Arts and Culture: Your guide to this season's theater, exhibits, music and more

Arts and Culture: Your guide to this season's theater, exhibits, music and more
Clockwise from top left: Iggy Pop, left, and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age;Marilyn Minter, Pop Rocks, 2009;"Odetta"; and actress Carrie Brownstein. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times; Orange County Museum of Art; Michael Strong; Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Amélie, Big Daddy, Hedwig: Familiar names hit SoCal stages this fall

Darren Criss as Hedwig, Ivo von Hove's revelatory "A View From the Bridge," an "Amélie" musical and Anna Deavere Smith's latest: Find out what else is on the Times' theater critic's radar for fall.

11 don't-miss art exhibitions for fall: Quaytman, McLaughlin and a 'Shimmer of Gold'

Times art critic Christopher Knight lists 11 key exhibitions on his radar for the upcoming season. Where to go, and what not to miss.

Baryshnikov, Diavolo, BodyTraffic and more: L.A.'s dance scene gears up for a breakout season

After years of slow growth, Los Angeles is poised to see a slate of dance performances that is unprecedented in its breadth and quality.

Plácido Domingo on playing Macbeth in L.A. Opera's season opener

Placido Domingo on about 'Macbeth' and the perennial question of how much longer he plans to keep singing.

Broadway in L.A.: Which touring musicals are coming to Southern California?

A rundown of musicals coming to Southern California stages in the next few months

Jeffrey Kahane to end 20-year run as LACO conductor with his most ambitious project: a festival devoted to tolerance

For his final season at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, music director Jeffrey Kahane has planned an ambitious festival centered on civil rights activist Joachim Prinz and composer Kurt Weill.

11 don't-miss classical picks: 'Breaking the Waves,' John Adams' 70th, Philip Glass' 'Akhnaten'

Classical music critic Mark Swed picks out the most promising concerts and recordings of the fall season.

Is August Wilson the 'Shakespeare of our time'? Cast and crew of 'Ma Rainey' say you can hear it

Musical language and lyrical dialogue propel 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' the August Wilson production at the Mark Taper Forum about legendary blues singer Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey.

Pop fall preview: A look at the albums and shows that matter this fall

A look at the albums and shows that matter this fall.

From UC Davis to the National Mall: Key architecture projects this fall

The Shrem art museum at UC Davis, David Adjaye's African American history museum and a tribute to Irving Gill make critic Christopher Hawthorne's watch list for fall.

Fall literary preview: 6 terrific L.A. events

Literary events featuring Colson Whitehead and more this fall in Los Angeles; tickets are available now

Coachella music festival and celebrity magnet kicks off the season of sounds under the sun

Music festival season gets its big opening with the Coachella blowout, followed quickly in SoCal with the foot-stompin' Stagecoach.

Spring 2016 books preview: Literary events happening around L.A.

Highlights for the spring literary season include the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the AWP Conference and Indie Bookstore Day.

Meet Ivo van Hove, the most provocatively illuminating theater director right now

Amsterdam-based director Ivo van Hove talks about his work on Broadway, including his upcoming version of 'The Crucible.'

From Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to the L.A. Ballet, it's a spring full of dance performances

Highlights of upcoming dance performances in Southern California.

Theatrical works to see in spring: From 'A Gentleman's Guide' to John Leguizamo to 'Shakespeare 400'

Times theater critic Charles McNulty's picks for promising spring productions, compiled by Matt Cooper.

Art exhibits featuring Marilyn Minter, Roman mosaics and Agnes Martin highlight the spring

"Don't Look Back" at Geffen Contemporary and "Roman Mosaics Across the Empire" at Getty Villa are among spring exhibition highlights.

'Cave Temples of Dunhuang' at the Getty Museum wants to transport you to China's Silk Road

"Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road" at the Getty Museum will exhibit replicas of the Mogao Grottoes.

The radical and politically potent opening show at DTLA's new Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

New Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery's spacious facility hosts 'Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women 1947-2016'

L.A.'s Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is out to upend the definition of a gallery

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, a commercial art gallery coming to downtown Los Angeles, thinks big literally and figuratively.

Why does DTLA's huge new Hauser Wirth & Schimmel art complex underwhelm? It's a familiar story

New gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is a significant addition to downtown L.A., but it also leaves you wanting more.