Vol. 15, No. 02 – Oct 20 – Nov 2, 2021 – Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Storytelling Festival will present a musical evening featuring the Dreamland Band’s A Celebration of Joni Mitchell with Kimberly Ford and the Reverend Robert B. Jones critically acclaimed piece, “Three Chords, Five Notes” on Thursday, Oct. 28 at the Ojai Art Center Patio @ 7:30 pm. Tickets are $37 for adults and $35 for seniors(65+). All ticket holders must either show a vaccine record card or a negative Covid test three days prior to the event.

A Celebration of Joni Mitchell featuring Kimberly Ford is a rocking tribute to the most iconic singer-songwriter of the Woodstock generation. Mitchell touched millions with her nearly 40-year career that spanned genres from contemporary folk to jazz to full-throated pop-rock. This incredible seven-piece band, modeled on Joni’s tenure with Tom Scott & the L.A. Express, plays all your favorite tunes, like Help Me, Both Sides Now, Conversation, Blue, River, All I Want, Free Man in Paris, Carey and, of course, Woodstock. The piece also features stories about Joni Mitchell.

Halloween at the Ojai Storytelling Festival
At this year’s festival, there are two events with Halloween content.  On Saturday, Oct. 30 at 6 pm at Libbey Bowl, the Ojai Storytelling Festival presents “Tales of Mystery and Suspense” with all the storytellers. The event begins with music by the Sheriffs of Schroedingham starting at 5 and at 6 the storytellers take the stage to offer an evening of spooky tales geared for adults and kids, ages 13 and above.
On Sunday, Oct. 31st  from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Libbey Park Fountain there will be a free event for kids with a Halloween theme.  Kids are encouraged to wear costumes, and there will be crafts, games and treats.
Tickets are available at www.ojaistoryfest.org.

The Ojai Holiday Marketplace kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14, 10am to 4pm both days, at Libbey Park. Presented by the Ojai Festival Women’s Committee, this treasured tradition will feature a collection of curated lifestyle and fashion items from more than 50 booths. In addition to shopping, attendees will enjoy musical performances, carolers wandering the marketplace, and Santa handing out candy canes.

Admission to the Marketplace is free. Portion of the proceeds from the sales during the weekend will be donated to the Ojai Music Festival and its BRAVO education programs in the schools and community. For more information visit at OjaiFestival.org.

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