BOOTS AND BREWS Saturday, Sept. 21, 1-9 p.m. Kick up the Ventucky vibe with Billy Currington (pictured) headlining a powerhouse of country musicians at this beach side country fest – the biggest country music festival in Ventura County. Easton Corbin, Riley Green and more filling out the music lineup with an authentic down home country sound. Local food and brew vendors. $50.  Ventura State Beach, 901 San Pedro St., Ventura. www.bootsandbrews.com  

Thursday

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMERS, TWO PART SERIES 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. First of a two-part series to help caregivers of those with late stages dementia. This event will focus on approaches to the disease, cognitive changes, activities, eating and physical changes. FREE. Hosted by The Alzheimer’s Association. South Oxnard Senior Center, 200 E. Bard Rd., Oxnard.  RSVP in advance: 800-272-3900

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION FOR BRIGHT LIGHTS 5-7 p.m. The work of six artists are shown in this show highlighting bold and vivid colors with impressions of the fun and sometimes brighter side of life. FREE. Presented by The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley. UBS, 3011 Townsgate Rd., Westlake Village.

EXPLORING THE CHAPARRAL 7 p.m. And rediscovering yourself through nature, a presentation by Rick Halsey, director of the California Chaparral Institute. Part of the ongoing series hosted by Ventura Land Trust aimed at connecting local residents with the natural world in our area. $10 suggested donation. RSVP at www.venturalandtrust.org/enviro_lec . Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura.

Friday

BE YOUR OWN HERO: LEARN TO PREVENT FALLS 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn life saving strategies and access resources like health assessments and immunizations. Learn how to prevent falls and increase mobility for seniors. Presented by the Ventura County Elderly Fall Prevention Coalition. Registration starts at 9 a.m., the program begins at 10 a.m. FREE for all ages. South Oxnard Senior Center, 200 E. Bard Road, Oxnard. RSVP at 805-477-7300.

CALIFORNIA CLUB: AN ART EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION FOR CALIFORNIA COOL 6-9 p.m. Celebrate this new exhibit with an “era-immersive experience.” The exhibit explores the design and architecture aesthetic of the mid-century Modernism movement with a special focus on the influence of the Central Coast. The evening includes craft cocktails, live entertainment, 50’s inspired fare. Feel free to dress in chic period costumes and keep an eye out for local actors on scene playing the part of a modernistic socialite. $50-$65 in advance. $75 at the door. Buy tickets at www.venturamuseum.org

SIGHT + SOUND: A CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE FOR THE SENSES Friday-Sunday, various times. A film festival like no other. Bites and drinks, monster makeup workshops and after parties. A PG-13 rated event with narrative, nonfiction, student shorts and videos just for the web. Single day and full festival passes available. $7-$30. Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. www.oxnardperformingarts.com

ASTEROIDS: BOMBS AND BREAD FROM HEAVEN 7:15-9 p.m. How have asteroids effected life on earth? Join the Ventura County Astronomical Society for this impactful talk with Dennis Willet. FREE. Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Dr., Moorpark. www.vcas.org

Saturday

COASTAL CLEAN UP DAY 9 a.m. – Noon Join the Ventura County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation to clean up trash around Ormond Lagoon in South Oxnard. For more info email Laura at chair@ventura.surfrider.org.

WRITE FEST 19’ 9 a.m. – Noon Experienced and aspiring writers are invited to come be inspired. Featured speakers include Rebecca Langston-George and Bruce Hale, presenting methods for strengthening your draft and weaving suspense in to your story. Hosted by the Ventura County Writers Club. Thousand Oaks Library. Register at www.venturacountywriters.com.

8TH ANNUAL STRENGTHENING OUR FAMILIES 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Families of the Oxnard School District are invited to come learn about and get connected to the resources and services the district offers. Topics include pathways to college and career, positive parenting and healthy eating. Interpretation services available in English, Spanish and Mixteco. FREE. Lunch will be served. Register in advance at all district school sites or by calling Jennie Peraza 805-385-1501 x2161. Haybrook Middle School, 647, W. Hill St., Oxnard.

7th ANNUAL FALL EQUINOX NATURE HIKE ON PINE MOUNTAIN Sunday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Walk through the mixed conifer forest of Pine Mount with Ojai native plant educator Lanny Kaufer, who will describe the names and uses of plants along the way. First timers to this area are always surprised at the thick forest of pine, fir and cedar trees so close to the Ventura coastline.  Carpool will leave Ojai at 9 a.m. to travel 35 miles to the Reyes Peak trailhead. Leisurely pace, on intermediate level well-used three mile trail. Kaufer is a permitted guide through the U.S. Forest Service. Kids 5-12 FREE one per adult. $15-$25, student and senior discounts. No prepayment required. Register: www.herbwalks.com or 805-646-6281. Meet and return location: Maricopa Plaza, 1207 Maricopa Highway, Ojai.

“FROM EMPLOYMENT TO RETIREMENT” 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Bookkeepers Association of Ventura County presents a seminar for bookkeepers and business owners preparing for retirement. Presenters include: Kathleen Fellows of Light Gabler Law Firm; Michael Colitti, Human Resource Specialist and Michael Mansfield, Certified Financial Planner at The Lynd Group. Light breakfast and lunch provided. $70-$85. Call 805-218-1425 or visit www.bavc-online.org. Ventura Adult Education Center, 5200 Valentine Road, Ventura.

BOOK TALK: STRATEGIES OF SEGREGATION 3 p.m. Dr. David G. Garcia, associate professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education will speak about his book Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence and the Struggle for Educational Equality, which documents the history of unequal schools for children of color in Oxnard. Downtown Main Library, 252 S. A St., Oxnard.

ARTISTS RECEPTION: THE GREAT OUTDOORS 4-6 p.m. Meet the talented artists inspired by nature who are featured in this exhibit, which includes photography, pastels, oils, acrylics and watercolor. Presented by The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Galleria, 403 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks. 

EXHIBIT PREMIER PARTY WITH ARTISTS 4-6 p.m. The opening of the “Beyond Function: Fiber, Wood and Clay,” will be the first chance to view and purchase these multifaceted works from three local artisans: weaver Michael Rohde, woodworker Michael Adams and potter Nate Pidduck. $10-$15. Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula.

ARTS UNDER THE STARS GALA 5 p.m. A fabulously fun event benefiting the historic High Street Arts Center in Moorpark. A night of music, dining, and dancing with live and silent auctions. Cocktails start at 5 p.m. Table magic during dinner! $95. www.highstreetartscenter.com

THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY 5-8:30 p.m. On board the Fillmore and Western Railway guests will enjoy dinner and a robbery. Bring extra cash to bribe the jailer if you get thrown in the clink or to legitimately pay your bail. Proceeds benefit the Ventura County Library Foundation. $60 per person. Fillmore and Western Railway, 351 Santa Clara St., Fillmore. Tickets available at www.vclftrainrobbery.eventbrite.com or 805-524-2731

AN EVENING OF IRISH CULTURE, Saturday, Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m.  St. Patrick’s Day is on its way. Time to learn an Irish song and dance and enjoy a delicious dinner with good people to benefit Our Lady of Assumption Church. Live music and dance with The Ploughboys and Ceili Rua. Hosted by Ventura County’s Ancient Order of Hibernians. $25. Get your tickets soon, this event sells out. Buy tickets by calling 805-340-2619. Questions? Call John McNally 805-804-7559, Mulcahy Hall, 3175 Telegraph Rd., Ventura.

BLACK AND WHITE BALLROOM DANCE AND LESSONS 6-10 p.m. Live music with the Eric Ekstrand Trio. Doors open at 6 p.m. FREE lessons 6:30-7:30 p.m., dance ($10) starts at 7:30 p.m. For more info call: 805-381-2744. Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks.

6TH ANNUAL HOPE AND LIGHT BENEFIT 6 – 11 p.m. The annual gala event benefiting Interface Children and Family Services will focus on honoring community heroes who help provide vital assistance in the wake of unexpected disaster and tragedy. Interface works on serious community issues, like providing services for homeless youth. Presented by SAGE publishing the evening includes live music, live and silent auctions, delicious cuisine and after-party. $300. Sherwood Country Club, 320 Staffordshire Dr., Thousand Oaks. www.icfs.org/hope-light-2019/

RITA RUDNER FOR TWO SHOWS 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Rudner brings her standup comedy back to Thousand Oaks. Known for her dead pan style she had the longest running solo comedy show in Las Vegas that grossed over $50 million. $49. Tickets online www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

Sunday

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come learn about electric vehicles from owners and sellers. Register in advance for a chance to win $250. Do you own an EV? Want to share your experience with others in your community? Sign up to bring your car and talk with people about it. You can help others go electric! www.driveelectricweek.org/1592. Channel Islands Harbor, 3610 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard.

5TH ANNUAL UNITED NATIONS DAY OF PEACE FESTIVAL 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate the International Day of Peace in Ojai under the theme “Climate Action for Peace.” This all ages event will include peace building talks and sustainability advocacy tip. Visit the interactive Art for Peace area, and be a part of the Peach and Environment song contest. Bring your lunch for the Feast for Peace – no disposable containers please for this Zero Waste event. Libbey Park, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai. www.un.org/peaceday

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION 25TH ANNIVERSARY Multiple show times, Sept 22-24 This powerful story about an unlikely friendship forged in prison that was based on a novella by Stephen King, is back on the big screen for limited showings. Ventura and Oxnard. Info at www.fathomevents.com

Monday

HELP NAME THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL IN OXNARD Deadline at 4 p.m. Apply to be on a citizen advisory committee to name the new high school in Oxnard Union High School District. In 2018 voters in Camarillo, Oxnard and Port Hueneme approved a new bond to build a new school. First meeting of the committee is Monday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at the OUHSD Board Room, 220 S. K St., Oxnard. Apply online at www.oxnardunion.org or call Sylvia Diaz 805-385-2527.

Tuesday

SHARK TANK’S BARBARA CORCORAN 5-8 p.m. Straight from ABC’s show Shark Tank, Corcoran, and other wealth creation experts will offer some life changing strategies through exploring limiting beliefs, how to attract money, generate monthly income and protect money you have from inflation and “market turbulence.” FREE. Register at: www.oxnardperformigarts.com/events

THE OLD COUNTRY GRASS BAND Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. Hear a bit of fiddle, tap to the banjo, swing to the upright bass, and shimmy with the mandolin. Come see this fabulous, educational performance of a rocking bluegrass band made up of members of the Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping old-time country – before electric and percussion instruments – bluegrass and gospel music alive. Blanchard Community Library, 119 N 8th St., Santa Paula.

Wednesday

STATE OF EDUCATION 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. A discussion on Innovation within Ventura Unified School District. Speakers include: Roger Rice, Superintendent and Rebecca Chandler, Chief Innovation Officer. Wright Event Center, 4667 Telegraph Rd., Ventura.

HIP HOP WITH A COP 6 – 7:30 p.m. Live DJ, raffle and a hip-hop lesson with a change to perform with a local law enforcement officer. FREE. The Collection at RiverPark, Annex Food Hall, 550 Collection Blvd., Oxnard.

Thursday

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMERS, TWO PART SERIES 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. First of a two-part series to help caregivers of those with late stages dementia. This event will focus on approaches to the disease, cognitive changes, activities, eating and physical changes. FREE. Hosted by The Alzheimer’s Association. South Oxnard Senior Center, 200 E. Bard Rd., Oxnard.  RSVP in advance: 800-272-3900

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL 5-7 p.m. Gather at the ranch for local beer, wine, live entertainment and food trucks. FREE admission and all proceeds benefit education programs and historic preservation programs of the Camarillo Ranch Foundation. Bring your chairs for the lawn. The Camarillo Ranch House will be open for tours, $5 suggested donation. Pets must be on a leash. Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Rd., Camarillo.

EXPLORING THE CHAPARRAL 7 p.m. And rediscovering yourself through nature, a presentation by Rick Halsey, director of the California Chaparral Institute. Part of the ongoing series hosted by Ventura Land Trust aimed at connecting local residents with the natural world in our area. $10 suggested donation. RSVP at www.venturalandtrust.org/enviro_lec . Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura.

AN EVENING WITH IVOR DAVIS 7 p.m. Ojai based editor and publisher Bret Bradigan will talk with Davis about his life and stories as a prolific writer covering diverse topics ranging from the Manson murders to The Beatles 1964 tour. Presented by The Ojai Art Center Literary Branch and the Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network. A reception and book signing will follow. $5. Buy online at www.spawn1.org. Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery Street, Ojai.

THE RUSSIAN BALLET THEATRE: SWAN LAKE 7 p.m. Tchaikovsky’s score and telling of the German fairy tale, the story of Swan Lake enthralls viewers of all ages. This production includes new choreography, hand painted sets and hand sewn costumes. $52+.Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. www.oxnardperformingarts.com/events.html 

OPENING THEATER

THE BELLE OF AMHERST Sept. 20-22. Anna Kotula stars in this one-woman show about Emily Dickinson. $22. Namba Performing Arts Space, 47 S. Oak St., Ventura, 805-628-9250, www.nambaarts.com.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG JR. Sept. 21-29. Conejo Players Theatre presents this musical about a car that flies and sails the seas. $10. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-495-3715, www.conejoplayers.org.

ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL Sept. 20-28. Original one-act plays by winners of the 2018 One-Act Play Writing Competition will make their debuts at this exciting festival. $15. Elite Theatre Company, 2731 Victoria Ave., Oxnard, 805-483-5118, www.theelite.org.

ONGOING THEATER

BLESS YOUR HEART Through Sept. 29. The world premiere of a new play by Richard Camp, about an evolutionary biology teacher who returns home to the South to try to prevent his young brother from marrying a preacher’s daughter. $10-25. Ojai ACT, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-640-8797 or www.ojaiact.org.

MAMMA MIA! Through Oct. 20. A daughter searches for her father ahead of her wedding on a remote Greek island, with the music of ABBA providing momentum. $20-28. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi, 805-583-7900, simi-arts.org.

SEASCAPE Through 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.

OPENING ART

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Sept. 21-Feb. 16, 2020: Vintage Toy Wonderland: Memories of Our Youth from 1960s-1980s. Through Nov. 17: Discovering Flight: Exploring Remote and Model Aviation. 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.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Sept. 20-Feb. 23, 2020: California Cool: Mid-century Modernism on the Central Coast, interior and graphic design, architecture, and urban development from 1945 to 1965 in Ventura County. Opening reception on Friday, Sept. 20, 6-9 p.m. 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.

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Sept. 21-Jan. 12, 2020: Beyond Function: Fiber, Wood and Clay, art by weaver Michael Rohde, woodworker Michael Adams and potter Nate Pidduck. Opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 21, 4-6 p.m. 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. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.

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.

643 PROJECT SPACE Through Sept. 29. Streetwise, a solo exhibition by silkscreen printer and graphic designer Most. 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, www.643projectspace.com.

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through Dec. 15: Unbridled with the Compton Cowboys, Courtney Ellzey’s photographs of modern-day urban cowboys working with at-risk youth. Includes artifacts from the Compton Junior Posse Youth Equestrian Program. 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.

ATRIUM GALLERY Through Oct. 8. Essence, intrinsic nature, indispensable quality. 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.

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Oct. 12. Natasha Dikareva (ceramics) and Porfirio Gutiérrez (Oaxacan weaving). 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381 or www.beatricewood.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 Sept. 22. Abstractions, nonrepresentational works by BAA members. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, 805-648-1235 or www.buenaventuraartassociation.org.

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Through Sept. 29. Pop-up store featuring rock and film posters by Jim “TAZ” Evans. Reception on Thursday, Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240, cmato.org.

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Dec. 30: 2019 American Society of Marine Artists West Juried Regional Exhibition, the finest in contemporary marine art. 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 Nov. 11. Synergy, Mary-Gail King’s intuitive paintings and works by Gerald Zwers that spread goodness and joy. 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.

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.

JOHN SPOOR BROOME LIBRARY GALLERY Through Sept. 19. Diversity of Mexico/Diversidad de Mexico, work by Jose Antonio Aguirre and Rafael Perea de la Cabada. Through Sept. 23: work by Shannon Chestnut (Grad Wall). CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or art.csuci.edu.

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 Opened Aug. 29: “Beneath the Surface: Bugatti of Lake Maggiore,” a collage by conceptual artist and car enthusiast Heidi Mraz inspired by the Mullin’s 1925 Bugatti Type 22 Brescia Roadster, nicknamed “Lady of the Lake” after spending 75 years submerged in Lake Maggiore, Italy. 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.

MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Closed through October 2019. 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. 1930 Eastman Ave., Oxnard, 805-487-4333 or www.murphyautomuseum.org.

NAPA HALL GALLERY Through Sept. 29. Artifact, conspicuous elements in photographs taken by Monica Furmanski that do not exist in the material world. CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or art.csuci.edu.

OJAI ART CENTER Through Sept. 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. 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.

PORCH GALLERY Through Dec. 1. Beatrice Wood: Bed Stories and More, hand-painted etchings made by the famed ceramicist in her 90s, which provide insight into her creative process. 310 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-620-7589, porchgalleryojai.com.

RINCON BREWERY Through Nov. 30. Ventura Land Trust’s Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit, featuring the work of 40 finalists. 4100 Telegraph Road, Ventura, www.venturalandtrust.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 Sept. 26. Night Flights, new works by Joanne Julian. Through Sept. 27: Sustainable Future, Maiza Hixson’s micro-Utopian acrylic ink paintings inspired by nature, medical illustrations, pop culture and feminist science fiction. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214 or www.vitaartcenter.com.

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.