impressions | of the moment: west Curators know there’s a special connection between a city and its artists. Like a mirror, regional art reflects its society in a way that not only captures the voice of a generation but simultaneously connects it to an overarching narrative on the fabric of time. Here is a sampling of the museums proudly displaying the work of their neighbors—both contemporary and past—offering viewers a unique glance into community culture. LOCAL TALENT CULTURAL CROSSROADS Performances from legendary names and dazzling theatrics are on the lineup for the fall season at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Here are a few of the must-see acts coming to the Beverly Hills cultural flagship. (thewallis.org) TWYLA THARP: 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Oct. 1-3 Celebrating 50 years since her first dance, Twyla Tharp presents two new ballets, including a piece set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier.” IN CELEBRATION OF FRANK SINATRA’S 100TH BIRTHDAY Nov. 13-14 Honoring Frank Sinatra’s prolific career, the Wallis dedicates a weekend to a selec-tion of movies featuring Ol’ Blue Eyes. Artisanal doughnut bakeries are putting a new spin on a casual breakfast favorite. Maple twists and powdered jelly doughnuts take a backseat to flavors like chocolate ganache, Cointreau creme brulee and even country ham and eggs. Here are some of the West’s top doughnut destinations: BLUE STAR DONUTS Based in Portland, Blue Star Donuts opens a California location in Venice this September. Selections change daily, but all of the sweets are made from scratch daily using dough that requires 18 hours to complete. The bakery also offers a variety of vegan-friendly options like pistachio cake with raspberry hibiscus. Grab a Stumptown coffee or Steven Smith tea to wash down any of the creative treats. (bluestardonuts.com) SIDECAR DOUGHNUTS Inventive daily flavors like Madagascar Vanilla Twist and seasonal options with fresh ingredients pair perfectly with the shop’s custom coffee blends and sodas made in-house. The creation of chef Brooke Desprez and Sumter and Chi-lin Pendergrast, the beautiful bakery is a feast for both the eyes and taste buds. The original location, in Orange County, Calif., will welcome a sister shop in Santa Monica in late 2015. (sidecardoughnuts.com) DYNAMO DONUT + COFFEE This San Francisco shop and kiosk was founded by Sarah Spearin, who uses organic ingredients to capture the tastes of the season in her confections. Maple bacon is a star menu item, but even the classic chocolate doughnut gets a twist with specialty glazes like star anise and cocoa, raspberry and black pepper, and rose water and lemon. (dynamodonut.com) DRESSED-UP DOUGHNUTS 22 FALL 2015 | MONTAGE GEORGIA O’KEEFFE, SPRING TREE NO. 1, 1945, OIL ON CANVAS, 30 X 36 IN. COLLECTION OF THE NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF ART. GIFT OF THE GEORGIA O’KEEFFE ESTATE, 1987 (1987.312.3) PHOTOGRAPH BY BLAIR CLARK © NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF ART; BLUE STAR DONUTS PHOTO BY CARLY DIAZ; SIDECAR DOUGHNUTS PHOTO BY TAWNY ALIPOON PHOTOGRAPHY; DYNAMO DONUT + COFFEE PHOTO BY MATTHEW HINE/CC BY 2.0 NEW MEXICAN GEM Though Georgia O’Keeffe lived in many regions during her lifetime, the artist made New Mexico her permanent home. Exhibiting at the New Mexico Museum of Art with more than 50 paintings and works on paper, “O’Keeffe in Process” spans the artist’s life, from student portraits to pictures inspired by the state. See the collection from Sept. 11 to Jan. 17, 2016. (nmartmuseum.org) SURREAL IN COLORADO Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center showcases local painters by juxtaposing their work with a 20th-century master’s. The first portion of the exhibit runs Oct. 24 to Jan. 3, 2016, with a juried show of Colorado Springs surrealists. Nov. 7 sees the addition of works from René Magritte, the artist known for pieces such as “The Son of Man.” Magritte’s pieces will show through Feb. 7, 2016 for an extended glance into surrealism. (csfineartscenter.org) “THE UGLY DUCKLING” Oct. 10-18 Previously seen on “America’s Got Talent,” Lightwire Theater brings a classic fable to life with electroluminescent puppetry. The theatrical light show will delight guests of all ages.