CONEJO VALLEY RESTAURANT WEEK | Feb 18-27 Support local eateries in Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills during Conejo Valley Restaurant Week! The third annual celebration of food and beverages, sponsored by Visit Conejo Valley, takes place Feb. 18-27, and several of the area’s cafes, restaurants and breweries will be offering special menu items and deals to commemorate it. Chocolatine French Cafe, Honey Cup Coffeehouse and Creamery and Julio’s Agave Grill, for example, are providing free food or beverages with purchase, while Social Monk Asian Kitchen, Pedals and Pints Brewing Company and Mouthful Eatery feature discounts on entire meals. For more information, including other participating restaurants and special offerings, visit www.conejo.com/restaurant-week-2022.
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CHANNEL ISLANDS GULLS FUNDRAISING LUNCHEON | 11 a.m., Lunch at noon This nonprofit organization raises funds to support other Ventura County charities. The group hosts a monthly fundraising luncheon. This months Charity Spotlight is on Forever Found. $40. Reservations required. firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-263-7759 Las Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo. www.channelislandsgulls.org
THE STATE OF THE REGION REPORT | 5-6 p.m. FREE virtual event. Local officials including Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub, Linda Braunschweiger, CEO of the Housing Trust Fund Ventura County and Troy Brown, city manager for the City of Moorpark, will speak about business, jobs, housing and crime and safety. Hosted by the Ventura County Civic Alliance. Event will be livestreamed on Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn. Registration is online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live5-update-from-the-ventura-county-civic-alliance-tickets-241363563917
VENTURA ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN WORKSHOP | 6 p.m. Help ensure your community stays accessible to all residents whether they’re walking, rolling or biking. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, preview current bike and pedestrian networks, accessibility needs, and more. Register for the workshop online at: https://bit.ly/3ruI84m . Details online at: www.ActivePlanVentura.com.
THE LISTENING ROOM REDUX | 6:30-9:30 p.m. Musicians and listeners are invited to this open mic and showcase event to support the NAMBA Performing Arts space. Open mic sign up starts at 6:30 p.m., first performance at 7 p.m, followed by an extended set by a featured local songwriter or two. NAMBA, 47 S. Oak Street, Ventura. www.nambaarts.com
OUTSPOKEN SUPPORT GROUP | 7-9 p.m. In person and Zoom each Thursday. A peer based social and personal growth group for LGBTQ men ages 18 and over and their allies hosted by The Diversity Collective in Ventura. FREE. Online registration required at www.diversitycollectivevc.org.
GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP FOR ARTS ORGS | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE. The California Arts Council wants more applicants and has a bigger budget than ever before! Get help registering, go over project budgets and get support for preparing your grant application. Registration required. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. www.vcartscouncil.org
BOOK SIGNING WITH CHIP FRASER | 1-3 p.m. Chip Fraser will be signing his new book “Looking for Emerald City,” designed to inspire and entertain. The book offers vignettes predicated on hope, dreams, and positive thinking, challenging yet hopeful. It suggests various concepts and what to do about them always with a path to solution and resolution. It is above all a book of hope and navigation towards happiness. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura.
DIRTY CELLO | 7 p.m. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass! $20. Mask and vaccination or negative test required. Namba Performing Arts Space, 47 S. Oak St., Ventura. www.nambaarts.com
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT | 3 p.m. Two talented musicians partner for a delightful afternoon of live music. Pianist Miriam Arichea joins cellist Virginia Kron for this premier of Jazzical Sonata by Ojai’s own Jimmy Calire and also the much loved, monumental Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata. $20. Masks and vaccination required. Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery Street, Ojai.
VENTURA MUSIC FESTIVAL FREE PREVIEW | Sunday, Feb. 20, 3 p.m. Come hear a live preview of what you can expect at this fun and popular event this year with Nuvi Mehta on violin and Bevan Manson on keyboard performing. Seating is limited. Reservations required. Masks indoors, and vaccination or negative test required. Museum of Ventura County, Smith Pavilion, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. www.VenturaMusicFestival.org
KENNY G IN CONCERT | 7 p.m. The beloved jazz saxophonist Kenny G will perform his greatest hits and personal favorites. His latest release, New Standards, the title of his 19th studio album, fifth for Concord Records and first since 2015’s Brazilian Nights, could well be used to describe his four-decade body of work, a vision of jazz that helped launch both a musical genre and radio format. $52-$102. 805-449-2787. Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. www.bapacthousandoaks.com
FREE ANONYMOUS HIV/AID TESTING | By appointment. Know your status! Schedule your test online at: www.diversitycollective.org/schedule-your-appointment .
PARALLEL MOTHERS | 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. screenings Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, and change their lives in a decisive way. Rated R. Spanish with English subtitles. Masks and vaccination required. Rated R. $11.25 general admission. $8 seniors and children. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. 5th Street, Oxnard. www.oxnardfilmsociety.org
BALLET DANCE ADULT CLASSES | 5:30-7 p.m. This beginning class begins with a Floor-Barre warm up with Zena Rommet. Then enjoy a fun and energizing class with Colleen O’Callagan who has been in the world of movement for her entire life. Most notably, she danced with American Ballet Theatre under the direction of Lucia Chase and Mikhail Baryshnikov. $20 for both parts. 805-746-4826. NAMBA Performing Arts Space, 47 S. Oak St., Ventura. www.nambaarts.com
EMBROIDERERS GUILD MEETING | 9:30 a.m. The monthly meeting of The Channel Islands Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. www.channelislandsega.org.
OIL PAINTING CLASSES WITH GABRIEL ISLAS | Thursdays through March 31, 2-5 p.m. An introductory class into traditional and modern techniques of oil painting. The class will include a small color study and a large final painting of a Landscape scene. Lectures, demos and individual feedback will be provided throughout the class. With an emphasis on process, students will learn how to plan, prep and complete a landscape painting in oil. $175. Materials not included. Class held outside on patio. Vita Art Center, 28 W. Main St., Ventura. www.vitaartcenter.com
IVOR DAVIS INTERVIEWS PHOTOGRAPHER HARRY BENSON | 6-8 p.m. Zoom and in person. As part of the Ivor Davis: Up Close and Personal series Davis will talk with legendary photographer Harry Benson who has photographed an astounding array of world renown figures from Queen Elizabeth II to Muhammed Ali, to the Shah of Iran and Amy Winehouse to Truman Capote and Dolly Parton. His black and white photographs of The Beatles are some of the most iconic images of the fab four. The interview will be conducted in person and will be livestreamed. Free for museum members. $5-$10 non-members. Details and registration online. The Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. www.venturamuseum.org
OUTSPOKEN MEN’S GROUP | 7-9 p.m. In person and Zoom each Thursday. A peer-based social and personal growth group for LGBTQ men ages 18 and over and their allies hosted by The Diversity Collective in Ventura. FREE. Online registration required at www.diversitycollectivevc.org.
COMMUNITY NEEDS, OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES
COMMUNITY SINGERS NEEDED | Auditions through Feb. 25. In preparation for the Spring Choral Spectacular Arts Under the Stars the Channel Islands Choral Association and Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra team up for Spring performances in Camarillo on June 4 and 5. The CSU Channel Islands University Chorus is seeking new members. Auditions are by appointment only. Rehearsals are on campus at CSUCI. Those accepted must register with CICA prior to first rehearsal. Fee is $125. To audition email: email@example.com
FREE TAX PREP ASSISTANCE | Through April 30, 2022. Trained volunteer tax preparers with the United Way of Ventura County’s (UWVC) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) are available to help working families and individuals file their state and federal tax return and access the tax credits to which they are eligible. Households earning up to $57,000 in 2021 are eligible to use the free services. This assistance is in-person and by appointment only. Call 211 or visit www.MyFreeTaxes.org to make an appointment.
VENTURA RIVER PARKWAY COMMUNITY SURVEY | Online, Ongoing The Ventura River Regional Parkway Trail (also known as the Ojai -Ventura Bike Path) is one of the planning projects under the Ventura Watershed Instream Flow Enhancement and Regional Framework grant funded by the Wildlife Conservation Board. Public input is being sought to prioritize various needs such as habitat restoration, education, safety and stream health along the trail. All community members who live along and/or use the bike path are asked to complete a simple online survey online at: https://bit.ly/3GNAQNp
COMMUNITY WALK AUDITS | Ongoing in February The Ventura County Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in community walk audits to help identify future improvements for the agency’s transportation plan update. Take a walk in your neighborhood & answer 10 questions to be entered into a gift card drawing. Walk your neighborhood then take the survey:https://bit.ly/3uRWPjX
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR PLEASANT VALLEY AREA GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS | deadline April 30. The Stan Daily Scholarship of $1,000 is offered to students living in the Pleasant Valley area, including Camarillo, Somis and the Santa Rosa Valley. The award is given by the Pleasant Valley Historical Society to the graduating senior who produces the best piece of original research (750 words) related to the history of the Pleasant Valley area. Past essays have been about local people, places and events. Three copies of the completed work should be mailed to PVHS, P.O. Box 570, Camarillo, 93011. For further information contact pvhBill@gmail.com, 805-482-3660. https://pvhsonline.org/scholarship/.
2022 SIMI VALLEY COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION PERIOD | Deadline March 4. Each year the city of Simi Valley recognizes one individual who gave selflessly for the betterment of the city in the past year and who represents the spirit of volunteerism. Nominees must be residents of Simi Valley who have volunteered within Simi Valley in the past year. 805-583-6038. Nomination forms can be completed online at www.simivalley.org/volunteering.
APPLICATION PERIOD OPEN FOR 2022 YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT | Through Feb. 28. Students grades 7-12 in the Conejo Valley are encouraged to apply to attend the Youth Leadership Summit where community youth will participate in round table discussion with community leaders with the goal of keeping Thousand Oaks youth-friendly. Competitive application process open now. Information and application are online at: www.toaks.org/youth. For questions regarding the Youth Leadership Summit, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sarah Mailes at 805-449-2118.
SCUBA DIVER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR UNDERWATER SEARCH AND RESCUE | Training session begins March 11 in Camarillo. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team is in need of qualified SCUBA divers to volunteer. Divers must be skilled, reliable and willing to volunteer their time and own resources and be willing to attend an orientation session for the Underwater Academy scheduled to begin Friday, March 11, 2 p.m. ad the Ventura County Criminal Justice Training Center (Sheriff’s Academy), 106 Durley Avenue, Camarillo. The orientation-training is $250 and is held Friday evenings and Sunday morning through Aug. 21. Candidates must be 21 years or older and have their own personal dive equipment, live in Ventura County, or nearby and hold a current Open Water Certification. Advanced certification is preferred. Additional eligibility requirements apply. For additional information concerning the Dive Academy call: Team Captain Larry Fuller- (805) 746-3326. Team Administrative Officer Steve Giles- (805) 910-8067. Sheriff’s Office SAR Coordinator Sergeant Kelly Roark- (805) 388-4212.
PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED ON CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY MANAGEMENT PLAN | Through Feb. 24, 2022 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association is seeking public input about the CINMS management plan and draft environmental assessment. The plan and an online portal to provide input are online at the Federal Register: https://bit.ly/3uiLauc. Questions can be emailed to: email@example.com.
Some classes, exhibits and events are available exclusively online. All events are subject to change and cancellation; always verify with venue and/or organizer.
DISNEY PRINCESS — THE CONCERT Saturday, Feb. 19, 2 and 7:30 p.m. The magic of Disney comes to the stage with a quartet of princesses (and one charming prince) who sing songs and tell stories from Disney’s most popular film and stage productions. $46-225. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 805-449-2787, bapacthousandoaks.com.
DRIVING MISS DAISY Feb. 18-March 13. Aging and the evolution of race relations in Atlanta are explored in this touching drama that follows the relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and her Black chauffeur from 1948 to 1973. Presented by Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi. $18-20. 2956 School St., Simi Valley, www.actorsrepofsimi.org/about-us/artspace-black-box-theater/.
CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Saturday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m.: Family Art Day, in which participants will make vintage paper butterflies inspired by the photos of artist Luciana Abait. $6 for nonmembers; free for members. Feb. 18-July 31: Landscape Through the Eyes of Abstraction, contemporary representations of landscapes in a wide variety of media by six nationally and internationally renowned artists. Panel discussion on Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Environmental discussion on Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240, cmato.org.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Feb. 17-April 8. Common Ground: Artists Reimagining Community, developed from a virtual exhibit that ran in 2020. Includes experimental film, music, comics, paintings, photography, graphic novels and more — all of which explore how we can reimagine what might be by addressing sociopolitical and economic differences. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, rollandgallery.callutheran.edu.
AUDITIONS/CALLS TO ARTISTS
DAB ART Ongoing. The contemporary art organization is currently seeking submissions of work in any media for group and solo exhibitions at H Gallery and Studios in Ventura. Submit three to 20 images; $35 entry fee. For submission guidelines, online application and more information, visit www.dabart.me/ventura-2.
MOORPARK HAS TALENT Through Feb. 21. High Street Arts Center is welcoming entries for its 11th Annual Moorpark Has Talent show. Amateur performers of any age are welcome, but must live in or attend school in Moorpark, or work, volunteer or participate in a Moorpark community organization. All performers must be fully vaccinated. Video submissions will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 21, at 11:59 p.m. Show takes place March 11. For submission guidelines, rules and more information, visit highstreetartscenter.com/special-events/moorpark-has-talent/.
YOUTH ART CONTEST Through April 1. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is pleased to announce the ninth annual California Invasive Species Youth Art Contest. This year’s theme is “Unite to Fight Invasive Species.” Three age divisions for youths in grades 2-4, 5-8 and 9-12. All types of media are welcome and encouraged, including (but not limited to) drawings, paintings, animations, comic strips, videos and public service announcements. Deadline for submission is April 1. Additional information at wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Invasives/Action-Week/Poster-Contest.
THE JUNGLE BOOK Through Feb. 27. A young boy raised by wolves in the jungle has numerous encounters and adventures that are somewhat paralleled by another boy sent to boarding school in England. Presented by Young Artists Ensemble. $12-19. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747, hillcrestarts.com.
MATILDA JR.: THE MUSICAL Through Feb. 27. Plucky, clever, magical Matilda contends with her difficult family and a cruel headmistress to find friendship and family in this beloved family favorite from Roald Dahl. $23-25. High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark, 805-529-8700, highstreetartscenter.com.
VENTURA COUNTY POETRY PROJECT Thursday, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom: Online poetry reading by Paul Willis and open mic streamed live from the EP Foster Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m.: Online poetry reading by Sharon Venezio and open mic streamed live from Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks libraries. More information at vcpoetryproject.org.
643 PROJECT SPACE Through Feb. 25. Suspiro, a solo show by Gladys Rodriguez. Masks required. 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, www.643projectspace.com.
AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through June 26: Tomols to Trains: County Transportation through the 1900s. Ongoing: Farm to Market, an interactive exhibit promoting healthy lifestyles through role play; plus antique tractors, farming implements, a living beehive and more. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, 805-525-3100, venturamuseum.org/visit-agriculture-museum/.
BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Feb. 26. Ojai Visions, featuring members of the Ojai Studio Artists. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381, www.beatricewood.com.
BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION Through March 12. Knowing Your Identity, a solo show of photography by Stella Kuyumjian exploring her journey toward mental health. Studio 99, Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-648-1235, buenaventuraartassociation.org.
CANVAS AND PAPER Through Feb. 20. Works on paper by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Pablo Picasso. 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-798-9301, www.canvasandpaper.org.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through March 25: Coast Guard Art, portraits, search and rescue scenes and depictions of everyday life created by those participating in the Coast Guard Art Program. Ongoing: Maritime art covering Asian, European and American seafaring history; the Marple Model Ship Collection; exhibits on whales, sailors and the Port of Hueneme and more. 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, 805-984-6260, cimmvc.org.
DUDLEY HOUSE HISTORIC MUSEUM Ongoing. The National Historic Landmark was built in 1892 by Selwyn Shaw for lima bean farmer B.W. Dudley, and is one of the last pioneer farmhouses in Ventura. On display are artifacts and other elements showcasing aspects of life from 1895 to 1925. Open for tours the first Sunday of the month. COVID protocols will be strictly followed. 197 N. Ashwood Ave., Ventura, 805-642-3345, dudleyhouse.org.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through April 17. Nature’s Theurgy featuring oil paintings by Robert Wassell inspired by his hikes and connection to God. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800, www.foxfinejewelry.com.
H GALLERY AND STUDIOS Through March 31. Transmission of Unknown Origin, nonrepresentational displays of human emotion. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, dabart.me.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY AND GIFTS Through March 15: New members show, with works by 10 resident artists. Ongoing: Buenaventura Art Association members showcase and sell their work. Masks and social distancing required. 1559 Spinnaker Drive #106, Ventura Harbor Village, 805-644-2750, www.facebook.com/HarborVillageGalleryGifts.
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Ongoing. The famed auto museum pays tribute to French automotive design, with coaches from the 1800s, Bugattis from the 1920s-30s, Concours d’Elegance winners and more. Hours: Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; advance tickets required. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard, 805-385-5400, mullinautomotivemuseum.com.
MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Ongoing. Impressive display of vintage automobiles and Americana, as well as the Gold Coast Modular Railroad Club and the car-centric art in the Fireball Art Gallery. Muscles and Mojo car show in the parking lot every first and third Sunday of the month. The museum is now open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1930 Eastman Ave., Oxnard, 805-487-4333, www.murphyautomuseum.org.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through May 8: Arte Para la Gente, the collected works of Margaret Garcia. Online: Out and Back: Ventura County Outdoor Adventures, a newly digitized collection of photographs taken from reels of film created by lifelong Ventura County resident and avid outdoorsman Herman Keene (1879-1965). Ongoing: MVC Gallery Marketplace, exhibits devoted to the Chumash, the history of Ventura County, George Stuart Historical Figures® and more. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-653-0323 or venturamuseum.org.
OJAI ART CENTER Through March 3. A One Man-One Woman Artist, works by the masculine and feminine sides of artist-in-residence Paul Whitehead/Trisha van Cleef. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117, www.ojaiartcenter.org/art.html.
OJAI INSTITUTE Through Feb. 26. Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to present Sounds For Survival, a solo exhibition project by Jovan C. Speller, a Minnesota artist known for interpreting historic narratives through contemporary discourse. 248 S. Montgomery St., Unit A, Ojai, 805-633-9188, theojaiinstitute.org.
OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through March 13: Ojai Warming: Flora and Fauna in the Time of Climate Change, images and photos that show us the rare and endangered species in this area . . . and what we stand to lose due to drought, wildfires, extreme temperatures and habitat destruction. Ongoing: Small exhibitions on a range of topics related to the history of the Ojai Valley, as well as virtual talks and more. Now open Friday-Sunday. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, 805-640-1390, www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.
OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORIC PARK Ongoing. The Olivas Adobe is now open the second Sunday of each month for visitors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The historic park invites all plein air artists to come out to the site for creative inspiration, from the rose garden and 160-year-old fuchsia to the rancho and the bell tower. In addition, Laura Jean Jespersen’s The Romance of the Adobe will be on exhibit in the small adobe. There will be raffles, historic interpreters, an al fresco gift shop and more. 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, www.cityofventura.ca.gov/OlivasAdobe.
POPPIES ART AND GIFTS Ongoing. Gifts, jewelry, decor and more made by local artists. 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-798-0033, www.poppiesartandgifts.com.
PORCH GALLERY Through March 21. It’s My House!, an immersive installation-exhibit undertaken in collaboration with CURA Art celebrating the role of art collectors in supporting creative pursuits. 310 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-620-7589, porchgalleryojai.com.
RANCHO CAMULOS MUSEUM Ongoing. The 40-acre landmark and museum is one of the best surviving examples of an early California rancho and honors the area’s Spanish and Mexican heritage. “Last Sundays at the Landmark” take place the last Sunday of every month, and include docent-led tours, music and more. Open every Sunday for docent-led tours; group and special-focus tours by appointment. Situated off of Highway 126, two miles east of Piru. 805-521-1501, www.ranchocamulos.org.
realART Opened Jan. 9. The art gallery in Whizin Market Square will host a new show with works by a variety of contemporary artists. Whizin Market Square, 28861 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, 310-452-4000, buyrealart.com.
RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Through Feb. 27. FBI: From Al Qaeda to Al Capone, covering the history of the organization from its inception to modern day. Exhibit will include a Thompson machine gun, the getaway car used by Bonnie and Clyde and the original Unabomber Manifesto. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, 800-410-8354, www.reaganfoundation.org.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through May 8: En Plein Air: An Exploration of Malibu and Ventura County, works by 32 artist members of the famed, 113-year-old California Art Club. Through March 6: The 13th Annual Art About Agriculture, with 66 fresh works from 60 distinct artists that explore the many facets of agriculture. The museum is now open, Wednesdays-Sundays. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
SPICETOPIA Through March 31. New Buenaventura Art Association members’ show. Details to come. 576 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-628-3267, www.spice-topia.com.
STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS Through Feb. 23. Emergence, featuring work by resident artists Maria Laura Hendrix and Andy Lepe as well as a curated selection of emerging artists, including juniors, seniors and recent graduates from local universities. 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368, www.studiochannelislands.org.
VENTURA POTTERY GALLERY Ongoing. Talented ceramic artists from across Ventura County make up the Ventura County Potters Guild, and they display their works — housewares, home decor, figurines and more — at the guild’s gallery and shop in Ventura Harbor. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 105, Ventura, 805- 644-6800, venturapottersguild.org/gallery.
VERY VENTURA GIFT SHOP AND GALLERY Through March 31. New Buenaventura Art Association members’ show. Details to come. 540 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-628-3540, very-ventura.com.