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
9/7 - 11/22 The Tempest

Shakespeare’s final major work occupies an in-between world that straddles the line between ethereal (magic, fairies and hybrid humans) and real (love, freedom and the power of nature.). It’s a morality tale about the rulers and the ruled, and how those roles can shift over time. Through Nov. 22. anoisewithin.org

see website, A Noise Within
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
9/19 - 11/9 Scary Musical the Musical

Someone is killing off the Drama Club of Vera Miles High School, everyone is a suspect and you decide who the killer is! Combining a slasher movie plot with a rockin’ score, pop-culture humor and an homage to classic horror clichés, this musical has all the elements of your favorite scary movies with an added twist: the teenagers sing and dance—before, during and sometimes after getting killed! nohoace.com

see website, NoHo Arts Center
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
9/26 - 11/2 The Trip to Bountiful

Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood star in the story of Mother Watts, an overprotective son and a domineering daughter-in-law. It examines the fragility of memory and celebrates the enduring power of hope, faith and family. Through Nov. 2. centertheatregroup.org

see website, Ahmanson 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 - 11/19 Monsters, Mummies and Mayhem

Horror’s favorite heartthrob vampires, terrifying boogiemen, zombies and demons will be showcased in this spine-tingling exhibition. A few of the items on display are from classic films and shows like Psycho, The Exorcist, True Blood, The Silence of the Lambs, Halloween and more. thehollywoodmuseum.com

see website, The Hollywood Museum
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
10/17 - 11/2 Re-Animator the Musical

Herbert West is a brilliant med student who has created a glowing green serum that can bring the dead back to life. What should be a medical breakthrough results in hideous monstrosities and ghastly consequences. Through Nov. 2. trepanyhouse.org

see website, Steven Allen Theatre
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
10/18 - 11/15 Scream

New series “The Unauthorized Musical Parodies” begins with a spoof of the 1996 cult horror classic. This hyperbolic retelling ups the ante from the camp of the original with blood, beyond reverent narration and the infamous killer mask donned by “Screamettes.” Through Nov. 15. rockwell-la.com

see website, Rockwell Table & Stage
10/18 - 11/23 The Dance of Death

August Strindberg’s play about spouses revolting against one another was revolutionary in its brutally honest depiction of marital discord and psychological warfare, and influenced an array of 20th century playwrights. Through Nov. 23. anoisewithin.org

see website, A Noise Within