DJ working the turntables at a past Saturdays Off the 405
The J. Paul Getty Museum offers a wide array of inspiring performances and films by world-caliber artists.

Reflecting the breadth of the collection, programs range from classic to contemporary—including concerts, theater, and cinema.

Event Highlights

All upcoming performances and films are listed on our event calendar. Featured upcoming events:

At the Getty Center

Yvonne Rainer: Two Works

Friday and Saturday, October 3 and 4, 2014,
7:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Tickets $20; students/seniors $15

Renowned choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer presents her newly commissioned work-in-progress, The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move? and Assisted Living: Do You Have Any Money? (2013), two performances that touch on themes of aging, death, play, and the current socioeconomic situation in America. Complements the exhibition Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Film.

Learn more about this performance.

At the Getty Villa

Cinema Under the Stars:
Orpheus & Black Orpheus

Friday and Saturday,
October 10 and 11, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater

Tickets: $7

Spend an enchanting evening at the Villa's Outdoor Classical Theater with two iconic films based on the Orpheus myth. Jean Cocteau's 1950 update represents the legendary director at the height of his powers, with peerless visual poetry and dreamlike storytelling. Marcel Camus's award-winning Black Orpheus (1959) brings the ancient Greek myth to the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

Learn more about this film series.

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Music, Dance, and Spoken Word

Tuvan throat singers Chirgilchin performing at a past Getty Center concert
Concerts at the Villa
The Getty Villa
Musical masterpieces inspired by ancient art. Learn more...

Gordon Getty Concerts
The Getty Center
Classical music to complement current exhibitions. Learn more...

Saturday Nights at the Getty
The Getty Center
An eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, and spoken word. Learn more...

Saturdays Off the 405
The Getty Center
Outdoor concerts by emerging bands and DJs. Learn more...

Selected Shorts
The Getty Center
Actors from stage, screen, and television read classic and new short fiction. Learn more...

Sounds of L.A.
The Getty Center
World music that reflects L.A.'s cultural mix. Learn more...

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Performance of The Wasps at a past Villa Theater Lab
Villa Theater Lab
The Getty Villa
New adaptations of Greek and Roman plays and contemporary works inspired by ancient literature. Learn more...

Outdoor Theater Production
The Getty Villa
The annual theatrical production in the Outdoor Classical Theater. Learn more...

Villa Play-Reading Series
The Getty Villa
"Script-in-hand" renditions of lesser-known Greek and Roman plays in translation. Learn more...

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Film and Video

Film Series
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa
Forgotten classics, crowd favorites, and new discoveries, along with occasional screenings of experimental films and videos by 20th-century artists.