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
7/24 - 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
8/7 - 8/31 Reasons to Be Pretty

This Tony-nominated play written by Neil LaBute and directed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney takes on the ongoing fixation with beauty and one man’s inability to say the right thing—ever. Reasons to be Pretty is part of a series including The Shape of Things and Fat Pig. geffenplayhouse.com

see website, Gil Cates Theater
8/7 - 8/30 A Midsummer Night's Dream

Under the direction of Academy Award winner Tim Robbins, the Actor’s Gang returns from a three-week-long international tour in China and Italy for a month’s worth of onstage mastery. William Shakespeare’s classic tale is a surreal world of fairies, spells, incantations, magic and disorder made right by the mischief of the night. theactorsgang.com

see website, Actor's Gang Theater
8/7 - 8/31 Dixie's Tupperware Party

In this one-woman tour-de force, Dixie Longate stars as the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, who has packed up her catalogues and left her children in an Alabama trailer park to journey across America. This riotous stage performance is filled with funny tales, heartfelt accounts, free giveaways and audience participation. geffenplayhouse.com

see website, Geffen Playhouse
8/8 - 9/21 Meet & Greet

This one-act comedy is about four actresses of a certain age, all up for the same role in a new sitcom. Old rivalries come screaming to the surface, egos clash, hair is pulled and a shocking revelation forces them to question their entire existences. Through Sept. 21. theatreasylum-la.com

see website, Theatre Asylum