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A preview of Local Happenings

PEDRO PULIDO AND HEARING IS BELIEVING SCREENING
June 8 | Ventura
Cuban artist Pedro Pulido was artist–in-residence at Art City Studios in Ventura in 1997, and a featured artist at Art Walk 2015. Pulido came to learn about musician Rachel Flowers through Lorenzo DeStefano’s documentary Hearing Is Believing. Inspired by Flowers’ story and music, he conceived a series of acrylic portraits based on scenes from the film. An opening reception will be held 6-7 p.m. with music from the film followed by the screening and a Q&A with DeStefano and Flowers. The exhibition runs through June 24. Tickets: $20. Museum admission $1-5. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.hearingisbelievingfilm.com.

OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 7 – 10 | Ojai
The annual classical music festival, held mostly outdoors at the Libbey Bowl, returns with new music director Patricia Kopatchinskaja. This year features the Berlin-based Mahler Chamber Orchestra in its first extended United States residency, JACK Quartet, composer/pianist Michael Hersch, pianist Markus Hinterhäuser, pianist/harpsichordist Anthony Romaniuk and many more, including two semi-staged concerts by Kapatchinskaja and a weekend of special shows and events. Ticket prices vary. For a full schedule and list of locations, visit www.ojaifestival.org.

HUMANE SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE
June 9 | Ojai
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Humane Society Ventura County’s Ojai animal shelter and learn more about its programs at this annual bash. Visitors can interact with the animals, who of course will be available for adoption, tour the kennels and clinic, meet the staff and learn about volunteer opportunities. A variety of activities will be available for children, including a treasure hunt. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Humane Society Ventura County Shelter, 402 Bryant St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.hsvc.org.

PIONEER JAMBOREE AT STAGECOACH INN MUSEUM
June 9 | Newbury Park
Step back in time at this hands-on history event. The Pioneer Jamboree features gold panning, pioneer and Native American games, storytelling, antique toys, rock painting, butter churning corn-husk and yarn-doll making, costume dress-up and much more, with food and beverages for sale. Tickets: Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children $4. Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park, www.stagecoachmuseum.org.

PIRATE DAYS 2018
June 10 | Ventura
Return to the age of adventure when pirates roamed the seas during Pirate Days 2018. This signature Ventura Harbor Village event offers professional pirate live-action shows, treasure hunts, costume contests, vendors and much more. Festival-goers of all ages are welcome to come dressed in period costume. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturaharborvillage.com/event/pirates-day-2018.

OJAI WINE FESTIVAL
June 10 | Ojai
With Over 60 wineries and 30 premium craft beers and microbrews, th Ojai Wine Festival has got what you need to enjoy a day in Ojai. Also expect food, live music and dancing, arts and crafts vendors, free boat rides, a premier VIP lounge and a silent wine auction. Funds raised at the festival benefit the Rotary Club of Ojai-West. Noon-4 p.m. Tickets: $55-120. Lake Casitas Recreation Area, 11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.ojaiwinefestival.com.

INAUGURAL HEALTH AND HEALING EXPO
June 16 | Thousand Oaks
This event aims to help visitors achieve a healthier lifestyle through exhibits and workshops with a focus on wellness. Reiki and psychic readings will be available, as well as a wide variety of health, healing and holistic products, services and activities. Entrance to expo is free; 15-minute Reiki and psychic reading sessions are $25. Best Western Plus, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.HealthHealingExpo.com.

TREE TO THE SEA: FATHER’S DAY WOODEN BOAT SHOW
June 17 | Oxnard
Channel Islands Maritime Museum will host this annual event of the most rustic variety. Bring Dad to see a series of classic wooden boats on display for everyone to enjoy from noon to 4 p.m., witness stunning wooden boats at the dock behind the museum, take in the classic car show, and participate in engaging maritime activities for the whole family. A Tree to the Sea Treasure Sale will also be held. Noon-6 p.m. CIMM parking lot and dock, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.cimmvc.org.

VENTURA COUNTY GREEK FESTIVAL
June 22 – 24 | Camarillo
Celebrate Greek culture through music, dance, food and fun at the annual festival, organized by the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and taking place at Freedom Park at the Camarillo Airport. Kids’ activities, interesting vendors, performances throughout the three-day event, a divine liturgy on Sunday and more provide a good time for the whole family. Friday: 5-10 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $5 admission includes a raffle ticket for the chance to win $3,000. 515 Eubanks St., Camarillo. For more information, visit vcgreekfestival.org.

CONSTELLATIONS
June 22 – July 29 | Santa Paula
This time-bending romantic drama about a charming beekeeper and a Cambridge cosmologist is spun out of string theory and explores the infinite possibilities of “boy meets girl” with intelligence, heart and humor. Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 4 p.m. Tickets $22-24. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.

CONEJO FOOD AND WINE FEST
June 24 | Thousand Oaks
Sample the best food, wine and beer the Conejo Valley has to offer at this annual event. Restaurants, wineries, breweries, bakeries, distilleries and more will be slinging samples accompanied by live music. Prize drawings and fun activities will also be held at this fundraising event benefiting Many Mansions and FOOD Share. Tickets: $37.50-80. St. Paschal Baylon School, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.conejofoodandwine.com.

ON THE HORIZON
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT REAGAN LIBRARY
July 4 | Simi Valley
Celebrate our nation’s 242nd birthday with family entertainment, presidential look-alikes, face painting, storytelling and children’s games and crafts whilst enjoying all-American food and listening to a rousing patriotic concert. Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.reaganlibrary.gov.

06-01-2018

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