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 2019 Events


A Celebration of Flamenco!

For Hispanic Heritage Month


Tuesday, September 17 @ 6pm

Enjoy the entrancing rhythms of Flamenco in this specially curated performance with Gabriel Osuna, Gerardo Morales, Mateo Amper, and a special guest dancer! From Spain to LA, this performance features the Latin Jazz side of Flamenco.

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Performing Arts Education in Ventura County

Regional Transfer Success in the Performing Arts

Organized by Project ALAS


Thursday, September 26 @ 7pm

Explore the performing arts with artists from our local colleges and universities! Join students and faculty from Oxnard College, Moorpark College, Ventura College, and Cal State Channel Islands in this special presentation organized by Project ALAS (Aligning Learning and Academic Success). Opportunities for performing arts students at all levels are showcased. This event includes a panel discussion and Q&A on transfer.

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Comedy from Chicano Secret Service


Thursday, October 10 @ 6pm


Get ready for some undercover intelligence with Chicano Secret Service! Edgy, topical, political and keyed to the beat of today’s Los Angeles, this comedy troupe mixes Franz Fanon, Paleo Fieri and, yes, Monty Python. See it to believe it!

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Strategies of Segregation


Wednesday, October 23 @ 6pm

OC alumnus Dr. David Garcia returns to discuss his recent work on racially separate and unequal schooling for Mexican American and Black students here in Oxnard. Dr. Garcia is Professor of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. His new book is Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality (UC Press, 2018).


Mud & Dust: Our Climate Future



Thursday, November 7 @ 4pm


From mud (heavy rains) to dust (prolonged drought), we are feeling climate change here in Ventura County. Join Geography professor Jim Danza in this interactive presentation, from global warming in Alaska to extreme heat in California.


Jason Love presents



Thursday, December 5 @ 6pm


Join us for our annual comedy showcase with Jason Love and an all-star cast of stand-up comedians! t’s always a good time as Jason brings Hollywood to Oxnard!

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

contact OC LIVE at aedwards@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.