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Yappy Hour
First Friday of Every Month
Malibu Lumber Yard. If Fido has a penchant for sniffing out hairy social situations, lead him on over to Malibu Lumber Yard on the first Friday of every month for YAPPY HOUR. Meet-ups are in front of the James Perse shop at 3:30 p.m., when the first order of business is a dog walk around Legacy Park. At 4 p.m. the sniffing of others gets down to business during two hours of socializing over vino, light bites, and doggie treats. It’s the perfect way to meet people and their pups. For more information please click here.



It’s All Black and White
Through December 8, 2019
Pepperdine University, Malibu. The absence of color and the absence of light are explored in It’s All Black and White, an exhibit that reveals how artists employ either or both in their contemporary works. See if they dare venture beyond the obvious associations of light paired with good and purity and black with evil and death. This fascinating array of interpretations delves into the eternal mysteries of both. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



SB Acoustic
Through December 14, 2019
Alhecama Theatre, Lobero Theatre, and Soho Restaurant & Music Club, Santa Barbara. Lend an ear to flamenco, fingerstyle, jazz, classical, Americana, blues, and slack-key guitar playing at a series of international acoustic concerts and guitar workshops hosted by the Santa Barbara Acoustic Music Association. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Garden Casitas: Playhouses Designed with Nature in Mind
Through December 31, 2019
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Spending time outside has shown to help reduce stress, improve physical and mental health, and some studies even say it correlates with better academic performance. All this means it's time to get outside and play! The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is helping kids do this with six outdoor playhouses constructed primarily of plant-based materials and inspired by local flora and fauna, including Redwoods, the California poppy, and big-eared woodrats. For more information please click here.



The Observable Universe: Visualizing the Cosmos in Art
Through January 12, 2020
Santa Barbara Museum of Art. See how science compels artists to create in The Observable Universe: Visualizing the Cosmos in Art. Works in the exhibition include matter that can be seen by the naked eye or with technology. The subject may appear all-encompassing but the artists share one viewpoint: Earth. The challenge of creating art for the exhibit required them to look to observational sciences such as astronomy as well as to employ experimental techniques to conceptualize the vastness of outer space. Included are interpretations of the cosmos, coinciding with the Space Age of the last 60 years. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Beyond Function: Fiber, Wood, Clay
Through January 12, 2020
Santa Paula Art Museum. Cultivate an appreciation of beauty found in simple objects and materials in an exhibit that showcases the wares of weaver Michael F. Rohde, woodworker Michael Adams, and potter Nate Pidduck. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of Nate Pidduck PR.



Celebrating the National Lands of California
Through January 20, 2020
Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, Solvang. Find out why California is called the Golden State at an exhibit of 63 artworks inspired by national parks, monuments, preserves, and recreation areas, including 805 locations such as Channel Islands National Park. 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.



Mohamad Hafez Retrospective Art Exhibit
October 24–December 20, 2019
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo Campus. Artist Mohamad Hafez has as interesting a story as his work. Born in Damascus, he was raised in Saudi Arabia and moved to the midwest of the United States for college. His thought-provoking and eye-catching use of found objects, paint, and scrap metal explores the political turmoil in the Middle East. This will be the first time his surrealistic streetscapes have been shown on California's central coast, and although the Cuesta College exhibit will be on display through mid-December, make the effort to attend the opening reception on October 24. Hafez will be there in person fielding questions. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Addams Family: School Edition
November 1–17, 2019
Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Thousand Oaks. Jeepers creepers. Wednesday Addams has a sweetheart and she’s invited him and his family over for dinner to meet the folks. Find out how the evening goes in the play Addams Family: School Edition, a not-so-scary feel-good comedy for all ages, performed by the Young Artists Ensemble. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Under Pressure
November 1–30, 2019
643 Project Space, Ventura.View the annual exhibit of Ventura County’s only printmaking group, Inkspots of San Buenaventura, at Under Pressure, which includes the work of artists hailing from Ventura, Ojai, Summerland, and Santa Barbara. The printmakers employ a variety of techniques such as etching, linocut, monoprint, woodblock, polymer etchings, and digital manipulation.



Matilda The Musical
November 2–December 8, 2019
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. Kids with an unbridled imagination might get a kick out of this play, based on the 1988 Roald Dahl novel, about a 5-year-old girl with telekinesis. Her can-do attitude is inspiring, despite the odds against her. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Key Frames: A Celebration of Animation & Production Art
November 8, 2019–January 9, 2020
Cal Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. Learn how artists create animation Key Frames: A Celebration of Animation & Production Art. The exhibit takes viewers through the entire production process, from the earliest concept art to finalized designs. Unseen stages of the animation process, such as character design, environment art, and storyboards, are explored as well as the history of this unique art form and explanations of the creators’ diverse range of skills. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Hip Hop Nutcracker
November 11, 2019
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Talk about mash-ups. A contemporary dance extravaganza set in New York City features a dozen dancers decked out in street fashion, explosive choreography, a DJ, a violinist, digital graffiti, MC Kurtis Blow, and, of course, Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Peppa Pig’s Adventure
November 13, 2019
Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks. Move over Miss Piggy: Everyone’s favorite perky pink porker is ready to go on a funfilled camping trip to the woods in Peppa Pig’s Adventure. Accompanying her are George Pig, Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep, and Gerald Giraffe. With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, the group is revved-up about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter, and live music. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



AFI Fest 2019
November 14–21, 2019
Los Angeles locations. The American Film Institute brings the best of current international cinema to the silver screen and gives the 411 about what’s new on the movie-making horizon at AFI FEST. With forums on storytelling, state-of-the-art technology, and limitless networking possibilities, this cinematic convention is a must for budding filmmakers and tremendously entertaining for film fans. The world premiere of Queen & Slim opens the fest. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Ragtime
November 15–23, 2019
Pepperdine University, Malibu. See how much the country has changed and remained the same in a compelling musical that speaks volumes about the racial tension, class discrimination, immigrant suppression, and struggles for equal rights that took place in New York City in the early 1900s. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



George Lopez: The Wall World Tour
November 16, 2019
Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo.George Lopez is an icon for delivering insightful comic observations on everyday occurrences as well as taking aim at culture and politics. See his latest take on the world at his show The Wall World Tour. Get in the mood beforehand by ordering a Latin-inspired dinner at the venue. The comedian’s multifaceted career encompasses television, film, late-night hosting, stand-up tours, and HBO comedy specials. Comedian Bryan Kellen opens the show. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Ojai Holiday Home Tour & Marketplace
November 16–17, 2019
Ojai locations. It’s a tradition: The 23rd annual Ojai Holiday Home Tour & Marketplace sponsored by the Ojai Festival Women’s Committee, offers a tour of Ojai homes decorated in holiday splendor to celebrate the art of living. A collection of curated lifestyle and fashion items from 40-plus vendors is situated at Libbey Park. Proceeds from the tour and marketplace benefit the Ojai Music Festival and its Bravo! Education and community program, which offers free music workshops to the Ojai Valley public schools and the community. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Christmas Around the World
November 16, 2019–January 5, 2020
Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Simi Valley. Twenty-six decorated trees representing the 26 countries that President Reagan visited while in office, as well as a White House Tree, are on display in the exhibit Christmas Around the World. Represented are the vibrant colors of the Caribbean, the crystals of the Nordic countries, the traditional decorations of England and Europe, the Vatican tree decorated with white ornaments and a lifesize white peacock, and the White House tree done up in Reagan red. Also on display are handcrafted menorahs that were given to President Reagan while he was in the White House. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



The Association
November 17, 2019
The Canyon, Agoura Hills. The ’60s live again as The Association takes center stage for a nostalgic concert. This group, one of the first to ever open a rock festival (the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival), brings back memories with songs like “Never My Love,” “Cherish,” and “Windy”. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Bags, Bling & Bubbly
November 20, 2019
Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks. Believe it or not, drinking champagne and buying handbags can benefit youths in Ventura County and neighboring communities. Multitask at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County’s 11th annual Bags, Bling & Bubbly, a champagne luncheon and handbag extravaganza. The organization facilitates more than 1,500 one-to-one mentoring relationships annually. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Bandstand
November 21–24, 2019
Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks.The time is 1945. The story follows a returning group of veterans who dream about having their voices heard as performers. Bandstand is a Tony Award–winning musical with high-energy dance numbers conceived by Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and a compelling story that deals with postwar stress. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Holiday Extravaganza
November 21–December 31, 2019
The Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville, Oceano. Banish the bahhumbugs at The Holiday Extravaganza, a theatrical experience that delivers a triple bill of seasonal entertainment: a fractured fairytale opera, a Holiday Vaudeville Revue, and a humorous and heartwarming story about how Scrooge discovers his Christmas spirit. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Seussical The Musical
November 22–December 15, 2019
Ojai Art Center Theater. The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Miss Gertrude McFuzz, and other heavy hitters from the stories of Theodor Geisel (that’s Dr. Seuss) star in a melodious romp through the Jungle of Nool, the Circus McGurkus, and other Seussian sites. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



The Color Run
November 23, 2019
Ventura County Fairgrounds. Get covered in a rainbow of colored powders at this untimed 5K race in which there are no losers, only joyful winners. The finish festival offers more color throws, live music, dancing, and activity booths. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of The Color Run.



Disney’s Mary Poppins Singalong
November 23, 2019
Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks. It’s the 55th anniversary of the movie Mary Poppins, so raise those precocious voices in song Disney’s Mary Poppins Singalong, which presents a screening of the restored and remastered anniversary edition of the film. By the way: Ms. Poppins herself makes a guest appearance. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Spotlight on Style Fashion Show
November 23, 2019
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Get a sneak peek at what’s on the fashion horizon at the Spotlight on Style Fashion Show. The professionally produced runway show features the designs of Kevan Hall, whose TV appearances include Inside Edition, Extreme Makeover, The Jane Pauley Show, and E! Fashion Police. Susan and Ken Bauer host the Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families fundraiser with a champagne reception, silent auction, boutique shopping, and lunch. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Family-Friendly Event
November 24, 2019
Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks. When 40 percent of sales from a prestigious art exhibit benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley, it’s modestly referred to as a Family-Friendly Event. More than 250 original works representing the oils, acrylics, watercolors, and mixed-media creations from the 1960s to the present by artist Joyce Rumack are on view and available for purchase. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Turkey Day Dash
November 28, 2019
Cal Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. Everyone can take part in the Turkey Day Dash and still make it home in time to gobble up dinner. The 5K run-walk and 1K family fun run-walk benefits youth, family, and senior programs at the Conejo Valley YMCA. All ages and abilities are welcome, but for 5K runners who like to monitor their progress, professional timing is provided. Participants receive a Turkey Day Dash YMCA T-shirt, while supplies last. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



World Aids Day Observation
December 4, 2019
Cal Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. In observance of World AIDS Day, a three-part program explores HIV/AIDS as a local and global health issue. Sessions cover sexual health education, new medical information, and advocacy, and concludes with a candlelight vigil. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Oxnard Tamale Festival
December 7, 2019
Plaza Park, Oxnard. Wrapped in corn husks, stuffed-masa edible delights are like holiday gifts on their own. All manner of handmade tamales spice up this fiesta, which includes live music, arts and crafts, dance competitions, a holiday marketplace, a parade, and a tamale-making contest. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.