Event Description Time / Location
5/13 - 10/12 Fallen Fruit of the Skirball

This is the latest exhibition in many local artists’ ongoing series of community-based projects using fruit as a medium to explore social engagement. The exhibit will feature a “commitment document” co-authored by Fallen Fruit and the public and inspired by an illustrated 17th century ketubbah (Jewish marriage contract) in the Skirball’s museum collection. Through Oct. 12. skirball.org

see website, Skirball Cultural Center
5/29 - 1/4 Pompeii: The Exhibition

This new exhibition features over 150 precious artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, including wall-sized frescoes, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry and full body casts of the volcano’s victims. californasciencecenter.org

see website, California Science Center
7/16 - 8/23 Work In Progress: An Exhibit Of Life Drawings

The L.A. LGBT Center’s Learning Curve Adult Education program has presented a life drawing course for more than a decade. Now comes a special exhibition anchored by magnificent male nude drawings by philanthropist and gay artist John Burton Harter. Through Aug. 23. lalgbtcenter.org

see website, Advocate & Gochis Galleries
7/24 - 10/7 The Classical Nude And The Making Of Queer History

This new show chronicles the classical nude through the centuries as it relates to same-sex desire, and how that representation has evolved over time. It includes works by Wilhelm Von Gloeden, Duncan Grant, George Platt Lynes, Cynthia Warwick, Del LaGrace Volcano, Tee Corinne and the rare 1764 book The History of Art in Antiquity  by Johann Joachim Winkelman. one.usc.edu 

see website, ONE Archives
7/25 - 8/10 Princess & Pirates Sing-Along

Directed and choreographed by Emmy nominee for So You Think You Can Dance Spencer Liff, this energetic musical is based on Grimm fairytales, modernized with topical scripts for parents and well-known pop songs for kids. Snow White sings Katy Perry, and Aladdin takes on One Direction. Through Aug. 10. centertheatregroup.org

see website, Kirk Douglas Theatre
7/28 - 8/10 Once

This emotionally captivating musical is the only Broadway show to have music that won the Oscar, Grammy, Olivier Award and Tony. Set in modern-day Dublin, it’s the story of a guy who gave up on his music—and his love—and the girl who inspired him to dream again. hollywoodpantages.com

see website, Pantages Theatre
8/1 Alice In Wonderland

Uniting Middle Eastern and Western dance for the 21st century, Bellydance Evolution presents this world premiere, featuring a cast of 20 international artists from backgrounds in Middle Eastern dance and music, breakdancing, theatrical hip-hop and tribal dance, each bringing their own unique vision to the production. fordtheatres.org

see website, Ford Amphitheatre
8/1 - 8/3 Hair

The Bowl’s upcoming production of the American Tribal Love-Rock musical will star Kristen Bell as Sheila, Hunter Parrish as Claude, Amber Riley as Dionne, Jenna Ushkowitz as Jeanie and Beverly D’Angelo as Mom. Adam Shankman directs and choreographs the three-day musical event. Through Aug. 3. hollywoodbowl.com

see website, Hollywood Bowl