THIRD ANNUAL GALENTINE’S DAY EVENT 6 p.m. Mix together Cosmo martinis, feather boas, tiaras, gals and their favorite pals, laughter, and a screening of Sex and the City for a night of fun at this Valentine’s Day alternative. $20. The Studio Movie Grill, 1555 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, .

FIRST THURSDAY GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS AT PLAZA PARK 5:30-9:30 p.m. Each event brings 8 to 12 of the hottest trucks in the southland, with a live DJ and more. 519 S. C St., Oxnard. .

I WANT TO EAT YOUR PANCREAS 7 p.m. (and Sunday, Feb. 10, 12:55 p.m.). This animated film featuring the undisputed best name of all time explores the relationship between the terminally ill Sakura and the unnamed protagonist as they embark on an emotional journey. $10.50-12.50. Ventura Downtown 10, Century River Park 16, Oxnard, and AMC Thousand Oaks 14,

SELF PUBLISHING WORKSHOP 2-3 p.m. This six-week course will cover “everything you wanted to know about self-publishing but were afraid to ask.” $5-30. Senior Center, 550 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura,


SPOUSE WHISPERER 8 p.m. Comedian Mark Cordes delivers his one-man show, The Spouse Whisperer, a comedic journey through “love at first sight” to “death do us part.” $25. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, .

THE DISH SCREENING WITH PATRICK WARBURTON 7 p.m. Warburton, who stars in this film about relaying man’s first steps on the moon to television audiences, will introduce the film and answer questions afterwards. Warburton, an American actor and voice artist, has starred in Seinfeld, The Venture Bros. and The Tick. Grant R. Brimhall Library, Marvin E. Smith Community Room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks,


CALIFORNIA FRIENDLY LANDSCAPE TRAINING CLASS IN SPANISH 9 a.m.-noon. The City of Oxnard is offering classes to teach residents how to transform lawns into beautiful, water-efficient gardens. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard,

“FROM RANCHO GUADALASCA TO CAMARILLO STATE HOSPITAL TO CSUCI” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dr. Colleen Delaney, Professor of Anthropology at California State University Channel Islands, will discuss the history of the area in which a university now exists. Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum, 220 Market St., Port Hueneme, .

HEALTH & HEALING EXPO 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Connect with experts in the health and holistic industry with an exhibit hall, workshops, pilates and more. Best Western Plus, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks,

NEW WEST SYMPHONY PRESENTS THE ROMANTICS 7:30 p.m. (and Sunday, Feb 10, 3 p.m.). A magical night of romantic classics will be performed ahead of Valentine’s Day. $30-96. Saturday: Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Sunday: Oxnard Performing Arts center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, .

PIANO DUO ANDERSON & ROE 8 p.m. The exhilarating piano duo will perform as part of the Ventura Music Festival’s Silver Anniversary season. $15-50. Ventura College Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, .

REPTILE ROUND-UP 3 p.m. Discover the fascinating world of our reptilian friends at this special wildlife education program with a chance to meet these colorful creatures. California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks at The Oaks, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks,

TASTING THE WILD: FORAGED FLAVORS OF LOCAL PLANTS AND MUSHROOMS 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Identify wild edible plants and learn to make medicinal mushroom chocolate truffles with herbalists Lanny Kaufer and Jess Starwood. $75. For more information, visit .

SANTA PAULA CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS CLASSICAL PIANIST ROBYN CARMICHAEL 7 p.m. Robyn Carmichael will be performing a romantic concert for Valentine’s month, with pieces by Felix Mendelssohn and Fryderyk Chopin. $10-20. Universalist Unitarian Church, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula,

VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY: ARROYO VERDE PARK 8:30 a.m. Enjoy birding the oak woodland, grassy areas, and chaparral in this long, broad canyon. For more information, call 805-701-1919.


THIRD ANNUAL VENTURA COUNTY BRANCH OUT 1-4 p.m. Learn what Food Forward has accomplished over the past year with live music, a BBQ and more. Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum, 926 Railroad Ave, Santa Paula,

CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING FROM HOLLYWOOD 3-6 p.m. Get ready for some fast-paced, in your face, all over the place old school wrestling straight outta Hollywood at this live taped event. Oceanview Pavilion, 575 E. Surfside Drive, Port Hueneme,



The country music community, families of previous gun violence and the Hollywood entertainment community are uniting to support victims and their families via the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley
Victim’s Fund, which all net proceeds from the event will benefit. $150-500. Fred Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks,

VENTURA COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: CREATE A WATER WISE GARDEN 6:30-8 p.m. Master Gardeners will share their expertise about a variety of gardening topics. Brimhall Library, Marvin E.Smith Community Room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks,


ALL ABOUT LOVE: AN ABSTRACT PAINTING WORKSHOP 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This workshop will put you in touch with your sensuality, hosted by Rima Muna. $175. Ambrosia by Caffrodite, 1987 E. Main St., Ventura,

TALL SHIP HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAN AND LADY WASHINGTON Through March 5. The historically accurate tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington returns with activities for school children and adults alike. For more information and a schedule of events,

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS WORKSHOP 5:30-8 p.m. This dynamic panel discussion on digital marketing including topics surrounding social media, Facebook Shop, email campaigns and more. Wedgewood Banquet Center, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo,


VENTURA COUNTY CAMERA CLUB MEETING 6:30 p.m. An instructional workshop will be followed by the showing of member images with a professional photographer from the area offering notes. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, .

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL MEETING 6 p.m. Dr. Herbert Gooch will be looking at the Versailles Peace Treaty of 1919 and the current administration’s foreign policy. Must register before Feb. 8. $40. Courtyard Marriott, 600 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard,

Thursday (Valentine’s Day)

A “COASTAL VALENTINE’S DAY” DINNER 5 p.m. The menu consists of a salad course followed by the main entrée where guests have a choice of stuffed chicken breasts, beef wellington and more. $75-105. Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort, 2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard, .

THE SOMIS THURSDAY CLUB 11:15 a.m. This month’s program will be the Polynesian Dance Troupe, headed by Josie Kealoha Ramirez. $15. 5380 Bell Street, Somis, 805-388-1275.

VALENTINE’S DAY MOVIE IN THE PARK 6 p.m. 50 First Dates will be shown on a large inflatable screen out in the park. Community Center Park, 1605 E. Burnley Street, Camarillo, (805) 482-1996.


AS YOU LIKE IT Feb. 8-March 10. This Shakespearean comedy about persecution, love and mistaken identity follows two banished noblewomen who find safety and romance in the Forest of Arden. $10-20. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo, 805-388-5716 or

COLUMBINUS Sunday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. This riveting play explores the dark recesses of adolescence through the lens of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. Free. Preus-Brandt Forum, California Lutheran University, 135 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3452 or .


HEISENBERG Through Feb. 17. An Irish butcher and a free-spirited American meet in a London train station in this quirky romantic comedy. $25-55; $120 for opening night gala and post-show party. Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-667-2900 or

THE HUMANS Through March 10. Three generations living under one roof confront the trials and tribulations of life. Mature subject matter. $22-24. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4645 or .

THE LITTLE PRINCE Through Feb. 24. Young Artists Ensemble presents this tale about loneliness, friendship, love and loss. $20-26. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747 or .

MARY POPPINS Through Feb. 24. A magical musical about an unusual nanny who comes into the lives of the dysfunctional Banks family. $23-25. High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark, 805-529-8700 or

PETER PAN JR. Through Feb. 17. 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 Through 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


MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Feb. 9-March 2: Buenaventura Art Association’s 33rd Annual Open Competition. Opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 9, 5-7 p.m. Through March 31: Chris Hillman: Time Between, rock and roll memorabilia and from the local legend and country rock pioneer. 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


AGRICULTURE MUSEUM 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. 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. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381 or

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY Through Feb. 24. Love Languages, artistic depictions of love. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, 805-648-1235 or .

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Through Feb. 17. 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 March 3: Color Flow , geometric abstracts by Cam Studio guest artist Andy Lepe. 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 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

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through April 21. Farm to Table, art centered on food — where it comes from, where it ends up and everything in between. 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 March 10. Living Textures, with works by Patricia Cadenas and Patricia Fabysack. 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 May 31: Tres , Dominga Opazo. 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 fields. Through 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

KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Feb. 28. Garment Girl , Jennifer Vanderpool’s exploration of the global textile industry through both personal and social activism lenses. Curated walk-through on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m. 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,

MCNISH GALLERY Through 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. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard, 805-678-5046 or .

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

NAPA HALL GALLERY Through Feb. 21. Cuentos en Amatl, student renderings using an art form indigenous to Mexico and Latin America; Amoxtli Taxcayollotl: Nuestro Corazon;Quality Video, The PTSD Project and Slices (Grad Wall); Santa Rosa Island Inspirations (Palm-Temporary). Reception on Thursday, Feb. 7, 6-8 p.m. CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or

NEW MEDIA GALLERY Through Feb. 28. Observations and Amplifications , Marjorie Moskowitz’s works that examine color and light in nature. Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-289-6040 or .

OJAI ART CENTER Through Feb. 28. Vie d’Art , a solo exhibition by Valerie Freeman. Reception and auction on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2-4 p.m. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM 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

PALERMO Opened Jan. 2019. Portraits of Ventura, acrylic paintings of Ventura by artist Jamie Wells. 321 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-643-3070.

PORCH GALLERY Through March 3. David Rathman: Field Day , pop-culture scenes and objects in watercolor. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai, 805-620-7589 or

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through May 12: I Am Me: Artists’ Self-Portraits, featuring Lynn Hanson, Mariana Peirano, Gail Pidduck and many others. Through Feb. 24: 11th Annual Art About Agriculture. 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 .