FRI., DEC. 24

Christmas on the Farm

Underwood Family Farms celebrates Christmas with horse-drawn sleigh rides, train rides, animal shows, gem mining, harvester slides and Christmas tree sales. 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 24, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. $9 weekdays, $12 weekends, with discounts.

Reagan Library

Through Jan. 9:“Christmas Around the World”features 26 decorated trees representing the 26 countries President Ronald Reagan visited while in office. Through Jan. 9: “FBI: From Al Capone to Al-Qaeda” explores the history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. On view are key pieces of evidence from some of our country’s most notorious crimes, including Bonnie and Clyde’s bullet-riddled car and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski’s manifesto. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Jan. 9, Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. $29.95 general.

Circus Caballero

The family circus celebrates the holidays under the big top with its“Christmas Spectacular” show featuring high-wire acts, acrobats and clowns. Various times through Jan. 2, Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley. (844) 372-9276; or

‘Holiday Road’

Last year you could only drive through this immersive holiday world, which features larger-than-life holiday installations, tons of Christmas lights, Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves and countless candy canes. This year, though, you can walk through it and enjoy food trucks, hot chocolate and a holiday bar serving wine, craft beers and cocktails. 5 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 31, King Gillette Ranch, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. $34.99 and up.

Snow N Glow Holiday Festival

Go snow tubing, play in real snow, eat s’mores, drink hot chocolate and bask in the glow of 1 million lights. You can even rent a private igloo. 5-10 p.m. various nights through Jan. 2, Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. $27.99 and up; glow-only experience $12.99.

Christmas Tree Lane

Drive through one of Ventura County’s largest holiday light displays. Residents in the Henry T. Oxnard National Historic District spend weeks decorating their homes for this electrified event. 6 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 26, F and G streets between Fifth and Palm, Historic District, Oxnard. Free.

Fifty and Better Lectures

Registration is open now for Cal Lutheran University’s lecture series for people 50 and older. Jan. 18 to Feb. 22: “American Design: From Pilgrims to Plutocrats” with Eleanor Schrader. Jan. 19 to Feb. 23: “Rhythm Nation: The Evolution of American Popular Music, 1776 to Present” with Dr. David Parsons. Jan. 20 to Feb. 24: “Legendary Hotels and Restaurants of Los Angeles” with Sharon Boorstin. Jan. 20 to Feb. 24: “Alexandria: City of Mirages” with Laura Hagel. Jan. 21 to Feb. 25: “The Long War: World War I and II” with Herb Gooch. Jan. 24 to March 7: “British Art: In and Out of the Huntington” with Katherine Zoraster. Jan. 24 to March 7: “Black Activists in Popular Music” with Cary Ginell. Some classes are virtual, others are held in person and virtually. To register: (805) 493-3290 or [email protected].

Conejo Valley Art Museum

“Moments in Time” features pieces from the museum’s archives. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays until March 2, Conejo Valley Art Museum at Janss Marketplace, 275 N. Moorpark Road, Ste. 193C, Thousand Oaks. Free. (805) 492-8778;


From 1919 to 1956, the senior class of Gardena High School selected, purchased and donated works of art to the school, ultimately amassing an exceptional collection of paintings in the impressionist, figurative and landscape genres. This exhibit showcases more than 50 paintings from the collection. Noon to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 9, California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, The Oaks mall, second floor, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 405-5240;

Santa Paula Art Museum

Through Jan. 9: “Work From Home” showcases work that 50 California artists made at home during lockdown. Through March 6: “Art About Agriculture” features more than 50 artists exploring everything from workers and

water to fields and the food that goes on our plates. 117 N. 10th St. and 123 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. (805) 525-5554;

‘The Otherworld’

California Lutheran University’s largest ever exhibit features two centuries of international psychedelic art, ranging from a Huichol yarn painting to a Yes album cover. All of the art depicts alternative visions of the world. Some of the visions were brought on by drugs like peyote, marijuana and LSD; others were spiritual or religious visualizations. Through Feb. 3, Rolland Gallery at CLU, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks.

‘Now Is the Happiest Time of Your Life’

Carl Dobsky’s representational art depicts crude and cruel human behavior, with scenes of men and women looting wantonly, fighting for food, shrieking over shopping, babbling incoherently about a flood, and snorting coke while a wildfire burns behind them. Through Feb. 3, Kwan Fong Gallery, California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Viewing is by appointment only. Email [email protected] or call (805) 493-3697.

Museum of Ventura County

The exhibit “Arte Para la Gente” explores the work of groundbreaking Chicana artist Margaret Garcia, whose work captured culture, family and urban life. Through spring 2022, 100 E. Main St., Ventura.

SAT., DEC. 25

Community Holiday Dinner

Temple Adat Elohim offers free turkey dinners with all the trimmings during this drive-thru event. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 25, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Make a right turn into parking lot. (805) 497-7101;

TUES., DEC. 28

‘Magical Cirque Christmas’

Lucy Darling stars in a holiday show that mixes magic, music and acrobatics. As the tale unfolds, the Guardian of Time—who manages the changing of the seasons—struggles to face

the countdown to the 2021 holidays. Darling, who plays a magical Christmas fairy, does her best to keep the clock ticking with tricks, illusions and levitation. 7 p.m. Dec. 28, Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. $50-$70.

WED., DEC. 29

Paul Reiser

The “My Two Dads”/”Mad About You” star brings his stand-up show to town. 8 p.m. Dec. 29, Levity Live, 591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard. $25-$75.


Straight No Chaser

The a cappella group’s “Back in the High Life”tour features songs from last year’s “Social Christmasing” album, plus a mix of “new arrangements and fan favorites.” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30, Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. $50-$80.

Donavon Frankenreiter

Fresh from a string of gigs with the Allman Family Revival, the surfer turned-singer looks ahead to 2022 with an evening of soulful, laid-back grooves. 8 p.m. Dec. 30, The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. $38-$24.50.

FRI. DEC. 31

New Year’s at West

Sip champagne and sparkling wines while noshing on Cousins Maine lobster rolls and salty kettle chips during this casually elegant celebration. 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31, West Tasting Room, 1867 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. $75. (805) 371-4660;

Comedy New Year’s

Laughs will rain down as former Los Angeles weatherman Fritz Coleman performs his stand-up act during this New Year’s Eve celebration presented by J.R.’s Comedy Club. Darren Carter,

Sandy Gelfound and Ed Regine are also on the bill. The event features a catered dinner, champagne toast and party favors. 5:15 to 9 p.m. Dec. 31 East Coast New Year’s, 8:15 p.m. to midnight West Coast New Year’s, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley. $75 dinner/ show; $40 dinner only. (805) 426-6117;

Palm Garden New Year’s

Dance the New Year’s Eve night away as the Harry Selvin Big Band performs. The evening includes appetizers, a gourmet dinner buffet, dessert, a full cash bar and a champagne toast at midnight. $150. 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31, Palm Garden Hotel, 495 N. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. (805) 716-4200.

New Year’s Eve Comedy

Ring in 2022 with laughter at this comedy show hosted by Jason Love. 7 p.m. Dec. 31, Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

New Year’s Eve at Reagan Library

Enjoy dinner, dance to live music by Platinum Groove and sip champagne at midnight as you watch the ball drop under the wings of Air Force One. Guests can also tour “FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda” and “Christmas Around the World,” an exhibit featuring trees decorated to represent the 26 countries that President Ronald Reagan visited while in office. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31, Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. $165- $195. (805) 577-4057;

Liftoff at Bogie’s

The nightclub’s intergalactic New Year’s Eve celebration at the Westlake Village Inn includes three distinct celebration stations. Mars features appetizers, live music by the Sidetracs and a Las Vegas-style casino; Saturn has outdoor fire pit seating with music by the Partybots, and Jupiter sports a high-energy club atmosphere with a DJ. VIP spaces available. 8 p.m. Dec. 31, 32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. $100.