COUNTY OF VENTURA JOB AND RESOURCE FAIR 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Attendees can learn about careers in law enforcement, health care, public safety, social and public services, engineering, resource management, administration and more. Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura,

DEMENTIA WORKSHOP 10 a.m.-noon. The second in this three-part series will handle behavior changes, medications, home safety, driving, living alone and wandering. Brookdale Camarillo, 6000 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo, 800-272-3900.

“DRIVE-IN” MOVIE NIGHT 5 p.m. Kids will build and decorate their own cars out of cardboard boxes, which they can sit in to enjoy a family movie. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley,

SECRET LIFE OF PETS POP-UP Various times through Sunday, July 7. Movie-goers will have an opportunity to enjoy the pop-up experience featuring six different interactive stations from flip-books to hamster wheels. AMC Thousand Oaks 14, 166 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks,


VENTURA COUNTY GREEK FESTIVAL Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23, various times. The 41st Annual Ventura County Greek Festival is presented by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and features live Greek music, folk dancing, food, delicious pastries and baklava, vendors and a kids’ play area. $5. Freedom Park, 515 Eubanks St., Camarillo,

2019 REGIONAL ECONOMIC FORECAST 7-9 a.m. The event will feature keynote speaker Kristin Decas, CEO & Port Director for the Port of Hueneme and an economic update by Dr. Matthew Fienup, Executive Director of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University. $50. Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills,

ART OF BECOMING AND JOY OF COLLECTING FRIENDS 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and reservations are required for these programs facilitated by Annette Broersma, M.S. Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2744.

CELEBRATION CAMARILLO ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS 7 p.m. (and Saturday, June 22, Sunday, June 23, various times). CAPA is proud to present its 20th annual recital, “Celebration”. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard,

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY 5-9 p.m. Every third Friday, the food trucks gather at the Pacific View Mall with live music and more. Pacific View Mall, Trader Joe’s Parking Lot, 3301-1 E. Main St., Ventura,

HERITAGE SQUARE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: IMPULSE BAND 6-8 p.m. The summer series of concerts offer entertainment to suit every musical preference, this week featuring Impulse Band. Heritage Square, 715 S. A St., Oxnard,

NATIONAL GO SKATEBOARDING DAY 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free event featuring skate games, prizes, music and give-a-ways. Helmet is required for entry. Pleasant Valley Skate Park at Bob Kildee Community Park, 1030 Temple Ave., Camarillo, visit

PUTTING A SPIN ON BLACK HOLES 7:15 p.m. Dr. Greg Salvenson of UCSB will explain the violent forces of our Universe’s most destructive creation and show us a first time ever image of a black hole. Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Drive, Moorpark,

SINGER JON PAQUET 5-7 p.m. Ojai’s popular singer Jon Paquet will perform, accompanied by master guitarist Martin Young. Light refreshments and wine will be served. Poppies Art and Gifts, 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-798-0033.

SIR, PLEASE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS 7 p.m. Sir Please is a young alternative rock group of five best friends whose differences in musical backgrounds and influences gel into a unique sound and style. Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks,


AUTHOR EVELYN TAYLOR 1-3 p.m. Taylor will host this afternoon of conversation on the History of Camarillo State Hospital and will sign copies of her new book. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-643-3154.

FREE WOMEN’S SYMPOSIUM 7:30 a.m. A range of health issues that women face as they age, from hormonal imbalances to cognitive issues to good nutrition, will be the focus of this half-day symposium. Ventura Beach Marriott, 2055 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura,

HONEY HARVEST FESTIVAL 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (and Sunday, June 23). Celebrate all things bee at the festival dedicated to the hard-working insect and its sweet, sweet nectar known as honey featuring live music, a petting zoo, agricultural exhibits and train rides to a honey farm for tours. Central Park, 250 Central Ave., Fillmore, 805-524-2546. 

HORSE, HEART AND CONNECTION: AN EQUINE-FACILITATED LEARNING WORKSHOP 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This workshop explores non-verbal communication and cultivating intuition with the horse as your mirror. No riding involved. $50. To register call 847-971-3643 or visit

“THE CHINESE IN VENTURA COUNTY” 11 a.m. Linda Bentz, who researches Chinese fishermen, California-built Chinese junks as well as Chinese American women and families, will discuss her documentary Courage and Contributions: the Chinese in Ventura County. Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum, 220 Market St., Port Hueneme,


AUTHOR SEAN CARSWELL 1 p.m. Author and CSU Channel Islands Professor Sean Carswell will discuss his latest novel, Dead Extra, a noir-mystery set in post-WWII Southern California. Ventura Gateway, 4820 Telephone Road, Ventura,

CONEJO FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 1:30-5:30 p.m. Enjoy gourmet food from local restaurants and the finest selections from participating wineries. St. Paschal Baylon School, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks,

COPPER ENAMELING WORKSHOP 1-4 p.m. In this one day workshop, students will create their own torch fired enamel jewelry. $75. Vita Art Center, 28 W. Main St., Ventura,

HEALTH & HEALING EXPO 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Browse a wide variety of vendors featuring different wellness and holistic modalities, such as energy healers, chiropractors, acupuncturists, psychic readers and more. Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village,

KEEP IT BLUE ANNUAL BRUNCH 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Democrats and Democratic Leaders will host this brunch with keynote speaker is Rusty Hicks, former California Political Director for the Barack Obama Presidential campaign. The Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura,

SUMMER SOLSTICE NATURE HIKE 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Learn identification and uses of native plants in the Yellow Pine Forest habitat. $15-25. For more information and to register, visit


NON-FICTION 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs. $7.50-10.75. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard,


DEAD MAN WALKING 6:30 p.m. This Oscar winning film is based on the true story of a Death Row convicted murderer (Sean Penn), and a nun, Sister Prejean (Susan Sarandon) who befriends and spiritually advises him. Universalist Unitarian Church, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula,


AZIZ ANSARI: ROAD TO NOWHERE 8 p.m. Comedian, actor, writer and director Aziz Ansari will perform his brand of comedy. $35. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard,


2019 PATRIOTIC TOUR 9 a.m. A nationwide tour that honors veterans will make its way to Ventura for a tour to the Harbor and back. My Garage, 11107 Violeta St., Ventura,


CASA VALENTINA June 21-July 28. In 1962, a Catskills resort becomes a refuge for men who enjoy dressing like women. Based on a true story and written by Harvey Fierstein. Not recommended for audiences under age 16. $22-24. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4645, or

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST June 21-30. Unity Theatre Collective presents a gender-swapped, steampunk-flavored version of Oscar Wilde’s famous comedy of errors. $15-20. Namba Performing Arts Space, 47 S. Oak St., Ventura, 805-628-9250,

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER June 21-July 21. A musical theatre adaptation of a 2004 novel that tells the backstory of how the lost boys became lost, a pirate lost his hand and a young boy became Peter Pan. $15-20. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo, 805-388-5716,


A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Through July 14. The distant heir to a family fortune juggles his fiancée and mistress while trying to knock off the other eight heirs to the earldom of Highhurst in this uproarious musical comedy. $20-28. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi, 805-583-7900,

DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER Through June 22. Philandering couples, a Cordon Bleu chef and mixed-up alibis lead to confusion and laughs in this classic farce set in a French country farmhouse. $18-20. Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-495-3715,

INTO THE WOODS Through July 7. Storybook characters cross paths in this enchanting, thought-provoking and modern musical. $23-25. High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark, 805-529-8700,

MAMMA MIA! Through July 14. A tale of romance, comedy, drama, weddings and family . . . all set to the music of ABBA and taking place on a remote Greek island. Singing along strongly encouraged! $15-30. Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-640-8797,

VANITIES Through July 7. A bittersweet comedy focusing on the evolving friendship between three women as they go from high school to college to adulthood. $12-20. Elite Theatre Company, 2731 Victoria Ave., Oxnard, 805-483-5118,


CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Aug. 26: Marine Megatropolis, photodocumentation of marine life on oil platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel, 1974-81; and Emma Akmakdjian’s Anthropocene Kelp Forest, created using salvaged nylon fishing ropes. 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 Pictured: Nylon fishing rope “kelp” by Emma Akmakdjian.


481 NORTH VENTURA AVENUE Through Dec. 2019. Eyes on the Westside, a temporary art installation by De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts students celebrating the Westside’s diversity and community.

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Opened June 15: In the Fields of the North/En los Campos del Norte, photographs by David Bacon alongside oral narratives (in English and Spanish) from migrant farm workers; and Farming Youth, shedding light on the harsh realities of Latinx farming communities. Through Dec. 2019: Throwing Shade, the coast live oak tree and its woodland community. 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 July 9. Slow Down | Speed Up, art addressing the pace of contemporary life. 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 June 22. American Ceramic Society of Southern California Presidents’ Show; and Consider the Source, rain-harvesting sculptures by Allison Newsome. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381 or

BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through July 21. The Next Big Thing, breakthrough and boundary-challenging pieces by contemporary artists. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368 or

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY Through June 23. Members’ Choice, BAA artists showcasing their individuality and style. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, 805-648-1235 or

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Through Sept. 4. 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. VIP reception on Friday, June 21, 5-7 p.m. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240,

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 June 23: Recent and Seldom Seen, new gifts and infrequently shown works. Donated artwork will be for sale as part of a fundraising event throughout the exhibit’s run. Through June 16: Smoke and Mirrors by CAM Studio guest artist Zara Monet Feeney. 424 S. C St., Oxnard, 805-385-8158 or

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through July 28. ’Scapes, views and vistas of outdoor scenes of all kinds. 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

FOX FINE JEWELRY Through July 7. Wordless Conversations, with works by Melanie Roschko and Connie Tunick. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800 or

H GALLERY Through Aug. 31: Tres by Dominga Opazo. Through June 16: Excelsior! A group exhibition. Through June 30: Stories (Dab Art Quarterly). 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-626-8876 or

HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY AND GIFTS Through July 14. Members of the Buenaventura Art Association display original work in this no-theme juried show. 1559 Spinnaker Drive, #106, Ventura Harbor Village, 805-644-2750,

JOHN SPOOR BROOME GALLERY Through Aug. 24. Country’s Club, a whimsical but pointed look at American golf culture by Christophe Bourély and Larry Lytle. CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or

KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Aug. 1. One Artist Five Oceans, Danielle Eubank’s attempt to capture the essence, personality and many changing forms of water. California Lutheran University, 120 Memorial Parkway, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697,

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 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 Through Aug. 9: This inaugural exhibit at the new Fireball Gallery will feature work by five artists — three painter/illustrators, a photographer and a pinstriper — that showcase the best in automotive pop culture and design. 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 Opened June 1: Actual Reality, Carlos Grasso and Peter Fox explore the disconnect between actual and virtual reality. Through Aug. 25: Music by the Masters, the history of the Ojai and Ventura Music Festivals through photos, posters, artwork and more. Through July 14: Women Beyond Borders, a touring exhibit of boxes created by women throughout the world. 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 ART CENTER Through July 2. Fibervision, textile and fiber art from members of the renowned Santa Barbara artist group. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through July 28: Founding Familias: The Ojai Valley During the Rancho Era. 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.

PLAZA PARK Through Nov. 2019. Animal sculptures from Santa Barbara County artist Morris Squire, on loan from the Morris B. Squire Foundation. 500 S. C St., Oxnard.

RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Through Sept. 8: The World of da Vinci, rare folios of the 500-year-old Codex Atlanticus along with reconstructions of his machines and digitally restored art. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, 805-522-2977,

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Sept. 15: Faces of California, diverse works by 33 artists, and Celebrating Teaching Artists, highlighting those who share their talent and knowledge. Through July 7: Common Ground, garden and landscape art by Meredith Brooks Abbott, Susan Petty and Gail Pidduck. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or

SESPE CREEK COLLECTIVE Ongoing. The 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 June 22. De La Tierra/From the Earth, ceramic art exhibit; and Artivism in Action, activism-inspired work by middle school students from Ventura Charter School (Community Room). Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-836-2787 or

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

VITA ART CENTER Through June 21. Large-scale acrylic paintings by David Eddington and mark-making work by Marie Schoeff (CadabaGray Gallery). 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214 or

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Aug. 1: The Last Breath, Qiang Zhang’s depictions of animals on the verge of death or transformation as an expression of nonvisible, internal struggles; and Explore the Eternal Kiln Fire Legend, Chinese Jun porcelain from one of the Five Great Kilns on loan from the Song Royal Kiln in China. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697,