April 22, 2022
Each week, Arts Orange County and Voice of OC are excited to deliver to you this look at the stories and events happening in our arts and cultural community.
The Irvine Barclay Theatre welcomes back the one-of-a-kind vocal and piano sounds of a musician who has fused jazz, pop, R&B, and more into a distinctive style that has moved audiences from Carnegie Hall to the White House MORE
♦ Food ♦
While it is difficult enough to operate a restaurant, for a few establishments the chefs choose to take additional responsibility for their own actions by way of practicing sustainability. I wanted to see how two local businesses practice Earth Day every day.

Sustainability comes in many forms. It can be as basic as switching from plastic to reusable straws (or eliminating them altogether). Composting waste is another, more involved method to reduce the amount of waste in landfills. Choosing to buy fruits or vegetables from farmer’s markets in lieu of stores that have products shipped from other states not only supports local growers, but reduces the carbon footprint created from transporting goods. Educating oneself and others in sustainable actions to preserve the environment goes a long way in improving our future.
♦ Music ♦
He may be best known for his film scores (“Batman,” “Spider-Man,” “Men in Black”), TV theme songs (“The Simpsons”) and his irreverent rock songs with Oingo Boingo from the 1980s-90s.

But Danny Elfman also wants to make a name for himself as a classical music composer. He has composed a violin concerto for provocative Dutch violinist Sandy Cameron, and his newest Percussion Concerto is making its North American premiere Sunday at Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. Accomplished British percussionist Colin Currie will take center stage; he will be accompanied by the Pacific Symphony Chamber Orchestra, led by music director Carl St.Clair.

Each week, we recommend a variety of events and experiences from the listings at SparkOC.com, our free website for Orange County's arts and cultural community. We always suggest you be mindful of the most recent health and safety guidelines in California, Orange County, and the venue for the listing.
♦ Local Spotlight ♦
The Wayward Artist in Santa Ana presents the rock-and-roll musical comedy about a mild-mannered janitor transformed into a mutant superhero out to clean up his beloved but polluted New Jersey home MORE
♦ Wallet Friendly ♦
This free group exhibition of visual artwork in many media explores different ideas and concepts of luminescence, all at the Las Laguna Gallery in the heart of Laguna Beach MORE
♦ For the Family ♦
A fast-paced and delightful combination of live symphonic music and dazzling circus artists, designed for audiences of all ages and presented in two daytime showings at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center For the Arts MORE
♦ Wildcard ♦
This uniquely-immersive performance takes Casa Romantica visitors on an active tour through both the Casa's splendid grounds, and the lively history of hip-hop dance MORE
"ArtsOC is a unique and vital resource for our community— every county should have such an organization to advocate for the arts which enhance our daily lives."
- Craig Wells,
President, Board of Trustees
Orange County Museum of Art
Voice of OC is Orange County's nonprofit newsroom with a mission to consistently deliver fair, focused and thorough journalism on critical quality of life and local issues for Orange County communities.
Arts Orange County builds appreciation of, participation in and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County. Event information provided by SparkOC, an Arts OC program.