NEW CONCEPTS WITH PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING WITH ROBERT PRINCENTHAL, M.D. 6:30-8 p.m. Princenthal will discuss how multiparametric MRI can enable targeted biopsy and identify patients at risk for biologically significant cancers. 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information and to RSVP, call 379-4777.
“SOLARIZE OJAI VALLEY” INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP 6:30-8 p.m. Information will be shared on this program for Ojai Valley homeowners to add solar electricity to their homes. Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, call 669-8445.
THOUSAND OAKS CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM 6:30-8 p.m. A candidates forum for candidates running in the Special Municipal Vacancy Election on June 2. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, City Council Chambers/Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.lwvventuracounty.org.
THE WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR OF THE WWII VINTAGE BOEING B-17 FLYING FORTRESS 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (and Friday, May 1, 9 a.m.-noon). Visitors are invited to explore the “Nine O Nine” WWII heavy bomber, consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII heavy bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter. $6-12. Camarillo Airport, 555 Airport Way, suite B, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.collingsfoundation.org.
AUTHOR AND CYCLIST JAMIE BIANCHINI: “A BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO BILLION” 4-5 p.m. Adventure cyclist Jamie Bianchini will deliver a free multimedia slideshow presentations about his open-invitation cycling expedition around the world. Channel Islands University, 1 University Drive, Camarillo (plus one more location in Ventura and two in Santa Paula). For more information and locations, visit www.aBicycleBuiltForTwoBillion.com.
AUTHOR MARIE BEAN DISCUSSES “LAZY LOSER” 3 p.m. Marie Bean is the Australian author of two books on health and fitness, “Lazy Runner” and “Lazy Loser.” Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, call 646-6019.
BROTHERS OF THE BALADI AND OXNARD COLLEGE NEMA BELLY DANCE PERFORMANCE 7 p.m. Oxnard College’s belly dance group is hosting a performance to raise funds for the club. $10-15. Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardpacc.com.
CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY “FACES OF HOPE” GALA 6 p.m.-midnight. The fundraising gala includes a Celebration of Life awards ceremony, entertainment from The Extras and Luis Villegas, dinner and a live auction. $200. Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.cancersupportvvsb.org.
NIGHT OF LAUGHTER: STAND-UP COMEDY FUNDRAISER 8 p.m. Comedians Dwayne Perkins, Frank Lucero, Mary Patterson Broome and others will perform to benefit performing arts at Oxnard College. $8. Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 986-5800, ext. 1943.
PLEIN AIR ARTISTS’ DAY AT RANCHO CAMULOS 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Artists are invited to spend the day at Rancho Camulos Museum to capture their impressions. $25. Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Highway 126, Piru. For more information, visit www.ranchocamulos.org.
“SPORT SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM: FROM LAB TO WEIGHT ROOM TO THE FIELD” 8 a.m.-1 p.m. California Lutheran University is hosting a free symposium on science-based approaches to athletic training for athletes, coaches and researchers. CLU Ullman Commons, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3407.
THE “BUFFALO SOLDIERS” STORY 2:30-4:30 p.m. Living-history educators from the Buffalo Soldier Mounted Cavalry Unit from Southern California will tell stories of the famed black cavalry unit. Oxnard Public Library, meeting room B, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, call 385-7532.
THE CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM FREE FAMILY DAY 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Celebrate the art and science of color with activities taking place throughout the museum. Carnegie Art Museum, 424 S. C St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.carnegieam.org.
CONEJO VALLEY BONSAI SOCIETY TREE SHOW 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featured presentations include an introduction to bonsai and various styling demonstrations. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, call 388-5548.
CSUCI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND CSUCI CHOIR PRESENT CHORAL/ORCHESTRAL SPECTACULAR 4 p.m. (and Sunday, May 3) A combined orchestra and choir performance of The Creation (Die Schöpfung) by Franz Joseph Haydn. $20. Camarillo Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo; Sunday: First United Methodist Church, 1338 W. Santa Clara St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.CHICOVC.org.
“DOES PRAYER WORK? PRAY FOR RAIN” 2 p.m. Ian James will examine, in as straightforward a way as such a question will allow, the efficacy of petition prayer. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave, Ojai. For more information, call 646-6019.
FREE CLASS ON GRAY AND RAIN WATER 11:30 a.m. Learn how to set up a simple laundry-to-landscape graywater system and other water recycling techniques. Sanjon Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY various times and locations. Celebrate all things comic book at this national event. Several local comic shops will host signings, food trucks and other activities, including Hypno Comics and Seth’s Comics in Ventura, Sterling Silver Comics in Camarillo and Arsenal Comics and Games in Newbury Park. For more information and locations, visit www.freecomicbookday.com.
HAMBURGER AND HOPS MUSIC FESTIVAL 11 a.m. The second annual event will feature a day full of hamburgers, beers and family activities. $10-50. The Collection at River Park, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.hamburgerandhops.com.
OPEN HOUSES FOR GREEN ALLEYS PLAN 9:30-11:30 a.m. Residents and community organizations interested in learning more about green alleys for Oxnard are invited to attend. South Oxnard Library Computer Room, 4300 Saviers Road, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.CityofOxnard.org.
RAMBLINGS AT THE RANCHO: “ORPHA KLINKER, ARTIST AND PRESERVATIONIST” Noon. Phyllis Hansen, San Fernando Valley historian and writer, will host a presentation and exhibit of Orpha Klinker’s work. $5 suggested donation. Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Highway 126, Piru. For more information, visit www.ranchocamulos.org.
“SHARK TANK”-STYLE BUSINESS PITCH COMPETITION 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Students from CSU Channel Islands, four high schools and seven teams from De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts will compete for thousands of dollars of startup money for their businesses. CSU Channel Islands, Malibu Hall Room 100, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, call 701-9540.
TRANSITION: FROM SCHOOL TO ADULT LIFE TRANSITION FAIR 9 a.m.-noon. For families of special education students who are looking forward to leaving public school and entering the adult world. Ventura County Office of Education Center, 5100 Adolfo Rd., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.venturacountyselpa.com.
CALIFORNIA CAR AND CYCLE SUPER SHOW 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Customs, street rods, lowriders and more will be on display, plus two stages with live performances, including headliner Warren G. $10-15. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.caliccs.com.
CAMARILLO HOSPICE GARDEN TOUR 12-4 p.m. Five private gardens in Camarillo will be featured on the tour. $20-25. Various locations. For more information and tour locations, visit www.camarillohospice.org.
CITIZENS FOR PEACEFUL RESOLUTIONS PRESENT “DANGERS OF NUCLEAR POWER” 3-5 p.m. Yoko Kubota will talk about the current situation of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the problems in the nuclear power industry worldwide. E.P. Foster Library Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.c-p-r.net.
GYPSIES IN A TRUNK PRESENT “LITTLE MERMAID 2: URSULA’S REVENGE” 2 p.m. The all-volunteer troupe of actors who perform free fairy tales for the young and the young at heart will perform as part of this summer series. Channel Islands Harbor, Harbor View Park between Cabezone Circle and Barracuda Way on Harbor Boulevard. For more information, visit www.channelislandsharbor.org.
JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS “YOU FOUND THE RECORD – NOW WHAT?” 1:30-3:30 p.m. This interactive presentation will focus on how to analyze the records you find and how to make the case to prove facts about your ancestors. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 818-889-6616.
TURTLE DAY AT THE MUSEUM 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The California Turtle and Tortoise Club will bring four species of turtle to teach kids about their lives, their care and their origins, plus turtle-related activities. $3-5. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
WESAK FESTIVAL: “THE BLESSING OF THE BUDDHA FOR THE HEALING OF THE WORLD” 7 p.m. A festival to recognize the Buddha’s birthday and the day of his passing, with lectures and activities. Ventura Center for Spiritual Living, 101 S. Laurel St., Ventura. For more information, call 320-6079.
WEST COAST TRADITIONAL JASS CLUB MEETING 1 p.m. A pot luck will be hosted alongside an open jam session and a performance by The Untouchables. 6500 Casitas Pass Road (Hwy 150), Ventura. For more information, call 391-1203.
WILLEM HAIR DESIGN’S CUT-A-THON BENEFIT Noon-5 p.m. All proceeds will fund the WHD Scholarship for local students at Camarillo and Rio Mesa High Schools to further their educations in cosmetology. Willem Hair Design, 96 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.willemhairdesign.com.
“BEES, FOOD AND YOU” SEMINAR 6-7 p.m. Ruben Alarcon, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at CSU Channel Islands, will discuss the role bees play in the environment. Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. Eighth St., Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-3615.
GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). An Israeli woman seeking to finalize a divorce from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws. $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
GRATEFUL DEAD MEET-UP AT THE MOVIES 2015 7 p.m. Featuring the Grateful Dead’s previously unreleased concert film from the July 19, 1989, show at Alpine Valley. $10.50-12.50. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
VENTURA COUNTY SELPA PUBLIC HEARING 5:45 p.m. This meeting will focus on reviewing the proposed Annual Budget Plan and Program Descriptors/Annual Service Plan for Special Education. Ventura County Office of Education, Conference and Educational Services Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.venturacountyselpa.com.
CINCO DE MAYO WITH TOASTMASTERS X-L CLUB Noon-1 p.m. Special guest speaker Mayo de la Rocha, will speak about the significance of Cinco de Mayo in the United States. Ventura City Hall, Santa Cruz Room, 501 Poli St., Ventura. For more information, call 658-2820.
GET A FREE CHILD ID 10:30 a.m. All Children will receive a free ID, courtesy of New York Life Insurance Company. Free with paid admission, $5-6. Gull Wings Children’s Museum, 418 W. Fourth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.gullwings.org.
HEALTHY EATING WORKSHOP WITH HEALTHY APPETIZERS WITH PAM BRAUN 6 p.m. Pam will share how her journey with cancer led to her extensive research on food and its relationship to cancer. 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
STORYTELLER BARBARA WONG PRESENTS “TALE OF ASIA AND THE PACIFIC ISLANDS” 7 p.m. Barbara has shared her multicultural tales with family audiences at public libraries throughout Southern California. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarillolibrary.org.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE ART GUILD ART MAY DINNER/DEMO 6-9 p.m. Contemporary representational realism demonstration by Scott Kiche will follow a dinner buffet. $25-30. Los Robles Greens Golf Course, West Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 379-5655.
“INNOVATIONS” KITCHEN AND BATH TRADE SHOW 3-7 p.m. Over 30 vendors will show their latest products, with presentations and a food truck. $15 admission includes food. Murphy Auto Museum, 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, call 323-333-4491.
RIFFTRAX LIVE: THE ROOM 8 p.m. The original crew from Mystery Science Theater 3000 will offer commentary on The Room, one of the most baffling independent films ever produced. Century 10 Downtown, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
THE VENTURA COUNCIL FOR SENIORS MEETING 9:30-11 a.m. This forum meets to discuss issues and initiatives and to develop recommendations for City Council consideration. Ventura Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. For more information, call 658-4793.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM May 1-17. Young Artists Ensemble presents the Shakespeare comedy directed by Megan McDonough. $14.50-16. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com.
DANCEOUT May 1-2. Children’s dance teacher Pam Cohen will be celebrated with a dance performance by her former and current students as she prepares to retire. “Danceout” will include favorite dance routines of the past few decades from productions that included Thumbelina, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Willy Wonka, Grease, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz and many more. Mound Elementary School, 455 S. Hill Road, Ventura.
GOOD PEOPLE May 1 through June 7. Santa Paula Theater Center presents its second show of the Ventura County Premieres season with the critically acclaimed dramedy about American class distinction. $18-20. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.
HIGH SCHOOL SEUSSICAL May 2 and 9. OYES OhMy presents this unique, bawdy mashup of Dr. Seuss and classic high school movies to benefit its youth programs. Adult audiences only. $20. Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio, 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai. 646-4300 or www.ojaiyes.org.
SEUSSICAL, JR. May 1-17. OYES presents this tribute to Dr. Seuss featuring all your favorite Seuss characters in an exuberant musical production staged by the theater’s young performers. $10. Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio, 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai. 646-4300 or www.ojaiyes.org.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Through May 7. Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi presents Literature in Action’s production of the Shakespeare comedy. $10-12. DownStage Theater at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
DEATH AND THE MAIDEN Through May 24. Elite Theater presents the political thriller set in a Latin American country about the aftereffects of a totalitarian dictatorship on the hearts and souls of the people. $15-18. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
FROST/NIXON Through May 3. High Street Arts Center presents the compelling play by Peter Morgan about a renowned candid conversation between acclaimed talk show host David Frost and President Richard Nixon. $16-20. 45 E. High St., Moorpark, 529-8700.
LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC Through May 10. Rubicon Theatre presents this intimate and charming exploration of human relationships that premiered at the New York Fringe Festival in 1998. $44-54. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.
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.
THE WORLD GOES ’ROUND Through May 24. The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center continues its 20th anniversary season with And the World Goes ’Round: The Songs of Kander and Ebb featuring music from Chicago, Cabaret and many more. $18-24. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Call 583-7900 or see www.simi-arts.org.
ABRA GALLERY May 1-29. Westlake Village Art Guild and ABRA present the “Small” art show. Opening reception on May 16, 5-8 p.m. 30941 Agoura Road, suite 310, Westlake Village. www.abragallery.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY May 5-31. “Welcome to My World: a Photographic Exhibition by Kimberly-Ann Talbert.” Opening reception on Saturday, May 23, 1-4 p.m. Artist talks throughout May. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, #117C, Ventura Harbor Village, www.buenaventuragallery.org.
STONEWORKS STUDIOS Friday, May 1. “Birds of a Feather” group show that draws inspiration from feathered creatures of the earth. Kid-friendly event, live music and cheesecake. 6-10 p.m. 300 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. (Entrance on Park Row).
VITA ART CENTER May 1-31. “Portraits” by Dan McCleary, who founded Art Division, which serves young adult art students in the Rampart district of Los Angeles. Reception on Friday, May 1, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, www.vitaartcenter.com.
“WAV THEATER GALLERY May 1-26. “Women in Art: Viewpoints” a multi disciplinary exhibition featuring visual and performance art by Wav artists. Four evenings of theater will feature The Vendor performed by Vonder Gray. First Friday event on May 1, 6-9 p.m and opening reception on May 2, 5-8 p.m. For details, email: email@example.com or call 798-2479. 175 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura.
BANK OF AMERICA Through May 1. Various works by local artists, including Beatrice Wood, Michael Voss, Warren Gauvin, Jon Nelson and many more. Curated by Randall Richman. 507 E. Main St., Ventura.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through May 2. “Revelations,” a solo exhibition of recent works by Mariana Peirano Royuela, including 20 mostly figurative paintings in oil or acrylic. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
CAM STUDIO GALLERY Through May 17. “A Shared Vision: Solo works by Nansi Bielanski and collaborations with David C. Gallup.” Gallery talk on May 14, 6:30 p.m. Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 329 N. Fifth St., Oxnard.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through May 24. “Ruth Pastine: Present Tense,” perceptual interactions of saturated and nuanced color relationships that investigate light and spatial interplay 329 N. Fifth St., Oxnard. 385-8157 or www.carnegieam.org.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through June 28. “Gardens and Flowers.” 147 N. Brent St., first floor, Ventura. More at www.buenaventuragallery.org.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through May 10. “Al di La: Surge of Expressions” by Valerie Freeman and Linda Taylor. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
FRED KAVLI THEATRE GALLERY Through June 9. “Captivating,” featuring works by Southern California artists Ann Krasner, Rosita Gottlieb, Ruth Olenick and Malcolm Tuffnell. By appointment. 2100 E. Thousand Oaks, Blvd, 449-2767.
GALERIE102 Through May 24. “No Risk No Reward” explores America’s obsession with the right to bear arms. Featured artists are Ellwood T. Risk and Sabine Pearlman. Opening reception on April 25, 5-7 p.m. Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai.
GALLERY 525 Through May 2. “Nachtbaden (Night Swimming),” monotype prints by New Mexico artist Grady Gordon. 525 W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai. 798-0407 or www.gallery525.com.
THE HUD GALLERY Through May 31. The Neoteric International Juried Exhibition featuring works by 54 finalists from all over the world and crossing all mediums and genres. Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 5-9 p.m. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. 626-8876 or www.DabArt.me.
KWAN FONG GALLERY: Through May 16. CLUFest, a student multimedia exhibition. CLU, Soiland Humanities Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 493-3241 or www.callutheran.edu/kwan_fong.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through July 5: “We Remember: Ventura County to Vietnam and Back,” a tribute to Ventura County’s Vietnam veterans. Events include screening of documentary film on May 24, 2 p.m. and curator’s discussions on May 6 and June 3. 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.
OJAI COMMUNITY BANK Through May 1. “Here and Gone,” photography by David Baker and Richard Shirley that celebrates their friendship despite the loss of one of them. 402 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai.
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 Through April 26. “10,000 Days,” works by Richard Amend and Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend. 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. 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 BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through May 22. “Over Your Sofa,” works that blur lines between form and function in fine art. Reception on May 2, 4-6 p.m. 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. 383-1368 or www.studiochannelislands.org.
STUDIO GALLERY Through June 1. “Robert Engel: Engravings.” Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 2741 S. Victoria, Oxnard, 985-1546.
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.
VISIONS GALLERY Through June 5. “Cuba” a photography exhibit by Brooks students examining the country’s transition. Marriott Ventura Beach, 2055 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. 643-6000 or www.gallery.brooks.edu.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through May 16. “Ruminations: Senior Art Exhibit.” CLU, Soiland Humanities Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 493-3241 or www.callutheran.edu/rolland.