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For Summertime Patriotism, Nothing Beats Sousa

Can you imagine a fireworks show without a rousing John Phillip Sousa march? Neither can we!

Where Are the Fireworks Near You?

Discover what fireworks shows are happening in your neighborhood for Independence Day 2019.

Chance Theater Curtain Lifts On The Epic Musical 'Ragtime'

Director Casey Stangl's scaled-down version of "Ragtime" stages the show as a play-within-a-play inside an abandoned urban warehouse and focuses on today's divisions of race, immigration and income inequality.

Voice of OC Reporter Nick Gerda Honored as Online Journalist of the Year in Greater Los Angeles


July 4 Spectacular - Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles

COSTA MESA - The annual extravaganza from Pacific Symphony blends patriotic favorites and rock-and-roll on its way to a spectacular fireworks finale.  DETAILS »


Youth Art Classes

LAGUNA BEACH - Throughout the summer's Festival of the Arts, kids of all ages can get lessons from professional artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, painting and more.  DETAILS »


Kerry Tribe: Double

SANTA ANA - In this unique video exhibit at the Grand Central Art Center, actors believe they are auditioning to play the artist Kerry Tribe, and improvise monologues based on an interview clip. Opening Reception on July 6th.  DETAILS »


Into the Woods

FULLERTON - STAGEStheatre presents James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical mashup of fairy tale characters whose wishes are granted, with catastrophic results.  DETAILS »


ArtWalk Laguna Beach

LAGUNA BEACH - Due to the 4th of July holiday, the normal First Thursdays Art Walk in Laguna Beach will instead occur on Saturday, the 6th.  DETAILS »

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