Event Description Time / Location
9/12 – 6/30 I Want You to Want Me!

Located on the fourth floor of the Grammy Museum, the unveiling of Cheap Trick: I Want You to Want Me! will take center stage as a one-of-a-kind exhibit. Visitors will enjoy an in-depth look at the impressive career of a band that continues to reign as power-pop progenitors with a legacy spanning over 35 years. grammymuseum.org

See Website for Details, at The Grammy Museum
4/10 – 7/28 Mike Kelley

A hugely influential artist, Mike Kelley’s work mines American pop culture and sets it in relation to self-examination. Over 35 years, he worked in every medium imaginable. This is the largest exhibition of Kelley’s work to date, comprised of over 250 works from 1974 through 2012, and it takes up the entirety of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as well as a gallery at MOCA Grand Avenue. moca.org

see website for details, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
5/10 – 6/29 Holding the Man

Adapted from the best-selling memoir by Australian writer, actor and activist Timothy Conigrave about his 15-year relationship with former classmate and captain of the football team John Caleo, Holding the Man is one of Australia’s most successful plays. The newly created Australian Theatre Company loads up the cast with an all-Australian line-up for its first production. Through June 29. matrixtheatre.com

see website, at Matrix Theatre
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, at 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, at California Science Center
5/31 – 7/13 Dates and Nuts

In Gary Lennon’s Dates and Nuts, Eve is an animal rights activist in Brooklyn searching for love in the dating jungle of NYC after being dumped by her fiancé—for a man. Angry at the male species, she becomes increasingly frantic while searching for Mr. Right. Through July 13. bootlegtheater.org

see website, at Bootleg Theater
6/5 – 6/29 Young Playwrights Festival

Professional actors and directors present 12 winning plays by playwrights aged 16-19 from across the nation during this prestigious four-week festival. Three different plays are presented each week. Through June 29. theblank.com

see website, at Stella Adler Theatre
6/6 – 7/13 Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

It’s the original version of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof—directed by Michael-Anthony Nozzi, who was given special permission to produce this original version—in its West Coast premiere. Through July 13. theatrepalisades.com

see website, at Pierson Playhouse