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

Sounds of L.A.:
Los Pleneros de la 21

Saturday and Sunday,
January 19 & 20, 2019,
Saturday at 7:00 p.m.,
Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Free; advance ticket required.

Sounds of L.A. 2019 kicks off with the Getty debut of Grammy Award-nominated Los Pleneros de la 21. Founded in 1983 by NEA National Heritage Fellow, Juan Gutiérrez-Rodriguez, LP21 is an East Harlem-based performing arts ensemble and nonprofit organization created to foster appreciation of Puerto Rico's extraordinary cultural expressions. Known for complex, multi-part vocal harmonies set against bomba and plena rhythms, the group has been praised for "perfectly arranged" tunes producing "exhilaratingly deep Latino explorations of Afro-Caribbean grooves."

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At the Getty Villa

Villa Theater Lab:
The Oedipus/Antigone Project

March 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
March 9, 2019 at 3:00 & 7:30 p.m.
March 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Villa Auditorium

Ticket required; $7.

Choreographer Lionel Popkin's new evening-length choreo-play is inspired by the gap between two of Sophocles' best known plays, Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus. The multimedia performance follows Oedipus and Antigone traveling between lands and between plays to question contemporary notions of displacement, exile, and homeland.

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Music, Dance, and Spoken Word

Tuvan throat singers Chirgilchin performing at a past Getty Center concert
Saturday Nights at the Getty
The Getty Center
An eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, and spoken word. Learn more...

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.
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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...

Villa Premiere Presentation
The Getty Villa
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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.