Wear a holiday costume and choose from a variety of routes, including 10k, half marathon, 30k, marathon and 50k. Runners will receive a handmade ornament, beautiful finisher’s medal, high end race day tech shirt and tons of fun race day swag. ParamountRanchTrailRuns.com
Pianist Yi-Nuo Wang is the first prize winner of the 2018 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, as well as the 2017 Wideman International Piano Competition. Noted for the “electrifying quality in her playing”, she has top honors at the Artist Recognition Scholarship Awards Competition at NYC’s International Keyboard Institute, and has performed with the Romanian Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra.
Enjoy Russian favorites composed by three of the The Mighty Five: Borodin, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. Additional pieces by Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky will make for a Russian performance you won’t forget! Tickets available through the theatre box office and Ticketmaster.com.
Open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The course starts on Dover Avenue in Thousand Oaks and finishes in front of La Reina High School and Middle School. Participants receive a free t-shirt, sponsor offers and a delicious pancake breakfast. Proceeds support the Sisters of Notre Dame Life and Ministry Fund. Nun.Run
This troupe of professional circus artists at the peak of their talents explores the awe and beauty of winter with their new show "Blizzard." Audiences will enjoy a crazy, fun, poetic and tender journey through winter and are invited to get lost in a moment of white wonder. Arts.Pepperdine.edu
Conejo Valley Audubon invites birders of all experience levels to attend monthly Beginner Bird Walks the second Wednesday of each month. Meet at 8 a.m. at the main parking lot, off Lynn Rd at Via Goleta in Newbury Park. For more information: 310.701.3878.
The musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Runs through 2/16. BAPAThousandOaks.com
The Go Red for Women luncheon serves as the cornerstone event of the Go Red for Women movement in local communities. This empowering event focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness and raising critically-needed funds to support research and education initiatives. AHACamarillo.ejoinme.org
This family friendly community expo and walk/runs feature food and drinks, live music and a kids corner. $35 pre-registration/$40 day-of. Proceeds benefit the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Events.lustgarten.org/
This annual gala honoring World War II and Korean War veterans features keynote speakers, entertainment and dinner. Proceeds benefit For the Troops’ programs, including sending care packages to soldiers in active service. ForTheTroops.org
Shop antiques, used and new merchandise sold by over 500 vendors and thousands of visitors, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Early Bird admission (6 a.m. to 9 a.m.): $10/person; regular admission. $5/person. Children under 12 are admitted free with an adult.
New West Symphony remembers the Holocaust with two concerts that honor the 75th anniversary of the liberation of concentration camps, performing uplifting music that acted as a beacon of hope, buoying people in the darkest of times. Brundibár was performed in the Thereseinstadt concentration camp and yet encourages faith in humankind. Concerts sold as a pair or as part of a subscription. Tickets start at $60. NewWestSymphony.org
The Flora Thornton Opera Program showcases its depth and versatility in this double billing of Purcell’s baroque tragedy and Puccini’s verismo comedy. The works will be performed back to back, with a brief intermission. Arts.Pepperdine.edu