Sweet Baby J’ai continues the 2017 Jazz at LACMA season tonight at 6 pm. Listen to the critically acclaimed singer’s distinctive sound as Urban Light glistens in the background. Sweet Baby J’ai has performed everywhere in the world, from the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Tokyo Concert Hall, and also serves as the artistic director of the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival.
Artist Frances Stark premieres her most recent work The Magic Flute tonight in the Bing Theater. The Magic Flute is a film adaptation of the popular 1791 opera about a prince and a bird catcher who cross paths and endure various tricks and trials in search of love. The premiere is sold out, but a standby line will form outside the theater at 6:30 pm.
Saturday night, middle-schoolers will take over LACMA’s campus after-hours for the first ever middle school-only Teen Night. Moholy-Nagy and other galleries will be open to explore. Teens are also invited to participate in art workshops, listen to poets from Get Lit, and dance the night away to the local teen band Detoure. This event is for grades 6–8 only, but don’t worry—there are events like this to come for all ages! Sign up for our e-newsletters to stay in-the-know.
On Sunday, your general admission ticket grants you a free curator-led tour 1 pm. Join curator Polly Nooter Roberts as she walks you through The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts. Visitors will gain insight into how the works reflect culturally specific notions of visuality and how they celebrate artists as agents of insight and transformation.