CAMARILLO FIESTA & STREET FAIR Through Sunday, July 21, various times. Each night features a new theme and various carnival rides with different activities, so go every night! Old Town Camarillo. For more information, ticket prices and more, visit

NINTH ANNUAL “FROM FIELD TO FORK” FUNDRAISER 4:30-8 p.m. The event brings together farmers who produce Ventura County’s agricultural bounty, chefs who celebrate that bounty on their menus, and the farm workers whose labor makes it all possible. Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Ranch, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark,

CAMARILLO COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT 7 p.m. (and Thursday, July 25). The band will perform a slew of pop hits and more. Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo,

THOUSAND OAKS TOASTMASTERS AT LUNCH Noon-1 p.m. Experience a meeting and learn how you can become a great speaker. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Oak Room, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks,

VENTURA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 11 a.m.  Author Alane Adams, author of the Legends of Orkney series for middle grade readers, will talk followed by a sing-along with musician Craig Newton. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room,


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. For more information, visit

HERITAGE SQUARE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 6-8 p.m. The concerts offer entertainment to suit every musical preference, this week featuring Brandan Ragan. Heritage Square, 715 S. A St., Oxnard.

JURASSIC PARK 7 p.m. Man brings back dinosaurs, Dinosaurs eat Man, Woman inherits the Earth, High Streets Art Center plays Jurassic Park, the circle is complete. $5. High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark,

PSYCHEDELIC SUMMER TRIBUTE BAND AND COSTUME CONTEST 7-10 p.m. The band will play hits by Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Jim Morrison and Sly Stone to name a few, and a costume contest with prizes will be held. Oak and Main, 419 E Main St., Ventura,


TEQUILA & TACO MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday will showcase top-shelf Tequilas sampling alongside gourmet tacos and Live Music, Margaritas, Craft Beer, and Art Vendors. Sunday is Mas Margaritas day featuring an afternoon sipping on an assortment of margaritas, eating delicious tacos, all while enjoying a great music lineup. $10-40. Plaza Park, 651 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura,

APOLLO 11 50TH ANNIVERSARY AND FAMILY FRIENDLY STAR PARTY 8-11 p.m. Watch video clips of the lunar landing and share your memories and memorabilia of 1969, then see the sky through the best telescopes in Ventura County and wonder where we’ll go next. Moorpark College Observatory. 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, 

ARNEILL RANCH PARK RENOVATION COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS 9-11 a.m. Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District invites you to voice your opinion and help shape the vision for the renovation of Arneill Ranch Park. Arneill Ranch Park, 1301 Sweetwater Ave., Camarillo,

ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE HERB WALK AND NATIVE PLANT SALE 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Identify edible and medicinal plants of the Gaviota Coast, learn ecology of Arroyo Hondo Preserve, buy native plants direct from the grower at this event. $15-30. For more information and to register, visit

CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR PRESENTS CONCERTS BY THE SEA 4-6 p.m. Visitors can enjoy a wide array of musical styles, including jazz, rock, folk, pop, country and blues, today featuring Masters of the Past. Peninsula Park, 3401 Peninsula Road, Oxnard,

COCKTAILS AND CANDIDATES 7 p.m. United Democrats for Progress will host an evening of discussion with Congresswoman Julia Brownley, State Senator Henry Stern and former senatorial candidate Kevin de Leon. For more information and location, visit

COLORS BY THE SEA ART WALK AND MUSIC FEST 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (and Sunday, July 21, noon-5 p.m.). This event will feature talented local artists, musicians and vendors from Ventura County, live entertainment sponsored by no cover, food trucks, and a kid’s zone. Oceanview Pavilion Performing Arts Theatre by the Beach, 575 E. Surfside Drive, Port Hueneme,

GALLERY TALK WITH ARTIST LINO MARTINEZ 2 p.m. Martienz will discuss his latest body of work focused on the realities faced by the Latinx farming communities of the United States today. Museum of Agriculture, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula,

ISLAND PACKERS NEW DINNER CRUISES 7-9 p.m. Enjoy a harbor cruise with live music, dinner and drinks, this time featuring classic rock with Rumblebaker Duo. $45-60. Island Packers, 1691 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 105B, Ventura,

THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB FEAT. RALPH MATHIS (BEACH PARTY THEME) 7-10 p.m. Live Big Band Music will accompany Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Line Dancing lessons for both beginners and experienced. $10. The Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2744.

X-RATED GHOSTS OF OLD VENTURA WITH RICHARD SENATE 7-9 p.m. Leave the kids at home and take a special tour of hookers, brothels and “Ladies of the Night” from Ventura’s past with author Richard Senate. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-643-3154.

UNIQUE SONGWRITER & BANJO SHOWCASE 7:30 p.m. An event highlighting female singer-songwriters and banjo players including Rebecca Troon and Abby Posner. $20 suggested donation. Ojai Underground Exchange 1016 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai.


A CONVERSATION WITH OMAR D’LEÓN 3-4:30 p.m. Artist Omar d’León will discuss his life, technique and what it means to be an artist at this event. $10-40. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura,

CHANNEL CITIES JAZZ CLUB PERFORMANCE 1-4:30 p.m. Warm up your jazz hands for a performance featuring true American and swing music. $10-15. The Golden China, 760 S. Seaward Ave., Ventura,

REV. KAREN’S MID-MONTH DEVOTIONAL 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Open yourself up to greater freedom through meditation, sharing, wisdom talks, quiet walks in nature, and sacred music at this gathering. $20. The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, Ojai,

THE MAN IN BLACK: TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH 7 p.m. Shawn Barker will perform as Johnny Cash at this tribute celebration. $40-50. Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks,


IN THE AISLES 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. When the reclusive Christian takes a job working the night shift at a big box store, hijinks ensue in this film from Germany. $7.50-10.75. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. 5th St., Oxnard,


IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?: ARROW OF THE ORION 7:30 p.m. Fate falls upon the shoulders of Bell Cranell who must partner with a goddess and stand against the menace lurking in the remains of a distant, ancient city, in this mouthful of an anime film from Japan. $12.50. Center River Park 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard,

THE NUCLEAR OPTION 5:30 p.m. The film asks if further research and development will find new technology that will make nuclear power safe. There will also be a potluck! Universalist Unitarian Church, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula,

HAPPENING: A CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION 6 p.m. Documentary film examining the question about how to transition to renewable energy from fossil fuels. Hosted by Citizens Climate Lobby of Thousand Oaks. Q&A after the film with Dr. Helen Knox, Sustainability Director for the City of Thousand Oaks and Dr. Meredith Smith. Grant Brimhall Library 1401 E Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.


CHRIS COHEN WITH DEAR NORA 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Singer songwriter performing deep tunes with a melancholy core from his new self-titled album. Greater Goods, 145 West El Roblar, Ojai, .


ROCK THE COLLECTION: TWISTED GYPSY 6-8 p.m. The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard hosts this Summer Concert Series, tonight featuring Twisted Gypsy. The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Ct., Oxnard,

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


THE OUTGOING TIDE Saturday, July 20, 7:30 p.m. A staged reading of the Bruce Graham play about a cranky retiree who refuses to accept his mortality. Starring Broadway actors Peter Strauss (who also directs), Jean Smart and Michael Nathanson. Presented by the Ojai Performing Arts Theater. $55-75. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai, 310-497-2248,

RICHARD II July 19-Aug. 4. The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival continues with Michael J. Arndt directing this historical play about the “philosopher king” whose dispute with Henry Bolingbroke led to the War of the Roses. $15-110. Kingsmen Park at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks,


BLUE/ORANGE Through July 28. A patient in a psychiatric hospital claims to be the son of an African dictator in this riveting drama about race, madness and power. The inaugural production of the Beacon Theater Company. $22. Namba Performing Arts Space, 47 S. Oak St., Ventura, 805-233-6965,

CASA VALENTINA Through 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

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Through 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,

PROOF Through July 21. The daughter of a brilliant but troubled mathematician contends with grief, the return of an estranged sibling and the mysterious scribblings in her father’s notebooks. $15. Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-495-3715,

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, Pictured: Qiang Zhang’s “Flow-Zebra,” oil on panel, 11 in. x 31 in.


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 Through Aug. 18: 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

ART CITY Through July 21. White/Light, with works by John White, Paul Lindhard, David Oliver, Kevin Carman and Andy Lewis. 197 Dubbers St., Ventura, 805-648-1690,

ATRIUM GALLERY Through Aug. 20. Illogical Illusion, art that confounds. Reception on Friday, July 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

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Aug. 17. Three-artist exhibit with Stephen Edwards, Ted Gall and Sandra Torres; and Abstraction, Ojai Studio Artists Salon. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381 or

BELL ARTS FACTORY STUDIO #79 Through Dec. 2019. Prism, a large-scale painting/immersive art installation by Aliza J. Bejarano that captures the inner child. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-836-2787,

BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through July 20. The Next Big Thing, breakthrough and boundary-challenging pieces by contemporary artists. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368 or

BRITTANY DAVIS GALLERY Through Aug. 11. Nature Amplified, landscapes altered and amplified by Robbie Kaye and Carolyn Fox. 214 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, 714-369-9869,

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY Through July 21. The Artful Lens, BAA photography showcase; and Fantastical Foliage, Brett Hanson’s arboreal works. 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

CAM STUDIO GALLERY Through Sept. 1. Downside Up, Outside In, CAM Studio Artist Christine Morla’s work inspired by weaving and the Philippine banig (mat). 329 N. Fifth St., Oxnard, 805-240-7347,

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Aug. 26: Ocean Defenders Alliance Exhibit, informative displays and collections of items removed from marine habitats; 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

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 Sept. 8. Oceans, Elements and Allure, works that celebrate the beach by Jan Harrington and Connie Tunick. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800 or

HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY AND GIFTS Through Sept. 8. Exhibition of the work of Buenaventura Art Association members. 1559 Spinnaker Drive, #106, Ventura, 805-644-2750, or

H GALLERY Through Aug. 10: Latent Ability, a group exhibition of installation and 3D work. Through Sept. 30: I Will Never Love Again (Dab Art Quarterly) and POPular, by Janet Milhomme. Through Aug. 31: Tres by Dominga Opazo. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-626-8876 or

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 Through Aug. 17: Love, What’s It to Ya, bronze sculptures by Lynn Creighton, and 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. 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 31. Dance, representations of the dancing human figure by Duane Eells. 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

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 Aug. 11. Looking at Architecture, pairing career artists with career architects. 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. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, 805-522-2977,

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 3: On Location in the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore, selections from the plein air painting club known as Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore. Talks and demonstrations will be offered throughout the exhibit’s run. Through Sept. 15: Faces of California, diverse works by 33 artists. 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

THOUSAND OAKS COMMUNITY GALLERY Through July 27. Passion for Pastels 2019, selections from artists of the Pastel Society of the Gold Coast. 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park,

VITA ART CENTER Through July 19. Contemplations on contemporary life created in wood by Los Angeles sculptor Matthew Rosenquist. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214 or

WAV THEATER GALLERY Through July 28. Storytelling Through Pictures, comic book art by Andres Salazar. Working Artists Ventura, 175 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-641-0400,