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.: Hamilton de Holanda Quartet

Saturday, March 21 at
7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 22, 2020 at
4:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Free; advance ticket required

One of Brazil's most acclaimed contemporary musicians, Hamilton de Holanda is known for his tour-de-force compositions and stunning command of the bandolim, or mandolin. Starting his professional career at the tender age of five, he went on to reinvent the sound, style, and technique of this beloved instrument by adding two extra strings (low Cs). "Virtuosic," "brilliant," and the "Jimi Hendrix of the mandolin," are some of ways he's been described. None other than Wynton Marsalis calls him "the personification of everything we want in a musician." Holanda returns to the Getty for the first time in nearly 20 years, presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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At the Getty Villa

The Getty Villa Presents:
From Play to Libretto: Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice

Sunday, February 2, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Getty Villa

Join actors and opera singers for a staged reading of Eurydice (2003) by Tony-nominee and MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl, followed by a conversation between Ruhl and the score's composer, Matthew Aucoin, about the process of translating her play to opera. LA Opera performs selections from the libretto.

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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.