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November 05, 1998

Cabrillo Music Theater will open a new performance season Friday with the behind-the-scenes show business musical "Gypsy" at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Kavli Theatre. The production has traditionally been considered a star vehicle since 1959 when Ethel Merman first wowed Broadway audiences as Mama Rose. The show was revived with Angela Lansbury in 1973 and Tyne Daly in 1989, both of whom won Tonys for the part. Cabrillo's rendition stars Ilene Graff as Mama Rose, the driven stage mother who pushes her two daughters to perform in vaudeville. The production features memorable songs by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim.

* Cabrillo Music Theater presents "Gypsy" at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Show times: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 15. $16-$29. Call 497-8616.

Native Americans

Native Americans of the Central Coast are the subject of a new photo essay at the Camarillo Library. Presented by the Black Gold Cooperative Library System Advisory Board, the display comprises 100 photographs culled from museums, archives and family collections. Included are images of the Tataviam people from interior Ventura County, the Nicoleno from San Nicolas Island and the Salinan from northern San Luis Obispo County. An open house and reception will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the library. The exhibit will be on display through November.

* A new photo essay portraying California Indian Heritage along the Central Coast Coast is on display through November at the Camarillo Library, 3100 Ponderosa Drive. Reception: 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday. Library hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tueday-Sunday. Call 646-0117.

Watercolor Benefit

Thousand Oaks Plein Air Watercolorists will hold a benefit "Paint Out" at the Stagecoach Inn Museum on Sunday. Members in period costume will set up their easels on the lawns of the museum where they will demonstrate watercolor techniques and offer their wares for sale. A percentage of sales will be donated to the museum. It all takes place from noon to 4 p.m., and refreshments will be served. The group is also presenting its first membership exhibit at the museum, which will be on display through December.

* Stagecoach Inn Museum will host the Thousand Oaks Plein Air Watercolorists "Paint Out" on Sunday from noon-4 p.m. The museum is at 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Museum admission: $3 general, $2 senior citizens, $1 children. Call 498-9441.

Home Tour

If home touring is an interest of yours, you might consider Sunday's fund-raiser presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Paula. The fifth annual Harvest Home Tour will feature four abodes that "reveal the owners' personalities and their unique collections." Home sites: 19304 E. Telegraph Road; 19659 E. Telegraph Road; 1330 Boosey Road; 1211 Boosey Road. Participants will be treated to refreshments at the Familia Diaz Restaurant, 245 S. 10th St.

* Boys & Girls Club of Santa Paula will hold its annual Harvest Home Tour Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tickets are available at any of the tour stops. $12 advance; $15 day of event. For more information, call 525-7910.

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