Arts & Leisure

TGIF: “Mother!” and “Sweeney Todd”

JENNIFER LAWRENCE stars in “Mother!” opening this weekend.

Oh, we know that a lot of you are going to spend much of your weekend watching football in person or on TV, but there are other things going on in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area this weekend. Here are some ideas …

Movies: “Mother!” and “Assassins” in action

Films opening this weekend in local cinemas:

  • “Mother!” is a horror story starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer. Rated R.
  • “American Assassin” tells the tale of a man seeking revenge who is turned into a top-notch anti-terrorist operative. Starring Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien. Rated R.

On Stage: “Sweeny Todd” opens in Westminster

  • “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Wall Street” opens Friday at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster in the Civic Center. Performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • “Pirates of Penzance” closes this weekend at the Festival Amphitheater on Main Street in Garden Grove, produced by Shakespeare Orange County. Shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
  • “Love From A Stranger” is on stage at the Westminster Community Playhouse, 7272 Maple St., with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

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