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Spring Fun Event at The Collection at Riverpark
April 4, 2020
The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard will host its annual (and free) family-friendly Spring Fun event on April 4 from 10 am to noon. Enjoy live music and performances, activity booths, arts, crafts, and more. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village Signature Retreat
April 10–13, 2020
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Are those New Year’s resolutions history by now? Up the odds for stick-to-itiveness at a four-day Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village Signature Retreat. Included are luxury accommodations and access to the on-site California Health & Longevity Institute, where participants engage in customized, curated experiences such as cooking classes, fitness training, group workouts, and consultations. Don’t wait, pick a date. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Almost Maine
April 11, 2020
Rubicon Theatre, Ventura. A quirky, romantic comedy about love and loss, Almost Maine, is a play that unfolds through nine vignettes, all of which take place on a midwinter night when the citizens of Almost—a place too disorganized to be called a town and too populated to be called a wilderness—discover the power of the human heart. Strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. This may be just the play to lift spirits in these trying times. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Egypt’s Lost Cities
Through April 12, 2020
Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Simi Valley. View more than 200 artifacts from two ancient Egyptian cities that slipped into the sea centuries ago. Discovered by underwater archeologist Franck Goddio, the remains represent a civilization that resided in a major center of power, wealth, trade, and artistry. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Whale-Watching Excursions
Through April 15, 2020
Ventura Harbor Village. Board a whale-watching vessel and take a half-day cruise from the harbor through the waters off Santa Barbara Channel to see marine mammals—gray, fin, and humpback whales, seals, sea lions and dolphins—in their natural habitat. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of Lotti Keenan.



Tatsuo Miyajima
Through April 19, 2020
Santa Barbara Museum of Art. An immersive presentation of four light-based works by internationally renowned artist Tatsuo Miyajima embodies his career philosophy: Keep changing, connect with everything, continue forever. Reflecting ancient precepts found in his Buddhist practice, Miyajima creates silent, vividly glowing objects and installations from today’s industrially produced LED numbers and computer technologies that have depth and intellectual insight into infinite worlds of being, space, and time. It is the artist’s first solo museum exhibit in more than two decades. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



The Wilding Museum Wilderness Spirit Awards
April 26, 2020
Firestone Vineyard, Los Olivos. The Wildling Museum's annual spring BBQ fundraiser will kick off at Firestone Vineyard in Los Olivos. This year's event will celebrate the art and nature museum's 20th anniversary and honor the achievements of underwater photographer Richard Salas. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Ken Christensen "Through the Trees"
Through April 28, 2020
Frame Works Studio and Art Gallery in San Luis Obispo will exhibit original oils and watercolors by Los Osos resident, Ken Christensen. A traditional on-site landscape painter, Ken frequently works with vibrant colors, drawing inspiration from Van Gogh, Vlaminck, and Derain. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Retrograde
Through May 2, 2020
Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard. The unlikely pairing of information technology and media interactivity with handmade art practices is the focus of Retrograde, a group exhibition featuring the works of artists Jenny Hager, Erika Lizée, Kate Parsons and Ben Vance, Irin Mahaparn, Mela M., and Rain Lucien Matheke. The show highlights classically rendered painting, unconventional painting installation, constructivist inspired sculpture, and virtual-reality video and performance documentation. The arrangement of cross-disciplinary work has a celestial and outer-space visual aesthetic as it exposes human behavior and the physical body. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Buellton Brew Fest
May 2, 2020
River View Park, Buellton. The Buellton Brew Fest will feature more than 50 breweries--including local favorites, Firestone Walker Brewing Company and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company--as well as wineries and live entertainment, food trucks, lawn games, and performances from "The Voice" finalist Will Breman, DJ Hectik, and Richie Rey. Festivities start at 12:30pm. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Women United 4th Annual Luncheon
May 8, 2020
California Lutheran University's Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, Thousand Oaks. Reserve your seat at this luncheon to see keynote speaker and author Summer Owens and to support United Way of Ventura County. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Spring Wine Walk and Street Fair
May 9, 2020
Head to Downtown Ventura's Main Street for the sixth annual Spring Wine Walk and Street Fair, which will provide plenty of crafts by local artisans as well as a free Easter egg hunt--look out for an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Grown-ups take note, the Wine Walk starts at 3 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Spaghetti Western Fundraiser
May 9, 2020
SLO Veteran's Hall, San Luis Obispo. Bring a hearty appetite to the San Luis Obispo Rotary Club's annual Spaghetti Western fundraiser, which will take place on Saturday, May 9. This family-friendly event will round up fresh pasta from Cafe Roma, as well as top sirloin BBQ, wine, beer and line dancing. Be sure to bid on silent auction options, which include a private airplane ride, Disneyland passes, whale-watching excursions, and much more. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



The First Decade: Celebrating Ten Years of Acquisitions
Through May 10, 2020
Santa Paula Art Museum. Honoring the 10th anniversary of the Santa Paula Art Museum, its exhibit The First Decade: Celebrating Ten Years of Acquisitions gives a nod to the institution’s growth, specifically its permanent collection of more than 330 significant works. The show includes works by historic and contemporary California artists such as Cornelis Botke, Jessie Arms Botke, Horace Bristol, Robert Clunie, Carlisle Cooper, Maynard Dixon, Otto Heino, Ralph Holmes, Norman Kirk, Susan Petty, Gail Pidduck, Douglas Shively, Hiroko Yoshimoto, and others. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village Signature Retreat
May 22–25, 2020
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Are those New Year’s resolutions history by now? Up the odds for stick-to-itiveness at a four-day Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village Signature Retreat. Included are luxury accommodations and access to the on-site California Health & Longevity Institute, where participants engage in customized, curated experiences such as cooking classes, fitness training, group workouts, and consultations. Don’t wait, pick a date. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Rembrandt at the Elverhoj Museum of History & Art
Through May 24, 2020
Elverhoj Museum of History & Art, Solvang. Get an up-close look at work by the world-renowned Dutch master right in central California. For the next few weeks, Solvang's Danish art museum is exhibiting 21 original Rembrandt prints and etchings in a special exhibit titled "Legacy of Decency: Rembrandt, Jews and Danes." For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



The Santa Barbara Symphony Presents An American in Paris
June 13-14, 2020
Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara. Allons-y, Francophiles and film-lovers. The Santa Barbara Symphony will screen Academy Award-winning film "An American in Paris" with live accompaniment of George Gershwin's beloved score. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky
Through June 15, 2020
Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, Solvang. Sometimes it’s good to be in the dark, especially when an art exhibit is devoted to all that goes on after dusk. Paintings, poetry, and astrophotography from the Las Cumbres Observatory network of robotic telescopes interpret all things nocturnal. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of Marc Muench.



Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village Signature Retreat
June 19–22, 2020
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Are those New Year’s resolutions history by now? Up the odds for stick-to-itiveness at a four-day Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village Signature Retreat. Included are luxury accommodations and access to the on-site California Health & Longevity Institute, where participants engage in customized, curated experiences such as cooking classes, fitness training, group workouts, and consultations. Don’t wait, pick a date. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Bruce Munro Field of Light at Sensorio
Through June 30, 2020
Paso Robles. This epic art installation--now extended through June 30--doubles as an unforgettable holiday season activity that will delight the whole family. The 15-acre walk-through work of art by internationally renowned artist Bruce Munro covers the rolling hills of Paso Robles with more than 58,800 stemmed, solar-powered spheres lit by fiber-optics. It's a photo op like none other. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of David Greer.



Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival
August 19-23, 2020
New Vic Theatre. The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara presents five days of top-notch dramas, comedies, and shorts representing Jewish culture and identity from around the world. Three of the top-rated films are When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, Crescendo, and Incitement. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of Oliver Oppitz Photography.



Buellton Wine & Chili Festival
August 30, 2020
Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground. Beverages from 30-plus wineries and craft breweries along with tastings of chili and salsa are served up by amateur chefs as they vie for awards at this adults only event. Dusty Jugz, the Rincons, and the VineYard Byrds provide live music. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Aaron Neville
September 11, 2020
The Canyon, Agoura Hills. With four platinum albums under his belt, Aaron Neville graces the stage with his velvety-smooth vocals. He’s performed the world over with his famous brothers as well as notables such as Linda Ronstadt, Chaka Khan, and Trisha Yearwood. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



NatureTrack Film Festival
October 9-11, 2020
The third annual NatureTrack Film Festival is touted as the only nature-focused movie festival between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It kicks off with an opening night reception followed by screenings of long and short films, live and animated, in the categories of adventure, animation, biography, conservation, kids connecting with nature, scenic, student, and outdoors and out of bounds. Extracurricular events include docent led hikes throughout the Santa Ynez Valley; Los Olivos locations. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Santa Barbara Culinary Experience
March 12-14, 2021
Do you like donuts? How about wine, bread and butter? Satiate your appetite for all things delicious at this spring's Santa Barbara Culinary Experience. Held in partnership with the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts--with 805 Living as the lead regional magazine sponsor--this three-day event is brimming with educational classes, local farm tours, wine tastings and incredible meals. Bon appetit! For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.