CAMARILLO COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN PARTY Friday, Oct. 30, 5-8 p.m. Featuring a trick-or-treat village, games, inflatables, pumpkin painting and more. Community Center Park, 1605 E. Bunley St., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.pvrpd.org.
CAMARILLO FARMERS MARKET Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to noon. Camarillo hospice volunteers present scary food demos, trick-or-treating, games and a costume contest. 2220 Ventura Blvd., Old Town Camarillo.
DEM HALLOWEEN PARTY Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. The annual Ventura County Democratic Club’s annual Halloween Party. Costume party and more. Space is limited. 4561 Heather Glen Court. RSVP to Colleen at 338-5582.
GHOSTS AND GHOULS OF CITY HALL GHOST TOUR Friday, Oct. 30, 8-10 p.m. Supernatural stories of bizarre phenomena at Ventura’s Old Courthouse will be shared, including the story of a floating head, an angry Lady in Red and strange trial cases. $20. City Hall, 501 Poli St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.
OLIVAS HALLOWEEN GHOST TOUR Saturday, Oct. 31, 7-9 p.m. and 9:30-11 p.m. Spend some after-hours with a ghost hunter and a focus on sightings of two ghost children and perhaps their phantom dog. $25. Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.
SECOND ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HAUNT IN THE PARK 4-7 p.m. A family-friendly safe venue with costume contests, games, prizes, a trick-or-treat village, pumpkin decorating and more. Plaza Park, 500 S. B St., Oxnard. For more information, call 985-8379.
VENTURA ELKS CLUB HALLOWEEN PRETEEN CARNIVAL Saturday, Oct. 31, noon-3 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, punch are provided for kids 12 and younger and age-appropriate games will be played and prizes. Costumes encouraged. Ventura Elks Lodge, 2126 Knoll Drive, Ventura. For more information, call 985-4118.
CEMETERY PARK TOUR Sunday, Nov. 1, 8-10 p.m. Explore the stories of Ventura’s pioneers at rest (and some at unrest) in Memorial Park as well as Ventura’s Day of the Dead traditions. $20. Meet at the cemetery parking lot off Poli Street near Crimea Street. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM, AGRICULTURE MUSEUM AND MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Sunday, Nov. 1. A free day for the whole family that includes traditional craft making, music, Aztec dancers, Ballet Folklorico, food, storytelling and altar installations. At three locations. Holiday-appropriate attire is encouraged! Visit www.santapaulaartmuseum.org or www.venturamuseum.org for details.
PORCH GALLERY Through Nov. 15.
A Catalogue of Unnatural Works, new works by Jeff Mann. After a 25-year career at George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic, creating characters and scenery, Mann created a series of drawings featuring otherworldly flora and fauna. They will be shown in this exhibition alongside his carbon ink prints. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai. More at www.porchgalleryojai.com.
NORTHERN LIGHTS FALL FLAMENCO
Thursday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m.
Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show to Ventura. She will be joined by a male flamenco singer from Spain and guitarist Bobby de Sofia. This is part of a 35-date tour of the western U.S. $7-35. WAV Theater Gallery, 175 S. Ventura Ave. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2348199.
MEET THE ARTIST STELLA MOON 6-9 p.m. Artist Stella Moon of Stella Moon Designs will talk and show her art. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
ONE CITY, ONE BOOK SERIES DISCUSSION 7-9 p.m. The presentation will focus on perspectives on “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez. California Lutheran Univeristy, Lundring Events Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.thousandoaksreads.org.
REEL ANGLERS OUTDOOR PROGRAM FUNDRAISER 6-9 p.m. Silent auctions and raffle will be held, and a fundraiser at Pizza Man Dan’s will complement the night. Pizza Man Dan’s, 1601 Victoria Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 658-6666.
“SPOKES IN THE OAKS” OPEN STREET FESTIVAL 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Portions of some roads in Thousand Oaks will be closed to all cars and open to bikes and strollers for this festival featuring trick-or-treating and Grammy-nominated musician Lisa Loeb. Townsgate, Hampshire and Agoura Roads in Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.toaks.org.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY’S FIELD TRIP TO CALLEGUAS CREEK/ ROUND MOUNTAIN 8:30 a.m. Birds such as hooded mergansers, lesser yellowlegs and white-faced ibis will be looked for. For more information and directions, call 901-2203.
CAFÉ FIORE’S BRIDAL GALA 4-7 p.m. Local vendors will display their wedding wares alongside light appetizers. Café Fiore, 66 S. California St., Ventura. For more information, call 653-1266.
CLU’S THE REPRESENTATIONAL ART CONFERENCE 2015 Various times through Wednesday, Nov. 4. Several speakers will discuss the theme “Rock Solid: Finding the Aesthetic Foundations of Contemporary Representational Art.” Various locations. For more information, visit www.trac2015.org.
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT 2 p.m. The Channel Islands String Quartet presents An Afternoon of Chamber Music featuring music of Mozart, Strauss and more. $16-24. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246.
MEDICARE ONE-STOP INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (through November). Medicare beneficiaries may attend any One-Stop Shop for any of their Medicare needs during this time. Various locations. For more information and locations, call 477-7310.
THE END OF THE TOUR 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The story of the interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and novelist David Foster Wallace. $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE ART GUILD DINNER/DEMO 6-9 p.m. Palette-knife painting demonstration by radio host Leslie Saeta 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.
COOKIE CULINARY FUNDRAISER 6-9 p.m. Local wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors will serve alongside appetizers and desserts inspired by Girl Scout Cookies at this fundraiser. $40-50. Palm Garden Hotel, 495 Ventu Park Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.forkitovergsccc.com.
FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Senior Helpers of Westlake Village and Senior Concerns will host this free screening. Senior Helpers, 31255 Cedar Valley Drive #303, Westlake Village. For more information, call 497-8370.
TOOLS FOR LANDLORDS: PREPARING FOR EL NINO WORKSHOP 8-11:30 a.m. Eric Bolt, warning coordination meteorologist for NOAA, will provide up-to-date El Nino information, among tips for landlords and property managers. Ventura County Community Foundation, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo. For more information, call 480-9991, ext. 235.
VENTURA COUNTY GARDEN CLUB MEETING 11 a.m. Presentation and tour will be given by John Ernest, lab manager for the Gallup and Stribling Orchid Farm. Gallup and Stribling Orchid Farm, 3450 Via Real, Carpinteria. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY Oct. 31 through Dec. 6. The Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi presents the play adapted from the television show about a charming family with a macabre sensibility. $18-25. The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
THE LOVELY BOAT MELODRAMA Oct. 30 through Nov. 22. Moorpark’s High Street Arts Center presents this zany comedy inspired by the 1970s hit TV show The Love Boat. $18-25. 45 E. High St., Moorpark. 529-8700 or www.highstreetartscenter.com.
MY FAIR LADY Through Nov. 11. James O’Neil directs Rubicon Theatre’s production of the classic rags-to-riches story based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion. Sometimes referred to as the “perfect musical,” it starred Julie Andrews when it debuted on stage and Audrey Hepburn in the film adaptation. Kimberly Hessler stars as Eliza Doolittle. $35-64. For tickets and full schedule, including talkback dates, please visit www.rubicontheatre.org.
THE LION IN WINTER Through Nov. 22. Elite Theatre presents this dramedy about sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons. Directed by Tom Eubanks. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Through Oct. 31. Flying H Group presents John Pollono’s psychological thriller that incorporates modern technology and social media to punctuate its narrative. Not suitable for children. $15. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura. 901-0005 or www.flyinghgroup.com.
VENTURA IMPROV Ongoing Fridays and Saturdays: Ventura Improv Company (VIC) presents hilarious improvisational comedy. All shows are in a competitive comedy improv format where the improvisers are given challenges by the show’s host or director. The audience can judge the action. Saturday shows feature experienced veteran players. 34 N. Palm St., Ventura. 643-5701, www.venturaimprov.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Nov. 3 through Dec. 4. Furusato, a solo exhibition by photographer Tomi Murphy. Opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 8, 3-7 p.m. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, suite 117C, in the Ventura Harbor Village, 644-2750.
RED BRICK ART Nov. 1 through Jan. 15. Celebration, a group show that expresses color, texture and transformation. 4601 Telephone Road, #112, Ventura, www.redbrickart.com.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Ongoing: The California Heritage Collection includes early California art by significant regional artists from the early 1900s through the mid-20th century. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org or www.californiaheritagecollection.com.
CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART Through Nov. 1. Art of Geometry, sculptures by Betty Gold. The museum’s inaugural exhibition will feature a selection of steel and painted bronze sculptures by the pioneering artist whose works range in scale from tabletop to large installations. 1984 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, www.cmato.org.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 22. Subjective Truths, contemporary realism revealing universal truths through personal perspectives, is a group show presented in partnership with The Representational Art Conference and hosted by the Arts Initiative of California Lutheran University. 424 S. C St., Oxnard. 385-8157 or www.carnegieam.org.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through Nov. 1. The Pressed Image: Hand-Pulled Works on Paper, works by Karen L. Brown and Virginia Furmanski. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
GALLERY 525 Through Nov. 29. Taking Off, a solo exhibition of new works by Kelly Luscombe Bea is a show of luminous oil paintings inspired by the artist’s sea voyages over the last year. 525 W. El Roblar, Drive, Ojai. 701-1156 or www.gallery525.com.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through Nov. 1. From Here to Zen, a solo exhibition by Swedish artist Christina Altfeld. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, #117C, Ventura. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
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 Nov. 29. Cubanos: Island Portraits, photography by Lorenzo DeStefano. Also, Sitting Pretty: Portrait Photography From the Salon to the Selfie features long-hidden treasures from the museum’s collection of photographic and painted portraits. 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 Jan. 3. Famed Mad Magazine artist Sergio Aragones will share some of his private collection of cartoon art by some of the most influential cartoonists of his boyhood. Well-known daily and Sunday comic strips plus single-panel comics from Playboy and The New Yorker will be on display. Many items cannot be seen anywhere else. 130 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.
PACIFIC VIEW MALL Ongoing. The Ventura County Arts Council Arts Collective is now open on the second level near Sears. Various works by local artists, including Tim Koch, Juleanne Case and Patty Kreider. See artists as they work. Workshops and classes for kids and adults coming soon. 3301 E. Main St., Ventura. 676-1540 or www.shoppacificview.com.
RED BRICK ART Through Oct. 31. The Sweeter Side of Life, food-inspired paintings by Jen Livia, is the first exhibit at the newly named and relocated Red Brick. 4601 Telephone Road, No. 112 (corner of Market Street). 643-6400 or www.redbrickart.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Feb. 28. The 22nd annual De Colores Art Show. This year’s show pays homage to “Campesinas” or female farmworkers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. For more information, see www.santapaulaartmuseum.org. 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. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
STUDIO GALLERY Through Dec. 31. Exile to the Garden: Paintings by Jacquelyn Cavish features works created during a period of loss for the artist when she drew inspiration from a gnarled old orange tree. 2741 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf, 985-1546.
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.
AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through January. Machine-Age Art: The Artwork of Wendell Dowling. Also The Dirt on Tractors, a display of rare and still-operational machines that exemplify the milestones in 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.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Jan. 24. Digging Up the Past: An Extraordinary Collection of Dinosaur Fossils. Actual fossils of T. rex, Triceratops and pterodactyls will be on display as well as a replica excavation site. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. 933-0076 or www.caoilmuseum.org.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM. Through Jan. 3. Marple Deconstructed: the Evolution of a Master features some of the most stunning ship models ever crafted. Opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 7, 3-5 p.m. Ongoing: Port of Hueneme, an exhibit two years in the making, and Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings can be seen. 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 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. A large space with hands-on exhibits that explore daily life, nature, space, science and other subjects for children, including the recently opened AIRtropolis, a 235-square-foot exhibit produced by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District that teaches visitors about clean air using fun, inventive means. 418 W. Fourth St., Oxnard. 483-3005 or www.gullwings.org.
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM 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 a 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: Sundays, 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.