The Play(wright) Remains the Thing in SCR's Pacific Playwrights Festival

After cancellation last year, South Coast Repertory's new play festival returns with different format and schedule, but same focus on the plays and their writers.

Pageant of the Masters Reopening This Summer, Along with Other O.C. Art Institutions

After a yearlong shutdown caused by COVID-19, the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach is reopening on July 5, and its crown jewel, the Pageant of the Masters, is returning July 7.

Swap Meet Culture is on Display at Muzeo in Anaheim

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center in Anaheim is currently hosting an outdoor display of a collection of 30 Fujifilm Instax mini photographs called "El Jale," translated from Spanish slang as "The Work."

Panoringan: New Concerns As Restaurants Reopen, Filipino Food Month, and First Looks

Chefs Paul Cao of Burnt Crumbs and Tin Vuong of Little Sister provide industry insight into what it's like to reopen during a pandemic.

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 


Mission Viejo Library: Comic Fest

The City of Mission Viejo concludes its week-long celebration of comic art and storytelling with online panels featuring living legends of the industry  DETAILS »


Live Dance: Tango Romantica

Casa Romantica invites you to spend a dazzling evening of the stars with live music and a dance performance by one of the world's most famous tango couples  DETAILS »


Virtual Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

The Bowers Museum celebrates Spring with this celebration of Japanese traditions in food, performance, and art-making, with activities you can participate in from home  DETAILS »


Red Riding Hood

South Coast Repertory presents a special, streaming production of a timeless fairy tale created by Emmy-winning "Sesame Street" director Shannon Flynn  DETAILS »


45th Annual VSA Festival

This exhibition celebrating the artistic accomplishments of people with disabilities will be unveiled in an online gallery this weekend, with live workshops as part of the celebration  DETAILS »

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