CHAMPAGNE ON MAIN SPRING WINE WALK AND STREET FAIR
April 8 | Ventura
Get your “bubbly” on in downtown Ventura at this event bringing champagne and chocolate together at last. The Wine Walk showcases champagne, sparkling wines and craft beer samplings at many of Ventura’s most popular downtown businesses. The VIP Chocolate Lounge is the epitome of indulgence, offering a wide selection of gourmet chocolates and desserts. Live entertainment will be provided by DJ Cue and DJ Darla Bea, coinciding with street performers along Main Street. General admission, $50; V.I.P. Chocolate Lounge, $70. Main Street, Ventura. For more information, visit www.champagneonmain.com.
SIXTH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA JAZZ AND WINE FEST
April 9 | Westlake Village
An eclectic mix of hot jazz and cool swing performed on two stages, alongside unlimited samplings of wie, craft brews, boutique spirits and gourmet food, is what one can expect at the annual California Jazz and Wine Festival. Saxophonist, producer and composer Danny Janklow headlines. He is joined by the Adam Clark Quartet, Lao Tizer, Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop and many more. $100 general admission, $150 VIP. The event will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.californiajazzwine.com.
UNDERWOOD FAMILY FARMS EASTER SPRINGTIME FESTIVAL
Through April 17 | Moorpark
The Easter Bunny is making his way to Underwood Family Farms for the annual Springtime Festival. The event features activities such as the animal show, starring rabbits and other farm animals, tractor-drawn wagon rides, an enormous Easter basket filled to the brim with gigantic Easter eggs, and numerous photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, antique tractors and more. Face painting, pony rides, an Easter egg hunt are also available. $5 admission Monday through Friday, $10 Saturday and Sunday. Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com.
43RD CONEJO VALLEY HOME REMODELING SHOW
April 22 and 23 | Westlake Village
They say that with spring it’s out with the old and in with the new, so what better way to ring in the new season than by upgrading your home? And where better to collect ideas than at the Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show? Homeowners who are planning projects around the house can talk with professionals for ideas and advice and browse over 170 vendors offering information on everything from kitchen and bath remodeling to interior decorating, landscaping, pools and spas — with the added bonus of gourmet food trucks on site. $4 admission. Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.conejovalleyhomeshow.com.
CALIFORNIA COASTAL HORSE RESCUE “HELP A HORSE DAY”
April 23 | Ojai
The California Coastal Horse Rescue community open house is being held as part of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ “Help a Horse Day,” a nationwide challenge for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about abused and neglected horses. Tour the CCHR ranch and enjoy fun for the family, including pony cart rides for children, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, games, a silent auction and, of course, the stars of the day, the rescue horses. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ranch, 600 W. Lomita Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.calcoastalhorserescue.com.
HANGRY VEGANS OF VENTURA COUNTY POTLUCK
April 23 | Ventura
Considering dabbling into the wild world of veganism? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to mingle with Ventura County’s vegan community at this veggie-friendly potluck, featuring a full bar, raffle and, of course, a spread of delectable vegan treats and entrees. Guests are asked to bring their own homemade vegan (meaning no meat, fish, dairy, poultry, eggs, honey or any other animal or animal-derived product) dish, enough to feed six to 10. Ventura Beach Club, 281 W. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.instagram.com/hangryvegans.
12TH ANNUAL VENTURA COUNTY BLUES FESTIVAL
April 29 | Camarillo
Kick back and enjoy the sound of the country’s best blues musicians! This year features the Grammy Award-winning Phantom Blues Band and an eclectic lineup of some of today’s living blues legends, including Debbie Davies, two-time winner of the Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist award; Chris Cain, with his jazz-tinged, blues-soaked guitar and warm vocals; and world-renowned harp player R.J. Mischo, among many more. Gates open at 10 a.m. $40-125. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.venturacountyblues.com.
FOCUS ON THE MASTERS SPOTLIGHT SERIES: MUSICIAN MIKAEL ERIK JORGENSEN
April 30 | Oxnard
As the lead pianist and keyboardist for the alternative rock band Wilco, Mikael Jorgensen has journeyed with the band through seven Grammy nominations and two wins. His father, a recording engineer, frequently took Mikael with him to recording studios where his passion for music and its production led him to studies in fine arts, video, electronics and computer science, making him a master of modern-digital and retro-analog production. He’ll speak as part of FOTM’s Spotlight Series sponsored by James and Mary Galbraith. $5-10. Levity Live, 591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.FocusOnTheMasters.com.
CALIFORNIA FIBERS: TIME
Through May 6 | Camarillo
All works in the exhibit address the theme of “Time” as interpreted by each artist. Linda Anderson describes her work “Becoming” as a rite of passage “marking a moment of maturation . . . and . . . two boys experiencing that moment in time.” Kathy Nida deals with “time’s increasing speed and its toll on living things as we age,” and Peggy Weidemann views time as “much more than a clock.” The art is viewable Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Studio Channel Islands Blackboard Gallery, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.studiochannelislands.org.
ON THE HORIZON
CSUCI, ARTS UNDER THE STARS
May 5 | Camarillo
At this free outdoor extravaganza, teams of student researchers, artists and performers collaborate on multimedia performances surrounding this year’s theme, “Borders,” featuring varying materials presented in both English and Spanish. The event begins at 7:30 p.m., and food trucks will be on site. $6 parking. California State University, Channel Islands, El Dorado Park, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.2017.artsunderthestars.cikeys.com.