Thursday

4th ANNUAL LABOR DAY HARVEST and FESTIVAL 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bring your hat, water and gardening gloves to gather in the spirit of community. People of all faiths and no faith are invited and welcome to harvest fresh vegetables for local food pantries to build community through service. Lunch will be served, suggested donation $10. Live music by Guys In Ties after the harvesting is done. The Abundant Table Farm, 1012 W. Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo.  www.LaborDayHarvest.com

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. 

TASTE OF VENTURA 5:30-8 p.m. Hosted by the Ventura Chamber of Commerce this annual events includes restaurants, breweries, wineries, caterers and more – offering all the delectable tastes of the county. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura . http://ventura.chambermaster.com

Friday

EXPLORE CABRILLO’S 1542 GALLEON “SAN SALVADOR” Friday, Aug. 30 – Sept. 4 Walk aboard the historical replica of the actual ship sailed by Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, known as the first European to navigate the western coast of what would become California. The ship’s visit to Oxnard is part of the Pacific Heritage Tour from it’s home harbor in San Diego, and includes onshore exhibits at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum and an opportunity to be aboard for all ages sails into the Pacific. Hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego. $14 for tours, discounts and school tours available. Tickets for tours and day sails available 805-984-6260 or visit www.cimmvc.org.

CERAMIC DEMO AND TALK WITH ARTIST RUTHANNE TUDBALL 6-8 p.m. Internationally acclaimed ceramic artist, Tudball will demonstrate her unique technique on the potter’s wheel, creating every part of a piece in one sitting, resulting in very small batches of finished works. She will also be leading full day, hands-on demonstrations on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. For info email bburgessinventura@gmail.com. A program of the Ventura County Potter’s Guild. FREE. Santa Paula Museum of Art, Cole Creativity Center,  123 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula.

COLA BOYY CURATES NIGHT OF MUSIC AND ART FOR PERFORMING ARTS IN OXNARD 7-10 p.m. Oxnards own Matthew Urango aka Cola Boyy of Coachella fame is pulling together an eclectic mix of music and art for a fundraising event to benefit the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center (PACC). Come to the ballroom and enjoy rapper Omega Nova, punk rockers Civil Conflict and DJ Xilla rolling out a mix of cumbia, funk and disco sounds and more. Local vendors, food, art. All ages. FREE but donations encouraged. PACC Ballroom, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard.

Saturday

DARTS CLINIC 2 p.m. Come learn the game, proper technique rules and meet local league players. Have fun playing darts! Enjoy a fun tournament after the clinic. Hosted by the Ventura County Dart Association. Bench Warmer, 18555 E. Main St., Ventura. www.vcda.org

CENTRAL COAST REGIONAL TRAINING, CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. State party leadership will be leading local GOP activists in a training to help build support for the party’s platform. Trigger Burst Training Center, 3537 Old Conejo Road, Suite #120, Newbury Park.

Sunday

“SUPER SYMBOLS” – FREE FAMILY DAY 12-3 p.m. Local artist, Gabriel Cardenas, will explore the topic of ancient symbols of indigenous cultures. Families will paint a group mural with Cardenas. FREE. All materials provided. Enjoy exploring the museum with the whole family. Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula. www.santapaulaartmuseum.org

CERAMIC PLATE WORKSHOP 3-5 p.m. Your invitation to the ceramic studio. Come learn about carving texture, design and painting with glazes. Pick up your plate in a week or two. $30. Vita Art Center, 28 W. Main St., Ventura.

Monday

7th ANNUAL LABOR DAY TRACTOR FAIR, Monday, Sept. 2, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Outdoor fun for the whole family highlighting tools and activities of local agricultural – vintage tractors, crafts, pie eating contests and more. Sponsored by the Topa Topa Flywheelers. FREE. Santa Paula Agricultural Museum, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula.

SANTA PAULA LABOR DAY PARADE 10 a.m. Your local small town parade with dancing, prancing and live music. Sponsored by the Rotary and Santa Paula Parade Committee. Main Street, Downtown Santa Paula. 

FOLK MUSIC WITH TANYA BRODY 2 – 4 p.m.  Listen to skilled musician Tanya Brody present original folks music on harp and guitar. Bank of Books, 748. E. Main Street, Ventura. 

MALTY MONDAY 4-10 p.m. Happy hour during all business hours. $5 pints of organic craft beer to shed the stress of Monday and celebrate the joy. Leashless Brewing, 585 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. www.leashlessbrewing.com

THE POLICE EXPERIENCE 5 p.m. Top off your Labor Day weekend with this performance of the acclaimed tribute band, knocking out hits everyone remembers from Sting and The Police. Part of the Summer Concerts in the Park Series from the Conejo Recreation and Park District. Family Friendly. Bring your picnic. FREE. Outdoor amphitheater, Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue, Thousand Oaks

MARGARITA AND MARIACHI MONDAY 6-8 p.m. Enjoy sipping your favorite cocktail to the tunes of Mariachi Los Toreros. Limon y Sal, 598 E. Main St., Ventura.

Tuesday

COMMUNITY GUIDED MEDITATION AND HEALING 7-8:15 p.m. Begin or deepen your practice. $20. Healing in America, 107 W. Aliso St., Ojai. 805-640-0211.

Wednesday

HEART-HEALTHY COOKING CLASS 9:30-11 a.m. All members of the public are invited to learn how to make healthy meals and snacks for the whole family. And how do you fit in time to exercise? Explore food labels, appropriate portion size, good and bad fats and more. FREE. Registration required – 805-988-2865 or email Hospital@DignityHealth.org to register.

Thursday

STATE OF THE CITY LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Camarillo Mayor Kevin Kildee will present a State of the City report. Hosted by the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce. $40-$55. Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. Register at www.camarillochamber.org   

OPENING THEATER

THE BELLE OF AMHERST Saturday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m. Anna Kotula stars in this one-woman show about Emily Dickinson. A fundraiser for Rubicon’s education and outreach program. $25-35. Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-667-2900, www.rubicontheatre.org.

SEASCAPE Aug. 30-Oct. 6. Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy about a couple on a remote beach who have a fascinating conversation with two lizard-like creatures that emerge from the deep. $22-24. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4645, www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.

ONGOING THEATER

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

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Saturday, Sept. 2, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Seventh Annual Vintage Tractor Fair. 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.

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Aug. 31-Oct. 12. Natasha Dikareva (ceramics) and Porfirio Gutiérrez (Oaxacan weaving). Opening reception on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2-5 p.m. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381 or www.beatricewood.com.

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY Aug. 29-Sept. 22. Abstractions, nonrepresentational works by BAA members. Reception on Friday, Sept. 6, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, 805-648-1235 or www.buenaventuraartassociation.org.

NAPA HALL GALLERY Sept. 2-29. Artifact, conspicuous elements in photographs taken by Monica Furmanski that do not exist in the material world. Reception on Thursday, Sept. 12, 5-7 p.m. Artist lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1 p.m. CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or art.csuci.edu.

OJAI ART CENTER Sept. 1-30. Art show benefitting the Ojai Raptor Center, with works by photographers Jennifer MaHarry and Leila Jeffries and fine artists Katie Van Horne and Josie Morway. Reception on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2-4 p.m. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or www.ojaiartcenter.org.

VENTURA THEATER Friday, Aug. 30, 6-11 p.m. Ventura Nationals 2019 Free Art Show and kickoff party. Art displays and vendors. 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura, 805-653-0721, www.venturatheater.net.

VITA ART CENTER Aug. 31-Sept. 26. Night Flights, new works by Joanne Julian. Preview champagne reception on Saturday, Aug. 31, 4-7 p.m. Public opening on Friday, Sept. 6, 6-9 p.m. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214 or www.vitaartcenter.com.

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.

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.

ATRIUM GALLERY Through 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.

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.

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). Through Sept. 30: Golightly, a group exhibition. 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.

HILLCREST CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through 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 Through 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.

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 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.

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.

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/.

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through 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.