Pop goes . . . the music. And the stories. And the movies. The City of Thousand Oaks and the Thousand Oaks Alliance are teaming up to present the eight-day Pop-Up Arts and Music Festival over three weekends in June.
The festival will feature free “pop-up” public performances and activities at a variety of locations throughout Thousand Oaks.
According to a news release, the fest’s goal is to provide residents and visitors with an opportunity to enjoy the arts in unexpected locations throughout the community.
The festival will feature a mix of local and regional talent as well as national performing artists.
“Although this year’s festival consists of eight events spread over three weekends, within the next few years our goal is for the festival to grow to 30 cultural events over 30 days,” said Barry McComb, T.O. cultural affairs director.
Here’s the schedule:
Family Movie Night. Screening of “Moana.” Polynesian dancers, music and food trucks before the screening. 7:30 p.m. Sat., June 16 in Dos Vientos Community Park, Newbury Park.
Storytellers Michael Katz and Antonio Sacre weave tales at 2 p.m. Sun., June 17 in Oakbrook Park, Thousand Oaks.
John Zipperer and the Current Band along with the Honeysuckle Possums will perform rock, folk, country and bluegrass at 7 p.m. Fri., June 22 on the Stagecoach Museum lawn, Newbury Park.
Art created by local artists will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., June 23 at The Oaks mall, Thousand Oaks.
Joe Gray and the Late Nite Big Band featuring Bonnie Bowden will perform at 1 p.m. Sun., June 24 at Cal Lutheran University’s William Rolland Stadium, Thousand Oaks.
Mariachi Divas will perform at 3:30 p.m. Sun., June 24 at CLU’s William Rolland Stadium.
Hear classical music with members of New West Symphony at 7 p.m. Fri., June 29 at North Ranch Community Park.
Choir! Choir! Choir! at 7 p.m. Sat., June 30 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Park.