“NUTRITION TALK & HEALTHY COOKING DEMONSTRATION” Noon-1:30 p.m. (Thursdays through Jan. 31). Join Karol Scherr, an organic, vegan, vegetarian chef with over 20 years of experience as she prepares delicious foods. Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village, 805-379-4777.

OPERA SANTA BARBARA’S NOONTIME CONCERT SERIES Noon-1 p.m. (and Friday, Jan. 18). This program will feature the Chrisman Studio Artists performing a variety of opera selections. Thursday: Ojai Public Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. Friday: E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura,

VENTURA COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY 6:30 p.m. Robin Ghermezi, a beekeeper, will explain his beekeeping and ways of encouraging bees to be in our gardens. Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, 818-993-6622.

WONDERS OF THE SEA 3D 7 p.m. Arnold Schwarzenegger narrates this film which takes viewers on a trip under the ocean, capturing incredible footage of rarely seen sea creatures, while warning about the impacts of climate change. $15. Century River Park 16, Oxnard and AMC Thousand Oaks 14,

OXNARD, OJAI RESTAURANT WEEK 2019 Friday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 27. Many of Oxnard and Ojai’s unique restaurants will offer foodies the opportunity to try new cuisine as chefs play on this year’s theme to create signature dishes. In Oxnard, “Tacos, Treats & Tastings” is the name of the game, and both cities will feature specials at participating restaurants complete with reduced prices and enticing offers. For a complete list of participating restaurants and menus, visit or


GAME ON: LEVEL UP FRIDAY 4 p.m. (and Saturday, Jan. 19). This two-day ultimate gaming experience features a classic arcade, multiple gaming opportunities and board games as well as a cereal bar with a load of snacks and a DJ beginning at 6 p.m. $3-5. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard,


CHILDREN’S BOOK READING: LADIES & GENTLEMEN…THE PENGUINS! 1-2 p.m. Ivor Davis, author of The Beatles and Me on Tour, has written his first children’s book and will be reading from it. Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery, 540 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-628-3540.

I AM FAMILY UGANDAN CHOIR 7-9 p.m. Authentic dancing, singing and drumming straight from Uganda featuring native instruments and performed by a youth ensemble will be hosted. $12-20. Dance & Yoga Studio & Event Center, 109 E. El Roblar Drive, Ojai,

MALCOLM MCDOWELL HOSTS LACY J. DALTON CONCERT BENEFIT 8 p.m. Dalton will perform with Dale Poune at this show benefitting the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center, hosted by actor Malcolm McDowell. $45-130. Ventura Theater, 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura,

“THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION: VOYAGE OF REDISCOVERY” 11 a.m. Author and journalist John Krist will discuss his expedition down the Lewis and Clark Trail as part of this museum speakers series. Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum, 220 Market St., Port Hueneme,

THIRD ANNUAL MARCH FOR JUSTICE: WOMEN LEADING THE WAVE 10 a.m. A sister march to the 2019 Women’s March in Washington. The rally begins at 10 a.m. at 133 S. California St., between the Masonic Lodge and Bombay Bar and Grill in Ventura. Invited speakers include U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, State Assembly Member Monique Limon and others, with a march through downtown to follow.

THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB ROARING TWENTIES THEMED DANCE 7-10 p.m. Live Big Band Music will accompany Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Line Dancing lessons for both beginners and experienced. $10. The Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, 381-2744.

VENTURA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dozens of genres in hundreds of books will be for sale, and so will framed watercolors and more. Topping Room at E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-223-1187.


BLOOD MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE 6:30-10:30 p.m. Witness this spectacular solar event with the Ventura County Astronomical Societ. Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark,

CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING FROM HOLLYWOOD 3 p.m. Dudes duke it out at this live taped wrestling event straight outta Hollywood. Oceanview Pavilion, 575 E. Surfside Drive, Port Hueneme, 805-986-4818.

LADYFACE ANNIVERSARY BLOCK PARTY 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Celebrate Ladyface’s Ninth anniversary with beer, food and more, and get a chance to purchase the glass that gives you happy hour all year long. $40. Ladyface Ale Companie, 29281 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills,

MARKET GARDENING 2.0 WORKSHOP 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (and Monday, Jan. 21). This two-day intensive workshop, geared towards serious farmers, will detail the many tools to J.M. Fortier’s success. $300. For more information, visit

33RD ANNUAL VENTURA COUNTY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CELEBRATION Monday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m. The day begins with a Freedom March from Plaza Park to the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, where, beginning at 9 a.m., the celebration program will feature youth speakers, scripture readings, and musical selections by the MLK Community Choir directed by Dr. Angela Timmons. For more information and route, visit
VENTURA LAND TRUST VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY GARDENING DAY 9 a.m.-noon. Volunteers of all ages are invited to plant native plants near the “Welcome to Ventura” sign along the Ventura-Ojai bike path as part of MLK’s Day of Service. For more information and location, visit

Monday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

UKULELE MASTER BRITTNI PAIVA IN CONCERT 6:30 p.m. Multi award-winning Hawaiian instrumentalist Brittni Pavia, known for her stunning articulation on the ukulele, will perform. $23-35. Anacapa Ukulele at Academy Dance Studio, 1937 Goodyear Ave., Ventura,


BLACKKKLANSMAN 6 p.m. In honor of Martin Luther King and civil rights, the Social Concerns Action Committee of the Universalist Unitarian Church will screen this Spike Lee film based on a true story. Universalist Unitarian Church, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula,

“NOW I AM WISE” 4-5:30 p.m. Consider ideas about decline, limited possibility & decreased capacity and explore ways to choose new paradigms that embrace depth & meaning at this workshop for seniors. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-497-0189.


A THOUSAND AND ONE YEARS AGO: 1000 CE: “COURTIERS, WARRIORS AND REBELLION” 7-8:30 p.m. Members of the Cal Lutheran history and art faculty explore what life was like a millennium ago in this series. Lundring Events Center, California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks,

THE CHANNEL ISLANDS REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED MEETING 6:15 p.m. The group will host an evening with Steve Frank, candidate for Chairman of the California Republican Party and publisher of California Political News and Views. $30. Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, 805-266-7940 ext. 801.

CYRANO DE BERGERAC 7 p.m. From award-winning director, stage and cinema actor Denis Podalydès, this classic tale of hijinx comes to cinemas nationwide from the renowned Comédie-Française stage. $12.50. AMC Thousand Oaks 14, 166 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks,

“MY SUMMER WORKING FOR DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR” 7 p.m. To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Lanny Kaufer will share the experiences he had in the Voting Rights Movement, including meeting and volunteering for Dr. King in the South in 1965, and share socially conscious music of the era. Jewish Community of Ojai, 530 W. El Roblar Drive, Meiners Oaks,

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. Community Resource Center, 2471 Portola Road, Ventura,


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. Marie Callendar’s Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, 805-483-4168.

THE FINAL WISH 7:30 p.m. From the creator of the Final Destination franchise comes a new tale of death following a boy returning home and uncovering a dark secret. $10.50-12.50. Ventura Downtown 10, Century River Park 16, Oxnard, and Studio Movie Grill, Simi Valley,


PETER PAN JR. Jan. 18-Feb. 10. Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio presents this beloved musical about the boy who wouldn’t grow up and his adventures with the Darling children in Neverland. $10. OYES Youth Center Stage, 907 El Centro St., Ojai,

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Jan. 18-Feb. 9. Adapted from Harper Lee’s classic about prejudice, compassion and the courage to do what’s right. $18-20. Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-495-3715 or


HAMLET Through Jan. 27. California Shakespeare Company presents the tragedy of the young Danish prince, haunted by his dead father and paralyzed by indecisiveness. $18-25. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi, 805-583-7900 or


CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Jan. 17-20: Boys & Girls Club of Oxnard & Pt. Hueneme National Arts Competition Local Exhibit. 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

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Jan. 20-April 21: Farm to Table, art centered on food — where it comes from, where it ends up and everything in between. Through Jan. 20: Shades of Autumn, the glorious colors of fall. 147 N. Brent St., Ventura,

FOX FINE JEWELRY Jan. 17-March 10. Living Textures, with works by Patricia Cadenas and Patricia Fabysack. Reception on Saturday, Jan. 19, 6-8 p.m. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800 or

KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Jan. 18-Feb. 28. Garment Girl, Jennifer Vanderpool’s exploration of the global textile industry through both personal and social activism lenses. Artist lecture on Thursday, Jan. 31, 4 p.m.; walk-through on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m. California Lutheran University, 120 Memorial Parkway, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697 or

MCNISH GALLERY Jan. 23-Feb. 28. Losing Gravity in the Orbiting Megatropolis, intricate hand-cut and painted sculptural pieces in acrylic and wood by contemporary abstract artist Mela M. Reception on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 4-7 p.m. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard, 805-678-5046 or


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 Feb. 26. Treasures, works that show what the artists value most. Reception on Friday, Jan. 25, 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 Feb. 23: Art Without Limits, selections from the Santa Barbara-based nonprofit foundation. Through Jan. 27: Intersection: Art & Life, works by artists featured in Kevin Wallace’s latest book. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381 or

BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through Jan. 26. New Revolutions, artists considering the revolution of Earth around the sun, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368 or

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY Through Jan. 27. Color Mad! Brilliantly colorful works to shake the “winter doldrums.” 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, 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

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through March 18: Monsters of the Deep: Fact or Fiction. Through March 25: Marteen Platje: The Early History of the United States Navy. 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

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

FRED KAVLI THEATRE GALLERY Through March 3. 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 March 31: Genesis, online gallery and arts publication that explores immigration in this issue. Through Feb. 16: Eggiwegs, abstract works with an emphasis on color fieldsThrough Feb. 28: Petit a Petit, abstract photos by Lisa Caren. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-626-8876 or

HILLCREST CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Feb. 13. Hang With the Best, works by Grades 6-12 students in the Greater Conejo Valley. 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

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 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 March 31: Chris Hillman: Time Between, rock and roll memorabilia and from the local legend and country rock pioneer. Concert on Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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 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 Jan. 27: The Wall: Boundaries Between and Within Us. 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

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