How Beckman High's Orchestra Found Joy in Playing Together During COVID

In a year of so many obstacles, music teacher Jim Kollias was forced back to basics and discovered new ways to make and share music with his students.


Muck Jazz Festival Reopens Amid Ongoing Pandemic Concerns

Annual six-week event returns to its normal schedule, with performances held at the Muck's outdoor amphitheater. Those running the Fullerton venue wrestle with ever-changing pandemic guidelines, pledging transparency to patrons.


Panoringan: Chef Gardens, Poppy & Seed First Look, Café Jardin Closes, What's Next for Sherman Gardens

A look at chef's gardens; opening night at Poppy & Seed; chef Pascal Olhats on what he's up to next (and what will happen to Café Jardin); and Delilah Snell's "Beginner's Guide to Preserving."


Orange County has advanced to the Yellow Tier of the California Re-Opening Plan. This is an extraordinary achievement in public health, and means that many live, indoor events will be able to resume. In addition, the state remains on target for full re-opening on June 15th. Safety precautions and protocols will remain in place and should be heeded to protect the gains we've made; but 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! 

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

Comic Book Readings: The Amazing Spiderman

The Silver-Age adventures of Marvel's web-slinging superhero are presented in a unique live reading with voice actors, comic art, and live-performed sound effects  DETAILS »

RE-OPENING

Muck Annual JazzFest

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center's beloved concert series is back with live performances in the Center's outdoor Amphitheater - this week's featured artist is the Barbara Morrison Group  DETAILS »

VIRTUAL VISIT

Hermitage – The Power of Art

The Irvine Barclay Theatre invites you on this spectacular livestream tour of the Russian Museum which contains centuries of history and the world's largest collection of paintings  DETAILS »

FOR THE FAMILY

Nathalia – Bilingual Concert for Kids

Casa Romantica hosts the vibrant Colombian singer-songwriter in a safe, outdoor environment  DETAILS »

EXTRA

Distilled California: An Imbibed History

The Bowers Museum presents a drinkable lesson in the culture of the adult beverage dating back to the beginnings of Orange County  DETAILS »

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