South Coast Plaza

14th Annual Festival of Children

Each weekend in September, Festival of Children features more than 100 events and showcases over 75 child-focused charitable groups in celebration of National Child Awareness Month. More

Ahmanson Theatre

The Sound of Music

Launching a North American tour at the Ahmanson, three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien will direct a lavish new production of the musical "The Sound of Music." 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family returns to thrill audiences with such songs as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re- Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and “The Sound of Music.” More

Web Meeting

Driving Energy Efficiency – Understanding New 2015 Hot Water Heater Rating Changes

New federal requirements for water heaters have significantly changed energy efficiency standards for residential water heating. Find out how this impacts overall energy usage and green house gas emissions as well as how it affects Orange County and Los Angeles homeowners. More

Autry National Center of the American West

Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West

"Empire and Liberty" is the first major museum exhibition to illuminate the causes and legacies of the American Civil War from the vantage point of Westward expansion. Visitors are invited to explore the conflicts and connections of a growing nation through an astonishing array of more than 200 significant artifacts, including Texas slave sale documents, Andrés Pico’s war drum, the battle flag carried by soldiers of the California Hundred, a Buffalo Soldier’s revolver, and Cherokee General Stand Watie’s bowie knife. This exhibition shows how the Civil War was more than a clash between the North and South; it was part of a history of debate over how America would expand, and who, within that expanding nation, might claim freedom. More