STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS Through July 25. There and Back Again, works by Peggy Pownall, Sandra Klein, Frances Elson, Daggi Wallace and Katherine Chang Liu. The Blackboard Gallery opened June 13 with protocols in place to maintain the health and safety of patrons and staff. Virtual art exhibits include Gallery Virgins, Richard Barnett Portraits, Magical Realism and Illuminated, as well as artist video talks, online art classes and children’s educational resources. 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368, studiochannelislands.org. Pictured: “Woman of Ice” by Sandra Klein.
Thursday – June 18
SAFELY REOPEN YOUR BUSINESS 12 p.m. FREE Join Juliana Ramirez, accounting expert and business advisor and Rosandra Equivel, Human Resources expert – both of The HR Firm as they walk business owners through the steps required for reopening under the pandemic. Presented by the Economic Development Collaborative. Online registration HERE.
FOOD SHARE POP-UP SITE – THOUSAND OAKS FREE 3 p.m. Food distribution is for residents of Ventura County. Proof of residence/address within Ventura County is required at all distributions. AG card is ok. All distribution locations are primarily drive-thru with walk-ups being accommodated as able at each site. Food boxes are limited to one box per ID on a first-come, first-served basis. Location: 1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. www.foodhsare.com.
MY ROAD TO NASA AS A WOMAN IN STEM 6 p.m. FREE This online talk is part of the “Voyage of Discovery: Women in STEM Speaker Series” offered by the the Santa Paula Oil Museum and Energy Education Center. Join Patricia Ortiz, project manager at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center as she discusses her work and career with a question and answer following the talk. Registration HERE.
THE LOSS OF THE USS CONESTOGA: SOLVING ONE OF THE TOP FIVE UNSOLVED SHIPWRECK MYSTERIES 7 p.m. FREE This online Zoom webinar is offered by the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum with Robert Schwemmer, West Coast Regional Maritime Heritage Coordinator of NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries discussing the history of the ship, its disappearance in 1921 and the discovery of the shipwreck. Open to the public. Registration required HERE. https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-events/)
Friday – June 19
HIKE RANCHO VENTURA 9 a.m., 12 p.m. 3 p.m. Sign up to take a self-guided hike at the Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust lands in Ventura. Space is limited for social distancing. Two trails available: Two Trees (two miles, moderate-advanced) and Restoration Site (four miles, easy-moderate). Reservations are required. $25 per person or $40 for two. Discounts available. Tickets online HERE.
FOOD SHARE POP-UP SITE – SANTA PAULA FREE 3 p.m. Food distribution is for residents of Ventura County. Proof of residence/address within Ventura County is required at all distributions. AG card is ok. All distribution locations are primarily drive-thru with walk-ups being accommodated as able at each site. Food boxes are limited to one box per ID on a first-come, first-served basis. Location: Harding Park, 1330 E. Harvard Blvd. Santa Paula. www.foodhsare.com.
OJAI FILM FESTIVAL Three FREE new screenings are added to the offerings available through July 17. Diverse offerings. https://ojaifilmfestival.com/category/festivalhighlights/
Saturday – June 20
FOOD SHARE POP-UP SITE – MOORPARK FREE 12:30 p.m. Food distribution is for residents of Ventura County. Proof of residence/address within Ventura County is required at all distributions. AG card is ok. All distribution locations are primarily drive-thru with walk-ups being accommodated as able at each site. Food boxes are limited to one box per ID on a first-come, first-served basis. Location: Ruben Castro Charities, 5700 Condor Drive, Moorpark. www.foodhsare.com.
VIEW FROM THE MOUNT 6 p.m. FREE A monthly gathering at the New Moon for regeneration and deep review. The beginning of monthly online gatherings from Meditation Mount. This one hour session will explore the Principles and Pathways for building a more compassionate and enlightened world. Zoom registration HERE.
Monday – June 22
SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION Pleasant Valley Parks and Recreation opens up registration for summer camp sessions today. Offerings and registration HERE.
Wednesday – June 24
VIRTUAL CRAFT FAIR 2-4 p.m. The online event is focused on giving local Camarillo makers an opportunity to showcase their craft and share techniques to monetize hobbies. The videos cover best practices, digital marketing, license compliance, and business plans. Register here to participate. To present, register your homebased business by contacting Business Coordinator Nicole Valdivia at nvaldivia@camarillolibrary.
Thursday – June 25
CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS 1-5 p.m. The Ventura Chamber Political Action Committee will conduct interviews of all candidates as part of their endorsement process. City Council districts on the November ticket are Districts 2, 3 and 7. Interested candidates should contact Stephanie Caldwell to receive the questionnaire. email@example.com. Details online HERE.
HOLLYWOOD’S LONG LOVE AFFAIR WITH VENTURA COUNTY 6:30 p.m. A conversation with local journalist Ivor Davis exploring the backstage stories of films filmed on location in Ventura County. Presented by the Museum of Ventura County. RSVP for Zoom link: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many venues remain closed in compliance with stay at home orders. Unless otherwise noted, all classes, exhibits and events are available exclusively online.
5-STAR THEATRICALS June 18, 4-6 p.m. via Zoom. 5-Star At Home presents “It’s a Marvelous Day”: Barrett Foa discussing his career with Tal Fox, followed by a reunion of The Marvelous Wonderettes cast. 5startheatricals.com/athome/
CONEJO PLAYERS THEATRE Saturday, June 20, 2 p.m. via Zoom. “Saturday Afternoon Live!” workshop for young actors (ages 6-18) on handling auditions, taught by Aileen-Marie Scott. By donation. www.conejoplayers.org/ctp-presents-saturday-afternoon-live.
THE ELITE Through July 1. Youth New Works Playwright Competition open to residents of Ventura County ages 12-19. Winning entry will be developed into a streaming performance to be presented on the Elite’s new digital platform. New, extended deadline for entry is July 1 at midnight. www.theelite.org/news/etc-digital-youth-new-works/.
HIGH STREET ARTS CENTER Through June 27. Camp Quarantine online youth classes in acting, audition techniques, dance, music and comedy. tix6.centerstageticketing.com/sites/highstreet/events.php?month=now.
KINGSMEN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY June 22-Aug. 7. Summer workshops for ages 4 to adult are being offered virtually, with classes in Shakespeare, acting and theatre making. Special packages for adults include a mix of sessions with live and pre-recorded instruction and monologue coaching. Opening night presentation featuring memories, music and other Shakespearean fun presented on Friday, June 26, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. 805-493-3184, www.kingsmenshakespeare.org/.
OJAI UNDERGROUND EXCHANGE Thursday, June 18, 7-9 p.m. An evening of poetry with Poet Laureate Rich Ferguson (thought of by many as California’s Beat Poet Laureate) and James and Seamus Morrison. $5-$15 donation. Broadcast live from Ojai Underground Exchange. squareup.com/store/undergroundexchange
RUBICON THEATRE SUMMER EDUCATION PROGRAM Through Aug. 7. The renowned summer youth theatre program adapted for Zoom. Includes audition techniques, stage management, on camera and more. www.rubicontheatre.org/summer-education-programs.
VENTURA COUNTY POETRY PROJECT Thursday, June 18, 7:30 p.m. via Zoom: Poetry reading by Susan Suntree and open mic. Zoom meeting opens at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 6 p.m. via Zoom: Open mic poetry hosted by Ron Fullerton and Sandra Knapp from the Thousand Oaks Library. www.facebook.com/Ventura-County-Poetry-Project-109806817109129/.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED] June 27-28 via Zoom. Auditioners must have a great sense of comic timing, physicality, and improvisational skills. Sides available before the audition. Audition form must be completed and submitted by Friday, June 26, at 7 p.m. Performances Aug. 28-30.www.conejoplayers.org/complete-works-william-shakespeare-abridged-revised.
ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS
CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Through Dec. 31: Life Interrupted, a virtual exhibit of work by young local artists, with paintings, illustrations, digital art and mixed media exploring life during quarantine, social distancing and uncertainty. Ongoing: Virtual exhibit: Empathy: Beneath the Surface, multidisciplinary perspectives on the idea of empathy, personal agency and the universal bonds that connect us. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240, cmato.org.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Ongoing. “Museum from Home” resources, including Mineral Mondays, Fossil Fridays and Women in STEM Wednesdays. Kids’ educational giveaways every month. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 805-933-0076 or www.caoilmuseum.org or @caoilmuseum.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Aug. 24. Shore Lore: How Prohibition Changed Ventura County, photos and artwork featuring rumrunners of the 1920s. 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, 805-984-6260, cimmvc.org/whats-on/exhibits/.
FOCUS ON THE MASTERS Opened May 29. The Learning to See Student Art Showcase online, featuring work by students from Anacapa, Cabrillo, De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts and Rio del Valle middle schools. focusonthemasters.com/learning-to-see-gallery/.
KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Sept. 2. Virtual exhibits: Thingamajig VI: A Printmaking Exploration. California Lutheran University, 120 Memorial Parkway, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, blogs.callutheran.edu/kwanfong/.
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Tuesdays, 10 a.m. (Instagram Live). Every Tuesday, the museum will stream free live themed tours and collection spotlights of the famed automobile collection that pays homage to the art deco and machine-age design eras (1918-1941). 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard, 805-385-5400 or www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com; @MullinMuseum.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Opened May 29: Third Annual Ventura Unified School District Student Online Art Show, featuring work by VUSD high, middle and elementary school students. Ongoing: Virtual exhibits: Patterns on the Land, California Cool, Ojai Studio Artists: Mending the Divide, Legacy: Seven Decades of Ventura College Art, Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines by Jorge Corralejo and Nordic Myths and Legends, George Stuart Historical Figures®. Also featuring virtual learning modules, quizlets and more. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-653-0323 or venturamuseum.org.
PORCH GALLERY June 19-July 19. Shana Mabari’s Constellatio : Planeta : Stella returns, plus The 6 Foot Table Project, whereby seven artists reflect on current events by each designing a table spaced a minimum of six feet apart on the gallery’s front lawn. Artist’s reception on Friday, June 19, 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 20, 5-7 p.m. Guests will be brought into the gallery in small groups; bring your own beverage and mask. 310 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-620-7589, porchgalleryojai.com/constellatio-planeta-stella-selected-works-by-shana-mabari/.
realART Opened June 7. The Horse Show, images of the horse in contemporary art. Whizin Market Square, 28873 Agoura Road, Agoura, whatisrealart.com/.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 29: Santa Paula Sojourn, online exhibit of over 30 paintings featuring 20 different locations in and around Santa Paula by Shannon Celia. Ongoing: Virtual exhibits: 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, and Inspiration and Influence: Sculptor Duane Dammeyer and Painter Rima Muna. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
VITA ART CENTER Through Aug. 14: Registration is now open for a variety of summer art camp sessions for ages 6-10. Art Classes via Zoom: Through June 18, 2-5 p.m.: Adult oil painting taught by Gabriel Islas. $140. $75. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214, www.vitaartcenter.com.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Sept. 2. Virtual exhibits: Meleko Mokgosi: Acts of Resistance, examining formal and informal forms of resistance through figurative paintings that confront the politics and histories of representation; Documenting History Through Art: The Work of David Labkovski, autobiographical paintings and drawings from the artist’s experiences of World War II, the Holocaust and their aftermath; Passionate Perspectives senior art exhibit; and Thingamajig VI: A Printmaking Exploration. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, rollandgallery.callutheran.edu.