Long Beach Opera Refuses to Play It Safe

James Darrah, a rising star in the small but flashy world of boundary-pushing opera directors, takes the helm has artistic director of Long Beach Opera.

OC Fair Set to Welcome Guests in Person This Summer, Expecting 45,000 People Per Day

The annual showcase of fried food and rides is tentatively slated to open July 16 and run through Aug. 15.

75-Year-Old Agreement Keeps Musicians Working During the Pandemic

Music Performance Trust Fund, in agreement with the American Federation of Musicians, is providing funds and opportunities for professional musicians to perform at streaming events.

Handmade Roses Memorialize COVID-19 Victims in Orange County

An art exhibit commemorating COVID-19 victims in Orange County was unveiled on March 23 at the Christ Cathedral Cultural Center in Garden Grove.

Orange County has officially been upgraded to Tier 2 of the California Re-Opening Plan, aka the Red Tier, which allows for many local arts and culture venues, including museums and movie theatres, to re-open on a limited basis. Arts Orange County will include re-opening businesses in its recommendations while continuing to spotlight virtual and streaming offerings. While the news is worth celebrating, we encourage everyone to keep their lives enriched by the arts safely! Save lives by wearing masks, respecting social distancing protocols, and, as soon as eligible, securing a vaccination appointment 


Inside the Walt Disney Archives

So many have waited patiently to experience this landmark Bowers Museum Exhibition in-person; and with the Museum safely re-opened and the exhibit now extended through June 20th, it's the perfect time to make your reservation  DETAILS »


Rose Outdoors Concert: The Music Man

The Rose Center Theater in Westminster presents a live, outdoor, concert-style performance of highlights from Meredith Wilson's legendary Broadway smash  DETAILS »


Seeing America by America Martin

The JoAnne Artman Gallery in Laguna Beach has created an online gallery where you can admire and appreciate the paintings of America Martin, whose works capture vibrant stories of cultural energy and change  DETAILS »


Casa Kids Club: Art Kits

Casa Romantic in San Clemente is one of many Orange County organizations creating take-home projects that will stimulate your child's imagination and creative skills  DETAILS »


Pacific Symphony Pops

An exclusive, free 45-minute "mini-concert", recorded in New York, brings a fast, cabaret-style tour through contemporary Broadway hits direct to your living room  DETAILS »

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