A monthly showcase of art, music, dancing & dining in downtown Oxnard.
 

The Oxnard Art Beat on August 13th promises another lively Second Saturday full of art, music, dining and entertainment in downtown, starting at 5pm and going to closing time.  Highlights this month include the chance to wear a work of art, glow in the dark, try spinach empanadas, watch theatre on the grass, help a family, or be reminded of how to look deeply- all on the Art Beat.

Expect the unexpected in Downtown Oxnard, and don’t forget dessert!

EARLY ART BEAT HOURS ~

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ARTS FOR ACTIONNot open for this Art Beat – sorry!
Prepping for our September show, “SK805”.
Website  |  535 South C Street
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ALERT ON B ~ GUERRILLA GALLERY5 – 10pm
Exhibition: “Markings” Solo Show by Erik Reel. 
Eril Reel resets the state of looking with his solo show, “Markings.”  Promising to provide refuge from the noise of marketing and manipulated reality, these new works reward the viewer who looks deeply.  As critic Nikki Arconi writes, ReeL’s work offers “the triumph of feeling over the manufactured.”

Website  |  405 South B Street, Suite 3
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CAFE ON A / ACUNA GALLERY & CULTURAL CENTER5 – 10pm
Exhibition: Art With A Heart ~ Fundraiser, Art Show & Live Music 
Art & Community are joining forces to help the Hernandez Family whose members were severely injured after a hit & run accident. Donated art work from over 40 artists, raffles, live music and painting, speakers and more!  
E-mail: sicksthree63@gmail.com  |  438 South A Street

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CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM - extended hours until 9pm
Exhibition: Splash!  liquid energy splattered   |   2nd Saturday Spotlight Artist: Edwin Souby
Twenty-two California artists show the wind-up and crash of falling water in realistic and abstract imagery.  From 5 – 9pm, meet Art Beat Spotlight Artist, photographer Edwin Souby, who has mastered the digital print to create optic fantasies and beautifully realistic scenes. 

Website  |  424 South C Street
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CASAPUEBLO - open til midnight
Exhibition: The Art of Denis O’Leary
Local school teacher and elected official Denis O’Leary showcases his beautiful cubist portraits of Latin American historical figures. His engaging and original oil paintings typically reflect daily life and Latino subjects. 
310 South C Street

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DOWNTOWN CENTER FOR THE ARTS   - 5 – 9pm
Exhibition: Faces of Mexico
Gregg Arbeene’s ‘pop portraits,’ with their heightened color and simplicity of line, capture the essences of famous Mexicans and Historical Mexican Icons.  Parents are encouraged to bring their kids.
Website  |  329 North Fifth Street

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ELITE THEATER - 8 – 10pm
Performance: As it is in Heaven, runs from Aug 12 to Sept 18th
Catch the latest Elite show! A religious community is changed when a non-believer has an ecstatic experience. The 1830′s Shaker society of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky comes to life on stage. Acapella hymns punctuate the scenes and the end explodes with joyful Shaker singing and ecstatic dance.  Reservations highly recommended. 
 
 
Website  |  730 South B Street

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McMULLENS JAPANESE ART & ANTIQUES5 – 9pm
Performance: Kimono Show- starring you! at 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30
Wear a work of art by slipping on a kimono and being a part of a show traces over two hundred years of the history of the Kimona. Then enjoy McMullen’s exquisite collection of Japanese art and furnishings spanning over 400 years.Website  |  505 South A Street
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MY SISTER’S CLOSET & ATTICextended hours until 8pm
Offering extended hours for Art Beat so you can take a peek at their unique collection of hand-picked collectibles and vintage decorative arts.
535 South A Street
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PLAZA CINEMAS
Catch that movie you might have missed!
Showtimes
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PISTOL PRODUCTIONS at THE KITCHEN   – 5 – 10pm
Exhibition: The Glow Show
The works of over 20 local artists come to life under the other-worldy glow of blacklight.  Bright florescent colors will bounce off blacklight-reactive 2D and 3D art, including the live painting sessions. The show is sure to demand your attention and captivate your senses – pieces must be seen in person to truly appreciate the effect!  
Website  |  529 South A Street

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TEATRO DE LAS AMERICAS
Performance: Roving Theatre Skits- catch it if you can!
6pm at Casapueblo; 7pm at the Carnegie; 8pm in Plaza Park
Teatro de las Américas will be presenting two skits: “Latina blanca / White Latina” and “Español despistado / Spanish Gone Wrong,” both humorous takes on the immigrant experience.  These original works were created during the 2011 Actors’ Workshop, under the direction of Ángela Cruz.  
Casapueblo – 310 South C Street  |  Carnegie Art Museum – 424 South C Street  |  Plaza Park – 5th & B Street

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TOMAS CAFE  - 5 – 9pm
Exhibition: The Vanishing of a People
Painter Augustin Bravo began this collection over two decades ago when he sensed that the traditions of his Mexican village were beginning to disappear.  In lush oils, he reveres the characters and traditions of his native land.
622 South A Street

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DINING & LATE NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT~

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5th STREET STEAK AND SEAFOOD ~ dinner til 9:30; open til 1am
Enjoy upscale steakhouse fare for dinner, or come back for a cocktail around the fire pit.  Guests are raving about the steaks and the Chicken Allison and the signature drink, the 5th Street Godfather. 
231 West 5th St

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CASAPUEBLO CAFEdinner until 11, open til midnight
Theatre at 6pm , Live Music, Art, and late night dining
Brand new to Oxnard, featuring authentic South American cuisine served late into the night with live music.  Also a grocery store that offers a variety of meats and specialty goods including loose leaf maté and wine tastings.  See Early Hours listings for details on the art show and Teatro’s performance.
310 S. C Street

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THE IRON HORSEdinner until 9:00, open til midnight
Happy Hour food & drink specials until 7pm
Oxnard’s version of Cheers- a comfortable bar and restaurant complete with favorite tunes on the jukebox.  Come see why the menu, featuring Mexican, Southwestern, American dishes under $8.95, won the People’s Choice Award for the 2011 Salsa Festival. 
221 W 5th St

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THE KITCHEN - dinner until 9:30, open til midnight
Pool, Food, Beer – $3 drink & food specials until 7pm
Welcome to Oxnard’s gastropub- sophisticated pub fare and over a dozen hand-chosen craft beers in tap. After The Glow Show, hang out to shoot pool and dance.
529 South A Street

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LA DOLCE VITAdinner until 9:30, open until midnight
Happy Hour until 8pm, Karaoke starts at 9pm
Enjoy an award-winning Italian-inspired meal, or sing to your hearts content with karaoke dj KJ Leigh’s endless choice of songs- from popular tunes to cult classics. Come for the Food ~ Stay for the Songs!
Website   |  740 South B St.
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SUGAR BEETSdinner until 9:30 , open until 1:30am

Jazz 6 – 9 pm, Dancing 9 pm – 1 am
Smooth and Sassy Second Saturday’s at Sugar Beets! Enjoy jazz with E Smooth over a delicious meal in a comfortable, classy setting and then come back for late night fun and dancing to some of the Rockin’ Español tunes from the 80’s and 90‘s.
Website  |  455 South A. Street

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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