Choral Arts Initiative Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Its First Post-Pandemic Live Concert

About three years ago, Brandon Elliott began thinking about how his choir would celebrate its 10th anniversary. "I had requested a sabbatical from the board, and the main purpose was to craft and curate a beautiful season," said Elliott, artistic director of Irvine's Choral Arts Initiative, which has gained a national reputation for its dedication to performing new works.

Panoringan: Celebrating Chefs With Military Service

When referring to chefs as veterans, the typical connotation means having extensive experience in the kitchen. In honor of Veterans Day, this column is dedicated to those who have served in both the military and hospitality industry. These two individuals have not only represented their country, but demonstrate culinary acumen by way of their respective dining concepts.

The arts in Orange County are blossoming both in-person and online, and Arts Orange County is proud to spotlight these events happening here this week. For any in-person events, be sure to check the venue's audience guidelines in advance for the latest health and safety protocols. 


Ballet Hispánico

The Irvine Barclay plays host to the internationally-renowned New York City contemporary dance company to perform a trio of thrilling dance works celebrating Latinx culture  DETAILS »


Dancing at Calle Cuatro

Every First Saturday art walk in Downtown Santa Ana includes this free salsa lesson followed by open dancing at the Plaza Calle Cuatro  DETAILS »


Virtual Celebrity Readings

The Laguna Playhouse presents an all-star lineup of guest performers delivering special, exclusively online theatrical readings - readers include J.K. Simmons, Jonathan Banks, and Elliott Gould  DETAILS »


Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party

Bring the family to Huntington Beach's Central Park for this Nutcracker-themed celebration featuring tea and goodies, costumed characters, and a special dance from the Sugar Plum Fairy  DETAILS »


On Exhibit: Lisa Jonas Taylor: His & Hers

Final week to experience the custom installation at Casa Romantica created by San Francisco artist Lisa Jonas as inspired by her first visit to the site  DETAILS »

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