Thursday

SHAZAM!: TEEN THURSDAY MOVIE 3:30-5:45 p.m. FREE fun movie night. In the meeting room at the Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.

ASTRONOMY FOR EVERYONE 6-8 p.m. Journey with astronomer Kevin Manning to explore the size and scare of the universe. Great for ages 8 and up. Supported by Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library. FREE. Community Room in the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  

Friday

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM and MOORPARK FILM FESTIVAL, Friday, Aug. 23- Sunday Aug. 25. This inaugural film festival kicks off Friday 6:20 p.m., with the locally grown film about Apricot Farms in Moorpark, and how John and Molly Chester regenerated 200 acres with practices that are part of a growing movement in agriculture. Screenings start at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and offer a variety of independent films being judged by a panel of industry professionals. Hosted by the Moorpark Morning Rotary Club and benefiting charities including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. All films shown at High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark www.moorparkfilmfestival.com.

Saturday

THIRD ANNUAL ART WALK AT THE SHORES 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Explore, enjoy and take home original artwork – watercolor, jewelry, print press and mosaic are just a few of the mediums exhibited. Pick up your art walk map at the corner of Wooley Road and Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard Shores or online at www.artwalkoxnardshores.com.

MILITARY AND VETERAN JOB FAIR AND EXPO 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE, family friendly gathering for veterans, active duty military, national guard and reserve personnel and their families are invited to come explore available careers and resources from over 50 employers in the fields of public safety, engineering, machining, health and more. Info about VA Healthcare, counseling, equine therapy and more. Job fair open 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for military and veteran applicants. Civilian job seekers welcome 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. Hosted by Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, Ventura County’s Veteran Services Office and Veterans Collaborative of Ventura County. Oxnard College Condor Hall, 4000 S. Rose Avenue, Oxnard. www.a44.asmdc.org/VetsJobFair

FINDING THE RIGHT FIT COLLEGE 10:30-11:30 a.m. What to look for during your search for the right college – for you. Community Room in the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  

DONS AND DOŇAS BBQ 1-4 p.m. The public is welcome to celebrate residents of Camarillo, Somis or Santa Rosa Valley being recognized by the Pleasant Valley Historical Society for their outstanding community service. 400 people have been honored since 1964. Enjoy a Santa Maria style BBQ, Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo www.pvhsonline.org

SPIRIT AWARDS GALA 6-8:30 p.m. The United Way of Ventura County recognizes stand out members of local communities for volunteerism, corporate citizenship and philanthropy. $175. Mandalay Beach Resort, 2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard.

FAMILY STAR PARTY AND PERSEID METEOR WATCH 8-10 p.m. See the Heavens and possibly a few meteors. FREE. Moorpark College Observatory, 7075 Campus Drive, Moorpark.

SANTANA TRIBUTE BAND “SAVOR” 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. A Music Under the Stars event, this authentic band will rock the famous hits honoring Latin-rock legend Carlos Santana. Bring a picnic, gates open at 6:30 p.m. $20. Check online show may be sold out. Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura.

BLEEDING HARP 7:30 p.m. Part of the Pleasant Valley Summer Concert Series, this rhythm and blues show is a great way to spend one of the final night of summer. Bring your lawn chair. FREE. Constitution Park, 1313-1437 Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo.

Sunday

CLINIC TO HELP UNDOCUMENTED FAMILIES 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Volunteers needed to join with 805 UndocuFund to provide assistance to local undocumented families in need. Pacifica High School, 600 East Gonzales Road, Oxnard. Sign up to volunteer at: www.805undocufund.org

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO- English dubbed, 12:55 p.m. Part of the Studio Ghibli Film Festival, presenting high quality, imaginative, family anime films from master story teller Hiyao Miyazaki. Totoro, is a beloved story of moving to the country from the child’s point of view. Two additional screenings at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26 (English subtitled) and Wednesday, Aug. 28 (English dubbed). Century Downtown 10, 555 E. Main Street, Ventura. www.ghiblifest.com.

WHAT IS EDUCATION FOR? 3-5 p.m. An Ojai Chautauqua panel discussion, first in a series focusing on education. Explore questions about the role of education in society today: Are schools in the business of job training? Socialization? Character formation? What else do schools do? What should they be doing? $20. Sane Living Center, 316 East Matilija Street, Ojai. www.ojaichat.com.

Monday

SPEECH POLICE: THE GLOBAL STRUGGLE TO GOVERN THE INTERNET Monday, August 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. David Kaye, author and United Nations expert on protecting and promoting the right to freedom of opinion and expression will speak about his new book “Speech Police.” Hosted by Ferguson, Case, Orr, Patterson LLP and The Museum of Ventura County. FREE, reservation required. RSVP aclinton@fcoplaw.com or 805-659-6800. Museum of Ventura County, 100 East Main Street, Ventura.

MAIDEN 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. A British documentary about the all woman crew to enter a sailing race around the world in 1989. In a male dominated sport of yacht racing this crew proved anything is possible.  PG. Oxnard Film Society screening. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard.

Tuesday

FROZEN JR.- YOUTH CAST AUDITIONS by appointment only. Second grade through high schoolers are encouraged to try out for this fun Oxnard Musical Youth Theatre production of the popular Disney stage production. K-1 grade can register for ensemble roles – adult volunteer required at rehearsals. Internships for 6th grade and up in lighting, sound and set design. Auditions on Aug. 27 and Sept. 3 for Fall/Winter performances. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays 6-8pm. Oxnard Performing Art Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard.

SONG CIRCLE 7-10 p.m. Songmakers.org hosts a gathering for acoustic music players and singers. All levels of instrumentalists and vocalists are invited to join a FREE song circle. Listeners are welcome! Bell Arts Factory, Community Room, 432 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura. Info: Mike Wittlin 805-750-8281.

IMPROVE CLASS 8-10 p.m. Connect, learn and tune up your skills. Short-form improve, stage work and more. Every Tuesday. $10. NAMBA Performing Arts Space, 47 South Oak St., Ventura.

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP 6 p.m. Speaker, Scott Brewer, manager of Emergency Services for the City of Oxnard, will provide information including important documents to gather, preparing a basic survival kit and what to expect after a disaster. FREE. Reserve seats at 805-273-7800. Hosted by and at Ventura County Community Development Center, Home Ownership Center, 2231 Sturgis Road, Suite A, Oxnard.

Wednesday

WATERFRONT WEDNESDAYS 12-3 p.m. Deals, special events and live steel drums. Happy hour specials. Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura.

VENTURA COUNTY REPUBLICANS COMMITTEE MEETING 7 p.m. VCRP Central Committee meeting of the General Membership. Trigger Burst Training Center, 3537 Old Conejo Road, Suite 120, Newbury Park.

Thursday

NAVIGATING ADHD: DIAGNOSING AND SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD 6 p.m. Pediatrician, Dr. Heather Nichols, will provide information on ensuring you child and family have the information and support needed. FREE. Part of 2019 Community Memorial Health System Speaker Series. Ventura Beach Marriott, 2055 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura 

BUTTON MAKING 3:30-4:30 p.m. Designed for teens only – come enjoy the new Teen Space. Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  

OPEN HOUSE: VENTURA WATER RECLAMATION FACILITY 4-7 p.m. The public is invited to this family friendly community event. Come tour Ventura’s wastewater treatment facility and learn about what the city is considering for water supply solutions in the future. Bring your kids to the Merito Foundation booth for bird watching during the event. Please wear closed-toed shoes. RSVP required hmatsukawa@venturawater.net.Ventura Water Reclamation Facility, 1400 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura.  

ONGOING THEATER

ASSASSINS Through Aug. 25. A bold, funny, original and controversial musical about the pursuit of fame and cult of celebrity, told through the stories of nine assassins. Presented by Young Artists Forever. May not be suitable for some audiences. $15-20. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747, hillcrestarts.com.

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Through Sept. 15. The comedic trials and tribulations of newlyweds — a straight-laced attorney and an adventurous free spirit — in early 1960s New York City. $10-20. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo, 805-388-5716, skywayplayhouse.org.

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Through Sept. 1. A “musical within a comedy” and a gentle spoof of the Jazz Age musical, with characters from an album coming to life. Presented by Actors Repertory Theatre of Simi. $20-28. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi, 805-583-7900, simi-arts.org.

THE SPEAKEASY PROJECT: AMERICAN ROADHOUSE Through Aug. 31. Original one-act comedies from local playwrights mixed with live music performances, set in the faux-tavern Sweet Jay’s. Presented by Fractured Actors. $12-16. Suite J Theater at Ventura Vineyard, 1956 Palma Drive, Ventura, 805-232-4590, www.facebook.com/events/332994240986277/.

SWEET CHARITY Through Sept. 8. A musical about the turbulent love life of a dance-hall hostess, inspired by Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria and set in 1960s New York City. $18-20. Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-495-3715, www.conejoplayers.org.

TO GILLIAN ON HER 37TH BIRTHDAY Through Sept. 15. Grief, loss, love, letting go and moving on are explored in this story about a widower who continues to take beach walks with the “ghost” of his deceased wife. $17-20. Elite Theatre Company, 2731 Victoria Ave., Oxnard, 805-483-5118, www.elitetheatre.org.

OPENING ART

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 www.santapaulaartmuseum.org. Pictured: “Southern Sunrise — Sequit Point” by Marian Fortunati

ATRIUM GALLERY Aug. 23-Oct. 8. Essence, intrinsic nature, indispensable quality. Reception on Friday, Sept. 6, 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 www.VCArtscouncil.org.

HILLCREST CENTER FOR THE ARTS Aug. 23-Oct. 21. The Great Outdoors, nature-oriented work from eight outstanding artists. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747, hillcrestarts.com.

KWAN FONG GALLERY Aug. 22-Oct. 23. Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia, artists that challenge the boundaries of printmaking by printing on everything from porcelain to wood to melted ice. California Lutheran University, 120 Memorial Parkway, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, blogs.callutheran.edu/kwanfong.

SNG STUDIO Saturday, Aug. 24, 6-9 p.m. Out There, paintings, sculpture and virtual reality by Steve Neill inspired by alien beings with whom we share the universe. 4475 Dupont Court, #6, Ventura, 805-982-0481, www.steveneillsgarage.com.

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Aug. 22-Oct. 23. Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia, artists that challenge the boundaries of printmaking by printing on everything from porcelain to wood to melted ice. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, rollandgallery.callutheran.edu.

ONGOING ART

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. www.insideoutproject.net/en/group-actions/united-states-ventura.

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM 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 www.venturamuseum.org.

ART CITY Through Sept. 1. DNA, works inspired by the double helix and its many meanings (scientific, conceptual, personal), including evolution, replication, continuum and more. 197 Dubbers St., Ventura, 805-648-1690, artcitygalleryandstudios.com.

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, bellartsfactory.org.

BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through Sept. 21. Light and Space Through Time, the art of L.A.-based contemporary artist Karrie Ross inspired by light, space, location, nature and water. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368 or studiochannelislands.org.

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY Through Aug. 25. From the Desert to the City and Back Again, desert and urban photography from Darlene Roker; and Root and Branch, paintings and mixed media works inspired by trees and their components. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, 805-648-1235 or www.buenaventuraartassociation.org.

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, cmato.org.

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Nov. 17: Discovering Flight: Exploring Remote and Model Aviation. Through Sept. 9: 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 www.caoilmuseum.org.

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, www.carnegieam.org/cam-studio-gallery.

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM 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 Oct. 27. Aqua Adventures, bodies of water and water-themed getaways. 147 N. Brent St., Ventura, www.buenaventuraartassociation.org.

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.

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 www.foxfinejewelry.com.

GARDENS OF THE WORLD Through Sept. 29. Momentary Contact — A Call to the Heart, floral works by Adonna Ebrahimi. 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 805-557-1135, www.gardensoftheworld.info.

H GALLERY Through Oct. 31: POPular, pop art by Janet Milhomme, and I Will Never Love Again (Dab Art Quarterly). 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-626-8876 or www.dabart.me.

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 www.buenaventuraartassociation.org.

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 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.

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 www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Closed for remodeling through Sept. 20. 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.

OJAI ART CENTER Through Aug. 29. Ojai Summer Open, a variety of two- and three-dimensional works. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or www.ojaiartcenter.org.

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through Oct. 14: Origins, an eclectic body of work by members of Ojai Studio Artists exploring origins through personal, biological, psychological and other lenses. 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.

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.

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, www.reaganfoundation.org.

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 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/.

VITA ART CENTER Through Aug. 23. The Drawing Room, a group exhibition featuring 15 contemporary artists who focus on drawing. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214 or www.vitaartcenter.com.