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NOV. 22 – Estampas Porteñas Tango Company
The Argentinean dance troupe transports audiences from a rural train station to a bustling outdoor plaza in Buenos Aires
Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
(310) 506-4522, arts.pepperdine.edu

HALLOWEEN

OCT. 1 – 31 – Reign of Terror Haunted House
More than 21,000 square feet of horror
Above Gold’s Gym at Janss Marketplace
197 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks
(805) 492-1864, www.rothauntedhouse.com

OCT. 1 – 31 – Haunted Hayride
Riders will leave the safety of their wagon to confront “the Ghosts of Hayrides Past”
Griffith Park Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Ave., Los Angeles
(310) 993-8289, losangeleshauntedhayride.com

SEPT. 29 – Oct. 31 – Dark Harbor
“Blood-curdling terror” awaits aboard the historic ship
Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
(877) 600 4313, www.queenmary.com

OCT. 30 – Dia de Los Muertos
Simi Valley Historical Society celebration with mariachi music, dancing, crafts, face-painting and altar displays
Strathearn Park
137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley
(805) 526-6453, simihistory.com

Oct. 14 – 29 (Fri. & Sat. nights) – Voodoo on the Bayou
Interactive haunted house casts you as the protagonist trying to save a bunch of kids after a seance goes terribly wrong.
Sports Academy
1011 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(844) 747-3100, www.sportsacademy.us

HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES

DEC. 1 – 4 – “Broadway Christmas Wonderland”
Theater League promises high-kicking chorus girls and more than 1,000 glittering costumes in this musical revue
Fred Kavli Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(800) 776-7469, theaterleague.com

DEC. 2 – Vienna Boys Choir
“Christmas in Vienna” concert features carols from the past six centuries
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
(818) 677-3000, www.valleyperformingartscenter.org

DEC. 2 & 3 – Village Voices Chorale
The 70-member troupe performs holiday classics
Scherr Forum Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787, www.villagevoices.org

DEC. 2 – 11 – “Christmas Magic!”
Listen to holiday carols and learn the stories behind them
High Street Arts Center
45 E. High Street, Moorpark
(805) 529-8700, highstreetartscenter.com

DEC. 2 – Jan. 1 – Winter Fantasy Music & Light Show
An eye-popping spectacle with 30,000 flashing colored lights, animated characters, lit trees and holiday music
Plaza Park
500 S. C Street, Oxnard
(805) 385-2705, www.bit.ly/2bv1QXZ

DEC. 6 – “A Rockapella Holiday”
The vocal group puts an a cappella spin on seasonal classics
Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
(310) 506-4522, arts.pepperdine.edu

DEC. 7 – Handel’s “Messiah”
New York’s Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra perform the beloved oratorio
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
(818) 677-3000, www.valleyperformingartscenter.org

DEC. 10 – 31 – Candy Cane Lane
Since 1952, residents have been transforming this neighborhood into a wonderland of decorations and lights
Lubao Avenue and Oxnard Street, Woodland Hills
www.woodlandhillscc.net/candy_cane_lane

DEC. 11 – Homes for the Holidays
Tour Pleasant Valley homes all decked out in holiday splendor
Various locations
(805) 279-8909, meadowlarkserviceleague.com

DEC. 11 – 25 – Christmas Tree Lane
One of Ventura County’s largest holiday light displays
F and G streets, Oxnard
www.bit.ly/2bihaI1

DEC. 16 & 17 – Parade of Lights
Boats decked out in twinkly lights sail through the harbor
Ventura Harbor
1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura
(805) 477-0470, www.venturaharborvillage.com

DEC. 17 & 18 – “The Nutcracker”
New York City Ballet dancers join Pacific Festival Ballet
Fred Kavli Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787, www.pacfestballet.org

DEC. 18 – “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. 21 – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
The 1964 TV classic has been turned into a stage musical
Fred Kavli Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(800) 776-7469, www.theaterleague.com

DEC. 23 – “White Christmas” singalong
On-screen lyrics help you join in the 1954 movie musical
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
(323) 850-2000, www.laphil.com

DEC. 25 – Chanukah Festival
Featuring comedian and illusionist Rob Rasner
Vons Shopping Center
4225A Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark
(805) 242-2232, www.jewishmoorpark.com

Dec. 27 – Menorah lighting
Free Hanukkah celebration features latkes, music, entertainment
Constitution Park
Carmen Drive and Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo
(805) 383-7882, www.chabadcamarillo.com

Theater

OCT. 1 & 2 – “Merrily We Roll Along”
Concert version of the 1981 Stephen Sondheim musical
Rubicon Theatre Company
1006 E. Main St., Ventura
(805) 667-2900, www.rubicontheatre.org

OCT. 6 – 16 – “Bring It On: The Musical”
Panic! Productions stages one of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pre-“Hamilton” hits
Scherr Forum Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787, civicartsplaza.com
OCT. 7 – 23 – “The Sorcerer”
A love potion causes chaos in this Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company production
Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks
(805) 381-2747, hillcrestarts.com

OCT. 7 – 30 – “The Young Man from Atlanta”
Drama by Horton Foote
West Valley Playhouse
7242 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park
(818) 884-1907, www.wvplayhouse.com

OCT. 13 – 23 – “Night of the Living Dead”
Zombies roam the Earth in this stage adaption of the 1960s film
Moorpark College Performing Arts Center
7075 Campus Road, Moorpark
(805) 378-1485, www.moorparkcollege.edu/PAC

OCT. 14 – 23 – “Evita”
Cabrillo Music Theatre’s season opens with this classic about Argentinean leader Eva Perón
Fred Kavli Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787, www.cabrillomusictheatre.com

OCT. 14 – NOV. 20 – “Curtains”
Murder and musical comedy collide in comic whodunnit
Camarillo Skyway Playhouse
330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo
(805) 388-5716, skywayplayhouse.org

OCT. 21 – NOV. 13 – “The 39 Steps”
Intrigue and danger course through this Alfred Hitchcock-inspired melodrama
 High Street Arts Center
45 E. High Street, Moorpark
(805) 529-8700, highstreetartscenter.com

OCT. 26 – NOV. 13 – “Return to the Forbidden Planet”
This campy send-up of the 1956 sci-fi flick features a galaxy of rock-pop hits, from “Good Vibrations” to “Monster Mash”
Rubicon Theatre Company
1006 E. Main St., Ventura
(805) 667-2900, www.rubicontheatre.org

OCT. 29 – DEC. 4 – “Ragtime: the Musical”
Epic musical about early 20th century America
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley
(805) 583-7900, www.simi-arts.org

Nov. 4 – 20 – “Shrek Jr. the Musical”
A loner ogre must rescue a feisty princess in this Young Artists Ensemble production.
Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks
(805) 381-2747, hillcrestarts.com

NOV. 10 – 19 – “Crazy for You”
Pepperdine students stage this Tony-winning George Gershwin revue
Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
(310) 506-4522, arts.pepperdine.edu

NOV. 11 – DEC. 11 – “Side Show”
Siamese twins become Depression-era stars in this musical
Conejo Players Theatre
351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks
(805) 495-3715, www. conejoplayers.org

DEC. 2 – 11 – “Elf the Musical Jr.”
The Will Ferrell movie comes to life in this Youth Musical Theatre production
Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks
www.youthmusicaltheatre.com

DEC. 4 – JAN. 15 – “Amélie: A New Musical”
Phillipa Soo, a Tony nominee for “Hamilton,” plays the title role in this musical adaptation of the hit 2001 French film
Ahmanson Theatre
135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
(213) 628-2772, www.centertheatregroup.org

Music

OCT. 5 – London Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen leads this British ensemble in works by Sibelius and Beethoven
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
(818) 677-3000, www.valleyperformingartscenter.org

OCT. 8 – Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Wynton Marsalis leads the group
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
(818) 677-3000, www.valleyperformingartscenter.org

OCT. 13 – Smokey Robinson
The Motown legend performs “Tears of a Clown” and other classics
The Canyon club
28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills
(888) 645-5006, www.canyonclub.net

OCT. 14 – Kelli O’Hara
A solo show by the Tony-winner
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
(818) 677-3000, www.valleyperformingartscenter.org

NOV. 4 & 5 – New West Symphony
The orchestra, with guest pianist Vadym Kholodenko, plays works by Rachmaninov, Schoenberg and Stravinsky
Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center (Nov. 4)
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard
Kavli Theatre at Civic Arts Plaza (Nov. 5)
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(866) 776-8400, newwestsymphony.org

NOV. 5 – Pasadena Symphony and Pops
Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” suite and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade”
Ambassador Auditorium
131 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena
(626) 793-7172, pasadenasymphony-pops.org

Comedy

OCT. 21 – 23 – Ralphie May
The stand-up star riffs on everything from Bon Jovi to physiology
Levity Live
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
(805) 457-5550, oxnard.levitylive.com

NOV. 9 – John Cleese and Eric Idle
Monty Python icons will crack wise and take audience questions
Fred Kavli Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787, civicartsplaza.com

NOV. 12 – Dana Carvey
“Saturday Night Live” alum brings his stand-up show to town
Fred Kavli Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2787, civicartsplaza.com

NOV. 18 – Don Rickles and Regis Philbin
Celebrate Rickles’ 90th birthday with classic stories and film clips
The Canyon club
28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills
(888) 645-5006, www.canyonclub.net

DEC. 16 & 17 – Rob Schneider
The comic rose to fame “makin’ copies” on “Saturday Night Live”
Levity Live
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
(805) 457-5550, oxnard.levitylive.com

Dance

OCT. 2 – “Shadowland” by Pilobolus
Coming of age story told in modern dance
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
(818) 677-3000, www.valleyperformingartscenter.org

Fine Art

Sept. 16 – Dec. 2 – “Balancing Act”
Abstract illusionist paintings by Jack Reilly
California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO)
1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 405-5240, www.cmato.org

OCT. 8 – 10 – Ojai Studio Artists Tour
Self-guided studio tour of more than 60 artists
Various locations in Ojai
www.ojaistudioartists.org

NOV. 3 – 26 – “Street/Urban”
Edgy art by Charles Magallanes and Sam Kevenchy
Studio Channel Islands Art Center
2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo
(805) 383-1368, studiochannelislands.org

NOV. 10 – JAN. 12 – “The Nature of Jungles”
Exhibit explores jungles today
William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art,
California Lutheran University
160 Overton Ct., Thousand Oaks
rollandgallery.callutheran.edu

THROUGH DEC. 4 – “Altered Reality”
A look at the interaction between camera and computer
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art,
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
(310) 506-4851, arts.pepperdine.edu/museum

Wine & Spirits Events

OCT. 1 – Moorpark Beer Festival
A celebration of local craft beer and food
High Street in downtown Moorpark
www.moorparkbeerfestival.com

OCT. 13 – 16 – Calabasas/Malibu Food & Wine Festival
Fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley
The Village
6220 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills
(818) 217-0024, www.malibufoodandwinefestival.com

DEC. 3 – Winter Wine Walk
Sample spirits and listen to live music as you window shop
Main Street, downtown Ventura
(805) 628-9588, www.venturawinterwinewalk.com

Festivals & Family Fun

OCT. 1 – 31 – Fall Harvest Festival
Pumpkin picking, pig races, wagon rides, a corn maze, live music
Underwood Family Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark
(805) 529-3690, www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com

OCT. 6 – 9 – Reyes Adobe Days
Family festival with historical demos, general store and tours
Historic Reyes Adobe Rancho
30400 Rainbow Crest Drive, Agoura Hills
(818) 597-7361, www.reyesadobedays.org

OCT. 7 – 9 – Seaside Highland Games
Scottish/Celtic festival features pipe bands, dancing, traditional food
Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
(818) 886-4968, www.seaside-games.com

OCT. 15 & 16 – Calabasas Pumpkin Festival
Carving demonstrations, pumpkin beer, giant slide, reptile shows
Juan Bautista de Anza Park
3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas
www.calabasaspumpkinfestival.com

OCT. 16 – Thousand Oaks Street Fair
Rotary Club fundraiser with vendors, a kids’ fun zone and music
Moorpark Road, between Hillcrest Drive and Wilbur Road, Thousand Oaks
(805) 378-5106, www.thousandoaksrotary.org

OCT. 22 – “Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny”
Margaret Wise Brown’s classic bedtime stories come to life
Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
(310) 506-4522, arts.pepperdine.edu

OCT. 29 – Thrill the World
Be part of a worldwide flash mob honoring Michael Jackson
Swenson Center Lawn, California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks
(805) 241-8515, www.callutheran.edu

NOV. 5, 6, 12 & 13 – Nottingham Festival
Journey back in time at this award-winning Renaissance festival
Civic Center Park
3855 Alamo St., Simi Valley
www.nottinghamfestival.com

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