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

Outdoor Film Event:
Eyes of Laura Mars and Fashion Shorts

October 18, 2018,
7:00 p.m., music and concessions begins at 5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Free; reservations required.

Join us under the stars as the Museum Courtyard transforms into an outdoor cinema by way of Studio 54 for a night of thrilling mystery and high fashion–just in time for Halloween. Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) features over-the-top 1970s glam, sleaze, and thrills, staring Faye Dunaway as a top New York fashion photographer who is psychically linked to an unknown killer. Before the feature, a program of fashion-forward shorts include films by Erwin Blumenfeld, William Klein, Sarah Moon, and other noted photographers celebrated in the current exhibition Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911–2011.

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At the Getty Villa

Premiere Presentation: katabasis

November 8–10, 2018
November 15–17, 2018
8:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Villa Auditorium

Ticket required; $25

This new site-specific outdoor performance, created as a companion piece to the exhibition Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife, conjures the realm of the dead and traces the trail of the heroes who transgress its borders. Part immersive concert, part ritual theatre, Four Larks' distinctive future-folk score and otherworldly immersive design seduces the audience into the depths of the mythic imagination.

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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.