On the Town

Bringing the laughs from Hollywood to Hillcrest

Hillcrest Center for the Arts will once again host its Live Standup Comedy on the Hill show at 8 p.m. Sat., July 13 at 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. July’s lineup includes Jimmy Burns, Steve Bruner and Fritz Coleman, the weatherman. Professional local comedian Jason Love will host. Love also produces this monthly show […]

Sea-sational leisure activities this summer at Ventura Harbor

Ventura Harbor Village, which has free admission and parking, offers a variety of entertainment and activities this summer. Go to venturaharborvillage.com for more information on events. Waterfront Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m. every Wednesday in July and August. Seaside boutiques and shops, dive and drink specials, a free kid’s scavenger hunt with prizes, and a chance to send a […]

Tribes gather for annual powwow

Redbird’s 19th annual Native American celebration will take place from Fri. to Sun., July 19 through 21 on Moorpark College lower athletic field, 7075 Campus Road. The hours are: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday with open flute circle, vendor preview; and the powwow from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. All wind instruments […]

Creepy comedy play from creative pen of Mel Brooks

Summer teen musical opens July 26

Young Artists Ensemble presents its teen summer musical, Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein,” July 26 through Aug. 4 at the Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center, 456 Reino Road. Performances are: 7:30 p.m. July 27, 28 and 31, and Aug. 1, 2 and 3. A 2 p.m. matinee will be held Sun., Aug. 4. The production is directed and choreographed […]

An evening with Harold Lloyd

’The Kid Brother’ screening benefits ranch

The Silent Society of Hollywood Heritage is in its 32nd year of screening silent films “under the stars”—this year literally, as the shelter and other buildings at Paramount Ranch were lost to the Woolsey fire. The society will host the Heal The Ranch Benefit at 8 p.m. Sun., July 21 at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. The movie […]

Time to play with your food

Restaurant spotlight /// Cajun Crab Shack

Although the Cajun Crab Shack might sound like a tiny spot by the beach, it’s actually a sleek, modern restaurant with a cool nautical theme in Thousand Oaks. And much like a day at the ocean inspires, this place encourages customers to play—with their food. The Crab Shack is the kind of place you want to bring your family and […]

Sunday night coming down with Shawn Baker as Johnny Cash

A man named Shawn will sing about “A Boy Named Sue” next month in Thousand Oaks. The Shawn in question is Shawn Barker, and the song in question is a country classic that Barker will perform during “The Man in Black: Tribute to Johnny Cash” at 7 p.m. Sun., July 21 in the Scherr Forum at Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 […]

Cisco’s insists on good food, great service

Restaurant spotlight /// Cisco’s Mexican Restaurant

When the urge for great, authentic and fresh Mexican food hits, Cisco’s in Thousand Oaks will fill the bill. This longtime local gem satisfies taste buds and won’t break the bank along the way. Located on Avenida de Los Arboles for over 20 years, Cisco’s has been serving local families over and over again with the dishes they love as […]

Indulge in cold draft beers and hot sauces for toasty summer nights

The heat is on its way. Hot sauce fans can taste the burn next month during the Old Boney Mountain Hot Summer Night Festival, which will feature an international hot sauce competition, a California Cornhole Association-sanctioned tournament and unlimited tastings of craft beer, wine, spirits and food. Festival hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Thurs., July 11 at The Gardens […]


Lottery tickets for ‘Book of Mormon’ “The Book of Mormon,” winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will hold a ticket lottery for the national tour that will run July 9 through 14 at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks. The production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available […]

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