HOLISTIC HEALTH FESTIVAL AND DIVERSITY IN CULTURE FESTIVAL 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Enjoy traditional Irish an Scottish music, a poetry slam, a storytelling performance and more at the final day of this festival. Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura,

SPRINGTIME EASTER FESTIVAL through April 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Grab the family and visit the Easter Bunny and Easter House with several photo opportunities, a labyrinth full of Easter stories, animal races, whatever “Finger Funnies Game” is, a humongous Easter basket and much more. Some ticketed activities include an Easter egg hunt and basket making. Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark.

MOORPARK DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING 7 p.m. Guest speaker Amy Ross, USC Board Member, will be speaking on Medical Ethics and Politics. Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive, Moorpark, 805-338-5582.

THE SOMIS THURSDAY CLUB 11:15 a.m. This month’s program will be “The Irrepressible Kathy Van Slyke,” a local personality by Joan Woodward. $15. 5380 Bell St., Somis, 805-388-1275.

VENTURA COUNTY PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK MEETING 5:30 p.m. Grab your business cards, prep your pitch and get ready to network at the speed of success at this meeting. Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard, 600 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard,

VENTURA COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring a cut rose or several roses, or a favorite perennial flower from your garden to celebrate the roses of Spring. Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo,


CITY OF OJAI GREEN CELEBRATION 11 a.m. The City of Ojai will hold a ceremony celebrating certification as the first AGZA Green Zone City in Ventura County with a demonstration of the City’s battery-powered equipment. Libbey Park, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai, 805-646-5581.

COASTAL COWORKING GRAND OPENING PARTY 5-8 p.m. There will be pizza, coffee, tours, and giveaways at the grand opening of this shared working space. Coastal Coworking, 291 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura,

COWBOY FESTIVAL CONCERT & LUNCHEON 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Former Cowboy Festival Director Mike Fleming and his band, New West, will perform following an old fashioned cowboy lunch (BBQ). $50. Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Fillmore,

OXNARD JOB FAIR 10 a.m.-noon. The Oxnard Job Fair is an opportunity for businesses to interact and meet potential candidates and to showcase their business as well as demonstrate support for our community. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Ventura, 805-385-7488.

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE HONORS ARTIST GORDON K. GRANT 11 a.m. The Ventura Main Post Office will honor Gordon K. Grant whose artwork is featured in its lobby. Ventura Main Post Office, 675 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura,


OXNARD EARTH DAY 2019 CELEBRATION Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate our collective mother at this event honoring Erath Day, which encourages our community to continue to act locally, while thinking globally. Many of the exhibit booths will have hands-on activities. Various community organizations will provide information on everything from protecting threatened and endangered wildlife to earth-friendly gardening practices. Come for the environmentally friendly lessons, stay for EcoHero, an earth-friendly comedy show. Plaza Park, corner of Fifth and C St., Oxnard,

ARTISTRY DEFINED: XIAO CHEN IN CONCERT 5 p.m. Internationally renowned pianist Xiao Chen will perform as part of the first in the new series, Classical Concerts on the Hill. $15-20. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Patio under the Stars, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks,

BILINGUAL FALL PREVENTION FORUM 8 a.m.-1 p.m. This forum will focus on life-saving strategies and offer a variety of other services, including balance screenings, health assessments and more. The Santa Paula Community Center, 530 W. Main St., Santa Paula, to register call 805-477-7300, option 6.

COMMUNITY RUMMAGE SALE 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Shop for hidden treasures at discount prices from dozens of vendors at this sale. Community Center Parking Lot, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo,

CONEJO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SPRING PLANT SALE 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Over 20 vendors will feature drought tolerant plants and growing tips for succulents at this event. Elks Lodge, 158 N. Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks,

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S COUNCIL OF THE CONEJO VALLEY MEETING 9:30 a.m. Kay Diamond, fore-person of the 2018-19 Ventura County Grand Jury, will speak on the duties and tasks of the Grand Jury over brunch. $25. Bocaccio’s Restaurant, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village, 805-498-7262.

FRÜHLINGSFEST 2019 11 a.m.-10 p.m. A spring maibock will be tapped, limited edition steins will be available, and German music will be played ALL DAY at this “Oktoberfest in the spring.” Enegren Brewing Company, 444 Zachary St, #120, Moorpark,

GARY SINISE & THE LT DAN BAND FREE COMMUNITY CELEBRATION 4 p.m. The Gary Sinise Foundation will host Concert for Defenders to honor Ventura County’s first responders and those lost during the recent Borderline tragedy and the Woolsey and Hill fires, also featuring Five for Fighting. California Lutheran University, William Rolland Stadium, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks,

LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION: VOYAGE OF REDISCOVERY 11 a.m. John Krist will explore his adventure tale filled with extremes in weather, encounters with wild animals, and insect torment as he traveled the famous explorer’s route across America. Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum, 220 Market St.,

LIVE STANDUP COMEDY ON THE HILL 8 p.m. This show features Danny Jolles (The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and CW’s My Crazy Ex Girlfriend) and Omar Covarrubias (Laugh Factory, House of Blues). $12-15. Hillcrest Center for the Arts – Theatre on the Hill, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks,

NATIVE AMERICAN PEOPLES INTERTRIBAL POWWOW 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (and Sunday, April 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.). Many members of local and out of state tribes will be participating at this first of its kind gathering featuring a variety of food and crafts vendors. Oxnard Beach Park, 1601 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard,

PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION ANNUAL MOVING DAY 9 a.m.-noon. Moving Day Ventura is a celebration      of movement featuring a kids’ area, a Resource Pavilion and a special Movement Pavilion with yoga, dance, Tai Chi, Pilates and more benefitting Parkinson’s disease research. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Drive, Ventura,

RECORD STORE DAY Various times. Independent record stores across the nation will celebrate themselves with special releases all the live long day. Participating locations: Salzer’s Records, Buffalo Records, Grady’s Record Refuge and Jockamo Records, all in Ventura, and Record Outlet in Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit

VENTURA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ventura Friends of the Library members can purchase a bag of books for just $1, all others, $3. Vons, 6040 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-223-1187.


FREE LANDFILL AND RECYCLING DAY 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thousand Oaks residents can dispose of excess trash, green waste and bulky items at this event. Proof of residency required. 801 Madera Road, Simi Valley,

MID-MONTH EASTER DEVOTIONAL RETREAT 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This month’s retreat will be devoted to “Forgiving Yourself and Others.” Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, Ojai,

MUSEUM WEEK AT THE CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Various times through Saturday, April 20. Activities are planned throughout the week culminating an Earth Day festival on Saturday, April 20. Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. For more information and a full schedule, visit

OJAI ARTISTS POP UP SHOP 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Get a load of what Ojai has to offer by way of its artists at this pop up featuring all manner of hand made goods. 509 Drown Ave., Ojai,


WOMAN AT WAR 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. An environmental activist takes on aluminum in this film from Iceland. $7.50-10.75. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard,


VENTURA COLLEGE CAREER FAIR 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More than 60 local employers will be participating in the career fair to connect with students about job opportunities, internships and potential careers. Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-289-6473.


“ADVANCE CARE PLANNING FOR FOODIES” 5:30 p.m. Learn about the importance of advance directives for future healthcare while sampling local gourmet food. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura,


27TH ANNUAL WATER SYMPOSIUM 7 a.m. This one-day conference offers expert speakers and thought-provoking information on critical water issues currently facing our State, this year focused on “Moving Beyond Myths.” Courtyard by Marriott, 600 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard,

JOURNEY TO LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The community will come together to honor some local leaders at this event hosted by the Ventura County Leadership Academy. $75. Rancho de las Palmas, 3566 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark,


THE PIRATE QUEEN April 11-14. California Lutheran University presents an epic musical adventure set in the 16th century and based on Irish chieftain and pirate Grace O’Malley. $15-30. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 805-449-2787 or Pictured: Anna Demaria (Queen Elizabeth I) and Bridget De Maria (Grace O’Malley). Photo by Brian Stethem

COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL April 12-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 April 12-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

LEGALLY BLONDE April 11-14. California girl Elle Woods goes on a journey of self-discovery at Harvard Law School in this fun, frothy and entertaining musical based on the hit film. Presented by Broadway in Thousand Oaks. $44-94. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 805-449-2787 or

MAMMA MIA! April 12-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 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

DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Through April 14. In this modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, high school students from “rival” cliques find romance and more when they both audition for the school musical. Based on the TV movie. $10. Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-495-3715 or

EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL Through April 14. In an abandoned cabin in the woods, five college students accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. Young Artists Forever presents this mashup of all the Evil Dead cult films for a musical stage production that is wild, hilarious and, yes, bloody. Recommended for mature audiences; some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. $20 for Splatter Zone; clear plastic poncho included. $15-20 for all other seats. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747 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

NEWSIES Through April 14. In this rollicking, rousing musical by Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi, newsboys across New York City go on strike after a publisher cuts their wages. $20-28. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi, 805-583-7900 or


ATRIUM GALLERY April 12-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


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

ART CITY Through April 14. Nature 101, the animals with which we share the Earth, from fleas to giant creatures. 197 Dubbers St., Ventura, 805-648-1690 or

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through April 20. Martha Moran, Michael Rohde and Beth Tate. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381 or

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

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY Through April 21. Con-text, art incorporating letters, words and phrases, and Outstanding Merit Solo Showcases featuring Michelle Nosco and Bonnie Quan. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, 805-648-1235 or

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM 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

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,

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 May 26: Excelsior! A group exhibition. 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

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 April 27: Broken: A Holocaust History in Fused Glass by Frances Elson, with glass art, poetry, Cantorial and Yiddish music and more. Artist talk on Friday, April 12, 6-9 p.m. 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

NEW MEDIA GALLERY Through April 18. Empoderamienta: The Art of Latina Artists, art as a form of cultural, artistic and social expression. Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-289-6040 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. Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 p.m. 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

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through July 7: Common Ground, garden and landscape art by Meredith Brooks Abbott, Susan Petty and Gail Pidduck. Through May 12: I Am Me: Artists’ Self-Portraits, featuring Lynn Hanson, Mariana Peirano, Gail Pidduck and many others. Through April 28: Mr. Botkes Barns and Blooms. 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 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

TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through April 15. Residuals, watercolor paintings by Sarah Roberts. Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-836-2787 or

UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES Through June 30. Earth Day. Reception on Wednesday, April 24, 5-7 p.m. 3011 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village.

VITA ART CENTER Through April 20. Black is the Day, Black is the Night, the effects of long-term isolation and incarceration as seen through the art of Amy Elkins. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214 or

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through April 11. Pathos Along a Contemporary Frontier: Border Paintings by Rigoberto Alonso Gonzalez, large-scale, graphic Neo-Baroque paintings that capture the violence and trauma found along the Rio Grande border. Note: Images feature depictions of violence that may be challenging for some viewers. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697 or