Comedian Sandra De Anda Uses Online Stand-Up Shows to Raise Money For Local Charities

Much pressure lies in preparing a stand-up comedy set. The jokes must land. The audience must stay engaged.

But the stakes are even higher for Santa Ana resident, activist and comedian Sandra De Anda.

Her performances also raise money for important causes.


OC Museum of Art Hires Heidi Zuckerman as New Director and CEO

The Orange County Museum of Art has hired veteran curator and museum leader Heidi Zuckerman as its new CEO and director, OCMA announced Wednesday. She will start her new job Feb. 8.


'To Know Better' Campaign Competition Announces Its Winners

The Orange County Human Relations Commission organized the "To Know Better" 2020 campaign competition to challenge middle school and high school students across five districts to creatively design a campaign that promotes cultural acceptance while rejecting hateful behavior, specifically COVID-related discrimination and xenophobia. The winners were announced last week.


Panoringan: Baking 101 from Local Pros; Plus, Burritos, the Underrated Breakfast of Champions

A duo of local bakers share their tips on making bread. Plus, get to know four favorite breakfast burritos.


Orange County has returned to Tier 1 of the California Re-Opening Plan, precipitating the closure of many of Orange County's arts and culture organizations and venues. In addition, a curfew for non-essential activities after 10pm has been instituted by the state government. Arts Orange County will continue to spotlight a mix of virtual and streaming arts and culture offerings along with in-person events that conform to the most current safety guidelines. We encourage everyone to keep their lives enriched by the arts, but safely! Save lives by wearing masks and respecting social distancing protocols. 

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

Livestream Event: Magic Up Close

Renowned illusionist Jonathan Levit will be livestreaming a unique, interactive magic event on Zoom, presented by the Irvine Barclay Theatre  DETAILS »

RE-OPENING

DTSA: Open Stage Art Mart

Live music and local artists will brighten up the Downtown Santa Ana Promenade as part of a one-day pop-up marketplace - strict social distancing measures enforced  DETAILS »

VIRTUAL VISIT

Small Works - Big Talent

This unique, annual exhibition by the Las Laguna Gallery looks for artwork in any medium, with the only requirement being that it cannot be larger than 18 inches on any side - this year's collection is all viewable online  DETAILS »

FOR THE FAMILY

Digital: Children's Museum of La Habra

Explore an extensive collection of fun online exhibits and activities to enrich your child's education in art, science, storytelling, and more  DETAILS »

EXTRA

Online: Newport Beach Library Programs

Concerts, author events, and classes for all ages are just some of the free online offerings provided to the community by the Newport Beach Public Library  DETAILS »

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