2019 Matilija Poppy Festival at Conejo Valley Botanic Garden on Sunday, May 19th (Rescheduled to June 2 Due to Rain)

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Due to rainy/muddy conditions today, organizers have rescheduled this event to Sunday, June 2nd.

The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden presents its annual Matilija Poppy Festival on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm. Event will feature beautiful Matilija poppies, including garden tours, crafts, speakers and more. Free admission. The garden is located at 400 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks.

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2019 Free Summer Concerts at the Thousand Oaks Library - June through August

Kalinka’s music is a high energy blend of Jewish klezmer, traditional jazz, gypsy swing, Roma music, and Middle Eastern melodies. Formed nine years ago, this Santa Barbara-based group has played at the Skirball Cultural Center, the Live Oak Music Festival, Topanga Canyon Banjo and Fiddle Festival, and many other Coastal California venues. Led by clarinetist, Fred Nadis with Eric Ederer on acoustic guitar/oud, Besnik Yzeiri and Daniel Moltke on violin, and Andrew Fedders on bass. Enjoy the concert on June 9, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Future Concert Dates:

  • July 14: Kátia Moraes and Brazilian Hearts

  • July 28: Westlake Village Quartet

  • August 4: Marc Berger

  • August 10: hONEyhoUSe

For more information about adult programs offered through the Thousand Oaks Library, visit www.tolibrary.org or call the Information Desk during open hours at 805-449-2660.

The City of Thousand Oaks Presents the Pop-Up Arts & Music Festival - June 14-29, 2019

The City of Thousand Oaks will bring the second annual Pop-Up Arts & Music Festival to Thousand Oaks over three weekends in June.

As the name suggests, the festival will feature “pop-up” public performances and activities at a variety of locations throughout Thousand Oaks. The primary goal of the festival is to provide residents and visitors with an opportunity to actively participate in and enjoy the arts in unexpected and distinctive locations throughout the community. These sites will include small neighborhood parks, historical sites, and the Lakes.

City Manager Andrew Powers states “Last year we tried something new by bringing visual and performing arts directly into the community; and feedback was great. The City is proud to host this summer’s 2nd Pop-Up Series and once again showcase a wide array of accessible, family-oriented arts events.”

The Festival will feature seven free events over three weekends from June 14-29, 2019. In partnership with local arts organizations, the festival will include local and regional artistic talent, in addition to nationally recognized performing artists.

“The Pop-Up Arts & Music Festival spotlights the diversity of our local arts community and provides an opportunity for residents to come together in shared cultural experiences. This year we have created a lineup that we hope provides something for everyone.” Barry McComb, Cultural Affairs Director.

Events are free and open to all.

June 14, 7:00pm at Oakbrook Park, 2787 Erbes Rd, Thousand Oaks

Versa-Style Dance Company

A hip-hop dance company from Los Angeles that creates high energy dances using 90s hip-hop, popping, locking, whacking and boogaloo along with Afro-Latin styles such as salsa, merengue, cumbia and afro-cuban. Food trucks will be available.

June 15, 7:00pm at Triunfo Park, 980 Aranmoor Ave, Thousand Oaks

Movie night with a showing of Sing.

Activities start at 7:00 and movie will show at 8:00. Come enjoy food trucks and perform your own Karaoke with Mr. DJ before the movie.

June 21, 7:00pm at Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks

Sir, Please with special guests

Sir Please is a young alternative rock group of five best friends whose differences in musical backgrounds and influences gel into a unique sound and style. Food truck will be available

June 22, 7:00pm at Stagecoach Museum Lawn, 51 S Ventu Park Rd, Newbury Park

Susie Glaze & the New Folk Ensemble

Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps

Two musical groups bringing the best of Americana and Blues music to Thousand Oaks.

June 23, 2:00 – 4:00pm at Borchard Park, 190 N Reino Rd, Newbury Park

Let Your Creativity Take Flight

Build and fly kites with Art Trek. Food trucks will be available.

June 28, 7:00pm at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks

An Evening with Sondheim featuring 5-Star Theatricals

June 29, 7pm at Northwood Park, 3620 Avenida Verano, Thousand Oaks

New West Symphony presents Leah Zeger Quintet

The Leah Zeger Quartet mixes jazz, funk and classical, led by the passionate vocals and violin stylings of Leah Zeger.

Community partners include 5-Star Theatrical, Art Trek, Brogden Bay Presents, Conejo Recreation and Parks District, New West Symphony, The Lakes

Upcoming Events and Free Programs at the Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park Branch Libraries

Thousand Oaks (Grant R. Brimhall) Library.

Thousand Oaks (Grant R. Brimhall) Library.

There are two great Thousand Oaks libraries; the Grant R. Brimhall (GRB) Library at 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks (805.449.2660) and the local Newbury Park Branch (NPB) is at 2331 Borchard Road (805.498.2139).  These libraries provide year-round free events, activities and programs for all ages. Selected events from time to time will be covered here.

Visit the library website at www.toaks.org/library to learn more. 

(The programs below are updated periodically to remove past events)

Programs and Special Events

Free Tuesday Night Movie Screenings at NP Library (6:30pm):

  • 5/14: A Star is Born (R, 135 min, 2018)

  • 5/21: Chicago (PG-13, 113 min, 2002)

  • 5/28: Beauty and the Beast (PG, 129 min, 2017)

  • 6/4: The Prestige (PG-13, 130 min, 2006)

  • 6/11: Now You See Me (PG-13, 115 min, 2013)

  • 6/18: Now You See Me 2 (PG-13, 129 min, 2016)

  • 6/25: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13, 100 min, 2013)

Monday Movie Matinees at T.O. Library at 1pm:

  • 5/20: Glass (PG-13, 2018, 110 min)

  • 6/10: Welcome to Marwen (PG-13, 116 min, 2018)

  • 6/24: BlackkKlansman (R, 135 min, 2018)

Adult and Family Programs

Ventura County Master Gardeners Series 6:30-8PM at T.O. Library:

  • 5/13/19: Water Wise Plant Selection and Maintenance

Dungeons & Dragons

Adventurers old and new take part in the classic role-playing game. Grouped by ages 10 to14 and 15+. Pre-registration is required for ages 10 to 14. Sign up at the Information Desk or call 449-2260, option #5.The game takes place on May 4, 2019 (first Saturday of each month) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room and May 25 (fourth Saturday of each month) from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.

Yoga for Beginners and Boomers - Join a safety-conscious, lighthearted yoga class which will help improve balance and create space in both mind and body. Please bring a mat or a towel. Participants should be able to get off the floor unassisted. Classes are on Mondays, May 6 through June 24 (no class on May 13 and June 10) from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Adult Coloring - Relax with friends and other coloring enthusiasts the second Friday each month. Materials provided. Program will take place on Friday, May 10th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.

5/15 6:30-7:30pm T.O. Library - Meet the Author: Ken Davis - Ken Davis is a three-time Emmy-award-winning writer, producer, and on-air reporter. He has come face-to-face with a notorious serial killer in the middle of the night and nearly shot by a world-famous music producer. Along the way, he also hung out with everyone from Barack Obama to Walter Cronkite to Sting. Readers get a backstage pass to many classic TV programs, including "The CBS Evening News," "EXTRA" and "PBS NewsHour."

Open Mic Poetry Night - Join a diverse local poetry community to read, listen, encourage, and inspire. In partnership with the Ventura County Art Council and host Ken Jones. The featured reader will be Ron Fullerton on May 22 (fourth Wednesday of each month) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Crafternoon: Paper Weaving

Join other crafters every fourth Friday to learn and complete a new craft idea. Materials provided or bring your own on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.Sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library

6/1 11am to 2pm T.O. Library - Mental Health Resource Fair - The Thousand Oaks Library will host a free mental health resource fair on Saturday, June 1st from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Learn valuable information from local organizations such as Los Robles Hospital, UCLA Behavioral Health Associates, County of Ventura Veteran Services, Senior Concerns, the Alzheimer's Association, and Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurses Association. Programs and demonstrations will include mindfulness meditation, tai chi, and Art Trek will showcase art programs for stress relief. This program is funded by a grant from California State Library.

Teen Programs

5/21 3:30-4:30pm T.O. Library - Model Magic Clay Sushi Class - ArtTrek will teach a class on how to make clay model sushi at the Library.

Kids' Programs

5/15 6-7pm NP Library - Rock painting for kids. Also 4-5pm at the T.O. Library.

Upcoming Events at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks

Upcoming Events at California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks

Danielle Eubank |

“One Artist Five Oceans”

Friday, May 24 – Thursday, Aug. 1 Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture

Danielle Eubank is an expedition artist. She travels the world capturing images of water. Any notion that all water looks the same is dispelled when viewing her work – which can be abstract, realistic and cleverly inferred. Eubank has an uncanny ability to capture the personality, essence and dynamism of water in ripples and reflections. Her 20-year quest to paint all the oceans on earth will be realized February of 2019 with an expedition to Antarctica. “One Artist Five Oceans” will feature some of her recent work.

Eubank served as expedition artist aboard the Borobudur, a replica ancient Indonesian vessel that rounded the Cape of Good Hope sailing to Ghana in a 10,000-mile journey. She also sailed on a replica of a 2,500-year-old Phoenician ship that traveled from Syria and circumnavigated Africa, to name just a couple of adventures. She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and has exhibited in the United States, Europe and Asia. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Admission is free. Kwan Fong Gallery, located in Soiland Humanities Center, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information, contact curator Rachel T. Schmid at 805-493-3697 or visit CalLutheran.edu/kwanfong.

23rd Annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival

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“The Merry Wives of Windsor

June 28-30, July 5-7 and 12-14, 8 p.m. |

“The Merry Wives of Windsor” centers on the exploits of Sir John Falstaff, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comic characters. In a plot to create a comfortable retirement for himself, Falstaff attempts to seduce the wives of two wealthy men. The wives, two of the most dynamic women in all of Shakespeare’s comedies, hilariously foil the corpulent knight’s attempts, leading to outrageous and farcical consequences. Directed by Kevin P. Kern.

“King Richard II”

July 19-21 and 26-28, Aug. 2-4, 8 p.m.

Often called a philosopher king, Richard II was certain of his divine right to rule. His faulty leadership, however, gives opening to a challenge to his monarchy and leads to 100 years of dynastic civil war. The play is filled with some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful and thought-provoking poetry as well the poignant fall from power of one of his most memorable characters. Directed by Michael J. Arndt.

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company is the professional theater company of Cal Lutheran. The nonprofit organization coordinates apprentice programs for professional and aspiring Shakespearean actors, an educational tour for local schools, and summer theater camps for youth.

General admission is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62 and over and active military, $15 for students 18 and over with ID, and free for children. Reserved lawn boxes are $90 to $110. A lawn box accommodates four to six, and only one ticket is required per box. Online ticketing is available for both lawn boxes and general admission.

Festival grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-show picnicking and entertainment. Parking is available in the lot off Mountclef Boulevard just south of Olsen Road. For information, visit kingsmenshakespeare.org or call 805-493-3452.

8th Annual OakHeart Country Music Festival in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 1, 2019

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The Rotary Club of Westlake Village hosts the 8th Annual OakHeart Country Music Festival at Conejo Creek Park South, Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 1. 2019 from 1PM to 10PM. Tickets available as of 12/5/18.

Featuring:

BIG & RICH • RUSSELL DICKERSON • DANIELLE BRADBERY • A THOUSAND HORSES • GETHEN JENKINS • WILLIE JONES • TREVOR HOLMS • ALICE WALLACE • JUST DAVE BAND • AARON PAX TAYLOR • JAKE PARR • ERIN COSGROVE • PAIGE PEEL • EMILY COALE • LYLA JOYCE

Two stages, 11 artists, full bar area, two beer gardens, food trucks, vendors, kids' area, game/activities and line dancing all day. Buy tickets and learn more at www.OakHeartCMF.com. Kids 12 and under free.

63rd Annual Conejo Valley Days in Thousand Oaks Planned for May 9-12, 2019

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The 63rd Annual Conejo Valley Days, May 9-12, 2019 at Conejo Creek Park South (23 Freeway/Janss Rd. exit) in Thousand Oaks, celebrates the area's western roots and community spirit. The four-day event features entertainment for kids, teens and the whole family including carnival rides, games, live music and kids’ arts and crafts.

Entry: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 through 12 and free for kids 5 and under. For festival hours and carnival ticket information go to www.conejovalleydays.us, call 805-638-2007, email info@conejovalleydays.us or follow Conejo Valley Days on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ConejoValleyDays and Twitter, @CVDays62.

Thursday, May 9: 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Family Night and Teen/Emerging Bands
Friday, May 10: 5 p.m.-Midnight. Line Dancing/Country Night
Saturday, May 11: Noon.-Midnight Rock 'n Roll Night
Sunday, May 12: Noon to 8 p.m. More Line Dancing, Country and Rock n Roll