OC LIVE is the performing arts and lecture series at Oxnard College (OC). We bring dynamic and inspiring speakers and artists to OC’s state-of-the-art Performing Arts Building throughout the academic year. In addition to academic lectures and panels across varying fields, other events include visual art discussions, film and video screenings, theater and dance performances, music concerts, literature readings, scientific considerations, comedy nights, and more. To ensure the series speaks to our community and supports our educational mission, event planning includes the collaboration of OC students, staff, and faculty. OC LIVE creates community and expands the horizons of our students through talks and performances that delight, inspire, and inform. OC LIVE presentations take place a varying times of day and night, see below for more information on our upcoming events. 
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If you need ASL interpreting services for this OC LIVE event, please contact director Dr. Amy Edwards at aedwards@vcccd.edu seven days prior to the event and it will be provided free of charge.

Spring 2019 Events


CENTRAL4 Piano Quartet

Thursday, January 31 @ 6pm

Elizabeth Hedman (violin), Meredith Crawford (viola), Paula Fehrenbach (cello), and Timothy Durkovic (piano) make up the CENTRAL4 quartet, which has been active since its debut performance in 2010, with performances at numerous venues in Southern California, Oregon, the East Coast, and Central America. Members of the group will be performing the Brahms C Major Piano Trio following by a short Q&A. 

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~ African American History Month ~



Wednesday, February 13 @ 2:30pm

Sara Mayo-Rex will deliver a dynamic interactive speaking experience focusing on activating intrinsic excellence. Participants will enjoy this presentation on leadership, achievement and elevating their personal, professional and community-based aspirations.

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Crooked Eye Tommy


Thursday, February 28 @ 6pm


Get cookin' with Ventura County's own award-winning blues band, Crooked Eye Tommy!

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~ Women's History Month ~

Coming to America ~ Transformations


Wednesday, March 6 @ 4:30pm

A solo play written and performed by Stephanie Satie. Meet ten women whose lives have been transformed, first, by extraordinary events in their country of birth, – El Salvador, Armenia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Russia, Serbia, Cambodia and Syria – then, by their response to America. Moving, timely,  perfect for these tumultuous times. 


Borderlands: Panel Discussion in conjunction with Borderlands Art Exhibit



Wednesday, March 13 @ 2:30pm


Panel discussion with three of the artists participating in the Borderlands exhibit at the McNish Gallery. Panelists to include Scott Nicol and David Freeman from the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, and Hillary Mushkin from Los Angeles, CA.  Moderated by the curator, Moorpark College Art Professor Cynthia Minet, the panel will focus on issues relating to borders, the politics of landscape, the environment, and identity in the artists' works.


Dreamers Club ~ A Film by Dolores Huerta



Tuesday, April 9 @ 2:30pm



Join the OC Dreamers Club and OC Sociology Professor Dolores Ortiz for a screening of the award-winning documentary Dolores: Rebel, Activist, Feminist, Mother. After the film, we will discuss social issues and change from the 1950s to the present. This program is in honor of California’s Dolores Huerta Day.





Thursday, April 18 @ 6pm


We are pleased to present WEspeak, a campus initiative that celebrates the unique voices of our student community. Join us as OC students share stories about their lives on campus and beyond, giving insight into what it’s like to meet life’s challenges right here, right now. Come for the stories, leave inspired and enlightened!

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Broadway Night!



Tuesday, April 23 @ 7pm


Enjoy a free sneak preview of Broadway Night! This exclusive dress rehearsal for OC staff and students will be a lot of fun, with eight talented young singers and a selection of Broadway’s greatest hits!

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Oxnard College's Visual and Performing Arts Student Showcase!



Thursday, May 9 @ 6pm


The Oxnard College Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) department which includes DANCE, MUSIC, ART, THEATRE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES, and FILM/TV/ELECTRONIC MEDIA is putting on their 3nd annual department student showcase! The entire showcase will feature OC students from all of the disciplines mentioned above. You will listen to live music, watch live dance, watch dramatic monologues, observe fine art, be an audience for public speaking, and much much more! 

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For more information about the series, or to submit your proposal,

contact OC LIVE at OCLIVE@vcccd.edu

Director ~ Dr. Amy Edwards


These events are FREE to the public and are interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing upon request.
Parking: $2.