Summer concert takes it to the limit
The faux Eagles are landing —again.
Swooping into the Conejo Valley is The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band that will kick off the Conejo Recreation and Park District’s Summer Concerts in the Park Series from 5 to 7 p.m. Mon., May 27 in the natural amphitheater at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks.
Drawing one of the largest crowds in CRPD’s Summer Concerts’ history when they performed in 2013, Los Angeles-based The Long Run will again play hits such as “Take It Easy,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Desperado,” “Hotel California,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Take It to the Limit.”
In addition, the event will again feature five vintage T-34 Navy planes conducting three flyovers at the beginning of the concert.
The pilots are Michael Maloco, Marc Russell, Michael Hohls, Jon Russell and Ronny Alldredge with coordination provided by Jerry Burkhardt.
Families can bring picnics and blankets or folding chairs for seating. Jackets or sweaters are recommended when the weather cools.
Thousand Oaks Kiwanis will sell their barbecue specialties and other snacks, and the Conejo Center staff will offer $1 hot dogs and snow cones.
Seating is first-come, first-served. Leave pets at home.
Parking is off-site only. Onsite parking is reserved for cars displaying handicap placards until the lot is full.
For more information, go to crpd.org/concerts.
‘Unfinished’ work finishes season
The Westlake Village Symphony’s 13th season will conclude with a performance of major symphonic works and guest artists Sat., June 7 in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane, on the Cal Lutheran University Campus in Thousand Oaks.
A pre-concert talk with music director Paul Piazza and special guests will begin at 6:45 p.m., followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m.
The program includes Franz Liszt’s innovative Piano Concerto No. 1 in Eb, featuring solo pianist Jason Stoll, and the “Bachannale” from Camille Saint-Saëns’ Samson e Dalila, led by WVS associate conductor Ryan Reeson.
The event will also feature Franz Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony in B minor, and close with the finale to Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony No. 3 in C minor, with CLU’s Eric Kinsley as solo organist.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and free for students and children.
For information or tickets, go to westlakevillagesymphony.com or purchase tickets at the door 45 minutes before the concert.
The Westlake Village Symphony is a nonprofit orchestra comprised of community members and music professionals.
Youth play offers chocolate treat
Malibu-based performing arts group Young Actors Project will present Roald Dahl’s tale of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka as he takes five families on a wild adventure through his candy factory.
Young Actors Project, comprised of actors ages 5 to 13, will perform “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at the Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Show times are 7 p.m. Fri., June 7; and 2 and 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., June 8 and 9.
The play is an original stage adaptation written by John Litten, YAP co-founder, and directed by Shoshana Kuttner, executive director of Malibu Playhouse.
There are two versions of the show. A full-length version will be performed by local young actors ages 9 to 13 in the evening shows. A shortened version will use child actors ages 5 to 9 at the 2 p.m. weekend matinees.
Families with children of all ages are encouraged to attend.
Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for adults.
Call (310) 447-8245 for more information.
To purchase tickets, go to http://willywonka2019.bpt.me.
Young Actors Project is a nonprofit arts education organization working in Malibu since 2005 offering afterschool acting workshops and summer performance day camps.
Yacht club welcomes guests
The Westlake Yacht Club will hold a Memorial Day weekend open house and barbecue from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., May 26 at the club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road.
Guests can meet club members and take part in boat rides around the lake.
Wine and cheese, fresh fruit, hot dogs and popcorn will be available.
Guests can also learn about club programs such as special parties, summer barbecues and classes on kayaking and sailing.
A summer sailing program for youth ages 9 to 18 is available.
For more information, go to westlakeyc.org.
Artists show their works in Agoura
The Thousand Oaks Art Association in cooperation with the Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council will present an exhibit and sale from June 13 through July 11 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court.
A meet the artists reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., June 13. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Playwright invited to FutureFest
“Which Way the Wind Blows,” a play by Westlake/ Thousand Oaks playwright Robert Weibezahl, has been selected as one of six finalists for the Dayton Playhouse’s annual FutureFest, a nationally recognized festival of new and unproduced plays.
The play will be given a staged reading during the 29th annual FutureFest weekend July 19 to 21 in Dayton, Ohio.
Weibezahl, who is co-founder of the local theatre troupe Panic Productions, has previously had plays produced or developed in Simi Valley, Pacific Palisades and Bendigo, Australia.
The other finalists hail from New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
For more information, go to thedaytonplayhouse.com.