May 27, 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 Wooden Floor's Annual Concert is one of the premier events in Orange County's dance culture - a perennial showcase for powerful, contemporary choreography created in partnership with young people from underserved communities MORE
♦ Culture/Dance/Music ♦
Coming up on its sixth annual gathering at the Musco Center for the Arts, the Heartbeat of Mexico will host a weekend full of enriching cultural activities and performances, focused on highlighting various aspects of Mexican culture.

After last year’s event went virtual, the family festival will bring Mexican and Mexican American art and culture to community members in person once again. In association with Latinx staff and faculty, Chapman’s Musco Center is inviting artists and performers from all across Mexico to come and share their heritage with Chapman students and families in the community. In previous years, performances have included Natalia Lafourcade, Mariachi Los Camperos, Alicia Villarreal, Lucille Rivera and Mexican pop duo Jesse and Joy.

With a predominantly white student body, Chapman University is trying its best to expand the Latinx demographic on campus and the surrounding community by carrying out cultural festivals like the Heartbeat of Mexico.
♦ Culture/Music ♦
Scottish Fest, the largest Scottish/Celtic festival in Southern California, returns to the OC Fair & Event Center with dancing, the Highland games, whiskey tasting, food, crafts and more.
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.
♦ Local Spotlight ♦
The immortal bubblegum pop tunes of the 50's and 60's come to life in this beloved off-Broadway musical, staged at Costa Mesa's Lyceum Theater through June 26th MORE
♦ Wallet Friendly ♦
See some eye-popping low-riders up-close in downtown Santa Ana at Friday night's closing reception for this special exhibit at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art MORE
♦ For the Family ♦
The stories and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community will be woven into the all-ages exhibits at Pretend City Children's Museum on this special celebration at the launch of Pride Month, so that the children of all families can feel seen and enlightened MORE
♦ Wildcard ♦
The Maverick Theater brings Silver Age comic book adventures of The Amazing Spider-Man to life with live voice actors, projected artwork, and radio-style sound effects MORE
"Arts Orange County is a steadfast ally for arts organizations and local artists here in Orange County. That support results in increased partnerships with school districts and expanded access to the arts for students and families. Arts Orange County collaborates with the Orange County Department of Education to raise awareness of the need for the arts in our schools. We are grateful to Arts Orange County for its leadership and partnership and look forward to expanding our work together."
- Dr. Al Mijares,
Orange County Superintendent of Schools
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.