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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.