Calendar: September 25-October 1
FRI | SEPT 25
“LEADING LADIES — FROM FANTASY TO REALITY”
The Forest Lawn Museum is premiering an exhibition of paintings, photographs, sculptures and animation works that celebrate more than 75 of our history’s most impactful women. These fascinating females have not only changed the world, but also our collective cultural consciousness. “Leading Ladies” focuses on female achievement, leadership, adventure, philanthropy and imagination — whether highlighting a Disney heroine, contemporary actress or ancient legend. The art includes Jack Mitchell’s black-and-white photographs of leading actresses Agnes de Mille and Julie Andrews, David Willardson’s colorful portraits of Amelia Earhart and Marilyn Monroe, and Artis Lane’s bronze bust of first lady Michelle Obama. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through March 27, 2016. Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. (323) 340-4792. ” target=”_blank”>promenadeplayhouse.com.
SAT | SEPT 26
“AWAKE AND SING!”
Funny and heartbreaking, this story by Clifford Odets of a lower-middle class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Great Depression debuted in 1935 and still resonates 80 years later. As the children strive to achieve their own dreams, the parents scheme to manipulate their children’s relationships. Director Elina de Santos and lead actress Marilyn Fox return to the stage to tell the story of hope and struggle for its 20th-anniversary revival of the Odyssey Theatre production that ran for nine months in 1994-95. 8 p.m. $15-$34. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 477-2055. ” target=”_blank”> rubicontheatre.org.
“JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG”
L.A. Theatre Works performs the story Abby Mann originally wrote for the acclaimed television show “Playhouse 90” in 1959, which later became the movie “Judgment at Nuremberg,” nominated for 11 Academy awards. Fifty years later, it opened on Broadway and now it comes to Westwood for a special engagement with a star-studded cast that includes Harry Hamlin, Alan Mandell and James Morrison. “Judgment at Nuremberg” follows a United States-led war crimes court as it weighs the fate of German judges who made their decisions based on existing laws, no matter how horrendous they may have been. It is an investigation of the ethics of personal responsibility versus public duty. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. $15-$50. James Bridges Theater at UCLA, 235 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 827-0889. SUN | SEPT 27
“ALIVE & RUNNING” 5K
Join 2,000 runners, walkers, spectators and volunteers to raise awareness and funds for the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services’ Suicide Prevention Center. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for adolescents — one out of six high school students seriously consider suicide. The nationally recognized center has a 24-hour English and Spanish crisis line, crisis chat and text services. Didi Hirsch helps more than 90,000 children and adults each year. 8 a.m., 6:30 a.m. same-day registration. $30. North of Los Angeles International Airport at West 88th Street and La Tijera Boulevard, Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>skirball.org.
THURS | OCT 1
“NOT THAT JEWISH”
Back by popular demand, Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian Monica Piper returns for the month of October in the solo show of her personal journey of a Jew-“ish” woman’s life. Piper pulls on your heartstrings as she presents life — and her Jewish roots — through a humorous lens. Directed by Eve Brandstein. 8 p.m. $35. Jewish Women’s Theatre at The Braid, 2912 Colorado Ave., Suite 102, Santa Monica. (310) 315-1400.