February 25, 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.
Local Arts Spotlight
The trailblazing band which has served as ambassadors for the melting pot music and culture of Los Angeles for 50 years comes to the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo MORE
♦ Culture ♦
This grassroots organization was founded in 1980 to promote social health among Orange County’s newly arrived Cambodian community. Today, its staff strives to expand its reach by partnering up with local organizations serving many ethnic communities.
♦ Food ♦
As a meat option in Mexican cooking, birria is not new to Orange County. What is new are the birria-focused businesses that have been increasing in number and popularity locally in the last couple of years.
♦ Music ♦
The university’s role as a major COVID vaccination center may have given its concert season an unexpected boost.
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.
♦ Re-Opening ♦
Lyric Opera of Orange County brings to life Mozart's timeless fantasy epic to Laguna Niguel for two performances only - and "Adults Only" Saturday night with alcohol service, and a family-friendly Sunday matinee with carnival activities included MORE
♦ Virtual Visit ♦
The Orange County Museum of Art continues to make its world-class permanent collection of over 4,500 pieces searchable online, so you can always have access to artistic masterworks MORE
♦ For the Family ♦
Pacific Symphony's joint New Year celebration with the South Coast Chinese Cultural Center and Irvine Chinese School combines music, dance, art, and food in a horizon-broadening, family friendly spectacular - free with RSVP MORE
♦ Extra ♦
Vanguard University's Theatre program stages the beloved musical celebrating the irresistible pop tunes of Abba at Costa Mesa's Lyceum Theater MORE
"Arts Orange County has developed into the cornerstone of the county's arts community. As a tool for connections and communication, ArtsOC is uniquely positioned to be both a support and an advocate for the arts, from the county's largest venues to its smallest artist studio. There simply isn't anything remotely like it in Orange County."
- Dr. Stephen Barker, Dean,
Claire Trevor School of the Arts,
University of California, Irvine
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.