FREE MOVIE & $5 LUNCH FOR SENIORS Noon. Come for the lunch at noon, stay for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at 1 p.m. $5. Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo, www.pvrpd.org.
RAIDERS GOT TALENT 6 p.m. Witness a live film taping and see how shows like “America’s Got Talent” film their productions. Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, www.moorparkcollege.edu/PAC.
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. www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com.
SECOND ANNUAL WRITERS FESTIVAL 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nationally acclaimed performers and writers Meliza Bañales, Liska Jacobs, Christiana Morgenroth, Mark Sarvas, David Rocklin, and Crystal Salas will run lively and engaging workshops, students will take part in an open mic and more at this event open to the public. $40. Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, http://bit.ly/mcwf2019.
LA FACTORÍA DE ARTE 6-9 p.m. Take part in this first Friday event featuring local makers and DJs spinning music. Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura.
FIFTH ANNUAL COMMUNITY SHRED EVENT 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Residents from around the Conejo Valley are encouraged to bring up to four boxes of paper documents to be shredded at no charge. Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks – Griffin Memorial Park, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village, 818-889-0902.
11TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE 8 a.m.-2 p.m. “Be the Change: Social Justice in and through Education in a Post-Truth Era” is the theme of this year’s conference featuring workshops and speakers. CSU Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, www.education.csuci.edu/justice-conference.
BUNNY HOP EVENT FEATURING THE EASTER BUNNY 10 a.m.-noon. Have a hoppin’ good time and start your spring fling off right at this event featuring special arts and crafts and activities as well as photos with the Easter Bunny. The Annex Food Hall at The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Ct., Oxnard, www.thecollectionrp.com/the_annex.
NEW WEST SYMPHONY: INDESCRIBABLE BEAUTY 7:30 p.m. (and Sunday, April 7, 3 p.m.). This performance will feature music by Mason Bates, Frédéric Chopin, and Robert Schumann. $30-120. Saturday: Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Sunday: Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, www.michaelchristieonline.com.
SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (and Sunday, April 7). Celebrate the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Sami people from the Arctic regions of Scandinavia with music, dancing, food, crafts, presentations, demonstrations, vendors and more. $5-10. California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, www.scandinavianfest.org.
SPRING MEDICINAL PLANT WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn identification and medicinal uses of native plants from a USC pharmacologist and prepare botanical home remedies for natural pain management. $75. To RSVP and for more information, visit www.HerbWalks.com.
THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB FEAT. ERIK EKSTRAND TRIO 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.
TOMATOMANIA 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Are you absolutely mental for tomatoes? Then look no further than this event dedicated to the red-hued nightshade! Get gardening advice and more at this wild celebration.
Topa Mountain Winery, 821 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, www.tomatomania.com.
WALK WITH A DOC 9 a.m. At the beginning of the walk, Dr. Mescher-Cox will present a five-minute talk with tips on good health. Ventura Pier, Ventura. For more information, call 805-988-2821.
AUTHOR ROBERT KURSON 4 p.m. Kurson, author of Rocket Man, will discuss his book as part of the Thousand Oaks’ One City, One Book program. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, www.tolibrary.org.
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE: 15TH ANNIVERSARY 12:55 p.m. (and Monday, April 8, 7 p.m., subtitled) When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. Part of Studio Ghiblifest. $10.50-12.50. Ventura Downtown 10, Century River Park 16, AMC Thousand Oaks 14, www.fathomevents.com.
MIXTEC LANGUAGE WORKSHOP 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This presentation welcomes anyone wanting to learn about the people, culture, and language as the vibrant Mixteco community moves forward in the 21st century. Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston St., Ventura, email@example.com.
VENTURA WALK FOR KIDS 7 a.m. The fun, family-friendly 5k event aims to raise $125,000 for programs supporting families who are caring for a child with a serious injury or illness. San Buenaventura State Beach, 901 San Pedro St., Ventura, www.walkforkids.org/ventura.
FEATHERS AND FLIGHT: A JOURNEY TO THE NEW WORLD TROPICS 7:30 p.m. This media-rich journey will highlight some of the fascinating and unique birds that inhabit the new-world tropics. Poinsettia Pavillion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, www.venturaaudubon.org.
FREE CONE DAY Noon-8 p.m. Enjoy an ice cream on Ben & Jerry’s at this annual day of free ice cream glory. For times and participating locations, visit www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/free-cone-day.
REEL JUSTICE FILM SERIES: “A PLACE AT THE TABLE” 7 p.m. This film tells the powerful stories of three Americans who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. California Lutheran University, Lundring Events Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3694.
EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY Noon-1 p.m. Selections from Empedocles and Democritus will be read at this discussion. Greater Goods, 145 W. El Roblar, Ojai, www.agorafoundation.org.
ELEVENTH ANNUAL HEALTH AND WEALTH EXPO 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cypress Place, a senior living community in Ventura County, will be hosting their 11th annual Health and Wealth Expo. Local author Fawn Parish will be the keynote speaker, and 35 vendors will be on hand. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees can get their blood pressure checked and receive glucose screenings along with balance and hearing tests. Wealth management consultants will also be on hand to answer any questions. Cypress Place Senior Living is located at 1200 Cypress Point Lane in Ventura.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK: ABBIT THE AVERAGE 6:30-7:15 p.m. With a wit faster than his hands, Abbit The Average combines hilarious magic and juggling with prop comedy. Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, www.tolibrary.org.
THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE 7 p.m. A cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote in this long-awaited film from Terry Gilliam. $10.50-12.50. Century River Park 16, Oxnard, and AMC Thousand Oaks 14, www.fathomevents.com.
VENTURA COUNTY CAMERA CLUB MEETING 6:30 p.m. Look at photos with fellow photo afficianados at this month’s meeting of the camera club. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, www.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com.
VENTURA POLICE COMMUNITY ACADEMY 6-9 p.m. (and every Wednesday through June). Have you ever wanted to know more about police operations? Here’s your chance to learn it from the source with ride alongs, demonstrations and more. Ventura Police Department, 1425 Dowell Drive, Ventura, www.cityofventura.ca.gov/1324/Community-Academy.
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, www.vcpwn.org.
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, www.venturacountyrosesociety.org.
THE CRUCIBLE April 5-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 skywayplayhouse.org.
DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL April 6-14. 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 www.conejoplayers.org.
THE MISER April 5-28. 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 www.ojaiact.org.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Through April 7. When the neighbor’s dog ends up dead in the middle of the night, 15-year-old Christopher is determined to solve the mystery. What he discovers upends his world. Presented by Fractured Actors. Adult themes and strong language; parental guidance is strongly advised. $10-18. Suite J Theater at Ventura Vineyard, 1956 Palma Drive, Ventura, 805-650-2510 or www.venturavineyard.org.
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 simi-arts.org.
OJAI ART CENTER April 6-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 www.ojaiartcenter.org.
TOOL ROOM GALLERY April 5-15. Residuals, watercolor paintings by Sarah Roberts. Opening reception on Friday, April 5, 6-9 p.m. Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-836-2787 or bellartsfactory.org.
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 www.venturamuseum.org.
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 artcitygalleryandstudios.com.
ATRIUM GALLERY Through April 9. Up Close, whereby the subject of the art fills the frame. 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 www.VCArtscouncil.org.
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 www.beatricewood.com.
BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through May 18. The Illusionists, a window into imagined worlds and unreal things. Reception on Saturday, April 6, 4-6 p.m. Presented in conjunction with TRAC 2019. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368 or studiochannelislands.org.
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. Reception on Friday, April 5, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, 805-648-1235 or www.buenaventuraartassociation.org.
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 www.caoilmuseum.org.
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 www.carnegieam.org.
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 carolynglasoebaileyfoundation.org.
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. Award ceremony on Tuesday, April 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 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 www.cimmvc.org.
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, www.buenaventuraartassociation.org.
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, www.focusonthemasters.com.
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 www.firstfridaysventura.com.
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 studiochannelislands.org.
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 www.fourfriendsgallery.com.
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 www.foxfinejewelry.com.
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 civicartsplaza.com/galleries.
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 www.dabart.me.
HILLCREST CENTER FOR THE ARTS GALLERIA Through April 22. Seasons. Reception on Saturday, March 30, 4-6 p.m. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747 or hillcrestarts.com.
JOHN SPOOR BROOME GALLERY Through April 10. Native Voices: Native People’s Concepts of Health and Illness, a touring exhibit on Native American healing practices. Educational presentation on Monday, April 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m. CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or art.csuci.edu.
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, www.latitudesfineart.com.
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 www.oxnardcollege.edu/departments/academic/art/mcnish-gallery.
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 www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com.
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 www.murphyautomuseum.org.
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 venturamuseum.org.
NAPA HALL GALLERY Through April 5. The F-Word, exploring power structures, politics consumer culture and feminism through fabric and fiber (Kayla Mattes and Elisa Ortega); Seasons of Migration, Elizabeth Souza’s experience as both an immigrant and a descendant of immigrants (Grad Wall); Adolfo Camarillo High School, growing up in a digital world (Palm-Temporary). CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or art.csuci.edu.
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 www.venturacollege.edu/departments/academic/art/art-galleries.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Town Talk with curators Richard Flores and Kevin Wallace on Sunday, April 7, 4:30-6 p.m. 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 www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.
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 ojaivalleyartists.com.
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 cereomony on Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 p.m. 251 S. A St., Oxnard, www.focusonthemasters.com.
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 www.shoppacificview.com.
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 porchgalleryojai.com.
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 www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
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 sespe.org.
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 www.facebook.com/OjaiVillageExperience/.
UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES Through June 30. Earth Day. Reception on Wednesday, April 24, 5-7 p.m. 3011 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. www.conejoarts.org.
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 www.vitaartcenter.com.
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 rollandgallery.callutheran.edu.