Natalie Gelman & Kris Gruen
Jun
30
7:30 PM19:30

Natalie Gelman & Kris Gruen

Saturday, June 30th will be an evening of pure musical enjoyment with Ojai favorite Natalie Gelman, joined by Kris Gruen. Often compared to Sheryl Crow, Jewel and Joni Mitchell, Natalie’s music is contemporary and timeless. She writes honest, heartfelt songs - responding to current affairs and revealing parts of her inner self with the world. “Not too much about her, but somehow about me & everyone in the audience as well.” 
Kris Gruen writes songs about grownup life infused with a mystic wonder, softening the world’s sharp edges like a glass of exceptionally fine bourbon. Kris grew up steeped in classic records. His Americana influenced new folk is grounded in the tradition of great narrative songwriters like Cat Stevens and Paul Simon and yet Kris’s voice is strikingly current. Kris effortlessly blends sagacious wit and emotional depth.  While often garnering comparisons to contemporaries like The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, and Andrew Bird, Exclaim! Canada’s Music Authority aptly notes, “Kris Gruen is no mere imitator. He possesses a sound all his own.”
The music begins at 7:30, and there is a suggested donation of $20 at the door, and beverages are also available. 

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Flamenco Underground
Jul
7
8:00 PM20:00

Flamenco Underground

The Flamenco Underground is back in Ojai, with it's dynamic rhythms and gypsy songs! 
The Underground Exchange Ojai has teamed up with Flamenco Dancer Wendy Castellanos to host a night of Flamenco music and dance, featuring Tony Triana on Guitar, Gabriel Osuna, singing, and Cristina Lucio and Wendy Castellanos, dance on Saturday, July 7th. 
The show will open at 8pm with the mood setting Classical Spanish guitar played by Scott Wolf, and as the July dusk settles, this authentic Flamenco lineup will set the stage on fire with their entrancing rhythms and heart wrenching melodies. Seats are $20, and there will be beverages available. Reserve your seat today because this show will sell out!

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EllaHarp
Aug
11
7:30 PM19:30

EllaHarp

Join us for a very unique evening of music on Saturday, August 11th with EllaHarp. Ella Jenkins began playing the harp at age 8, alongside her sister, and her mother drove them both once a week 100 miles to receive the best lessons possible. Her love for traditional music took her to Glasgow Scotland on an unconditional acceptance to the RSAMD (now RCS) in Scottish harp and Gaelic song. 
Ella built a very small house on a trailer during 2011-12 and moved herself up to the Bay Area for what she find to be the happy medium between Scotland’s soggy unpredictably and LA’s burning fire of death. Now she writes music, swims in the ocean, and make all of her clothes and jewelry.
Interesting fact: my grandfather, Gordon Jenkins, wrote the song  ‘Crescent City Blues’ which Johnny Cash shamelessly ripped off for his well known song ‘Folsom Prison Blues’. EllaHarp brings blues, folk, and more to the harp, and will astonish you with a musical blend you've never heard before. Join us at 7:30, and with a $20 suggested donation at the door.

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Art House Film Night: The Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead"
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Art House Film Night: The Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead"

Art House Film Night is back Sunday, June 24th with "Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead". The tale of the Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians, they made art out of open-ended chaos and inadvertently achieved success on their own terms. Never-before-seen footage and interviews offer this unprecedented and unvarnished look at the life of the Dead. The film features newly conducted interviews with living band members and friends including Bob Weir and his wife Natascha, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, John Perry Barlow, Donna Godchaux, Dennis McNally, Barbara "Brigid" Meier, Nick Paumgarten, Steve Silberman, and Alan Trist. The film will begin at 7:00, and there is a $10 suggested donation is asked at the door. There is complimentary popcorn and beverages for donation as well.

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Y Tu Mama También
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Y Tu Mama También

Let's celebrate the Summer Solstice with a summer road trip (that doesn't actually exist!) in Y Tu Mama Tamiben Saturday, June 23rd. Mexico City. Two friends Tenoch and Julio have just seen their girlfriends head off to Europe for a vacation. They meet beautiful, vivacious Luisa, the wife of Tenoch's cousin Jano, at a wedding and go out of their way to impress her. Part of their spiel involves saying that they are heading to a fantastic, secluded beach. Luisa has a falling out with Jano and asks if she can accompany them. They naturally agree but there's one problem: the beach doesn't exist. Come celebrate the summer with us watching this great Mexican film at 7:00pm. There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door, complimentary popcorn, and beverages available for donation.

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Kavika G and the Cosmic Geckos
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Kavika G and the Cosmic Geckos

Get ready to get down and funky Friday, June 22nd with Kavika G and the Kosmic Geckos! Lead by Ojai favorite David Gorospe, this band will have you movin' and groovin' all night long because after the live band performance there will be a funky reggae DJ set! This show is set in the Underground Club House where we like to mingle, dance, and have a good time! The show starts at 8:00, and there is a $15-$20 suggested donation at the door. Beverages will also be available for donation.

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Stand Up Comedy featuring Josh Adam Myers
Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

Stand Up Comedy featuring Josh Adam Myers

Join us for another incredible night of laughter with Stand Up Comedy, Saturday June 16th! Host Jake Gallo has brought comedians from all over LA to give you a stellar night of roaring comedy. Carlisle Forrester and Aaron Thompson open the show for our headliner Josh Adam Myers, created of The Goddamn Comedy Jam on Comedy Central, and has toured the world making people laugh. Join us at 8pm, with a $20 suggested donation. Beverages are available as well. 

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Mimi Gilbert & Todd Hannigan
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Mimi Gilbert & Todd Hannigan

Join us Friday, June 15th for Mimi Gilbert and Todd Hannigan! Mimi Gilbert (Ojai, CA) discovered her love for music and performance on the streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle as a teenager. Now having spent the last few years touring consistently in the USA and Europe, she continues to carry her songs and story around the world, playing in venues of all kinds. In the realm of indie and cinematic folk, Mimi is harmony driven, with a love for deep rhythm. She creates layer upon layer of a raw, prevailing sound that simply burst with life, journey, and experience. Now based in Melbourne, Australia, Mimi looks forward to a USA tour with full band and a homecoming Ojai show preforming a collection of new songs. Todd Hannigan is an Ojai based composer, singer-songwriter, and Grammy Award winning film mixer and sound designer, with influences like Nick Drake, Mark Knofler, and Cat Stevens.  He is known in the international surf community for his collaborations with the Malloy brothers, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, and Jackson Browne. His original voice, perspective, and signature fingerpicking make him one of folks underground sons. The show begins at 7:30, with a $20 suggested donation at the door. Reserve your seat ahead of time for $15, plus a $1 processing fee. Beverages are also available.

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Stories on Stage: An Ojai Valley Toastmasters Showcase
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Stories on Stage: An Ojai Valley Toastmasters Showcase

Ever wonder what a Toastmaster’s Club is about?  This international organization was designed to help people get over their fear of public speaking, learn leadership skills and gain confidence in a supportive environment. It’s a place where rich stories are born, timid people find inner strength, and professionals can polish their skills. Please join us on Thursday, June 14th as we bring you some of our finest speakers, storytellers and tales. We hope you will be enthralled, laugh, and leave feeling inspired. The stories begin at 6:30, and there is a $15 suggested donation at the door. 

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Art House Film Night: Matter of Heart
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

Art House Film Night: Matter of Heart

Join us Sunday, June 10ths for a glimpse into one of the most amazing minds this world has known with Matter Of Heart. Matter of Heart is a compelling portrait of Carl Gustav Jung, whose extraordinary genius and humanity reached far beyond the sometimes exclusive realm of psychiatry into redefining the essential nature of who we are and what we hope to become.
More than a linear biography, the film presents a fuller perspective on this humanist, healer, friend, and mentor, through the skillful interweaving of rare home movies, valuable archival footage, and a wealth of interviews with such notables as Sir Laurens van der Post, Marie-Louise von Franz, and Joseph Henderson, M.D.
The film will start at 7:00pm, and there is a $10 suggested donation at the door. Beverages are also available for donation, and of course complimentary popcorn! 

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Christopher Hawley
Jun
9
7:30 PM19:30

Christopher Hawley

Saturday, June 9th we are excited to invite Christopher Hawley to the underground stage! Christopher Hawley makes music in major metropolises, ski towns, artist communities, beach and college towns all over the world, solo acoustic and with his band, the Rollers. Warming hearts in even the coldest of places, Hawley has a gift of making people feel good with his music. The Los Angeles-based artist has mastered this with the perfect combination of genuinely positive vibes, inspiring lyrics, transcendent guitar work, and danceable grooves within well crafted songs. Elements of Little Feat, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Duane Allman, and Andres Segovia abound.
Yoga, surging, and music are his passions, and he is excited to play Ojai's listening room. Eric Sullivan (lead guitarist for Lissie), one of Ojai's very own and very talented signer/songwriters will open the show at 7:30, with a suggested donation of $15-$20 at the door.

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Yoga Nidra
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga Nidra

You know how if something difficult is going on in life like a big decision or creative problem, and people tell you to "just sleep on it", and somehow in the morning you wake up and the answer or idea is clear?
Or how refreshed you feel after a long nap?
Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation technique that helps you achieve those types of feelings while being in an awake state.
Corey Gehrt has been a Yoga Nidra student and teacher for many years, and as part of the practice, he leads people through aspects of intention setting, body scanning and mental/physical relaxation to provide clarity, restoration and stress relief for mind and body.
The technique is used a lot for anything from stress to insomnia treatment, to some PTSD work. Corey gravitated towards it because he works in a creative field and needs to clear his mind for ideation.
Having taught at Meditation Mount, Corey is seeking a new home to bring his practice to the community while the Mount restores itself from the fire. Join us Saturday, June 9th for the first Yoga Nidra meditation at 9:00am. Please bring a mat and blanket, anything to make you comfortable. There is a $15 suggested donation at the door and space is limited so reservations are suggested.

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Keith Harkin
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Keith Harkin

Join us Friday, June 8th for Keith Harkin, an Irish singer songwriter and guitar playing minstrel who has been singing his way into the hearts of music lovers since the wee age of four. HIs musical talents have brought him across the world from the UK to Canada to Australia to America and back, over and over again in his past eight years touring.
During his time touring the States, he gained recognition from Grammy Award-winning Producer, David Foster, who then went on to sign Keith as one of his first artists to Verve Records. Keith released his first solo debut album with Foster and Verve Records, where they watched it soar to the number 1 spot on the Billboard charts.
Keith wrote all of his own material for his highly anticipated, second album released in mid 2015. This album takes a different, deeper more personal direction into Keith's musical styling. Keith's love for the classics (Don Henley, Glen Campbell, Tom Waits, Neil Young & Van Morrison show - to name a few) are reflected in his collection of folk-infused, acoustic pop sounds. Combined with his honey-thick voice and a full live band, Keith takes you on journey that creeps into his heart strings.
While working on his solo career, Keith also has continued to perform as a lead soloist in Celtic Thunder. His role in Celtic Thunder has brought him to write and record a number of his own songs for the show, as well as, perform for a vast audience Worldwide, including President Obama and the first Lady and recording numerous PBS specials.
There is a suggested donation of $20 at the door, and the show begins at 7:30. Beverages are also available for donation.

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Mikael Jorgensen & Issac Koran
Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

Mikael Jorgensen & Issac Koran

Join us Saturday, June 2nd for Mikael Jorgensen & Issac Koren! Mikael is lead pianist and keyboardist for Wilco, as well as band member for Pronto. He is a prominent collaborator in Ojai, including Rancho Electro, a web series where he invite a collaborator to Ojai, where they compose, perform, film and record a new song in the mountains using electronic and traditional instruments. He also has a TEdX talk.
Issac is also an Ojai local, and great music collaborator as well. He is a member of both The Kin and Bråves. Mikael & Isaac were talking one sunny afternoon at a child’s birthday party and confessed a shared interest in classic American songs and electronic music.  It was Jorgensen who thought to perform them excruciatingly slow, but as they rehearsed, the unconventional accompaniment of the synthesizer provided surprising contrast and depth. The duo have been performing in Ojai and Los Angeles throughout 2018 and are continually recording new versions of old songs. These creative and multifaceted artists begin at 7:00pm. A $20 suggested donation is at the door, and beverages will be available for donation.

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3 Bands, 1 Night, All Ages!
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

3 Bands, 1 Night, All Ages!

We are excited to host 3 High School age bands that are showing us what the future of music holds! Friday, June 1st is an all ages show, with music by Grrrls, Interior, and Without Rage. These punk-pop style bands will make you dance and move! The show will be held at the Underground Clubhouse, so get ready to be on your feet! There is a $10 suggested donation at the door, and the show begins at 7:00pm.

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Freud's Oracle
May
26
to May 27

Freud's Oracle

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Freud’s Oracle, a new play by award-winning author/actor Catherine Ann Jones, is a one-person play about the American poet H.D. and her relationship with Sigmund Freud. H.D. suffered great personal losses and a nervous breakdown due to the Great War and became Freud’s patient in 1933 because of an increasing paranoia about the rise of Hitler and the fear and certainty that another world war was coming.
The themes are the travesty of war and the triumph of the individual spirit. There will be three showings of this play, Saturday May 26th at 2:00pm & 7:00pm and Sunday May 27th at 2:00pm. There is a suggested donation of $15-$20 at the door. 

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Complicated Animals
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

Complicated Animals

Join us Friday, May 25th for an evening of "Indie Nova" (a blending of vintage-inspired Brazilian Bossa Nova, with Folk, Indie Pop, and Acoustic) with the husband/wife duo, Complicated Animals, the LA based duo of Monica da Silva and Chad Alger. Their 6-song EP “In This Game” (2015), was written and recorded in a cabin in the woods in Michigan. “In This Game” received rave reviews from blogs and journalists, and was called “a 6 song masterpiece” and the “beginning of a new sound” by PopMatters.  
Inspired by the changing seasons, and their mutual love for vintage films and music, da Silva and Alger really wanted to get back to the art of songwriting on “In This Game”. “We really wanted the songs to unfold like a story would”, says Alger. They took their time to carefully choose each and every sound that has gone into their collaboration, making sure that the songs evolve like the seasons.
The first single “Phoenix” is a hypnotic, upbeat indie pop song with vamping piano, a strong beat, and sexy vocals. "I woke up with the idea for 'Phoenix' in my head. I've always felt very drawn to the story of the Phoenix, because it is such a strong symbol of rebirth. We weren't sure how we were going to produce this at first, but after playing around with some piano sounds, Chad came up with the idea to do something grainy and repetitive, almost like a sampled hip-hop track," says da Silva. 
This beautiful joining of musical influences begins at 7:30, and there is a $20 suggested donation at the door.

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Sound Bath with Joshua Stoddard
May
24
2:00 PM14:00

Sound Bath with Joshua Stoddard

Join Joshua for a grounding sound bath experience that will leave you feeling centered and relaxed. His angelic soundscapes are created through a stream of consciousness process using guitar, voice, and quartz crystal singing bowls. The afternoon will begin and end with a brief silent meditation. No meditation experience is necessary; simply show up and find a comfortable resting position and let the sounds bath you! Please bring your own mat, cushion, or blanket in order to find your preferred lying down or seated position. Chairs will be available in the center. Joshua Stoddard has been a musician for 20 years. He combines his passion and experience with his love to provide a space of peace and healing for others.

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Global Dance Collective: A Turntable Dance Jam
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Global Dance Collective: A Turntable Dance Jam

Join us Saturday, May 19th as we circle around the globe with a performance of incredibly talented  dancers showcasing styles of dance from Indian Gypsy to Hip Hop, Bellydance to Contemporary, and Irish Step to Tap! We will take you on a trip back in time, performing traditional pieces, and then bring it all into the present day, blending dance, music, and culture. Our journey begins at 7:30, with a suggested donation at the door of $20-$25. Beverages are also available for donation. Our last Global Dance Collective show was a success, so reserving your seat is suggested.

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Let's Get Lost
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Let's Get Lost

Join us Friday, May 18th for a tribute to legendary jazz musician and singer Chet Baker, with the documentary "Let's Get Lost". Let's Get Lost is a 1988 American documentary film about the turbulent life and career of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker written and directed by Bruce Weber. A group of Baker fans, ranging from ex-associates to ex-wives and children, talk about the man. Weber’s film traces the man’s career from the 1950s, playing with jazz greats like Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan, and Russ Freeman, to the 1980s, when his heroin addiction and domestic indifference kept him in Europe. By juxtaposing these two decades, Weber presents a sharp contrast between the younger, handsome Baker — the statuesque idol who resembled a mix of James Dean and Jack Kerouac — to what he became, “a seamy looking drugstore cowboy-cum-derelict”, as J. Hoberman put it in his Village Voice review. The film begins at 7:00, and there is a suggested donation of $10 at the door and of course, complimentary popcorn! 

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Festival Express
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Festival Express

Join us Saturday, May 12th as we go back in time to the 1970's with "Festival Express". Festival Express is a 2003 documentary film about the 1970 train tour of the same name across Canada taken by some of North America's most popular rock bands, including Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy, Flying Burrito Bros, and Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. The film combines live footage shot during the 1970 concerts, as well as footage aboard the train itself, interspersed with present-day interviews with tour participants sharing their often humorous recollections of the events.
The film, released by THINKFilm, was produced by Gavin Poolman (son of the original 1970 film shoot's producer, Willem Poolman) together with John Trapman, and directed by double Grammy Award-winner Bob Smeaton (The Beatles Anthology), with music produced by Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin), and features original footage shot in 1970 by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Peter Biziou (Mississippi Burning, Pink Floyd – The Wall , The Truman Show). The original 1970 footage was filmed by director Frank Cvitanovich. A DVD release followed the film's 2003 theatrical run. The film begins at 7:00pm, with a $10 suggested donation at the door and of course, complimentary popcorn!

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Good Ol' Freda
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Good Ol' Freda

Join us Friday, May 11th for one of the top music documentaries, "Good Ol' Freda". Freda Kelly was just a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big. Though she had no concept of how far they would go, Freda had faith in The Beatles from the beginning, and The Beatles had faith in her.
History notes that The Beatles were together for 10 years, but Freda worked for them for 11. Many people came in and out of the band's circle as they grew to international stardom, but Freda remained a staple because of her unfaltering loyalty and dedication. As the Beatles' devoted secretary and friend, Freda was there as history unfolded; she was witness to the evolution – advances and setbacks, breakthroughs and challenges – of the greatest band in history.
In Good Ol' Freda, Freda tells her stories for the first time in 50 years. One of few documentaries with the support of the living Beatles and featuring original Beatles music, the film offers an insider perspective on the beloved band that changed the world of music.
Behind every great band, is a great woman. Come sit back, relax, and enjoy the story at 7:00pm. $10 suggested donation at the door and of course, complimentary popcorn!

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Art House Film Night: El Mariachi
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Art House Film Night: El Mariachi

Join us for a special Saturday Night Art House Film Night with "El Mariachi". El Mariachi is a 1992 American contemporary western action film and the first installment in the saga that came to be known as Robert Rodriguez's Mexico Trilogy. It marked the feature length debut of Rodriguez as writer and director. The Spanish language film was shot with a mainly amateur cast in the northern Mexican bordertown of Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico across from Del Rio, Texas, the home town of leading actor Carlos Gallardo. The US$7,000 production was originally intended for the Mexican home video market, but executives at Columbia Pictures liked the film so much that they bought the American distribution rights. Columbia eventually spent several times more than the 16 mm film's original budget on 35 mm transfers, promotion, marketing and distribution.
The success of Rodriguez's directorial debut led him to create two further entries, Desperado (1995) and Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003). For the two sequels, Antonio Banderas took over from Carlos Gallardo for the main character El Mariachi, though Gallardo co-produced both films and had a minor role in Desperado.
In 2011, El Mariachi was inducted into the Library of Congress to be preserved as part of its National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". The film is also recognized by Guinness World Records as the lowest-budgeted film ever to gross $1 million at the box office. The film begins at 7:00, and there is a $10 suggested donation at the door and complimentary popcorn.

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Clark Chimp
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Clark Chimp

Join us as Clark Chimp makes his way back across the galaxy and down to Ojai on Friday, May 4th. Clark is a singing/songwriting chimp from outer space, who creates music through the story of his travels. His songs, stories, whit and humor create a magical night for those lucky enough to be present. Catch him here at 7:30 before he flies off on another mission! Suggested donation of $15-$20, and beverages are available for donation. Reserve your seat here with an additional $1 processing fee.

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Art House Film Night: "Blues Road Movie"
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Art House Film Night: "Blues Road Movie"

Join us Sunday, April 29th for a trip down history lane as we dive into the story and culture that is known as blues music with the "Blues Road Movie". This film traces the road of the Blues and takes us on a journey to mythical places: From the banks of the Niger to New Orleans, going up the Mississippi through Memphis to the skyscrapers of Chicago. It tells the story of this culture which faced the worst barriers and shows that Humanity can overcome barbarity. The film begins at 7:00, and there is a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Complimentary popcorn and beverages for donation are also available. Reserve your seat now with an additional $1 processing fee.

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A Night of Comedy with Sam Tripoli
Apr
27
9:00 PM21:00

A Night of Comedy with Sam Tripoli

Let's laugh the night away because stand up comedy is back at the Exchange for one-night-only on Friday, April 27th. We are please to host our headliner Sam Tripoli from Comedy Central, The Late Late Show, MTV and more. 

Tripoli has said that performing and the desire to make people laugh has been in his blood since age two, and he began doing stand-up comedy in Las Vegas one night on a dare. He was soon performing in casinos as well as hosting his own weekly shows on the strip. His first break came while working the door at The Comedy Store where he was one of only two comedians to do their first set as a paid regular in The Main Room – the other was Roseanne Barr. In 2006 Tripoli was cast as a co-host on the network's Wild World of Spike. Then in 2008 Tripoli was chosen as a finalist in “Who Wants to be Howard Stern" contest, and his demo was played on-air. He has toured as part of The Monsters of Comedy, Rock Stars of Comedy and a USO Tour of Afghanistan organized by Vince Vaughn. Tripoli created The Naughty Show, which is both a live comedy variety show and a weekly podcast on the DEATHSQUAD network. He is also a frequent guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and Ice House Chronicles. In 2012, Tripoli and comedians Ari Shaffir and Jayson Thibault launched Punch-Drunk, a sports radio show, on the Toadhop Network. In 2017, Tripoli released a double comedy album, "The Diabolical".

Hosting the evening will be Ventura's own Jake Gallo, with Mark Muratore and Carlisle Forrester also on the bill. The laughter begins at 9:00, and there is a suggested donation of $20 at the door. Beverages will be available. Reserve your seat here with an additional $1 processing fee.

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Art House Film Night: "Sometimes I Dream I'm Flying"
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Art House Film Night: "Sometimes I Dream I'm Flying"

Join us Sunday, April 22nd for another Art House Film Night. "Sometimes I Dream I'm Flying" is a French Documentary about the world of Ballet. Ahead of Weronika, an outstanding graduate of Warsaw Ballet School, lies the prospect of an international career. It turns out that talent, dedication and hard work are not always a guarantee to success. Sometimes one bad moment wipes out all the plans. However, Weronika isn't one to give up easily. The film begins at 7:00, and there is a $10 suggested donation at the door and complimentary popcorn. Reserve ahead of time here for an additional $1 processing fee.

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Sharon & Jade Hendrix
Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Sharon & Jade Hendrix

Saturday, April 21st will be a very special evening of music for the mother/daughter duo of Sharon and Jade Hendrix will be performing together for the first time in Ojai in a very long time. Also known as "Muffy" Hendrix, Sharon Hendrix sung background vocals for Bob Dylan, Natalie Cole, Olivia Newton-John, Barry Manilow and Harry Chapin. She has recorded duets with Billy Preston and Barry Manilow ("Ain't Nothin' Like The Real Thing"). Among Sharon’s early recordings are songs written by the award-winning composers, Michael Sembello, Jeffrey Osbourne and Don Freeman. Her daughter Jade is just as impressive. Her most joyful memories are of growing up backstage, watching from the sidelines as her mother performed, and listening to Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, Judy Garland and Donny Hathaway, her greatest sources of inspiration. Jade’s talent is undeniable; her music, irresistible. Jade, who recently released her latest EP Farewell To Emerald City, has toured England and the US, headlining shows, festivals, playing alongside friends, family and sharing bills with legendary artists such as Judy Collins, Robben Ford and Dave Mason. Bernie Larsen, another incredibly talented singer/songwriter and world touring musician opens the show at 7:30. There is a suggested donation of $15-$20 at the door, and beverages are also available by donation. 

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Mark Goldenberg with Bernie Larsen
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Mark Goldenberg with Bernie Larsen

Join us as Mark Goldenberg takes the stage Friday, April 20th, as he brings us an evening of solo music. Hailing from Chicago, Mark moved to California upon his first record deal. He has been a founder and member of a few different bands including The Cretones, Our Town, and currently collaborates with Jennifer Condos and Jay Bellerose in Trio. Mark has written for and played with many artists including Linda Rondstadt, The Pointer Sisters, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Frampton, Eels, Natalie Imbruglia, Chris Isaak, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and William Shatner (to name a few). We are excited for him to perform solo at the Underground Exchange. Singer/songwriter/producer Bernie Larsen (Melissa Ethridge, El Rayo-X, Jackson Browne) opens the show with his style of reggae, R&B, and soul at 7:30. A suggested donation of $15-$20 is asked at the door, and beverages will also be available for donation.

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Ariana Saraha & Fernando Medina with Tony Khalife
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Ariana Saraha & Fernando Medina with Tony Khalife

Join us for a special night of music Thursday April 19th for Flight Behavior Spring Tour 2018 with Ariana Saraha (vox, frame drums, kalimba...) & Fernando Medina (drums, percussion, "rhythm painter"). Special opening set and guest musicianship by Tony Khalife! A portion of the proceeds will go towards local ecosystem restoration and fire remediation in partnership with the Ojai Land Conservency Association. Ariana Saraha is a singer, musician, and composer with a global soul. Most often compared to Celtic singer Loreena McKennitt and alt-world artists Dead Can Dance, Saraha draws upon influences from the Mediterranean, Middle East, India, and Celtic & Eastern Europe, as well as performing a choice selection of traditional music of the same diaspora. But what really invites the listener in, beyond her vocal finesse and Old World influences, is Saraha’s rare mixture of raw wildness and heartfelt intimacy.
Flight Behavior is her new project with Fernando Medina, drummer/percussionist. Together they weave a danceable and sensual mix of music that evokes the night sky, the flowering earth, and the blood river in our veins. The show begins at 7:30, and there is a $15-$20 suggested donation at the door. 

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King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis

April 6th marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. In remembrance, we will be dedicating our Art House Film Night on Sunday April 15th to him with part 2 of "King: A Filmed Record...From Montgomery To Memphis". From five time Academy Award nominee Sidney Lumet (Dog Day Afternoon, Network) and four time Oscar winner Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve, Cleopatra, Guys & Dolls) comes the never before released landmark documentary that chronicles the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Originally screened in theaters for only a single night in 1970, King: A Filmed Record features Paul Newman, James Earl Jones, Charlton Heston, Sidney Poitier, Walter Matthau & Marlon Brando, among others, with newsreel and archival footage to create a powerful and comprehensive record of Dr. King's legacy and the American Civil Rights movement. King: A Filmed Record is an indispensable primary resource of a pivotal moment in American and world history. Join us for this night of remembrance and inspiration at 7:00. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door, and complimentary popcorn.

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Gang of Nannies
Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

Gang of Nannies

The Nannies are back! Saturday, April 14th will be a night of music to knock your socks off! The stage will be full of internationally touring musicians who know how to make you groove. The Gang of Nannies is lead by singer/songwriter/producer Bernie Larsen (El Rayo-X, Melissa Ethridge, Lucinda Williams and more), singing original works of reggae, rock, r&b and soul, while playing his guitar that will make your jaw drop. Accompanying him is Kevin McCormick on bass (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne), Eric Sullivan (Lissie, Radio Skies), Karl Hunter (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy) and Robert Rachelli (every band in the VC)! There will also be a special appearance by Cassidy Linder (professional tap dancer) improvising on a few songs. When the Nannies come out to play, it's always a night to remember! There is a $15-$20 suggested donation at the door, and the show begins at 7:30.

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Iggy T & The Crazymakers
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Iggy T & The Crazymakers

We are thrilled to host Iggy T & The Crazymakers at the Underground Clubhouse Friday, April 13th! After hosting their EP release party, Iggy T has been busy creating music videos, more music, and they are ready to play once more this time at our fun and funky space right next to the Exchange. Iggy T brings fun, rock, soulful, make you wanna dance style music for you to shake your groove thing to all night long. Join us at 8pm for this show, and there's a $20 suggested donation at the door.

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