PICTURED: VENTURA COUNTY GREEK FESTIVAL | June 24-26. The 43rd festival that celebrates all things Greek! It starts on Friday, June 24, at 5 p.m. with Greek Happier Hour followed by dancing at 9 p.m. Yia Yia’s Kitchen will serve up salads, appetizers, vegetarian and meat dishes and more, while specialty food booths will offer gyros, Greek pastries and other delights. The “taverna” will have Greek beer, wine, ouzo, metaxa and specialty cocktails for attendees 21+. The Olympians will have everyone on the dance floor. Shop at the Greek Agora Marketplace. June 24: 5 p.m. -12 a.m.; June 25: 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; June 26: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Greek Orthodox church services at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 26. $5 per person or free with $5 drawing ticket purchase; free for kids 12 and under and active-duty military. For more information, contact Alicia at 805-482-1273. Camarillo Airport Freedom Park, 501 Eubanks, Camarillo, vcgreekfestival.org.
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LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS | Through June 26. Multiple generations of artists come together in this joyous musical event celebrating the unifying power of song. This concert features Lifetime Grammy Award-winners George Grove (formerly with The Kingston Trio), Rick Dougherty (formerly with both The Kingston Trio and The Limeliters), and Jerry Siggins (best known as the lead singer of The Diamonds). These legendary performers are joined onstage by favorite folk and gospel singer/musicians and fresh young artists new to Rubicon audiences. Lift your voice and sing along! $30-$59.50. Masks required. Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-667-2900, www.rubicontheatre.org.
NATIVE STORYTELLING | 2-3 p.m. Storytelling has been a way of passing down histories and traditions throughout the ages. Experience the stories passed down by local Chumash Elder Alan Salazar, Puchuk Ya’ia’c – Fast Runner. Community Room of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org
VCAC NEW ARTS CENTER OPEN HOUSE UNVEILING | 4-7 p.m. Ventura County Arts Council (VCAC) and Haven Ventura will unveil a new community partnership that would result in a new arts center for the Ventura County arts and culture community. 1981 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, vcartscouncil.org.
LATINOS IN BUSINESS MIXER | 5:30-7 p.m. Spice up your summer at the Latinos in Business Mixer hosted at Chili Peppers in Camarillo! Have fun making business connections while enjoying Chili Peppers’ delicious food, friendly staff, and cozy ambience that will make you feel right at home. All are welcome! Free. Hosted by the West Ventura County Business Alliance. Chili Peppers, 4421 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. More information, registration at www.wvcba.org.
BOB EUBANKS PRESENTS BACKSTAGE WITH THE BEATLES | 8 p.m. Bob Eubanks is the only living person to have produced and financed a Beatles concert all three years that they toured the U.S. This show combines seldom heard stories about the Fab Four, never before seen photos of Bob and the band, and classic Beatles songs sung live onstage by the talented Ticket to Ride. $48-78. The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Dr., Agoura Hills, 888-645-5006, wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.
QUILTING WORKSHOP: FINISHING YOUR BLOCK | 3-4 p.m. Instructor Veronica Johnson will demonstrate how to add batting and binding to your quilting block. Final coure. Community Room of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org.
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS FOR TEENS | 4-5 p.m. All skill levels are invited to jump into a campaign of Dungeons and Dragons. The campaign is led by teens for teens. YA Library of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org.
TAKE AND MAKE: CAMP POSTCARDS | All day. Pick up a take and make kit and create your own postcard. Send it to a friend or a loved one. Visit the YA Library to pick up your kit. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org.
VENTURA BEACH CLEANUP | 9-11 a.m. Bring your sun hats, water bottles and closed toed shoes to help Surfrider and the city of Ventura keep the beach clean. Buckets, grabbers and gloves will be provided. Volunteer waivers need to be signed in advance, but walk ups are welcome. Please check in on the Promenade at California Street next to the Crowne Plaza Hotel; look for the blue Surfrider tent. Details and waivers are online at ventura.surfrider.org/beach-cleanups/. Email email@example.com with any questions.
CHILDREN’S MOVIE MATINEE: ENCANTO | 1-3 p.m. Join us for a screening of Disney’s Encanto (2021) in the Community Room of the of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org.
BANK OF BOOKS SANTA PAULA BOOK SIGNINGS | 1-3 p.m. Denis O’Leary, Esteban’s Caravan. Bank of Books, 820 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-643-9350, www.bankofbooks.com.
CERAMIC BOXES WORKSHOP | 2-4 p.m. The second session of a two-day workshop in which participants will learn hand-building techniques to create a ceramic box with a lid from Thomas Weber. The second class will be spent glazing. Boxes will be fired and ready for pickup in two weeks. $100. Vita Art Center, 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214, www.vitaartcenter.com.
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD | 2-4 p.m. An engaging leadership group that develops programs and services and is a fun way to earn service hours. Meetings are held every second and fourth Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. Contact Young Adult Librarian Susan Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining. Conference Room of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org.
OBI KAUFMANN AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING | 6 p.m. Come out for an author talk and book signing with Obi Kaufmann as he shares his latest book, The Coasts of California. Building upon his California Field Atlas, this new book features hundreds of gorgeous watercolor maps and illustrations as Kaufmann explores the rhythms of the tides, the lives of sea creatures, the shifting of rocks and sand, and the special habitats found on California’s islands. Bart’s Books, 302 W. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-646-3755, bartsbooksojai.com.
TOWN TALK: STEELHEAD RECOVERY | 4:20-6 p.m. Mark Capelli of the National Marine Fisheries Service will discuss steelhead, what they need to survive and how we can help. $5; free for museum members. Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, 805-640-1390, www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.
MARIPOSAS DEL CAMPO | 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Stories of Indigenous Mixtec, Zapotec and Purépecha teenagers from Mexico striving to change their families’ destinies in the strawberry fields of Oxnard, California. Runtime: 1 hour, 25 minutes. Not rated. In English, Spanish, Mixteco and Zapoteco with English subtitles. $8 seniors, $11.25 general admission. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 West Fifth St., Oxnard, www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
MOVIE MATINEE: MILK | 2-4 p.m. June is Pride Month and we’re screening Milk (2008), about Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in Californa. Community Room of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org.
SUMMER TEEN CRAFTS | 2-3 p.m. Create a beaded wind chime to hang outside on those breezy days. Materials included. YA Library at the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org.
STAGING SHAKESPEARE IN THE 21ST CENTURY: IS THE WORK STILL RELEVANT? | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Part of the Fifty and Better Summer Lecture Series. The lecture will describe the influence Shakespeare has had through the centuries including the development of the English language, his contributions to what we think of as “the modern human,” and the importance of live theatre. Professor Michael Arndt will discuss the founding and development of the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company and the challenge of staging a professional theatre production within a three-week production schedule. He will also discuss As You Like It and Macbeth, the two productions scheduled to be performed during summer 2022.. $10, or bundle all June lectures for $54, or bundle the whole summer series for $140. www.callutheran.edu/centers/lifelong-learning/fifty-better/lecture-series.html.
WETLAND WEDNESDAY HERB WALK WITH LANNY KAUFER | 5-7 p.m. Join author and plant educator Lanny Kaufer for a leisurely evening stroll on the historic wetland that is now the Ojai Meadows Preserve. He’ll identify native plants that have been used for centuries by the Chumash and other Indigenous people of California for food, medicine, fiber, housing, ceremony and much more. Gardeners will see how these plants can be used in home yard and garden landscapes. This walk is presented under a Special Use Permit from OVLC. Before the walk, Kaufer will have copies of his book, Medicinal Herbs of California, available for sale and signing, plus Milt McAuley’s classic Wildflowers of the Santa Monica Mountains. Paid registrants will receive a confirmation email with parking directions, what to bring, weather forecast, etc. No dogs or smoking, please. Light rain will not cancel; heavy rain will. $25 per person. To register and for more information, visit herbwalks.com.
POPPIES BOOK CLUB MEETING | 6 p.m. Meet on the back patio to discuss Joan Didion’s Play It As It Lays. 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-798-0033, www.poppiesartandgifts.com.
PHOTO WALK AROUND GRANT PARK | 6-7 p.m. Stephanie Hogue-Davis, owner and artist of Latitudes Gallery, will be hosting a photo walk around Grant Park. All are welcome, whether you’re just starting out with your smartphone camera, bought a new camera and barely know how to use it, or are advanced. Anyone who loves taking photos is welcome! 398 Ferro Dr., Ventura. For questions call Latitudes Gallery at 805-642-5257.
ELVIS LIVES! THE EVOLUTION OF AN AMERICAN ICON, 1935-PRESENT | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Part of the Fifty and Better Summer Lecture Series. What does Elvis Presley mean to us in the 21st century? This lecture will consider the complicated historical legacy of an American legend, a figure whose music, image, and “rise and fall” story continues to shape popular culture. Taught by David Parsons. $10, or bundle all June lectures for $54, or bundle the whole summer series for $140. www.callutheran.edu/centers/lifelong-learning/fifty-better/lecture-series.html.
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH STEVE BINDER | 6:30-8 p.m. Steve Binder is paramount in the history of music on television, having directed Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special, Diana Ross Live in Central Park, and The Star Wars Holiday Special. He’s worked directly with Elvis, Liza Minnelli, and Patti LaBelle, and will be portrayed in Elvis, directed by Baz Luhrmann. Ivor Davis will interview Steve Binder in this special evening. Free for members, $10 for nonmembers in person; $5 for nonmembers via Zoom. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-653-0323, venturamuseum.org.
CAMARILLO COMMUNITY BAND PRE-SEASON CONCERT | 7 p.m. The Camarillo Community Band’s Summer Concert Series kicks off with a selection of marches, popular music, patriotic melodies, Broadway tunes, movie themes and big band arrangements performed by an all-volunteer group of some 60 musicians on woodwinds, brass and percussion. Camarillo Ranch House, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo, www.camarillocommunityband.com.
COMMUNITY NEEDS, OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES
TEEN SCARY STORY CONTEST | Through July 30. This summer, teens are invited to be creative and submit their scary stories for a chance to win a prize. Library staff will read and review each submission. Entries should be submitted no later than July 30. Winners will be announced at our Scary Story circle on Saturday, August 6. For more information, visit camarillolibrary.org.
HOPE AND HELP FOR OVEREATERS | Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. Is your eating out of control? Are you feeling fat? Overeaters Anonymous can help. 133 S. Laurel St., Ventura (building next to the church). For more information call Amy at 805-340-5882. Donations only.
KIDS CLUB AT THE COLLECTION | Select Wednesdays, Through Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Throughout the summer, The Collection at Riverpark will be offering a series of Kids Club events. Full of kid-friendly fun, these events will be free and open to all the community’s youngsters and their families. The Kids Clubs will be held July 6, July 13, July 20 and Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. to noon, on the grass at Collection Park. Each club will have a separate theme, and will include story time, singalongs, arts and crafts and more. 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard, www.thecollectionrp.com.
FAMILY STORYTIME | Mondays, 4 p.m. Every Monday the South Oxnard Library hosts an all-ages storytime with Miss Joanne in the Children’s Area. South Oxnard Branch Library, 4300 Saviers Road, Oxnard, 805-385-8129, www.oxnard.org/library/south-oxnard-branch-library/.
SOUND MEDITATION | Through June 26. Morning and sunset sound meditation sessions will take place weekly in person at the Viewpoint at Meditation Mount. Sunday morning sessions 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with Suburbanoid. Friday evening sessions 6:15-8:15 p.m. with Trinity of Sound. $25; registration is required. For exact dates and times, visit meditationmount.org/events.
Some classes, exhibits and events are available exclusively online. All events are subject to change and cancellation; always verify with venue and/or organizer.
THE MUSIC MAN June 24-July 24. When a con man shows up in a small town with instruments and band costumes for sale, his plan to make a quick buck and skedaddle gets disrupted when he falls for the local librarian. 0-$30. Ojai ACT, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-640-8797, ojaiact.org.
BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Saturday, June 25, 1-4 p.m.: Pink Moment Fused Glass Workshop with Yvette Franklin, in which attendees will learn to cut glass, assemble pendants and earrings and make sun catchers using specialty glass such as dichroic and glass paints. $120; materials and firing included. Through July 3. Patrick Crabb: A Search for Ancients. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381, www.beatricewood.com.
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.
SIGHT + SOUND FILM FESTIVAL Through July 12. The Oxnard Performing Arts Center is currently accepting film submissions for its second annual film festival, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Filmmakers of all levels may submit works in the following categories: Narrative Features and Shorts, Documentary Features and Shorts, Romantic Comedy, Dramatic, Thriller/Sci-Fi, Films produced in Oxnard/Ventura County and by local filmmakers, Student films, Music Videos, ASMR, and Animations. Late deadline is July 12. For submission guidelines and more information, visit filmfreeway.com/SightplusSound.
SUMMER OPEN SHOW ART COMPETITION Through July 2. The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley “The Voice of the Arts” is accepting submissions for its summer exhibition to run July 15-Sept. 12. Open to artists 18+ with works in oil/acrylic, mixed media, watercolor, graphics and photography. Artists may submit up to two pieces; prizes awarded in each category. $30-$40 entry fee. For rules, submission guidelines and more information, visit www.conejoarts.org/galleria-1.
ROMA AL FINAL DE LA VÍA/ROME AT THE END OF THE LINE Through July 10. Follow two childhood friends as they grow, mature and change, along the way discussing their hopes, dreams and desire to escape their small Mexican town. In Spanish with English supertitles. Presented by Teatro de las Américas. $25. 321 W. Sixth St., Oxnard, 805-983-2876, teatrodelasamericas.org.
THE ROOMMATE Through June 26. Jen Silverman’s wickedly funny dark comedy focuses on the relationship between a recently divorced Midwesterner and the Brooklyn native that rents a room in her home. $22-24. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4645, www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION | Through July 3. When a Black con man claiming to be the son of Sidney Poitier smiles his way into the sympathetic living rooms of a few of New York City’s white wealthy elite, the thirst for understanding leaves them questioning their sense of selves. John Guare’s work takes the audience on a stark ride through the connection and disconnection between humans from all walks of life confronting the question of honest identity. Mature themes; not recommended for audiences under 16. $18-20. ARTSpace Black Box Theater, 2956 School St., Simi Valley, www.actorsrepofsimi.org/about-us/artspace-black-box-theater/.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC Through July 3. The beloved musical about the Von Trapp family and their governess, Maria, living in Austria in the late 1930s, just before its annexation by Nazi Germany. $23-25. High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark, 805-529-8700, highstreetartscenter.com.
VENTURA COUNTY POETRY PROJECT Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. live and via Zoom. Poetry reading and open mic at the EP Foster Library (also streamed live), 651 E. Main St., Ventura. More information at vcpoetryproject.org.
AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Opening June 16: Save the Pollinators: A Youth-Led Environmental Restoration Project. 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/.
ART CITY STUDIOS Opened April 30. Composed in Stone, a 10-year retrospective of the work of G. Ramon Byrne. 197 Dubbers St., Ventura, 805-648-1690, art642.godaddysites.com.
BANK OF THE SIERRA Through July 31. The Fabulous Female, dramatic and vibrant watercolors by Leslie Marcus that celebrate the beauty and distinctiveness of women. 402 W. Ojai Ave., #102, Ojai.
BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION Through July 30. Meaningful Images, landscapes, seascapes and portraiture in oil by William D. Winbush. Reception on Friday, July 1, 5-8 p.m. Studio 99, Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-648-1235, buenaventuraartassociation.org.
CAMARILLO ART CENTER Through June 26. Visions Come 2Gether, works by members of the Colored Pencil Society of America. 3150 Ponderosa Drive, Camarillo, 805-407-0605, www.camarilloartcenter.org.
CANVAS AND PAPER Through July 17. Works by Ivon Hitchens. 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai, www.canvasandpaper.org.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Opened May 10: 71%: Honoring Vital Waters, mixed media works by Shannon Celia and Mary Neville inspired by oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers and other bodies of water. Through Fall 2022: Chouinard Arts, a nine-piece collection featuring pieces of maritime art from the 1930s, including early works by Arthur Beaumont and Millard Sheets. 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 July 31. New Beginnings, featuring work by Mika Harmony and Chrystel Boissy (Green Touch Moss). 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800, www.foxfinejewelry.com.
H GALLERY Through July 31. In the Service of Civilization, a subtly provocative approach to cultural commentary. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, www.dabart.me/in-the-service-of-civilization.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY AND GIFTS Through July 19: New artwork and artisan crafts. 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.
HILL ROAD LIBRARY Through Aug. 15. Works by students of Anacapa, Isbell and Rio del Valle middle schools who participated in the Learning to See Outreach program offered by Focus on the Masters. 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, focusonthemasters.com.
KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Oct. 13. On the Range: Works by Terry Spehar-Fahey, featuring art inspired by the ranching families of Idaho. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, blogs.callutheran.edu/kwanfong.
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 Opening June 16: All That Glitters Is Not Gold, the Jazz Age in Ventura County; Chromatic: The Museum in Six Colors; Always Keep Creating: The Resiliency of Carol Rosenak. Opened May 12: Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s Look at The George Stuart Historical Figures®. Ongoing: MVC Gallery Marketplace, exhibits devoted to the Chumash, the history of Ventura County, online exhibits and resources and more. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-653-0323 or venturamuseum.org.
OJAI ART CENTER Through June 29. Inside Outside: Objects of My Attention, outdoor landscapes and scenes by Caroline Allen. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117, www.ojaiartcenter.org/art.html.
OJAI LIBRARY Through Aug. 31. Works by students of Meiners Oaks and Topa Topa Elementary who participated in the Learning to See Outreach program offered by Focus on the Masters. 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, focusonthemasters.com.
OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through July 10: Ojai at the Crossroads: Then & Now, a look at the development of some of Ojai’s most beloved institutions, and a meditation on how Ojai can continue to be a town for both locals and tourists. 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. The museum is once again offering 90-minute walking tours at 10:30 am every Saturday. 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 Through June 30: See original clothing made by June guest artist Linda Tsuyako. Ongoing: Gifts, jewelry, decor and more made by local artists. 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-798-0033, www.poppiesartandgifts.com.
PORCH GALLERY Through Aug. 1. Nocturnes: Refrains from the Backcountry, work by Russell Crotty that challenges the preconceptions of drawing as a primary medium. 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 Ongoing. The art gallery in Whizin Market Square features 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 Oct. 9: The Secrets of WWII. Ongoing: Permanent exhibits include Air Force One, an F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter, an M-1 Abrams tank and more. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, 800-410-8354, www.reaganfoundation.org.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Sept. 11: Geomorphic: The Living Earth, 42 abstract paintings inspired by nature by Kay Zetlmaier. Through July 10: Fieldnotes: Lynn Hanson and A Narrative: John Robertson. The museum is now open, Wednesdays-Sundays. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
SPICETOPIA Through July 21. The spice and tea shop in downtown Ventura now shows works by members of the Buenaventura Art Association. 576 E. Main St., 805-628-3267, www.spice-topia.com.
STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS Through July 30: Echoes of Nature, works by contemporary Chinese artists curated by Dr. Aihua Z. Pearce. Programming associated with the exhibit includes artist talks, demonstrations and a concert on June 11. 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368, studiochannelislands.org.
TAFT GARDENS AND NATURE PRESERVE Through July 31. A show featuring the work of Jane Mulfinger and Stephanie Washburn inspired by artists’ seven-month residencies at the gardens. 805-649-2333, www.taftgardens.org.
UBS WESTLAKE VILLAGE Through Aug. 30. No Boundaries, featuring works by Shari Alec, Maxee, Raj Naik, Bob Privitt, Geri Schonberg and Connie Tunick. 3011 Townsgate Road, Third Floor, Westlake Village, www.conejoarts.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 July 21. Small gems by Buenaventura Art Association members, based on a theme selected by shop owner Angela Rosales. 540 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-628-3540, very-ventura.com.
VITA ART CENTER Through Aug. 12. Abstract 2+2, featuring Philip Argent, Robin Mitchell, Philip Vaughan and Jennifer Wolf; and Scott Taylor’s Dart Board Series. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214, www.vitaartcenter.com.