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Ojai Independence Day Celebration ~ Parade and Fireworks Show
~ Sat, July 2 thru Mon, July 4 ~
Sat, July 2: Come meet the Grand Marshalls; Oscar & Gloria Melendezat, Spaghetti Dinner at 5:30pm until the food is gone @ Libbey Fountain, $6 per person featuring Music by the J-Birds.
Sun, July 3:
United States Air Force Band, 6pm @ Libbey Bowl, Tri-Tip Sandwich Dinner, 4pm - 7pm, $7 per meal.
Mon, July 4:
Youth Freedom Run 8:45am - Meet at Libbey Bowl for warm up to music. One mile and 1/2 mile run available. Course is east on Ojai Ave. and back along parade route to finish at Signal St. Awards for all, $1 donation.
Mon, July 4: The Ojai Independence Day Parade
will take place July 4th in downtown Ojai at 10am. Please don't forget to turn in your parade application early. Awards, (Sweepstakes & Best of Theme) @ Libbey Park Gazebo, 1pm. At 5pm, Nordhoff Community Stadium opens its doors for a flag ceremony, food booths, games and rides, music (Action Down 7pm) 6pm concert and fireworks at 9:15pm.
Date: runs July 9 thru July 24, with previews July 7 & 8
Times: Thurs at 8pm - July 7 (preview), Fridays at 8pm - July 8 (preview), Saturdays at 2pm - July 16 & 23 (no matinee on July 9), Saturdays at 8pm - July 9 (open) - 16 & 23, Sundays at 2pm - July 10, 17 & 24
Fee: Fireworks Advance tickets; $8/$4/$15 (Adults/Kids/Family), now available at Ojai Hair Co., Attitude Adjustment Shop, CVS and other Ojai locations.

Contact Info: Call 646-4513 or 646-0076 for more details.

Sonia Miller and Wayne Ortman Memorial

Sonia Miller and Wayne Ortman will be remembered by friends and family on Sunday, May 1st at 2pm, Soule Park. A Celebration of their journey in this life will be shared by those who loved them. Potluck offerings will be appreciated. A beer truck (with Wrist Bands) will be provided. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at the Ojai Community Bank in the name of Sonia Miller and Wayne Ortman.

For more information, please contact Skip at 805.207.6049
Dennis Shives Art Show
"Waking Up the Bears"
thru Fri. 4/22

Retrospective of Dennis' amazing paintings, sculptures and assemblages, all in one place until April 22: Thacher School Human Arts Gallery, weekdays 8-3:30, weekends by appointment. Check out the Story in the March Issue of The VIEW, Pg 6 & 7, Current Issue Mar, #34 ONLINE Don't miss it!
Skate Contest at the Ojai Skate Park ~ Sun. 4/17
This event is sponsored by the Ojai Rotary and a part of the Ojai Youth Fest. You need to sign up for your age group and if you're under 18 your parents need to sign a waiver. Bring your helmet (yes-you have to wear a helmet to be in the contest), skate and friends for a good time. It's short event from 3-5 pm. Sign ups for the contest during the day are from 1:30 to 2:30 the day of the event-bring your parents if your under 18 because they have to sign the waiver! The Street contest is first and then a bowl contest after. Just a reminder for all our out of town skaters that the skate park will be closed from 2-6pm. as we set up and run the event on Sunday. For more information contact Alexia or Travis at the Ojai Board Shop, 646-6404 or
GALLERY 28 at Seabridge presents... Mary-Jo Murphy ~ ARTIST RECEPTION Saturday, April 30, 5-8pm ~ Enjoy complimentary Wine & Cheese, 10% Of all proceeds will be Donated to CUREPSP, 1901 S. Victoria Ave. Ste 109, Oxnard, 985-1128, www.Mary-JoMurphy.com (click the artwork above to enlarge in new window)

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Wed. Mar. 13, 2013: PUBLIC HEARING
Matilija Middle School Auditorium, 6pm - Ojai
Casitas Municipal Water District Discuss Details: GET INFO. - QUESTIONS ANSWERED!!! It's very important you show up and voice your opinion at this meeting because Golden State has hired out of town organizations and groups to disrupt the meeting in an attempt make the Casitas Board not allow us Golden State Rate Payers to vote. MORE INFO: Golden State Water' Demise VIEW INFO LINK & OjaiFLOW.com
* Trowbridge Gallery/Ojai, Ongoing Artist Exhibitions, Whitney Brooks Abbott, Steve Curry, Steve Eddy, Erin Dertner, Jane Emerson, Michael Enriquez, Gail Faulkner, Jean Jack, Cynthia King, Robert Lyn Nelson, Elisabeth McGinn, James Menzel-Joseph, Kathleen Petersen, Chris Provenzano, Caren Satterfield, Richard Schloss, Jeff Sojka, Danna Tartaglia, W.B. Thompson, Louise Warner, Wayne Weberbauer, Erna Zeigler. Info, Trowbridge Gallery/307 Ojai Ave., Ojai, Open 7 Days a Week, 11am - 5pm www.TrowbridgeArt.com, Phone: 646-0967
* 10/Mar, Sun., 10-4pm - Holistic Health Fair, Bella Donna, Healing in America, Ojai, Location: Healing In America, 107 West Aliso St., Ojai, Ca. Any questions can be addressed to: BellaInOjai@gmail.com Info, www.HealingInAmerica.com
* thru 2/June, This World is Not My Home: Danny Lyon Photographs, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, This exhibition of more than 50 photographs and photographic montages, drawn
Danny Lyon, Crossing the Ohio, Louisville, 1966. The Menil Collection, Houston, gift of Kenneth G. Futter. © 2012 Danny Lyon/Magnum Photos. Courtesy the Edwynn Houk Gallery and Dektol.wordpress.com.
from the artist's studio and the Menil collection and spanning the period 1962 to the present, traces the fascinating and wide-ranging evolution of the career of New York- and New Mexico-based Danny Lyon. A leading and explosively creative figure in the American street photography movement of the 1960s, Lyon distinguished himself from peers like Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, and Lee Friedlander through his direct engagement with his subjects and his concern for those on the margins of society. His goal at the outset of his career, he says, was "to destroy Life magazine" by presenting powerful, real alternatives to the hollow pictures and stories permeating American mass media in that era of conformity. In the process he created thousands of images of striking psychological, political, and aesthetic power. The exhibition is organized by the Menil Collection, Houston. At the Menil Collection, this exhibition was realized through the generous support of Michael Zilkha, David and Anne Kirkland, Mark Wawro and Melanie Gray, H-E-B, the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, and the City of Houston.
Danny Lyon Book Signing: Thurs., Apr. 4, 5:30 - 7:30pm. Meet photographer Danny Lyon: Fri., Apr. 5, 2:30 - 3:30pm as he signs copies of his books, available for purchase in the Museum Store. Join the conversation between Danny Lyon and University of Santa Cruz professor of Art History, Kim Beil, as they discuss Lyon's 50-plus-year career as a photographer and filmmaker.
In Santa Barbara, this exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Dana & Albert R. Broccoli Charitable Foundation, Susan Grimes Sweetland, and SBMA PhotoFutures.
Info, Santa Barbara Museum of Art/1130 State St., Santa Barbara, Hours: Tues - Sun, 11am to 5pm, Closed Mondays. www.sbmuseart.org, Phone: 963-4364
* 9/Mar to May 19, (Opening Reception; 9/Mar, Sat., 5-7pm) - Edging Reason- Words, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, An investigation of hand-painted words and phrases by Gary Lang.
A debut installation of the Word Pieces - Exploring the mutual complexity and simplicity of line and color, Gary Lang has art represented in the collections of: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Brooklyn Museum, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Gemeentemuseum The Hague, Netherlands, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM corporation and others. Arcade Poetry Series; Mar. 16, Mary Kay Rummel & Kevin Patrick Sullivan. Apr. 20, Jeffrey Alfier. May 18, Any Schroeder & Mariano Zara. June 15, Amy Uyematsu & Bob Chianese. Note: Readings begin at 7pm, museum members free / non-members $3 suggested donation. Bilingual Story Time @ CAM; Mar. 15 @ 3:30pm, Apr. 19 @ 3:30pm, May 17 @ 3:30pm, museum members free / non-members parents/ caregiver/ children free. CAM Book Club; Thurs., March 21, 6 pm
Luminarium by Alex Shakar.
Artist’s Gallery Talk: Gary Lang, Thurs., April 11. Free Family Day , Sat., April 13, 11 am- 3pm: ABC's of Line and Color, Explore the current exhibition Edging Reason- Words: an investigation of hand-painted words and phrases by artist Gary Lang. Explore the galleries with an art engagement scavenger hunt followed by an art project based on line, color and text. FUN for the whole family! CAM Book Club; Thurs., Apr. 25, 6pm, Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru. CAM Book Club; Thurs., May 16, 6pm, The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman, museum members free / non-members $3 suggested donation. Info, Carnegie Art Museum/424 South C St., Oxnard, 385-8158, Gallery Open; Thurs - Sat 10-5pm, Sun - 1-5pm, closed holidays and between exhibits, www.CarnegieAM.org
* 15-17/Mar, Fri/Sat/Sun., 8pm - Pop Click Sparkle, An Evening of Original Work, The Well, Ojai, Directed by Kim Maxwell, Written and Performed by Leon Berg, Megan Bergkvist, Jodi Brandt, Donna Lynn Ditchfield, Nancy Escher, Clay Gary, Doug Green, Suzie Nixon, Myoko Partlow, Carlene Sikorsky, Kat Tansey

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Info, The Well, 214 W. Aliso St., Ojai wwww.thewelllearningcenter.com

* 16/Mar, 1pm to 3pm, Sun., - The Three Sunflowers, Booksigning at Bank of Books/Ventura, Come meet author, Janet Lucy, and illustrator, Colleen McCarthy-Evans, and their new children's book, The Three Sunflowers, with a special spring gift for the first five people to purchase a book!
Janet Lucy, MA, is an award-winning writer and poet, and the author of Moon Mother, Moon Daughter ~ Myths and Rituals that Celebrate a Girl's Coming of Age. Janet is the Director of Women’s Creative Network in Santa Barbara, California, where she is a teacher, counselor/consultant, and the mother of two radiant daughters.
Colleen McCarthy-Evans is a watercolorist, writer, and award-winning inventor of board games for children and families. She's a co-founder of The Santa Barbara Charter School in Santa Barbara, California, where she lives with her husband and dog, and enjoys being in and out of the garden with her two grown sons.
Synopsis: The Three Sunflowers tells of a turbulent day in the garden where a trio of sunflowers-the tall, wise Gloria and young Solita and Sunny-face unexpected and chaotic events they have no power to stop. Through it all, Gloria guides and reassures the youngsters and reminds them of the purpose of a sunflower's life. After a dark night of uncertainty, the story concludes with a delightful surprise ending. This unique and inspiring book offers empowering messages of hope, courage and peace, with new perspectives for living in an unpredictable world.
Info, Bank of Books/748 E. Main Street, Ventura, 643-3154 www.bankofbooks.com janetklucy@aol.com

* thru 17/Mar - "Digging for Victory, Museum of Ventura County/Santa Paula Location," and "When Gardening was Patriotic" Exhibit: Victory Gardens and today's nutrition and gardening programs. Info, Museum of Ventura County Agricultural Museum/926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, 10am - 4pm, Wed through Sun., www.venturamuseum.
org., Phone: 525-3100
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* 21/Mar, Thurs., 11-12:30pm - Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group, Healing in America, Oak View, New Program - (No Charge). Location: Oak View Resource Center, 555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View, RSVP Email at BellaInOjai@gmail.com
* 23/Mar, 7pm to 9pm, Sat., - Birthday Party Celebrating a Century of the Museum of Ventura County/Ventura, featuring Prized Possessions: A Century of Collecting, showcasing both rare and beautiful pieces from the Museum's collection. Party; an artist invitational celebrating the Museum's 100th birthday, signature cocktails, no host bar, ,music, and the unveiling of the Museum cookbook, Culinary Arts. 9pm until midnight; Dancing on the Plaza, no host bar, nacho bar and birthday cake. Info, Museum of Ventura County/100 East Main St., Ventura, Tickets: 653-0324, www.venturamuseum.org
* 23/Mar, 4-5:30pm, Sat., - Kendo Demonstration, Living Aikido Dojo/Meiners Oaks, International resident high school students from Villanova Preparatory School in Ojai will demonstrate Kendo, Japanese swordsmanship at Living Aikido Dojo (located at 505 West El Roblar, Meiners Oaks). Kendo emphasizes the cultivation of honor, respect and peace. An ancient art form practiced by the Samurai class in feudal Japan, its influence on contemporary American culture is most notably seen in the space opera of Star Wars. Students will demonstrate Kendo as an example of focus, study and meditation. The event is free and open to the public.
Info, Villanova Preparatory School/12096 North Ventura Ave./Ojai
www.villanovaprep.org
* 24/Mar - Town Talk "Beatrice Wood: The Art of a Life," 2-4pm/Ojai Valley Museum, Kevin Wallace, Director of the Beatrice Center for the Arts and Happy Valley Cultural Center will present his PowerPoint in the main gallery of the Ojai Valley Museum. Beatrice Wood
These enrichment programs relate directly to the current Valerie Freeman installation at the museum entitled "Beatrice Wood, Duchamp and Chess."
The Wallace Town Talk will enhance the Freeman installation with an historical perspective on Beatrice Wood, revealing through photographs and storytelling the richness of her life as an important American artist, Master Ceramicist, Dada artist, Ojai resident, and renowned figure in the art world.
Info, Ojai Valley Museum/130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, Tues; thru Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat; 10am - 4pm, Sun; Noon - 4pm, www.ojaivalleymuseum.com, Phone: 640-1390

* 26/Mar, 5:30-6:30pm, Tues., - Evening of the Arts! - presented by the Fine Arts Department, Villanova School/Ojai, Works by the Art and Graphic Design students will be displayed on the patio outside the new theatre, where refreshments will also be served. You will then be invited inside the theatre to see the Choir and Drama class perform songs and scenes by classic American artists. Free and open to the Public.
Info, The theatre is located on campus between Austin and Cantwell Halls. Villanova, 12096 N. Ventura Ave, Ojai, CA 93023. For more information contact: Tracey Williams Sutton, M.A Fine Arts Chair. twilliams@villanovaprep.org
www.villanovaprep.org
* 27/Mar, 7pm, Wed., - Scotland's Battlefield Band -Ojai Valley Women's Club/Ojai, Inspired by their rich heritage of Celtic music and fired by the strength and vibrancy of today's Scottish cultural scene, which indeed they have done much to create and fuel, they have led and been at the forefront of a great revival in Scottish music. Refusing to be limited musically by suffocating antiquarianism, or musical fashions, they have mixed the old songs and music with a new self-penned repertoire, all played on a fusion of ancient and modern instruments - bagpipes, fiddle, synthesiser, guitar, flutes, bodhran and accordion. Info, Ojai Valley Women's Club/441 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, www.battlefieldband.co.uk
* thru 30/Mar - Exhibits: Avy Claire Solo Exhibition/Gallery 525/Ojai, East Coast artist Avy Claire spends this winter in Southern California and brings her keenly attuned responses to color, nature, time, and space for a solo show of recent abstract paintings to Gallery 525.
Avy Claire typically divides her time between studios in New York City and Maine. Her work explores the intersection of nature and culture from drawings and paintings to site-specific installations in galleries and natural settings. In these installations, Claire creates life-size, conceptual, floating landscapes for people to explore their relation to natural elements that are oftentimes at risk. In the Ojai exhibit, Claire is presenting small and midsize abstract paintings informed by her time spent in the chaparral landscape of Santa Barbara.
As an artist receptive to the environment, Claire responds through various art media in what she calls "marking time." In recent years this has included small and large-scale drawings using layers of text from news cycles. While in California her reaction to the natural elements of her surroundings is approached through the same lens of her fine perceptions. Here her process of marking time is with paint by using layers of luminous color with pure brushstrokes to record her impressions and making a visible record of her retreat. Her work is sparse, in-the-moment, and pulls the viewer into the painting.
Her striking paintings bring to mind abstract color field artists such as Rothko and Frankenthaler. Conceptually, Claire is more aligned with the abstract painter Sam Francis who famously declared "I paint time." Great minds think alike, and Claire's work has an expansive quality that drops one into time within an expanse of color and spatial gesture. Her paintings provide a stimulating mix of pure color expressionism and minimalism at its best.
Info, Gallery 525/525 W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai, Open; Wed-Sat., 12 - 5pm, www.gallery525.com, Phone: 798-0407
* 30/Mar, 11-4pm - Easter Bunny Express, South Coast Railroad Museum/Goleta, "Schedule of Stops": Wabbit-Twacks Station (to board the museum's miniature train for a one third mile-long ride around the grounds. Choose between two trains on two different routes: The "EBX Thunderbunny" or the "Lop-Ear Local." Ride BOTH trains for only $2 more. - (all train riders must meet 34-inch minimum-height requirement); and Jack-Rabbit Junction (to enter a drawing for some special prizes). Children's tickets also include: Easter-Bunnyville (to meet the Easter Bunny and select an egg surprise); What's Up Dock (to collect another event souvenir). Hot sandwiches and refreshments may also be purchased during the event. Hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express. It promises to be a hare-raising eggsperience for the whole family! For more information.
In the event of rain on March 30, the Easter Bunny Express will be held on the following Sat, April 6. Hours and other event information remain the same.
Info, South Coast Railroad Museum/300 N. Carneros Rd., Goleta 93117, Event Hours; 11-4pm, www.goletadepot.org, Phone: 964-3540
* thru 30/Mar - Exhibits: "Draw", Tool Room Gallery-Bell Arts Factory/Ventura, Reception Mar. 1, 6-9pm, a group show of four local artists that explore drawing as their medium. The artists showcased on the exhibit are: Colin Gray, Alexander Juhasz, Nathan Hayden, and Andrea Vargas. Info, Tool Room Gallery-Bell Arts Factory/432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 93001, www.toolroomgallery.com, Phone: 643-1960
* Thru 31/Mar - Exhibits: "Beatrice Wood, Duchamp & Chess", Fiber Art Master Pieces, Ojai Valley Museum/Ventura, Free to Museum Members, $5 for Non-members at the door. These enrichment programs relate directly to the current Valerie Freeman installation at the museum entitled "Beatrice Wood, Duchamp and Chess."
The Wallace Town Talk will enhance the Freeman installation with an historical perspective on Beatrice Wood, revealing through photographs and storytelling the richness of her life as an important American artist, Master Ceramicist, Dada artist, Ojai resident, and renowned figure in the art world.
Info, Ojai Valley Museum/130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, Tues; thru Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat; 10am - 4pm, Sun; Noon - 4pm, www.ojaivalleymuseum.com Phone: 640-1390
* 1 & 15/Apr, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Mon., - The Ventura County Philatelic Society, Church of the Foothills/Ventura, Admission and parking are free. Stamp trading and a stamp dealer will be present. Come for a great evening. They are a fun group. Info, Church of the Foothills/6279 Foothill Road, Ventura/320-1601 vcpsforyou@lycos.com
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2/Apr, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Tues., - The Conejo Ventura Mac User Group (CVMUG), Camarillo Health Care District/Camarillo, The world's first MAC User Group - an educational user group. Admission and parking are free.
Info, Camarillo Health Care District, Dos Caminos Plaza, 3639 East Los Posas Rd., Bldg. F, Suite 160, Camarillo/Contact: Susan Herrera (805) 504-3610
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2/Apr, 7pm to 9pm, Tues., - Mended Hearts of Ventura, Community Memorial Hospital/Ventura, Come share if you have had heart surgery or stent implant. Group meets the first Tuesday each month. They have excellent speakers - leading Cardiologists, Nutritionists, Dietitians, etc. from our area who give excellent information.
Info, Community Memorial Hospital - 8th floor, Ventura/Contact: Richard Hatcher 805-644-2733

* 20/Apr - 11-4pm, EarthPlay 2013 - Wishes for Our World - Oak Grove School/Ojai Ojai's Official Earth Day Event. In celebration of sustainable living, global awareness, and the joy of nature. CLICK to Expand
Food for Thought, Oak Grove School, Ojai Valley Green Coalition, and the Ojai Land Conservancy are teaming up again to host this once-a-year community event - EarthPlay 2013 - Wishes for Our World. The day will include local school involvement, environmental exhibits, arts and outdoor activities for all ages, live entertainment, world foods and more. Everything takes place under the trees on Oak Grove School's 150-acre campus. Admission is free. Visitors will also have ample opportunities to find ways to live greener and appreciate the natural wonders we all share. EarthPlay 2013 will be filled with color and creativity. Exhibitors will share their earth-friendly products and services, provide hands-on activities, and present informational and interactive displays. Info/Location: Oak Grove School, 220 W. Lomita Ave., Ojai. www.ojaiearthday.org Phone: 646-8236 x103
* 27/April - Sat, 3-7pm - Trowbridge Gallery/Ojai, Artist Show and Reception, Featured Artist Jeff Sojka, Artist and local favorite Jeff Sojka will visit the Trowbridge Gallery for a reception and display of his recent work. Located in the heart of the charming Ojai Village., Info, Trowbridge Gallery/307 Ojai Ave., Ojai, Open 7 Days a Week, 11am - 5pm www.TrowbridgeArt.com, Phone: 646-0967
* 27/Apr - Sat, 10am-4pm - 5th Annual Spring Garden Tour, Ventura Botanical Gardens/Ventura, Enjoy a delightful California day touring some of Ventura's most fascinating gardens. Relish in this year's eight locales including an intimate garden with a charming hothouse for orchids, an historic Hollywood home, and an enchanting garden for foodies. Do you have a small garden with an imposing wall and you can't figure out what to do with it? Madly in love with succulents? Many of the homes will also host educational talks and demonstrations including composting, the care and pruning of trees, and all about succulents. This year as a special treat, there will also be an artist painting in one of the gardens. Bring this wonderful day to a close with a toast at an historic Hollywood home (...think Clark Gable and the Duckie Club). Auction items from both a silent and live auction will include not only the original painting from the artist in the garden, but also the Chef's Table and a private dinner prepared by Master Chef Adrien Nieto. Tour all eight gardens and help support our vision for the gardens on the hill.
Hollywood Garden Party, 4pm to 6:30pm..
Info, Ventura Botanical Gardens info@venturabotanicalgardens.com www.venturabotanicalgardens.com Phone: 640-1390
* 11-12/May - 10-5pm, Sat, Sun, The Meditative Mind, The Krishnamurti Educational Center/Ojai, An annual gathering with peace and quiet, workshops, speakers, music, photo and art exhibits, organic lunch, meeting new and old friends, and videos of Krishnamurti.
All are welcome to this free event, focused on life-long questions and transformative education. Listen to speakers, engage in discussions and dialogs, watch videos, enjoy great food, listen to acoustic music and relish in the natural beauty of the east-end KEC campus... the former home of J. Krishnamurti.
Info, The Krishnamurti Educational Center/1070 McAndrew Rd., Ojai www.kfa.org/gathering Phone: 646-2726

Past Events - Below
* 7/Mar, Thurs., 5-8pm - Opening Reception, Exhibition, "Ars Geometrica", Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, show runs through March 31. ARS GEOMETRICA is an exhibition of abstract paintings featuring works by seven artists from Northern and Southern California, New Mexico, Florida, and also from Mexico. In the selected pieces the artists integrated geometric forms, blending in lines, circles, and triangles when creating their art - some showing compositions with hard-edge color fields, others being shaped into three-dimensional constructions. Included in this group show are works by Agustin Castillo, Keith Clark, Patrick Dintino, Michael Kessler, Jack N. Mohr, Michael Moon, and Jack Reilly. Info, Artamo Gallery/11 W. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, 568-1400, Gallery Open; Tues - Sun., 12-5pm, First Thurs until 8pm/& by appointment, www.ArtamoGallery.com
* 7/Mar, Thurs., 11-12:30pm - Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group with Bella Donna, Healing in America, Ojai, New Program - (No Charge). Location: Healing In America, 107 West Aliso St., Ojai, Ca. Any questions can be addressed to: BellaInOjai@gmail.com Info, www.HealingInAmerica.com


* thru 3/Mar - "Island Treasures: Artworks from the Santa Cruz Island Foundation", Museum of Ventura County/Ventura Location, Santa Cruz Island - its remote location off our coast, its rugged interface with the sea, and its unique ranching history - has caught the attention of artists for over a century. Owing to its growing relationship with the Santa Cruz Island Foundation, the Ventura County Museum is in the enviable position to mount an exhibition of artworks collected by former island owner and rancher Carey Stanton, including many paintings and drawings from his long, personal relationship with noted 20th century American painter Richard Diebenkorn. Also featured are artworks collected more recently by the Santa Cruz Island Foundation, including the new generation of plein air painters. Info, Museum of Ventura County/100 East Main St., Ventura, 11am - 5pm, Wed through Sun., www.venturamuseum.org., Phone: 653-0320
* 2/Mar - 51st Annual Gem, Mineral, Lapidary & Fossil Show, Ventura County Fairgrounds/Ventura, Presented by the Ventura Gem & Mineral Society (VGMS). This free show features over 50 displays of gems, minerals, fossils, and award-winning hand-crafted jewelry from private collections throughout Southern California. On-going demonstrations will give visitors up-close looks at lapidary artists demonstrating their skills in person, including gemstone cutting and polishing, silversmithing, and colorful glass bead forging. Raffle prizes and silent auctions for rocks, minerals, and fossils, as well as a flea market, plant sale, and over 15 dealers selling all manner of minerals, jewelry, and fossils are part of the festivities. With a range of kids' activities offering fun, educational prizes, this is a show the whole family can enjoy. Info, Ventura County Fairgrounds/Seaside Park, Sat., 10am - 5pm, Sun., 10am - 5pm, www.vgms.org
* 4/Mar & 18/Mar - Stamp Trading, Church of the Foothills/Ventura, The Ventura County Philatelic Society. Stamp Trading and a Stamp Dealer will be present. Come for a great evening. They are a fun group. Info, Church of the Foothills/6279 Foothill Rd., Ventura., Hours; 7:30pm - 9:30pm vcpsforyou@lycos.com, Phone: 320-1601
* 5/Mar - The Conejo Mac User Group (CVMUG)/Camarillo, The world's first MAC User Group - an educational user group. Admission and parking are free. Contact: Susan Herrera (805) 504-3610. Info, Location: Camarillo Health Care District Dos Caminos Plaza/3639 East Los Posas Road, Bldg. F, Suite 160, Camarillo, Hours; 6:30pm - 8:30pm Susan Herrera, Phone: 504-3610
* 5/Mar - Mended Hearts of Ventura/Ventura, Come share if you have had heart surgery or stent implant. Group meets the first Tuesday each month. The speaker this month is Dr. Todd Brinkley of Ventura. He will talk about "Healthy Hearts". He has done extensive research on nutritional and healthy living. Richard Hatcher 805-644-2733 . Info, Location: Community Memorial Hospital - 8th floor/Ventura, Hours; 7-9pm Richard Hatcher, Phone: 644-2733
* thru 2/Mar - Bulgarian Painter o be Artist-in-Residence - Ignat Ignatov will Create Portraits of Visitors at CLU/Cal Lutheran University / Thousand Oaks," A Bulgarian portrait artist will work with students and community members as an artist-in-residence from Feb. 1 through Mar. 2 the Kwan Fong Gallery.
The oil paintings of Ignat Ignatov will be exhibited in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture during his residency as part of the 2012-2013 Artists and Speakers Series. A receptionwill be held at 7 pm. Sat., Feb. 9.
During his month-long residency, the Kwan Fong will be transformed from gallery to studio as Ignatov paints portraits of gallery visitors. Community members are invited to watch and learn as he creates new works and shares his technical ability with students.
At age 13, the Bulgarian native's promising talent in drawing, painting and sculpting gained him one of only 30 positions to the renowned School of Arts in Tryavna. He was then accepted into the traditional Bulgarian University of Arts, where he studied under the demanding atelier approach to fine art.
Ignatov used the proceeds from the sale of his art to finance his move to the United States in 1997 and he became a US. citizen. He continued his studies at the California Art Institute in Westlake Village, Associates in Art in Sherman Oaks and the American Animation Institute in North Hollywood.

He has become a respected member of the Southern California community of portrait artists and has made a career as a teacher and demonstrator of alla prima, a style where the painting is completed while the paint is still wet rather than in layers. He works in oil paints, producing richly colorful portraits and imagery of Eastern European daily life.
He is a signature member of the California Art Club and was a finalist in the figurative category of the 2010-2011 International Art Renewal Center Salon. Since 2005, he has taught painting classes at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. CLU's Artists and Speakers Committee and Art Department are sponsoring the residency and free exhibit.
Info, The Kwan Fong Gallery is located in the Soil and Humanities Center, which is on the south side of Memorial Parkway on the Thousand Oaks campus. It is open to the public from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday through Saturday.
Call Michael Pearce at 444-7716 or visit
www.callutheran.edu/kwan_fong. Cal Lutheran University; 60 W. Olsen Rd., #1800, Thousand Oaks.

* 2 & 3/Mar, Sat/Sun - 7:30pm - Ojai Mardi Gras - The 23nd Annual Masquerade Ball - Burning Desire, featuring The Ojai Mardi Gras Band, Royal Coronation, Royal Performers, Costume Contest, The New Orleans Cafe & The Bayou Bar. Don't miss the "Fais-Do-Do" Family Cajun Dance Party, Sun. Mar. 3, 11-3pm.
Last year's theme was "Mayan Mystery: Holy Shift, It's 2012!" and thankfully, the end of the world did not come as predicted. This year, the Ojai Mardi Gras Wake-Up! Krewe is busy creating new art, music and other surprises to amaze and delight our senses again.
2013 marks the 23rd Annual Ojai Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball and this year's theme is "Burning Desire" - a homage to 'Burning Man' and those fiery passions that burn in us all. What is your hidden passion, your burning desire? Is it to be a god of Mt. Olympus, an Egyptian princess, the devil himself, a can-can dancer, or maybe an exotic or fantastical creature? You can come, as any of those things and join in the fun by showing your true self in costume at the Masquerade Ball on Saturday night.
Arriving on the scene you will encounter an Art Center transformed. The entrance is gone, and in its place is a gigantic 'Tunnel of Desire', a Carnevale-like ride designed to take you down the rabbit hole to the deserts of Burning Man, on a crazy adventure to explore your inner most desire or play out your wildest fantasy. All in good fun, revelers will dance the night away to the scintillating sounds of The Ojai Mardi Gras Band as they perform lively New Orleans dance music and their own passionate & original songs. Attendees will be dazzled by the theatrical Royal Coronation of this year's King and Queen and take part in the costume contest with prizes awarded. Special musical and dance guests will perform for your visual pleasure, while fanciful and fantastic art will surprise you at every corner.
As you stroll through the courtyard, admiring all the amazing art, your mouth will start to water as your olfactory senses draw you to the smell of Cajun jambalaya, freshly barbequed chicken wings and other luscious southern delicacies from the New Orleans Cafe, located a few steps from the full service Bayou Bar. Continuing on through the maze of, Burning Man Playa inspired lounging tents, past the roaring fire-pit you will enter the psychedelic 'Voodoo Lounge,' a new dance space featuring a Burning Man inspired Techno dance beat, trippy lasers and wild black lighting.
But the party doesn't just end at 1am. Come on back the next day, Sunday, and bring the kids, for our 'Fais Do-Do' a traditional Cajun Dance Party (pronounced: fay-doe-doe). It's a chance for the whole family to see all the amazing art and decorations, get a Cajun two-step dance lesson and then spend a couple of hours dancing to the live Cajun magic of The Smitty West's Zydeco Orchestra. There will be a face-painter for the kids and you can buy a southern style lunch, have a beer or a glass of wine, enjoy the artistic ambiance from the night before while you watch the dancing and tap your toes to the infectious Cajun music. To top off the festivities, from 3 to 5pm there will be a free Artist Reception for the 2013 "Burning Desire" Ojai Mardi Gras Art Show featuring juried artwork by generous Ojai Mardi Gras artists. Meet the artists, enjoy their work in a more formal Gallery setting, and see which pieces won prizes! The Show is curated by the amazing and generous renowned-around-town Iris Williams of Ojai Creates! and runs through the entire month of March.
For those of you who didn't know, for twenty-three years the Ojai Mardi Gras Wake-Up! Krewe has been raising money with this annual event to help individuals, families or organizations defray costs for serious medical or financial need. Last year, for example, the Krewe gave $3,900 to three recipients combating chronic illness, cancer and a rare disease.
Mark your Calendar - A Fun Time is Guaranteed for all.

Location: Ojai Art Center, 113 South Montgomery Street Ojai,
Info, Tickets; $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
www.OjaiMardiGras.com

* 2/Mar, Sat., Two Classes with Heather Green- Healing the Divine Feminine; 9am & Healing the Divine Masculine; 10:30am, Healing In America, Ojai, For more information about my classes, the retreat, and all the healers and speakers doing presentations and healing sessions, go to: www.OurAscension.com/Events/Light
worker-Retreat-Ojai-Recharge/
This retreat is completely FREE all weekend long! But you do have to register online and pay an initial $25 to hold your spot (so they know how many people to expect). Then when you check-in for the event, you'll get your money back. Let me know if you have questions about it, I'd love to see you there!

Also, for those who would like to sign up for my email meditations for staying in balance throughout 2013, at the end of February I will release the first one this year. Its $66 to sign up for the rest of the year, or you can pay $33 for half of the meditations now, and the remaining $33 in August for the last 5 months. If you prefer to only receive an email meditation when you need one, email me to let me know and pay just $10 per meditation. You can pay here: www.tealhealing.com/payment.htm
Location: Healing In America, 107 West Aliso St., Ojai, Ca.
Info, www.HealingInAmerica.com
* 26/Feb, Tues., 1-3pm - Workshop with Bella Donna- Hands-on Herbal Studies Workshop using "Incorporating Herbs Into Your Life, Healing in America," Ojai, Pre-registration required. Includes book and all materials for hands-on herbal discussions and explorations. From cooking to teas to handmade body products. Have you been getting any urges to eat and cook healthier? Incorporating herbs into your meals is a great way to do just that. Herbs can be fun and easy to grow and use.
This workshop will teach you just that- from choosing the right herbs to grow and purchase, to drying and using in meal planning, and also medicinally. This is a hands-on, fun workshop that you will walk away from with much enthusiasm and excitement to start growing and using herbs. Workshop includes recipes, herbal teas and tincture making. You will not go away empty handed. Cost: $33 includes all materials. Instructor: Bella Donna,
life-long herbalist and author of Incorporating Herbs Into Your Life. Pre-registration required; class size limited. Location: Healing In America, 107 West Aliso St., Ojai, Ca. Any questions can be addressed to:
BellaInOjai@gmail.com Info, www.HealingInAmerica.com
* thru 24/Feb - "Words and Images: the Art of Letterpress Printing, Vita Art Center, Ventura," Presented by the Coast Letterpress Guild, Opening Receptions: Feb. 1; 6-9pm. The Coast Letterpress Guild has members from Santa Barbara to Simi, all using antique printing presses and lead type to keep alive the art and craft of letterpress printing. Their work ranges from hand made books and smaller chapbooks, to posters, broadsides, and inventive blends of words and images. Painstaking attention to the demands of the machinery and the craft combine with explorations of language, design, and innovative techniques to create highly individualized works that reveal the unique richness and art of letterpress printing. Info, Vita Art Center/432 Ventura Ave., Studio 30., Ventura, 10am - 5pm, Mon-Fri., www.vitaartcenter.com., Phone: 644-9214
* Feb. 2, Sat. - 10th Santa Barbara Braziliam "Carnival Cultural" announced its 2013 program which, includes the "Carnaval Bowl" at SOhO Music Club, featuring Ney Rios (lower right), the former singer of internationally acclaimed SambaReggae Group Olodum from Brazil, performing together with L.A based Afro-Brazilian band BatukAxe. "It's an honor to participate in this 10th Year Celebration and together with all members of BatukAxe performing for the first time in the city that many people known as the California Riviera", said Ney Rios.

The kickoff of the annual three day event series that exposes the music and culture of Brazil, choose the SB Carnaval Queen who represents the SB Carnaval at the Solstice Parade this year. The 2012 SB Carnaval Queen Kafi Bella, is a native from Trindade & Tobago, professional dancer, coreographer and fitness couch. This year's group includes local personalities, judges that will choose the new SB Carnaval Queen.
"Brazilians have a natural lust for life that is magnetic. We want more people to experience this warm, fun, unique and beautiful culture"
Though Brazil is the largest country in Latin America, the culture is often misunderstood and ignored in the U.S because of the country's Portuguese heritage and language. Mainstream and Spanish-language media outlets often ignore Brazilians, despite the fact that in the U.S., Brazilians have rapidly spread to all parts of the country, particularly the Northeast Coast (NY/New Jersey & Boston), the Southeast Coast (everywhere from Miami to Fort Lauderdale and also Orlando) as well as the West Coast (San Diego, L.A, Santa Barbara and the Bay Area). With the idea to also provide more information about his country, including its best travel destinations and Brazilian culture, Santa Barbara Brazilian Carnaval founder, journalist Lindenberg Junior, has incorporated the "Cinema & Lecture", a free community event conceived years ago which will be held at the Faulkner Gallery (Central Library) Sat. Feb. 9 at 7pm. "We've always prided ourselves in covering elements of Brazilian culture, either stereotyped or ignored by both the mainstream and Spanish language media. This year, in our 10th anniversary, we have a special mission to show a little bit more of the diversity of Brazilian culture," said Lindenberg.
The third and last event of the series gives the community the opportunity to bring their kids to enjoy a delightful multicultural event that includes live Rio's style "samba school" drummers and experience the most traditional of Brazilian dishes - Feijoada (black beans stew with different smoked meats and bacon), also at
SOhO, in the Carnaval Matinee Sun, Feb. 10th, 1.30pm. Lindenberg also said, "This is not the first time we've highlighted the Carnaval Matinee, but it is the first time to be held at SOhO, a great option to receive this afternoon Rio's style experience. We know a lot of people are very interested in Brazilian culture and for good reason. Brazilians have a natural lust for life that is magnetic. We want more people to experience this warm, fun, unique and beautiful culture". Info, SB Brazilian "Carnival Cultural" Kickoff/SOhO; 1221 State St., Ste. 205, www.sbbraziliancarnival.com, Phone: 245-5615
* Feb 2/Sat, 3pm - "Stone Soup & Other Stories"/Museum of Vta County, Serious fun for all ages will be stirred up with this heartwarming brew of stories and songs from around the world. The award winning Pushcart Players will have the audience singing and dancing along during this fun and fast-paced performance. Feb 3/Sun, 2-4pm - "Meet Dan Harding"/Museum of Vta County.
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Feb 3/Sun, 1-3pm - "Painting Demo by Norman Kirk"/Museum of Vta County, Watch and learn as beloved painting instructor Norman, who studied at Art Center and Chouinard Institute creates a watercolor scene.
Info, Museum of Ventura County/100 East Main St., Ventura, 11am - 5pm, Wed through Sun., www.venturamuseum.org., Phone: 653-0320

* Feb 3/Sun, 3:45-7pm - Chief Looking Horse/The Ojai Foundation Land Sanctuary, Ojai, the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and Spiritual Leader of the Lakota, Dakota & Nakota Nation. Schedule: 3:45pm: Arrive and Gather, 4pm: Opening Prayers & Welcome followed by talk with Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 6pm: Fire ceremony and offerings in deep kiva with Chief Arvol Looking Horse (Dress for the weather!)
"We have come to a time and place of great urgency. The fate of future generations rests in our hands. Know that you yourself are essential to this world. Understand both the blessing and the burden of that. You yourself are desperately needed to save the Soul of the World. On your decision depends the fate of the entire World." - Chief Arvol Looking Horse
BIOGRAPHY: Chief Arvol Looking Horse is the 19th generation keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe. He is the spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nation. Given this enormous responsibility at the age of twelve, he was the youngest in history. Since then, he has dedicated his life to working towards the cultural survival and revival of his people. He is a tireless advocate of maintaining and protecting their spiritual traditions and sacred sites. He has also gone out beyond his people to deliver a message of peace and unity to the world. He is an internationally recognized peacekeeper and travels extensively to speak on peace and environmental issues. Chief Looking Horse's prayers have opened numerous sessions of the United Nations, and he has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Juliet Hollister Award from the Temple of Understanding, and the Wolf Award of Canada. For the past eighteen years, Chief Looking Horse has organized a World Peace and Prayer Day ceremony on June 21st. It is a day to unite all Nations upon Grandmother Earth to pray for her healing. World Peace and Prayer Day cermonies have been held around the globe in the United States, Ireland, Japan, Africa, New Zealand and many other places.
"Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger? Know that you yourself are essential to this World" ... Chief Looking Horse Info, Ojai Foundation/9739 Ojai Santa Paula Rd., Ojai, www.ojaifoundation.org., Phone: 646-8343
* Feb 8/Fri - A Lecture with Dennis Kucinich/Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, Presented by The Nuclear Peace Foundation, The Annual Frank K. Kelly Lecture on Humanity's Future, 7:30pm, Info, Lobero, /33 E Canon Perdido St./S.B., Phone: 963-0761
* Feb 9/Sat., 7-10pm - Care4Paws' FurEver Valentine Friendraiser, Oreana Winery, Santa Barbara, an event intended to raise funds and awareness for Santa Barbara county animals in need. The event features great food from local restaurants, wonderful Oreana wine, delicious goumet chocolates from Chocolats du CaliBressan, live music and dancing with local performers and a silent and live auction. Participants will also have a chance to tour C.A.R.E.4Paws' Spay Mobile, the county's only spay-neuter clinic on wheels. All proceeds going directly to Care4Paws'. Info, Tickets available for $35, Oreana Winery, 205 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, info@care4paws.org, or Phone: 968-2273
* Feb 9/Sat., 6pm - Dancing With the Ojai Stars, Ojai (BBQ Begins at 4:30pm), The greater Ojai community is invited to be a part of this exciting event, designed to support the Nordhoff High School Dance Program in raising funds for scholarships for the Pasadena Dance Festival as well as funds for expenses in staging their annual Spring Dance Concerts. The BBQ for the event is being graciously catered by Lorraine Lim Catering. Doors open early for BBQ patrons who will also enjoy video interviews with the participants starting at 5pm.
The 2012 Dancing with the Ojai Stars event was a tremendous success in raising $6,600 for the Nordhoff Dance Program. Over 700 audience members attended to watch 24 teams compete for the top honors in the competition and to celebrate dance at Nordhoff High School.
Audience members for this year's Feb. 9 event can expect a great show! Nordhoff students in the Dance Technique course have choreographed short routines in a variety of genres from jazz dance to hip hop to modern dance and more; each dancer is paired with a partner (either another Nordhoff student or an Ojai community member) with whom they train and rehearse over a five week period to prepare their routines for the audience and the competition.
Community stars are ready to start rehearsals in January for the big show. Community stars include Nordhoff teacher Cintsy Simon who will be jazz dancing with junior Taylor Bowen, Nordhoff counselor Kelly Grady who will be presenting a modern jazz dance with senior Kayley Cox, Nordhoff cheerleading advisor Nicole La Salle who is partnered with junior Nicolette Doolittle for lyrical hip hop, Young Life volunteer Annalyse Olivas who will rock the stage dancing hip hop with sophomore Michela Villierme, Nordhoff parent Chet Thomas who will tango and swing with his daughter, sophomore Kelsey Thomas, and alumni Hanna Paulsen who will partner with her dancing sister, sophomore Emma Paulsen, for country line dance. The community division also includes Ojai Youth Entertainment Studio artistic director Krista Kim who will dance with sophomore Kassidy Tenpenny to a lyrical jazz dance, Zumba teacher Maria David who is partnered with senior Diana Ortega, and movement teacher Mary Jo Healy who will be dancing with senior Chehala Klingberg with a contemporary dance work.
Nordhoff Ranger students are getting excited to see their fellow students paired up to perform with one of the Nordhoff Dancers. Football player Brad Sloan is partnering with senior Georgia Cotsis for a contemporary dance; musician CJ Mountan will be presenting an upbeat jazz dance with senior Rosemary Helvey-Byers and volleyball player Elise Federoff is learning a lyrical dance to perform with sophomore Roxey Newman. Marching band member Austin Devine will be competing with junior Jordan Alvarez with a comical jazz dance while basketball player Trent Bartholio will be dancing with junior Erin Kobrin. Wrestler Joey Le Suer is paired up for a tribal jazz dance with senior Hannah Grant, soccer and track athlete Sarah Harvey is ready for modern hip hop with senior Madi Miller, and cheerleader Reilly McKenney will be dancing a lyrical dance with junior Megan Rose. Gymnast Shikha Khatri will be presenting a bollywood dance partnered with junior Rianna Sharif and multi-sport athlete Hannah Greene is ready to bust a move with hip-hop with junior Sophia Botti.
Judges will determine the finalists and the audience will vote by text or by hand to determine the winners in both the student and community divisions. Winners will receive bragging rights, their names on the perpetual trophy in the Nordhoff office, an opportunity to dance in the Nordhoff Spring Dance Concerts in May as well as numerous prizes generously donated by local businesses.
Info, Tickets; www.dancingwiththeojaistars.com. VIP premium seating, $25.00 per person; general admission $15; student tickets $5; and seniors over 60 tickets are only $10. The Dancing with the Ojai Stars steering committee is actively seeking support from the Ojai community to make this magical event come to life in the Nordhoff Gymnasium. Sponsorships are available; contact ojaidancingstars@gmail.com to reach Nordhoff Dance Program Director Kim Hoj or any of the following Steering Committee members: Nicole Botti, Mary Ellen Broeffle, Lesa Caputo, Carla Cotsis, and Angie Thomas. www.dancingwiththeojaistars.com, 640-4343, ext 1861.
* Feb 16/Sat - Tito Puente Jr. Plays Ventura High School Theater, The propulsive percussion and raucous rhythm of Latin Jazz dance into town when the Ventura Music Festival presents celebrated drummer Tito Puente, Jr. and his band at this year's Latin Jazz concert on Saturday, February 16.
New York-born, South Florida-based Tito Jr. preserves the legacy of his father, the legendary Mambo King, who popularized Afro-Cuban rhythms in the 1950s. Tito Jr. and his band have become audience favorites as they champion this unique musical style to a new generation of fans.
Joining Tito Jr. onstage at the Ventura High School Theater will be alto sax student Jade Elliott of Thousand Oaks, the winner of the Ventura Music Festival's annual Student Jazz Competition., Info, Tickets: Ventura High School Theater, 2 North Catalina St., Ventura, CA, or www.venturamusicfestival.org, or Phone: 684-3146
* Feb 1 & 2/Fri - Nordic Spirit Symposium - Scandinavian Peacemakers and Humanitarians/Cal Lutheran University / Thousand Oaks," Professors from the United States and Norway will discuss the peacemaking and humanitarian roles of Scandinavians (Friday evening and Saturday) in Samuelson Chapel. Some of the most prominent peacemakers have been residents of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and Scandinavian-Americans. Public is invited to join in the spirit of a symposium, which blends music, dining and the free exchange of ideas to enhance the pleasure of learning.
On Feb. 1, Christine Ingebritsen, professor of Scandinavian studies at the University of Washington will open the evening session with a lecture on the niche the small countries of Scandinavia havefound in world politics. CLU history professor Paul Hanson will talk about Norway's peacemaking role in the Middle East.
On Feb. 2, Carl Emil Vogt, a researcher at the National Library of Norway in Oslo, will illustrate how Fridtjof Nansen, a Norwegian polar explorer and national hero, became an important figure in the League of Nations' international humanitarian work. Olav Njolstad, a history professor at the University of Oslo, will discuss the Nobel Peace Prize and its relevance in today's world.
Herbert Gooch, CLU professor of political science, will explore how U.S. Chief Justice Earl Warren, the son of poor immigrant parents, took the United States closer to fulfilling the promise inscribed on the Supreme Court building: "Equal Justice Under Law." Other presentations will cover Nobel Peace Prize recipient archbishop Nathan Soderblom and innovative international mediators Folke Bernadotte and Dag Hammarskjold.
A reception will kick off the event at 5:30 pm, Feb. 1 at the Scandinavian Center. The symposium will conclude with dinner and entertainment by mezzo-soprano Ingrid Isaksen at 7pm. Feb. 2 in the Lundring Events Center.
CLU and the Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation are sponsoring the symposium. The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and the Norway House Foundation in San Francisco provided grants.
Info, Cal Lutheran University; 60 W. Olsen Rd., #1800, Thousand Oaks, For prices, schedules and registration, call 660-3096 or email nordicspiritsymposium@hotmail.com and www.callutheran.edu. People can register for the symposium before each session, but reservations are needed for the Friday reception and Saturday lunch and dinner. The early-registration deadline is Jan. 18.
Learn the Truth -
PUBLIC HEARING - Tuesday Jan. 29, 6pm - Nordhoff High School Cafeteria (near the center of campus). After a closed door board meeting Jan 23, Casitas Water announced it will hold a meeting on Tues., Jan. 29 at 6pm to announce its plan to allow Ojai Golden State Rate Payers to vote to decide if they want to form a community improvement district and pass bond(s) to upgrade and buy the Golden State Water operations in Ojai. The place is to be announced. This is exactly what we have been waiting for. FLOW said they are grateful the Casitas board has acted on the nearly two thousand signature petition submitted to them in 2011. Thank you Casitas Board and staff! We expect the meeting will be videotaped and made available after the meeting on the Ojai City website. Keep checking the (link -->) Casitas Board Agendas web page for the packet that should explain all the details of their plan.
* Jan 27/Sun, 2pm - "Little-known Facts & Rare Photos of the Channel Islands!, Museum of Ventura County/Ventura Location," Santa Cruz Island Foundation President and honored cultural historian Marla Daily shares details from her new book about all eight Channel Islands. Followed by book sale & signing. Also, see the fine art exhibition: Island Treasures: Artworks from the Santa Cruz Island Foundation. Info, Museum of Ventura County/100 East Main St., Ventura, 11am - 5pm, Wed through Sun., www.venturamuseum.org., Phone: 653-0320
* Jan 27/Sun, 4:30pm - "The Perks of Being a Wallflower/Ojai Playhouse" a powerful coming of age story about an outsider teen who makes friends with several other misfit students and a teacher and discovers the importance of friendship and that it's OK to be yourself. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title by Stephen Chbosky. Though the story takes place in the '90s, the themes here are universal and transcend any specific time or place. The movie addresses the teen years, with their tragedies, insecurities, pain and joy, in a sensitive way.
Charlie, the protagonist, is at loose ends after the suicide death of his friend. He is embraced by a group of teens who have accepted their place in school as misfits, outsiders and punks. They embrace him and help him deal with the loss of his friend.
The film is filled with nostalgia, enhanced by a soundtrack that is reminiscent of the past yet connects with today's youth. The audience is drawn into the film by the remarkable performances of the young actors. Charlie (wonderfully played by Logan Lerman) has a disarming earnestness that wins over not only his new friends but also the viewers. Emma Watson, Ezra Miller and Mae Whitman also showcase their talents. In the end, the film argues the point that anyone can get by with a little help from their friends. Sponsored by the Ojai Film Society.
Info, Ojai Playhouse/145 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, www.ojaifilmsociety.org., Phone: 646-8946
* Jan 26/Sat, 3-4pm - "Lemon: A Global History," Book Signing by Author Toby Sonneman/Tecolote Book Shop/Montecito, This unique book traces the history of lemons from their genetic roots in the citron fruit to present day agriculture. Sonneman draws on her experience as a fruit picker and chef to chronicle the lemon's lively history, providing a few recipes as well. Toby Sonneman is the author of Fruit Fields in My Blood: Okie Migrants in the West and Shared Sorrows: A Gypsy Family Remembers the Holocaust. She is a native of Chicago and currently teaches journalism in the Pacific Northwest, with frequent travels to the lemon growing areas of California and Italy. Info, Tecolote Book Shop/1470 E. Valley Rd.,/Montecito (Upper Village) Free, Phone: 969-4977
* Jan 18, 8pm - Shatner's World: We Just Live in It, Santa Barbara Premiere/Arlington Theatre, Boldly go where no man has gone before - except for a certain spaceship commander. Join Emmy-winning TV and movie mega-star William Shatner for a thrilling voyage through his life and career, from Shakespearean stage actor to Star Trek icon Captain Kirk and beyond. Hailed for bringing "much-needed nerd fare" to Broadway (Financial Times), Shatner's World touches down in Santa Barbara with revealing anecdotes, film clips, jokes - and even a song or two. A witty raconteur, Shatner has constantly reinvented himself in roles including high-powered attorney Denny Crane in The Practice, police sergeant T.J. Hooker and the clever, kung fu-fighting Priceline Negotiator. Info, www.TheArlingtonTheatre.com

* Jan. 19 thru-March 31 - Two Original Exhibitions: Fiber Arts Master Pieces & Beatrice Wood, Duchamp & Chess, Ojai Valley Museum, "Fiber Art Master Pieces" in the museum's Rotating Gallery will encompass examples of antique and contemporary quilts, textiles, fiber art portraiture, sculpture and wearable art and will feature fourteen contemporary regional artists.
Simultaneously on exhibit in the Alcove Gallery is an installation by Ojai artist Valerie Freeman entitled "Beatrice Wood. Duchamp and Chess." The exhibit is in homage to Beatrice Wood, in recognition of her friendship with Marcel Duchamp and in celebration of her 120th birthday on March 3, 2013.
The opening reception on Saturday January 26, 5 to 7 pm, is open to the public and is free to 2012- 2013 museum members and $5 for non-members at the door. Info, Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, 640-1390, ext. 203, ojaimuseum@sbcglobal.net or visit the museum website at: www.OjaiValleyMuseum.org
* Thru Jan 19 - Dreamkeepers: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art/Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, The exhibition includes large and colorful paintings with energetic patterns and rhythmic compositions. The artwork is used to preserve the stories of Australian aboriginal people, the oldest surviving culture in the world., Recurring Daily, Weekdays 10am to 4pm, Sats. 11am to 5pm (closed Dec 17-Jan. 6)
Info, Lobero, /955 La Paz Rd.,/S.B., Phone: 565-6162
* Sept 28, Fri, 7:30-9pm - Meditation Mount, Ojai, Full Moon Community Meditation, Community group meditation at the full moon of Libra, an act of celebration and service to invoke, anchor, and distribute blessings to the world. 10340 Reeves Rd., Ojai, 646-5508
* Saturday, Oct. 13th, Opening & Art Reception - Trowbridge Gallery - Whitney Brooks Abbott
Artist and local favorite Whitney Brooks Abbott from Carpenteria will visit the Trowbridge Gallery for a reception and display of her recent work. Whitney Abbott was born in 1972 in San Francisco, CA. At the age of three, she and her family moved to Carpinteria, CA, where she spent much of her
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she spent much of her childhood drawing the life she found around her on her family's avocado and lemon ranch. Whitney attended UC Santa Cruz from 1990 to 1994, majoring in Fine Art through Porter College. In 1993 she received a fellowship to study at the Yale School of Art in Norfolk, CT. After graduating, she returned to Southern California, where she continues to paint and teach in the Santa Barbara area. Whitney also shows her work.... Read More... Located in the heart of the charming Ojai Village., Trowbridge Gallery, 307 Ojai Ave. Ste. 102, Ojai, 646-0967
Info, Trowbridge Gallery, 307 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, Ca, 646-0967 www.TrowbridgeArt.com
* Sept. thru Dec. - Trowbridge Gallery/Ojai, Ongoing Artist Exhibitions, Whitney Brooks Abbot, Steve Curry, Steve Eddy, Erin Dertner, Michael Enriquez, Gail Faulkner, Cynthia King, Robert Lyn Nelson, Honor Marks, Elisabeth Mcginn, James Menzel-Joseph, Kathleen Petersen, Caren Satterfield, Richard Schloss, Jeff Sojka, Danna Tartaglia, W.B. Thompson, Erna Zeigler, (Open Wed - Mon (closed Tues.), 11 - 5pm) Trowbridge Gallery, 307 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, Ca, 646-0967 www.TrowbridgeArt.com
* Sept 28, Fri, 7:30-9pm - Meditation Mount, Ojai, Full Moon Community Meditation, Community group meditation at the full moon of Libra, an act of celebration and service to invoke, anchor, and distribute blessings to the world. 10340 Reeves Rd., Ojai, 646-5508
* Sept 29, Sat - Shangri-La: Ojai's Untold Stories, Ojai Valley Museum Exhibition, (also Oct. 7, 17) Original history exhibition with Guest Curators. The Museum also features an extensive collection of Art, Native American Baskets, Pioneer Tools, and photographs of early days in Ojai. All Day Event, 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, 640-1390
* Sept 29/30, Sat/Sun, 10am - 4pm - El Paca Pastures Open House, Ojai, Open house in honor of "National Alpaca Farm Days". Meet exotic alpaca and llama livestock, visit the ranch store for alpaca accessories & apparel. 210 Burnham Rd., Oak View, 649-1200
* Sept 30, Sun - Coming Into Your Own: A Development Experience for women, Ojai, This workshop for women provides time to reflect on life, explore new directions, and sense into a unique call. Led by consultants and personal coaches Dorian Baroni and Barbara Cecil. All Day Event (Also Held Tues/Oct 2), Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Rd., Ojai, 640-1142 www.ciyowomensretreat.com
* Sept. 30, 1-2pm - Sunday Afternoon Music at Ojai Library, Eclectic music for educated people performed by Mark Parson. He plays Dixie and Cajun music as well as his own compositions on the guitar, fiddle and flute. As a member of the Whisky Chimp Band, Parson has performed at the Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest. You can also hear his music on the disc "Canyonland" by Dos Coyotes and at numerous venues around Ventura County, Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave.
* Sept 30, Sun, 9am - 1pm - Ojai Farmer's Market, (Also Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28) Ojai Certified Farmers' Market; fresh fruits, vegetables, local jams, honey, olive and walnut oil, free range eggs, prepared delectables. Behind the Arcade, 300 E. Matilija St. www. OjaiCertifiedMarket.com
* Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Mon, 7:30 - 9pm - DIVORCE CARE WORKSHOP, Ojai, held at Ojai Valley Community Church, 907 El Centro St. 646-4324 or 640-8689
* Oct 2, Tues, 1 - 2pm - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP, Little House, Ojai, Is your low vision causing problems in your daily living? Learn skills for independent living, and about the many free services of the Low Vision Support Group of the Baille Institute, plus special assistance for those with macular degeneration. FREE. Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai.
* Ongoing - OJAI BREAST-FEEDING HELP LINE, Ojai, Staffed by lactation professionals. Telephone counseling, information and referral available free to the community. Ojai Breast-feeding Help Line: 646-5865
* Mon - Fri, 3 - 5pm - SCHOOLINKS HOMEWORK CENTERS, Ojai, Open at the Ojai Library, Meiners Oaks Library and Oak View Library, when school is in session. 289-0368
* Oct 2, Tues, 7pm - RELATIONSHIP IN LIGHT OF THEOSOPHY, Ojai, The Theosophical Society in the Ojai Valley will meet at Krotona School, where Idarmis Rodriguez will discuss "Relationship in Light of Theosophy." Krotona School, 46 Krotona Rd., 646-2653
* Oct 2, Tues, 7:30pm - ONENESS MEANS LONELINESS, Ojai, The American Vedic Association Bhagavad-Gita As It Is Fellowship will discuss "Oneness Means Loneliness", 687 Villanova Rd., Call 640-0405
* Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Tues, 8am - VOLUNTEER TO HELP FOOD SHARE, Ojai, Ventura County's food bank has an ongoing need of volunteers to join the gleaning team in Ojai. Most Tuesday mornings, a group of volunteers meets in Ojai for the purpose of picking local fruit and vegetables. The volunteers meet at 8 a.m. at a designated meeting place near the pick site. They work for about one to two hours. 983-7100, Ext. 105.
* Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Tues, 9am - Noon - QUILTERS ANONYMOUS, Ojai, Ojai Recreation Department, 510 Park Road, holds a drop-in class for quilters. 649-5956
* Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Tues, 1pm - MAH-JONGG GROUP, Ojai, Enthusiasts invited to join. Beginners welcome to come and enjoy the ancient game for fun and mental stimulation. Call Jeanne Harvey at 646-8053
* Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Wed, 7:30pm - OPEN DIALOGUES, Ojai, a discussion group for those on a serious spiritual path to non-dualism who haven't forgotten levity. FREE. 308 W. Aliso St., 640-0755
* Oct 3, Wed, 10:30am - Noon - CAREGIVERS HAVEN, Ojai, a support group for caregivers, Help of Ojai's West Campus, Baldwin Road. 218-9798 or 646-5122 for directions or questions.
* Oct 3, Wed, 10am - Noon - FREE SINGING WORKSHOP, Ojai, Open to all ages. Conducted by Betsy Goodspeed. Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. 646-4622
* Mon & Fri, 12:30pm - Ojai Valley Bridge Club, Ojai, All bridge players are welcome. Ojai United Methodist Church, (corner of Maricopa Hwy & Church Rd.) 646-1211, 646-1964
* Sun, 9am - 12:30pm - SUNDAY BREAKFAST AT MOOSE LODGE, Ojai, Public invited to purchase breakfast at the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1417, 382 Ventura Ave., Oak View, behind the post office.
* Oct 3, Wed, 5:30 - 8pm - WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN MEETING, Oak View, Residents, landowners and other interested members of the public are encouraged to attend the Ventura River Watershed Council's Watershed Management Plan Public Scoping Meeting, Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley Road, Oak View.
* Oct 3, Wed 7pm - MATILIJA FLY FISHERS, Ojai, Meetings consist of informal fly-fishing discussions, notice of upcoming events of interest and fly-tying instruction and demonstrations. Visitors welcome. Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. 646-3469
* Oct 3, 10, 17, 25, Nov 7, 7 - 9pm - MEDITATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE, Ojai, The Shambhala Meditation Group will teach "Meditation in Everyday Life," a five-week course, Mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our lives, bringing greater stability, strength and clarity. The Well, 214 W. Aliso St., Ojai 798-4499.
* Oct 3, Wed, 7:30pm - OJAI LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, Meets to discuss "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes. Everyone is invited to join the group. The only requirement for participating in the discussion is to have read the book and come willing to share your opinion and listen to others. Ojai library, 111 E. Ojai Ave. 646-1639
* Oct 3, Wed, 11:30am - ROCKIN' ROOTS SOCIETY, Ojai, Meets at an East End location. Got roots? Accomplished singers, fiddlers, pickers and other "high lonesome" sound-makers welcome. Limit six per session. Chris, 646-8040
* Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Wed, 7pm - NICOTINE ANONYMOUS, Ojai, Meetings held in the staff lounge, for those with a desire to stop smoking. 555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View.
* Oct 3 thru Oct 28, Ana Marini - Metaphors, Artist Reception (Oct. 4, 5-8pm), Artamo Gallery, In her newest solo exhibition at Artamo Gallery, Argentinian-American artist Ana Marini imaginatively illustrates her evolving perspective on the human experience. Her work compellingly invites us to explore her vivid migrations not only across the world but through phases of life. In metaphoric images she reflects on her own journey and shares her thoughts and observations expressed in paint on canvas. The show debuts her novel works complemented with a selection of earlier paintings pursuing the same inquisitive excavation of experiential life. 11 W. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, 568-1400
Info,
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* Oct 4, 18, Thurs, 7 - 8pm - PARENT SUPPORT GROUP, Ojai, United Parents hosts a free parent support group. Aurora Vista Del Mar Hospital Conference Room. 653-6434, Ext. 243.
* Oct 4, Thurs, 7pm, - GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN, Ojai, Meets at 922 Topaz Court, Ojai. Group is open to all relative caregivers, not just grandparents. 646-6118
* Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Thurs, 8:45am - Noon - CASUAL BRIDGE, Ojai, Games are held Thursdays. Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. Donna Hunt at 646-2980 or just drop by.
* Ongoing, - READING TUTORS NEEDED, Ojai, Training for volunteers to tutor for the Adult Literacy Program is offered by the Library Services Agency. 641-4484
* Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Thurs, 11:30am - Play Group, Ojai, A play group for caregivers and infants 18 months and younger. Sarzotti Park, 510 Park Rd., Brook, 525-9931
* Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Thurs, 10am - Noon - SENIOR WRITERS GROUP, Little House, Ojai, Writers of all kinds are invited to meet with the Ojai Senior Writers Group. Come and share; we’re friendly. Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. Call Nathaniel Wolper, 646-7077
* Oct 5, 19, Fri, - AMERICAN LEGION DINNERS, Ojai, Public welcome to dinners. All proceeds benefit veterans, student scholarships and packages for troops overseas. Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the Ojai American Legion Post 482, 843 E. Ojai Ave.
* Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Fri, 10am - 1pm - SELF-ENRICHMENT AT LITTLE HOUSE, Ojai, A group of seniors meets to bend, stretch, stimulate, exhilarate and recreate their minds. Featured are speakers, group participation, armchair travel, hot topics, current news, etc. with refreshments being served. All seniors are welcome. Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai, Call Dolores at 640-0088
* Oct 6, Sat - Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, "Wild About Ojai: The Chaparral Ecosystem" Richard Halsey of the California Chaparral Institute will leave you with a deeper understanding of this misunderstood and underappreciated ecosystem. Halsey leads a hike on the Ventura River Preserve, Also native plant sale. 10am - 1pm, Ventura River Preserve 370 Baldwin Road, Bldg. A-4 Ojai, 649-6852 ext. 2, marti@ovlc.org www.ovlc.org
* Oct 6, Sat - Historical Walking Tours of Ojai, (Also Oct. 13, 20) One hour foot tour of downtown historical landmarks and cultural attractions. Walk-ins are welcome. Departs from the Ojai Valley Museum, 130 West Ojai Ave., 10:30am - 11:30am, Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Ave., 640-1390
* Oct 6, Sat, 7pm - OJAI WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL, Libbey Bowl, featuring acclaimed ukulele player from Hawaii, Jake Shimabukuro, & the Grammy-nominated Cedric Watson Band with its unique flavor of Creole music. Artists reception. www.ojaiworldmusic.org, 646-8907.
* Oct 6, Sat - Art Exhibit at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Current exhibits through Sept. 27; "Vessels That Dance," recent works by Derek Bencomoi in the Beato Gallery; and "Brilliance," recent works by Gerri, Russ and Tom McMillin in the Logan Gallery. Also view the permant displays of work by Beatrice Wood. Open Fri. Sat. Sun., 11am - 5pm, 8560 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., 646-3381
* Oct 6/Sat, 7:30am-5pm - The 4th Annual Mentor Madness Poker Run, Car and Motorcycle Show, Soule County Park, Ojai, Benefit for a future Afterschool Program in Meiners Oaks. In Memory of Hollywood Stuntman Sam Wagner. Raffles & 50/50 Food, Vendors, Music, The Hut Beer & Wine Garden, Hollywood Stuntman Monte Perlin (Stuntman for Jax from Sons of Anarchy), BMX, Sk8 Stunt Show, Pin up Girl Contest. Registration: Bike & Car Show 7:30am, Poker Run 8-9:30am, Awards at 3pm, Sponsored by the Oak View Civic Council. Info. 649-1466, Dusty
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* Oct 6/Sat, 7pm - 3rd 2nd Annual Ojai World Music Festival, Libbey Bowl, a night of musical magic with virtuoso ukelele musician, Jake Shimbuakuro and Cedric Watson, Grammy-nominated Cajun fiddle/accordion player. Info, www.ojaiworldmusic.org
* Oct 7, 4pm - Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, KuanFen Liu, Artistic Director, Celebration of John Biggs' 80th, L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture by Gioacchino Rossini, Symphony No. 6, D. 589 in C major (Little) by Franz Schubert, and the Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra by John Biggs featuring Virginia Kron, cellist. First United Methodist Church, 1338 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura. Info, www.Chicovc.org
* Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Sun, Noon - 5pm - TAROT CARD READING, Ojai, Tarot card reader Donna Ellen reads the cards, Ojai House, 304 N. Montgomery St. Drop in or call 493-7707 for an appointment.
* Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Sun, 5:30 - 7pm - SHAMBHALA MEDITATION, Ojai, Offers free sitting and walking meditation. Instruction Available. Attend all or part of the session. The Well in Ojai, 214 W. Aliso St. 798-4499
* Oct 8, 22, Mon, 6:30pm - 8pm - PINK MOMENT SANGHA, Ojai, Meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, Meiners Oaks. Free. Ginny, 646-5707
* Oct 9/23, Tues, 11am - 1pm - MEINERS OAKS KNITTING CLUB, Meiners Oaks Library,
Knitters of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Members knit squares which are assembled into afghans and scarves for Ojai Valley Family Shelter sites. 646-4804 for more information.
* Oct 13/Sat, Noon-4pm - Trowbridge Gallery, Artist Show and Reception, Featured Artist Whitney Brooks Abbott, Artist and local favorite Whitney Brooks Abbott from Carpenteria will visit the Trowbridge Gallery for a reception and display of her recent work. Located in the heart of the charming Ojai Village., 307 Ojai Ave. Ste. 102, Ojai, 646-0967
* Oct 13 - 14, Sat/Sun - Ojai Studio tour, Ojai, Over 50 artists open their studios to the public to view works in progress, creative environments, purchase art, reception.
Info, www.ojaistudioartists.org

* Oct 13, Sat - Leo Kottke, Solo Acoustic Guitarist/Libbey Bowl, Ojai, Leo Kottke has recorded over 30 albums that showcase his barnstorming fretwork and quirky songwriting. He is truly a master of the guitar whose playing has influenced generations of musicians and listeners. www.libbeybowl.org
* Oct 13/14, 10-5pm, Sat/Sun - Ojai Art Detour, Ojai, Annual event features the work of many of Ojai’s most exciting artists, with an opportunity to meet the artists in their studios and galleries. Free admission. Artist Reception, Oct. 13, Bohemia Coffee House. 646-8787
Info, www.ojaiartdetour.com
* Oct. 14/Sun, 2:30pm, Doug Busch: Artist Lecture, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, with theorist Colin Gardner, the power of photography, Mary Craig Auditorium, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara, 963-4364
* Oct 15, Mon 4:40pm - 6pm - BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, Ojai, Women who have triumphed over breast cancer, women still undergoing treatment and those considering treatment — all meet to share tips, choices, experiences, strategies and encouragement. Newcomers are welcome. Help of Ojai’s Oak Tree House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. 218-9798
* Oct 16, Tues, 7pm - OJAI PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB, meets in Kent Hall, Little House. Shutter enthusiasts are welcome to share their interest in photography. Each month a professional will impart their techniques and critique submittals. Photo submittals require membership. 111 W. Santa Ana St. Visit www.ojaiphotoclub.com
* Oct 17, Wed, 10:30am to Noon - World of One, Ojai, a support group for widows and widowers, meets at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St. Help of Ojai, 646-5122
Info, www.SBMA.net
* Oct 19-21/Fri-Sun, Noon-4pm - The Ending of Psychological Time, Krishnamurti Foundation, Ojai, with Jaap Sluijter. 1070 McAndrew Rd., Ojai 646-2726
*Oct 19, Fri, 6:30 - 10pm - Cruise Night, Ojai, Josephina's Cafe, 1205 Maricopa Highway, 640-1905
* Oct 20 - Jan. 30, 2013 - The Artful Recluse: Painting, Poetry, and Politics in 17th-Century China, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Showcases nearly 60 paintings from an era of unrivaled historical drama and artistic achievement in China that spans from the late Ming (ca. 1600-1644) and the early Qing dynasties (1644-ca.1700). By adopting a novel, thematic approach centered on the concept of yin, or reclusion, this presentation brings the viewer deeply into the world of the literati - the educated elite who were at the forefront of historical change and voiced their thoughts and ideals through art.
Works included hail from the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, five other public institutions, and six private collections in the United States and Taiwan, as well as the SB Museum of Art's permanent collection - with a number of paintings that have never before been published. They cover a variety of formats - hanging scrolls, handscrolls, albums, and fans - and span a range of subjects including landscape, figures, birds-and-flowers, and fish., 1130 State St., Santa Barbara, 963-4364 Info, www.SBMA.net
* Oct 21, Sun, 5 - 7:30pm - Noah Community Sing, Ojai, A Community Sing, open to individuals and families, is held at Living Aikido Dojo, Oak View Park and Resource Center, 555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View. Craig, 637-4829
* Oct 21, Sun, 1pm - WESTON A. PRICE FOUNDATION Meeting, Ojai, The local chapter meets, Learn about local, sustainable food resources, lacto-fermented foods, raw milk, and pastured meat and eggs. Ojai Valley Community Church, Room 301, Leis Hall, 907 El Centro St. 640-3706
* Oct 23, Tues, 6pm - Optimists Club Meetings, Meiners Oaks Library, Meets for dinner. Anyone who is interested is welcome. The club's motto is: "Friend of Youth." Meets American Legion Hall, 843 E. Ojai Ave.
* Oct 27/Sat, 6-10pm - Looking, Listening, and Shared Inquiry, Krishnamurti Foundation, Ojai, Program starts with video of Krishnamurti, then seeks to explore the topic of the video via dialogue. Focus on 'what is' rather than on ideas & opinions, intention is to inquire together so new insights may occur in relation to fundamental questions of life. 1070 McAndrew Rd., Ojai 646-2726
* Oct 28/Sun, 7:30-9pm - Tradition and Freedom, with Ravi Ravindra, Krishnamurti Foundation, Ojai, A tradition best fulfills itself when it allows the participants to transcend the tradition. Otherwise, there is a betrayal. There is an inevitable tension between those who are the official keepers of a tradition and those who wish to fulfill it. We will explore this topic in the light of a comment of Krishnamurti that "the trouble with India is that the Brahmins have forgotten the tradition." 1070 McAndrew Rd., Ojai 646-2726
* Oct 19-20/Sat-Sun, 10-9pm - Ojai Day, Annual Street Fair with mix of Vendor, Musicians, Entertainers on Ojai Ave/Libbey Park. Street Painting, Skateboard Park, Kid's Parade, Artists Alley, Colorful Mandala. Support Ojai’s Small Town Strength, Welcome mellow city folk, but Defend it from Big City intruder types. Info. Ojai City Recreation Dept., 646-5581, ext. 304, coordinator@ojaiday.com
More Info, www.OjaiDay.com
* Oct 25/26/27/28, Thurs - Sun - Ojai Film Festival, Downtown Ojai, presentation of an annual multi-day festival in which films submitted by filmmakers throughout the world are publicly exhibited at several venues in and around the picturesque Ojai Valley.
Info, www.ojaifilmfestival.com
* Oct 27 - Taste of Ojai, Ojai Valley Inn & Country Club, Presented by the Rotary Club of Ojai, this annual food exhibition and sampling festival offers culinary delights from many of Ojai’s finest chefs. Ojai Valley Inn, 905 Country Club Rd. Info, www.tasteofojai.com



* Oct. 20, 2012 to Jan. 20, 2013 - In Pursuit of Reclusion: 17th Century Chinese Painting - Santa Barbara Museum of Art, This exhibition showcases nearly 60 paintings from an era of unrivaled historical drama and artistic achievement in China that spans from the late Ming (ca. 1600 - 1644) and the early Qing dynasties (1644 - ca.1700). By adopting a novel, thematic approach centered on the concept of yin, or reclusion, this presentation brings the viewer deeply into the world of the literati - the educated elite who were at the forefront of historical change and voiced their thoughts and ideals through art.
XIANG Shengmo, Self-portrait in Red Landscape, 1644. Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper. Collection of Shitou Shuwu. Works included in the exhibition hail from the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, five other public institutions, and six private collections in the United States and Taiwan, as well as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art's permanent collection, with a number of paintings that have never before been published. They cover a variety of formats - hanging scrolls, handscrolls, albums, and fans - and span a range of subjects including landscape, figures, birds-and-flowers, and fish.
The accompanying catalogue will be the first publication to explore in depth the theme of reclusion in painting and calligraphy within the broader context of political and social changes in the 17th century.
Info, Free for SBMA Members/Regular admission for Non-Members. www.sbma.net. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA. Open Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm. 805.963.4364
* Saturday, Sept. 15th, 3-7pm, Ojai - Opening & Art Reception - Trowbridge Gallery - Erin Dertner
Sunlight and sea, ambling pathways and rustic dwellings have been Erin's inspirations since the age of 9. Learning first from her mother and later from
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a variety of teachers throughout her life, she has developed a style that is relatable, thoughtful and infused with light. Travel has played a formidable role in her development as she relishes each opportunity to explore the warm European environs of Greece, France and Italy as well the Hawaiian Islands and choice locations in America the beautiful. Giving workshops allows Erin to share her zeal for painting, for adventure and for meeting special people. Her artwork is on display at numerous galleries and competitions throughout the country. Working with teachers such as Please Continue Reading...
Info, Trowbridge Gallery, 307 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, Ca, 646-0967 www.TrowbridgeArt.com
* June 30, Sat, 3-7pm - Opening: Art Reception - Steve Curry - Trowbridge Gallery - Ojai
As a second generation artist, drawing and painting has been an ever present part of Steven's life. Upon receiving his BFA from CSULB in 1982, Steven launched into the commercial side of art, founding the Curry Design Agency.
Lean on Me
Earning numerous awards, including, 3 pieces in the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress. In 2002, Steven returned to his original love of drawing and painting, choosing the beautiful valley of Ojai as home and inspiration.
Info, Trowbridge Gallery, 307 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, Ca, 646-0967 www.TrowbridgeArt.com
* thru - June 3 - Art Exhibition - "Rose Masterpol Emoticon" - Artamo Gallery - Santa Barbara, Opening Reception, Thurs. May 3, 5-8pm
Although best known for her abstract expressionist paintings, Rose Masterpol revives abstract surrealism and automatism in her new work presented in her solo exhibition at ARTAMO GALLERY. She utilizes the power of the stroke and line, painting with the intention of letting images emerge, reveal themselves. Being less analytical, exposing her inner mind through the process of free association Masterpol unravels an abstract image of the moment. She lets the painting have a presence of its own, full of surprise and unexpected juxtapositions, of spontaneous, simple aesthetic truth, being symbolic, yet open to interpretation.
Rose Masterpol studied at the Califomia Institute of the Arts, (Cal Arts-BFA); Wright State University, Ohio; Orange Coast College, California; Syracuse University, New York; Although best known for her abstract expressionist paintings, Rose Masterpol revives abstract surrealism and automatism in her new work presented in her solo exhibition at ARTAMO GALLERY. She utilizes the power of the stroke and line, painting with the intention of letting images emerge, reveal themselves. Being less analytical, exposing her inner mind through the process of free association Masterpol unravels an abstract image of the moment. She lets the painting have a presence of its own, full of surprise and unexpected juxtapositions, of spontaneous, simple aesthetic truth, being symbolic, yet open to interpretation.
Rose Masterpol studied at the Califomia Institute of the Arts, (BFA); Wright State University, Ohio; Orange Coast College, California; Syracuse University, New York; Onondaga Community College, New York (MS)., New York (MS).
Info, 11 West Anapamu Street · Santa Barbara · Ca, 568-1400 www.ArtamoGallery.com
* May 26, Sat, 9-2pm - Farmer's Market, Nuui Cunni Native American Center, Lake Isabella-Kernville
Our newly organized certified Farmers' Market is a non existing event elsewhere, our partnership with the Forest Services and Permits from the US and Kern County Agriculture Department allows to operate.
We offer a great array of fruits, vegetables, eggs, local honey, beans and nuts. Along with special crafts and art. Medicines made from native plants top off the special offering made by our local vendors. Every Saturday 9am to 2pm. Managed solely by volunteer.
Saturday's Farmers' Market operates under guidelines for a USDA Certified Farmers' Market, Kern County Dept of Agriculture and insurance guidelines, and by permission of the USFS; at this time the only one in existence with this partnership.

Info, 2600 Highway 155, Lake Isabella, Ca www.NuuiCunni.com
* Mon, May 28, 10pm, Oak View Memorial Day Parade - 10am, "Duty, Honor, Country" - Old Ventura Ave. to Park Ave. Honors Vets, features floats, bagpipes, dancers, vets. Pancake Breakfasts and barbeques from 7 to 11am, 60th Annual Pancake Breakfast offered by the Oak View American Legion Post 686, 475 Old Ventura Ave. Parade starts at 10am. Info, Oak View Civic Association
* Mon, May 28, Ojai Memorial Day - 11:30 - 5:30pm - Libbey Bowl Free Pancake breakfast to Veterans, 7am to 10am (at Ojai American Legion, 843 E. Ojai Ave.), Libbey: 11:30; Ojai Valley Bell Ringers, Noon; Veteran Speakers, Patriotic Singers, Big Band Era - Dick Parent, Studebaker - Rock n' Roll, Wall of Remembrance.
* Saturday, May 26, 3-7pm, Ojai - Opening & Art Reception - Trowbridge Gallery - Jeff Sojka
Jeff Sojka's color drenched canvases capture the magical light and texture of each unique landscape, helping the viewer to truly be transported to each location.
Peeking Through The Branches
Viewed up close Sojka's bold, deliberate brushstrokes vibrate with energy and movement. Step back and the individula blocks of color meld into surpirising clarity. This is impressionism at its most successful. Painting mostly en plein-aire, Sojka works quickly to capture the setting in its best light. Often, with large pieces, he must return to the sight several times to capture the original light. continue reading (Jeff's website)
Info, Trowbridge Gallery, 307 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, Ca, 646-0967 www.TrowbridgeArt.com
* May 18-20 - 10th Annual Joshua Tree Music Festival, Desert is Freedom, Music is Power, & Community is Crucial. The festivals are produced by a family of friends and funsters convinced that music is the soul of life, and that art enriches and saves lives. That the experience is enhanced when embraced in the great outdoors amongst fellow music lovers. Better still in an intimate setting, where the distinction between artist and audience is blurred, and a passionate performance can be truly relished in close proximity to the stage. Add FREE water to patrons, no service charges on reasonably priced tickets, and well.....let the games begin.
Info, www.JoshuaTreeMusicFestival.com
* May 18, Sat, 9-2pm - Farmer's Market, Nuui Cunni Native American Center, Lake Isabella-Kernville
Our newly organized certified Farmers' Market is a non existing event elsewhere, our partnership with the Forest Services and Permits from the US and Kern County Agriculture Department allows to operate.
We offer a great array of fruits, vegetables, eggs, local honey, beans and nuts. Along with special crafts and art. Medicines made from native plants top off the special offering made by our local vendors. Every Saturday 9am to 2pm. Managed solely by volunteer.
Saturday's Farmers' Market operates under guidelines for a USDA Certified Farmers' Market, Kern County Dept of Agriculture and insurance guidelines, and by permission of the USFS; at this time the only one in existence with this partnership.

Info, 2600 Highway 155, Lake Isabella, Ca www.NuuiCunni.com
* May 17, Thu., 11am - Noon - Akashic Yoga with Ariel Kala-Royale, Soul Centered, Ojai
Akashic Yoga is a spontaneous fluidity of endless shapes and forms that evolve into a banquet of asanas where the unknown becomes known. Revolutions in evolution toward self knowledge.
Each form enhances the next form like one grand banyan tree that continues branching miles into eternity.
Info, Contact Ariel, 407-873-5073, arielkr@yahoo.com, every Thursday at Soul Centered, 311 N. Montgomery St.
May 17, Thurs, 5:30pm - Scenery, Story, Spirit: Curator's Choice Lecture - Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Peter John Brownlee, PhD., Associate Curator, Terra Foundation for American Art highlights particular trends in painting and sculpture of the United States made during the century extending from the Second Great Awakening of the early 1800s to the Great Depression of the 1930s.
John Frederick Peto, n.d. Oil on board.
Childe Hassam, The Manhattan Club, n.d. (ca. 1891). Oil on canvas. SBMA, Gift of Mrs. Sterling Morton to the Preston Morton Collection.
Exploring the cultural contexts in which American art evolved during this period, the lecture touches on key historical developments as addressed in landscape, genre, still-life, and portrait paintings, as well as in selected sculptures, currently on view in Scenery, Story Spirit: American Painting and Sculpture from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Info, Free for SBMA Members/Regular admission for Non-Members. Curator's Choice is an innovative lecture series featuring prominent speakers hand-picked by the Museum's curators. Distinguished experts offer fresh perspectives on the visual arts and provide stimulating opportunities for discovery to adults in the Santa Barbara community. This Curator's Choice lecture is sponsored by the curatorial support group, Dead Artists Society. www.sbma.net. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA. Open Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm. 805.963.4364
* May 19, Sat, 9:30-4:30pm - How to Communicate Simply, Lovingly and Effectively - a class with Jude Bijou - Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) - Room 13, Wake Center
Marriage and Family Therapist as well as award-winning author of Attitude Reconstruction, Jude Bijou presents a class on effective communication skills. Poor communication is at the root of most relationship breakdowns.
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Based on the principles of Attitude Reconstruction, learn how to communicate constructively about any topic in any situation.
Info, When: May 19, 2012 (Saturday) 9:30 am- 4:30 pm, Where: SBCC Room 13, Wake Center, 300 North Turnpike, S.B. Cost: $23, Contact: jude@attitudereconstruction.com
* May 12, Sat, 9-2pm - Farmer's Market, Nuui Cunni Native American Center, Lake Isabella-Kernville
Our newly organized certified Farmers' Market is a non existing event elsewhere, our partnership with the Forest Services and Permits from the US and Kern County Agriculture Department allows to operate.
We offer a great array of fruits, vegetables, eggs, local honey, beans and nuts. Along with special crafts and art. Medicines made from native plants top off the special offering made by our local vendors. Every Saturday 9am to 2pm. Managed solely by volunteer.
Saturday's Farmers' Market operates under guidelines for a USDA Certified Farmers' Market, Kern County Dept of Agriculture and insurance guidelines, and by permission of the USFS; at this time the only one in existence with this partnership.

Info, 2600 Highway 155, Lake Isabella, Ca www.NuuiCunni.com
* May 7 & 8, 9-3pm - Gourding from the Moon and the Stars, Class, Nuui Cunni Native American Center, Lake Isabella-Kernville, Classes with Betsy allow you to explore your own style, creativity and spirit.
Let the wonder of yourself come through your art!
YOU ARE INVITED
Please come join us for a spectacular, fun two days and learn the unique techniques Betsy has to offer. All materials are supplied, including snacks and a light lunch provided by Nuui Cunni. You will go home with a finished gourd. You do not have to participate in both days.
Info, Gay Shuell, 760-379-3559 or Nunni Cunni, 760-549-0800 www.NuuiCunni.com
* May 1, 8:30am - Ventura County Board of Supervisors Meeting, Come Show Your Support - Help Pesticide Free Ojai Valley Ask the Board to Ban "Smart" Meters in Ventura County, Ventura, Please come to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday morning, May 1st, to ask the B.O.S. to ban "smart" meters in Ventura County.The B.O.S. meeting starts at 8:30am, so plan on getting down to the Ventura County Government Center Administration Building, 800 S. Victoria Ave, by 8:15am to sign up to speak. (You can take the 126 Frwy and get off at Victoria Ave exit.)
There is a growing list of cities, counties and states that have opposed the mandatory installation and those that actually banned "smart" meters. We will also give the Supervisors copies of the ordinances written up by Marin County and Santa Cruz County.
Please RSVP with Pesticide Free Ojai Valley. Hope to see you there!
Info, www.facebook.com/pesticidefreeojai
www.PesticideFreeOjaiValley.org/blog/
More Info: THE VIEW ONLINE
* thru Apr. 30 - The Art of Autism/Celebrate Autism Art Exhibit/Book Signing, Ojai, The Art of Autism art exhibit will shine the light on artists on the autism spectrum at Bohemia Coffee House/Ojai. Displaying their art will be Ojai artist Sheila Mahon, and Florentina Clarke recently of Ojai. In addition, Kevin Hosseini (Carpinteria), Joel Anderson (San Diego), Kai Viruleg (Northridge), Dani Bowman (La Canada), Jason Cantu (San Luis Obispo), Marcy Deutsch (Seattle), Noah Erenberg (Isla Vista), and doodle artist Frank Allen from the United Kingdom will display his art for the first time in the United States. Poets Isabel Doucette from Vancouver, Canada and Nicole Nicholson from Ohio will also have their visual art/poetry on display.
Info, www.ArtAutism.com
* Apr 28, Sat, 9-2pm - Farmer's Market, Nuui Cunni Native American Center, Lake Isabella-Kernville
Our newly organized certified Farmers' Market is a non existing event elsewhere, our partnership with the Forest Services and Permits from the US and Kern County Agriculture Department allows to operate.
We offer a great array of fruits, vegetables, eggs, local honey, beans and nuts. Along with special crafts and art. Medicines made from native plants top off the special offering made by our local vendors. Every Saturday 9am to 2pm. Managed solely by volunteer.
Saturday's Farmers' Market operates under guidelines for a USDA Certified Farmers' Market, Kern County Dept of Agriculture and insurance guidelines, and by permission of the USFS; at this time the only one in existence with this partnership.

Info, 2600 Highway 155, Lake Isabella, Ca www.NuuiCunni.com
* April 28, 5-7pm - 12th Annual Buddha Abides Contemporary Art Exhibition - Santa Barbara
Info, S.B. Frame Shop & Gallery, 1324 State St., in Arlington Court, Santa Barbara, 963-2332 Details
Opening Reception at the Santa Barbara Frame Shop & Gallery, Opposite the Arlington Theater Gallery.
* thru Apr. 29 - Guerillas on the Edge, Art Exhibit, VenturaOpening Night reception: Mar. 24, 6-8pm, Curator: Laurie Pegg-Scott, Juror: Sylvia Raz.
As Artists' we often have thoughts or messages that we believe must communicate to others so that we can... restore our souls. Now is your chance to express those ideas, be firm, frank, clear. This is your chance to state the inner-most thoughts you hold, so that we all may explore them and sound off on them. Guerilla warfare? Gorillas unite! First Friday Art Talk: Featured speaker; Laurie Pegg-Scott will explore the artists' thought and their art. Elaine and Ken Bryant will sing "Amazing Grace". Tuesday Night Poetry: Every Tuesday, 7:30pm, Open Mic: Mar. 27 - Joyce LaMers, Apr. 3 - Razor Babes, Apr. 10 - Mary Kay Rummel, Apr. 17 - Roe Estep, Apr. 24 - Ellen Reich.
Info, Gallery hours: Fri. & Sat. 12-8pm & Sun. 12-6pm. 330 S. California St., Ventura, 643-3012, www.venturaartistsunion.org
* April 27, Fri, 7-9pm - Mysteries - Tour and Talk with Richard Senate, Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. Ventura's lurid past holds many mysteries from unsolved murders to strange happenings, from lost treasures to wandering ghosts. This special tour and talk will unlock a few of these mysteries as they explore Ventura nearly forgotten heritage. Lead by local historian and author Richard Senate the tour will outline the story of Pirates and Mafioso who once swaggered Ventura's Streets, Padres who had more that a little to hide, and phantom cowboys who have seen seen from time to time. There are stories of lost golden treasures, a gunfight or two, and the strange wooden bells of San Buenaventura's bell of ebony wood found in none of the other Missions in California's or anywhere else!!! There are also tales of a phantom padre who walks the Mission grounds, seeking to help those in need learn the stores of the gray robed monk and the stories of his continuing ministry. The many books by Mr. Senate will be for sale as well and he will be glad to sign them for his many fans. Recently he has appeared on TV shows Paranormal Challenge, and Ghost Adventures.
Info, Lecture fee/donation is $5 per person. Contact Richard Senate 200-8658 or email him at hainthunter@aol.com and Bank of Books
* April 24, Tues, 7pm - Ojai City Council Meeting, Ojai, 401 S. Ventura Street P.O. Box 1570, 646-5581
Info, www.ci.ojai.ca.us
* April 23, Sat, 3pm - Casitas Water Board Meeting, 1055 Ventura Ave, Oak View
Info, www.CasitasWater.org
* April 21, Sat - Women's Tea, Saturday, April 21, at CLC, Ojai, to sponsor our mission Trip to Arizona to care for babies and teen Moms, Ojai Valley Community Church
Info, www.ovcc.org
* April 21, starts at 10am - 1st Annual Wayne & Sonia Memorial Poker Run, Starting Point, 10am, Oakview Moose Lodge, Hwy 33 and Larimer St., Run leaves at 11am, Destination #2: Cabo Bar & Grill, Carpinteria, Destination #4: The Hut, Meiners Oaks, Destination #5: Soule Park Golf Course, Ojai
Info, For more info call Skip @ 207-6049. Details
Run ends @ Soule Park recreation area for Tri Tip and potluck. FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.
* April 21, Sat - 11-6:25pm & Sun - 11-5:10pm - Earth Day Festival, Alameda Park, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara's Historic Environmental Legacy
In 1969, the devastating images of a massive oil spill from an oil platform off Santa Barbara's coast galvanized California into action and caught the attention of the rest of the nation, including Senator Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day, who visited Santa Barbara shortly after the spill. The resulting swell of outrage and concern gave rise to the first Earth Day in 1970, as well as to the creation of the Community Environmental Council - one of the most established environmental organizations in the region, and the host of Santa Barbara's annual Earth Day Festival.

Today, the Community Environmental Council is leading a campaign to move Santa Barbara County away from fossil fuels in one generation - Fossil Free by '33. CEC's bold regional energy blueprint seeks to head off a nearly perfect storm of energy-related concerns, including rapidly diminishing oil supplies ("peak oil"), growing concern over our national security because of our dependence on foreign oil, volatile fuel prices, and climate change.
Sustainability at Santa Barbara Earth Day
Electricity for the Earth Day Festival is generated from the sun and from biodiesel. The festival strives to keep our waste to a minimum. This year we are working Green Project Consultants, who will divert compostable and recyclable materials from the landfill. While we strongly encourage vendors and participants to walk, bike, carpool or ride the bus to the festival, we recognize that some carbon emissions will result from a gathering of this size. To make sure this is a truly carbon-free event, we offset the remaining emissions.

Info, SCHEDULE: Sat; 11am - Bike Monkeys, Welcome to Earth Day, Music with Putnee, Say Something Nice, 11:15am - Bad Jack Lilly & Marley/N4N & The Wha Whas, 11:30am - What is Bici Centro? Noon - Fix a Flat Tire, Ralph Torrefranca, Climb Time Yoga, Backyard Food Gardening, Public Service Announcements, 12:30pm - Go Ergo: Fit Your Bike to You, Home Upgrades Made Affordable, 12:45pm - Freakin On Speakers, 1pm - Theft Proof Your Bike, Mommy and Me Fitness, The Alpacas are Back!, Office Hours with Assemblyman Das Williams, 1:30pm - History of the Bike, Rainbow Girls, Is Your Home High Performance?, 2pm - How to Make a Low Rider, We Be Jammies, Backyard Poultry, 2:15pm - Dance Alliance, 2:30pm - Adjust Your Suspension, Home Nightmares, Office Hours with Congresswoman Lois Capps, 2:45pm - Little Owl, 3pm - Shifting Gears: Electronic and Simple, South Coast Karate Demonstration, 3:30pm - From Mountain Bike to Commuter Bike, Making the Wind Work for You, 3:45pm - Micah Brown, 4pm - Prepare to Bike Tour, Guppy Golf, Music with Molly, Demos and Desserts, Office Hours with Santa Barbara City Councilwoman Cathy Murillo, 4:30pm - We Ride Differently, California Solar Initiative Presents: Rebates for Going Solar, 4:45pm - St. Anne's Place, Stretch and Grow, 5:45pm - The Kinds, Lillibit's Dream Book Reading, 6:25pm - Calle Real, Sun; 11am - Goleta Valley Cycling Club, Welcome to Earth Day!, Story Telling, Live Music (Unplugged), Say Something Nice, 11:15 - Theft Proof Your Bike, CEC/Loa Tree Performance, 11:30am - Fix a Flat Tire, Noon - Go Ergo: Fit Your Bike to You, Capoeria Performance, Santa Barbara Children's Choir Performance, Public Service Announcements, 12:30pm - Prepare to Bike Tour, 1pm - CEC/Loa Tree Performance, Mommy and Me Fitness, Backyard Beekeeping, Office Hours with County Supervisors Doreen Farr and Salud Carbajal, 1:30pm - History of the Bike, Environmental Hero Award, Laundry to Landscape, 2pm - Helmet Fitting, Sul de Bahia Capoeria Performance, Eat Locally Grown Food, 2:30pm - About Pedal Power Stage, Ozo Kidz, Is Your Home Leaking Air and Money? - Office Hours with Goleta Mayor Ed Easton and County Supervisor Janet Wolf, 3pm - What is Bici Centro?, South Coast Karate Demonstration, Vertical Gardening, 3:30pm - From Mountain Bike to Commuter Bike, Home Insulation for Comfort, 3:35pm - Little Indian/Paola Jiminez, 4pm - Gold Sprints, Music with Molley, Dey Dey's Best Beef Ever, Office Hours with Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, 4:30pm - Chris Pelonis, Home Nightmares, 5pm - Stretch and Grow, 5:10pm - The Mutineers www.SBEarthDay.org
* April 21, 27, 28, 6-9pm - A Rose, Stage Production, Zalk Theater, Ojai, A Play about love and marriage and Carpinteria.
Info, 646-4343
* April 20, Fri, 6-9pm - OFF THE WALL Is On Again, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Back by popular demand, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women's Board presents OFF THE WALL at the Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, located at 1600 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara. The third annual event of this popular fundraiser features more than 100 regional artists and benefits SBMA's education programs, acquisitions, and exhibitions.
Guests enjoy refreshments and music before the evening's excitement and suspense builds. Tickets are randomly drawn and guests select a work of art "off-the-wall" to take home. Media represented include oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, assemblage, collage, sculpture, and photography by well-known and up-and-coming local artists, including Dorothy Churchill-Johnson, Ron Freese, Anne Luther, Rebecca Fraser, and Nance Cole, just to name just a few. All featured artwork is posted on the SBMA Women's Board website at
www.sbmawb.org and may be viewed anytime up until the day of the event.
The Women's Board sponsors events in support of community outreach and educational programs at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
The Santa Barbara Museum of art is a privately-funded not-for-profit institution that presents internationally recognized collections and exhibitions and a broad array of cultural and educational activities as well as travel opportunities around the world.
Info, Tickets to the event are $300. Each ticket admits two people and entitles the holder to one work of art. For information, or to learn about how to help sponsor OFF THE WALL, contact Liane Duffy at 805.884.6426 or lduffy@sbma.net, or visit www.sbmawb.org. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA. Open Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm. 805.963.4364
* April 14, Saturday, 1-2pm - Rally - Libbey Park, Ojai, Say "NO" to EDISON'S ORWELIAN not-so-SMART cancer METERS
Info, CeCe Yazadchiev, ojaicece@yahoo.com
Opt Out Edison - (not) Smart Meters
* Apr. 13, Fri., 7:30pm - subVerde - an evening of neo-psychedelia, Sacred Space Studio, Ojai, subVerde is a confluence of experimental film-maker Ken Adams and Stephen Kent, world-renowned didjeridu player, composer and multi-instrumentalist.
Ojai's Sacred Space Studio presents subVerde - a 2 part event featuring a pre-release screening of 'The Terence McKenna Experience' followed by a live trance performance of Kent's visceral didjeridu.
'The Terence McKenna Experience' is catalyzed from previously unreleased footage of Terence McKenna expounding on his revolutionary ideas regarding psychedelic experience. Created by Ken Adams, an early collaborator of McKenna's, the film itself is an extraordinary montage of image and soundscapes where the only laws are laws of the human imagination.
Adams will be present for Q&A with the audience. subVerde is also a creative reunion for Adams & Kent. In 1993, they collaborated on 'Alien DreamTime', a live trans-media event featuring spoken word performances by Terence McKenna.
Staged during a 48 hour rave in San Francisco, the event became an underground legend and the resulting video continues to be widely screened, sampled, re-mixed, posted and otherwise virally distributed.
Info, We hope you can join us for this lively and interesting event! Sacred Space Studio, 410-A Bryant Circle. Suggested donation: $15-$20. Call 646-6761
www.SacredSpaceStudio.com
* Apr. 8, Sun, 6:30am - Sunrise Service at Lake Casitas/Ojai Valley Community Church/OjaiEaster Sunday Services, Easter Egg Hunt and pancake breakfast after service. 10am Service in the OVCC Sanctuary, 907 El Centro St., Ojai, Ca 93023.
Info, www.ovcc.org
* Apr. 8 - Celebrate Easter with Calvary Chapel/Oak View Park, Celebrate Easter with Calvary Chapel of the Ojai Valley. On Easter morning, April 8th, we will start the day with a Sunrise Prayer Service at 6:30am at the Chapel, 195 Mahoney Ave., Oak View. Then the day will continue with a free breakfast at 9am at the Oak View Park & Resource Center, 555 Mahoney Ave, Oak View. Then also at the Oak View Park & Resource Center at 10am we will be having an Easter Worship Service and Children's Egg Hunt. The entire community is invited to join us for any or all of these events..
Info/Directions, 649-1515
* Apr. 6 thru 29 - Art Exhibit - Colin Fraser-Gray, "Profiles", Vita Art Center, Ventura, Opening Reception: Fri. Apr. 6, 6-9pm, exhibiting with special guest Larry Hulse. Artist, Colin Fraser Gray, has taught drawing classes to the homeless population for the past 9 years at Casa Esperanza in Santa Barbara. This is where Colin first became interested in capturing the faces of the homeless through portraits. Also on exhibit will be one of Colin's students from Casa Esperanza, Larry Hulmes.
Info, Vita Aart Center, 432 Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, 644-9214 www.VitaArtCenter.com
* Apr. 6 Reception - Art Exhibit - Libbey Glass Collection, Ojai Valley Museum, Opening Reception: Fri. Apr. 6, 6-9pm, The first exhibition at the Ojai Valley Museum in 2012 highlights the museum's Libbey Glass Collection juxtaposed with contemporary glass works by seven regional artists: Brian Berman, Teal Rowe, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend (Ojai); Doug Lochner (Oak View); Robert Eyberg, Helle Scharling-Todd, Michael Zelcer (Ventura). In addition, a private collection of antique American glass will be on view in an adjacent gallery.
Genesis Glass, Copyright, Brian Berman
Azurite Detail, Copyright, Douglas Lochner
"American Glass Works" is an original exhibition organized and curated by Museum Director Michele Pracy and supported by the Exhibitions Committee of the Ojai Valley Museum. It is the first time in 44 years the museum has mounted an exhibition of glass works. The show pays homage to Edward Drummond Libbey, turn-of-the-century industrial glass mogul and Ojai developer. It also heralds the excellence of studio glass currently created by selected Ventura County artists.
Particles, Copyright, Helle Scharling Todd
Balanced Heart, Copyright, Michael Zelcer
Fortuitously, the exhibition debuts on the 50th anniversary of the Studio Art Glass Movement in the United States, which was born in a garage on the grounds of the Toledo Art Museum (Ohio) in 1962. In celebration of this seminal, modern American art movement the museum will also debut its extensive collection of Libbey Glass donated to its Permanent Collection in 2010. The exhibited regional art glass will contrast with the industrially produced, utilitarian Libbey glass and will visually describe the myriad techniques of modern glass manipulation.Toledo Art Museum This show is both an education on the history, properties, uses, and techniques relative to glass made in this country over several centuries and a visual delight. The Rotating Gallery will be alive with color, transparency, surface texture, and pattern; presenting two and three-dimensional pieces all fabricated with glass. Cut, beveled, stamped, molded, cast, fused, blown, leaded, solid core, and painted glass techniques will be on display with accompanying descriptive texts.
ProRata Lyricism, Copyright, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend
Untitled Wearable Art, Copyright, Artist Teal Rowe
The scope of objects displayed include: 19th and 20th century Libbey Glass produced in factories on the east coast as souvenirs, or for utilitarian and decorative purposes and more than twenty contemporary glass pieces that are one-of-a-kind works of art. Wall texts throughout the show serve to compare, contrast, and illuminate the marvels of this medium, whatever the purpose of the object displayed.
Info, The Ojai Valley Museum, established in 1967, is generously supported in part by Museum Members, Private Donors, Business Sponsors and Underwriters, the Smith-Hobson Foundation, Wood-Claeyssens Foundation, City of Ojai, and the Rotary Club of Ojai. Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai. Admission: free for current 2012 members, adults - $4, students - 18 and under - $1, children 6-18 - $1 and children 5 and under - free. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 to 4 pm; Sunday, noon to 4 pm. Tours available by appointment. Museum phone; 640-1390, ext. 203, e-mail ojaimuseum@sbcglobal.net or web www.OjaiValleyMuseum.org
* Mar. 24. Sat, 4pm - The Wild Side of Walt Whitman, Ojai Naturalist-Herb Walker Lanny Kaufer, Ojai Library
Hear Ojai naturalist and Herb Walk leader Lanny Kaufer read selected poems from Walt Whitman's epic work, Leaves of Grass, at the Ojai Library on Saturday, March 24, at 4 pm. This is a FREE Ojai WordFest event.
Info, Ojai Library, 111 East Ojai Ave., Ojai
* Mar. 24. Sat - Strive to Thrive, Sustainable Living Workshop, 6-9pm, OjaiMany people are becoming aware of the importance of sustainability but perhaps lack the knowledge and ideas as to how to go about it.
We are living in interesting times and one might say we are being given contradictory messages.

Although we are constantly being reminded to pay attention to our environment, our bodies, and our Earth, we are simultaneously bombarded by ads and messages that tell us to buy foods that are bad for our health or buy cars that are not environmentally friendly or clothes that are made in China, hurting local businesses, which is not all together sustainable.
After a while, one can easily conclude that the majority of us have not been living sustainably and that must change. This begins by recognizing habits that have a negative impact on our health and environment, and then by changing our own habits we can set an example for others to follow suit.

As we all know, habits are hard to change and many of us do not want to be inconvenienced. However, the truth is that in order for us to create lasting change we all will need to sacrifice. None of us are our own island. Although we want to keep our freedoms and the ability to have an array of choices in all areas of our lives, we all depend upon each other in some manner for our survival. And that's why we need community. And we need communities to thrive for our survival and for the survival of future generations.
If you want to learn more about ways to not only live sustainably for yourself and within your community, but how to strive to thrive, please join us Saturday March 24th from 6-9pm at Healing for America, where speaker, Jim Law, will be covering a multitude of ways that people have been thriving in their own communities.
He is a creative visionary, film producer, environmentalist, musician, and author of three books, humanitarian, landscape architect, and promoter of living sustainably. Jim has produced several feature length documentary films that merge science with spirituality (The Voice, Quantum Communication & Hope for Humanity).

Special guest, Courtney Cole (Grounded by Nature), will be joining us to discuss various projects that they are working on.
This presentation will inspire you to find ways to Thrive...not just survive, within your own communities. ~ Best Wishes, Roger
Roger Ford- Executive Director
Healing in America, 805 640-0211
Info, Venue: Healing in America 107 W Aliso Street Ojai, CA Saturday 24th March 6:00-9:00pm Cost $25 For more information or to reserve a space, www.thenewearthway.com or www.healinginamerica.com
* Mar. 18. Sun - Stiix Billiards 9 Ball Tournament of Champions, 1pm Barbeque, Ventura, Hey, heads up! Let everyone know the Tourney is on its way. Day after St. Paddy's (Day Light Savings, too) so get your rest and come ready to win. Same format, double elimination.
Info, Stiix Billiards, 2520 E. Main St., Ventura, 641-2020, Stiix Billiards
* thru Mar. 16 - Drawn to Ojai, Selections from the Ojai Studio Artists, Ojai Community Bank, Reception for the artists, Thurs, Feb. 9, 5:30-7pm.
Info, Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. Tenth St. Santa Paula, 525-5554
* Feb. 29, Wed, 2 and 6pm - URGENT: Public Hearing ::: CPUC - Golden State WATER RATE INCREASE MEETING, Location: Chaparral High School, Ojai THIS MAY BE OJAI'S LAST CHANCE TO Avert HUGE Millions of Dollars more in Rate INCREASES in Ojai Alone.... Stay Tuned for Info. UPDATES, Golden State Water (GSW) already Owes Millions to Ratepayers due to "Misconduct" See VIDEO (CPUC Video)...
More Info, Contact Ojai Flow by e-mail: info@ojaiflow.com www.OjaiFlow.com and Ojai Water War VIEW and www.Facebook.com/Groups/
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* thru Jan. 29 - The 18th De Colores Art Show, Santa Paula Art Museum, Colorful and stunning, the final De Colores Art Show celebrates contemporary art by Southern California artists which expresses the Latino experience, culture and history.
Info, Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. Tenth St. Santa Paula, 525-5554
* thru Feb. 5 - Like a Mirror - Art Exhibition, San Buenaventura Artists' Union presents A multi media show that focuses on how the artist sees the world through those mirror-like lenses, the eyes. And then recreates that information from the cerebral to the concrete.
Opening Reception, Jan. 7, 6-8pm. We will have a 'Meet & Greet' potluck Feb. 2, when awards will be presented
Info, www.venturaartistsunion.org, 643-3012
* Jan. 28, 8pm - La La La Human Steps, Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, Edouard Lock, artistic director and choreographer's newest creation has been ravishing sold-out audiences throughout its European tour. Marking the 30th anniversary of La La La Human Steps, Lock's new piece places ballet technique in service to a precise, feverishly paced gestural language and invents an incredibly complex ballet performed by 11 virtuoso dancers. The narration deconstructs the famous Dido and Aeneas and Orpheus and Eurydice, two tragic love stories; the two operas are transmuted here into a single seamless ode. The music, by Gavin Bryars, is performed live by a quartet, evoking the well-known melodies of the operas by Purcell and Gluck. "[Lock's] dancers move at a speed that seems to defy what is humanly possible." - Kommersant, Russia "...dizzying with its high-velocity moves... a mesmerizing dance as powerful as a rock concert." - The Jerusalem Post
Info, Tickets: Tickets and information: www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu, 805-893-3535
* Jan. 28 - Santa Barbara International Film Festival -Christopher Plummer - Modern Master Award, Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer will receive the Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival's highest honor, the Modern Master Award. Announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, the Tribute will provide a rare look at one of the most accomplished and iconic actors in film. The Modern Master Award is the highest honor presented by SBIFF. Est. in 1995, it was created to honor an individual who has enriched our culture through his/her multi-faceted accomplishments in the motion picture industry. Plummer joins an illustrious group of past recipients including Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Diane Keaton, Sean Penn, Jeff Bridges, Peter Jackson, George Clooney, Will Smith, Cate Blanchett, Clint Eastwood, James Cameron, and Christopher Nolan. "My fondest memories of going to the movies and the theatre involve Mr. Plummer and I'm so grateful he's agreed to this honor," commented Durling. "He is one of the greatest and most cherished ones - and he gave us his best in Beginners." Mr. Plummer is currently receiving critical acclaim for his performance as Hal Fields in this year's Beginners, written and directed by Santa Barbara native Mike Mills. After the death of his wife, Hal announces to his son Oliver (Ewan McGregor) that he is gay. Newly energized, Hal begins to explore the finer things in life, including a romance with a younger man. Hal is unfortunately diagnosed with cancer, but uses his remaining time to show Oliver how to love and enjoy every moment. The impact of Christopher Plummer's performance is nothing short of invigorating as he breathes life into a character nearing the end of his life. Christopher Plummer has enjoyed almost 60 years as one of the theatre's most respected actors and as a veteran of over 100 motion pictures. Since Sidney Lumet introduced him to the screen in Stage Struck in 1958, his range of notable films include The Man Who Would Be King, Battle of Britain, Waterloo, Fall of The Roman Empire, Star Trek VI, Twelve Monkeys, the 1965 Oscar-winning The Sound of Music; and, more recently, Oscar-nominated The Insider (as Mike Wallace, for which he won the National Society of Film Critics Award), the Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind, Man in the Chair, Must Love Dogs, National Treasure, Syriana, Inside Man, Up and The Last Station, for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Tolstoy. Plummer also co-stars in David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and he will next portray John Barrymore in Erik Canuel's Barrymore, a role which Mr. Plummer originated on Broadway and for which he won the Tony Award.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by lynda.com, is dedicated to the art of filmmaking, which seeks out and consequently offers a broad array of international and independent films, with a commitment to diversity. SBIFF, which attracts more than 70,000 visitors each year, endeavors to enrich the community both culturally and economically by presenting eleven days of films, tributes and symposiums, raising consciousness of film as an art form. SBIFF presents quality American and world independent films, Latin American and French sidebars as well as documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of downtown Santa Barbara, a premier tourist destination. SBIFF continues its commitment to education through its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Field Trip to the Movies, presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and educational seminars.
Info, www.sbiff.org, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara, 963-0023
* Jan. 28, 7-10pm - Pub Quiz at Casa Cassara Winery, Buellton
, Gather your friends and join us for a great evening of fascinating trivia. Teams will compete in four rounds of trivia. One round will of course be wine related. There will be prizes for the winners of each round and a grand prize for the table that gets the most questions right. All of our wines will be sold by the glass, with a special winter mulled wine for $5. Probably some snacks as well - more details closer to the event.
Info, 291 Valley Station, West of Hwy 101 on Hwy 246, Buellton, 688-8691
* Jan. 29, 12-3pm - 20th Annual Ventura County Bridal Fair, Ventura, Meet the "Best of the Best" in Wedding Professionals Photographers, Cake Designers, Florists, Entertainment and More!
Info, Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel/Resort, 2101 Mandalay Beach, Ventura, 382.8141
* Jan. 30 - Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Martin Scorsese – American Riviera Award, Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara
, The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival, is thrilled to honor Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter, producer and film historian Martin Scorsese with the American Riviera Award, marking the first time the award has been bestowed on a director. Scorsese, whose latest films, Hugo and the HBO documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World were released to critical acclaim this fall, will be honored on Mon., Jan. 30 at the Arlington Theatre for the Fest's 27th edition, which runs January 26- February 5, 2012. The American Riviera Award is sponsored by Bridlewood Estate Winery. "Honoring Scorsese has been a dream of SBIFF’s for many years," commented Fest Executive Director Roger Durling, "We’re thrilled that it's happening during a year when this contemporary master of cinema is breaking new ground with Hugo." Throughout his extraordinary career, Scorsese has brought his unique vision and dazzling gifts to life in a series of unforgettable films. Hugo is his first in 3-D, taking viewers on a thrilling journey to a magical world based on Brian Selznick's award-winning, imaginative New York Times bestseller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Hugo is the astonishing adventure of a wily and resourceful boy whose quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father will transform Hugo and all those around him, and reveal a safe and loving place he can call home. Recently, the National Board of Review awarded Hugo for Best Film and Scorsese for Best Director, and both the New York Film Critics Circle and the American Film Institute recognized the film as among their top ten for 2011. Scorsese is hailed as one of the most significant and influential American filmmakers of all time, directing landmark films such as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, Gangs of New York, The Aviator and Shutter Island. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director seven times before earning one in 2007 for The Departed. Scorsese's additional awards and honors include the Golden Lion from the Venice Film Festival (1995), the AFI Life Achievement Award (1997), the Honoree at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 25th Gala Tribute (1998), the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award (2003), The Kennedy Center Honors (2007) and the HFPA Cecil B. DeMille Award (2010). Scorsese is the founder and chair of The Film Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of motion picture history. At the 2007 Cannes Film Festival Scorsese launched the World Cinema Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of neglected films from around the world, with special attention paid to those developing countries lacking the financial and technical resources to do the work themselves. Scorsese is the founder and chair. The American Riviera Award was established to recognize an artist who has had a strong influence on American Cinema. Scorsese, the first director to receive this award, will join an illustrious group of past recipients: Annette Bening (2011), Sandra Bullock (2010), Mickey Rourke (2009), Tommy Lee Jones (2008), Forrest Whitaker (2007), Philip Seymour Hoffman (2006), Kevin Bacon (2005) and Diane Lane (2004). The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by lynda.com, is dedicated to the art of filmmaking, which seeks out and consequently offers a broad array of international and independent films, with a commitment to diversity. SBIFF, which attracts more than 70,000 visitors each year, endeavors to enrich the community both culturally and economically by presenting eleven days of films, tributes and symposiums, raising consciousness of film as an art form. SBIFF presents quality American and world independent films, Latin American and French sidebars as well as documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of downtown Santa Barbara, a premier tourist destination. SBIFF continues its commitment to education through its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Field Trip to the Movies, presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and educational seminars. For more information, please visit www.sbfilmfestival.org
Info, www.sbiff.org, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara, 963-0023
* Jan. 31 - Feb. 13 - Winter Work Retreat, The Ojai Foundation
, Two Week Immersion in Mindful Service, Permaculture Principles, and Ceremonial Practices with Leif Skogberg and Guest Facilitators Deepen your relationship to self, others, and the natural world. This two-week program offers the opportunity to be of service to our 40 acres of beautiful semi-wilderness landand live close to nature as you deepen your relationship with yourself while exploring the ceremonial practices and philosophies on which The Ojai Foundation bases its work. Includes hands-on projects such as facilities maintenance, permaculture projects, the Way of Council teaching and practices, Wheel of Life teachings and practices, self-exploration, daily meditation, co-created community potlucks, arts evenings, and rustic shared accommodations. $250 for tenting, $450 yurt or dome shared accommodations.Â
Info, The Ojai Foundation, 9739 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, 646-8343
* Feb. 1, 12-5pm - Sarah Chamberlin Ceramics Trunk Show, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Resident of Santa Ynez
, Sarah Chamberlin works within a centuries old ceramic technique, Majolica, which is now gaining a renaissance amongst collectors and artists in the United States. Majolica was developed in the Middle East around 800 AD in an attempt to copy Chinese porcelain. After studying several different ceramic techniques over many years, Sarah finally settled on Majolica as the best way to showcase her unique talents, as it allows the use of an extensive color palette, which is unavailable in many other ceramic techniques. Sarah makes use of the red earthenware and enamel-white glaze to achieve stunning contrast within her work. Her pieces are all hand-made, either on the potter's wheel or by using several different hand-building techniques.
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Info, sbma.net, 884-1654
* Feb 2 thru Feb 26 - Exhibition: Street Wise, Ashleigh Sumner, Artamo Gallery, S.B., Ashleigh Sumner and her newest work in a solo exhibition, a first in Santa Barbara. Ashleigh Sumner is a Los Angeles based actress and artist, originally from North Carolina.
As an actor, Sumner has appeared in popular television drama shows has starred in the comedy movie "And Then Came Lola", a loose remake of the classic German film "Run Lola Run". As an artist, she makes the most amazing paintings - comparable to an explosion on canvas. Sumner gravitates toward the Abstract Expressionists of the 60's. She says, her paintings are inspired by urban environments. The lines, frenetic energy, and movement of a metropolis are inspiring. The raw, gritty textures of industrial areas are oddly beautiful to her, and she tries to capture this essence in her work. In part, this is why she chose the industrial area of downtown Los Angeles as location for her studio. In her early days as an artist, her goal was to create controlled work as close to realism as possible. Now when she paints, she has an explosive emotional experience. She expresses her way through the canvas. The canvas or wood panel in front of her represents a kind of intimate confrontation that manifests itself in a "flurry or action painting" that can feel angry, joyful, or sorrowful. The process feels like a fight or exuberant dance; an entangled, raw back and forth. During this evolution, Sumner abandoned her brushes and began working with palette knives. This technique helped capture the rough texture and energy in the abstract urban landscapes she was creating. In her latest work, she has started integrating collage, often with a strong Asian influence. This work has begun to reflect her personal and spiritual journey with eastern philosophy. And she began incorporating text through a stenciling technique that has a rough "street art" feel. - A raw, truthful, abstract representation of her emotional existence.
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Info, Artamo Gallery, 11 West Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, 568-1400 www.ArtamoGallery.com
* Feb. 4, 1pm - Film Screening: The Cool School, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, In anticipation of the opening of Pasadena to Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will screen this 2008 documentary, directed by Morgan Neville, that tells the story of how a few renegade artists built an art scene from scratch. (86 min.) A discussion with the director and artists follows the screening.
Info, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, www.sbiff.org
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* Feb. 4, Sat, 2pm - Miss Oak View Fashion Show, You are cordially invited to the Miss Oak View Fashion Show ~ A fundraising event for the Oak View Pageant of Excellence. At the Oak View Community Center. Featuring the girls of the future Miss Oak View Court 2012, Lunch Included, Raffle, Tickets at the Door.
* Feb. 4 - Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Jean Dujardin & Berenice Bejo - Cinema Vanguard Award, Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, will bestow Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo with the Cinema Vanguard Award on Feb. 4. The actors will be honored for their performances in the silent film The Artist with a tribute at the Arlington Theatre at the 27th edition of the Festival which runs January 26 - February 5, it was announced by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Cinema Vanguard Award was created in recognition of an actor who has forged his/her own path - taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film. The award has previously been presented to Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz, Vera Farmiga, Stanley Tucci, Peter Sarsgaard, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ryan Gosling. "In an age of sight and sound spectacle, there is great risk in a silent film," comments Roger Durling. "Jean and Berenice's acting is an amazing pas des deux both physically and emotionally - recalling classic Hollywood pairings like Hepburn and Tracy, and of course indelibly Ginger and Fred." Dujardin remarked, "We are grateful to the Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival for this incredible honor. Delivering a silent film to the 21st century is no easy task, and it would have in no way been possible without the talent and dedication of the incredible ensemble of actors we had the pleasure of working with: James Cromwell, John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle and Malcolm McDowell. This award is just as much for them as it is for us." Dujardin and Bejo are currently receiving wide praise for their lead performances in The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius. In late 1920s Hollywood, many actors witnessed the decline of their careers with the rise of the talking picture. This is just the case for silent film superstar George Valentin (Dujardin), who crosses paths with rising starlet Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo). Resistant to the conversion, Valentin is faced with the demise of his career while Miller embraces it and emerges a star. Through his performance, Dujardin offers a striking portrayal of the silent era male superstar, packed with the conviction and suave on par with the likes of Rudolph Valentino. No sooner does Peppy Miller enchant fictional audiences, than does Bejo with the real, through her pure charm and genuine charisma. Together Dujardin and Bejo's masterful talent, make for one of the most compelling stories in film. Born in Rueil-Malmaison, France, Jean Dujardin got his break on the talent show Graines de Star in 1996 as part of the comedy group Nous C Nous. Following he went on to star as Jean 'Loulou' in the comedy television series Un Gars, Une Fille from 1999 to 2003. Continuing in the realm of comedy, Dujardin broke onto the big screen as aspiring surfer Brice Agostini in The Brice Man (2005). 2006 marked Dujardin's first collaboration with Bejo through his role as Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath in the espionage film OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies. Dujardin reprised the role in 2009 for OSS 117: Lost in Rio. Berenice Bejo was born in Buenos Aires and moved to France at the age of 3. Bejo got her start working in an assortment of French television shows. She landed her first recurring role as Sophie on the comedy series Un Et Un Font Six (1997-1999). American audiences were introduced to her when she appeared in 2001's A Knight Tale as Christina. Bejo returned to French films acting in a number of films including her role as Larmina in OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) alongside Jean Dujardin. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by lynda.com, is dedicated to the art of filmmaking, which seeks out and consequently offers a broad array of international and independent films, with a commitment to diversity. SBIFF, which attracts more than 70,000 visitors each year, endeavors to enrich the community both culturally and economically by presenting eleven days of films, tributes and symposiums, raising consciousness of film as an art form. SBIFF presents quality American and world independent films, Latin American and French sidebars as well as documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of downtown Santa Barbara, a premier tourist destination. SBIFF continues its commitment to education through its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Field Trip to the Movies, presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and educational seminars. For more information, log onto www.sbfilmfestival.org
Info, www.sbiff.org, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara, 963-0023
* Feb. 4 - Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Viola Davis - Outstanding Performer of the Year, Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara
, The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival is proud to present award-winning actress, Viola Davis with the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award on Jan. 27, sponsored by Chumash Casino Resort. She will be honored with a Tribute celebrating her compelling performance in Tate Taylor's The Help at the 27th edition of the Festival which runs Jan. 26 - February 5, 2012, it was announced by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. Davis captivated audiences and critics alike last summer with her portrayal of African American housemaid "Aibileen Clark." Set in Jackson, Mississippi, during the 1960s, "The Help� chronicles the relationship between three different and extraordinary women who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. Deeply moving, filled with humor, hope and heart, 'The Help' is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change. Durling comments, "It's hard to imagine another performance this year that pierces your heart the way Viola does as Aibileen."
In 2008's Doubt, Davis rendered audiences heartbroken with her performance as a troubled mother, forced to make a difficult decision to secure a future for her young son. Garnering wide critical acclaim, Davis' work in the film solidified her as one of Hollywood's most talented actors, and earned her nominations for an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress. Davis first landed on the big screen as a social worker in the Academy Award® nominated film Traffic. Shortly thereafter in 2002, Davis appeared in pivotal roles in Steven Soderbergh's sci-fi drama, Solaris, opposite George Clooney, Far From Heaven, opposite Julianne Moore and Antwone Fisher which garnered Davis and Independent Spirit Award for "Best Supporting Actress." Demonstrating great versatility in her craft, Davis played a grandmother in 2005’s Get Rich or Die Trying and a community activist in The Architect (2006). A stream of projects followed including roles in Tyler Perry's comedy Madea Goes to Jail, and dramatic roles in State of Play, Law Abiding Citizen, Nights in Rodanthe and It’s Kind of a Funny Story. Proving once again to hold her own amongst the Hollywood elite, Davis appeared alongside Julia Roberts in the big screen version of the bestselling novel Eat Pray Love (2010). Later this year, Davis will be seen in the highly anticipated Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close with Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. In March 2012, Davis stars in Won’t Back Down, alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal and Holly Hunter. Davis will join an illustrious group of previous Outstanding Performer Award recipients, including: James Franco (2011), Colin Firth (2010), Penelope Cruz (2009), Angelina Jolie (2008), Helen Mirren (2007), Heath Ledger (2006), Kate Winslet (2005) and Charlize Theron (2004). The festivities will take place at the historic Arlington Theatre on Friday, January 27, 2012 in a tribute moderated by indieWIRE's Anne Thompson. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is dedicated to the art of filmmaking, which seeks out and consequently offers a broad array of international and independent films, with a commitment to diversity. SBIFF, which attracts more than 70,000 visitors each year, endeavors to enrich the community both culturally and economically by presenting eleven days of films, tributes and symposiums, raising consciousness of film as an art form. SBIFF presents quality American and world independent films, Latin American and French sidebars as well as documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of downtown Santa Barbara, a premier tourist destination. SBIFF continues its commitment to education through its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Field Trip to the Movies, presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and educational seminars. For more information, log onto www.sbfilmfestival.org
Info, www.sbiff.org, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara, 963-0023
* Feb. 10, Mar 9 - Fri, 3pm- Winter Cruise Ojai Valley, McDonald's Parking Lot on Highway 33, Second Friday of the Month.
* Feb. 10 - 12th - Theme Weekend: Is Total Security Real or an Illusion? with Craig Walker and Sunsong Clark, Krishnamurti Foundation, Ojai, "The mind has invented, the brain has invented, various forms of security - nationalism, religious figures, and the so-called sacred books. They have all given a certain quality of security. Actually, there is no security at all. It is an illusion. To realize that belief, ideals and so on are very, very destructive, that they separate man from man, and to see the truth of it, is to become intelligent. Only in intelligence there is complete security, not in your beliefs, in your myths and ideals.....There is no psychological security in reality, but only complete security in nothingness." - J. Krishnamurti
Info, KFA, 1130 McAndrew Rd., Ojai, 646-2726
* Feb. 11 - May 6 - Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951–1969, This exhibition focuses on the legacy of two of Southern California's leading venues for contemporary art since the 1940s: the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Pasadena Art Museum (known from 1941-1953 as the Pasadena Art Institute, and since 1975 as the Norton Simon Museum). These two institutions pioneered what is now perceptible as a common strategy - to exhibit the work of local artists living and active in Southern California - alongside the work of influential modern and contemporary artists from other parts of the United States and Europe.
This bold approach provided a solid foundation for the growth of contemporary art in the region and became an inspiration and model for a number of institutions that followed. This exhibition presents works by artists who were featured at one or both venues during these years, and who remain important to the current and continuing discourse in contemporary art in Southern California.
Featuring works by John Altoon, Karel Appel, Karl Benjamin, William Brice, Richard Diebenkorn, William Dole, Marcel Duchamp, Llyn Foulkes, Sam Francis, Philip Guston, Robert Irwin, Ynez Johnston, Ed Kienholz, Helen Lundeberg, John McLaughlin, Robert Motherwell, Lee Mullican, Larry Rivers, Richards Ruben, Mark Tobey, June Wayne, and Beatrice Wood.

William Dole, Tower of Babel, 1962. Watercolor and collage on board. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Gift of Dean Valentine and Amy Adelson, Los Angeles.

This exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, a collaboration of more than 60 cultural institutions across Southern California-coming together for the first time to celebrate the birth of the L.A. art scene.
Lead support for Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951-1969 provided by the Getty Foundation, with additional support from the Luria Foundation, Cyndee Howard, Jill and John C. Bishop, Jr., Anne and Houston Harte, the Community Events & Festivals Grant Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, and The Museum Contemporaries of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Info, www.sbma.net/pasadenatosb and/or SBMA BLOG Santa Barbara Museum of Art; 884.6414
* Feb. 16, 5:30 - 6:30pm - On Delacroix's "Liberty On the Barricades", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium
, Ralph Ubl, a distinguished historian and educator at the University of Chicago, will offer his nuanced interpretation of Eugene Delacroix's Liberty On the Barricades. Sponsored by SBMA's Dead Artists Society.
Info, sbma.net, 884-1654
* Feb. 18, 7pm - The Koles with Special Guest Artist John Batdorf, presented by the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
, The Koles are a Simi Valley based folk pop group whose original songs, stunning vocal arrangements and wonderfully engaging personas captivate audiences.
The Koles
Influenced by the progressive bluegrass sounds of Nickel Creek and the harmony of the Manhattan Transfer, the Koles challenge modern day pop with their musically stimulating offerings. The songwriting is deep and heartfelt and the nationally syndicated public radio show "Art of the Song" dedicated an hour long program to the critically acclaimed album "ONE DAY", calling it "Brilliant". The Koles are also pleased to announce that 21-year-old wunderkind, Wyatt Stone, has joined the band. Wyatt toured the world for 4 years with Rickie Lee Jones and is an amazing multi- instrumentalist. Though the Koles are relaxed and positive, they rock, they roll, and move audiences to tears while injecting hilarious moments throughout their show. Their performances warranted them recognition in Music Connection Magazine's list of the Top 100 Live Indies in the USA. Steve Brogden, President FAR West / Folk Alliance says: "Two thing stand out. First is the songwriting. Then there are those voices..." The Koles are excited to be releasing & debuting songs from their new CD, "Odds & Ends" at the Cultural Arts Center.
Also appearing; special guest, John Batdorf. John began his career during the 1970's as a member of Atlantic recording artists, Batdorf & Rodney. When you hear John sing live for the first time, you'll understand why his music has meant so much to his fans that have spanned nearly four decades. John was recently inducted into the Las Vegas "Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame." www.JohnBatdorfMusic.com He has just released his CD "One Last Wish" to rave reviews.Info, Tickets, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center box office at 583-7900. Web, www.Simi-Arts.org www.simi-arts.org. Adults $22, Students’seniors$18, Children $16 3050 Los Angeles Avenue. Simi Valley
* Feb. 18, 10 - 1pm - Teacher Education Program: Why do we send our kids to school? with Gopal Krishnamurthy, Krishnamurti Foundation, Ojai, A crash course on redesigning schools and our roles in them.
Info, KFA, 1130 McAndrew Rd., Ojai, 646-2726
* Feb. 18, 8pm - Pasion, Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara
, Having been featured on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance as "America's #1 Flamenco Dancer," where he performed in front of a television audience of eleven million people, invited to perform for the Royal Family in Abu Dhabi, shared the stage with Placido Domingo, directed by Debbie Allen and trained in Spain, Timo Nunez takes the lead as he comes home to present his original flamenco fusion piece, Pasion. This cutting edge dance spectacular is an eclectic and honest expression involving traditional and modern Flamenco. Choreographed and directed by Nunez, this piece which was largely inspired by the memory of his Spanish grandmother, Beatrice Terres Rosales. Pasión has a vibrant cast of twenty-five premier flamenco performers who Nunez brings together from the Ballet Nacional de Espana, as well as from Brazil, France, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles to create this original piece. The romantic, touching, flirtatious and raw emotions of Pasion make for the perfect Valentine's gift.
Info, www.lobero.com, 963-0761

* Feb. 18, 11am - 6pm - Second Local Rock Picnic, Plaza Park, Ventura free all-ages music and community event produced by Saturday Night Sound in conjunction with Ventura Music Week, February 15-19. The event consists of high school & college age local bands performing during the day in the gazebo at Ventura's Plaza Park. Artists, organizations, and businesses will set up self-promotional booths. In the first year, the Local Rock Picnic densely packed Ventura with an estimated 1,000 people over the course of the day. Music lovers lounged in lawn chairs and danced to tunes. The City of Ventura is driven to support the clean event, hoping to reap tax generating benefits.
Info, Brian Parra, 794-4714, www.saturdaynightsound.com www.localrockpicnic.com
* Feb. 22, 7:30pm - Healing the Heart of Democracy, Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara
, What's wrong with our democracy, and what can we do about it? Courage to Lead is proud to welcome acclaimed writer, speaker and public intellectual Parker J. Palmer to Santa Barbara to talk about his new book, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. In the new book, Palmer focuses on the "habits of the heart" that democracy requires of its citizens, and on what we can do to cultivate them in the everyday venues of our lives - our workplaces, classrooms, congregations, and public spaces. His talk will be followed by dialogue with the audience. Parker Palmer's nine books include the bestselling The Courage to Teach, Let Your Life Speak, and A Hidden Wholeness. Recipient of a number of honorary doctorates and national awards, Palmer is the founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal. Several Santa Barbara-based programs actively utilize the principles and practices promoted by the Center, including the Courage to Lead program for nonprofit leaders and the Alliance for Living and Dying Well.
Info, www.lobero.com, 963-0761
* Feb. 25, 7:30pm - Ghost Hunt with Richard Senate, Glen Tavern Inn, Santa Paula
, ghost hunt, seance, lecture on ghost hunting, special experiments, and a chance to work with Debbie and Richard Senate - pioneers in ghost hunting since 1978. We have tried to keep the rates down - They are $200 per couple, $150 for a single. If interested please e-mail me at hainthunter@aol.com We have reserved the whole 3rd floor - space is limited to seven rooms so - its first come - first served!
Info, hainthunter@aol.com
* Feb. 26, 4pm - Peter Plagens and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp: On Pacific Standard Time: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951-1969
, presented by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Sunshine Muse meets Rebels in Paradise, when Newsweek art critic and self-described "painter who happens to write art criticism," Peter Plagens, and long- time observer of the LA art scene, journalist and critic, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, join curator Julie Joyce in a free-wheeling conversation regarding the development of contemporary art in Southern California.
The community is invited to celebrate SBMA's participation in the Getty's Pacific Standard Time initiative with the exhibition Pasadena to Santa Barbara in an interactive afternoon of art, performance, exhibition- inspired art activities, food, music, and creative play. Free.

Location: Mary Craig Auditorium ~ Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St, Santa Barbara, $5 SBMA Members and Students/$10 Non-Members For more information, call 884.6414. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum's Visitor Services desks or www.sbma.net/pasadenatosb. Presented in conjunction with Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951-1969 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and sponsored by The Museum Contemporaries.
Info, www.sbma.net/pasadenatosb Santa Barbara Museum of Art; 884.6414
* Mar. 3, Sat - Holy Shift! The 22nd Annual Ojai Mardi Graw Masquerade Ball & Art Show
, Our Ojai Art Show, on exhibit and for sale at the Art Center Gallery the entire month of March 2012, and our family-oriented "Fais-Do-Do" Dance Party at the Art Center the following Sunday, March 4th with Zydeco music, dancing and fun for the whole family-bring the kids in costume! 2012 THEME: "2012: Mayan Mystery - HOLY SHIFT! It's 2012!!"
Enter the Mystical Mayan Portal and discover what lies ahead of The Holy Shift. Artwork by Mardi Gras Artists will be exhibited and for sale in The Gallery, March 4 through March 31.
Since 1990, Lyle Matthews, deceased OMG founder, New Orleans ex-pat, and artist extraordinaire, is honored each year by friends and Krewe members in our annual tribute to the Spirit of New Orleans Mardi Gras with a rollickin' and rollin' Masquerade Ball featuring the all-star "Ojai Mardi Gras Band," annual musical guest. A dance party with no-host bar and New Orleans food celebrating the up-side-down-foolery produced and presented by artistic, musical and dance-i-ful volunteers dedicated to "Laissez les bons temps rouler" (Let the Good Times Roll!). We are a community beneficent organization dedicated to creative expression, artistically and musically.
The Ojai Mardi Gras Wake-Up! Krewe is a California Public Benefit Nonprofit Organization whose mission is 1) to produce the Ojai Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, an annual event that brings together many creative artists and musicians from Ojai and the surrounding area to benefit persons, families or organizations with a serious medical and/or financial need; 2) to bring an authentic version of the revelry, pageantry and flavor of New Orleans' famous holiday to Ojai; and 3) to produce or co-produce other musical and artistic events throughout the year to promote and benefit the annual Masquerade Ball.
Join us! Stretch your imagination and creativity! Laissez les bons temps rouler! ("Let the Good Times Roll!")
Location: Ojai Art Center, 113 South Montgomery Street Ojai,
Info, Search Online for Facebook Ojai MardiGras Art Fools
* Mar 9 - Fri, 3pm- Winter Cruise Ojai Valley
, McDonald's Parking Lot on Highway 33, Second Friday of the Month.

Equine Artworks Fundraiser, The Equine Sanctuary, Ojai Center for the Arts, Join our fundraiser for Ojai's www.TheEquineSanctuary.org by submitting your equine artworks on February 3rd from 10-1pm at the Ojai Center for the Arts, located at 113 S. Montgomery Street. An artist reception to follow on February 5th..... Continue Reading VIEW PRESS RELEASE
More Info, www.FreemanArt.com, www.TheEquineSanctuary.org
They can be contacted by e-mail: val@freemanart.com info@theequinesanctuary.org

* Feb. 12, Mon, 9-4pm - Bone Marrow Drive for Gustavo, Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Oxnard, URGENT: Bone Marrow Drive for Young Ventura County Man, Gustavo, a young, local Ventura County man is in dire need of a bone marrow transplant. Just a few minutes of your time could make the difference in saving Gustavo's life... or anyone else who may be in need of a bone marrow transplant. Join Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and Be the Match.
More Info, Please Download Detailed Press Release: (Word Doc) LOCATION: St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1800 South "C" Street in Oxnard, CA 93033 nikki@teddybearcancerfoundation.org
* Feb. 22, Wed, 7:30pm - Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmer, Speaking Engagement, Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, In his first ever public appearance in Southern California, acclaimed writer, speaker and public intellectual Parker J. Palmer will talk about his newest book, Healing the Heart of Democracy. His talk will be followed by dialogue with the audience. Building on his decades of social activism and inner life exploration, Palmer looks with realism and hope at how "We the People" can deal with our political tensions for the sake of the common good. "One of 25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" - Utne Reader, 2011
More Info, Tickets: $20 - Res., $10 - Teachers & Students Avail. the Lobero Box Office: 963-0761 or www.lobero.com Sponsored by Courage to Lead www.couragetoleadnp.org
* Feb. 12, Sun - West Sulphur Mountain Trail Herb Walk, Local native plant guide Lanny Kaufer's first Herb Walk of 2012 will begin at 9:30am on West Sulphur Mountain Trail off Sulphur Mountain Road between Oak View and Casitas Springs. From the moist shade of California Bay trees through oak woodland to the chaparral shrubs and wildflowers, walkers will learn to identify wild plants and learn about their many uses. Participants can expect a gradual, slow-paced, uphill climb of about 3/4 mile on a dirt road, returning at approximately 12 noon. The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for seniors 62 and older, and $15 for students 13-18. Kids 5-12 can go free with an adult by arrangement. No dogs, please.
Lanny Kaufer is a retired high school teacher who has been leading native plant walks and hikes in Ventura County since 1976 for groups of all ages. He is widely regarded as an expert on the edible and medicinal uses of local indigenous plants. Lanny acquired much of his knowledge in field study with well-known herbalists and ethnobotanists such as the late William LeSassier and Juanita Centeno, the late Chumash plant expert. He has studied with and/or co-led workshops and expeditions with noted herbalists Michael Moore, Michael Tierra and Amanda McQuade Crawford.
Info, Registration; 646-6281 lanny@herbwalks.com or
web www.HerbWalks.com
* Feb. 19, Sun, 2-4pm - "Herbal Preparation in the Kitchen", Ojai, Local native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will present "Herbal Preparation in the Kitchen," a hands-on workshop with special guest instructor, Dr. Fred Siciliano, LAc, OMD, MH. The workshop will be held at the Ojai Valley Wesleyan Church Kitchen at 105 E. Topa Topa St. in downtown Ojai. The cost of the workshop is $35 which includes all materials. Join Dr. Fred and Lanny to explore making herbal teas and broths for various household health uses, including the common cold, bronchitis, indigestion and intestinal flu. Herbs to be covered will include some that can be found growing wild (mugwort, horehound, elder) and others that can be grown in the garden or purchased locally (garlic, celery, onion, ginger, cinnamon, peppermint, St John’s Wort). Plant family, habitat, traditional uses and preparation of each of these herbs will be discussed. Participants will prepare them and taste them together in class. Additional snacks will be provided.
Fred Siciliano, Licensed Acupuncturist & Medicinal Herb Specialist, has more than 25 years experience in formulating and combining herbs for various medical conditions. He has trained under the late Sidney Yudin, learning how to use herbs from all over the world, including those found in America, Europe, Asia and South America. He has a private practice in Ventura, CA. Lanny Kaufer, Naturalist and Herbalist, has extensive experience in identifying and collecting local native species of Ojai Valley and Ventura County. He also understands the botanical knowledge of plant families as they relate to habitat and medicinal properties. He leads Herb Walks in the Ojai Valley and surrounding areas.
Info, Registration; 646-6281 lanny@herbwalks.com or
web www.HerbWalks.com
* Feb. 5, Sun, 10-1pm -
* Mar. 29 - Spring Clean Your Body, with us using time-tested Ayurvedic detoxification therapies. Cleanse out toxins to detox, rejuvenate and heal yourself.
Location:Ojai Villa, 802 Canada St, Ojai
Info, fuller.kim@gmail.com
Past Events - Below
* Jan. 24, 8pm - Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout, UCSB Campbell Hall, Santa Barbara, Little Walter Tribute with Charlie Musselwhite and Billy Boy Arnold. Blues harmonica icon Charlie Musselwhite joins bandleader, harp player and vocalist Mark Hummel - a blues titan in his own right and an influential force in shaping the genre - in a tribute to Chicago harp master Little Walter Jacobs. With his band The Blues Survivors, Hummel crafted his own trademark harmonica sound, a subtle combination of tone, phrasing and attack with a strong sense of swing that critics call "a slice of heaven" (Oakland Gazette) and in 1991 launched the Blues Harmonica Blowout, now an international event.
Info, Tickets: Tickets and information: www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu, 805-893-3535
* Jan. 25, 8pm - An Evening with Kevin Nealon, Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, Best known for his nine-year stint on Saturday Night Live and the Showtime series Weeds, Kevin Nealon will be bringing the funny in an all-new evening of standup comedy. Kevin Nealon clearly set himself apart from other performers with his unique sense of humor, profound dry wit, and likeable demeanor. As the longest-running cast member in the history of Saturday Night Live (nine seasons, 1986-1995), Kevin is remembered for such well-known characters as: The Subliminal Man, Hans and Franz, as well as his stint as the Weekend Update anchor. In 1988, Kevin was nominated for an Emmy Award as part of the SNL writing team. Kevin's film credits include: Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Little Nicky, John Waters' Cecil B. Demented, and Roxanne. His television career has encompassed the series Conspiracy Zone, Hiller and Diller and Champs. Kevin has made guest appearances on Heartbreakers, Dharma and Greg, Third Rock From the Sun, Three Sisters, and The Outer Limits. Kevin has also been featured in specials on every major cable network and is a regular guest on talk shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman.
Info, www.lobero.com, 963-0761
* Jan. 26 (6:30pm) - Ventura County Rose Society monthly meeting, Camarillo, The Ventura County Rose Society will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center at 5100 Adolfo Rd., Camarillo. The doors will open at 6:30pm for advice from Consulting Rosarians and refreshments, and our speaker presentation will begin at 7:30pm. The VCRS meeting will feature Pat Shanley, who is a formost leader in American Rose Society national activities, a Master Rosarian, the ARS New York District Director, ARS Horticultural Judge, and founder and current President of the Manhattan Rose Society. She is also an author/editor of "The Sustainable Rose Garden - A Reader in Rose Culture" published in 2010. Ms. Shanley, who is an excellent and entertaining speaker, will be speaking on "Skyscrapers, Roses, and Sustainability".
Info, Visitors are always welcome. For more information contact: Janet Sklar at 818-337-9970 or Dawn-Marie Johnson at 805-523-9003. www.venturarose.org
* Jan. 26 (8pm) - My Fair Lady, The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, One of Broadway's enduring classics, MY FAIR LADY returns with all of the grandeur and romance that has made this musical one of Broadway's icons.
Info, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara, 899.2222
* Jan. 26 - Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Opening Night Film - Darling Companion, Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara
, The 27th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 26-February 5), presented by lynda.com, will open the 2012 Festival with the World Premiere of the Sony Classics Pictures film Darling Companion, dir. by Lawrence Kasdan and starring Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, Sam Shepard, Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, and Ayelet Zurer. Opening night will take place at the Arlington Theatre on Thurs, Jan. 26, sponsored by Studio 7. "We are incredibly privileged to have the world premiere of a Lawrence Kasdan film. The highly anticipated Darling Companion is a fantastic film to kick off the festival," remarked SBIFF Executive Dir. Roger Durling. In DARLING COMPANION, Beth (Diane Keaton) saves a bedraggled lost dog from the side of the freeway on a wintry day in Denver. Struggling with her distracted, self-involved husband Joseph (Kevin Kline) and an empty nest at home, Beth forms a special bond with the rescued animal. When Joseph loses the dog after a wedding at their vacation home in the Rockies, the distraught Beth enlists the help of the few remaining guests and a mysterious young woman (Ayelet Zurer) in a frantic search. Each member of the search party is affected by the adventure, which takes them in unexpected directions – comic, harrowing, and sometimes deeply emotional.
Darling Companion is distributed by Sony Pictures Classics and is a production of Werc Werk Works, Likely Story, and Kasdan Pictures.
In addition to Darling Companion, SBIFF will also feature a Lawrence Kasdan Retrospective in its 2012 program. Body Heat (1981), The Big Chill (1983), and Grand Canyon (1991) will be featured, as well as a Q&A with the filmmaker himself. Festivities will take place at the Arlington Theatre on Thurs., Jan. 26. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by lynda.com, is dedicated to the art of filmmaking, which seeks out and consequently offers a broad array of international and independent films, with a commitment to diversity. SBIFF, which attracts more than 70,000 visitors each year, endeavors to enrich the community both culturally and economically by presenting eleven days of films, tributes and symposiums, raising consciousness of film as an art form. SBIFF presents quality American and world independent films, Latin American and French sidebars as well as documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of downtown Santa Barbara, a premier tourist destination. SBIFF continues its commitment to education through its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Field Trip to the Movies, presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and educational seminars.
Info, www.sbiff.org, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara, 963-0023
* Jan. 21 (8pm) & 22 (3pm) - From Bach to Ravel, The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, Nir Kabaretti conducts Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #3, Ravel’s Tzigane and more. Featuring violinist Anne Akiko Meyers. Presented By : Santa Barbara Symphony.
Info, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara, 899.2222
* thru Jan. 21, 7:30pm - Turtle Island Quartet - Matilija Auditorium, Ojai, Classical/jazz fusion trendsetters Turtle Island Quartet celebrate the music of Jimi Hendrix with their dynamic Have You Ever Been...? Through their exploration of jazz, classical, American vernacular and world music styles, the Turtle Island Quartet has taken its audiences on a journey through many musical genres, eras, and places, including the American landscape, Latin America, Europe, and India. Now the two-time GRAMMY-winning quartet ventures to Electric Ladyland, tackling works by legendary guitarist, songwriter and performer Jimi Hendrix, as well as other compositions reflective of and inspired by Hendrix's music, including TIQ founder David Balakrishnan's new composition "Tree of Life." At the peak of his creative powers in the late 1960s, Jimi Hendrix redefined the potential of not only the guitar but the entire genre of rock. Armed with an unprecedented combination of technical skills and compositional insight, he drew a blueprint that continues to challenge guitarists in particular and musicians of all stripes more than four decades later. In many ways, Turtle Island Quartet - led by Balakrishnan, a Hendrix fan since his teenage years - has taken Hendrix's cue in the course of their 25-year career by reexamining and reconstructing conventional genres of music and seeking new permutations of style, technique and composition. This ongoing mission of exploration and innovation was most recently exemplified in their GRAMMY®-winning 2007 recording, A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane, in which the quartet reinterprets the music of one of the most pivotal figures in the history of jazz by injecting it with their own signature rhythmic innovations and multicultural influences. Three years later, TIQ - whose current lineup includes Balakrishnan along with co-founder cellist Mark Summer, violinist Mads Tolling and newcomer violist Jeremy Kittel - pushed the edge of their stylistic comfort zone a step further with their latest recording, Have You Ever Been...?, an exploration of the music of Hendrix coupled with Balakrishnan's Tree Of Life. "...A stellar recording and achievement," says guitarist Andy Summers, one of the many high-profile heirs to the Hendrix legacy through his work with the Police and beyond, and author of the liner notes to Have You Ever Been...? The album was released last August, on Telarc International, a division of Concord Music Group. "Translating the music of Jimi Hendrix's visceral electric guitar music into the vernacular of the classical string quartet seems like an improbable idea," Andy Summers goes on to say, "Yet on this remarkable recording, the Turtle Island Quartet...has once again hit what at first might seem a difficult target. A salute to the quartet for giving us a vigorous and scintillating reworking of the music of Jimi Hendrix."
Info, Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Dr, Ojai, 646-3381Â www.ptgo.org
* Jan. 21, 8pm - Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass, UCSB Campbell Hall, Santa Barbara, The creator of the public radio show This American Life talks about his program and how it's put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for their show, how he and his staff are trying to push broadcast journalism to do things it doesn't usually do. As part of this, Glass mixes stories from the show, live onstage, combining his narration with pre-taped quotes and music, recreating the sound of the show as the audience watches. Private post-event reception for Producers Circle Members with special guest Ira Glass. Generously supported by Christine and William Fletcher.
Info, Tickets: Tickets and information: www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu, 805-893-3535
* Jan. 21, 8pm - Kid Flix Mix, UCSB Campbell Hall, Santa Barbara, Family Fun series event, New York International Children's Film Festival, A kaleidoscopic showcase of the best short films and animations from around the world. The entertaining mix of a dozen musical and narrative shorts offers a delightful experience for all ages. Audiences will thrill to the antics of hip-hop cats (All That Cats), a young girl and her balloon (The Yellow Balloon), a group of friends living together on a beautiful tropical island (Saari), a bird struggling to find his voice (Whistleless) and much more! (Various directors, 65 min.), Generously supported by Orfalea Foundations.
Info, Tickets: Tickets and information: www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu, 805-893-3535
* Jan. 21, 5:30 - 7pm - "Enlightenment Is Our Natural State" a lecture with Q & A by Elke Riess (Sacred Space Studio, Ojai) to guide you in letting go of your "story" and your illusion of identity in order to discover your joyful True Being.
Info, Shirley 805-563-2100, info@presence-joy.com, www.presence-joy.com
* Jan. 21/22 - Wellness & Fitness Retreats for Women, Healing Adventure Retreats, Santa Barbara, Two day, 1 night, winter empowerment & vibrancy retreat in Santa Barbara that will include massage, yoga, meditation, intuitive readings, chakra balance therapy, kayaking, hiking and empowerment circles. All meals and sleeping accommodations are inc.
Info, www.healingadventureretreats.com or 448-7470
* Jan. 22, -
Remember "In Bruges," the acclaimed 2008 crime/comedy written and directed by gifted Irish playwright Martin McDonagh? Get ready for The Guard, a crime/comedy/fish-out-of-water tale set in Ireland, written and directed by Martin's brother, John Michael McDonagh.
Beefy Brendan Gleason plays an overweight local policeman with politically incorrect views and a laid-back work ethic. Into his well-ordered life comes lean Don Cheadle, a straightlaced, driven FBI agent. Fate throws them together in Connemara to battle international drug smugglers. Their differences aside, they're the only reasonably honest good guys around. In the other corner, we have the rest of local law enforcement and several very unpleasant bad guys. Can Gleason and Cheadle get it together and carry the day?
Like In Bruges, this film features pitch-perfect, spot-on dialogue. As for the performances: Gleason, who starred in the earlier film, is as fine and versatile a character actor as any around, and Cheadle is a former Academy Award Best Actor nominee. Their chemistry is apparent. Two great actors, a fine writer, a solid supporting cast, and a scenic setting-what's not to like?
McDonagh has "made a laugh-out-loud comedy as hard as The French Connection, a modern spaghetti-Western on the windswept wastes of Ireland. And best of all, he's given a trio of the greatest character actors working today a playground to run riot in." - Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel.
Info, Ojai Playhouse: 145 E Ojai Ave., Ojai, Tickets sold at the door: $10 general admission, $7 seniors (65 and older) & students (with student ID). OFS 2012 Subscribers FREE. The Ojai Film Society is a non-profit, volunteer organization that has been bringing independent, foreign and documentary films to the Ojai community for over 23 years. For more information call the OFS office at 805-646-8946 or go to www.OjaiFilmSociety.org
* Jan. 22, 4-7pm - Sipping & Painting - Acrylic Art Class, Cassara Winery, Buellton, We will open to artists of all ages and skill levels for an Acrylic Painting Class. Painters can complete a masterpiece by the end of the night while enjoying time with friends. Melinda Weymouth, a local art instructor, will be teaching the featured painting of the night. People are welcome to paint whatever they want to paint at our classes. If you want to paint an orange donkey, just do it! You'll have an amazing painting when you leave. No artistic experience needed, just be ready to have fun. We provide canvases, paint, brushes, easels, aprons, and a complimentary glass of wine. Wine is available for purchase at the bar throughout the night.
Info, 291 Valley Station, West of Hwy 101 on Hwy 246, Buellton, 688-8691
* Jan. 22, 3pm - Studio Sundays on the Front Steps, Mary Craig Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Since its inception in 1985, the Turtle Island Quartet has created bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Awards for Best at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Classical Crossover category, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed the quartet to be "a unified voice that truly breaks new ground - authentic and passionate - a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today." The program will feature selections from Turtle Island founding composer/violinist David Balakrishnan's large scale work Tree of Life, integrating jazz, western classical, American folk, Latin American, and Indian classical music.
Info, sbma.net, 963.4364 x400
* Jan. 22 & 23 - China Peak Youth Snow Retreat, via Ojai Valley Community Church.
Info, Ojai Valley Community Church, 907 El Centro St., Ojai, www.OVCC.org, 646-4324
* Jan. 23, 8pm - Kathryn Schulz: Being Wrong - Adventures in the Margin of Error, UCSB Campbell Hall, Santa Barbara, Kathryn Schulz is a journalist, author and public speaker with a credible (if not necessarily enviable) claim to being the world's leading wrongologist. At a moment when economic, political and religious dogmatism increasingly divide us, she calls on us to ask one of life's most challenging questions: What if I’m wrong? She proposes a new way of looking at fallibility - one in which error is both a given and a gift that can transform our worldviews, relationships and, most profoundly, ourselves. Post-lecture conversation moderated by Lynda Weinman of lynda.com. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Info, Tickets: Tickets and information: www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu, 805-893-3535
* Jan. 23 - Mar. 5 - Ventura County Public Health Education Policy Stop Smoking Cessation Pgm. is having a FREE 8 week Stop Smoking Classes and FREE (to anyone who lives or works in Ventura County, 18 and over) 10 weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy Product. (Patches, Gum, or Lozenges) We reimburse up to $125 on Pharmaceutical products.
Info, 652-3377, Camarillo, Ventura, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura
* Jan. 21 - Tour of the Oldest Insectary in the U.S, Agricultural Museum of Ventura County, Join a very special tour of the oldest insectary in the U.S., where millions of beneficial insects are bred for agriculture, and learn about the destructive Asian citrus psyllid. Then return to the Agricultural Museum to enjoy the exhibits. Meet at 10am at our Agricultural Museum.
Info, Agricultural Museum, 926 Railroad Ave, Santa Paula, 525-3100
* Jan. 21. Sat - National Day of Action Against Corporate Impostors, Libbey Park, Ojai, Take Our Democracy Back From Oligarchs & Corporations, Occupy Downtown Ojai, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 1 - 4pm,
In the heart of Ojai - Ojai Avenue/Highway 150 and Signal Street - The Arcade and the Libbey Park Arches, Come to Ojai Saturday, Jan. 21st, 1-4pm in Libbey Park. Music by The Rooftop Revolutionaries, Julie Christensen, Patricia Cardinali and other acts. At 4-8pm at the Village Jester as we join hundreds of American communities protesting the 2nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's "Citizens United" decision, which granted unprecedented "personhood rights" to corporations and unleashed a flood of corporate cash into an already corrupt election process. There will be music, petitioning, speeches and great opportunities to meet, greet, and learn more about the growing citizen's movement to amend the U.S. Constitution. One of over 200 similar gatherings being held nationwide on January 21st, the purpose of the event is to build momentum for a Constitutional Amendment to overturn the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which has let unlimited corporate funds flood our election system. Local residents will protest corporate control of elections and gather signatures for a petition supporting a Constitutional Amendment ending "corporate personhood" and establishing that money is not "free speech" and that political campaign contributions can be regulated. Celebrate The Beginning Of The End Of Corporate Control Of Our Democracy - Sign Petitions For A Constitutional Amendment To End Corporate SuperRich Control Of Elections - Music, Singing and Dancing - Guerilla Theater - Fun For The Kids
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* Jan. 21, 5-7pm - Art Reception: American Glass Works, Ojai Valley Museum
Ojai Film Society Screening: The Guard/Ireland, 2011, 1 hr., 36 min. Rated R, Ojai Playhouse
The first exhibition at the Ojai Valley Museum in 2012 highlights the museum's Libbey Glass Collection juxtaposed with contemporary glass works by seven regional artists (for more info. See Below).
Info, The Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai. Ticket info. 640-1390, ext. 203, e-mail ojaimuseum@sbcglobal.net or web www.OjaiValleyMuseum.org
* Jan. 17 - A Night of Humor with Polly Frost, Casa Cassara Winery & Vineyard, Buellton, Celebrated author Polly Frost is bringing her one woman "How to Survive Your Adult Relationship with Your Family," show to Casa Cassara in January. She take a humorous look at the challenges that arise for all of us with our families as the years go by. Polly Frost's humor book, "With One Eye Open," is available for sale at local bookstores; The Book Loft, Solvang and Chaucer's Bookstore, Santa Barbara.
Info, 291 Valley Station, West of Hwy 101 on Hwy 246, Buellton, 688-8691
* Jan. 18, 7:30pm - New Orleans Jazz on Film, UCSB Campbell Hall, Santa Barbara, "I was very fortunate to grow up at the feet of the kings and queens of New Orleans Jazz. I feel a huge responsibility to carry on their musical legacy." - Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band. For 50 years, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has played to keep the traditions of New Orleans jazz alive, both at home and on tour around the world. Ben Jaffe, the son of Pres Hall founders Allan and Sandra Jaffe, is the keeper of the flame. As creative director, he's continued his parents' legacy of nurturing one of America's greatest indigenous art forms. During his personal appearance, Jaffe will share rare archival film footage dating back to 1918, including live performances, home movies and never-before-seen footage of Louis Armstrong, along with his own personal memories of the legendary musicians who gave us jazz.
Info, Tickets: Tickets and information: www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu, 805-893-3535
* Jan. 19, 7pm - A Conversation with KIM PHUC "The Girl in the Picture" 40 Years of Forgiveness, Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, Join us as Kim Phuc, the Vietnam War's famous child survivor, shares historical footage and personal testimony of the accidental bombing, the photograph, and her journey to forgiveness.
Photo Copyright 1972, Nick Ut, Associated Press
"Vietnam: through the lens of a new generation" A benefit for The Kim Foundation and Friendship Fund, non-profit organizations providing life-changing opportunities for children to recover and learn from the tragedy of war.
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Info, Tickets:
805-963-0761 or visit www.LOBERO.com
* Jan. 19, 10am - New "EcoRotary" Club First Organizational Meeting, There is a NEW kind of service organization coming to the Ojai Valley and the Ventura River Watershed area, EcoRotary, affiliated with Rotary International. The new EcoRotary Club will specialize in hands-on community eco-projects. EcoRotary invites service-minded people to attend the organizational meeting at Help of Ojai Center, 370 Baldwin Road. CLICK to Read the Complete "EcoRotary" PRESS RELEASE
Info, contact Jane McClenahan: 798-1345 Janedg0708@rotarysuccess.com
* Jan. 14, 5:30 - 7pm - Steve James, American Blues Roots Acoustic Master (Goleta) Performs for the SB Blues Society (SBBS) in Warren Hall at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. Annual Member Appreciation Show means just that, and entry for members and one guest is free! Music lovers that become members at this event also get in free. (Memberships will be available at the door.) Renowned singer, songwriter, and guitarist Steve James. There will be live and silent auctions of great items to support the Blues Society. Steve is an original master of the blues and its tradition and history. While strongly influenced by past bluesmen that he knew and learned from, he builds on that history to achieve a personal and unique style of songcrafting and guitar playing that is highly entertaining. This will be Steve's Santa Barbara and SBBS debut! Doors open, 7pm, Steve will play 2 sets beginning at 8pm. There will be the usual yummy BBQ food snacks, beer and wine available.
Info, The Santa Barbara Blues Society, 722-8155Â
www.sbblues.org, info@sbblues.org

* Jan. 14, 15, 2pm and also at 7pm - Hairspray, Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local T.V. dance program. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and uses her star power to affect social change. Hairspray is not only a rocking song and dance spectacular, but it is also a poignant social commentary for 1960s America. This show is fun for the entire family and will have you dancing all the way home!
Info, www.lobero.com, 963-0761
* Jan. 14 - Speed Dating Wine Tasting Ages 21-35, Casa Cassara Winery & Vineyard, Buellton, For a different spin to the usual speed dating format all dates will be paired with wines. As the buzzer rings throughout the evening you will not only change dates but also wines until you have sampled them all. At the end of the evening you will fill out a card letting us know if you would like to see any of your dates again. If you are matched up we will exchange your information, and wish you the best on your dating adventure. The wine tasting begins when the dating begins, but guests are invited to buy wine by the glass before and after the event.
Info, 291 Valley Station, West of Hwy 101 on Hwy 246, Buellton, 688-8691
* Jan. 14, 3pm - An Afternoon with Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Santa Barbara, UCSB Campbell Hall, In her runaway New York Times best-seller, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua wrote a witty, provocative and deeply personal account about the rewards - and costs - of raising her children the strict "Chinese" way. Following in the footsteps of her immigrant parents, the Yale Law School professor did not allow sleepovers, play dates, or other leisurely staples of American childhood and instead pushed her daughters to achieve. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Info, www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu or 893-3535
* Jan. 14 & 15 - The Art of Seeing, Santa Ynez Valley, Cameras don't take pictures, photographers do. This simple fact is easy to forget in a world always focused on the latest gear, gadget or Photoshop technique. Ken Lee's Art of Seeing photography workshops remind us that vision is the photographer's most valuable tool. More importantly, Ken demonstrates practical and concrete ways to develop that vision. His two-day workshop in the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley is a visual journey is designed to build personal creativity and translate that vision into making stunning images. Two day workshop.
Info, www.kenleephoto.com
* Jan. 15 & 22 - ART | ARCHITECTURE ON FILM, Santa Barbara
, UCSB Pollock Theatre, The Universe of Keith Haring, 1pm, (Christina Clausen, 2008, 82 min.), An intimate portrait of world-renowned graffiti artist Keith Haring - whose mantra was "Art is for everyone!" - this film features interviews and archival footage of Fab 5 Freddy, Grace Jones, Madonna, Yoko Ono, David LaChapelle, Jeffrey Deitch, Andy Warhol and others. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, 3pm, (Tamra Davis, 2010, 93 min.), Centered around a rare interview shot more than 20 years ago with the director, this definitive film chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the cult artist, including his street-art origins in 1970s New York City, his friendship with Andy Warhol, heroin addiction and more., In a feast for the eyes, a new film series reveals the stories behind this century's most intriguing artists and architects. Series presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Carsey-Wolf Center, and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB. Presented in collaboration with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara, and AIA Santa Barbara, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Additional support provided by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation and Winick Architects.
Info, Tickets: www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu or 893-3535, FREE Intermission wine reception / 21 years +, Daily Pass (good for one or both films).
* Jan. 15, 5 - 7pm - Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological Roundtable, The Ojai Foundation
, Monthly Roundtable discussion of myths, legends, and stories.
Info, Contact Matt, matsmcclain@gmail.com, www.jcf.org, The Ojai Foundation, 9739 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, 646-8343
* Jan. 16, 8am - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Celebrating the Monumental Achievements of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ventura County's 26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Freedom March at 8am, Transportation Available from the Performing Arts Center to Plaza Park to 5th & "C" Streets to the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, Keynote Speaker: Jeri Williams, City of Oxnard Police Chief, Youth Speaker Kristine Havens, Refreshments & Vendor Exhibits, Oxnard and Ventura Rooms, Sponsored by The Martin Luther King, Jr., Committee of Ventura County & The City of Oxnard
Info, 486-2424
* Jan. 17, 7:30pm - Collaborators, Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, Moscow, 1938. A dangerous place to have a sense of humor - or even more, a sense of freedom. Playwright Mikhail Bulgakov, living among dissidents, stalked by secret police, has both. And then he's offered a cup of poison: a commission to write a play about Stalin to celebrate his 60th birthday. Inspired by historical fact, Collaborators embarks on a surreal journey into the fevered imagination of the writer as he loses himself in a macabre and disturbingly funny relationship with the omnipotent subject of his drama. The blistering new play by Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge depicts a lethal game of cat and mouse through which the appalling compromises and humiliations inflicted on any artist by those with power are held up to scrutiny. Alex Jennings (The Queen) plays Bulgakov and Simon Russell Beale is Stalin. (195 min. / one intermission)
Info, www.lobero.com, 963-0761
* Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar 9 - Fri, 3pm- Winter Cruise Ojai Valley, McDonald's Parking Lot on Highway 33, Second Friday of the Month.
* thru Jan. 15 - "Small Works" - Beato Gallery, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Our "Small Works" exhibition presents the opportunity to support the arts while giving unique holiday gifts.
Info, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, 8560 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai, 646-3381
* Jan. 8, 1:30 - 4:30pm - Studio Sundays on the Front Steps, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this hands-on workshop with SBMA Teaching Artists on the Museum's front steps. Each month explore a different medium, including clay, metal, ink, wood, photography, and paper, and gain inspiration from works of art in the Museum's permanent collection or special exhibitions. Free.
Info, sbma.net, 884-1654
* Jan. 8 - 15th - Study Intensive & Retreat: Awakening Awareness Through Listening, Krishnamurti Foundation, Ojai, This is the 8th year that the Krishnamurti Foundation of America is offering this unique 8-day Study-Intensive Program that is designed to provide an opportunity for a deeply immersive study of the life-changing teachings of J. Krishnamurti, within a nurturing atmosphere of encouragement, affection and support. Our program is truly a journey of self-discovery. Our Inquiry-based program gives each of us the opportunity to work together in exploring Krishnamurti's teachings directly. We inquire together twice a day within a nurturing atmosphere of encouragement, affection and support. We are interested in applying Krishnamurti's approach of directly "seeing" and directly "listening" within the depth of our inquiries, to reach levels of awareness normally beyond the reach of our daily range of perception.
Info, KFA, 1130 McAndrew Rd., Ojai, 646-2726
* Jan. 7, 4-5:30pm - Special Event: The Unconditioned Mind book presentation, Krishnamurti Foundation, Ojai, David E. Moody, Ph.D. will present his new book, The Unconditioned Mind: J. Krishnamurti and the Oak Grove School. Dr. Moody was the first academic teacher at the Oak Grove School and subsequently served as educational director and as director of the school. Free Event, Donations welcome.
Info, KFA, 1130 McAndrew Rd., Ojai, 646-2726
* Jan. 7, 7pm - Kids Helping Kids: Sara Bareilles and Tyrone Wells, The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, Grammy-nominated Sara Bareilles is featured as the headliner of Kids Helping Kids' annual benefit concert, presented by Deckers Outdoor Corporation. All proceeds go directly to charity, including the Unity Shoppe. Tyrone Wells will open. Kids Helping Kids welcomes additional contributions.
Info, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara, 899.2222, www.kidshelpingkidssb.org
* Jan. 7 - Feb. 13 - YMCA Open House Showcase: New Renovations, Channel Islands YMCA, to celebrate 125 years of service in the city of Ventura. The free event will showcase the Y's recent and upcoming renovations including its current Strength Center renovation which now provides state of the art Technogym strength equipment with Filinnxx electronic personal training capabilities, doubling its most commonly used pieces, and adding new stretching equipment. The Y's second renovation, coming in early 2012 will provide a new cardio room with doubled the cardio space. By combining two of its racquetball courts the Y will be able to provide one large cardio room featuring a twenty-five foot long glass entrance allowing members to enjoy an "open concept" feel with a wider selection of new cardio equipment. The Y is also focusing its redesign efforts to complement its new look and feel by replacing carpeting and repainting the entire facility.
Info, YMCA, www.ciymca.org/ventura, 805.642.2131
* Jan. 6, 8pm - Hot Tuna (Acoustic) and David Bromberg (Quartet), Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, Back by popular demand after selling out the Lobero in 2011 and 2007 respectively, Hot Tuna (Acoustic) and the David Bromberg (Quartet) will once again show Santa Barbara an unforgettable evening of folk rock and bluegrass. Hot Tuna’s Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady have built their career-defining sound on the refined subtleties of blues, bluegrass, and folk in their acoustic music while simultaneously touring as Jefferson Airplane. David Bromberg is a master of almost any instrument with strings, and at home in musical styles from country-swing to Dixieland jazz, blues to gospel.
Info, www.lobero.com, 963-0761
* thru Dec 29 - Exhibition: Elana Kundell - Painting Music, Artamo Gallery, S.B., Imaginary environments that are based on emotional rather than physical spaces. Music, playing a tremendously important role in Kundell's paintings, has been inspiration for her wishing to produce pure and transcendental art. By listening to music and emulating it in her work, she has discovered unconventional techniques in her art-creating approach. Working in oil on panel and also canvas, she develops the surfaces intuitively using knives, brushes, fingers, and cloth to form dense, intersecting layers. As a result her paintings occupy an ambiguous zone between what is seen and what is felt.
Info, Artamo Gallery, 11 West Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, 568-1400 www.ArtamoGallery.com
* thru Dec 31 - Ojai Celebrates Art IV, Ojai Valley Museum, Juried exhibition of Fine Arts with an open theme.
Info, 130 W. Ojai Avenue Ojai, CA 93023 640-1390
* Dec. 31, Starts at 8:15pm - Santa Swing - Dance Workshop & New Year's Eve Party - Carillo Ballroom, Santa Barbara, Join us for a special Lindy Hop/Swing Dance workshop and New Year's Eve Celebration!
We encourage all ages and levels of dancers. No experience or partner necessary. Choose from 9 dance classes taught by award-winning instructors, Performances and contests throughout the night, Midnight toast to ring 2012, Party attire is not required but encouraged!,
Info, www.santaswingsb.com
* Dec. 31 - 8pm- "Molly's Revenge" New Years Eve Party, Ojai, 3rd Annual presented by The Ojai Concert Series, Ring in the new year with a wild Irish concert, then finger food, desserts and waltzing till midnight!
Bring the family, bring all your friends, and help ring in the New Year with a wild, fun Irish concert featuring the long awaited return of the legendary Molly's Revenge! After a great concert from 8pm till 11pm, enjoy food and elegant and romantic waltzes until after midnight. Molly's Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, fiddle, and song, with a backdrop of guitar, bouzouki, bodhran, and mandola, guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. Molly's Revenge has performed at many of the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the USA, and prestigious events in Australia and China. Their arrangements of traditional Celtic jigs and reels bring these dance tunes up to date with a driving, hard-edged accent that always leaves audiences shouting for more. This is going to be a dessert and finger-food potluck party, so bring something to share and we'll supply the party favors and the bubbly.
Info, Tickets, $25, Kids under 14, $12, under 6, free (if you can keep ‘em quiet), Both shows: Ojai Valley Woman's Club, 441 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, Shane Butler, 665-8852 or www.ojaiconcertseries.com, Tickets: Cardinali Brothers Music, Ojai Coffee Roasting Company, & Serendipity Toys. shane@ojaiconcertseries.com, www.ojaiconcertseries.com
* Dec. 31, Begins 6pm - Ring in 2012 at Le Canary Noir... 3 New Year's Eve Parties in 1, Canary Hotel!, Santa Barbara, Ring in 2012 at Le Canary Noir, Santa Barbara's favorite New Year's Eve celebration a la Canary. A sophisticated soiree on three party levels of the hotel... Elegant cabaret attire encouraged! Go all out with ALL-ACCESS for the last party of 2011 on the coveted rooftop Perch, turned VIP Terrasse for the evening! The VIP festivities on the Perch are from 8pm - 12:15am, include live entertainment by DJ Roueche, (the headlining DJ for the LA Clippers!), festive Parisian cabaret-inspired activities and special twists. Guests can indulge in French-inspired hors d'oeuvres and gourmet pastries while sipping Champagne and savoring specials on signature martinis, in addition to having access to all of Le Canary Noir festivities unfolding below in Coast and the Ballroom Lounges. Live it up in Coast Restaurant and the Ballroom Lounge from 9pm - 1:30am with live performances by indie cult favorites, the Leftover Cuties, as well as local music mastermind, DJ Sparx spinning on the dance floor in the lounges downstairs. Coast will be serving an indulgent New Year's Eve dinner, seatings at 6pm - 7:30pm & 9pm - 10pm, including complimentary champagne. And if ALL of that still leaves you wanting more, satisfy your late night snack food cravings and hit up the O Street Food Truck, which will be stationed outside in Canary's valet area from 12pm - 2am!
Info, www.canarysantabara.com, (877) 548-3237
* Dec. 31, 8:30pm - New Year's Eve Pops Concert, The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, We'll provide the party hats, tiaras and noisemakers, and you'll enjoy the musical celebration. Ring in the new year with style - and be sure to order your tickets early - it's always a sell-out!
Info, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara, 899.2222
* Dec. 31, Midnight to 1pm - New Year's Eve Retreat with Elissa Zimmerman & Paul Perrotta, The Ojai Foundation, As the prophecies of many nations come together, we are preparing to meet 2012 with open arms. The new paradigm is at hand. The Earth Mother is calling for us to step into our destiny, and realize "the immensity of being human." Please join us for ceremony and celebration as we gather together to let go and to receive. We are grateful to be offering a day of council, teachings and ceremony, beginning at Noon sharp Dec. 31, in the Council House. We’ll be entering the sweat lodge after sundown, ending our gathering in the early afternoon of the 1st. Looking forward to dancing in the magic with you! Love, Elissa and Paul
Info, 264-7138, or e-mail Paul at eaglebeariwe@yahoo.com, Elissa at elissaz50@sbcglobal.net
* Jan. 1 - New Year's Morning Symphony of Life Spiritual Center, 10am meditation, 10:30am service, Music with Patricia Cardinali and Friends, at the Ojai Woman's Club...
Info, Ojai Woman's Club, 441 E Ojai Ave, Ojai... info. 646-2098...
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* Jan. 5, 5pm - COMPASSION - Equine Paintings & Sculptures, By Valerie Freeman, Opening Reception at Bella Rosa Galleries, 1103 State St. Santa Barbara
Info, www.FreemanArt.com
* Jan. 5, 5:30pm - A Night with Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Enjoy a dramatic reading of excerpts from Steve Martin's comic play that tells the hypothetical story of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein meeting at a Paris bar and the debate that ensues. Includes cash bar.
Info, sbma.net, 884-1654
* Jan. 5, 7 - 10pm - Maya Cosmovision 2012 with Miguel Angel Vergara - Understanding the Sacred Wisdom & Prophecy of the Maya, The Ojai Foundation, Miguel Angel Vergara has long been dedicated to sharing the Sacred Wisdom of the Ancient Maya with the world. As the Earth and Humankind transform from a consciousness of separation to a consciousness of Oneness, the teachings of the Ancient Maya are available to help each of us find our path and our personal contribution to this evolutionary process. A great cycle of the Maya Calendar is coming to an end and we are now faced with the extraordinary opportunity of creating the next cycle. The Ancient Wisdom can help us learn to do this with consciousness to make the coming new era one of peace, love, and harmony with Mother Earth. We are delighted to bring this great wisdom teacher here.
Info, The Ojai Foundation, 9739 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, 646-8343
* thru Dec. 26 - Art About Agriculture, Santa Paula Art Museum, The Fourth Annual Art About Agriculture features art by over 45 artists working in both two and three dimensional media who create art that in some way draws its inspiration from our agricultural heritage and/or contemporary agriculture.
Info, Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. Tenth St. Santa Paula, 525-5554
* Dec. 21, 2011, 7 - 9pm - Solstice Harp Concert and Bonfire (Meditation Mount, Ojai), In this year of significant changes, we gather to celebrate the winter cycle that takes us into 2012. Our guest harpist, Peter Sterling, and his ensemble will create a sound field to open our hearts for love and blessings for humanity at this sacred time of year. Join us in the Auditorium for the concert and fire on the Terrace!
Info, Caitlin - 646-5508, admin@meditatioinmount.org, Donations appreciated, www.meditationmount.org
* Dec. 23, 2011, 7:30pm -
A Tommy and the High Pilots Christmas w/spec. guests, Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, The people of Santa Barbara are no strangers to Tommy and The High Pilots, the critically acclaimed Americana pop-rock four-piece that have been touring the country non-stop for the past three years. With three albums to their name, appearances on MTV, and their most recent album Sawhorse Sessions charting in the Billboard top 200, Tommy and The High Pilots are just getting started. The band will bring their annual Christmas show to the historic Lobero Theatre this year, and some friends will be joining them. Tim Lopez of the Plain White T's, known for his recent Top 40 hit Rhythm of Love, will be opening the show as well as other very special guests. John Palmenteri will be hosting the event which will benefit the Unity Shoppe.
Info, www.lobero.com, 963-0761
* Dec. 24/25, 2011, 5-6pm - Christmas/Eve Services, Ojai Valley Community Church, Christmas Eve Service.
Info, Ojai Valley Community Church, 907 El Centro St., Ojai, www.OVCC.org, 646-4324
* Dec. 24/25, 2011, 5pm - Midnight - Christmas/Eve Services, Ojai Presbyterian Church, Christmas Eve Services, Sat, Dec. 24, Traditional Candlelight Services: 5pm and 7pm. (Nursery & toddler care provided), Communion Jazz Service: 11pm to 12/midnight, Featuring music by Jimmy Calire & Friends. Christmas Day Worship: Sun, Dec. 25, 10am.
Info, OPC, 304 N. Foothill Rd., Ojai 646-1437
Third Annual Holiday Stroll
Meiners Oaks
~ Sat., Dec. 10, 5-8pm~
Where: Meiners Oaks
Date/Time: Sat., Dec 10, 5-8pm
Contact Info: www.meinersoaks.org
patricia@meinersoaks.org, 646-2098, Sell your arts/wares? Contact: kathleen@meinersoaks.org
The Event will feature a tree lighting, caroling, arts and crafts, pictures with Santa, a Marketplace, and many businesses will be open late with treats and special deals!. Sponsored by the Meiners Oaks Business and Artists Association (MOBAA).
Exhibition: Elana Kundell
Painting Music
~ thru Dec. 29~
Where: Artamo Gallery, 11 West Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, 568-1400 www.ArtamoGallery.com
Date/Time: runs thru Dec. 29
Contact Info: 568-1400
Imaginary environments that are based on emotional rather than physical spaces. Music, playing a tremendously important role in Kundella's paintings, has been inspiration for her wishing to produce pure and transcendental art. By listening to music and emulating it in her work, she has discovered unconventional techniques in her art-creating approach. Working in oil on panel and also canvas, she develops the surfaces intuitively using knives, brushes, fingers, and cloth to form dense, intersecting layers. As a result her paintings occupy an ambiguous zone between what is seen and what is felt.
Ojai Celebrates Art IV
Ojai Valley Museum
~ thru Dec. 29~
Where: Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Avenue Ojai, CA 93023
Date/Time: runs thru Dec. 29
Contact Info: Ojai Valley Museum, 640-1390
Juried exhibition of Fine Arts with an open theme.
FALL & WINTER CRUISE
Ojai Valley
McDonald's Parking Lot
on Highway 33
SECOND FRIDAY OF
THE MONTH AT 3pm
Jan. 12, 2012 - Feb. 10, 2012
"Enlightenment Is Our Natural
State" - Lecture by Elke Riess
Sacred Space Studio, Ojai
~ Sat., Jan. 21, 2012, 5:30-7pm~
Where: Sacred Space Studio, 410 Bryant Circle Suite A, Ojai
Date/Time: Sat., Jan. 21, 2012, 5:30-7pm
Contact Info: Shirley, 805-563-2100 (to pre-register), info@presence-joy.com
www.presence-joy.com
"Enlightenment Is Our Natural State" a lecture with Q & A by Elke Riess to guide you in letting go of your "story" and your illusion of identity in order to discover your joyful True Being.
Past Events - Below
The Posada, Villanova Preparatory School, Ojai
~ Sat., Dec. 3, 5-7pm~
Where: Villanova Preparatory School, 12096 North Ventura Rd., Ojai
Date/Time: Sat., Dec. 3, 5-7pm
Contact Info: Carmen Seligman
cseligman@villanovaprep.org

The Posada has been a yearly tradition for many years here at Villanova. Families and students gather to “look for lodging� for the Little Lord Savior, behind the doors of the campus buildings. After the procession, there will be short performance by students singing Christmas songs. Everyone is invited to attend. Free admission. There will the traditional tamales, Mexican hot chocolate and Mexican
bread.

11th Annual Christmas Tree
Lighting Event
Sat., Dec. 3, 4-6pm~
Where: Rabobank Parking Lot, Oak View (410 N. Ventura Ave., Oak View),
Date/Time: Sat., Dec 3, 4-6pm
Contact Info: Sponsored by the Oak View Civic Council (www.oakviewca.org)
The 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event, Oak View will feature Hot Dogs, Burgers, Chips, Beverages: Hot Cocoa, Coffee, Cookies, Candy Canes, Face Painting Games, Santa Claus, Caroling, Bake Sale, Holiday Boutique Sale. Sponsored by the Oak View Civic Council Local Merchants and Local Donors
Once Upon a Winter Moon
Montessori School of Ojai
~ Sat., Dec. 3, 4-7pm~
Where: Oak View Community Center, 555 East Mahoney Avenue, Oak View
Date/Time: Sat., Dec. 3, 4-7pm
Contact Info: 805-649-2525
The annual fundraiser at the Oak View Community Center. This year, wines will pair with tapas. Live and silent auctions include a Caribbean Cruise, golf package, etc. Appetizer station featuring domestic and imported cheeses, marinated olives, nuts, fruits and baguette rounds will greet guests. Tray-passed tapas will include rolled tenderloin of beef with watercress and aioli mustard, pan-seared scallops and warm Mediterranean flatbread with fresh hummus, among others. Proceeds will benefit Montessori School of Ojai’s Campaign for the Future, which funds programs and on-campus improvements.
Holy Cross Annual Holiday Boutique
Moorpark
~ Sat/Sun., Nov. 5 & 6~
Where: Holy Cross Church, Parish Activity Center (Cosgrove Center), 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark, 93021. Free Admission and Parking.
Date/Time: Sat, Nov. 5 (9am-6:30pm), Sun, Nov. 6 (8:30am-3pm)
Contact Info: Marie Sullenbarger, 805-529-0350
Holy Cross Church of Moorpark is scheduling its 27th Annual Holiday Boutique. There will be a variety of unique holiday gifts and ornaments, arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, baked goods and prizes for sale, as well as our famous burritos. Raffle items include $1,500 Cash, handcrafted Christmas quilts and several other items. Guests may have photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 9am to noon on Sunday.
Release Party for
"My Handy Writing Book" featuring Amada Irma Perez
~ Sat, Sept. 17, 1-3pm ~
Where: Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St, Ventura.
Date/Time: Sat, Sept. 17
Contact Info: Call 643-3154
Everyone has a dream of leaving a mark in the world. We have the power to do this if we dream big dreams, are willing to put our passions to work, and are not afraid to change lives.
Amada Irma Perez changed her life after more than 25 years of being a classroom teacher for kindergarten through university graduate classes when she wrote her first story in her journal the summer of 1998 at the Southwest Writing Project (SCWriP) at UCSB. With the encouragement of her fellow writers and Sheridan Blau, the director, she decided to publish it.
MY VERY OWN ROOM-Mi propio cuartito (Children's Book Press, 2000) won numerous awards including the prestigious, Tomas Rivera Children's Book Award, was inducted into the Latino Literature Archives of the University of Southwest Texas, San Marcos, and is given to every newborn in San Antonio, Texas through the Library Foundation's "Born to Read" program. It has sold more than fifty thousand copies.
In 2002 her second autobiographical fiction bilingual picture book,
MY DIARY FROM HERE TO THERE-Mi diario de aqua hasta alla (Children's Book Press) was also published and also won awards including the Pura Belpre Honor Book Award which is given by REFORMA through the American Library Association.
Her third book,
NANA'S CHICKEN COOP SURPRISE-Nana, que sorpresa! (Children's Book Press) is set to come out in Fall 2006.
Amada is a leading advocate of programs encouraging multicultural understanding through the universal themes she explores in all of her books and through other projects at UCLA, UCSB, Cal State Long Beach (CSLB), and the Global Learning Technology Network. She has been a frequent presenter at local, state, national, and international conferences as well as visiting schools, libraries, community centers, and bookstores for many years offering writing workshops as well as motivational talks.
She lives in Ventura with her teacher husband, Arturo and their two dogs and has two grown sons, Marco and Nico. She is writing more children's books, poetry and is working on a novel. She continues to dream big dreams while she travels all over the country and the world sharing her books with anybody that wants to hear them.
Amada's other books include:
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My Very Own Room/Mi Propio Cuartito
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My Diary from Here to There/Mi Diario De Aqui Hasta Alla
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Nana's Big Surprise/Nana, Que Sorpresa!
Bank of Books - Reading & Signing: Middle of the Night Poetry with Gwendolyn Lawrence Alley
~ Thurs., Sept. 15, 7-10pm ~
Where: Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St, Ventura.
Date/Time: Thurs, Sept. 15
Contact Info: Call Bank of Books, 643-3154
Poetry reading with Lawrence Alley at Bank of Books.
Fall Equinox Herb Hike
With Lanny Kaufer
~ Sat, Sept. 23 ~
Explore the oak forest in Wills Canyon on the Ventura River Preserve in Ojai with local herbalist Lanny Kaufer and learn about the many uses of wild plants for food, survival, home remedies, ceremony and more. The focus will be on nuts, berries and seeds this time of year. This is designated as a "hike" instead of the usual "walk" because of the longer distance and river crossing involved (although the river is quite low now). For information and registration please call 805-646-6281 or visit www.HerbWalks.com.
The walk will begin with orientation and sign-in at 9am at the River View Trailhead. From there the group will hike to the river, cross it on boulders, and walk up Wills Canyon, returning to the parking lot by Noon.
Lanny Kaufer has been leading native plant walks and hikes in Ventura County since 1976 for groups of all ages. He is widely regarded as an expert on the edible and medicinal uses of local indigenous plants. Kaufer acquired much of his knowledge in field study with well-known herbalists and ethnobotanists such as the late herbalist William LeSassier and Juanita Centeno, the late Chumash plant expert. He has studied with and/or co-led workshops and expeditions with Michael Moore, Michael Tierra, and Amanda McQuade Crawford. Kaufer is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), with a degree in Biology. He has taught science, health and natural history at Santa Paula High School, Happy Valley School, Ojai Valley School, Mountain View High School, Sunbow Ecology Center, and Renaissance Continuation High School. He recently retired from teaching science and special education at Santa Paula High School.
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2011
Time: 9am to Noon
Fee: The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for high school and college students age 13-and-older, and $10 for seniors 62-and-older. Children 5-12 can attend at no charge, with an adult, by prior arrangement. Babies in carriers are welcome but the walk is not suitable for toddlers. No dogs, please. Trades are accepted. No one will be turned away. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, stewards of the Ventura River Preserve.

Where: River View Trailhead.
Contact Info: Pre-registration by phone at 805-646-6281 or
www.HerbWalks.com
Sacred Space Studio
Yoga ~ Modern Dance ~ Aerial
~ Runs thru the Week ~
Classes in Yoga (Iyengar, Restorative), Modern Dance, Aerial, Trapeze, Meditation in Ojai. Offering many benefits to health, mind and spirit, Sacred Space Studio classes are taught by knowledgeable highly motivated instructors.
Where: Sacred Space Studio, 410 Bryant Circle, Ste. A, Ojai.
Times: Classes run weekly, Contact Sacred Space for Details.
Contact Info: Call 646-6761.
Past Events - Below
Relive the Magic!
Ojai Valley Museum presents a benefit concert under the stars at Ojai's new Libbey Bowl
~ Sat, Sept. 10th, 7pm~
Click Flyer for Details
* Sat. Sept 10, At Libbey Park/Ojai, "Relive the Magic!" - Ojai Valley Museum presents a benefit concert under the stars at Ojai's new Libbey Bowl on Sept. 10, 2011. This family friendly, non-alcoholic

event features the music of The Beatles and Rolling Stones by tribute bands Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash. Doors open at 5 p.m. Concert starts at 7p.m. Tickets may also be purchased at the following Ojai business locations: Ojai Valley Museum, Ojai Community Bank, Rains Dept. Store, Attitude Adjustment, Ojai Creates! and Cardinali Bros. Music. For more information call the museum at (805) 640-1390, ext. 5.

General admission tickets are $45 and lawn tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased online at www.beatlesandstoneslibbeybowl.com
3rd Annual
Mentor Madness Poker Run
Car & Motorcycle Show
~ Sat, Aug. 27th, 7am-6pm ~
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* Sat. Aug 27, At Soule County Park/Ojai, In memory of Wayne Ortman & Sonia Miller, Benefiting a
Future Boy's & Girl's Club in Meiners Oaks, Live Music by Studebaker, Action Down, Milton Kelly & Still Above Ground, with DJ Daniel Ash, Hollywood Stuntman Monte Perlin & his Globe-O-Cross (men in black 3), more... Registration: Bike & Car Show, 7:30am $20 per entry, Poker Run 8am-8:30am, $25 per entry (includes BBQ lunch), $4 park entry, More info, Contact: Dusty @ 649-1466 or Cindy @ 640-0995, Soule Park: 1301 Soule Park Road, Ojai/Poker Run, 7am-6pm, Awards @ 3pm.
Bone Marrow Drive & Fundraiser for Lexi, a 2 1/2-year-old Santa Barbara local Needs Your Help ~ Be the One to Save A Life ~ Save Lexi's Life
~ Sunday, August 21 ~

Lexi, a 2 1/2-year-old Santa Barbara local, is in dire need of a bone marrow transplant. Just a few minutes of your time could make the difference in saving Lexi’s life. Join Mishay Salon & Spa, Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and The City of Hope and show your support to Lexi and her family this Sunday, August 21, 2011 from 11am-4pm at Mishay Salon & Spa, 2728 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, 93105.
Bring the whole family for food, music, face painting, raffle prizes, jumper and more. Give a simple cheek swab to determine if you are the Bone Marrow Match that will make the difference.
Lexi was diagnosed with AML Leukemia on Sep 3, 2010 – one week before her second birthday. What started with a cold and several ear infections became every parent's worst nightmare. After being diagnosed she went through six months of chemotherapy and went into remission. Lexi has a strong spirit and fought through those six months like a champ with barely a complaint.
In May of this year, Lexi's family welcomed Caleb, their second child into the world. According to her parents, she is the best big sister a kid could ask for. The family saved Caleb's cord blood when he was born in hopes that he would be a match should Lexi need a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately she does need a transplant and he is not a match.
In June, Lexi relapsed and is now receiving Chemo treatments once again. The goal is to get her back into remission. Once she is in remission, she will need a
Bone Marrow Transplant to save her life. Her best hope is to find a match in order for her to recieve a transplant in time. She is an amazing little girl, who is the world to her family and those that know her.
In the last three weeks with the assistance of the City of Hope the Santa Barbara community has organized 12 Bone Marrow Drives submitting over 400 Bone Marrow tests into the National Bone Marrow Registry, each one hoping to be a match to help Lexi. Sadly, a match has yet to be found. YOU can still help. Join us this Sunday for !!!
AML is the most common type of acute leukemia. More than 11,900 new cases occur in the United States each year, mostly in older adults. The average age of a person with AML is 65 years. Fewer than 10 percent of people with AML are children.
More information; nikki@teddybearcancerfoundation.org

Capturing a Sense of Place
Travel Photography Workshop
~ Runs July 14 thru Aug 4 ~
Awaken your wanderlust and create exciting images of your adventures, whether close to home or far away. In this workshop, you will learn how to: Create dynamic travel landscapes, Apply design (composition) to your images, Express a sense of place; capture the mood/feeling, Capture the action of festivals, rituals and daily life. Instructor, Sandra Grotsky of Visions Photography, has 25 years experience creating outrageous images.
Date: July 14 thru Aug 4, 2011 (4 sessions)
Time: 6pm to 7:30pm
Fee: $60 plus supplies.

Where: Ojai Creates, 606 E. Ojai Ave.
Contact Info: For more information please contact Sandy Grotsky at 805-646-2131 or booker12@hotmail.com
NBVC Seabee Days
~ Sat/Sun, July 23/24 ~
Join the U.S. Navy Seabees at NBVC Port Hueneme as we celebrate Seabee Days 2011. Rear Adm. Christopher J. Mossey, commander of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Chief of Civil Engineers, will be the guest speaker at Seabee Days.
The community is invited aboard Naval Base Ventura County for a first-hand look at the Navy's construction engineers. Seabee Days highlights the mission and accomplishments of the men and women of the Naval Construction Force, affectionately known as the Seabees. Seabee Days will feature demonstrations of Seabee construction skills, static displays of construction equipment, weapons and field camp construction, hands-on demonstrations and displays plus a wide variety of activities and lots of free entertainment throughout the weekend. The event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and admission and parking are FREE.
Date: Saturday July 22, and Sunday July 23
Time: 9am to 8pm
Where: Enter the base at the Victoria Ave, or Patterson Rd. gates
Admission: FREE
Elite Theatre's Funny Money
~ Runs June 17 thru July 24 ~
The Elite Theatre production of Ray Cooney's Funny Money, a farce which premiered at The Churchill Theatre Bromley, London in 1994 and resulted in a successful two-year run in the West End. In 2006 the play was adapted into a movie starring Chevy Chase.
Date: Produced by Frank Malle, runs Fri. June 17 through Sun. July 24, with special performance on Thurs. July 14 at 7pm. Friday and Saturday night performances are scheduled for 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm.
Time: 8pm and 2pm (see above).
Where: Elite Theatre Company in Oxnard's Heritage Square, 730 S. "B" Street, Oxnard.
Fee: Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for seniors and students.
Contact Info: Please call for reservations, 805-483-5118
Youth For Success Painters
~ Opening; Fri, July 1 ~
The Youth for Success Painters is a program which provides "at risk" youth a place, time, materials, and guidance to paint. We paint as studio artists- open to ideas, thoughts, and possibilities through the use of shape and color. We allow our creativity to lead and develop new visions for our lives and future. At the close of each 8 week session we have a final exhibit of our work. This work will be shown at our studio, The Downtown Center, Oxnard on Friday, July 1. We invite you to see our work. This program began in June 2010 because of an Artists in Community Partnership Grant given to Teal Rowe by the Ventura County Arts Council and partnered with Armando Lopez. This program continues through the support of The City of Oxnard, El Concilio Family Services, City of Oxnard Graffiti Task Force, Ventura County Probation Department, Downtown Center for the Arts, Armando Lopez, Teal Rowe, and the generous support of many local individuals. We thank you for your support.
Date: Youth for Success Painters Art Opening; Saturday, July 1, 2011
Time: 5:30 to 7pm
Where: The Downtown Center for the Arts, 329 N. 5th St, Oxnard (behind the Carnegie Museum at the Plaza Park)
More Info: Teal Rowe, 646-6281
Potrero John Creek Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer
~ Sat, June 25 ~
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011
Time: 8:30am to 12 noon
Fee: The cost is $20/adults and $10/seniors 62 and up. $10/students 13 and up. Kids 12-and-under free by arrangement. Work trades, bartering, etc., negotiable. No one will be turned away (except dogs -- please do not bring them along). Financial aid is available from the Threus Foundation (www.threus.org) for participants in wheelchairs. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, stewards of the Ventura River Preserve. Once registered, walkers will receive an email with all the details. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a space.

Where: Potrero John Trail
Contact Info: Pre-registration by phone at 805-646-4605
Bank of Books First Annual Children's Book Festival
~ Sat, June 25 ~
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011
Time: 10am
Music Throughout the day ~ 10:30am ~ Face Painting, 11am ~ Becky Caron, Author of The Island of the Magical Dolphins read from her book, Noon ~ Son and mother authors Marshall and Lynmarie McCullough present their books, 1pm ~ Brendan Kelso "Playing with Plays" 5 minute Play followed by 8 minute solo, 2pm ~ Miss Ali ~ author of Horace the Eloquent Elephant, Puppet Show

Where: Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St, Ventura
Contact Info: 805-643-3154, Carmen
Building with Cob & Earthen Wall Systems
~ ~ Thurs - Sun, June 9 to June 12 ~
Date: June 9-12
Time: 10-5pm (daily)
Fee: $177
Where: 136. S Arnaz St Ojai, CA 93023
Contact Info: Pre-registration req. for more info www.wildearthbuilders.com or call Carolyn~Hernandez, 805-312-2002 or carolynhernandez@netzero.net
Description: Come join our 4 day cob building workshop designed to support your empowerment to create inspired, healthy earth-friendly homes and spaces through natural building. Explore the basics of several earthen building techniques, utilizing inexpensive and locally available building materials. This project will take you through the steps of hand sculpting walls for an earthen playhouse from the foundation up, including how to incorporate doors, window, and niches. Some scholarships/worktrades available.
ADA-Accessible Herb Walk 'n' Roll Old Baldwin Rd Trailhead - Ventura River Preserve
~ Sun, June 12 ~
The first Herb Walk 'n' Roll on this brand new ADA-accessible trail on the Ventura River Preserve. Paved, level trail suitable for all types of wheelchairs and those with physical limitations. Everyone else is welcome, too, of course. Learn about the many uses of wild plants for food, survival, home remedies, landscaping, crafts and more.
Date: Sunday, June 12, 2011
Time: 8:30am to 11am
Fee: The cost is $20/adults and $10/seniors 62 and up. $10/students 13 and up. Kids 12-and-under free by arrangement. Work trades, bartering, etc., negotiable. No one will be turned away (except dogs -- please do not bring them along). Financial aid is available from the Threus Foundation (www.threus.org) for participants in wheelchairs. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, stewards of the Ventura River Preserve. Once registered, walkers will receive an email with all the details. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a space.

Where: Old Baldwin Road - Ventura River Preserve.
Contact Info: Pre-registration by phone at 805-646-6281 or lannykaufer@sbcglobal.net
Sisar Creek, Upper Ojai Herb Walk With Lanny Kaufer
~ Sat, June 11 ~
Learn about the many uses of wild plants for food, survival, home remedies, landscaping, and more.
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Time: 8:30am to 12 noon
Fee: The cost is $20/adults and $10/seniors 62 and up. $10/students 13 and up. Kids 12 and under free. Once registered, walkers will receive an email with all the details. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a space.

Where: Sisar Creek in the Upper Ojai.
Contact Info: Pre-registration by phone at 805-646-6281 or lannykaufer@sbcglobal.net
La Petite Chouette Aerial Dance Company presents Vesna
~ Tues June 7, 7pm ~
Two Local Ojai Dancers, Serra Benson and Joanne Terry will perform at the Lobero at Vesna.
Now in its fifth year, La Petite Chouette Aerial Dance Company blurs the boundaries between floor and air in this ethereal exploration of the new modern circus. Using six classic aerial apparatus and echoing the spatial awareness of modern dance's Horton technique, writhing and leaping aerialists take flight, invoking the moodiness of a spring afternoon. With live Flamenco guitar accompaniment by Chris Fossek, this evening with Santa Barbara's first and only aerial dance company is not to be missed.
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Time: 7pm
Fee: $26 Adults, $19 Children 12 & under

Where: Lobero Theatre.
More Info: www.lapetitechouette.com
1st Annual Summer Ojai Writers Conference ~ June 3/4/5 ~
Writing Classes/teachers include: Myth (co-chair of Mythology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute who traveled the world with Joseph Campbell); Memoir ("Outstanding Teacher" from UCLA Extension's Writers Program - largest writing program in the nation); Screenwriting (writing teacher who sold his script to Disney and the film grossed $250 million worldwide); Personal Essay (from the prestigious Iowa Writers Workshop - boasting of 17 Pulitzer Prize winners); Pitching (from the pro Oprah says is the best in the business); The Business of Writing (as seen on the Jon Stewart's The Daily Show); The First 10 Pages (with former studio executive); Writing from the Soul (with Ojai resident Gay Hendricks Ph.D, founder of Spiritual Cinema Circle); Self-Publishing (panel of experts), and many more.
Date: June 3-5, 2011.
Fee: Yes
Where: Ojai
Contact Number: 805-669-7373 or www.OjaiWritersConference.com
Play in the Mud: Natural Building
Materials & Methods
~ Sat June 4 ~
Date: June 4
Time: 10-2pm
Fee: $30
Where: 136. S Arnaz St Ojai, CA 93023
Contact Info: Pre-registration req. for more info www.wildearthbuilders.com or call Carolyn~Hernandez, 805-312-2002 or carolynhernandez@netzero.net
Description: A hands-on experience to wake-up your natural connection to the earth and designed to support your empowerment to create inspired, healthy earth-friendly homes and spaces through natural building. Come and playfully join us in connecting with local natural building materials and methods. Activities will aid in creating a model to further develop your vision for your own natural building project. Some scholarships available.
Natural Building Design
~ Sun June 5 ~
Date: June 5
Time: 10-5pm
Fee: $45
Where: 136. S Arnaz St Ojai, CA 93023
Contact Info: Pre-registration req. for more info www.wildearthbuilders.com or call Carolyn~Hernandez, 805-312-2002 or carolynhernandez@netzero.net
Description: This Natural Building Design workshop will support your empowerment to create inspired, healthy earth-friendly homes and spaces through natural building. Learn ways to design, resource, build, and organize community support for your own building project whether it be a playhouse, office space, garden room, reorganizing a conventional space, sauna, etc. Topics covered include permaculture principles, local resourcing, IN-visioning, theory, building and code concerns, materials choices, and design ideas. We will playfully open to our deeper longing for NEST, connecting as part of nature, creating community bonds, and more. Some scholarships available.
Ojai Valley Library Friends and Foundation's Seventeenth Annual
Used-Book Sale ~ Sat 5-28/29 ~
Hundreds of gently-used books available for purchase at moderate prices: paperpacks are 50 cents each, large paperbacks, $1.50 each, and hardcover books at $2.00 each (unless specially priced). Buy three books and get a same-priced fourth book free! All proceeds benefit the Meiners Oak, Oak View, and Ojai Libraries.
Date: May 28 & 29, 2011.
When: 10am to 5pm
Where: Ojai Library Parking Lot,
111 E. Ojai Avenue
Alive After 5 at Nutmegs's Ojai House ~ Sat 5/28, 5-8pm ~
Alive After 5 at Nutmeg's Ojai House, Home is where the Art is! After Art in the Park in Downtown Ojai, experience Culture, Creativity, Art, and More featuring Patty Kelly's painted furniture, fused glass, felt art.
Date: May 28, 2011.
When: 5pm - 8pm
Where: Nutmeg's Ojai House,
304 N. Montgomery St., 640-1656
More info: Nutmeg's Ojai House
Herb Walk in Matilija Canyon
~ Sat 5/28 ~
Learn about the many uses of wild plants for food, survival, home remedies, landscaping, and more.
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011
Time: 8:30am to 12 noon
Fee: The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, kids 12 and under are Free.
Kids 12-and-under can come along free with a parent by prior arrangement. Once registered, walkers will receive an email with all the details. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a space.
Where: Matilija Canyon.
Contact Info: Pre-registration by phone at 805-646-6281 or lannykaufer@sbcglobal.net
Native plant and wildflower identification walk with information about edible, medicinal and other uses of plants. Participants are invited to join Lanny for organic lunch at 12:30 at Farmer & the Cook, 339 W. El Roblar Dr., to continue group discussion on uses and preparations of native plants and herbs.
Cozy Dell Hike with Lanny Kaufer
~ Sun 5/22 ~
Native plant and wildflower identification walk with information about edible, medicinal and other uses of plants. View of the Ojai Valley.
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2011
Time: 8:30am to 11:30am
Fee: The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for high school and college students, and seniors 62-and-older.
Kids 12-and-under can come along free with a parent by prior arrangement. Once registered, walkers will receive an email with all the details. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a space. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, stewards of the Preserve. No Dogs Please. Special Note: This walk will be wheelchair-accessible.
Where: Cozy Dell Trail.
Contact Info: Pre-registration required.
Call 805-797-2072 or lannykaufer@sbcglobal.net
Native plant and wildflower identification walk with information about edible, medicinal and other uses of plants. Note: This hike will be more strenuous than usual, involving a steady uphill climb through shaded oak forest to a vista point.
Street Gangs: A Solutions
Oriented Community Forum
~ Sat 5/21 ~
Date: Sat. May 21, 2011.
Time: 2:30pm doors open, 3pm meeting starts
Fee: Optional $2 for students, $5 general donations appreciated
Where: Vista Del Monte, Patio Room, 3775 Modoc Road (Las Positas exit off 101, midway between UCSB & SBCC, S.B.)
Contact Number: 805-689-2716 or www.SantaBarbara
Humanists.org
Street Gangs: a solutions-oriented Community Forum, with JP Herrada of Palabra after-school programs. Topics covered may include:
• The current gang situation: growing, steady, or media-hyped?
• Why youths become involved in street gangs, and an insider's report on their activities.
• Intervention, education and alternatives to gang life?
• The effectiveness, fairness and constitutionality of the recent Gang Injunction?
• Breaking away from gang membership and into productive adulthood.
Concert BARAKA MOON at
Sacred Space Studio
~ Ojai, Sun, May 15, 7pm ~
Date: Sun., May 15
When: 7pm
Where: Sacred Space Studio, 410 Bryant Circle, Ojai
Fee: Admission is $20 at the door or $15 prepaid on PayPal: http://www.soundsofcreation.org/events.html
More Info: www.BarakaMoon.com

The international group Baraka Moon will perform transcendent Sufi trance grooves with Didge and drums at Sacred Space. Opening for Baraka Moon will be Rafael Bejarano.
Baraka is the Sufi word for blessing. BARAKA MOON was founded on the night of an eclipse of the Full Moon in 2008. The trio features virtuoso musicians from 3 distinct cultures, The U.S., Pakistan and Great Britain playing original music with roots based in Qawaali Sufi Trance Songs, Indian, Middle Eastern and African Drums and Percussion and the Australian Aboriginal Didgeridoo combined to create one gloriously expressive and positive whole that transcends boundaries and unites audiences in their common humanity.
Baraka Moon is Sukhawat Ali Khan -vocals/harmonium, Stephen Kent - didgeridoo, Ngoma - percussion/bass and Geoffrey Gordon - multiethnic drums/percussion/chanting. During the tour in Southern California and in Ojai, drummer Peter Warren will be filling in for Geoffrey Gordon.
Sukhawat Ali Khan represents the family lineage of the 600-year-old Sham Chorasi traditional school of music, which was established during the reign of Emperor Akbar of India. His training in both classical raga and Sufi Qawwali singing began at the age of seven under his father, legendary Pakistani/Indian vocalist Ustad Salamat Ali Khan. Sukhawat has performed at the Montreal, Monterey and Prospect Park jazz festivals, the Fillmore in San Francisco, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and many other major venues and music festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe. Visit Sukhawat Ali Khan's Website.
Stephen Kent is acknowledged as one of the contemporary world's pioneer virtuosos on the Australian Aboriginal Didjeridu. Since joining Australia's Circus Oz as Music Director in 1981 he has celebrated the culture of "One Note" (Om) on this most ancient of instruments. This journey has taken him to perform all over the world both solo and in group. Playing internationally renowned festivals from Winnipeg Folk Festival, New York International Arts Festival and The World Sacred Music Festival to Le Reve De L'Aborigene the Leipzig & Zurich Jazz Festivals, and with a catalog of over 20 CD releases to date, Stephen has redefined the way we view the "Didge". His collaborative work both live and on record builds bridges between cultures and he has played with Airto Moreira (Brazil), Zakir Hussain (India), Rahim Alhaj (Iraq) Omar Sosa (Cuba), Leonard Eto (Japan), Terence McKenna (USA), Habib Koite (Mali), Markus James/Mamadou Sidibe (USA/Mali), Chirgilchin (Tuva) and Zap Mama (Belgium/Congo) among countless others. Visit Stephen Kent's Website.
Geoffrey Gordon worked on and off Broadway and internationally with director Julie Taymor ('Across the Universe', 'Frida') and composer Elliot Goldenthal (Academy Award for Best Soundtrack). Geoffrey has worked on several Coen Brothers movie soundtracks with composer Carter Burwell as well as on films with Elliot Goldenthal. In 1992 he became the full time percussionist for Jai Uttal. He's also toured and worked internationally with Ram Dass at public talks and retreats as well as on recordings and the film "Fierce Grace". He now fronts his own Kirtan ensemble. www.geoffreygordon.com

East end Sulphur Mountain Road Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer
Sat. 5/14
Native plant and wildflower identification walk with information about edible, medicinal and other uses of plants
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Time: 8:30am to 11:30am
Fee: The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for high school and college students, and seniors 62-and-older.
Kids 12-and-under can come along free with a parent by prior arrangement. Once registered, walkers will receive an email with all the details. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a space. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, stewards of the Preserve. No Dogs Please. Special Note: This walk will be wheelchair-accessible.
Where: East end of Sulphur Mountain Road (Upper Ojai Valley) Need more info.? Visit "Ventura River Preserve Herb Walk" on facebook.
Contact Info: Pre-registration required. Call 805-797-2072 or lannykaufer@sbcglobal.net
Native plant and wildflower identification walk with information about edible, medicinal and other uses of plants. Spectacular views of Canada Larga Valley, Santa Clara Valley and the Channel Islands.
Ventura River Preserve Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer ~ Sun. 4/17
Native plant and wildflower identification walk with information about edible, medicinal and other uses of plants
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2011
Time: 9 to 12 noon
Fee: The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for high school and college students, and seniors 62-and-older.
Kids 12-and-under can come along free with a parent by prior arrangement. Once registered, walkers will receive an email with all the details. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a space. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, stewards of the Preserve.
Participants may join Lanny for an optional organic lunch after the walk at Farmer & the Cook in Meiners Oaks.
Where: Parking lot at the trailhead on Rice Road, just south of the intersection with El Roblar Dr. in Meiners Oaks. Need more info.? Visit "Ventura River Preserve Herb Walk" on facebook.
Contact Info: Pre-registration req. Call 805-646-6281 or lannykaufer@sbcglobal.net

Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will lead an "Herb Walk" on the Ventura River Preserve on Sunday, April 17 from 9am to 12 noon. He will identify native and introduced plants and discuss their uses for food, medicine, landscaping, crafts, survival, ceremony and more. The walk will start in the parking lot at the trailhead on Rice Road, just south of the intersection with El Roblar Dr. in Meiners Oaks.

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Ventura River Preserve Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer ~ Sat. 3/26
Date: Mar. 26, 2011
Time: 9 to 12 noon
Fee: The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for high school and college students, and seniors 62-and-older. Kids 12-and-under can come along free with a parent by prior arrangement. Once registered, walkers will receive an email with all the details. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a space. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, stewards of the Preserve.
Participants may join Lanny for an optional organic lunch after the walk at Farmer & the Cook in Meiners Oaks.
Where: Parking lot at the trailhead on Rice Road, just south of the intersection with El Roblar Dr. in Meiners Oaks. Need more info. ? Visit "Ventura River Preserve Herb Walk" on facebook.
Contact Info: Pre-registration req. Call 805-646-6281 or lannykaufer@sbcglobal.net

Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will lead an "Herb Walk" on the Ventura River Preserve on Saturday, March 26 from 9am to 12 noon. He will identify native and introduced plants and discuss their uses for food, medicine, landscaping, crafts, survival, ceremony and more. The walk will start in the parking lot at the trailhead on Rice Road, just south of the intersection with El Roblar Dr. in Meiners Oaks.

Kirtan and Chanting Night at Yoga Jones Ventura ~ Sat. 4/2
Time: 8pm
Fee: The cost is $15
Where: Yoga Jones, 105 S. Oak St. Ste. 200, Ventura
Contact Info: 653-5669 or info@yogajones.com
www.yogajones.com

Kirtan and Chanting Night at Yoga Jones, Ventura ~ Sudama Kennedy, Montino Broubon, Patrick Richey All Star musicians. They all play with David Stringer a rocking night of bhatki chanting.
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Protest the Spraying of Pesticides Around Ojai's Kids at Libbey Park Tonight ~ Ojai City Council Meeting
Sun. 3/22, 7:30pm

Where: Ojai City Council Meeting, 113 South Montgomery Street, Ojai, Ojai
When: Tuesday, Mar. 22, 7:30pm,
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Dear Pesticide Free Ojai Valley supporters,
If you are available, please come to the Ojai City Council
meeting tomorrow evening, 7:30pm. We are asking the
Dept. of Public Works to implement non-toxic alternatives
for weed management in Ojai.
Come a few minutes early to fill out a card if you would like to speak (3 minutes or less). The public comment period
usually begins 10-15 minutes after the beginning of the
meeting.
So plan on being there for less than an hour.
If you are not able to attend, please write city council
members and Mr. Ruben Martinez, head of Dept. of
Public Works:
smith@ci.ojai.ca.us
blatz@ci.ojai.ca.us
horgan@ci.ojai.ca.us
strobel@ci.ojai.ca.us
clapp@ci.ojai.ca.us
martinez@ci.ojai.ca.us
Hope to see you at the meeting ~
Patty Pagaling
Also Check Out LINK; "California Town Bans Pesticides On City Properties"
AND via Pesticide Free Ojai Valley; The following article reveals the devastating and unprecedented impact that Monsanto's Roundup herbicide is having on the health of our soil, plants, animals, and human population. On top of this perfect storm, the USDA now wants to approve Roundup Ready alfalfa, which will exacerbate this calamity... LINK TO CANCER... "Monsanto;s Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health"
Artists Reception
for the Art of "Greenman's Magickal Lair"

Sun. 3/20, 6-8pm
The Ojai Mardi Gras Art Fools invite you to an Artists Reception for the Art of "Greenman's Magickal Lair"
Where: At the Ojai Center for the Arts
When: Sunday March 20, 6-8pm, 113 South Montgomery Street, Ojai, Ojai
Show curated by L. River Sauvageau
Iris Williams, Evergreen Herricks, Jeff Foster Ali Sun Trees, Theda DeRamus, Clinton Burger, Marianne Romeo, David Slinker, Oceanna Kidde, Ted Campos, Sharon Russell, Judy K. Nelson, Kristen Joy, Shane Butler, Kate Hoffman, Kirk Lowry, Sharon Tyler
Celebrating the art inspired by this year's
Meet the King and Queen, Ride the "Big Katuna" float,
Come in costume. Refreshments will be served.

Past Event: "Ojai Board Shop"
~ Meiners Oaks ~
GRAND OPENING ~ Sat 3/5, 11am
March to Ojai City Hall ~ Mon. Mar. 13
POISONING THE PEOPLE: THE CITY OF OJAI PLANS TO SPRAY TOXICS INTO LIBBEY PARK
Got Cancer? Do Your Kids Play in Libbey Park?
"Round-up" (glyphosate) herbacide TOXICS Are Scheduled To Be Sprayed in Libbey Park/Ojai courtesy of The City of Ojai. Where are the mysteriously silent Ojai Defense Fund (ODF) and Ojai Green Coalition non-"profit" designer environmental groups??? Go to the Meeting Tomorrow morning, (Mon. Mar. 13, 9am) at Libbey Park, Followed by a March to City Hall regarding the spraying of toxic chemicals in Libbey Park - Be there or be TOXIC!

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New skate shop just opened on El Roblar (next to Ace Hardware), There will be a BBQ, Hotdogs, Skate Demos, Music: 4 Local Bands, DJ, Giveaways... Donate money to Skate Ojai for Lights ~ $2 out of every Ojai Board Shop T-Shirt purchased goes to fund for Ojai Skate Park Lights. Drop off Donations at Ojai Community Bank, Store also offers sporty Teen Clothes and Shoes, Owned and Operated by Alexis and Travis
Date: Sat., Mar. 5, 2011
Time: 11am
Where: Ojai Board Shop, 157 East El Roblar (toward back of Ace Hardware).
Contact Info: 646-6404 Ojai Board Shop on Facebook
Past Event: Ojai Mardi Gras
~ Sat 3/5 ~
Date: Sat., Mar. 5, 2011
Time: 7:30pm
Admission: $25 in Advance or $30 at the door
Where: Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St.
Contact Number: hotline: 805-646-7843 or Adv. Tickets: www.ojaiconcertseries.com shane@ojaiconcertseries.com

Ojai Mardi Gras 21st Annual Masquerade Ball ~ Greenman's Magickal Lair ~ This year at the new location... the Ojai Art Center... Featuring the "Ojai Mardi Gras Band" with special guests Aaron Shaw & Warren Casey of "The Wicked Tinkers"... Great Food, No Host Bar, Costume Contest! Also, don't miss Sunday March 6th's Fais do-do Zydeco Dance Party from Noon to 3pm. A Mardi Gras experience for the whole family with live music, food, dance instruction $5 per person. Advance tickets on-line www.ojaiconcertseries.com plus at these stores: Studio Sauvageau, Ojai Creates, Ojai Coffee Roasting Co. in Ojai and Cardinali Bros. Music in Meiners Oaks. Mardi Gras Hotline 805 646-7843. Presented by The Ojai Mardi Gras Wake-Up Krewe and The Foundation of American Roots Music (FARM). Sponsored by Bryant Circle Mini Storage, Studio Sauvageau, Ojai Concert Series, Cardinali Brothers Music, Ojai Creates, Ojai Art Center, and The Ojai and Ventura VIEW

Past Event: Sulphur Mountain Herb Walk - Lanny Kaufer ~ 3/5
Date: Mar. 5, 2011
Time: 9 to 12 noon
Fee: The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for students 13-17. Kids 12 and under, free with a responsible adult.
Where: Sulphur Mountain Road, Ventura
Contact Info: 805-646-6281 or lannykaufer@sbcglobal.net

(L-R) Steven Jeffre, Lanny Kaufer, Heather Rodriguez, Nancy Eldblom, and Rondia Kaufer.
Ojai herbalist Lanny Kaufer will kick off his 2011 Herb Walk season on Sulphur Mountain Road in Ventura on Saturday, Mar. 5, from 9am to 12 noon. The interpretive nature walk will start at the trailhead off Highway 33 between Casitas Springs and Oak View. Parking is on the street near 155 Sulphur Mountain Road. Participants will learn about the many uses of native and naturalized plants over time from the Chumash people to modern-day herbalists and survivalists. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for students 13-17. Kids 12 and under may attend free with a responsible adult. Pre-registration is strongly recommended at 805-646-6281. More information can be found at the facebook event "Sulphur Mountain Herb Walk #2."

Past Event: Richard Senate - The Ghosts of Victorian Ventura ~ 3/18
Date: Mar. 18, 2011
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
Fee: Lecture fee/donation is $4 per person
Where: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura
Contact Info: 805-643-3154 or Richard Senate, 805-200-8658 hainthunter@aol.com
The many ghosts of Victorian Ventura's Garden District come to life in a tour and talk by Richard Senate, one of the top ten recognized experts on the paranormal in the United States. The lecture will discuss Victorian views of death and spiritualism. The talk will include a short walking tour, so dress warmly and be sure to take a camera and flashlight. The fascinating lecture will be open for questions and answers at the conclusion. Mr. Senate will be available to sign books and his books will be on sale at the Bank of Books for all who are interested.
As an added feature, Mr. Senate will discuss Victorian Ghost Hunting techniques. "I believe ghost hunting needs to go back to her roots - and away from a dependence on electronic gadgets."
First Amendment Discussion - Humanist Society ~ Sat 2/19

Why Did the Brits Try and Take Away Our Freedoms ?

Date: February 19, 2011.
Time: 2:30pm doors open, 3pm meeting starts
Fee: Optional $2 for students, $5 general donations appreciated
Where: Vista Del Monte, Patio Room, S.B. (see below)
Contact Number: 805-689-2716 or www.SantaBarbara

Humanists.org

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

A public discussion of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, presented by the Humanist Society of Santa Barbara. Optional $2 student or $5 general donations would be appreciated. The meeting will be led by John Suarez, MD, retired Professor of Psychiatry. John is also a Trustee of Americans United for Separation of Church and State; Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Inquiry, Los Angeles; and a member of the Community Advisory Board at KCET-TV.

~ 2:30pm doors open
~ 3pm meeting starts
~ On Saturday, February 19th, 2011. In the Patio Room at Vista del Monte, 3775 Modoc Road in Santa Barbara (Las Positas exit off 101, midway between UCSB & SBCC).

Send Rover On Over Here Too!
Ventura's First Doggie Ice Cream Parlor, Bakery,
Boutique and Lounge ~ Sat 2/5
Date: February 5th, 2011.
Time: 10am
Who: You and your well mannered canine

Where: 616 East Main St., Ventura, 650-3294

Face Painting ~ Training Raffles ~ Pet Psychic ~ And Complimentary Doggie Ice Cream
Hope to see everyone there!
Valeri and the Send Rover On Over Gang

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* 11/Mar - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Jazz Jam with Jeff Elliott
* 11/Mar - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Last Gunslinger with FevaMode, Strangers, and Badwater
* 12/Mar - Tues., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Leche de Tigre w/Vincent & Vedant
* 12/Mar - Tues., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Keely Sibilla, Saxon James, No Second Thought, Burden of Proof, and The Hoops
* 13/Mar - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, John Batdorf & Terry Holder
* 13/Mar - Wed., The Cinema Bar/3967 Sepulveda Blvd./Culver City, 310-390-1328, Blind Horse Canyon
* 13/Mar - Wed., Velvet Jones/423 State St.,/S.B., 965-8676, Werk It, 9pm
* 14/Mar - Thurs., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Black Tibetans with Willoughby, Virginia Reed, Rocco DeLuca and Luffy
* 14/Mar - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Edwin McCain, 6pm Doors, 9pm Show.
* 14/Mar - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, The Guess Who, 8pm
* 14/Mar - Thurs., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, "LUZ" CD Release Party
* 15/Mar - Fri., 7:30-9:30pm, The Restless Hillfillies in Concert, at the
Museum of Ventura County - Agricultural Museum/Santa Paula..... Hear many tales of Ventura County's Wild West past through song as The Restless Hillfillies take the stage in the new Agriculture Museum which is located in The Mill at the old railroad station. The fillies have new tales to tell as well as some
fun and lively cover tunes. The historical artifacts and photographs makes this a perfect backdrop for this group. Contact Mary Z. Wilson, 746-3751, Museum of Ventura County - Agricultural Museum, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula
* 15/Mar - Fri., Blackbeards's/Ventura Harbor, 650-7773, Addicts Attic, 7-11pm
* 15/Mar - Fri., Velvet Jones/423 State St.,/S.B., 965-8676, Good Riddance, 8pm
* 15/Mar - Fri., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Jamie Green 7-10pm
* 15/Mar - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Wild Child: A Celebration of The Doors, 6pm Doors, 6pm Doors, 9pm Show.
* 15/Mar - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Tiger Box
* 15/Mar - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Soul City Survivors
* 16/Mar - Fri., Velvet Jones/423 State St.,/S.B., 965-8676, Pogues 415, 9pm
* 16/Mar - Sat., Blackbeards's/Ventura Harbor, 650-7773, 4XL, 6-10pm
* 16/Mar - Sat., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Tom Corbett 2-5pm/Mac Talley Trip 6-9pm
* 16/Mar - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Hollywood U2, 6pm Doors, 9pm Show.
* 16/Mar - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Hollywood U2, 6pm Doors, 9pm Show.
* 16/Mar - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Young Singers, Lucidity "Prerecognition" w/Kaminanda, Gridwork, Shice
* 17/Mar - Sun., LIVE at THE HUT - St. Patrick's Day/Meiners Oaks aka MoTown... 646-0670... Corned Beef and Cabbage
* 17/Mar - Sun., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan 1:15-4pm/Switchbak 4:30-7:30pm
* 17/Mar - Sun., Blackbeards's/Ventura Harbor, 650-7773, Blue Stew, 2-6pm
* 17/Mar - Sun., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, SB Jazz Society Presents: Cuesta Jazz Band, Spencer & the Worried Lads: St. Patty's Day Baash!
* 17/Mar - Sun., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Seeking Sul, Slave Labor Union, Midnight Coal Company, Up The Heat and Red Undead
* 18/Mar - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, SBCC Goodtimes, Lunchbreatk, & A Combos
* 18/Mar - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, DropDead L.A. with Bad With People
* 19/Mar - Tues., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Nate Birkey Quartet
* 20/Mar - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, The Black Lips
* 21/Mar - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Danny Seraphine of Chicago & CTA, 6pm Doors, 10pm Show.
* 21/Mar - Thurs., Velvet Jones/423 State St.,/S.B., 965-8676, Jake Miller, 8pm
* 21/Mar - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Los Huracanes Del Norte, 8pm
* 21/Mar - Thurs., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, The Portion, Bands TBA
* 22/Mar - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Boogie Knights, 9:30pm Doors, 10:30pm Show.
* 22/Mar - Fri., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Edge of Town 7-10pm
* 22/Mar - Fri., Blackbeards's/Ventura Harbor, 650-7773, Pacific Coast Blues, 7-11pm
* 22/Mar - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, The Tearaways w/Very Special Guest
* 22/Mar - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Mor ve otesi STRIPPED & INTIMATE with Harun Tekin and Burak Guven with special guest Twenty7
* 23/Mar - Sat., Velvet Jones/423 State St.,/S.B., 965-8676, The Wavves, ,Fidlar, Cheetahs, 7"30pm
* 23/Mar - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, 360
* 23/Mar - Sat., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Jason Campbell 2-5pm/David Courtenay Band 6-9pm
* 23/Mar - Sat., Blackbeards's/Ventura Harbor, 650-7773, Crosscut, 6-10pm
* 23/Mar - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Dennis Quaid & the Sharks
* 23/Mar - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo Tribute, 6pm Doors, 9pm Show.
* 24/Mar - Sun., Velvet Jones/423 State St.,/S.B., 965-8676, Equipto, Opio, Pep Love, Z-Man, more, 8pm
* 24/Mar - Sun., Blackbeards's/Ventura Harbor, 650-7773, Blue Stew, 2-6pm
* 24/Mar - Sun., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan 1:15-4pm/Low Down Dudes 4:30-7:30pm
* 24/Mar - Sun., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Jack Berry, AMX & Bobby Debarge Jr., and Brittany Barber, Fogelfoot
* 24/Mar - Sun., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, The Beatles Tribute - proceeds to benefit Keep the Beat
* 24/Mar - Sun., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Michael Nesmith, 6pm Doors, 9pm Show.
* 25/Mar - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, More Amor with Falling Still, Artist Vs Poet and Ashtree
* 25/Mar - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Jazz Jam with Jeff Elliott
* 25/Mar - Mon., Lobero/33 E Canon Perdido St./S.B., 963-0761.... Jeff Mangum, 8pm
* 26/Mar - Tues., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Matt Yaki Sea Stars Harrison Reade
* 27/Mar - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Black Francis
* 28/Mar - Thurs., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Picture Atlantic
* 28/Mar - Thurs., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Pato Banton & The Now Generation
* 28/Mar - Thurs., Velvet Jones/423 State St.,/S.B., 965-8676, MURS, Fashawn, Prof., 8pm
* 28/Mar - Thurs., Lobero/33 E Canon Perdido St./S.B., 963-0761.... An evening with Jeff Bridges and the Abiders with special guest David Crosby, 8pm
* 28/Mar - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, CoCo Montoya, 6pm Doors, 9pm Show.
* 29/Mar - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, L.A. Rocks
* 29/Mar - Fri., Velvet Jones/423 State St.,/S.B., 965-8676, Joey Bada$$, 8pm
* 29/Mar - Fri., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, The Nombres 7-10pm
* 26/Mar - Fri., Blackbeard's/Ventura Harbor, 650-7773, Brian Faith Band, 7pm, Brian Faith Band
* 29/Mar - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Heartless Bastards, Jonny Fritz
* 29/Mar - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, John Waite, 6pm Doors, 9pm Show.
* 30/Mar - Sat., Lobero/33 E Canon Perdido St./S.B., 963-0761.... Lake Street Dive + Conor Patrick, 8pm
* 30/Mar - Fri., Whale's Tail/3950 Bluefin Circle/Ox., 985-2511.... Action Down, 7pm
* 30/Mar - Sat., Blackbeards's/Ventura Harbor, 650-7773, Loose Cannons, 6-11pm
* 30/Mar - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Saigon Kick (original lineup Reunion Show).
* 30/Mar - Sat., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, John Lyle 2-5pm/Porridge 6-9pm
* 30/Mar - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Which One's Pink, Pink Floyd Tribute, 6pm Doors, 9pm Show.
* 31/Mar - Sun., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan 1:15-4pm/Dusty Jugz 4:30-7:30pm
* 2/Apr - Mon., Velvet Jones/423 State St.,/S.B., 965-8676, Trinidad Jame$, 8pm
* 2/Apr - Mon., Lobero/33 E Canon Perdido St./S.B., 963-0761.... Jesse Cook, 8pm
* 2/Apr - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, The Grouch & Eligh
* 3/Apr - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Barb Wire Dolls
* 4/Apr - Thurs., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Days of the Dead (pre-Show Party)
* 5/Apr - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Steve Stevens ft. Sebastian Bach
* 5/Apr - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, The Motels featuring Martha Davis, 6pm Doors, 9pm Show.
*6/Apr - Fri., LIVE at THE HUT/Meiners Oaks aka MoTown... 646-0670... 80s Prom Party
* 6/Apr - Sat., Velvet Jones/423 State St.,/S.B., 965-8676, The Mighty Cash Cats - Tribute to Johnny Cash
* 6/Apr - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Poor Man's Whiskey
* 6/Apr - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Hillbilly Herald
* 6/Apr - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Dark Star Orchestra, 6pm Doors, 9pm Show.
* 7/Apr - Sun., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Aaron Carter, 6pm Doors, 9pm Show.
* 10/Apr - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Barb Wire Dolls
* 10/Apr - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, James McCartney w/Scott James
* 11/Apr - Thurs., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, The Skatalites w/Special Guests
* 11/Apr - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, Opening sets by Teresa Russell & Dale LaDuke, 6pm Doors, Show 9pm
* 12/Apr - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, California Honeydrops w/The Expanders
* 13/Apr - Sat., Pacific View Mall/3301 E. Main St.,/Ventura, The Mighty Cash Cats - Tribute to Johnny Cash
* 13/Apr - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Motley Crew'd performing Shout at The Devil
* 13/Apr - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Tom Curren
* 14/Apr - Sun., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Merle Haggard, 6pm Doors, 9pm Show.
* 15/Mar - Mon., Lobero/33 E Canon Perdido St./S.B., 963-0761.... Arlo Guthrie, 8pm
* 15/Apr - Mon., Lobero/33 E Canon Perdido St./S.B., 963-0761.... Square Pegs/Sherpa Concerts pres. Arlo Guthrie, 8pm
* 17/Apr - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Barb Wire Dolls with The Blackhands
* 18/Apr - Thurs., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, New Order, Johnny Marr, 7pm
* 18/Apr - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Queensryche 'Operation: Mindcrime' starring Geoff Tate, 6pm Doors, Show 9pm
* 19/Apr - Fri., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Sigur Ros, Oneohtrix Point Never, 7pm
* 20/Apr - Sat., Palms/701 Linden Ave. #1, Carpinteria, 684-3811.... Action Down, 9pm
* 20/Apr - Fri., Lobero/33 E Canon Perdido St./S.B., 963-0761.... Paul Kelly + special guest Sam Baker, 8pm
* 20/Apr - Fri., City Fest/651 E. Thomposn Blvd.,/Ventura, The Mighty Cash Cats - Tribute to Johnny Cash
* 20/Apr - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Eric Burdon, 6pm Doors, Show 9pm
* 20/Apr - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, The Mother Hips w/Huckle
* 24/Apr - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Barb Wire Dolls
* 24/Apr - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Fishtank Ensemble
* 25/Apr - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, The Mother Hips, 6pm Doors, Show 9pm
* 26/Apr - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Zeke with Drag News
* 26/Apr - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Blue Sky Riders, 6pm Doors, Show 9pm
* 27/Apr - Sat., 8th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival/Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Dr., Moorpark..... 879-5016, Johnny Rivers, Savoy Brown feat. Kim Simmonds, Kenny Neal, Dona Oxford, Preston Smith & the Crocodiles, Michael John & the Bottom Line, Guest Emcee: Mickey Jones, Opens 10am, Starts 11am, Info., www.venturacountyblues.com
* 27/Apr - Sat., The Keynote/10245 Telephone Rd.,/Ventura, 647-9390.... Action Down, 9pm
* 28/Apr - Sun., Lobero/33 E Canon Perdido St./S.B., 963-0761.... Old Crow Medicine Show, 8pm
* 28/Apr - Sun., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Katchafire
* 1/May - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Built to Spill, Junior Rocket Scientist
* 3/May - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Great Wall, Malaki and Icarus Landing
* 3/May - Fri., Conejo Valley Days/Conejo Creek Park South, 1300 E. Janss Road/Thousand Oaks, 498-0624.... Action Down, 2pm
* 3/May - Fri., Lobero/33 E Canon Perdido St./S.B., 963-0761.... Brad Mehldau Trio and The Bad Plus, 8pm
* 3/May - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers w/Dave Mulligan Band
* 4/May - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Helmet
* 4/May - Sat., Conejo Valley Days/Conejo Creek Park South, 1300 E. Janss Road/Thousand Oaks, 498-0624.... Action Down, 2pm
* 9/May - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Y & T, 6pm Doors, Show 9pm
* 10/May - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Foreigner, 6pm Doors, Show 9pm
* 11/May - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Judy Collins, 6pm Doors, Show 9pm
* 12/May - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Judy Collins - Mother's Day, 6pm Doors, Show 8:30pm
* 18/May - Sat., Lobero/33 E Canon Perdido St./S.B., 963-0761.... Eileen Jewell Band + special guest The Far West, 8pm
* 19/May - Sun., Strawberry Festival/Conejo Creek Park South, 3250 S. Rose Ave.,/Oxnard.... Action Down, 2pm
* 20/May - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Atlas Genius
* 25/May - Sat., The Keynote/10245 Telephone Rd.,/Ventura, 647-9390.... Action Down, 9pm
* 25/May - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Opeth & Katatonia, 6pm Doors, Show 9pm
*30/May - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Celtic Woman, 8pm
* 1/June - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Built to Spill, Junior Rocket Scientist
* 1/June - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Capital Cities - Dancing with Strangers Tour
* 3/June - Mon., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Sting: Back to Bass, Performing his most celebrated hits, stripped down with a 5-piece band, 7:30pm
* 6/Mar - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, The Beach Boys, 8pm
* 9/June - Sun., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Cheap Trick/Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, plus special guest, 6:30pm
* 15/June - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, ABC, Doors 6pm, Show 9pm
* 16/June - Sun., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Huey Lewis and the News, 8pm
* 16/June - Sun., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Camera Obscura
* 21/June - Sat., Jester/139 E Ojai Ave.,/Ojai, 640-8001.... Action Down, 9pm
* 22/June - Sat., The Keynote/10245 Telephone Rd.,/Ventura, 647-9390.... Action Down, 9pm
* 27/June - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Great White/Slaughter, 8pm
* 29/June - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Rich Santana Band, Doors 6pm, Show 9pm
* 22/July - Sat., The Keynote/10245 Telephone Rd.,/Ventura, 647-9390.... Action Down, 9pm
* 25/July - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Jonny Lang, Doors 6pm, Show 9pm
* 2/Sept - Mon., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Jason Mraz, 4pm
* 5/Sept - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, John Hiatt & The Combo, Doors 6pm, Show 9pm
* 7/Sept - Sat., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, fun., w/ very special guests, 7pm
Past Live Wires - Below

* 7-8-9/Mar - Thurs.-Fri.-Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Buckcherry w/Cherri Bomb
* 9/Mar - Sat., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Steve Fort 2-5pm/The Excellent Tradesmen 6-9pm
* 9/Mar - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Soul Majestic
* 9/Mar - Sat., Blackbeards's/Ventura Harbor, 650-7773, Fish Fry, 6-10pm
* 9/Mar - Sat., Sportsman/4426 Central Ave.,/Camarillo, 983-8668, The Mighty Cash Cats - Tribute to Johnny Cash
* 9/Mar - Sat., The Keynote/10245 Telephone Rd.,/Ventura, 647-9390.... Action Down, 9pm
* 10/Mar - Sun., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Sib Vicious, Blaq tongue Society, The Miskreants and Chamber Record Crew
* 10/Mar - Sun., Blackbeards's/Ventura Harbor, 650-7773, Blue Stew, 2-6pm
* 10/Mar - Sun., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Tom Bell and Kenny Sultan 1:15-4pm/Teresa Russell and Cocobilli 4:30-7:30pm
* 7/Mar - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, ABBA The Concert, 8pm
* 7/Mar - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, David Lindley, 6pm Doors, 9pm Show.
* 7/Mar - Thurs., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Hindu Pirates
* 7/Mar - Thurs., Velvet Jones/423 State St.,/S.B., 965-8676, The Green, New Kingston, Fortunate Youth, 8pm
* 8/Mar - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Toad The Wet Sprocket, 6pm Doors, 9pm Show.
* 8/Mar - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, KIVEN, Junipero
* 8/Mar - Fri., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Nate Latta 7-10pm
* 8/Mar - Fri., Blackbeards's/Ventura Harbor, 650-7773, Masters of the Past, 7-11pm
* 1/Mar - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Ambrosia, 9:00pm

* 2/Mar - Sat., 7:30pm, Ojai Mardi Gras - Burning Desire! The 23rd Annual Ojai Mardi Graw Masquerade Ball & Art Show/Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai Mardi Gras Hotline at 805-646-7843.... Featuring The Ojai Mardi Gras Band, Royal Coronation!, Royal Performers!, Costume Contest!, The New Orleans Cafe & The Bayou Bar - Ojai Mardi Gras
* 2/Mar - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Rick Springfield, 8:00pm
* 3/Mar - Sun., 11-3pm, Ojai Mardi Gras - "Fais-Do-Do" Family Cajun Dance Party/Details; Ojai Mardi Gras
* 3/Mar - Sun., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Toad The Wet Sprocket, 9:00pm
* 22/Feb - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Kenny Loggins, 9:00pm
* 21/Feb - Mon., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Jake Shimabukuro, 9:00pm
* 21/Feb - Mon., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Air Supply, 8pm
* 15/Feb - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra, 9:00pm
* 17/Feb - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, BB King, 9:00pm
* 14/Feb - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Johnny Mathis, 8pm
* 14/Feb - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Fantastic Diamond (Valentine's Day), 8:30pm
* 14/Feb - Thurs., Ojai Valley Women's Center/441 Ojai Ave..... Info. 665-8852, DSB - John Gorka and the Battlefield Band,7pm
* 7/Feb - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Styx, 8pm
* 13/Feb - Wed., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, The Wailers, 9:00pm
* 6-12/Feb., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Mardi Gras Celebration Pass - The Canyon Celebrates Mardi Gras with a Week of Great Shows: Feb. 6; Flash Pants, Feb. 7; Kris Allen, Feb. 8; The Tubes, Feb 9; Ozomatli, Feb 12; Fat Tuesday Celebration with Preston Smith
* 9/Feb - Sat., Annual Santa Barbara Blues Society Member Appreciation Show, Doors Open, 7pm, Show starts 8pm, Free BBQ/Two outdoor patios, FREE to each SBBS member, Guests of members get in for a minimal $10/3744 State St., @ Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara....
* 1/Feb - Fri., Iron Horse Bar & Grill/4722 Telephone Rd., Ventura..... 477-0783, The Mystery Band, 8pm
* 2/Feb - Sat., 8pm, McEuen/Pre-tour Launch Party/Deer Lodge/, 2261 Maricopa Hwy 33, Ojai, 646-4256, (Celebrating his upcoming tour in 2013 w/Dave Mason & Jonathan McEuen - Acoustic Duo Tour) Jonathan will be there with Lissie, and many special guests!!! - "The World Famous Deer Lodge" est. 1932 (Under New Ownership), Super Jam!!! 2 Stages, 8pm to Close, No Cover
* 1/Feb - Fri., Iron Horse Bar & Grill/4722 Telephone Rd., Ventura..... 477-0783, The Mystery Band, 8pm
* 31/Jan - Thurs., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Hot Buttered Rum, Dead Winter Carpenters
* 31/Jan - Wed., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Johnny Lee, 8pm
* 31/Jan - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Ian Hunter, 9pm
* 29/Jan - Tues., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Jorma Kaukonen, Barry Mitterhoff
* 30/Jan - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The PennySerfs
* 28/Jan - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Jaza Jam w/Jeff Elliott
* 28/Jan - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Memorials with Glyscian
* 27/Jan - Sun., Big Buddha/Oak View.....649-2832, Julie Christensen and Dan Wilson, 7-9pm
* 27/Jan - Sun., Social Tap/1105 S. Seaward Ave., Ventura..... 667-8485, The Mighty Cash Cats - Tribute to Johnny Cash, 3pm
* 27/Jan - Sun., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan 1:15-4pm/ Hot Roux 4:30-7:30pm
*26/Jan - Sat., 8pm, Red Cove/1809 E. Main St., Ojai, 405-6877, Brian Faith Band, Brian Faith Band
* 26/Jan - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, DSB - Journey Tribute/Dry Country - Bon Jovi Tribute, 8:30pm
* 26/Jan - Sat., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Sean Wiggins and Paul Houston 2-5pm/ Switchbak 6-9pm
* 25/Jan - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Berlin, 9:00pm
* 25/Jan - Fri., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Jez Blacker 7-10pm
* 25/Jan - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Numbskull & New Noise Present: Ken Stringfellow (of the Posies, Big Star, REM), The Maldives
* 24/Jan - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, The Stray Cats' Lee Rocker, 9:00pm
* 21/Jan - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Dayle Gloria Pres. Teleskopes, with Decode Radio, Battle Tapes, Sierra Swan, and Diana
* 22/Jan - Tues., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown with Franky Perez & The Truth and Jared James Nichols
* 23/Jan - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Tristan Prettyman
* 23/Jan - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Matt Mann & the Shinerunners With Apache Rifles Armada, Remains of Giants & Switchback
* 17/Jan - Thurs., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Parlotones
*17/Jan - Wed., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Tower of Power, 8pm
* 17/Jan - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Sea Wolf
* 18/Jan - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Pyromania and Bonfire (Def Leppard & AC/DC Tributes), 7pm-8:15pm, Tower of Power, 9:00pm
* 18/Jan - Fri., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Larry Iwerks and the Ocean All Stars 7-10pm
* 18/Jan - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Abandoned Pools, The Lonely Drunks Club, Project MK-Ultra
* 18/Jan - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Oso Street Outreach, The Rainbow Girls, Tumbleweed Wanderers
* 19/Jan - Sat., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Salt Martians 2-5pm/ David Courtenay Band 6-9pm
* 19/Jan - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Boots Electric with The Black Marquee
* 19/Jan - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Strikes at One, 5 Alarm
* 20/Jan - Sun., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Lady Starlight's Official After-party for the Born This Way Ball, with a special performance by Lady Starlight & the Dirty Pearls
* 20/Jan - Sun., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Daniel Lower 1:15-4pm/ Sky Ferguson Band 4:30-7:30pm
* 15/Jan - Tues., Lobero/33 E Canon Perdido St./S.B., 963-0761.... Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 55th Anniversary Celebration feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Ambrose Akinmusire, Chris Potter, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, 8pm
* 15/Jan - Tues., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Lev Allan, Blitz, Vera Clay, Phoebe Light
* 16/Jan - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Jim Kimo West w/Ken Emerson
* 14/Jan - Mon., 7:30 - 10:30pm., Golden China/Ventura, 760 S. Seaward Ave... Ron Sexton's-Avant-Garde Guitar Society Meeting, Bring anything you want; you will need guitar or bass amps. There is a house sound system, but no piano or keyboards. Any questions, please call. Thanks, Ron 805-815-1953
* 14/Jan - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Dayle Gloria Pres. Amie Miriello (formerly of So & So)
* 14/Jan - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Andrea Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo
* 11/Jan - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Wilson Phillips, 9:00pm
* 11/Jan - Fri., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Pacific Coast Blues 7-10pm
* 11/Jan - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Christian Martucci, The Lonely Drunks Club, Future Villains
* 11/Jan - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Carp & IV Skate Park Benefit, w/Mongo, iLa Vasa!, Duane Peters Gunfight
* 12/Jan - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Area 51
* 12/Jan - Sat., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, John Lyle 2-5pm/The Treadwells 6-9pm
* 12/Jan - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Kenny Cetera plays the music of Chicago, 9:30pm
* 13/Jan - Sun., 9pm, The Keynote/10245 Telephone Rd, Ventura, 647-9390.... The Mighty Cash Cats with June Carter plus Hot New Country and Rock n Roll
* 13/Jan - Sun., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Rebecca Kleinmann pres. The Dusty Brough Band w/special guest Eva Scow
* 13/Jan - Sun., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan 1:15-4pm/ Teresa Russell and Cocobilli 4:30-7:30pm
* 7/Jan - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Dayle Gloria Presents: Dekades w/special guest Omniflux, ft. The Black Tibetians & The Maybe Somedays
* 7/Jan - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Jazz Jam w/Jeff Elliott
* 8/Jan - Tues., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Meghan Lehman The Portion Steph Jospa
* 9/Jan - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Andrew McMahon (of Jack's Mannequin/Something Corporate)
* 9/Jan - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Susan Reeves, True North, Conor Patrick, Sierra Reeves
*10/Jan - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Which One's Pink, 8pm
* 10/Jan - Thurs., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Andrew McMahon (of Jack's Mannequin/Something Corporate)
* 27/ Dec - Thurs., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Entertainment: Susan James, 9:30am - 12...
* 27/Dec - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, WAR, 9:00pm
*27/Dec - Thurs., Monty's/5114 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara... 683-1003, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band
*28/ Dec - Fri., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Entertainment: Far Too Close, 11:30 - 4pm...
*28/Dec - Fri., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Drop In 7-10pm
*28/Dec - Fri., Olde Towne/261 Orange Ave., Goleta... 961-2403, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band
* 28/Dec - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Evidence
* 28/Jan - Fri., Whale's Tail/3950 Bluefin Circle/Ox., 985-2511.... Action Down
* 28/Dec - Fri., Lobero/33 E Canon Perdido St./S.B., 963-0761.... The Santa Barbara Jazz All-Stars with special guests
* 28/Dec - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic
* 28/Dec - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Hollywood U2 (tribute), 9:00pm
* 29/ Dec - Sat., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Entertainment: Buker Bros., 11am/John Swift CD Release Party, 9:30pm...
* 29/Dec - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Donavon Frankenrelter, 10:00pm
*29/Dec - Sat., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Steve Fort 2-5pm, Holdfast Rifle Company 6-9pm
* 29/Dec - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Aggrolites, Brewfish, Kounterfeit Change and Sinizen
* 29/Dec - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, The Growlers
* 30/ Dec - Sun., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Entertainment: Lucky Sons, 11am...
* 30/Jan - Sun., Whale's Tail/3950 Bluefin Circle/Ox., 985-2511.... The Bomb
* 30/Dec - Sun., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Shades of Soul New Year's Eve EVE Party
*30/Dec - Sun., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Sean Wiggins and Paul Houston, 1:15-4pm/Dusty Jugz, 4:30-7:30pm
* 30/Dec - Sun., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Dirt Nasty with Beardo & the Attack
* 31/ Dec - Mon., New Year's Eve at The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Dinner: New Year's Eve Primer Rib Buffet Dinner, 7pm to 9pm, Entertainment: New Year's Eve Party with Daniel Ash and Christopher the Minister, 9pm to 2am...
* 31/Dec - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) w/Huckle - "Cirque du ALO!"
* 31/Dec - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, New Years Even 2012 ft. Ryan Leslie
* 31/Dec - Mon., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, New Year's Eve with English Beat, 10:00pm
*31/Dec - Mon., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, New Year's Eve Dance Party w/Boogie Knights/The Spazmatics, 9pm
* 1/Jan - Tues., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Hair of the Dog Show, With Bizarra, Survive the Weather & My Own Ghost
* 2/Jan - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Santa Barbara Jazz Collective
* 3/Jan - Thurs., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Benefit for the Surf Happens Foundation feat. Matt Jennings w/Cali Conscious and Genelle Ives
* 4/Jan - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, The Wrecking Crew: The Film, 9:00pm/Boogie Knights @10:30pm
* 4/Jan - Fri., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Dylan Schmidt and the Rhythm Souls 7-10pm
* 4/Jan - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Soul Machine
* 4/Jan - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Downtown Attraction, KingQueen, Hey You
* 5/Jan - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Goh Kurosawa with Sharp Three, Live Salsa w/Guicho Y La Tribu
* 5/Jan - Sat., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Jason Campbell 2-5pm/The Excellent Tradesmen 6-9pm
* 5/Jan - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Psychedelic Furs & The Fixx, 9:00pm
* 5/Jan - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Hillbilly Herald with Goldsboro
* 6/Jan - Sun., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Trevor Borden: CD Release
* 6/Jan - Sun., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan 1:15-4pm/Delta Martinis 4:30-7:30pm
* 23/ Dec - Sun., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Entertainment: Rick Hunter, 11am...
*24/Dec - Mon., Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara... 964-5118, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy, Brian Faith Band
* 12/Dec - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Shwayze
*13/Dec - Thurs., Monty's/5114 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara... 683-1003, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band
* 13/Dec - Thurs., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Street Drum Corps' Misfits XMAS, w/Spec. guests Electric Valentine, & more.
* 13/Dec - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Spazmatics, 9pm
* 14/ Dec - Fri., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Entertainment: Chris Hawley, 9:30pm, Whiskey tasting dinner, 7-9pm...
*14/Dec - Fri., Olde Towne/261 Orange Ave., Goleta... 961-2403, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band
* 14/Dec - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, "Let The Reindeer Games Begin" & a Santa Barbara Holiday Party & EP Release for Darin, Robin & Rob
* 14/Dec - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Boogie Knights, 9:30pm
* 14/Dec - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Girls with Jones St. Station, w/Jared Lee and Alex Band, The Lonely Drunks Club Band
* 15/ Dec - Sat., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Entertainment: Fish Fry, 11am/DJ Radius, 9:30pm...
* 15/Dec - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Cash'd Out
* 16/ Dec - Sun., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Entertainment: Milton Kelly, 11am...
* 16/Dec - Sun., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Jonny Lang, 8pm
*17/Dec - Mon., Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara... 964-5118, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy, Brian Faith Band
* 17/Dec - Sun., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Phillip Menchaca/Aaron McLendon Project
* 17/Dec - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Tru Cisco & The Lusitania
* 18/Dec - Tues., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Shaufraw, I4AI, Wait for Green, Rubberneck Lions, T.S. Idiot, and Damezig
* 19/Dec - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Tommy Alexander & William Vasquez 2nd Annual Holiday Show
* 20/ Dec - Thurs., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Entertainment: Buker Brothers, 7pm...
* 20/Dec - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Anthem, 9pm
*20/Dec - Thurs., Monty's/5114 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara... 683-1003, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band
* 21/ Dec - Fri., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Entertainment: Stun Dexim, 9:30pm...
*21/Dec - Fri., Olde Towne/261 Orange Ave., Goleta... 961-2403, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band
* 21/Dec - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Supersuckers
* 21/Dec - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Mickey Avalon, 10:00pm
* 22/ Dec - Sat., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Entertainment: Far Too Close, 11am...
* 22/ Dec - Sat., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Entertainment: Far to Close...
* 9/ Dec - Sun., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Entertainment: Flailingtons, 11am...
* 9/Dec - Sun., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, T.S.O.L. & The Adolescents, 8:30pm
*10/Dec - Mon., Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara... 964-5118, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy, Brian Faith Band
* 11/Dec - Tues., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Stars in Stereo, w/Hussler
* 11/Dec - Tues., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Justin Townes Earle
* 8/Dec - Sat., 6pm, Ojai Valley Community Church/907 El Centro St.,/Ojai, 646-4324, Dave Mason Unplugged: Fundraiser for Doo-A-Lot Scholarship Rock
* 8/ Dec - Sat., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Entertainment: National Cats, 11am/Stun Dexim, 9:30pm...
* 8/Dec - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Too Judgement Play
* 8/Dec - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, JD PcPherson Broncho
* 8/Dec - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Orgy, 11:30pm
* 7/Dec - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, California Honeydrops, The Rainbow Girls
* 7/Dec - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Queen Nation, 9pm
* 7/Dec - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, With Law, Tek Tha' Supah Latin, and Lit Fuse & FNH
* 7/ Dec - Fri., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Entertainment: DJ Radius, 9:30pm...
*7/Dec - Fri., Olde Towne/261 Orange Ave., Goleta... 961-2403, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band
* 2/ Dec - Sun., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Soup Special: Irish Potato, Entertainment: Matt Zeltzer, 11am - 3pm...
*2/Nov - Sun., Cold Spring Tavern/S.B..... 967-0066, Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan 1:15-4/Alastaire Green Band, 4:30-7:30pm
*2/Dec - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, S.B. Blues Society pres. Alastair Green Band Memphis International Blues Challenge Fundraiser/Silent Auction, Jill Sobule
*2/Dec - Sun., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Taro Heart, The Dirty Diamond, Novi and Galanis, and Sunfall, Nadine Casanova, Nixx & Eric Walsh
*3/Dec - Mon., Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara... 964-5118, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy, Brian Faith Band
*3/Dec - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Meg Myers w/ Diamonds Under Fire & Ryan Darton
*3/Dec - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Sara Watkins w/Aolfe O'Donovan
*4/Dec - Tues., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, With Six Strings and a Dream, Portraits, Suns of Defiance, Dave Edery, Inside The Black, and DCLA
*4/Dec - Tues., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Benefit: Direct Relief for Hurricane Sandy Victims & a Food Bank Canned Food Drive
*5/Dec - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Zero 1, Schwartzenator, Heaven Below, Madlife
*5/Dec - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, SBCC Jazz Combos
*6/Dec - Thurs., Monty's/5114 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara... 683-1003, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band
* 6/Dec - Sun., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Tasty Thieves, 9pm
* 6/Dec - Thurs., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Walking Papers w/Jesse Jo Stark & Vera Mesmer
* 1/ Dec - Sat., The Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 646-0611, Soup Special: Irish Potato, Entertainment: Far to Close, 11am to 3pm, Time Bomb, 9:30pm to Midnight...
*1/Dec - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, La Salso All Stars
*1/Dec - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, The Boogie Knights, 9pm
*1/Dec - Sat., Cold Spring Tavern/S.B..... 967-0066, Rick Reeves 2-5/The Nombres, 6-9pm
*1/Dec - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Terminator Too: Judgement Play
*19/Oct - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Loney Drunks Club Band, Oedipus, Diety's Muse, Overwatch.
*19/Oct - Fri., Olde Towne/261 Orange Ave., Goleta, Classic Rock! Brian Faith Band will perform Lot's of Upbeat Classic Rock some BFB Originals featuring their Rockumentary "Makin' It" which screened at The Regal Theater in Riverside, Ca in April... 961-2403, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band
*19/Oct - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Eddie Money, 9pm
*20/Oct - Sat., Ojai Day at IL Giardino Plaza, Ojai.... 640-7381, 12 to 2pm Jazzmen, 2-3pm Azteca Dancers, 3-6pm Action Down (rock), 6-10pm Javier San Roman, 10-2am DJ Rumbeo
Food, Italian Buffet and Open Menu
*20/Oct - Sat., Oxnard Eagles/Oxnard, Ca, 4pm.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*20/Oct - Sat., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Snow Patrol/Special Guest, 7pm
*20/Oct - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Beth Orton
*20/Oct - Sat., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Snow Patrol/Lissie 7pm
*20/Oct - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Shakers, Mergence, Tiffany Madadian, VJ Jamie Scrap.
*20/Oct - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Which One’s Pink (Pink Floyd Trib.), 9pm
*21/Oct - Sun., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Jane's Addiction/The Airborne Toxic Event, the newno2, 7pm
*20/Oct - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Shakers, Mergence, more.
*21/Oct - Sun., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy)
*22/Oct - Mon., The Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave., Classic Rock! Brian Faith Band will perform Lot's of Upbeat Classic Rock some BFB Originals featuring their Rockumentary "Makin' It" which screened at The Regal Theater in Riverside, Ca in April... 964-5118, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy, Brian Faith Band
*22/Oct - Mon., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Bob Dylan & His Band performing with Mark Knopfler, 6:30pm
*22/Oct - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Jazz Jam with Jeff Elliott
*23/Oct - Tues., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Death of a Star, with special guests Rockett Queen.
*23/Oct - Tues., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers w/Brothers Comatose
*24/Oct - Wed., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, John Mayall, 8pm
*24/Oct - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Nate Latta, The Mac Talley Trip, Holdfast Rifle Co.
*25/Oct - Thurs., Monty's/5114 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, Classic Rock! Brian Faith Band will perform Lot's of Upbeat Classic Rock some BFB Originals featuring their Rockumentary "Makin' It" which screened at The Regal Theater in Riverside, Ca in April... 683-1003, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band
*25/Oct - Thurs., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, That Metal Bar Halloween Show, They Stay Dead.
*25/Oct - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, The Stray Cats' Lee Rocker, 9pm
*25/Oct - Thurs., The Village Jester/139 East Ojai Ave/Ojai, 640-8001 - Jamboree Showcase Kyle Swan and Brad Buley's Music Showcase Every Thursday 8pm
*26/Oct - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Diamond Lane, Lonely Drunks Club Band, Future Villains, Delta Rose, Trick Pistol.
*26/Oct - Fri., Blackbeard's/1591 Spinnaker Dr. #115, Ventura Harbor, Full Bar, Yummy Food, Ocean View, Dance All Night!!!, Classic Rock! Brian Faith Band will perform Lot's of Upbeat Classic Rock some BFB Originals featuring their Rockumentary "Makin' It" which screened at The Regal Theater in Riverside, Ca in April... 650-7773, Brian Faith Band, Brian Faith Band , 7-11pm
*27/Oct - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, My Ruin, with special guests Goldsboro, VJ Jaime Scrap.
*27/Oct - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Area 51
*27/Oct - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Boogie Knights - 20 Year Anniversary, 10pm
*29/Oct - Mon., The Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave., Classic Rock! Brian Faith Band will perform Lot's of Upbeat Classic Rock some BFB Originals featuring their Rockumentary "Makin' It" which screened at The Regal Theater in Riverside, Ca in April... 964-5118, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy, Brian Faith Band
*29/Oct - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Close To Home.
*30/Oct - Tues., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Mischief Night with Plague Vendor, Brian Burn The Knits.
*31/Oct - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra)
*1/Nov - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, B.B. King, 8pm
*3/Nov - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Led Zepagain, 9:30pm
*8/Nov - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Robin McAuley Michael Schenker Group, 9pm
*8/Nov - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Asia, 8pm
*9/Nov - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Asia - (All Original Members), 9pm
*9/Nov - Fri., Blackbeard's/1591 Spinnaker Dr. #115, Ventura Harbor, Full Bar, Yummy Food, Ocean View, Dance All Night!!!, Classic Rock! Brian Faith Band will perform Lot's of Upbeat Classic Rock some BFB Originals featuring their Rockumentary "Makin' It" which screened at The Regal Theater in Riverside, Ca in April... 650-7773, Brian Faith Band, Brian Faith Band , 7-11pm
*10/Nov - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Little River Band, 9pm
*15/Nov - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, David Sanborn, 9pm
*17/Nov - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Dave Mason, 9pm
*24/Nov - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, UFO, 9pm
*13/Oct - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Unwritten Law, London Cries, Gunpowder Secrets, Chasing Claymores, VJ Jamie Scrap.
*13/Oct - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Steve Vai, 9pm
*14/Oct - Sun., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Tea Leaf Green with Shaky Feelin'
*15/Oct - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Its So Easy (and other lies): A Punk's Review feat: Duff McKagen and Loaded.
*15/Oct - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, STRFKR (Star******)
*16/Oct - Tues., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Duff McKagen's Loaded.
*16/Oct - Tues., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Bowerbirds
*17/Oct - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Black Crystal Wolf Kids, Gangastagrass, Luca Band, Geezer.
*17/Oct - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, The Girls in the Band
*18/Oct - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Leon Russell, 8pm
*18/Oct - Thurs., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Free Dominguez, with Coma, 8mm, Scarlletta.
*18/Oct - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Ian Anderson performs "Thick as a Brick" in its entirety, 8pm
*18/Oct - Thurs., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Kelly Joe Phelps, New Noiz
*18/Oct - Thurs., Monty's/5114 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, Classic Rock! Brian Faith Band will perform Lot's of Upbeat Classic Rock some BFB Originals featuring their Rockumentary "Makin' It" which screened at The Regal Theater in Riverside, Ca in April... 683-1003, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band
*18/Oct - Thurs., The Village Jester/139 East Ojai Ave/Ojai, 640-8001 - Jamboree Showcase, Kyle Swan and Brad Buley's Music Showcase Every Thursday 8pm
*27/Sept - Thurs., Lobero/33 E Canon Perdido St./S.B., 963-0761.... Pat Metheny Unity Band
*27/Sept - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Alison Krauss, 8pm
*28/Sept - Fri., Olde Towne/261 Orange Ave, Goleta.,. 805/961-2403, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer
*28/Sept - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Lonley Drunks Club, Pilot Touhill, Dogs & Bones.
*28/Sept - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Soul Mates/Soul City Survivors
*28/Sept - Fri., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Crosby, Stills & Nash, 7pm
*28/Sept - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Gin Blossoms, 9pm
*29/Sept - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Charlie Antillon y su Salsa Dura w/Guest DJ/Dance Class)
*29/Sept - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Jason Hemmens, Ceasefire, Melanie Taylor & Them Guns.
*29/Sept - Sat., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Mac Miller/Travis Porter, YG, 7pm
*30/Sept - Sun., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Stone Foxes w/Givers and Takers
*30/Sept - Sun., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Rebel City, DayZero, Savannah Van Band, Justic Kao and Allen Kid, Sarah-Liz & Nick Hader.
*1/Oct - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Sean McCue & Michelle Beauchesne, Red Oak Duo
*1/Oct - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Sean McCue & Michelle Beauchesne, Red Oak Duo.
*2/Oct - Sat., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, The Black Keys/Tegan & Sara, 6:30pm
*2/Oct - Tues., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, The Black Keys Tegan & Sara, 6:30pm
*2/Oct - Tues., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Heartmony 3: Hristo Vitchev, Weber Iago, Christian Tamburr
*2/Oct - Tues., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Tundras, Checkpoint Charlie, Drug The Kids, & Storey and The Tellers.
*3/Oct - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Black Crystal Wolf Kids w/Monster Island, & Feral Cat.
*4/Oct - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Lita Ford of The Runaways, 9pm
*4/Oct - Thurs., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Urban Fairytails, Sunflower Dead with That Metal Bar, & Railroad to Alaska.
*4/Oct - Thurs., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Paul Adelstein (of TV's Private Practice) with his band Doris, w/Chris Pelonis Band
*4/Oct - Thurs., The Village Jester/139 East Ojai Ave/Ojai, 640-8001 - Jamboree Showcase Kyle Swan and Brad Buley's Music Showcase Every Thursday 8pm
*5/Oct - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Lonely Drunks Club Performing Led Zeppelin IV, Gypsyhawk, with special guest Scorpion Child, The Fabulous Miss Wendy & On The Fifty.
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*6th/Oct. - Sat., The 4th Annual Mentor Madness Poker Run Car and Motorcycle Show, Benefitting a Future Afterschool Program in Meiners Oaks, 9-5pm, Awards at 3pm, Soule County Park, Ojai, In Memory of Hollywood Stuntman Sam Wagner. Raffles & 50/50 - Food - Vendors - Music
~ The Hut Beer & Wine Garden ~ Pin-Up Girl Contest, Hollywood Stuntman Monte Perlin, Stuntman for Jax from Sons of Anarchy, BMX/Sk8 Stunt Show, Registration: Bike & Car Show 7:30am ~ $20 per entry, Poker Run 8am-9:30am ~ $25 per entry (Includes Lunch), $4 Park Admission, More info Contact: Dusty @ 805-649-1466 or Cindy @ 805-640-0995
www.healthecommunityojai.com
*6/Oct - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, English Beat, 7pm
*6/Oct - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... SB Blues Society Battle of the Bands/Peter Wolf (of The J. Giles Band)
*6/Oct - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, English Beat, 7pm
*7/Oct - Sun., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, 9pm
*7Oct - Sun., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Furthur, feat. Phil Lesh & Bob Weir, 6pm
* Oct 6/Sat, 7:30am-5pm - The 4th Annual Mentor Madness Poker Run, Car and Motorcycle Show, Soule County Park, Ojai, Benefit for a future Afterschool Program in Meiners Oaks. In Memory of Hollywood Stuntman Sam Wagner. Raffles & 50/50 Food, Vendors, Music, The Hut Beer & Wine Garden, Hollywood Stuntman Monte Perlin (Stuntman for Jax from Sons of Anarchy), BMX, Sk8 Stunt Show, Pin up Girl Contest. Registration: Bike & Car Show 7:30am, Poker Run 8-9:30am, Awards at 3pm, Sponsored by the Oak View Civic Council. Info. 649-1466, Dusty
www.HealTheCommunityOjai.com
*7/Oct - Sun., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, 9pm
*7Oct - Sun., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Furthur, feat. Phil Lesh & Bob Weir, 6pm
*7/Oct - Sun., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Kenny Wayne Shepherd with opening set by Teresa Russell.
*8/Oct - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... SBCC Good Times and Lunch Break Jazz Ensembles, and The “A” Jazz Combo
*8/Oct - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Tracy Thomas & Circleslight, Living in Question, The Hugeness.
*9/Oct - Tues., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, An Evening With Peter Gabriel/Back to Front - 25th Anniversary of iconic LP, So, 7pm
*9/Oct - Tues., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Daniel Powter, Jared Lee, Sonnet Simmons.
*9/Oct - Tues., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Brett Hallam Holland, Chris Ahlman, Ian Tepper & Erick Stucky
*10/Oct - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Black Crystal Wolf Kids, Becky Kramer's Brother, Geezer, Awesome City Limits.
*10/Oct - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, J Boog
*11/Oct - Thurs., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Cage 9, That Metal Bar, Black Belt Karate, The Sammus Theory, Marishi Ten.
*11/Oct - Thurs., Paul Paul Theatre, Big Fresno Fair.... 559-650-FAIR, Foreigner
*11/Oct - Thurs., The Village Jester/139 East Ojai Ave/Ojai, 640-8001 - Jamboree Showcase, Kyle Swan and Brad Buley’s Music Showcase Every Thursday 8pm
*11/Oct - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, John Sebastian & Jimmy Vivino, 9pm
*12/Oct - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Bear's Den, The Greg Gomes Band, Dirty Sanchez & The Fuckits, Our Hospitality, Uniform Standard, 4 Billion Souls, Rockimera (CD Release), Barry Levine Accoustic.
*12/Oct - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776, Sean Hayes
*12/Oct - Mon., Olde Towne/261 Orange Ave., Goleta, Classic Rock! Brian Faith Band will perform Lot's of Upbeat Classic Rock some BFB Originals featuring their Rockumentary "Makin' It" which screened at The Regal Theater in Riverside, Ca in April... 961-2403, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band
*12/Oct - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Wanted (Bon Jovi Tribute) & Bonfire (AC/DC Tribute), 9pm
*23/Aug - Thurs., Monty's/5114 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 683-1003, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy, Brian Faith Band , 7-9pm
*23/Aug - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Robben Ford, 9pm
*24/Aug - Fri., Blackbeard's/1591 Spinnaker Dr. #115, Ventura Harbor, Full Bar, Yummy Food, Ocean View, Dance All Night!!!, Classic Rock! Brian Faith Band will perform Lot's of Upbeat Classic Rock some BFB Originals featuring their Rockumentary "Makin' It" which screened at The Regal Theater in Riverside, Ca in April... 650-7773, Brian Faith Band, Brian Faith Band , 7-11pm
*24/Aug - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Michael Franks, 9pm
*25/Aug - Sat., Pacinos - Dinner Show/1100 W. Tehachapi Blvd/Tehachapi, Ca.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*26Aug - Sun., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Diana Krall, 7pm
*28Aug - Fri., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Crosby, Stills & Nash, 7pm
*29/Aug - Wed., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, 311 & Slightly Stoopid, 5:30pm
*30/Aug - Thurs., Monty's/5114 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 683-1003, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy, Brian Faith Band , 7-9pm
*31/Aug - Tues., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Steve Tyrell, 9pm
*1/Sept - Sat., Orange County Concert, Ca, 6pm.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*1/Sept - Sat., The Montalvo Square Free Concert Series/1746 S. Victoria Blvd, Ventura... Brian Faith Band, Brian Faith Band , 6-8pm
*6/Sept - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, John Hiatt & the Combo, 9pm
*8/Sept - Sat., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Gotye/Chairlift/Jonti, 7pm
*12/Sept - Sat., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Fiona Apple/Blake Mills, 7pm
*15/Sept - Sat., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Def Leppard/Poison, 6:30pm
*22/Sept - Sat., Island Packers "Johnny Cash Cruise"/1691 Spinnaker Dr.,/Ventura, Ca,.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*22/Sept - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Hollywood Babble-On feat. Kevin Smith & Ralph Garman, 9pm
*23/Sept - Sat., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Bonnie Raitt, 7pm
*19Aug - Sun., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Joe Cocker/Huey Lewis & the News, 7pm
*18/Aug - Sat., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, The Grandmothers of Invention, 10pm
*17Aug - Fri., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Colbie Caillat and Gavin Degraw - Summer Co-Headlining Tour with sp. guest, 6:30pm
*17/Aug - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Reverend Horton Heat, 9pm
*17/Aug - Fri., Ojai Valley Inn/Ojai, Ca.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*16/Aug - Thurs., Monty's/5114 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 683-1008, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy, Brian Faith Band 7-9pm
*16/Aug - Mon., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, ABBA Fab - The Ultimate Tribute to ABBA, 9pm
*13/Aug - Mon., Olde Towne Tavern/261 Orange Ave, Goleta... 967-2403, BFB's Ernie Joseph, ICU's Jimi LeRoy, Brian Faith Band
*12/Aug - Sun., Monty's/5114 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 683-1003, BFB's Ernie Joseph, ICU's Jimi LeRoy, Brian Faith Band
*11/Aug - Sun., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Helen Reddy w/Opening sets by Lauren Waller (7pm) & Jehu (8pm), 9pm
*9/Aug - Thurs., The Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 964-5118, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy, Brian Faith Band, 7-9pm
*7/Aug - Tues., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Norah Jones, 7pm
*6/Aug - Mon., The Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 967-2403, BFB's Ernie Joseph, ICU's Jimi LeRoy, Brian Faith Band
*5/Aug - Sun., Monty's/5114 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 683-1003, BFB's Ernie Joseph, ICU’s Jimi LeRoy, Brian Faith Band
*5/Aug - Sun., Sonoma County Fair/Sonoma County Fairgrounds/Santa Rosa, Ca.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*4/Aug - Sat., Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main Street/Sutter Creek, Ca.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*3/Aug - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Air Supply, 9pm
*3/Aug - Fri., O'Leary's Side Bar/6555 Telephone Rd # 7, Ventura.... 644-4619, Action Down
*30/July - Mon., The Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 964-5118, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimi LeRoy, Brian Faith Band, 7-9pm
*30/June - Sat., Montalvo Square Concert/1746 S. Victoria Ave.,/Ventura, 6pm.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*29/July - Sun., Cold Spring Tavern/S.B..... 967-0066, Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan 1:15-4pm/Spencer the Gardener 4:30-7:30pm
*28/July - Sat., Island Packers "Johnny Cash Cruise"/1691 Spinnaker Dr.,/Ventura, Ca,.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*28/July - Sat., Cold Spring Tavern/S.B..... 967-0066, Kelly's Lot 2-5pm/Holdfast Rifle Company 6-9pm
*28/July - Sat., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Alan Jackson/Craig Campbell, 7pm
*27/July - Fri., Blackbeard's/1591 Spinnaker Dr #115, Ventura... 650-7773, Full Bar, Yummy Food, Ocean View, Dance All Night!!!, Brian Faith Band, Brian Faith Band, 7-11pm
*27/July - Fri., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, The Motels Featuring Martha Davis/Opening sets by Dizzy Lilacs & Karma Dealers, 9pm
*27/July - Fri., Cold Spring Tavern/S.B..... 967-0066, Caroline Aiken 7-10pm
*27/July - Fri., Blackbeard's/1591 Spinnaker Dr. #115, Ventura Harbor... 650-7773, Brian Faith Band, Brian Faith Band, 7-11pm
*26/July - Thurs., Canyon Club/Agoura..... 879-5016, Guy Martin Plays Jimi Hendrix "not a tribute, but an experience", with an Opening Set by Jade Hendrix, 7:45pm/Spazmatics, 10pm
*21/June - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Kenny Loggins w/Spec. Guest, Blue Sky Riders, 8pm
*16/June - Sat., Palms/701 Linden Ave. #1, Carpinteria, 684-3811.... Action Down, 9pm
*15/June - Fri., Duarte Concert.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*14/June - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, The Fab Four, 8pm
*13/June - Wed., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Andrew Guernsey & Carl Hess (Classic Rock), 8:30pm
*12/June - Tues., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Tom Calzini (Classic Rock), 8:30pm
*10/June - Fri., The Jester/139 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai.... 640-8001, Action Down
*9/June - Sat., Plaza Playhouse Theater/4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria.... 684-6380, 8pm (doors open at 7pm), Solvei and PASION, Info; www.solvei-music.com
*9/June - Sat., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Chickenfoot, Black Stone Cherry, 6:30pm
*9/June - Sat., The Jester/139 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai.... 640-8001, Action Down
*8/June - Fri., The Keynote/10245 Telephone Rd, Ventura, 647-9390.... Action Down, 9pm
*8/June - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... The Slackers
*8/June - Fri., The Keynote/10245 Telephone Rd, Ventura, 647-9390.... Action Down
*7/June - Thurs., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, 33 North (Classic Rock), 8:30pm
*7/June - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, 8pm
*2/June - Sat., Summit Music Festival benefit.... 727-1393, Johnny Rivers performs in Upper Ojai
Legendary rock-and-roll singer Johnny Rivers will rock Upper Ojai. The musician whose hits include
"Secret Agent Man," "Poor Side of Town" and "Summer Rain," is the featured performer at a daylong music festival, which also includes eight other bands.
The lineup includes hard rock, folk, country, blues and alternative: 8stops7, Claude Hopper, Anesha Rose, Jeff Hershey and the Heartbreaks, Aaron Orbit, Shotgun Granny and more.
The cost is $35 per person and $45 at the gate. All students of Ojai Unified School District have free entrance with one paid adult admission. All other children, 12 and under, will be admitted free with one paid adult. Tickets are going fast and may be purchased online at www.summitmusicfest.org or by calling
805-727-1393. There is all-lawn seating, so festival-goers may bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.
The Ojai Lions Club will be serving its famous tri-tip barbecue and strawberry shortcake. Pinks of Hollywood will be selling hotdogs and veggie dogs. Beer and wine may be purchased at the festival. Festival-goers are welcome to bring their own food, but not their own alcohol.
There will be plenty of entertainment for children, including Purplicious "the Magical Purple Clowness," from 3 to 7 p.m., pottery and fun games for children of all ages.
The festival is being held at a private residence on Sulphur Mountain Road in Upper Ojai. There is free onsite parking.
The Summit Music Fest proceeds benefit the Summit School, a public K-6 school, which is celebrating its centennial., 2-10pm

*1/June - Fri., O'Leary's Side Bar/6555 Telephone Rd # 7, Ventura.... 644-4619, Action Down
*1/June - Fri., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, KJEE Summer Round up feat. Silversun Pickups, Garbage, Naked and Famous, Grouplove, Gardens & Villa, 4pm
*31/May - Thurs., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, 33 North (Classic Rock), 8:30pm
*31/May - Thurs., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Ghost Tiger, Omar Velasco, Dante Elephante
*31/May - Thurs., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Rakaa & Prevail, more TBA
*30/May - Wed., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Andrew Guernsey & Carl Hess (Classic Rock), 8:30pm
*30/May - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Tommy Alexander & Wm. Vasquez
*30/May - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Spazmatics, Ariana Savalas, Diamonds Under Fire, & The Laundry Shop
*29/May - Tues., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Tom Calzini (Classic Rock), 8:30pm
*28/May - Mon., The Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 964-5118, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band
*28/May - Mon., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Cluster Pluck (Bluegrass), 8:30pm
*28/May - Mon., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, The Beach Boys - Historic 50th Anniversary Tour, 6pm
*28/May - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Voxhaul Broadcast, Wildcat! Wildcat!, LA Font
*27/May - Sun., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Sugarland, Lauren Alaina, Canaan Smith, 6:30pm
*27/May - Sun., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Teka & Rebecca Kleinmann feat. Fabiano Nascimento
*27/May - Sun., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Kyle Hunt & The King Gypsy, Devastating Karate, Apartment 28, Reggie Ginn, A War Party's Farewell
*26/May - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Area 51
*26/May - Sat., Ojai House/304 N. Montgomery St., Ojai... 640-1656, House Concert, Party on the Patio with Jonathan McEuen, PEACE, LOVE & MUSIC, 3-6pm
*26/May - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Chimpz, 100 Proof, 23 Shades (Feat. Aaron Caudra) and DEDVOLT
*26/May - Sat., Headlining the 76th Horned Toad Derby/Olsen Park, N. Garfield St.,/Budweiser Stage/Coalinga, Ca, 8pm.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*25/May - Fri., GiGi's/2493 Grand Ave., Ventura... 642-2411, Brian Faith Band, 9-1am
*25/May - Fri., Capistrano's/2101 Mandalay Beach Rd., Oxnard.... 984-2500, Action Down, 8:30pm
*25/May - Fri., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Cook Wences Gallardo doing Sushi tonight from 5 - 8pm, Games on Tap: Rangers vs Devils 5pm, Angels vs Mariners 7pm, Dodgers vs Astros 7pm. Musician Jeff Uzzel (Classic Rock and Originals), 9-12pm
*25/May - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Special C, The Originalites, Enternal Mind Control, Lost Anyway
*24/May - Thurs., Monty's Sports Bar/5114 Hollister Ave., Goleta... 683-1003, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band 7pm
*24/May - Thurs., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, 33 North (Classic Rock), 8:30pm
*24/May - Thurs., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Beck, Devendra Banhard, 7pm
*24/May - Thurs., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Diamond Baby, Franky Perez & The Truth, Jared James Nichols, more TBA
*25/May - Fri., Olde Towne Tavern/261 Orange Ave, Goleta... 967-2403, ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band
*23/May - Wed., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Andrew Guernsey & Carl Hess (Classic Rock), 8:30pm
*23/May - Wed., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Tenacious D, The Sights, 7pm
*23/May - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Tyrone Wells w/Josh Brooks
*23/May - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Spazmatics, The Bad Bad Things, The Dares, and Fire Tiger
*22/May - Tues., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Tom Calzini (Classic Rock), 8:30pm
*22/May - Tues., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... False Puppet, The Kinds, Little INdian, Indian Trading Furs
*22/May - Tues., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Mishka & Anuhea, Micah Brown, more TBA
*21/May - Mon., The Creekside//4444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 964-5118, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer
*21/May - Mon., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Cluster Pluck (Bluegrass), 8:30pm
*20/May - Sun., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Aha! Teen Breakthrough Performance
*20/May - Sun., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Rachel Sierra, Ultra Love, Lumaria, Erick Schackne, Faith Johnson, Esprit de Corps, Jenska
*21/May - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Coma, Teleskopes, MK4, & Beat Club
*21/May - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Clap Your Hands Say Yeah w/ The Darcys
*20/May - Sun., The Strawberry Festival/Oxnard.... Action Down @ 12:20pm
*19/May - Sat., Brian Faith Band "Live" at The Lookout Bar and Grill/2800 S. Harbor Blvd., Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard (upstairs), Full Bar, Yummy Food, Ocean View and Dance All Night!... 985-9300, Brian Faith Band, 8pm to 1am
*19/May - Sat., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Action Down, 9pm

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*19/May - Sat., California Strawberry Festival., Oxnard... 964-5118, Heart Love Alive - 10am - Led by Patricia Morales and Jeannie Austin, Heart Love Alive share their namesakes ability to move between lush ballads and straight ahead rockers
www.HeartLoveAlive.com
*19/May - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Grand Lee Phillips (solo acoustic), Cornerstone w/The Limbz
*19/May - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Wayward Sons, Whiskey Fix, Mara & The Big Rockstars, more TBA
*18/May - Fri., Olde Towne Tavern/261 Orange Ave, Goleta... 967-2403, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band,
*18/May - Fri., Keynote/10245 Telephone Rd, Ventura, 647-9390.... Action Down, 9pm
*18/May - Fri., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Crane School Event, Benefit for Breast Cancer Fund
*18/May - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Sponge (Playing Rotting Pinata In It's Entirety), The Lonely Drunks Club Band, Future Villians, Sidewinders, Vendetta Red
*17/May - Thurs., Monty's Sports Bar/5114 Hollister Ave., Goleta... 683-1003, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, Brian Faith Band, 7pm
*17/May - Thurs., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, 33 North (Classic Rock), 8:30pm
*17/May - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Wanda Sykes, 8pm
*17/May - Thurs., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Milo Greene
*17/May - Thurs., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, King Fantastic Record Rel., El Prez, YP, more TBA
*16/May - Wed., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Andrew Guernsey & Carl Hess (Classic Rock), 8:30pm
*16/May - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Rusty Lindsey & more TBA
*16/May - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Spazmatics, Ex-Gentlemen, Billy Boy, and London Souls
*15/May - Tues., LIVE at THE HUT/Meiners Oaks aka MoTown... 646-0670... This Tuesday, we will be unveiling our new Beer Pong Tables. That's right, tables. As in plural. Come on in and check it out. While you are at it, check out the beer pong league that is forming. $3.00 per game! ~ Specials... Mon. Mystery Monday -Bartender's Choice... Twilight Tuesdays $2 Draft from 4-8pm/ Thurs. Thirsty Thursday's $1:50, 6-12pm, Bud Pints/ Sun./ Bloody Sunday $5 Any Vodka/ Happy Hour Daily from 3-5pm Daily .25 off beer/.50 off booze
*15/May - Tues., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Tom Calzini (Classic Rock), 8:30pm
*15/May - Tues., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Philm feat. Dave Lombardo (of Slayer), Goldsboro, It’s Casual, more TBA
*15/May - Tues., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Michael & Jessica, Alex Nishi, Conor Patrick
*14/May - Mon., The Creekside//4444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 964-5118, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer
*14/May - Mon., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Cluster Pluck (Bluegrass), 8:30pm
*14/May - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Fundraiser for Crohn's & Colitis Walk feat. Rebecca Chapman & Phoebe Light
*14/May - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, JD Bender, Deacon & The Devil, more TBA
*13/May - Sun., ss/1591 Spinnaker Dr #115, Ventura... 650-7773, Hey You and YOUR 'MAMA', & COME ON DOWN TO, 'Blackbeard's,' at the VENTURA HARBOR- 2p.m.-6p.m. Jerry Pugh will be joining 'BLUE STEW,' FOR A GREAT AFTERNOON OF ROCKIN' MUSIC! We know he''ll bring it on- he always does!
...just thought I'd let you know. ... (from a little bird. ) p.s. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE-WITH YOUR DANCIN' SHOES ON!

*13/May - Sun., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... SB Jazz Society Presents: Peter Clark & Friends, Jessica Fichot
*13/May - Sun., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Drug The Kids, Raushi, Stamps, In Motion, more TBA
*12/May - Sat., Bada Sushi/Thousand Oaks... 557-0527, Action Down, 8pm
*12/May - Sat., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... The Tearaways "British Invasion" with Big in Japan
*12/May - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Josh Madden, Dj Bobby Alt, Logan's Heroe's, and more TBA
*11/May - Fri., Peabody's/1198 Coast Village Road., Montecito... 969-0834, Brian Faith Band and Friends, aka Ernie and the Emperors Brian Faith Band
*11/May - Fri., Olde Towne Tavern/261 Orange Ave, Goleta... 967-2403, ICU’s Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer
*11/May - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Boots Electric, The Lonely Drunks Club Band, The Black Marquee, Gram Rabbit, and Robert Patrick
*11/May - Fri., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu... 646-6150, Bob Jones and Friends, Ojai Wrec Room Sports Bar
*10/May - Thurs., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The FountNhead, Ruby Eyes, The Gallery, and The Cocanuts, Juliet Weybert, Ms Maura & Lynz Floren, and Dani Hagen
*10/May - Thurs., Monty's Sports Bar/5114 Hollister Ave., Goleta... 683-1003, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer, 7pm
*10/May - Thurs., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, 33 North (Classic Rock), 8:30pm
*10/May - Thurs., Chumash Casino/Santa Ynez.... 800/248-6274, Mariachi Vargas, 8pm
*10/May - Thurs., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Local Rock Showcase: The Portion, Nate Latta, Comfort Machine, St. Anne's Place
*9/May - Wed., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Andrew Guernsey & Carl Hess (Classic Rock), 8:30pm
*9/May - Wed., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Benjamin Francis Leftwich w/spec. guest
*9/May - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Spazmatics, Neo Geo, DJ Drea, & Louis Gaston
*8/May - Tues., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Tom Calzini (Classic Rock), 8:30pm
*8/May - Tues., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Bradford Shaw, Kathleen Sleck, Kat Parsons
*8/May - Tues., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Elan, Rodsogarden, The Moog, Menage, and The Laundry Shop
*7/May - Mon., The Creekside//4444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 964-5118, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer
*7/May - Mon., The WREC Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai.... 646-6150, Cluster Pluck (Bluegrass), 8:30pm
*7/May - Mon., SOhO/1221 State St., Ste. 205/S.B., 962-7776.... Jazz Jam/Jeff Elliott
*7/May - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Cliff Em All, Barbarian Overlords, Devil In Drag, Black Magic Driver
*5/May - Sat., Laguna Woods Village/Laguna Woods, Ca, 7pm.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*5/May - Sat., Conejo Valley Days/1300 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, 495-6471.... Action Down
*4/May - Fri., O'Leary's Side Bar/6555 Telephone Rd # 7, Ventura.... 644-4619, Action Down
*30/Apr - Mon., The Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara... 964-5118, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph and ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band
*28/Apr - Sat., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu... 646-6150, Andrew Guernsey & Carl Hess, (Alternative Rock), Ojai Wrec Room Sports Bar, 9pm
*28/Apr - Sat., Thacher School-Private/Ojai, Ca.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*28/Apr - Fri., The Jester/139 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai.... 640-8001, Action Down
*27/Apr - Fri., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu... 646-6150, Far Too Close (Classic Rock), Ojai Wrec Room Sports Bar, 8:30pm
*27/Apr - Fri., Blackbeard's BBQ/1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura... 650-7773, Brian Faith Band/Brian Faith Band
*27/Apr - Fri., 7:15pm, Screening: MAKIN IT: A ROCKUMENTARY - Riverside International Film Festival 2012, FILM SCREENING, the Regal Cinemas... Brian Faith Band....www.RiversideFilmFest.org
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The Brian Faith Band Film "MAKIN IT" - A ROCUMENTARY" Directed by John Ferry - Produced by Grace Desoto Ferry, Approximately 67-mins. 16.9 Widescreen
Documentary DVD Available from Lillimar Pictures at Lillimar.com

The Film Festival is hosted and organized by the City of Riverside and partnering organizations. The year 2012 will be the festivals 10th year anniversary.
"Riverside Film Festival continues to grow in size, scope and stature as a prominent venue for top quality international cinema, showing films from around the world, including world premiers, features, shorts and documentaries."
- Bulletfilm.com
The world premier of the BFB documentary, "Makin' it" will be at Riverside's Regal Theater (Riverside Plaza) on Friday April 27, 2012. The showing is scheduled for 7:15 pm at 3535 Riverside Plaza Drive (Phone 951 784-4600). General admission is $8.00.

*26/Apr - Thurs., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu... 646-6150, 33 North, Rory Stalwick (Classic Rock), Ojai Wrec Room Sports Bar, 8:30pm
*24/Apr - Tues., Cafe Bezou, 91 N. Raymond Ave, Pasadena.... 626/792-9923, Gilli Moon, 7pm, www.gillimoon.com
*23/Apr - Mon., The Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara... 964-5118, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph and ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band
*22/Apr - Sun., San Barnardino Railroad Days/San Bernardino Depot, 1170 W. Third St., San Barnardino (two day festival celebrating steam locomotives).... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*22/Apr - Sun., Blackbeard's Seaside BBQ/1591 Spinnaker Dr. #115, Ventura... 650-7773, 'Blue Stew,' with Jerry Pugh. Jerry is joining, Blue Stew, you might say.... 'Blue Studebaker,' when he plays with them; any way, this Sunday is also Jerry's 62nd birthday! 2-6pm
*22/Apr - Sun., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Bon Iver, All Tiny Creatures
*21/Apr - Sat., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu... 646-6150, Sartuse & Mojufo, 8 - 12pm, Ojai Wrec Room Sports Bar
*21/Apr - Sat., Rock Mountain Elks Foundation/21433 Strathern St.,/Canoga Park, Ca.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*21/Apr - Sat., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, English Beat
*21/Apr - Sat., Rocky Mountain Elks Lodge/Canoga Park.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*21/Apr - Sat., Red Cove/1809 E. Main St., Ventura.... 405-6877, "13" and special guest Bass Ackwards, Showtime at 9pm, No Cover
*20/Apr - Fri., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu, great beer and wine, ask about our Sushi Bar... 646-6150, Flambeau with Mark Parsons and Misha Dvortscak will be playing at the Wrec Room tonight, 9pm. Ladies mention facebook promo and get happy prices on beer and wine. Happy hour prices that will make you happy., 9pm, Ojai Wrec Room Sports Bar
*20/Apr - Fri., Olde Towne Tavern/261 Orange Ave, Goleta... 967-2403, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph and ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band
*20/Apr - Fri., The Cork Lounge, 5043 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks.... 818/788-5110, Gilli Moon, 8:30-11:30pm, www.gillimoon.com
*19/Apr - Thu., Monty's Bar and Grill/5114 Hollister Ave., Goleta... 683-1003, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph and ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band
*16/Apr - Mon., The Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara... 964-5118, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph and ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band
*14/Apr - Sat., 5pm, FOLSOM PRISON BLUES - New Folsom Amphitheater/Folsom, CA.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats, Concert Grand Opening Celebration for the New Folsom Ampitheater, www.historicfolsom.org/events.cfm www.historicfolsom.org/events.cfm
*14/Apr - Sat., Capistrano's/2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard.... 984-2500, Action Down
*14/Apr - Sat., Red Cove/1809 E. Main St., Ventura.... 405-6877, Bike Night with The Mystery Band, 8:30pm to 1am, No Cover
*14/Apr - Sat., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, Berlin
*14/Apr - Sat., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Florence + The Machine, Blood Orange
*13/Apr - Fri., Monty's Bar and Grill/5114 Hollister Ave., Goleta... 683-1003, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph and ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band
*12/Apr - Thu., Monty's Bar and Grill/5114 Hollister Ave., Goleta... 683-1003, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph and ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band
*12/Apr - Thu., Santa Barbara Bowl.... 962-7411, Radiohead, Other Lives
*9/Apr - Mon., The Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara... 964-5118, Brian Faith Band's Ernie Joseph and ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band
*7/Apr - Sat., Sagebrush Cantina/23527 Calabasas Rd.,/Calabasas, Ca.... Aquarius/Aquarius, 8pm to midnight
*6/Apr - Fri., Village Jester/Ojai, 139 East Ojai Ave, 640-8001.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*6/Apr - Fri., O'Leary's Side Bar/6555 Telephone Rd # 7, Ventura.... 644-4619, Action Down
*31/Mar - Sat., 9pm, Lab Brewing Co./Agoura.... The Mighty Cash Cats
*30/Mar - Fri., Olde Towne Tavern/261 Orange Ave, Goleta... 967-2403, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 7-9pm
*30/Mar - Fri., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, Beatles -vs- Stones: Tribute Bands: Abbey Roads and Jumping Jack Flash
*29/Mar - Thurs., The Tavern/Ventura, 211 Santa Clara St., Restaurant/Live Music, 640-8001.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*29/Mar - Thu., Monty's Bar & Grill/5114 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 683-1003, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 7-10pm
*28/Mar - Wed., 6-10pm, Live at Peabody's/1198 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, 969-0834... Brian Faith Band with Friends....
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The Brian Faith Band Film "THE BAND" - A ROCUMENTARY" Directed by John Ferry - Produced by Grace Desoto Ferry, Approximately 67-mins. 16.9 Widescreen
Documentary DVD Available from Lillimar Pictures at lillimar.comLillimar.com
*28/Mar - Wed., Village Jester/Ojai, 139 East Ojai Ave, 640-8001.... Really Cheap Wednesday/Cindy Calmenson
*27/Mar - Tues., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu... 646-6150, Tom Calazini plays an assortment of classic rock, He has a wide range of music from Aerosmith to Zeppelin and puts on a great show. Lakers play Golden State Warriors at 7:30pm
*26/Mar - Mon., The Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 964-5118, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 9-midnight, 9-midnight
*25/Mar - Sun., Agave Maria's Restaurant & Cantina/Montgomery St. Ojai.... Jazz Recording Artist Lola Haag. Lola will be previewing songs from her forthcoming CD by Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Smokie Robinson, Gladys Knight and The Eagles. Kevin Fox on keyboards and Pablo Perez on Bass. No Cover. 646-6353.
*25/Mar - Sun., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, Rick Springfield
*24/Mar - Sat., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, AC/DC Tribute - Bonfire/Queen Nation - Queen Tribute
*24/Mar - Mon., Lobero/S.B... 963-0761, Lori McKenna, 8pm
*23/Mar - Fri., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu... 646-6150, The Lucky Ducks, featuring Cindy Kalmenson, tremendous lead vocal of this combination of Americana and folk, 9pm
*23/Mar - Fri., Olde Towne Tavern/261 Orange Ave, Goleta... 967-2403, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 7-9pm
*23/Mar - Fri., Palms/701 Linden Ave # 1, Carpinteria.... 684-3811, Action Down
*23/Mar - Fri., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, Michael Schenker w/Guest Robin McAuley
*22/Mar - Thu., Monty's Bar & Grill/5114 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 683-1003, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 7-10pm
*22/Mar - Thu., Village Jester/Ojai, 139 East Ojai Ave, 640-8001.... Dan Grimm Guitar Rounds
*21/Mar - Wed., Lobero/S.B... 963-0761, Ani DiFranco, 8pm
*21/Mar - Thu., Village Jester/Ojai, 139 East Ojai Ave, 640-8001.... Really Cheap Wednesday/Cindy Calmenson
*19/Mar - Mon., The Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 964-5118, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 9-midnight
*17/Mar - Sat., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, Hollywood U2
*16/Mar - Fri., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St.... 646-6150, Action Down
*16/Mar - Fri., Gigi's Cocktail Lounge/2493 Grand Ave., Ventura... 642-2411, Brian Faith Band/Brian Faith Band, 9-1am
*16/Mar - Fri., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, Ambrosia
*15/Mar - Thu., Monty's Bar & Grill/5114 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 683-1003, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 7-10pm
*15/Mar - Thu., Village Jester/Ojai, 139 East Ojai Ave, 640-8001.... Jared & Jessica Unplugged
*15/Mar - Thu., Emerald Desert Resort/Desert Palms.... The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*14/Mar - Wed., Village Jester/Ojai, 139 East Ojai Ave, 640-8001.... Really Cheap Wednesday/Cindy Kalmenson
*14/Mar - Wed., M Bar/Hollywood, 1253 Vine Street L.A., 323/856-0036.... Gilli Moon performs at the Los Angeles Women in Music (LaWiM) Showcase...
*12/Mar - Mon., The Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 964-5118, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 9-midnight
*11/Mar - Sun., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St.... 646-6150, Open Mic
*10/Mar - Sat., Blackbeard's Seaside BBQ/1591 Spinnaker Dr. #115, Ventura... 650-7773, Brian Faith Band/Brian Faith Band, 6-10pm
*9/Mar - Fri., Olde Towne Tavern/261 Orange Ave, Goleta... 967-2403, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 7-9pm
*9/Mar - Fri., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St.... 646-6150, DJ Sin'R-G will be playing at the Wrec Room tonight. If you want to get out and dance to great dance tunes bring some friends and come on in.
*9/Mar - Fri., Village Jester/Ojai, 139 East Ojai Ave, 640-8001.... John Marx Blues
*9/Mar - Fri., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, J Boog
*9/Mar - Fri., The Keynote/10245 Telephone Rd, Ventura...... 647-9390, Action Down
*8/Mar - Thu., Monty's Bar & Grill/5114 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 683-1003, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 7-10pm
*8/Mar - Thu., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu...... 646-6150, 33 North
*8/Mar - Thu., Village Jester/Ojai, 139 East Ojai Ave, 640-8001.... Dan Grimm Guitar Rounds
*8/Mar - Thu., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, Who's Bad - The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute
*7/Mar - Wed., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu...... 646-6150, Jeff Uzzel
*7/Mar - Wed., Village Jester/Ojai, 139 East Ojai Ave, 640-8001.... Really Cheap Wednesday/Kyle Hunt
*5/Mar - Mon., The Wrec Room/Ojai, new expanded dinner menu...... 646-6150, Kyle Swan
*5/Feb - Mon., The Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 964-5118, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 9-midnight
*4/Mar - Sun., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu....... 646-6150, Open Mic
*4/Mar - Sat., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, George Thorogood & The Destroyers
*3/Mar - Sat., 7:30pm, Ojai Mardi Gras - Holy Shift! The 22nd Annual Ojai Mardi Graw Masquerade Ball & Art Show/Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai Mardi Gras Hotline at 805-646-7843.... Ojai Mardi Gras Band - Ojai Mardi Gras
*3/Mar - Sat., The LookOut Bar & Grill/2800 S. Harbor Blvd., Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard... 985-9300, Brian Faith Band/Brian Faith Band, 8-12:30pm
*3/Mar - Sat., Village Jester/Ojai, 139 East Ojai Ave, 640-8001.... Christopher Minister
*3/Mar - Sat., 9pm, The Mighty Cash Cats take World Renown Tribute to Johnny Cash with June Carter plus Hot New Country Music and Rock n Roll for their debut performance at one LA's top music venues Joe's Great American Bar, 4311 West Magnolia Boulevard Burbank, CA, The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats
*3/Mar - Sat., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, Boogie Knights
*3/Mar - Sat., Lobero/S.B... 963-0761, Michael McDonald, 7:30pm
*2/Mar - Fri., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu...... 646-6150, Crowfoot, Mark Parsons and Lee Rollag, (with a special appearance by Jerry Pugh) will be playing at the Wrec Room Friday Night. They play classic rock and folk and put on quite a show. Both Mark and Lee play fiddle and guitar and pump out some great tunes.
*2/Mar - Fri., Olde Towne Tavern/261 Orange Ave, Goleta... 967-2403, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 7-9pm
*2/Mar - Fri., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, Country Joe McDonald
*1/Mar - Thu., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai... 646-6150, 33 North
*1/Mar - Thu., Monty's Bar & Grill/5114 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 683-1003, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 7-10pm
*1/Mar - Thu., Village Jester/Ojai, 139 East Ojai Ave, 640-8001.... Jared & Jessica Unplugged
*1/Mar - Thu., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, Dick Dale
*29/Feb - Wed., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu...... 646-6150, Jeff Uzzel
*29/Feb - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Arune and the Alternatives, Maere, Red Circle Underground, Alex Arndt, The Sonic Universe
*29/Feb - Wed., Village Jester/Ojai, 139 East Ojai Ave, 640-8001.... Really Cheap Wednesday/Live Music
*29/Feb - Wed., SOhO/S.B.... 962-7776, Acc. w/Jackie Greene & spec. guest.
*28/Feb - Tues., SOhO/S.B.... 962-7776, Chk Chk Chk
*27/Feb - Mon., The Creekside/4444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 964-5118, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 9-midnight
*27/Feb - Mon., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu...... 646-6150, Kyle Swan
*27/Feb - Mon., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Dead Sara
*27/Feb - Mon., SOhO/S.B.... 962-7776, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
*27/Feb - Mon., Blackbeard's/Vta Harbor, 650-7773.... Open Jam w/"A Shur Thing", 6-9pm
*26/Feb - Sun., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu...... 646-6150, Open Mic
*26/Feb - Sun., 8:30pm, "Johnny Cash's 80th Birthday Celebration" at The Viva Cantina/900 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank, Ca 91506..., The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats, The Mighty Cash Cats will be honoring him by performing our Johnny Cash Tribute at "The Man in Black's 80th Birthday Celebration" at Cody Bryant's Viva Cantina in Burbank, CA on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm. The Viva Cantina is one of Los Angeles' top Country Music hotspots located next to the Burbank Equestrian Center--"you can drive your car or ride your horse!" Please join us for a Celebration of this great American's birthday and dont forget to wear black!
*26/Feb - Sun., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Black Velvet Sun, w/Ultramunx, Malaki, Aard Eevin, Roosterhead
*26/Feb - Sun., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan 1:15-4pm/Nate Latta and the Trainhoppers 4:30-7:30pm
*26/Feb - Sun., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, Tomorrows Bad Seeds
*26/Feb - Sun., SOhO/S.B.... 962-7776, Jenny Owen Young w/ Little Hurricane and Madi Diaz
*26/Feb - Sun., Blackbeard's/Vta Harbor, 650-7773.... Blue Stew, 2-6pm
*25/Feb - Sat., 4-7pm, Benefit Concert at The Oxnard Moose/1935 S. Oxnard Blvd... 483-0926, The Mighty Cash Cats/Mighty Cash Cats, Bar B Q served - wear Black for a FREE drink!
*25/Feb - Sat., Blackbeard's/Vta Harbor, 650-7773.... Loose Cannons, 6-10pm
*25/Feb - Sat., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, The Rainbow Girls 2-5pm/Howlin' Woods 6-9pm
*25/Feb - Sat., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Famous, T.I.U., The Knitts, Slant, Icebreaker
*25/Feb - Sat., SOhO/S.B.... 962-7776, Don Carlos w/Dirty Rice
*24/Feb - Fri., Olde Towne Tavern/261 Orange Ave, Goleta... 967-2403, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 7-9pm
*24/Feb - Fri., Village Jester/Ojai, 139 East Ojai Ave, 640-8001.... Lenny Kerley
*24/Feb - Fri., SOhO/S.B.... 962-7776, Guitar masters feat. Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour & Stephen Bennett/Somos Son
*24/Feb - Fri., Cold Springs Tavern/S.B... 967-0066, Claude Hopper and Adobe 7-10pm
*24/Feb - Fri., Blackbeard's/Vta Harbor, 650-7773.... Fish Fry, 7-11pm
*24/Feb - Fri., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Hell City Rockers, Uniform Standard, LA Velvet, Ben Union, The Railways, Life Down Here
*23/Feb - Thu., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu... 646-6150, 33 North
*23/Feb - Thu., Monty's Bar & Grill/5114 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara... 683-1003, BFB's Ernie Joseph ICU's Jimmy LeRoy & Jenny Zimmer/Brian Faith Band, 7-10pm
*23/Feb - Thu., Blackbeard's/Vta Harbor, 650-7773.... Open Blue Grass Jam feat. "The Bottom Feeders", 6:30-9:30pm
*23/Feb - Thu., SOhO/S.B.... 962-7776, The Luminaries w/ spec. guest Goodland
*23/Feb - Thu., Canyon Club/T.O.... 818/879-5016, Warrant
*23/Feb - Thu., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, The Drama Club w/ Art Alexakis (Everclear), Max Collins (Eve 6), Chris Taylor Brown (Trapt), and spec. guests
*23/Feb - Thu., Village Jester/Ojai, 139 East Ojai Ave, 640-8001.... Dan Grimm Guitar Rounds
*23/Feb - Fri., The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St., Ojai, new expanded dinner menu...... 646-6150, DJ Sin'R-G will be playing at the Wrec Room tonight. If you want to get out and dance to great dance tunes bring some friends and come on in.
*22/Feb - Wed., SOhO/S.B.... 962-7776, Glen Phillips
*22/Feb - Wed., Village Jester/Ojai, 139 East Ojai Ave, 640-8001.... Really Cheap Wed/Cindy Kalmenson
*22/Feb - Wed., The Viper Room/LA... 310/358-1881, Imagine Dragons w/spec. guests
* Wed. Feb - 22, 8:30pm, The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... Andrew Guernsey and Jeff Uzzel Live (Ladies Night 2 for l )....
* Tues. Mar 21, 8:30pm, The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... Melissa, accoustic night Live....
* Fri. Feb 3, The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... Come dance to great tunes at the Wrec Room, 9-Midnight. DJ Sin'R-G will be playing at the Wrec Room tonight. If you want to get out and dance to great dance tunes bring some friends and come on in. DJ JR Burg will keep you on the dance floor....
* Mon. Jan 30, The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... 8:30-10:30pm Kyle Swan at The Wrec Room, Kyle will be playing great jazz, folk and classic rock tunes, $3 beers on tap Mondays, come check it out...
* Sun. Jan 29, The Deer Lodge, 7pm/2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, Zoila, (first show in Ojai) with Jalepeno Power, (Zoila VIDEO at EOS in Santa Barbara) Soul/Afro-Beat/Samba Reggae/Latin Rock/sweetness, Members: Philip Hernandez (Vocals, Keys, Percussion, Rhythm Guitar), Jermaine Jackson (Lead Guitar), Chris Riley (Bass), Noah Thomas (Trumpet, Melodica, Conch Shell), Michael Shuman (Drums and Percussion), ZOILA (Zoila on Facebook) is an energetic mix of Soul, Afro-Beat, Samba Reggae, and Latin Rock. With infectious grooves and rhythms that blend Latin, African, Brazilian, Southern, and West Coast Styles, Zoila has a unique and dynamic sound that is sure to set off a party and get the crowd moving.
Bookings: zoilaband@gmail.com, 805-452-4923...
* Sat. Jan 28, Skankdown Festival/Skatelab Skatepark, 4226 Valley Fair St, Simi Valley, 264-5227... Aggression, JFA, Knock Out, Pour Habit, The Untouchables, The Divine Crime, Graveyard Bandits, Ease Up, Kat, Hurly Burly, Braw...
* Sat. Jan 28, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Teresa Russell, Electric or Unplugged (acoustic), Teresa entertains a broad range of audiences with her "one-woman show". A versatile performer, Teresa steps it up with her personal touch that sets her apart from any other performer.
Web: www.teresarussell.com
Fri. Jan 27, Blackbeards/1591 Spinaker Dr., Ventura Harbor, 7-11pm, 650-7773... Brian Faith Band (Ernie Joseph, Cory Orosco, Johnny Podz, Karen Perry & Brian Faith),
BFB is introducing another "KAREN." Both KARENS will perform together with the BRIAN FAITH BAND! That's not all!!! JANUARY & MARISSA WELSH (from ADAM SANDLER's movie "JACK & JILL") will be there too!. They just might sit in for a couple songs! Rock Out with BFB on Friday and give the newest "Karen" a warm welcome and say hi to Da Twins, January & Marissa. You can plan to have a DELICIOUS dinner at Blackbeard's as well. In addition to their FULL BAR, Blackbeard's BBQ serves FABULOUS food such as their special "Mahi Mahi, Salmon Burgers, Lobster Bisque Soup, Clam Chowder...plus their YUMMY Barbeque dishes such as: Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork and Tri Tip Sandwiches and much more. You've gotta try the Sweet Potato Fries! Enjoy BRIAN FAITH BAND MUSIC, Dancing, Full Bar, Full Menu and the Ocean View. Does it get any better than that???...
Wed. Jan 25, Creekside Bar and Grill/4444 Hollister, Goleta, 649-2832... ICU's Jimmy LeRoy, Jenny Zimmer (BFBs Ernie Joseph)...
Wed. Jan 18, Creekside Bar and Grill/4444 Hollister, Goleta, 649-2832... ICU's Jimmy LeRoy, Jenny Zimmer (BFBs Ernie Joseph)...
Sat. Jan 14, Sagebrush Cantina/23527 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, (818) 222-6062... Aquarius, a tribute to the summer of love: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, Creedence, Country Joe and the Fish, Jefferson Airplane and many more, 8pm...
* Sat. Jan 14, The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... 9pm The Mighty Cash Cats make their debut appearance at The Wrec Room...
* Fri. Jan 13, The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... Come dance to great tunes at the Wrec Room. Starting tonight Rick Henderson will be doing the Mile High Burger (O-Hi Frostie) Burger + Fries + Beverage = $8 check it out, 9pm to closing DJSin' R-G Dance Party...
Wed. Jan 11, Creekside Bar and Grill/4444 Hollister, Goleta, 649-2832... ICU's Jimmy LeRoy, Jenny Zimmer (BFBs Ernie Joseph)...
* Sat. Jan 7, The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... 9pm to Midnight, Mark Parson's Band with Crowfoot, Mark is an Amazing Violinist!...
Sat. Jan 7, The HUT/279 N Lomita Ave, Meiners Oaks aka MoTown... 646-0670... Noon registration, Tournament starts at 2:30pm... Get ready for Pinball! The Hut will be hosting the Ojai Valley's first ever pinball tournament this Saturday Jan 7th...
* Fri. Jan 6, The Deer Lodge/139 E Ojai Ave/2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, Darryl Morris & Other Shady Characters, (Darryl Morris-guitar/vocals, Trip Brown-bass, Joe Cumbo-drums) will be performing their unique style of contemporary Americana folk/rock music. Admission is FREE! The first set starts at 9pm and the band will continue until sometime after midnight. You can hear music and see videos at http://www.myspace.com/darrylmorris... 640-8001...
* Fri. Jan 6, The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... 7:30pm Lakers vs. Warriors, 9pm to closing DJSin' R-G Dance Party...
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Fri. Jan 6, Creekside Bar and Grill/Goleta, 649-2832... Shadowcats Records Presents BRIAN WISE PROJECT with Deuce Deuce, 4444 Hollister, Goleta Cover Charge, $5, Creekside, 964-5118, Brian Wise ... playin originals "Step in my Shoes," "Bitch & Moan" What i do" "On the Attack" "In Over your Head" "City Life" "Moonlight Shadows" "Sickest Puppy" & "Snake in the Grass" & many more BWP Originals Recorded @ SRS in Goleta
* Tues. Jan 3, The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... The K.I.D. Rick and Jame Kaye with Deepsee James at the Wrec Room, 9pm to 12am, It's Skyler Logsdon going away party tonight at the Wrec Room. Richard Loughman and Jake Miller packed the house late last summer, Live Music Nightly, The Wrec Room Proudly Supports Youth Flag football, Youth Dodgeball and Youth 5-A side Soccer, Also, Men's Tuesday Night Soccer, Adult 5-A side Soccer, Thursday Night Co-ed Soccer, Adult Flag Football, Adult Dodgeball and Monday Night Co-ed Softball....
* Mon. Jan 2, Monic Monday At The HUT/279 N Lomita Ave, Meiners Oaks aka MoTown... 646-0670... Manic Monday w Katie! Great drink prices and superfuntime w the Hut's premier bartendress!...
* Sun. Jan 1, New Year's Morning Symphony of Life Spiritual Center, 10am meditation, 10:30am service, Music with Patricia Cardinali and Friends, at the Ojai Woman's Club, 441 E Ojai Ave, Ojai... info. 646-2098...
* Sat. Dec 31, New Year's At Palimieri's/1431 San Andres,just off of Carillo in Santa Barbara, Rock N 'Roll Part 2Nite! ~ DejaBlu,Start 2012 with a Blast!..., 966-7898...
* Sat. Dec 31, New Year's At Los Caporales/Ojai, 646-5452... Open Bar Saturday, 2 to 9pm
* Sat. Dec 31, New Year's At Barrel 33/Ojai, 646-1555... CALL CLUB
* Sat. Dec 31, New Year's at The Deer Lodge/139 E Ojai Ave/2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, 2 Live Bands (We Govern We & Mettasutta) and DJ Daniel Ash, regular dinner menue served thru 9pm... 640-8001...
* Sat. Dec 31, New Year's At Bombay/Ventura... 643-4404... Divine Crime...
* Sat. Dec 31, New Year's At Red Cove, 1809 East Main St/Ventura, 643-1101... 2 Rockin' Bands; Kill Junkies, Vengeance Machine
* Sat. Dec 31, New Year's at Theater 150/316 E. Matilija St/Ojai, The End of The World (as we know it) Live Concert and Party, Jonathan McEuen & The Groove Faktory w/the 2012 Celestial New Years Jamm, 9pm - 1am, 646-4300...
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Sat. Dec 31, New Year's At Rookees/419 East Main St, Ventura, 648-6862... DJ, Dancing, Champagne Toast, No Cover!, Party Favors, Open til midnight or later (Sun-Thurs), Ventura California Rookees Sports Bar, Grill, Don't Forget The Lounge....
* Sat. Dec 31, New Year's At Gigi's Coctail Lounge/2493 Grand Ave, Ventura... New Year's Eve, The Mystery Band, 9-1pm, Gigi's, 642-2411 www.reverbnation.com/garryboyermysteryband...
* Sat. Dec 31, New Year's at The Village Jester/139 E Ojai Ave/Ojai, Noble Creatures, 9pm to Midnight, No Cover, Free Champagne, 640-8001...
* Sat. Dec 31, New Year's At El Giardino/Ojai, 640-7381... Fish Tacos...
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Sat. Dec 31, New Year's At The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... New Year's Party, Weezer tribute band, "Pinkerton", 9:30pm to 12:30, Champagne Toast At Midnight, Live Music Nightly, The Wrec Room Proudly Supports Youth Flag football, Youth Dodgeball and Youth 5-A side Soccer, Also, Men's Tuesday Night Soccer, Adult 5-A side Soccer, Thursday Night Co-ed Soccer, Adult Flag Football, Adult Dodgeball and Monday Night Co-ed Softball....
* Sat. Dec 31, New Year's At The HUT/279 N Lomita Ave, Meiners Oaks aka MoTown... 646-0670... DJ JR, Dancing, Spinning the Hits...
* Fri. Dec 30, The Village Jester/139 E Ojai Ave/Ojai, Jackie Lomax/Brian Batchley, 8:30-10:30pm, 640-8001...
* Thurs. Dec 29, The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... 33north Doc Peru, Cordell and Rory, 9pm to closing time, Live Music Nightly, The Wrec Room Proudly Supports Youth Flag football, Youth Dodgeball and Youth 5-A side Soccer, Also, Men's Tuesday Night Soccer, Adult 5-A side Soccer, Thursday Night Co-ed Soccer, Adult Flag Football, Adult Dodgeball and Monday Night Co-ed Softball....
* Thurs. Dec 22, The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... 33north Doc Peru, Cordell and Rory, 9pm to closing time...
* Sat. Dec 17, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Zachary James and the All Seeing Eyes, Good old rock 'n' roll music that combines infectious hooks & sweet harmonies with the soulful-swagger of the 'Stones. Their raucous Richards-esque riffs, set to T-Rex's clog-stomp, inject early 70's glam a-la Faces with a dose of paint-it-black magic as captivating as Alice Cooper's face paint. Come jump, sway, and sing under the spell of a Hoodoo moon.
Web: www.myspace.com/zacharyjamesband
* Thurs. Dec 15, The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... 33north Doc Peru, Cordell and Rory, 9pm to closing time...
* Wed. Dec 14, Big Buddha Lounge/Oak View, 649-2832... Major Honker (formerly Buffalo Nickel) Ashley Broder, Ed McCabe & Dan Wilson.
At The HUT/Meiners Oaks aka MoTown... 646-0670... Toy Donation: 11th Annual 4 Kids 2 Kids Toy Collection, bring an unwrapped gift any day/nite, show the bartender and receive happy hour prices for the whole time you're here, box picked up Dec. 15th....
* Sun. Dec 11, The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... Open Mic Sunday, 8pm to closing time...
* Sat. Dec 10, The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... Jeff Uzzel Live, 9pm to closing time...
* Sat. Dec 10, Bernadette's/Ventura, 643-6749..... Sideshow Preachers....
* Sat. Dec 10, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Teresa Russell, Electric or Unplugged (acoustic), Teresa entertains a broad range of audiences with her "one-woman show". A versatile performer, Teresa steps it up with her personal touch that sets her apart from any other performer.
Web: www.teresarussell.com
* Sat. Dec 10, Blackbeard's BBQ - Ventura Harbor/6-10pm... Brian Faith Band, band info, 964-3035, www.YouTube/user/brianfaithbandsongs
* Thurs. Dec 8, The Wrec Room/219 E. Matilija St, Ojai, 646-6150... 33north Doc Peru, Cordell and Rory, 9pm to closing time...
* Sat. Dec 3, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Christopher Hawley Rollers, Timeless songs, original, yet echoing elements essential to the classic appeal of Taj Mahal, the Band, Bob Marley, Little Feat, and other artists of the last several decades.
Web: www.christopherhawley.net
* Thurs. Dec 1, Skye, 16844 N Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr, Phoenix, AZ... The Mighty Cash Cats. Web: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Fri. Nov 18, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Dallas Hodge, Dallas has finished his first solo CD, and it is now available on Meg Records. If you truly want to hear some "Motor City style rockin, rhythm and blues", then you owe it to yourself to see Dallas Hodge live!
Web: www.dallashodge.com
* Fri. Nov 11, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... The Jackie Lomax Band Featuring Genny Lamb from Liverpool on Saxophone, Jackie Lomax remains one of the most talented R&B/soul voices, songwriters and guitar players to have come out of the sixties with a body of work that is equal to most of his more famous peers.
Web: www.jackielomax.com
* Wed. Nov 9, Concert, Golden Palms Resort, 3600 W Florida Ave, Hemet... The Mighty Cash Cats. Web: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sat. Nov 5, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Teresa Russell, Electric or Unplugged (acoustic), Teresa entertains a broad range of audiences with her "one-woman show". A versatile performer, Teresa steps it up with her personal touch that sets her apart from any other performer.
Web: www.teresarussell.com
* Sat. Oct 29, The Wrec Room/Ojai, 646-6150... Happy Halloween ~ Social Hour begins at 6:30pm... to the Witching Hour, Hors d'oeuvres, Costume Show...
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* Sat. Oct 29, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Halloween Party and Costume Contest, Gals and ghouls come howl with Night Owl, LIVE with special guest. And enter our COSTUME CONTEST for a chance to win $250 for scariest costume or $250 for sexiest costume!
$7 cover-charge.
* Fri. Oct 28, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... The Divine Crime, An all-star crew with a high-energy show and a contagious vibe, this group demands attention; infusing reggae, roots, dub, dancehall, soul and jam music into a seamless combination. Heavy and danceable grooves with layers of deep bass, synth textures, loud rippin' guitar and heart filled melodies and harmonies.
Web:
www.thedivinecrime.com
* Sat. Oct 22, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Preachers & Pornstars, To the uninitiated, a band called Preachers & Pornstars may elicit images of some white trash metal sleazefest, some ungodly mix of Nashville Pussy, White Zombie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, a truckful of whiskey and a garage full of crack.
* Sat. Oct 16, Beverly Hills Country Club, 3084 Motor Ave, Los Angeles... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sat. Oct 8, Pacific View Mall, 3301 E. Main St, Ventura... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sat. Oct 8, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Christopher Hawley Rollers, Timeless songs, original, yet echoing elements essential to the classic appeal of Taj Mahal, the Band, Bob Marley, Little Feat, and other artists of the last several decades. Web: www.christopherhawley.net
* Sat. Oct 8, Country Roads Resort, 5707 East 32nd St, Yuma, AZ... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Fri. Oct 7, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Nektare, A unique style of rock with a juicy undercurrent of blues, funk, soul and psychedelia. Influenced by the 60's and 70's, their music has a retro vibe, with a fresh appeal.
Web:
www.nektare.com
* Sat. Oct 1, Johnny Cash Cruise Cruise with Island Packers, Ventura Harbor, 1691 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura..... The Mighty Cash Cats, Web: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sat. Sept 30, Beach House Taco - Ventura Pier / 5-8pm... Brian Faith Band, band info, 964-3035, www.YouTube/user/brianfaithbandsongs
* Sat. Sep 30, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Night Owl and Metta Sutta, Metta Sutta is a progressive metal band from a land of nature-lovers, spiritual seekers and hard-ass, down-to-earth, working class folks, many having narrowly escaped Los Angeles.
* Sat. Sept 24, Montalvo Square/1746 S. Victoria Blvd, Ventura (across the street from Trader Joe's), Look for the Big Fountain and Stage, 6-8pm, Brian Faith Band, band info, 964-3035, www.YouTube/user/brianfaithbandsongs
* Sat. Sept 24, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Teresa Russell, Electric or Unplugged (acoustic), Teresa entertains a broad range of audiences with her "one-woman show". A versatile performer, Teresa steps it up with her personal touch that sets her apart from any other performer. Web: www.teresarussell.com
* Fri. Sept 23, Blackbeard's Seaside BBQ/ 1591 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura Harbor, Full Bar and Full Menu, Both Indoor & Outdoor seating, Dance all night and enjoy the Ocean View! 6-10pm... 650-7773, Brian Faith Band, band info, 964-3035, www.YouTube/user/brianfaithbandsongs
* Fri. Sep 23, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... New Liberty, Live the dream. Quit your job and sell the things you don't need. Relocate to California in a '76 motorhome from Philadelphia that you will live in. Eat, sleep, breath your dream!
Metal / Rock / Southern Rock
Web: http://www.myspace.com/newliberty
* Fri. Sept 23, Western States "Walk the Line Tour" presented by Mark Levy and Joel Brandeis, Rapid City, South Dakota, Steven Hadley Theater... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Wed. Sept 22, Thre Creekside - Goleta / 6-8pm... ICU's Jimmy LeRoy, Ernie Joseph, Brian Wise & Jenny Zimmer, band info, 964-3035, www.YouTube/user/brianfaithbandsongs
* Thurs. Sept 22, Western States "Walk the Line Tour" presented by Mark Levy and Joel Brandeis, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Orpheum Theater... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Wed. Sept 21, Western States "Walk the Line Tour" presented by Mark Levy and Joel Brandeis, Watertown, South Dakota, Events Center... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Tues. Sept 20, Western States "Walk the Line Tour" presented by Mark Levy and Joel Brandeis, Aberdeen, North Dakota, Thomas Reilly Theater... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Mon. Sept 19, Western States "Walk the Line Tour" presented by Mark Levy and Joel Brandeis, Jamestown, South Dakota, Reiland Perf. Arts Center... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sun. Sept 18, Western States "Walk the Line Tour" presented by Mark Levy and Joel Brandeis, Bismarck, North Dakota, Simle Theater... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sat. Sept 17, Western States "Walk the Line Tour" presented by Mark Levy and Joel Brandeis, Billings, Montana, West Theater... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sat. Sep 17, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Dallas Hodge, Dallas has finished his first solo CD, and it is now available on Meg Records. If you truly want to hear some "Motor City style rockin, rhythm and blues", then you owe it to yourself to see Dallas Hodge live!
Web:
www.dallashodge.com
* Sat. September 17, Beach House Taco - Ventura Pier / 5-8pm... Brian Faith Band, band info, 964-3035, www.YouTube/user/brianfaithbandsongs
* Fri. Sep 16, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Zachary James and the All Seeing Eyes, Good old rock 'n' roll music that combines infectious hooks & sweet harmonies with the soulful-swagger of the 'Stones. Their raucous Richards-esque riffs, set to T-Rex's clog-stomp, inject early 70's glam a-la Faces with a dose of paint-it-black magic as captivating as Alice Cooper's face paint. Come jump, sway, and sing under the spell of a Hoodoo moon. www.myspace.com/zacharyjamesband
* Fri. Sept 16, Western States "Walk the Line Tour" presented by Mark Levy and Joel Brandeis, Kalisbell, Montana, Glacier Theater... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Wed. September 15, The Creekside - Goleta / 6-8pm... ICU's Jimmy LeRoy, Ernie Joseph, Brian Wise & Jenny Zimmer, band info, 964-3035, www.YouTube/user/brianfaithbandsongs
* Sat. Sept 10, Simi Valley, Free Concert, 2969 Tapo Canyon, Simi Valley, 2pm... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sat. Sept 10, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Jeff Hershey and the Heartbeats, Jeff Hershey and The Heartbeats is a no nonsense throwback soul band! Hit, git and split! No over production, no computers. Just real people creating real honest music for the people.
www.myspace.com/jeffhersheyandtheheartbeats
* Sat. September 10, Beach House Taco - Ventura Pier / 5-8pm... Brian Faith Band, band info, 964-3035, www.YouTube/user/brianfaithbandsongs
* Sat. Sept 10, "Relive the Magic!" - Ojai Valley Museum presents a benefit concert under the stars at Ojai’s new Libbey Bowl. This family friendly, non-alcoholic event features the music of The Beatles and Rolling Stones by tribute bands Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash, Doors Open, 5pm, Concert Starts, 7pm..... Ticket info: General admission tickets are $45 and lawn tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased online at www.beatlesandstoneslibbeybowl.com
* Sun. Sept 4, 10:30am, The Ojai Valley Woman's Club, Downtown Ojai, Kerri Anne ~ The Groove Goddess performs at The Symphony of Life Celebration, Raw, Rootsy Acoustic Soul, ~ Ojai Women's Center (441 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai)
* Sat. Sept 3, Pacific View Mall, 3301 E. Main St, Ventura, 3pm... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sat. Sept 3, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Warning!, Black Sabbath Tribute Band...
* Sat. September 3, Beach House Taco - Ventura Pier / 5-8pm... Brian Faith Band, band info, 964-3035, www.YouTube/user/brianfaithbandsongs
* Wed. Aug 31, Moorpark Civic Center... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sun. Aug 28, Eric Ericsson's Beach House Tacos on the Ventura Pier, 3pm..... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sat. Aug 27, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Teresa Russell, Electric or Unplugged (acoustic), Teresa entertains a broad range of audiences with her "one-woman show". A versatile performer, Teresa steps it up with her personal touch that sets her apart from any other performer. www.teresarussell.com
* Sat. Aug 27, Johnny Cash Cruise Cruise with Island Packers, Ventura Harbor, 1691 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, 7pm..... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sat. Aug 27, The Wrec Room/Ojai, 646-6150... Wanna Fight? ~ UFC FIGHT NIGHT THIS SATURDAY NIGHT OJAI'S WREC ROOM
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Wrec Room 219 E. Matilija St. Ojai, Under card:Shogun Rua vs Forrest Griffin, Minotauro Nogueira vs Brendan Schaub, $10 at the door or $15 pre-sale (includes 2 beers on tap and seat selection), Sign up before Saturday!
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* Sat. Aug 27, 3rd Annual Mentor Madness Poker Run Car & Motorcycle Show/Soule Park, Ojai... (See more details, Column at left)... Studebaker, Action Down, Milton Kelly & Still Above Ground, with DJ Daniel Ash, more to be added....... Check back here for additional
* Thurs. Aug 26, Capistrano's/2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard, 984-2500... Action Down, Classic Rock, 8:30pm... www.ActionDown.com
* Fri. Aug 26, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Christopher Hawley Rollers, timeless songs, original, yet echoing elements essential to the classic appeal of Taj Mahal, the Band, Bob Marley, Little Feat, and other artists of the last several decades... info. www.ChristopherHawley.net
* Fri. Aug 26, Js Tapas/Downtown Ventura, 8pm/208 E. Main St, Ventura..... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Thurs. Aug 25, The Wrec Room/Ojai, 646-6150... Kendrix, Classic Rock, 8:30pm...
* Sat August 20, The Restless Hillfillies CD Release/Santa Paula Theatre/125 S. Seventh St, Santa Paula, Doors Open 7pm, Res 525-4645... The Restless Hillfillies CD features Mary Z. Wilson, Daphne Jones, Rosie Tower, Karen Orser, Barney Tower, Dan Wilson, Robb "Rabbit" Mackay, Chris Cairns, Rain Perry, Sus Corez, Mixing by Martin Young, mastering by Eric Uglum.
* Sat. Aug 20, Bar B Que Fest, 7pm/Fountain Valley Sports Complex, 16400 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, Ca, 7pm... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sat. August 20, Blackbeard's Seaside BBQ/ 1591 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura Harbor, Full Bar and Full Menu, Both Indoor & Outdoor seating, Dance all night and enjoy the Ocean View! 7-11pm... 650-7773, Brian Faith Band, band info, 964-3035, www.YouTube/user/brianfaithbandsongs
* Fri. Aug 19, Bodees/Ojai, 9pm/3304 Maricopa Highway, Ojai..... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Fri. Aug 19, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... New Liberty, Live the dream. Quit your job and sell the things you don't need. Relocate to California in a '76 motorhome from Philadelphia that you will live in. Eat, sleep, breath your dream! Metal/Rock/Southern Rock... www.myspace.com/newliberty
* Thurs. Aug 18, Brendans Irish Pub/Camarillo, 9pm/1755 East Daily Drive, Camarillo..... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sun. Aug 14, The Ojai Mardi Gras Band Summer Party!, 6-9pm/The Ojai Center For The Arts... info. 646-2098
* Sat. Aug 13, Santa Barbara... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sat August 13, Ventura County Fair - Station Stage/Ventura... The Mystery Band, Two 45 Min Sets; 5-5:45pm & 6-6:45pm, Look for 2 originals; "LAND" which is a Queensryche-like original & "THE RISE", a reggae old police style-tune, Also look for covers from Green Day and Poison's "EVERY ROSE HAS IT'S THORN", Fair Ticket info, (805) 648-3376 www.reverbnation.com/garryboyermysteryband...
* Sat. August 13, Montalvo Square/1746 S. Victoria Blvd, Ventura (across the street from Trader Joe's), Look for the Big Fountain and Stage, 6-8pm, Brian Faith Band, band info, 964-3035, www.YouTube/user/brianfaithbandsongs
* Fri. Aug 12 (5pm to 10pm), Sat Aug 13 (Noon to 10pm), Sun Aug 14 (Noon to 10pm), OJAI ROCK FEST/Libbey Bowl... For More Details, SEE INFO: Current Issue of The Ojai and Ventura VIEW, Pages 17 & 19 Current Issue July, #38 - FREE
* Fri. Aug 12, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Nektare, a unique style of rock with a juicy undercurrent of blues, funk, soul and psychedelia. Influence by the 60s and 70s, their music has a retro vibe, with a fresh appeal...
* Fri. Aug 12, At The HUT/Meiners Oaks aka MoTown... 646-0670... Terri and The Tornadoes...
* Thurs. Aug 11, The Wrec Room/Ojai, 646-6150... Kendrix,Classic Rock, 8:30pm...
* Tues. Aug 9, The Wrec Room/Ojai, 646-6150... Mimi Langley, Ojai Folk Singer/Songwriter, 8:30pm...
* Fri. Aug 6, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Frank Barajas & the Corsican Brothers, The men, the myth, the legends. Frank and the boys have been staples in the local music scene for many years and for one reason, they're a great, fun band to watch play. Playing tribute to the greats before them they play a great mix of tunes that are perfect for a night of dancing up on the roof. If you can hum it, Frank can play it. Don't miss this show!... info: www.nektare.com
* Fri. June 6, At The HUT/Meiners Oaks aka MoTown... 646-0670... Studebaker...
* Fri. Aug 5, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... 29 Mules, a raw, riotous, soul-filled sound that is dynamic and high-energy that gets the crowd on its feet, rushing the stage and packing the floor swinging, jumping & stomping...
* Thurs. Aug 4, The Wrec Room/Ojai, 646-6150... Kendrix,Classic Rock, 8:30pm...
* Wed. Aug 3, Fullerton Concert, 6:30pm/560 E Silver Pine, Fullerton..... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Wed. Aug 3, The Wrec Room/Ojai, 646-6150... Jeff Uzzel, Monday, 8:30pm...
* Tues. Aug 2, The Wrec Room/Ojai, 646-6150... Teen Night plus DJ Synergy (Hip Hop R & B/Club Music Dance Party), 7-10pm...
* Mon. Aug 1, The Wrec Room/Ojai, 646-6150... Rory Stalwick, Monday, 8:30pm...
* Sat. July 30, Lumberjack Festival, 6pm/McCloud (Mt. Shasta), Ca... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com
* Sat. July 30, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Teresa Russell, Electric or Unplugged (acoustic), Teresa entertains a broad range of audiences with her "one-woman show". A versatile performer, Teresa steps it up with her personal touch that sets her apart from any other performer. www.teresarussell.com
* Sat. July 30, Open Borders ~ Summer of Music & Art Series featuring Salso Band, Opens at 8pm with Zoila (VIDEO: Zoila at EOS in Santa Barbara) Soul/Afro-Beat/Samba Reggae/Latin Rock/sweetness, Members: Philip Hernandez (Vocals, Keys, Percussion, Rhythm Guitar), Jermaine Jackson (Lead Guitar), Chris Riley (Bass), Noah Thomas (Trumpet, Melodica, Conch Shell), Michael Shuman (Drums and Percussion), ZOILA (Zoila on Facebook) is an energetic mix of Soul, Afro-Beat, Samba Reggae, and Latin Rock. With infectious grooves and rhythms that blend Latin, African, Brazilian, Southern, and West Coast Styles, Zoila has a unique and dynamic sound that is sure to set off a party and get the crowd moving.
Bookings: zoilaband@gmail.com, 805-452-4923
ZOILA Opens at 8pm for Ozomatli, (notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga— has long followed a key mantra: it will take you around the world by taking you around L.A.)/125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd/T.O, All profits will support multiple 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and charitable causes, such as teen suicide and car crash prevention, Teen Line, The Trevor Project, SEVA, CAUSE and The Boys and Girls Clubs of America.v..... Doors Open @ 6pm, Music Starts @ 8pm, Venue info, 497-1018...
* Sat. July 30, At The HUT/Meiners Oaks aka MoTown... 646-0670... ACTION DOWN...
* Fri. July 29, At The HUB/Ojai... 272-8344... Christopher Hawley Rollers, timeless songs, original, yet echoing elements essential to the classic appeal of Taj Mahal, the Band, Bob Marley, Little Feat, and other artists of the last several decades... info. www.ChristopherHawley.net
* Fri. July 29, The Wrec Room/Ojai, 646-6150... DJ Synergy, Hip Hop R & B/Club Music Dance Party, Starts at 6-9pm...
* Fri. June 29, At The HUT/Meiners Oaks aka MoTown... 646-0670... BIG ADVENTURE, after 8pm...
* Thurs. July 28, The Wrec Room/Ojai, 646-6150... Kendrix, 8:30pm, Classic Rock/Alternative...
* Mon. July 25, Avalon Concert/Catalina, Ca... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.com

* Sun. July 24, Polliwog Park, 5-7pm/1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach... Aquarius68, info: www.aquarius68.com
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* Sat. July 23, Shoreline Village, 6pm/Long Beach... The Mighty Cash Cats, info: www.MightyCashCats.co