OC Farmers' Markets Come Out Strong after a Year of Limbo

Now as vaccines become more accessible and restrictions are lifted, farmers' markets are returning to normal in terms of face-to-face shopping, the number of guests allowed in and the amount of vendors permitted.

Orange County Muslims to Begin Fasting for Their Second Ramadan During Coronavirus Pandemic

The county's Muslim population enters the holiest month of the year for members of the Islamic faith this week.

Beteseb: Never Concerned with Being a Typically Modeled Restaurant, Home is at the Table

Restaurant co-owner Wesen z Asfaw describes his family's approach as "We create home here and go from there."

Orange County has officially been upgraded to Tier 3 of the California Re-Opening Plan, aka the Orange Tier, which allows for many local arts and culture venues, including museums and movie theatres, to re-open on a limited basis. Arts Orange County will include re-opening businesses in its recommendations while continuing to spotlight virtual and streaming offerings. While the news is worth celebrating, we encourage everyone to keep their lives enriched by the arts safely! Save lives by wearing masks, respecting social distancing protocols, and, as soon as eligible, securing a vaccination appointment 


OC Día del Niño Festival

The annual "Day of the Child" puts together dozens of family friendly performances and workshops to inspire and enrich children, inspired by one of Mexico's major family holidays. This year, Día del Niño will put its offerings online for people to enjoy from the safety of their homes  DETAILS »


An Evening of Ragtime with Eric Marchese

A safe outdoor concert presented by the Stage Door Repertory Theatre in Anaheim will give you a lively taste of the classic tunes of Tin Pan Alley  DETAILS »


Dance Escape 2021

Exciting and innovative choreography from the MFA candidates at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, presented in a virtual format that lets you appreciate all the brilliant dance in detail  DETAILS »


Imaginology Goes Virtual

The O.C. Fair and Event Center has created a rich menu of S.T.E.A.M.-inspired lessons and activities to help your child apply their imagination to any subject they study  DETAILS »


Ricardo Rivera: SIN/DUDA

Visitors can set free viewing appointments for this eclectic new installation at the S/A Exhibition Gallery in Santa Ana  DETAILS »

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