Getty 25 Family Festival


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This summer, the Getty Center celebrated its 25th anniversary in ten neighborhoods throughout the county. This two-day family festival features interactive workshops, dance, live music, spectacular processions, and art experiences selected from these diverse and unique communities as well as a new immersive outdoor video experience. Enjoy an engaging and fun weekend with representation from Crenshaw, Inglewood, Koreatown, Lincoln Heights/East LA, Long Beach, Pacoima, Reseda, San Gabriel Valley, Watts, and Wilmington, all together in one place at the Getty Center.


Keali’i O Nalani


10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Philosophy & DJ S.O.U.L.-O

A native of Long Beach, Philosophy is a poet and the emcee for today’s events, performing alongside Los Angeles native DJ S.O.U.L.-O.

11:00–11:30 a.m.
Xipe Totec

Teaching and preserving the Azteca dance tradition, Xipe Totec performs excerpts from Aztec rituals dating back 500 years.

12:15–1:00 p.m.
Masanga Marimba Ensemble

Upbeat, danceable, and family oriented, Masanga Marimba plays traditional and popular music from Africa and Latin America.

1:30–2:15 p.m.
Keali’i O Nalani

As a Kumu Hula (master teacher), Keali`i emphasizes the importance of Hawaiian culture: its art, its identity, its language, and its sense of `ohana (family).

3:00–3:45 p.m.
Banda Las Angelinas

An all-female, Sinaloan banda (music band) united by passion for music with the goal of reaching the hearts of many people and helping the community with their talent.

4:15–5:00 p.m.
LA Commons + S.H.I.N.E. Muwasi (Procession ending at Courtyard Stage)

The Procession of Masks led by LA Commons and S.H.I.N.E. Muwasi features giant masks and puppets, performers, and music that celebrates the ancestors, art, and culture of the African diaspora.

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
‘Ohana Hula: Family Hawaiian Dance Workshop
Top of Garden

Join master hula instructor Kumu Keali’i O Nalani to learn the art of hula.

1:00–1:30 p.m.
Hwarang Nanta Drumming Group
Top of Garden

Members of the Hwarang Youth Foundation’s Nanta Drumming Group will perform Korean rhythms and beats on the nanta, a traditional Korean percussion instrument.

3:45–4:15 p.m.
Rasputin’s Marionettes
Top of Garden

A family friendly, entertaining marionette variety show with a cast of characters singing and dancing their way into your heart.

Kim Eung Hwa


10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

San Fernando Valley's very own "The GR818ERS" hosts the day’s festivities guided by MC Devious, filling the air with musical sounds and groovy vibrations with JP Creative.

10:30–11:00 a.m.
Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi Ensemble

The award-winning Plaza Youth Mariachi Ensemble is made up of a talented group of young musicians who participate in the center’s School of Performing & Visual Arts Program.

11:00–11:30 a.m.
Banning High School Mighty Marching Pilots (Procession ending at Courtyard Stage)

This high-stepping, show-stopping marching band is composed of over 100 students, who have been representing the city of Wilmington since 1976.

12:00–12:30 p.m.
House of Ghettiqué Drum & Drill

A high energy precision drill and dance team performs with exciting drum cadences and endless spirit.

1:00–1:45 p.m.
Modern Apsara Company

The Modern Apsara Company is a performing arts company dedicated to connecting the modern world to the magic of Cambodian classical dance.

2:30–3:00 p.m.
The Voices of Creation

Made up of a multigenerational group of mainly non-professional singers backed by some of the city’s finest musicians, the Voices of Creation’s music marries hip strains of gospel with layers of jazz, soul, and funk.

3:30–4:00 p.m.
Kim Eung Hwa and Korean Dance Company

The Kim Eung Hwa Korean Dance Academy strives to preserve the art of Korean traditional dance and music, performing a variety of traditional Korean dances and music across Los Angeles.

4:00–5:00 p.m.
Ballet Folklórico Nueva Antequera & Maqueos Music (Procession ending at Courtyard Stage)

Two wonderful ensembles collaborate to create a beautiful Oaxacan experience through music, dance, and colorful celebration.

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 3:00–3:30 p.m.
Rasputin’s Marionettes
Top of Garden

A family friendly, entertaining marionette variety show with a cast of characters singing and dancing their way into your heart.

12:30–1:00 p.m. and 2:00–2:30 p.m.
SGVCCA Dragon and Lion Dancers
Throughout the Garden and Courtyard

The San Gabriel Valley Chinese Cultural Association was founded in 1968 and performs traditional exciting Chinese Lion and Dragon performances around Southern California. Watch these performers bring dragons to life as they dance through the Getty Center.


Museum Courtyard, 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Last seating for all workshops at 4:30 p.m.

Coloring Station
with Coloured Art Studio and Kayla Salisbury

Pick up your own coloring book featuring scenes from this summer's Getty 25 Community Festivals and join us in creating one giant coloring book!

Anniversary Crowns Workshop
with Luis Vega

Help the Getty Center celebrate its 25th Birthday by making your own fun and fanciful birthday crown using markers, stickers, paints, pipe-cleaners, and more!

The Art of Screenprinting
with Creative Flow Arts and Juan Carlos Alfaro

Print your own tote bag and coloring book with guidance from the team at Creative Flow! Learn to print and build your own wooden printing presses with take-away instructions.

Papel Picado
with Elvia Aguirre

Transform colorful tissue paper using scissors into beautiful designs with this traditional Mexican technique.

Getty Virtual Video Experience
Arrival Plaza

Spend some time surrounded by images from the Getty Museum’s collections animated on screens.

Getty 3D
Museum Entrance Hall

Explore the Getty 3D booth, where you can see ancient sculptures in 3D!

Snap Yourself
Museum Courtyard

Strike a pose for a free photo commemorating your visit and choose a digital backdrop commemorating each of the Getty 25 summer festivals.

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