2022 is turning out to be another unpredictable year in arts and culture.
COVID-19 seemed to be on the decline earlier this year, when local arts organizations were planning their 2022 seasons.
However, the Omicron variant has thrown a wrench into the best-laid plans of mice, men and women, especially for live performances. Already, some shows have been canceled or postponed during the final days of 2021. Nonetheless, the upcoming calendar, at this point, is still full of events, with some big names like Branford Marsalis, American Ballet Theatre, Bomsori Kim and Robert Williams still scheduled to make O.C. appearances.
So here’s a look ahead at 2022 in theater, classical music, visual arts, dance, culture and food, brought to you by Voice of OC’s talented team of arts and culture writers. Let’s cross our fingers and hope that most of these will actually happen.