Stages Theatre, a Mainstay for 28 Years on the Local Theater Scene, Closes Its Doors

Last week, Amanda DeMaio, the executive director of Stages Theatre, announced that after 28 years, an estimated 400 productions, and countless blood, sweat, beers and tears, the theater company is giving up the Fullerton space which it has occupied since 1999.

Pandemic Forces Another Holiday to Go Virtual: Observing Rosh Hashanah from a Distance

Even though you are unable to congregate in person to usher in the Jewish new year, we have a few alternative options to help you celebrate Rosh Hashanah the season.

Pacific Symphony Strives to Reimagine Programming as it Postpones 2020-21 Season

The county's largest professional orchestra is pushing back its previously announced season to 2021-22 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Celebration of Mexican Independence Through a Santanero Lens

Because of Coronavirus, celebrations for Mexican Independence Day will not happen in Santa Ana this year; but, a live celebration will be offered online.

While the majority of Orange County's arts and culture organizations and venues remain physically closed; virtual/streaming offerings are thriving, and some outdoor venues are beginning their phased re-openings. Arts Orange County is pleased to combine its recommendations for online enrichment with some good news about places you can now visit personally. ArtsOC and Voice of OC continue to urge everyone to follow the State and County's current precautionary guidelines as they venture out. Masks and distancing save lives. 

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

National Dance Day with Segerstrom!

National Dance Day is happening all over America on Saturday, and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts is the West Coast host, encouraging people of all ages to get up and get active with exclusive Masterclasses and exceptional performances  DETAILS »

RE-OPENING

Sawdust Art Festival

Laguna Beach's beloved marketplace for seeing and buying the wares of local artists is now re-opened with updated saftey measures and limited attendance  DETAILS »

VIRTUAL VISIT

Dance with Upstream Reggae Music!

The sounds of Upstream will fill you with a relaxed, island spirit in this virtual concert presented by the City of Whittier  DETAILS »

FOR THE FAMILY

OCSA Virtual Season Premiere

Orange County School of the Arts kicks off its school year with this "Season Premiere" variety show featuring some of their most famous alumni, like Matthew Morrison from TV's "Glee" and Krysta Rodriguez from "Smash"  DETAILS »

EXTRA

"Loud & Proud" Virtual Music & Art Festival

This Saturday is the second installment of this streaming collection of storytelling, workshops, and artistic celebrations of the transgender community  DETAILS »

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