Calendar: October 7-13
FRI | OCT 7
“POP FOR THE PEOPLE: ROY LICHTENSTEIN IN L.A.”
Roy Lichtenstein was renowned for his inventive interplay of lines, dots and color, shaping a new form of fine art. Departing from the nonfigurative style of abstract expressionism, the artist depicted everyday objects and drew inspiration from comic books, advertisements and children’s books. “Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.” ” target=”_blank”>skirball.org.
SAT | OCT 8
Aaron Posner’s play “District Merchants” takes the themes of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” and sets them in Reconstruction-era Washington, D.C., as two merchants, Antoine and Shylock, and their families struggle to forge new indentities for Blacks and Jews in post-Civil War America. The South Coast Repertory production is directed by Michael Michetti. 2 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $22. (714) 708-5555. ” target=”_blank”>eventrbite.com.
“TWELVE ANGRY JURORS”
What begins with a jury deliberating an open-and-shut case of murder becomes a detective story with clues that the truth may not be as obvious as it first seemed.
The tension causes each of the jurors to confront their prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused and one another. This play is as relevant now as it was when it was first produced in 1957. Production by the JFed Players Community Theatre Ensemble. 8 p.m. $20; $30 for premium; $10 for students. Clarke Center, 400 Rolyn Place, Arcadia. (626) 445-0810. SUN | OCT 9
Join The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Young Adults of Los Angeles (YALA) Hiking Cluster for an unforgettable climb to the Hollywood sign. 10 a.m. Free. Bronson Canyon, 3200 Canyon Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 761-8054. ” target=”_blank”>squadup.com.
Award-winning weatherman and comedian Fritz Coleman’s comedic tale explores how to defy the odds, and gravity, after your body parts begin sagging and all of your daily conversations include a medical update. 2 p.m. $35. El Portal Mainstage Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 508-4200. ” target=”_blank”>ivcarts.org.
MON | OCT 10
“ALL OF ME … ALL OF YOU”
Lesley Wolman will perform her cabaret show at the Brandeis Conejo Valley Chapter’s fall luncheon and boutique. There also will be a silent auction. All proceeds will go to medical research for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and ALS. 10 a.m. $75. Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. (818) 991-2667. TUES | OCT 11