Get Off the 405 and Go to the Getty: New Monthly Art/Music Series

— by Caroline on Crack

Getty steps

Sick of spending a majority of your Friday night getting to where you’re going? How about stopping off at the Getty instead? If you enjoyed the Getty’s Summer Sessions, you’ll love its new monthly series, Fridays Off the 405, which suggests you trade your Friday evening on the 405 for one filled with free live music, a cash bar and galleries open until 9 p.m.

Case Study House #22, Los Angeles, Julius Shulman, 1960
    If anything, it sounds like a great place to take a date. You can have dinner at the museum’s restaurant, take in architectural photographer Julius Shulman’s exhibition (which runs through January 2006) and then step onto the museum terraces and take in the breathtaking city view. If it’s not too chilly, you may even want to stake out a spot on the grass or on one of the many garden benches and discreetly share a bottle of wine. And finish off the evening dancing to the live bands in the courtyard.

Coming up this Friday at the Getty:
November 18: The Pete Jacobs Quintet
Calling all fans of of jazz and standards! Be transported back in time with the Pete Jacobs Quintet featuring clarinetist and band leader Pete Jacobs and vocalist Christi Noel.

Fresh from gigs at the Derby, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Casino Ballroom in Avalon, the Pete Jacobs Quintet delivers an evening of soulful and swinging music in the Central Courtyard.

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, California 90049
(310) 440-7330
Admission: Free