For the lucky parents and their kids who haven’t yet returned to school, there are a few days left to have fun in the summer. Here’s a list for them and anyone else looking for things to do in Ventura County this weekend and beyond.
Movies gone crazy: Ventura Land Trust’s 10th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival takes place August 17 at Ventura County Credit Union Headquarters, 2575 Vista Del Mar Drive, Ventura. The association’s festival starts at 5:00 p.m. movies start at 8 p.m. Guests can enjoy a series of award-winning short films under the stars. The event also includes live music, a raffle, games and activities for the whole family, as well as the purchase of: food, drink and alcohol. Tickets cost $ 35 per person 13 and over, $ 5 for children 12 and under, and $ 125 per person for the VIP experience, which includes all festival amenities as well as access to food , drinks and free indoor toilets in the courtyard and the VIP lounge. For more information call or visit https://www.venturalandtrust.org/2019_wsff.
A sweet musical: The Conejo Players Theater will present “Sweet Charity” by Neil Simon from August 16 to September 8 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Tony’s award-winning musical captures the energy, humor and heartache of life in the big city. Tickets cost $ 20 for adults or $ 18 for students, seniors, or the military. For tickets or more information, call the box office at 805-495-3715 or visit www.conejoplayers.org.
Spotlight on the artist: Focus on the Masters will host a conversation with Japanese-born artist Ichiro Irie from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on August 18 at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. Irie is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, gallery owner and professor at Oxnard College. The cost is $ 15 for the general public, $ 10 for seniors, and free for members of the non-profit arts group. For more information, visit www.FocusOnTheMasters.com or call 805.653.2501.
Rhinestone Cowboy Music: Free summer concerts continue in the courtyard of the Simi Civic Center Plaza on Tapo Canyon Road and Alamo Street from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on August 17. Tina Michelle and the Rhinestone Cowboys will perform country music. Concerts continue on August 24 with Stevie Nicks Illusion and with Tony Maddox on August 31. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/concertsinthecourtyard.
Roll up:The 39th Annual Wings Over Camarillo Air Show kicks off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 17-18 at Camarillo Airport, 555 Airport Way. The event includes aerial performances, a car show, and sales of food, drink and alcohol. A pavilion devoted to science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM will be the seat of a robotics competition. Admission is free for children 5 and under. The cost is free for children 5 and under, $ 10 for children 6 to 12, and $ 25 for guests 13 and older. Other VIP options are also available. For more information, visit wingsovercamarillo.com.
Ventura County Tour: Writer Cherie Brant will speak and sign her book “Keys to the County – Touring Historic Ventura” from 3 pm to 5 pm on August 17 at the Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. The book guides readers through 40 different walking and road routes in each community in the county. For more information call 805-643-3154
Indigenous dance: Rancho Sierra Vista / Satwiwa will host a free Native American dance demonstration from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on August 17 at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, 4121 Potrero Road, Newbury Park. The dancers will perform their traditional style and each dance demonstration will have a brief explanation of its meaning. The event will also feature the Turtle Island Singers Drum Group. Customers are advised to wear diapers. They should also bring a flashlight, camping chairs and blankets. For more information, call 805-370-2301.
A lot of laughs: The Ventura Comedy Festival will be held August 19-25 at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club at 1559 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 205A, Ventura. The festival includes a comic book contest with semi-finals starting August 19. Other shows are planned around themes. Tickets start at $ 15 and require a minimum of two drinks. For a full schedule and more information, visit venturacomedyfestival.com.
Hip-hop figure: A live hip-hop performance will begin at 7 p.m. on August 17 at the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, The Oaks Mall, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Hip-hop performance or encryption accompanies the current museum exhibition by graffiti artist Kelly “RISK” Graval. The event includes a fusion of dance, speaking and encryption challenges. A $ 5 donation is suggested. For more information and to reserve a place, visit www.cmato.org.
Correction of the trail: The Wine, Craft Beer and Art Trail will arrive from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on August 17 at Oxnard’s Heritage Square, 715 SA St. In its second year, the event is hosted by the Oxnard Downtown Lions Club. Participants will be able to taste food, beer and win from Red Tandem Brewery, Herzog Wine Cellars, La Dolce Vita Restaurant and more. Tickets cost $ 45 per person. Profits will be donated to local causes. For tickets and more information, call 805-469-9303 or visit www.OxnardDowntownLionsClub.org.
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