O.C. Playwrights to be Showcased in an Upcoming New Play Festival of 'Uncommon' One-Act Tales

PREVIEW: At its ninth annual OC-Centric New Play Festival, the Orange County-based playwrights group will unveil original works it touts as 'compelling,' written by three playwrights who live in or hail from Orange County.

Christ Cathedral Underwhelms as a Classical Music Venue

REVIEW: For seasoned concert goers, Beethoven's Ninth, performed in the newly renovated Christ Cathedral, was a bust, with cavernous acoustics and an uninspired interpretation.

Can an Orange County Piano Competition Thaw U.S.-China Tensions?

A new O.C. master class event and competition will showcase some of China's best young pianists.

New theater, classic film, local history - there's something for everybody this week in Orange County! 


Star Wars: A New Hope - In Concert

COSTA MESA - A dazzling highlight of the O.C. Fair, as the Pacific Symphony performs John Williams' legendary score to the original "Star Wars" live in front of a screening of the film.  DETAILS »


Curiosity Carts

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Every Tuesday and Thursday, kids of all ages can get a close-up education on the tools and products of the historic Mission at these wheeled carts  DETAILS »


A Brief History of the El Toro Air Show: 1950-1997

IRVINE - A unique exhibition at the Great Park's Palm Court Arts Complex presents memorabilia and photographs covering the whole history of the legendary public demonstrations at the Marine Corps Air Station  DETAILS »


OC-centric: Orange County's New Play Festival

ORANGE - This highly-regarded annual showcase at Chapman University's Moulton Center Studio Theatre presents premiere productions of new plays by playwrights connected to Orange County  DETAILS »


Film Night: Buster Keaton's One Week and Sherlock Jr.

LAGUNA BEACH - Two films from the master of silent comedy, introduced by film scholar Steven Forry, Ph.D.; included with regular admission to the Laguna Art Museum  DETAILS »

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