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

KCHUNG Radio Residency

Tuesday, January 31–
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Getty Center

Free; no ticket required

Los Angeles' artist-run community radio station KCHUNG is in residence for two weeks at the Getty Center to broadcast in-depth news programming and build opportunities for spectacle, performance, and live engagement that imagine new uses and definitions for the news. Complementing the exhibition Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media, the diverse breadth of content from KCHUNG's artistic community includes exhibition themes, interviews, performances, and reporting from live events.

Learn more about the KCHUNG Radio Residency

At the Getty Villa

Villa Theater Lab: Sapo

Friday, February 17, 2017 at
7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 18, 2017 at
3:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at
3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater

Tickets $7

Loosely based on Aristophanes's The Frogs, Sapo takes place in mid-1970's San Francisco: a young Chicano band called Sapo sets out to surpass Santana's success by making it big with their smooth Latin sounds. It's a slithery world of mischief, deception, and slippery hippy lilly pads where anything goes.

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Music, Dance, and Spoken Word

Tuvan throat singers Chirgilchin performing at a past Getty Center concert
Concerts at the Villa
The Getty Villa
Musical masterpieces inspired by ancient art. Learn more...

Gordon Getty Concerts
The Getty Center
Classical music to complement current exhibitions. Learn more...

Saturday Nights at the Getty
The Getty Center
An eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, and spoken word. Learn more...

Saturdays 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. Learn more...

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...

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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.