2018 Camarillo Arts Council Free Summer Concerts and Films in the Park

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The Camarillo Arts Council presents the 2018 Summer Concert and Film Series at Constitution Park in Camarillo at the corner of Carmen Drive and Paseo Camarillo. All events are on Saturday nights. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m and films at 8 p.m. Events are FREE but audience donations are encouraged as they are a major source of funding. 

Visit www.camarilloartscouncil.org for more information.

Upcoming concerts:

June 23: Brooks and Dunn Tribute

July 14: Ambrosia

July 28: A Night at the Copacabana - Tribute to Barry

Aug 11: Super Freak

Aug 25: Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra "Magical Musical Tour"

Sep 8: Raymond Michael - A Tribute to Elvis

Upcoming Movies in the Park:

June 30: Paddington II

August 4: Peter Rabbit - Born to be Wild

31st Annual Music Under the Stars at Olivas Adobe in Ventura, July 14 to Sept 1

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The City of Ventura Cultural Affairs Division presents the 31st year of the popular Music Under the Stars series, Saturday nights beginning July 14th through September 1st. Performances run from 7:30 to 9:30 pm outdoors at the historic Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, near Ventura Harbor. Concerts start at 7:30 pm & gates open at 6:30 pm for dining. Visit www.cityofventura.net/mus for more information and tickets or call 805.658.4726. Tickets are $20. Optional table reservations are tickets plus $20.

Dine, dance & delight to great performances at Ventura’s most historic party site! Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy nine Saturday nights of summer magic “dancing with the stars” on a majestic wooden ballroom floor. Bring your own dinner or purchase it from a gourmet food truck on site. Full beverage service on hand.

Upcoming performers:

  • 7/14: British Beat (British Invasion Tribute Band)
  • 7/21: Blue Breeze Band (Motown Tribute)
  • 7/28: Bleeding Harp (Rockin' Blues)
  • 8/4: Lisa Haley & the Zydekats (Zydeco)
  • 8/11: Rodeo Drive (Country Rock)
  • 8/18: Fantastic Diamond (Neil Diamond Tribute)
  • 8/25: Britain's Finest (Beatles Tribute)
  • 9/1: Janeen Puente and her Latin Orchestra (NYC Style Salsa and Latin)

Virtuoso Tour de Force with the New West Symphony in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, May 12-13

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Virtuoso Tour de Force with the New West Symphony

Haochen Zhang, gold medalist at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, tackles Franz Lizst's dazzling and demanding Piano Concerto No. 1 with the New West Symphony, also known as his "Triangle Concerto." Maestra Tania Miller guest conducts the piece along with Wagner's dramatic Tannhäuser Overture and Dvořák's buoyant Symphony No. 6. Tickets available at www.newwestsymphony.org or at 866-776-8400.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 8:00 pm
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Sunday, May 13, 2018 | 3:00 pm
Oxnard Performing Arts Center

All ticketholders are welcome to join a lively pre-concert lecture with insightful information and commentary about the night’s concert program – one hour before the concert starts.

Haochen Zhang, piano

Since his gold medal win at the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, 26-year-old Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang has captivated audiences in the United States, Europe, and Asia with a unique combination of deep musical sensitivity, fearless imagination and spectacular virtuosity.

He has already appeared with many of the world's leading festivals and concert series and following his performance of Liszt Concerto No. 1 at the BBC Proms with Yu Long and the China Philharmonic received rave reviews: 'He made the Allegretto dance with Mendelssohnian lightness and Lisztian diablerie, and played the melody of the Quasi Adagio with melting softness.'Ivan Hewitt, The Telegraph.

Tania Miller, guest conductor

In 2016-2017 Tania Miller will celebrate her fourteenth season as Music Director of the Victoria (BC) Symphony in a position that she has occupied with great distinction and growing acclaim.  As the first Canadian woman to be Music Director of a major Canadian symphony orchestra, Tania Miller and the Victoria Symphony celebrated the orchestra's 75th anniversary in 15-16 by touring Canada with performances in Vancouver, Ottawa, Quebec City and Toronto.

On the podium, Maestra Miller projects authority, dynamism and sheer love of the experience of making music. As one critic put it, she delivers "a calm intensity . . . expressive, colorful and full of life . . . her experience and charisma are audible."

About the New West Symphony

Founded in 1995, the New West Symphony is a professional orchestra that draws its players from the rich talent pool of professional Los Angeles-area musicians. The Symphony is the resident company of the Oxnard Performing Arts Center and the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.  It presents six Masterpiece Series concerts annually, performing major works from the symphonic repertoire with internationally-acclaimed artists as guest soloists.  It also provides quality outreach and educational opportunities for the communities it serves through its annual Symphonic Adventures concert programs for youth, its traveling Music Van, and its New West Symphony Harmony Project of Ventura. More information at www.newwestsymphony.org or follow NWS on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newwestsymphony.

Cancer Support Community "Seasons of Hope" Gala in Westlake Village on April 28, 2018

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Spend an evening of inspiration and celebration recognizing cancer heroes in our community!

This year Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will hold the "Seasons of Hope" Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village on April 28, 2018. 

The Gala includes an evening of activities hosted by this year’s Master of Ceremonies, Cristina Ferrare, including a cocktail reception, 3-course dinner, live entertainment, dancing, silent, and an exciting live auction. The evening promises to honor those that have made a notable impact on the well-being of local cancer patients and their families through their connection to Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara. 

Proceeds from the event benefit Cancer Support Community allowing them to continue providing cancer support, education, and hope, free of charge, for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

Click here to learn more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities, or please call (805) 379 - 4777. www.cancersupportvvsb.org

Conejo Schools Foundation 2nd Annual Starlight Soirée in Thousand Oaks on March 3, 2018

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Conejo Schools Foundation is pleased to invite you to its second annual Starlight Soirée, which will take place on March 3, 2018 at Los Robles Greens.

Please join us in honoring the "Stars of the Conejo Valley," Ana Alvarez and Cheryl Moore.

$75 per person; $550 per table of 8. RSVP at www.conejoschools.org/events/the-soiree.

9th Annual Wish Night Gala Benefiting Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties in Westlake Village on 2/23/18

Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties will be hosting its 9th Annual Wish Night gala celebrating the power of a wish to inspire hope, strength and joy to courageous children battling life-threatening medical conditions. This year’s event will be held 5:30-10 p.m. on February 23, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Westlake Village.

A special program highlight is the opportunity for guests to personally help make wishes come true through Fund-A-Wish. The evening also features heartfelt wish stories, a plated dinner, a wine wall, live music and silent and live auctions.

Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties has granted over 1,500 wishes for local children throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties since 1985. . For tickets and/or sponsorship information, visit tri-counties.wish.org.

41st Annual Ventura Harbor Holiday Parade of Lights on December 15-16

Ventura Harbor celebrates the season with its 41st Annual Holiday Parade of Lights on Friday, December 15th and Saturday, December 17th starting at 6:30 pm. This year's parade will celebrate 100 years of our national parks.

The two-day fun filled event includes a carnival, seaside shopping and dining followed by the lighted boat parade at 6:30 pm. Parking and admission are free.

NOTE: THE FIREWORKS PREVIOUSLY PLANNED FOR THIS EVENT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED BUT THE REST OF THE EVENT IS GOOD TO GO AS OF NOON 12/14.

On Saturday, the 16th stop by early for Winter Wonderland and Holiday Marketplace from 1-5 pm, including faux snowfall every 15 minutes, visits with Mr & Mrs Claus, live reindeer, kids' activities, holiday carnival, carolers and more.

Visit venturaharborvillage.com for more information.