73RD OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL Through June 9, Various times. The Ojai Music Festival returns this year with a spotlight on Barbara Hannigan as conductor, singer and mentor. Events are ticketed individually. For more information and a full schedule, visit  

SUNRISE TOUR OF HOMES HAPPY HOUR 4:30-6:30 p.m. Join us for a garden party and happy hour with delicious treats prepared by our culinary team, network and enjoy live music as well. 190 Tierra Rejada Road, Simi Valley,


KIWANI’S CLUB OF MOORPARK WINE & MOONLIGHT 6-9 p.m. Join the Kiwani’s for their annual fundraiser featuring wine and mingling. $50-75. The Walnut Grove, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark,

WESTLAKE VILLAGE SYMPHONY PRESENTS “A TALE OF TWO PRODIGIES” 7:30 p.m. The Westlake Village Symphony’s 13th season comes to a conclusion with a performance of major symphonic works and accomplished guest artists. $10. California Lutheran University, Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks,

WORLD OCEANS DAY 2-6 p.m. Included in the afternoon will be ocean-oriented nonprofit and community booths, food and drinks, and games and activities for kids. Harbor Cove Beach, 1950 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura,


FAMILY FRIENDLY STAR PARTY 8-10 p.m. Watch a presentation of “what’s up” in the open-air amphitheater, then marvel at the night sky through the best telescopes in Ventura County. Moorpark Collage Observatory, 7075 campus Drive, Moorpark,

HUMANE SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE & BIRTHDAY BASH 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at its facility, participate in the barking or meowing contest, tour the kennels, meet the staff, and learn about different volunteer opportunities at the Society’s open house. HSVC Shelter, 402 Bryant St., Ojai, 805-646-6505.

JAZZ MUSICIAN DON RANDI 8-10:30 p.m. Grammy-award winning jazz musician, producer and songwriter, Don Randi and his fusion/crossover group, Quest, will perform. $25. California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks at The Oaks, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks,

PAST LIVES REGRESSION WORKSHOP 1-4 p.m. Experience the lives you never knew you lived at this workshop. $50. Healing in America, 107 W. Aliso St., Ojai,

TEACH-IN/ACT-OUT: A DAY OF BUILDING ADVOCATES FOR IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. A series of teaching sessions will be held by immigration attorneys, religious clergy, and immigration activists delivering information on immigration law, past and present. $15-20. Ventura Unitarian Universalist Church, 5654 Ralston St., Ventura,


A WOMAN’S WORTH: CELEBRATING THE POWER OF WOMEN 3-5:30 p.m. The fundraising event will feature local actors playing Ugandan women who discuss their journeys from out of the darkness into the light, including how they began their businesses and more stable lives for their children. $15-45. California Lutheran University, Lundring Event Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks,

FAMILY ART PROJECT CLASS 1-4 p.m. “Queen of Kids Art” Judee Hauer will guide families to work together to learn techniques for painting whimsical self-portraits, adding collage to finish with a colorful flourish. $12. Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554.

OJAI ARTISTS POP UP SHOP 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This festive and free event will feature hand painted designs printed on 55″ square scarves, fiber art, handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, pottery and much more. 509 Drown Ave., Ojai, 805-798-1707.

POP UP ART SALE 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Many local artists will be on site selling their works and discussing their techniques at this pop up. 2600 block of Raft Lane, Oxnard.

VENTURA PATCHWORK SHOW 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Local makers and artisans will put on a fun day of shopping, music, crafts and community. Ventura Fairgrounds, Santa Cruz Hall, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura,


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS WORKSHOP 10 a.m.-noon. (and 3-5 p.m., Moorpark). This workshop, part of a series, will engage residents and stakeholders in the planning and visioning process for the 25-year plan. Ventura County Office of Education, Conference & Educational Services Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo; City of Moorpark Community Center (Apricot Room), 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark,

SPEAKER/AUTHOR NORBERT SOSKI 7 p.m. Soski will discuss how to live our life with more purpose in his talk “Living YOUR Life – Revealing the Obstacles to a Meaningful, Productive Life.” $5. Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai,

THE THIRD WIFE 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, a 14-year-old Vietnamese wife must face a brutal truth. $7.50-10.75. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. 5th St., Oxnard,


TWILIGHT GATHERING 7 p.m. Rev. Maddie Sifantus will lead the next Evening Gathering with Sound, Silence and Spoken Word where the theme will be “Transcendence.” Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula,


CIRCUS VARGAS Wednesday, June 13 through Monday, June 17, various times. Step right up, boys and girls, and prepare to be amazed! Marvel at the sights and sounds emanating from the big top, just as audiences did decades ago. Circus Vargas is coming to Camarillo for four days of rip-roaring acrobatics and death-defying feats, high-flying acts and other attractions. $15-72. 740 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo,

MEDICATIONS DURING PREGNANCY: WHAT’S SAFE, WHAT’S NOT WORKSHOP 6 p.m. Learn more about the safety or danger of various medications in pregnancy at this free seminar. Courtyard by Marriott, 600 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard,

REAL ESTATE VENDORS EXPO  6-7 P.M. The Ventura County Real Estate Investors Association (“VCREIA”) is holding the expo at the Courtyard by Marriott, Santa Monica Room (first floor), 600 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard.  The Vendor Expo will feature local vendors with real estate services to become a successful investor, including private lenders, title companies, data services, CPA, escrow companies, building suppliers, title insurance reps, home inspectors, business credit and much MUCH more! Admission is free.  RSVP at, or call 805-710-2931.


A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER June 8-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,

INTO THE WOODS June 7-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,

VANITIES June 7-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,


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,

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. Through June 9. OYES presents this Roald Dahl tale of a young boy who finds a magic potion that grows an enormous peach, in which he goes on a wild adventure with some insect passengers. $10. OVCC Youth Center Stage, 907 El Centro St., Ojai, 805-646-4300,

PLAYZAPALOOZA Through June 9. Backstage at SPTC’s annual production of original one-act plays. $15. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4645 or


VITA ART CENTER Through June 21. Large-scale acrylic paintings by David Eddington and mark-making work by Marie Schoeff (CadabaGray Gallery). Community opening on Friday, June 7, 6-9 p.m. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214 or Pictured: “Pond Life” by David Eddington.

CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM June 9-23: Recent and Seldom Seen, new gifts and infrequently shown works. Reception on Friday, June 7, 6-8 p.m. Through June 16: Smoke and Mirrors by CAM Studio guest artist Zara Monet Feeney. 424 S. C St., Oxnard, 805-385-8158 or

LIBBEY PARK June 8-9. Over 25 clay artists from the Ventura County Potters Guild will show their working during the Ojai Music Festival. 210 S. Signal St., Ojai,

OJAI ART CENTER June 8-July 2. Fibervision, textile and fiber art from members of the renowned Santa Barbara artist group. Reception on Saturday, June 15, 4-6 p.m. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or

TOOL ROOM GALLERY June 7-22. 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). Opening reception on Friday, June 7, 6-9 p.m. Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-836-2787 or


AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through June 9: Santa Paula’s Treasured Architecture, black and white photography by Michael Moore commissioned by the Santa Paula Historical Society. 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. Reception on Friday, June 7, 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

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. 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

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 and her 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

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 June 8: Perspectives on Peace, work by Ventura high school seniors that took part in an art contest sponsored by The Rotary Club of Ventura. Through June 30: 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 LIBRARY Through June 10. Focus on the Masters Learning to See Student Art Showcase, featuring work by Topa Topa Elementary students and residents of Providence Ojai. 111 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai,

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.

PORCH GALLERY Through June 16. The Arnoldis, explorations of color, shape and pattern by Charles Arnoldi with works by daughter Natalie Arnoldi that span the border between abstract and figurative painting. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai, 805-620-7589 or

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. 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,

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Opened May 31: The 21st Annual Medallas de Oro Art Show, work from students in the Santa Paula High School Visual Arts Department. 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

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

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,