OC Music & Dance Seeks to Help Veterans and Law Enforcement Through Music

We are all still adapting to the new abnormal, looking for ways to connect without putting ourselves or our loved ones at risk. And while we all face some level of confusion and stress, some face greater stress than others. Veterans and law enforcement personnel, in particular, bear a uniquely heavy burden. High levels of anxiety and depression are common to veterans. Law enforcement officers are in careers that place them at risk daily. Remove the camaraderie that comes from social gathering, and these issues can become magnified.

Enter OC Music & Dance.


Segerstrom Center Elects Jane Fujishige Yada as Its Next Chair

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts has elected Jane Fujishige Yada, a longtime Orange County businesswoman, arts patron and philanthropist, as its next chair of the board. She will take on the position starting July 1, 2021, and will become only the second woman to chair the Segerstrom Center’s board of directors, and the first woman of color.


Maverick Theater Resurrects 'Night of the Living Dead'

The Maverick Theater and its founder and producer, Brian Newell, are bringing back one of its trio of annual holiday classics, "Night of the Living Dead," for a brief Halloween run that, given the state of live theater since mid-March, will be anything but typical.


With Orange County in Tier 2 of the California Re-Opening Plan, many of Orange County's arts and culture organizations and venues remain physically closed; but virtual/streaming offerings are thriving, and more venues are beginning their phased re-openings in accordance with State guidelines. Arts Orange County is pleased to combine its recommendations for online enrichment with some good news about places you can visit personally. ArtsOC continues to urge everyone to save lives by wearing masks and respecting social distancing protocols. 

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

Virtual Festival of Mexican Day of the Dead

Learn how to decorate a sugar skull or make your own family ofrenda (memorial altar) during this live-streaming musical celebration presented by the Bowers Museum  DETAILS »

RE-OPENING

Eerie Evenings @ Sherman Gardens

Visitors paying a nocturnal visit to the gardens can learn about the nighttime activities of ordinary plants, and the stranger world of toxic and predatory flora that surrounds us  DETAILS »

VIRTUAL VISIT

The Festival of Arts: Virtual Concert Series

Laguna Beach's Festival of the Arts inaugurates a brand-new series, Concerts on the Screen, streaming a live performance from beloved Steely Dan cover band Pretzel Logic  DETAILS »

FOR THE FAMILY

Ghostbusters Day @ Pretend City

The play museum for children invites kids to learn motor skills and STEM concepts while catching troublesome spirits  DETAILS »

EXTRA

Camp Frida: Blood Stream!

The Frida Cinema is going all-in for spooky season with an all-night marathon of horror films, with special guests and games happening between films  DETAILS »

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