CHANNEL ISLANDS GULLS MONTHLY LUNCHEON 11 a.m. Have fun raising funds for Many Meals of Camarillo. Social hour at 11 a.m., Lunch and meeting at noon. $30. Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard. Details and reservations

BURN PREVENTION FOR SENIORS 4-6 p.m. Workshop to build learn prevention tips, first aid and more. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.

WORLD WITHOUT BREAST CANCER EVENT 5:30 p.m. The kickoff will highlight how individuals, businesses, and organizations can support the American Cancer Society’s work to help save lives from breast cancer and feature inspirational stories from breast cancer survivors and UCLA Health’s Breast Cancer oncologist Dr. Anita Kaul. Ventura Beach Marriott, 2055 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura,

WOODSTOCK: THE DIRECTORS CUT 7 p.m. Fifty years after the event that captivated the world the documentary that captured the spirit of the most famous music festival is back in theatres for just one night. Three screenings: Century Riverpark 16, Oxnard/Regal Camarillo 12, Camarillo/AMC Thousand Oaks 14, Thousand Oaks.


PREPRIDE PARTY 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Join Diversity Collective for a full pride show by Peaches and Cream Production, “Almost Legal” and more to kick of a week of Pride Week festivities. Paddy’s Ventura, 2 W. Main St., Ventura.  

BRUNCH WITH CONGRESSWOMAN KATIE HILL 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hosted by the Ventura County Women’s Political Council. $20-$40 Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura.

RADIO DRAMA ON STAGE 7 p.m. The 1947 “A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story,” will be staged live as a classic radio broadcast complete with studio, sound effects and commercials – an all the trials and tribulations of live theatre. A one night only event to be recorded for future broadcast on NewsTalk 1590 KVTA. FREE. Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo, 1500 Temple Ave., Camarillo.

IS GALAXY EVOLUTION KNOWABLE 7:15 – 9 p.m. A presentation from Dr. Louis Abramson from UCAL will reveal changes in galaxies over billions of years. An event of the Ventura County Astronomical Society. FREE. Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Drive, Moorpark.


10th ANNUAL WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL, Saturday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m. An inspirational evening under the stars to benefit the Ventura Land Trust. 14 films telling incredible stories from around the world.  Gates open at 5 p.m. for live music. Films start at 9:30 p.m. Food trucks and beverages. Family fun and games — corn hole and giant Jenga. VIP ticket limited entry for catered food and desserts. Raffle for amazing swag. Ride your bike! Free bike valet at film festival provided by Bike Ventura. Kids $5, $35-$125. Ventura County Credit Union Headquarters, 2575 Vista Del Mar Drive, Ventura.

COOL BREEZE CENTURY 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Choose your route from 30 miles to 125 miles along the Central Coast. Ride to benefit bike education for kids in Ventura County. Hosted by Channel Islands Bike Club and Kiwanis Club of Ventura. All routes start and end at Trudy Tuttle Arriaga Education Service Center 255 W. Stanley Ave., Ventura.

SPIRITUAL ENERGY FAIRE 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sessions with readers and healers of various modalities. Walk-ins welcome. No fee to enter. Sessions for requested donations of $30-$60. The Center for Spiritual Living Pleasant Valley, 221 East Daily Drive, Camarillo.

HELP AND HOPE ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT EVENT 10 a.m.-2 p.m. An annual program (also on Aug. 24) for those diagnosed with early stages, or related disorders and their support network and families. The program aims to improve quality of life and family health. FREE. Registration required. Call or email Leila Thayer 805-494-5200, ext. 8569, Oxnard Family Circe, 2100 Outlet Center Drive, Oxnard.

20TH ANNIVERSARY VENTURA COUNTY PRIDE – STAND OUT STAND PROUD 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Part of a week-long event this day long festival brings dynamic acts to the main stage include Ada Vox from 2018 American Idol and Ventura’s own Cooper as the emcee. Diversity Collective has gathered over 80 vendors, food trucks and built the best kid zone in the county with a lemonade lounge and drag queen story hour. Senior centered Lavender Lounge. 12 and under FREE. $5-$10

BOOK SIGNING – CHERIE BRANT 35 p.m. and TERRY TALLANT 68 p.m.  Brant will discuss the dozens of walking and driving tours throughout Ventura County presented in her book “Keys to the County – Touring Historic Ventura.” Tallant’s first book “Making the Reata” tells a story of a Chumash elder teaching a Mestiso boy how to make a rawhide twist. Bank of Books 748 E. Main Street, Ventura

CONCERTS BY THE SEA 4-6 p.m. In Contempt will perform classic rock and soul. FREE. Bring blankets and chairs. Peninsula Park, 3401 Peninsula Road, Oxnard.

39th ANNUAL WINGS OVER CAMARILLO Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Air and car show, STEM focus for a fabulous family friendly air at the airfields. Presented by the California Aeronautical University the day will honor the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with a special WWII tribute, recreation of air combat including controlled explosions. Helicopter and plane rides. $10-$25 youth and military discounts. Camarillo Airport, 555 Airport Way, Camarillo.

PARTY FOR THE PARKS 5:30 p.m. A benefit for the Pleasant Valley Parks and Recreation District. Dinner, cocktails and live music. $150, Camarillo Grove Park, 6968 East Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo.

BALLROOM DANCE AND LESSONS 6 -10 p.m. A luau themed evening. FREE lesson is 6:30-7:20 p.m. Dance starts at 7:30 – 10 p.m. Live music with Tropic Starr. Tickets at the door $10. Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 East Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks.

THE HARBOR OF LIFE – Social Dance and Summerfest 7:30- 11:30 p.m. Raise awareness about the process of healing from brain injuries through dance. Meet Tarja Huuskonen who survived a brain aneurysm and used dance to heal. She now wants to share the healing power of dance to other brain injury survivors. Proceeds benefit The Lisa Foundation’s Brain Aneurysm Survivor Support Program. $95. Dinner, wine and entertainment. The Greek Mediterranean Steak and Seafood, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 101, Ventura.


PRIDE BRUNCH 11 a.m. An all ages buffet brunch (note to parents, expect PG13 comedy) including champagne and live entertainment. $40. Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura.


COMEDY COMPETITION – VENTURA COMEDY FESTIVAL, Aug. 15 – 25 various times. Preliminary and Semifinal shows are FREE. Over 100 comedians vying for the top honors and $4000 prize money.  Nonprofit partner is Warrior Woman United benefiting families of female members of the military. Early rounds and semifinals are FREE. Reserve seats and details at


PFLAG SUPPORT GROUP 7 p.m. PFLAG offers support, education, and advocacy to the families and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, and queer community. Meetings the third Tuesday of each month. Community Resource Center 2471 Portola Road, Ventura


UNDERSTANDING INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND ACCESS BARRIERS 12-1:30 p.m. A brown bag lunch event aimed at breaking down barriers for fundraisers. Dr. Damien Peña, Vice President for Students Affairs, Ventura College will lead a discussion diving into this issue. $15. Hosted by Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter. Ventura College, Wright Event Center, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura.  

HARVEST DINNER AT HERZOG WINE CELLARS 6-8 p.m. A seated four course meal with wine pairings to toast the start of the 2019 wine harvest. $76 club members. $95 non-members. 21 and over only. Herzog Wine Cellars, 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard.

CELEBRATE LORD SRI KRISHNA 7 p.m. A joyful gathering with Krishna Mohan Dasa giving a presentation about connecting with Lord. American Vedic Association, 687 West Villanova Road, Ojai.


BOOK SALE TO BENEFIT SURFRIDER 5 8 p.m. Grab a great story, find a glorious fable or snag a super photography book. 20 percent of sale benefit the Surfrider Foundation. Bank of Books 748 East Main Street, Ventura.

MILITARY APPRECIATION MIXER 5:307 p.m.  Hosted by the Port of Hueneme, gather to honor the military and network with local business owners and community leaders. FREE. Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. 

ROCK THE COLLECTION SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – YACHTELY CREW 6:30 p.m. Sail back to the 80’s with this tribute band. The Collection at RiverPark, 590 Collection Boulevard, Oxnard.


A 1947 CHRISTMAS CAROL: A GHOST STORY Friday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m. A re-enactment of a 1947 radio play, where the cast attempts to broadcast the Dickens classic live, amidst numerous setbacks. Free; donation suggested. Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo, 1500 Temple Ave., Camarillo, 805-482-8113,

ALADDIN JR. Aug. 15-18. Rock City Studio’s summer musical theatre camp students present this musical about a poor young man who finds a magic lamp. Specially adapted for young performers. $12-15. 2258 Pickwick Drive, Camarillo, 805-383-3555,

ASSASSINS Aug. 16-25. 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,

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Aug. 16-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,

THE SPEAKEASY PROJECT: AMERICAN ROADHOUSE Aug. 16-31. 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,

SWEET CHARITY Aug. 16-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,

TO GILLIAN ON HER 37TH BIRTHDAY Aug. 16-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,


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,

THE FALL OF LADY M Through Aug. 18. Backstage@SPTC presents this woman-centered twist on Shakespeare’s tragic Scottish play, told through the experiences of two chambermaids and focusing on Lady Macbeth. $15. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4645, or

INTO THE WOODS Through Aug. 17. The Jack Oakie Summer Youth Program continues with a mixed-up musical fairytale where a baker’s wife, a witch, a handsome prince and other storybook characters try to figure out what happens after happily ever after. Performed by Musical Theatre Intensive Youth Actors. $15-20. Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-667-2900,


OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Opening Aug. 16: Origins, an eclectic body of work by members of Ojai Studio Artists exploring origins through personal, biological, psychological and other lenses. Opening reception on Friday, Aug. 16, 5:30-7:30 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 Pictured: “Mother Nature” by Amy Lynn Stevenson

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 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,

ATRIUM GALLERY Through Aug. 20. Illogical Illusion, art that confounds. 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 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

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

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 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 Oct. 27. Aqua Adventures, bodies of water and water-themed getaways. 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

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,

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

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

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

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

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Aug. 19-Sept. 20: Closed for remodeling. Through Aug. 17: Love, What’s It to Ya, bronze sculptures by Lynn Creighton; Actual Reality, Carlos Grasso and Peter Fox explore the disconnect between actual and virtual reality; and 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 Aug. 29. Ojai Summer Open, a variety of two- and three-dimensional works. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 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.

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

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