THURS., SEPT. 28 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon and meeting. Open to all of Portuguese descent or anyone interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805. 483.4168. Taste Of Ventura County 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Commemorative Air Force Museum, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo. […]

Beware! Reign of Terror even bigger

Be afraid. Be very afraid. The Reign of Terror Haunted House will begin its 18th blood-curdling season Sat., Sept. 30 at Janss Marketplace, Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The immersive experience will be open from 7 to 10 p.m. weekdays and 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays on Sept. 30 and Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, […]

Musical offers wealth of solid performances

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Cabaret’

Fifty years after its Broadway debut, “Cabaret” no longer startles as it once did. The 1966 musical, set in a sordid nightclub in pre-Nazi Germany, was a daring and even shocking achievement at the time, earning eight Tony Awards, including best musical and best score. Since then, shows dealing with themes like anti-Semitism, unfettered hedonism, homosexuality and abortion have all […]

Ben Stiller leaves too much on the table in ‘Brad’s Status’

The Movie Nut

“You are never too old,” George Eliot once wrote, “to be what you might have been.” Brad (Stiller) doesn’t believe that. He’s 47 years old and he’s not living the life he imagined. Even worse, he’s convinced himself, he has “no more potential.” Forget the fact that he’s happily married to Melanie (Jenna Fischer), successful in her own right. Ignore […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Agoura Chargers (3-2) vs. Thousand Oaks Lancers (1-3)
Thursday, 7 p.m. Thousand Oaks High School

Agoura hasn’t forgotten how things ended against Thousand Oaks last year. The Chargers marched down the field to set up a 31- yard field goal with three seconds left on the clock in 2016. The kick ricocheted off the left upright, bounced off the cross bar and landed harmlessly in the end zone, giving the Lancers the 22-20 win. “I […]

The Acorn Power Poll—Week 5

1. Westlake (5-0) Warriors pass another test with flying (or at least dog-paddling) colors. Westlake must not overlook Oxnard this week with Calabasas (on Oct. 6) on horizon. 2. Calabasas (4-0) Coyotes will play first home game on new turf on Thursday, but it’s against Valencia, one of the best teams in Southern Section. 3. Rio Mesa (5-0) All about […]

Weekend schedule

Valencia at Calabasas Thursday, 7 p.m. Liberty at Oaks Christian Friday, 7 p.m. Brentwood at Viewpoint Thursday, 3:30 p.m. Westlake at Oxnard Friday, 7 p.m.

Week 4 scores

• Westlake 24Moorpark 21• Calabasas 35El Camino Real 8• Birmingham 36Agoura 27• West Ranch 48Oak Park 21• Murrieta Valley 38Oaks Christian 20• Carpinteria 17Viewpoint 2

Last week’s top performers

Jaden Casey, QB, Calabasas: The sophomore completed 16 passes to seven receivers for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Nikko Hall, Johnny Wilson and Hunter Nichols caught touchdowns for the Coyotes. Spencer Mair, FS, Calabasas: The junior had an interception, forced a fumble and recorded a team-high six tackles in a win against El Camino Real. Keith Mowatt, LB/RB, Oak Park: […]