Short List

A Preview of Local Happenings

April 22 | Moorpark

It’s time to get your hippity-hop on as Underwood Family Farms transforms into an Easter egg-stravaganza for the month of April. Grab the family and visit the Easter Bunny and Easter House with several photo opportunities, a labyrinth full of Easter stories, animal races, a humongous Easter basket and more. Some ticketed activities include an Easter egg hunt and basket making. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit

Through May18 | Camarillo
Curated by accomplished artist and California Lutheran University art professor Michael Pearce as part of The Representational Art Conference (TRAC) 2019, the premier international event focusing on cutting-edge representational art in the 21st century, this exhibit will feature works by multiple artists who have attempted to answer the question, if anything is possible, how do we describe the unreal? Reception on Saturday, April 6, 4-6 p.m. Studio Channel Islands Art Center Blackboard Gallery, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. For more information,

April 5 – May 5 | Camarillo
Veteran director Brian Robert Harris directs the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse production of The Crucible featuring a very talented cast. Using the historical and controversial subject of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, Arthur Miller’s play presents an allegory of events from the McCarthy Hearings of the 1950s. Reason and fact become clouded by irrational fears and the desire to place blame for society’s problems on others, especially women. One of the most powerful and important works in American drama. Performances will run through May 5, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $10-20. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, 220 Skyway Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit

April 6 | Oxnard
Have a hoppin’ good time and start your spring fling off right at this event featuring special arts and crafts and activities with several local businesses, including supporting sponsor Sunny Smiles Dentistry for Children and Young Adults. After crafting Easter goods, bring kids to The Annex Food Hall for photos with the Easter Bunny. The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard. For more information, visit

April 6 | Ventura
Get your wine-on at this spring event featuring dozens of wineries available for sampling in downtown Ventura. Peruse the free street fair prior to snagging your wine glass for a night of tasting from Main Streets’ many establishments. Live music and a DJ will help bring down the house. Tickets: $50-70. Downtown Ventura. For more information, visit

April 7 | Ventura
Support critically ill children and their families and help raise funds and awareness at the first-ever Ventura Walk for Kids. The family-friendly 5k event aims to raise $125,000 for programs supporting families who are caring for a child with a serious injury or illness. All of the funds raised will support the future Ronald McDonald Family Room at Ventura County Medical Center. Registration and activities begin at 7 a.m. Registration: $25. San Buenaventura State Beach, 901 San Pedro St., Ventura. For more information, visit

April 11-14 | Thousand Oaks
Based on the beloved movie, Legally Blonde follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be both legally blonde and the smartest person in the room. Tickets: $39-99. Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. For more information, visit

April 12 | Piru
Experience a taste of the Old West in Piru at the beautiful Rancho Camulos Museum. Former Cowboy Festival Director Mike Fleming and his band, New West, will perform a benefit concert with a special tribute to legendary cowboy performer Don Edwards. Prior to the concert, enjoy a hearty tri-tip and chicken buffet from Cowboy John’s Smokin’ Barbecue. The intimate performance, held in conjunction with Santa Clarita’s Cowboy Festival, will take place in the museum’s 1930 schoolhouse. Costumed docent-led tours of the 1853 adobe home and grounds will be included. Tickets: $50. Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E. Telegraph Road (Hwy. 126), Piru. For more information, visit

April 20 | Ojai
This event is an ideal way for continuing the conversation about advancing a green, sustainable, and resilient way of life for the Ojai Valley following the Thomas Fire, with a variety of engaging interactive activities, demonstrations, dynamic speakers, talented performers and environmentally-friendly exhibitors. Libbey Park, 269 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit

April 27 | Ventura
The event features a 5k and a 1k mud challenge. Some of the challenging and exciting obstacles will include mud pits, hurdles, low crawls, tube tunnel crawls, tire runs and, if the name didn’t give it away, lots of mud! The goal of this event is to create a fun and challenging adventure while raising scholarship funds for the Dee Dowell Memorial Scholarship. Race begins at 9:30 a.m. Registration: $20-50. Harmon Canyon at Foothill Road and Kimball Road in East Ventura. For more information, visit

May 4 | Ojai
This medical cannabis-focused conference is intended for health professionals as well as those of the general public who would like to be informed by the latest science on the subject of medical cannabis. Speakers include David Bearman, MD; Margaret Peterson, MD; James D. Adams, PhD; and Susan Marks, RN, BSN, PHN speaking on topics including “Cannabis in Health and Disease,” “The Human Endocannabinoid System,” “Medical Uses of Full-Spectrum Cannabis,” and much more. Registration: $125-145. Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit


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