Easter Meals and Spring-Themed Activities to Celebrate the Season

Give a warm welcome to spring and enjoy a pleasant Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas, or take the kids out for a drive-thru Easter egg hunt.

Laguna Art Museum Names Julie Perlin Lee Executive Director

At 43, Lee will become one of the younger directors for a major museum in Southern California and the entire state.

Chance Theater's Difficult Year Ends With a Major Award

Chance Theater picks up the "Best Production of a Musical — Intimate Theatre" at the 2021 Ovation Awards for its production of "Fun Home."

Orange County's Historical, Cultural Sites Now Searchable in Interactive Map

Preserve Orange County debuts the first digital tool for navigating Orange County's culturally and historically significant sites.

Long Beach Opera Refuses to Play It Safe

James Darrah, a rising star in the small but flashy world of boundary-pushing opera directors, takes the helm has artistic director of Long Beach Opera.

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 


Chance-a-thon 2021

The Chance Theater's annual community fundraiser features dozens of mini-shows featuring music, dance, comedy, and more; and this year the whole collection is streaming live and on-demand  DETAILS »


Art That's Small at City Hall

With advanced reservations, you can view this exhibition of works by Orange County artists at Laguna Beach City Hall - tiny works demonstrating an enormous variety of styles and subjects  DETAILS »


DTSA Open Stage Music

Orange County artists of all stripes continue to pop up on the outdoor stage on 4th Street for this weekly streaming variety show  DETAILS »


Live Company Class with Backhausdance

These live, online classes are for people of all ages and all experience levels to get up, get moving, and watch some of backhausdance's outstanding dance artists at work  DETAILS »


The Road Warrior + Escape from New York – Double Feature

The Frida Cinema's pop-up drive-in theatre comes to Tustin's Mess Hall with a double-dose of classic sci-fi action pictures set in dark futures  DETAILS »

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