With Programming Going Strong, The Frida Cinema Shifts Its Focus to Sustainability

The Frida Cinema culminates their five-year anniversary with a New Year's Resolution to focus on ensuring longevity and growth, while continuing to provide diverse community-based programming and avenues of engagement.

We Have 14 Ideas to Help You and Your Family Get Into the Holiday Spirit

Arts & Culture writer Eric Marchese scoured the county to find traditional holiday celebrations to help spark joy during the holiday season.

Voice of OC Senior Arts Editor Wins First Place in National Awards

'Peter Pan' Gets the Panto Treatment Courtesy of the Lythgoe Family and Laguna Playhouse

PREVIEW: The familiar children's tale is meshed with a Christmas theme along with pop culture elements, music and humor to create a show geared toward kids but designed to entertain the entire family. "Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates' Christmas" follows a formula well-established in previous Lythgoe shows, a combination of facets from British panto and more familiar American elements designed to create something that appeals to children but that entertains family members of all ages.

Holiday celebrations are happening in every corner of Orange County - what's happening near you? 


Noche Buena: Christmas Eve in Mexico

ORANGE - The holiday traditions of Mexico celebrated at the Musco Center in a unique teamup of Ballet Folklorico and Mariachi performers  DETAILS »


Nutcracker for Kids

COSTA MESA - The Pacific Symphony presents a special, family-friendly 45-minute version of Tchaikovsky's immortal holiday ballet  DETAILS »


stunning: Artist Reception

LAGUNA BEACH - This month's Laguna Beach Art Walk will feature the opening reception for a group exhibition at Las Laguna Gallery where artists submitted works they most associated with the word "stunning"  DETAILS »


It's A Wonderful Life: a live radio play

FULLERTON - STAGEStheatre's annual holiday production adapts the classic film about George Bailey, Bedford Falls, and an angel named Clarence into a radio theater presentation with live sound effects  DETAILS »


Celtic Christmas

ALISO VIEJO - Soka Performing Arts Center hosts a holiday concert full of jigs, airs, and other Irish-style tunes featuring world-famous piper Eric Rigler, who performed on the soundtrack of the film "Titanic"  DETAILS »

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