Coronavirus Conditions Make Us Rethink the Classical Music Scene in the Decade Ahead

Just right now, as it happens, we're in an unpredictable moment, in every sphere of life. The world of classical music, hit hard by the COVID-19 challenges, is no different.

Local Farm Purchases Surplus Produce to Donate for Community Care Packages

This week, Irvine's Tanaka Farms working with local businesses and nonprofits, formed an initiative named Helping Farms Feed Families with the goal of creating 500 packages filled with food for distribution at no cost to those in financial hardship.

For Mother's Day, Support Your Local Restaurants and Order In

Even after being quarantined with your mom for months, you still have no idea what to get her for Mother's Day. And you probably have no clue how to celebrate, since going to eat at a restaurant is out of the question. Not to worry, we've got you covered.

At The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, The Show Is Going On... Virtually

On an average day, customers would start streaming into The Frida Cinema about midday, buying tickets to the indie films that generally screen only there, at Orange County's lone nonprofit art-house movie theater. But now, because average (AKA normal) is long-gone-and-far-away, it's the movies that are streaming into patrons' homes, rather than audiences going to Santa Ana.

With Eating Out Off The Table, Options for Cinco de Mayo and Ramadan

Panoringan: Quarantine Kitchen — Chefs Teach Via Social Media

With Orange County advising maximum caution about outings and public gatherings, Arts Orange County is bringing you recommendations for arts and cultural experiences available to enjoy in-home with an Internet connection. As individuals everywhere change their personal and professional routines, artists and storytellers are devising ways to bring their work to you. 


The Choreography Festival Online

Watson Dance presents a virtual dance concert featuring a diverse array of performers and choreographers from all over - the spectacular show will double as a benefit fundraising opportunity for dancers and dance studios whose livelihoods have been affected by the shutdown  DETAILS »


Stars in the House

SiriusXM Radio's Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley have created a livestream talk show from the heart of Broadway, twice a day sharing interviews with theater news, community news, and medical information  DETAILS »


Laguna Art Museum: Artemio Sepúlveda Collection

The Laguna Art Museum has made it possible to view and study their latest exhibition online. See the collection of paitings, sketches, and impressions made by the internationally-renowned Mexican artist while he lived in Laguna Beach  DETAILS »


FMC Kids Art to Go

The Fullerton Museum Center is handing out 100 free "art kits" every Wednesday afternoon; with all the materials and instructions needed for kids to create works of art at-home.  DETAILS »


Cocktail Hour with the GEM Theatre

Every Friday afternoon, tune in for a self-described "campy, social-distancing, muscial theatre hour with special guests and songs", hosted by the beloved producers and artists from Garden Grove's GEM Theatre  DETAILS »

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