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.

Fall 2018 Events


A Conversation with Artist Salomon Huerta


Wednesday, September 5 @ 2pm

Salomon Huerta, M.F.A., is a critically acclaimed artist. Born in Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico), he was raised in Boyle Heights’ Ramona Gardens public housing project. Huerta’s art has been exhibited in influential exhibitions, galleries and museums, such as the 2000 Whitney Biennial in New York, the Gagosian Gallery in London, England, and Studio La Città in Verona, Italy. 

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~ Hispanic Heritage Month ~

Dr. Gilda Ochoa Speaks on Academic Profiling


Thursday, September 20 @ 6pm

The scars of racist and sexist schooling are deep and so are legacies of struggle. Through poetry, stories, and students' testimonials, this talk considers the impacts of academic profiling and shares critically hopeful approaches to education.

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Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image


Thursday, October 4 @ 6pm


A documentary screening on the pioneering people who are fighting to redefine society's dangerous and impossible beauty standards and have a discussion on body image and representation with a Q&A from the audience.

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LIVE from L.A. ~ Stand-up Comedy!


Thursday, October 11 @ 6pm

A great line-up of Los Angeles comedians hosted by Jason Love. Performers include Tarun Shetty, Monique Marvez, Camilla Cleese, and Darren Carter.


Creating Social Change Through Reality Improv



Thursday, October 18 @ 6pm


The award-winning reality improv group Straight Up joins students and faculty from Oxnard College for a refreshing look at the myths and facts of college life.


A Conversation with Oxnard College Anthropologists



Thursday, November 1 @ 12:30pm



Every era has its struggles. What about now? Join Oxnard College Anthropology faculty in a lively exploration of some of the world’s most important current events. What’s going on? Are things getting worse...or are they better than ever?

Dr. Arion Melidonis and Dr. Linda Kama'ila are both anthropologists. Dr. Melidonis studied at Princeton, Dr. Kama'ila studied at Stanford. They are both interested in borders, ethnicity, gender, and the ways in which conflict and strife shape the human experience.



Regional Mexican Music with Hermanos Herrera


Thursday, November 15 @ 6pm


Our newest music faculty member, Jorge Herrera, will be bringing his ensemble to Oxnard College. The Oxnard College Mariachi Ensemble may make a guest appearance as well!

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Bodies in Motion



Thursday, December 6 @ 6pm


The Bodies in Motion lecture demonstration will take the audience on a dance-making journey through improvisation, vocabulary creation and phrase building.

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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.