Holiday Train Rides

Oct. 1-29
PUMPKINLINER
On Saturdays and Sundays in October, a fun-packed pumpkin patch is just a train ride away. You can pick the perfect pumpkin, ride a carousel, go on a hayride, traverse a pumpkin maze and nosh on barbecue sandwiches.

Oct. 21
HAUNTED HAYRIDE
Journey by rail to an eerie spot known as “Ichabog.” Upon arrival, enjoy a barbecue feast and encounter creepy creatures on a “spooktacular” tractor-drawn hayride.

Nov. 25-Dec. 10
CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIN
Santa will be on board as families travel by train to select a pre-cut Christmas tree.

Nov. 25-Dec. 26
NORTH POLE EXPRESS
Climb into your PJs and then board a vintage train for a snuggly trip to visit Santa Claus. On board, enjoy stories, caroling and cookies. Once you reach the “North Pole,” get your picture taken with Santa, ride the carousel and shop at Christmas craft booths.

Dec. 9
“THE HOLIDAY”
There’s dinner to eat and a crime to solve on board this murder-mystery dinner theater train.

Dec. 16, 17 & 23
SANTA SHOPPER TRAIN
Need to do some holiday shopping? Take a train to the Loose Caboose Garden Center and Gift Emporium to find Christmas presents for everyone on your list.

Dec. 20-22
DINNER WITH SANTA
Kris Kringle himself hosts this holiday-themed dinner train. You’ll get to sing carols, take pictures with Santa and dig into a hearty meal of sliced turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, veggies and dessert.

Dec. 31
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER TRAIN
Ring in 2018 aboard a vintage train filled with food, music and costumed actors portraying famous Hollywood stars. After dinner, there’s dancing and a champagne toast at midnight.

Fillmore & Western Railway Co.
364 Main St., Fillmore
(805) 524-2546; www.fwry.com

HALLOWEEN

Through Nov. 1
DARK HARBOR
The seafaring spookiness gets turned up a notch with more monsters, mazes and terrifying
new scares.
Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
(877) 600-4313
www.queenmary.com

Sept. 30-Oct. 31
REIGN OF TERROR HAUNTED HOUSE
Explore 100 bone-chilling rooms and eight heart-pounding attractions at this house of horrors, voted the best professional haunted house of 2013 by HollywoodGothique.com.
Janss Marketplace
(Above Gold’s Gym)
197 N. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks
(805) 492-1864
www.rothauntedhouse.com

Oct. 21
PUMPKIN PARTY
Kids can dress up in costume, make Halloween crafts, decorate pumpkins and feed ranch animals.
Leonis Adobe Museum
23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas
(818) 222-6511
www.leonisadobemuseum.org

HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES

Dec. 1
CHRISTMAS AT THE RANCH
Celebrate with food, wine tastings, music and tours of the Camarillo family’s historic Queen Anne-style ranch house.
Camarillo Ranch
201 Camarillo Ranch Road Camarillo
(805) 389-8182
camarilloranch.org
Dec. 1-3
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL CONCERTS
The CLU Choral Ensembles and the University String Symphony will mix holiday standards and lesser-known carols.
Samuelson Chapel
Cal Lutheran University
165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks
(805) 493-3305
www.callutheran.edu/music

Dec. 1-10
“CHRISTMAS MAGIC!”
Enjoy holiday carols and hear the stories behind them.
High Street Arts Center
45 E. High St., Moorpark
(805) 529-8700
highstreetartscenter.com

Dec. 3
“BLUE CHRISTMAS WITH ELVIS”
Tribute artist Raymond Michael performs a King-sized holiday show.
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley
(805) 583-7900
www.simi-arts.org

Dec. 10
HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Tour Pleasant Valley homes decked out in seasonal splendor during this 39th annual charity event.
Various locations
(805) 479-7777 meadowlarkserviceleague.com

Dec. 10-26
CHRISTMAS TREE LANE
Stroll or drive through one of Ventura County’s largest holiday light displays. Neighborhood residents spend weeks decorating their homes for this annual event.
F and G Streets, Oxnard
www.oxnardhistoricdistrict.com

Dec. 15-16
PARADE OF LIGHTS
Makes no difference who you are, you’ll love this 41st annual celebration featuring boats decked
out in twinkly lights sailing through the harbor. The theme is “When You Wish Upon a Star.”
Ventura Harbor
1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura
(805) 477-0470
www.venturaharborvillage.com

Dec. 16
THE KLEZMATICS
The Grammy-winning klezmer band celebrates Yiddish culture with its “Happy Joyous Hanukkah” concert.
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
(818) 677-3000
www.valleyperformingartscenter.org

Dec. 16-17
“THE NUTCRACKER”
Visions of sugar plums will dance in your heads as New York City Ballet dancers Tiler Peck and Gonzalo Garcia join Pacific Festival Ballet to stage this holiday classic.
Kavli Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787
www.pacfestballet.org

Dec. 23
“WHITE CHRISTMAS SINGALONG”
Don’t just dream about it, sing about it, as on-screen lyrics flash by while the beloved 1954 Bing Crosby film is shown.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
(323) 850-2000; www.laphil.com

Theater

Through Oct. 15
“CABARET”
As Berlin slips into the Nazis’ grip, denizens of the seedy Kit Kat Klub try to leave their worries outside.
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley
(805) 583-7900
www.simi-arts.org

Oct. 1
“GO, DOG, GO!”
P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book about dogs zooming around in cars, partying on treetops and modeling cool hats comes to life in this Childsplay musical.
Smothers Theatre
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu
(310) 506-4522
arts.pepperdine.edu

Oct. 6-22
“PATIENCE”
A milkmaid named Patience is pursued by a pair of poets in this operetta performed by the Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company.
Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks
(805) 381-2747
www.hillcrestarts.com

Oct. 6-Nov. 12
“PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT”
A trio of drag queens travel across the Australian Outback in a beat-up bus. The score is packed with classic pop tunes, from “I Say a Little Prayer” to “True Colors.”
Camarillo Skyway Playhouse
330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo
(805) 388-5716
skywayplayhouse.org

Oct. 12-22
“A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE”
Stellllllaaaa! Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning classic about sex, lies and secrets rages to life.
Moorpark College Performing Arts Center
7075 Campus Road
Moorpark
(805) 378-1485
www.moorparkcollege.edu/PAC

Oct. 13-22
“JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT”
Joseph’s coat annoys his brothers
and that sets into motion a rollicking tale about dreams, destiny, betrayal, resiliency and the powerful bond of family. With this season-opening show, Cabrillo Music Theatre rebrands itself as 5-Star Theatricals.
Kavli Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787
fivestartheatricals.com

Oct. 14-22
“MY SON, PINOCCHIO JR.”
Composer Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked”) breathes new musical life into this classic tale of an aging toymaker and his beloved wooden puppet.
Conejo Players Theatre
351 S. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks
(805) 495-3715
conejoplayers.org

Oct. 20-Nov. 19
“GREASE”
Hot-rodding hooligan Danny Zuko romances sweet Sandy Dumbrowski in this musical about love, lust and peer pressure in the 1950s.
High Street Arts Center
45 E. High St., Moorpark
(805) 529-8700
highstreetartscenter.com

Oct. 25-Nov. 12
“TAKING SIDES”
A military tribunal investigates German classical conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler’s Nazi ties during World War II. The play, written by Ronald Harwood, is based on a true story.
Rubicon Theatre Company
1006 East Main St., Ventura
(805) 667-2900
www.rubicontheatre.org

Nov. 3-19
“A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL”
Leg lamps! Red Ryder BB Guns! Tongues stuck to flagpoles! Everything you loved about the 1983 movie comes to life in this Young Artists Ensemble production.
Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks
(805) 381-2747
www.hillcrestarts.com

Nov. 17-Dec. 17
“CHESS”
ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus teamed up with lyricist Tim Rice to pen this rock musical that combines romance, international politics and high-stakes gamesmanship.
Conejo Players Theatre
351 S. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks
(805) 495-3715; conejoplayers.org

Nov. 30-Dec. 3
“A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER”
Monty Navarro stands to make a financial killing—if he can kill the eight relatives who stand between him and the family fortune. The Tony-winning musical opens Theater League’s 2017-18 season.
Kavli Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787
www.civicartsplaza.com

Dec. 8-17
“NUNCRACKERS”
The “Nunsense” nuns engage in holiday hijinks as they attempt to stage a production of “The Nutcracker.”
Camarillo Skyway Playhouse
330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo
(805) 388-5716
skywayplayhouse.org

Dec. 9
“FIESTA MEXICANA: FELIZ NAVIDAD”
This Mexican fiesta celebrates Christmas with performances by Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles, Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar and a 35-member children’s mariachi band from Pacoima’s Haddon Avenue Elementary School.
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
(818) 677-3000
www.valleyperformingartscenter.org

Music

Oct. 5
ROGER McGUINN
The Byrds founder takes flight in a solo show. His vocals and signature 12-string Rickenbacker guitar sound propelled tunes like “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and “Mr. Tambourine Man” to the top of the charts in the 1960s.
Smothers Theatre
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu
(310) 506-4522
arts.pepperdine.edu

Oct. 7
TOM RUSH
The folk singer-songwriter, who counts James Taylor and Garth Brooks among his many fans, will perform classics like “No Regrets,” “Circle Game” and “Remember Song.”
Scherr Forum, Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787
www.civicartsplaza.com

Oct. 7
“LEGENDARY LADIES OF MOTOWN”
Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas dig through their hit-packed songbooks at this concert. In the 1960s, they racked up a collective 14 No. 1 singles and seven No. 1 albums.
Smothers Theatre
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu
(310) 506-4522
arts.pepperdine.edu

Oct. 7-8
NEW WEST SYMPHONY
The orchestra’s season-opening concert includes Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” overture, Astor Piazzolla’s Muerte del Angel, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major and Manuel de Falla’s “El Amor Brujo” ballet featuring flamenco dancer Siudy Garrido.
Kavli Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza (Oct. 7)
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks

Oxnard Performing Arts Center (Oct. 8)
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard
(866) 776-8400
newwestsymphony.org

Oct. 8
“TAKE ME TO THE RIVER: MEMPHIS SOUL AND RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE”
The show features William Bell, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy and the Stax Academy Alumni Band.
Smothers Theatre
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu
(310) 506-4522
arts.pepperdine.edu

Oct. 12
ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
The London-based group performs Korngold’s Sextet for Strings in D Major, Shostakovich’s Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, No.11and Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in E flat Major, No.10.
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
(818) 677-3000
www.valleyperformingartscenter.org

Oct. 19
“TO RAY WITH LOVE”
Soul-jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker pays tribute to one of his idols, legendary soul singer Ray Charles, at this show. He’ll be backed by Charles’ own orchestra and background singers.
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
(818) 677-3000
www.valleyperformingartscenter.org

Oct. 20
MICKY DOLENZ
The singer-drummer, who lives in nearby Bell Canyon, mixes Monkees classics with tunes from his solo albums.
The Canyon
28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills
(888) 645-5006; canyonclub.net

Oct. 22
HERB ALPERT AND LANI HALL
The Grammy-winning couple— famed trumpeter/A&M co-founder Alpert and vocalist Hall—perform a joyful mix of jazz, world and American pop standards.
Smothers Theatre
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu
(310) 506-4522
arts.pepperdine.edu

Nov. 2
MOSCOW STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conductor Pavel Kogan leads the orchestra through an all-Russian program featuring pieces by Rachmaninov (“The Rock”), Tchaikovsky (Piano Concerto No. 1) and Scriabin (Symphony No. 2).
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
(818) 677-3000
www.valleyperformingartscenter.org

Nov. 3
DON McLEAN
The Songwriters’ Hall of Fame inductee, who has written and sung such enduring classics as “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night),” plays a solo show.
The Canyon
28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills
(888) 645-5006
canyonclub.net

Nov. 12
LEONARD BERNSTEIN TRIBUTE
Areté Vocal Ensemble teams up with Los Robles Children’s Choir to mark the centennial of the famed composer/conductor’s birth.
Samuelson Chapel
Cal Lutheran University
165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks
(805) 493-3308
www.aretevocalensemble.org

Nov. 17-18
“SIBLING REVELRY”
Tony-nominated sisters Ann Hampton Callaway (“Swing”) and Liz Callaway (“Baby”) will blend their knockout voices in a show filled with jazz and pop gems.
Rubicon Theatre Company
1006 East Main St., Ventura
(805) 667-2900
www.rubicontheatre.org

Nov. 18-19
NEW WEST SYMPHONY
John Mauceri, founding director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, guest conducts as New West celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with pieces from “On the Town,” “Trouble in Tahiti,” “Wonderful Town,” “Candide” and “West Side Story.”
Kavli Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza (Nov. 18)
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks

Oxnard Performing Arts Center (Nov. 19)
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard
(866) 776-8400
newwestsymphony.org

Dec. 3
KENNY LOGGINS
The musician, who turned his 1984 hit “Footloose” into a children’s storybook last year, will mix solo hits (“Danger Zone,” “I’m Alright,” “This Is It”) and Loggins & Messina classics (“House at Pooh Corner,” “Danny’s Song”).
The Canyon
28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills
(888) 645-5006
canyonclub.net

DEC. 8
JAZZ COLLECTIVE
The CLU ensemble, under the direction of Uziel Colon, performs standards and modern classics.
Preus-Brandt Forum
Cal Lutheran University
135 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks
(805) 493-3306
www.callutheran.edu

Comedy

Oct. 4
CRISTELA ALONZO
The first Latina to create, produce and star in her own U.S. network series (ABC’s “Cristela”)—performs her stand-up act.
Levity Live
The Collection Riverpark
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
(805) 457-5550
oxnard.levitylive.com

Oct. 5-7
NICK SWARDSON
The actor, who played Terry Bernadino in “Reno 911!” and stars in Comedy Central’s
“Typical Rick,” performs his comedy act.
Levity Live
The Collection Riverpark
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
(805) 457-5550
oxnard.levitylive.com

Oct. 9-15
VENTURA COMEDY FESTIVAL
Brash wiseacre Gilbert Gottfried and more than 200 other stand-up stars are slated to perform at this seventh annual chuckle fest.
Various venues
(805) 644-1500 venturacomedyfestival.com

Oct. 14
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE ALL-STARS
Alumni from the famed sketch comedy group perform.
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
(818) 677-3000
www.valleyperformingartscenter.org

Oct. 27-29
WAYNE BRADY
The quick-thinking star of the improv series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” performs.
Levity Live
The Collection Riverpark
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
(805) 457-5550
oxnard.levitylive.com

Dec. 7
RITA RUDNER
The wry comic, the star of seven HBO specials and more than 2,000 Las Vegas shows, brings her act to SoCal.
Smothers Theatre
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu
(310) 506-4522
arts.pepperdine.edu

Dance

Oct. 19-22
“DEVISED WORKS”
Students perform short plays, spoken word performances and dance pieces.
Preus-Brandt Forum
Cal Lutheran University
135 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks
(805) 493-3452
callutheran.edu

Oct. 28
“SWAN LAKE”
Romance and tragedy collide in Tchaikovsky’s famed ballet. This production, by the Russian Grand Ballet, includes the rarely seen “Waltz of the Black Swans.”
Kavli Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787
www.civicartsplaza.com

Nov. 11
DIAVOLO
The SoCal ensemble performs pieces from its past as well as a new work, “The Veterans Project.”
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
(818) 677-3000
www.valleyperformingartscenter.org

Fine Art

Through Dec. 9
“EXPOSED: THE FEMALE LENS IN A POST-IDENTITY ERA?”
Jo Ann Callis, Arden Surdam, Sant Khalsa and other female photographers examine identity.
California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks
1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks
(805) 405-5240; cmato.org

Oct. 5-Nov. 9
“VULNERABILITY iNVISIBILITY”
Photographer Mary Fashbaugh incorporates braille into her portraits which explore human interactions.
Kwan Fong Gallery of Art
and Culture
Cal Lutheran University
120 Memorial Parkway
Thousand Oaks
(805) 493-3697
callutheran.edu/kwanfong

Oct. 14-16
OJAI STUDIO ARTISTS TOUR
Watch artists at work in their own studios during this self-guided tour.
Various locations in Ojai
www.ojaistudioartists.org

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Nov. 11
“FROZEN SING-ALONG”
Let go of your inhibitions and sing along during a screening of Disney’s animated hit “Frozen.”
Scherr Forum, Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787
www.civicartsplaza.com

Wine & Spirits Events

Sept. 15-17:
CALIFORNIA BEER FESTIVAL
Fun comes to a head at this annual suds fest spotlighting local craft beers.
Plaza Park
651 E Thompson Blvd., Ventura
(805) 628-9588; www.californiabeerfestival.com

Sept. 24:
WINE WALK
Sample wine and beer, listen to live music and explore the stores and restaurants along Ventura Boulevard in Old Town during this fourth annual, 21-and-over event.
Studio Channel Islands
2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo
(805) 559-6286; www.camarillo-oldtown.com

Oct. 1
MOORPARK BEER FESTIVAL
The eighth annual event spotlights local breweries, food trucks and vendors.
High Street in downtown Moorpark
www.moorparkbeerfestival.com

Dec. 2
WINTER WINE WALK
Sample spirits and listen to live music as you window shop.
Main Street, downtown Ventura
(805) 628-9588 venturawinterwinewalk.com

Festivals & Family Fun

Through Jan. 7
“TITANIC”
Hundreds of artifacts from the ill-fated ship—including boarding documents, sheet music, a deck chair and a passenger’s pocket watch—are being brought together for this massive 10,000-square-foot exhibit. Items from the Oscar-winning 1997 movie also will be on display.
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley
(805) 577-4066; www.reaganfoundation.org

 

Sept. 14-17:
SIMI VALLEY DAYS
The community celebration features a parade, carnival rides, live music and food.
Simi Valley Town Center
1555 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley
(805) 293-1660; svdays.com

Sept. 30-Oct. 31
FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Enjoy pumpkin picking, pig races, corn mazes, hay pyramids, wagon rides, live music and lots and lots of food.
Underwood Family Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark
(805) 529-3690 underwoodfamilyfarms.com

Oct. 7-8
ARTWALK VENTURA
Art of all kinds will be for sale and on view at dozens of galleries, studios, pop-up venues and transformed PODS containers during this 24th annual event. There also will be art demos, classes live music and food.
Various locations in
downtown Ventura
(805) 302-1660
www.artwalkventura.org

Oct. 12-15
REYES ADOBE DAYS
Celebrate California culture, both past and present, on the grounds of an historic 1845 rancho. Enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, puppet shows, cooking and history demos, museum tours, live music and food trucks.
Reyes Adobe Historical Site
30400 Rainbow Crest, Agoura Hills
(818) 597-7361
reyesadobedays.org

Oct. 14-15
OXNARD STEAMPUNK FEST
Step into a whimsical fantasy world where science fiction collides with the steam-powered societies of the early 19th century. The festival will feature costume contests (bring your goggles and jet packs!), parasol dueling, a bazaar, performances by The Velveteen Band and the Barrel House Wailers, and appearances by Tayliss Forge (“Steampunk’d”) and Doc Phineas (“Pawn Stars”).
Heritage Square
715 S. A St., Oxnard
oxnardsteampunkfest.com

Oct. 14-15
SEASIDE HIGHLAND GAMES
Munch on meat pies, listen to Scottish fiddlers and watch kilted athletes compete at this annual Scottish/Celtic festival.
Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
(818) 886-4968
www.seaside-games.com

Oct. 15
THOUSAND OAKS STREET FAIR
The Rotary Club’s 26th annual fundraiser features more than 350 vendors plus a kids’ zone, food and entertainment.
Moorpark Road, between Hillcrest Drive and Wilbur Road
Thousand Oaks
(818) 207-4870
thousandoaksrotary.org

Oct. 26
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
Honor loved ones who have passed on during this community celebration featuring arts and crafts, face painting, raffles, desserts and music.
Ullman Commons
Cal Lutheran University
101 Memorial Parkway
Thousand Oaks
(805) 493-3602
www.callutheran.edu

Oct. 28
THRILL THE WORLD
Dress up like a zombie and strut to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” during this worldwide flash mob event.
Kingsmen Park
Cal Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks
(805) 241-8515
www.callutheran.edu

Oct. 29
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
Mexico’s holiday honoring deceased loved ones will be celebrated by the Simi Valley Historical Society with mariachi music, dancing, crafts, face-painting and altar displays.
Strathearn Historical Park
and Museum
137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley
(805) 526-6453
www.simihistory.com

Nov. 4-5, 11-12
NOTTINGHAM FESTIVAL
Joust for the fun of it, this event recreates the magic and revelry of an Elizabethan faire and marketplace filled with artisans, food vendors, jugglers, acrobats, Shakespeare-spouting actors and maybe even Queen Elizabeth I herself.
Simi Valley Civic Center Park
3855 Alamo St., Simi Valley
www.nottinghamfestival.com

Nov. 18
“THE FIRES OF CREATION”
This one-day interactive exhibit looks back at 60 years of rocket-engine development at Santa Susana Field Laboratory. Visitors can watch launch videos, see a real rocket engine and learn about the early days of Rocketdyne.
Strathearn Historical Park
and Museum
137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley
(805) 526-6453
www.simihistory.com

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