KAX 2016 GALA PUBLIC SHOW
Saturday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m.
This event features an evening of laughs, magic, ventriloquism and fun with Master of Ceremonies Jimmy Carlo. This show caps off the week-long magician and entertainer’s conferences known as KAX and will feature Tony Award-winner Jay Johnson, Stan Allen and the comedy magic of Christopher T. Magician. $5-15. River Ridge Residence Inn by Marriott Grand Ballroom, 2101 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.kidabra.org/kax.
MEET THE MAKERS: A PANEL DISCUSSION OF INSTRUMENT-MAKERS FROM VENTURA COUNTY
Sunday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m.
This discussion will feature the luthiers of Ventura County as they discuss their training and techniques to craft one-of-a-kind instruments. $3-5. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through Feb. 7.
Student Winners Exhibition, a prelude to the BAA Emerging Artist Cup. Heed the Words of the Wise, mixed media (pictured) by Nicole Sayre who took first place last year, is among the entries. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
SEE ROCK CITY Jan. 30 through Feb. 14.
Rubicon Theatre Company presents the second play in Arlene Hutton’s Nibroc Trilogy about the Appalachian love story of May and Raleigh. Set in 1940s Kentucky, See Rock City is a funny, tender portrait of a young couple trying to find their footing in a world on the brink of great change. $25-54. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.
BLUEGRASS PERFORMANCE 8 p.m. Edgar Loudermilk featuring Jeff Autry and California Old Time Fiddlers Texas Swing Band will perform at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 3994 E. Main St., Ventura. $17-$20. All ages welcome.
“BOGEYMAN IN THE CLOSET” WITH DAVID KESSLER 6:30-8 p.m. David Kessler will present information on how to reduce the common fear of recurrence, illness and death with cancer. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
“OLDIES BUT GOODIES: MUSIC FROM BEFORE 1980” 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, the Rolling Stones and more will be performed by local students. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.Simivalleylibrary.org.
OXNARD BALLROOM DANCE CLUB MEETING 6:30-10 p.m. (and every Thursday). Ballroom, line dancing, Latin, swing and mixers will be taught and performed, with light refreshments. $10. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, Ventura Room, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. For more information, call 340-5226.
PORTUGUESE FRATERNAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA MEETING 11:30 a.m. This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the Portuguese culture. Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 483-6285.
TRANSPORTATION NEEDS INTERACTIVE FORUM 6-7:30 p.m. The Ventura County Transportation Commission wants your input on transit within the county, and will host this forum for community members to share their thoughts. Oxnard Public Library, Meeting Room B, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.goventura.org.
CITY OF OXNARD DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION CHARRETTE KICK OFF EVENT 5:30 p.m. The City is seeking public input on a vision for downtown Oxnard and will host several events over the next five days, including a film festival (Saturday, Jan 30, 5:30 p.m.), a tour and more. For more information, location and details, call 385-7407.
“HAUNTED HOUSES!” A TOUR AND TALK BY AUTHOR RICHARD SENATE 7-9 p.m. The walking tour will show several haunted homes and give some tips on ghost hunting and what you can try to do to rid your home of a ghost. $5. Bank of Books 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 200-8658.
SENIOR FORUM ON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 10:30 a.m.-noon. The Ventura Council for Seniors will host this educational forum on how to prepare yourself in the event of an unexpected disaster. Ventura Adult and Continuing Education Center, 5200 Valentine Road, Ventura. For more information, call 648-3035.
BIRD WALK AT EMMA WOOD/VENTURA RIVER ESTUARY 8:30 a.m. Target birds will be the snowy and semipalmated plovers and Caspian terns and more at this walk hosted by the Ventura Audubon Society. For more information and directions, call 415-4304.
BOOK SIGNING BY THE REV. JOHN DEAR 1-3 p.m. Author of the book Thomas Merton: Peacemaker John Dear will sign copies of his book. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SIMI VALLEY INDOOR SKYDIVING TRIP 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. A free indoor skydiving trip to Perris Valley Airport for middle school and high school teens will be held as part of a community outreach event. RSVP required. For more information, call 527-4437.
CONEJO CARES SECOND ANNUAL CAREGIVER RECOGNITION DAY 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. This half-day program and luncheon is designed to provide you the opportunity to connect with other family caregivers and to share your story. Free with a picture of the one you care for. Los Robles Greens, 299 Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 497-0189.
GHOSTS OF CITY HALL 8-10 p.m. This night walk led by ghost aficionado Richard Senate will explore the many reports of ghosts who walk the grounds of City Hall. Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli St, Ventura. For more information, call 654-7554.
RESTORE NEIGHBORHOOD PRIDE, CLEANUP OF KELLOGG PARK 9 a.m.-noon. Bring gloves, brooms and large trash bags to beautify one street at a time, as well as meet other neighbors, ahead of the groundbreaking ceremony at Kellogg Park. Kellogg Avenue and Ventura Avenue, Ventura. For more information, email email@example.com.
VENTURA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rare and not-so-rare books will be for sale, including signed books, special interest, vintage and more. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 223-1187.
HELEN HUNT JACKSON REENACTMENT AND PRESENTATION 1 p.m. Experience Helen Hunt Jackson’s 1882 visit, which inspired her novel Ramona, with reenactments, followed by “A Woman with a Mission” presentation. Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru. For more information, visit www.ranchocamulos.org.
JAFAR PANAHI’S TAXI 4:30 p.m. This documentarylike film takes place in a taxi in Iran’s capital, Tehran. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
MEET THE MAKERS: A PANEL DISCUSSION OF INSTRUMENT-MAKERS FROM VENTURA COUNTY 2 p.m. This discussion will feature the luthiers of Ventura County as they discuss their training and techniques to craft one-of-a-kind instruments. $3-5. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
VENTURA LIFE AND LOVE HYPNOSIS MEETUP 6:30 p.m. Dr. Vondie Lozano will lead this guided imagery and hypnosis event. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Life-Love-Hypnosis/events.
21ST ANNUAL AUTHORS’ LUNCHEON 9 a.m. Authors Woody Woodburn, Drew Daywalt and Isla Morley will share their insights into the writing process, answer questions and sign books. $60. Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge, 2101 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 643-2458.
SUFFRAGETTE 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). This drama follows the story of the early feminist movement and the women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse. $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
THE STARLIGHT SWING NIGHT 6:30-7:45 p.m. (every Wednesday). Swing dance lessons and music as instructed by dancers Lance and Paris. $6-12. Discovery Ventura, 1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.thestarlightswingnight.com.
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Jan. 29 through Feb. 14. Cabrillo Music Theatre presents the award-winning Sondheim musical inspired by the farces of ancient Roman playwright Plautus. $36-51. Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., www.cabrillomusictheatre.com.
DINNER IN BUDAPEST Sunday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m. A staged reading by Roger M. Williams of the story that concerns a dinner given by Sweden’s savior of the Hungarian Jews for his archenemy, Adolph Eichmann, a high-level Nazi leader during the Holocaust. 2731 S. Victoria Ave. at Fisherman’s Wharf in the Channel Islands Harbor. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
BLACK COMEDY Through Feb. 14. Ojai Performing Arts Theater and Ojai ACT present this production that “plays with our comedic senses in a veritable detonation of human glee.” $12-15. Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 640-8797 or www.ojaiact.org.
FUBAR Through Feb. 14. Flying H Group presents this full-length drama that finds all its players in a state of FUBAR (a phrase coined during World War II meaning f*cked-up beyond all recognition) in the late ’90s due to drama, designer drugs, cybersex and power struggles. $12 first week only, $15 thereafter. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura. 901-0005 or www.flyinghgroup.com.
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Through Jan. 30. Conejo Players presents the Sherlock Holmes mystery about a beast that prowls the countryside, keeping an otherwise pleasant town in fear. $16-18. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 495-3715 or www.conejoplayers.org.
ONE-ACT FESTIVAL Through Feb. 7. Elite Theatre Company presents its seventh annual one-act play festival with a variety of plays that explore issues relating to the human experience via marriage, old age, grief and philosophy. $15. 2731 S. Victoria Ave. at Fisherman’s Wharf in the Channel Islands Harbor. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.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.
BROOKS INSTITUTE Through Feb. 4. The Portfolio Show features film, graphic design and photography by the 2015 graduating class. Brooks Administration Building, 5301 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Feb. 6: 30th Annual Open Competition. Through Feb. 13: California Climates: Fire and Ice. 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.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Feb. 21. Environmental Impact: Selections from the Frederik R. Weisman Art Foundation. 424 S. C St., Oxnard.
CSU, CHANNEL ISLANDS Through Feb. 12. Photographs by Santi Visalli. John Spoor Broome Library, University Drive, Camarillo. 427-2772.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through March 6. Duo show featuring works by Wendy Winet and Lynn Fogel. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
GALLERY 525 Through Feb. 7. Two-Man Exhibition featuring paintings by Richard Crawford and Anthony Ocone. 525 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai. 701-1156 or www.gallery525.com.
THE HUD Through Feb. 5. Discernible Effects explores the development and influence of social proclamations in the work of seven contemporary artists. Also, through July 1, Cultural Crash, a solo exhibition by Dominga Opaza. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura.
KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Feb. 26. Pretty People, featuring works by painter Zhenya Gershman and sculptor Lynn Christopher. Reception on Jan. 30, 7 p.m., Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura. 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through March 12. Duets: Art and Artisans in Harmony, a showcase of locally crafted musical instruments by such talents as Peter Boles, Tom Anderson, Jean Larrivé, Tony Moraza and others. Permanent exhibitions include a collection of artifacts from Chumash Indian life, the George Stuart Historical Figures® and various fine-art pieces by local artists. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323 or www.venturamuseum.org.
OJAI ART CENTER Through Feb. 3. Painting in the Light, solo exhibition by artist and illustrator Joyce Huntington, who culls ideas for her inspirational paintings during meditation. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 646-0117 or www.joycehuntingtonart.com.
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 Feb. 14. Hubris: selected works by Claudia McNulty. Combining elements such as encyclopedia illustrations, text and periodic tables, McNulty’s work addresses the negative influence modern science has had on nature. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai. 620-7589 or www.porchgalleryojai.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.
VENTURA COLLEGE SANTA PAULA Through March 11. Via 126, an art exhibition presented by the Artists Guild of Fillmore. Artist reception on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m. 957 Faulkner Road, suite 106, Santa Paula. 525-7135 or www.artistsguildoffillmore.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.
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.
CAMARILLO RANCH HOUSE Ongoing. Docent-led tours of Adolfo Camarillo’s Victorian estate built in 1892. 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo. 389-8182 or www.camarilloranch.org.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through March 27. Floating Stories, Ancient Waves: The Moche Maritime Heritage, featuring ceramics and fine line painting replicas of ancient Peruvian culture. Reception on Feb. 4, 5-7 p.m. Ongoing: Port of Hueneme, an exhibit two years in the making; and Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings can be seen. 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.
FILLMORE HISTORICAL MUSEUM Ongoing. The Hinckley House, a restored Southern Pacific Railroad depot and a 1919 Rancho Sespe bunkhouse are open to visitors. Group tours by appointment. 340 Main St., Fillmore.
HERITAGE SQUARE Ongoing. Docent-led weekend tours of grand homes built from 1887 through 1912. 715 S. A St., Oxnard. 483-7960 or www.heritagesquareoxnard.com.
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. 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. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. 487-4333, www.murphyautomuseum.org.
OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through March 27. Wish You Were Here: Postcards That Enticed Visitors to the Ojai Valley features beautiful vintage postcards enlarged for better viewing and detail. Also promotional items, brochures and maps from the early 20th century. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 640-1390 or www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.
RANCHO CAMULOS Jan. 31, 1 p.m. “A Woman With a Mission,” re-enactment of author Helen Hunt Jackson’s visit to the Rancho in 1882. 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. 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru. Tours on Sundays at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. 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. 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. 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.