Ventura County Events: Apr 30 – May 03

Every now and then we like to write about topics outside of the world of real estate. Although real estate is our passion, we also are committed to our community and helping to promote events throughout Ventura County. For today’s post, we wanted to talk about some of the events that will be happening this weekend that residents and visitors may be interested in. Our goal was to choose enough events for there to be something for everyone to enjoy.  We hope that you will consider trying something new and helping to support local organizations.

Bruce Belland and Lincoln Mayorga

Bruce Belland and Lincoln Mayorga will be performing at the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center on April 30 at 7:30 PM. Beginning their musical careers in the 1950s, Belland and Mayorga have been part of the music scene for over 5 decades. In addition to their own music, they have collaborated with such legends as Frank Sinatra, Willie Nelson, Louie Armstrong, Quincy Jones, and Neil Diamond. Their performance on the 30th will include memorable musical performances along with great stories from their unique journey.

For details and directions please visit the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center website.
You can use also these links to learn more about Bruce Belland and Lincoln Mayorga.

SEASIDE NATIONALS

From May 1-3, the 2015 USA BMX Seaside Nationals will be coming to the Ventura BMX track. A Pro Series event, the Seaside Nationals will feature BMX professionals and Olympic athletes competing for the No 1. Pro Championship. In addition, CJ Wilson Mazda of Ventura will be holding a raffle with the winning prize being a brand new Mazda 3. Raffle tickets will be sold for $10 each and the winning raffle ticket will be picked on Sunday May, 3rd. The holder of the winning ticket does not have to be present on Sunday to win the prize.

VENTURA MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Ventura Music Festival continues this weekend with a selection of four different groups. The Ventura Musical Festival began in 1994, then known as the Ventura Chamber Musical Festival. Growing in popularity since its inception, the festival took on its current name in 2003 as more and more nationally known performers came to entertain Ventura County. Below are the details of the performances that will be occurring this weekend.

Friday, May 1st
– 3:00 PM. Tea and Trumpets performing at the Wyndham Garden Ventura Pierpont Inn
– 8:00 PM. Cantabile: The London Quartet performing at the Community Presbyterian Church

Saturday, May 2nd
– 8:00 PM. The Romeros performing at the Ventura Baptist Church

Sunday, May 3rd
– 3:00 PM. Ozomatli performing at Ventura College Stadium

FIRST FRIDAYS VENTURA

First Fridays Ventura features artwork on display and special entertainment on the first weekend of each month. Their goal is to help sustain the art community in Ventura County and promote Ventura’s art scene to residents and visitors alike. Besides the artwork on display, First Fridays Ventura boasts music, lectures, and demonstrations to those in attendance. A list of venues that will be participating in this event on the first Friday of every month can be found here.

RED BRICK GALLERY’S PAINTING PARTY

The first and third Friday of every month, Red Brick Gallery in Ventura throws a painting party. They will teach you how to paint with acrylic so that you can create an acrylic painting of your own. Each party has its own theme to help students begin their piece and then use their own creativity to develop a unique art piece. The theme for this Friday is ” Spring Blossoms and Love Birds” where students can choose to begin with a cherry blossom tree, blooming tree or a whimsical tree. Tickets are $39 each or a discounted price of $68 for a party of two. Children under 14 years old are not permitted at these events.

Hamburger and Hops Music Festival

The 2nd annual Hamburger and Hops Music Festival will take place this Saturday, May 2nd, at The Collection in Oxnard. Brought to you by the same group that puts on the California Beer Festival, Hamburger and Hops will feature some of the best hamburgers around, along with beer from several of our local craft breweries. The festival runs from 11:00 – 5:30 and will feature performances by Kalyde, Road Brothers, Midnight Band, Upstream, and The Bomb. General admission is $10, a “Hops” ticket is $25 (includes admission, souvenir beer glass, and a 12 ounce beer), and a “VIP” ticket is $45 (includes admission, access to VIP lounge, souvenir beer glass, five 4-ounce samples of craft beer, and a hamburger from Burt’s Bad Ass Burgers).

FAIRY TALES IN THE PARK

Every May through September, Gypsies in a Trunk performs free fairy tales at various locations throughout Ventura County. Their goal is to bring free entertainment to children and their families and hopefully to help grow love and appreciation for live theater. Performances are always held outdoors and there may not always be shade available, so attendees are encouraged to plan accordingly. Shows run approximately 45 minutes longs and pets are requested to be left at home. This weekend will feature the group performing “Little Mermaid 2: Ursula’s Revenge” at the following locations:

Simi Valley: Rancho Simi Community Park Amphitheatre at 4:00 pm
Westlake Village: Foxfield Park at 11:30 pm
Channel Islands Harbor: Harbor View Park at 2:00 pm

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