Event Description Time / Location
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
9/13 - 12/31 Kim Stringfellow: Jackrabbit Homestead

Artist Kim Stringfellow connects history and ecology through past and present settlements in California’s Mojave Desert. Through photography and audio interviews, she explores how the desire to flee the urban sprawl of L.A. and stake a claim in the Californian desert resulted in both a collection of derelict cabins in the 1950s and the reclamation of the land for a burgeoning artistic community today. Through August 2015. theautry.org

see website, The Autry
9/14 - 1/11 An Opening of the Field

Focusing on the artistic production and relationship between artist Jess, his partner Robert Duncan and their remarkable circle of friends, this exhibition is drawn from Duncan’s key books featuring an estimated 130 artworks. Some of the work has never been seen before and will include numerous documents, books and intimate ephemera. Through Jan. 11. pmcaonline.org

see website, Pasadena Museum of California Art
9/26 - 11/30 Young Frankenstein

This wickedly inspired Mel Brooks reimagining of the Frankenstein legend—complete with tap-dancing numbers, innuendo and outrageous accents—features all your favorite scenes from the film. Aided by Igor and curvaceous lab assistant Inga, Young Frankenstein succeeds in creating a monster, despite the distraction of fiancée Elizabeth. Through Nov. 16. domatheatre.com

see website, MET Theatre
9/27 - 11/30 Small Museum for the American Metaphor

Co-curated by Kersten Geers and Ruth Estevez, the gallery is divided into “rooms,” creating a cabinet of curiosities with a variety of artworks, architectural models, drawings and other objects that blur the distinction between object and representation. Through Nov. 30. redcat.org

see website, REDCAT
10/16 - 12/31 The Supercute World of Hello Kitty

The highly anticipated exhibition is the country’s first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective. The exhibit includes rare items, an extensive survey of products and the innovative contemporary artworks inspired by Hello Kitty and her world. janm.org

see website, Japanese American National Museum
10/18 - 12/15 Othello

Shakespeare’s classic tale of power, lust and jealousy is presented with Rogue Machine’s artistic director John Perrin Flynn directing A. Martinez (Longmire) in the title role and Jack Stehlin (Weeds) as Iago, one of the greatest villains of all time. odysseytheatre.com

see website, Odyssey Theatre