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.

Spring 2018 Events

El Violín: Patrick Contreras

Wednesday, January 31 

El Violin’s (Patrick Contreras) music is a blend of Mariachi, Soul and Rock that can best be described as Chicano Violin Music. From originals to explosive covers of Santana, you don’t want to this one of a kind music experience!

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Sociology Speaks: SEED ~ The Untold Story

Wednesday, February 7

SEED: The Untold Story is an award-winning documentary that reveals one of the most critical issues of our time, illuminating a global tragedy that is virtually unknown to the public. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED bears witness to our 12,000-year history of agriculture seen through the eyes of seed keepers, scientists, farmers and indigenous people who are stewarding our food into the future.

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Breaking Boundaries With Travel: GO.  MEET.  LEARN.

Wednesday, February 28

Oxnard College’s Geography Professor Danza will inspire you to break your boundaries and travel abroad. Using stunning photos and videos from his journeys, he discusses how to have the right perspective as a traveler and how to break boundaries as a visitor. You will learn tips and tricks of travel and how to make the trip  more affordable.   

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Celebrate International Women's Day with 

Level the Playing Field: Creating Both Equal and Successful Workplaces

Thursday, March 8

Many women experience a playing field at work that is anything but level. Gender equality is a long way off at most US Companies.  While close to 52% of professional jobs are held by women, it’s estimated that women won’t achieve leadership equality until 2085. Yes, 2085! On March 8, International Women’s Day, our OC LIVE event will feature speakers sharing successful tools for navigating work in unequal environments. This event will also discuss the gifts and abilities that both women and men bring to create more equal, effective, and successful workplaces.

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Becoming Johanna:  

A Film and Conversation with Johanna, a Young Transgender Latina

Tuesday, March 20

Becoming Johanna is a compelling story that follows the struggles transgender teens face every day. In the end, Johanna refuses to let her mother’s rejection define her life and she continues the journey toward becoming comfortable in her own skin. She finds mentors and a family-of-choice who love and support her and enable her to thrive. Johanna’s story is as beautiful as she is, and will leave you hopeful that we can build communities that accept all of our children just the way they are.

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Opening Night: The Improvised Musical!

Thursday, April 5

OPENING NIGHT: THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL! is exactly that - a Broadway- style musical that is made up on the spot, based on audience suggestion. Therefore, every night is the `Opening Night’ of a musical that has never been seen! Sadly, it is also the closing night, but closing night sounds so very final. Every show, whether a mind- numbing rock opera or a tap-dancing Phantom-filled fiesta, is a completely unique experience!

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Wednesday, April 25

OC's inaugural WEspeak will feature Oxnard College students sharing their stories and ideas live on stage.

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The Visual and Performing Arts Spring Student Showcase

Thursday, May 10

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 2nd annual department student showcase!

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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.
Parking: $2.