Barbra Streisand tribute

Cruisin Oldies Concerts will present “Hello Gorgeous! A Live Tribute to Barbra Streisand” from 3 to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 8 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Actress/singer Rebecca Clark portrays Streisand in this one-woman musical delivering the greatest hits performed live with no sync or voice track. Through singing, comedic dialogue, and crowd […]

One-man show back by popular demand

Emmanuel Church will host an encore performance of William Martinez’s one-man show, “SIGNing the Song,” at 7 p.m. Sun., Nov. 1 at 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. The show celebrates the impact educators and parents have on children’s lives as well as a man’s journey through the deaf and hearing worlds using music and American Sign Language. Martinez will share […]

“Steve Jobs”

What an amazing piece of work. “Steve Jobs” isn’t constructed as a typical movie. Instead, it’s a series of revealing episodes, taking us backstage before three major product launches. In every case, it’s Jobs (Fassbender) berating and bullying everyone to achieve his view of perfection. “Artists lead,” he insists. “Hacks ask for a show of hands.” Those who contend that […]

Musical is semi-autobiographical


In the opening sequence of “Nine,” the Tony Award-winning musical now playing at the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, famed Italian director Guido Contini picks up a baton and conducts a choral “orchestra” consisting of the women in his life. Using the on-stage performers to sing the overture was one of many innovative ideas that has made “Nine” a challenging and provocative […]


FRI., OCT. 30 Halloween Spooktacular 3 to 5 p.m. at Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Trunk or treat with local businesses. Games, prizes, candy, popcorn, fire engines and a foggy forest. Contact: Jenna. Phone: 818.880.2993. Email: jenna@ahccc.org. Web: www.ahccc.org. Trunk Or Treat 4 to 6 p.m. at Louisville High School, 22300 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills. Bounce […]

Thrift shop cleans up

Senior Concerns’ Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store will sponsor a seminar on the art of “decluttering” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 5 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Teine (Dana) Kenny, a certified professional organizer, and Senior Concerns president Andrea Gallagher will lead the event, which was inspired by Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, “The Life-Changing Magic […]

Sandy win

BEST AT THE BEACH—The Westlake Boy’s Junior Varsity sand volleyball team went 11-1 to win the Marmonte League. They also made it to the final round of the JV Tournament of Champions. Team members are, back row from left: Kyle Yoshimoto, Mason McElvain, Devon Johnson and head coach Carrie Wright. Front row: Michael Shahidi, Aaron Li, Trevor Nachimzon and Jeffrey […]

Trip to Santa Barbara museums

The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library will sponsor a cultural bus trip Sat., Nov. 21 to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Guests will board the bus at 8:15 a.m. at the Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road, and depart at 8:30 a.m. sharp. The return time is about 5:30 p.m. […]

Youth of the Month

WELL DONE—The Linda and David Catlin Boys & Girls Club at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills named 12-year-old Eva Gold the Youth of the Month. Eva, an Agoura Hills resident, received the honor for the many contributions she has made to the club’s programs as well as her positive atittude and for serving as a role model to […]

Monsters are jerks

Yes, monsters are jerks. What they love most is to scare women and kids. Because women and kids scream. Loudly. And they run and plead, “Don’t scare me!” If you tell a monster not to scare you, guess what? The monster is going to scare you. And there’s a reason monsters do that. Monsters are jerks. Some years back, I […]