OPENING April 27 - California Palms
Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

OPENING April 27 - California Palms

The Muckenthaler continues our collaboration with renowned painter Frank Romero, who curates a group exhibition on the subject of California’s ubiquitous palm trees, iconic to the region, but possibly on the way out as city planners replace aging specimens with drought tolerant alternatives. 

GALLERY TOUR - California Palms
May
11
7:30 pm19:30

GALLERY TOUR - California Palms

The Muckenthaler continues our collaboration with renowned painter Frank Romero, who curates a group exhibition on the subject of California’s ubiquitous palm trees, iconic to the region, but possibly on the way out as city planners replace aging specimens with drought tolerant alternatives. 

OPENING - Prayers, Protection, and Resistance
Jun
22
6:30 pm18:30

OPENING - Prayers, Protection, and Resistance

When faced with overwhelming circumstances beyond their control, artists respond with unexpected and powerful life-affirming artwork. Hundreds of artists consider the world’s troubles on a personal scale in this invitational group exhibition incorporating all media. Co-curated by Margaret Garcia. 

Summer Solstice Festival
Jun
25
12:00 pm12:00

Summer Solstice Festival

Celebrate summer with an afternoon filled with live music, food, craft beer and plenty of activities. Enjoy the free children’s art events and play area as well as an arts and crafts fair.

Dirty Cello
Jul
6
7:30 pm19:30

Dirty Cello

From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. 

Firebird Balalaika Ensemble
Jul
13
7:30 pm19:30

Firebird Balalaika Ensemble

Featuring the Eastern European domra, the triangular, three-stringed balalaika, and the bayan/accordion, Firebird’s repertoire ranges from traditional Russian, Ukrainian, and Eastern European songs to well-known classics and original com- positions. 

Jack's Cats
Jul
20
7:30 pm19:30

Jack's Cats

Swing clarinetist & saxman Jack Malmstrom’s sextet of the most in-demand players from Los Angeles’ thriving vintage jazz scene entertain audiences with a hybrid new/old sound unmistakably grounded in 30s - 40s swing, yet contemporary and alive. 

Ploughboys
Aug
3
7:30 pm19:30

Ploughboys

Whether performing in the Celtic tradition, favorites from the British Isles, or their own, wickedly clever compositions, the Ploughboys are sure to provide a hard-driving, rollicking, hand-clapping, foot-stomping good time! 

GALLERY TOUR - Prayers, Protection, and Resistance
Aug
10
7:30 pm19:30

GALLERY TOUR - Prayers, Protection, and Resistance

When faced with overwhelming circumstances beyond their control, artists respond with unexpected and powerful life-affirming artwork. Hundreds of artists consider the world’s troubles on a personal scale in this invitational group exhibition incorporating all media. Co-curated by Margaret Garcia. 

KMUK Radio Hour
Aug
24
7:30 pm19:30

KMUK Radio Hour

KMUK radio is on the air!!! Become part of the past as we create a LIVE radio show, broadcast from the Muckenthaler Amphitheatre! Join the Muck staff and special guest house band as we relive the heyday of 1920s and 30s radio broadcasts complete with period programming, drama, news flashes, and commercials. 

Peter Brandon
Sep
14
7:00 pm19:00

Peter Brandon

Country singer/songwriter Peter Brandon returns for a one-night-only concert. A Fullerton native, Brandon has the distinction of being the fastest-selling artist ever at the Muckenthaler! Make sure to arrive early, seating is first come, first served! 

Annual Gala: Rum-Runner Cruise
Sep
23
6:30 pm18:30

Annual Gala: Rum-Runner Cruise

Join costumed passengers and crew of the SS MUCKENTHALER, enjoy a delicious dinner, “cut a rug” on the dance floor as a live band plays music of the 20s and 30s, and try your luck at activities to raise funds for the Muckenthaler’s Educational Programming. 

Community Collaboration Conference Fall 2017
Oct
12
9:00 am09:00

Community Collaboration Conference Fall 2017

Speakers from local foundations, nonprofit leaders, businesses and educators will be featured. The focus will be on helping your organization learn how to achieve more funding and enhanced outcomes through collaboration to reach your organization’s goals. 

Arts & Music Night
Dec
7
6:30 pm18:30

Arts & Music Night

This youth oriented night of art and music celebrates the community's talented, up-and-coming artists. Local music groups perform amongst the finest works from seven different Fullerton district high schools! Check out interactive art activities and more! 

Holiday Festival
Dec
17
12:00 pm12:00

Holiday Festival

The Muckenthaler’s annual Holiday Festival features various activities, including live stage performances and an arts and crafts fair. Plus, delicious food vendors and exclusive craft beer selections! The family-friendly event also provides free art workshops for kids, a children’s play area, and a special appearance by Santa Claus. 


5th Annual Speakeasy
Apr
20
7:30 pm19:30

5th Annual Speakeasy

Attend the best kept secret in Fullerton, with a live band and dancing as well as the best “libations” in the city. Be part of an evening of jazz, historic cars, temperance ladies, and maybe even a police raid. Mixologists from Fullerton’s very own downtown speakeasy—Tribune—will be serving custom crafted concoctions!

Spring Family Arts Night
Apr
6
5:30 pm17:30

Spring Family Arts Night

Join us as we explore various mediums of creativity! Our numerous art teachers will share their particular talents for the entire family to explore on this FREE night of the arts! 

InsideOut Prison Arts Program
Mar
30
7:30 pm19:30

InsideOut Prison Arts Program

We present an evening of readings featuring the written works of formerly incarcerated young adults from InsideOUT Writers’ classes, in collaboration with the California Arts Council’s prison project, and the Muckenthaler Cultural Center. 

Sligo Rags
Mar
16
7:30 pm19:30

Sligo Rags

The darlings of Disneyland’s “Paradise Garden Bandstand,” this dynamic ensemble presents Celtic Folk with a decidedly bluegrass attitude. 

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble
Mar
9
7:30 pm19:30

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble returns to the Muckenthaler for its fourth annual concert celebrating the unaccompanied choral music of the medieval, renaissance, and early baroque eras. This year the Ensemble will focus onrich and diverse choral music from the first half of the 16th century.

Portraits & Figures: A National Watercolor Exhibition
Mar
2
Apr 9

Portraits & Figures: A National Watercolor Exhibition

Following a successful return to the Muckenthaler Cultural Center last year, the National Watercolor Society opens our gallery season with an exhibition of its members devoted to figurative portraits. The invitational show features a diverse range of works by over forty of its member artists working in some form of water-based media.

Community Collaboration Conference Spring 2017
Feb
23
9:00 am09:00

Community Collaboration Conference Spring 2017

Speakers from local foundations, nonprofit leaders, businesses and educators will be featured. The focus will be on helping your organization learn how to achieve more funding and enhanced outcomes through collaboration to reach your organization’s goals. 

A Charlie Chaplin Valentine!
Feb
16
7:30 pm19:30

A Charlie Chaplin Valentine!

Three great Charlie Chaplin short comedies back to back accompanied live and completely improvised by award winning composer, Michael D. Mortilla. A unique and memorable experience that’s fun for all ages.

Holiday Festival 2016
Dec
18
12:00 pm12:00

Holiday Festival 2016

Presented by Opus Bank

Free Admission 

The Muckenthaler’s annual Holiday Festival features various activities, including home and gallery tours, performances and an arts and crafts fair. Plus, delicious food vendors and exclusive craft beer selections! The family-friendly event also provides free art workshops for kids, a children’s play area, and a special appearance by Santa Claus. 

Day of the Dead Festival
Nov
6
12:00 pm12:00

Day of the Dead Festival

Free Admission 

The Muckenthaler presents Latino arts and crafts, altars, art workshops, food vendors and live music! Last year more than 400 people attended and enjoyed Grammy-nominated performers, regional dance groups, and festive activities. Featuring grammy nominated Trio Ellas, Sean Oliu from La Voz Kids, classical guitarist Joseph Yashar, Groupo Folklorico Monte Alban, and more!

Florence Arnold Young Artist Exhibition
Nov
3
6:30 pm18:30

Florence Arnold Young Artist Exhibition

Gallery Opening Reception

Free Admission | Donations Welcomed | Refreshments Available

Named in honor of the late Fullerton artist Florence Arnold, who founded our youth artist exhibits in the 1970s, the Young Artist Exhibition collects the finest artworks by local high school students. 

Florence Arnold Young Artist Exhibition
Nov
3
Dec 31

Florence Arnold Young Artist Exhibition

Named in honor of the late Fullerton artist Florence Arnold, who founded our youth artist exhibits in the 1970s, the Young Artist Exhibition collects the finest artworks by local high school students. 

Joe Monti Magic
Oct
27
7:30 pm19:30

Joe Monti Magic

Magician Joe Monti returns to wow audiences with his sleight of hand. Monti has performed for clients in 40 countries and is currently the TV producer and head consultant for the #1 TV magic series in history; Criss Angel: Mindfreak

Steve Noonan
Oct
13
7:30 pm19:30

Steve Noonan

Singer-songwriter Steve Noonan evokes stories with his guitar in the same vein as Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, or Bob Dylan. Special Guest Greg Copeland will join Noonan for an unforgettable night!

CONCERT WILL BE HELD OUTDOORS IN THE AMPHITHEATRE

Ukulele Festival
Oct
9
12:00 pm12:00

Ukulele Festival

Celebrate the mighty ukulele with exceptional local bands and jam sessions all afternoon. Enjoy food, refreshments, and specialty vendors. Performers include the amazing Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys, 80bug, KOLOHE Ukulele Club and more!

Defining Ourselves: A Matriarchy of Artists
Oct
6
Oct 16

Defining Ourselves: A Matriarchy of Artists

A selection of paintings by Los Angeles women artists of the 1970s and beyond. Curated by artist Margaret Garcia, the show examines the emergence of female painters who helped define many different styles during this period.

Muckenthaler Gala & Arts Legacy Award
Sep
30
6:30 pm18:30

Muckenthaler Gala & Arts Legacy Award

Enjoy dinner and entertainment under the stars! Featuring ballet performances by Nouveau Chamber Ballet. During the evening, the 2016 Dr. James Young Arts Legacy Award will be presented to Lois Ellyn—ballerina, choreographer and teacher—as well as Artistic Director of Nouveau Chamber Ballet.

CONJUNTO TENOCELOMEH
Sep
15
7:30 pm19:30

CONJUNTO TENOCELOMEH

Committed to preserving the folk music and dance traditions of southern Veracruz, CONJUNTO TENOCELOMEH members have traveled abroad and studied with masters in Mexican folk music. 

Fall Family Festival
Sep
8
6:30 pm18:30

Fall Family Festival

Bring in autumn with this evening of family adventure! Scavenger hunts, old-fashioned games and crafts, artists’ demonstrations, lawn sports, and live entertainment!

Defining Ourselves: A Matriarchy of Artists Gallery Opening Reception
Sep
1
6:30 pm18:30

Defining Ourselves: A Matriarchy of Artists Gallery Opening Reception

A selection of paintings by Los Angeles women artists of the 1970s and beyond. Curated by artist Margaret Garcia, the show examines the emergence of female painters who helped define many different styles during this period. Featuring Leigh Adams, Sandra Cornejo, Lynne Dwyer, Kikki Eder, June Edmonds, Cathy Garcia, Margaret Garcia, Amy Inouye, Bonnie Lambert, Heather McLarty, Sybil McMiller, Marylucille Nuñez, Ester Petschar, Marcella Swett, Suzanne Delacruz Urquiza, Zara Gomez.

Orange Empire Chorus
Aug
25
7:30 pm19:30

Orange Empire Chorus

The melodious merry-makers of the Orange Empire Chorus have entertained audiences all over southern California since the chorus was formed in 1957. This performance combines old standards, contemporary tunes and comedy songs all sung in the four-part barbershop style.