Can $5 Million County Relief Fund Help OC Arts Get Back in Shape?

The COVID-19 pandemic has cost over $121 million in financial losses and 2,700 jobs, according to Arts Orange County.

Exploring Adolescent, Reproductive Rights with a Local Playwright

"Have To Believe We Are Magic" is a Latina coming-of-age story by Sara Guerrero, touching on themes of rollerblading, family, sexuality and abortion.

OC Muslims Celebrate End of Ramadan With Socially Distant Prayers, Charity

After a month of fasting, devotion to God and reflection, Muslims commemorate Eid al-Fitr.

Alianza Translatinx Lives in the Abundance of Sharing Food and the Vision of Creating Community

Miércoles de Comida (food on Wednesdays) is a weekly tradition where celebrations are all-occasion ways of being.

Orange County is in Tier 3 of the California Re-Opening Plan, aka the Orange Tier, which allows for many local arts and culture venues, including museums and movie theatres, to re-open on a limited basis; although full re-opening for live events is still in the future. 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 


Spring Carnival @ Argyros Plaza

Your family or bubble of friends can purchase a safe viewing "pod" for this family-friendly outdoor celebration that includes cookie decorating lessons, do-it-yourself butterfly wings, and live music  DETAILS »


Garden Cabaret: Almost Maine

The Cabrillo Playhouse invites theatregoers back with this outdoor presentation of the beloved romantic comedy  DETAILS »


The Story of My Life

The Chance Theater launches its 23rd season with a virtual production of this Drama Desk Award-winning musical that takes an intimate look at friendship and the power it has to change our lives   DETAILS »


Museum of Make Believe

MUZEO begins its soft re-opening with this outdoor pop-up experience complete with games, a fortune-teller, and a nighttime magic lantern show  DETAILS »


Heartbeat of Mexico: Mariachi Fest

The Musco Center brings a free, virtual version of this annual festival right into your homes, complete with music, stories, live Q&A's, and more programming designed to provide entertainment, history, and inspiration  DETAILS »

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Arts Orange County builds appreciation of, participation in and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County. Event information provided by SparkOC, an Arts OC program.