25th Annual Westlake Village Rotary Community Street Festival on Sunday, April 28, 2019

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The Rotary Club of Westlake Village invites you to its annual Community Street Festival on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 4600 Lakeview Canyon Road (between Agoura Road and Watergate Road)  from 10 am to 4 pm.

There will be musical entertainment, over 100 vendors, kids' activities, food trucks, classic car display, special pet zone, local breweries and more.

Visit rotarywlv.org for more information.

2019 City of Westlake Village TGIF and Saturday Concert Series This Summer

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Summer evenings in Westlake Village provide the perfect backdrop for a great entertainment series. The 14th Annual TGIF Westlake Village series offers families a series of free performances at the Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Events start at 7pm, with food available for purchase from a variety of great food trucks at 6pm. The lineup:

May 31: Jazz Night Featuring the Lindero Canyon Middle and Agoura High School Jazz Bands. Food available for purchase from Grilled Cheese Truck and Kona Ice.

June 28: “Musical Theatre Classic Night" with 5-STAR THEATRICALS. Food available for purchase from Farm and Flame and Kona Ice. Come enjoy Broadway favorites and sing a long!

August 9: A "Dutch Newman and the Musical Melodians" 1920's, 30's, and 40's tunes. Food will be available for purchase from Cousin's Maine Lobster and Mister Softee. Come take a spin on the dance floor and feel free to dress up in timeless attire.

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Saturday Concerts in the Park planned this summer at Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Road:. Events start at 7pm with food available for purchase at 6pm (except July 27th movie night):

  • June 15: Platinum Groove Motown Soul Band

  • July 13: "Fantastic Diamond" Tribute to Neil Diamond

  • July 27: Outdoor screening of "Moana” with activities before the movie including Captain Carl's Mobile Tidepool (Activities begin at 6 p.m. film begins approximately at 8). Food available for purchase from Grilled Cheese Truck, Mister Softee and California Kettle Corn.

  • August 24: "Colour My World" Tribute to "Chicago"

More info at wlv.org/228/TGIF-Saturdays-in-the-Park

A limited number of chairs and tables are available on a first-come, first-seated basis at all TGIF Civic Center events. Food is available for sale from local restaurant vendors each week. Concerts start at 7pm.

More information and updates at www.wlv.org.

Ventura Harbor Pirates Day 2019 on Sunday, June 1st

Return to the mystical times when the pirates roamed the seas during Ventura Harbor Pirates Days 2019 on Sunday, June 1st. This signature Ventura Harbor Village event celebrates a decade long festival with professional pirate live-action shows, pirate themed activities, treasure hunts, pirate costume contests, pirate vendors, and much more. Festival goers of all ages come in Piratey period costume and wenchy dress. Pirate marketplace open at 11am and live entertainment from 1pm-4pm. Action takes place on the lawn and various courtyard areas.

www.venturaharborvillage.com/event/pirates-day-2019

Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura

42nd Annual Ojai Art in the Park Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-26, 2019

This Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26, 2019 is the 42nd Annual “Art in the Park” at Libbey Park in central Ojai. The open-air juried art show is presented by the Ojai Center for the Arts, the oldest nonprofit art center in California.

Drawing over 80 artists from all over California, the Art Center accepts work in the following categories: oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, glass, wood, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fine jewelry, and mixed media. Cash prizes are awarded, but the weekend offers something more.

Plan ahead and don’t let this Memorial Day find you still looking for something to do. Instead, take part in an Ojai tradition under the canopy of Libbey Park’s century-old oak trees. Enjoy the beautiful casual surroundings and mingle with artists and patrons throughout the weekend. Show hours are 10am to 5pm. For further information, call (805) 646-0117 or visit www.ojaiartcenter.org/art-in-the-park.html .

I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival at Santa Barbara Mission May 25-27, 2019

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Madonnari, or street painters, transform the Santa Barbara Mission plaza using pastels on pavement to create 150 vibrant and colorful, large scale images. The I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival on May 25-27, 2019 benefits the Children's Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office. The Project serves 50,000 children in more than 100 schools with visual and performing arts workshops and performances throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. 

Festival hours are 10-6 daily. Admission is free. More information at www.imadonnarifestival.com.

32nd Annual Knights of Columbus Chili Cook-Off & Car Show in Simi Valley on Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Knights of Columbus Council 5803 32nd Annual Chili Cook-Off & Car Show takes place on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 10AM to 5PM on the St Rose of Lima church grounds at 1305 Royal Ave, Simi Valley. Sample chili, explore cars and enjoy the day with family and friends! Live bands and entertainment, large kids area, chili tasting galore, cars on display and vendors galore..

Some of California's finest arts & crafts vendors will be on hand for you to take home something unique and special from the day. There will be ample quantities of chili, hot dogs, hamburgers, polish sausage, cotton candy, soft ice cream, beer and soda.

Overflow parking is across the street at Royal High School.

The car show will feature 16 categories for Classic, Custom, Street Rods, Muscle, Sport, Trucks and Special Interest vehicles. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to all category winners, including Best of Show.

Admission is $6.00 for adults (seniors $5) and $3.00 for children (6-12). Active military free with ID. Chili tickets are 50 cents each. Overflow parking is across the street at Royal High School.

More information at www.chilikc.com.

Fairy Tales in the Park Throughout Ventura County in May to September 2019

Fairy Tales in the Park is a series of free, live theatrical performances geared towards children ages 3 to 10. John and Roxanne Diesel co-founded Gypsies in a Trunk, an all-volunteer troupe of actors performing free fairy tales for the young and young at heart. The troupe’s love of children’s theatre has led them to perform every May through September since 1995 throughout Ventura County.

The troupe's goal is to create an environment where families can introduce live theatre to their children in a casual setting at the right price – free! All Fairy Tales in the Park performances are held outdoors in a variety of venues and is always free of charge, though the players pass the hat to help cover costuming and travel costs, donations are always voluntary.

Most venues do not have shade, so sunscreen and hats are appropriate. Bring water, juice, snacks, picnics. Blankets and low-slung chairs are recommended. Please leave doggies at home (not that they don't love them). The shows are designed to run approximately 45 minutes, which coincides with the attention span of the target age group, 3-10 year olds.

2019 LINEUP

  • Rapunzel Meets Spider-Man

  • Jack and the Beanstalk

  • Robyn Hood

  • Snow White in Neverland

  • The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

LOCATIONS

Simi Valley (Shows at 4pm): Rancho Simi Community Park Amphitheatre, 1765 Royal Ave (except 8/3 performance at Rancho Tapo Community Park, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley)

  • 5/4: Rapunzel Meets Spiderman

  • 6/1: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 7/6: Robyn Hood

  • 8/3: Snow White in Neverland

  • 9/7: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Westlake Village (Shows at 11:30am): Foxfield Park, 31965 Foxfield Dr. (Lakeview Canyon & Lindero)

  • 5/4: Rapunzel Meets Spiderman

  • 6/1: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 7/6: Robyn Hood

  • 8/3: Snow White in Neverland

  • 9/7: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Camarillo (Shows at 11:30am): Valle Lindo Park, 889 Aileen St

  • 5/11: Rapunzel Meets Spiderman

  • 6/8: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 7/13: Robyn Hood

  • 8/10: Snow White in Neverland

  • 9/14: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Ventura (Shows at 4pm): Barranca Vista Park, 7050 Ralston. (Johnson & Ralston)

  • 5/11: Rapunzel Meets Spiderman

  • 6/8: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 7/13: Robyn Hood

  • 8/10: Snow White in Neverland

  • 9/14: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Channel Islands Harbor (Shows at 2pm): Harbor View Park (Between Marine Emporium Landing & Port Royal Restaurant, near 3600 Harbor Blvd

  • 5/5: Rapunzel Meets Spiderman

  • 6/2: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 7/7: Robyn Hood

  • 8/4: Snow White in Neverland

  • 9/1: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Visit www.fairytalesinthepark.com for more information.