Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Plaza

Kite Festival at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Workshops, demonstrations and more at the future site of OCMA. Discover the origins of kite flying in ancient China and learn tricks from today’s pros. Food truck onsite. Free to the public. More


The Crawford Family Forum

E = mc2: how Einstein’s theory of relativity changed everything

Relativity.  It's nearly as famous as the physicist who rocked the world when he revealed it, first with the special theory in 1905, and then with his General Theory of Relativity published November 25, 1915. More

California Plaza

65-92: The Rhythm Changes But The Struggle Remains

Kamasi Washington makes the 1965 and 1992 socio-political conversations musical using the potent jazz and hip hop voices of Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Billy Higgins, 2Pac, Snoop, and Cypress Hill. More

Orange County Museum of Art

OC, USA / OC, China: Contemporary Chinese Architecture

Self-guided house tour demonstrating Chinese influence in local architecture followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include architect Alan Hess (AIA), Huffington Post writer Bianca Bosker, Southern California Institute of Architecture professors Mary Ann Ray and Robert Mangurian. More

Orange County Museum of Art

E.A.T. FOOD: Exploring Art Through Food

Dishes inspired by "My Generation," prepared by local chefs, and served with community style. Evening includes drummers and a tea ceremony. 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