Art is a Welcome Alternative at the OC Fair

After a year and a half when the persistent coronavirus pandemic shut down nearly every live event, the OC Fair is back — and so is visual art at the fair.

The Visual Art Gallery is housed in the comfortable, air-conditioned Los Alamitos building on the southeast end of the Main Mall. It’s clean, quiet and contemplative, and can be a welcome respite from the heat, the crowds and the smoke emanating from various barbecues and grilling stands.

Panoringan: Chef's Counters Place Responsibility On the Shoulders of One

The restaurant landscape has changed dramatically in the past year: Ghost kitchens cater to to-go requests with no dedicated seating area, drive-thrus and delivery services have boomed, and patio dining is a necessity for sit-down eateries. At some establishments, a chef's counter is an additional (or even the primary) dining option. Pushing traditional cooking guidelines, these specialized concepts involve very few people yet make a lasting impact on the diner.

'Beyond Van Gogh' in Anaheim Takes Visitors Inside the Painter's Artworks

Review: The immersive show is a pleasant, air-conditioned experience, but it's also rather superficial and not really worth the price of admission.

While the state of California is re-opened, the Delta variant of COVID-19 has caused a recent rise in infections and hospitalizations everywhere. Los Angeles has re-imposed a mask mandate for indoor businesses; Orange County has not yet followed suit but guidelines continue to evolve. Arts Orange County is proud to celebrate the return of gathering to enjoy the arts, but we strongly advise reviewing the individual rules for arts venues you plan to visit. We will continue to recommend a variety of both in-person and virtual ways to bring the arts into your life. 


Muck Music: Jennifer Hart

A beloved local performer with a broad musical repertoire, Jennifer Hart takes the stage at Fullerton's Muckenthaler Cultural Center in a concert co-presented by Friends of Jazz, O.C.  DETAILS »


Chuck Jones Lecture & Film

As part of the 10th Anniversary of the Palm Court Arts Complex at Irvine's Great Park, enjoy this film, talk, and reception taking you in-depth on the artistic legacy of the great animator and filmmaker  DETAILS »


The Genius of Domenico Scarlatti

A livestreaming homage to one of the great geniuses of the harpsichord, performed by the cutting-edge chamber musicians of Kontrapunktus  DETAILS »


OC Día del Niño Festival

This is the final weekend to enjoy the rich collection of culturally-enriching performances and art workshops for kids, specially created for online presentation this year  DETAILS »


Symphony on the Go: St. Kilian Church

The new, portable stage of Pacific Symphony continues its journey around Orange County's many communities - this week providing a free outdoor concert in Mission Viejo  DETAILS »

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