NOTE: Due to growing concerns over COVID-19, numerous events around the county have been cancelled or postponed, and many cultural institutions will be temporarily closed. Check with the venue or event coordinator to verify if a scheduled activity will still take place.
CHANNELAIRE CHORUS Thursday, March 17, 7:30-9 p.m. FREE community performance in preparation for a choral competition in Bakersfield. The Channelaire Chorus is affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, with membership of nearly 25,000 women singing in chapters around the world. First Presbyterian Church, 850 Ivywood Dr., Oxnard.
GRAND JURY OPEN HOUSE Thursday, March 12, 1-3 p.m. The Grand Jury is called the “eyes and ears of Ventura County,” and is currently seeking applicants. Tour the chambers of the Ventura County Grand Jury and learn about the current application process and how you can be part of the grand jury, which investigates issues and reports about a wide range of issues in the county. Grand Jury Chambers, 646 County Square Dr., Ventura. www.ventura.org/grand-jury.
VENTURA COUNTY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY MIXER 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come together with other movers and shakers in the community to learn about VCLA. Meet the current cohort, reconnect with alumni of past cohorts and hear about the next application process. Mamba Sports Academy, 1011 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Thousand Oaks. www.eventbrite.com/e/vcla-recruitment-reconnection-mixer-cohort-xxvi-east-county-registration-89705037181
THE POWER OF PODCASTING WITH CHRISTINE BLOSDALE 5:30 p.m. You too can tap into this exciting communication platform with passion for profit. The Ventura County Professional Women’s Network hosts this dinner meeting with international Amazon best selling author and business coach – called “The Idea Coach” – she guides clients using “an internal GPS (Goosebump Producing System).” Register online. $30-$35. Oxnard Courtyard Marriott, 600 E. Esplanade Dr., Oxnard. www.vcpwn.org.
CANCELLED – THE WATER: TAKE 1 FILM FESTIVAL 6-8 p.m. FREE. A film festival aimed at building awareness about the importance of protecting and building our water resources in Ventura. Ventura Water is recognizing the locally based nonprofit The Merito Foundation for the organizations work educating students in 4th through 12th grades about ocean stewardship and environmental literacy. RSVP requested online. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. www.eventbrite.com/e/water-take-1-film-festival-tickets-88052550549
PATRICK’S DAY IN IRELAND Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m. Journey to the Emerald Isle in spirit with live traditional Irish music and dancing with Connor Reider of the Chieftans and Celtic Fyre. The Kerry Traditional Band with fiddles, uilleann pipes, bodran, guitar, flutes and singing. The Celtic Irish Dance Academy will join the band onstage for a special performance. $47-$54. Bank of America Civic Arts Plaza, Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. www.bapacthousandoaks.com.
TEQUIO RISING 5:30-7:30 p.m. In the spirit of Tequio come help MICOP raise $30k to benefit local local indigenous youth who are heading to college. All proceeds benefit the Tequio Youth Scholarship Fund. Tequio refers to the dedication of indigenous people to help the people in their community. Come enjoy live music, appetizers and talk with the students. $40 per person. Tickets available online. Ventura County Community Foundation, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo. www.tequiorising2020.brownpapertickets.com.
HOW TO FIX WATER LEAKS 9-11 a.m. English and 12-2 p.m. Spanish FREE Do-it-yourself workshop with the city of Oxnard Water Division to help residents detect and fix wasteful leaks in order to save water and money. Registration required online or call 805-200-5378. Oxnard Service Center, 214 S. C St., Oxnard. www.oxnardwater.org.
POLLINATOR PLANTING AT HARMON CANYON PRESERVE 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Celebrate Monarch Madness with the Ventura Land Trust and help plant pollinator attracting plants like milkweed to attract butterflies. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, a hat, sunscreen and please bring a water bottle. Park at Ventura Missionary Church, 500 High Point Dr., Ventura. www.venturalandtrust.org.
LEARN WILDLIFE TRACKING 9:30 a.m. Join Wyatt Harris, president of Ventura Wildlife Trackers at the Ventura Botanical Gardens for a fun and educational sessions to learn to spot and identify animal tracks. FREE to VBG members. $10. Meet at Summit Plateau in the gardens. Space is limited, advance registration required, online or call 805-231-4672. www.venturabotanicalgardens.com/
PATRICK’S DAY COOKING CLASS 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Get your green on with healthy and delicious dishes for the weekend’s celebration. Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo.
CANCELLED – 32ND ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 10 a.m. Music makes the world go round is the theme for this year’s popular event hosted by the Ventura Elks Club. Dress in all green to see all the wacky and fun entries. Parade starts and 10 a.m. and travels through downtown Ventura on Main St. www.venturastpatricksdayparade.com.
CANCELLED – BOWLING FOR BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS 10:30 a.m. or 12 p.m. Get your bowling on for a good cause to help Big Brothers Big Sisters Ventura County start of their 50th Year strong. This fun fundraiser still has lanes open. Questions? And to register call Rene Solem 805-603-4928. Buena Lanes, 1788 Mesa Verde, Ventura. www.bbsvc.org/bowl.
CANCELLED – CASA PACIFICA’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY HOPE GALA 5:30 p.m. The annual fundraising event to support Casa Pacifica’s work for children and families. This festive evening includes cocktails, dinner, live auction and a performance by The Company Men with dancing. Tickets online. Four Seasons Westlake Village, Two Dole Rd. Westlake Village. www.casapacifica.org.
STROKE OF GENIUS: LEARNING FROM THE MASTERS 6-9 p.m. Develop your painting skills by copying the masters – a technique that has been practices as long as there have been master painters. The March masterpiece will be Claude Monet’s “Poppy Field”. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16 and over only please. Preregistration is required. $35 per person. Santa Paula Art Museum, Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
CLAIM THE 805: BREAKDANCING COMPETITION 6-10 p.m. This freestyle competition from across the state bring their skills and style to break to a live DJ. Cash prizes and winners advance to qualifying league. $15 dance registration. $12 spectators. Namba Arts, 47 S. Oak St., Ventura. www.nambaarts.com.
GHOST TALK AND TOUR 7-9 p.m. At the anniversary (March 11) of the death of Ventura’s mystery author, Erle Stanley Gardner (1921-1933), join Richard Senate for a talk about the creation of the character Perry Mason, and take a tour of Gardner’s local haunts. $6. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura.
CANCELLED – ROCKIN THE LEGENDS SHOW 7:30 p.m. Think of all the music legends you love through the history of Rock-n-Roll. This performance is a musical journey through the decades starting with early classical composers, through the blues, into the modern era. Hosted by Michael Anthony, the musical director of the Academy Awards. Performance features full live band. Tickets online or 805-449-2787. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forum, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. www.bapacthousandoaks.com.
MEDITATION: THE DOORWAY TO THE SELF 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This month Rev. Karen offers an exploration into the practice of meditation as a way to look within. The midday devotional retreat includes meditation, song, and connection with nature. All faiths and traditions – or faith or traditions are welcome. $20 suggested donation. Questions? 310-968-8928. Register online. The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Rd., Ojai. www.karenswylie.com.
CANCELLED – LABY HARMONY PROJECT CELEBRATION 11:30 a.m. An afternoon celebrating the students of New West Symphony’s Laby Harmony Project, which offers tuition-free, long-term, high quality music opportunity for Ventura’s westside community, currently working with over 150 students. This event includes performances by the Laby Harmony Project ensembles: Celebration Orchestra, Advanced Orchestra and Senior Ensemble. $150, tickets online. Ventura Beach Marriott, 2055 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. www.newwestsymphony.org/harmony-lunch/.
CANCELLED- ALL EVENTS: 3rd ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL, MOORPARK COLLEGE Various times throughout the day. These events with strikethrough are cancelled due to inclement weather. The event at the zoo is still taking place.
“Explore Your Future” is this year’s theme of the cross-campus event. The family friendly festival includes activities across campus including the Child Development Center and America’s Teaching Zoo. FREE open house, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., express your inner adventurer at hands-on booths, live musical theatre, dance performances, face painting, games and prizes. Ride the electric train. The event includes Moorpark College’s 20th Annual Discovery Day, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., $5 ages over 10, $8 ages 1-9. Babies are free. Discovery Day is a fundraising event for the college’s Child Development Center. America’s Teaching Zoo presents their 30th Annual Spring Spectacular event offering a behind the scenes look at the exotic wildlife at the zoo, including the crowd favorite bug show. Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Rd., Moorpark. www.moorparkcollege.edu.
WEDDING SHOW WEEKEND 12-3 p.m. FREE admission for this extravaganza of wedding ideas, florists, photographers, vendors, catering (sample their fare) and more. Visit amazing venues and enter to win $2500 in wedding services. Registration online is requested. Questions? 805+983-4653/ River Ridge Golf Course, 2401 West Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. www.weddingshowweekend.com.
KING KONG (1933) 1 and 4 p.m. showings This classic stop-motion animation film that broke new ground in film visual effects is back on the big screen for the first time in over 60 years. Starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot with music score by Max Steiner. Showing in Ventura, Oxnard and Thousand Oaks. Check listings for specific show times. www.fathomevents.com.
CANCELLED – CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: NATASHA KISLENKO 2 p.m. Enjoy this all Russian performance with Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Schnittke. A Moscow born pianist Kislenko will interpret the notes from her homeland. Art Center members $12, $15 general. Questions? 805-640-1158. Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. www.ojaiartcenter.org.
TWISP: THE POWER OF COMMUNITY 7 p.m. A screening and panel discussion regarding this award winning film that examines whether society is becoming more polarized and how communities can better get along. After the film local leaders, activist and business owners will discuss ways to strengthen the local community. Greater Goods, 145 W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai.
GOLDO’S BALCONY 7 p.m. Never has the whole Jewish century been dramatized with such zeal on screen. In this new film directed by Scott Schwartz, Tovah Feldshuh plays 45 different characters over 100 years of Jewish history. Stay after the screening for a talk-back with David Fishelson, film, television and theatre producer in Manhattan, and well known as the producer of the Broadway version of Golda’s Balcony. $15. A screening of the Jewish Film Festival. Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Rd., Ventura. www.vcjff.org.
CANCELLED – SINGER SONGWRITER KARLA BONOFF 7:30 p.m. Critical acclaim and continued public popularity Bonoff brings her talent to Thousand Oaks. $39. Banks of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. www.bapacthousandoaks.com/shows
HOW TO GROW YOUR BRAND AWARENESS AND BUSINESS 6-9 p.m. FREE. Presented by Coastal Coworking and THEPRBAR Inc. this workshop will help set up your business for success. Coastal Coworking, 2112 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura.
LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S 1-3 p.m. This workshop will examine approaches to treatment, the health care team, family and friends. Developed by The Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is requested, 800-272-3900. Simi Valley Senior Center. 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. www.alz.org/CACentralCoast.
CANCELLED – FLY FISHING FUNDRAISING EVENT 6 p.m. The annual fundraising event for The Sespe Flyfishers offers a smorgasbord of equipment, including new, used, fresh and salt water items, including rods, reels, wading gear, lines, books, flies, trips, and much, much more of everything needed for fly fishing. The Sespe Flyfishers conduct local services for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and sponsor public fly casting clinics. The group also support California Trout and Trout Unlimited. Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Rd., Ventura.
TINY HOUSES: DESIGN AND LIVING 6 p.m. Part of the “Time to Speak” Series, this presentation by Vina Lustado will bring her decades of design knowledge and experience living in a tiny house and working in a tiny office – both designed by Lustado – to offer ways you too can live in an efficient, comfortable and some even call it luxurious home. She will discuss ideas for a tiny house community. Lustado is the founder/owner of Sol Haus Design. The Ojai Library, 111 East Ojai Ave., Ojai.
KOMBUCHA WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy this hands-on class with Jenny Pandol a local certified holistic health coach where you’ll make your own kombucha. $50, all supplies included. Space is limited. Spice-Topia, 576 E. Main St., Ventura. www.spice-topia.com.
CANCELLED – FARMAGEDDON AND THE UNDERCOVER CROP March 14-21. A farmer discovers that crop circles have destroyed his peanuts just days before the circus comes to town, and hires a private detective to uncover the mystery. Presented by Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. $13. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-1246, www.yaeonline.com.
OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD March 13-April 5. Sexuality, punishment, the Georgian judicial system and more play out in a penal colony in Australia. Ages 15+ recommended. $16-18. ARTSpace Black Box Theater, 2966 School St., Simi Valley, simivalleyculturalassociation.org/black-box-theater.
ROMEO AND JULIET March 12-22. The Shakespearean tale of love, family enmity and tragedy, presented in classical Elizabethan style. $15-20. Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, 805-378-1485, www.moorparkcollege.edu/departments/academic/theatre-arts/performing-arts-center.
CANCELLED – THE GRAND DUKE Through March 22. Chaos and comedy reign when a local theater company attempts to take over a duchy. Presented by the Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company at Hillcrest Center for the Arts. $19-25. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747, vcgsrc.org.
CANCELLED – THE PRODUCERS Through March 29. A Broadway producer and his accountant plan to cheat their investors by staging a flop. Plans go awry when the show is a smash hit. $18-20. Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-495-3715, www.conejoplayers.org.
THE REVOLUTIONISTS Through March 15. Four smart, fierce, outspoken women facing the guillotine during the French Revolution tell their tales in this irreverent comedy based on real people. $22-24. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4645, www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.
WIT Through March 22. A brilliant professor reassesses her life and work as she battles cancer. $10-20. The Elite, 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard, 805-483-5118, www.theelite.org.
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Through April 5. A delightful production for the whole family featuring Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters. The inaugural musical staged at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center 25 years ago. $20-28. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi, 805-583-7900, www.simi-arts.org/.
BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS March 14-April 25. The Lost City, Patricia Keller’s work inspired by Wood’s studio and library; and Sacred Deities of Ancient Egypt, photographs by Jacqueline Thurston presented in conjunction with the release of her new book. Opening reception on Saturday, March 14, 2-4 p.m. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai, 805-646-3381, www.beatricewood.com.
FOX FINE JEWELRY March 12-May 10: Boundless: Duane Eells and James Perucci. Reception on Saturday, March 14, 6-8 p.m. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
CLOSED THROUGH MARCH 31 – MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Opens March 14: Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines by Jorge Corralejo, images of the 1970s labor strikes taken by the local civic leader and activist. Opening reception on Saturday, March 14, 2-4 p.m. Through April 26: Legacy: Seven Decades of Ventura College Art. Through June 15: Nordic Myths and Legends, George Stuart Historical Figures®. Through April 11: Ojai Studio Artists: Mending the Divide, works that depict political, cultural and personal divides, with an eye towards healing them. 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.
NEW MEDIA GALLERY March 12-April 9. Current in the Shadows, looking at the overlap between artistic and scientific spheres through pressed flowers, seaweed collections and similar displays by Cara Lasell Bonewitz. Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, www.venturacollege.edu/departments/academic/art/art-galleries.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM March 14-July 12: Inspiration and Influence, Rima Muna’s abstract paintings and Duane Dammeyer’s stone sculptures.
Opening reception on Saturday, March 14, 4-6 p.m. Through May 10: The First Decade: Celebrating Ten Years of Acquisitions, an exhibition of works from the museum’s permanent collection in celebration of its 10-year anniversary. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
643 PROJECT SPACE Through March 29. Solastalgia, paintings by Sharon Coughran concerned with our current geological age, the Anthropocene. 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 643projectspace.com.
CLOSED THROUGH MARCH 31 – AGRICULTURE MUSEUM 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 March 15. Eros Unbound, a juried exhibition of art dedicated to everything erotic, presented by the Ventura Artists’ Union. 197 Dubbers St., Ventura, 805-765-1892, artcitygalleryandstudios.com.
ATRIUM GALLERY Through April 7. Love, artworks where love fills the frame.
Reception on Friday, March 13, 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.
BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through March 28. Collectors Choice, donated works by a variety of today’s finest artists from around the globe.
SCI’s annual spring fundraising gala and game show-style lottery, Collectors Choice event, Saturday, March 28, 6-9 p.m. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368, studiochannelislands.org.
CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Through March 29. Empathy: Beneath the Surface, multidisciplinary perspectives on the idea of empathy, personal agency and the universal bonds that connect us. A variety of programs will accompany this exhibition, which marks the one-year anniversary of the Borderline shooting and the Woolsey Fire. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240, cmato.org.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Sept. 27: Voyage of Discovery: Women in STEM, focused on the pioneering women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A speaker series will take place during the exhibit’s run. 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 May 2. Retrograde, a selection of cutting edge information and media technology work alongside handmade art pieces. Closing reception on Saturday, May 2, 6-10 p.m. 329 N. Fifth St., Oxnard, 805-240-7347, www.carnegieam.org/cam-studio-gallery.
CLOSED THROUGH MARCH 23 – CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through March 23: The Mayflower: Story of a Voyage Across Treacherous Waters, marking the 400th anniversary of the famous ship’s passage to this continent. Accompanying programming to take place during the exhibit’s run. 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 April 26: Ships Ahoy!, works featuring water-going vessels of all sorts. 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.
H GALLERY AND STUDIOS Opened March 6. Abstrakt, a new exhibition of abstract works by Joel Paul Beers, Mary Neville, Nash Rightmer and Eric Dubnicka, curated by the gallery’s new curator, Uta Culemann-Ritke. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-293-1616, visithgallery.com/.
MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS – JOHN SPOOR BROOME LIBRARY GALLERY Through April 17. Magnetic Currents: Representations charged by the U.S. and Mexico border. Reception on Thursday, March 12, 5-7 p.m. CSUCI, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772, art.csuci.edu.
KWAN FONG GALLERY Through April 11. Documenting History Through Art: The Work of David Labkovski, a visual diary of the Lithuanian artist’s experiences during and after World War II and the Holocaust.
Lectures on March 19 and March 24. 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.
McNISH GALLERY Through April 9. Ink to Skin: The Art of Tattooing, featuring work by tattoo artists from across the country. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard, www.oxnardcollege.edu.
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.
MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Ongoing. More than 75 vintage cars and trucks from every period, in a 30,000-square-foot facility. 1930 Eastman Ave., Oxnard, 805-487-4333 or www.murphyautomuseum.org.
MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS – NAPA HALL GALLERY Through April 17. Magnetic Currents: Representations charged by the U.S. and Mexico border; Patricia Keller’s Detritus and works by Devin Sullivan (Grad Wall); and Impressions of Santa Rosa Island (Palm Temporary). Reception on Thursday, March 12, 5-7 p.m. CSUCI, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772, art.csuci.edu.
OJAI ART CENTER Through March 31. Robbie Braun, Tom Hardcastle, Drew Lurie. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or www.ojaiartcenter.org.
OJAI STUDIO ARTISTS Second Saturdays. Mini-tours of the studios of Ojai artists occur on the second Saturdays of every month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., February-July. Participating studios and maps available at www.ojaistudioartists.org/2020-second-saturdays.
OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through April 19: 22 Miles: Ojai Valley Landscapes, scenes from the Ojai Valley by Southern California artists. Ongoing: A collection of art, artifacts, photographs and paper ephemera relating to Ojai, housed in a 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.
OXNARD LIBRARY Through March 15. Learning to See Outreach Art Showcase, with works by Sierra Linda Elementary students that participated in the Focus on the Masters program. 251 S. A St., Oxnard, focusonthemasters.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.
POPPIES ARTS AND GIFTS Through March 31. Watercolors by guest artist Patty Van Dyke. Reception on Friday, March 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-798-0033, www.poppiesartandgifts.com.
REAGAN LIBRARY Through April 12. Egypt’s Lost Cities, statues, vessels and other artifacts over 1,000 years old excavated from Abukir Bay. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, 805-522-2977, www.reaganfoundation.org.
realART Opened March 1. Sylvia White’s newest gallery will feature works by Elaine Unzicker, John White, Ed Ruscha, Joanne Julian and others. Whizin Market Square, 28873 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. whatisrealart.com
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 March 21: Women on the Rise, Lori Cozen-Geller, Margaret Garcia, Kim Schoenstadt and Katie Van Horne — all artists to be documented by Focus on the Masters in 2020; and Skin Deep pop-up exhibit (photography, text/image and leather assemblage). Through March 27: Recent works by Stephanie Dotson (CabadaGray Gallery). 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214, www.vitaartcenter.com.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through April 9. Meleko Mokgosi: Acts of Resistance, examining formal and informal forms of resistance through figurative paintings that confront the politics and histories of representation. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, rollandgallery.callutheran.edu.