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Under the Open Sky 2022

Friday, September 16, 2022 | 5:15 pm
Ventura River Steelhead Preserve

This event has ended. Thank you for coming!

Join us Friday, September 16, at Under the Open Sky—a locally sourced farm-to-table dinner by Lorraine Lim Catering, live music by Dave Cipriani, beer provided by Topa Topa Brewing Co., spirits by Ventura Spirits, kombucha donated by Revel, wine donated by Bonny Doon Vineyard, Lapis Luna Wines, The Big Red Monster, and Bubble Butt Rosé Seltzer, live music by Dave Cipriani, a virtual auction, and a paddle raise. When the sun sets we will enjoy a collection of films selected for this special event that will not be shown on Saturday night, including Patagonia’s latest short film “North Shore Betty” that will be followed by an in person Q&A with the star of film, world-class athlete Betty Birrell.

All attendees will also receive a complimentary ticket to Saturday night’s Mountainfilm on Tour. 

This event will sell out. Please purchase your tickets early.


Tickets are $225 per person and include:

All food and drinks are included.

Purchase a Table

Purchase a table for 10 at a discounted price of $2,100 to Under the Open Sky and bring your friends!

Purchase Conditions

We want to host the best and safest film festival possible. Conditions surrounding Covid-19 are changing and guidelines and safe practices are being followed from the CDC, Federal, State, and Local governments. The festival will follow all current guidelines that are in place. OVS and OVLC may require stricter guidelines. You must comply with all requirements to attend the event and refunds will not be issued if you fail to comply.

Special Guest

Betty Birrell aka North Shore Betty

We are excited to announce that world-class athlete, Betty Birrell, is going to be our special guest at Under the Open Sky this year! At age 45, Betty picked up mountain biking after pioneering women’s professional windsurfing in her early days followed by a successful career in mountaineering. Now nearly three decades later, the single mother has made a name for herself shredding the harrowing mountain biking trails of British Columbia’s North Shore Mountains, and she’s not stopping anytime soon. For Betty, life is one giant playground and her story is truly inspiring. A role model to her son and the world, Betty is living proof that you’re never too old to send it.

Join us Friday night for a showing of Patagonia’s short film “North Shore Betty” followed by an in person Q&A with Betty!

Event Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the event? Or donating to the silent auction or raffles? Contact Adam Morrison at

See our sponsors and learn more about the perks here »

Thank You to Our Sponsors

All proceeds go towards protecting the open space, wildlife habitat, watersheds, and views of the Ojai Valley for current and future generations.

Thank you to Marc Alt and Nathan Wickstrum for the photos.

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