Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

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
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

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.  

~ FRIDAY ~

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.  

~ SATURDAY ~

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 gerardo@restoreventura.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.

~ SUNDAY ~

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.

~ MONDAY ~

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.

 ~ WEDNESDAY ~

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

OPENING THEATER

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.  

ONGOING THEATER

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.

ONGOING ART

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.

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.
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.

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

KWAN FONG GALLERY
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.
 
 
 

MUSICIANS READY, WILLING & MABEL
WITH SPECIAL GUEST RACHEL FLOWERS
Sunday, Jan 24, 3 p.m.

This Los Angeles-based vocal jazz group will perform its unique variety of jazz hits, from the Great American Songbook to South American flavor, a poignant Lennon and McCartney tune, a dash of African rhythm and a bit of Celtic tradition. The group will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalist and composer Rachel Flowers. $15-25. Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2475247.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF MOORPARK MEETING 6:30 p.m. Representatives from Planned Parenthood will describe the health services their organization provides to women and men. Meridian Hills Rec Room, 6801 Breezy Glen Drive, Moorpark. For more information, call 338-5582.
VENTURA COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING 7 p.m. Dona Martin, American Rose Society master rosarian, and award-winning photographer will be speaking on “Roses & Photography.” Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.venturarose.org

~ FRIDAY ~

DR. SHOCKER’S BURLESQUE JAMBORTEASE 9 p.m. A retro burlesque show featuring a variety of acts from classic striptease, modern dance, theatrical minidramas and comedic mayhem. The Rocky Horror Picture Show will also be screened. $10-20. Majestic Ventura Theater, 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturatheater.net.
OXNARD RESTAURANT WEEK Through Sunday, Jan. 31. An array of Oxnard’s distinct restaurants will provide food lovers with an opportunity to fill their culinary senses with delicious cuisine at a discounted price. Various locations. For more information on participating restaurants, visit www.visitoxnard.com/restaurantweek.
NEW WEST SYMPHONY CONCERT: MUSIC OF GERSHWIN AND RAVEL 8 p.m. Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra in a Masterpiece Series concert featuring the music of Gershwin and Ravel. $29-102. Oxnard Performing Arts Center. 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard; and Saturday, Jan. 23, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.newwestsymphony.org

~ SATURDAY ~

CAMARILLO RANCH BRIDAL SHOWCASE Noon-4 p.m. Mingle with wedding industry vendors and get a tour of the Camarillo Ranch at this boutique event. $12. Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarilloranch.org.
“COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH TOM ASHBROOK” 10 a.m. The award-winning journalist and host of NPR’s “On Point” will discuss highlights from his career. $30. California Lutheran University, Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3900.
INHABIT: A PERMACULTURE PERSPECTIVE 6:30 p.m. This film describes how permaculture principles can be applied to landscapes and social networks to create a regenerative world. Trinity Lutheran Church, 196 N Ashwood Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafoodcoop.com.
OJAI MEADOWS PRESERVE BIRD WALK 9-11 a.m. Walk among the restored wetlands at this park and discuss the views and wildlife up close. $30. Meet at Ventura City Hall Parking lot, 501 Poli St., Ventura. For more information, call 654-7554.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY, ORMOND BEACH/ARNOLD ROAD 8 a.m. Guests will discover a variety of coastal birds and perhaps even a peregrine falcon. For more information and directions, call 258-1025.

~ SUNDAY ~

COOKING WITH CHEF RANDY 1-3 p.m. Learn how to make vegan dishes and receive a signed copy of Chef Randy’s cookbook. $75. The Lavender Inn, 210 E. Matilija St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.lavenderinn.com.
PHOENIX 4:30 p.m. Nina Hoss plays Nelly, a Jewish survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, who goes on a search for the husband from whom she was separated. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.

~ MONDAY ~

OJAI HIKE 9 a.m. The group will be meeting to walk a large square. Corner of Ojai Avenue and Shelf Road. For more information, call 643-0270.
THE PASTOR 7 p.m. This film is both a dramatic character study and a redeeming parable that will have audiences rooting for the underdog, featuring an exclusive panel discussion with prominent leaders from the U.S. and Latino faith-based community. $10.50-12.50. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
VENTURA COUNTY LIBRARY’S READ ADULT LITERACY INFORMATION SESSION 5:30 p.m. The Ojai Library will host an information session on the READ Adult Literacy program coming to the library. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.vencolibrary.org.

~ TUESDAY ~

“IMPROVING YOUR CAREGIVING EXPERIENCE: FINDING THE SUPPORT YOU NEED” 5:30-7 p.m. Learn how to distinguish the difference between being alone and feeling lonely, and discover how to facilitate easier conversations with your loved ones at this seminar. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 497-0189.
“NEW DIRECTIONS IN MUSIC TECHNOLOGY” SEMINAR 6-7:30 p.m. A demonstration and explanation on how computer technology has come to dominate both the art and the business of music will be presented. Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. Eighth St., Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-3615.
PARENTS, FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND ALLIES OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY MEETING 7 p.m. PFLAG will meet to discuss issues and concerns of the LGBT community. Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston St., Ventura. For more information, call 650-3327.

 ~ WEDNESDAY ~

ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN CINEMA: FLORENCE AND THE UFFIZI GALLERY 7 p.m. Explore the works of Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Leonardo and Botticelli with a detailed central chapter dedicated to the Uffizi Gallery in this film. $13-15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA JANUARY MEETING 8:30-9:30 a.m. Crisis communications expert Martin Cooper will share his stories gained from 30-plus years of being in the trenches of the Academy Awards, Disney and Playboy Enterprises, among others. $25-30. California Lutheran University, Oxnard Campus at The Palms, 2201 Outlet Center Drive, suite 600, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.prsagoldcoast.org.
UKULELE CLUB: A COLLABORATIVE JAM SESSION 6-7 p.m. (Every Wednesday) Join other local ukulele enthusiasts at this fun and friendly musical gathering. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, call www.vencolibrary.org.
VENTURA COUNTY WOMAN’S BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER FOR RIBBONS OF LIFE 4:30 p.m. This exhibition match between the Ventura Pirates and the Oxnard Condors will also be a fundraiser for Ribbons of Life. Ventura County Athletics Events Center, 4667 Telegraph Road Ventura. For more information, visit www.ribbonsventura.org.

OPENING THEATER

BLACK COMEDY Jan. 22 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 Jan. 22 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 2 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

ONGOING THEATER

DORIS AND ME Through Jan. 24. 3,000 Miles Off Broadway Productions presents Doris Day’s biggest fan, Scott Dreier, performing a loving tribute to the music and films of  America’s sweetheart, featuring favorites such as “Sentimental Journey,” “It’s Magic” and “Secret Love,” along with personal stories and video clips. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7905 or www.simi-arts.org.
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.

OPENING ART

FOX FINE JEWELRY Jan. 21 through March 6. Duo show featuring works by Wendy Winet and Lynn Fogel. Reception on Jan. 23, 6-8 p.m. 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.

ONGOING ART

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.
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.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Through Feb. 7. Student Winners Exhibition, a prelude to the BAA Emerging Artist Cup. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
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.
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 COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM  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.
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 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. 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. 

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

DORIS AND ME
Jan. 15-24.

3,000 Miles Off Broadway Productions presents Doris Day’s biggest fan Scott Dreier performing a loving tribute to the music and films of America’s sweetheart featuring favorites such as “Sentimental Journey,” “It’s Magic” and “Secret Love,” along with personal stories and video clips. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7905 or www.simi-arts.org.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

“PERFORMER’S CHOICE” CONCERT 6:30-7:30 p.m. The night belongs to the cast as local talented students perform their personal songs. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.Simivalleylibrary.org.
REIKI WORKSHOP WITH JUDY CALVIN AND ANN ROBIN 2:30-4 p.m. Participants will be attuned to the reiki energy that teaches them how to give reiki to themselves and others. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379.4777.
RIFFTRAX LIVE: STARSHIP TROOPERS 7:30 p.m. The stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 hurl their wisecracking humor at what has become the king of modern campy sci-fi epics. $10.50-12.50. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

~ FRIDAY ~

TALL SHIPS RETURN TO VENTURA COUNTY (through Feb. 8). Witness the majesty of the famed tall ships as they return to Ventura Harbor for a month-long stay. Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturaharborvillage.com.
“WAS MARS ONCE LIKE EARTH?” 7:15 p.m. Dr. Robert Anderson of Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will discuss how Mars was once an Earth-like planet. $2. Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.vcas.org

~ SATURDAY ~

BIRD LIFE AND BEHAVIOR CLASS AND WALK 2-5 p.m. Learn about bird communication, migration, evolution and more in this class led by Kyle Te Poel. $12. Arroyo Verde Center, 5000 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, call 654-7554.
DAY OF AUTHORS 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Authors L.D. Lewis (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), Kelly Michelle Baker (1-3 p.m.), Misty B. (3-5 p.m.) and Jennifer Kincheloe (5-7 p.m.) will discuss and sign copies of their books. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
FINDING MR. RIGHT/MS. RIGHT MEETUP 3-5:30 p.m. Dr. Vondie Lozano, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will present “How to Let Go of the Past So You Can Get Started on Your Future!” E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/finding-mr-ms-right/events.
CEDARS-SINAI PROSTATE CANCER PANEL: INTEGRATED CARE IN PROSTATE CANCER 9:30-11 a.m. Hyung Lae Kim, M.D.,  Edwin Posadas, M.D., and Howard M. Sandler, M.D., will discuss care for patients with prostate cancer. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
#COMEDY: AN EVENING OF STAND-UP COMEDY 8 p.m. Comedians Jose Bolanos, Lukas Seely, Billy Sorrells and Sean Leary will perform with host Julia Jasiunas. $12-15. Hillcrest Center for the Arts – Theatre on the Hill, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.hillcrestarts.com.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m., by appointment only. City of Ventura residents and small businesses (CESQGs) may safely dispose of chemicals and other hazardous materials at this third-Saturday event. For more information, call 652-4525 for appointment and location.
PROSTATE CANCER PANEL: INTEGRATED CARE IN PROSTATE CANCER 9:30-11 a.m. Doctors from the Cedars-Sinai Urologic Oncology Program will discuss the medical and scientific disciplines conducting ground-breaking research with the goal of providing information across the spectrum of prostate cancer. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB DANCE FEATURING THE ED LaFATA TRIO 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 FIELD TRIP TO RUSTIC CANYON/HAPPY CAMP 8:30 a.m. Guests will be on the lookout for a variety of interesting birds such as sapsuckers and woodpeckers. For more information and directions, call 558-9254.   
VENTURA HILLSIDES CONSERVANCY COMMUNITY TREE PLANTING EVENT 9 a.m.-noon. (and Monday, Jan. 18). Help plant oaks, cottonwoods and sycamore trees on property owned and managed by VHC. A second tree-planting event will be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Big Rock Preserve near Foster Park, Ventura. For more information and directions, visit www.venturahillsides.org.

WORLD CULTURE FAIR 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A special story time, arts and crafts and more will be hosted. Guests can learn about many cultures from all around the world. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.Simivalleylibrary.org.
~ SUNDAY ~

AMERICAN HANDWRITING ANALYSIS FOUNDATION MEETING AND CELEBRATION 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Members will be celebrating National Handwriting Day and will have a discussion of the presidential candidates’ handwriting. EP Foster Library Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.Ahafhandwriting.org.
BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID 2 p.m. (and 7 p.m.). With the law on their trail, two men (Robert Redford and Paul Newman) pack their guns and head for Bolivia, away from the men trying to bring them to justice – and death. $6-10.50. Century 10 Downtown, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
HEART OF A DOG 4:30 p.m. An impressionistic meditation on artist/musician Laurie Anderson’s beloved, but departed, dog Lolabelle. $7-10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, call 646-8946.
NOTES UNCORKED: AN EVENING OF WINE & BEER TASTING 3-6 p.m. The Adolfo Camarillo High School Music Boosters will host this wine and beer tasting fundraiser featuring flights, food and a raffle. $30. The Manhattan of Camarillo, 5800 Santa Rosa Rd., Camarillo. For more information, email achsbandboosters@gmail.com.

~ TUESDAY ~

MEET THE PATELS 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). Real-life romantic comedy about an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams and his parents. $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.

 ~ WEDNESDAY ~

POWER RANGERS COMIC BOOK SIGNING Wednesday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m. Kyle Higgins, creator of Boom! Studios’ highly-anticipated comic series based on the dino-ridin’ five-member super hero squad known as the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, will sign copies of issue #0. Hypno Comics, 1803 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.hypnocomics.com.
“SUPREME BUSINESS: HOW SCOTUS’ CURRENT TERM WILL IMPACT BUSINESS” 6-8 p.m. CSU, Channel Islands, Business Lecturer Mari Rockenstein will review the United States Supreme Court’s 2015/2016 term and see how the rulings in those cases may affect your business. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.csuci.edu.
SURF GUITAR HISTORIAN AND MUSICIAN SURFER JOE 6 p.m. Renowned Surf Guitar Historian and Musician from Italy Surfer Joe will perform. VenTiki Lounge & Lanai, 701 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.VenTikiLounge.com.
THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB DANCE FEATURING THE UNFORGETTABLES 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 381-2744.  

OPENING THEATER

FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL Jan. 14-17. The stage adaptation of the hit ’80s film comes to Thousand Oaks. $29 and up. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks, Blvd. 800-745-3000 or www.broadwayinthousandoaks.com.  

ONGOING THEATER

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 Jan. 15 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.

OPENING ART

HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Jan. 14 through Feb. 7. Student Winners Exhibition, a prelude to the BAA Emerging Artist Cup. 1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-2750 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
PINOTS WITH PICASSO Jan. 17, 1-4 p.m. The Museum of Ventura County’s Studio Sunday educational social series features painting classes for all levels with a glass of wine. At Pinots with Picasso, participants will learn collage techniques to evoke Picasso’s cubism period. $40. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323 or www.venturamuseum.org.

ONGOING ART

BANK OF AMERICA Through Jan. 16. Leslie Marcus solo exhibition. 205 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, 640-2944.
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. 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.
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.
GALLERY 525. Jan. 16 through Feb. 7. Two Man Exhibition featuring paintings by Richard Crawford and Anthony Ocone. Reception on Jan. 16, 5-8 p.m. 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, 0 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 West 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. Opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 16, 1-3 p.m. 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 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.” 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 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.
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.
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. 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. 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. 

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

THE END OF THE TOUR SCREENING AND Q&A WITH ACTOR JASON SEGEL
Sunday, Jan. 10, 4:30 p.m.
The drama about Rolling Stone magazine reporter David Lipsky’s interview with celebrated author David Foster Wallace stars Jason Segel as Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as Lipsky. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with actor Jason Segel. $10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
 
 
 

THE HUD
Jan. 9 through Feb. 5.

Discernible Effects explores the development and influence of social proclamations in the work of seven contemporary artists including the pictured neon piece by Daniel Evans. Also Jan. 9 through July 1, Cultural Crash a solo exhibition by Dominga Opaza. Opening reception for both exhibits on Jan. 9, 5-7 p.m. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura.
 
 
 

GULL WINGS FINAL DAY
 Sunday, Jan. 10, 1-3 p.m.

Gull Wings Children’s Museum in Oxnard will celebrate 28 years of helping young imaginations thrive as it prepares to close 4th St. location. The entire community is invited to share stories, memories and provide input for future plans as the beloved museum looks for a new location. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to noon through Jan. 9. 418 W. 4th St., Oxnard. 483-3005 or www.gullwings.org.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

BEREAVED PARENT SUPPORT GROUP 6:30-7:30 p.m. (every second and fourth Thursday of the month). Parents who have lost a child are welcome at this support group. Camarillo Hospice, 400 Rosewood Ave., suite 102, Camarillo. For more information, call 389-68670, ext. 25.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CAMARILLO MEETING 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson will discuss her achievements in the state Senate. Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.democraticclubofcamarillo.com.

~ FRIDAY ~

“WAYS TO ENJOY YOUR NATIONAL PARK” 3-4 p.m. Park Ranger David Begun will share general information about the islands that make up Channel Islands National Park and discuss the many recreational opportunities they offer. Ojai Library, 111 E Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.vencolibrary.org.

~ SATURDAY ~

FREE WORKSHOP FOR ESL VOLUNTEER TUTORS 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This two-part series will demonstrate various methods and materials for teaching English to adults, with the second class in February. Barrister Executive Suites, 1500 Palma Drive, Ventura. For more information, call 385-9584.
MCCREA RANCH TOUR AND MATINEE 1-4 p.m. The feature film will be The Gay Deception, a 1935 romantic comedy starring Frances Dee and Francis Lederer, followed by a tour. $15. McCrea Ranch Visitors center, 4500 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 495-2163.
SIXTH ANNUAL WINTER FESTIVAL AND COAT DRIVE 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Play in 25 tons of snow trucked in to the park to allow guests to sled and build snowmen, with coffee and smoothies and kids’ winter crafts, in exchange for bringing new or gently used winter clothes of all sizes for donation. Three Springs Park, 3000 Three Springs Drive, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.coatsforcasapacifica.com.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY WORK DAY, HEDRICK RANCH 8 a.m. Arrive early for self-guided birding followed by a cleanup of the nature area. Bring water, gloves and sun protection. Hedrick Ranch Area. For more information and directions, call 340-0478.
VENTURA BOTANICAL GARDENS “SOW IN THE NEW YEAR” 9-11 a.m. Participants will have the chance to learn about California native plants, sustainability and more while sowing native wildflower seeds. Ventura Botanical Gardens (behind Ventura City Hall), 501 Poli St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.VenturaBotanicalGardens.com.

~ SUNDAY ~

CAMERATA PACIFICA GOES STEAMPUNK 3 p.m. The orchestra will perform music inspired by the Steampunk movement, a blend of Victorian fashion and whimsical industrial gadgets. $50. Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.cameratapacifica.org.
HEREDITARY BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT MEETING 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The group will discuss the impact of living with a genetic mutation that predisposes individuals to certain hereditary cancers. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 818-439-4560.

~ MONDAY ~

COMPOSER JOHN BIGGS SPEAKS ON WRITING MUSIC 7 p.m. Award-winning, honored composer of orchestral music and more will talk on how he puts words to music. Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. For more information, call 816-4099.
OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALS EMPLOYMENT NETWORK WORKSHOP 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn how to expand your professional network and to stand out from the competition at this workshop. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Los Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.eu-open.org.
“THROUGH A GENDER LENS: ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO WOMEN” 6 p.m. The Ventura County Women’s Forum Collaborative will present “Body Shaming: How Girls are Held to an Impossible Standard.” $10 suggested donation. Ventura County Community Foundation, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.vcwf.org.

~ TUESDAY ~

FREE FEDERAL / STATE BASIC PAYROLL TAX SEMINAR 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The IRS and Economic Development Department invite you to attend a no-charge Federal / State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar for 2016. EDD Tax Office, 4820 McGrath St., suite 200, Ventura. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CLERGY NIGHT 5 p.m. Guest speaker Bishop Joseph Madera, M.Sp.S, will be a part of this opportunity to say “thank you” to those serving holy orders and living a consecrated life. $20, free for clergy. Knights of Columbus Hall 632 S. D Street, Oxnard. For more information, call 436-9883.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY PRESENTS “IT’S ALL ABOUT BEES” 7:30 p.m. Dr. Ruben Alarcón will discuss the diversity of bees, their importance for native plant communities and agricultural systems, and ways homeowners can promote bee populations. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. For more information, call 377-5859.

 ~ WEDNESDAY ~

LAWYERS AT THE LIBRARY PRESENTS “ADVANCED HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVES AND OTHER END-OF-LIFE PLANS” 5:30-6:30 p.m. attorney Michael Williams of Grey Law will discuss end-of-life legal decisions. Ventura County Law Library, Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria, Ventura. For more information, visit www.vencolawlib.org.

OPENING THEATER

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Jan. 7-10. Young Artists Ensemble Alumni and Friends will join together to present this Tony award-winning play about a group of eager sixth graders vying for the championship spelling bee title. $15-20. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com.
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Jan. 8-30. 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

ONGOING THEATER

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.
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

BLACKBOARD GALLERY Jan. 7-27. Pathos and Ethos figurative works by Shaun Berke and Elliot Brown. Reception on Saturday, Jan. 9, 5-7 p.m. SCIART, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo.  383-1368 or www.studiochannelislands.org.
OJAI ART CENTER Jan. 9 through Feb. 3. Painting in the Light, solo exhibition by artist and illustrator Joyce Huntington, who culls ideas for her inspirational paintings during meditation. Opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 16, 1-3 p.m. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 646-0117 or www.joycehuntingtonart.com.

ONGOING ART

BANK OF AMERICA Through Jan. 16. Leslie Marcus solo exhibition. 205 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, 640-2944.
BROOKS INSTITUTE Through Feb. 4. The Portfolio Show features film, graphic design and photography by the 2015 graduating class. Reception on Friday, Dec. 18, 4-6 p.m. Brooks Administration Building, 5301 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Jan. 9. Small Image Show featuring wee art works perfectly priced for gift gifting. The gallery’s holiday boutique is also open with “wearables, laughables and displayables” for your shopping pleasure. 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.
CSUCI: Through Feb. 12: A Life in Pictures includes 30 pieces from photographer Santi Visalli’s iconic photos from the ’60s and ’70s. 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 Jan. 10. Welcome Earthlings, a solo exhibition by Jane Peterson that explores the spectrum of human emotion. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai. 640-0151 or www.galerie102.com.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura. 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through 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.
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.
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.” 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 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.
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.
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. 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. 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.  

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