Theater

JUNE 30-AUG. 6
Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend us your ears: The outdoor Kingsmen fest returns for its 21st year with two Shakespeare classics. “Love’s Labour’s Lost” is a rollicking tale of love and language; “Julius Caesar” packs so much political intrigue that it could be ripped from modern-day headlines.
Kingsmen Park at California Lutheran University
Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard, Thousand Oaks
(805) 493-3452; www.kingsmenshakespeare.org

June 30-Aug. 6:
KINGSMEN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend us your ears: The outdoor Kingsmen fest returns for its 21st year with two Shakespeare classics. “Love’s Labour’s Lost” is a rollicking tale of love and language; “Julius Caesar” packs so much political intrigue that it could be ripped from modern-day headlines.
Kingsmen Park at California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks
(805) 493-3452; kingsmenshakespeare.org

July 14-23:
“PETER PAN”
Carly Bracco, a 2006 Thousand Oaks High School graduate, stars as the boy who wouldn’t grow up in Cabrillo Music Theatre’s season-ending production. This 1954 musical version of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale features a score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
Kavli Theatre at Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 497-8613; www.cabrillomusictheatre.com

July 22-Aug. 27:
“BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL”
Elton John wrote the music for this musical about a British boy who transcends class and circumstance to become a ballet star.
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley
(805) 583-7900; www.simi-arts.org

Aug. 4-27:
“The Fantasticks”
A boy and girl fall in love, grow apart and then find their way back to each other in this funny, romantic Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt musical. Songs include “Try to Remember.”
West Valley Playhouse
7242 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park
(818) 884-1907; www.wvplayhouse.com

Aug. 4-Sept. 10:
“THE LAST FIVE YEARS”
A love affair between two 20-something New Yorkers, from romance’s first flicker to its final dying ember, is examined in Jason Robert Brown’s inventively structured musical. Jamie, the man, recounts the relationship from start to finish; Cathy, the woman, tells her side from finish to start. Time magazine picked “The Last Five Years” as one of the 10 best shows of 2001, calling it an “elegantly crafted chamber musical.”
Camarillo Skyway Playhouse
330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo
(805) 388-5716; skywayplayhouse.org

July 14-Aug. 13:
“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN”
It’s alive! Mel Brooks’ 1974 big-screen spoof of classic Universal Pictures horror movies is turned into a bawdy, boisterous musical … complete with a singing/dancing monster.
Conejo Players Theatre
351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks
(805) 495-3715; conejoplayers.org

July 28-Aug. 6:
“GREASE”
Young Artist Ensemble goes back to the 1950s for its 37th annual teen summer musical as hot-rodding greaser Danny Zuko tries to romance Sandy, the sweet new girl in school. Songs include “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’” and “Alone at the Drive-In Movie.”
Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center
456 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park
(805) 381-2747; www.hillcrestarts.com

Aug. 18-20:
“NEXT TO NORMAL”
YA4Ever, the alumni offshoot of Young Artists Ensemble, performs this Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about a suburban family struggling with mental illness.
Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks
(805) 381-2747; www.hillcrestarts.com

Sept. 8-30:
“A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED”
In this Agatha Christie tale, Miss Marple must solve a treacherous case filled with mixed motives, concealed identities and grim twists and turns.
Conejo Players Theatre
351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks
(805) 495-3715; conejoplayers.org

Sept. 13-Oct. 1:
“INCOGNITO”
Four actors play 21 characters in this Nick Payne play, which weaves together three stories in a tale about the intersection of memory and identity.
Rubicon Theatre Company
1006 E. Main St., Ventura
(805) 667-2900; www.rubicontheatre.org

Sept. 26-27:
“PAW PATROL LIVE! RACE TO THE RESCUE”
When Mayor Goodway goes missing, Ryder and his PAW Patrol team— Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma, and the newest pup, Everest—race to the rescue in this live-action show based on the popular Nickelodeon series.
Kavli Theatre at Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787; WWW.civicartsplaza.com

Through Oct. 1:
“ANIMAL FARM”
Talking animals reject their human master and work to create a world of equality in this stage adaptation of George Orwell’s classic 1945 novel that satirizes manipulative, power-hungry politicians.
Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga
(310) 455-3723; theatricum.com

Local Outdoor Concerts

Through Aug. 19
MUSIC IN THE PARK
Rancho Simi Rec and Park presents concerts at two locations this summer. Tribute bands salute Huey Lewis and the News (July 15) and Fleetwood Mac (Aug. 19) at Rancho Simi Community Park and Bruce Springsteen (July 29) at Oak Canyon Community Park.
Rancho Simi Community Park
1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley
Oak Canyon Community Park
5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park
(805) 584-4400; www.rsrpd.org

Through Aug. 20
SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Bands salute the music of U2 (July 9), the Who (Aug. 6) and The Police (Aug. 20) at this concert series presented by the City of Agoura Hills and The Acorn Newspapers. A July 16 concert by the Conejo Valley Community Concert and Jazz Band will be held at Agoura High School’s Performing Arts Education Center.
Chumash Park
5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills
Agoura High School
28545 Driver Ave., Agoura Hills
(818) 597-7361
www.agourahillsrec.org

Through Aug. 26:
SATURDAYS IN THE PARK
The City of Westlake presents tributes to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac (July 15) and U2 (Aug. 26).
Berniece Bennett Park
31800 Village Center Drive
Westlake Village
(818) 706-1613; www.wlv.org

Through Aug. 27:
SUN SETS
The concert series features Latin jazz artist Hamid Cooper (July 16), The Stars of Beatlemania! (Aug. 13) and New West Symphony (Aug. 27)
Calabasas Lake
(enter at Tennis & Swim Center)
23400 Park Sorrento, Calabasas
(818) 224-1600
www.cityofcalabasas.com

Through Sept. 9:
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
The Camarillo Arts Council presents tributes to Motown (July 8), Justin Timberlake (July 22), Neil Diamond (Aug. 5), Garth Brooks and Shania Twain (Aug. 19) and Elvis (Sept. 9).
Constitution Park
1287 Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo
(805) 987-7847 camarilloartscouncil.org

Through Sept. 4:
SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Conejo Rec and Park’s annual series continues with tributes to Johnny Cash (July 4), Buffalo Springfield/Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young/Neil Young (July 23) and Green Day/Blink-182 (Aug. 13). Thousand Oaks Acorn sponsors the Sept. 4 concert with Melvin Seals and Jerry Garcia Band.
Conejo Community Park
1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks
(805) 495-2163; www.crpd.org

Music

July 1:
ROADSHOW REVIVAL
The eighth annual celebration of American roots music features rockabilly and outlaw country bands, Johnny Cash tribute acts, a pin-up girl pageant, custom cars and bikes, beer, food and children’s activities.
Discovery Ventura
1888 Thompson Blvd., Ventura
www.roadshowrevival.com

July 9

CALIFORNIA PHILHARMONIC

Booming baritone Kevin Earley and soprano Annalise Staudt team up with Cal Phil to perform songs from such classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals as “Oklahoma!,” “The Sound of Music,” “Carousel,” “South Pacific” and “The King and I.” Also on the bill: organist Phillip Smith performing Camille Saint-Saens’ powerful Organ Symphony and Richard Strauss’  rarely heard Festival Prelude.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles

(323) 850-2000; www.calphil.com

July 9:
“GILBERT & SULLIVAN FAVORITES”
The duo behind Victorian-era operetta hits like “The Pirates of Penzance” and “H.M.S. Pinafore” will be celebrated at this concert, presented 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

July 9:
MOONSVILLE COLLECTIVE
The Americana quintet performs songs off its new EP, “Moonsville II,” at this show, a fundraiser for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Fund. Rock duo Feisty Heart opens.
Peter Strauss Ranch
30000 Mulholland Hwy., Agoura
www.tinyporchconcerts.com

July 13:
HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR
Flo & Eddie of The Turtles are once again headlining this hit-packed summer revue. They’re joined by Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, The Association, The Cowsills, The Box Tops and The Archies’ Ron Dante.
The Canyon
28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills
(888) 645-5006; canyonclub.net

July 13-16, 21-23:
VENTURA MUSIC FESTIVAL
“An American Season” is the theme of this 23rd annual festival. Performers include J2B2, a bluegrass supergroup founded by Desert Rose Band members John Jorgenson and Herb Pedersen (July 13); jazz pianist Roger Kellaway (July 14); classical piano duo Anderson & Roe (July 15); violinist/festival artistic director Nuvi Mehta (July 16); singer Perla Batalla paying tribute to Leonard Cohen (July 21); bass/cello/violin trio Simply Three (July 22); and pianist-singer Michael Feinstein (July 23).
Various venues
(805) 648-3146; www.venturamusicfestival.org

July 15:
CHUCK CANNON
The singer-songwriter, who penned No. 1 hits for John Michael Montgomery (“I Love the Way You Love Me”) and Toby Keith (“How Do You Like Me Now?!”), will mix country, gospel, R&B and rock when he plays a solo show as part of the Brogden Bay Presents concert series. Opening the show are rock/Americana musicians Jimmy Yessian and Jeff Kossack.
Four Friends Gallery
1414 E Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 358-4970
www.brogdenbaypresents.com

July 16:
THOUSAND OAKS PHILHARMONIC
Young soloists and professional players, under the direction of Edward Francis, perform together in the ensemble’s “Opus 49” concert.
Scherr Forum Theatre at Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
(805) 376-2485; www.tophil.org

July 22-23:
REGGAE ON THE MOUNTAIN
The annual festival includes performances by Sly & Robbie with Mykal Rose, Katchafire, Yellowman, Raging Fyah, Eljai and Alika with Quinto Sol.
Topanga Community Club
1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga
www.reggaeonthemountain.com

July 23:
805 SUMMER SLAM FEST
Get ready to mosh with punk bands the Dead Kennedys, Ill Repute, Agression, Bad Samaritans and Despicable Good Guys.
Borderline Bar & Grill
99 Rolling Oaks Drive, Thousand Oaks
(805) 446-4435; www.borderlinebarandgrill.com

July 26:
BUDDY GUY
After teaming up with Mick Jagger to record the Stones’ “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)” for the just-released CD “Chicago Plays the Stones,” this Windy City blues legend is back on the road and rocking hard.
The Canyon
28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills
(888) 645-5006; canyonclub.net

Through July 27:
CAMARILLO COMMUNITY BAND
The ensemble, featuring a mix of adult and student musicians, performs July 6, 13, 20 and 27.
Camarillo Community Center
1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo
(805) 484-8050; www.camarillocommunityband.com

July 27
JOHN WAITE
The rocker celebrates 40 years of music—from hits with the Babys (“Isn’t It Time,” “Every Time I Think of You”) to solo successes (“When I See You Smile,” “Missing You”)—on his latest tour.
The Canyon
28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills
(888) 645-5006; canyonclub.net

July 30

CALIFORNIA PHILHARMONIC

Soul singer Judith Hill, a former Prince protégée and “Voice” contestant, guests with Cal Phil at this show, performing standards and originals. The ensemble will also showcase works by famed Austrian composers Johann Strauss Jr. (“Tales from the Vienna Woods” and “Blue Danube”) and Anton Bruckner (Symphony No. 4) and German composer Johannes Brahms (“Fifth Hungarian Dance”).

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles

(323) 850-2000; www.calphil.com

Aug. 5:
BERKLEY HART
This acoustic folk-pop duo, featuring Jeff Berkley (guitar, percussion) and Calman Hart (guitar, harmonica), will make you laugh, think and cry when it performs as part of the Brogden Bay Presents concert series.
Four Friends Gallery
1414 E Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 358-4970; www.brogdenbaypresents.com

Aug. 5:
COLBIE CAILLAT
The “Bubbly” singer-songwriter, who grew up in Thousand Oaks, performs tracks off her latest sun-drenched CD, “The Malibu Sessions.”
Kavli Theatre at Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787; www.civicartsplaza.com

Aug. 13

CALIFORNIA PHILHARMONIC

The ensemble teams up with the Cal Phil Chorale for this “Shakespeare in Love” concert featuring selections from “West Side Story” and “The Lion King,” Mendelssohn’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Patrick Doyle’s “Henry V.” Also on tap: Flutist Sara Andon playing Ennio Morricone’s “Hamlet” and Nino Rota’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles

(323) 850-2000; www.calphil.com

Aug. 19-20:
“TERI BIBB: ONCE UPON A SONG”
The soprano, who has played Christine in “The Phantom of the Opera” more than 1,000 times on Broadway and the national tour, pays tribute to Shirley Jones, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews and other movie musical icons who helped shape her career.
Rubicon Theatre Company
1006 E. Main St., Ventura
(805) 667-2900; www.rubicontheatre.org

Aug. 20:
BETTMAN & HALPIN
The folk/Americana duo, featuring Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin, combine high-energy bluegrass/roots tunes, beautiful ballads and groovy feel-good songs. Part of the Brogden Bay Presents concert series.
Four Friends Gallery
1414 E Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 358-4970
www.brogdenbaypresents.com

Aug. 20:
SAM OUTLAW
“I’ve made it a personal mission to remind people how great country music is,” says the SoCal singer-songwriter, who blends Bakersfield honky-tonk with ’70s-era troubadour pop. Singer/songwriter/violist Lydia Luce opens the show, a fundraiser for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Fund.
Peter Strauss Ranch
30000 Mulholland Highway, Agoura
www.tinyporchconcerts.com

Aug. 20

CALIFORNIA PHILHARMONIC

The ensemble marches toward autumn with “World’s Best Marches,” its summer season finale featuring Tchaikovsky’s “Marche Slave,” Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance” and John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” The concert also will showcase pianist Daniel Lessner performing Paganini’s “Rhapsody on a Theme.”

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles

(323) 850-2000; www.calphil.com

Aug. 26:
PAUL ANKA
The performer may be best known for crooning pop hits like “Diana” and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” but he also wrote Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” theme, composed “She’s a Lady” for Tom Jones and penned the lyrics for the Frank Sinatra standard “My Way.”
Kavli Theatre at Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787; www.civicartsplaza.com

Sept. 9:
JAZZ & BLUES REVUE
Pianist George Kahn and singers Gina Saputo, Crystal Starr and Courtney Lemmon front this jazz band, which explores the history of vocal jazz styles from the ’40s onward. Their debut CD includes creative arrangements of standards like “Cantaloupe Island,” “God Bless the Child” and “Summertime.” Presented by the Oxnard Community Concert Association.
Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard
(805) 216-7075; www.oxnardcca.com

Sept. 9:
OXNARD JAZZ FESTIVAL
The lineup for the second annual fest features Evelyn “Champagne” King, Jessy J, David P. Stevens, Malo Anthology, Pamela Williams, Adam Hawley, Gerald Albright and Jonathan Butler.
Oxnard Beach Park
1601 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
(805) 813-9392; oxnardjazzfestival.com

Sept. 9:
THE WAY DOWN WANDERERS
This five-member Americana group mixes foot-stomping singalongs and soaring instrumentals at its high-energy shows. Which Country?, featuring former Tower of Power singer Lenny Goldsmith, opens this fundraiser for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Fund.
Peter Strauss Ranch
30000 Mulholland Highway, Agoura
www.tinyporchconcerts.com

Sept. 15:
BENISE
Spanish guitar master Roni Benise, who lives in Westlake Village, puts a flamenco spin on rock classics by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and The Eagles in his latest show, “Spanish Nights.”
Kavli Theatre at Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787; www.civicartsplaza.com

Comedy

June 29-July 2:
COLIN KANE
The raunchy comic, who bills himself as “charmingly inappropriate,” doesn’t just cross lines, he leaps over them. Check him out in Bruce Willis’ new action flick, “Once Upon a Time in Venice.”
Levity Live at The Collection Riverpark
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
(805) 457-5550; oxnard.levitylive.com

July 8:
STAND-UP COMEDY ON THE HILL
Host Jason Love welcomes comics Dwayne Perkins (named one of Rolling Stone’s “Five Comics to Watch” in 2012) and Andy Hendrickson (“Live at Gotham,” “Late, Late show”) to this monthly laugh fest.
Theatre on the Hill at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks
(805) 381-1246; www.hillcrestarts.com

July 19:
LOL Comedy Night
Rico and Mambo, the morning show DJs on Ventura hip-hop/R&B station Q95.9 FM, host this monthly laugh fest. Also Aug. 16 and Sept. 20.
Levity Live at The Collection Riverpark
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
(805) 457-5550; oxnard.levitylive.com

July 28-30:
MIKE EPPS
Don’t expect any marsupials at this show; the comic recently had to apologize for bringing a kangaroo onstage in Detroit.
Levity Live at The Collection Riverpark
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
(805) 457-5550; oxnard.levitylive.com

Aug. 11-12:
BRAD GARRETT
The 6-foot-8 actor/comic, who played Ray Romano’s brother for nine seasons on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” performs his stand-up act.
Levity Live at The Collection Riverpark
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
(805) 457-5550; oxnard.levitylive.com

Sept. 8:
LISA LAMPANELLI
Comedy’s “Lovable Queen of Mean” follows Don Rickles’ game plan: She says every horrible thing she can think of about everyone in the audience and, as a result, by the end of her show, everyone feels equal and included.
The Canyon
28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills
(888) 645-5006; canyonclub.net

Sept. 14:
PAULY SHORE
Hey, bu-ddy … The Wiezel’s ready to crack wise. To find out what the “Encino Man” star has been up to, check out his new comedy special, “Vegas Is My Oyster,” on Crackle.
Levity Live at The Collection Riverpark
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
(805) 457-5550; oxnard.levitylive.com

Sept. 15-17:
SINBAD
“The Sinbad Show” star doesn’t overanalyze his approach to comedy. “You put the time in and somehow it works,” he told the East Valley Tribune recently.
Levity Live at The Collection Riverpark
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
(805) 457-5550; oxnard.levitylive.com

Sept. 16:
JIM JEFFERIES
The Australian comic, who is developing a weekly late-night show for Comedy Central, brings his “Unusual Punishment Tour” to town.
Kavli Theatre at Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787; www.civicartsplaza.com

Dance

June 30:
“STAR 2017: JOYFUL JOYFUL”
Students from Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts Center perform tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and contemporary routines at this 20th annual concert .
Kavli Theatre at Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(818) 991-8883; www.agourahillsdance.org

July 7-8:
“INSPIRATION”
Camarillo Academy of Performing Arts presents its all-school dance recital.
Kavli Theatre at Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 383-6446; www.camarilloacademy.com

Fine Art

 

Through July 29:
“EDGES OF MEMORY”
With her work, photographer Janet Milhomme wants to move the viewer, whether it’s through the beauty of a flower, the poignancy of a portrait or the color, shape and texture of an abstract form.
Studio Channel Islands
2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo
(805) 383-1368; studiochannelislands.org

Through Aug. 3:
“DECORATIVE ART”
This exhibit showcases mass-produced art pieces—often displayed on floors, mantels and desks—that became popular in the 19th century, giving homes an air of prestige without the price.
William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art at Cal Lutheran University
160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks
(805) 493-3697; rollandgallery.callutheran.edu

Through Aug. 6:
“PROCESS AND REALITY”
This show explores the creative process and looks at how Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mike Kelley, Tim Hawkinson and other contemporary artists engage the physical world.
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu
(310) 506-4851; arts.pepperdine.edu/museum

Through Aug. 5:
“32 DEGREES LATITUDE”
A juried exhibit devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of emerging artists in the Conejo Valley and beyond.
California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks
1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 405-5240; cmato.org

Through Aug. 6:
“THE SECRET PAINTINGS”
British artist Michael Pearce uses ancient Neolithic imagery and medieval tarot card settings rife with allegory to pay homage to such diverse cultural touchstones as Harry Potter, the Bible and “The Da Vinci Code.” The show’s centerpiece is a “monumental” four-part oil-on-canvas work celebrating the summer solstice.
Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main St., Ventura
(805) 653-0323; venturamuseum.org

Through Aug. 20:
“NEW FRONTIERS: THE MANY WORLDS OF GEORGE TAKEI”
This comprehensive look at the life of the actor/civil rights activist includes costumes and other items from his “Star Trek” days.
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles
(213) 625-0414; www.janm.org

July 14-Sept. 5:
“MUSICIANS” 

Work by Ryan Hunter, the Guitar Center’s in-house photographer, will be on display. He began his career snapping shots of SoCal punk bands and since then he’s photographed everyone from Metallica and Miranda Lambert to Eric Clapton and Jimmy Cliff.
Four Friends Gallery
1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 601-7530; www.fourfriendsgallery.com

Through Sept. 28

“SHAKESPEARE: A CELEBRATION”

Shakespeare-inspired art by members of the British Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers is on display and for sale. Featured artists include Corinna Button, who incorporates printmaking techniques into her paintings and ceramic sculptures; David Brayne, whose textured paintings of abstracted figures incorporate expansive open spaces; and Veta Gorner, a Russian-born printmaker who works from studios in England and Sweden.

Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture at California Lutheran University’s Soiland Humanities Center

120 Memorial Parkway, Thousand Oaks

(805) 493-3697; calLutheran.edu/kwanfong

Sept. 7-Dec. 9:
“EXPOSED: CALIFORNIA WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS”
The show spotlights conceptual and contemporary work by both prominent and emerging female California photographers who are underrepresented in our nation’s museums. The exhibition will also touch upon the influence California’s landscape has had on these photographers.
California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks
1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 405-5240; cmato.org

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

July 12:
“NABUCCO”
The New York Metropolitan Opera’s production of Verdi’s “Nabucco,” with Plácido Domingo in the title role, is being broadcast in theaters nationwide. Another Met transmission, on July 19, features mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca starring in Bizet’s steamy “Carmen.”
Century Riverpark Oxnard 16
2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard
www.fathomevents.com

July 19:
“THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN”
Cats, spiders and even drops of water become huge hazards for Scott Carey as he grows ever smaller in “The Incredible Shrinking Man,” the 1957 classic about a man whose molecular structure is forever rearranged following his exposure to an atomic cloud. During a post-screening discussion, a panel of sci-fi experts will talk about the 60-year-old film’s cultural significance.
Calabasas Library
200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas
(818) 225-7616
www.cityofcalabasas.com/library.html

July 20 & 27:
“ANGELS IN AMERICA”
Britain’s National Theatre broadcasts its acclaimed 25th anniversary revival of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama to theaters nationwide. Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane and James McCardle star in the two-part play, about New Yorkers grappling with life, love and death in the mid-1980s when the AIDS epidemic was just beginning to make headlines. Part 1 will be shown July 20; Part 2 will be screened July 27.
Muvico Thousand Oaks 14
166 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks
www.fathomevents.com

Sept. 16:
“AMADEUS LIVE”
“Amadeus,” the 1984 Oscar-winning biopic about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will be screened with live accompaniment by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and members of the LA Opera Chorus.
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
(818) 677-3000; www.valleyperformingartscenter.org

Wine & Spirits Events

JUNE 11
Ojai Wine Festival
The 31st annual fest, a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Ojai West Foundation, features wines from more than 60 regional vintners, a beer garden with over 30 craft brews and hors d’oeuvres from some of Ojai’s top caterers and restaurants. There’s also live music, free boat rides, arts and crafts and a silent auction.
Lake Casitas Recreation Area
11093 Santa Ana Road, Ventura
(805) 646-3794; ojaiwinefestival.com

JUNE 25
Conejo Food and Wine Festival
Dozens of restaurants, wineries and breweries will offer samples at this annual culinary event.
St. Paschal Baylon School
155 E. Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks
www.conejofoodandwine.com

July 22-23:
TEQUILA AND TACO MUSIC FESTIVAL
Tequila takes center stage on the first day of the fest, margaritas are the drink of choice the next; tacos and live music are spotlighted all weekend. Proceeds help benefit FOOD Share.
Plaza Park
651 E Thompson Blvd., Ventura
www.tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com

July 30:
A TASTE OF CAMARILLO
Sip fine wines, craft beers and gourmet foods under the shade of 100-year-old trees at Ventura County’s longest-running wine and food festival, a fundraiser for Meadowlark Service League. Also on tap: auctions, shopping and country music by Caught Red Handed.
Camarillo Ranch
201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo
(805) 279-8909; www.tasteofcamarillo.com

Aug. 24:
THOUSAND OAKS BREW FEST
Sample 20 craft beers plus food from local restaurants at this sixth annual Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks fundraiser. Classic rock band Ignition will provide the soundtrack.
Conejo Creek Park North
1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks
(805) 907-5947; www.tobrewfest.com

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

Festivals & Family Fun

 

JUNE 11
Chili Cook-off and Car Show
The Simi Valley Knights of Columbus serves up hot chili and cool cars at its 30th annual festival. There also will be live music by Caught Red Handed, more than 80 vendor booths and kids’ activities.
St. Rose of Lima Church
1305 Royal Ave., Simi Valley
(805) 501-8818; www.chilikc.com

JUNE 24
Ojai Valley Lavender Festival
All sorts of lavender products—bouquets, sachets, soaps, oils, shampoos, candles and more—will be sold. There will also be cooking and distilling demos, a petting zoo, games and lectures.
Libbey Park
205 E Ojai Ave
www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org

JUNE 29
Food Truck Festival
Food trucks and classic cars converge at this free event, providing a feast for foodies and gearheads alike.
Camarillo Ranch
201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo
(805) 389-8182; camarilloranch.org

JULY 1-4
Anime Expo
Fans of Japanese animation and pop culture can expect workshops, concerts, panel discussions, vendors, guest speakers, cosplay contests and more.
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles
www.anime-expo.org

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

June 29:
CLASSIC CARS AND FOOD TRUCKS
Nosh on delicious fare from a dozen food trucks and check out vintage rides from local car clubs. Also July 27 and Aug. 31.
Camarillo Ranch
201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo
(805) 389-8182; camarilloranch.org

June 29-July 2:
SEASIDE SPECTACULAR ALL-BREED DOG SHOW
Fur will fly at this competition, presented by the Ventura County Dog Fanciers Association.
Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
(805) 648-3376; www.venturacountyfair.org

July 7-9:
HOLLYWOOD SHOW
Shop for movie memorabilia and get autographs from more than 40 celebrities, including Richard Dreyfuss (“Jaws”), Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”), Jackie Zeman (“General Hospital”), Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow (“Leave It to Beaver”), Michael Gray and John Davey (“Shazam!”), Randolph Mantooth (“Emergency!”) and Tommy Kirk (Walt Disney’s “The Hardy Boys”).
Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel
5400 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles
(818) 533-8204; www.hollywoodshow.com

July 13-16:
CAMARILLO FIESTA AND STREET FAIR
The community celebration features carnival rides, live music, food, beer and wine, petting zoo, pony and camel rides, kids’ fun zone and car show.
Ventura Blvd., Old Town Camarillo
(805) 764-1114; www.camarillofiesta.com

July 14-16:
CHILDREN OF MANY COLORS INTERTRIBAL POWWOW
The event features Native American singing, dancing, drumming, arts, crafts and food.
Moorpark College
7075 Campus Road, Moorpark
(805) 217-0364; www.redbirdsvision.org

July 15-16:
SURF RODEO MUSIC AND SURF FESTIVAL
This beachy keen event, now in its 10th year, features a surf competition, bikini cowgirl contest, cornhole tournament, mechanical bull riding, food trucks and more than 30 bands on three stages, including Super Duper Kyle and Raging Arb and the Readheads.
Pierpoint Beach
1038 S. Seaward Ave., Ventura
(805) 628-9083; surfrodeo.org

July 15:
COPPERS AND CHOPPERS
Children and their families can meet Ventura County Sheriff’s Office deputies and K-9 unit dogs; sit inside police cars, helicopters and other emergency vehicles; and learn about the department’s search-and-rescue teams.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Air Unit at Camarillo Airport
375 Durley Ave.
(805) 492-4398; vcsheriffsfoundation.org

July 19:
TALES AT THE RANCH
Visit the majestic Camarillo White Horses, which were bred by Camarillo’s founding father, Adolfo Camarillo.
Camarillo Ranch
201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo
(805) 389-8182; camarilloranch.org

July 20:
SUMMER CRUISE NIGHT
Enjoy vintage cars, live music and food at this all-ages event.
Studio Channel Islands
2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo
(805) 559-6286; www.camarillo-oldtown.com

July 29-30:
OXNARD SALSA FESTIVAL
Salsa in all its spicy forms—music, dance and food—is celebrated with tastings, cook-offs, dance competitions, rides, games and concerts by Louie Cruz Beltran, La Verdad, Angel Lebron y Sabor Latino.
Plaza Park
500 S. C Street, Oxnard
(805) 535-4060; oxnardsalsafestival.com

Aug. 2-6:
OLD SPANISH DAYS FIESTA
Santa Barbara celebrates its rancho roots with parades, concerts, arts and crafts, rodeo events and concerts.
Various locations, Santa Barbara
(805) 962-8101; oldspanishdays-fiesta.org

Aug. 27:
END OF SUMMER BLOCK PARTY
Celebrate the end of summer with classic cars, live music and food.
Studio Channel Islands
2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo
(805) 559-6286; www.camarillo-oldtown.com

Sept. 2:
VENTURA NATIONALS
Gear heads can gawk at cool custom cars, hot rods and motorcycles at this annual show and enter to win a 1958 Chevy truck.
Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
(805) 626-0164; www.venturanationals.com

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

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