New West Symphony | Mastro's Steakhouse | Grant R. Brimhall Library | Lazy Dog Restaurant | The Canyon Salon

Watch the New West Symphony Perform Not Far From Avalon Thousand Oaks Plaza

Thousand Oaks residents have quick and easy access to classic symphonic performances thanks to the New West Symphony. The group was founded in 1995 and, since then, has impressed music fans and enthusiasts with its works. The Masterpiece Series puts on a full schedule of performances all year long.

Residents of Avalon Thousand Oaks Plaza don't have to travel very far to get a glimpse of some of the talented local and guest artists who perform with the New West Symphony. The group performs at a few different venues, but you can catch a show or two at the nearby Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. While the performances are the highlight of New West Symphony's duties, the orchestra also plays a key role in the community. It offers educational and outreach opportunities through its traveling Music Van, a music and leadership program that caters to underserved students, and the Symphonic Adventures concert programs.

New West Symphony
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 497-5800

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Sink Your Teeth Into a Tender Steak at Mastro's Steakhouse Near Avalon Thousand Oaks Plaza

Mastro's Steakhouse has branched out into about a dozen restaurants, but residents of Avalon Thousand Oaks Plaza and neighboring communities are lucky enough to have one in their own backyard. The Mastro's Steakhouse in Thousand Oaks serves the same high quality steaks as its sister eateries—the cuts that earned the chain a spot on the list of Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S. according to

From the eight-ounce petite filet mignon to the massive 48-ounce double-cut porterhouse, Mastro's menu of steaks features an array of top cuts that are all prepared to-order. Enjoy yours with a decadent side like the lobster mashed potatoes, the Colossal onion rings, or roasted Brussels sprouts. You can also opt for seafood instead of steak, such as Alaskan King Crab legs, Chilean sea bass, or live Maine lobster.

Mastro's Steakhouse
2087 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 418-1811

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Keep Kids Engaged and Entertained at Grant R. Brimhall Library Near Avalon Thousand Oaks Plaza

The Grant R. Brimhall Library is a great place to bring kids year-round, according to patrons. Not only does it boast a large section of children's books, but also it's home to an awe-inspiring 3,600-gallon salt water aquarium that kids love to ogle. Bring them for story time or just to browse the books.

Adults, on the other hand, will appreciate this Thousand Oaks library for its massive collection of books, DVDs, and more. Explore all of its 80,000 square feet to discover everything that Brimhall Library has to offer, not far from Avalon Thousand Oaks Plaza.

Grant R. Brimhall Library
1401 East Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 449-2660

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Lazy Dog Restaurant: Enjoy New American Fare in a Rustic, Charming Setting Near Avalon Thousand Oaks Plaza

The food is only one of the attractions at Lazy Dog Restaurant in Thousand Oaks. The decor and hospitality also draw many customers—who come back time and time again—to this charming, rustic eatery, which is located just a short distance from Avalon Thousand Oaks Plaza.

The look and feel of the establishment was inspired by Wyoming's Jackson Hole and the founders of Lazy Dog Restaurant try to their best to replicate the scenic valley. That's why stone walls, honey-colored woodwork, and exposed beams can be found inside, and there's a fire pit outside. Once you've had a chance to take a good look at the surroundings, turn your attention to the menu, which features new American fare. Choose from a variety of salads, burgers, small plates, pizzas, and entrees. Lazy Dog also offers a kids' menu, as well as a selection of hand-crafted cocktails such as martinis and mojitos.

Lazy Dog Restaurant
172 West Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 449-5206

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The Canyon Salon in Westlake Village: A Top Notch Salon Near Avalon Thousand Oaks Plaza

If you haven't yet found you go-to hair salon near Avalon Thousand Oaks Plaza, the Canyon Salon is worth a try. Here, you'll find highly skilled stylists; a comfortable, bright atmosphere; high-quality hair products; and friendly staff. Not only that, but reviewers say the stylists truly listen to their clients and are committed to giving them the look they want.

Hair isn't the only thing that the Canyon Salon handles. After all, it is a full-service salon. Come here for a manicure or pedicure, or have one of the staff makeup artists transform you for a special event. This salon is also happy to do things like updos or other hairstyles for weddings or other occasions.

The Canyon Salon
3693 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(805) 777-1140

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