BRIAN WILSON CHRISTMAS CONCERT 7:30 p.m. Wilson will perform the hits from the seminal 1964 classic The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album to his acclaimed 2005 solo effort All I Really Want for Christmas. $41-126. Fred Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks,

C.I. GULLS ANNUAL TOY DRIVE & INSTALLATION LUNCHEON 11 a.m. Bring an unwrapped gift for donation and enjoy a luncheon at this annual toy drive. $30. Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Drive, Camarillo, 805-263-6062.

IRISH CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA 6:30 p.m. This production features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humor and boundless energy. $25. Ojai Women’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai,

VENTURA COLLEGE ARCHITECT AND DRAFTING STUDENT SHOWCASE 5-8 p.m. Get a load of the work these students have put out over the course of the year. Ventura College, MCE Building, Room 129, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura,


WHITE CHRISTMAS 8 p.m. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents this special screening of the 1954 classic film starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, with holiday treats and an ugly sweater contest. $5. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo,

WINTER SOLSTICE 2018: FUM! FUM! FUM! 7 p.m. The Celebration will feature the music of John Robles and Chucumite, Xavier Montes and DeColores Music Students, Solstice Singers and more. Solstice finery and jollity encouraged. Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula,


SILENT NIGHT DISCO Saturday, Dec. 22, 6-10 p.m. Dance the night away with Santa during this family friendly evening. Instead of using a traditional sound system to play music, each guest receives wireless headphones and can (silently) rock out between two DJ’s. $20. Plaza Park, 651 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura,

FREE CHRISTMAS CONCERT 7 p.m. This celebration will feature Christmas classics on piano, organ and choir. First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara Ave., Ventura, 805-643-8621.

HOWIE MANDEL & JEFF DUNHAM WOOLSEY FIRE AND BORDERLINE SHOOTING BENEFIT 8 p.m. Comedian Howie Mandel and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will perform benefitting those impacted by the Woolsey Fire and the Borderline shooting. $44-104. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks,


MAESTRO JOSÉ HERNÁNDEZ AND HIS WORLD-RENOWNED MARIACHI SOL DE MÉXICO 4 p.m. Mariachi maestro José Hernández and his world-renowned Mariachi Sol de México will perform their new album. $25-40. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, 805-486-2424.

MOORPARK CIVIC BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Witness the majesty of the classic ballet The Nutcracker as performed by the Moorpark Civic Ballet. $35-40. Agoura Performing Arts Educational Center, 28545 W. Driver Ave., Agoura,


WEARING SANTA’S SUIT RADIO DRAMA 3 p.m, 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. (and Tuesday, Dec. 25, various times). Eight true Ventura County stories will be told with host Chris Hillman featuring a harbor festival, chamber mixer, private club, radio station party, children’s shelter, Santa’s next-door neighbor, a panicked fiancée and a family’s special appearance request. Broadcast on Newstalk 1590 AM and 97.9 FM.

Tuesday (Christmas Day)

FREE COMMUNITY HOLIDAY DINNER 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For the past 24 years,the Temple has hosted a free hot meal to community members and invites the neighborhood to attend. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks,


ELECTRONIC TECH FAIR FOR SENIORS 9 a.m.-noon. This free program assists older adults in gaining the knowledge and skills to confidently use their different gadgets. Pleasant Valley Senior Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo,


THE BELLE OF AMHERST Dec. 21-30. A one-woman play based on the life of Emily Dickinson, written by William Luce and starring Anna Kotula. $10-20. Ojai ACT, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-640-8797 or


SOUTH PACIFIC Through Dec. 23. The Rubicon Theatre Company concludes its 20th anniversary season with this sun-kissed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical set on a Polynesian island during World War II and centering on a Navy nurse from Arkansas who falls in love with a French plantation owner. $25-150. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-667-2900 or


PLAID TIDINGS Through Dec. 30. An energetic and funny holiday jukebox musical by the creators of Forever Plaid, featuring the “heavenly” boy band playing seasonal music from the 1950s and 1960s. $18-25. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi, 805-583-7900 or Photo by Jon Neftali Photography

643 PROJECT SPACE Through Dec. 31. Variability of Knowing, the relationship between human, nature and bee as explored by artist Terry Arena through unusual bee-centric renderings and displays. 643 Ventura Ave., Ventura,

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through Feb. 3: Wrapped With Care, quilts made by the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild for the Thomas Fire Quilt Relief Project. Ongoing: antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, 805-525-3100 or

ATRIUM GALLERY Through Jan. 8. Annual Ventura County Employee/Retiree showReception and awards ceremony on Friday, Dec, 14, 5:30-7 p.m. Closed weekends; free; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays at the Ventura County Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. More information at

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Dec. 30. Intersection: Art & Life, works by artists featured in Kevin Wallace’s latest book; and On the Wall, works by the Ventura County Potters’ Guild (Logan Gallery). 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381 or

BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Dec. 24: Annual Small Image Show. Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-648-1235 or

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Through Feb. 17. A Collection of Rarities, rare and endangered animals by surrealist painter Kevin Sloan. Curated walk-throughs, poetry readings and other programming offered throughout the exhibit’s run. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240 or

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Feb. 17: Insectology, an up-close look at bees, butterflies and bugs. Ongoing: Permanent petroleum exhibits as well as rotating exhibits of science, transportation and history. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 805-933-0076 or

CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Feb. 17. Catalysts of Change: Luther Gerlach, destruction and regeneration following the Thomas Fire, and Pastoral Crude, landscape paintings by Karen Kitchel. 424 S. C St., Oxnard, 805-385-8158 or

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Dec. 30: Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History. Ongoing: Port of Hueneme and Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 805-984-6260 or

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through Jan. 20: Shades of Autumn, the glorious colors of fall. 147 N. Brent St., Ventura,

FIRST FRIDAYS VENTURA The first Friday of every month, several local galleries open their doors to celebrate and promote Ventura’s art scene. Locations and more information at

FIRST SATURDAYS STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS The first Saturday of every month, artists at Studio Channel Islands welcome visitors into their studios to watch them create art. 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368 or

FOUR FRIENDS GALLERY Recently opened. Femina 7: Curiosities, seven women artists, each with a unique vision. 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 805-601-7530 or

FOX FINE JEWELRY Through Jan. 11. Black and White with Susan Colla and Siyooj Maroly. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800 or

FRED KAVLI THEATRE GALLERY Through March 3, 2019. Rhythm of Life, collage and portrait art depicting iconic personalities by local artist Danny Jones. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., 805-449-2700 or

H GALLERY Through Feb. 16: Eggiwegs, abstract works with an emphasis on color fieldsThrough Feb. 28: Petit a Petit by Lisa Caren. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-626-8876 or

HILLCREST CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Jan. 7. From the Field to the Table, art inspired by food and agriculture. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747 or

JOHN SPOORE BROOME LIBRARY GALLERY Through Jan. 31. Oxnard Plain, an interactive exhibit by members of the artist collective. Workshops and a closing reception offered throughout the exhibit’s run. CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or

KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Jan. 10. Pyrometric: Earth and Ash in the Anthropocene, investigating fire through art, ecology and the environment. California Lutheran University, 120 Memorial Parkway, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697 or

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, 805-279-1221,

MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Through Spring 2019: L’époque des Carrossiers: The Art and Times of the French Coachbuilders. Ongoing: 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, 805-385-5400 or

MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Through Dec. 30: Classic Chevrolets. Ongoing: More than 75 vintage cars and trucks from every period, in a 30,000-square-foot facility. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard, 805-487-4333 or

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Feb. 3: At Table: The Business of Food and Community, exploring history, culture and immigration through food.Ongoing: Fine art, historical artifacts, an interactive Chumash Gallery and the George Stuart Historical Figures Collection®. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-653-0323 or

OJAI ART CENTER Through Dec. 31. Feast for the Eyes, work inspired by food. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through Jan. 27: Trial By Fire, art inspired by the Thomas Fire. Ongoing: A collection of art, artifacts, photographs and paper ephemera relating to Ojai, housed in former St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. 130 W. Ojai Ave., 805-640-1390 or

OVA ARTS Ongoing. Fine art and contemporary crafts by 39 artists, including Merilee Eaton, Gayel Childress and Peggie Williamson. Ceramic arts, sculpture and textiles by local artisans. 238 Ojai Ave., Ojai, 805-646-5682 or

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. See artists as they work. Workshops and classes for kids and adults offered periodically. 3301 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-676-1540 or

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Feb. 24: 11th Annual Art About Agriculture. Through Dec. 30: From the Ashes: Thomas Fire Photography by Luther Gerlach. Through Jan. 27: The Wall: Boundaries Between and Within Us. Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or

SESPE CREEK COLLECTIVE Ongoing. The newly opened Pot Lifer Museum presents letters, stories, photographs and more showcasing a dozen people serving life sentences for non-violent cannabis crimes. Must be 21+ with a valid ID or 18+ with a valid recommendation. 408 Bryant Circle, Suite C, Ojai, 855-722-9333 or

THIRD FRIDAYS IN OJAI The third Friday of every month, local galleries and shops open their doors to celebrate and promote Ojai’s art scene. Locations and more information at

VITA ART CENTER Through Dec. 21. Paper and Clay, ceramic art and works on paper. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214 or

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Feb. 21. Traces: Revealing Secrets in Art and History, a behind-the-scenes look at the procedures and techniques art “detectives” use to investigate what secrets artworks hold. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697 or