FREE SENIOR MOVIE & $5 LUNCH Noon. The film Five Flights Up will be screened following lunch. $5 for lunch. Community Center Auditorium, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo, 805-482-4881.


VENTURA AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 a.m. Birders of all skill levels are encouraged to participate in this annual bird count. This annual event gives the Audubon society an idea of what to expect come spring and is a good opportunity for new birders to understand their own backyard a little better. For more information, visit PICTURED: Northern Cardinal, Erik Rocksvold, Des Moines


AUTHOR ELIZABETH ROSE 1-2 p.m. Local author Elizabeth Rose will deliver a presentation of the new book FROM THE FIRE: Ojai Reflects on the Thomas Fire, co-authored with Deva Temple. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai,

AUTHOR KIM SIMONS 5-7 p.m. The “Dance of Deception” author will discuss and sign copies of her novel. Bank of Books, 748 E .Main St., Ventura,

FLY FISHING AND CASTING THE FLY ROD WORKSHOP 9-11 a.m. Whether you are experienced or a complete novice, this group will help you learn and enjoy the sport and if you don’t yet have your own rod, they’ll even let you use one of theirs. Chumash Park, 9351 Waco St., Ventura,

THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB FEAT. JOHN & JOHN 7-10 p.m. Live Big Band Music will accompany Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Line Dancing lessons for both beginners and experienced. The Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2744.


A YEAR WITH BETTY GOLD 7-9 p.m. This film documents the life of internationally renowned abstract painter and sculptor, Betty Gold. $10. California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks,

CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING FROM HOLLYWOOD 3-6 p.m. Do not miss the rematch between the Royce Isaacs and Uptown Andy Brown at this live taping event. Oceanview Pavilion Performing Arts Theatre by the Beach, 575 E. Surfside Drive, Port Hueneme,

VIOLINIST YUE DENG 2 p.m. As a child prodigy Deng won awards, performances, and scholarships that eventually sent her to Oberlin College and Julliard. Deng will be joined by cellist Virginia Kron for Gliere’s Eight Pieces for Violin and Cello, and will also perform solo work. $12-15. Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai,


SHOPLIFERS 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and take her in. Although barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets in this film from Japan. $7.50-10.75. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard,


UNITED DEMOCRATS FOR PROGRESS MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., and stick around to elect club officials. California Lutheran University, Lundring Center, room GSFC 253, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-231-4152.

VENTURA SEABIRD RESTORATION ON THE CALIFORNIA ISLANDS WITH ANNIE LITTLE 7:30 p.m. The presentation will highlight restoration efforts for seabirds on the Channel Islands and Baja California Pacific Islands, including invasive species removal, habitat restoration, and social attraction. Poinsettia Pavillion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura,


VENTURA COUNTY CAMERA CLUB MEETING 6:30 p.m. The first part of the meeting will be an instructional workshop followed by the showing of member images, with a professional photographer from the area giving tips. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura,

WOMEN’S ECONOMIC VENTURES PROGRAM ORIENTATION 6-7 p.m. Free 1-hour orientation for those ready to become an entrepreneur, or expand their existing small business. Women’s Economic Ventures, 290 Maple Court, Suite #268, Ventura,


MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOLUME 1 7 p.m. Three stories explore ideas of heroism in everyday life, and the infinite potential of the short film format allows the directors and Studio Ponoc to experiment with breathtaking, action-packed visuals and concise human drama. $10. AMC Thousand Oaks 14 and Studio Movie Grill Simi Valley,

POETRY READING BY JODIE HOLLANDER 7:30 p.m. Hollander will read poetry from her book My Dark Horses during her residency in Santa Barbara. Ventura County Library EP Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura,


SCOTT ROBBINS AND THE TRAVELING SHOW Jan. 3-6. A con artist finds a shot at redemption when he joins a traveling circus. A world premiere musical by Young Artists Forever. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747 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 Pictured: “Hard Cider” by Linda Shaner

BLACKBOARD GALLERY Jan. 4-26. New Revolutions, artists considering the revolution of Earth around the sun, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Reception on Saturday, Jan. 5, 4-6 p.m. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368 or

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY Jan. 3-27. Color Mad! Brilliantly colorful works to shake the “winter doldrums.” 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, 805-648-1235 or

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Jan. 9-March 18: Masters of the Deep: Fact or Fiction. Opening reception on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 9-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


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 showClosed 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 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

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

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. 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. 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

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 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 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

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