On the Town

History buffs wanted at Stagecoach museum

The Stagecoach Inn Museum in Newbury Park has a wide range of volunteer opportunities for those who want to learn more about Conejo Valley history, who have spare time and who like antiques. Volunteer service includes giving museum and Wednesday school children tours, special request tours, exhibit planning and set up, organizing and planning special events, office assistance, gift emporium, […]

Actor channels civil rights leader

Chalice Community Forum will present a theatrical event, “Gerald C. Rivers: The Voice of Dr. King” at 7 p.m. Fri., Jan. 20 on Zoom and live at Chalice Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Conejo Valley, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. Rivers, a classically trained Shakespearean actor, has been presenting the words and works of the Rev. Martin Luther King […]

Cold War capers, romance make for comedy classic

Conejo Players Theatre will present the Woody Allen comedy “Don’t Drink the Water” Fri., Jan. 13 through Sat., Feb. 4 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. A special Thursday performance is scheduled for 8 p.m. Jan. 19. Two Saturday 2 p.m. matinees are set for Jan. 28 and […]

Ultimate Dining returns to Hyatt Regency

Senior Concerns will host the 35th annual Ultimate Dining Experience, returning after a three-year hiatus, at 5 p.m. Sat., Feb. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. Guests will enter an enchanted garden and be served a signature Fairy Floss cocktail. The event will have food and wine pairings from local restaurants and wineries, as well as […]

Cashing in with country music singer/songwriter

Though she lives in New York City now, Ventura County used to be Rosanne Cash’s home turf. As a young girl, she lived with her mom, Vivian, and her dad, country music icon Johnny Cash, in Casitas Springs. When her parents divorced, she moved to Ventura with her mom. At 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 19, she returns to the 805 […]

‘Bold’ ballet company stays on its toes

BalletX isn’t satisfied with the status quo. The Philadelphia-based troupe is bringing its forward-thinking artistry to Thousand Oaks for a 7:30 p.m. show Thurs., Jan. 26 at the Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The program will feature “Become a Mountain,” choreographed by Justin Peck; “Honey,” choreographed by Jamar Roberts; and “Exalt,” choreographed by Jennifer Archibald. BalletX […]

REO Speedwagon rolls into town

Rockers REO Speedwagon will perform locally once again at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 11 in the Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks. Formed in 1967, signed in 1971 and fronted by vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon’s nonstop touring and recording jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. Platinum albums and radio staples soon […]

Auditions for Village Voices

The nonprofit Village Voices Chorale is holding open auditions for the spring 2023 concert season. Choral singing experience and good sight-reading skills are a plus. The choir rehearses Tuesday evenings in Westlake Village. The Village Voices will present concerts titled “Music Makes Memories” at 8 p.m. Fri., June 2 and at 2:30 p.m. Sat., June 3 at the Scherr Forum […]

Up-close, small-ball magic visits Kavli

SHOW REVIEW /// The Illusionists


The Illusionists, a touring magic production that features a rotating cast of five to eight magicians, made its way to the Kavli Theatre on Dec. 22 in front of an enthusiastic family oriented audience. Known for their appearances on Broadway and Las Vegas, at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle and on shows like “America’s Got Talent,” the Illusionists bring magic back […]

Mexican place packs a punch in brunch

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT /// Money Pancho
Mama Lupe’s ‘famous’ tamales are also ready for pick up


It’s that wonderful time of year when we celebrate the holiday spirit by giving presents to loved ones, friends and neighbors. And what better way to greet the season than to give yourself and others gifts that will warm up the stomach as much as the spirit. That’s the kind of warmth that Money Pancho Mexican Restaurant is serving for […]


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