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



Ever Present


Saturday, May 25, 2019,
6:00 p.m.
Getty Center

Free; no reservation required.

Join electronic composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith in the lush environment of the Central Garden for a unique guided meditation experience set to the sounds of her album Tides: Music For Meditation And Yoga.

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At the Getty Villa



Bodies of Evidence: Living Art at the Getty Villa

Saturday & Sunday,
May 18 & 19, 2019,
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Gardens and Galleries



Renowned body painter Trina Merry connects the ancient fascination with the human figure to the art of optical illusion as she uses the human body as a canvas for exploring the intriguing forms, textures, and patterns of the Getty Villa.



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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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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...

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.