Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano is a California icon. Perhaps most famous for visits from its annual guests of honor, the swallows, the Mission means many things to many people. For Californians, it is a powerful symbol of the state's complicated colonial history. For Catholics, it is a profound religious site, indicative of the Church's own complex heritage. History buffs spend hours reveling in the facility's many exhibits and displays, connecting viscerally with the sights, sounds and feelings of generations long past. For visitors of any background, it is an undeniably gorgeous place to spend an afternoon-replete with striking architectural elements and lovingly cared-for gardens.
The Fox Theater Pomona is an all-purpose venue that has a multitude of entertainment options. The venue first started as a proud movie cinema in 1931 during an era that produced legends on the silver screen. Today it serves as a concert hall, theater, cinema, and event venue, where the theater hosts everything from private parties to romantic dinners. The beautiful Art Deco structure is one of the most sought-after event venues in the city.
This is a world-class museum which is home to permanent collections of fine art covering the past 300 years of art history. The museum hosts unique exhibitions that rotate on a quarterly basis, focusing on a variety of art forms ranging from paintings and textiles to sculptures and ceramics.
The African American Museum of Beginnings has art, artifacts and cultural events that feature and highlight the African arts, culture and civilization from the bygone era. The Pomona gallery displays art and sculpture from various African cultures as well as those from the United States and beyond. Their assemblage features creative exhibits made by the town's preschoolers, apart from some breathtaking art works depicting the heritage, milestones and contemporary issues of the African community spread in different parts of the world.
Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a beautiful theater equipped with retractable seats, a spacious stage featuring wooden-flooring, as well as, a mezzanine level seating area offering an unparalleled view of the stage. The excellent acoustics and flexible nature of this theater make it ideal for hosting a wide range of events. Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center also features six practice rooms and two rehearsal spaces. This theater is home to the Pacific Symphony, Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Pacific Chorale that host regular concerts drawing a large crowd of music-lovers from across the city.
In collaboration with the city of Santa Ana, the Grand Central Art Center at Cal State Fullerton features exhibits and performances by established and emerging artists. The complex consists of live/work studios for graduate students, in addition to art galleries and a theater for performance art.
Marconi Automotive Museum, a part of the Marconi Foundation for Kids, houses a vast array of cars that will delight not only children but also automobile connoisseurs. Visitors can view Foxfire Firetrucks, unusual Ferraris and Jaguars. Do not miss Frank Williams' FX Ferrari and the Top Fuel Dragster designed by Kenny Bernstein. This venue can be hired for weddings, business functions and fundraisers.
Ektaa Center is a social and cultural space for Indians. It invites people from all cultures to present Indian art and traditions. People from the community gather here to witness the diverse forms of dance, music and theater showcased here. You can also enroll for their dance classes like Kathak or Bharatnyatyam. The center also offers its space for private events and art related activities happening in the city.
Recess is not only a rehearsal studio but also a performance space for local musicians. With state-of-the-art equipments,nine multifaceted rooms and a professional staff, this sleek space is everything an artist or a band needs. Some of their previous listings are Indubious, Richard Benjamin and The Simpkin Project.