March 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
Farhang Foundation and Pacific Symphony join forces to celebrate the traditional "rebirth of nature" in Iranian culture with a musical spectacular MORE
♦ Music ♦
REVIEW: An uneven concert prevented the evening from being as completely magnificent as it could be.

The last time we saw conductor British Simon Rattle perform in Segerstrom Concert Hall, he was leading the Berlin Philharmonic on his valedictory tour as its music director. He returned Tuesday night with another ensemble, the London Symphony Orchestra, which he has headed since 2017, in what will likely be his last appearance here with these musicians. He decamps for Munich in 2023, after a surprisingly short stint with the orchestra.
♦ Food ♦
Our food columnist is joined by Fullerton resident Corky Nepomucenoto learn more about the city’s diverse dining and drinking options.
♦ Culture ♦
"Falling Short" is the new novel by Santa Ana middle school teacher Ernesto Cisneros. His debut novel, "Efrén Divided," was released in 2020 and earned national accolades.
Each week, we recommend a variety of events and experiences from the listings at, 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 ♦
Two new exhibits at the Irvine Fine Arts Center juxtapose paintings and photographs in an exploration of place, community, and reality MORE
♦ Virtual Visit ♦
Home viewers can livestream this groundbreaking concert from a sextet of musical prodigies who bridge musical genres in gripping and surprising ways - presented by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County MORE
♦ For the Family ♦
Local artisans and artists take over Center Street Promenade in Anaheim for this family-friendly open-air marketplace with food and live music MORE
♦ Extra ♦
Throughout the spring, the Fullerton Museum creates a mellow space to unwind from 4-8pm with special extended exhibit hours, Beer Garden, and karaoke MORE
"The Orange County arts ecosystem could not survive without the committed support, dedication, and leadership of Arts Orange County."
- Andrew Brown,
President & CEO
Pacific Chorale
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.