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A preview of Local Happenings

VENTURA ART & STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL
Sept. 8-9 | Ventura
More than 40 chalk artists from Southern California will spend two days creating colorful, awe-inspiring chalk murals as spectators watch the images emerge on the Ventura Harbor Village promenade, this year featuring renowned chalk artist Gus Moran. Children who attend the event may participate and create their own colorful works of art; for a $10 donation, kids will receive a box of chalk and a sidewalk square in the Children’s Chalk Area hosted by Kids Arts Inc. of Ventura, and visitors can browse original artwork by a variety of vendors, including handmade wooden toys, jewelry and textiles, ceramics and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, www.venturaartfestival.com.

ARTIVISM: ART WORKSHOPS & LITTLE STONES FILM SCREENING
Sept. 9 | Ventura
Women’s rights advocates and local artists are uniting to host a free community screening of the award-winning documentary film Little Stones followed by workshops hosted by artists from Bell Arts Factory including Buenaventura Art Association, the Girls Girl Club, Dawn Riley, Sarah Buchanan and more, ranging from poetry to collage, origami, paint, and zine making. The film Little Stones follows four artists whose work informs their activism. Begins at noon at Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit bit.ly/ARTivismVentura.

JONATHAN ANTOINE
Sept. 15 | Thousand Oaks
At just 23 years of age, Jonathan Antoine possesses what some have called a once-in-a-generation voice. With a repertoire that ranges from Puccini to Leonard Cohen to Les Misérables, he has delighted audiences across Europe, and worked with world-class artists such as Placido Domingo, David Foster and Rolando Villazon. He makes a very special appearance at the Fred Kavli Theatre, where he will sing favorites from his previous albums as well as exciting new arrangements. $40-89. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.

BRING ART HOME SHOW
Sept. 16 –- Oct. 5 | Newbury Park
Rustic Wood Accents in collaboration with Studio 316 and The Collective 805 Artist Community present this exhibition of works on display and available for purchase by artists throughout Ventura County. On Sunday, Sept. 16, meet the artists at a reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and free up-cycled art projects for kids. Rustic Wood Accents, 2697 Lavery Court, Suite 20, Newbury Park; and Studio 316, 2697 Lavery Court, Suite 6, Newbury Park. For more information, visit www.rusticwoodaccents.com or www.studio-316.com.

OJAI PHOTO CLUB PRESENTS: SHOOTING THE AMERICAN WEST
Sept. 18 | Ojai
Marc Alt is a photographer and filmmaker documenting the traditional horsemanship cultures of the West and the men and women who ride and work in “the old ways.” Alt will show images from his recent journey across Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado and Texas, where the cowboys still camp in bedrolls, including a local event that showcases some early California traditions of stock handling and horsemanship. Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Ana Road, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaiphotoclub.com.

OXNARD AUTUMN HISTORIC HOME TOUR Sept. 23 | Oxnard
Take a self-guided walking tour of downtown Oxnard’s historic homes. Each home is docent-hosted. Meet the people who live in these works of art today, and hear what it’s like to be entrusted with a bit of history. The tour showcases a selection of homes built in Oxnard’s early days, and in particular the Levy House, a beautiful Craftsman/Tudor-style structure built by one of Oxnard’s prominent founding families. Tour begins at the Carnegie Art Museum, 424 S. C St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardhistoricdistrict.com/TOURS.html.

ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR/HEALER MARGRIT COATES
Sept. 26-27 and Oct. 2-4 | Ojai
Margrit Coates, author of seven books on healing and communication with animals, will be running two workshops over two weekends: a two-day “Communication and Healing with Companion Animals” and a three-day “Communication and Healing with Horses,” which will be held at California Coastal Horse Rescue in Ojai. Coates has lectured for many years in animal healing and animal communication to postgraduate students of animal behavior at Southampton University in England and the Open Center in Manhattan, New York; and her books include Healing for Horses and Hands-On Healing for Pets. For more information including location and cost, visit www.healinginamerica.com.

ROCK ON THE DOCK
Sept. 8-29 | Ventura
Rock out to fresh tunes floating above the Ventura Harbor waters at this summer event, Saturdays through Sept. 29, featuring such acts as the country rock and blues of Sean Wiggins and Lone Goat, Fleetwood Mac tribute band Fleetwood’s Bac and Decadent Decades covering your favorite rock party anthems. Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.VenturaHarborVillage.com.

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL: FRIENDS OF THE FARM WEEKEND
Sept. 29 – Oct. 30 | Moorpark
Celebrate the arrival of fall with the 21st annual Harvest Festival, featuring several weekends of activities. Every weekend through October, expect a wide variety of gourds, winter squash, Indian corn, and other fall decorating accessories, as well as a large selection of pumpkin carving accessories, plus fun activities and photo opportunities. $15. Underwood Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit underwoodfamilyfarms.com/fall-harvest-festival.

ON THE HORIZON
PIER UNDER THE STARS FOOD & WINE EVENT
Oct. 6 | Ventura
In 1993, a dedicated group of community leaders created Pier into the Future, a nonprofit organization, to establish a $1 million endowment fund to preserve and maintain the Ventura Pier for future generations to enjoy. The event is a gathering of restaurants, wineries and breweries all in support of Ventura’s treasured pier. Tickets $75-150. Ventura Promenade, Ventura. For more information, visit www.pierintothefuture.org.

09-01-2018

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