Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

12TH ANNUAL OJAI VALLEY LAVENDER FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Featuring over 100 food and product vendors and a full schedule of activities including live music, games, prizes, speakers, sampling, workshops, demonstrations and more, the communitywide celebration of everything lavender returns to Ojai. Libbey Park, Downtown Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org.
 
 
 

VENTURA COUNTY GREEK FESTIVAL
Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28.

Experience Greek culture, food and fun at this annual event celebrating all things Greek. Greek dance will be presented as part of the weekend’s activities accompanied by traditional music. A craft fair will also be held. $3-$5. Camarillo Freedom Park, 515 Eubanks St., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.vcgreekfestival.org.
 
 
 

VINTAGE TRAILER SHOW
Saturday, June 27 from10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Murphy Auto Museum third annual Vintage Trailer Show will feature more than 30 vintage trailers, many towed by classic cars and spectacularly restored. Some will remain on exhibit through June 28.  $10. Murphy Auto Museum, 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.murphyautomuseum.org
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY AUTHOR LORI LANSENS 6-9 p.m. Lansens will sign copies of her latest novel “The Mountain Story”, a survival tale taking place in the mountains above Palm Springs. Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Ct., Agoura Hills. For more information, visit www.91301.org.
PETER MORGAN’S THE AUDIENCE 7 p.m. Recorded live during the original run of the production in London’s West End, The Audience stars Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II. $13-$15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
“POWER OF POSITIVE PARENTING” 6-8 p.m. This free seminar for parents and caregivers of children aged 6 – 12 will discuss raising confident and competent children. 1692 Sycamore Dr., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.rsrpd.org.
VENTURA COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING 7 p.m. Suzanne Horn, a “master consulting Rosarian,” will present “Growing Roses in Containers”. Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Rd., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.venturarose.org.

~ FRIDAY ~

GOOD MORNING VIETNAM 7:15 p.m. Robin Williams stars in this film about a Vietnam War-era radio host, screened to coincide with the museum’s Vietnam exhibit. $5-$7. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
MOVIES IN THE PARK: THE BOXTROLLS 8 p.m. A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District, 556 Lake Park Dr., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.rsrpd.org.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FUNDRAISER 6-8 p.m. A fundraiser will be held in support of the St. Vincent de Paul organization. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.

~ SATURDAY ~
ROADSHOW REVIVAL: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH 11 a.m. (and Sunday, June 28). The Reverend Horton Heat, country legend Billy Joe Shaver, The Blasters, John Doe (of "X"), Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys and many more will perform at the seventh annual music festival at Mission Park, Downtown Ventura. $45-$200. www.roadshowrevival.com

AMA SPEEDWAY MOTORCYCLE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 3 p.m. Ventura will host round two of the American Motorcyclists Association’s national championship. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturaraceway.com.
AMIRA & SAM 4:30 p.m. A charming comedy/drama about a U.S. army veteran’s unlikely romance with an Iraqi woman. $7-$10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
“DEFEAT THE DROUGHT” WATER CONSERVATION EXPO 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and the City of Thousand Oaks will host this expo featuring workshops, speakers and more. Civic Arts Plaza Courtyard, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
FAMILY CAMP OUT IN THE PARK 2 p.m. Camp out at Rancho Simi Community Park with park rangers, dinner, games and activities and breakfast in the morning. $10 per person. Rancho Simi Community Park, 765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.rsrpd.org.
FOCUS ON THE MASTERS PRESENTS “AN EVENING WITH DOUGLAS LOCHNER” 6-7:30 p.m. An interview with minimalist sculptor Douglas Lochner hosted by Donna Granata. $5-$10. Brooks Institute Screening Room, 5301 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.FocusOnTheMasters.com.
HERB WALK AND NATIVE LANDSCAPING WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Join Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer and landscape contractor Jessica Thompson for an herb walk and native landscaping workshop. $30. Cluff Vista Park, 324 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.HerbWalks.com.
VENTURA ISLE MARINA ANNUAL SWAP MEET 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Find nautical items, gear to have fun on the sea and more at this annual swap meet. 1363 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura Harbor. For more information, visit www.venturaharborvillage.com.

~ SUNDAY ~

CAMARILLO RANCH NINTH ANNUAL CAR SHOW AND BREWFEST 12-4 p.m. Food trucks, car show, craft beer tastings and more will be held plus live music. $5-$20. Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Rd., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarilloranch.org.
SIMI STRING COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA 3:30 p.m. A group of local dedicated musicians will play a variety of instruments. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Rd., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.Simivalleylibrary.org.
VENTURA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY CUT-A-THON 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All proceeds from shampoos & blow dries, haircuts and mini facials will benefit the Friends of the Library. Ash Street North Salon, 12 N. Ash St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-4362.

~ MONDAY ~

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). In this French film, an aging actress is cast as the villain in a stage play opposite a young starlet twenty years after her break through role as the play’s protagonist. $6.75-$10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. 5th St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
EDION MUSARITY TOUR: AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND ART 5-7 p.m. Music by Ray Barbee and art by various local artists will be hosted in support of Project Understanding. Minimum one can of food donation for entry. Homegrown Surf Shop, 811 E Thompson Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.eidonsurf.com.
WEAVING THE PAST: JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY 6:30 p.m. This documentary follows filmmaker Walter Dominguez on a quest to uncover and record the life story of his grandfather. A Q&A with the filmmaker will also be held. $5-$10. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamusem.org.
“WE WRITE ONE ACTS” FESTIVAL 7 p.m. Four one acts will be presented, written by Richard Camp, Wendell Jones, Christine Rosensteel and Lisa Snider. $5 donation. Ojai Art Center Gallery, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaiartcenter.org.

~ TUESDAY ~

INDEPENDENCE DAY DANCE 12:30-2:30 p.m. This free dance for mature adults featuring live entertainment will be hosted by the Pleasant Valley Senior Center. Community Center Auditorium, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.pvrpd.org.
“SOLARIZE OJAI VALLEY” WORKSHOP 6-7:30 p.m. Learn more about the program designed to offer Ojai Valley residents discounts on solar panel installation. Oak View Park & Resource Center, 555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View. For more information, call 669-8445.
“THRIVE: HOW TO MOVE FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING” 6-8 p.m. Clay Clark, the “Jim Carrey of entrepreneurship” will present this informative seminar. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/Thrive15.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS” EVENT 11 a.m. A ceremony recognizing residents of Cypress Place, as well as members of the public, who served their country, including a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Cypress Place Senior Living, 1200 Cypress Point Ln., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cypressplaceseniorliving.com

OPENING THEATER

PEOPLE SAY WE’RE IN LOVE Friday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. Buckles and Bows square dancers team up with cast members from Cabrillo Music Theatre’s upcoming production of Oklahoma will present an outdoor concert of music and dance. Free. Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE June 26-28. Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival presents one of the Bard’s “problem” plays, categorized as such because though it’s tagged as a comedy, it deals with unamusing issues. $20, free for people younger than 18. Kingsmen Park at Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 493-3014 or www.kingsmenshakespeare.org

ONGOING THEATER

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Through July 12. Elite Theatre Company presents the award-winning musical comedy about an eclectic group of tweeners (played by adults) who vie for the spelling championship title of a lifetime. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
DREAMGIRLS Through June 28. High Street Arts Center presents the popular musical based on the successes of Motown acts like the Supremes, the Shirelles, James Brown and others. The production has garnered numerous Tony and Grammy awards. $16-20. 45 E. High St., Moorpark, www.highstreetsartscenter.com.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Through June 28. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents the hilarious Tony-winning musical about a play coming to life in a man’s apartment. For tickets, call 388-5716 or go to drowsyCSP.brownpapertickets.com.
INTO THE WOODS Through July 12. Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi presents the Stephen Sondheim musical fairy tale. ASL interpreted performance on Friday, July 10, 8 p.m. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.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.                    

OPENING ART

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL June 28 through Aug. 30. A So. Cal Summer. 147 N. Brent St., 1st Floor. www.buenaventuragallery.org.
ART TALK June 27, 11 a.m. The Ojai Studio Artists present talks by plein air painter Christine Beirne and photographer Cindy Pitou Burton. Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Ave., 640-1390.
GALERIE 102 June 27 through July 26. “Constant Change” photography by Aaron Farley. Opening reception on Saturday, June 27, 5-7 p.m.
GALLERY 525 June 27 through July 25. “Glimpse: Summer Small Works Exhibition,” featuring works no larger than 10 inches in all mediums. Opening reception on Saturday, June 27, 5-8 p.m. 525 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai. 701-1156 or www.gallery525.com.
PORCH GALLERY June 25 through Aug. 2. “Balance” a solo exhibition by renowned calligrapher/Kanji artist Souun Takeda. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai, www.porchgalleryojai.com.

ONGOING ART

BANK OF AMERICA Through July 4. 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 July 11: Member Show. Ongoing. The California Heritage Collection includes early California art by significant regionalist artists from the early 1900s through the mid-twentieth century. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org or www.californiaheritagecollection.com.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Aug. 23. “Subtraction=Abstraction: The Paintings of William Wray 2006-2015.” Opening reception on June 13, 5-7 p.m. 424 S. C Street, 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.
FARMER AND THE COOK Through July 26. “Let it Go Lapis” a solo exhibition by Celeste M. Evans featuring paintings, mixed media and photography. Celeste M. Evans graduated from California Institute of the Arts in 2011 with a BFA in Art. 339 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai. 640-9608 or www.celesteevans.com.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through July 19. Longtime Ventura artist Susan Cook and SCIART Executive Director Karen Geiger explore flowers in the two-woman show “Pods.” 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Aug. 9 “We Remember: Ventura County to Vietnam and Back,” a tribute to Ventura County’s Vietnam veterans. Curator’s discussion on 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 ART CENTER Through July 8. “What Does Peace Look Like?” a juried photography exhibit where the concept of peace is conveyed through images. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, www.ojaiartcenter.org.
OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through July 5. “Condition Report” an exhibition of works by the Ojai Studio Artists. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 640-1390 or www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.
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 July 28. “A New Chapter” features a wide variety of artists exploring a fresh perspective on their careers, how the elements of nature impact the world around them and their art. Artist reception on July 17 and 18 for Art Walk. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400 or www.redbrickart.com.
SANDBOX COFFEEHOUSE Through July 8. Focus on the Masters Learning to See Art Showcase featuring art by Turning Point Foundation Quality of Life project members. Reception on June 20, 1-3 p.m. 204 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. 641-1025 or www.focusonthemasters.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 8. “John Nava: Selected Paintings and Tapestries” featuring works never before seen in Ventura County by the famed artist and a 16-foot high tapestry he designed as a test for his Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels works. Through July 5: “Next Generation Revisited” celebrates the significance of the relationship between artist and student by exhibiting student works hand-picked by instructors. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER Through July 14. Ventura County Arts Council presents “Anything Goes” juried group exhibition on two floors in the Atrium Gallery featuring many of the area’s best loved artists. 800 S. Victoria Ave.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through June 28. “SlingShot Art Forum” a group show featuring the SlingShot artists from Santa Barbara. Reception on Friday, June 5, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, www.vitaartcenter.com.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through July 30. “A Walk Through Time: American Made Manifest” explores the evolution of a modern American identity curated by students of a college course called Arts Management and Museology. William Rolland Stadium at Cal Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court. 493-3697 or www.callutheran.edu/rolland.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through Jan.“The Dirt on Tractors” a display of rare and still operational machines that exemplify the milestones of the development of the modern tractor. 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.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through June 30. “To the Tide Line” features nautical-themed work by 32 artists from Southern California. 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. Open daily, 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 July 30. Currently on exhibit are more than 20 paintings by seminal art deco artist Gustave Kaitz spanning more than 60 years. Ongoing: A collection of French and art deco-era coach-built automobiles. The museum pays homage specifically to the art deco and machine-age design eras (1918-1941). All tickets must be purchased in advance, online. Hours vary. 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 re-enactments 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 Jan. 31. “Football! The Exhibition.” Featuring rare items from the history of the sport. 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. 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

LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS FATHER’S DAY CONCERT
Sunday, June 21, 2 p.m.

The Ventura County Blues Society presents a very special Father’s Day concert with “Chicago Blues Royalty” Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, who have been called “A bazooka assault of foot-stompin’ blues and slow-burnin’ knee-bucklers” by the Chicago Sun-Times. $30. Studio Channel Islands Art Center, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.venturacountybluessociety.org.
 
 
 

BREWS AND DUDES FATHER’S DAY BBQ BRUNCH AND CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Sunday, June 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

A classic car show and live music by The Bomb will be hosted for Father’s Day. Whale’s Tail Shellfish Bar & Seafood Restaurant, 3950 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. For more information, call 985-2511.
 
 
 

PLAYZAPALOOZA! 
Through June 28.

Santa Paula Theater Center presents its annual one-act play festival with a special “pay as you can” performance on Saturday, June 18. No performance on June 20. Regular ticket price is $10-12. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 525-4645.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

ALICE 7:15 p.m. Czech director Jan Svankmajer’s surreal adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s book “Alice in Wonderland” will be screened. $5-10. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.org.
AUTHOR AND MUSICIAN ALICE BAG 6 p.m. Bag will perform her music and read excerpts from her coming-of-age memoir, Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, call 526-1735, ext. 5016.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM SPEAKERS SERIES PRESENTS DR. DANIEL GEIGER, “ALL ABOUT ABALONE” 6:30 p.m. Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Curator Dr. Daniel Geiger will introduce the official California State shell and its relatives and discuss all aspects of the sea-dwelling creature. $2-5. Maritime Museum, Channel Islands Harbor, 3900 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.CIMMVC.org.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF MOORPARK MEETING 6:30 p.m. Comedian Byron Walls will present “California Crimefight,” a humorous 30-minute talk on crime. Michael D’s Cafe, 593 W. Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark. For more information, call 338-5582.
“THE ECONOMICS OF CALIFORNIA’S WATER SHORTAGE” BREAKFAST SEMINAR 7:30 a.m. Economist Matthew Fienup will discuss what a “functioning water market” looks like over breakfast. $25-35. Courtyard by Marriott, 600 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.awavc.org.
“THE EVOLUTION OF HISPANIC LITERATURE IN THE UNITED STATES” 3 p.m. Dr. Jesus Gonzales will provide a general overview of the development of Hispanic literature in the United States through five genres. Oxnard Main Public Library, Meeting Room B, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, call 385-7532.
WORLD’S LARGEST SWIM LESSON AND GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT 10 a.m. Participants from around the world will join in this formal swimming lesson. Camarillo Family YMCA, 3111 Village Park Drive, Camarillo and Ventura Family YMCA, 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura. For more information, visit WLSL.org.

~ FRIDAY ~

CI SUMMER RESEARCH INSTITUTE CLOSING CEREMONIES 5-7 p.m. Forty-five competitive research students from the CI Summer Research Institute will present their research. California State University Channel Islands South Quad, One University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.csuci.edu.

~ SATURDAY ~

CASINO NIGHT FOR SANTA CLARA VALLEY HOSPICE 5 p.m. A gourmet dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction and a full casino will be hosted with proceeds benefiting the hospice. Glen Tavern Inn, 134 N. Mill St., Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-1333.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WOMEN’S HEALTH SYMPOSIUM 8 a.m.-noon. Educational resources for women, families, caregivers and those with concerns about women’s health. Ventura Beach Marriott, 2055 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp/womens-health-symposium.shtml.
DAY OF AUTHORS WITH BRIDGET RENSHAW AND EVIE YBARRA 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Renshaw will sign copies of her book Cornucopia at 11 a.m. and Ybarra will discuss her book Legendary Locals of Fillmore at 1 p.m. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ JOURNEY COVER BAND 6 p.m. Celebrate 10 years in the park with the popular Journey cover band. Bring food or purchase on site. Rancho Madera Community Park, 556 Lake Park Drive, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.rsrpd.org.
FINDING MR. RIGHT/MS. RIGHT MEETUP 3-4:30 p.m. Join Dr. Vondie Lozano as she presents “How to Get the Whole Package — Friendship, Romance, Love and Commitment!” E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/finding-mr-ms-right/events.
HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors specializing in health and wellness will be on hand to answer questions and to provide tips on healthy living. Pacific View Mall, 3301 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.shoppacificview.com/Events.
OJAI VALLEY IMPROV SHOW 8 p.m. A battle of improv versus stand-up will be held along with a live band. $15. Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio, 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaiyes.org/improv-stand-up/.
OYA BRAZIL SAMBA 7 and 8:30 p.m. Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine presents live entertainment by Oya Brazil Samba. 3550 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. 204-0970 or www.moquecarestaurant.
SIMI VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM PRESENTS “MOMENTS IN HISTORY” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Old-time activities such as games for kids, butter making, pottery painting and a people’s choice car show will be hosted at this family-friendly event. $3-5. Strathearn Historical Park & Museum, 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simihistory.com.
“THE ONE THING” SEMINAR 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Based on the book by Gary Keller, this program will bring you to discovery and help to create immediate changes in your life. $99. Center for Spiritual Living, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.cslwestlake.org.
VENTURA COUNTY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY PUBLIC STAR PARTY 8-10 p.m. The evening starts with a talk on telescope basics and then viewing the evening sky through telescopes, plus a telescope raffle. $2. Moorpark College Observatory, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.VCAS.org

~ SUNDAY ~

BREWS AND DUDES FATHER’S DAY BBQ BRUNCH AND CLASSIC CAR SHOW 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A classic car show, live music by The Bomb will be hosted for Father’s Day. Whale’s Tail Shellfish Bar & Seafood Restaurant, 3950 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. For more information, call 985-2511.
FATHER’S DAY CAR SHOW AT THE HARBOR 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Custom cars and other vehicles of various years, makes and models will be on display at this special Father’s Day show. Channel Islands Harborview Park, 3810 W Channel Islands Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.milestonecarsociety.com.
VENTURA HARBOR CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS UNKLE MONKEY FATHER’S DAY 1-4 p.m. Unkle Monkey will perform its particular brand of beach rock for Father’s Day as part of the concert series. Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturaharborvillage.com.
VANS WARPED TOUR Sunday, June 21, 11 a.m. Join over 70 artists at this annual gathering of all things punk, ska and otherwise in the national touring Vans Warped Tour. This year’s lineup includes Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides and more. $37.50. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.vanswarpedtour.com.

~ MONDAY ~

JULIE TAYMOR’S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM 7 p.m. This stage play, originally captured live at the Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn, New York, in 2014, will be broadcast into theaters nationwide. $13-15. Ventura Downtown 10, 555 E. Main St., Ventura, and Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
VENTURA BAR ASSOCIATION PRESENTS “BRINGING CLIENTS IN THE DOOR” Noon-1:15 p.m. Attorney and business consultant R.W. Ziegler and public relations professional Jennifer Goddard Combs will lead this lunchtime learning session. $30-40. VCBA office, 4475 Market St., suite B, Ventura. For more information, visit www.vcba.org.

~ TUESDAY ~

“NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND USEFULNESS FOR THE CAREGIVER”  5:30-7 p.m. At this workshop, learn the signs and symptoms to look for when a loved one’s cognition seems to be declinin. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 497-0189.
PARENTS, FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND ALLIES OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY MEETING 7 p.m. PFLAG will meet to discuss issues and concerns of the LGBT community. Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston St., Ventura. For more information, call 650-3327.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

THE COLLECTION AT RIVERPARK’S KIDS’ CLUB SUMMER EVENT 5:30-7 p.m. The first Kids’ Club event of the summer will feature a Wild Wild West theme with a number of western-inspired activities. Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.thecollectionrp.com.
FRIENDS OF HERITAGE SQUARE FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A tea and luncheon will be held alongside this fashion show inspired by Downton Abbey. $30. Residence Inn River Ridge, 2101 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 986-9271.

ONGOING THEATER

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Through July 12. Elite Theatre Company presents the award-winning musical comedy about an eclectic group of tweeners (played by adults) who vie for the spelling championship title of a lifetime. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
DREAMGIRLS Through June 28. High Street Arts Center presents the popular musical based on the successes of Motown acts like the Supremes, the Shirelles, James Brown and others. The play has garnered numerous Tony and Grammy awards. $16-20. 45 E. High St., Moorpark, www.highstreetsartscenter.com.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Through June 28. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents the hilarious Tony-winning musical about a play coming to life in a man’s apartment. For tickets, call 388-5716 or go to drowsyCSP.brownpapertickets.com.
INTO THE WOODS Through July 12. Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi presents the Stephen Sondheim musical fairy tale. ASL-interpreted performance on Friday, July 10, 8 p.m. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
OTHER DESERT CITIES Through June 21. Rubicon Theatre Company presents Jon Robin Baitz’s highly lauded story about a family in the public eye whose members must find a new way forward when each person’s beliefs and illusions related to a pivotal family event are called into question. Filled with richly drawn characters, dramatic plot elements and witty social commentary, Other Desert Cities garnered five Tony nominations and was awarded Outstanding Play by the Outer Critics Circle. $25-54. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.com.
PACK OF LIES Through June 21. Panic! Productions wraps its third season with the award-winning suspenseful British espionage drama directed by Elissa Anne Polansky. $16-20. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.panicproductions.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.                    

OPENING ART

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM June 20 through next year. “The Dirt on Tractors,” featuring a display of rare and still-operational machines that exemplify the milestones of the development of the modern tractor. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org/visit-agriculture-museum.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM June 20 through Nov. 8. “John Nava: Selected Paintings and Tapestries” featuring works never before seen in Ventura County by the famed artist and a 16-foot-high tapestry he designed as a test for his Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels works. Opening reception on June 20, 4-6 p.m. $10 members, $15 general. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.  
SPRING HOLLOW ART GALLERY AND STUDIO June 19-20. Spring Hollow presents two concerts and a special event by recording artist and sound engineer Caroline Sledge. On Friday and Saturday nights, Sledge presents Ancient Music from India featuring bhajans and kirtan, $15. On Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sledge will give a Vibrational Healing Workshop to uncover the wisdom and practical applications of color, sound and fragrance for healing.  For more information about all three events, please call 628-3648 or visit www.springhollowgallery.com.

ONGOING ART

BANK OF AMERICA Through July 4. 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  June 27: “Pathways to Recovery” by Brandon Newcomer. Through July 11: Member Show. Ongoing: The California Heritage Collection includes early California art by significant regionalist artists from the early 1900s through the mid-twentieth century. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org or www.californiaheritagecollection.com.
CAMARILLO PUBLIC LIBRARY Through June 21. “War Comes Home: The Legacy” is a traveling exhibition rich with historic and contemporary letters that offers an intimate look into the thoughts and emotions of veterans and their families upon a soldier’s homecoming. 4102 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. 388-5222 or www.camarillolibrary.org.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Aug. 23. “Subtraction=Abstraction: The Paintings of William Wray 2006-2015.” Opening reception on June 13, 5-7 p.m. 424 S. C Street, 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.
FARMER AND THE COOK Through July 26. “Let It Go Lapis” a solo exhibition by Celeste M. Evans featuring paintings, mixed media and photography. Celeste M. Evans graduated from California Institute of the Arts in 2011 with a BFA in art. Reception on Thursday, June 18, 4-8 p.m. 339 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai. 640-9608 or www.celesteevans.com.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through July 19. Longtime Ventura artist Susan Cook and SCIART Executive Director Karen Geiger explore flowers in the two-woman show “Pods.” 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Aug. 9 “We Remember: Ventura County to Vietnam and Back,” a tribute to Ventura County’s Vietnam veterans. 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 ART CENTER Through July 8. “What Does Peace Look Like?” a juried photography exhibit where the concept of peace is conveyed through images. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, www.ojaiartcenter.org.
OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through July 5. “Condition Report,” an exhibition of works by the Ojai Studio Artists. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 640-1390 or www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.
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 July 28. “A New Chapter” features a wide variety of artists exploring fresh perspectives on their careers, how the elements of nature impact the world around them and their art. Artist reception on July 17 and 18 for Art Walk. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400 or www.redbrickart.com.
SANDBOX COFFEEHOUSE Through July 8. Focus on the Masters Learning to See Art Showcase featuring art by Turning Point Foundation Quality of Life project members. Reception on June 20, 1-3 p.m. 204 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. 641-1025 or www.focusonthemasters.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. Through June 14: “Dos del Sur” (Two From the South), a two-artist exhibition featuring work by Carlos Grasso and Sylvia Raz. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER Through July 14. Ventura County Arts Council presents “Anything Goes,” juried group exhibition on two floors in the Atrium Gallery featuring many of the area’s best-loved artists. 800 S. Victoria Ave.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through June 28. “SlingShot Art Forum,” a group show featuring the SlingShot artists from Santa Barbara. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, www.vitaartcenter.com.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through July 30. “A Walk Through Time: American Made Manifest” explores the evolution of a modern American identity curated by students of a college course called Arts Management and Museology. William Rolland Stadium at Cal Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court. 493-3697 or www.callutheran.edu/rolland.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM 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.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through June 30. “To the Tide Line” features nautical-themed work by 32 artists from Southern California. 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. Open daily, 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 July 30. Currently on exhibit are more than 20 paintings by seminal art deco artist Gustave Kaitz spanning more than 60 years. Ongoing: A collection of French and art deco-era coach-built automobiles. The museum pays homage specifically to the art deco and machine-age design eras (1918-1941). All tickets must be purchased in advance, online. Hours vary. 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 re-enactments 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 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. 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

2015 CALIFORNIA HONEY HARVEST FESTIVAL & BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday, June 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Take the Fillmore & Western Railway through the historic town of Fillmore to Bennett’s Honey Farm and hop off downtown where honey tasting and a BBQ championship will be held at this fourth annual event celebrating all things bee. $10-$20 for train tour, festival free. Central Park, Main St., downtown Fillmore. For more information, visit www.bennetthoney.com.
 
 

COWSPIRACY: THE SUSTAINABILITY SECRET
Thursday, June 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Local Venturans raised enough interest to get a one-off showing of this documentary following filmmaker Kip Anderson as he investigates the correlation between livestock farming, the drought and sustainability. $12.  Century 10 Downtown, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.tugg.com/events/17899.
 
 
 

SURF ‘N’ SUDS BEER FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 13, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

This beer festival will feature 45 breweries with unlimited samples, food trucks, surfboard shapers, live music and more at the Ventura Harbor Village. $50-$65. Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura. For more information, visit www.surfbeerfest.com.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

CEDC NEIGHBORWORKS WEEK “FINANCIAL WELLNESS WORKSHOP IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH” 5:30-7:00 p.m. This workshop will focus on topics relevant to individuals’ financial situation emphasizing financial capability, credit and banking. CEDC’s Azahar Apartments, 11370 Mimosa St., Ventura. For more information, call 659.6868.
CLASSIC FAMILY FILM MUSIC CONCERT 6-7:30 p.m. Dress as your favorite cartoon character and hear your songs from popular family films performed live. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Rd., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simivalleylibrary.org.
MONTE VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMOTION CEREMONY 1 p.m. California State University Channel Islands President Richard Rush will be the keynote speaker at this ceremony. Monte Vista Middle School, 888 Lantana St., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.pvsd.k12.ca.us/montevista.
OXNARD BALLROOM DANCE CLUB MEETING 6:30-10 p.m. (ongoing). Ballroom, Line Dancing, Latin, Swing and more will be had with lessons at the onset. $10. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, Ventura room, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. For more information, call 340-5226.      
VENTURA COUNTY FUSION AND VENTURA COUNTY CREDIT UNION “SCHOOL’S OUT PARTY!” BENEFIT 7 p.m. The Ventura County Fusion will face off against the Southern California Seahorses in this match benefitting FOOD Share in Ventura County. $5-$10. Ventura College Stadium, 4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura. For more information, visit www.fusionfoodshare.nightout.com.

~ SATURDAY ~

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY 6-10 p.m. Rancho Simi Recreation and Park Service will host this film where attendees can swim or picnic while watching. $3. Rancho Simi Community Park, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.rsrpd.org.
AUTHOR DAVID RASCH READS FROM  “SHORT HOT FLASHES” 1 p.m. Rasch will read from his book, an illustrated collection of one hundred and one 101-word stories. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, call 646-6019.
AUTHOR DENNIS HAMILTON BOOK SIGNING Noon-3 p.m. Hamilton, author of “Learning To Live Like Precious Stones”, will sign copies of his book. Abednego Book Shoppe, 2682 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-9350.
“DIVIDING THE HARD DRIVE OF YOUR COMPUTER AND INSTALLING LINUX” 11 p.m. The Ventura Beginners PC Users Group will host Craig Ladd for this workshop. Cypress Place, 1220 Cypress Pl., Ventura. For more information, call 648-1368.
FAIRY TALES IN THE PARK PRESENTS “PETER PAN 2: HOOK’S REVENGE” 4 p.m. Gypsies in a Trunk presents this family-friendly performance. Barranca Vista Park, 7050 Ralston St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.
FREE MAMMOGRAMS AND EDUCATION AT COMMUNITY OUTREACH DAY See website for information. The first 35 women who qualify will be given free mammograms at this outreach day, hosted by Community Memorial Health System. For more information and to apply, visit www.cmhshealth.org/healthywomen.
GRUPO CHUCUMITE: MUSIC OF VERACRUZ, MEXICO 6-8:30 p.m. The group performs folkloric music from the state of Veracruz, Mexico on acoustic, hand built instruments, including a 36 string Veracruz folk harp, jarana jarocha, which is an 8 stringed guitar and more. Rosabella’s Cafe and Bakery, 2705 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. For more information, call 320-0991.
OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14, various times. The Ojai Music festival returns with Cellist Maya Beiser, percussionist Steven Schick and more. Various prices. For more information, schedule and price range, visit www.ojaifestival.secure.force.com.
ROSE VALLEY HERB WALK 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lanny Kaufer will lead this hike that will have participants see native herbs as well as the Wild California Rose. $15-$20. Carpool from Maricopa Plaza. For more information and directions, visit www.HerbWalks.com.
UFC 188: VELASQUEZ VS. WERDUM 7 p.m. This champion-versus-champion fight will be broadcast live from Mexico City. $13-$15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
VENTURA COUNTY DERBY DARLINS’ “HAWAIIN NIGHT” DOUBLE HEADER 4 p.m. This themed night will feature two games pitting the VenDolls vs. Central Coast Roller Derby of Santa Barbara and Battalion of Skates vs. Wine City Rollers of Temecula. $5. Freedom Park, 480 Skyway Dr., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.vcderbydarlins.com

~ SUNDAY ~

29TH ANNUAL OJAI WINE FESTIVAL Noon-4 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of fine wine & beer with two live bands, a dance floor, free boat rides, food and more. $50-$120. Wadleigh Arm Event Area, 11093 Santa Ana Rd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.ojaiwinefestival.com.
“JOHN PHILIP SOUSA: HIS LIFE, HIS MUSIC” 2 p.m. This colorful historical composer will be brought to life by actor, Eric Stein, and his music will be performed by members of the Simi and Royal High Schools’ marching bands. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Rd., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simivalleylibrary.org.

~ MONDAY ~

THE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO JUMPED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). After a long and colorful life, centenarian Allan Karlsson escapes from a nursing home on his 100th birthday and shenanigans ensue. $6.75-$10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. 5th St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.

~ TUESDAY ~

CONEJO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S REGIONAL ECONOMIC FORECAST 7-9 a.m. This year’s event will feature a keynote presentation by Brian Wright, DMO & Executive Relations for Visit California and a panel of local industry experts. Includes breakfast. $40-$50. California Lutheran University’s Lundring Events Center, 60 W. Olsen St., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.conejochamber.org.
“SAVING THE SKIN YOU’RE IN” SKIN CANCER SEMINAR 6-8 p.m. Skin cancer and ways to protect the skin from the sun and the effects of the natural aging process will be the focus of this seminar. Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. Brent St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

OPEN FORUM ON GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE 5:30 p.m. David Pollock, Moorpark city councilman, will moderate a panel reviewing how governments and residents are responding to climate change legislation. Total Wine Conference Center, 394 No. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.cleantechnologycouncil.org.

OPENING THEATER

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE June 12 through July 12. Elite Theatre Company presents the award-winning musical comedy about an eclectic group of tweeners (played by adults) who vie for the spelling championship title of a lifetime. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.

ONGOING THEATER

DREAMGIRLS Through June 28. High Street Arts Center presents the popular musical based on the successes of Motown acts like the Supremes, the Shirelles, James Brown and others. The production has garnered numerous Tony and Grammy awards. $16-20. 45 E. High St., Moorpark, www.highstreetsartscenter.com.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Through June 28. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents the hilarious Tony-winning musical about a play coming to life in a man’s apartment. For tickets, call 388-5716 or go to drowsyCSP.brownpapertickets.com.
INTO THE WOODS Through July 12. Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi presents the Stephen Sondheim musical fairy tale. ASL interpreted performance on Friday, July 10, 8 p.m. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
OTHER DESERT CITIES Through June 21. Rubicon Theatre Company presents Jon Robin Baitz’s highly lauded story about a family in the public eye whose members must find a new way forward when each person’s beliefs and illusions related to a pivotal family event are called into question. Filled with richly drawn characters, dramatic plot elements and witty social commentary, Other Desert Cities garnered five Tony nominations and was awarded Outstanding Play by the Outer Critics Circle. $25-54. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.com.
PACK OF LIES Through June 21. Panic! Productions wraps its third season with the award-winning suspenseful British espionage drama directed by Elissa Anne Polansky. $16-20. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.panicproductions.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.                   

OPENING ART

CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM June 14 through Aug. 23. “Subtraction=Abstraction: The Paintings of William Wray 2006-2015.” Opening reception on June 13, 5-7 p.m. 424 S. C Street, Oxnard. 385-8157 or www.carnegieam.org.

ONGOING ART

BANK OF AMERICA Through July 4. 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 Ongoing. The California Heritage Collection includes early California art by significant regionalist artists from the early 1900s through the mid-twentieth century. Opening reception will be held on June 13, 5-7 p.m. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org or www.californiaheritagecollection.com.
CAMARILLO PUBLIC LIBRARY Through June 21. “War Comes Home: The Legacy” is a traveling exhibition rich with historic and contemporary letters that offers an intimate look into the thoughts and emotions of veterans and their families upon a soldier’s homecoming. 4102 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. 388-5222 or www.camarillolibrary.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 July 19. Longtime Ventura artist Susan Cook and SCIART Executive Director Karen Geiger explore flowers in the two-woman show “Pods.” 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
GALLERY 525 Through June 13. “Recent Discoveries by Merrie Weather Font,” a solo exhibition by Michael McCarthy. McCarthy introduces “specimens” from Font’s other-worldly explorations in this steampunkish fantasy exhibition. 525 W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai. 630-3133 or www.gallery525.com.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Aug. 9 “We Remember: Ventura County to Vietnam and Back,” a tribute to Ventura County’s Vietnam veterans. Curator’s discussion on 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 ART CENTER Through July 8. “What Does Peace Look Like?” a juried photography exhibit where the concept of peace is conveyed through images. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, www.ojaiartcenter.org.
OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through July 5. “Condition Report” an exhibition of works by the Ojai Studio Artists. Artist talk with Valerie Freeman, Rex Kochel and Sylvia Raz on Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m. to noon. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 640-1390 or www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.
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 July 28. “A New Chapter” features a wide variety of artists exploring a fresh perspective on their careers, how the elements of nature impact the world around them and their art. Artist reception on July 17 and 18 for Art Walk. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400 or www.redbrickart.com.
SANDBOX COFFEEHOUSE Through July 8. Focus on the Masters Learning to See Art Showcase featuring art by Turning Point Foundation Quality of Life project members. Reception on June 20, 1-3 p.m. 204 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. 641-1025 or www.focusonthemasters.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. Through June 14: “Dos del Sur” (Two From the South), a two-artist exhibition featuring work by Carlos Grasso and Sylvia Raz. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through June 28. “SlingShot Art Forum” a group show featuring the SlingShot artists from Santa Barbara. Reception on Friday, June 5, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, www.vitaartcenter.com.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through July 30. “A Walk Through Time: American Made Manifest” explores the evolution of a modern American identity curated by students of a college course called Arts Management and Museology. Reception on Saturday, June 6, 6-8 p.m. William Rolland Stadium at Cal Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court. 493-3697 or www.callutheran.edu/rolland.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM 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.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through June 30. “To the Tide Line” features nautical-themed work by 32 artists from Southern California. Reception on June 6, 4-6 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. Open daily, 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 July 30. Currently on exhibit are more than 20 paintings by seminal art deco artist Gustave Kaitz spanning more than 60 years. Ongoing: A collection of French and art deco-era coach-built automobiles. The museum pays homage specifically to the art deco and machine-age design eras (1918-1941). All tickets must be purchased in advance, online. Hours vary. 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 re-enactments 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 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. 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

22ND ANNUAL CASA PACIFICA ANGELS WINE FOOD AND BREW FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 7, 1-5 p.m.
 
Local chefs, wine makers and brew masters will demonstrate and taste their gourmet goods at this annual event celebrating all things foodie. Live music, a cooking contest and the Top Chef Yummies award recipient will be honored with funds going to support Casa Pacifica’s programs. $125. CSU Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.cpwineandfoodfestival.com.
 
 
 

BUENAVENTURA GALLERY
Tuesday, June 9.

The Buenaventura Art Association will begin presenting and selling pieces from the California Heritage Collection curated by Anca Colbert on June 9, with small successive groupings to be unveiled throughout the year.  The collection includes early California art by significant regionalist artists from the early 1900s through the mid-twentieth century. Opening reception will be held on June 13, 5-7 p.m. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org or www.californiaheritagecollection.com.
 
 
 

OTHER DESERT CITIES
Through June 21.

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Jon Robin Baitz’s highly lauded story about a family in the public eye whose members must find a new way forward when each person’s beliefs and illusions related to a pivotal family event are called into question. Filled with richly drawn characters, dramatic plot elements and witty social commentary, Other Desert Cities garnered five Tony nominations and was awarded Outstanding Play by the Outer Critics Circle. $25-54. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.com.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

BATTLE OF MIDWAY EVENT 10 a.m. A ceremony commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Midway will include a wreath-laying and guest speaker. Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, 311 Main Road, suite 1, Point Mugu. For more information, call 989-9234.
DRAG RACING AGAINST DRUGS AND GRAFFITTI GRADUATION 5:30-7 p.m. Graduate students of the DRAGG program will receive awards during this ceremony. 300 N. Graves Ave., suite F, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.draggteam.com.
OXNARD FOOD TRUCKS FIRST THURSDAYS 5:30-9:30 p.m. Several food trucks will line up for this monthly event featuring gourmet food and other activities. Plaza Park, 500 S. B St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.downtownoxnard.org.
“SHINE!” A DOWNTOWN TASTING EVENT 5-8 p.m. A fundraising event for new programs geared at improving downtown with food, wine, craft beer a silent auction and more. $30. Ventura City Hall Atrium, 501 Poli St, Ventura. For more information, visit www.downtownventura.org.
SOLARIZE OJAI VALLEY INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP 6-7:30 p.m. Learn more about the solar group-purchasing program for Ojai residents at this workshop. Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, call 669-8445.

~ FRIDAY ~

“A SWING TO REMEMBER” GOLF TOURNAMENT AND FAIR 9 a.m. A health fair and other activities will precede this golf tournament (beginning at noon), with a hole-in-one contest featuring a $10,000 prize. Elkins Ranch Golf Course, 1386 Chambersburg Road, Fillmore. For more information, call 760-5242.
CONEJO ORCHID SOCIETY ORCHID SHOW Noon-6 p.m. (and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-3 p.m.). An opportunity to learn about orchids and the Conejo Orchid Society with classes, demonstrations and an orchid sale. Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.ConejoOrchidSociety.org.
FREE MURALS AND ROSES EXHIBIT 11 a.m.-3 p.m. View 15 murals depicting four centuries of Ventura history and the adobe’s rose garden. Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net/olivasadobe.
“HOW TO TRADE WITH ASIAN COUNTRIES” 9 a.m.-noon. Consuls general from Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines will speak about how businesses can trade with their emerging Asian markets. CSU Channel Islands, Malibu Hall 100, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.csuci.wufoo.com/forms/how-to-trade-with-asian-countries.
OJAICARES COMMUNITYWIDE HEALTH EDUCATION EVENT 7-9 p.m. (and Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m.-noon). “Cultivating Lifelong Wellness, Utilizing the Best of Western and Complementary Medicine” and “Tea and Talk” will be lead by Dr. Nasha. Friday at Ojai Woman’s Club, 414 E. Ojai Ave.; and Saturday at Ojai Art Center Gallery, 113 S. Montgomery St. For more information, call 646-6433.
OJAI VALLEY GREEN COALITION SALON SERIES IV “TREES” 7-9 p.m. Share tree wisdom or listen to others talk about trees. Ojai Valley Green Coalition Resource Center, 206 N. Signal St., #S, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.org.      

~ SATURDAY ~

CITIZENFOUR 4:30 p.m. This documentary follows Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden over the course of several days following the release of information regarding the NSA’s domestic spying program. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY EVENT 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch and entertainment will be provided in recognition of this national event, free for cancer survivors and one guest. Ventura Beach Marriott, 2055 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.ncsd.org.
FREE FAMILY DAY AT SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A free hands-on art-making workshop will be held to coincide with the Melody Hall Music Festival at the nearby California Oil Museum, plus more. Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 North 10th St., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.SantaPaulaArtMuseum.org.
FREE WATER-WISE CLASS: CONTROL YOUR CONTROLLERS 10-11:30 a.m. Information on how to set and operate smart controllers and keep up with the latest water compliance codes. City of Ventura’s Sanjon Public Works Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.
FIRST SATURDAY TALK: IAN JAMES’ “STRAIGHT TALKING, STRAIGHT WALKING” 2 p.m. James will share his own journey from a childhood “polio” walk to “straightening up” and walking with awareness. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, call 646-6019.
MELODY HALL MUSIC FESTIVAL 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. A lineup of bands that includes Charles Law Band, Deuce, Juano & Friends, Bob DeSena Latin Jazz and more will be hosted at this festival with food trucks and other activities. Adjacent to the California Oil Museum, 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/santapaulahistoricalsociety.
NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY FAMILY PICNIC 1 p.m. Food and activities in recognition of the national event. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.CancerSupportVvsb.org.
OAKHEART COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 1-10 p.m. Two stages featuring country musicians Easton Corbin, Cassadee Pope and more will be had along with food trucks and a “kids korral.” $35-85. Conejo Creek (South Park), 1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.oakheartcmf.com.
SALVATION ARMY FASHION SHOW Noon-2 p.m. This fashion show will be held in support of the local free dental clinic in Oxnard. Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge, 2101 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 483-9235.
THIRD ANNUAL HOME OWNERSHIP FAIR 11 a.m.3- p.m. Ventura County Community Development Corporation will host workshops, resource booths and more at this annual event. VCCDC Home Ownership Center, 2231 Sturgis Road, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.vccdc.org.
THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB MEETING 7:30-10 p.m. A live band with ballroom dancing, swing and more will be hosted. $7. The Goebel Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 381-2744.
OXNARD YOUTH FIRE EXPLORERS’ TOWER 2 TOWER THIRD ANNUAL STAIR CLIMB RUN 9 a.m. Over 9,000 steps will be scaled by runners, through an obstacle course and down again to raise funds for the Explorers. $40-50. 500 Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.active.com. 

~ SUNDAY ~

FAMILY DAY AT THE MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY 11 a.m.-5 p.m. View the current exhibit on Abraham Lincoln and meet the former president at this free family day. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
GYPSIES IN A TRUNK PRESENTS “PETER PAN 2: HOOK’S REVENGE” 2 p.m. The all-volunteer troupe of actors will perform free fairy tales for the young and the young at heart. Channel Islands Harbor, Harbor View Park, south of Marine Emporium Landing between Cabezone Circle and Barracuda Way on Harbor Boulevard. For more information, visit www.channelislandsharbor.org.
JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS “DNA FROM A USER’S PERSPECTIVE” 1-3 p.m. This presentation will provide a basic understanding of DNA, the different types of testing and how it is being used in genealogy research. Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 818-889-6616.
OJAI CHAUTAUQUA PANEL ON INCOME INEQUALITY: “THE END OF THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS” 4:30-6:30 p.m. Noted experts from across the political and economic spectrum will appear together at the fifth in a series of provocative discussions. $20-25. Ojai Valley Community Church, 907 El Centro, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaichat.org.
“PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING = REAL POWER + REAL MONEY” 3-5 p.m. This Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions presentation will discuss how the process of participatory budgeting (PB) empowers members of a community. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.c-p-r.net.
VENTURA COUNTY CONCERT BAND PRESENTS “AS SUMMER WAS JUST BEGINNING” 3 p.m. The final concert of the VCCB season will feature musical favorites, including marches, musicals and popular hits. Ventura High School Auditorium 2 N. Catalina, Ventura. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/venturacountyconcertband. 

~ MONDAY ~

“VALUE-DRIVEN PLANNING FOR AGING AND END-OF-LIFE CHOICES” 5:30-7 p.m. Learn about value-driven planning and advanced care planning and more. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 497-0189.

~ TUESDAY ~

EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR SEMINAR 9 a.m.-noon. The Employment Development Department will host this free seminar. Ventura EDD Tax Office, 4820 McGrath St., suite 200, Ventura. For more information, call 888-745-3886.
VENTURA COUNTY WRITERS CLUB SPEAKER AUTHOR SHEILA LOWE 7 p.m. Sheila Lowe is an acclaimed author and president of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation. Pleasant Valley Senior Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, call 499-3490.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: ONE DROP 7:30 p.m. Featuring never-before-seen footage, this film is shown as a fundraiser for the One Drop foundation. $13-15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

OPENING THEATER

INTO THE WOODS June 6 through July 12. Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi presents the Stephen Sondheim musical fairy tale. ASL interpreted performance on Friday, July 10, 8 p.m. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
PACK OF LIES June 6-21. Panic! Productions wraps its third season with the award-winning suspenseful British espionage drama directed by Elissa Anne Polansky. $16-20. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.panicproductions.org.   
PETER PAN 2: HOOK’S REVENGE Sunday, June 7, 2 p.m. Gypsies in a Trunk present the free fairy tale theater production for families at Channel Islands Harbor. Marine Emporium Landing between Cabezone Circle and Barracuda Way on Harbor Blvd.

ONGOING THEATER

DANCING AT LUGHNASA Through June 7. Ojai ACT takes you on a journey back in time and across the sea for a two-day visit with the Mundy sisters of Ireland, where dancing at the harvest festival enlightens their hardscrabble existence in this Tony and Olivier Award-winning play. $15-18. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai.  640-8797 or www.OjaiACT.org.
DREAMGIRLS Through June 28. High Street Arts Center presents the popular musical based on the successes of Motown acts like the Supremes, the Shirelles, James Brown and others. The production has garnered numerous Tony and Grammy awards. $16-20. 45 E. High St., Moorpark, www.highstreetsartscenter.com.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Through June 28. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents the hilarious Tony-winning musical about a play coming to life in a man’s apartment. For tickets, call 388-5716 or go to drowsyCSP.brownpapertickets.com.
GOOD PEOPLE 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. 
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

THE HUD GALLERY June 5, 6-10 p.m. Group show featuring work by Brett Kaufman, Julie Crews, Carol Roullard, Maxwell Keith and many more. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. 626-8876 or www.dabart.me.
SANDBOX COFFEEHOUSE June 10 through July 8. Focus on the Masters Learning to See Art Showcase featuring art by Turning Point Foundation Quality of Life project members. Reception on June 20, 1-3 p.m. 204 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. 641-1025 or www.focusonthemasters.com.
VITA ART CENTER June 5-28. “SlingShot Art Forum” a group show featuring the SlingShot artists from Santa Barbara. Reception on Friday, June 5, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, www.vitaartcenter.com.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY June 6 through July 30. “A Walk Through Time: American Made Manifest” explores the evolution of a modern American identity curated by students of a college course called Arts Management and Museology. Reception on Saturday, June 6, 6-8 p.m. William Rolland Stadium at Cal Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court. 493-3697 or www.callutheran.edu/rolland.

ONGOING ART

BANK OF AMERICA Through July 4. 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.
CAMARILLO PUBLIC LIBRARY Through June 21. “War Comes Home: The Legacy” is a traveling exhibition rich with historic and contemporary letters that offers an intimate look into the thoughts and emotions of veterans and their families upon a soldier’s homecoming. 4102 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. 388-5222 or www.camarillolibrary.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 July 19. Longtime Ventura artist Susan Cook and SCIART Executive Director Karen Geiger explore flowers in the two-woman show “Pods.” 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 June 6. “No Risk No Reward” explores America’s obsession with the right to bear arms. Featured artists are Ellwood T. Risk and Sabine Pearlman. 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 June 13. “Recent Discoveries by Merrie Weather Font,” a solo exhibition by Michael McCarthy. McCarthy introduces “specimens” from Font’s other-worldly explorations in this steampunkish fantasy exhibition. 525 W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai. 630-3133 or www.gallery525.com.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Aug. 9 “We Remember: Ventura County to Vietnam and Back,” a tribute to Ventura County’s Vietnam veterans. Curator’s discussion on 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 VALLEY MUSEUM Through July 5. “Condition Report” an exhibition of works by the Ojai Studio Artists. Artist talk with Valerie Freeman, Rex Kochel and Sylvia Raz on Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m. to noon. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 640-1390 or www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.
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 June 8. “Water Works II,” presented in partnership with the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art, is an international juried exhibition, including works from as far away as China and broadly focused on issues related to water. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 620-7589 or www.porchgalleryojai.com.
RED BRICK GALLERY Through July 28. “A New Chapter” features a wide variety of artists exploring a fresh perspective on their careers, how the elements of nature impact the world around them and their art. Artist reception on July 17 and 18 for Art Walk. 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. Through June 14: “Dos del Sur” (Two From the South), a two-artist exhibition featuring work by Carlos Grasso and Sylvia Raz. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.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.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM 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.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through June 30. “To the Tide Line” features nautical-themed work by 32 artists from Southern California. Reception on June 6, 4-6 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. Open daily, 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 July 30. Currently on exhibit are more than 20 paintings by seminal art deco artist Gustave Kaitz spanning more than 60 years. Ongoing: A collection of French and art deco-era coach-built automobiles. The museum pays homage specifically to the art deco and machine-age design eras (1918-1941). All tickets must be purchased in advance, online. Hours vary. 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 re-enactments 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 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. 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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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. History Lecture Series: Accommodation and Resistance

    October 15 @ 7:00 pm - December 11 @ 8:30 pm
  2. Artist in Residence: Delesprie

    October 16 @ 3:00 pm - December 4 @ 6:00 pm
  3. Humanizing the Other: Art by Salomón Huerta

    November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
  4. Key Frames: A Celebration of Animation & Production Art

    November 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Ventura County Economic Forecast Conference

    November 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  6. Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities

    November 14 @ 6:30 pm
  7. ‘Fuenteovejuna,’ or ‘Like Sheep to Water…’

    November 14 @ 8:00 pm - November 24 @ 2:00 pm
  8. Faculty Recital: Micah Wright

    November 15 @ 7:30 pm
  9. Ojai Herbal Symposium: The Wisdom of the Body

    November 16 - November 17
  10. Free Clothing Swap!

    November 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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