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A Preview of Local Happenings

MONSTERS OF THE DEEP: FACT OR FICTION
Through March 18| Oxnard
Do monsters actually lurk in the deep? Truth is stranger than fiction when the Channel Islands Maritime Museum hosts Monsters of the Deep: Fact or Fiction, the next exciting exhibit in the Farr Gallery. Works by local artisans, images and stories of the deep will be featured alongside a historical background for deep-sea exploration and an ecological perspective on life in the ocean’s depths. Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.cimmvc.org.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE WITH WILDLIFE FILMMAKER BERTIE GREGORY
Jan. 25 | Thousand Oaks
Photographer Bertie Gregory knows a thing or two about animals. Gregory specializes in intimate shots of animals in their natural environment, whether on a frigid Vancouver beach or the streets of London. From up-close footage of a leopard stalking through Mumbai to evocative portraits of Vancouver’s elusive coastal wolf, he has mastered the art of capturing what binds animal and human together, and will share his experience at this intimate event. Tickets: $36-46. Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.

CHAMBER ON THE MOUNTAIN
Jan. 27 | Ojai
Chamber on the Mountain begins its sixth season with an inspiring concert featuring clarinetist Narek Arutyunian and pianist Christopher Goodpasture, who will perform selections from Francis Poulenc, Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, Bela Bartok, Elliott Carter, Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms. Audience members are invited to stay and meet the artists at a reception immediately following the concert. Tickets are $25, and the concert takes place at 3 p.m. at Logan House, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai. For more information, visit www.chamberonthemountain.com.

HEISENBERG
Jan. 30 – Feb. 17 | Ventura
In this uncertain world, who can predict what brings people together? When two strangers meet by chance amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, their lives are changed forever in this comedy from Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens, starring Rubicon regulars Faline England and Joe Spano. Tickets: $20-55. Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.rubicontheatre.org.

TALL SHIPS LADY WASHINGTON AND HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAIN
Jan. 30 – March 3 | Oxnard and Ventura
The historically accurate tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain return to Ventura County with stops in Oxnard and Ventura. The two ships, replicas of mid-19th century wooden cargo ships, are used as “living history,” hands-on vessels for school children and adults alike. The Hawaiian Chieftan will visit the Channel Islands Harbor through Feb. 10, and both will call the Ventura Harbor port of call from Feb. 13 through March 3. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.historicalseaport.org.

THE HUMANS
Feb. 1 – March 10 | Santa Paula
A finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a 2016 Tony Award for Best Play winner, The Humans is a study of the things that go bump in the night. Fear of poverty, love, religion, loneliness, aging, infidelity, illness and the slow death of the middle class are all on display and studied in this captivating play. Deeply complicated people navigate these fears while turning to each other for comfort, reassurance and answers that none of them are equipped to handle. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. 7th St., Santa Paula. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.

THE AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Feb. 2 | Ventura
The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances with a program that features popular children’s songs, traditional spirituals and Gospel favorites. Their performances support African Children’s Choir programs, from education, care and relief and development. Showtime: 7:15 p.m. Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 3175 Telegraph Road, Ventura. For more information, call 805-642-7966 or visit www.omytheater.org.

BREAKING LEGS Feb. 22 – March 24 | Oxnard
In an Italian restaurant owned by a successful mobster, managed by his beautiful, unmarried daughter, a former college professor asks for financial backing for a play he’s written about a murder. There, the fun begins. Murder and menace are served up with plenty of laughter at this not-to-be-missed performance. Tickets: $12-20. Elite Theatre Company, 2731 Victoria Ave., Oxnard. For a complete schedule, visit www.elitetheatre.org.

JOHNNY CASH BIRTHDAY BASH
Feb. 24 | Ventura
The Man in Black returns to Ventura via a celebration of his life and legacy. The Mighty Cash Cats tribute band will kick off festivities, with Silver Threads, a Linda Ronstadt tribute, rounding things out. Celebrate the birthday of the Man in Black, one of Ventura’s own, with classic hits and drink specials. Bombay Bar and Grill, 143 S. California St., Ventura. For more information, call 805-218-2818 or visit www.bombaybarandgrill.com.

ON THE HORIZON
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
March 17 | Ventura
The parade starts at the San Buenaventura Mission and ends at the corner of north Chestnut and Main streets and features Shamhock 2, displays and entertainment from all manner of Irish-themed folk along with a push ‘em pull ‘em parade and plenty of Irish cheer. Downtown Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturastpatricksdayparade.com.

01-01-2019

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