'Peter Pan' Gets the Panto Treatment Courtesy of the Lythgoe Family and Laguna Playhouse

PREVIEW: The familiar children's tale is meshed with a Christmas theme along with pop culture elements, music and humor to create a show geared toward kids but designed to entertain the entire family. "Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates' Christmas" follows a formula well-established in previous Lythgoe shows, a combination of facets from British panto and more familiar American elements designed to create something that appeals to children but that entertains family members of all ages.

Orange County Museum of Art Moves Forward with Its New, $73 Million Building

After waiting for over a decade, OCMA finally begins construction on its new building which will be located on the Segerstrom Center for the Arts campus. Now comes the real challenge, with the task of passing all city and state ordinances, assemblage of materials, construction and keeping to a pretty tight timeline. The new museum is scheduled to open in fall 2021.

No Ivory Tower for This Composer

This week in OC Arts is capped by the final holiday season for a local legend 


A Christmas Carol

COSTA MESA - The legendary Hal Landon, Jr. delivers his final "Bah, Humbug" after four decades playing the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in South Coast Repertory's annual production  DETAILS »


Kidseum Workshops at Bowers: Brush Painting with Chop

SANTA ANA - Kids can learn techniques of Chinese scroll-making which date back thousands of years, including calligraphy, brush-painting, and signature stamps, and then see the real thing on display at the Bowers Museum  DETAILS »


Break Down, Build Up

IRVINE - Sunday marks the opening of a new, free exhibition of large-scale landscape-style paintings from artists Daniel Dove and Marie Thibeault at the Great Park  DETAILS »


The Mistletones

FULLERTON - For 16 years, this beloved singing group has been spreading their own brand of holiday cheer with an irreverent mix of classics and parodies; and you can catch them at the Maverick this week  DETAILS »


Native American Basket Weaving

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Every first and third Wednesday of the month, visitors to the Mission San Juan can learn about the traditional craft of basket weaving and the culture around it  DETAILS »

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