The Getty Center

Take advantage of the Getty Center's evening hours this summer when Friday Flights returns with an engaging and eclectic program. This series of four special events offers the chance to immerse yourself in the exhibitions, catch celebrated DJs, and enjoy drinks with friends while taking in the magic of the Getty at night.

All events take place site-wide at the Getty Center. Parking is $10 after 5:00 p.m.

Next in the series

Friday Flights will return in Summer 2014!


Most recently in the series


July 19, 2013
Friday Flights satisfied your 1980s nostalgia with synthpop and electro by DJ Paul V to complement the exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990. Participants learned 1980s dance moves with Cynthia Harper and James Zimmer, caught a screening of Blade Runner, toured Overdrive, then created their own statement in the Smile Lounge photo booth.

June 28, 2013
Participants packed their cherry-red lipstick and fedora for a 1940s flashback as Friday Flights celebrated the birth of modern architecture seen in the exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990. Dance-floor aficionados Cynthia Harper and James Zimmer taught swing dance, while eternal party-people Guns in the Sun spun retro tunes. After a few era-appropriate cocktails, visitors snuck off to a screening of the noir masterpiece Kiss Me Deadly, or worked with artist James Rojas to construct imaginary cities.

May 24, 2013
Our new series, Friday Flights, launched with a Tokyo-themed night. Inspired by the exhibition Japan's Modern Divide: The Photography of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto, this installment of Friday Flights featured sets of J-pop and indie rock by DJ Greg Hignight, cofounder of nightlife powerhouse Tune in Tokyo. Hip-hop artist Jason Chong collaborated with Hignight to blend dance moves with the sounds of contemporary Japan. Japanese-inspired cocktails were served and we indulged in the cult classic Godzilla that screened in the Museum Lecture Hall.


How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.