Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

WYNONNA AND THE BIG NOISE CHRISTMAS
Sunday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m.
Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning her 35-year career. Charting countless singles, including 20 No. 1 hits, and over 60 industry awards, the iconic performer was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” Wynona and her band will perform Christmas classics at this stop in her national tour. $35-81. Fred Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
 
 
 

LOVE IN THE TETONS
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m.

Fifteen years ago, Juan, an at-risk youth from south-central Los Angeles, stepped off a bus in Grand Teton National Park and saw the stars for the first time in his life. His experience inspired him to connect more diverse and urban youth to nature, and in the process, he met Vanessa Torres, a park ranger, and fell in love all over again. REI, 2700 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.rei.com/learn.
 
 
 

THE CLEAN HOUSE Through Dec. 20
Santa Paula Theater Center presents Sara Ruhl’s whimsical, romantic comedy about a Brazilian housekeeper and the crazy love lives of her sisters. Winner of the Susan Blackburn Prize given annually to the best English language play written by a woman, The Clean House was also a Pulitzer finalist.  $18-20. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org
 

 
~ WEDNESDAY ~

THE TURKEY BOWL TOURNAMENT AND CANNED FOOD DRIVE 8 p.m. Spencer Fischer of 103.3 The Vibe will perform at this pre-Thanksgiving charity event. Discovery Ventura, 1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.discoveryventura.com.  

~ FRIDAY ~

TREACY VILLA RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY TOYS FOR TOTS COLLECTION 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (through Wednesday, Dec. 16). The Facility is accepting new, unwrapped toys to be donated to the Toys for Tots campaign. Treacy Villa Residential Care Facility, 3482 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. For more information, call 644-1292.
“WANDERING GHOSTS,” A TALK AND TOUR WITH RICHARD SENATE 7-9 p.m. Author Richard Senate will lead this tour and talk about ghosts that wander downtown Ventura. $5. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 200-8658 .

~ SATURDAY ~

UNDER THE STREETLAMP 8 p.m. Fresh off their PBS special, America’s new vocal group delivers a variety of classic doo-wop, Motown and old rock ‘n’ roll hits. $41-55. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Fred Kavli Theater, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com

~ SUNDAY ~

MERU 4:30 p.m. Mountain climber Conrad Anker teams with cinematographer Jimmy Chin to scale the Himalayan peak known as Meru, the Shark’s Fin, in this documentary. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
ROMAN HOLIDAY 2 p.m. (and 7 p.m.). Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn star in this classic about a sheltered princess who falls for an American newsman in Rome. $7.50-10.65. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

~ MONDAY ~

COMING HOME 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). A devoted couple is forced to separate when one is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as the other is injured in an accident. $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
“STRATEGIES FOR A SUCCESFUL JOB SEARCH” 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (through Friday, Dec. 4). The Outstanding Professional Employment Workshop (OPEN) will host this workshop on how to improve your job-searching abilities. East County Job and Career Center, 980 Enchanted Way, #105, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.eu-open.org.

~ TUESDAY ~

CELIAC DISEASE SEMINAR 6-8 p.m. Helen John-Kelly, M.D., who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology, will lead the seminar and will cover the symptoms of celiac disease, how it is diagnosed and what the treatment is for children. Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. Brent St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.
CENTER FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND FORECASTING, VENTURA COUNTY FORECAST 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Executive Director Bill Watkins and economist Matthew Fienup with CERF will present the county’s 2016 forecast. $65-75. For more information, location and to RSVP, visit www.clucerf.org.
COMMUNITY HEALING EVENING 7-8:30 p.m. Healing in America will host this event featuring a guided meditation and healing circle followed by a “one to one” energy healing session. $20 suggested donation. Healing in America, 107 W. Aliso St., Ojai. For more information, call 640-0211.
HELP DECORATE THE LIBRARY FOR THE HOLIDAYS 3:30-6 p.m. Kids can help put up the tree and decorate with garlands, poinsettias and snowflakes, with a hot cider and holiday cookie break. South Oxnard Branch Library, 4300 Saviers Road, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardlibrary.net.
THOUSAND OAKS STATE OF THE CITY 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mayor Al Adam will address the current state of the city of Thousand Oaks and discuss what is on the horizon for 2016. $45. California Lutheran University, Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.conejochamber.org.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

AUTHOR JUSTIN HOCKING SIGNING AND DISCUSSION 4 p.m. Hocking, author of The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, will sign and discuss his novel. California Lutheran University, William Roland Gallery of Fine Art, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.clu.edu.    

OPENING THEATER

JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL Nov. 27 through Dec. 20. Ojai ACT presents this delightful twist on the infamous tale of the terrible Scrooge, told from Marley’s point of view. Not recommended for children 10 and younger. $15-18. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 640-8797 or www.OjaiACT.org.

ONGOING THEATER

THE ADDAMS FAMILY 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.
ANIMAL FARM Through Nov. 29: Elite Theatre Company takes on the Nelson Bond adaptation of George Orwell’s satirical novel. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
FOLLIES Through Dec. 13: Conejo Players Theatre presents the Stephen Sondheim musical about a reunion of actors amid the closure of their old theater. $18-20. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 495-3715.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Through Dec. 3: ARTS Literature in Action presents its limited engagement production of the Oscar Wilde play in the DownStage Theater at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 579-3611 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.

YOUR FRIENDS WOULD NEVER HARM YOU Through Dec. 5: Teatro de Las Americas presents this comedy about friends gathering to send their friend off to priesthood. $15-25. Oxnard College Black Box Theatre, 40000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. 983-2876 or www.teatrodelasamericas.org.

ONGOING ART

643 A PROJECT SPACE Through Dec. 19: Inklings, an annual group show by members of the Inkspots of San Buenaventura featuring original prints using etching, collagraphy, linocut, monoprint, monotype, woodblock and digital manipulation. Open 1-4 p.m. Nov. 21, 28 and Dec. 5, 12 and 19 or by appointment. 643 Ventura Ave. For more information, visit www.inkspotsventura.blogspot.com.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Nov. 28: Encaustic Competition. 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.
CAMARILLO ART CENTER Through Nov. 29. Good Things in Small Packages, group exhibit of small works. 3150 Ponderosa Drive, Camarillo, 445-7061.
CSUCI: Through Feb. 12: A Life in Pictures includes 30 pieces from photographer Santi Visalli’s iconic photos from the ’60s and ’70s. Through Dec. 4. This is Not a Neon Sign, works in neon by Flechtner in the Napa Gallery; 88 Mile in the Palm Temporary Gallery; Cal State Channel Islands Campus, 50 University Drive, Camarillo, 437-8561. 
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through Jan. 17. Purely Pastels by Daggi Wallace and Lynn Byrne Simon. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
GALERIE 102 Through Dec. 6. Genesis, paintings by Stella Maria Baer and sculpture by Elisa Berry Fonseca, who both hold masters of art in religion degrees.  102 W. Matilija St., Ojai. 640-0151 or www.galerie102.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 Dec. 4: Furusato, a solo exhibition by photographer Tomi Murphy. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, #117C, Ventura. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Jan. 2: What If: Life in a Handful or Less, works by Harold Muliadi. CLU Soiland Humanities Center, 60 Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, 493-3241.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura. 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MCNISH GALLERY Through Dec. 4: Paintings and ceramics by Jacqueline Biaggi and George Yepes. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose, Ave., Oxnard, 986-5800, ext. 1929.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Nov. 29: exhibit highlights from the 2015 Representational Art Conference featuring Jeremy Lipking, Joseph Todorovitch, Tony Pro, Alexey Steele. Cubanos: Island Portraits, photography by Lorenzo DeStefano. 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 Jan. 15: Celebration, a group show that expresses color, texture and transformation. 4601 Telephone Road, #112, Ventura, www.redbrickart.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Jan. 31: Eighth annual Art About Agriculture, a group exhibition featuring art by more than 60 artists inspired by the county’s agricultural heritage and contemporary agriculture. 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.
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.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through Nov. 30: Something to Cry About, a solo exhibition by Pamela Wilson. Presented by the Museum of Ventura County, this exhibit features representational works by the artist, who recently showed her work at TRAC (The Representational Art Conference). 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 643-1960 or www.bellartsfactory.org.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through Nov. 30: John Nava Figure Studies: Paintings, drawings and tapestries. View works by Nava on display for the first time, all reflecting an effort to present the figure in all its humanity without symbolic pretext. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 644-9214 or www.vitaartcenter.com.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Jan. 21: Transmission, a group show curated by Michael Pearce that “reveals the relationships between contemporary representational painters and sculptors and their inspirations in 19th-century artists through their work and in their own words.” 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks on the Cal Lutheran University campus, 493-3697.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

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. 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.   

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

CAMARILLO CAFE CONCERT SERIES FINAL CONCERT
FEATURING BERNICE LEWIS AND LAURA ZUCKER
Friday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m.

After 26 years of performances, the Camarillo Concert Series is coming to an end with a performance by singer/songwriters Bernice Lewis, a published poet with six CDs and a national fan base, and Laura Zucker, two-time finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition in Texas. $15 suggested donation. Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarillocafe.com
 
 
 

REAGAN LIBRARY Nov. 19-22.
“The Wall That Heals,” the traveling half-scale replica of the granite memorial in Washington, D.C., built by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, will make a short stop in Simi Valley. A free opening ceremony will be held on Nov. 19, 10 a.m. on the library’s White House South Lawn replica, will include live music, an honor guard and a reading of all 106 Ventura County residents whose names are on the original wall. A number of events will continue throughout the Wall’s brief residence at the Library. For a full schedule, visit www.reaganlibrary.com/vietnamwall
 
 
 

THE NUTCRACKER Nov. 21 and 22.
Ventura County Ballet presents its 17th annual production of the ballet that is a holiday tradition. This year’s production features international superstar Aaron Smyth, who will dance alongside some of VCB’s up and comers. $14-40. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. 385-8147 or www.oxnardperformingarts.com.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF MOORPARK MEETING 6:30 p.m. The meeting will feature Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, the parents of Aurora Colorado Theater victim Jessica Ghawi. Meridian Hills Rec Room, 6801 Breezy Glen Drive, Moorpark. For more information, call 338-5582.
LOS AMIGOS BILINGUAL TOASTMASTERS OPEN HOUSE 6:30-8 p.m. Meet members and hear guest speaker, Carmen Ramirez, Oxnard mayor pro tem, talk about the importance of community action. St. John’s Hospital, 1600 Rose Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 658-2820.
NATURAL RESOURCE WONDERS OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS AND SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL 6:30 p.m. Dr. Kathleen Roos will speak on the wonders found in the Channel Islands and the Santa Barbara Channel. $2-5 museum entry. Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.CIMMVC.org.
“ONCOLOGY MASSAGE AND LYMPH DRAINAGE WITH STEVE ROMEY AND WENDY KUNKEL” 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about oncology massage therapy and how it can support you during and after cancer treatment in this seminar. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF A SECURE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD 6-7 p.m. This presentation will explore the possible benefits of having a relationship with God. Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. Eighth St., Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-3615.
TEDMED LIVE 2015 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. An HD simulcast and global conversation featuring four speakers on medical topics. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cmhshealth.org.
VENTURA COUNTY BIRD CLUB MEETING 7 p.m. Elaine Ibarra from Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network will talk of the Refugio oil spill and the animals impacted. Ventura Moose Lodge #1394, 10267 Telephone Road, Ventura. For more information, call 643-0333.
VENTURA COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING 7 p.m. Patty Pagaling will present “How to Biodynamically Grow and Tend Roses in the Drought,” preceded by a rose show. Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.venturarose.org

~ FRIDAY ~

BORDERTOWN SCREENING AND Q&A 6:30 p.m. An episode of the new Seth MacFarlane animated comedy will be screened, followed by a Q&A with director Gustavo Arellano. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY’S WIND ENSEMBLE ANNUAL FALL CONCERT 7:30 p.m. The ensemble, conducted by Michael Hart, will perform a wide variety of works for concert band. CLU Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3306.
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The public is invited to this meeting featuring reports on the Channel Islands marine reserves, vessels grounded on island shores, plans for a new pier and more. Visitor Center at the Channel Islands National Park Headquarters, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. For more information, call 893-6433.
KRIS KRINGLE BOUTIQUE AND HOLIDAY SHOW 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This boutique will feature over 35 vendors showcasing personalized Christmas items, garden decor, jewelry and more. North Ranch Community Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. For more information, call 818-941-4586.
SPEAKER MICHELLE NANOUCHE ON CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 7:30-8:30 p.m. Nanouche will talk about the fundamental aspects of Christian Science and its theology. Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Ventura, 469 N. Victoria Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.PrayerThatHeals.org/Ventura.
VENTURA COUNTY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS “EINSTEIN FOR EVERYONE” 8 p.m. Dr Robert Piccioni uses plain English to describe Einstein’s theories and how his discoveries affect our daily lives. $2 donation suggested. Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.vcas.org.

~ SATURDAY ~

AUTHOR AMADA IRMA PEREZ BOOK SIGNING 2 p.m. Award-winning children’s author from Ventura Amada Perez will sign copies of her books. The Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. For more information, call 816-4099.
AUTHOR AND TRAVEL-WRITER KEN MCALPINE 2-4 p.m. McAlpine will present and sign his book Islands Apart: A Year on the Edge of Civilization. California Welcome Center, 2786 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.visitoxnard.com.
BBQ LUNCH FUNDRAISER Noon-4 p.m. Debutante for the 21st Century Onyx Club Precious Mitchell will host this charity auction to raise money for local schools. 2511 S. Jackson St., Oxnard. For more information, call 661-450-5126.
CADOAN WORLD MUSIC CONCERT 7-9 p.m. The Cadoan Band will play its soulful and peaceful brand of world music. Acuna Art Gallery at Café on A, 438 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, call 216-4560.
CHANNEL ISLANDS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE 3 p.m. (and 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22). The performance will feature Organ Symphony by Camille Saint-Saëns, Linda Fern Fay, organist, and holiday favorites with audience singalong. $20. Saturday: Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. Sunday: First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.CHICOVC.org.
CIVIL WAR RESEARCH: LEARNING ABOUT YOUR UNION VETERAN ANCESTOR 1-4 p.m. Jean W. Hibben will discuss ways to find your ancestors using Union records from the Civil War. Camarillo Library Community Room, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, call 987-8614.
OXNARD FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY FOUNDATION’S SEASON’S READINGS USED BOOK SALE 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Selections of Childrens’ books, music, fiction, cookbooks, crafts and other books will be on sale. Oxnard Main Library, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardlibrary.net.
CAREGIVERS SILVERSTRAND OPEN PUTT-PUTT GOLF TOURNAMENT Noon. Play minigolf in Silverstrand residents’ yards and driveways to benefit the Caregivers foundation. $25. Register at Big Daddy O’s Beach BBQ, 2333 Roosevelt Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.vccaregivers.org.
DAY OF AUTHORS BOOK-SIGNING EVENT 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Melissa Joy Wood (Eliminating Fear: How Removing the Fear of God Leads to Removing Fear in Life, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.), Robin Yardi (They Just Know: Animal Instincts, 1-3 p.m.), L.D. Lewis (Rory: The Little “Dragon” Lizard, 3-5 p.m.) and Gabrielle Genhart (Beyond Mortality, 5-7 p.m.) will sign their novels. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY FIELD TRIP TO SOULE PARK 8:30 a.m. Go bird watching with the Audubon society at this Ojai park. For more information and directions, call 208-3149.
VENTURA CENTER FOR DISPUTE SETTLEMENT 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY 3-6 p.m. This family-friendly event will include food, drinks, live raffle, silent auction and children’s activities. Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., suite L, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.vcds.bz.

~ SUNDAY ~

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT 2 p.m. Violinist Yue Deng, a faculty member of the University of Alberta, will perform with cellist Virginia Kron and pianist Kacey Link. $8-10. Ojai Center for the Arts (Gallery Room), 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. For more information, call 640-8327.
MR. HOLMES 4:30 p.m. Famous detective Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) is now an old man living in the English countryside, constantly ruminating on the past and afraid that senility is eroding his mind in this film. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
VENTURA LIFE AND LOVE HYPNOSIS MEETUP 6:30 p.m. Dr. Vondie Lozano will present “Hypnosis Can Help You Have the Life and Love You Always Dreamed Of!” RSVP for location. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Life-Love-Hypnosis/events/.

~ MONDAY ~

FREE EMERGENCY DENTAL TREATMENT 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fillings, extractions, toothache treatments and more will be offered for free on a first come, first served basis. California Dental Group, 305 E. Port Hueneme Rd., Oxnard. For more information, call 488-1112.

~ TUESDAY ~

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.   

OPENING THEATER

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Nov. 23 through Dec. 3. ARTS Literature in Action presents its limited engagement production of the Oscar Wilde play in the DownStage Theater at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 579-3611 or www.simi-arts.org.
YOUR FRIENDS WOULD NEVER HARM YOU Nov. 20 through Dec. 5. Teatro de Las Americas presents this comedy about friends gathering to send their friend off to priesthood. $15-$25. Oxnard College Black Box Theatre, 40000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. 983-2876 or www.teatrodelasamericas.org.

ONGOING THEATER

THE ADDAMS FAMILY 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.
ANIMAL FARM Through Nov. 29. Elite Theatre Company takes on the Nelson Bond adaptation of George Orwell’s satirical novel. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
THE CLEAN HOUSE Through Dec. 20. Santa Paula Theater Center presents Sara Ruhl’s whimsical, romantic comedy about a Brazilian housekeeper and the love lives of her sisters. $18-20. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.
FAME JR. Through Nov. 22. OYES presents the youth production of the iconic musical about a performing arts high school in New York City. $10. 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai, www.ojaiyes.org.
FOLLIES Through Dec. 13. Conejo Players Theatre presents the Stephen Sondheim musical about a reunion of actors amid the closure of their old theater. $18-20. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 495-3715.
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.
THE LOVELY BOAT MELODRAMA 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.
MARY POPPINS Through Nov. 22. Performance Theatre for Young Adults presents the delightful Disney tale. $12-15. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura.
SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL Through Nov. 22. Young Artists Ensemble presents the fun musical based on the work of Dr. Seuss. $16-19. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com.
VENTURA IMPROV Ongoing Fridays and Saturdays: Ventura Improv Company (VIC) presents hilarious improvisational comedy. All shows are in a competitive comedy improv format where the improvisers are given challenges by the show’s host or director. The audience can judge the action. Saturday shows feature experienced veteran players. 34 N. Palm St., Ventura. 643-5701, www.venturaimprov.com.
UNDER FIRE Through Nov. 22. Cal Lutheran presents this theatrical piece based on interviews with combat veterans of various wars. Free. Black Box Studio Theatre, CLU, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 493-3452.

OPENING ART

FOCUS ON THE MASTERS GIFT SHOP Nov. 19-22. Purchase beautiful original art and fine craft for your holiday gifts and support this important arts organization at the same time. Special happy hour reception with wine on Nov. 20, 5-7 p.m. Artists include Joyce Lombard, David Blackburn, Christine Beirne, Aimee French, Nate Pidduck and many, many others. 505 Poli St., suite 405, Ventura (behind City Hall).
PLAN B CELLARS Nov. 20-22. Red Curve Art will be featured for a short time at Plan B Cellars with an opening reception on Nov. 20, 6-10 p.m. 3520 Arundell Circle, #107, Ventura, www.redcurveart.com.

ONGOING ART

643 A PROJECT SPACE Through Dec. 19. Inklings, an annual group show by members of the Inkspots of San Buenaventura featuring original prints using etching, collagraphy, linocut, monoprint, monotype, woodblock and digital manipulation. Open 1-4 p.m. Nov. 21, 28 and Dec. 5, 12 and 19 or by appointment. 643 Ventura Ave. For more information, visit www.inkspotsventura.blogspot.com.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Nov. 28. Encaustic Competition. 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.
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 Jan. 17. “Purely Pastels” by Daggi Wallace and Lynn Byrne Simon. Artist reception on Saturday, Nov. 14, 6-9 p.m. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
GALERIE 102 Through Dec. 6. Genesis, paintings by Stella Maria Baer and sculpture by Elisa Berry Fonseca, who both hold masters of art in religion degrees.  102 W. Matilija St., Ojai. 640-0151 or www.galerie102.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 Dec. 4. Furusato, a solo exhibition by photographer Tomi Murphy. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, #117C, Ventura. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
JOHN SPOOR BROOME LIBRARY Through Feb. 12. A Life in Pictures includes 30 pieces from photographer Santi Visalli’s iconic photos from the ’60s and ’70s. He worked for Look, Life and Newsweek magazines.  He is donating more than 100,000 images to CSUCI. Reception and artist’s talk on Thursday, Nov. 19, 5-6:30 p.m. Cal State Channel Islands Campus, 50 University Drive, Camarillo, 437-8561. 
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura. 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MCNISH GALLERY Through Dec. 4. Paintings and ceramics by Jacqueline Biaggi and George Yepes. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose, Ave., Oxnard, 986-5800, ext. 1929.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Nov. 29: exhibit highlights from the 2015 Representational Art Conference featuring Jeremy Lipking, Joseph Todorovitch, Tony Pro, Alexey Steele. Cubanos: Island Portraits, photography by Lorenzo DeStefano. 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.
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.
RED BRICK ART Through Jan. 15. Celebration, a group show that expresses color, texture and transformation. 4601 Telephone Road, #112, Ventura, www.redbrickart.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Jan. 31. Eighth annual “Art About Agriculture” a group exhibition featuring art by more than 60 artists inspired by the county’s agricultural heritage and contemporary agriculture. 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.
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.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through Nov. 30. Something to Cry About, a solo exhibition by Pamela Wilson. Presented by the Museum of Ventura County, this exhibit features representational works by the artist, who recently showed her work at TRAC (The Representational Art Conference). 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 643-1960 or www.bellartsfactory.org.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through Nov. 30. “John Nava Figure Studies: Paintings, drawings and tapestries.” View works by Nava on display for the first time, all reflecting an effort to present the figure in all its humanity without symbolic pretext. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 644-9214 or www.vitaartcenter.com.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Jan. 21. Transmission, a group show curated by Michael Pearce that “reveals the relationships between contemporary representational painters and sculptors and their inspirations in 19th-century artists through their work and in their own words.” 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks on the Cal Lutheran University campus, 493-3697.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

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. 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.  

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

THE CONEJO VALLEY CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL IV
Saturday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. (and Sunday, Nov. 15).

The festival of movies shot in the Conejo Valley will include Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and scenes from the hit western television show Gunsmoke shot at California Lutheran University. CLU Richter Hall, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.conejovalleyfilmfestival.com.
 
 
 

STAND-UP COMIC WENDY LIEBMAN
Saturday, Nov 14, 7:30 p.m.

“Best Female Stand-up” winner at the American Comedy Awards Wendy Liebman will perform her unique brand of comedy. Liebman has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and many more, including filming two HBO comedy specials. $29-34. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

AFTER BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP WITH LINDSAY GLEASON, M.D. 7-8:30 p.m. Discussion will include how to use nutrition to your advantage before, during, and after cancer therapy. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
CA PRESERVATION FOUNDATION HISTORIC CONTEST WEBINAR 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The webinar will share the benefits of potentially creating additional Historic Districts in Ventura. Fire/ Ventura Police Headquarters Community Room, 1425 Dowell Drive, Ventura. For more information, call 658-4725.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHANNEL ISLANDS, PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE MEETING 1-3 p.m. The CSUCI Board of Trustees will begin the search for a new president at this meeting. CSU, Channel Islands, John Spoor Broome Library, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.go.csuci.edu/openforum.
CSU, CHANNEL ISLANDS, SOCIAL BUSINESS INNOVATION CHALLENGE 3-6 p.m. Teams of CSUCI students and faculty will draw, design and build a prototype designed to “make the world a better place.” CSU, Channel Islands, Grand Salon, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.go.csuci.edu.
ETHICS IN HEALTH CARE: “SHOULD YOUR DOCTOR BE YOUR FRIEND?” 5:30-7 p.m. Learn more about the professional relationship between doctors and patients at this seminar. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 1- 800-838-3006.
FAITH AGAINST FRACKING SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION 6:30 p.m. The film about letters written to protest fracking will be screened, followed by discussion. Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston St., Ventura. For more information, call 746-5365.
HITS & GRINS, COMEDY MUSICAL TRIO 7:30 p.m. This trio of musical comedians from Nashville will perform stories, hit songs and comedy. $25. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardcca.com.
YOU SEE ME 2:30 p.m. This film follows the journey of filmmaker Linda Brown and her family’s struggle to care for her aging father after a debilitating stroke. $15. Ojai Film Festival, Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmfestival.com

~ FRIDAY ~

“THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS XII.” A TRUST AND ESTATE LAW SYMPOSIUM 8 a.m. This symposium will explore the latest trends in estate planning and charitable giving. $75-275. The Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.vccf.org/lookingglass.shtml.

~ SATURDAY ~

BARNES AND NOBLE ALL-AMERICAN ART UNWIND Noon-5 p.m. Create art by coloring in this nationwide event tailored to help relieve stress through art. Barnes and Noble, 4820 Telephone Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.BNArtUnwind.com.
BLING AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A unique shopping experience provided by several artists and vendors. Barranca Vista Center, 7050 Ralston St., Ventura. For more information, call 654-7552.
CONEJO RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT KIDS’ SWAP MEET 8 a.m.-noon. Kids can sell toys, supplies and equipment they no longer need or use during this gigantic family garage sale. $15 spot/free entry. Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.crpd.org.
EIGHTH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY CARD SIGNING FOR THE TROOPS 10 a.m.-noon. Sign holiday cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas, plus a raffle will be held for a quilt. 2878 Cochran St., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.forthetroops.org.
FINDING MR. RIGHT/MS. RIGHT, MEETUP 3-5 p.m. Join Dr. Vondie Lozano, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who will present “How to Find Someone Who Really GETS You!” E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/finding-mr-ms-right/events.
19th ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOME LOOK IN AND MARKET 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (and Sunday, Nov. 15). Tour four distinctive Ojai Valley homes with unique approaches to celebrating the festive seasons, plus a holiday market, hosted by The Ojai Festivals Women’s Committee. $30-35 tour/market entry free. For more information and locations, visit www.OjaiFestival.org.
PAUL BISHOP BOOK SIGNING 1-3 p.m. Author and reality-show host Paul Bishop will sign and discuss his novels, including Lie Catchers. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
REALITY PARTIES FOR PARENTS 2-6:30 p.m. Parents and other adults will have the opportunity to see various activities that have become a “normal” part of some teen parties. For more information, locations and to RSVP, visit www.straightupvc.org/register.
26TH ANNUAL DONALD K. FACCIANO KIDS AUCTION AND GALA 5:30 p.m. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard will hold this fundraising event. Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel, 2102 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.positiveplace4kids.org.
URBAN HERB WALK 9:30 a.m.-noon. Lanny Kaufer and Renee Roth will identify and discuss native plants in the context of a professionally designed native landscape. $20. Cluff Vista Park, 324 W Ojai Ave, Ojai. For more information, visit www.HerbWalks.com.
VENTURA HILLSIDE CONSERVANCY TREE PLANTING PARTY 9 a.m.-noon. The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy will plant 150 oak trees to celebrate the city of Ventura’s 150th birthday, volunteers welcome. Big Rock Preserve, Ventura. For more information, location and to RSVP, call 643-8044.
VENTURA YACHT CLUB OPTIMIST FALL REGATTA 11:55 a.m. (and Sunday, Nov. 15, 10:55 a.m.). Novice sailors will sail inside the harbor while more experienced sail outside the breakwater in the open ocean. Ventura Marina Park, 1400 Greenock Lane, Ventura. For more information, call 642-0426.
VETERAN’S DAY TRIBUTE PARTY 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Live music and special beer releases will be on tap to raise funds for the White Heart Foundation in celebration of U.S. Troops. Enegren Brewing Company, 444 Zachary St., #120, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.enegrenbrewing.com.

~ SUNDAY ~

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE HOLIDAY CRAFT BOUTIQUE 4 p.m. This event will feature fall and Christmas décor created by chapter members, the Girls/Teen Club and Assisteens Auxiliary. Assistance League Headquarters, 913 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.assistanceleagueventuracounty.org.
CHANNEL CITIES JAZZ CLUB MEETING 1-4:30 p.m. Clyde Reaslinger Big Band will be the featured band at this meeting, featuring jam sessions and dancing. $7-10. Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, call 701-1242.
MOSCOW’S BOLSHOI BALLET PRESENTS JEWELS 12:55 p.m. The Bolshoi Ballet will present this unique performance created by noted choreographer George Balanchine. $16-18. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
NUMBER ONE FAN 4:30 p.m. A French beautician and mother of two is excited when her favorite singer turns up at her house, only to find out that he has murdered his girlfriend. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY’S FIELD TRIP TO VENTURA SETTLING PONDS 8:30 a.m. Both new and experienced birders will benefit from this intimate knowledge of the birds in the ponds. For more information and directions, call 906-8733.

~ MONDAY ~

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SIMI VALLEY’S 26TH ANNUAL SWING FOR KIDS GOLF CLASSIC 8:30 a.m. The tournament will kick off with a putting contest and a shotgun start to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club. $195. Wood Ranch Golf Club, 301 Wood Ranch Pkwy., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.bgcsimi.com.
WE COME AS FRIENDS 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). This film is a modern odyssey, a dizzying, science-fictionlike journey into the heart of Africa. $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org

~ WEDNESDAY ~

DRIVE CLEAN VENTURA: WORKSHOP + RIDE & DRIVE 6-9 p.m. Learn more about clean-air technologies and test-drive one of several alternative fuel vehicles. City of Ventura’s Maintenance Yard Meeting Room, 336 Sanjon Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.cecsb.org.
KELLOGG PARK DESIGN WORKSHOP 6:30-8 p.m. This final design public workshop will focus on the concept around a new park on Ventura Avenue. Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net/kelloggpark

ONGOING THEATER

THE ADDAMS FAMILY 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.
FAME JR. Through Nov. 22. OYES presents the youth production of the iconic musical about a performing arts high school in New York City. $10. 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai, www.ojaiyes.org.
MY FAIR LADY Through Nov. 15. 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.
THE LOVELY BOAT MELODRAMA 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.
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

BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Nov. 14-28. Fifty pieces from the National Encaustic Open Competition will be on display throughout the month. Artists reception on Saturday, Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m. 700 E. Santa Clara St. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
FOX FINE JEWELRY: Nov. 14 through Jan. 17. “Purely Pastels” by Daggi Wallace and Lynn Byrne Simon. Artist reception on Saturday, Nov. 14, 6-9 p.m. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
JOHN SPOOR BROOME LIBRARY Nov. 16 through Feb. 12. “A Life in Pictures” includes 30 pieces from photographer Santi Visalli’s iconic photos from the ’60s and ’70s. He worked for Look, Life and Newsweek magazines.  He is donating more than 100,000 images to CSUCI. Reception and artist’s talk on Thursday, Nov. 19, 5-6:30 p.m. Cal State Channel Islands Campus.
OJAI PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB Nov. 17, 7 p.m. The club welcomes Santa Barbara photographer Ines Labunski Roberts at its November meeting. She will present a slide/music show titled “Our Values” that contrasts the beauty of nature with environmental damage caused by humans. Free event. Kent Hall, 111 Santa Ana St., Ojai.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Nov. 14 through Jan. 31. Eighth annual “Art About Agriculture” opens with a reception on Nov. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. The group exhibition features art by more than 60 artists whose works are inspired by the county’s agricultural heritage and contemporary agriculture. The show explores all of the facets of agriculture from workers to water, machinery to soil and the food we eat. $10 members, $15 general public.  117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.

ONGOING ART

643 A PROJECT SPACE Through Dec. 19. Inklings, an annual group show by members of the Inkspots of San Buenaventura featuring original prints using etching, collagraphy, linocut, monoprint, monotype, woodblock and digital manipulation. Open 1-4 p.m. Nov. 21, 28 and Dec. 5, 12 and 19 or by appointment. 643 Ventura Ave. For more information, visit www.inkspotsventura.blogspot.com.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Nov. 28. Encaustic Competition. 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.
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.
GALERIE 102 Through Dec. 6. Genesis, paintings by Stella Maria Baer and sculpture by Elisa Berry Fonseca, who both hold master of arts in religion degrees.  102 W. Matilija St., Ojai. 640-0151 or www.galerie102.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 Dec. 4. Furusato, a solo exhibition by photographer Tomi Murphy. 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.
MCNISH GALLERY Through Dec. 4. Paintings and ceramics by Jacqueline Biaggi and George Yepes. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose, Ave., Oxnard, 986-5800, ext. 1929.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through  Nov. 29: exhibit highlights from the 2015 Representational Art Conference featuring Jeremy Lipking, Joseph Todorovitch, Tony Pro, Alexey Steele. Cubanos: Island Portraits, photography by Lorenzo DeStefano. 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.
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.
RED BRICK ART Through Jan. 15. Celebration, a group show that expresses color, texture and transformation. 4601 Telephone Road, #112, Ventura, 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.
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.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through Nov. 30. Something to Cry About, a solo exhibition by Pamela Wilson. Presented by the Museum of Ventura County, this exhibit features representational works by the artist, who recently showed her work at TRAC (The Representational Art Conference). 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 643-1960 or www.bellartsfactory.org.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through Nov. 30. “John Nava Figure Studies: Paintings, drawings and tapestries.” View works by Nava on display for the first time, all reflecting an effort to present the figure in all its humanity without symbolic pretext. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 644-9214 or www.vitaartcenter.com.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Jan. 21. Transmission, a group show curated by Michael Pearce that “reveals the relationships between contemporary representational painters and sculptors and their inspirations in 19th-century artists through their work and in their own words.” 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks on the Cal Lutheran University campus, 493-3697.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

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. 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. 

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

NOTTINGHAM FESTIVAL
Saturday, Nov. 7;  Sunday, Nov. 8;
Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

A traditional Renaissance faire and artisan marketplace will be held, featuring the re-creation of a traditional 16th century village replete with food vendors, crafts makers and guilds of olden times. A visit from Queen Elizabeth I completes the afternoon. $12-15. Nottingham Green, Civic Center Park, 3855 Alamo St., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.nottinghamfestival.com.
 
 
 

TOOL ROOM GALLERY Nov. 6-30.
“Something to Cry About” a solo exhibition by Pamela Wilson. Presented by the Museum of Ventura County, this exhibit features representational works by the artist who recently showed her work at TRAC (The Representational Art Conference). Opening reception on Friday, Nov. 6, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 643-1960 or www.bellartsfactory.org.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CAMARILLO MEETING 6:30 p.m. Dr. Mark Lisagor will discuss his experiences leading a team of dentists in Nepal with Global Dental Relief. Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.democraticclubofcamarillo.com.
THE LATEST IN FOOD ALLERGIES SEMINAR 6-8 p.m. Learn about the diagnosis of food allergies and common food allergens at this seminar. Courtyard by Marriott, Oxnard, 600 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. For more information, call 1-800-838-3006.
OJAI FILM FESTIVAL Thursday, Nov. 5, through Sunday, Nov. 15, various times. The annual celebration of all things film returns with special screenings throughout the week-long event. Free-$200. For more information, schedule and locations, visit www.ojaifilmfestival.com.
PLANNED GIVING ADVISORY COUNCIL EVENT 7:30-9 a.m. Gary C. Zimmerman, retired economist from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, will speak about interest rates and their global impact over breakfast. $20-40. CSU Channel Islands, Grand Salon, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.go.csuci.edu/pgac.
SECOND ANNUAL BRIDGING THE GAPS OF HOPE GALA 5-10 p.m. This fundraiser will feature dinner and entertainment in support of the Center4Special Needs. $110. Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.center4specialneeds.org.

~ FRIDAY ~

“HOW TO TRADE WITH PACIFIC ALLIANCE COUNTRIES” 9 a.m.-noon. Representatives from the four founding nations of the Pacific Alliance will be speaking on the business of trade. CSU Channel Islands, Malibu Hall, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit go.csuci.edu/IGER-luncheon.
NEW WEST SYMPHONY PRESENTS MASTERPIECE NO. 2, SCOTTISH FANTASY 8 p.m. The symphony will perform this program over two nights, featuring three pieces by Mendelssohn. $29-102. Friday: Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. Saturday: Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.newwestsymphony.org.

~ SATURDAY ~

AUTHOR AND HISTORIAN ANDREW CARROLL 2-3 p.m. In honor of Veterans Day, wartime correspondence curator Andrew Carroll will share his journey and sign books. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, call 388-5548.
‘GRATITUDE AS A WAY OF LIFE’ MEDITATION WORKSHOP 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The mid-month devotional retreat will include periods of silent contemplation, wisdom talks, sacred songs and prayers of gratitude. $10 donation suggested. Meditation Mount, 10340 Reeves Road, Ojai. For more information, visit www.karenswylie.com.
MYSTERY IN THE MUSEUM TREASURE HUNT 7 p.m. Go on a treasure hunt for clues in the galleries as well as puzzle over artifacts and historic photographs, with prizes for the winners and food and drink provided. $50. Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, call 640-1390.
OAK GROVE SCHOOL ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE AND ALL-SCHOOL SHOWCASE 1-4 p.m. Campus tours, open classrooms, entertainment and vegetarian food will be part of this annual open house. Oak Grove School, 220 West Lomita, Ojai. For more information, visit www.oakgroveschool.org/openhouse.
RAGA AND TALA: AN EVENING OF NORTHERN INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH WILL MARSH AND LEONICE SHINNEMAN 7 p.m. The Santa Paula Concert Series returns with the third concert of the new series. $20. Universalist Unitarian Church, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-4647.
RAMONA MOVIE NIGHT AND CANDLELIGHT DINNER 5:30-8 p.m. A candlelight dinner will precede a screening of two silent-era films highlighting 19th century rancho life. $50. Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru. For more information, visit www.ranchocamulos.org.
RATTLESNAKE AVOIDANCE TRAINING FOR DOGS RSVP for time and location. A training class designed to teach dogs to avoid rattlesnakes. $80-95. For more information and location, visit www.manpaw.com.
THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB DANCE FEATURING DENIS LA PRON 6:30-10 p.m. Come dance in a variety of styles to the tunes of the band. $7. Goebel Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 805-381-2744.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY’S FIELD TRIP TO PINE MOUNTAIN 8:30 a.m. Target birds will include the resident sparrows, finches and more for this walk. For more information and directions, call 901-2203.
WOMEN IN MONEY WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-noon (and 1-3 p.m.). A free roundtable workshop on facing unique financial challenges and how to overcome them. The River Community, 859 E. Santa Clara, Ventura. For more information, call 415-3986.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF KITSCH MARKET 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A mix of vintage treasures and “fascinating elements of artistic expression” will be on display, with live entertainment. Ventura Harbor Village Lawn, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/VenturaKitschMarket.

~ SUNDAY ~

ARETÉ VOCAL ENSEMBLE PRESENTS “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS” 2 p.m. The 30-member professional ensemble will perform music primarily by French and American composers. $10-20. California Lutheran University, Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.AreteVocalEnsemble.org.
BOWLS OF HOPE FUNDRAISER 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Live entertainment and local food will be on hand to raise awareness of the need for affordable housing in Ventura County. $35. CLU Gilbert Arena, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.manymansions.org.
“CHAMPAGNE AND SHOPPING” AT THE SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM 3-5 p.m. Shop for holiday gifts with free champagne at this boutique event. Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-5554.
CITY OF VENTURA 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 2-4 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and limited edition 150th anniversary souvenirs in a festive atmosphere with storytelling and other activities. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.celebrateventura.org.
HELLO GORGEOUS! A LIVE TRIBUTE TO BARBRA STREISAND 3 p.m. Actress/singer Rebecca Clark becomes Barbra Streisand in this live one-woman musical. $48. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
HOME ALONE 25TH ANNIVERSARY 2 and 7 p.m. (and Wednesday, Nov. 11). Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the holiday classic that tells the tale of child endangerment wrapped in wacky shenanigans with Joe Pesci. $6-15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
REALLY REALLY FREE MARKET 1-5 p.m. Community members will share with neighbors unwanted stuff, games, talents, skills, services and entertainment. Kellogg Park, N. Ventura Avenue and Kellogg Street, Ventura. For more information, call 216-4621.
THE KID 6:30 p.m. Charlie Chaplin’s classic silent film The Kid will be screened with live music accompaniment by Rick Friend. $10. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, see www.hillcrestarts.com.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF VENTURA ANNUAL FINE ART AND CRAFTS FAIR 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The fair will feature a large variety of art, photography, mosaics, jewelry, stained glass and more. Unitarian Universalist Church, 5654 Ralston St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.uuventura.org.

~ MONDAY ~

FREE HOUSING RIGHTS WORKSHOP 5-7 p.m. The workshop will discuss housing rights and responsibilities for landlords and tenants as well as housing discrimination. Camarillo Public Library at 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.housingrightscenter.org.
“SOCIAL SECURITY: THINK IT DOESN’T MATTER? THINK AGAIN!” 5:30-7 p.m. Learn the facts about the finances of the Social Security program at this seminar. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 497-0189. 

~ TUESDAY ~

“HOW TO DROUGHT-PROOF CALIFORNIA” 7 a.m. Mohammed A. Hasan will discuss his book “Drought is Not a Four-Letter Word” over breakfast. $15. Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. For more information, call 218-5574.
“THE SCAM STOPS HERE” CRIME PREVENTION WORKSHOP 2-3:15 p.m. Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin and members of the Thousand Oaks and Moorpark Police Departments will host this scam-prevention workshop. Moorpark Senior Center, 779 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark. For more information, call 482-1904.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY PROGRAM ON CLIMATE CHANGE 7:30 p.m. Retired professional engineer Don Price will discuss climate-related issues that are occurring now. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, call 377-5859.
VENTURA COUNTY WRITERS CLUB MEETING 7 p.m. The club will host military veteran writers for discussion. 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, call 499-3490.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

ADVANCED STYLE 7:15 p.m. The film examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal styles and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. $5-10. Century 10 Downtown, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.com.
“PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY FROM SCAMS AND CYBER CRIME” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Detective Timothy Lohman from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department will examine case studies taken from his 21 years in law enforcement. $15. Total Wine Conference Center, 394 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.cleantechnologycouncil.org.
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF OXNARD FUNDRAISING PARTY 5:30-8:30 p.m. Paint sunflowers over wine to raise funds in support of efforts to stop human trafficking. The Painted Cabernet, 630 Collection Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardsoroptimist.org

ONGOING THEATER

THE ADDAMS FAMILY 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.
MY FAIR LADY Through Nov. 15. 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.
THE LOVELY BOAT MELODRAMA 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.
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Through Nov. 8. 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.

OPENING ART

643 A PROJECT SPACE Nov. 6 through Dec. 19. Inklings, an annual group show by members of the Inkspots of San Buenaventura featuring original prints using etching, collagraphy, linocut, monoprint, monotype, woodblock and digital manipulation. A free drawing will be held during the opening reception on Friday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m. Open 1-4 p.m. Nov. 7, 21, 28 and Dec. 5, 12 and 19 or by appointment. 643 Ventura Ave. For more information, visit www.inkspotsventura.blogspot.com.
AN EVENING WITH THE INKSPOTS  Saturday, Nov. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. The Spotlight interview will feature the Inkspots, a collective made up of area printmakers. $5-10. Brooks Institute Screening Room, 5301 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.FocusOnTheMasters.com.
STONEWORK STUDIOS Friday, Nov. 6. Pint Size Art, a group show of wee art pieces in various mediums for early holiday shopping. 300 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura (entrance on Park Row).
VITA ART CENTER Nov. 6-30. “John Nava Figure Studies: Paintings, drawings and tapestries.” View works by Nava on display for the first time, all reflecting an effort to present the figure in all its humanity without symbolic pretext. Opening reception on Friday, Nov. 6, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 644-9214 or www.vitaartcenter.com.

ONGOING ART

BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Nov. 28. Encaustic Competition. 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.
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.
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 Dec. 4. Furusato, a solo exhibition by photographer Tomi Murphy. Opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 8, 3-7 p.m. 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.
MCNISH GALLERY Through Dec. 4. Paintings and ceramics by Jacqueline Biaggi and George Yepes. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose, Ave., Oxnard, 986-5800, ext. 1929.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through  Nov. 29: exhibit highlights from the 2015 Representational Art Conference featuring Jeremy Lipking, Joseph Todorovitch, Tony Pro, Alexey Steele. Cubanos: Island Portraits, photography by Lorenzo DeStefano. 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.
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.
RED BRICK ART Through Jan. 15. Celebration, a group show that expresses color, texture and transformation. 4601 Telephone Road, #112, Ventura, 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.” 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.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Jan. 21. Transmission, a group show curated by Michael Pearce that “reveals the relationships between contemporary representational painters and sculptors and their inspirations in 19th-century artists through their work and in their own words.” Opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 7, 5-7 p.m. 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks on the Cal Lutheran University campus, 493-3697.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

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.      

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