New West Symphony will continue its performance season this weekend with an all-orchestral program, highlighted by Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Also on tap, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95. Boris Brott will conduct.

* New West Symphony; Friday, 8 p.m., Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.; Saturday, 8 p.m., Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way. $8-$67. 497-5800. Internet:


The fifth annual Native American Honoring Our Youth Intertribal Powwow will be held Saturday at Hawks Grove in Oxnard. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with storytelling by local Chumash elder Alan Salazar and others. More than 30 Native American tribes will perform dances, drumming and music from noon to 7 p.m. Cherokee recording artist Elk Whistle will be a featured performer. There will also be vendors, games and food. Canned foods and books will be collected for donation to Native American families in the county and on reservations. Proceeds will go toward college scholarships for Native American high school seniors in the area and toward youth cultural programs.


* Native American Honoring Our Youth Intertribal Powwow; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Hawks Grove, Gallatin Place and Gonzales Road, Oxnard. $2 general; free for children 6 and younger. 485-0778, Ext. 3.


The Exotic Animal Training and Management Teaching Zoo program at Moorpark College will present its popular “Spring Spectacular” fund-raiser beginning Saturday. “2001: An Animal Odyssey” offers a behind-the-scenes look at the many creatures housed at the zoo, plus performances by animals. This year’s main-stage production will star a camel, sea lion and various birds of prey.

* “Spring Spectacular"; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, March 24-25, March 31 and April 1; Moorpark College teaching zoo, 7075 Campus Road. $8; $5 senior citizens and students; free for children younger than 2. 378-1441.



Ventura College Community Orchestra, under the direction of Burns Taft, will be joined by two featured soloists for a pair of weekend concerts at the campus theater. Soprano Lisa Hofer will perform a collection of songs by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, and pianist Miriam Arichea will play Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Proceeds from Saturday’s concert will benefit the current sound-renovation project in the main theater. The Ventura College Foundation will host a post-concert reception, which is included in the ticket price.

* Ventura College Community Orchestra; Saturday, 8 p.m., $15; Sunday, 3 p.m., $7 general, $5 senior citizens and students; Ventura College Theater, on Loma Vista Road between Ashwood Avenue and Day Road. 654-6397.