RAINBOW COMEDY NIGHT 6:30 p.m. The event will feature a lineup of LGBTQ+ comedians. $10. Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 205A, Ventura,

WAKE UP! COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE 7 p.m. An event of the Ojai Playwrights Conference Summer New Works Festival.  “Art, Science and Community intersect in an electrifying performance event!” Playwrights collaborating with expert scientists and all-star cast to call communities to action on climate change. Music created by T Bone Burnett. Environmental group info tables before the show. Discussion after the show. $10 (student w/ID) -$30. Matilija Junior High Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai,

ROCK THE COLLECTION: DSB 6-8 p.m. The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard is hosting its Annual Rock The Collection Summer Concert Series, tonight featuring the next best thing to Journey. The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Ct., Oxnard,

VENTURA COUNTY MEDICAL RESOURCE FOUNDATION NIGHT OF STARS 5:30-9:15 p.m. Enjoy entertainment and a cocktail reception while honoring local medical professionals. The Lloyd-Butler Estate, 2317 Los Angeles Ave., Oxnard, 805-641-9800.

VENTURA COUNTY PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK MEETING 5:30 p.m. Linda Drevenstedt will offer insights on personal effectiveness at this meeting. Courtyard by Marriott, 600 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard,

 “THE FALL OF LADY M” 8 p.m. The story of Lady Macbeth through the eyes of her two chambermaids. Tickets are normally $15 but this play, but this performance is a Pay What You Can performance.    Tickets may be purchased online at or reserved by email or by phone at (805) 525-4645.

AUDITIONS: CSUCI CHOIR final days Aug 8 and 9. by appointment – California State University Channel Island is seeking singers for their choir – especially tenors and basses. They hope to add 60 singers from the campus and community. Choir Artistic Director Kuanfe Liu has named the winter concert “A Light in the Darkness: Voices of Home, Peace, Love and Comfort.” To schedule an audition email Liu at


EXPANDING OPPORTUNITY THROUGH LIBRARIES 8 a.m. Nancy Schram, director of the Ventura County Library system will speak during this breakfast hosted by the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce. Get a chance to check out the new mobile library. $25-$35 Las Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Dr., Camarillo. Register online at

FLIP ORLEY – COMIC AND HYPNOTIST 7:30 p.m. As seen on the Today Show and straight from stopping traffic in midtown Manhatten, Orley is known as American’s Favorite Comic and Hypnotist. Not your grandmas hypnosis show, so expect “hip, edgy and hilarious.” Friday, Aug 8 and Sat. Aug 9. Showtimes at 7, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. $20. Oxnard Levity Live 591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard. Reservations 805-457-5550 or log onto


GET YOUR ART ON – SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM ART AUCTION SATURDAY, AUG. 10, 3 p.m. Take home fabulous art for a great cause. This annual event features fine and decorate art and is the major fundraising event for the Santa Paula Art Museum.  Silent auction bids start as low as $20. Live auction led by exciting, professional auctioneer. Wide range of distinguished artists provide their work for this popular event including local favorites Virginia Beale, Tony Jankowski, Norman Kirk, George Lockwood, Gina Niebergall, Susan Petty, Gail Pidduck and Hiroko Yoshimoto. Historical pieces by early twentieth century California artists as well –  Jessie Arms Botke, Cornelis Botke, Horace Bristol, Millard Sheets, Paul Grimm, William Darling, Douglas Shively and Marion Kavanagh Wachtel.$15-$20. Full auction catalog online

BILLY BUDD BY HERMAN MELVILLE SEMINAR AND FILM PRESENTATION 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Watch and discuss this film with Peter Rainer film critic for the Christian Science Monitor. The Agora Foundation, 417 Bryant Circle, Ojai,

50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR VENTURA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY 1 p.m. Author Ivor Davis will present his children’s book “Ladies and Gentlemen…the Penguins” while accompanied by singer/songwriter Alan Shapiro. The story is about a famous rock group called the Penguins from the British Falkland Islands. They’re bigger than the Beatles, almost. 50 copies of the book will be signed and gifted to children at the event. Saticoy Library, 1292 Los Angeles Ave., Ventura.

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 the Colette Lovejoy Band. Peninsula Park, 3401 Peninsula Road, Oxnard,


WIRE AND WOOD – FAMILY ART MAKING 12-1:30 p.m. Use recycled materials to build 3D art. Paint and sculpt wire words. $5-$10 California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks at The Oaks, 350 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Register at

SIMI VALLEY JAZZ AND DANCE CLUB w/ BUZZ MADDOX BAND 1-4:30 p.m. Enjoy music covering big band to the twist. Open to all ages. 1-3 is open dance. Live music starts at 3. First timers are FREE. $7-$10. Simi Valley Senior Center 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF THE GOLDEN WEST COMMANDERS JAZZ ENSEMBLE 3 p.m. Directed by Master Sergeant Ricky Sweum, the only active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies will perform as part of the Southern California Big Band Summer Tour. FREE. Four tickets per household. Oceanview Pavilion Performing Arts Theatre by the Beach, 575 East Surfside Dr., Port Hueneme. Reserve tickets 805-986-4818


CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC – CELEBRITY RED CARPET 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Fundraiser golf tournament provides chance for celebrity sightings including Cedric The Entertainer Celebrity Golf Classic – August 12 – Spanish Hills Country Club, George Lopez, Barry Bonds, Reggie Bush, Scottie Pippen, and more. Spanish Hills Country Club,  999 Crestview Ave, Camarillo.

PAVAROTTI 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. The icon, the man, the legend. Documentary film by director Ron Howard. Never before seen footage, performances and interviews. Oxnard Film Society screening at Plaza Cinemas, 255 West 5th Street, Oxnard.  

DROP-IN IMPROV CLASS 8-10 p.m. All levels welcome to this workshop to develop your improve skills. First class is FREE, $10 after that. NAMBA Performing Arts Space, 47 South Oak Street, Ventura.


MILLENNIUM ACTRESS 7 p.m. Experience the gorgeous new restoration of what many believe to be Satoshi Kon’s (Perfect Blue, Paprika) greatest work in this anime film from Japan. $12.50. Ventura Downtown 10 and Century River Park 16, Oxnard,

“SEX AND INTIMACY IN WRITING” – 7 p.m. Writer, editor and coach, Marcia Meier will explore the topics of her book “Unmasked – Women write about sex and intimacy after fifty.” 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo,


VENTURA COUNTY CAMERA CLUB MEETING 6:30 p.m. The first part of the meeting will be an instructional workshop followed by the showing of member images. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura,

DONATE BLOOD AT VITALANT OPEN HOUSE 4-7 p.m. Enjoy pizza from PizzaMan Dan, ice cream from Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream and cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Tour the blood donation lab and when you donate blood receive a limited edition 805 Blood Donor t-shirt. Vitalant, Ventura Donation Center 2223 Eastman Avenue, Suite A, Ventura.

SUNSET MOONRISE HERB WALK 6 – 9 p.m. Join native plant educator Lanny Kaufer on a leisurely walk discussing the uses of native plants along the trail in the light of the sunset and moon rise. Then an optional gathering to sample plant infused beers at Ojai Valley Brewery at Azu and dine. Kids 5-12 FREE. Senior discount. $15-$20. Register


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.


LITTLE BLACK DRESS — THE MUSICAL Aug. 9-10. Two women, several life events and the frocks that they wore — all set to music with audience improvisation. Heartfelt and hilarious all at once! Contains strong language and adult content. $39-49. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 805-449-2787, Photo by Dahlia Katz

ANNIE KIDS Aug. 8-11. Young actors bring to the stage this musical about the plucky redheaded orphan. $10. Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117,

INTO THE WOODS Aug. 9-17. 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,

THE LION KING JR. Aug. 9-11. Disney’s musical about a lion cub, his animal friends and his struggle to assume his rightful place in the Pridelands is adapted for young players and presented by Allwayz on Stage. $12-15. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747,


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,

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Through Aug. 11. In this madcap, macabre sci-fi musical, a mild-mannered florist takes special interest in an unusual plant, which feeds on human flesh and grows to monstrous proportions. $15-20. Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, 805-378-1485,


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

GARDENS OF THE WORLD Aug. 13-Sept. 29. Momentary Contact — A Call to the Heart, floral works by Adonna Ebrahimi. 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 805-557-1135,


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

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 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

H GALLERY Through Oct. 31: POPular, pop art by Janet Milhomme, and I Will Never Love Again (Dab Art Quarterly). Through Aug. 10: Latent Ability, a group exhibition of installation and 3D work. 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

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 Aug. 29. Ojai Summer Open, a variety of two- and three-dimensional works. Reception on Saturday, Aug. 10, 1-3 p.m. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM 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. 9th Annual Fine and Decorative Art Auction on Saturday, Aug. 10, 3 p.m. 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