The List

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Tall Ships Sail into Ventura Harbor

February 1 - 10 | Ventura Harbor

Historical tall ships Lady Washington 9 and Hawaiian Chieftain are making their return sail to the Ventura Harbor. To kick off the stay, 1st Company Washington Artillery of New Orleans will create a replica military camp from 1861-1865, including a hospital, butter making, tents, cannons, and a group campfire (February 2 at dusk) on February 2 & 3 on the Harbor Village Main Lawn. Dockside Public Tours will take place each weekday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Mondays) and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Fisherman’s Memorial in Ventura Harbor Village on Spinnaker Drive. Tours are free. Battle re-enactment sails take place on Saturdays & Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the Adventure Sails are Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To book a sailing reservation, call 800.200.5239 or visit

For more information visit

The Wearable Art/Jewelry Mart

February 9 | Studio Channel Islands Art Center

Local artisans at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIART) will be selling unique jewelry just in time for Valentine’s Day. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the SCIART Scholarship Fund. There will also be an Artist Talk at 5 p.m. in the galleries, which will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cal State University, Channel Islands Building 18 on Ventura St., Camarillo. For more information call 805.383.1368 or visit

An Evening with Frederick Douglass

February 9 | Ventura College

As part of Black History Month, master storyteller Leslie Perry and actor Lew Dauber will revisit Frederick Douglass’ July 5, 1852 speech to the Rochester N.Y. Women’s Anti-Slavery Society, which passionately explored the meaning of July 4 to the American slave. During this speech, Douglas extolled the difference between the ideals of the Constitution and the realities of the pre-Dred Scott existence of people of color in the United States. Contributions to support the library are welcome. 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., LRC Reading Room, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura.

For more information call 805.654.6462 or visit

Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band

February 16 | Ventura High School

Storyteller and leader of the most popular Latin jazz group in the world today, Poncho Sanchez will let his congas and seasoned ensemble do the talking during this live concert event. The group will spin vivacious tales that pay homage to the glories of a half-century tradition that was born when Afro-Cuban rhythms merged with bebop. The Chicano artist has enjoyed a 23-year relationship with Concord Records, has produced two dozen recordings, and earned a Grammy Award and several Grammy nominations. 8 p.m., $60, $45, $25 per person, Ventura High School Theater, 2 Catalina Street, Ventura. For tickets call 805.648.3146 or visit

First Annual International Wine Tasting in Oxnard

February 18 | Herzog

Wine Cellars

Some of the finest names in kosher wine today are coming to Oxnard to celebrate the kosher renaissance of fine drinking and dining. They hail from France, Spain, Italy, Israel, and (of course) California, and include such renowned wineries as Chateau Valendraud, Chateau Leoville Poyferré, and Chateau Giscours. This event will offer an extensive and exclusive array of high-end kosher wines as well as the opportunity to meet winemakers, sample dishes prepared by Chef Aarons and his staff, and view the winemaking facility. 7 p.m., $100 per person (two or more $80/pp), Herzog Wine Cellars, 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard. To buy tickets in advance call 805.983.1560 ext. 305. For more information visit

Charlie Rose

February 19 | Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Charlie Rose, an Emmy & Peabody Award winning journalist who has gained a reputation as "the best interviewer today," will be speaking in Thousand Oaks. The former CBS anchor currently hosts Charlie Rose, a nightly one-hour interview program on PBS. His program has become a nightly ritual for millions of Americans, providing viewers with what Morley Safer has called "the last refuge of intelligent conversations on TV." Tickets available from Ticketmaster, 805.583.8700 or, or the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. For more information call 805.449.ARTS.

Bus Stop

February 21 – March 16 | Rubicon Theatre

William Inge's romance is staged in the midst of a snowstorm at a 1950s corner diner in Kansas, just a few steps away from a bus stop. It is there that a chanteuse named Cherie retreats from passionate cowboy Bo who has hauled her off to get hitched and live on his ranch in Montana. During the cold night, the travelers and their fellow diners discover the warmth in their own romances while waiting for the blizzard to clear. This Tony Award-winning American classic is a tenderhearted exploration of longing, loss, and love. Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura. For tickets or more information visit

or call 805.667.2900.

Casa Pacifica Angels Ball

February 23 | Sherwood Country Club

Now in its nineteenth year, the Casa Pacifica Angels Ball continues to benefit Ventura County’s victims of child abuse and at-risk youth who are being removed from their homes. This year’s event will raise funds to support the programs and services designed to help these children and families in need. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour followed by a gourmet dinner, live auction, and dancing to a live orchestra. The highlight of the evening will be a presentation made by one of Casa Pacifica’s alumnae. 6 p.m., Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks. For tickets or more information call 805.484.7144.

Fashion Week

February 27 – March 2 | Ventura

Fashion Week Ventura is back for its second year, with a fabulous week of fashion, entertainment, and fundraising showcasing local designers and businesses. Events include a kick-off party at J’s Tapas hosted by Jonathan’s at Peirano’s; Movie Night; Surf and Skate night featuring local bands; the Cirque du Couture extravaganza; and other sideshows. This is an opportunity to make a difference. All proceeds benefit AIDS Project Ventura, an organization helping to improve the lives of people living with AIDS.

For a list of events and

additional information, visit, call ArchiTexture salon at 805.641.3900, or email


Acts of God

March 21 to April 19 | Ojai

A play that takes an amusing swipe at some weighty issues, Acts of God features complex characters that face very different but equally difficult dilemmas. And when God shows up and refuses to solve them, the result is "frequently hilarious and very, very funny. The writing sparkles." - Los Angeles Times. General tickets are $18, seniors and students $15. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Ojai Center for the Arts Theatre, 113 S. Montgomery Street, Ojai. For tickets call the Art Center Theatre at 805.640.8797 or visit


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