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



Garden Concerts for Kids:
Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards


Saturday & Sunday,
August 1 and 2, 2015
4–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center

Free; no ticket required.

Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards enchant children and grown-ups across the country with joyful, original music inspired by traditional New Orleans jazz culture. Influenced by her father's Trinidadian culture and her mother's Louisiana roots, Jazzy Ash leads a six-piece band of ukulele, guitar, banjo, accordion, fiddle, bass, trombone, washboard and more, to craft the sounds of early New Orleans jazz, zydeco, be-bop, and swing for young ears.

Learn more about this series.

At the Getty Villa



Outdoor Classical Theater:
Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles


Thursdays–Saturdays,
September 3–5, 2015 (Previews),
September 10–October 3, 2015
8:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Auditorium

Tickets on sale July 1st

Thursday
$40 general, $36 senior/student
Friday
$42 general, no senior/student
Saturday
$45 general, no senior/student

From MacArthur Fellow and critically acclaimed author of Electricidad and Oedipus el Rey, Mojada is a breathtaking reimagining of Euripides's Medea transported to East Los Angeles. In an epic journey of border crossings, Medea, a seamstress with extraordinary skill, runs from a past of betrayals. With husband Hason and their son in tow, our storied heroine's struggle to adapt takes a disastrous turn when old and new worlds meet in the City of Angels. Alfaro's gripping contemporary take on the ancient Greek myth tackles the complexities of family, tradition, culture, and the explosive moment when they all collide.

Learn more about this 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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Theater


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.