INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING FILM FESTIVAL 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of inspiring films and fun at the 2019 International Fly Fishing Film Festival screening presented by California Trout. $20. Regency Buenaventura 6, 1440 Eastman Ave., Ventura,

LET’S BREAK TO EDUCATE Noon-1 p.m. Social media wizard Justin Womack will discuss simple hacks for beating social media algorithms. $10. Camarillo Chamber Office, 2400 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-484-4383.

THROWBACK THURSDAY FOOD TRUCK FEST 5-9 p.m. Food trucks, along with beer and wine for sale, will be hosted. Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo,


“EINSTEIN AND LIGHT” 7:15 p.m. Dr Robert Piccioni, Author and Expert on Einstein will explore how Einstein’s discoveries revealed the true mysterious nature of light in our Universe. Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Drive, Moorpark,

OPERA TO DIE FOR 7:30 p.m. (and Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m.). The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra joins up with Channel Islands Choral Association and four stellar soloists for a concert of arias to remember. Rancho Campana High School Performing Arts Center, 4235 Mar Vista Drive, Camarillo,

PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA GOLD COAST CHAPTER COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOP 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will feature the expertise of 8 local area PR practitioners who will lead roundtable sessions on key communications topics. $25-35. California Lutheran Outlet, 2201 Outlet Center Drive, #600, Oxnard,

RANCHO CAMULOS ART DAY 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Browse artwork by area artists and enjoy morning treats and a lunch at this spectacular day. $25. Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E. Telegraph Road, (Hwy. 126), Piru, 805-832-9435.

VENTURA COUNTY BELL ARTS SONG CIRCLE 7-10 p.m. welcomes instrumentalists, singers, and singer/songwriters at all levels to join in a free song circle. Bell Arts Factory Community Room, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-750-8281.


VENTURA EARTH DAY ECO FEST Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Did you think Earth Day was over? Think again! Live music will be featured on two stages, and activities include eco arts and crafts, a green scavenger hunt, yoga classes, a green car expo and much more will be held in the continued celebration of the environmental holiday. Plaza Park, 651 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura,

AUTHOR LISA WEST 5:30-7 p.m. West will discuss her book Follow the Feeling: A Roadmap to Emotional Freedom. Ojai Yoga Shala, 306 Matilija St., Ojai,

BOUNTY OF A WORKING MEDICINAL HERB GARDEN WITH CAROL WADE AND LANNY KAUFER 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tour the one-of-a-kind herb garden, harvest medicinal herbs, and prepare home remedies. $75. For more information and to register, visit

CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIVE GARDEN PLANT SALE 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring the Channel Islands home with this sale of plants native to the islands. Ventura Harbor Visitors Center, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura.

E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT Noon. Check your office, home, and garage for disused electronics you wish to safely dispose of. You will be able to recycle your items for FREE and support the Music programs at ACHS. Adolfo Camarillo High School, Lower Parking Lot, 4660 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo,

GET THE WALNUT EDGE: TURN VISION INTO REALITY 1 p.m. Go nuts, literally! Explore what lights you up, energizes and excites you, and makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning at this workshop. $45. WholeFrog, 3625 Thousand Oaks Blvd., #215, Westlake Village,

SHRED EVENT 9-11 a.m. The Ojai Police and Sheriffs Explorers will host this event during which Ojai residents can shred sensitive documents. $5 suggested donation. Nordhoff High School Parking Lot, 1401 Maricopa Highway, Ojai.

VENTURA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY SPRING FLING 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Guests may include Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, State Senator Henry Stern and more at this Democratic function. Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks,

VPD XTREME MUD CHALLENGE 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Run through a muddy course for bragging rights. Participants will also get a sneak peak of beautiful Harmon Canyon restoration efforts. $25-60. Harmon Canyon Preserve. For more information and to register, visit

“THE DAY THE VIKINGS ARRIVED IN AMERICA” 11 a.m. Wayne Dey will speak as part of this speakers series on the theory that Vikings visited North America in the 14th century. Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum, 220 Market St., Port Hueneme, 805-488-0585.

THOUSAND OAKS EARTH DAY CELEBRATION 10 a.m.-2 p.m. In-depth presentations on firescaping, living with wild animals as neighbors, building healthy soils plus live music and more will be held. Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 Janss Road, Thousand Oaks,

WESTLAKE VILLAGE SUNRISE ROTARY SPRING FLING BENEFIT 6-10 p.m. This year’s event features a night of dancing courtesy of Thousand Oaks DJ Company, catering from Julio’s Agave Grill, an open bar benefitting the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks. $70. California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks at The Oaks, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks,

WORLD TAI CHI DAY 10 a.m. Students from various classes of Tia Chi will be performing and demonstrating their moves at this event. Hillcrest Center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks,


A CONVERSATION WITH ERIKA LIZÉE 3-4:30 p.m. Donna Granata interviews this young, perceptive artist whose work reflects, in her words, an ever-shifting and nebulous boundary between what is known and unknown. $10-15. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura,

CASA PACIFICA’S “BEST IN FEST” BREWERY COMPETITION 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Best in Fest Brewery Competition 1st Place award goes to the best beer being poured during the Casa Pacifica Wine, Food and Beer festival, and guests will be able to sample beer alongside professional judges at this event. $50. Bottle & Pint, 550 Collection Blvd #160, Oxnard,

CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING FROM HOLLYWOOD 3 p.m. Knock down drag out wrestling straight from Hollywood will be on display at this live-taped event. Oceanview Pavilion, 575 E. Surfside Drive, Port Hueneme,

CHILDREN’S MUSIC ACADEMY PRESENTS MUSIC SPEAKS 3 p.m. This free concert features performances by Children’s Music Academy and Junior Music Academy current and former teachers and alumni. Orchard Community Church, 8180 Telephone Road, Ventura, 805-216-0943.


BIG BROTHER BIG SISTERS OF VENTURA COUNTY GOLF CLASSIC 2019 8 a.m. LA Kings Team Ambassador Bob Miller will host this event benefitting the club. $395. The Saticoy Club, 4450 Clubhouse Drive, Somis,

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SUMMIT: CLIMATE ACTION NOW 5:30 p.m. The summit agenda provides attendees with opportunities to learn about the benefits of sustainable living and individual and group actions to fight climate change throughout the community. Oxnard College Performing Arts Building, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard, 805-678-5187.

FESTIVAL OF SCHOLARS Through Friday, May 3. All week, student researchers participate in poster sessions, oral presentations and panel discussions, teaching demonstrations, multimedia displays, art exhibitions and recitals. California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For a full schedule, visit

RAFIKI 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, this film is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. $7.50-10.75. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. 5th St., Oxnard,


BUENA HIGH SCHOOL DRUMLINE PERFORMANCE 7 p.m. Fresh off a first place finish at the Southern California Percussion Championships, the Buena High drumline will perform. Buena High School Gym, 5670 Telegraph Road, Ventura,

WOMEN’S ECONOMIC VENTURES FREE SELF-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING ORIENTATION Noon-1 p.m. Orientations will cover class details and help you determine your readiness for the next Self-Employment Training (SET) course beginning in August. RSVP for location by visiting


VENTURA COUNTY GARDEN CLUB MEETING 1 p.m. The club will host its “Vintage Spring Fashion Show” presented by Carol Beckerdite. St. Paul’s Episcopal & Emmanuel Church, 117 N. 7th St., Santa Paula, 805-816-6019.


CABRILLO MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND PERFORMANCE 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cabrillo Middle School musical director Mario Boccali and his ensemble of talented youth musicians will present a lively program of jazz favorites. Ferguson Case Orr Paterson, 1050 S. Kimball Road, Ventura. RSVP required. 805-659-6800.

FREE MOVIE & $5 LUNCH FOR SENIORS Noon. May’s movie will be Mother’s Day. The movie will be shown on a big screen in the auditorium and lunch is served before the movie. $5 lunch. Community Center Auditorium, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo,

PERSISTENT/ONGOING PAIN: HOW TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS 6:30-7:30 p.m. Physical therapist Denis Dempsey will discuss how to easily and effectively communicate with your health care provider when struggling with persistent and ongoing pain. Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks,


A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE April 26-May 19. A dramatization of the life of one of country music’s most influential artists. $20-28. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 805-583-7900 or

ORIGINAL STUDENT ONE ACTS May 1-11. Moorpark College performing arts students write, direct and star in a collection of one-act plays. $12-25. Performing Arts Center, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, 805-378-1485,


COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL Through May 19. A long-absent son reconnects with his elderly mother when he tends to her following a bad fall. $22-24. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4645 or

CRIMES OF THE HEART Through May 12. Elite Theatre Company presents a tale of three sisters living in the American South who try to escape their uniquely painful pasts to find a brighter future. Adult language and themes; may not be suitable for children. $17-20. 2731 Victoria Ave., Oxnard, 805-483-5118 or

THE CRUCIBLE Through May 5. Arthur Miller’s powerful drama is set in Salem during the 1692 witch trials, and serves as an allegory for the McCarthy Hearings of the 1950s. $10-20. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo, 805-388-5716 or

MAMMA MIA! Through May 12. A young woman planning her wedding on a remote Greek island searches for her birth father in this fun, lighthearted musical set to the music of Abba. $23-25. High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark, 805-529-8700 or

THE MISER Through April 28. Based on a Roman play, Molière’s absurdist comedy centers on the money-obsessed Harpagon and the romances of his two children. $10-25. Ojai ACT, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or

WOMEN BEYOND BORDERS Through June 2. In this world premiere, presented in the style of The Vagina Monologues, actors perform stories, poems and songs about transcending geographical, emotional and spiritual barriers. Previews through April 26. Opening night gala on Saturday, April 27, 7 p.m. $35-150. Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-667-2900 or


VITA ART CENTER April 27-May 24. Glass Exhibit, with work by Joe Cariati, Katherine Gray, Kazuki Takizawa and Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend. Champagne preview reception on Saturday, April 27, 4-7 p.m. Community opening on Friday, May 3, 6-9 p.m. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214 or

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY April 25-May 26. Watercolor Open Competition. Awards ceremony on Friday, May 3, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, 805-648-1235 or

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS April 25-Sept. 1. RISK: A Retrospective, murals and paintings by influential Los Angeles graffiti artist and fashion entrepreneur Kelly “RISK” Graval. The exhibition will include an interactive section whereby visitors may add to the works. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240,

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL April 28-July 28. ’Scapes, views and vistas of outdoor scenes of all kinds. 147 N. Brent St., Ventura,

KWAN FONG GALLERY April 26-May 11. Thingamajig V: A Printmaking and Ceramics Exploration, with monoprints, intaglio, dry point, solar plate, reduction, lino and woodcut relief prints, and a variety of sculptural hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics. California Lutheran University, 120 Memorial Parkway, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697,

VITA ART CENTER April 27-May 24. Glass Exhibit, with work by Joe Cariati, Katherine Gray, Kazuki Takizawa and Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend. Champagne preview reception on Saturday, April 27, 4-7 p.m. Community opening on Friday, May 3, 6-9 p.m. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214 or

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY April 26-May 2: CLUFest 2019: Colors, a wide variety of works focused on the perception of color, created by senior multimedia majors for their Capstone class. April 26-May 18: Natural Conditions, investigating the perceived world through emotional, physical, psychological or imaginative lenses. Reception on Saturday, April 27, 5-7 p.m. Student walk-though on Friday, May 3, 2 p.m. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697,


643 PROJECT SPACE Through April 30. Unconventional Ceramics. 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura,

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through June 9: Santa Paula’s Treasured Architecture, black and white photography by Michael Moore commissioned by the Santa Paula Historical Society. 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 May 21. Hey Look at This!, bold, fresh art. Reception on Friday, April 26, 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

BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through May 18. The Illusionists, a window into imagined worlds and unreal things. Presented in conjunction with TRAC 2019. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368 or

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through July 21. Earth from Space, 20-poster exhibition of imagery captured by satellites. 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 May 19. The Imaginary, art commingling realism and imagination. Presented in conjunction with TRAC 2019. 424 S. C St., Oxnard, 805-385-8158 or

CAROLYN GLASOE BAILEY FOUNDATION Through April 27. The foundation kicks off its new Ojai Institute with exhibitions by its first artists in residence, Marc Swanson and Joe Mama-Nitzberg. 248 S. Montgomery, unit A, Ojai, 805-633-9188 or

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through April 29: Oxnard Union High School District Art Exhibit, celebrating works from students from Adolfo Camarillo, Channel Islands, Condor, Hueneme, Oxnard, Pacifica, Rio Mesa and Rancho Campana. 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

E.P. FOSTER LIBRARY Through May 1. Focus on the Masters Learning to See Student Art Showcase, featuring work by Elmhurst and Sheridan Way elementary school students. Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 p.m. 651 E. Main 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 Opened 2019. 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 May 12. Flower Power, with works by Karen Payton and Adonna Ebrahimi. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800 or

FRED KAVLI THEATRE GALLERY Through May 20. Simply the Best II, 60 pieces from 30 award-winning Conejo Valley artists. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 805-449-2700 or

H GALLERY Through July 31: Tres by Dominga Opazo. Through June 30: Stories (Dab Art Quarterly). Through May 31: Angeles en México: Roma by Michael Swank. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-626-8876 or

HILLCREST CENTER FOR THE ARTS GALLERIA Through April 22. Seasons. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747 or

JOHN SPOOR BROOME GALLERY Through Aug. 24. Country’s Club, work by Christophe Bourely and Larry Lytle. Reception on Thursday, April 25, 6-8 p.m. 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,

MCNISH GALLERY Through April 18. Borderlands, artwork centering on borders, politics, landscape, environment and identity. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard, 805-678-5046 or

MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM 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. Car show every first Sunday of the month. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard, 805-487-4333 or

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through May 5: 2d Annual Ventura Unified School District Art Show, with work by K-12 artists. Through April 27: Broken: A Holocaust History in Fused Glass by Frances Elson, with glass art, poetry, Cantorial and Yiddish music and more. Through May 19: Design in the Making: Ventura County Architecture, the role of architects and designers in affecting positive change. 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

NAPA HALL GALLERY Through May 10. Annual Student Art Show. Reception on Thursday, May 2, 6-9 p.m. CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or

OJAI ART CENTER Through May 5. The Great Art Theft, where fantastic art is available at a steal. Proceeds support the Ojai Art Center. Gala and ticket drawing on Sunday, May 5, 1-4 p.m. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or

OJAI CITY GALLERY Through May 31. Ojai Landscape Through the Eye of the Artist, Gayel Childress’ expressive, somewhat mythical mixed-media art that captures the spirit of Ojai. Ojai City Hall Chambers, 401 S. Ventura St., Ojai,

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through April 28: From the Earth, the artistic potential of ceramics, including works by Beatrice Wood, Vivicka and Otto Heino, Frank Noyes and local contemporary artists. 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

OXNARD LIBRARY Through April 29. Focus on the Masters Learning to See Student Art Showcase, featuring work by Sierra Linda and Kamala elementary school students. 251 S. A St., Oxnard,

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 April 21. Awareness, new works by Japanese calligraphy artists Souun Takeda and Wataru Hatano. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai, 805-620-7589 or

RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Through June 16. American Presidents: Life Portraits, a traveling exhibit co-sponsored by the White House Historical Association and presented by C-SPAN and Spectrum. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, 805-522-2977,

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 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

UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES Through June 30. Earth Day. 3011 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village.