Hodgins: Performing Arts Groups Prepare to Reopen with Caution, Hope and New Tools

A Look at Juneteenth in American Culture and in Orange County

Juneteenth. It's the holiday commemorating June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army announced in Galveston, Texas that the last of the enslaved African Americans had been freed.

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is teaming with the Institute of Black Intellectual Innovation (IBII) at Cal State Fullerton to present the Center's first Juneteenth celebration, "Freedom in Full Bloom." It will be presented today and Saturday on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. (Saturday is sold out.)

Orange County Residents Enjoy Reopening Day, Largely Marking an End to Masks

Will Outdoor Dining in Public Spaces Become a Permanent Fixture in OC?

Panoringan: Spilling the Tea on Iced, Afternoon, Milk and Drive-Thru Tea; Plus, a Preview of Good Vibes in HB

As of June 15th, the State of California has lifted nearly all restrictions and is, effectively re-opened. Arts Orange County is proud to celebrate the return of gathering to enjoy the arts, and hopes you take advantage of the opportunity when you're ready! Individual businesses and venues will continue to have their own safety regulations and precautions, and we strongly advise reviewing them as you make your plans. We will continue to recommend a variety of both in-person and virtual ways to bring the arts into your life 


Freedom in Full Bloom: A Juneteeth Celebration

Juneteenth is the newest federal holiday, and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts is partnering with the Institute of Black Intellectual Innovation to produce a first-ever celebration of freedom on the Argyros Plaza - featuring music, poetry, visual art, and more  DETAILS »


Gatsby Redux at The Muck

This site-specific work by choreographer Janet Roston and Mixed eMotion Theatrix re-imagines F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece through dance on the grounds of the Muckenthaler Cultural Center  DETAILS »


Moira Smiley's Wayfaring Stranger

Pacific Chorale's virtual concert series will feature Chorale singers and Pacific Symphony musicians, telling a longform story through both classic and contemporary music that captures the struggles and enduring spirit of the last year - this first chapter centering on a motet by Bach  DETAILS »


Fountain Valley Summerfest

Rides, food, and live music are just part of the family fun with the return of this beloved outdoor festival at Fountain Valley Sports Park - attendance will be limited so advance tickets recommended  DETAILS »


Fullerton Arboretum Online: Hummingbird Photography

This free, fun workshop for all experience levels takes you through a captivating series of hummingbird pictures while sharing tips and tricks for how to capture such images yourself  DETAILS »

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