On the Town

Modern music interpreted in traditional styles

CONCERT REVIEW /// Postmodern Jukebox


These days, new musical groups become popular not through “archaic” media like radio and records but on YouTube. In the past decade, there has been no greater beneficiary of this than Postmodern Jukebox, a perfect example of a guy with a unique vision who has grown it to worldwide popularity and critical acclaim. The group was the idea of Scott […]

Rom-com, actually, at Paramount Ranch

Love is all around this holiday season, so break out a festive sweater, share a wintery evening under the stars at Paramount Ranch, and be immersed in the pitfalls of love in its many guises at a Date Night Drive-In screening of the British cult favorite “Love Actually” from 5 to 9 p.m. Sat., Dec. 11. Gates open at 3:30 […]

A musical baby boom at community theater

“Baby” is in its final weekend of in-person performances at Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Nov. 19 and 20, and 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Nov. 20 and 21. Book is by Sybille Pearson, with music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. Winner of the Drama […]

Celebrate California culture

Stagecoach Inn Museum will host Fun Fridays: Californios Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 19 at the museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Gates open for lawn chair setup and Latin music by Jeff Linsky at 5:30 p.m. Celebrate California’s Hispanic heritage in an outdoor event with tacos and quesadillas cooked on-site by El Taco at […]

A delightful education for all wine lovers

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT /// West Tasting Room


There’s a new spot in town that’s changing the wine tasting game. Part retail outlet, part wine bar and all heart, the West Tasting Room across from Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks offers it all. Wine connoisseurs and those at the beginning of their wine-tasting journeys will definitely be delighted by so many offerings at this special place. For […]

Orchestra opens new season with in-person concerts

Performances begin in December

New West Symphony will return to a full season with six concerts of live performances following its 18-month pandemic hiatus. The Masterpiece Series Season will run from December 2021 through November 2022. The symphony will present programs ranging from the familiar melodies of Hollywood’s Silver Screen and the Great American Songbook to the pinnacle of symphonic masterworks, Beethoven’s beloved Ninth […]

Oldies are back in Postmodern Jukebox

Postmodern Jukebox returns with the Grand Reopening Tour, a nonstop throwback carnival, at 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 19 at the Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Postmodern Jukebox is described as “one-part celebration of vintage music and culture, one-part ‘Saturday Night Live’ for singers, an unforgettable trip back in time.” When New York City pianist Scott […]

Holiday shopping at Ojai Marketplace

The Ojai Festival Women’s Committee will hold a fundraiser, the Holiday Marketplace, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Nov. 13 and 14 at Libbey Park in Ojai. New vendors will join the returning favorites. More than 40 booths will provide variety and support local artisans. Adding to the festivities will be live musical performances at the Libbey […]

Area native stars in ‘Hamilton’ at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre



Like many kids in the Conejo Valley, Broadway actor Sabrina Sloan grew up singing at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village. Sloan moved away from Thousand Oaks when she was 8 and went on to perform on larger stages, studying theater at Northwestern University and appearing in such Broadway shows as “Hairspray,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Motown the Musical” […]

East Coast supper club vibes, great food and entertainment

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT /// Manhattan of Camarillo
Quiet dining room, garden patio, special event space


It’s time to shake off those pandemic blues and go out on the town with family and friends. Luckily, folks in this area don’t need to travel to New York City for an evening of fun, food and great music. They can visit Manhattan of Camarillo. This restaurant is classy but comfy, cozy yet spacious, and a snazzy throwback to […]


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