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

Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca

Saturday, March 14, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
3:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Free, reservations required

L.A.'s very own ambassadors of Angolan soul, Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca, return to the Getty Center with their signature mix of African soukous and Cuban rumba. Their latest project, La Rumba Soy Yo, has been called "a street party you have to dance your way through, [filled with] bright horns, fantastic bass lines, amazing percussion, and melodies that linger for days." These local favorites are the perfect end to this season of Sounds of L.A.

Learn more about this series.

At the Getty Villa

Villa Theater Lab:
La Olla—Plautus's Pot of Gold

Friday, March 27, 2015
8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
3:00 & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Auditorium

Tickets $7

The Latino Theater Company deploys its unique style of imagery, music, and movement—inspired by the noir films of the golden age of Mexican Cinema—for this adaptation of ancient Roman playwright Plautus's comedy Pot of Gold. Crime, greed, ambition, and mistrust drive the characters into a state of confusion and misinterpreted motives, with hilarious results.

Learn more about this series and buy tickets.

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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.