CLASSICAL CONCERTS ON THE HILL: SVETLANA SMOLINA AND GULIA GUREVICH Through March 28 | ONLINE
Classical Concerts on the Hill presents Svetlana Smolina, pianist, with violinist Gulia Gurevich in a streaming concert filmed in the Hall of Mirrors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. The concert is available on demand, and the link will remain valid beginning at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 1, through March 28, 2021, regardless of the date on the tickets. Musical selections for this concert include F. Liszt’s Liebestraum No 3 in A flat major, Chopin’s Ballade Op. 23 No 1 in G minor, and Brahms’s Sonata No.1 in G major op.78, to name a few. Tickets: $20. For more information, visit www.hillcrestarts.com.
GEORGE STOLL: CAMOUFLAGE, TUPPERWARE, PRIME NUMBERS AND CATENARY CURVES Through March 31 | Ojai
George Stoll is a sculptor who has been showing his work internationally since 1994, including one-person shows around the world. Stoll’s installations incorporate mass-produced items such as cups, toilet paper and sponges and investigate the relationship between high art and consumerism, taking them beyond their everyday domestic function. Stoll’s work may appear simple, but this proves the challenges of achieving perfection which Stoll exemplifies. Porch Gallery, 310 E. Matilija St., Ojai. For more information,
VENTURA HARBOR VILLAGE MERMAID MONTH Through March 31 | Ventura
The whimsical mermaid is celebrated in all of its forms at this month-long, harbor-wide event. Grab a pair of mermaid socks at Lost in Socks with a special discount, have a bite to eat with a mermaid friend at the harbor’s various eateries, find “Treasures from the Sea” at the Ventura Pottery Gallery, go whale watching with a chance to spot a mermaid via Island Packers or get up close and personal with a Swan Pedal Boat as you cruise around the harbor. Whether you’re on the hunt for a mermaid or merman, you’ll find it at the Ventura Harbor in March. Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturaharborvillage.com.
STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS COLLECTORS CHOICE 2021 Through May 22 | Camarillo
The annual spring fundraising spectacular returns for the seventh year with another chance to get your hands on a masterpiece while supporting Studio Channel Islands. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 27 (subject to change), with host Sean Patrick in a game show-style lottery. Participants will be able to choose from donated artworks by contemporary artists from across the country. This year’s juror, Jo Lauria, is a Los Angeles-based curator, author and educator who received her curatorial training at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is a specialist in the fields of craft, design and decorative arts. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. For more information,
DEAD RECKONING: THE HONDA POINT DISASTER March 17 | ONLINE
Authors Therese Vannier and Michael Corbin Ray will speak on their research into the disaster at Honda Point and the process of blending fiction and reality for their novel Dead Reckoning. The book incorporates the true story of the Honda Point Disaster, an incident which took place in 1923 involving the grounding of seven U.S. Navy destroyers on Point Arguello in Santa Barbara County due to navigational errors. As a result, 23 sailors died. The authors will discuss how they used the factual event as a basis for their novel as part of the Channel Islands Maritime Museum’s Virtual Speaker Series. For more information, visit www.cimmvc.org.
Go behind the scenes with filmmakers Bryan Smith and Keith Ladzinski as they reveal how they capture extreme feats of adventure in some of the world’s most remote and inhospitable environments. Based out of British Columbia, Smith brings stories of adventure to the screen from the South Pacific’s deepest canyons to the frozen waters of Niagara Falls, while Ladzinski takes on the seemingly impossible from chasing tornadoes, hanging from massive natural arches, and swimming with alligators to documenting the endeavors of the world’s most elite adventurers. Tickets $25. For more information, visit www.bapacthousandoaks.com.
SPRINGTIME ON THE FARM March 20 – April 11 | Moorpark
Celebrate the arrival of spring at Underwood Family Farms. Included with admission are socially distanced visits with the Easter Bunny, a humongous Easter egg basket, tractor-drawn wagon rides, hay pyramids and much more. Ticketed events include a spacious Easter egg hunt, a cow train, a bee train, a grain train and many more trains from your wildest imagination. Tickets: $8-12. Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. For more information,
EQUINOX: WOMEN’S EXHIBITION March 20 – April 25 | Ventura
This exhibition will feature a mixed group of work created by contemporary women artists from Latin America and Southern California. Spring is a time for renewal and thus an exhibition featuring the eclectic work of artists from women, people of color, LGBTQ+ and non-conforming artists will be held on the astronomical first day of the new season. This exhibition will explore ideas relating to gender equality and balance over multiple artwork mediums including installations and live performances, curated by artist Maria Adela Diaz. Art City Gallery, 197 Dubbers St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.artcitystudios.com.
WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT (A MUSICAL EXPLORATION OF RELATIONSHIPS) DRIVE-IN THEATRE March 26-28 | Thousand Oaks
Join the Conejo Players and an all-star lineup of singers and dancers for this performance celebrating all kinds of love. From romantic, friendship, love of a passion or hobby, family, and even chocolate, all will be honored at this socially distant, drive-in concert. Watch from the safety of your car, and enjoy the sound over your FM radio. This show is perfect for a night out with the kids, or just a romantic evening. Tickets: $20-60. Conejo Players Theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.conejoplayers.org.
AIDS WALK VENTURA COUNTY March 27 | Virtual
Diversity Collective Ventura County is taking the 2021 AIDS Walk virtual. Support the Collective’s programs which include offering safe sex kits and education, free anonymous HIV testing and PEP & PrEP navigation for LGBTQ+ members of the community. For more information, including how to get involved, visit www.diversitycollectivevc.org.